How to Hire Voice Over Talent

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How to Hire Voice Over Talent


Hire voice over talent when you need to give a special "voice" to your business. Whether you are looking for voice talent for commercials on television or a professional spot for your radio ad campaign, you may want to search for a professional that can help you with script writing as well. You might also consider hiring a voice talent agency, but today with the internet at your fingertips, you may just want to search for your own professional.

There are several key points to consider before firing someone. First, they are a professional voice talent with their own web site and do they offer information on their specific services. You may be looking for a specific gender or specific sounding voice. If the target audience of your business speaks other languages, sometimes you need to hire talent that can speak several languages.

The Second important key to look for is customer testimonials. Do they have any on their web site, and more importantly, does the voice over talent have a way for you to contact them and ask if you may speak with past satisfied clients?

The third important point to keep in mind when hiring voice over talent is do they make it easy for you to actually hear their voice demos. Do these demos appear on the web site where you have easy access to them? If they do, remember that you want to hear not just the sound of their voice, but also the range of tonality and tempo. Do you hear a sound that captures your imagination or that you feel would be suitable for your target audience?

You may also want to look for information on their voice over studio and equipment, and that they can handle assignments for you with a quick turnaround time. If you are going to hire them you need to be sure that they can handle a quick turn around time.

Does the person that you want to hire have contact information for you to be able to ask them questions and request quotes? All of these are important points to consider when searching for the right voice over talent. When in doubt, you should ask a questions and see how they respond. Are they knowledgeable and are they professional sounding?

If you keep the above key items in mind you should be able to hire voice over talent on your own without having to go to a talent agency.


Source by Deborah Guerin

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