Mike is a dedicated professional voice talent who will deliver the sound you want for your project. He is creative, dependable, reliable, and responsive. Mike sounds fresh, upbeat, real, sincere, heartfelt, and trustworthy. Perfect guy-next-door sound! Friendly and inspirational for narrations, believable and energetic for commercials, smooth and confident for presentations. Quick turnaround on projects. Professional studio with phone patch, Source-Connect Now, and Skype readily available. ISDN and ipDTL available by arrangement. Mike prides himself in client satisfaction. Contact him today for rates and to book him for your project.
English (North American)
North American, US West Coast (California, Portland)
Middle Aged, Senior, Young Adult
Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Voice Actor for radio commercials, television commercials, video narrations, documentaries, radio imaging, promos, web audio, eLearning, corporate videos, educational videos, explanation videos, animated explanations, and non-profit videos.
Clients include: New American Funding, Ontario Auto Center, Nomad Technologies Inc., Career Systems International, Cypress College, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., Los Angeles County Fair, Fairplex, McKinley Children's Center, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Casa Colina Rehabilitation Center, Brethren Colleges, University of La Verne, and LeRoy Haynes Center.
Mike also has experience in voicing phone systems and messages on hold. He is an award winning video producer specializing in corporate, educational and promotional videos.
Mike has considerable classroom teaching experience in audio and video production. In addition to his voice and production experience, Mike has training and education in Fire Technology and Safety, and has been trained in CPR.
Mike has extensive experience in voice-over and production. Mike is a voice actor with many years of production experience.
Mike has been trained by James Alburger and Penny Abshire at the Voice Acting Academy in San Diego, California. He has also been trained and coached by Tim Keenan of Creative Media Recording and by voice talent Sylvia Aimerito. Mike has received additional training from Debbie Munro and Kevin Delaney, and coaching from many others.
In addition to his voice work, he has experience in copy writing and radio programming. Mike has received multiple Telly awards, for videos he has voiced, written and produced.
Mike has both a B.A. and a M.A. in Communications. Mike also has an A.S. degree in Fire Technology.
Neuman TLM 103, Sennheiser MKH 416
Computer & Software
Digital Hybrid Phone Patch, Source Connect Now, Skype. ISDN sessions by arrangement.
email, FTP, CD, DVD, FedEx
Very Fast, usually within 24 hours depending on project
With several royalty free production music libraries and sound effects libraries available in his studio, Mike can produce the entire project, or provide just the voice tracks. Mike has a phone patch for client direction if preferred, Skype sessions are also available. ISDN is available by arrangement-Mike has access to nearby studios with this capability.
Client satisfaction is of extreme importance to Mike. He understands the importance of a quick turnaround of your recording and will make sure you are happy and satisfied with the product you receive.
“I recommend to you without reservation the talent, professionalism, flexibility and cooperation of Mike Laponis for his work as a voice-over and narration artist. In my 25 years of work at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, producing corporate video and audio projects, Mike has become my go-to voice-over person. He not only takes care of all of the mechanical elements of achieving a clear, solid narration track – such as timeliness, professional quality, convenience, and intelligent understanding of the words themselves – but he also delivers a great performance. He creates a reading that our audience can believe." - Fred Aronow, Executive Director, Grants and Projects, Casa Colina FoundationCasa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare
"Our event went extremely well, and the voice over you did was first-rate. I really appreciate it." - Raul Alvarez, Executive Director, Foundation & Community Relations, Cypress CollegeCypress College - Americana Awards
“Mike Laponis' voiceover definitely enhanced the quality of my video! The sound recording was impeccable and he catered his voice to our very specific needs. The client I created the video for was very pleased with Mike's work. I hope to work with Mike again because he is committed to excellence and is also very personable.” - Reinel Campa, ProducerNightandRei Video Production
"Mike Laponis delivered a perfectly tailored voiceover for the launch video for our new training tool, Career Power 3.0. His voice had the perfect blend of professionalism and likability that was needed. Mike was also very committed to quality and our satisfaction with the end product." - Dr. Beverly Kaye, Founder/CEO Career Systems InternationalCareer Systems International
"Mike's voice over talent blew me away. He sat and discussed the International Student Orientation script with me in detail, ever-conscious of my expectations as a client and of the audience-- in this case, a non-native English speaking audience. Before he completed the entire project, he sent me a sample to ensure my satisfaction with quality, pace, cadence, and enunciation. The turn-around time on this project was incredible.International & Study Abroad Services at Univ of La Verne
My co-workers and I could not be happier with the final output. His work is professional and exceptional; he is one of the most personable people I know; and he is most definitely reliable. I give Mike the highest recommendation possible. Hire him! You will be glad you did.” - Isela Peña-Rager, Website and Social Media Manager.
" Mike, What a great job! It is a professional presentation of information we needed to communicate to students. Your voice interpretation and communication is outstanding. Thank you very much." - Philip Hofer, Director, International and Study Abroad Services, University of La VerneInternational & Study Abroad Services at Univ of La Verne
"Nomad was looking for a male voice talent to produce a short promotional video targeting the Courtroom industry. Within a few hours, Mike had returned an audition track using the script we had provided. After review by our team, the track was accepted as is and used effectively in our promotional video. Although this was our first experience with Mike, we will definitely be giving him more projects in the future." - Brad White, President, Nomad Technologies, Inc.Nomad Technologies, Inc.
Voice Over Clients
NALIP - National Association of Latino Independent Producers
Casa Colina Rehabilitation Center
Nomad Technologies, Inc.
New American Funding
House Research Institute, Los Angeles
International & Study Abroad Services-Univ of La Verne
Career Systems International
NightandRei Video Production
Cypress College - Americana Awards (Six years running)
Ontario Auto Center
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
Los Angeles County Fair
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
LeRoy Haynes Center
Apex Medical Research
Media Edge Services
McKinley Children's Center
University of La Verne
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