Voice talent are less likely to audition for voice over jobs when the description is weakly documented. Why? It is very difficult to give someone what they want when the description is poor, and it may feel like a waste of time, as in this ‘worst case scenario’:
- Need voice for my store
The hidden psychology behind a turn-off:
A voice talent may assume by the lack of detail and attention paid to the description, that it is an indication of the person’s feeling towards the importance of the voice over. After they look at such things including grammar, and spelling (because it does matter to them), they also have concerns when they do not see the following:
- Request for delivery style
- Logistics of the job
Best case scenario...Usage Tip?
When you are filling out a project form, or sending a direct contact email, include the following:
- Special pronunciations
- Delivery style (sexy, sultry, smooth, friendly, maybe something about pacing)
- Logistics: “The voice talent must be available on these dates”
- Budget explanations: Is the amount listed per person, or the whole job? Currency?
In short, you cannot go wrong with details. The effort spent in describing more will lead to positive results when you start listening to auditions! Take your time and relish in the fact you are about to save yourself a great deal of time!
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