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Rob Cottingham

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA 10:17 AM (PST) Local Time

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About Rob Cottingham

A speaking coach, speechwriter and speaker, I’ve learned to make the most of my voice, from presentations and trainings to scratch tracks and explainer videos—and hosting and producing podcasts since 2008.

I have 25 years of agency-side experience, including directing voice talent for radio, TV and video products. And I’ve trained with some of the very best at Vancouver's On The Mic in voice acting, commercials, narration and animation.

I'm represented by Connekt Creative's Yvonne Gustafson.

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English, French

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Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Accents

Canadian, French (Québécois), North American

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Voice Over Skills

Animation Documentaries Audiobooks Elearning Radio Ad Telephone Videogames Podcasting Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad Voice Assistant

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Studio

Turnaround Time

8 hours

Live Directed Sessions

Other (Clean Feed, Session Link Pro, etc), Phone Call, Source-Connect, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)

Microphone

Audio Technica AT2035

Computer & Software

MacBook Pro, Adobe Audition

Special Equipment

Focusrite Scarlett Solo v.3

Service Overview

Voice Over

I’ve trained with some of the very best in voice acting fundamentals, commercials, narration and animation at Vancouver’s On The Mic Training. I can deliver rapid turnaround of clean, edited audio from my home studio.

And I've been around the block in this industry — on both sides of the mic. I have more than three decades experience collaborating with a national ad agency. I’ve written award-winning ads & video scripts, directed voice talent and coached speakers at all levels. Bottom line: I understand your world and speak your language.

My voice print is a North American English-speaking male, ages 35–65. And I land squarely in smart, nerdy, warm, witty, urbane, reassuring and wry.

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Voice Over Experience

Director of Integrated Communications

The NOW Group • Permanent Full-time

Jul 2012 - Dec 2016

Worked with teams across the company to develop and lead engagement strategies and campaigns, from message development and opinion research to execution.

Developed communications products ranging from web copy to award-winning TV and radio ads to focus group scratch tracks, often directing voice talent.

Advised and coached clients’ leadership and staff on the full spectrum of communications channels, particularly online engagement and public speaking.

Led the redevelopment of NOW’s website and social presence, and managed the development of sales collateral and successful RFP responses.

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Executive Communications Strategist and Speaking Coach

(self-employed) • Self-employed

May 1989 - Present

I help leaders in government, labour, business and advocacy organizations shape their messages and connect with their audiences.

I have been the lead speechwriter on national and provincial election campaigns, coached leaders for televised debates, and written budget speeches, Throne Speeches and countless keynotes.

I coach speakers, communications staff and grassroots activists on personal leadership communications, and maintain a long-running blog on speechwriting and speaking. And I produce and host a podcast on leadership communications, now on its 70th episode.

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