||Who is Susan Berkley and The Great Voice Company?
As voice of AT&T and Citibank and founder of www.greatvoice.com, Susan Berkley is one of the most listened to voices in America –but she’s also helped launch more successful voice over careers than anyone else on the planet and no one on the inside of the voice over world disagrees.
A former radio personality and cast member of the Howard Stern Show, Susan launched her voice over career as a way to free herself from the clutches of a life as a ‘wage slave’ in Big Media. She struggled at first but then met her mentor Dr. Norberto Keppe, from Brazil who helped her overcome the “head trash” -self-doubt and unconscious acts of self sabotage that plague every artist and entrepreneur. Keppe’s groundbreaking work informs her teaching and mentoring programs. She also devoted herself to the study of sales and marketing, systemizing a proprietary “Monetize Your Voice ™” method that she teaches in her training programs.
Other voice talent call Susan “the most respected voice over teacher alive”… and the list of well-known talent who freely reference Susan and The Great Voice Company as their primary mentor for voice over training is just staggering.
Susan was a pioneer in innovative and uniquely effective forms of voice over training (the first to use teleconferences and virtual seminars as effective training tools), and the first to publish a popular Voice Over Ezine, Inside Voice over, still widely read by tens of thousands of beginning and professional talent world-wide. Her popular Career Launcher Program– including private telephone coaching, a professionally produced demo, and a ticket to her Voice Over Bootcamp Recording Studio Immersion Experience — is hailed as the gold-standard of hands-on voice over training.
For on-going monthly support, her Talent Team and Million Dollar Microphone coaching programs introduces talent to industry experts and voice buyers for one-on-one feedback. Members are also able to send in their audio for personal feedback from Susan.
Because she comes from a family of entrepreneurs, (her grandfather was the co-creator of Archie Comics) Susan has a deep respect and love for great marketing that is both ethical and fun .She long ago realized that great voice over careers are born not by learning to audition and perform just a little bit better than everyone else but by applying the simple secrets of proven sales and marketing techniques.
If you truly have a desire to do voice over work and the urge to share the gift of your voice with others … then it’s your job to understand how to get your message across in a way that hits home.
Marketing your voice over services isn’t brain surgery… but it does require that “a-HA!” moment of clarity most voice talent never have.
From developing your perforamance skills behind the mic, learning to record pristine quality audio from home and then getting to work, Susan Berkley’s SIMPLE Monetize Your Voice System ™ takes you step-by-step through the process of starting and sustaining a great voice over career.
Best of all, it’s easy, fun … and completely removes the “sticking points” that confuse so many emerging voice talent .
This is where Susan and the team at The Great Voice Company will show you the way. If you’ve ever wondered how great Voice Over careers are born, you’re in for a treat and an honest discovery that really can change your life overnight.
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Speaking Expert Who Coached This Week’s Winning Team on “The Apprentice” Reveals Keys to Victorious Presentations
November 3, 2005 – With candidates’ fates riding on how well their team taught an adult education class on this week’s episode of NBC’s “The Apprentice,” a speaking expert who coached the winning team reveals the advice that proved key to the victorious team’s success.
“Your ability to get your message across depends on knowing how to use your voice effectively and what to say when,” says Susan Berkley, a former radio personality who is the author of Speak to Influence as well as the voice of Citiphone Banking and one of the voices that say “Thank you for using AT&T.” Berkley advised the Excel team on how best to structure their class and engage participants.
* Wherever possible, open your presentation with a brief humorous story or anecdote. Berkley taught them how to do this and encouraged the team to model Brian’s relaxed, self-deprecating style.
* If there is something obviously different about you, address it briefly and then move on, to avoid distracting the audience. Since Rebecca was on crutches with a broken ankle, she should tell the audience what happened and use it to build rapport, Berkley explains. “Audiences are always more comfortable with real people who are charmingly flawed, rather than perfect.”
* With limited time to convey tons of information, it’s essential to plan a fun, entertaining and highly interactive presentation – not necessarily to get across as many points as possible.
“Success in life, not only on TV, depends on understanding how to keep your audience from declaring you ‘Fired!,’” Berkley notes. “But that’s always a challenge. It’s definitely one reason ‘The Apprentice’ is still on the air in its fourth season.”
Susan Berkley’s firm, The Great Voice Company (www.greatvoice.com), performs training on vocal mastery as well as creating phone system messages in many languages. Based in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, the firm serves a client list that ranges from AT&T and Citibank to John Hancock and Freddie Mac.
If you’d like more information, or to schedule an interview with Susan Berkley, please call 201.541.8595, or email firstname.lastname@example.org