Have You Filled Out The Demo Description And Profile Highlights?
Have You Indicated Where You Are Located In The Profile Highlights?
All members of Voices.com have a personal profile.
- Your profile address is: www.voices.com/actors/USERNAME
- Your Profile is where you can update your personal details and maintain your user preferences.
- The email address that you have in your Settings is the address that your voice over job notifications will be sent to.
- You can edit your details by clicking on “Profile” in the top navigation bar, making the necessary adjustments, and clicking “Save”.
You can update your profile here: /talent/account/profile
Be sure to click the “Save” button before moving from one tab to another.
You can also update your profile through the Voices.com Android and iOS apps.
Profiles have three (3) unique sections:
The Bio page displays text-based information including your voice description, languages spoken, accents, voice age(s) and any other special skills, accolades or training.
The Highlights section is the ideal spot to add in copywriting, editing, mixing, mastering, music production, video production, multimedia design or anything else that you can do that is complementary to your core voice over skill set. You can also share information about how your voice sounds, any special skills and so on.
You can choose up to 10 Languages on your profile. It is a good idea to include a demo sample to reflect each language selection.
Select up to 30 Accents from the list. At minimum, you should include your regional accent or state that you have a neutral accent that is relevant to the country in which you live.
Voice Age(s) are very important to list. When a client visits your page, they can quickly get an appreciation for your range, given that this area of your profile is completed. Remember to only select voice age(s) that you can confidently and believably do. Featuring demos that showcase each voice age you’ve indicated is also beneficial to those visiting your profile.
The Credentials area is where you can talk about the schools you have attended. Consider adding details about workshops you have participated in, teachers you have studied with and post-secondary programs you have completed. You can also select any unions or associations you belong to from the list.
Service Description differs from other areas of your profile as this is the best place to describe what kind of work you can do and how you perform your services, such as copywriting, editing, mixing, mastering, music production, video production, multimedia design or anything else that you can do that is complementary to your core voice-over skill set.
Experience can be anything you have recently done that lets people know where your expertise and talents lie. This means that if you have a degree in a field unrelated to voice over, you could still benefit from mentioning it! You never know when someone will need a voice over recorded that is related to an area of work experience or personal interest.
The Client List is a great spot to jot down all the companies, organizations and groups that you've worked for and you can also enter any feedback that you’ve received from clients outside of Voices.com in your Testimonials.
With each demo uploaded, you can add Accents, Roles, Styles and a brief description of the demo. The description is optional, but may prove useful to those who want to expand on the content or context of the demo recording.
Each demo that you upload can be added to a client's Favorites list to help them more easily locate and invite talent whose auditions they have enjoyed.
Use caution when deleting demos, though: when a demo is deleted so are any Favorites attached to it.
Read more about demos here.
To complement the other areas of your profile, the Reviews page displays Ratings & Reviews that you've received from completed transactions at Voices.com.
For best results, upload a square image with equal dimensions and a picture of yourself that represents who you are as a voice over artist and business person.
- To upload your picture, you'll need to save the image as a .gif or .jpg and have it saved as a file on your computer. Then you will need to sign into your account at: /talent/account/profile
- You will need to hover on the image placement area to be able to add an image file or edit an existing file.
- Then you will browse your computer for your image file, select it and the path to the file will appear in the Select File box.
- Click “Save” at the bottom of the profile page. The file should now appear in the Profile area of your account as well as on your personal website.
If you have a professional headshot that you can use (and want to use) go for it! When you use a headshot, it's important to keep your photo current. You should have a new headshot taken every 2 to 5 years. The most hired talent on Voices.com typically have a headshot in their profile.
You can add basic text formatting (boldface and italics) to your profile at Voices.com. We recommend that you keep your profile nice and clean by only using it to highlight key information or help to separate your page into sections.
The following codes can be inserted around a single word, phrase or entire paragraphs. There should be no spaces between the code and the word beside it.
Code for Bold: *Your text goes here.*
Code for Italics: _Your text goes here._
When it comes to describing your voice, there are several factors that come into play, both creative and technical.
Here are some ideas to consider when getting started:
- Listen to a recording of your natural voice.
- Describe the sonic quality of your voice and voice type.
- Ask a coach, your family or your friends for their opinion.
- Make a list of descriptive words that best reflect your voice.
- Think of what your voice inspires people to do.
- Avoid using common terms such as deep, high, funny, and so on. Consult a thesaurus and find colorful words.
For example, your description may go something like this:
Witty, vivacious and warm, the voice of (insert your name) is perfect for television commercials, telephone applications, and narrating children's programming. The graceful and subtle persuasion of his / her voice will gently and happily woo customers into purchasing your product.
Having a complete profile is paramount in attracting clients who use Voices.com to find voice talent. Your profile is evaluated on professionalism, experience, credibility and trustworthiness.
Additionally, having a complete profile ensures that you'll be found in the Voices.com search engine, a popular option used by many clients when searching for talent.
To encourage you to complete your profile, you have a completeness score that indicates how much you've already accomplished, as well as what's left to do. This score is displayed as a percentage. For example, a score of 85% means that you've achieved 85 out of the possible 100 points. To attain full completeness, check to see what needs to be added to achieve a perfect score of 100.
Here is how the scoring breaks down:
- First name 4 Points
- Last name 4 Points
- Address 4 Points
- City 4 Points
- State / Province 4 Points
- Country 4 Points
- Zip / Postal Code 4 Points
- Phone number 4 Points
- Email 4 Points
- Photo or image 4 Points
- Highlights 5 Points
- Accents 5 Points
- Gender 5 Points
- Languages 5 Points
- Ages 5 Points
- Associations 5 Points
- Special Skills 5 Points
- Experience 5 Points
- Demos (upload at least 1 demo) 10 Points
- Testimonials (add at least 1 reference) 5 Points
- Client List (add at least 1 company) 5 Points
Total = 100%
When editing your profile, you can select up to 10 languages. Select the languages in order of how fluent you are in that given language. Your mother tongue should be selected first, followed by other languages you speak.
Simply click “Profile” > “Bio” and >”Add Language.”
For instance, if you speak English and live in North America, be sure to pick "English North American" as your first language. You should then add "English" in general as your second language, as this classification refers to any talent who speak English, regardless of accent or dialect.
Once you've selected all the appropriate languages, remember to click the “Save” button at the top or bottom of the screen.
There are a number of reasons that you may not be able to locate your profile using the search engine. To troubleshoot, ensure that you have checked the following:
Without at least one demo uploaded, your profile is effectively invisible to the search engine. To ensure visibility across a variety of searches it is a good idea to ensure that you have a short demo uploaded and assigned to a variety of categories.
Both of these fields can be searched by keyword, so any adjectives and other descriptive words added to either field will improve search visibility.
If you wish to land local work, be sure to include the city of residence in the Profile (or your closest metropolitan city if you live in a suburban area). If travel to surrounding cities is possible, then make a list of them in the profile as well.
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- 09/18/2018 09:22
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