"Conversational Speech for Commercials" with Charles Mintz

Voiceover Lab

New York

"Conversational Speech for Commercials" with Charles Mintz

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

11:00 AM
Check-in begins at: 10:45 AM

(Is the class full? Fear not!  Sign up on the waitlist -there are always last-minute cancellations, so luck is on your side!!)


The specs for commercials nearly always say that the actor should be “natural”, “conversational”, or “real”. 

But, commercials often read like a foreign language, bearing only a passing resemblance to English. 

This is a class designed to teach techniques to help actors sound conversational and real, no matter how stiff and strange the words!

Required materials:  pencil, highlighter, flash drive


Charles Mintz is a voice actor who was the signature voice–of-the-brand in long running campaigns that included Buick, Beneficial Finance, Celebrex, Chase Visa,  Con Edison, Efferdent, Estee Lauder, Fisher Price, Gax X, Gerber Baby Foods, Heineken, Hellman’s, Johnson & Johnson, Kool Aid, Lanacane, Listerine, Luvs, Nationwide Insurance, New York Telephone/NYNEX/Bell Atlantic/Verizon, Norwegian Cruise Lines, the Port Authority of NY & NJ, Restasis, Reese’s, St. Joseph Aspirin, USA Television Network, Van Heusen, Weight Watchers, others.

He has also been an announcer and narrator in individual commercials, limited campaigns, corporate videos, and documentaries, working for brands ranging from American Express to Xerox.

He has been heard in more than 10,000 commercials and other recordings.

For six years, he created and taught a college level course in voice over at the NY Conservatory for Film and Television.

Mintz had an earlier career as an advertising copywriter.

Charles mintz