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Do I love the people at Edge Studio? Why yes I do! Seriously! Love working with you! Looking forward to a long and fabulous work relationship!

Susan

Kristin,
I just wanted to send a note to say thank you for facilitating the webinar tonight-your feedback for each person's read was very insightful and helpful as well you kept the webinar engaging.

Christine

I just wanted to say that my classes with Mr. Ingram and Ms. Quisenberry were pleasant and informative. They both have comprehensive approaches, and show sincere interest in each student. Although working under tight time constraints, they balanced the task of discovering subtle nuances in each voice with the mission to push each student to the proverbial "next level".

Brianne

Thank Marjorie for her time and effort in giving us instruction based on our learning curve. She did such a wonderful job helping us understand what we personally can work on. Hearing what others did - then hearing the instruction is helping me fine tune my ear. Just wonderful wonderful stuff. Thank her for me.

Amy D.

Noelle is wonderful. She gave great direction and helped us to reveal different parts of ourselves to serve the scripts. I liked the format of today's class. Having call backs not only upped the stakes for us, but really got me listening. I also enjoyed the call back section and hearing all the call back reads for the same scripts in a row. I learned a great deal on today's call. I felt like Noelle built a nice community for all of us on this call; made me want to stay in touch with everyone who participated. Thank you Edge, Noelle, and my fellow students for a valuable learning experience.

Shannon C.

Hi Edge,
I'm writing to provide some feedback for this week's Technique Spotlight/Audition Ringer (Tuesday, March 25).

Kristin Price is, as you probably realize, a terrific group teacher-- and I say this quite aside from the fact that she has been coaching me individually. I'll give a few examples as to what she does as a group teacher (and specifically, as a TS/AR instructor) that I think are exactly on target:
-Specificity. Everything from the topic of discussion, to the goals of the session, to the talking points and tips-- and, most importantly, the feedback on each person's audition reads, is extremely specific and relevant, and thus very helpful for everyone, whether reading or listening.
-Engagement. Partly because Kristin was very organized and kept a good momentum throughout, no time was wasted, and she was able to make sure that each participant had enough time to do enough takes to improve their read; most people got 3 takes, and even people that "nailed it" on the first take were challenged to do it differently the second time (rather than just praising them and moving on).
Additionally, Kristin had all of the participants play the part of "clients" during the AR, and submit written comments about the reads (many of which Kristin would share out loud) as well as select the winner in each category of read. This was a great way to engage us and get us to listen really specifically and critically to each person throughout the whole session (so it was less tempting to just practice the script while waiting for one's turn, and tuning out thereafter!)
-I'll note that in a couple occasions I've heard the TS/AR described as a setting resembling an actual audition, in which the instructor lets us know who would have booked the job in real life; Tuesday's session was the only one I've had so far in which this was implemented.

I've had TS/ARs with 6 instructors so far, and while I've certainly learned from all of them, I must admit that these above points (focused topics, specific talking points in the TS which we then try to specifically implement in the AR, specific and unapologetically critical feedback, enough takes to make improvement, a highly engaging 'real-audition' type setting) have not been the norm in the TS/AR sessions that I've been a part of.

I love the Edge group classes in general, and I hope my 2c are helpful: it would be great to see more specificity and focus in the TS/AR sessions-- and great to see Kristin on the TS/AR rotation more frequently!

If you have any questions about my feedback points, feel free to ask me for clarifications or further details. I don't usually give much written feedback, but wanted to pass along how much I'd gotten out of this particular class.

Peter

Dear Naomi,
I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for a very informative, insightful session today! Your “Know, Do, Feel” questions are an invaluable tool when approaching each read, allowing one to shelve their “authentic self”, freeing the path to color the essential elements of the script with the appropriate personalization and share the message of the copy as effectively as possible.

Scott

Also can since I do not have an email for Marjorie Kouns and I just wanted to send her a note and thank her for all her help. I have been on the Audition Ringer class with her for the past few weeks and she has been so helpful and works so very hard at making the class informative and entertaining. Please let her know she is helping me so much to be more conversational and break old radio announcer reads. She is moving me from voice announcer to voice actor and I cannot thank her enough. Please let her know how much she is appreciated!

James

Just wanted to let you know that, once again, I truly enjoyed this past Saturday's Tech. Spotlight and Aud. Ringer classes. Marjorie's tips for saving and improving our voices were incredibly helpful, and she gave great pointers throughout the Audition Ringer.

Patty

Kristin did a fantastic job helping me understand the topic through examples and practical application. Her producer's experience goes a long way in giving me valuable tips. Thank her for teaching these classes on Pacing and Phrasing. Very important "back to the basics" topic!

Amy

I wanted to mention how much I've enjoyed the last couple of Tech Spotlights and Aud. Ringers with Noelle. The topics were great, her methods of coaching and teaching were very helpful with wonderful descriptives that really let everyone hear what she was hearing or was looking for, and her energy is just wonderful! I look forward to more webinars with her!

Patty

Dear Team,
Tonight's webinar,Train Your V/O Mindset... with Marjorie Kouns was Outstanding - instructional, uplifting and fun! I love the way she guides us with a kiss and a very painless kick. Actually I look forward to her non-threatening style of "kicking." I love participating in her sessions. I came to the class feeling totally exhausted and worried if I would even last a 3 hr sessions. I did, I'm glad. I even feel energized!!! Now, my problem will be settling down before daylight.

Cecelia

Hi Michael,

Just wanted to say thank you for your excellent,
exciting, inspiring, challenging Who's and Why's of
Voice-Over Technique class on Saturday.

Voice-Over is proving to be so much fun, I feel guilty!
But with your great class today, I feel all the more
challenged and inspired to work hard. It was tough to
go back to ordinary life today.

A friend who is an actor once told me he loved the 'colors'
in a script he was reading and signing on for. I remembered
what he said when you were talking about emotional colors
in class.

Thank you!!

Mary

Hi Kendra, I wanted to pass along what an amazing job Naz did with the class.
It was a pretty large group and her enthusiasm towards helping each of us thru our reads from the first person to the last never wavered. All while battling a cold and some technical glitches here and there. She is a definite asset to Edge Studio.

Terry

Although I was unable to stay for today's audition ringer, I just wanted to give some feedback about the Technique Spotlight about creating characters for animation with Deb Munro. She is FANTASTIC! She not only spoke with us about vocal health and observations about the business but also demonstrated how she jumps from character to character. It was extremely helpful and I do hope that you will offer this class again soon.

Thanks again, Edge, for rockin' my Voice Over World!

Vanessa

Kendra,
First: I LOVE the articular aerobics webinar. The basics are fun and always helpful.
Also: Marjorie has been so encouraging this week. After her critique of my audition (great unbiased information I can work on) she gave me the impression that I could (with effort and repetition and experience) audition and get work. Her pushing us to do better is wonderful as always, then she tells us at the end that she hears improvement and is encouraging us to continue working on our personal homework. It gets me excited for coaching!

Thank her for me!

Amy D.

I know this is a bit of a delayed feedback, but I wanted to mention that I LOVED the Tech Spotlight class last week ~ 'Pitch with Purpose' ~ with Scott Harlan! These are the types of things I know I need to really focus on for reading script, and his tips were helpful and made so much sense! And it was great to have him choose scripts for the audition ringer that really applied to what we had discussed during the tech spotlight.

Patty

Hello Edge Studio Training Department,

I just attended my first Phase III "Technique Spotlight & Audition Ringer Class" with Marjorie Kouns on "Train Your VO Mindset the Moment Before You Speak" and I am incredibly grateful for the timely, concise and relatable information and tips she presented and added her own personality and sharing to.

Then, I couldn't believe how incredibly kind she was in the critique section. I expected pretty harsh feedback so it truly helped me relax and not fear future ones.

Thank you for the Weekly Script Contest and I look forward to more classes and more learning.

Allison

The tele-class with Marjorie on Saturday was incredibly informative.

Hi Ladies and Gentlemen,

I just wanted to express my appreciation for Naz Chaudhry's " Tell it, don't sell it! " class this past Wednesday, April 1st - I was surprised at just how quickly 3 hours could pass. Her ability to listen and critique is admirable and the comments and direction were spot on .

Alex

Hi Deb!

Just wanted to thank you very much for the great Technique Spotlight and Audition Ringer sessions you gave on Saturday. The exercises were fun to do and very effective, as was your great advice on how to avoid damaging your throat.

It was a great stretch for me to be a bee, even a Queen bee (LOL)! Like another participant, my niche is as a narrator/storyteller, but you gave me some great coaching on how to improve my read, regardless of the type of project, and being able to listen to the tips for improvement you gave to the others in the session was invaluable.

Many thanks once again!

Jannie

I have been "Edging" for a handful of months and, after this evenings "technique spotlight", I am compelled to say that Noelle Ramano is the best Webinar host that I have come across! She exhibits the most consistency, demonstrates the best organization and class format, and most importantly, the most thoughtful feedback.
I have had the pleasure of working with Noelle a number of times and am always left feeling like I have taken my practice to a new level. She is always very present when teaching and maintains an approachable professionalism that has been such a relief as a student of this industry. She is an Excellent asset and the model of what the technique spotlight should be.

I am happy to praise good teachers and she is one for sure!

Jeremy B

Kristen Thorne did a great job with the Technique Spotlight and Audition Ringer last night. If you have an opportunity to share any feedback with her, she was consistently encouraging while providing helpful next steps. The copy she used for the ringer was also easy to read on screen. That is not always the case, but she cut and pasted the copy onto a slide and put it in presentation mode. The other things I found useful were the audio examples she provided. When I worked with David in Chicago what resonated most was the importance of ear training. Kristen echoed that lesson last night by providing us with exemplars. It's one thing to talk about it and another thing to hear it.

Doug D

Good Afternoon,

I just want to thank you for the above mentioned class. Micheal Ingram & Majorie Kouns have been great. Thank you for your wisdom, insight & encouragement. Now, practice, practice, practice...again, THANK YOU!

Alita B.

I thought Naz did a great job with warm-up techniques and suggestions. She was also very engaging and helpful in her comments during the script readings by the participants.

A very useful webinar.

Darwin

Hi Edge Studio Team,

Thank you for sending this worksheet…. and thank you for all the hard work you put into this great "VO University". Debbie's class was great (as always)!
I am learning so much from all the instructors and coaches…..each and every one is of such high calibre.
Thanks for your part in making it all happen!

Enjoying the Process,

Cheryl

I really enjoyed this class and Noelle was Awesome as usual! She
really took the time to treat everyone as an individual, and when I
was having technical difficulties, she read off the Tech phone number
and that was very helpful! I was bummed that I could not read on the
audition ringer because of my iphone, nobody could hear me. I learned
a lot in the techniques class, and also learned a tremendous amount in
the audition ringer just by listening to everyone else.

I am loving and enjoying all of these classes, feeling very blessed!!

Carol

Kristen,

Thanks for another great webinar on Tuesday! I really do love your view on things, and it shows just how much thought you put into everything ~ from the webinars themselves to the reflecting and comments you give during the audition ringers. So, thank you so much for all of that!

Patty

Hello, Training Gurus!

I have to write and gush about the recent Saturday technique classes with Scott Burns and Deb Munro. Just wonderful! They both taught a ton of great material in a short period of time. Both, too, were very generous with their coaching time, taking care with every student even though the classes were very full. I was writing notes furiously the entire time.

Scott introduced many interesting techniques and tips--it seemed like a new one for every student. I've been feeling frustrated and stuck about how to gain a more natural sound, and now I'm excited to get to the mic. And Deb explained all her thoughts with great clarity as she coached, taking the listeners along on the journey. I know what she taught will greatly improve my ability to both self-coach and give better feedback on the feedback forum. Not to mention giving some great editing and marketing tips just in her asides.

I'm definitely feeling the Edge Studio love!

Tonia

Marjorie manages to impart in an easy but fun manner, lots of real, pertinent and "yummy" information in short order. Her critiques are extremely useful and right on the mark.
It must be very difficult to give presentation and critiques which won't derail ambitions but encourage people to change for the better. Marjorie does this very well.

Alex

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