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English teaching on-going eLearning project. We are the production house representing the eLearning client. There will be a series of audio modules featuring reoccurring cast of characters. This is designed to teach english to non-US residents in an entertaining way through the context of business. The modules will be approximately 5 finished minutes per. These VO's are the first in the series to include approximately 180 modules, so this an opportunity to get a part in an ongoing series.
1. Professional studio to record from with a phone patch so we can tie you into our recording studio so you can interact with talent that we have live in our studio.
2. You do not need to edit. We will do the Post work. You perform and record and send us the raw audio wav files via our ftp client.
3. You must be available Monday, August 29 between 9am - 5pm Eastern Standard Time. The specific block of time within that window will be defined prior to Monday.
$30 US per 5 minute module. We estimate 30 minutes of recording per 5 minute module. Two keys here are that there's no editing and if cast, you will be doing many more.
General Talent needs:
Ethnically Japanese American female
Read slowly yet naturally
- Slight Japanese accent (no strong accent)
- Adult 25-60 years of age
- Speed neutral/clear voice/ crisp quality
- Good speech patterns
- Natural (it has to sound authentic and not done for English teaching purposes)
Character and description:
Data Security Administrator-Miyoko Sanberg
Hi, I’m Miyoko Sanberg. I’m Japanese-American and have recently been hired in the Tokyo office. I’m young and bright and very enthusiastic. My enthusiasm, which often veers into frantic perkiness, is fueled by my caffeine addiction. 2011-08-25 17:38:14 GMT 2011-09-01 17:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Yes (click here to learn more about ) Closed 0 0 0 direct invitation(s) have been sent by the voice seeker resulting in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far. Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 50 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
***Please read for Data Security Administrator-Miyoko Sanberg
Hi, I’m Miyoko Sanberg. I’m Japanese-American and have recently been hired in the Tokyo office. I’m young and bright and very enthusiastic. My enthusiasm, which often veers into frantic perkiness, is fueled by my caffeine addiction. Narrator: Hello and welcome to the world of Megachex Global, a company with offices in New York City, Paris, Tokyo, and Shanghai. In the conversation that follows, you will be introduced to some of the characters who work for Megachex. They each have their individual personality quirks, just as you find in your own office environment. The four employees that you will meet in this scene are: Elizabeth Brainard, Data Analyst, and Doug Reid, Technical Director, who all work in the New York City office, Miyoko Sanberg, Data Security Administrator, who is visiting from the Tokyo office, and Georges Durand, Human Resources Director, who works out of the Paris office. Let’s meet them now and listen in as they discuss cover letters that have been submitted for the position of Internal Change Manager. They are discussing what makes a good and bad cover letter. Listen closely to their conversation. You may repeat it as many times as you like, to help you learn new vocabulary and strategies for building your own job-winning cover letter in English.
ELIZABETH: It’s great to have us all here together today to go over cover letters. How are you, Doug?
DOUG: I’m great, Elizabeth. How are you.
ELIZABETH: I’m good, thanks. Nice to have you here visiting the New York office, Miyoko. How are things over at Data Security?
MIYOKO: (proudly) Definitely secure! No leaks; no problems! I’ve expanded and transformed Megachex security. We’re as tight as a froggie’s backside!
DOUG: We’re waiting for Georges to call from Paris to talk about all these cover letters we have to go over for the position of Internal Change Manager.
MIYOKO: The cover letter is an important complement to a good CV. It should be neat, brief, and have no typographical errors. I recommend we start with these CVs here and work through them.
ELIZABETH: As soon as George calls from Paris, we can start talking about what to look for in a well written cover letter. We will see what situations prospective employees have dealt with, if they have performed well and directed innovative projects.
DOUG: That would be Georges.
GEORGES: (the sound of a horse neighing) Elizabeth! Hello! How are you!
ELIZABETH: Great, Georges. I’m here with Doug, and Miyoko. There have been several CVs submitted for the Internal Change Manager position. We don’t know where to start in reviewing them and decided to wait for your call.
GEORGES: (more equine sounds like neighing and snorting. Georges sounds a bit out of breath) The first thing about a good cover letter is that it is short and relevant. We don’t have time to waste! Everyone take a cover letter from the pile of CVs. Let’s look at them.
MIYOKO: (concerned) Are you alright over there George? What’s going on?
GEORGES: (dismissive and reassuring) Oh, we’re just fine over here in the Paris office! Just fine! We’re simply trying to get this coffee maker to work right; it’s so old! It makes strange noises. (Changing the subject quickly.) Doug, tell me about your cover letter.
DOUG: It begins with “To Whom it May Concern.”
ELIZABETH: That’s not good. “To Whom it May Concern” is too impersonal.
GEORGES: (more subtle equine noises) You’re right, Elizabeth. The introduction should mention the contact name we put in our ad and quote the reference. What else are the applicants stating in their cover letters?
ELIZABETH: The one I’m looking at says she’s tired of her old job and wants to work at Megachex Global.
MIYOKO: Oh, no! She’s being negative about her previous employer!
GEORGES: That’s a big mistake, Miyoko. The applicant should say something nonjudgmental such as, “I am now exploring new career options” or “I am seeking new opportunities to grow professionally.” (As Georges speaks his next line of dialogue, the horse whinnies and begins to gallop loudly, causing Georges to shout) Doug, what else is in the cover letter you’re looking at?!
DOUG: Well, he’s done his research about Megachex Global. He writes about our company like he knows all about it!
GEORGES: (galloping, short of breath but exhilarated) That’s wonderful, Douglas! Does he highlight his transferable skills?
DOUG: Yes, AND his achievements. He also states why Megachex should be interested in him as an employee. He headed up his sales team and helped to implement an employee benefits package.
MIYOKO: (Disappointed) The cover letter I have here isn’t looking very good at all. The applicant repeats information from the CV, providing the same facts more than once.
ELIZABETH: It sounds like that cover letter is not sincere, Miyoko.
MIYOKO: And it reads like the applicant has tailored her information to “match” the job.
GEORGES: (Slowing his charge to a walk, saying “whoa” and patting the horse on its neck). The cover letter should feature many powerful, upbeat phrases like: “I think my skills are an excellent match with what you are seeking.” Elizabeth, look as some of the other resumes. What do they say?
ELIZABETH: (shuffling through papers) Let’s see….here’s one. “I would love the opportunity to be a part of the Megachex family” and “I was particularly excited to see a position open at Megachex.”
MIYOKO: How about this one: “My experience makes me a strong candidate…”
DOUG: And this one: “Your company can benefit from my experience.”
GEORGES: (snorting and stomping) The cover letter should end by politely expressing interest in further discussion. Does anyone have a good example?
MIYOKO: Mine reads: “If you would like to talk to me further, please call me. Thank you for your consideration.”
ELIZABETH: How about, “Thank you very much for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you….”
DOUG: I’ve got a good one: “I look forward to meeting you.”
GEORGES: Very good! You see that the cover letter points out information that is supported in the CV. It brings alignment or cohesiveness between skills, background, accomplishments, and the employer’s need, and answers the question: “What can you do for our company?”
ELIZABETH: Thank you, Georges for your help with this. Take care!
DOUG: Thanks for your help, we’ll talk to you soon, Georges!
MIYOKO: Goodbye, Georges!
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