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Edward Kennedy

Miami, Florida, US
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Edward Kennedy

Edward Kennedy

  Miami, Florida, US

Highlights

I have been told, both by friends and business colleagues in my adopted hometown of Miami and my native hometown of New Orleans, that I have a "radio announcer's voice". One business colleague in Miami tells me every time I see him, "Ed, you have a radio announcer's voice. You should get a job as a radio announcer!" (I work for an insurance company.) A friend of mine in New Orleans, a town with its own unique accent and one very different from Miami's accents, recently told me the same thing.

I was born, raised, and lived in New Orleans all of my life until I moved to Miami in 1990, at which time I was 37. I have a slight New Orleans accent, but this was tempered by the fact that both of my parents were originally from New Jersey. I grew up in a house with New Jersey accents, but as soon as I went outside, I absorbed some New Orleans accent as well. My father had a strong, deep, clear voice and I think I inherited that from him (thank you, Dad).

A Spanish-speaking friend of mine once told me that, upon listening to a voice mail message I had left for her, that "At first I didn't know it was you. You sounded just like a Latino! I thought your voice mail was a telemarketing call in Spanish!" Another Latin friend, who was impressed with my spoken Spanish, once told me that I was a "Gringo-Latino" when I said something to him in Spanish.

I speak Spanish as well as English and have been told by native Spanish-speakers in Miami and in Costa Rica that they like the sound of my American accent when I speak Spanish. I am looking for voice-over work and/or radio announcer work in Miami, in Spanish.

Languages

English (North American), Spanish (Latin American)

Accents

North American, US New Orleans, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn)

Ages

Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

Business, Educational

Experience

I have done PowerPoint presentations, both on my job and in my classes towards a Master's Degree in Latin American Studies at Florida International University, both in English and Spanish. I always get applause after my presentations!
On my job working for a commercial, not personal, lines insurance company, I visit my clients in their offices in Miami. Many of my conversations take place in Spanish. I have been told that my pronunciation in Spanish is excellent.

Credentials

Education

Bachelor of Science - Economics - the University of New Orleans - December, 1976
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Florida International University - December, 2008
Working toward a Master of Arts in Latin American/ Caribbean Studies at Florida International University - Expected date of graduation - December, 2018

Voice Over Clients

I have done PowerPoint presentations, both on my current job and in my classes towards a Master's Degree in Latin American Studies at Florida International University, both in English and Spanish. I always get applause after my presentations!

On my job working for a commercial lines insurance company, I visit my clients in their offices in Miami. Many of my conversations take place in Spanish. I have been told by many Spanish-speakers that my pronunciation in Spanish is excellent.

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