United Kingdom

Steve Hudson, Founder of Voicemaster and and Creator of the Hudson Voice Technique
Steve Hudson, Founder of Voicemaster & Creator of the Hudson Voice Technique

Secrets of the Black Magic Box Man (Reprint from TV Times)

Steve started as a trainer with 3M Company and Xerox (London and Washington DC) as International Communications Trainer. He trained politicians and became Communication Consultant for members of the Senate and many of the Fortune 500 companies.

He soon realised that most salesmen and politicians were well trained in product knowledge, but many of them were poor communicators. It was obvious they needed a technique to be more positive and persuasive.In order to find out more about using the voice professionally, he decided to train at the National Theatre in London to become an actor.

During the next few years, he became a successful international voiceover, recording Fuji, Mitsubishi, Guinness, Gallo Wine, Old Spice, Martini, Superman and many others.
He came close to real stardom when Cubby Broccoli was casting for the lead role in James Bond movies; Steve said he lost by an eyebrow (and a few million pounds) to Roger Moore.Steve Hudson has won a number of awards for production and performance, including Best Radio commercial at the Hollywood Radio and Television Society for ‘Sound International’.

Steve has enjoyed working with and interviewing many stars and celebrities, including the multi- talented Miriam Margolyes, Barry Ingham, Frank Sinatra, Roger Moore, the Duke and Duchess of Bedford, Lord Lichfield, David Bailey, Hulk Hogan, Pele and Tracey Ullman.

Esther Roberts, Director of Training
Esther Roberts, Director of Training

Born in The Netherlands, Esther Roberts graduated in Holland (1999) as a social worker and worked for the Triton Foundation for three years. After moving to the UK in 2003, she graduated in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) from Cambridge University and joined Voice Master International. She now heads the UK office.

India

Rakesh Jagtiani, Head of Training India

Some 7 years ago, Rakesh joined our team of trainers and now runs classes in the Delhi area.

Rakesh has worn many hats - that of a salesmen, a garment professional,
a photo studio owner and a few more before finding his niche that of a voice
artist.

He has lent his voice for numerous projects, both national and international, for
documentaries, promos, ads, plays and e learning. He worked for BEL, Wipro, ING Vyasa, Asian Paints, Coca Cola and many more.

What he loves even more  however is teaching people to improve their speaking skills. He has
successfully trained people from all walks of life over the last few years - teachers,
actors, executives, students and those who want to be professional voiceovers.

In his spare time Rakesh is a photographer too!

Uma, Office manager, Delhi
Uma, Office manager, Delhi

Uma has many years of experience in administration, marketing and finance.

She is also the hands-on expert on all things electronic and computer related.

Uma has been associated with Voiceline for many years and arranges various training programme schedules and future planning.