Getting you to think about your voice

Listen to this brilliant clip by Actor/Impressionist Jim Meskimen.

It encapsulates a listening exercise into a nice compact couple of minutes. One person shifting his voice and cadence to replicate many different familiar voices. While what he is doing is fabulous, there simply isn’t a lot of work out there doing other people’s voices, so being an impressionist is not why I want you to listen to this.

Your task is to simply listen and try to understand what makes YOU different.

Voices in this piece:

IAN MCKELLAN
JACK NICHOLSON
GREGORY PECK
STROTHER MARTIN
RICHARD BURTON
WALTER CRONKITE
PETER LORRE
GARRISON KEILLOR
GROUCHO MARX
TOM WAITS
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE
JACK LEMMON
GEORGE CLOONEY
MAGGIE SMITH
DAVID LETTERMAN
JOHN MALKOVICH
COLIN FIRTH
ANTONIO BANDERAS
PAUL LYNDE
GEORGE W. BUSH
WALTER BREUNING (world’s oldest man)
PETER O’TOOLE
ARAB MAN
WOODY ALLEN
DAVID HYDE PIERCE
PEE WEE HERMAN
INDIAN MAN
JAMES GANDOLPHINI
HUGO WEAVING
BURGESS MEREDITH
KEVIN SPACEY
JEFF GOLDBLUM
CHRISTOPHE WALTZ
ROBOT
JOE PESCI
MORGAN FREEMAN
ANDY ROONEY
HARRY BELAFONTE
ROBIN WILLIAMS
HENRY FONDA
PAUL HARVEY
ROD SERLING

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