By Stephanie Ciccarelli
April 25, 2007
What will your Voices.com website look like?
Well, that's up to you!
Discover some updates to the Profile, Files, Themes and Feedback Sections - you're going to love it!
All voice talent websites are getting a fresh, updated look!
The core elements will remain the same with a few slick additions.
We've added the ability for clients to "Request a Quote", which sends you a Private Lead, or, clients can immediately make you a "Job Offer" (more on this later), literally bypassing the entire auditioning process, making the hiring experience easier and more enjoyable for both you and your clients.
You'll also notice a number in brackets beside your star rating. Clicking on the number lets you and other visitors see who has rated you and what they said. We call this feature "Ratings & Reviews". You will be able to manage everything related to those items in the Feedback section of your Profile.
Check out this voice talent website at Voices.com to get an idea of how you could fashion your own website using the new tools that will be made available to you.
We added some on-page help that provides suggestions on how best to complete your Profile.
We've even added sample voice descriptions such as:
Sample 1: Jim's voice is quite versatile and has been referred to as genuine, charismatic, and hilarious. Ranging from characters such as the stereotypical football coach to a doting father, Jim is able to cater his performance into a voiceover that works perfectly for your project.
Sample 2: Annette has a wide spectrum of vocal capabilities. Trained as a classical singer, Annette's vocal elasticity and burnished tone color shines brilliantly through commercials, telephone recordings, and children's audiobook narration projects.
The Studio will be organized under the "Profile" tab. Note the change!
This will help you to edit all elements of your website in the same place - convenience at it's best.
All the same functionality applies, and with a new wide-screen design, it's easier to see all your files on a single page. If you have more than 10 files, we've added "Next 10" and "Previous 10" buttons, so you can navigate through all your multimedia files.
As a security measure, we've limited file uploads to .mp3, .wav, and .aif files for audio and banned potentially malicious file extensions such as .exe, .php, .asp and dozens of others.
Sticking to MP3 is a great idea for your demos. They'll play better in the Flash Player as well as take less time to load.
The color themes for your website were extremely popular, so we decided to add more for you to choose from.
Not only are there new designs, but background images, too.
Here's a sneak peek:
One of the most requested features is the ability to see who is rating you. Well, this is now a reality. You'll be able to see the name of the person who gave you a star rating, as well as any comments they left you in the form of a review. You'll have the option to "Publish" these comments or to keep them hidden.
That does it for today's updates for the Profile. If you have any ideas or recommendations, leave a comment below.