LARAUNCE SMITH

Professional, Versatile, Feminine, Characters

Voice Description

My voice is versatile in nature. I am capable of creating character voices, impersonating others, projecting in a professional manner, and also injecting fun where necessary. I can speak with various accents as well.

I grew up in a time where the rave in televised media was the comedy sketch. I watched shows like Saturday Night Live and In Living Color. Though these were "comedies", I learned versatility and gained the ability to adapt to any situation. I think having exposure to shows like these and growing up in a more internationally infused neighborhood lends to who I am as a person and my voice overall.

I always receive compliments on my voice from different perspectives. These are some examples:

-You have an extremely professional voice.
-You sound sexy over the phone.
-Your voice is very soothing and calming.
-You speak well, you should be an attorney.
-Your approach is very diplomatic when presenting your premise.
-You should do voice-overs or be an actress.
-OMG!You're like a human commercial!
-I thought you were an ad on the overhead system.

If you asked me, I would have in the past told you that none of those comments go together. What I am rapidly realizing is the fact that they do correspond. They are all characteristics that my voice can portray at any given time. I stumbled onto an add on Craigslist and found Voice 123. I have made a conscious decision to place my voice for hire and discover where it will lead me next. At present, I work as a Brand Ambassador promoting products for major companies in various venues. I use my voice and presence to share product knowledge and promote said products by giving voice to selling points provided by the company or client.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Baby
• Child
• Teenage Girl
• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

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 deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services

My Home Base

, District of Columbia, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

African-American, Caucasian, Spanish-speaking, Patois/Broken english, Urban, Country bumpkin, High Society, British, Cartoons, Island/Carribean, West African, little girl, baby/toddler, Old Hollywood, Bluesy (ex: Billie Holiday), Rocker, Reggae singer, Elderly Person

Please note: I am willing to experiment with new voices if given the opportunity to audition. I make it a practice not to place limitations on my abilities.

My Voice Experience

I have no professional voice-over experience except for lending my voice for an office voice mail recording periodically after being nominated by my peers. As a child, I always raised my hand first to be the narrator when there were scripted stories in our texts to be read. I placed in one oratorical contest where the task was presenting Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.'s
"Letter from the Birmingham Jail" at a local church. I was also a speaker representing said church as a youth delegate who presented the reports at the district conference. Though being a Brand Ambassador is a fulfilling experience, I would like to do more voice-over work. I am looking forward to building a positive business relationship with you.

My Training

1995- High School Diploma
1995- Completion of Health & Human Services Academy
1998- Emergency Medical Technician License
2000- Associate in Arts, Marketing
2005- Certification as Beauty Advisor
2007- Certification in Makeup Artistry
2007- Completion of Natural Hairstyling Specialist
Training
2008- Bachelor of Business Administration, Business
Management
2009- Certification as Mystery Shopper
2010- Master of Business Administration, Human Resource
Management (40.5 quarter hours earned to date)

My Studio Equipment

At present, my capability includes using the sound recorder device on my PC.

Additional Skills

I am rather easy to work with, I enjoy learning new things and having new experiences, I am quite ambitious minus any type of hubris. I am dedicated to any cause to which I commit my time. In addition, I value the time and goals of others equally. I look forward to working with you.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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• Currently LARAUNCE SMITH is a Standard subscriber.

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