AOL 101 - Jeff Job # 6588

Job Posting Details

Job # 6588 AOL 101 - Jeff

Posted Date
Mar 11, 2008 @ 20:22
Respond By
Mar 14, 2008
Word Count
489
Language
English (North American)
Gender
Male
Age Range
-
Category
Educational

Job Description

We are looking to hire voice talent for "Jeff" a Black man in his fifties.

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 – JEFF:
Great to meet you! Your manager—our manager, actually—mentioned on the phone that you’d be helping me understand a few things about the company—but I can’t remember exactly what.

AUDIO SCRIPT – JEFF:
Wow—that all sounds very interesting! I can’t wait to get started! I’ve always wanted to work for America Online.

AUDIO SCRIPT – JEFF:
Oh, yeah, AOL—I guess that’s because we’ve already conquered America, right? I won’t make that mistake again. Well, I guess I’m ready to start my tour!

AUDIO SCRIPT – JEFF:
I just read something about online advertising being the wave of the future—it’s so cool that AOL is a part of that! But since I’m not in ad sales, that shift probably won’t affect me too much.

AUDIO SCRIPT – JEFF:
That’s so exciting—how everyone has a part in the new business model. I guess that means I better find out quick what my role is! Okay—this might be a stupid question—but if we’re in the advertising business now, who are our customers?

AUDIO SCRIPT – JEFF:
Are you sure? I mean, if we’ve got this new business model, shouldn’t we be thinking beyond the subscription base?

AUDIO SCRIPT – JEFF:
That makes sense. We offer great web content to our users, just like we offer great ad space to our advertisers. I can’t wait to learn more about the company!

AUDIO SCRIPT – JEFF:
So I’m embarrassed that I don’t know this, but how exactly does AOL make money?

AUDIO SCRIPT – JEFF:
An online advertising business—interesting. Judging by the number of ads I see daily, it must be a lucrative business. Another embarrassing question: what makes AOL think it can monetize better than anyone else? I mean, there are several heavyweight contenders in the online arena—so, if I were an advertiser, why would I give my business to AOL?

AUDIO SCRIPT – JEFF:
It makes sense that it would be more profitable to go to your consumers instead of waiting for your consumers to come to you. If I were trying to sell shoes, I wouldn’t stand in the hall hoping a shoeless person would come along; I would put my shoes anywhere there are people—right in front of them. Good strategy. I noticed all the different business units listed on the board. Would it be too much to ask for you to show me how each unit supports AOL’s business objectives?

AUDIO SCRIPT – JEFF:
I get it now. Individual contributions are critical to AOL’s success, but all of AOL’s business units depend on the contributions of the others to make AOL the dynamic media company it is. I had no idea how ‘with it’ AOL is—no offense. So we’re out there putting fresh, exciting content in front of consumers and making advertisers happy and monetizing, right? How do we know we’re successful—that we’re doing things right?

AUDIO SCRIPT – JEFF:
I will. Hey, thanks for the information. I finally understand what AOL is and what it does. I also have some great ideas for ways that AOL can engage consumers, which I’m looking forward to sharing with my new teammates.

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