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How Broadcasters and Voiceover Announcers Pronounce Foreign Names And Tricky Words? Very carefully...BONUS: Includes Great Online Pronunciation Resources| David Houston's blog

How Broadcasters and Voiceover Announcers Pronounce Foreign Names And Tricky Words? Very carefully...BONUS: Includes Great Online Pronunciation Resources| David Houston's blog | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
Thanks to voice actor, David Houston, for posting this fun segment from "Rachel Maddow Show" on the peculiarities and difficulties of pronouncing proper names and certain words properly---even for TV Broadcasters. (e.g., "ar-KAN-zis River" vs. "AR-kin-saw," the state.)

Bonus: Several excellent online pronunciation resources are provided so that if you ever have to pronounce the President of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika's name in a script, you'll actually know how to say it...

David Houston blog: "This segment from Wednesday's The Rachel Maddow Show serves to remind that, even (especially?) for those of us who talk for a living, some words and names are more problematic than others."
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Voice Actors & Broadcasters (and Everyone Else): What You Need To Do To Keep Your Voice Young | Online Voice Coaching

Voice Actors & Broadcasters (and Everyone Else): What You Need To Do To Keep Your Voice Young | Online Voice Coaching | Inside Voiceover—Cutting-edge Insights + Enlightening, Entertaining News for Voiceover Professionals | Scoop.it
Smart, easy-to-understand advice on what you need to do and what you should avoid doing to keep your voice in top competitive form as you get older.

There are definitely fairly simple things you can do to keep your sound-making apparatus in top shape. The good news is that it DOESN'T require Botox, or other expensive treatments, but like any exercise regimen, it will only work if you commit to doing it regularly.

Ann Utterback, PhD, Online Voice Coaching: "In my last post, I looked at the effects aging has on the voice.  Several of my tweeps have expressed concern about how this ..."
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