Mod 4 Japan

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Mod 4 Japan 
This is a short voiceover for an e-learning program

mp3 files should be delivered by email or YouSendit.

Please submit the script below. This is the entire script. Once we have accepted your audition we will ask you to edit and send the final files. You must have NO background noise whatsoever.

You will be paid via PayPal.

Thank you
The TPC Team
2011-08-15 17:15:43 GMT
2011-08-21 06:24:24 (GMT 0) Greenwich Mean Time: Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London 
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11 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 15 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.

Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project - USD 100
Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
See script
English - Other
Young Adult Female OR Young Adult Male OR Middle Age Female OR Middle Age Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
Not defined
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

***Please submit the script below. This is the entire script. Once we have accepted your audition we will ask you to edit and send the final files. You must have NO background noise whatsoever. 
Konnicihiwa. I am Ayame, from Tokyo, Japan.
It’s been said that we are culturally different from anyone else. This is because of our history of isolation, the crowded conditions of our geography and our complex language.
Japan was almost completely isolated from the rest of the world for more than 250 years until the mid-1800s, and during that time developed a very distinct culture, society and language.
Communication in Japan is often marked by great subtlety; information is left unspoken yet is perfectly understood.
If you have a Japanese colleague on your virtual team, that is very good news. These tips might help to work with your Japanese colleague.
•We are extremely punctual. We will prefer to be 20 minutes early for a meeting than to be late. Tardiness is considered rude by Japanese.
•We are willing to go over the same information many times to avoid later misunderstandings and achieve clarity.
•We are cautious, skilled and do not like to be rushed.
•Work is a serious issue for us. We don’t try to ‘lighten things up’ with humor.
•For Japanese, silence shows respect for the speaker.
•We don’t like to offend by showing open disagreement or refusal. Maintaining face for all parties is extremely important to us.
•Japanese people are often quite shy to speak another language, which makes it difficult for us to initiate conversation. We are also reluctant to show when we have not understood something in another language.
•We generally prefer teamwork and group decisions to individualism.
•One important aspect of Japanese behavior is apology. Individuals will apologize, almost as a matter of course. It is considered a sign of politeness.
•We dislike strong displays of emotion. Displays of anger or frustration during meetings are poorly regarded by Japanese people.
•Japanese do not expect to be complimented for good work, because the group and not the individual is rewarded. It is a considered a bad idea to single out Japanese workers. 
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