Victor Cheng Voice Update

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  • Syed Ali Jun 28, 2015, 5:43 pm

    Dear Victor,

    First of all thank you for sharing great stuff with us.

    Your voice before training was a bit irritating….don’t get me wrong you have nice and clear voice but the problem was a lot of breaks “stop & go” in between your sentences ….. After training you are much smoother and easier to understand…..
    SECOND part was amusing and I believe you did pretty good at singing as well and made me realize that consultants can have fun while learning great skills…Thanks once again for sharing….

  • Tony Jun 8, 2015, 6:14 pm

    Nice voice improvement! Now, speaking is more than just voice. It’s also logic, feeling, improvisation, and engagement, wouldn’t you agree? A voice coach can only go so far. Having said that, I’m lovin’ it. Tony

  • Veec Jul 26, 2014, 10:47 am

    Hi Victor,

    Many thanks for sharing your own learnings with us and it is a great area to explore which is often ignored by many people. How wonderful that you are enjoying singing as a hobby and showing us the endeavor you have had! Very inspiring! Good luck and enjoy singing as well as your new voice!


  • Anton Dmitriev Dec 5, 2013, 5:39 am

    Hi Victor,

    Thank you for bringing up an interesting topic. Its very brave of you to share your singing video with the public compared to the fact that you were so shy in your singing classes. I agree with Salma that its so much easier to comprehend the second voice sample presented. Could you please specify what exactly did you do for your training for ten minutes a day?

    Thank you,
    Anton Dmitriev

  • Alex Nov 9, 2013, 7:40 am

    Hi Victor,

    Many thanks for sending me over this interesting video. The improvement in your voicing/speaking/singing skills is obvious. You sound way more articulate and eloquent than you did before; thanks for sharing all these inspiring articles & videos! Your attitude towards learning and development is really examplery. Keep doing great!


  • Salma Oct 28, 2013, 2:40 am

    Good morning from Cairo, Victor,

    I do not agree with Mario that you have lost your “natural and authentic touch”. You still sound like yourself to me.

    I am a non-native English speaker. I listened to your video above as it was running in the background and as I started hearing your second version with your “new” voice, I was surprised to realise how much data I missed while listening to your first version. The second version is definitely more attention-grapping, and (perhaps only for a non-native speaker) is much easier to understand.


    • Victor Cheng Nov 7, 2013, 6:29 pm


      Thanks for the feedback.


  • Mario H. Apr 7, 2013, 2:57 pm

    Good evening from Munich Victor,

    I have been going through my e-mails and just saw your update. The way you articulate yourself and speak certainly has changed a lot from what it has been like before. The pace and tonality of your voice has become even better, which I would have not thought was possible. However, I allow myself to make one side comment. I realized that you’ve lost your ‘natural and authentic’ touch which I always admired about you.

    Always looking forward to your e-mails and the fact that you still continue to learn throughout your career. Incredible.

    Best regards from Munich,

    Mario H.

    • Victor Cheng Apr 12, 2013, 4:35 pm


      Thanks for your feedback. Could you elaborate on “you’ve lost your natural and authentic touch”? It’s the first time I’ve heard that and I’d love any more specific comments on that. Is this an overall impression you have? Is it in my writing, my speaking, or in the specific voice clip above (which was a voice clip of me reading from a transcript which is different experience than just talking off the cuff).


      • Thijs Apr 18, 2013, 9:21 am

        Hi Victor,

        Probably I can elaborate on Mario’s comment, because what he means is comparable to my feelings when listening to Roger Love’s speaking course on CD. While listening to this course, Roger’s voice sounds – of course – very good, but not thrustworthy and personal to me.

        This is comparable to your second voice clip, where I miss the warm, personal touch you normally have. My guess is that this is about ‘trying to hard’ to speak well, as the video parts before and after the voice clips do have more personal feel while sounding better than before (i.e. voice clip 1)!

        So definitely, this training did a lot for you, but don’t try to overdo the effect. By the way, your singing could use a little bit more of air pressure by controlling your diaphragm better during singing. The sound is improving for sure!

        All the best,

  • Chris Anderson Apr 7, 2013, 3:45 am

    I’ve been following you for some time and I’m quite interested in this. I now live right by WeHo so it’s definitely a possibility.
    I hope to see you there and I want to thank you for all the advice you’ve shared and for taking the time to respond to an email I sent to you a while back. You’ve made a difference in my life.


    • Victor Cheng Apr 12, 2013, 4:36 pm


      I’m glad the email reply made a difference. Thank you for taking the time to let me know. You made my day!


  • Rohit Apr 6, 2013, 7:41 am

    Hi Victor, you definitely sound better post training.

    Now to be honest, you suck at singing…lol…you should take some classical training and you can get close to Stevie Wonders.



    • Victor Cheng Apr 12, 2013, 4:32 pm


      Thanks for the first part, and “ouch” on the second part. I’m having fun with the singing and its a big improvement for me – definitely not holding myself out as a singer.


  • Maria Apr 5, 2013, 10:23 am

    Thank you, Victor!

    As always, you are inspiring and helpful mentor!

    There is real difference happening to your voice. I like it and will try to do the same with mine. You sounded very confident for me before. But, to my own surprise, in the 2-nd sample video I started believing what you were saying even without actually listening to WHAT you actually were saying. It was all about the way you talked. And it suprised me in a very good way.

    Good luck with further practice!

    Best regards,

    • Victor Cheng Apr 12, 2013, 4:31 pm


      Thanks for letting me know. It’s been an interesting process and a new experience for me.


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