After I was accepted into the Drama Studio Sydney* to Acting for 3 years full-time, my tutors immediately informed me that I had probably the worse voice they had ever heard because it was so nasal – and, if I intended on getting any acting jobs after I graduated, I needed to do “a lot of work on my voice”.
Besides being a shock to my ego, this surprised me. The concept of working on my voice and changing it had never occurred to me. I thought that actors like James Earl Jones had been born with the rich, deep resonant tone that I loved so much – they could read aloud a Chinese takeaway menu and make it sound amazing.
I never realised that you could vastly improve your speaking voice and easily achieve this wonderful full sound – simply by doing some basic training. So, I started my quest for a voice that would help me, not hinder me. In other words, to turn people on, not off.
The information contained on the 5 EASY STEPS TO A FANTASTIC VOICE audio and video recording and within the pages of the book ITS NOT WHAT YOU SAY, ITS HOW YOU SAY IT is the culmination of 10 years searching to find the ideal, practical, simple (but effective) vocal warm-up; anywhere, anytime.
*The Drama Studio teachers were all trained at the Drama Centre London. Click for more information