Joan Baker is the author of Secrets of Voice-Over Success and monthly columnist for Backstage Magazines. Co-host of the biweekly podcast Get Out There featured on Backstage magazine online. She is the co-founder/producer of That’s Voiceover! Career Expo, which is now part of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVAS), along with the Voice Arts® Awards.

As a voice actor, Joan has performed hundreds of promos and commercials for TV, film and radio throughout her highly regarded career – including work for ABC News, American Express, ESPN, BLOOMBERG TV and radio, Showtime, HBO, NBA Entertainment, Olay, Lens Express, Sony Music, JP Morgan Chase, Costco, and The New York Times. You could even say that Joan’s talents reach the highest levels of American royalty and deep into the political zeitgeist: She voiced a TV ad campaign for The Muhammad Ali Center and narrated a documentary about the founding of the William Jefferson Clinton Library, now part of the library’s permanent display.

From her Manhattan studio in the Ed Sullivan Building, Joan coaches students in the craft of professional voice acting and voiceover career management, working with students from beginner level to seasoned professional. She provides one-on-one privates session in person and via Skype. Call 212-269-0700 or email her at joan@sovas.org for more information.