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David is patient, thoughtful and truly enjoys seeing his students improve and goes to great lengths to help make this happen, he’s an amazing coach and an unwavering partner with an unmatched perspective on all aspects of the voiceover business.

John

Hello David and Susanne,

I just wanted to send a quick follow up and say THANK YOU for my fantastic session with David yesterday (Monday 4/3)! Your advice and expert breakdown of my sound and technique was so helpful, and very much needed. Your guidance was direct, laser-like, and after it was over I found myself pumped up and with a clear direction. Plus, you even kindly went over the allotted time. Time is truly money in this business, and I deeply appreciate your generosity.

Susanne, you deserve great thanks as well! You were so very helpful in making this happen, and it was a pleasure to take your cheerful follow up call this morning.

I look forward to doing more sessions with Edge soon, but in the meantime, I've got some homework to do! :)

Bryan Jester

I first met Dave Goldberg as a fellow presenter at FaffCon 3 in 2011. He sat in on my seminar and soon after hired me to be a part of the Edge Studio team. It’s an honor and I’m eternally grateful!

We had a coaching session not long after that. He ran a diagnostic on my website & demos. His vast experience and uncanny ability to cut through the BS quickly made clear what I needed to do to improve both. His approach is VERY different because he has no ego to satiate and gets to the point as soon as possible. It’s refreshing!

Tom Dheere

David Goldberg is the BEST. As an Edge student I have had a few opportunities to work with him in group training classes. He has a wonderful way of putting you at ease, which I so appreciate. If you have a chance to work with him you won't be disappointed.

Debbie O.

Hi David,
Just a quick note of thanks for all you have done to help me find success in the world of VO.
You’ve taught me a lot, but it all comes down to this: You’ve truly helped me develop and refine my script interpretation and performance skills. Most importantly, you helped me “find my voice.”
But, because training and practice never ends, I’ll be submitting an audition tape tomorrow for your Phase 4 program.
You are an outstanding mentor, coach, director, and friend. I wish there were words that could adequately express my gratitude.

Thank you again (because, quite frankly, I just can’t say it enough).

Bill Lord

Great enthusiasm for my future

Melanie

Great class last night. Thanks for focusing on that type of read. It is becoming more popular and I think it's difficult for so many of us. I recently had a client that I believe was wanting me to give him that type of read. He liked my voice and audition but it was difficult for him to describe what he needed from me on the actual commercial. I had trouble understanding how much less energy he wanted from me on the read. I was thinking he needed more conversational.. but that was not what he meant. He sent me a scratch track he recorded but I had no idea what I was supposed to get from the track. I should have asked more questions, but I didn't, he directed and I kept trying again. I think he was looking for the type of read we were discussing last night. If only I could turn back time. I needed last nights class ... thank you.

I met and worked briefly with David in workshops at Voice2014 in Anaheim. As an aspiring voice artist, I asked him to recommend one of his coaches at Edge Studio NYC- and I was impressed when he asked that I keep him posted about those sessions.

I am pleased to be training with David now. He keeps our sessions focused to make best use of the hour, always to my advantage. We move at a fast pace; yet there's time for my questions, observations, and his terrific sense of humor : ) His ears are keenly focused on every nuance of my delivery of script, and a detailed review of his observations is emailed to me within a day of our session.

I get the sense that David enjoys working with voice talent and cares about his clients' success; and I feel confident that he has my highest achievement in mind.

Davielle Kelly

Thanks again for helping me land the new gig!

Nate

Working with David was transformational in several ways. I had my demos produced, had several good but inconsistent clients, and was chugging along, rather than speeding along, in my professional career. Sessions with David allowed me to clearly see the things that were putting the brakes on my auditions in the ears of casting directors and decision makers. He also highlighted the specific strengths he heard in my performances and helped me to sharpen those traits and land jobs. He modified my demos and the response has been phenomenal. If you intend on taking your career to the next level, then private sessions with David Goldberg are an imperative.

Susan

Dear John,

Just wanted to thank you again for sponsoring the program on Telephony. Tonight's session was terrific! Enjoyed it immensely. Please extend my thanks and regards to David Goldberg!

Susan

The best words to describe working with David are "focused and relaxed". He keeps things simple and doesn't overwhelm his students by trying to make them something they are not. He lets you be yourself and it comes out in the results rather than over-directing.

Victor Martinez

I swear, every time I hear David talk, I take away something new. I'm so looking forward to his workshop this weekend in Houston!

Laura Branch-Mireles

Hi David,

It must be about a year now since I came along to your (full day class)..., and a lot has happened since then. You asked me to keep you updated with how I got on, and I thought it was about time I did - so here is a summary of the last year!

I completed my demos (narration, commercial and audiobook)..., and since then I have been continually working. I moved back to the UK in July and bought myself a vocal booth (a gold booth from vocalbooth.com) which I found on eBay (no walk-in closets in my UK house!). I had already invested in a Neumann mic before I left the US, so I was up and running pretty quickly.

I have three regular clients who supply a lot of my work. One is based in Singapore and creates listening comprehension exercises for people who are learning English, another runs a website called XXXXXX which has lots of animated videos about how cars work/breakdown/are fixed. He sells subscriptions to garages who can then use the animations to show customers what has gone wrong with their cars and how they will be fixed. His biggest client in the UK is XXXXXX (I guess the US equivalent would be Jiffy Lube). He is constantly adding to his site, so more work keeps coming my way. My best client though is from XXXXXX Travel app - he creates guided tours of cities and museums all over the world, and I have narrated many audio tours for him.

I've had all kinds of other work too - telephony, corporate video, e-learning, web videos etc. I've done an 8 hour audiobook as well. I've done a few commercials including one for a hygienic toilet seat in Australia (!), but the most high profile job I've had to date is for Aqua Divina perfume by Bulgari. I was hired through Voices.com and the client bought the rights to use my voice on a TV commercial in India, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. The video has recently been posted on YouTube and... has been listened to by over 1.2 million people!!

...Anyway, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for helping me on my way...

Hope all is well with you and Edge - I miss the Sunday night chats but 2am is a little late for me…..

Best wishes,

Liz

Thanks again for talking with me this morning - You helped me clarify some of my strategic objectives around intentionally building trust with clients.

Alicia D.

Great Workout David! Definitely awkward for me because it's not natural, but I get that it's another option. Thanks for the direction and challenging me to stretch.

Rhonda

Generosity, Intelligence, Integrity, and enormous creativity are the words that immediately come to mind when I think of David Goldberg of Edge Studios. As a voice talent since 2003, I have had the opportunity to work individually with many talented voice coaches, and have studied with leaders in the industry in both LA and NY. It is David Goldberg though, who has been instrumental in helping me build my career. His keen ear, generous heart , and positive approach keep me coming back to him, again and again. when we work together on auditions, he brings me to a level to which I could not direct myself. I am deeply grateful for his continued work with me.

Jeanne F

David, I shared with you initially that I am workable clay. That's why I come to you repeatedly for your expertise. I can't go wrong with it. I'm glad you noticed the things you did. The goal by Thursday is to have things up and running fully on the site with all of the changes you mentioned.

I began with Edge Studio in 2012 and have been taking classes and private coaching ever since. I love being a part of Edge Studio and have had the fortune of working privately with David Goldberg. He is, hands down, the best voice over coach and director that I have ever worked with. David is just a natural at working with voice actors. He puts his talent/students at ease instantly, he is very clear about what he wants/expects and generously shares his experience and vast knowledge with everyone he works with. Some of my favorite, but very simple advice from David is, "to just have fun with it," and "smile."

What I find most impressive about the Chief Edge Officer of Edge Studio, is that he is probably one of the most active people in the voice over community today. Last year, he traveled across the country every week doing 1-3 full day VO performance and technique training seminars in many cities (including NYC, which I attended) on top of working FT in the NYC home office. At these events, every participant had the opportunity to read a script and get live feedback from David personally. We also learned how to listen that day through David's ears, which was a brilliant.

Edge Studio also sponsors many events throughout the year, they partner with services such as voices.com and their website is hands down an amazing resource for all voice actors. I highly recommend that you check it out and definitely participate in the weekly script challenge, which encourages practice (so smart!). I believe that David's great passion for the voice over business and his desire to see good people succeed is what has made his company so successful and what makes him so good at what he does. David is committed to his people, his students and his clients. I admire David very much and I thank him very much for his continued support of myself, my voice over career, and for dubbing me, "The Friendly, Loud Mouth!"

David Goldberg and Edge Studio are full service. David literally does it all. Well, except for the actual voice overs, which is why I suppose he has to keep training us all so well, producing such great demo's and then hiring us too. Thank you David, for all that you do.

Anne Gordon "The Friendly Loud Mouth"

Hi David,
Thank you for your time and direction in the Telephony seminar tonight. I look forward to future sessions and the opportunity to work more closely with Edge. Have an exceptional week!

Jenn

Hey, David! I'd like to thank you for the time and attention you gave me during our online coaching sessions. Working as a voiceover talent in a foreign country has posed many challenges, not the least of which has been finding a qualified voiceover coach who can work with me in my native language! But through the magic of Skype, geographic location is no longer an issue.

Working with you via webcam has helped me identify specific areas of my work where I need to improve and after just five one-hour sessions, you've upped my game to a level where I expect to make my money back in just a few months, since more work is already coming in from clients who have noticed a difference in the audio I send out. Thanks again and all the best from Brazil, Jason

Jason Bermingham, American voiceover talent based in São Paulo, Brazil

David Goldberg is awesome! He's clearly passionate about the voiceover business and wants to serve everyone in it! Edge Studio is an amazing resource that you should check out!
Thanks to David for offering so much amazing info and to his team for a cool year-end contest!

Stacey J.

Hi David,

It was a pleasure to meet you on Saturday. I really felt your class helped bring a greater awareness of the depth I can add to auditions, and gave me more confidence in being able to self direct them.

Susan

Hi David,

Performance class last night was wonderful! I love learning and I especially like that feeling the next day after class of; "wow, it feels good to be learning in my career field". I really appreciate Edge Studios for having these fantastic classes available...especially since I'm in a smaller town without local training.

Thanks so much and look forward to the next class! :-)

Amie

Thank you so much for putting so much time, effort and real genuine thought into my career. It is beyond appreciated and I am so fortunate for the help and guidance. I am really looking forward to working with you and EDGE and really sinking my teeth into all of this. This is way better than what could have come up with.....Shhh!!!

Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and talent at MAVO2015. It was so exciting to read for you... The feedback then and also in the evening workout was so useful and appreciated. Now I'm looking forward to following your guidance ... 2016 will be a great year, thanks in no small part to you. I look forward to seeing you again.
Thanks again and have a great end of year.

Beth Stewart

Regarding the website and the demo review...again your were fabulous as always. Everything was clear and if you visit the site now you will see that several things have already been corrected. ...Thanks for everything

I’m SO pleased I acted on my impulse to get some Voice Over coaching from David Goldberg at Edge Studio. After spending some profitable time with him, I came away feeling like I had been with one of the best in the biz. He was dead-honest and he offered me a sensible action plan.

One of the things that I felt set him apart was that he helped me identify what I needed in order to grow forward and become more marketable. He also gave me specific advice about how to assess client’s needs when I’m auditioning. (We actually picked apart a couple of my unsuccessful auditions in order to help me make more affective choices when I’m reading job specs.) I was also impressed with the coaching notes he sent me after our session.

At the end of the day, what he hears with his uncanny ears are worth every penny and more. But his assessment, his coaching and his counsel are priceless.

Debby

Dear John,
Thank you and Thanks to David Goldberg for a great seminar last night.
I listened for the entire 2 hours and thoroughly enjoyed all of it - there were lots of great tips in the general conversation that
David gave while he actually delivered the course. The coaching was excellent.

One of the best points made was that if you can't do everything as in , translate, voice, edit, etc - find someone who can.
Keep the client, or don't run and say you can't do it because you can't do it all.
Think in shades of gray.

Karen

I've been working with David Goldberg for six months. He has an amazing ear (and has taught me how to listen better), his direction is spot on, and his personal interest in my success has helped me grow immensely as a talent. In addition to working on the technical aspects that go into a great read, David has helped me trust my own instincts so I can go in the booth and deliver interesting and unique reads that make my work stand out from the crowd.

David Goldberg is all business, but his casual, productive, and collaborative approach inspires me to create…and isn't that what VO is all about?

Bill Lord

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