I had had a few months of voiceover training before finding Charles Michel, but was spinning my wheels a bit. Charles’ approach really resonated with me and once I started working with him, I made rapid progress toward my goal of recording my first (commercial) demo and marketing my work.
I loved his homework assignments, which brought out creativity I didn’t even know I possessed. After about two months I did record that demo and took Charles’ information packed marketing workshop, and before long was getting voice-over jobs. Four years later, I’m still a full time voice actor and still loving my job!
This is not an easy business to get into. I feel very lucky that I had excellent guidance from Charles early in my career—I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without him.
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!