Its easy to assume that you way you sound - your speaking voice - is set and there's nothing you can do to change it. You either sound good or horrible. That's what I believed and I was (gladly) proven wrong.
Even small improvements to your voice can have big changes to your professional and personal life. These upgrades can be about your volume, articulation (clarity), expression (emotion) and intention.
Here's what happened to me when I made some adjustments.
After I was accepted into the Drama Studio Sydney* Acting course for 3 years of full-time study, my tutors immediately informed me that I had probably the worse voice they had ever heard - because it was so nasal.
It hurt their ears to hear me speak in this rough aggressive tone. They told me I would never make it as an actor if I didn't do “a lot of work on my voice”
Besides being a shock to my ego, it surprised me to hear this (excuse the pun). I had naively thought actors like James Earl Jones and Jeremy Irons had been born with the rich, deep resonant tone that I loved so much. Lucky them – they could read aloud the computer instruction manual or Terms and Conditions of a law firm and make it sound awesome.
So I started my quest for a sound that would help me, not hinder me. In other words, to turn people On, not Off.
I have poured all I know about how improve and profit from the way your sound into the 5 EASY STEPS TO A FANTASTIC VOICE audio and video recording and within the pages of the book ITS NOT WHAT YOU SAY, ITS HOW YOU SAY IT
These two references are the culmination of 10 years searching to find the ideal, practical, simple (but effective) vocal warm-up and improvement tool; anywhere, anytime. It contains all that I discovered during my acting training and all Ive learned since as a professional Event Host MC.
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