Dorian Taylor

Fun Mom, Friendly, Storyteller, Confident, Teasing

Voice Description

Female Adult • Age range: 30-45 • Mid-range • Mostly smooth, spiced with little gravelly bits

SIGNATURE SOUND:
Approachable • Friendly • Self-Assured • Storyteller • Authoritative • Techie • Snarky in places • Warm

CHARACTERS/ACCENTS:
Fun Mom • Teacher/Coach, Business Executive • Elf/Munchkin • Jewish Maven • Southern Belle • Warrior Queen • Evil Queen • Ye Olde British Countess

SERVICES:
> Voice over recordings in several styles
> 24hr turnaround on most projects
> High quality audio output in any format
> Fast file transfer services

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Documentaries
• Podcasts
• Cartoon/Animation

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

Pleasant Hill, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Please see "Voice Description" section.

My Voice Experience

Hi, I’m Dorian Taylor. Pleased to “meet” you. Here's a bit about me and my voices:

As an AAA/Alt-Rock radio DJ a few years back, it was my job to sound intense/punk, bored, snarky/bratty or sexy, depending on the music I was playing and what our radio ad clients wanted. Fun fact: My on-air name was “Sara Nevada” because my GM thought it would be funny to name a rock DJ in a college town after a beer.

As an NPR-Classical radio DJ I created a warm, smooth tone and trained myself to use good diction — great for narration and e-learning.

More vocal dimensions…

Five years ago, I joined Toastmasters and rose to the highest level of Distinguished Toastmaster (advanced public speaker). I train and entertain audiences big and small on topics like leadership, business, and personal development, and tell stories about things like burning hard-boiled eggs, camping fails, and being chased by black widow spiders. The voices I’ve developed from this experience include the teacher/coach/guide, the energetic and confident leader, the wry, teasing, dramatic, quick-to-laugh storyteller, and several characters and accents.

I am a real live mom™ with 20 years experience doing every kind of “mom voice.” Kids fighting in the car on a road trip get “scary mommy,” while tearful children (including the big ones) get the calm, soothing, crooning tones that let them know everything is going to be OK.

My nearly 20 years of marketing, promotion and web/multimedia design include directing creative teams, which developed my “let’s get down to business” voice — crisp and authoritative, but not “drill sergeant.”

One of the first things you’ll notice about me, is my “have fun and get it done right” attitude. I have also been a voice buyer in the past, so I know your pain! I am versatile, take direction well, and am committed to working with you to give you exactly what you need.

Please give my demo a spin and let’s talk! Need a custom demo? It would be my pleasure. I look forward to hearing from you.

My Training

> BA Info & Communication Studies – Media Arts at California State University, Chico
> AA-T Technical Theater (in progress) at Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA, including: Advanced Acting/Meisner Technique with Nicole Heiss Diestler • Intermediate Acting with Beth McBrien • Beginning Acting with Will Springhorn, Jr. • Theater Improv with Beth McBrien • Voice & Diction with Beth McBrien • Interpretive Reading with Tony Bernacci
> Creating Characters with Elaine Clark and David Rosenthal of Voice One
> Private VO sessions with Adriana Davis of D-Squared Media NYC / The Great Voice Company
> Group VO workshops with Susan Berkley of The Great Voice Company
> Comedy Improv with Jill Eickmann and staff of Leela
> Public Speaking with Toastmasters International

My Studio Equipment

> Audio Technica AT4040 microphone
> Art Pro Channel II preamp
> Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 audio interface
> Adobe Audition on Windows laptop

Additional Skills

> 20+ years experience writing marketing copy, including radio, television and video scripts
> 5 years speechwriting experience
> Marketing and web/multimedia design background

Payment Methods Accepted

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• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency

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Additional Information

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Demos
Commercial Demo V2

Sexy and Teasing

Whiny and Insecure

Fun Mom or Teacher

Caring and Concerned

Educate and Illuminate

Worldly and Sophisticated

Commercial Demo - Long