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.
J. Michael Collins is a talented and hugely successful voice actor – but he’s also an outstanding coach and demo producer. I first participated in a workshop of his this past June in Vegas and I was struck by how well the practice copy was written. Humor can be a tricky thing to write […]
I really enjoy bringing my clients’ visions to life. The beautiful cinematography in this commercial was nicely offset by Schlage’s super classy door hardware. They’re a leading manufacturer of door hardware solutions – and you can certainly see why here! (And I love that it’s the mother of the family doing the installation. 😉 ) […]
Doing voice overs for furniture stores is a really enjoyable aspect of my business. I love furniture. And I love the owners’ enthusiasm for their product! This particular set of commercials (this is only one of them), truly demonstrates that love since you get to see the owner discussing his business personally. I have to […]
The folks at El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels were after a high end, luxury type of feel for their voice. With a touch of playfulness. The recording session was fairly early in the morning at a downtown studio and I remember laughing really hard at their antics on the other end of the ISDN […]
I love voicing anthems. This is definitely one of those. I went to a downtown Toronto studio for this one and really enjoyed working with the folks there. I remember thinking how fantastic the cinematography on this spot was – and I still think it’s wonderfully done. These guys really know what they’re doing.
The production company behind these commercials does such wonderful work that it’s always a pleasure to voice something for them. I’ve been working with them on the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital spots for some time now and I love everything they produce. Here’s just one (outstanding) example: