Focusing on Physical Issues to Improve Vocal Performance


    Join Voice Over Expert Phyllis K. Day as she highlights the work of two aspiring voice actors in her podcast “Focusing on Physical Issues”. Phyllis helps Bergie and Ed to vocally overcome physical issues including chronic tonsillitis and major dental surgery. Phyllis’ consultations, coupled with a training session Bergie had with Susan Berkley made a positive difference in their performances. Hear the before and after recordings and listen for the physical changes.

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    Voice Over Expert Phyllis K. Day

    Phyllis K. DayPhyllis is a freelance technical writer and voice professional with over thirty years experience. A Broadcast Journalism graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, Phyllis became an anchor a few months later on the North Carolina News Network. She has also anchored on Business Radio Network and American Forum Radio Network in Colorado. Her voice has been heard nation-wide and she was also the narrator for a show heard daily on NPR and Armed Forces Radio in the 1990s. Phyllis was part of a mentoring program for several years at North Carolina State University for the students in NC State’s radio program. She currently runs personalized coaching workshops, in addition to narrations for e-learning and business presentations.

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    1. Great stuff. Some of the basics we all forget or never knew. Those of us who have been reading news copy and TelePromTers for years need to remember how to go back to basics and interpret commercial copy, which requires totally different skill sets.
      Thanks for the tips.

    2. I was flattered when Phyllis asked if she could some of my “before and afters” in her Podcast. With her help, I’ve overcome most of the physical mouth issues I didn’t know I had. Breaking out of that reading, newsy guy was ( and is ) tough. He still pokes his head around the curtain every so often, which makes me SPEAK, not read with all the more enthusiasm, and it’s more fun!
      Thanks Phyllis for all your hard work (before and after each phone session as well) I’ve got a way to go yet, but I’m walkin’the quick step,not crawling anymore! I’m looking forward to our next session.

    3. Phyllis has been so helpful in helping me “move” my sound to where it needs to be. I am a work in progress and with Phyllis help, I’ll be conversationally speaking to my audiences and hopefully will be cashing in on that. She is a great coach and goes above and beyond to help!
      Kimberly W. Berg


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