Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Benefits Of Sending Answer Remarks

We recently made an important change on the way you answer leads. It is now required to send remarks when you answer a job posting. This change pretends to help you increase your chances of winning a job.

Many talents write excellent comments when they send their answer demos. When talent seekers retrieve their answers, they see which talents wrote remarks and which didn’t. Sending a remark is an excellent way of breaking the ice with the talent seeker. This might help the talent seeker decide what demos to hear.

It is good to send a well-written comment when auditioning for a job. Talent seekers do read these comments and you can catch their attention depending on what you write here.

The issue is what to write. To learn more about the benefits of writing remarks and what to write, click here to read an article in Voice123’s Resource Center.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Find Podcasting Voices at Voice123

Podcasting has been increasing its popularity so fast that companies and individuals are using it to communicate with their customers in a innovative and easy way.

Podcasting is a new way to publish and distribute content on the Internet. A podcast is actually an audio or video file that can be downloaded to a computer, listened to directly from a website, or transferred to portable audio players. It is now used to distribute news, seminars, programs, trainings, commercials, articles, newsletters, lessons, and any other type of content that you can imagine.

Whether you already podcasting, are thinking about doing podcasts, or don’t know anything about it, Voice123 can help you create you podcasts professionally. The first thing you need to know is that you can podcast anything. It doesn’t matter the content, topic, or idea, you can podcast what ever you want.

Think of podcasting as a new way to impress your clients. Post your podcasting project here and find the best voices for your podcasts in a matter of minutes.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Recommendations For Talent Seekers

We know how important it is for you to find the most professional voice over talents, and that you have a time and budget requirements to match.

Here are some recommendations and advices for you to keep in mind when posting a job and using our site:

· When you post a public job, which will be received by voice talents that match your job criteria, it is important to know when to request custom demos or generic demos. In general, only public jobs that have a minimum budget of $100 are accepted to request custom demos.

· If you still want to have a custom demo to better choose a voice talent and your budget is lower than $100, we recommend you to first post a public job and then post private leads to the talents you liked requesting the custom demo.

· When you post a public job, your contact information (name, email, and phone number) is never shown to the talents. Talents will only be able to contact you through the site. Your contact information is only received by us in case we need to contact you.

· If you need to change the email you have registered in your Voice123 account, you can go to the My Contact Info section of your account and update your email address. You don't have to create a new account to receive answers and communications in a different email address.

· When you post a job and type an email different to the one you have used before on our site, a new account will be automatically created. This means that you will end up with two accounts on our system. This might create confusions when retrieving answers to your postings. To avoid this, always use the same email or log in before posting a job.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Voice123's Latest Site Improvements

Demo Languages for Answers

When you are answering leads that request generic demos, only your profile demos of the same language as the job is requesting will be displayed. You will only be able to select demos from those demos to make sure you are sending what the talent seeker is requiring.

Error Message for Empty Answer

An error message is now shown when you try to answer a lead without writing any comments. These remarks are required to submit the answer.

New Languages on Profile

Four new languages have been added to the My Voice Details section of your profile. You can now add Icelandic, Caribbean, Croatian and Urdu to your profile if you can do recordings in these languages.

Optimization of Profile Pages

Our development team has optimized your Voice123 profile website, refining the programming code on which these webpages are written to make them more suitable for internet search engines and improve positioning results.

These improvements have been developed to help you better match talent seekers requirements and to improve your profile website results in search engines.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Voice123 Is Talent Seekers' Little Secret

We know many talent seekers have their own clients and Voice123 wants to help them offer excellent services. One way to do this is letting talent seekers' clients listen to voice demos sent by talents replying to a job posting.

Many talents allow talent seekers to have their demos downloaded to their computers, but sometimes the talents prefer not to. That is why we have an option to send a link that you, as a talent seeker, can send to your clients and let them listen to the demos without downloading them to a computer. The benefit is that it won't reveal that the demo actually comes from Voice123 as it uses a different domain name.

This was the topic of our last newsletter for talent seekers. We would like to know your opinion about this feature, if you really find it useful, or if you have any other suggestions regarding this topic.

Thanks for your comments.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Helping You Find Better Jobs

Voice123 is constantly researching for ways to improve our service and develop new features to help you get the best out of it.

In our latest newsletter, we summarized our most recent improvements regarding the way we process and broadcast job postings. These improvements are aimed to improve the quality of the jobs posted and the standard of job seekers using Voice123.

We believe that achieving this objective is a task that involves both the hard work of The Voice123 Team and constant site development. We have committed ourselves to offering you a better service, so expect news from us soon.

We would like to know what you think about these improvements, our efforts, or what you think we should do to make your experience better with us.

Thanks for your comments.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Extended Hours for Job Posting Approval

Hello talents and talent seekers. We are glad to let you know that we have extended our job posting approval hours. Now we are approving seven days a week.

Talent seekers are now able to submit requests any day of the week without worrying when will it be processed. We are sure this will help talent seekers increase the speed finding the right voice.

This will also help us improve our job posting quality assurance process and the standards of the jobs, since we will have more time to work on each lead to make sure it is approved and broadcasted in the right way.

We recently sent a newsletter about this improvement to our talent seeker, which you can read by clicking here.

We would like to get your feedback about this change. How do you feel that you benefited from it? What other recommendations do you have?

Thank you.