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"I took Altair’s class in an attempt to improve my sales skills and presentation methods. I found the class instrumental in improving my sales presentations and client interactions with regard to body posture and voice inflection. I have been in the sales and marketing field for 25 years, and I use Phil's concepts and voice strengthening to improve both face-to-face and telephone sales presentations. I am in a field where I am judged every day on the quality and the number of accounts I sell and service. Bottom line, Altair’s class has improved my ability to connect effectively with my account contacts and has helped me generate sales."
Monnie Laughinghouse, Winston-Salem, NC
"The skills I learned during my time studying with Phil Newsome at his six-week workshop (Acting & Audition Techniques for Film) have proven to be invaluable. I go into each casting with complete confidence. I recommend the workshop to any actor looking for the tools necessary to make it in this business. You learn about many of the finer things that casting directors are looking for that you possibly never thought about. You also get to work on scene study, monologues, and learn about the business side of the industry and valuable terms that pertain to it. At the conclusion of the workshop you are allowed a great networking opportunity as well with the showcase!"
Michael Davis, Charleston, SC
I have always wanted to be an actor, but a few months ago I had no experience or knowledge about the film business. Altair’s workshop changed that, this was the first class I took, and remains the most valuable. After the first day of class, I knew I had taken a huge step towards my goal to be a working actor. I learned how the business works, and how to break into the business. I learned invaluable techniques, and the dos and don’ts for auditioning. The showcase on the last day was an amazing networking opportunity. Soon after completing this class, I landed a role as a supporting character in the feature films LOST STALLIONS: THE JOURNEY HOME, starring Mickey Rooney. Also, I have had the lead in two short films, “Election Day” and “ “Banks of the Vltava.” Much thanks to this class, my dream is coming true.
Rami Rothstein, Sandy Ridge, NC
"After taking a break from stage acting for a number of years, this workshop refreshed my auditioning skills, got me an agent... and got me immediate work in both film and TV. I highly recommend Phil Newsome and Altair if you want to benefit from deep professional experience, strong industry networking, and a practical and personalized approach to helping you be successful at your next audition... and all of your future auditions!"
Darrell Barr, Winston-Salem, NC
Phil your workshop was absolutely incredible. Other workshops just don’t compare! The exercises and audition techniques prepared me for every situation. I am strong and confident when I walk into casting sessions, and I know how to call on my emotions by living in the moment. Since the workshop I have signed with an agent and shot a TV commercial for the NC State Lottery. I cannot tell you how much this meant to me. You are a phenomenal teacher and coach.
Kim Patrick, Greensboro, NC
Whether a beginner or intermediate actor, you will find useful tips and tricks... from terms of the trade, to relaxation techniques to visualization fundamentals in Altair’s Workshop. If you are serious about acting, add this workshop to your repertoire.
Nathaniel Carter, Raleigh, NC
"The Altair workshop was great and I learned so much! As a direct result of the class I signed with an agent and have already auditioned for a major motion picture! Thanks Phil and Altair Casting and Production Services! !"
Linda Minney, Winston-Salem, NC
"You know my personal endorsements are few and far between because if my name is attached to a product or project, it has to be RIGHT.
On August 10, 2010 I was blessed to attend a Voice Over/ Voice Acting class led by David Rodwell of Voice Development Group, LLC (Albany, NY) at Altair Casting in Winston-Salem, NC.
Wow! Great night, great info, and the next day a personalized voice analysis by a sound engineer. (She recommended my V/O career focus on narrative materials and upscale, "sensuous" commercials...ie, Diva Voice!)
I want to thank David and Phil Newsome for an excellent class on Tuesday evening. David covered a vast amount of information, and we all learned a TREMENDOUS AMOUNT about voice-over work."
Caroline O'Neil, Charlotte, NC
- Kent Passingham, Raleigh, NC
"It's hard to believe that it has been less than six months since you sent the voicecoaches.com notice to me. I attended the seminar and signed up with VoiceCoaches. It has been a very enlightening and enjoyable experience. Just over a month ago, I went to WFDD for the studio immersion session and the end result is this: http://RoxanneGriffin.icanvoice.com.
Hopefully, the CDs will arrive shortly and I'll be off and running (or should I say "voicing"). I Have no doubt, one of them will cross your desk in the near future. In the meantime, thank you so much for providing the access to top notch education in a field I had been considering but had not yet found an avenue for pursuit."
Roxanne Griffin, Stokesdale, NC
"This three hour voiceover class (voicecoaches.com) provides a great overview of the business, gives you an opportunity to deliver some "copy" and is fun! If you decide you really want to pursue voice acting, there is additional training available that is personalized to you--one on one sessions with a professional producer. There is "homework", but the scheduling is flexible and you learn a lot about your own voice and how to best use it. I finished the course a few months ago and now have a professional demo tape and even an agent. This intensive voicecoaches.com class has led to auditions for work.
If you have ever thought you would enjoy doing voice work---like commercials or animation---it is well worth your time to get informed with this three hour introductory session."
Suzanne Query, Winston-Salem, NC
Taking Altair’s “Acting and Audition Techniques for Film” workshop was one of the best decisions I have ever made. If you are looking for superior acting instruction, you will find it with Phil. The first time I met Phil he was waiting for me to arrive on the set of THE 5TH QUARTER. He instantly put me at ease with his engaging smile, his graciousness, and speed at getting me where I needed to be, pronto! When I discovered that Phil was conducting workshops there was no doubt I could learn from him. I had suffered from a phobia of speaking in front of groups. Phil broke down all my barriers. He exudes a casual confidence and strength that is contagious. He makes you think you can do it. And you do! Thank you, Phil!
- Jane Marsh, Greensboro, NC
"I attended an introductory voicecoaches.com class in August. I met and listened to a real "producer". Wow! I am in! Fantastic training program! Wonderful people! I attended another introductory class and had the opportunity to listen to another genuine "producer." Still wow!
I learned that the voiceover industry is growing incredibly, there are no down turns, and there is competition which is a positive. It is not required to be "discovered."
I signed up for the long term voicecoaches.com training program. Your resume will be your demo CD. I chose to have mine done in Albany, NY at the company headquarters, Creative Voice Development Group, LLC, home of voicecoaches.com. The people there are great, the studio is 100% professional, located in a beautiful facility, and the recording studio time is quite valuable.
This is so exciting! I am a voice actor! Thank you for encouraging me to attend the voicecoaches.com introductory class in August. It was well worth it!. A very exciting experience!"
Scott Hanson, Kernersville, NC