I love working with Charles Michel!
In my work with Charles both as an actress and voice-over artist, I have found Charles to be an extraordinary instructor. His abilities are extremely competitive—without equal in our industry—he is at the very top of his field.
In the classroom and in private work sessions, Charles leads his students with energy, presence, intelligence, humor, and a broad base of knowledge in the craft of voice-overs.
Charles introduced me to the world of voiceovers, and he has helped me to develop a clear, workable, flexible technique. At the end of his training sessions I emerged with the skills that are the foundation of my voiceover craft, including: rhythm, the “up and in” technique, music, variety, story, a sense of talking to one person, and a solid array of professional on-site work skills.
I have been one of Charles’ students for a long time. As an artist, I am always moved by his remarkable talent, and I deeply respect his open-hearted compassion in his work and in his life. In all of my experiences with Charles, I have been inspired by his dedication to creating art—he is singularly talented, and his instruction is passionate, articulate, explosive, encouraging, and intelligent.
As I said, I love working with Charles.
In addition to training the voices of hundreds of people, Charles Michel has been an actor, singer, character voice performer and voice-over announcer.
Read more about Charles and watch his video interview!
Most people work hard at never appearing foolish. They avoid being “too” animated, energized, opinionated, eccentric, etc. From the onset of puberty when teenage peer pressure compels people to be “cool” and fit in, most folks live in dire fear of being laughed at, which is probably the largest obstacle in getting the winning voice… Because it blocks free exspression. Intellectually, you probably already know that if “they” laugh at you, you will not suddenly drop dead. However, you need to start to believe this at an emotional level as well. Laughter is not life threatening! So, the quickest way to get over the fear of others laughing at you is to make sure that they do!