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How a Revised VoiceMatch Will Help Talent

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

October 24, 2011

Comments (7)

Boy with a plastic cup on a string held to his ear listeningAfter a dialogue of nearly 80 comments, we have decided to change one aspect of how VoiceMatch works.

We listened to you and reconsidered showing clients the VoiceMatch score in audition responses. As a result, the VoiceMatch scores will not be displayed in talent responses.

Hear more in today's VOX Daily.

We Heard You!

Thank you for your comments and for sharing your concerns. Thank you also to everyone who expressed interest in being a beta tester or who showed support for VoiceMatch.

David and I have been discussing all of what has been shared and we are reevaluating how this will work. The original concept came from talent wanting to know how well matched they were. We did see a parallel between how this could also benefit clients but they don't need to see a VoiceMatch score for this feature to be implemented. As you've noted, it is in the best interest of the talent for the client not to see the score and we respect your position and agree with you.

We have decided that we will not show VoiceMatch scores to clients. From what I understand this decision will alleviate the majority of concerns expressed by most of you here today. I apologize if this possibility was upsetting and we are moving in a different direction with VoiceMatch based upon your feedback.

You will still see your VoiceMatch as it relates to you on a per job basis. We trust this will be helpful and that you'll be able to use it as a gauge for opportunities that come your way.

Thank you again for joining the conversation and for letting us know how you feel. We are thrilled to have such passionately involved customers and thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

With warm regards,

Stephanie Ciccarelli
Co-founder of Voices.com

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Comments


    Thanks for listening and responding to our concerns, Stephanie and David. Nice to know we can count on your exceptional customer service.

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      Wise.

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      • Charles Kahlenberg
      • October 24, 2011 3:26 PM

        Is VoiceMatch showing the clients our "voice" itself? Or the delivery we bring to the table to tell their story? Voice itself is such a minor component in the casting process. I've been hired when they wanted a MAN... and my voice certainly wouldn't match that.

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          Amazing voices.com!

          Posted by:

            Your response to those concerns is proof of what makes Voices a great company with which to be aligned! Thank you, for All you do!

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            • Matilda Novak
            • October 25, 2011 12:16 PM

              One thing that takes a lot of time to go in and see is whether your audition has been review yet or not. Could the clients name or the audition number listed, in the Auditions list after you have completed the audition, be highlighted as RED if the client has not yet reviewed you and turn GREEN once they have reviewed you? Is that a simple code update?

              I am continually surprised how many clients do NOT review you after you have spent some much time to do a custom audition for them. And I'm not talking when you are # 115 out of 200 auditions. I've found this happening when I'm number 19, 47 or whatever out of 50. Plus that's when I have gone back to see if they have reviewed yet after 5 days.

              Is this a viable upgrade you may be interested in doing?

              Posted by:

                Thanks for listening . I have no objection if you give me feed back regarding whether or not your computer thinks I'm a good match for a job, but I can figure that out on my own. The computer, on the other hand, doesn't have a clue how well I, as a seasoned voice actress, can adapt my voice to job specifications. Voice casting and voice acting are very subjective; math is the polar opposite. Please don't limit my audition opportunities by forcing an algorithm on activities that are based in emotional, not logical, response.
                Kristina

                Posted by:
                • Kristina Yuen
                • October 25, 2011 9:02 PM

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