By David Ciccarelli
October 8, 2009
What's been updated, improved upon, and added to make your experience at Voices.com even better?
Find out in our most recent release of the site!
We're excited to share some information about how we've been working harder to serve you better.
In fact, you may notice some improvements in this posting that you've been hoping to see implemented at Voices.com.
As always, we are open to and value your feedback. Check out these updates with our thanks!
Text Changes in Talent Account
Instead of "Open" under jobs the tab has been renamed "Hiring" which is more in line with what the folder contains, simply put, jobs that are hiring talent.
Addition of Key Job Details Now Present on the Audition Submission Page
This includes key information such as the project title, language, age, union affiliation and budget.
Ratings in the Search Results
Ratings in the form of stars are now present in our search engine which presents a more appealing image. If you'd like to see what this looks like, visit https://www.voices.com/talents/search.
The order of languages has been updated so that all dialects of English are at the top of the language list.
The order is now :
à¹ English (North American)
à¹ English (British)
à¹ English (Irish)
à¹ English (Scottish)
à¹ English (South African)
à¹ English (Australian)
à¹ English (New Zealand)
à¹ English ~ which represents all fluent speakers regardless of accent
Demo Details now showcase the language, age and category assigned to the demo by talent, for example, https://www.voices.com/demo_detail/40966.
Age Range Needs To Be Associated With All Demos
When you upload a demo, be sure to associate an age range with your demo or it will not be presented in a refined search query that includes AGE RANGE as a filter. To make sure that you are appearing in the search engine for queries that include Age Range, log in and edit your demos, adding the most appropriate Age Range to each one. Only one age can be associated with a given demo.
Audition Response Counter
Clients now have a counter that shows the total new responses received in the last 24 hours. This is visible in the Activity box at the top of the My Account page.
More Specified Budgets
When clients are posting a job, from the budget drop down list "Other" has been renamed to "Specify" so that clients know they may specify a fixed budget amount.
Option to Invite More Talent
Clients now have the option to invite more talent from their Quote List, viewable here https://www.voices.com/jobs/request_quote.
Scenario: A Client has selected a few talent from search engine or Favorites and clicks "Request Quote." On the next screen they see a link that says "Invite More Talent," returning them to the search engine where they can select more talent and continue doing so until they have the desired amount of talent on their list.
Modifications to Job Responses
When a client clicks on a talent's name, they can expand or close a response. This is indicated by a plus or negative sign beside submitters name - example + LPasma or - L Pasma.
Have something you'd like to add to the list?
We invite you to share your ideas and thoughts here:
Product Development Manager, Voices.com
Get the latest voice-over industry news, exclusive webinars, and watch how-to demonstrations on our YouTube channel. Subscribe today!
Vox Daily offers a daily dose of voice acting news, articles, tutorials, interviews, intelligent conversation and business ideas for voice talent and voice actors.
Our feed & social options update you with special offers and news as it happens.