CLARITY--VERSATILITY--DEPTH--INFLECTION--MOTIVATING--FRIENDLY--SINCERE--STAMINA easily describe the qualities of this professionally-trained voice that will add immeasurably to the success of your project. This adaptable voice, heard on TV and radio for several years, will speak your words for audio books, industrials, commercials, narrations, PSAs or voice answering systems. I follow directions easily and implicitly, provide creative interpretation, and enjoy voice over work immensely. We WILL attain a favorable target response, assuring your winning outcome. Thank you for listening to my demo.
English (North American), English
Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Throughout my public school years (encompassing grade school, junior and senior high school), I routinely acted in school plays, both drama and comedies. While in high school, I actively competed as a finalist in public speaking and declamation contests and routinely acted in high school plays and skits. In recognition of my high school acting and speaking ability/accomplishments, I was inducted into the high school national honorary dramatic society at the end of my high school sophmore year.
As a Colgate University undergraduate, I hosted my own one-hour radio disc-jockey program twice weekly for three years on WRCU, the University's radio station. In addition, I prepared and delivered hourly local/national news and editorials as well as conducted interviews with key civic leaders and University students on this radio station.. In recognition of my undergraduate public speaking ability as a fraternity member, I was elected Student Senator for 3 years, thereby contibuting to the growth and development of undergraduate life and living conditions. .
I was a newscaster on radio station WPEB-FM, a non-profit FM radio station in NE USA, for three years. I also hosted a 2-hour disc-jockey program twice a week. In addition, I hosted a one-hour program, twice weekly, that featured classical music. Moreover, I provided weather reports during assigned air time.
I was a Public Information Officer in USDHHS for more than 15 years. Among sundry assignments, which included researching and writing news releases on a variety of public health issues, addressing civic groups on related public health issues in NE USA, I also periodically appeared on both local and regional TV and radio talk shows and sole interviews concerning public health topics/issues that included, although not limited to, chronic and communicable diseases. I supplemented this federal PIO assignment by voluntarily assisting local non-profit organizations (JCs, Rotary, Kiwanis Clubs). In this capacity, I informed and trained respective Club members on local and national public health issues/topics and then coordinated the formation of their Club's public speakers bureau. In this manner, these civic members were able to address the general public on pertinent local health issues through the electronic and print media.
I have been extremely active in Toastmasters International in NE United States for more than 10 years, holding all offices in my local Philadelphia. PA. chapter. I also received numerous Chapter, District, and Area First Place trophies by competing with other Toastmaster Club members in public speaking competitions/contests. It must be noted that my formal Toastmasters in-service training during this ten-year period served to enhance my overall vocal communication skills. This included the improvement of my motivational presentations as well as greater variety in vocal inflection. Perhaps the greatest acquired skill was my shown ability to stay calm, poised, and focused on the task at hand.
My voice has been taped for training purposes by the Employee Relations/Training Office of the Consumer Reports Magazine, Inc. in Yonkers, NY. This 20-minute tape has been used for in-house employee orientations as well as employee training: The narrative tape has also been incorporated into a slide presentation, shown to visitors of Consumer Reports Magazine at the Yonkers, NY home office.
As part-time employee of Weight Watchers of Greater Philadelphia for more than nine years, I am in direct contact with people in all walks of life. My job is to constantly inform and motivate the attendant in how to live a healthier life by adopting better/more sensible eating habits and by incorporating practical ways to be physically active on a routine basis. I have been well trained by this company and routinely apply motivational skills while speaking one-on-one to persons as well as speaking to large groups of people from all walks in life. This experience is gratifying and proven invaluable in sharpening and advancing my communicative and motivational skills.
Colgate University graduate. Major fields of concentration: English and Communications.
A graduate of basic and advance courses from Voices Coaches, a Creative Voice Development Group in Albany, NY. This organiztion is recognized as an industry leader in voice over training and demo development. Courses stressed various vocal fundamentals that are applied in the voice over profession.
Completing multi-courses with Toastmasters International, which focused upon vocal presentation: effective vocal motivation, appropriate vocal inflection, achieving vocal clarity as well as vocal versatility and durability.
USP mike - a studio condensor mike, with a pop screen and specially tuned to minimize room reflection.
Computer & Software
Dell lap top, Inspiron 6000 with mp3 capability
'Noise gate' (not a noise filter)
This professional offers quality service in all related voice over fields, which include, although not limited, to the following: audio books, industrials, commercials, narrations, PSAs, voice answering systems.
This company is located on New York Ave., Fort Washington, PA 19002Weight Watchers of Greater Phila.
Employed part time for 8 years.
By speaking to persons from all walks in life, I have directly assisted in the enhancement of the quality of their lives by motivating their desire to be healthier persons. My groups are often more than 40 persons in a session as well as one-on-one presentations.
I have learned the importance of proper listening and applying practical motivational and informative techniques in striving to reach a winning outcome for the individual. I systematically apply such vocal techniques as sincerity, friendliness, patience, vocal endurance, motivation, and vocal clarity.
located at 1400 Young DriveConsumers Report Magazine
Employed as telemarketer in raising money for building expansion purposes. I was honored and recognized by the company for soliciting the highest sum in the company's history. This was accomplished over a 3 year period (1985-88).
This Dept.'s address is as follows:US Dept. of Health and Human Services
8455 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3318
As Regional Public Affairs Officer and Public Information Officer in Region 3, Philadelphia, PA, (encompassing 6 states in NE USA), I gained overall news media experience with the electronic and print media: I provided and participated in public affairs programs on TV and radio as well as submitted countless stories and news releases on public health topics/issues that were germaine to the listening and viewing area. I learned the importance of honest and insightful reporting, adherence to deadlines, and the quality of sincerity.
This local chapter is located atToastmasters, International
the Ledger Building
601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19002
The ten years I experienced as an active and competitive Toastmaster provided basic training and learning in the overall field of communication: I learned how to target my audience and apply the most appropriate motivational skill to achieve the desired winning outcome. Equally important, I learned the basic skills associated with this outcome: vocal inflection. clarity of voice, sincerity, motivational approaches, the warmth of friendliness, creative interpretation as the topic requires, and the need of stamina.
Sister Beh, Station ProducerWPEB-FM Radio (88.1 FM)
1600 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19004
I obtained essential experience in the field of radio as a professional newscaster as well as producer and host of popular and classical music programs. It became apparent to me that to be successful in radio, one must practice and appreciate the importance of accurate and sincere reporting and continually respect the adherence to deadline. The vocal quality of sincerity and warmth are equally essential.
The address for this radio station is as follows:WRCU-FM/AM Radio
Hamilton, New York 17045
While in college, I realized that the most important work quality one can discover (and continually cherish) is the finding and maintaining a love for the work you are doing. This happened to me, fortunately, when I first talked to a live audience on radio. I have never lost that deep-seated satisfaction as a vocal communicator.
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