Voiceovers & Public Speaking

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.

Voiceovers: Speaking from Experience

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.

Public Speaking: Finding Your Voice

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.

The Evolution of the Audio Industry: A Conversation with Van Gunter – Part 2

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 […]

The Evolution of the Audio Industry: A Conversation with Van Gunter – Part 1

  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 […]

Making Sound Work: A Conversation with G. Wright – Part 2

“We really believe that everybody out there has an X-factor to them. Everybody has something that’s unique, that stands out, and now is the time, like, one of our mottos is ‘you have a voice and it deserves to be heard.’ And you’re a storyteller and it’s time for people to share their stories, to […]

Making Sound Work: A Conversation with G. Wright – Part 1

“And I’m mixing for a hundred thousand people and I’m like ‘this is the biggest show I’ve ever mixed,’ and I went to the systems tech and I said ‘look, I’ve done arenas, I’m comfortable with arenas, but this is really intimidating.’ And he said ‘don’t worry about it, we have the system time-aligned. If […]

A Sound Connection: An Interview with Dan Friedman – Part 2

“It bothers me so much to see companies out there that are taking advantage of people or, you know, preying on their hopes and dreams. I mean, I have never, ever told anybody that this was easy, as being a voice actor, and I never told them that it was fast. I’ve always said that […]

A Sound Connection: An Interview with Dan Friedman – Part 1

“But we do have to remember that when we are communicating, when words are coming out of our mouths and reaching somebody’s ears, that’s a connection, that’s a strong connection, and if we are not really believing in the things that we are saying, or feeling the things that we are saying, or able to […]