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Jeff Ostroff's voice and delivery has been recognized as trustworthy, authentic, believable, approachable, accessible, guy next door, smooth, friendly, relatable, animated, business like, professional, sophisticated, accurate, energetic, knowledgeable, powerful, commanding, caring, storyteller-like, enthusiastic, genuine, conversational, instructional, professorial, upbeat, and mature.
His versatile voice-- as evidenced by the demos provided-- is suitable for age ranges from middle-aged (35-64) to senior (65+) and for anything from radio, TV and Internet commercials, to corporate narration. to videos, to documentaries, to e-learning, to explainer videos, to training videos, to educational programming, to movie trailers, to character portrayal, to podcasts, to videogame characters, to IVR prompts and on-hold messages, to audio book summaries, to high-powered promos and announcer-type reads. Jeff can also perform British and southern accents and play character roles. (See demos.)
His vocal and delivery style could be compared to Peter Coyote, Liam Neeson, David McCullough, Kevin Costner, Mark Elliot, and Tim Allen.
Having spent several years in the working in and with the public and private sector health care industries, Jeff is also conversant with medical terminology, be it clinical or insurance-related.
Voice-over recordings for commercials (TV, radio, online), documentaries, audio book summaries, corporate narrations, e-learning, IVR and on-hold messages, training programs, meeting and conference events, etc.
As a seasoned marketing and communications professional, Jeff can also provide feedback and suggested edits to scripts. In addition, as a published author on consumers over 50 (see Experience section above), Jeff can also provide value-added guidance on how to effectively target baby boomers and others over age 50, including grandparents and caregivers of older adults.
Jeff Ostroff has done everything from online corporate and university promos, to conference openings, to business anthems, to international NGO trailers.
Most recently, he is doing narrations for Instaread, which delivers book summaries and premium content from the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and Kellogg School of Management to Instaread subscribers.
Jeff has studied with two outstanding voice-acting coaches; most recently, he trained with Tommy Griffiths, an internationally recognized voice-over artist and coach (who does training programs for voices.com). He's also been coached by Chuck McKibben, a voice-over artist and coach who formerly worked with the late Mel Blanc, master of Bugs Bunny and many other character voices. Both Tommy and Chuck can be found on the web.
He also has had additional audio engineering training with a full-time University audio engineer in West Chester, PA. To continue to perfect his craft, Jeff's studies are ongoing.
Jeff's credits include newscasts, disc jockey work, and presentations to large audiences. Throughout his career, he has had particular experience in working with or on behalf of middle-aged baby boomers. He also wrote a highly praised book on that topic, "Successful Marketing to the 50+ Consumer" (Prentice-Hall).
Having spent an entire career in marketing and communications-- with a tilt toward the healthcare sector-- Jeff is familiar with almost everything in that realm. Having written a business book and authored "fee-paid" articles and reports, he can also offer FREE proofreading for pieces that are under 250 words. In addition, his fee includes two revisions.
Jeff's degree was in Radio-TV-Film from Temple University. Throughout his career, he has worked in the communications field, handling anything from speaking engagements, to newscasts, to training programs, to writing assignments, to consulting.
As a baby boomer, he would be particularly credible if you are interested in reaching the GIGANTIC and growing age 50+ market... and how can you NOT be-- even if you are selling baby food. (Hello, grandparents!!) He has excellent overall marketing and communications skills, is creative, and an excellent writer and proofreader.
Examples of recent clients:
Instaread Audio Content Publishing
MV International (Sardinia, Italy)
Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Counties (Florida)
University of Delaware
Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-TV-Film from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Author, Successful Marketing to the 50+ Consumer, Prentice-Hall
I am Alessandro Pinna, President of MV International. I had the occasion of watching the Video of our network that you developed and whose narrating voice was provided by your person. I express my deepest and most sincere satisfaction about your work and, particularly, I note that your voice was perfect, in both tone and cadence, for the purposes of the Video. I am sure this will provide a substantial added value and contribute to the success of the product. While commending you again for your contribution, I take this occasion for expressing the hope that we might cooperate again in the future.MV International (Italy)
President of MV International
We were very impressed with the quality of Jeff’s work. He has a very warm, inviting voice that was perfect for our project. Plus, he turned around our voice-over in less than 12 hours. You can’t beat that!Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Counties (FL)
Sr. Director of Communications & Marketing
Jewish Federation of Sarasota- Manatee Counties (FL)
Recently, I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff Ostroff to create a 30-second voice-over ad for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Delaware in Wilmington. I wanted an ad that was dynamic using both pictures and spoken words to highlight the feel of this unique program designed for people 50+ to stay intellectually and socially engaged. This ad was created for our webpage at www.lifelonglearning.udel.edu/wilm and for our Facebook page.University of Delaware
I chose Jeff to create this piece for several reasons. One is the quality and clarity of Jeff’s speaking voice. The other is his ability to work with my concept. Throughout the process, which was very quick, I had multiple opportunities to evaluate test samples and offer feedback. I am very pleased with the final product and the short turnaround time it took to produce it.
I highly recommend Jeff's services.
Carol Bernard, MS
Manager, Osher Learning Centers
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