Recently our daily newspaper interviewed one of the best Singapore’s Voice Over Talents and emcees. We had a conversation with Ms. Maddy Barber, who is also a renowned radio presenter. Here are some excerpts from the Interview held.
Q: “Ms Barber, accept our hearty regards” Ms. Maddy: “Thank you, sir. It is my pleasure.” Q: Our first question, Ms. Barber. Please tell us something about your present career. Ms. Maddy: Well, I currently manage the new Kiss 92FM‘s breakfast show. Due to the support of my channel and all the hard work that I put in, more people have started liking my show which has promoted a big percentage increase in the audience. I am grateful to the audience for liking me and my work. I am also a preferred presenter for any event or shows and a popular Singapore emcee as well. Q: What according to you are the qualities needed to become a successful radio personality?
Ms. Maddy: ‘Well, I think that an individual needs to have a sincere work approach and a fresh mind to work as a radio presenter. As the person is the voice of the radio station and connects to the listeners, he/she should have a charming personality and an ever smiling tone in their voice’. Q: Please throw some light on your early career in the industry. Ms. Maddy: I remember, that I started my career in the Mid 1990’s and have gained more than 15 years of radio experience ever since in media, internet and corporate world. I am currently hosting the breakfast show at kiss 92 FM.
Q: Have you faced any initial failures with your career? Ms. Maddy: Of course I have. I have faced both, success and failure but I had a passion to succeed in my field and that is what motivated me to enhance my talent and abilities. Today, at just 39 years of age, I think I have done good enough to be considered as the best radio DJ in Singapore and also a successful events’ host. Q: We have heard, you are also experienced in the Singapore voice over talent field? Ms. Maddy: Yes, I am a highly preferred and a favoured voice over talent for commercials, animation and corporate videos. Q: Ms. Barber, please tell us how you manage both your professional and personal life? Ms. Maddy: I have learnt to give priorities at the right time in the right direction, whether it is my professional field or personal life. I am a happily married wife and a mother of two beautiful kids. Apart from that, I have been successfully managing my work affairs. Q: What is the one aspect that sets Ms. Barber apart from rest of the professionals, while connecting with the audience?
Ms. Maddy: I think I have a knack to connect with the audience and as I said earlier, I have a smile while speaking, which makes my voice lively and warm and fortunately, that makes people love me more with each passing day.
Q: How can people contact you personally, Ms Maddy? Ms. Maddy: I would sure like to connect with people. They can contact me for hosting shows or keeping the audience entertained by visiting my website http://www.maddybarber.com/ and fill up the contact form with their request. Thank you for talking to us Ms. Maddy. A last question please. Q: What qualities are needed to be successful in event hosting and a radio Singapore emcee? Ms. Maddy: It is my pleasure. I think that if one is versatile, excellent with language skills, has a good sense of humour and a calm demeanour along with a spontaneous attitude towards work, it can surely lead them to success.
Published on Dec 11, 2013
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