Michael Smith

Respectable, warm, authoritative friend

Voice Description

Warm, smooth, professional, educated. A respectable, authoritative friend.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, Texas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Neutral American English

Newscaster

East Texas and West Texas

Australian

South African (Boer)

Upper-class (south) England

My Voice Experience

My first voice job was announcing batters at my Little League field in Bellaire, Texas. For that I was paid with a paper cup of Coke (large) with that pellet ice that was so easy to chew.

As a newspaper editor, I was drafted by a public TV station to co-host their on-air fundraiser. I quickly found my niche as the only host able to pronounce the French wines up for auction.

As an aviation employee, I supplied the voice of Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards (frequent-flyer program VRU) for 14 years.

Simultaneously, I narrated the company's presentations and training videos.

Eventually, spouses and friends of co-workers recruited me to record their corporate VRUs.

My Training

In college, I interned at KPRC-TV's Austin news bureau, where I learned how to inflect, and how to work with studio equipment so as to sound like a news reporter or newscaster.

I took a voice class at the university, improving breath control and diction.

Recently, my gift for projection and comic timing won me a role as writer, collaborator, and actor in a stage show comprising one-minute plays.

My Studio Equipment

At home, I use Sonar LE on a PC with a Samson condenser USB mic.

I can also occasionally use a professional studio at no cost.

I always read in front of a mirror so I can put the right facial expression into the words.

For a significant project, I may be able to travel to your studio.

Additional Skills

With 20 years' experience in financial services, airline training, advocacy, advertising, and marketing, I can speak to people's wants as well as their needs.

I'm a fearless public speaker who's addressed audiences from 5 to 1,000.

I've debated advocates and attorneys, taking unscripted questions as our subject matter.

I'm also a ghostwriter who can turn another's voice into text that "sounds" like the speaker.

I always read standing up, with knees flexed, to sound more grounded. Plus I have a big ol' head that resonates like a ripe melon.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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Demos
Fibromyalgia MX

Audiobook for Children

Sensitivity Training