Diane's Talking

Diane's Talking Diane Roberts is President and Founder of Diane’s Talking. In my 25+ years as a professional broadcaster and communicator, I’ve helped individuals from Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and even Navy EOD divers learn how to be their best selves in the world of public speaking.

I’ve shared the inspirational lives of people overcoming challenges, minorities whose voices aren’t normally heard and professional athletes doing good work off the field. My voice can be heard in online educational, military and medical training. I have been in the broadcasting and communications business for 25 plus years. I'm here to help you or your company. Engage with me on Twitter, @DianesTalking; Instagram, @Dianes.Talking and Linked In, Diane’s Talking.

I’ve shared the inspirational lives of people overcoming challenges, minorities whose voices aren’t normally heard and professional athletes doing good work off the field. My voice can be heard in online educational, military and medical training. I have been in the broadcasting and communications business for 25 plus years. I'm here to help you or your company. Engage with me on Twitter, @DianesTalking; Instagram, @Dianes.Talking and Linked In, Diane’s Talking.

Mission: Helping clients achieve their varied and ultimate goals through storytelling, media coaching, voice over work and human interest reporting.

Operating as usual

One newscast down and 7 more to go for my news anchor shift for VOAnews. We provide global news updates at the top of ev...
09/16/2020

One newscast down and 7 more to go for my news anchor shift for VOAnews. We provide global news updates at the top of every hour, no matter where in the world you are. Top stories today include Hurricane Sally, the new Japanese Prime Minister and coronavirus infections passing a huge milestone in India. You can listen here 👉🏾 https://www.voanews.com/voa-newscasts #freelancelife #newslife #worldwidenews #womenonair #workingfromhome

UPDATE: I have a work call... hope I can be here by 5:45pm. Sorry for the delay!Hello All! I just finished up two projec...
09/14/2020

UPDATE: I have a work call... hope I can be here by 5:45pm. Sorry for the delay!

Hello All! I just finished up two projects (after a full day of work at VOA this morning) and I have time to read. Yay!!! We'll meet back here at 5:30pm, Eastern, for #DianesReading! Bring your parents, siblings, friends, neighbors or just yourself. See you soon!

What a great way to start the day. I see some variation of this view every Monday morning as I prepare to update the wor...
09/14/2020

What a great way to start the day. I see some variation of this view every Monday morning as I prepare to update the world on the news of the day. Tune in at the top of the hour through 2pm, eastern 👉🏾 https://www.voanews.com/voa-newscasts #freelancelife #newsupdate #anchorlady #sunrise #morningsky

Plan on reading to you at 6:15 this evening. #DianesReading will have a story about either Hockey or Basketball, one abo...
09/11/2020

Plan on reading to you at 6:15 this evening. #DianesReading will have a story about either Hockey or Basketball, one about sisters in California and perhaps a little bit of Nerds! See you later!

#DianesReading today at 5:30pm, edt. A story about either Hockey or Basketball, one about sisters in California and perh...
09/10/2020

#DianesReading today at 5:30pm, edt. A story about either Hockey or Basketball, one about sisters in California and perhaps a little bit of Nerds! See you later!

We just finished our rehearsal for the Friendship Place  Friends and Neighbors Breakfast. What a great group of people h...
09/10/2020

We just finished our rehearsal for the Friendship Place Friends and Neighbors Breakfast. What a great group of people helping those experiencing homelessness in the DC region. #endhomelessness #fightpoverty

Got my 👀 on the prize... and global wire copy. Holding down the news update spot for VOAnews through the 10pm edt newsca...
09/09/2020

Got my 👀 on the prize... and global wire copy. Holding down the news update spot for VOAnews through the 10pm edt newscast. Listen at the top of every hour no matter where in the world you live. 👉🏾 https://www.voanews.com/voa-newscasts
#freelancelife #anchorlife #newsanchor #anchorwoman #womenonair #workingfromhome

09/08/2020
#DianesReading

Hello Friends! We're back after a break for Labor Day. Glad you could join me!

Hello Friends! #DianesReading will be back after a holiday break. Join me tonight at 6pm eastern for some fun books. See...
09/08/2020

Hello Friends! #DianesReading will be back after a holiday break. Join me tonight at 6pm eastern for some fun books. See you then!

Off to a good start this morning... laboring on LaborDay. News updates at the top of every hour on VOAnews. Here’s a lin...
09/07/2020

Off to a good start this morning... laboring on LaborDay. News updates at the top of every hour on VOAnews. Here’s a link if you want to listen in. 👉🏾 https://www.voanews.com/voa-newscasts #freelancelife #anchorlife #sunrise #morningsky #colorfulsky #workingfromhome

09/04/2020

Hello and welcome! It's the beginning of a holiday weekend. Hope you're ready to relax. Thanks for joining me!

Reading tonight at 6:15pm. 6:15 this evening for #DianesReading. We’ll read Hair Love (you may know it as an Oscar winni...
09/04/2020

Reading tonight at 6:15pm. 6:15 this evening for #DianesReading. We’ll read Hair Love (you may know it as an Oscar winning shirt film,) Caps for Sale and we’ll have some more offerings from Shel Silverstein’s, Where the Sidewalk Ends. Join me in about 30 minutes!!!

Tonight I’ll be reading at 6pm. Please join me as I have books representing both sides of the aisle. ❤️💙 We’ll talk abou...
09/03/2020

Tonight I’ll be reading at 6pm. Please join me as I have books representing both sides of the aisle. ❤️💙 We’ll talk about National Parks, sisterhood and superheroes! See you then!!

09/02/2020

Getting in the work for the Prime Minister of Iraq. See how I do at the top of the hour on VOAnews. Here’s a link 👇🏾 https://www.voanews.com/voa-newscasts #howtopronounce #practicemakesperfect #freelancelife #workingfromhome

Back to the grind sharing global news worldwide. You can catch my VOAnews updates at the top of every hour no matter whe...
09/02/2020

Back to the grind sharing global news worldwide. You can catch my VOAnews updates at the top of every hour no matter where in the world you live. Check it out 👉🏾 https://www.voanews.com/voa-newscasts
#freelancelife #dontstopwontstop #workingfromhome

09/01/2020
#DianesReading

Jon me for some outdoor reading adventure... AAAND a special Happy Birthday reading for two special friends!

My office today and my yummy lunch. I’ve been super productive working on a video for a non-profit and researching for a...
09/01/2020

My office today and my yummy lunch. I’ve been super productive working on a video for a non-profit and researching for a sports pitch I’m helping shape with a small group. Also deleted upwards of 3000 emails from three different accounts. 😱(And I’m in sweats and PJs😆) #freelancelife #lifeisgood #yummylunch

08/31/2020
#DianesReading

Hello and Happy Monday! Thanks for spending this time with me.

Hi book lovers and book listeners. #DianesReading will be back TODAY at 6pm. That’s in about 30 minutes. Please join me....
08/31/2020

Hi book lovers and book listeners. #DianesReading will be back TODAY at 6pm. That’s in about 30 minutes. Please join me. We have some fun books in store, The Museum, Fraidy Zoo and my personal favorite title, The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat.😹 I know it’s been awhile, but I hope you’ll tune in.

We can agree my coffee mug is on point with messaging and that sunrise is a beautiful time of day. Make your Monday fant...
08/31/2020

We can agree my coffee mug is on point with messaging and that sunrise is a beautiful time of day. Make your Monday fantastic and if you have a chance, check out my VOAnews updates at the top of every hour, no matter where you are in the world. 👉🏾 https://www.voanews.com/voa-newscasts
I know hashtags aren’t a big thing here on Facebook, but I really love and need every one of them this morning so they’re staying! 🌏🌞😃❤️
#freelancelife #keepgrinding #globalnews #worldnews #newsanchor #newslady #prettysky #Mondaymorning #morningsky #colorfulsky #smile #helpothers #behappy #usekindwords #workhard

How is COVID-19 affecting older people around the world? That question is asked and answered in a conversation betweenAA...
08/27/2020
Impact of COVID-19 on Older Persons Globally

How is COVID-19 affecting older people around the world? That question is asked and answered in a conversation between
AARP CEO, Jo Ann Jenkins and United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres. I had the honor of voicing the introduction. Here it is: https://lnkd.in/dcA4Ak5

When I first started doing voiceovers, I had no idea where it would lead. I've voiced projects for awards programs, public service announcements and commercials. Worked with
Visionary Media, ProfocusMedia and more. Happy to add my voice to YOUR project! Reach out to me here or on my website: www.DianesTalking.com

#freelancelife #voiceovers #voicetalent #COVID19 #aging #AARP #UnitedNations #globaldialogue

An historic conversation with Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP, and Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the impact of covid-19 on older persons.

Constantly trying to perfect my set up for the best audio possible for listeners of my VOA newscasts. I recently bought ...
08/27/2020

Constantly trying to perfect my set up for the best audio possible for listeners of my VOA newscasts. I recently bought a clothes rack, hung a blanket over it and positioned it next to a large foam cushion. There are also cushions behind me, all to absorb as much sound as possible and avoid any echos. Here’s how it sounds: https://voamedia.voanews.com/pd/p/2446332/sp/244633200/serveFlavor/entryId/1_s07tafg8/v/1/ev/2/flavorId/1_9ch4ywwn/fileName/VOA_Newscasts_(VOA_MP3_32Kbps).mp3/name/a.mp3 #freelancelife #newsanchor #womenonair #globalnews #behindthescenes

6pm reading this evening (if you're on the east coast.) Hope you can join me. We'll read about a T-Rex with a toothache,...
08/25/2020

6pm reading this evening (if you're on the east coast.) Hope you can join me. We'll read about a T-Rex with a toothache, vegetables in underwear and Berenstain Bears playing soccer. See you later!

Lunch then working from home on a piece for Friendship Place. So nice to be productive on the balcony. #freelancelife #s...
08/25/2020

Lunch then working from home on a piece for Friendship Place. So nice to be productive on the balcony. #freelancelife #storyteller #viewfromhere #FrienshipPlace #endhomelessness #DC

08/24/2020
#DianesReading

Let's try this again. Technical issues are no fun. I hope you'll be able ot hear me now. Let's get started!

Hello Friends, calling an audible here. I’m going to read earlier than normal today so I can start on a couple of projec...
08/24/2020

Hello Friends, calling an audible here. I’m going to read earlier than normal today so I can start on a couple of projects. #DianesReading will be at 5pm, eastern!! I’ll re-post it at 6, in case you get this message late. Thanks so much!

08/24/2020

Here’s a glimpse of how I do what I do when I broadcast from home to a global audience for VOA News. I truly enjoy my #freelancelife. #workingfromhome #radionews #newsanchor #behindthescenes

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Reading today at 6:15pm... 6:15pm for #DianesReading. See you soooooon!!
Can't wait to see you at Sunday's concert, Diane's Talking!! Thanks for being there for our #homeless neighbors. Music of Friends - Virtual Chamber Music Concert Friendship Place #DC #DMV #MusicofFriends #MusicofHope
An hour-plus of real talk about race, newsroom politics, communication and leadership. Thank you Diane's Talking for your inspiration and education! (And you should all know, I require a minimum of one puppy per Zoom call. Jenna Kelley WJBF NewsChannel 6, Aliah Williamson WDTN)
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