Bard Tronvold

Commanding, Resonant, Deep, Authoratative

Voice Description

Depending on the project I can deliver...
A warm, rich and envigorating read for PRESENTATIONS. Graceful inflections galore punctuated with obscenely perfect diction. That oughta keep a guy from snoozing.

For COMMERCIALS I can make it tongue-in-cheek, ethnic or goofy. Straight read or otherwise, I take direction like nobody's business. Give me the nod. I'll dazzle you.

If you're stuck ON HOLD, let me entertain you...and what you'll hear is gonna be between you...and me. Ok? So call me. I'll talk. You listen. There may be a quiz.

Or how about thundering NARRATIONS commandingly delivered with unequaled vocal mastery? Basso profundo all over the place. What a mess. I'll hurl towering, resonant vocal power at you where the violins come up, and then talk softer when it quiets down.

I paid attention in phonics class so when I read you an AUDIO BOOK you'll awaken to find yourself immersed in it. My read is friendly, conversational, colorful and inviting. The pace is right. I read at the speed of thought....unless you're one of those few whose thoughts come charging in like lightning bolts. So...for you I suppose I'll have to speed it up some.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• Senior 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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, South Dakota, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Bigger than life announcer:
"The Megaphone Newsreel Camera marches across the continent, over the seven seas and right into your face."

A generic uncle Mordechai, a self-appointed expert:
"So what..your cousin Gimmel always takes my advice. Not like you, Mr. Know-it-all."

Weather hardened plainsman:
"Here in Dakota Territory we know our land and our people where a man gives his word on a handshake..."

Snooty interviewer with British accent:
"With us in the studio today is Mr. Norman Singent Beale of Drave's End, who claims he can converse with chickens."

Game show host:
And the catagories are Lithuanian film celebrities, stupid Belgian waffle hats, and over-the-counter liquid pharmaceuticals. What'll it be, Bob?

My Voice Experience

Radio Background
•KKSD Three Eagles Communications Lincoln, NE
•WMIL/WOKY Sundance Communications Milwaukee, WI
•AM 1500 KSTP Hubbard Broadcasting St. Paul, MN
•KLXK/WAYL Entercom Minneapolis, MN
•KMGK Sunbelt Communications Minneapolis, MN
•KNSI/KCLD Leighton Enterprises St. Cloud, MN
•KLKT King Broadcasting Incline Village, NV
•KRLT Entertainment Enterprises So. Lake Tahoe, CA

Freelance Voice Work
•Campbell-Mithun-Esty for Anderson Windows
•Martin Williams for First Bank Systems
•Miller-Meester for American Cyanamid
•Rutter Communications - Waukesha State Bank, Waukesha, WI
•Armed Forces Radio and Television Services
•Dakotah Bank - a regional account
•Fifth Avenue Waterbeds - Minnesota statewide

My Training

•Bachelor of Music/Theater (performing arts)
University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
•USAF Norad Band
Colorado Springs, CO (vocalist & trumpet player)
•Dale Carnegie Public Speaking St. Cloud, MN
•Dan O'Day voice-over seminar

My Studio Equipment

Blue Snowball USB microphone,
Adobe Audition 1.5,
Hewlet Packard XP Media Center Edition 2005.
And some other mystery component over there in that box.

Additional Skills

I enjoy writing copy as much as doing voice work. I hope this will give you an idea of how my brain is wired:

I just finished another exhilarating week at the truck factory. We had a training session today. We were invited to write down our comments. I suggested the next time they hold one of these where various people read out loud to the group, they might do well to ask those who can actually ENUNCIATE to read the stuff. Whew!!! It was really hard to endure that.
I broke two bolts installing a whetcha-macallit on a hydraulic glamfaster this week, putting the entire operation on hold for an hour or so. That probably delayed getting a finished utility truck out the door to our account in Los Angeles . That in turn will doubtlessly hamper the efforts of the San Bernadino County disaster squad from holding back the wildfires which are now rendering the entire eastern suburban area a charred lifeless expanse....all due to the untimely delay caused by those two broken bolts. In my view those whetcha-macallits are entirely decorative and unnecessary. Besides, those hydraulic glamfasters stand up to adverse weather just fine without them. They're made in America . But what do I know? I'm just a new guy.
On the up side, the work I had to do removing those busted bolts has produced significant muscle mass particularly in my pectoralis majors. Hopefully I can break a couple more bolts next week and my man-boobs may disappear altogether! There is never a dull moment at the truck factory.
Where else am I going to be transformed into an Adonis, wreck stuff and get paid for it? Winning the power ball or not, I wouldn't trade a month on a sandy tropical beach for the thrills, spills and the manly muscle producing exercise I get FOR FREE five nights a week ripping and grinding on those massive utility trucks. I can feel my testosterone level climbing each time I bring an unwieldy, industrial implement to bear on cold, unforgiving steel. It's manly, dangerous...titillating.
Sure I could be pulling down more money sitting on my butt captivating that enviable 25-54 radio audience but when I start day dreaming about that, one good slip of a grinder as it tears a path across my hand brings me right back to the waking world. Besides a runaway 60 grit air-powered hand-held grinder can only give a guy a flesh wound...a momentary distraction, a mere pause. What's the word on that? "Shake it off, slow the bleeding and get back to work." I LOVE THAT !!

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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