Need a female voiceover to announce your television, podcast or radio show? Whether your show needs the point of view of a comedic insider, the smoldering, smart detective, or the cool girlfriend, Heather’s got the pipes for it and knows what to do with them.
Heather has an authoritative, textured voice that easily lends itself to promo. She comes off knowledgeable, confident, mysterious, upbeat and fun. She is extremely versatile and voices many different types of shows. Today you have to keep your audience engaged more than ever. After all, they can just pick up a remote and fast forward, or swipe left. You need a voice that can tell the story of your show in a way that makes them lean in and want more. Her friendly rasp will make your audience tune in and say, “yeah, I want to watch that.”
So, what exactly is promo? Basically, promo is advertising for entertainment using voice over to promote television, radio, news programs, podcasts and movies. People are also needing voice talent for internet ads, book trailers and podcasts.
Of all the different types of projects that Heather works on, promos are the most challenging but the most rewarding! Promos is all about great acting. It can be one of the more difficult genres of voice over in that so much is conveyed in so little. The fewer words, the more the acting skill the voice talent needs to have. One of the key components of this is confidence, confidence and more confidence. Your viewers/listeners need to know with 100% certainty that the person telling your story LIVES it and LOVES it!
Heather is a super fan of movies and always makes sure to be at the theatre a little early so she doesn’t miss the trailers. Who doesn’t love the trailers? A well crafted trailer can leave you with goosebumps or tears-pretty amazing to do in around 2 minutes. The powerful voices that hold us captive during these trailers are a big part of the experience. By far, the best known movie trailer/promo voice of our time was Don LaFontaine. You may know him as the “In A World” guy. He was instrumental in changing the landscape of what we have come to expect when we see a trailer or even other types of promos. Heather grew up in those cool, dark theaters dreaming of those other, magical worlds and Mr. LaFontaine was an idol of hers. Today, a few of the hot voices that are and continue to shape the promo genre belong to people like Joe Cipriano, David Kaye, Gabriel Kunda and Randy Thomas.
Don LaFontaine explained that he was bringing his own personal take on the script and putting that into his reads (with his incredible pipes!). Isn’t this really what it’s all about? Telling the story of your show in an authentic connective way to make them want to watch or listen. There are different ways to convey this interest but, ultimately, you want it to connect and sound great.
And while many promos still prefer the “Voice of God”, a traditionally deeper voice with authoritative gravitas, the trend, like in every other area of VO, is going more conversational and connected. Luckily, Heather is versatile and can do both because she actually is the “gal next door” who just so happens to have a VOG (Voice of God or Goddess, if you prefer.)
Heather is honored to be the voice for the second year in a row of the annual conference CloudFest. The worlds largest number one cloud conference, held in Rust Germany each year. From announcing each speaker, voicing the promotional videos, announcing instructions for the participants, etc., Heather brings her fresh, hip, edgy voice to every aspect of the conference. She is also the voice of NamesCon, the largest annual domain-industry conference in the world, held each year in Las Vegas. She voices promotional videos, announces the speakers and instructional public addresses for this wonderful event.
Who says women can’t be the voice of a sports show? Heather is thrilled to be the announcer of the Houston Sports Show in her beloved H-Town. Houston Sport Show is a fun, informative show that brings sports insiders into your living rooms each week and Heather is proud to be a part of it.
In November 2017, Heather was honored to be a finalist in the That’s Promo Voiceover Competition held in New York’s Time Square. It’s a little like the voiceover world’s The Voice or American Idol. She was vying for a spot as a new promo voice of Pix 11 News in NYC. It was an amazing experience, auditioning live in front of the voiceover world’s heaviest hitters, including the one and only Nancy Cartwright (aka Bart Simpson!).
Renowned voice over talent and coach, Marc Cashman, says: “Heather’s got the perfect promo voice–the alto needed for drama and the muscularity needed for this kind of V-O copy. This is a great showcase for her voiceprint.”