I had this conversation with some Voice123 staff over dinner last Friday: “If I was an agent, I would be using Voice123 everyday.” Here is why:
- Union-friendly job posting procedure and search feature
- ‘My Preferred Voices’ feature would allow me to save people I should work with, ‘paperlessly’, simply by clicking ‘Preferred Voice’ under the audition, or ranking the talent.
- Time-saver: Voice over agents have used Voice123 in the past to find talent. These jobs receive the quickest response out of any other job posted. In addition, Voice123 is a global marketplace, meaning I could very well post a job at 11pm EST, and get plenty of auditions before I go to bed, either from the pacific coast, or other parts of the world!
- Shared inbox link to give to people for consideration, which also allows for me to hide that I used Voice123. You will not find any reference to Voice123 here. This feature was created for the job poster to take the credit for finding talent.
- The website co-founders and staff are comprised of voice talent, artists and skilled web developers. I can trust the website will be sensitive to the business needs of the voice talent, and the job poster who needs an organized, time-saving technology for voice casting.
- Finally….It is free to find voice talent. Voice123 only cares that voice talent get work, and does not take commission. So…no intermediaries. I guess that is a time-saver, too.
When I used Voice123 as a voice talent, I was contacted by agents a couple of times through the search feature. For this reason, I especially like the Voice123 voice seeker interface because it promotes loyalty and relationship building.
After a while, you start to realize you found more voice talent than you ever could have without the use of technology.
What do you think?
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