Mike Laponis

Upbeat, Conversational, Friendly, Believable

Voice Description

Trustworthy, upbeat, fresh, real, sincere, heartfelt, and funny. Friendly and inspirational for narrations, believable and energetic for commercials, smooth and confident for presentations, new and fresh sound for explainer videos.


Recommendations and Testimonials:
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"I recommend to you without reservation the talent, professionalism, flexibility and cooperation of Mike Laponis for his work as a voice-over and narration artist. In my 25 years of work at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, producing corporate video and audio projects, Mike has become my go-to voice-over person. He not only takes care of all of the mechanical elements of achieving a clear, solid narration track – such as timeliness, professional quality, convenience, and intelligent understanding of the words themselves – but he also delivers a great performance. He creates a reading that our audience can believe."

Fred Aronow
Executive Director, Grants and Projects
Casa Colina Foundation


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"Nomad was looking for a male voice talent to produce a short promotional video targeting the Courtroom industry. Within a few hours, Mike had returned an audition track using the script we had provided. After review by our team, the track was accepted as is and used effectively in our promotional video. Although this was our first experience with Mike, we will definitely be giving him more projects in the future."

Brad White
President
Nomad Technologies, Inc.


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"Mike Laponis delivered a perfectly tailored voiceover for the launch video for our new training tool, Career Power 3.0. His voice had the perfect blend of professionalism and likability that was needed. Mike was also very committed to quality and our satisfaction with the end product."

Dr. Beverly Kaye
Founder/CEO
Career Systems International


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“Mike Laponis' voiceover definitely enhanced the quality of my video! The sound recording was impeccable and he catered his voice to our very specific needs. The client I created the video for was very pleased with Mike's work. I hope to work with Mike again because he is committed to excellence and is also very personable.”

Reinel Campa
Video Producer & Project Manager
NightandRei Video Productions


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"Mike's voice over talent blew me away. He sat and discussed the International Student Orientation script with me in detail, ever-conscious of my expectations as a client and of the audience-- in this case, a non-native English speaking audience. Before he completed the entire project, he sent me a sample to ensure my satisfaction with quality, pace, cadence, and enunciation. The turn-around time on this project was incredible.
My co-workers and I could not be happier with the final output. His work is professional and exceptional; he is one of the most personable people I know; and he is most definitely reliable. I give Mike the highest recommendation possible. Hire him! You will be glad you did.”

Isela Peña-Rager
Website and Social Media Manager
International & Study Abroad Services
University of La Verne


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"Mike, What a great job! It is a professional presentation of information we needed to communicate to students. Your voice interpretation and communication is outstanding. Thank you very much."

Philip Hofer
Director
International and Study Abroad Services
University of La Verne


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"Our event went extremely well, and the voice over you did was first-rate. I really appreciate it."

Raul Alvarez
Executive Director, Foundation & Community Relations, Cypress College


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“I have known Mike for over 15 years, and can give him the highest praise for integrity, original thinking and follow-through. He's a fine person to work with; honest to a fault and unstinting in his support of the project or issue at hand. Mike works well after most have given up, fallen asleep or just moved on; he makes sure the job is done right. And, on top of all this, he's just a swell guy! Consider yourself lucky if you get to work with or hire him.”

Rod Pyle
Executive Producer
Cinema Pacific Entertainment


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Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• 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
• 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

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• 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
• 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

Los Angeles, Orange County, Southern California, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

California, Southern Californian

My Voice Experience

Mike is a dedicated professional voice talent who will deliver the sound you want for your project. He is creative, dependable, reliable, and responsive. Mike not only sounds trustworthy, he is. Mike prides himself in client satisfaction. Commercials, imaging, promos, narrations, documentaries, eLearning, explanation videos, animated explanations, educational videos, IVR, phone prompts, phone systems, and message on-hold, Mike has the experience to get the job done fast. Quick turnaround on projects. Professional studio with phone patch, Source-Connect Now, and Skype. ISDN and ipDTL available by arrangement.

Clients include: New American Funding, Ontario Auto Center, Nomad Industries, Inc., House Research Institute-Los Angeles, Career Systems International, Brethren Colleges, International and Study Abroad Services-University of La Verne, Cypress College Americana Awards (Four years running), Los Angeles County Fair, McKinley Children's Center, Fairplex, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, University of La Verne, LeRoy Haynes Center, Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, Media Edge Services. Also experienced in writing and producing radio commercials, and all types and styles of audio projects.

Contact him today for rates and to book him for your project.

My Training

Mike has extensive experience in voice-over and production. Mike is a voice actor with many years of audio and video production experience. Mike has taken classes from James Alburger and Penny Abshire at The Voice Acting Academy studios in San Diego, California. He has been coached by Debbie Munro, and Kevin Delaney. Mike has also had training from Sylvia Aimerito and Tim Keenan at Creative Media Recording. In addition to his voice work, he also has copy writing experience and a radio programming background. Mike has received Telly awards for videos he has voiced, written and produced for the Los Angeles County Fair, Parents Anonymous, McKinley Children's Center, and the University of La Verne. Mike has both a B.A. and a M.A. in Communications. He also has an A.S. in Fire Technology.

My Studio Equipment

Mics: Sennheiser 416, Neumann TLM 103; Mackie Mixer, ProTools, with phone patch, Source-Connect Now, and Skype. ISDN capabilities available nearby. Extensive library of licensed production music, production elements, and sound effects for sound design and full production work.

Additional Skills

Mike's production experience includes sound design, audio production, and writing effective commercials. Mike has considerable classroom teaching experience in audio and video production. In addition to his voice and production experience, Mike has training and education in Fire Technology and Safety, and has been trained in CPR.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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Additional Information

• Currently Mike Laponis is a Standard subscriber.
• Mike Laponis was last active on Voice123 115 days ago

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