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    Stephanie Ciccarelli is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and musical theatre, as well as a respected mentor and industry speaker, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Possessing a great love for imparting knowledge and empowering others, her podcast Sound Stories serves an audience that wants to achieve excellence in storytelling. Stephanie is found on the PROFIT Magazine W100 list three times (2013, 2015 and 2016), a ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs, and is the author of Voice Acting for Dummies®.


    1. As always, what J.S. Gilbert writes is interesting and educational, and many times…fun! It’s great to finally “hear” him speak those words (instead of reading them on a board somewhere!)
      Thanks for taking time to deliver a great podcast… and I look forward to more of your words of wisdom!

    2. J.S. reminds us that our voice is just one element we bring to a session. Our life experiences and interests undergird and enhance our work. Regardless of the electronic atmosphere that permeates our business, we work for people. Clients appreciate the whole package and we earn their trust and business as a bonus!

    3. Hi J.S.
      Thanks for your words of wisdom.
      As a British Voice Talent I was currently getting stuck in the same rut and not expanding, but these tips will definitely help!
      It is so true about your life experiences and how they can help you really understand a project. For example I did one for a Diabetes campaign and I was really passionate about it and as I am Diabetic I really understood the text and project as a whole and could clearly translate to the listener what the producers wanted to get across.
      Thank you!

    4. J.S.: Great to actually HEAR your voice, finally! And good stuff here. Yes, I actually DID write down a few things and immediately got a couple of good ideas. Thanks for sharing your time and experience and I’m looking forward to the next one!

    5. J.S.,
      Great stuff!
      Thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge on the podcasts as well as the advice you give on the forums.
      I really like your straight forward approach on things!
      Take care,

    6. JS:
      You shure does talk purty, JS. Thanks for getting out of the Jacuzzi and sharing those solid pointers.
      -Robert Jadah

    7. That was actually recorded from the Jacuzzi Robert. I have a special filter setting that notches out the sound of the spa jets.
      They should put a warning on the microphones not to use them in a hot tub though.
      Thanks again for the kind words. Working on Segment #3 this weekend.

    8. Robert – don’t listen to J.S. about the hot tub. His is like mine right now – no water and the power turned off – too freakn’ hot and the electricity costs are nuts.
      J.S. – where ever it was that you recorded this – just wanted you to know that it was swell! Great points, well delivered.
      (These podcasts are truly one of the best resources ever in the history of the world… well in the voiceover world anyway.)


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