Opportunity sign with a bright blue sky in the backgroundAre you interested in increasing your VoiceMatch scores?
How about getting more opportunities at Voices.com?
I’ve compiled some tips on how you can not only see more auditions coming your way but to also be better matched.
Find out more in today’s VOX Daily!

3 Tips For Maximizing Your VoiceMatch

If I could give you some guidance for ways to boost your opportunities and increase your VoiceMatch scores, this would be it!
1. Complete your profile
2. Have unique demos in each category
3. Tag your demos
You can edit your profile to include more information and better highlight your talents.

Complete Your Profile

I don’t think we can stress this enough. Completed profiles help clients know what you are able to do for them and also help to determine the kinds of jobs you are invited to submit for. If you’ve ever taken part in one of our webinars, you know how greatly a completed profile can impact your experience at Voices.com.

Four areas to pay specific attention to include:
๏ Email preferences (budget ranges for jobs, etc.)
๏ Languages
๏ Ages
๏ Skills (categories of work)
As you know, we’re still working on some things to do with how VoiceMatch works. This includes preferences to do with receiving emails for jobs as it pertains to budget ranges.

In future your Budget Range email preferences:
๏ will not affect which jobs you are invited to (although it will affect your VoiceMatch score)
๏ will be used to filter which jobs to EMAIL you about
๏ will be used to filter which jobs you see in your list – but if you change the setting you will see the budget-filtered jobs reappear

Demos Galore!

Do you have enough demos uploaded to your profile? If you have 3 or fewer voice samples, you might want to consider recording more demos and uploading them to your account at Voices.com.

Maybe you have a number of demos but they all fall under the same category. If you find that one or more of your demos could fit in multiple categories, edit your demos to spread the wealth. For instance, categories such as Documentary and Internet could be considered interchangeable depending on the contents of the demo.
Our search engine searches your demos. Being listed in more categories will help you to show up for additional searches as well as provide you with a boost to your VoiceMatch.

Tagging Strategically

In the past we encouraged you to have between 3 and 5 tags per demo. We are now encouraging talent to include up to 10 tags per demo to help increase your VoiceMatch scores and search visibility in light of this new feature.
Something else you can and should do is diversity your tags. Make sure that your tags vary from demo to demo and try to incorporate as many diverse tags as possible that relate to your voice samples.

Please Note

Applying these recommendations will not change your existing VoiceMatch scores for jobs you were already invited to. VoiceMatch scores are calculated at the time of an invitation being sent and do not change.
Similarly, if you update your profile with new information, jobs relevant to what you added will be sent to you on a go-forward basis because invitations for those jobs have already gone out.

Lastly, VoiceMatch does not take the text a client includes in the the body of the job posting (also known as the Work Description) or any attached documents such as the script into account. As such, you’ll get the odd match here and there because of an accent or bilingual jobs. Clients can only pick one language at a time per job posting so if they are seeking a bilingual talent you may see postings of that nature requiring two languages come through at present even though you may only speak one of them.

Naturally, we’re working on VoiceMatch and appreciate your patience as well as any suggestions you might have for how we can further improve.
Thanks for reading!
Best wishes,
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Stephanie Ciccarelli is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Voices.com. Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and musical theatre, as well as a respected mentor and industry speaker, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Possessing a great love for imparting knowledge and empowering others, her blog serves an audience what wants to grow in their careers as professional voice users, and more specifically, voice actors. Stephanie was recently listed on the PROFIT Magazine W100 list three times (2013, 2015 and 2016), a ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs, and is the author of Voice Acting for Dummies®.


  1. Hi Jill,
    No problem! You are correct to say that employers do not see VoiceMatch scores.
    With warm regards,

  2. I find the voice-match system interesting, but am wondering how, exactly, the scores are compiled. I have booked three jobs in the past 2 days, all of which had a voice-match of 85%. Most of the auditions that have been “liked” in my answered folder are likewise in the 85% margin. Just wondering if these “likes” can be factored in as well.

  3. Hi Mike,
    Thank you for commenting! I hope my reply finds you well. You can tag your demos when you are editing a file at Voices.com.
    If logged in, the link above will take you to where you can see your demos. When you click to edit a demo (you do so by clicking on the demo’s name), you will be given the opportunity to select from a number of adjectives. Once you’ve found adjectives that best describe the voice sample and spots on your demo, be sure to save your changes. If you’d like to remove any tags, you can click on the “x” beside a selected adjective to the right of the scrolling menu.
    I hope this helps!
    Best wishes,

  4. I seem to get plenty of opportunities to audition, I’d like to be more targeted in which ones I respond to. I would like to see improved metrics that will help me make an educated guess as to the probability my audition will actually be heard by the voice seeker?
    Often times by sunrise here on the west coast 100+ of my voice over colleagues have already submitted their auditions. I assume that the order of auditions presented to the voice seeker is in a first to submit first on the audition list order. However, it is my understanding that my audition would be placed above those with a lesser subscription level than mine and above those within my subscription level that have a lesser match percentage, is this true?
    If I’m correct about that, why couldn’t that data be presented to me as a prospective voice talent? This would help me determine at any given point in time if it would warrant my time submitting an audition?
    If I knew…say…that of the 100+ auditions received so far and haven’t been listened to by the voice seeker 50 are say Premium subscribers like me and of those 40 have a match score of 90% or below than I could see submitting an audition as I would move to approximately #11 on the audition list order.
    On the other hand if I knew that of the 100+ auditions received thus far that 25 are Platinum subscribers with high match scores and there are say 50 Premium subscribers with high match scores I might make a decision to pass on the opportunity.

  5. Hi Bruce,
    Thank you for commenting, for sharing your thoughts and for your questions.
    To clarify, membership level does not determine how auditions are presented to the client nor has this ever been how Voices.com has ordered audition submissions.
    In the past, the order auditions submissions were presented to clients was first come first served which ultimately benefited those talent who were quickest to answer. This, as you noted, caused a problem when equally qualified professionals in a different time zone ended up auditioning several hours later after everyone on one coast has already auditioned.
    The order auditions are now presented to clients is from highest VoiceMatch score to lowest VoiceMatch score. Based upon talent feedback and special requests, the client does not see the VoiceMatch score.
    We are always working on ways to improve our service and provide members with more metrics to help them monitor their progress.
    What I recommend is that you prioritize the jobs you want to audition for from highest VoiceMatch to lowest VoiceMatch. Many talent are finding this to be an excellent way to maximize their time and efforts.
    Thank you again for commenting, Bruce. I hope that what I’ve shared is helpful to you.
    Best wishes,
    Stephanie Ciccarelli

  6. Hi Stephanie,
    Regarding Bruce’s comment….are you saying that if someone who is in an earlier time zone and submits according to the voice match #.. doesn’t have an advantage on someone in a later time zone? In essence all submissions that are, ie: a 100% match will get heard no matter what time zone they are in?? and then of course how many days or hours are submissions made to a client… I know that depends on the urgency of the clients deadline! but on the average, how long is the auditioning process? and how is the decision made as to whose audition is submitted? Also if there are a number of submissions made that are all 100% matches will they all get heard?..and if there is a rush and you can’t submit all of the 100% matches, someone makes a decision as to what auditions do get submitted. It’s nice to know what we are up against.

  7. Hi Ken,
    Thank you for commenting and for your questions! I hope you’re well today. Josh from our Customer Service team prepared the following answer for you. He has emailed it to you as well for your convenience:
    Auditions are ordered by VoiceMatch, a scoring system that matches the profiles of voice talent to the specifications of a job.
    The talent who are matched best to the job posting are shown first in the clients responses list. So no matter when a talent submits an audition, their submission can now “skip to the head of the line.” Talent who may have been discouraged in the past by seeing a job that already had 50+ auditions can be assured that if their VoiceMatch score is high, then they will ascend toward the top of the list. Someone with 100% VoiceMatch will be higher than someone with 90% VoiceMatch and so on.
    At no time do clients see the actual number of the VoiceMatch score.
    A common question is “What if two people have the same VoiceMatch score?” If two people have the same VoiceMatch Score, the person who submitted first is ordered before those who submitted afterwards. Put another way, speed becomes the “tie breaker” if two people have the same VoiceMatch score.
    It’s also reasonable to wonder “Can VoiceMatch be Gamed?” No. VoiceMatch scores are calculated at the same time a job posting is approved and the email notifications are sent to qualified voice talent. Updating a voice talent profile afterwards will not change a talent’s score for that job, nor does it improve their position in the audition responses.
    The research has shown that talent with higher VoiceMatch scores are winning more jobs. Also, talent with higher VoiceMatch scores are seeing their auditions reviewed (green ear), liked (thumbs-up icon) and followed up with more often.
    All auditions are submitted to the project. It is up to the client as to whether or not they will listen to the project. I do understand the frustration when your auditions are not listened to, however, it is unrealistic for us to make it mandatory for clients or Voices.com managers to review all of the auditions they receive. Self-Serve Client (or Escrow Clients) will see all responses and are not obligated to review all submissions. For Professional Services (those marked Voices.com or Voices) projects Clients are provided a “short-list” of auditions and Account Managers are expected to review all auditions that have been submitted to their posting.
    Clients and Voices.com managers do not set a maximum number of auditions and can receive 100+ auditions per job and typically stop reviewing them once they have decided on the talent they would like to hire. We have given clients and Voices.com managers the ability to stop auditions and/or mark a job as completed if they have already chosen a talent or the project has been cancelled, though not all clients and Voices.com managers use this feature.
    Thank you again for your questions, Ken. I hope this answer has been helpful to you.
    Warm regards,