The Conversational Read

(7 customer reviews)



Please note!! As of 1/29 at 3:30pmET, the full, participatory, seats of this class have sold out. If you would still like to attend live to observe and or receive the recording, you can make your purchase at the new listed price of $95.

“There was an unbelievable difference in my reads after learning this!”   Learn proven techniques that unlock your conversational read in this 2.5 hour masterclass with voiceover coach, director, and 2023 OneVoice Award nominee, Hugh P. Klitzke.

You already know that most every voiceover direction says: “be conversational”.

But how can you get there?

In this constructive, growth-minded class, you will learn:

  • How a particular point of view can lead you to an authentic read – no matter how well written the script is

  • How smile can help (and when it doesn’t)

  • To understand script structures – if you’re unsure what these are, this will be an “ah-ha” moment.

  • How body language, energy, vocal placement and speed play a major role in generating a conversational read.

This above will also help your conversational read have:

  • Authenticity

  • A subtle specificity

  • And a richer emotional life

How the class will work:

BEFORE the class, a maximum of 12 participants will be emailed instructions for sending an audio file of an audition that Hugh will be reviewing in class. By working with Hugh one-on-one, hearing his feedback, and observing other students, you’ll be able to lear practical tools for making your reads more conversational that you can put to use in your next audition!

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More About Your Instructor:

For nearly fifteen years, Hugh was the voiceover booth director at Buchwald. There he directed over 125,000 auditions. Now he coaches, produces, and directs (amongst other things). At the NEVO Summit 2023, he coached conversational. At OneVoice 2023 Hugh was nominated for Best Commercial Demo Female Producer. (It was Deb’s).  At WOVOCON VII Hugh’s workshops were “The First Ten Seconds of Your Audition” and “Voiceover Script Structures”. The SAG / AFTRA Foundation invites him to give workshops several times a year. John at Voice Over Xtra published his articles. James asked him for an essay.  Hugh will be on your podcast. And together, Deb & Hugh create excellent memes.

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  1. Excellent training from Hugh! I’ll never look at a script the same way. Great help on ways to emphasize without ‘hitting’. His playground rules alone were worth the cost of admission! Thank you Hugh!

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  2. This was a great workshop. Excellent critique. Deeper understanding of what a conversational read is.

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  3. This was an excellent course. My only request would be to give a little bit more information in a power point or discussion ahead of the evaluations of each person’s read. Afterwards, the only things I remembered were: shorten vowels and expand spaces between paragraphs. And a pdf of tips or rules in making a read conversational would be great.

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  4. Insightful! Hugh offered tangible tips to help deliver conversational reads.

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  5. Totally awsome. Hugh is a terrific coach. 👏

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