We are proud to have
as our licensed partner in Nigeria
Kamal Salau heads our new school and will be teaching the renowned Hudson Voice Technique to media professionals and aspiring newscasters, voiceovers and reporters.
The 7 elements of the Hudson Voice Technique teaches you how to take full control of your voice and the way you deliver your message.
Created by Steve Hudson, CEO of Voicemaster International and award-winning international voiceover, this course has been for over 20 years, training Fortune 500 CEO's, BBC newscasters, call centre operators and many corporations including ING Bank, British Telecom, Carlsberg Tetley, and of course, those who want to earn extra money as a voiceover artist.
It is a powerful structured technique that has a permanent affect, so there is no doubt that the Hudson Voice Technique is one of the most important skills you can learn.
A piano can be played by instinct, but if you want to be a concert pianist, you will need to learn a technique. In a similar way, your voice is an instrument, so by learning a technique, you will have full control over your voice just like other leading media professionals.
It's also fun when your friends hear and/or see you on television or radio!
It has been accredited by the Law Society for 16 hours CPD training and we are official trainers at Oxford University, the Singapore Media Academy and Bloomberg UTV.
How it works:
There are 10 Video Tutorials with scripts for you to print.
It will take 20 minutes a day, for 2 weeks. depending on your input.
• Before Recordings. Before you start the course, we ask you to record some scripts to establish your starting point. These are your 'Before Recordings'. Keep them safe in a folder.
• Learn the 7 elements. Go through each element of the course, guided by Steve.
Practice each element until you're confident and then move on to the next one.
As you go through the course, record yourself so you can listen back and correct anything that's not quite right.
• Practise. Now you've gone through all the elements, practise for 20 minutes a day until it becomes second nature,
• After Recordings. Now we ask you to record the same scripts you recorded before you started the course.
• Assessment. In order for you to be assessed, you need to send your 'Before and After' recordings to Steve. If there is anything he feels needs more attention, he will go through it with you and ask you to practice a bit longer and assess you again.
• Diploma. When he is happy with your progress, you will be sent your Voice Master Diploma.
Other benefits of this course:
Improve your presentations at school or work
Decrease study time because of enhanced memory retention
More success at job and promotion interviews because you will be more confident
Secrets of the Black Magic Box Man (Reprint from TV Times)
Steve Hudson started as a trainer with 3M Company and Xerox (London and Washington DC) as International Communications Trainer. Working in Washington, he trained politicians and became Communication Consultant for members of the Senate and many of the Fortune 500 companies.
He soon realised that most salesmen and politicians were well trained in product knowledge, but many of them were poor communicators. It was obvious they needed a technique to be more positive and persuasive. After considerable research in America and the UK, he was surprised and disappointed to discover that no such technique existed.
Working in Washington DC, he was lucky enough to meet Frank Sinatra, who was one of the best communicators in the world. Just listen to the clarity of his voice and delivery when he sings.When he mentioned to Mr. Sinatra he couldn't find a communication technique, he replied: "So create one."
As it turned out, it was a brilliant piece of advice! When he returned to London, he decided to train at the National Theatre in London to learn the secrets of great actors. During the next few years, he became a successful international voiceover, recording Fuji, Mitsubishi, Guinness, Gallo Wine, Old Spice, Martini, Superman and many others.
He came close to real stardom when Cubby Broccoli was casting for the lead role in James Bond movies; Steve said he lost by an eyebrow (and a few million pounds) to Roger Moore.
Steve Hudson has won a number of awards for production and performance, including Best Radio commercial at the Hollywood Radio and Television Society for 'Sound International'.
Steve has enjoyed working with and interviewing many stars and celebrities, including the multi-talented Miriam Margolyes, Barry Ingham, Frank Sinatra, Roger Moore, the Duke and Duchess of Bedford, Lord Lichfield, David Bailey, Hulk Hogan, Pele and Tracey Ullman.
StartStarting and ending sentences (9:10)
StartCreate Mini Sentences (19:57)
StartSpeak Slowly (8:07)
StartSpeak Softly (6:45)
StartSpeak with Energy & Enthusiasm (6:05)
StartRecognise and emphasise 'Red Flag' Words and situations (9:18)
StartPut it all together and paint a word picture (9:40)
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this course really work?
Yes it does! Just read these testimonials...
This course delivers exactly what it says it will. At the beginning of the course you are asked to record a number of lines to the best of your ability so you can compare it with what you sound like at the end. I was skeptical about how much I was improving during the course... I mean, sure, I learned some good advice but I didn't feel any huge improvement.
Then I recorded the final readings and compared them to my firsts and wow... mind blown!
This course gives basic advice and intriguing explanations for how to improve your voice while reading a script that has monumental results. …All in all this is a course where the results speak for themselves and I highly suggest it. (2,3)
The course is comprehensive. All of the relevant material [and I might add that it's ALL relevant] is sufficiently and successfully covered. I am tremendously satisfied as I feel that the value received far exceeds the money spent. I've been looking for something like this for more than a year, and I would have gladly paid more than I did. I would definitely recommend. Thank You, Steve!
I learned the key elements of speaking professionally. It will help me, making a voiceover for my course. You may take Steve's course to learn making voiceovers professionally.
I found the course extremely interesting and helpful. The in-depth analysis of the various voice types and the exercises have given me the confidence to go ahead and produce a demo tape to try and break into the voiceover industry. Thank you.
I have always wanted to do voice over work, this is a great course to get some knowledge for that.
I have been doing voice overs for over eight years, and this benefited me a lot.
It's for beginners (I am one) it's a fast way to know important useful tips, key is to practice a lot. Instructor makes the whole experience fun to learn.
For an American audience, I thought this course may seem a bit foreign. But Mr. Hudson breaks down the basics of english-language speech in a universal way. Though this course may be marketed towards voiceover artists, I could see this as an appendage course for public speaking, persuasion, most any verbal communication course.
Mitchell T. Smith
Great class if you're serious about becoming a voice actor. Steve Hudson does a great job explaining each different genre of the voice over industry and his experience is obvious throughout the entire course. Highly recommend.
This course is a gem! If you want to learn voice-over, this is the only course you need!
Amazing! Steve Hudson creates an almost instant awareness about voice control from the very start of the course. Thank you so much Steve.
See M. Kumar
I purchased this and a few other voiceover courses and decided to do this one first. In a little over 2 hours I have learned enough to change the way I do voiceovers forever, and will be forever more mindful of the way I speak when doing presentations and my podcast. Thank you for a great course.
At this point, I am a professional voiceover artist, this course will take you to the PRO level ( no kidding ).
At the onset, I came to realize my mistakes, how wrong I was all along. The mental comma principle indeed delivers the message across.
I had always wanted a course on Voice Overs. This course simplified it even though consistent practice is recommended. Thanks Hudson for making the attractive and easy to follow.
Interesting! I learned something new. I am excitedly looking forward to applying my new learnings to ministry work, and hopefully, to voice over projects. Thank you very much, Steve!
Ma. Rhodora S. Flores
Very good, it is what I was looking for. It is a great explanation for learning to talk professionally or voice improve.
Good short practical course on how to become a better voiceover. Which is a skill which can become very handy. Its packed full of content course in just only 1 hour. As not a native speaker it was not that easy to do the exercises.:) But it was fun to try to improve (speaking) with more energy, controlling speed, pace etc. Will try to redo the courses many more times to improve.
This course is hands on, You start improving how you read and apply your voice in the first 20 min. You are given the tools and all you need to do is apply, compare and practice.
I've taken several other voice over courses and even though this course is shorter then the others, it contains a plethora of information that can not be over looked, It has made me gain more confidence and knowledge to the art of becoming a voice over personality, knowing that I can attack my next project confidently. A must have for anyone serious about learning how to speak and phrase properly. very very well done.
I really liked the professionalism of the instructor. While most of what he covered we already knew if we just thought about it, the thing is, most of us hadn't really thought about it. The exercises were excellent. The course content was great.
I really enjoyed this course. I found that his method makes it very easy to analyze the most complex blocks of reading and devise how to get through it -- all on the fly! Great job. Totally worth my time and money!
A really excellent voice over course. Great content and teaching style. Concise, well-structured, enjoyable and effective.
Very comprehensive course! As an author who records my audio books, this course helped me to capture and remain mindful of the nuances of delivery that will make a marked difference in my general communications as well.
Fantastic course, within the first going over of the course my recording voice has markedly improved. I wanted to improve my voice in order to record my own audio books and i wasn't disappointed, i feel a lot more confident now and am excited to hear what my voice sounds like after the hourly practice recommended by the course creator. If i could give it 6 stars i would!!
“…the information gathered during the class has given me enough to work with while I practice for a career in voice over! I will use the training suggestions as suggested, and see where this takes me. Thank you!
Thus far; a real ear-opener! Here are genuinely useful insights, and techniques to put immediately into service.
Very precise and concise! I found that I had changed in a quick and surprising way!
Very well done. Properly organized, clear and useful. It's improved our teleprompter skills immensely.
The information given in this course was simple but powerful. It was explained well and succinctly, so no time was wasted on fluff or filler.
Nice class - thanks a lot - made me pick up my microphone and start an old recording software to practice some story telling
Only just started but so far so good. Some great tips, very well explained. In particular, I like how there are exercises throughout, with an emphasis on practice. Looking forward to progressing with the course!
Update: Finished the course and very impressed. Just listened to the difference between my 'after course' recordings and my 'before course' ones and the improvement is dramatic. Thanks!
I found the course extremely interesting and helpful. The in depth analysis of the various voice types and the exercises have given me the confidence to go ahead and produce a demo tape to try and break into the voiceover industry. Thank you.
This is clearly a man who, besides his talent and beautiful voice, knows his stuff and is willing to share it. Though voice over and voice acting can be described and exercised in many and deeper ways, I'm happy to have come across this course :-)
It's been 3 days and about 5 hours, I already love what I'm learning. I can notice improvement in my voice already. Let's power on. Totally worth it. Thank you Steve!