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Status
Unavailable to record from Dec 13, 2019 until Dec 17, 2019

Laya Hoffman

Atlanta, Georgia, US

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Highlights

★★ Fun, unique, culturally flexible and confidently warm - a Fresh Female voice that makes an impact for your project and cuts through to your Audience! ★★

With over 18 years of professional voice-over acting experience, LAYA HOFFMAN is the voice of many of the world's most trusted brands and has finally joined the online VO service community at Voices! Her dynamic vocal style has been described as Velvety, Fresh, Sophisticated, Conversational, and Intelligent. Laya can deliver voiceover narratives in many flavors: edgy, energetic, soft, relatable, inspirational, honest, and always authentic. With a rich emphatic tone that makes vibrant visuals come alive. Accent neutral, culturally flexible and synergistic with all involved in the project. Laya is dependable, deadline driven, well prepared, easily directed, responsive and here to serve!

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Friendly, Real, Smooth, and Professional. Whether it's Beautyrest television commercials, B2B Sales videos for Google, cultivating brand loyalty in anthem manifesto videos for Dickies, narrating instructional videos on Facebook, or pitching Fortune 100 companies as the voice of Accenture & Capgemini, Laya provides a dynamic range of voice-over options and tones to meet your vocal needs. When it comes to producing pristine, lush voice-overs for your project, Laya delivers!

VOICE STYLE/TYPE Laya's voice-over type has been described as conversational, believable, confident, smooth, deep, subtle, intimate, girl next door, authoritative, animated, sincere, corporate, professional, relatable, sophisticated, informative, and educational. She is consistently cast in a wide range of age requirements: From Millennial, to Generation X, Generation Y to Middle Age and Mature, as well as a variety of dialects, including BBC British, American Southern, and Canadian. Her voice has been strongly linked to Rashida Jones | Scarlett Johansson | Kristen Wiig | Allison Janney | Julie Whelan | Zoe Kravitz | Shailene Woodley.

PERFORMANCE CAPABILITIES Natural, authentic, and warm are the words that comes to most client’s minds when describing Laya’s voice. Conversational, Fresh, Edgy, Current, Warm, Deep, Witty, Attractive, Excited, Energetic, Authentic, Believable, Everyman, Confident, Informative, Authoritative, Engaging, Upbeat, Articulate, Inspirational Energetic, Educational, Corporate, Natural, Animated, Casual, Enthusiastic, Deep, Knowledgeable, Calm, Calming, Caring, Comforting, Amusing, Trustworthy, Youthful, Strong, Serious, Narrator, Happy, Dynamic, Sophisticated, Intellectual, Motivational, Bold, Classy, High Energy, Thoughtful, Commanding, Smooth, Smoky, Gritty, Gravely, Raspy, Attitude, Bitch, Butch, Androgynous, Uplifting, Playful, Attentive, Soothing, Easygoing, Soft-spoken, Funny, Sarcastic, Bubbly, Perky, Athletic, Straightforward, Reassuring, Endearing, Proud, Professorial, Hip, Humorous, Persuasive, Laid Back, and Technical are also accurate descriptors. Whether you need a voice-over for a commercial, white-board animation, corporate narration, video, e-learning, explainer video, training video, internet video, TV project, educational script, IVR prompts, on-hold message, tutorial, direct response ad (DR), talking toy, GPS, medical, technical, legal, mobile app (android or iOS), radio imaging, or a high powered promo . . . Laya can exceed your expectations.

ROLES Athlete, Boss, Business Woman, Diva, DJ, Executive, Gen X, Gen Y, Girl Next Door, Host, Interviewer, Millennial, Mother, Motivational Speaker, Narrator, Presenter, Salesperson, Storyteller, Teacher, Teenager, Valley Girl

BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY With a unique professional resume that includes DJ, Live Announce Emcee, On-Air Radio Host, Hospitality Consultant, and Global Marketing Executive among its titles, Laya brings both an instinctive ear for cadence and tempo as well as a true understanding of business outcomes, acumen, client relations, budgets and deadlines to the booth. She believes that collaboration and strong communication is paramount with her partners and clients like Accenture, Capgemini and Tomorrow Pictures have been coming back for years. Communication is frequent and work is completed promptly (often within 1 hour of hiring) so that you never have to guess the progress of your project or worry if it will be completed on time. Many of the world's most trusted brands trust Laya’s voice (and service). . . and you can too!

STUDIO AND AUDIO Voice-over is more than just a great read, it’s also understanding copy delivery in various applications. Clients can also expect high quality, pristine audio, and that is precisely what you get working with Laya. Voice-overs are recorded within an ultra-quiet, acoustically treated Custom Isolation Booth using a Sennheiser MKH 416 microphone for world class sound. The studio is equipped with Source Connect, Phone Patch, Skype, and ISDN & ipDTL allowing you the option of directing the session from your location and saving additional studio rental fees. Plus, complete production capabilities - Laya is able to deliver fully mastered audio complete with a royalty free music library! A one stop shop for all your audio needs!

HAPPY CLIENTS INCLUDE:

★ Accenture
★ Affinix
★ Agios
★ Bank Of America
★ Beautyrest
★ Boston Consulting Group
★ Brighthouse
★ Cable Labs
★ Capgemini
★ Clear Channel
★ Coca-cola
★ Creative Dynamics Studios
★ Crux Street
★ Decatur FM Radio Station
★ Dickies
★ Fairview Park Hospital
★ First Horizon
★ Geisha House
★ Georgia Tech University
★ Google
★ Ground Rush Media
★ Groundrush
★ Halo Lounge
★ Honda
★ HP
★ Intercontinental Hotel Group
★ Kaiser Permanente
★ Kenny Burn's Beehive Radio
★ Kodak
★ Ludacris' XM Satellite Radio
★ Madhouse
★ McCormick
★ McDonalds
★ Mood Lounge
★ Opera Nightclub
★ PenFed Credit Union
★ Promove
★ Ricochet Partners
★ Rise Condominiums
★ Rogervoice
★ Rosewood Agency
★ Royal Caribbean
★ SSM Health
★ Takeda
★ The Avenues Shopping Plaza
★ The DVI Group
★ The Velvet Room
★ TNT
★ Tomorrow Pictures
★ Town of Braselton
★ Turner Broadcasting
★ Turner Classic Movies
★ University of Arizona
★ University of Arkansas
★ Uleva
★ valU
★ Wagner College
★ ZeroRes
and many more!

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

Canadian, Canadian (Maritimes), Canadian (Newfoundland), Canadian (West), North American, US African American, US Appalachia, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US Midwest (Chicago, Great Lakes), US New England (Boston, Providence), US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US South West (Texas), US Upper Midwest (Fargo, Minnesota), US West Coast (California, Portland), US Western

Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)

Special Skills

Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

Over 18 years professional acting and voice-over experience.

B.A. in Radio Broadcasting - Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Voice Over - Braintracks Audio, Nancy Wolfson, Los Angeles, CA

Credentials

Education

Radio Broadcasting and Communications at Columbia College, Chicago.
Commerical Voice Over Coach Nancy Wolfson of Brain Tracks Audio.

Studio

Microphone

Sennheiser MKH416 & Electro Voice RE20

Computer & Software

Adobe Audition, Sound Forge Pro 3, Apple computers

Special Equipment

USBPre2 Audio Interface, Source-Connect, ipDTL + various phone patch options: Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts

Delivery Methods

WAV, AIFF or MP3 formats, secure delivery via Hightail & Dropbox

Turnaround Time

2-48 hours and sometimes less, depending on the scope of the project- always within the client's deadline, depending on the type and size of project.

Service Description

Laya has a fully outfitted professional studio, enabling her to produce pristine audio on demand:

♦ Voiceover Recordings for Commercial Projects, Documentaries, Corporate Narrations, E-Learning, Video Games, Radio Imaging, Telephony, etc.

♦ Royalty Free Music Libraries and Sound Effects

♦ Full production capabilities: Professional Editing and Mastering

♦ Isolation Room™ with a noise floor measuring -69 dB.

♦ 125 Mb/s Internet Connection

♦ SourceConnect / Skype / Zoom / Phone Patch / ISDN / ipDTL

♦ All recordings are Peak Normalized to -3dB; with a dynamic range up to 32-bit, and sample rates as high as 192 kHz)

♦ Files delivered clean, edited and ready to go in WAV, AIFF, MP3

♦ Multiple options and complimentary pick ups included in each project!

Artistic and script revisions can be negotiated at fair and reasonable rate to suit your needs and budget.

Need a little more help in the production department? No problem! I'm able to source and add licensed music to your project for an extra fee as well as provide complete audio production for your project!

Testimonials

“Laya is my go-to voice-over talent with the ability to make my technically complex scripts sound more like a conversation than a lecture. She knows how to punch and inspire that passage of the text… I vouch for Rachael as a person, creative partner and voice-over talent.” — Andres Soler, Creative Director

Capgemini

“We’ve used Laya as our go-to talent for a range of Fortune 100 clients. She’s a pro in every sense—on time, offers a variety of reads, takes direction well, our clients love her and her passion for what she does is evident in every session. I wish everyone we booked were as easy to work with as Laya!” — Dana Hazels Seith, Copy Lead

Accenture

“I don’t think I have ever worked with someone who got it right the very first time and even included a few options for me to choose from. We have used Laya on multiple projects that have required a wide range of different styles, tempos and characters. She is the master at providing the most versatile scope of work—from smart to sexy to cool—for all of my clients’ VO needs.” — Bill Kaelin, Owner

Bill Kaelin Marketing, Events & Consulting

Laya Hoffman is an absolute pro! I was blown away by the subtle yet powerful emotion she's able to convey. I had no idea my simple script would sound so good. Laya is also highly customer-oriented; she will work with you to deliver the best possible product. I will be using her significant talents again in the future. - Paul Sevilla, Creative Director

TrueBlue Inc

We had an excellent experience with Laya, response and turnaround was really fast, and her voice is fantastic! Was perfect for our project, would highly recommend her... - Lisa Testone, Creative Director

Story Inc

Laya is wonderful to work with! She has a great voice and range, she takes direction very well. Thanks for the great read Laya! - Jessica Baston, Producer

Freelance Chicago

Laya is fantastic to work with. She is professional, and her voice elevates all projects. She takes direction well and has great instincts and ideas for the sound of the voice in projects. I highly recommend working with Laya. You will be happy you did. - Sarah Adams Marr Dumas, Senior Producer

Creative Drive

Thank you so much for your fast help. Your work has definitely tied the whole piece together! - Jeanette Robinson, Digital Director

University of Louisiana

Voice Over Clients

★ Accenture
★ Affinix
★ Agios
★ Bank Of America
★ Beautyrest
★ Brighthouse
★ Cable Labs
★ Capgemini
★ Clear Channel
★ Coca-cola
★ Creative Drive
★ Creative Dynamics Studios
★ Crux Street
★ Decatur FM Radio Station
★ Dickies
★ Fairview Park Hospital
★ First Horizon
★ Geisha House
★ Georgia Tech University
★ Google
★ Ground Rush Media
★ Groundrush
★ Halo Lounge
★ Honda
★ Intercontinental Hotel Group
★ Kaiser Permanente
★ Kenny Burn's Beehive Radio
★ Kodak
★ Ludacris' XM Satellite Radio
★ Madhouse
★ McCormick
★ McDonalds
★ Mood Lounge
★ Opera Nightclub
★ PenFed Credit Union
★ Promove
★ Rise Condominiums
★ Rogervoice
★ Rosewood Agency
★ Royal Caribbean
★ SSM Health
★ Takeda
★ The Avenues Shopping Plaza
★ The DVI Group
★ The Velvet Room
★ TNT
★ Tomorrow Pictures
★ Town of Braselton
★ Turner Broadcasting
★ Turner Classic Movies
★ University of Arizona
★ University of Arkansas
★ University of Louisiana
★ valU
★ Wagner College
★ ZeroRes
and many more!

Payment Terms

Payment to Laya Hoffman is made through Voices.com SurePay®, our escrow service that guarantees your project is completed to your satisfaction. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com and when your work is done, simply download the final files, and release funds to Laya Hoffman.

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Laya Hoffman

Internet Video

OmniSci for Job #359779 OmniSci Anthem Video

It's a pleasure to work with such a professional. Absolutely looking forward to working with Laya on future projects.

Oct 16, 2019

Business

Forward Motion Media for Job #355662 AAR Company Video Update

Laya was a pleasure to work with - she delivered on time and was well organized.

Oct 14, 2019

Business

Lindeman Collective for Job #355594 Aviation video mailer VO

Laya was extremely professional, directable and gave us exactly what we were looking for—plus a variety of alternate takes! We would definitely recommend her.

Oct 2, 2019

Internet Video

9miles Media, LLC. for Job #345955 Looking for an emotional & impactful voiceover for a short video!

Aug 6, 2019

Business

IM/TMA for Job #347629 Corporate Capabilities Video

Laya is a consummate professional all the way around. From her voice to her delivery. We highly recommend and look forward to working with her in the future.

Aug 3, 2019

Business

NMCO Media for Job #338097 Space Communication

Jun 13, 2019

Internet Video

Voices.com for Job #338893 First Tennessee Bank - Online Video - Approachable/Friendly Female

Amazing work! Thank you so much Laya!!

May 24, 2019

Business

TrueBlue Inc for Job #337411 Force for Good Corporate Video

Laya Hoffman is an absolute pro! I was blown away by the subtle yet powerful emotion she's able to convey. I had no idea my simple script would sound so good. Laya is also highly customer-oriented; she will work with you to deliver the best possible product. I will be using her significant talents again in the future.

May 13, 2019

Internet Video

Story for Job #335316 Bring the future alive as the voice of our artificial intelligence agent, who doesn't sound like a robot

We had an excellent experience with Laya, response and turnaround was really fast, and her voice is fantastic! Was perfect for our project, would highly recommend her...

May 10, 2019

Radio

Madhouse Advertising Inc for Job #334091 RISE Condominiums

Apr 25, 2019

Internet Video

Freelance for Job #331118 1912_Nurses Week

Laya is wonderful to work with! She has a great voice and range, she takes direction very well. Thanks for the great read Laya!

Apr 18, 2019