I grew up in a family that lived to tell stories. From my dad gathering my sister and I around to hear his made-up-as-you-went fairytales, to my aunt repeatedly describing how we’re descended from Alexander The Great, to my grandfather (ruefully) reliving his experience playing on the Bulgarian soccer team in the 1936 Olympics: “We lost so bad we had to travel incognito for fear the townspeople would pelt us with tomatoes!”
With storytelling pretty much engrained in my DNA, I guess it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I fell into a profession that revolves around telling stories-a.k.a. professional talker, a.k.a….voice over performer.
Some people ask, “How is doing voice over spots for Huggies, Maxwell House or Listerine being a storyteller?” Easy! It’s not about diapers, coffee or mouthwash-it’s about mommies and babies, a cup of warmth and comfort, and feeling confident when you lean in for that kiss. What I do is express an experience through my voice.