Most of us aren't naturals when it comes to public speaking: it's a skill that takes practice, and a nudge in the right direction is always helpful. When it comes to audio branding, no other sound can compare with the power of the human voice to reach out to and create an emotional bond with our listening audience. These podcasts feature interviews with a number of professional voice coaches, directors, and producers who offer their insights on the voice industry and practical advice on everything from breathing exercises and vocal training to finding and effectively using your own voice.
There’s a lot to discover when it comes to voiceover, something I've learned firsthand throughout my journey as a voice artist. These episodes offer a glimpse behind the scenes of the voiceover industry, featuring interviews with voice coaches and casting directors that focus on everything from the changes the pandemic’s brought to the industry to the expanding role of voiceover in our everyday lives.
We also talk about public speaking, how important it can be for just about any business, and suggestions on how to become a more effective speaker. Public speaking isn’t something most of us like to think about: studies have shown that glossophobia, fear of public speaking, affects three out of four people on some level. These episodes provide a wealth of practical advice from professional speakers and voice coaches to help you overcome that natural fear, from lowering stress and learning your voice’s natural pitch to the value of storytelling and tips on projecting your voice.
Voiceover and public speaking form two of the pillars of audio branding, whether through traditional commercials and narration, or audio-first apps and interfaces, or just speaking effectively and delivering your message to consumers. The podcasts here offer a closer look at the voice industry and the art of public speaking and offer guidance on creating just the right voice for your brand.
Infomercials and Life Lessons: A Conversation with Brian Richardson – Part 2 “So a lot of times they feel like they have to pack this thing with so much dense information. I’m like, dude, you have 30 minutes and you have three of those to hook somebody and you still need to leave a little […]
Why Infomercials Matter: A Conversation with Brian Richardson – Part 1 “And I carried that into engineering in college and was going to go into computers, but then kind of got into robotics. But through all of that, I was still doing college radio. And again, that was like backdoor access to, ‘Hey, can I […]
How to be a Better Speaker and Hit all the Right Notes: A Conversation with Elaine Clark – Part 2 “So I think that when people can get that one word that hits them in the heart and in the gut, that’s what makes a good podcaster. When it’s just information, it’s information. And that’s […]
How to be a Better Speaker and Hit all the Right Notes: A Conversation with Elaine Clark – Part 1 “Most people speak with three different rhythms in a sentence. So if I’m not thinking about it, I have certain parts that are gonna be faster and other parts where maybe I’m thinking about, they’ll […]
I’m back this week for Part 2 of The Evolution of the Audio Industry with Van Gunter and we talk about teamwork with a vengeance and how important that is in this industry “And I parked my car, I jumped out of the car, and this happy dog is springing around, and I laid down […]
Listen in as my guest Van Gunter of Boutwell Studios shares his take on the Evolution of the Audio Industry and where we go from here. “It was one of those like ‘this is what I wanted, wow, this is Johnny Fever, this is radio, and then it, kind of honestly, it quickly declined […]