Mike Snyder

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Voice Description

Mike's deep authoritative voice is steeped in culture and experience. His warm, resonate and distinctive baritone is friendly, conversational and convincing, but can be deep velvet and ominous. Mike's dynamic range of delivery is persuasive, skilled and confident. He can shake a room or stadium with the "Voice of God," or slip into a low rumble for a romantic mood and tumble into a guffaw in a fit of comedy.

Mike is seasoned with deep professional knowledge of vocal and video persuasion from years of live broadcasts around the world. His crisp, confident and authoritative presentation brings impact, meaning and class to narrations for documentaries, audio books, corporate presentations, image campaigns, commercials, promos and movie trailers, business/technology/educational videos. His command of the language gives him the unique ability to navigate live entertainment, business, academic and technical presentations with convincing ease.

Mike engages his ability to command live stadium sized audiences to organize, motivate and execute large philanthropy events. He uses his skills with grace and wit to manage both live and live-to-record events. Mike's extensive live broadcast career has tempered him to be very directable, flexible and cooperative, while also being collaborative.

Whether the voice needs to be persuasive, friendly, convincing, authoritative, commanding with wit and whimsy; whether you need dad, a friendly neighbor or the Voice of God; and when you need flexibility, credibility and absolute satisfaction on a tight deadline, Mike is your man.

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
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• 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
• I have Source Connect 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 can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

, Texas, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Neutral American (non-dialectical), German, Southerner (Texas/Southwestern US), Bronx, Russian, character voices.

My Voice Experience

Primary week night news anchor NBC-5 Dallas. My 38 year broadcast industry career ranges from reporter, to chief correspondent to primary anchor in the 5th largest US market. My experience also includes extensive narration for film, television and radio production. Narration and character performance for major music productions.

I started my broadcast career at age 16, recruited to be an evening personality at KTTS, the Radio Ranch in Springfield, Missouri while a junior in high school.

I continued polishing my vocal and visual persuasive skills at KTTS while on a full debate scholarship at Southwest Missouri State University.

Took a career leap into radio news in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Denver and Dallas, then ventured into television news in Houston at CBS-11 (KHOU) as a reporter and anchor. In 1980 I joined NBC-5 in Dallas as an investigative reporter and anchor, and 1990, I became the main evening news co-anchor.

My 38 year broadcast industry career ranges from reporter, to chief correspondent to primary anchor in the 5th largest US market. My experience also includes extensive narration for film, television and radio production. Narration and character performance for major music productions.

In 1987, I became the voice of Queensrÿche's quad platinum album "Operation Mindcrime."

My radio career includes morning personality co-host with Charlie Van Dyke at KLIF in Dallas, morning anchor and host KOA Radio Denver and evening personality/production Manager KTTS AM/FM Springfield, MO.

My Training

I have been privileged to learn my craft one-on-one from broadcast legends Curt Brown, Charlie Van Dyke, Jerry Lewis (MDA), Casey Kasem, Travis Linn (CBS), and many others.

My professional coaches have included Barry Nash, Laura Hernandez, Joni Brander and a number of coaches from AR&D, Frank Magid and M&M.

But the one person who influenced my command of the language and gifted voice was my English professor father. He published a poetry magazine, spoke 6 languages, recorded the Canterbury Tales in middle English and convinced me, "words on paper need a human voice, steeped in emotion and understanding, to bring them to life."

My Studio Equipment

Electro-Voice RE20, AKG Perception 420, Neumann u87, M-Audio Firewire 410, Adobe® Audition 3, Pro Tools 8, Apple Final Cut Studio, Source-Connect Pro 3.5, MacPro (G5), MacBook Pro, Tricked out Quad-core 2.66GHz PC, Auralex Studio Foam isolation panel booth, Verizon FIOS broadband 20mbps up and down.

Additional Skills

Mike's voice has a huge dynamic range, and while distinctive in its sound, he has the ability to create a number of different characters with precise dialect.

Mike thrives on deadlines, works efficiently and takes direction easily. Among his numerous television awards, Mike was entered into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences "Silver Circle" for life time achievement in 2006.

Mike is also an accomplished writer and producer for both television, radio and print. Mike has a broad command of the language, knows how to creatively use an economy of language to get the message or story across. Mike is an accomplished project manager, from concept to completion. He manages resources well to produce the product on time, on budget and does not rest until the client is completely satisfied.

Project Management, News producer, On Air Television and Radio performer, non-linear editing experience with modern digital video and audio editing products, timeline and deadline driven delivery, voice and visual presentation coaching, public speaking, motivational speaking, and philanthropy project organization, coordination and presentation.

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