By Stephanie Ciccarelli
June 17, 2008
Did you know that when you audition at Voices.com, you don't need to type in a new proposal message from scratch each and every time?
If you haven't discovered and made use of this feature, Templates is the private storage area of your account that can be used to create and store text templates used for audition purposes.
It's really easy to use! Learn more about Templates and how they can speed up the auditioning process here at VOX Daily.
As we briefly covered earlier in this article, you can prepare ready-to-use audition proposals called Templates stored privately within your account at Voices.com to be used when replying to job opportunities posted at the site.
à¹ The New link in Templates allows you to create a new template
à¹ Edit allows you to edit an existing template
à¹ Delete allows you to remove an existing template
à¹ To create a new template click on New
à¹ Give your template a name, ex. "Commercial Audition" template
à¹ Once finished click Save and this template will be listed in the template drop down list ready to use when you are auditioning for a job
* You can also create a template from the actual auditioning screen
A proposal should include:
à¹ A greeting to the client (by name if possible)
à¹ An introduction of yourself
à¹ Why you're interested in the project
à¹ List a job or client that relates to the type of project you're auditioning for
à¹ Your quote or an explanation of your quoting method
Check out this screen shot. I have the full proposal for you to use in text below but wanted you to see these words in action as they would appear on the auditioning screen.
Dear Client Name,
Thank you for the opportunity to be the voice of your project. I've recorded a custom sample of the script for your consideration.
This project is of great interest to me as I am familiar with your industry. It would be my pleasure to help realize your vision and bring your script to life.
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me through Voices.com.
Looking forward to working with you,
This is where things get exciting... you have direct access to your created templates each time you audition.
For those of you who already make use of this feature on a regular basis, you know how well it saves time and effort when auditioning.
At this point, all you need to do is select the template you feel is most suited to the job you are applying for from a drop down box and then customize the proposal as necessary.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
StephanieRelated Topics: auditioning, auditions, how do I, how to, industry, proposals, template, templates, voice actors, voice over jobs, voices.com
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