A little about me:
It's fair to say that I will never sound like a local even after living in America for 22 years.
But it's a great conversation starter, which is never a bad thing for someone who enjoys meeting new people.
I live in the historic town of Waxhaw, on the outskirts of the "Queen City", Charlotte, NC.
So what made me consider voice-over in the first place?
I'm glad you asked.
I love a great story and one of my favorite storytellers was my elementary teacher, Ms. White..
We all have someone who inspired us, perhaps showed us our A-Ha! moment, taught us to dream and see our potential...
Ms. White, embodied all this. She embraced vintage, wore scarlet red lipstick, styled white blonde hair, and was glamorous in every way in my 9-year-old opinion.
More importantly, she taught with incredible zeal, and encouraged me to articulate my thoughts, to read with conviction and greater understanding.
Throughout that year she also awoke in me a passion for acting, but particularly narration.
My report card at the end of that year read;
"Judith has a delicious wit, she's vivacious, bubbly, and full of sparkle!"
I tend to think that life generally needs more sparkle so I bring this energy into the booth, and enjoy the variety of voicing scripts that come my way.
From thought to reality
Fast forward quite a few years with several narrations for favors, a play or two behind me, and requests to read aloud in numerous circumstances and I circled back to how I could intentionally make a living using my voice.
I was homeschooling two of my children in this same season (and have the grey hairs to prove it).
While watching and listening to their online lessons, it became clear that although the material was great, the message was lost due to the monotone audio.
Once the audience is bored and zoned out, keeping them on track can be tough.
With this in mind coupled with being told numerous times, "You could read the phone book (remember those?), and I would pay to listen!", I figured it was time to begin this journey.
After months of learning, coaching, and understanding my niche for where my voice would fit, I launched into the entrepreneur realm as a female voice artist and The Voice of Judith Bareham became a reality.