If you are like most people you are probably not projecting your voice effectively for the microphone. Generally, folks attempt projecting forward in an effort to reach and fill the microphone with sound. What you should be doing is actually just the opposite. You should be taking your sound “UP AND IN” to your body instead of pushing it out at the microphone. This will create a voice that is richer and less shrill with almost no vocal wear and tear. Very importantly for the microphone, you will eliminate the popping of any “P” sound and the hissing of any sibilant “S”. Unskilled voice projection and microphone technique that incorporates an “UP AND IN” approach are as different as screaming is from singing. The first is noise, the latter…music! ( “UP AND IN” is one of many techniques specifically developed and coined by Charles Michel for Voice Over Training.)
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!
Charles Michel’s was the first voiceover class I ever took and it completely changed my life! I’m a successful voiceover artist living in Miami, and I owe Charles big thanks for steering me in the right direction and giving me the tools—and confidence—to take up this great career.