By Stephanie Ciccarelli
October 31, 2011
Are you interested in increasing your VoiceMatch scores?
How about getting more opportunities at Voices.com?
I've compiled some tips on how you can not only see more auditions coming your way but to also be better matched.
Find out more in today's VOX Daily!
If I could give you some guidance for ways to boost your opportunities and increase your VoiceMatch scores, this would be it!
You can edit your profile to include more information and better highlight your talents.
I don't think we can stress this enough. Completed profiles help clients know what you are able to do for them and also help to determine the kinds of jobs you are invited to submit for. If you've ever taken part in one of our webinars, you know how greatly a completed profile can impact your experience at Voices.com.
Four areas to pay specific attention to include:
à¹ Email preferences (budget ranges for jobs, etc.)
à¹ Skills (categories of work)
As you know, we're still working on some things to do with how VoiceMatch works. This includes preferences to do with receiving emails for jobs as it pertains to budget ranges.
In future your Budget Range email preferences:
à¹ will not affect which jobs you are invited to (although it will affect your VoiceMatch score)
à¹ will be used to filter which jobs to EMAIL you about
à¹ will be used to filter which jobs you see in your list - but if you change the setting you will see the budget-filtered jobs reappear
Do you have enough demos uploaded to your profile? If you have 3 or fewer voice samples, you might want to consider recording more demos and uploading them to your account at Voices.com.
Maybe you have a number of demos but they all fall under the same category. If you find that one or more of your demos could fit in multiple categories, edit your demos to spread the wealth. For instance, categories such as Documentary and Internet could be considered interchangeable depending on the contents of the demo.
Our search engine searches your demos. Being listed in more categories will help you to show up for additional searches as well as provide you with a boost to your VoiceMatch.
In the past we encouraged you to have between 3 and 5 tags per demo. We are now encouraging talent to include up to 10 tags per demo to help increase your VoiceMatch scores and search visibility in light of this new feature.
Something else you can and should do is diversity your tags. Make sure that your tags vary from demo to demo and try to incorporate as many diverse tags as possible that relate to your voice samples.
Applying these recommendations will not change your existing VoiceMatch scores for jobs you were already invited to. VoiceMatch scores are calculated at the time of an invitation being sent and do not change.
Similarly, if you update your profile with new information, jobs relevant to what you added will be sent to you on a go-forward basis because invitations for those jobs have already gone out.
Lastly, VoiceMatch does not take the text a client includes in the the body of the job posting (also known as the Work Description) or any attached documents such as the script into account. As such, you'll get the odd match here and there because of an accent or bilingual jobs. Clients can only pick one language at a time per job posting so if they are seeking a bilingual talent you may see postings of that nature requiring two languages come through at present even though you may only speak one of them.
Naturally, we're working on VoiceMatch and appreciate your patience as well as any suggestions you might have for how we can further improve.
Thanks for reading!
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