Lawrence Baumer

Pleasant, authoritative, educated, seductive

Voice Description

I have a smooth, deep masculine voice with clear enunciation and a 'neutral' American accent.

Educated, sophisticated, authoritative and seductive, my voice always sounds relaxed and natural, never strained or forced. Often described as a born salesman, I am glib, quick on my feet, witty and clever.

I do off-beat characters, east coast urban & Southern regional voices and 'gay' characters.

Typical radio 'DJ' voice is also available for faster, more excited voice-over needs.

My voice can also be quite calming and easy to listen to, especially good for audio books and stories on podcasts and political ads.

I am a writer, currently a member of AWAI, and can assist in copy writing.

I have done a variety of radio ads for car dealers as well as live 'on site' radio shows for car dealers in North Carolina & West Virginia.

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
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• 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 will go to any designated studio in my area

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services

My Home Base

, North Carolina, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Seductive male voice.

Pleasant story-teller.

College lecturer.

Calm political voice.

Sneering political voice.

Elderly, raspy black American.

Raspy, 'tough' 'County' accent.

Radio DJ - top 40, NPR, commercial 'quick-talk'

East Coast American Urban.

Regional Southern American.

My Voice Experience

At least 6 people a day tell me I should be on the radio, old girlfriends call just to hear me say hello.

Hi, all through my life people have told me what a nice voice I have. I have a naturally seductive, very masculine voice that is soothing & pleasant to hear. Although both men and women compliment me, women are impressed in a more profound way.

And while my voice-over professional experience has, so far, been limited to commercials and live on-air promotions for different car dealerships, I have quite a bit of speaking experience.

As a writer, I often read my works to groups in venues like busy, noisy bookstores. When I pause and look at the audience I will always see that some people have their eyes closed with a smile on their faces, transported away to another world. "I'm only 23 and I've only lived around here," said a young woman recently, "but for the last twenty minutes I was in Baltimore in 1953 - and I didn't want to leave! I could listen to you all night."

My voice is distinctive enough that, having moved to a different car dealership (and doing their radio ads) I had an old customer pull in saying he'd heard me on the radio and had sought out the new dealership to buy a car from me.

I am accustomed to speaking to groups. As president of my homeowners association I have had to address the Durham City Council & the Durham City Planning Commission. I have been president of the local Toastmasters & I have run meetings for years and won a variety of trophies and awards.

As the spokesperson for a home-builder & the on-site Realtor for a local development, I have lectured at Realty Companies and taught a class in construction careers for the Durham Schools.

Early in my automotive sale career I went to the National Finals for the Chevrolet 'walk-around presentation' competition.

Professional,smooth and competent - I always deliver the goods.

My Training

High-school - A Jesuit Prep School where 'elocution' was a required class and study of the classics (in Latin & English) was required. Edited school literary magazine & wrote for school newspaper.

College - At West Virginia University. During my college days I did the coffee house circuit as a singer/songwriter in the folk genre.

Work experience - I have been a Steelworker & a Teamster & a carpenter for the Canton Railroad.

I have sold electric lighting (consultant), appliances, industrial solvents, automobiles & real estate. In the car business I have been a salesman, sales manager, finance manager & leasing manager.

I have been president of my local Toastmasters, president of my homeowners association; was selling agent of the year (real estate); have won many sales awards (automobile sales). I have also managed a auto body & paint shop and transmission repair shop.

My Studio Equipment

Sony Acid Music Studio on home PC.

Additional Skills

Extraordinarily easy to get along with, I am always calm and cheerful. No matter the circumstances I stay relaxed and in control.

My career in real estate was abruptly ended with a car accident and the back injuries (& surgeries) that followed. Although I can no longer do manual labor or drive a car for extended periods, I am quite capable of getting around and I never let my back problems get in the way of a good attitude.

I am eager and ready for work in my region. Rest assured, if you like my audition, you'll love the work product. I am competent, clearheaded and perseverant - the kind of guy who sees every project through to its successful finish.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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