I first met Charles Michel through a Learning Annex course in LA, which lasted for one evening. I then signed up for his extended voiceover training which took several months. Charles is one of those rare individuals who can actually teach by example. He can demonstrate how to perform something incorrectly, then barely take a breath and do the same thing flawlessly. He is so much fun to work with!! Plus, you never know what’s going to come out of his mouth when he’s providing examples, which makes his sessions deliciously — and sometimes wickedly — hilarious!! Since I also have training as a classical musician, his musical approach to teaching voiceover technique using tone, rhythm and phrasing was particularly meaningful for me and just made me progress that much faster. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just a voiceover wannabe, I enthusiastically recommend working with Charles Michel whenever you get the opportunity because you will definitely get results!!
In addition to training the voices of hundreds of people, Charles Michel has been an actor, singer, character voice performer and voice-over announcer.
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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!