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We are looking for a warm, smooth, female voice, preferrably somewhere in the mezzo or alto range. The ideal narrator would be familiar with business-style books and the corporate VO style. We are trying to avoid the "Storytelling voice" entirely. We are looking for a professional, intellectual approach to the material, as opposed to a highly energetic, sales-pitch.
Once an agreement has been made, the author (who is very involved in the project) would like to receive a sample of the first chapter to verify that the narrator is achieving the right "feel." This sample can be lo-fidelity and watermarked.
Final content should be fully edited and, if possible mastered to standard audiobook levels. If necessary, we can handle the mixing and mastering on our side for a reduced rate. The sample should indicate the exact quality of the final format you intend to send.
Final files should be delivered in WAV or AIFF format via FTP, Dropbox, Box.net, or other online file delivery method.
2012-11-25 23:15:11 GMT 2012-11-28 22:00:00 (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Yes (click here to learn more about ) Closed 0 0 2 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 20 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
People don’t want more information. They are up to their eyeballs in information. They want faith – faith in you, your goals, your success, in the story you tell. It is faith that moves mountains, not facts. Facts do not give birth to faith. Faith needs a story to sustain it - a meaningful story that inspires belief in you and renews hope that your ideas, do indeed, offer what you promise. Genuine influence goes deeper than getting people to do what you want them to do. It means people pick up where you left off because they believe. Faith can overcome any obstacle, achieve any goal. Money, power, authority, political advantage, and brute force have all, at one time or another, been overcome by faith.
Story is your path to creating faith. Telling a meaningful story means inspiring your listeners -- co-workers, leaders, subordinates, family, or a bunch of strangers -- to reach the same conclusions you have reached and decide for themselves to believe what you say and do what you want them to do. People value their own conclusions more highly than yours. They will only have faith in a story that has become real for them personally. Once people make your story, their story, you have tapped into the powerful force of faith. Future influence will require very little follow-up energy from you and may even expand as people recall and re-tell your story to others.
Whether your story is told through your lifestyle or in words, the first criteria people require before they allow themselves be influenced by your story is, Can they trust you? The story above demonstrates that even a zillionaire can have trouble influencing others. If influence were simply a function of power or money, Skip would have it made. He has power and money. But there are times when being rich and powerful is actually a disadvantage. Is his story a form of manipulation? Possibly. If it were manipulation it would begin to unravel as soon as Skip stopped talking. When a manipulator isn’t present to maintain his web of influence the web falls apart. Manipulation (getting people to believe a story that isn’t quite true) demands constant energy to maintain the desired outcome and the ethics are bothersome. Frankly, manipulation is an inferior method of influence. There is a much more powerful source of influence available to anyone with experience as a human being – telling an authentically persuasive story.
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