Let’s compare the voices of two former Republican Presidents, Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. Aesthetically speaking, Richard Nixon had a stronger voice. He had a commanding rich baritone. But hardly anyone ever thinks of Richard Nixon as having had a good voice; Whereas Ronald Reagan’s voice was vocally wobbly and a little thin and yet we remember him as “The Great Communicator.” Why?
Because Ronald Reagan was totally free in his voice. Reagan was famous for beginning speeches by simply saying “Well… “ What I interpret that “Well … “ to mean is… “Well … What the hell! Here goes!”
Get out there with your voice. Make mistakes. It will be messy at times, but you cannot make an omelette without cracking open a few eggs and even Martha Stewart can’t do that without being messy!
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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The first time that I got up to speak into a microphone, I found it very intimidating. It was difficult just standing up there let alone attempting to deliver ad copy with credibility, flare and professionalism. That’s where my Gold Package training with Charles Michel and The Winning Voice made the difference.