We’ve updated the sample description forms in Voice123 to help improve your chances of being contacted by clients for projects that suit your VO skills.
Here’s a glossary of definitions for the updated sample fields:
Write a catchy name so clients can see what the sample is about. Include your character/role, client or brand name, and project category/type.
If you’re interpreting a special character or a specific role, you can follow the structure: character/role name, project name, client name
- e.g., Narrator in an Environmental documentary for National Geographic
- e.g., Live announcer in a National spot for the NBA
- e.g., Mad professor in Digital escape room experience
- e.g Scooby Doo animated character - Demo
If it’s a commercial sample, you can follow this structure: Brand/company name and project type
- e.g., Whole Foods Market - Instructional video for suppliers' training
- If you’re interpreting a special character or a specific role, you can follow the structure: character/role name, project name, client name
Accents and Ethnicities
This field expands the ‘Languages’ field. You can add up to 2 accents or ethnicities, such as:
- Northern, Southern, American, British, African-American, etc.
- There is no pre-defined list of options to choose from. Feel free to include any accent-related words that relate to your sample.
- Avoid non-geographical terms.
- Accents and Ethnicities is filterable category for clients when using the search feature.
You can add up to 2 voice styles from a predefined list of options, such as:
- Warm, conversational, calm, happy, etc.
- Voice styles is a filterable category for clients when using the search feature.
List of available voice styles
- Voice Of God
You can add up to 3 descriptive keywords such as characters, brands, or other keywords not considered in the previous fields.
- For example: Morgan Freeman, Nike, easy-going, approachable, etc. These should match commonly searched voice over terms.
- Be sure to choose only those that reflect your sample's content.
- Avoid adding search keywords in this field that you may have previously added in the other fields (sample name, language, accents, purposes, voice styles, etc). This won’t provide additional benefits and will be a missed opportunity to include a new word that could match a client’s needs.
- Be sure to vary your search keywords among your samples. Avoid repetition so you can include more variety. Don't lose the chance to include unique words in your sample to position it for clients. Each sample is unique and should showcase a specific aspect of your work.
Additional sample details
This section has minimum weight and only serves when there are no search results for a given keyword or after the most relevant search results. If a client searches for 'internet', samples with that word in the additional sample details will appear after samples with 'internet' in the search keywords or sample name.
This means you can take advantage of this section. However, be sure to include keywords that are relevant to the sample to provide clients with what they are looking for.
Updating your samples
Here’s an example of an updated sample in the new sample form structure: