AOL 101 - Vikram

Job #6580

Job Posting Details

Job # 6580 AOL 101 - Vikram

Posted Date
Mar 11, 2008 @ 16:31
Respond By
Mar 14, 2008
Word Count
371
Language
English (North American)
Gender
Male
Age Range
-
Category
Educational

Job Description

We are looking to hire voice talent for "Vikram," an Indian-American man in his early twenties. He does not need to have an accent, but if he does it should be very, very mild.

I have attached a rough draft of the script so you can provide a quote. Minor words might change prior to script signoff, but the clip count should remain the same. Your tone should be friendly and conversational, relating to the learner like you're one professional talking to another.

We are looking for very quick turnaround on this project and are hoping to have everything recorded by the end of this week or early next week.

Please see our other postings on this project as well. We have a lot of characters and would consider hiring the same actor for more than one role, provided the voices are different.

SCRIPT



AUDIO SCRIPT – VIKRAM:
Alicia says Platform-A is a new advertising company, which is made up of AOL, Tacoda, and Ad.com. What do you think?

AUDIO SCRIPT – VIKRAM:
Rick and I were talking about this yesterday and he has an interesting theory: now that AOL is a media company with a successful advertising division, the company’s whole focus will probably shift to winning advertisers and generating ad revenue. Publishing won’t matter anymore.

AUDIO SCRIPT – VIKRAM:
I never thought about it like that. Didn’t someone once say “Just because you build it doesn’t mean they’ll come”—or something like that? Ask Rick what content takes him to TMZ every day…

AUDIO SCRIPT – VIKRAM:
Good. That’s how it should be.

AUDIO SCRIPT – VIKRAM:
Hey, thanks for the information. This is exciting stuff!

AUDIO SCRIPT – VIKRAM:
Welcome to my humble abode! I’m happy to talk with you about platforms. But first let me turn it around on you: what do you think platforms are?

AUDIO SCRIPT – VIKRAM:
That’s right! Platforms enable the content and products that we offer.

AUDIO SCRIPT – VIKRAM:
Let me elaborate: Platforms provide services that nobody thinks about but that have to work. What we do isn’t readily apparent to the end-product, but Platforms provide the basic structure for that product. Knowing that, what layers do you think make up our platforms—the physical infrastructure, network layer, the application levels, or all three?

AUDIO SCRIPT – VIKRAM:
That’s right—all three. Think of platforms as a stacked layer made up of the physical infrastructure, the network layer, and the application levels.

AUDIO SCRIPT – VIKRAM:
Okay, now that we’ve covered the basics, I’ve got another question for you. AOL uses a global publishing platform that differentiates us from our competitors. Do you know the name of this platform?

AUDIO SCRIPT – VIKRAM:
You got it! DynaPub is AOL’s global publishing platform. It’s in the open-source community and it’s what gives us the competitive edge.

AUDIO SCRIPT – VIKRAM:
And speaking of platforms, did you know that they are directly responsible for the success of Platform-A, our advertising business?

AUDIO SCRIPT – VIKRAM:
That’s right! We can’t forget the users—they drive everything we do here. The Platforms team has a very important part in that because we enable content, services, and products to get out to users.
Well, I hope I gave you some good information! Good luck with your newsletter! If you quote me, I’ll take two copies—one to read, and one to frame!

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