Bill Patti
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Bill Patti

Bill P.

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"UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOUR VOICE"! As an aspiring performer, you want to look...and SOUND like a STAR! That means improving your speech and voice projection, resonance, pitch, tone and overall presentation techniques. All are covered extensively in my personal voice makeover lessons.

When you speak or sing, are you unhappy with the sound of your voice? Is it washed out, nasal, weak, muddy, and generally in need of help? Do you drop consonants, mumble, or not properly open your jaw to make proper sounds or fear performing in public? My proven, live, teaching techniques will train your voice to sound richer, fuller, and more audience friendly in just a few lessons. I will give you the confidence to overcome your stage fright fears. We will also work hard to improve specific voice, singing problems you may be encountering in your auditions and live work.

Study is easy. I will forward to you, in advance, each lesson via email that we will work on for each session. Then, we'll meet with my live interactive lessons that let us view each other in real time. That means instant teacher/student feedback and quick vocal improvement. This one-on-one personal voice makeover gives you the basic tools to improve your overall voice, and sound. That means a stronger more pleasing vocal presentation for you and a one of a kind voice that people remember and respond positively to. "UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOUR VOICE"!

About Bill P.

Award winning national Radio/TV personality and voice over talent for more than 25 years.

Voice heard in thousands of national Radio/TV commercials, infomercials, corporate DVDs, CD Roms, & videos for The Golf Channel, Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, U.S.Army, Delta Airlines, Windjammer Cruises, Darden Restaurants, Lowes, Time Warner Cable and many more.

15 years as Master Of Ceremonies/Comedian for touring variety show performing in over 1200 USA shows in 29 states.

National/Regional guest lecturer/speaker.

Professor, teaching broadcast/speech courses for 15 years at the University Of Central Florida.

BA--Radio & TV--Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

My extensive teaching, on air and performing experience will give you the winning voice/speech edge in your career and personal life.
Let me help you...
UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOUR SPEAKING VOICE!

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Andy
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Very knowledgeable and friendly

Posted Jul 28, 2020
Jane
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I had my first lesson today. Bill is a great professional coach. We did an evaluation of my voice and I am looking forward to improving my speaking voice and getting rid of unhelpful habits.

Posted Jul 15, 2020
marvin
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Bill gave great advice for my particular needs.

Posted Jul 11, 2020
Denise
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Bill is a great teacher. I learned more than I thought I would in his class and I'm signing up for more!

Posted Jul 2, 2020
Marina
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Very professional. Looking forward to future lessons.

Posted Jun 19, 2020
ARON
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A true pro and a ton of fun. I enjoyed my first session!

Posted Jun 13, 2020
Ana Maria
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Bill is a super teacher. Well prepared, patient, professional and experienced. I highly recommend him to anyone wishing to improve their English enunciation and tone.

Posted May 28, 2020
Ryan M.
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Amazing progress teaching my son.

Posted May 18, 2020
Ann C.
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Very good lesson. Bill did a good job explaining what he was going to teach. He taught the lesson and gave good feedback. Looking forward to the next lesson.

Posted May 4, 2020
Timothy H.
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Great intro to learning about my voice and how to project, through posture, breathing, phrase and word selection, etc...Very helpful.

Posted Mar 18, 2020
Nia S.
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Bill is very knowledgable, organized to perfection and has an efficient approach to delivering value. I enjoy learning from him and I look forward with excitement to each lesson!

Posted Mar 1, 2020
Alper
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Today I finished 50 lessons with Bill -one year-.

He taught me how to use my mouth, how to pronounce the letters, how to pronounce the words and many other things.

Before starting the lessons, I wasn't aware that people didn't understand what I said. People are polite, they rarely asked me to repeat. I found out that they hardly understood what I was saying.

After taking the lessons from Bill, I am confident that my counterparts are understanding what I say. I have proof :)

I am very happy that I invested the time for 50 Lessons with Bill and improved my accent.

Thank you Bill.

Posted Feb 29, 2020
Shannon G.
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First lesson was GREAT. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Feb 19, 2020
Chris H.
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The first lesson was filled with the knowledge I was looking for. I am looking forward to improving and dominating in everything that comes. Thank you!!

Posted Jan 3, 2020
Carl S.
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I had an excellent first class, and I look forward to the next one. Thank you, Bill!

Posted Dec 21, 2019
Gerald T.
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Bill was fantastic. His class was well structured and easy to follow. Bill was extremely knowledgable, very easy to work with and extremely patient with a beginner.

Posted Dec 8, 2019
Jon
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Just had my first lesson and Bill and he quickly determined issues in my speaking voice.

We discussed many tips (some of them very easy to implement but useful), and in future lessons will focus further on improvements.

I'm very glad for this, because I'd imagine there are a hundred ways to use your voice improperly, so having someone with Bill's experience hear your voice and offer recommendations is immensely valuable.

Posted Nov 18, 2019
Mathew G.

Great instructor, Mathew was very happy, thank you

Posted Oct 30, 2019
Chris
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I have been taking weekly voice acting lessons from Bill for almost two months now. I feel he does a great job of helping me find and focus my strengths while equally addressing and overcoming my weaknesses. Every lesson is well-paced and packed from start to finish with valuable training and advice, and on top of that Bill is just fun to train with, I am looking forward to the lessons yet to come. Highly recommend.

Posted Oct 9, 2019
Karen
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Very patient with a newbie. Excellent advice and support.

Posted Sep 3, 2019
Edward R.
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Fantastic great lesson. Pointed out very quickly what I needed to work on in my speaking

Posted Aug 14, 2019
Lisa
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A truly gifted voice/speech coach who was able to engage my 14 yo son unlike most other people ever have. His 5 basic voice/speech communication skill lessons included simple, yet highly effective exercises to improve tone and public speaking in general. I highly recommend giving him a try!

Posted Jul 31, 2019
Rachel G.
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I am in awe that such a talented, flexible and organized teacher is available to work with my 11yo daughter. Bill has extensive professional experience in acting and auditions. He is very organized with helpful homework sent out in advance of class.

My child is just getting into acting but I strongly believe his coaching on voice will help her for many years. In fact I’m tempted to sign up more family members for Bill’s instruction.

Posted Jul 30, 2019
Sara S.
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After one lesson, I feel excited and encouraged to continue with Bill as my voice teacher...Bill stayed engaged and listened to what I was doing with my voice. He then gave simple instruction on how to modify what I was saying after giving an example of himself reading. Although Bill has had years of experience, he shows patience and kindness as an instructor as well as skill. Don't take my word for it, try out a lesson with him!

Posted Jul 5, 2019
Ian

Bill is wonderful! Very attentive and personable. He listens well and offers great feedback based on your goals. Highly recommended!

Posted Jun 4, 2019
Boris
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I'm slowly noticing improvement in my speech. I had a heavy Russian accent and monotonous speech pattern, but under the tutelage of Bill I'm noticing that I'm more easily understood and my speech is more clear

Posted Jun 3, 2019
Adrian L.
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Bill knows the basics of accent reduction, and has great course material. He can get you from being a beginner to an intermediate capably.

However, I would not recommend Bill if you want to go from intermediate to advanced. After you master the basics of accent reduction, he repeats the same criticisms of you "you don't show any personality", "you're too stiff", "you don't speak naturally enough" again and again. When you prompt him to specify in what circumstances that happens, he just gets frustrated with you and goes back to generic talking points that don't help address my needs.

Posted Jun 2, 2019
Saqif
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Bill is really thorough and truly cares about your growth. Very experienced teacher and understands how to progress you at a perfect pace.

Posted May 28, 2019
Cassandra Ledezma
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Enjoying the class so far

Posted May 13, 2019
David
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I have struggled for years with a monotone and nasal voice. Through exercises and tips, bill has dramatically improved my speaking voice and now my voice sounds much more interesting and fun. I highly recommend taking lessons with bill if you are unhappy with any parts of your voice.

Posted May 5, 2019
S L.
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Best ever! Patient and flexible. A real gem for takelessons! Thank you Bill!!

Posted Mar 19, 2019
Ebin
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I have been training with Mr. Bill for the past 3 months and I should say I have seen tremendous improvement in my accent. Mr. Bill is a great teacher and he is very encouraging. I will definitely recommend him to improve your English accent.

Posted Nov 12, 2018
Jacob
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Very encouraging yet willing to be honest with you. Goes over anything you need to know in detail.

Posted Aug 5, 2018
Justin
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Bill is very knowledgeable and continues to push you on improving your voice and range in many different ways!

Posted Aug 2, 2018
Sarah L.
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Bill is an excellent instructor. He is prepared and teaches me practical skills needed to develop a stronger speaking voice.

Posted Jun 30, 2018
Dawn
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Great first class! I’m excited to learn more!

Posted Jun 5, 2018
Sharla
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I enjoyed my first lesson. He helped me pinpoint some of the voice problems and offered practical solutions and homework to address these. I had a lot of fun too with my first lesson.

Posted May 23, 2018
Rob
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After one lesson, I can tell that Bill is the coach for me. As a coach myself, I value someone who will help me get right to the heart of the problem and hold me accountable for my own progress. Thanks Bill.

Posted Mar 22, 2018
Leif B.
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Bill knows what he’s talking about, and the first lesson alone blew away all my expectations. I’m really excited about the journey ahead with Bill. Very glad I decided to do this.

Posted Mar 1, 2018
Samantha
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Bill has been such a pleasure to work with and has taught me so much during our lessons. I really enjoy his coaching style and would recommend him to anyone looking to take their skills to the next level. He's knowledgeable, thoughtful and a great confidant!

Posted Jan 11, 2018
Gary
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First lesson with Bill. He's a great resource with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Focuses on the basics and importance of using and caring for your voice. Looking forward to continuing my learning with him!

Posted Nov 24, 2017
Olga G.
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Bill is a great teacher. He starts with the fundamental information about how voice works and how to take care of it. After very first lesson I learned a lot about controlling your pitch, posture, what you eat and what you drink before your performance.
Thanks Bill!

Posted Nov 16, 2017
Ross
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Only 10 lessons in - and already I have seen a significant difference in my 'on air' voice - thanks to the direction, tutelage, tools and ultimate care Bill has offered.
Every session has a great flow, offers new ideas and most importantly there's a great level of comfort as venturing into new areas with your voice is not always easy. It is also incredibly useful that Bill sends out the weeks lesson plan/agenda a few days before our lesson so that I can wrap my head around what we will cover. Further on, I have the lesson plan so that I can always revert back to the tools that are taught as a reminder.
Before Bill I had worked with a voice coach that was 4 times the cost, and very generic in the teachings, rather then with Bill who caters the sessions to my needs, and is obviously affordable.
I fully recommend Bill, as you can tell. Very little cost for you to try an introductory 5 lessons - and from there you will certainly learn new ways to increase/sharpen your skill level.

Posted Oct 20, 2017
Rachel
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Bill is authoritative and has a lot of good information. He listened to what I wanted so he could really "get" me.

Posted Oct 18, 2017
Trent
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Very helpful!

Posted Sep 8, 2017
Erick Salgado
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It was awesome!

Posted Aug 31, 2017
Christine
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Very impressed with my instructor. I carefully reviewed all the speaking voice teachers on Take Lessons and weighed my options before finally choosing Bill. I'm so glad I picked him, I can't imagine any other teacher would of been nearly as helpful. When he heard I had an interview coming up, he even went above and beyond and did mock interviews with me to help me prepare. I highly recommend him!

Posted Jul 27, 2017
Mark M.
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Very happy with Bill. I am taking the lessons to help my communication skills at work. Bill takes the time to understand my work situation and give advice on my specific situation.

Posted Jul 25, 2017
Jorge
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Addressed my concerns and anything I would do wrong he'd make me aware of it as well as how to correct it. Many times I speak in monotone, so it's good to have someone help me correct that. Looking forward to continuing my lessons.

Posted Jul 18, 2017
Elijah
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Great guy

Posted May 24, 2017
KK
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After the second lesson with Bill, I was able to identify the specific areas of my voice that needed work. He's already been very helpful in developing my pronunciation and breathing and I look forward to future classes.

Posted Apr 21, 2017
Greg
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Terrific lesson! Very inspirational and informative! Time and money well spent! Thanks Bill P!

Posted Apr 19, 2017
Laurel B.
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The first lesson is very informative with a pretty laid-back feel to it.

Posted Apr 5, 2017
Drew
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Bill is a great teacher. I really appreciate his knowledge, skill and approach to voice acting. I look forward to working with him more.

Posted Mar 21, 2017
Jon
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I did not like how I was sounding while speaking so I decided to take a few voice lessons. I'm glad I did! Bill has helped me so much to sound better when speaking as well as be more engaging and enjoyable to listen to. Great coach!

Posted Feb 28, 2017
audra
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Bill is great! Very easy to work with and has great instruction as well as examples!

Posted Feb 12, 2017
John
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Bill took me through a systematic series of lessons that inspired my confidence in my speaking abilities. I wanted someone who was not just talented, but could also teach others how to be talented (hence I chose this teacher b/c of his teaching credentials). I can really feel my voice resonate now, and I can articulate words a lot more clearly than before. The lessons are also very affordable and I hope to continue lessons with him throughout the year.

Posted Jan 20, 2017
Aaron
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Bill is a fantastic teacher! He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and will be sure to give feedback where needed, always in a constructive and considerate manner. He is willing to work toward any personal goals related to his teachings, and is highly flexible in the scheduling of lessons.

I started his lessons to learn about voice acting, but I've found that even my everyday voice and speech quality has improved tremendously, largely from his direction. If you are looking to increase the confidence and power of your voice for any reason, I highly recommend Bill as an excellent teacher.

Posted Jan 3, 2017
Patricia Wallace

Bill has been great working with my grandson. He is speaking much better. Now I can understand what he is saying without having to constantly ask him, What did you say? Even though he is speaking much better, there are still things about speaking he is learning from Bill. I am very pleased and am sure that this investment will pay off greatly in the future for my grandson. First impressions are made in the first 15 seconds. I think my grandson can get past those 15 seconds now.

Posted Dec 2, 2016
Joseph
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Bill is an excellent and knowledgable teacher, provides practical and effective exercises to get the most of your voice. Every lesson has been enjoyable and productive, highly recommended

Posted Dec 1, 2016
Mary Lou
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Mr. Patti was a wonderful instructor. I loved how he went beyond the course to provide life lessons and career advise.

During our sessions, he had me practicing on a professional-style microphone, recorded me performing commercials from scripts, and provided feedback and constructive criticism that helped me to grow as a communications student.

I would highly recommend Mr. Patti to any student looking to improve their voice, their stage-presence, presentations, or public-speaking skills.

Posted Oct 1, 2016
Julia C.
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Bill is really pretty terrific. After going over the basics of first being understood in the public domain (voice and enunciation practices) we are now beginning, at my request, more commercial uses of speech. I have been in theater and done a few voice overs but just did the work with no training, and with the knowledge I could do better. Now I really feel like I am learning much from Bill about a subject area I always wanted more information about. I feel confident with Bill's specific and professional advice, practice and teaching materials (in this case, ad copy and homework).
Bill is also friendly and his teaching is not intimidating or stern. I enjoy his classes and remember his situations. I would highly recommend Bill as a teacher! Try taking one of his classes!

Posted Jul 26, 2016
Ellen L.
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Bill prepared for the lesson in advance. He is supportive but provides important critiques. Knowledge, experience, warmth!

Posted Jun 20, 2016

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Experience

Director
Feb 1990 - Present

YourVoiceProfessor

Conduct speeches/workshops/seminars/private voice/speech lessons in the pursuit of better individual and corporate Voice/Speech communication for clients and individual students. For hire national/regional voice over talent in hundreds of Radio/TV commercials/infomercials/podcasts/corporate videos for companies across USA & world.

MC/Comedian
Apr 1999 - Mar 2013

Liang Acrobatic & Comedy Show

Entertainer/MC-Manager-Venue Booker-for shows performed across the USA at resorts, colleges, schools, corporate etc.

Professor
Jan 1986 - May 1999

University Of Central Florida

Taught undergraduate Broadcasting major courses including: Radio/TV Announcing Speech Copywriting Advertising

Announcer/Program Director
Mar 1985 - Apr 1991

WDBO-AM/WGTO-AM/WMGF-FM--ORLANDO RADIO

On Air Announcer/Program Director for these Orlando, Fl radio stations.

Education

BA Radio & TV
Sep 1978 - Jun 1982

Butler University--Indianapolis, Indiana

Languages

ENGLISH

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

EXCELLENCE IN PROFESSIONAL VOICE-OVER
Jan 1998

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