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Interactive Voices 2005 Year in Review

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

December 27, 2005

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Check out what we've been up to this year!

Well, we've made it through another year of innovation and expansion! As is the custom, we'd like to share our Interactive Voices 2005 "Year in Review" with you.

10. Interactive Voices Goes Podcasting In The Apple iTunes Podcast Directory

Earlier this year, we introduced the voice-over industry to podcasting and submitted the IV Podcast to the Apple iTunes Music Directory. The IV Podcast communicates directly to voice talents and clients, shares the Interactive Voices vision, and fosters growth in voice-over businesses worldwide.

9. VoiceOverTimes.com Chat Site Launched For Voice-Over Professionals

Our VoiceOverTimes site, a voice-over discussion forum, sent an official invitation to voice actors and voice talents to join without cost, providing opportunities to share, interact, and learn from one another in a friendly online environment. VoiceOverTimes.com is an open community for professional and beginner voice over talents to share knowledge and voice-over experiences with each other.

8. Telephone Voice-Over Boom

With a record number of telephony projects posted at the site, it was obvious that voices for telephone greetings, IVRs, on-hold marketing, and voicemail were needed to relay business messages while customers call into their phone systems.

7. Voice-Over Talent Knowledge Base Created at InteractiveVoices.com

We wanted to make our site as comprehensive as possible... What better way to do this than create a new and exhaustive FAQ database? Talents and clients looking for answers to frequently asked questions about the voice-over industry now have their own database to search through when inspiration, curiosity, or confusion strikes.

6. Voice-Over Script Collection, 1st & 2nd Editions, Released at InteractiveVoices.com

After a significant number of requests from voice talent for demo-worthy scripts to record, we thought we'd roll up our sleeves and get down to business writing a Voice-Over Script Collection including Commercial, Telephony, Narration, and Imaging scripts. These scripts (more than 50 original scripts and over 70 scripts all together) are perfect for voice-over talents looking to record or update their voice-over demo. Happily, the scripts are also organized by genre and subcategorized chronologically within each section.

Voice-Over eBook For Successful Voice Talent Careers Online

In March '05 (seems so long ago!), we released our 92 page voice-over eBook "The Definitive Guide to Voice-Over Success", designed to help professional voice-over talent conduct their voice-over businesses online. What a magnificent undertaking! Keep your eyes out for the 2nd Edition...

5. InteractiveVoices.com: A Meeting Place for Hiring Voiceover Talents, gained press in MSNBC, CBS MarketWatch, Dow Jones, Yahoo! Finance and Google News

Sometimes it's difficult to define all of the nuances of our business, but this time, I think we hit the nail on the head. We're a cross between social networking and recruiting that enables buyers such as radio and television stations, ad agencies and corporate marketing departments to search for and hire professional voiceover talents for their voice-over jobs. Eureka :)

4. The Podcasting Ebook, the Complete Guide to Podcasting

This summer was a busy podcasting development time for us. In September, ThePodcastingEbook.com, a division of InteractiveVoices.com was launched and made available to the public and podcasters alike. Aspiring podcasters will learn the ropes of podcasting quickly and easily, and even start making money from their podcasts within days. Main features include how to create, record, publish and promote a podcast. Readers have also liked finding little nuggets of information such as valuable product reviews, podcast directories, and tools to help them evaluate and improve their podcast.

3. Voice-Over Marketplace Interactive Voices Winner of New Voices DigiFest 2005

An exciting couple of days in Toronto let us know that we had made it in a big way at the Design Exchange. Our company was a New Voices winner at DigiFest 2005, an award recognizing Interactive Voices as an industry leader who provides digital media products and innovations that contribute to Canada's economic and cultural future. What an absolute honour.

2. Podcasting more than the word of the year at InteractiveVoices

As I said before, we've had a busy podcasting year at InteractiveVoices. When we heard that the term podcasting had been integrated into general language and conversation and heralded as the word of the year by the Oxford Dictionary, we were tickled pink, not to mention thrilled. Clients actively use our site to easily find voice talent to record intros, bumpers, sweepers, and even host their business podcasts.

1. InteractiveVoices launches the fifth generation of it's web service

94% of Clients Agree: InteractiveVoices.com is the #1 site for Hiring Voice Over Talents

InteractiveVoices.com, the voice over marketplace, is the top ranked website for advertising agencies who need to search for, audition, and hire professional voice over talents. Agencies receive custom demos of their scripts and use tools that make their voice casting experiences easy, efficient, and cost-effective. A little direct marketing (and following up) goes a long way.

Okay, we're done! Those are some of the most notable achievements that we've been blessed with this past year as a company.

Have a Happy New Year with more exciting developments from IV coming your way in 2006!

Stephanie

Related Topics: Apple, dictionary, Google, how to, industry, radio, social networking, voicemail


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