The Great Voice Company

Susan Berkley

Who is Susan Berkley and The Great Voice Company?

The Great Voice Company was founded in 1987 by Susan Berkley, a voice talent, former radio personality and author of “Speak To Influence: How To Unlock The Hidden Power Of Your Voice”. Susan is a former cast member on the Howard Stern Show and left radio to pursue her voice over career and start her own business. She quickly became a sought after voice talent, becoming the signature voice of AT&T and the branded telephone voice of Citibank.

Today, The Great Voice Company is a full-service audio production company providing professional voice talent in any language While we welcome projects of any size, we really shine when it comes to large, complex multi-language, mission critical applications.

Our customers include: Citibank, Google, Nuance, Sears, Home Depot, Principle Financial Group, Express Scripts, AT&T and many others.

The Great Voice Company also has a training division serving aspiring voice talent and corporate learners who want to improve their voice and communication skills.

Unlike some companies which are based off shore and difficult to work with, we are located in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. We speak the same language, are easily accessible and make your life easier with an expert team of dedicated project and production managers. At The Great Voice Company, you’ll never get an automated quote request form. You’ll always get prompt, professional service and a project manager ready to help and provide solutions for your unique production needs.

For more visit or contact The Great Voice Company at 800-333-8108 or

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Speaking Expert Who Coached This Week’s Winning Team on “The Apprentice” Reveals Keys to Victorious Presentations

Susan Berkley Apprentice

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 (, 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


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