Margaret is 78 years old and has been teaching singing in Campbelltown for decades. She is from the old school of entertainers and performed in Melbourne and Sydney. She worked in musical theatre and loves comedy. In this interview we hear an old recording of Margaret singing under the baton of the late Hector Crawford (Crawford Productions). She taught Kate Ritchie and Danielle Everett as well as countless others who now have wonderful careers. She is a much loved member of the acting community. Her wisdom and humour makes this interview very special. Our photo show Margaret with student Simon Cabello and stage director Byron Philips on the wings.
If we need training it is very easy to find it on the world wide web. But in the fields of media, presentation, voice over, emceeing and other creative arts a hands on approach is needed. You cannot become an expert presenter from Google.
Pat has decades of experience with adult learning. His courses in presentation, media and voice techniques have helped many hundreds of people. The techniques he shares are from his experience over three decades and in many different countries. And especially to people with English as a second language.
As well as conducting his own training courses in-house – Pat has been contracted to various business and government departments to train their executives in media, presentation, voice and creativity. These includes Wollondilly and Campbelltown Shire Councils, The Mac Credit Union, Linking Ladies, Chambers of Commerce, Woolworths, TAFE NSW, Beautiful Minds, Lee Leslie Management, media outlets etc. He also taught advertising and media at Ramkamheang and Assumption Universities and public speaking at Mahachulalongkornrajavittalai University in Bangkok.
Pat also has the TESOL and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE) certificates.
If you want custom voices I can help. I have done voice overs for the past three decades. And also produced others for that many years also. You can hear my voice samples on the right hand side of this page – and if you like what you hear – just send me a message.
This voice is about your product or business. It reflects what you are about. Quality, warmth, service, friendliness, concern etc. But some clients will go for a very cheap voice that is not done by a professional. That’s fine if you have no budget and it’s not important. But if that voice is going to be with you day in and day out spend a few dollars and get it right.
If you are deciding whether to go with a generic voice or have your own custom voice overs you have made the right choice. Generic voices can be very annoying – especially for your customers – who hear them a lot more than you do. With custom voices overs you can adapt the one script into many.
Custom Voice Overs – Business Events
I attend a huge number of events. Many miss the opportunity to set a fun tone right from the start. You have your guests in the foyer waiting. You have the opportunity to introduce the event and add some very personal custom voice overs.
“Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to Fred’s Friendly Pharmacy’s Christmas in July. The doors will open in five seconds. And those who make it to the stage first can enjoy a Fred’s Friendly Pharmacy Free Cocktail. Three Two One Open.”
“I did some custom voice overs for Volvo in Thailand. And at the beginning of each launch my voice would boom throughout the hotel foyer and giving them a short countdown to the start of the event”
Custom Voice Overs – Clubs
Time and time again the duty manager is called to make regular announcements. These could really add flavour to the club with a professional voice and some possible sound effects.
Custom Voice Overs – Messages on Hold
If you are going to pay for one message – get five done at the same time and bargain for a good price.
Good morning you have called Fred’s Friendly Pharmacy – we’ll be with your shortly.
Merry Christmas from Fred’s Friendly Pharmacy – we’ll with with you shortly.
It’s Happy Halloween sales right here at Fred’s Friendly Pharmacy – please hold the line.