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homeless man finds job, home after viral video success

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  1. projectx

    projectx Power Member

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    As this beggar?s sign says, he has a ?God-given gift.? Take a listen and you will be in awe at his unbelievably talented tones. Deemed ?golden-voiced,? a YouTube video of Ted Williams went viral and in one day, views have skyrocketed to more than five million clicks.

    With the help of videographer Doral Chenoweth III, not only has Ted reached fame in lighting-fast speed, he has received an astonishing 70 to 80 job offers for voiceover gigs from print and radio to TV. Even the owner of Cleveland Cavaliers has offered him both a voiceover job and a house, a place where Ted Williams could finally call home
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rPFvLUWkzs
     
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    This has already been posted + Its old news ....
     
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  3. liquid5170

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    old news.

    what i'm wondering is how everyone in IM is going to exploit this!
     
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    That man's voice is truly amazing!
     
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    LOL :D

    I thought before if someone had caught this guy before this and got him doing voice over and video testimonials gigs on Fiverr with a commission would make a nice paycheck
     
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    quick someone hire him for video testimonials, your conversion rate will surely sky rocket
     
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    He already made his first "appearance" in some macaroni and cheese ad.
     
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    And no, he havenĀ“t taken the offer for cleveland cavaliers yet.. :p
     
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    Is old news but a great story. He sounds pretty greatful. I hope he doesn't get taken advantage of.
     
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    Yeah this was pretty awesome. He got a job to say something for the cavs for $10,000 I think, plus others are coming in with offers!
     
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    I hope the videographer and the homeless guy do well. That was a great thing the videographer did and he deserves whatever success he gains from it. That guy has an incredible voice.
     
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    Yeah, I thought the same about the videographer, hopefully the homeless guy doesn't forget who actually made him famous..
     
  13. liquidx

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    i heard the cavs offered to buy him a house and everything
     
  14. projectx

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    I hope he gets the help he needs. I don't care for the Dr.phil crap, but when your on the streets, no resources, and hooked, and then suddenly people like you, want you, its a lot all at once. He needs to find out what was causing him to use in the first place then take it a day at a time. Hope it all turns out well.
     
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    Yep...this was on the local news last night. Apparently, it was a family squabble.
    This is the problem with being in the spotlight; every little thing or mistake you make
    is news. Fame is definitely a double-edged sword.
     
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    Yeah, this is pretty old but its a great story.
     
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    It shows you how much talent gets lost in this world due to the drug culture.I think we have a backwards way of treating this epidemic.
     
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    Well, he's doing the Kraft TV Ad for Macaroni And Cheese, so I don't think he'll have any problems with finding jobs in the future. Now, if he could only stay away from the drugs...

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    http://adage.com/digital/article?article_id=148295