Bill Clinton’s constant battle with vocal fatigue brought on by chronic laryngitis and allergies is a well-known fact. On many occasions, Clinton’s voice was reduced to a husky whisper-especially during the final days of his first presidential campaign in the fall of 1992. At that time, when Clinton struggled to say, “I feel your pain,” voters listened and identified. Ironically, it was then, when he had the weakest voice, that he was most heard. So often, we assume that the winning voice is the most powerful voice, but in Clinton, you can see a clear example of a vulnerable voice being turned into a communication strength. The next time you need to make a point, try whispering instead of shouting, and see what happens! This is particularly true when using a microphone.
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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I have been studying voiceover technique with Charles Michel since 1994, and I am grateful and proud to have become his student. He combines a first-rate method of voiceover performance instruction with a grounded, laid-back, calming personal approach.