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Script Genres > English Adult > Commercial > Travel & Entertainment

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    2014 Buick Enclave

    Script:

    When everything’s in the right place, you can’t go wrong. Which makes the Buick Enclave such an easy choice. It’s full of features like the IntelliLink voice-activated sound system, the industry’s first front center air bag and available seating for up to 8. Finally, a perfect way to get comfortable with technology. The redesigned 2013 Buick Enclave.
    It’s your kind of luxury. Discover more at buick.com.

    62 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear veganvoice's recording

    I welcome feedback on everything! (I do realize the air conditioner is humming in my background.)

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-133371/script-recording-99022.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    one thing i noticed is the word "system" we hard to hear. I think the read was good. Maybe a little too slow. This may not be the best genre for you.

    Peer Feedback:

    Try to speed it up and sound a little more excited.

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    800 travel announcement

    Script:

    800 Travel Systems

    Thank you for calling 800 Travel Systems. If you know your travel consultant's extension, please dial it now.

    For the best possible service, this call may be monitored or recorded.

    For a company directory, press 9.

    For air reservations, press 1.

    If you have a reservation on hold or have already purchased your ticket, press 2.

    For Las Vegas, Hawaii, and Orlando air and hotel packages, press 3.

    To hear these options again, press 4.

    60 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear saraha616's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-128073/script-recording-96125.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice and clear.

    You need to leave some space between the instructions for the caller to ponder and/or react. Slow everything down just a touch. Otherwise the caller is going to be pressing 4 quite a lot.

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    800 Travel Systems

    Script:

    Thank you for calling 800 Travel Systems. If you know your travel consultant's extension, please dial it now.

    For the best possible service, this call may be monitored or recorded.

    For a company directory, press 9.

    For air reservations, press 1.

    If you have a reservation on hold or have already purchased your ticket, press 2.

    For Las Vegas, Hawaii, and Orlando air and hotel packages, press 3.

    To hear these options again, press 4.

    71 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Ensyia's recording

    I'm experimenting with several genres, and this is the first of those experiments I'm proud of. I'm curious as to how my voice sounds in this particular genre, and if anyone has any constructive advice on my performance in general I'm willing to listen.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-11212/script-recording-33257.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    HEY THERE -

    I'M HEARING A LOT BACKGROUND NOISE AND BREATHS WHEN YOU PAUSE. YOU HAVE A NICE VOICE, BUT TRY WORKING ON PACING, TONE AND INFLECTION. GOOD LUCK AND MUCH SUCCESS,

    Peer Feedback:

    I don't know much about telephony but I'm pretty sure the number (1, 2, 3, 4) is an essential part of the message. You haven't done your job if they miss the number and have to replay your message. So, be sure you don't drop them. Lift the pitch slightly to make sure callers clearly hear each number. I like your delivery overall. Pleasant tone.

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice job. If you decide to try it again, work on warming up your tone (try smiling while reading the script). Visualize the destinations as you are saying them: ie. Las Vegas, Hawaii etc--this will help you bring more color to your read. Think of you having a conversation with a friend while reading this script...it will make it sound more conversational and friendly to the caller. Work on your back ground noice and you have a bit of sibilance. Good Luck!

    Peer Feedback:

    A little breathy.

    Peer Feedback:

    Well there's not much more I can say my fellow VO heads have pretty much covered it all with the exception of maybe purchasing or searching YouTube for a DIY Portable Microphone Booth that will help with drowning out the echo or ambience of the room. Good luck…!

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    50 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Henry Dewing's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-6638/script-recording-33194.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked this one much more than your previous recording....how do you feel about it?
    I'd like to hear comments from other people too, who have more knowledge than I do.
    Your voice is so much clearer and the emotions matching this script are there too!
    Well well well......it's going to be Jamaica time!! :)

    Peer Feedback:

    Mr Henry Dewing first of all!!! where have you been for the last coupole of month???
    Nice to hear from you again!!!!
    can YOU do a WIZARD script for us to listen to? I think you would be a badass wizard!!!!!!
    regards
    balazs

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    Air Jamaica

    Script:

    On our island, you can party all night, or you can have a quiet, romantic evening. Maybe rocking to Reggae suits your style, or how about strolling through a posh plantation while sipping a mango margarita? No, it’s not a dream, it’s paradise -- it’s Jamaica. And Air Jamaica is waiting to whisk you away on your choice of non-stop flights from New York to Montego Bay for only $199! Now that you don’t have to sell your soul to get to Paradise, what are you waiting for? Call your travel agent, or AIR JAMAICA at 1-800-JET-AWAY.

    30 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rhondaduncan@att.net's recording

    I'm really trying to bring out more of my personality and have "fun" with the script (which has been recommended to do). I would appreciate any comments on the performance and quality of the recording. Thanks Rhonda Duncan

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-6779/script-recording-35102.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Rhonda,

    Very nice read. Instead of saying "one-hundred ninety-nine" try saying "one ninety-nine." It's more common in commercials. :)

    Love the emotion!

    Take it easy,
    Max

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the correction Max...I now know for the next time. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

    Take care,

    Rhonda

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    47 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mackmediaproductions's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-10177/script-recording-27942.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    voice and new mic sound great.

    Peer Feedback:

    One the first pass, I liked it,, and it is a good spot. But after going over it again,, I realized,, the goodmood emotion I was jamming to was the music,, If I ignore the music,, and just go ff what your saying,, you dont sound real happy about this Fl trip

    Peer Feedback:

    thanks guys for the comments!!!

    Peer Feedback:

    Just a off beat thought here. I don’t know if “Father time Productions” is your working business name or not, could just be your site tag,, But I can tell you , ( where as in the 80's , I was in TV production) Had a flier, card, CD whatever crossed my desk , with the name Father time productions on it.. I would not have given it a thought, or a try, until I needed a “old man voice”. IF, upon needing a old man voice, I popped in a demo, and heard this ,, I would have been grumpy. You sound ( at least in this spot, young to mid age , and energetic. In the world of production, short cuts are life savers,, If I get a package that seems like their selling them selves as a one shot pony,, I wouldn’t have wasted the time , until I needed it,, then when I do, In my mind , you've wasted my time, and committed “false advertising” . I know it sound stupid,, but I've seen demos thrown aside, and never listened to for much less. They don’t like the name, they don’t like the color, they don’t like that some one “spelled something special” ,, they will sort out a stack based off of what they think is inside. They plain out dont have the time, the motivation, and the caring to give everything its full share of time

    Peer Feedback:

    Great voice, solid read! I did, however, get the feeling you were more focused on how the read sounded, as opposed to serving the client and the needs of the ad. Interestingly, most of the successful (and awesome) voice over pros I know DON'T have fantastic voices. That being said, they ARE fantastic actors.

    Peer Feedback:

    very good point jimbobway,,, I agree,, there are a lot more , working , good actors with middle of the road voices,, than there are good voices , with middle of the road acting

    Peer Feedback:

    YOUUU MADE me smile !!!! Really Nice, I like :)))))
    regards balazs

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    Alamo

    Script:

    Flock to Florida, hang ten in Hawaii, cruise in California... whichever sun-sational trip you take, you’ll get discounts of up to 25% off Alamo’s great rates, so you can have a cool time in a hot place. Ask your telephone representative for details.

    24 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Murray O's recording

    I uploaded this for this week's contest. Was this read too much of a character (I call it the "Garfield" voice) for this type of script? Too phony sounding?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-6210/script-recording-23031.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    On something like this you have to keep in mind who your customer is...corporate. It might be that Alamo would want someone sounding kinda silly for the phone message, but it's not often that a corporation would. It's a good character voice IMO though I kinda thought it sounded like you were doing Rick Moranis when he was from 'the great white north.' Wait til Friday...who knows?? You might place and if you do, you'll get a great, detailed professional critique of the read. It wasn't bad at all, though "hot" kinda sounded odd. You've shown a good deal of variety. That's important.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Tom!

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    Alamo-NC Outer Banks

    Script:

    Come to the North Carolina Outer Banks, where you’ll learn about a colony of settlers that was lost forever. And two brothers named Wright who first taught us to fly. There are over one million miles of roads in Alamo territory, all over America, and every day, with every car nationwide, only ALAMO gives you all those miles for free. Including 200 miles of southern coastline where mystery and discovery meet.

    50 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear dotbatts's recording

    I'm still getting used to a new mic, so any help you can lend with sound quality and production is greatly appreciated.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-128514/script-recording-99136.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    i thought it sounded great - a few things
    "Come to the North Carolina Outer Banks, where you’ll learn about a colony of settlers that was lost forever."
    - between "Banks, where" there was a noticeable breath but after "forever" it did seem edited out. Not sure if that was deliberate or not. If you did edit in your software something to think about. I noticed it a few times
    - i heard a lot of mouth noises. I myself just got my first mic and i am trying to eliminate some of these noises as well. I bought a mic first and then headphones but the headphones made all the difference on being able to hear some of this,
    - was a little confused about the word "fly" on how it was said

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    Alamo-NC Outerbanks

    Script:

    Come to the North Carolina Outer Banks and you’ll learn about a colony of settlers that was lost forever. And two brothers named Wright who first taught us to fly. There are over one million miles of roads in Alamo territory, all over America, and every day, with every car nationwide, only ALAMO gives you all those miles for free. Including 200 miles of southern coastline where mystery and discovery meet.

    57 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear dotbatts's recording

    I want the story to be interesting but it also needs to time in :30. Do you think it: 1). Is interesting? 2). Sounds rushed? 3). Has good voice quality? 4). Contain distracting sounds? Thanks!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-128514/script-recording-98911.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    1). Is interesting? Yes it is very interesting
    2). Sounds rushed? Yes it sounds a tad bit rushed
    3). Has good voice quality? You have a nice voice and it is good for this copy
    4). Contain distracting sounds? Yes, there are some distracting sounds - quick breathes just before the onset of a word, that I personally would edit out. There are also some kind of crinkling - not sure. (I am listening with good headphones) Also just like some of my posts, the mouse click at the very end - being really nit picky here! Overall good job!

    Peer Feedback:

    1. The sing songy delivery distracts from the interesting script.
    2. Sounds rushed in some places and dragged out in others
    3. Yes. Nice voice quality. Rich. Smooth.
    4. Nothing super obvious to me, but I was pretty busy listening to your delivery

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate your taking the time to thoughtfully break apart the read and give constructive criticism.

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    61 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mwjrnc's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-13506/script-recording-98948.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Good clean, read, but it sounds like a "read". A little more relaxed style might be in order. Have you tried memorizing the script and just trying to let if flow like a natural conversation? There's a great opportunity for a little bit of humor as well..."you won't have to fight over a seat" ... could use just a little more of a smile or some sort of verbal nod and wink. Keep going!

    Peer Feedback:

    You are clean and articulate - but I agree with Mike that it needs to sound more natural as if you are telling this story to a friend or relative.

    Peer Feedback:

    i think the first sentence was the strongest. Some of the pauses between sentences were too long. Good tone of voice for this genre. A little more variety on the read would make it that much better

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    American Express - Travelfunds Card

    Script:

    It was the perfect vacation getaway. Until he got away with your wallet. Introducing the Travelfunds card from American Express. A new safe way to carry money. It's a prepaid, reloadable card that's safer than cash and isn't linked to your bank account. If it's lost or stolen, your balance is refunded, usually within 24 hours. Make sure your next vacation is really yours. Call 1-888-412-6945 or visit www.americanexpress.com/travelfundscard.

    65 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear TKVO's recording

    Hi. Going for a positive/reassuring read on a script that starts with a negative. Any and all feedback welcome, including comments on sound quality. I've been testing a lot of home studio equipment. Thanks!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-99564/script-recording-98220.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Good copy interpretation. I will be nit picky...vocal performance could a tad bit smoother. One suggestion is to try some pitch lift. Also, website delivery articulation was a bit forced. As for the recording quality, I hear metallic background sounds throughout and a lot of breaths.

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    Amtrak

    Script:

    So much beauty in one place! America is a great country, and we’ve got the best way to see it. Amtrak “Explore America” fares. Round trips from one hundred and seventy nine dollars all across America. It’s a great country at a great price. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL now about Amtrak “Explore America” fares.

    19 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Beverly Ann's recording

    This is my first upload to the feedback forum, any comments will be greatly apprecialed.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-14416/script-recording-51364.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Totally dug take 2. It seemed to drive the spirit of the message much more. Take 1 almost seemed a touch stoic in a sense, which I think doesn't convey the excitement of what AmTrak was trying to convey. Nicely done!

    Peer Feedback:

    I thought the second take had more enthusiasm to it, but petered out a bit toward the end. The pause after the first "Amtrak" broke up the flow. You didn't do it the second time, which I think was correct.

    I think you can slow dow a bit, with the same energy, and savor exploring America. Your first take came in at 21 seconds. Even with music, FX and an additional tag, it's probably too short. The second take was even shorter, just a fraction over 19 seconds.

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    26 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear eliehershfield's recording

    Please comment on performance, not recording quality. Thanks!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/amtrak 1.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    It seemed rather drawn. Tone went down instead of leveling off at end of certain sentences. Emotion was recognized but a little sleepy in nature. Great voice! Possibly a little more fluency through out the script.

    Peer Feedback:

    Minimum sample value -1.5370 -1.5031
    Maximum sample value 1.5115 1.4598
    Peak amplitude 3.7 dB 3.5 dB
    DC offset 0.0000 0.0000
    Minimum RMS power -38.4 dB -37.6 dB
    Average RMS power -12.0 dB -11.9 dB
    Maximum RMS power -5.7 dB -5.5 dB
    Clipped samples 2346 2454

    Aside from the over-done first line...way too much inflection...I had to stop because this was just blasting my eardrums. Every 3db adjustment either havles (downward) the sound or doubles it (upward.) Your peak amplitude is PLUS 3.6 (average between channels) and clipped or distorted about 2375 (average between channels) times. That's over 6.5 db higher than the -3db normal max. That's over 4x louder than it should be. Need to pay a lot of attention to the recording quality., I know you didn't ask for anything on the recording quality, but seriously...at least bring down the volume....no higher than -3db.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very drawn out read. Sounded more like a bedtime story. Increasing speed would have gained my interest. Inflections at end of sentences went up and down. Might have been better read with a level tone?

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    Antarctica

    Script:

    Antarctica
    Far to the south lies a land of dazzling snow fields, crystalline glaciers, and dramatically carved ice mountains soaring above an untamed frozen wilderness. There are no human sounds in this land of primeval beauty, only the wild cries of birds, seals, and whales echoing across a vast expanse of land and sea. Experience the wonders and grandeur of a land where few have ever set foot as we discover the world’s last frontier -- the great White Continent. This special voyage takes place during the austral summer, when the weather is best, temperatures are moderate, and days are long. Penguin chicks are hatching and it is common to see elephant seals along the beaches.

    24 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear lahnkd's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-8353/script-recording-28690.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi lahnkd! I really enjoyed your delivery. I felt like your voice was taking me to Antarctica! I hear a lot of distortion in the recording quality, though. There were also problems at times with plosive prevention. I've been practicing with the following plosive exercise with my hand in front of my mouth to check for how much air comes out: "It's the best popcorn." Even with a pop filter, I sometimes get plosives. This exercise may help you too. Overall, really nice read! Thanks for sharing! Joe Redd

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    Anything Goes Promo

    Script:

    Hit the high seas with Roundabout Theatre Company’s
    Tony Award-winning ANYTHING GOES
    starring Rachel York as Reno Sweeney.

    ANYTHING GOES is the perfect Broadway Getaway
    with white hot dancing,
    and a songbook of Cole Porter’s biggest hits
    the New York Times calls, “Musical Comedy Joy!”

    30 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear Robert Merk's recording

    I'd appreciate feedback on my performance as well as the sound quality of the audition, which I did in my home studio. Performance direction was for a "fun, upbeat read" for this TV promo for the musical comedy ANYTHING GOES.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-12515/script-recording-31429.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Vocal performance is clear and understandable!
    But make it sound like your telling me the script
    and not read it to me!
    Your overall emotion is good!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Robert,

    Tell ME about this great play! You will not sound lie a 'read' and bingo!

    Regards,

    Steve O'Sullivan

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Robert,

    I enjoyed the delivery itself and also because I'm familiar with The Roundabout Theatre, as I'm a Native New Yorker! Your voice has a nice tone and the emotion was used well.
    Good performance! By the way, are you from NYC too?

    LCW.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks everyone, I appreciate the feedback and suggestions. @LCW: I'm in Chicago, but I love NYC!

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    18 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Darmaggi's recording

    Not worried so much about recording quality. Using a USB mic with no processing other than some noise removal and normalization.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-1492/script-recording-68614.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Not bad. It was a little choppy, especially "On other islands..." Smooth it out and add just a bit more smile to it, and you've got it!

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    32 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear amichaelgray@bellsouth.net's recording

    Thanks in advance for your Feedback.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-5268/script-recording-69986.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Really nice rich, deep voice. Nice music selection too.Sounds like you boosted the bass. No need to. It only muddies up your articulation.

    This copy is loaded with comparisons - theirs vs ours - and sometimes they come in couplings. So you need to decide what words are important to "hit" (or give emphasis) and which words (or phrases) are toss-aways.

    So, in the first two sentences, there actually two comparisons - "OTHER islands" and "ARUBA" - "straight up" and "another path" (a more winding or crocked path?)

    Third sentence - "round" and "square" (hitting "ARE round" sounded a little odd) (You might lightly hit "other" and "Ours", but not so strongly, because you've already established that comparison. That will also come into play through out the rest of the copy.)

    The fourth sentence - They're gonna CHARGE me? How dare they! No need to punch "you". I already know that you're talking to me.
    Loved the fifth sentence - the "In your face, other islands," attitude.

    Sixth sentence - Watch "yer" for "your". also, it got choppy (that little pause after "one") and a little sing-songy. Seventh sentence was really good as well.

    So follow that thought up with a "So, C'mon. Wouldn't you rather be HERE than THERE?" - Don't punch "you" (again, I already know that you're talking to me). Save it for the end. Which was really good too.

    This could be either a TV or radio commercial. Either way, you'll need to tighten it up a bit and cut 4 seconds off to get it to fit into a :30 spot. That's where knowing what to stress and what to toss away comes in. Slow the stresses and quicken the toss-aways. That's how people talk to each other. Not every single word is as important as all of the others.

    Peer Feedback:

    As I listened to your recording my thoughts ran pretty much along the same line as James. The emphasis in several places sounded a little odd to me, too, but James gave you good tips on that so I won't reinvent the wheel. I like your choice of music bed and the way you mixed it. The music didn't take anything away from your nice, deep voice. I also noticed that great tropical-vacation smile in your voice. Overall, a job well done.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks James! I really appreciate your time in giving me such valuable feedback. Good calls!
    Hi Chris! Thanks for your time and valuable feedback as well. Much appreciated.

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    Aruba

    Script:

    There’s an island so unique even the trees bend to your wishes. Where people smile when they say hello. You may not feel a drop of rain, but you’ll love the water. It’s all up to you on Aruba.

    31 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear CRS's recording

    Hello, I have been working on getting the sound of my room just right. Do you hear any hissing, room noise? Is it boxy? Performance feedback is welcomed as well. Thanks for listening.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-76029/script-recording-66600.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Can't hear the room. Nicely done!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Charity,
    I'm not so qualified (yet) to comment on acoustics. To me it sounds like you might have used a noise gate (you can hear some background when you're speaking, but not between phrases-- and in a couple places your voice gets slightly cut, e.g. the final s in "wishes"). I can also hear a sound between "smile" and "when", -- not sure if it's an edit, an artifact, or a mouth noise.
    Re: interpretation, one thing I'd point out is that the third sentence is written to be a bit witty-- i.e. no rain, but plenty of water on the beach, wink wink! Some of this wink, or at least a difference in tone between the first and second parts of the sentence, would probably be a good idea in the read. Also you might hit (emphasize) the word "drop" to highlight that you won't be feeling *any* rain in Aruba.
    Cheers!
    Peter

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Peter,

    You are spot on so far, that is exactly what I did and I agree on both fronts. I think its time to bring in the experts because my poor ears have had it. Thanks again!

    Peer Feedback:

    I love your voice. It sounded very appropriate for this read and it made me want to take off and go there. I did notice a tiny bit of vibration or echo but I don't know what was causing it. Good job, as far as I can tell, on the interpretation, though.

    Professional Feedback:

    Hi Charity,

    Thank you for choosing me to do your checkup. I like your voice! Overall the room sounds quiet. I'm not hearing any outside noise of inside noise from fans, motors or air-handling. That is good news! However, the sound quality of your audio is a bit thin and squawky. I'm guessing this is a very basic setup (i.e.- USB mic directly into computer) Nothing wrong with this while you are learning, but to be competitive you will want a more present sound that is smoother and more balanced across the entire frequency range. This will probably mean a higher quality microphone and preamp/interface. I hope this helps. Thank you again and have a GREAT day!

    Dan Friedman

    Professional Feedback by Edge Studio Coach February 6, 2014 at 9:55AM
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    11 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Balazs Pusztahazi's recording

    Hello I didn't have time today to include the script. The original commercial goes for 1 minute but there's a female voice for a couple of seconds by the end.All comments welcome Regards

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-6709/script-recording-58907.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I have been waiting for this spot from you. I will refrain from making my usual comment, but it still applies here. The sentence "Is uncovering the Royal Towers of a lost city...." was just a little pushed and made your voice "break" on "Towers".

    On another subject, I got this message from someone on LinkedIn. They are looking for Hungarian speaking VO's. I thought you might be interested. Here's the link:
    http://www.linkedin.com/groupAnswers?viewQuestionAndAnswers=&discussionI...

    Peer Feedback:

    Choppy in a couple of spots early on. Great in many others. I'd like to hear some of the consonants hit a bit harder. Love your understated amusement in the beginning of the "within reason" list (riding a waterfall part...). And then you move into more of a feeling of wonder, and I really liked how you did that, how there was a journey of emotions that seemed especially fitting for a travel piece, and the music matched it.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hello James
    I hear what you pointing out to!!!
    Could you send me this link again it doesn't work!!! I tried a couple of times!!
    It's funny that my American peers are helping me get Hungarian jobs!! And in the same time greatly apriciated!!!!
    About you not commenting more than you did, the original commercial almost ends on a downward inflection in every sentence if my ears still work!!!
    When I transcribed the script I didn't put any commas!!! Damn it's difficult without any acting skills to DELIVER I tell you!!!
    Anyways thanks for taking the time!!! It's really apriciated!!!!
    Regards
    Balazs

    Peer Feedback:

    Tonia
    Thanks for your words and time greatly apriciated
    Regards
    Balazs

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    Belize Sweeps

    Script:

    BELIZE SWEEPS
    :30 SECONDS
    VO:
    TRAVEL CHANNEL IS GIVING YOU A CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO
    BELIZE

    GO TO TRAVELCHANNEL.COM SLASH SWEEPSTAKES AND ENTER TO WIN THIS PICTURE PERFECT TROPICAL GETAWAY FOR TWO

    EXPLORE ANCIENT RUINS AND BEAUTIFUL BEACHES

    PLAY OUR TRIVIA QUIZ AT TRAVELCHANNEL.COM/SWEEPSTAKES FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

    WIN HERE
    ONLY ON TRAVEL CHANNEL.COM
    TRAVEL MOVES YOU

    Brought to you by Belize Tourism.
    Discover how to be

    97 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear traciadair's recording

    This is for an Audtion Ringer Contest for That's Voiceover's upcoming event. I am allowed to submit two takes, though I am unsure as to whether I should do that or not. Any advice on performance, and whether I should submit one or two takes would be so appreciated. Thank you!!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Traci, I liked the read. You have positive energy without being over the top. You vary your pitch and pauses well so that I could imagine those beautiful beaches and tropical sunsets (I want to go!). And while it was compelling, I didn't feel like you were "selling" but merely sharing a cool opportunity with me. And for that, I ended up wanting to enter the contest! That's a good sign in my mind! Nice work and good luck!!
    ~Laura

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you both so very much!!
    I have much to think about, and am so grateful to have had more ears listen. I will take your "nit-picking" notes into consideration and absolutely hear the "a" now. :) It's been a long road to beat the accent out of me, ha!
    I have much to do now! Again, thank you for your feedback.
    Oh, and boxermom2000, I want to go too!! :)

    Peer Feedback:

    This is really quite good, but I'm going to get really nit picky.

    Your diction is very good. However....

    Second sentence: "Go to" came close to "Goda" and "...and enter..." came close to "...enenter..." Lots of popping in that sentence too, as well as throughout the rest of the copy. If you are using a pop filter, it's not a cure-all. They are only so effective. You might try going a little off-axis to the mic. That way the puffs of air leaving your mouth go past it and not directly into it. Thus, less popping.

    "EXPLORE ANCIENT RUINS AND BEAUTIFUL BEACHES" I would submit that there should be two distinct attitudes or feelings with maybe just a little glottal stop (not a breath) or some indication of a shift after "ruins", just to give the two places a little separation and distinction. I'm exaggerating a little, but "ancient ruins" sounded almost painful, but I know that you were going for exciting/breathtaking. It was a little forced for my taste. Whereas "beautiful beaches" was spot on.

    The word "chance" is the biggest "tell" of your regionalism/accent. And I heard "...fer a chance to win."

    The tag: "Discover how to be" sounded a bit like "Discover howdabee". So, I want to know if a howdabee is related to the honey bee.

    The timing seemed good as well. But consider that when the spec states :30, it usually means :28 or :29 with a little buffer for intro and exit music. So you might consider tightening it up just a touch. A good place for that is the second half of the second sentence - the pace slowed a little there.

    Peer Feedback:

    I loved it.
    The only word that I felt sounded like it got too energetic or higher pitched was on the second "Sweepstakes" but that's totally a matter of my preference.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you all. I considered all of your input and submitted my audition today. :) I feel very excited about the final audio, and am so grateful to this forum and the folks who offer feedback. Thank you!

    Peer Feedback:

    Quoted from the coach you paid to evaluate your clip: "The next day we have a different set of ears."....something I started calling "second day regret."

    Peer Feedback:

    I do hear a lot of dialect going on, but your voice is so perky. I love it! Great quality too.

    Peer Feedback:

    The read is upbeat and engaging, and the recording sounds pro (albeit with a plosive on "picture perfect"). It seems to match the mood of the copy, the image of being in a tropical paradise.
    A large pause after "trip" seems a bit awkward. Your voice volume could be a bit more consistent, use of mild dynamics compression could certainly help with that.
    The first half sounded like it was read in one take, the second half sounded like it might have been comped together from multiple takes, or just edited too tightly, like you were trying to get the read to fit to time. There was an obvious edit or two, like before "Win here".

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear amichaelgray@bellsouth.net's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice tone is perfect to convey laid-back and relaxed, which is perfect for the content here about a vacation spot. Pacing was good except I felt as though "relax, recharge, unwind" could have been just a bit slower. After that it seemed right.
    I have one other comment out of pure ignorance of tropical islands and their music: The music made it sound to me more like Jamaica than Bermuda. I've been to Bermuda but not the Caribbean but the steel drums did not connect with me on what I saw of Bermuda. Again, my own ignorance perhaps. Great read though and deserves another mix with different music.
    David

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Michael,

    That settles it! I'm scheduling a vacation! (Laugh) I really enjoyed this, as you read it a calming pace and expressed relaxation, and tranquility; all relating to the ad itself. Well done! Also great choice for the music bed. Looking forward to your next script. Best of luck, LCW.

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked that and ya, I"M GOING TOO! Steel band music was soothing, but I second David on the music. Which begs the question... what is the proper music?

    I like your tone, I'd like to hear you turn the gain down on the preamp a little and project your voice a little more. not so down low at the bottom of your range, but solidly in the middle of it. James Earl Jones (bless his voice) doesn't go to the bottom of his range to get his sound. I think you have a midrange that sounds pleasing. Give it a try, I'd love to hear it. Keep up the good work. Nodo420

    Peer Feedback:

    I understand the music. I was doing a Bermuda travel piece, and studied some of the
    history, from when it was mostly Portuguese and pirates. I think this is on of your best.

    Peer Feedback:

    I am glad that you'll enjoyed it and that I was able to put you in that vacation spirit; we need to be there ever so often to ease the stress of everyday life. For those who could not connect the music;[1] Many of the Black people of Bermuda can trace part of their ancestry to great-grandparents who migrated there from St. Kitts & Nevis (which are in the Eastern Caribbean) early in the 20th century. So, while Bermuda is not geographically in the Caribbean, in many ways it is Caribbean in it’s' spirit. You will see evidence of this in many of the cultural traditions on the island. [1] Google search," Why is Bermuda listed in the Caribbean Island." Thanks for your wonderful comments & thanks Henry and lcw for connecting the music. Thanks everyone for the listen, really appreciate!

    Peer Feedback:

    It was a good read, but felt like it was too close to the mic. The tone, pitch, music and pace were very good.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great recording, I'm just a beginner, but as a consumer I was completely drawn into the message you were conveying. Great tone, pitch, pace and detail!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Singleton & Eric for the feedback, appreciate.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Michael, I liked your performance, but think it may sound even better if you read " Relax, Recharrge,Unwind with even more meaning. Like with the word "unwind" you could stretch it out and give it more attitude.. Overall, great pipes, great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks Javier; Good call! Much appreciated.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear lcw115's recording

    Wanted to try a different kind of commercial. Please comment of performance and would appreciate constructive and positive feedback. Thank you.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey LCW!
    I really like this! I can see how this could be used for a TV spot. My one minor note - it seemed like you would start each line with energy but by the end of it (or the punctuation mark) you would lose said energy, save for this line: "And a pleasant one at that." I think a slight (emphasis on slight) increase in pitch would help hold the energy. Other than that, really nice performance! -Steven

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Steve,

    You're absolutely right! I have to work on my pacing and pitch because I have a tendency of going up and down within reads. Thanks for noticing that. I'm glad you enjoyed the performance and I've listened to some of your scripts, and you have a great voice! Best of luck, LCW.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Everyone,
    Performed script accordingly, however typed in wrong, as I left out two words.
    Thank you, LCW.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very Good read! But I will agree with Steve sounds like you should finish the lines with a little more energy. Good music choice! It is now quite evident that you are getting more comfortable with your equipment. The mixing was very good, vocal and music volumes right on point. Right now you have me thinking vacation (laugh). WELL DONE.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi lcw115,
    You've got a very nice tone to your voice. I definitely think you should keep at this. Allow me to pass on a suggestion given to me by the sound engineer who recorded my demo. Try ending your sentences on an up note. Obviously not on every sentence. Never-the-less be conscious of it and be effective with it. It makes you sound more excited about the material. Ending on a down note takes the sparkle from your voice and the product.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Michael,
    Glad you enjoyed the script and I can relate to you wanted to go on vacation, because when I used the music bed, I was thinking the same thing! (Laugh) Steve is right, I did end the script with more energy, but what I was trying to do was to appeal to the audience regarding the ad in vacationing in Bermuda. I really have to work on the pitch and the pace. Once again, thank you for your comment, I really appreciate it. Best of luck, LCW.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Richurd,

    I will try your suggestion because I have to seriously work on my pitch and pace. If you or anyone knows of any study materials I can use to improve my technique; I would really appreciate it. Thank you for your comment and suggestion. Best of luck, LCW.

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm hearing "Bamuda" and not "Bermuda."

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Tom,
    I pronounced it Bermuda.

    Peer Feedback:

    Loved the read L. I do agree with Steve though. It is something to take note of. Besides that your voice sounds great and a nice music bed to boot. Keep it up !!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Jerry!

    Steve nailed it about the pitch, that's something I really have to work on. I'm glad you liked the read and I'm looking forward to your next script. Thank you for your comment, I appreciate it. Best of luck, LCW.

    Peer Feedback:

    I think it may be only Americans who pronounce the word to the full as BERmuda.
    So I think you accidentally got it right.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you Henry!

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    Bose

    Script:

    Welcome to a better surrounding world, where your music comes alive as never before. The QC 15 headphones are the best, with Bose technologies that deliver sound more naturally than conventional headphones. And a significant improvement in the noise reduction helps you focus on each nuance of your music, as distractions fade into the background.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear MusicJunkieK1's recording

    I saw this script posted in the "Recent Recordings" page, and I wanted to put my spin on it.

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    Peer Feedback:

    You're micro-pausing....putting pauses where the script doesn't call for them. It creates an unnatural tempo to the delivery. Almost choppy. Slight slurring on a few syllables and I can't help but get the impression you're doing your very best to hit the lowest notes your voice can carry...it just doesn't sound natural to me. And all the sound is on the left. Mono up that dude.

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    Practice Recording:

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    Please let me know if it sounds too serious. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Bob: Nice job. Great soundbed to go with the script. I got the feeling that you were imitating Queen Elizabeth.or an English barrister. Very nice accent.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear lcw115's recording

    As some of you about how I'm doing my recordings. As I am using a mini-laptop computer with a built-in microphone and editing with Audacity. Therefore, if you hear background noises, please disregard as I want comments pertaining to the performance. The basics, tone, pitch, etc... Thank you.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Don't worry about your recording equipment. I have the cheapest mike going.
    Remember, smooth. Your entrance was strong, and the finish was closer
    to what you want. That's a matter of tension..

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Henry,
    I was trying to aim for excitement in the beginning and more relaxed yet cheerful at the end, as I'm working on my pacing.

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    Cable 47

    Script:

    This is free practice script Edge had last year that I recorded…

    Need another reason to turn on the tube tonight? Guest star, Juniper Styles, co-hosts and makes a splash in the boardroom that you won't want to miss. All this and more on Jaguar, cable 47.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear pd's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi pd! I'm no expert on mixing, but I did have a hard time hearing your voice over the music. Also, some of your final plosives were dropped like your final 't' in 'tonight' and 'host.' One thing I am always reminded of too, is to be sure to put more of a 'smile' in your read. Make it friendlier and more exciting for me to want to turn on the TV. Good practice piece!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi PD, to be a practice file is on track. For my taste, the touch edition of audio equalization give more voice to shine.

    Peer Feedback:

    Along with the "smile" you'll need to articulate just a touch more.

    From the top:
    - You have the time, since this is probably a 15 second promo, to give the listener a "beat" to answer the question in their mind. Them hit 'em with what's coming up.
    - You got "...to turn..." instead of "...tuh turn.." but then I need at least a tapped T at the end of "tonight".
    - I need more elocution on "co-hosts". That's a tough one.
    - Same thing about tapping the T on "won't"
    - Watch "wanna" for "want to".
    - Leave just a touch of separation at the last comma. It sounded like "Jaguar Cable 47" was the name of the show.

    Since you put a "needs feedback before" date on the submission, I am assuming that this might be an audition submission for a P2P or something. Unless they've specifically asked for it, don't include a music bed with the audition submission. It kind of artistically forces the client's hand - they might have music of their own that they would want to use. They really just want to hear your lovely voice and the delivery.

    Peer Feedback:

    The music is too loud.

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    Canada

    Script:

    Thousands of miles of unspoiled wilderness. Boy oh boy are you gonna need a good guide. Canada is big, rugged, 100% pure, and definitely the place to go for authentic outdoor adventure. That’s why we’ve put together an amazing 44-page guide, jam-packed with unique adventures, astounding photographs, regional highlights, and information on the valuable exchange rate and how to get here. And best of all, it’s free. Get closer to polar bears, moose, and whales; mush you own team of sled dogs across northern lands; or play all day, then retreat to the comforts of a resort lodge nestled amid majestic mountains. For your FREE copy of “Great Canadian Adventures” call 1-877-8-CANADA. The World Needs More CANADA.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear MHeyden's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Really nice. I want that guide! One thing caught my ears. "...100%..." sounded like "one hhhunred" The emphasis on the "h" was great, but I missed the "d". Not a big one, just tap it a bit. And maybe just slow down the tag a tad too, starting with "For your FREE copy..." and hit the phone number just a touch more. Small things to make a really good read a great read.

    Peer Feedback:

    Enjoyed the smile in your voice and the passion in your read. Great sound quality as well!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks to both of you for listening and your comments. Appreciate it!

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked the read right up to the final tag...it just felt slightly disconnected from the rest of the flow of inflections and tone. I hate to put it this way, but it seem seemed slightly maniacal compared to the rest of the read....punched in with a different tone perhaps. But it just didn't fit. The rest was very nice.

    Peer Feedback:

    Haha TxTom! It's funny - I have about 6,000 notes on tips and techniques. I now have 6,001 - "avoid maniacal tone on tags!". Thanks for your comments - always appreciated! Marianne

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm with James on the "one hhhunred". Otherwise very perky.

    Peer Feedback:

    I listened just for the maniacal tag. lol

    Peer Feedback:

    Haha - hope it doesn't give you nightmares!!

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    Caribbean Island vacation

    Script:

    Down in the Caribbean, all islands are not the same. To get the island vacation you’ve always dreamed about, choose the United States Virgin Islands. This is as beautiful as it gets. World-class dining and the best shopping in the Caribbean -- at duty-free prices. See your travel agent, or call 1-800 USVI-INFO.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mahoneybill's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I liked your interpretation nice conversational tone

    Peer Feedback:

    Echo...don't. Pace...this is a 30 second piece I would have to assume as such because to do it faster would be insanity. You ended this at 21 seconds...imagine how you could finesse this script with more inflection, tone and style. You really rushed through this read.

    The sound quality was really tinny so if you're at a quality mic, you'll want to explore why the lower frequencies weren't delivered in this read.

    Slow it up...involve yourself in the spirit of the read (as if you're from there) and speak to a person or friend. It will sound MUCH better if you do that.

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you could stretch this out to get to :28 - :30. Think about listening to the steel drum music of the islands and the relaxing, fun and carefree atmosphere of the USVI. Isn't that why most people go there?

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sophletts's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! Sophletts. Very sophisti cat ed read! Clarity and pacing were very good. There was a bit of mouth noise but overall excellent! Best.

    Peer Feedback:

    Overall, a fairly good read. However, I'm missing some of the excitement of the event - starting from the very top. The copy writer used an exclamation point(s) for that very purpose, to instill excitement from the get-go.

    And one way of getting there (other than putting a big smile on it) is to simply pause for the listener to ask "What?" Then give the answer, and the the listener goes,"Oh! Tell me more."

    You might also consider trying to string that long list of cat breeds together without taking a breath between each one (or editing some of them out). Here, it sounds like you are gasping for air to get through the copy rather than giving me a list of these amazing felines.

    On the other hand.

    What would add to the excitement is the pace. This is a lot of copy to squeeze into, say, 30 seconds, but it is possible. The decision is in what is truly important in this copy (to take time with) and what is throw-away (that you can speed through). Here's my take on that: The NAME (of the event),PLACE, DATE and TIME are the most important elements that need to be emphasized and thus given time to register with the listener - the rest (the breed names and the tag) is just filler and can be plowed through at a brisker tempo.

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    Club Med

    Script:

    Civilization has given us the telephone and unwanted calls. The newspaper and bad news. Money and money problems. Fortunately, Club Med has given us an antidote.

    …The Club Med Vacation Village. Where all those prime disturbers of the peace like telephones, clocks and newspapers are gone. Where all the activities like waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing and tennis are each just a barefoot walk away from the other. And where everything is included for one very reasonable price. So there are no money problems because there’s no need for money. Call your travel agent or Club Med at 1-800-528-3100 and then hang up the phone and put the world on hold for a while.

    The Club Med Vacation the antidote for civilization.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Michael King's recording

    I'm working on inflection and having fun with reads. any feedback appreciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Michael,

    This is not an easy script and I commend you for doing it. I think if you tweek a few things, this will improve greatly.

    First - Consistency: Sometimes there was too much effort on articulation that it didn't sound as natural as other times. I would say relax, imagine yourself at the beach, drinking an ice cold frothy beverage and being waited on hand and foot.

    Smile - I think the above visualization will help with the smile too. I want to hear more smile in your voice when you are giving us the solution(s) to our problems. Not so much that you force it, just a nice wide warm smile that makes me feel like you must have just stepped out of a massage and are enjoying the beach and a beverage.

    Third - Talk to someone in particular: I find this helps me a lot when I am talking to a friend, someone I know I might have to have a similar conversation with. Heck, I might even give them some lines in my head that will lead into the first line of the script. It really helps establish a point of view. I think this will also help speed up the pacing slightly so it sounds more conversational.

    In terms of Inflection, this read does require a change of inflection when showing the opposites in the beginning, but it almost felt like you were being two different characters because of your change in tone. So relax. Enjoy. Create a memory in your mind for each thing and I think the inflection will come naturally.

    I would love to hear what you do with the feedback. I think the visualizing, the talking directly to someone and the pacing will make a big difference. I hope this was helpful.

    Break a lip!

    Peer Feedback:

    Agree with what Kathleen says about articulation inconsistencies...you make sure you got 'antidote' pronounced thoroughly but kind of stumbled on "each just"...sounded like you wanted to work each syllable a little too much there. Takes away from a conversational sound. Kathleen gives some good advice.

    Peer Feedback:

    ditto. I can't add anything that hasn't been mentioned

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    Colonial Williamsburg

    Script:

    Here at Colonial Williamsburg, history isn't the only thing your kids will soak up. There's also plenty of 21st-century fun. With Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and Virginia Beach right around the corner, we guarantee they'll be drenched with insight, perspective and, oh yeah, maybe just a little water. For your free family vacation guide, simply call 1-800-281-3135.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Judydee's recording

    Does this make you want to take the kids to Colonial Williamsburg? I'm working on believability. Also, how's the energy level throughout? Other comments welcome!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice recording! Just a few observations... You trailed off a little on the word "fun" in the second. Also, you missed the words "just" and "family" in the last two sentences.

    Peer Feedback:

    Well, just my 1/50th of a dollar here, it sounds a little subdued; maybe more like an ad for a relaxing weekend getaway or a spa. Your voice is always so pleasant to listen to. I think a little more enthusiasm and you're golden.

    As far as recording quality, I can still hear some background noise and a little mouth noise. Maybe too close to the mic, and some more soundproofing behind you.

    Peer Feedback:

    Fun, warm voice that fits the spot. Trailed off on "fun". Dropped the word "just" and "family". Some vocal tension, perhaps, in spots. A little fast? Not sure on that. Liked the playful tone on "maybe a little water". I think there might be room in this spot to make it even more playful and enthusiastic. Volume seemed to jump louder at the end.

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked the amount of smile in your voice. In my opinion, that made up for the quiet tone, except possibly at the end. The last line should be a little higher in energy, maybe like you're actually aiming a squirt gun at a child. There was definitely a hum in the background and I noticed some mouth clicks.

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    Costa Rica 2

    Script:

    Undiscovered, unspoiled beaches. Two oceans only a few hours apart. Exotic creatures and every creature comfort you could dream of. All nearby in Costa Rica. 100% memorable, no artificial ingredients.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear eliehershfield's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Seemed a tad slow and the music was a little loud, which I find is often the case as far as I am concerned -- I just want to hear the words really clearly. A little strange interpretation of "dream" and "nearby" sounded like thereby or hereby. I would like to hear this again, stepping up the speed with the same delicious voice tone, reducing volume of music, and getting those words really clear. Thanks!

    Peer Feedback:

    Are you visualizing these things? Or are you coloring the words just to color the words. It sounds pushed and a bit artificial.

    If you do it again, as eppervesce suggests, try it with a lot of sex (and sexier, mellower music). Picture naked bodies lying on those beaches. See the two oceans as a ying and yang, flowing in and out of eachother, whatever. Picture exquisite, exotic creatures - mating! A golden sunset on Costa Rica. Nothing artificial there. Now that's memorable!

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    Costa Rica 2

    Script:

    Undiscovered, unspoiled beaches. Two oceans only a few hours apart. Exotic creatures and every creature comfort you could dream of. All nearby in Costa Rica. 100% memorable, no artificial ingredients.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear eliehershfield's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/costa rica 2.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hello: For me it was OK, but I think if you read it with a bit more "romance" in your voice and a slightly slower pace, it may sound better. The end of the music sounded a wee bit Irish to me..... but like you I am learning all about Voice Acting. Hope it helps. Chrissy45

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi there. Indeed it was ok. But a slower, more "luxurious" tone and pace would really make the imagery more vivid. I actually tried this script myself out loud before listening to your demo. I too am still learning, so I hope this feedback helps. Good luck and all the best!

    Peer Feedback:

    Once again Elie, great voice. It sounded like you had more fun with this recording. Music was ok but this forum was established to critique you, your voice, your style, and your individualism. I think the key words in this script are on the last line, "100% Memorable" Speak as if Costa Rica is the best place to vacation in the world! No other destination could possibly compete with their, "Unspoiled Beaches!" Imagine being on those unspoiled beaches with the exotic creatures and you never want to leave! Good Job, Keep on Voicing!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear lcw115's recording

    Please comment, and would appreciate constructive, positive, and courteous feedback. Thank you.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Awsome tone, and this time ( as compare to the "Negotiate like a Pro by Lisa Bertagnoli" script) the little bit of airy really worked for you. Good music choice. I dont know if you wanted the music to only be on one side or not,, but its all in the left side. If it was on purpose,, I would keep it in the first part,, where it mostly snare drum tapping,, but when the guitar and sucj come in,, I'd balance it. You followed the vocal pattern laid out by the text at the start,, then you kept the same pattern to the end. It makes the last half sound a bit to choppy. After the first Costa Rica,, all the puase were to big for me,, made it feel like a swelling ocean,, Up the vocal wave,, down the vocal wave,,

    Peer Feedback:

    LOL!!! Sorry, didn't mean to make you seasick! Maybe I should put a disclaimer on this script: "BEFORE LISTENING, TAKE DRAMININE AS PAUSES MAY CAUSE SEASICKNESS" LOL!!!

    In regards to the audio tone, David pointed out that a lot of the phasing and distortion is part of an internal problem with the laptop, that I'll have looked at by a technician. So if I upload any scripts within the next few days, I'll use music beds to camouflage some of the internal sound distortation until computer is repaired.

    What I did with the music bed for this read, was I Amplified it, faded in at the very beginning and faded out at the end. I have a tendency of pausing to create a certain effect; I have to watch that and just start reading scripts as they are.

    Wasn't a bad script, but it'll improve in the future.

    Thanks KMN for your comment, really appreciate it!
    Take Care, LCW.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi LCW,
    I liked the genuine smile here, but think the pacing is a tad slow. Also thers an element of sing songines to your delivery. I've listened to many of your recordings and think you have a tendency to end almost every sentence on a down not, giving you the sing song sound. I'm no voice coach so I may be wrong.. just giving you my opinion.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Javier,

    No, your right. My voice is a bit "sing-song" and I've had it forever! LOL! I suppose I just acquired it, from hearing my family members voices, as they're all a bit unique too.

    But I will watch how I end on a script, so it doesn't make it sound off-centered. Also in regards to the pace, I was trying to get the elements of the script involved in the read, so that's why I read it at more of a slower pace.

    Thank you for your comment, I appreciate it.

    Take Care, LCW.

    Peer Feedback:

    I personally think you have a lot of potential. You certainly have the drive, and that's half the battle. My advice, would be to have a voiceover coach evaluate one or several of what you believe are your best reads, to determine what you're doing right and what need attention. Noelle Romano at Edge is highly recommended. And for twenty dollars she'll give you a very good assessment of you talent. Best wishes in your VO career!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Javier,

    Coming from you, this means a lot! Normally, I would not get this emotional over a comment or a critique, but I'm actually crying right now because for you to say that I have the potential to make it in this industry, really touches me!

    I'm practicing alot and most of all, taking my Peers comments and suggestions to heart to improve my technique.

    I will get in touch with Noelle Romano for feedback so she could critique my performances, as well as guide me into what genre would be the best for my voice.

    It's people like you, Nodo, Jerry Lino, KNM, Jimbo (Jim) Teggray, Richurd, Michael, Henry Dewing and so many more who have given me positive and encouraging comments and make this forum what it is and you all are talented in your own special way!

    Once again, thank you Javier! I sincerely appreciate your comment!

    LCW.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great voice, overall, and I echo much of what has already been said. But, one of the main things EDGE asks us to do it provide the script. Without that, it's hard to give a thoughtful critique.

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    Delta 2

    Script:

    From Brussels to Budapest, Milan to Munich...Delta gives you more non-stop flights to more cities in Europe than any other airline in the world. 290 weekly flights...21 countries...more Europe...more often. Nobody gives you more of Europe...then Delta Airlines.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear hankradio's recording

    Checking out enunciation and mouth noise...if you detect anything amiss, please let me know, thanks! David Michaelson

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-60657/script-recording-60580.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Great read and a nice clear recording. If anything stood out to me, it might have been the word "often". It sounded like maybe you missed the "t". Oh, and I think "then" should be "than", but I could be wrong. I didn't hear any mouth noises though. Nice job! :)

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey David!
    I like. The right friendly tone. Sounds good to me.
    BillH

    Peer Feedback:

    This is a much better script for your talent the the PSA I think. This sounded great. Not only is this in your wheelhouse, I think it is dead center.

    I didn't listen with headphones, but on my speakers I heard nothing bad in the way of mouth noises.

    A really minor item might be the "T" in "Two Hundred" was a little hard. Might have done a second take on that.

    I agree you did kind of swallow the "t" in "often", but if not pointed out above, I probably would not have noticed. Guess my ears are used to hearing it that way and I didn't notice until it was pointed out. It really isn't acceptable so scottstoked made a really good catch there.

    Peer Feedback:

    Heads up on "often": There are two ways to say it, but the way without the "t" is more accepted. One can see this in dictionary pronunciation guides which will list the silent t version first. David Goldberg corrects a talent who says "ofTen" in one of the archived Talk with a Pros. That was news to me, so I was compelled to research it. A couple of explanations I've read have said this: The t was pronounced silently (just as it is in "soften") until the ability to read and write became more widespread amongst the common people, who then saw the "t" and realized maybe they'd been saying it wrong and incorrectly inserted the sound. Now the hard "t" is said more and more, so it's not silly to or anything, but still...There's more information out there about it, but that's a quickie explanation.

    Peer Feedback:

    The inflection and pitch was very good, controlled and narrow. I has having a good time until I heard "Nobody gives you..." Sounded like you were going through puberty again, you voice almost cracked. Just a little jarring after such a smooth read.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hank - you have a tremendously appealing quality to your voice that you just can't teach. It's innate. So I say keep working at this...you'll find just the right niche for you and, with persistence and a little luck, probably get plenty of work. I was thinking Michael Keaton when I heard you.

    Your voice did crack toward the end, but no biggie. And this might be nitpicky, but the fault was in the copy. The "then" in the last line should have been "than."

    Otherwise, very very enjoyable.

    Peer Feedback:

    This sounds really good. Really smooth. I agree though that the "nobody gives you" line could have been done over. other than that, I think its a great read.

    Peer Feedback:

    What struck me with this read is the downward inflection on almost all the phrasings. Give that a critical listen. You start high most of the time and drift down. You'll want to mix those up. Audibly nice and smooth. "Two hundred and ninety" was a little jumbled...fixable in a punch in. As to the discussion about "often" ... you read it right. The "t" should be lost. Brits might hit the "t" but we don't do so in conversation here.

    Peer Feedback:

    I have a question. I think this person would be good to read for a spot i have to produce. I put a demo of myself doing the vo but i'm just not the right guy for this stuff yet. I need more practice.

    How would I go about contacting this person to possibly record a spot for me?

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    Delta 2

    Script:

    From Brussels to Budapest, Milan to Munich...Delta gives you more non-stop flights to more cities in Europe than any other airline in the world. 290 weekly flights...21 countries...more Europe...more often. Nobody gives you more of Europe...then Delta Airlines.

    56 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear lohson's recording

    What do you all think?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-100296/script-recording-89024.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    You have a nice sounding voice that I think works really well with this piece. My only two cents would be to possibly take your time a little bit more and use the words more. Especially towards the end with the last two sentences. To me it sounds like the "more Europe, more often" line is kind of rushed through as well as the ending tag line. Other than that good work!

    Peer Feedback:

    A little announcery. Try and make it a little more personal by backing off the voice and treat the copy as if you're speaking to a single person instead of a mic which you might imagine being a radio conduit. It lacks the evasive "conversational" tone.

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    Delta Airlines Interactive

    Script:

    It's always the right time to fly Delta. And to assure a perfect trip, Delta has prepared this program to offer you important facts and helpful information, along with tips for travelers. Just click "start" for practical information. 50 years have passed since Delta established itself as a national carrier, and Delta has come a long way since then. It has matured into an international airline, serving thousands of destinations. Since its inception, Delta has served as a steadfast air bridge between Asia and the world.

    43 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jmcbride1983's recording

    Take two on this script. Trying to make it less forced, more conversational. Dave, if you see this, please have a listen and let me know if you think this is an improvement on the original. I know the mouth noise is still there...I'll work on either preventing that or becoming really good at editing... Thanks.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-12919/script-recording-46015.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Right on brother! Mucho mejor. Good flow, nice pacing, very articulate, pretty clean, unwanted br noise was beaten into submission to where it's barely audible.
    JM! you're a new man. Nice Job, Voice On!

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    Edge Contest Script-Visa

    Script:

    Script:
    Is your destination The United States of America? If so, this brief video will explain new visa policies and procedures for visitors to The United States-a nation with secure borders and open doors.

    26 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jerry@jwatech.com's recording

    Rush hookup of the studio - Holding the mic in my hand

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-2356/script-recording-31738.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    One word to describe this read: Awesome!

    Peer Feedback:

    before I commented, I went to check if this was your submission for the contest. It is. Based on that...they're going to thump you for getting the slate wrong. Should have been the date and your first name only...not at all what you put.

    As for the read it self, It sounds like you need to hydrate a bit before reading it sounds like. Good friendly tone, A little more articulation is probably called for in sounding 'authoritative.'

    This contest is an elusive one...sounding friendly YET authoritative. You have a good friendly tone.

    Keep trying....it's all we can do.

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    53 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear tpage2020@gmail.com's recording

    Please provide feedback for the current Edge Studio contest.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-7656/script-recording-99062.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice! When I listen with my headphones on, I do hear lots of background noises and clicking you may want to edit them out.

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    87 people have played this

    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear JerryLino's recording

    Directors notes : Neutral voice (unaccented, not trying to play the role of a character). Straightforward read—like you’re reading aloud a poem, but only to yourself for your own pleasure, not to try to be overly dramatic to impress a crowd. Subtle undertone of emotion and power, but on the surface, totally straight. All comments welcomed and appreciated.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-571/script-recording-81697.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Although note requests neutral voice, I think a little more inflection
    would add some color without deviating from the request. A bit breathy,
    probably a bit too dramatic but overall the copy interpretation is accurate.

    Should be a subtle transition in tone at "This is your life".
    I would extend the finally phrasing just a bit to bring home the point that
    this is about Utah National Parks.

    Clarity is good. Pacing good. Primarily more inflection to give it some
    "Contour".

    Peer Feedback:

    The sentences, especially in the beginning, seem a bit stilted. Like sentences recorded separately, then randomly stitched together. I think you were going for long pauses, but it came across more as breaks. Even with pauses, there should be a flow between sentences.

    Neutral and flat are not the same thing, and yours came across as a bit more as the latter. As the other commenter noted, add a bit more inflection. Not dramatic inflection, think (slightly) more warm and friendly, like a relaxed chat with a friend about a mildly interesting topic.

    Technical issues aside, you have a very nice voice, sonically speaking. There is definite potential. I would have no problem hearing it for the duration of an audio book (with a bit more practice, obviously).

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for taking the time to comment. But Taziar if you care to comment on others posts try uploading a few of your own first. I can't stand comments from know it alls with nothing of their own to show. That being said I agree with some of the things you brought up.

    Peer Feedback:

    So how many things must we post to be allowed to be know-it-alls? ;-)

    Peer Feedback:

    Lol .. at least one.

    Peer Feedback:

    You know Tom in retrospect I understand that I was pretty harsh in my response. Everyone has a right to comment on reads in this forum , beginners and pros alike. I just happened to catch Taziar's comment at the wrong moment. Stuck in traffic on the LIE at the end of a humid , excruciatingly hot day in NYC with a broken air conditioner. You know of the ads telling you not to drive and text ? Well , the same can be said for responding to comments That being said I found his comments very useful and I actually look forward to hearing his sound.

    Peer Feedback:

    Well put, Jerry. Thumbs up.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear raithrovers1's recording

    I need to put my commercial demo together. Is this good enough quality to put on it? Is the music bed too loud? Any comments are welcome.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-113255/script-recording-92817.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi raithrovers,

    Nice job overall, but yes the music bed is too loud. I lost what you were selling me as I danced around the room to the music....lol. I also think that you need to smooth out the read a bit. For example, you begin with Some (then a slight pause). I don't think the pause is necessary here and you seem to lose the flow of the thought. Same thing after the word "moments". You pause, where I don't feel you need to. As a listener, I remember "on Earth" more than I remember what you are advertising. Good luck and happy recording!

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    Figi--Travelogue

    Script:

    Travelers are again coming to Figi after the instability of the late1980s, and for a good reason.
    Figi is beautiful, it has a pleasant tropical climate.The diving and snorkeling are superb and it has excellent facilities for tourists,whether they are on a tight budget or indulging in the luxuries of a plush resort.

    20 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear amichaelgray@bellsouth.net's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-5268/script-recording-24195.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    You have a good,strong voice and the the recording quality is good for the most part. Sounds like it got a little hot on "beautiful" and "tourist" you might try turning volume down or backing off mic a little.

    Peer Feedback:

    Liked it all the way through. But you pulled the chain on "plush resort." Flusho.

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    Fiji - Travelogue

    Script:

    Director's Notes:

    We will be casting several voice actors to each read the following script with a different emotional delivery. Therefore, we request that you tailor your audition to your most marketable delivery.

    When you read the audition below, please change all descriptive words to match the style of your emotional delivery. For example, if you want to use a hard-sell style, then change the phrase "diving and snorkeling are superb" to "diving and snorkeling are mind blowing!" Feel welcome to include music and sound effects to enhance your audition; however this is not necessary since we will cast based on voice delivery only. Please slate: "First name, Last name, and an under 5-second brief description of the emotional delivery you are using.

    Script Title:

    Figi – Travelogue

    Script:

    Travelers are again coming to Fiji after the instability of the late 1980s, and for good reason. Fiji is beautiful, it has a pleasant tropical climate, the diving and snorkeling are superb and it has excellent facilities for tourists, whether they are on a tight budget or indulging in the luxuries of a plush resort.

    40 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Elton E. Jones's recording

    Michael, this is the contest entry for this week (10/28/11). I look forward to your critique leading up to our demo prep session next week. Take care. Elton

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-3505/script-recording-24054.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey Elton, this is sounding good. My only critique would be that your script change got a a little over done on "awe inspiring beauty". The delivery is not your usual Don LaFontaine approach. You sound much more natural. Balancing inflection can be quite difficult. There's a fine line to creating a mental image without sounding over cooked. I think the instruction you've received has been money well spent.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, Richurd. Coming from you, I feel inspired (:-). I realize the "awe inspiring beauty" was a little over the top as you say - but what the heck.

    E

    Peer Feedback:

    Vocal sound is great. Hearing a slight sibilance. Did you EQ the take? You have come a long way my friend and you really work hard at it. You are ready.
    The stresses on certain words or phrases takes away from the natural delivery that you understand so well. "awe inspiring, outstanding, indulging" are a few. I still think that some commas could be eliminated. Give it a shot. Use the contraction "they're" instead of "they are" to reduce sounding stilted and formal. I love the smile in the voice. Thanx

    Michael - your caring coach

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    General Motors -- People in Motion

    Script:

    There was a time when people couldn’t chase their dreams any further than a good horse could carry them. When men and women who wanted to see the world spent days just getting to the next town. Driving changed all that. It frees us from the constraints of place. We go where we want, when we want. General Motors. People in Motion.

    46 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jamesromick's recording

    Thought I'd give this a try and attempt to impliment the suggestions that I offered to Elton.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/GeneralMotors-VO.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    ramjamz, great!!! sound. good read too.

    ramjamz

    Peer Feedback:

    ramjamz, what kind of mic, were you using, and processing.

    ramjamz

    Peer Feedback:

    I have set up a closit with some eggcrate sound proofing. I'm using an Audio-technica AT2035 through a Tascam US-122MKII edited with Audacity. I spent some time at B&H in NYC with a guy that was very helpful. They have a booth set up where you can try nearly all of the mics they sell. I had originally gotten the little brother AT2020 and exchanged it because the AT2035 just had a yummier bass - and a shock mount.

    I still have to figure out how to get a de-esser with Audacity. And I'm still fooling around with the EQ.

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm having several issues with the read vs. the script. Is this an actual spot? Or is this something you composed?

    Peer Feedback:

    Tom - I did the vo and added music later. I do not know if this was an actual spot or not, but probably not. So what are your "issues"?

    Peer Feedback:

    Primarily that this read came across as a narrative or narration piece and not a commercial. Maybe a history channel read and then it shifted inexplicably into a read that sounded like it MIGHT be a commercial, but left me wondering if it's true. The music bed added the confusing sound IMO. But your delivery has a very narration sound to it and not connecting to the change in mood suggested by the music. There was really just a disconnect between the vocal (sounding very narration-like) and the music beds which did evoke a mood not met by the vocals.

    Hope that helps.

    Peer Feedback:

    Just adding one more idea...you weren't speaking to a person...you were speaking to a mic. You're an actor with credentials....what I'm hearing isn't you speaking to your friend/etc...you're announcing (a bit) and not engaging in an one-to one.

    Peer Feedback:

    Are you on Skype, James? A few of us engage occasionally to critique reads and give feedback.

    Peer Feedback:

    Not set up for Skype on this computer. My laptop has a built-in camera. I could probably do it on that. But I've never done it, so I'd have to spend some time to figure it out. Getting a little late for me for tonight, I'm fading. It would be interesting and beneficial to connect with you guys.

    Peer Feedback:

    Ramjamz, ramjamz and ramjamz? Ramjamz . . . .
    Ramjamz

    Peer Feedback:

    James,
    This is a terrific performance -- fundamentally solid. I especially like the beat you added after "Driving". What a great idea. Your tone changes here too and I think it works great. Really nice interpretation of the script. Excellent recording quality too.

    Peer Feedback:

    James, what can I say, man? You nailed it top to bottom. Bravo!!!

    E

    Peer Feedback:

    I don't know how I managed to miss this one. Great work. Excellent production.

    Peer Feedback:

    The read was good but the pace could have been a bit faster.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi James - I thought your read was really good. As you can see from all the comments, this is such a subjective thing!! I liked your pacing and felt that the emotion you had was right on. As you know, there are so many ways to interpret a script and they will change from person to person, but what must always remain is a professional sound and I felt that you had that! Nice job.

    Peer Feedback:

    TxTom - I would really like to get involved in the Skype sessions you were talking about. Can you tell me how I would do that? Thanks! Marianne

    Peer Feedback:

    If there's one thing I've learned about this business (show biz) is the old axiom - "Opinions are like a##holes, everybody has one." I've also said this before. I have a pretty thick skin, so I take and/or use what I judge to be valuable and/or valid (considering the source) and dump what I can't use (or effectively do) in file 13. Part of this process is knowing yourself - your limitations and strengths - and pushing yourself (or being nudged by others) into a positive direction.

    Tom - I found a Skype app for my tablet. I think I'd like to try getting together with you and some others who would like to delve into this a bit deeper.

    Wow! I didn't know this was going to generate so much traffic.

    Peer Feedback:

    I left a comment above on how to find me...and I sent you a contact request on Skype.

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    General Motors -- People in Motion

    Script:

    There was a time when people couldn’t chase their dreams any further than a good horse could carry them. When men and women who wanted to see the world spent days just getting to the next town. Driving changed all that. It frees us from the constraints of place. We go where we want, when we want. General Motors. People in Motion.

    (I saw this script in the Recent Recordings page, and wanted to give it a try)

    34 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear MusicJunkieK1's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-131/script-recording-51750.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Music Junkie,

    I thought this sounded very inspiring, although I would like to hear it with a slightly quicker pace. The theme of script seems to involve "moving forward" and might well do with a more progressive tone (if that makes sense).

    Great job.

    Luc

    Peer Feedback:

    Yeah, I absolutely understand what you mean. Thanks for the feedback!

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice job! Your voice has the right qualities for this script, and I think this performance was decent. I agree that it needs a bit more energy, especially at the transition of "Driving changed all that." Imagine the visuals as you deliver it. Might help. Would be great to hear another take.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear wendiebell's recording

    Just wondering about my voice. And do I have potential.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-19524/script-recording-45520.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Wendie,

    I think your voice has potential, but for this read I would try to add more passion. The ad is, after all, for a honeymoon. Also, the pauses between some of the sentences, commas and breaks seem a little long and forced, which makes the whole thing a little disjointed, when it should really flow. I think as you read you get more comfortable, so the last couple sentences sound much better than the first. I'd say give it another go and think sexy, passion and adventure. :)

    Peer Feedback:

    I'll basically agree with the delivery critique in the previous commentary. Smile, ad some sexy tone...some allure. And watch the time, too. Do you have potential? Sure sounds like it.

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    Ireland - Nightlife

    Script:

    You don’t need me to tell you the pubs in Ireland are legendary. Each and every town and city around the country are filled with traditional bars, more contemporary ones, as well as a ‘local hop’ (local slang for nightclub). Here you can make memories with friends and discover what we mean when we say we have the ‘gift of the gab’. It’s also where you’ll find out how we are (or like to think anyway) quite a funny race.

    58 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Macintheus's recording

    Hi there! I'm practicing with my gear, and performing an Irish accent on this one. Appreciate your feedback!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-130354/script-recording-97205.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Amazing accent. Your read came across very relaxed and unhurried. Unhurried is the key for me. Great sound bed as well. Very pro.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear touzet's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-65861/script-recording-75345.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I haven’ been to Key West in over 30 years, but your read makes me want to go back! I’m no expert but I think your read was great and the choice of music was good too. Do you use a pop filter? I may have heard some plosives here and there but other than that, I thought the quality was fine. I’m interested in what others have to say as well.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Steve P , Thanks for commenting. Might be a couple of plosives in there. I usually use the embroidery hoop AND a foam cover when I do something soft like that. The foam cover went and got itself lost though. I think I turned sideways a bit to at least keep the low-end blast out of the P's... Now where did that foam thing go...?

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    Kings Landing

    Script:

    To some, it's a pretty face.
    Or just a pretty view.
    A favorite color.
    Or a fading memory.
    Some can find it in mistakes
    Many believe it only lives in perfection.
    No matter how you see beauty,
    It's never looked quite this beautiful.

    25 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Barbara Nygaard's recording

    I'm trying to find the best setting on my mic for my tonal quality. I recently received some valuable info from an Edge peer telling me my mic was hot, which I've tried to adjust. I'm not sure about the gain setting. Also, I'm sending two slightly different reads to get a sense for which would be more competitive and why.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-57051/script-recording-57382.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Barbara. Do you use a pop filter, to my ear I hers a lot of sibilance. As you may have heard from others, as I have heard from others it sounds like this is being read. This can be a challenge.Let me ask, when you perform this, who are you speaking too, what ois there age and gender and backgraound. Why are you telling them this? Perhaps think of it as story telling and see if it sounds different. Regarding the recording quality adjustments depend on what software and hardware you are using. I've found the book, "Voice Actor's Guide to Recording at Home and On the Road" by Harlan Hogan and Jeffrey P. Fisher to be very helpful.

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked it but while the pauses were generally effective, I think some of the pauses may have been a tad too long.

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    Longor Resorts

    Script:

    Immerse yourself in luxury, five-star accommodations and elegant dining at Longor Resorts. Relax peacefully inside the hot tub in your suite overlooking the spectacular Mandarin Bay. Feast on international cuisines at our eleven upscale restaurants. Our menus feature fresh seafood and four-course meals inspired by the world travels of our dedicated Longor chefs. Our resort staff will ensure that every minute of your stay at Longor is met with the best hospitality can provide. Longor Resorts. Where you stay to be pampered.

    81 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear vobyriya's recording

    Trying out voice over. What do you think?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-125118/script-recording-94938.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    There's a tendency to "try" too hard when first starting out in VO. You have a pleasant voice, but try recording this again by simply "reading" instead of trying to do a VO. I think you'll find it sounds much more natural. Although it's important to bilboard (verbally highlight) the client and certain key terms, this technique will come with some more practice and perhaps coaching. In the meantime, read the copy with a smile on your face and while trying to minimize the lyrical phrasing that was in this recording. Recording quality isn't bad, but that's a subject that can be broached in another comment after your next recording. I encourage you to keep trying - good stuff.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sarahsally@sbcglobal.net's recording

    These were the specs: a voice with drama -- not TOO over the top, but definitely with some gravitas to it. It's important that the VO naturally cut through the music track, which will certainly be the sound of a full orchestra and could well include operatic voices, either individual or choral. For all this, there should at least be a hint of playfulness here -- a "wink" that helps support the script's concept of opera jumpstarting the heart and providing viewers with a cardio workout.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-6044/script-recording-55876.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Sara, I kinda sounded like you were yelling at me rather than endorsing a product. The second line is a question not a statement (raise the inflection perhaps?). There seemed to be a flutter in your voice on certain words. That's a few things I picked up on this read. You have a nice voice just don't try to force it on the copy.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, Daniel. To tell you the truth, I did not like this take at all but because I struggled with it, I decided it was worth receiving feedback. It felt forced to me, too, but I was trying to imagine the dramatic music the specs describe as being in the background. I've posted much better! Haha; keep listening!

    Peer Feedback:

    Always a great thing to do! I have posted things at times I didn't like at all but others thought was some of my best work. Never worry about the feedback, live, learn, live again!

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    Massachusetts

    Script:

    You are here to share 1,500 miles of cherished coastline with your most cherished 3 feet, 7 inches. To see how many shells one little girl can fit into a pail. To build mighty sandcastles just so you can watch them get washed away. To go barefoot for a week straight. Discover the Massachusetts getaway that’s right for you. Call 1.800.447.MASS, or visit us at www.massvacation.com.

    64 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear pscoldfire's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-120560/script-recording-96690.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Pacing is a little swift.

    A few odd "clicks" at the top of the file.

    Watch the pronunciation of "fifteen hundred miles" - it was almost "...hunderd...".

    That "list of three" needs more separation and picture painting of each piece. "To see...To build...To go..."

    Finish the W's. What I heard was "dobba-you".

    And the end got clipped off rather abruptly.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi,

    It's all clear but for me, the opening needs to conjure up a dream - it needs a performance.

    "You are here to share 1,500 miles of cherished coastline with your most cherished 3 feet, 7 inches. To see how many shells one little girl can fit into a pail. To build mighty sandcastles just so you can watch them get washed away. To go barefoot for a week straight."

    This part "Discover the Massachusetts getaway that’s right for you. Call 1.800.447.MASS, or visit us at www.massvacation.com." can be less "dreamy" but still needs to sound like you have a smile in your voice and you need to make us want to visit Massachusetts because you make it sound so good.

    Good luck!

    Paul.

    Peer Feedback:

    To jamesrocmick – Yeah, I gotta work on that articulation and speed. Also I added 0.1 seconds of silence at the start and end of that recording before I exported from Audacity, so I don't know what caused the odd clicks or the abrupt cut-off. I'll try 0.2 - 0.3 seconds next time.

    To Paul – I'll keep that interpretation in mind.

    Thank you both for your feedback!

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    Mohegan Sun

    Script:

    Life. It’s not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Life is the unlimited possibilities all around us. It’s the interesting people we meet, the epic places we see, the incredible memories we create. Life is always going on. All you have to do is choose to live it. Full of life. Mohegan Sun.

    44 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear MRodenhizer's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-129684/script-recording-99398.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Vocals good, however, there's a tinniness sound. I suggest either a better microphone or finding someway to isolate your voice so the sound isn't so flat. If you get a better mic or environment, I think the quality of your work will improve dramatically. You have the voice. You need the tools to showcase it. Good luck.

    Peer Feedback:

    The read sounds pretty decent but the recording quality is to the point where it's somewhat distracting. There's a very loud buzz and the voice is low and thin. Not sure what you're using but cellphones can actually do some ok recording. Not sure how easy it is to upload from one either.

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    New York Knicks

    Script:

    Aaaaaaaaand now the starting lineup for your 2013 New York Knicks! Let’s give it up for our starting Forward: Number Seven, Carmelo Anthony!

    13 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear David_K's recording

    I'm having problems uploading mp3's. I hope it works this time. Any comments always welcome.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/New York Knicks.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I keep getting this error message: The selected file sites/default/files/script-recordings/New York Knicks.mp3 could not be uploaded, because the destination sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-14479/script-recording-62372.mp3 is not properly configured.
    Any ideas how to fix?

    Peer Feedback:

    I get error messages when I post as well, but they appear to be bogus, as the MP3 always makes it onto the site.

    As for your post, see my comments to storm51 above about why you're not likely to get much feedback on contest entry posts.

    One thing: the contest entries are supposed to be your raw voice without effects or background music. Though including those things doesn't disqualify an entry, it does seem to annoy the judges. So if this is what you actually submitted for the contest, expect to get scolded in the "Why Some Voice-Talent Didn't Win" notes.

    Edit: I don't mean to imply by mentioning the "Why Some Voice-Talent Didn't Win" that I think you won't win - not making any call on that. They scold the winners as well as the 40 or 50-odd runners up in those notes...

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    Puerto Rico

    Script:

    I enter a door made of lush, green trees. I walk through into a world of fantastic color. Frightened lizards race through a rainbow of wild orchids. And the song of the coqui echoes through this tropical wonder. This is nature’s reality. So near. So easy to reach, to touch. Memories of this adventure in America’s rain forest will last much longer than the brief time I’ve been able to stay here. Discover the continent of Puerto Rico. For additional information call your travel agent.

    91 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear lblankenship's recording

    I've added some sound-proofing to the closet. Hoping that helps. Too breathy at points? Also, "ch" sounds seem a bit harsh to me.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-106692/script-recording-86206.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    There is some clipping in take two. Both have room sounds at the end. They both sound a bit like an audio book narration as opposed to an ad. I think the second pace is too fast. You can delete the breaths if you want. I would do the discover the continent sentence with more excitement. Not over the top but less fast and with more emphasis

    Peer Feedback:

    That is really strange... it's only supposed to be one take. I must have uploaded the wrong file.

    Peer Feedback:

    Guys, please just listen to the first take. Sorry about that.

    I think I may have done about as much sound-proofing as I can in a rented apartment. I may just need to try a filter afterward.

    Peer Feedback:

    There is quite a bit of ambient room noise - a kind of fuzzy sound underlying the recording. And the vocal itself is somewhat tinny sounding - the full richness of your voice is not that present.

    Did you do any FX processing to the recording? It sounds like a raw. unprocessed file to my aged ears.

    How "open" is your recording space? What kind of sound deadening treatment have you used? Is your computer close to your mic? (You might be picking up fan noise.) Where is your mic placement? How close are you working to it? How "hot" are you recording?

    Little tweaks here and there may help with the overall noise level.

    This is a lot of copy to cram into :30 without sounding rushed. This might be a :45, maybe even a :60 for TV with visuals. The delivery sounds rushed and a little "actory" rather than relaxed and wonderfully exciting. How would you describe this adventure to your bestest friend? The first four sentences are loaded with imagery (which makes me think that there are also video images accompanying the VO - or vise versa). Tell it to me as if you are seeing (or telling) it for the first time - in other words, don't speed through and telegraph ahead but let the adventure unfold.

    I have problems with CH's and SH's too - they ring too sharp sometimes. It's not something that is easily taken care of with an FX plugin (like EQ or a de-esser). Best to concentrate on how to physically soften the sound coming from your mouth. Not easy, I know.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great voice, but I'm hearing your breaths and some mouth noises. Are you using headphones when you record? I ask because it sounds as if you're listening to yourself as you record. If you were using phones during the take I just heard, perhaps you might try doing one without them and see if it works better for you.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice voice. High noise floor. The pacing seems a little fast, especially in places. Maybe longer vowel sounds on some of the words you want to emphasize would help with the pacing and add more emotion? I didn't hear the "t" in "forest" or "last". I think your voice is a very good fit for this script.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey, thanks for the feedback, everyone!

    A few things about the space I'm using:

    It's a linen closet with a wood floor and wood shelves.

    The bare walls are covered in acoustic foam. On the wall with the shelves, only the part of the wall directly behind the microphone is covered.

    The floor is not covered.

    Yes, I do have the laptop right by the microphone - I'll change that before the next recording. Thanks for the tip.

    Good idea about trying it without headphones. I'll do that next time.

    The audio quality:

    No, I haven't used any filters. In regard to breath and mouth noises, I was told by another well-respected voice-over instructor not to worry about them. He said they will just be edited out in post-production. What do you guys think? Is it just about making it as pleasant as possible?

    I have no idea what I'm doing as far as microphone placement, etc. Currently the mike is sitting on the shelf, and I'm speaking a bit to the side instead of directly in it. I am very close to the mike. The mike does have a pop filter.

    Have any of you taken an audio engineering class? I'm wondering if that would be beneficial. I haven't found one in NYC that isn't part of a degree program.

    On the performance:

    I've been acting (mostly Shakespeare) for about 35 years. I understand given circumstances, the importance of making the performance personal, etc. I am, however, a very "reactive" actor. I rely on a lot of feedback from my partner. This is actually a good thing on stage with a scene partner, but it makes me not so great at auditioning, and recording voice overs reminds me very much of auditioning.

    So, I can sometimes sound actor-y, but after working with various instructors, I've also noticed that this criticism can be a catch-all phrase used when what the instructor really means is "I don't agree with your interpretation".

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Balazs Pusztahazi's recording

    comments welcome

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-6709/script-recording-56708.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Wow, I feel like buying whatever you're selling. What a great voice you have!

    Peer Feedback:

    Wow was my reaction too. This spot hits all your strenghts: luxury, travel, romance. Balazs, keep this up and you're going to be in demand. The only thing I might think about changing is the emphasis on "and now we own it" - push OWN a little harder maybe. But that's something the director would have you try in a session- I think as an audition, this would get you the job.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for your comments
    Regards
    Balazs

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    Ritz Carlton - Jamaica

    Script:

    The Mind, the body, the soul. And a place where you can renew all three. The Ritz Carlton. Jamaica.

    34 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Judydee's recording

    Short piece. I invisioned waves and sea gulls in the background. Thoughts on my performance will be most appreciated - thanks!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-57491/script-recording-58063.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    How do I book my trip?

    Very nice spot. Pacing is very good. The only thing I might suggest is to enjoy the opening list a bit more and carry it through the read. Not necessarily "smile" but an inner contentment.

    Peer Feedback:

    Ditto James's critique. Nice!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks James and Tonia - Inner contentment - I like that.

    Peer Feedback:

    I am sooooo relaxed after listening to this. Your pace and tone is great for this kind of ad. The only critique I have is "The Ritz Carlton" seemed quick compared to the rest of it.

    I think the recording quality was good, but could stand a little less treble. Warmer tone, maybe? Not sure how to word it; I'm more of a music guy.

    Overall, I really liked it.

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice, warm, and inviting. I thought this was great. Great clarity and relaxing tone.

    Peer Feedback:

    Your serene tone made me want to take off for Jamaica right away. I agree in regard to a little less treble or maybe a little more bass to make the sound warmer and richer. I'm a music kind of girl myself.

    Peer Feedback:

    very Yummy voice :))
    There is a bunch of travel scripts on this site that are longer than this, where you could shine!!
    .I WANT to hear something (please) I think it would be a great area , genre for you to explore!!!
    Regards
    Balazs

    Peer Feedback:

    I like your voice...but while james suggest "inner contentment" ...some might suggest a slight smile (as we can hear a smile most of the time...explains why great VO actors have a goofy expression when they're delivering copy)...I might suggest "allure"...just a little more sultriness to put this one across the finish line.

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    119 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear touzet's recording

    Tried to clean up a few things on this second take.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-65861/script-recording-77323.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I'd thought the overall copy interpretation is great! the mix between the narration and the music is good. The pacing and inflection were natural, although, there is something about the end of the phrase "And right now, when you book a Royal Caribbean cruise..." that sounds like it's the end of the sentence, instead of continuing into the next phrase, "kids sail free!" That would be my only negative. Great job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi, Touzet.

    First, the pause to let the trumpeter do their thing (14sec) was a very nice touch! All the "kids" were different: great job. Brilliant on the time framing.

    OK,
    At 0:20, you lost the neutral accent a little. For example, all of the sail"'s came out "sehyal" and "free" was very characterized.

    It sounded to me like "Plus, get a free upgrade" was inserted. There is a slight difference in timbre and not enough pause after it to the next sentence.

    It's just nit-picky stuff.

    Your success in 2015!
    Steven

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for commenting. Excellent analysis. I was bit concerned with the diction on the first take of this that I posted but that one was a complete, unedited track. I believe that I did do a punch or two here and that's maybe what you picked up on. One of things that bothered me on the first take of this was that I didn't think I was hitting the L enough on sail. That may account for the way I was pronouncing that. I don't know what to say about "free"...except that it may be more memorable. ;-) Thanks again for the great analysis.

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    85 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear touzet's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-65861/script-recording-77302.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Well done. The read sounds like a TV ad. Music was very fitting.

    Peer Feedback:

    Perfect timing I thought. Great :30 seconds - surely you got paid for this one.

    Peer Feedback:

    Redrocket,
    Thanks for commenting. I had a few things on this that I'm looking to improve so I am going to post another one here shortly. Always helpful to get people's opinions.
    - touzet -

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    Script submitted by Balazs Pusztahazi

    Script:

    C’est au Brésil en Amérique Latine que la fête du carnaval est la plus célèbre. Chaque année, des millions de curieux du monde entier ou des régions locales se pressent pour admirer les danses rythmées, les musiques entraînantes et les costumes extravagants. A Rio, ce sont près de 900 000 touristes qui y convergent. Dans ce pays, le carnaval est l’occasion de célébrer le culte du corps et d’exprimer la joie.

    11 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Balazs Pusztahazi's recording

    Its been more than 15 years that I read I French the last time. Just playing around, let me know what you think Regards Balazs

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-6709/script-recording-55544.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Sounded quite fluid to me but I don't speak French. If I did, I'd probably be booking the Carnival trip right now!

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    Script submitted by eliehershfield

    Script:

    Undiscovered, unspoiled beaches. Two oceans only a few hours apart. Exotic creatures and every creature comfort you could dream of. All nearby in Costa Rica. 100% memorable, no artificial ingredients.

    24 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear eliehershfield's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/costa rica 4.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Wow that sounds amazing!!! How do you put sound clips in the back ground e-mail me Aaron698@hotmail.com

    Peer Feedback:

    Loved your voice for this spot, great tone for it nice music choice in the back, a tad slow and drawn out for me, I found myself waiting almost wanting the next word, good, you pulled me into costa rica,

    Clear recording as well

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    Script submitted by halley.devestern

    Script:

    Little St. Simons Island

    Female voice, natural, conversational...40ish....

    DO YOU REMEMBER THE TIME?

    WHEN CHILDREN RAN BAREFOOT
    THE PASSAGE OF TIME COULD ONLY BE MEASURED BY THE SUN YOU SET YOUR SCHEDULE TO THE RHYTHM OF THE TIDE
    AND BEING OUTDOORS WAS SECOND NATURE

    IT WASN’T ABOUT CHECKING THINGS OFF YOUR “TO DO” LIST...
    IT WAS ABOUT ADDING MORE AND MORE THINGS YOU TRULY WANTED TO DO THAT DAY...
    AND THEN MAKING A BRAND NEW LIST CALLED: LET’S DO THAT AGAIN! REMEMBER WHEN THE SEA WAS YOUR MARKET?
    THE LAND YOUR PICNIC BASKET
    AND LIFE WAS RIPE...AND READY TO EAT

    WHAT’S FOR DINNER DEPENDS ON HOW GOOD THE FISHING WAS THAT DAY CLIMBING THE LADDER CAME SECONDARY TO CLIMBING TREES
    AND THE ONLY RUSH HOUR...WAS RACING THE SUN HOME...

    LONG MEALS WERE SHARED OVER TALL TALES
    AND EVERYONE CRAWLED INTO BED PERFECTLY CONTENT AND COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED...BY A DAY WELL LIVED

    THOSE WERE THE GOOD OLE DAYS...
    BUT TODAY?
    TODAY IS EVEN BETTER
    EVEN BRIGHTER
    SWEETER
    SALTIER

    AND EVEN CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear halley.devestern's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-106688/script-recording-93450.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    The first question I would ask is: Was this the way this script appeared on the page?

    Personally, I hate ALL CAPS. But sometimes that's what you get.

    The other bothersome thing, if this is the way it appeared, is the funky punctuation or non-punctuation as the case may be. And the paragraphs and blocks of thought look disjointed. But, again, sometimes that's what you get.

    If this was an audition that came to me to record in my home studio, as opposed to going to a studio for the audition, I would re-write and re-format it to make more sense to me.

    I'm assuming that this is probably a web video on vacationing on Little St. Simons Island. So, there are going to be visuals. And cuts between those visuals need to be timed to the script, which is usually why copy writers use ellipsis marks (...) to indicate space (but not necessarily pauses), mostly for the editors.

    But then, there's also interpretation. There's a lot of compare/contrast in this script, measuring the rat race against the slow lane - the manic-ness of "rush hour" to simply "racing the sun home" and getting there before dark.

    This thing is also chock full of "lists" - some in 3's, some in 4's.. So, it's important to be mindful of those groupings as thought chunks.

    Listen to the way you inflected these two lines:
    "DO YOU REMEMBER THE TIME?"
    "REMEMBER WHEN THE SEA WAS YOUR MARKET?"
    They're very similar, in that they start high (in vocal pitch) and swoop down. I would suggest changing it up on the second remembrance.

    And along with that, here's an implied compare/contrast:
    "Remember when the SEA was your market?"
    --as opposed to your market being a crowded grocery store
    "the LAND was your picnic basket"
    --as opposed to the land being paved over and barren
    "and LIFE was ripe...and ready to eat"
    --as opposed to life being rotten and stale
    It's almost like the four basic elements - earth, wind, fire & water.

    Generally, for my money, this can also be more intimate and relaxed, which means to resist over-acting some of the words. Sometimes they just take care of themselves without much more emphasis than what they mean or convey.

    Looking back at another of your submissions, I am assuming that this audition may have come from one of the P2P's, although I stand corrected if I am wrong.

    The reason I mention this is that one that I belong to is now posting confidentiality statements along with the audition scripts. And if I were to breech that agreement, they would be well within their rights to legally come after me. The least the P2P would do is revoke my membership. So be careful about disseminating scripts without consent.

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    Script submitted by Rick.D

    Script:

    Alaska Travel Commercial
    Get the hottest book from the coolest state. It's FREE! Alaska - the people, the places, the beauty. It's like nothing you've ever experienced before. Alaska. Beyond Your Dreams. Within Your Reach.

    97 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Rick.D's recording

    trying to work on having that '' smile '' in my voice

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    Peer Feedback:

    Your pace, pronunciations, tone and literally everything about this read says "read" (pronounced RED for this purpose) and honestly, "smile" needs to be a lesser concern than just getting away from sounding like your reading words off a screen/page to a microphone. You need to sound as if you're speaking to a person and not a mic.

    Peer Feedback:

    What makes you smile? I mean, in real life? Puppies? Kittens? Babies? Sunny days? Rainy days? A cup of hot cocoa? Cuddling up with that special someone? Going to Alaska?

    You can't force a smile or (artificially) put the smile in your voice without having some sense of what makes you smile.

    And "smile" doesn't necessarily mean loud and happy. It could just be that soothing, "Ahhhhh!" feeling.

    I hear a forced, almost "hard sell" type read here rather than relating the pleasures of experiencing Alaska and wanting to tell your best friend about how to experience it too.

    Peer Feedback:

    I find your voice approachable and clear. I do agree with both of the above comments in the need to be a little more natural and genuinely enthused. Alaska! Omgosh that sounds like an amazing place! Did you look at any pictures of it before you read? I find that active imagination can be really helpful and somethings I totally forget--this is acting. It's not reading. Love James's feedback about finding something that makes you genuinely smile, to bring smile into your voice. Seems like a LOT of auditions request "smile" and it can be hard to find sometimes, but it's also super fun! Look up laughter yoga too :-). Keep it up!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Rick.D's recording

    would like feed back all around, thanks

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-83781/script-recording-79639.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I think it's pretty good. You sound pretty natural, and while "casual and not announcery" is where it's at these days, I wonder if it's too casual. Then again, the presence of "ya" in the script contradicts my point of view. Still, if I were the writer I might feel like my clever "sun-sentional" got thrown away.

    Overall, I've listened to it three times and I can't find anything else bad to say about it. So that means good job. :-)

    Peer Feedback:

    You had a natural, easy-going read. Would like to have heard more enthusiasm.

    Peer Feedback:

    You can take a little more time with this. It's all very tongue-in cheek, so let us in on the humor as well as the information.

    Again, I'm not one to take punctuation very literally, but here is seems pretty important. There are also some pretty important words that you glossed over with the casual delivery. Sometimes it's helpful to re-write the copy for yourself to trick your mind and/or find the important bullet points to stress. For example:

    Flock to Florida... (an image of sunny Florida - maybe a flock of flamingos)
    Hang ten in Hawaii... (an image of surfers on Waikiki Beach)
    Cruise in California... (an image of cruise ship off the coast)
    Whichever SUN-SATIONAL TRIP you take,
    you’ll get DISCOUNTS of up to TEWNTY-FIVE PERCENT OFF ALAMO'S GREAT RATES,
    so you can have a COOL TIME in a HOT PLACE.
    See ya in the sun! (make it a fun toss-away - visual of smiling, waving people)
    Call your local VIRTUOSO TRAVEL SPECIALIST for reservations or information.
    (graphic of Virtuoso and phone number - so give the listener time to see it)

    The capitalized words aren't necessarily "punched" with inflection and volume so mush as stressed - possibly by drawing them out just a touch more than some of the lesser important words

    If it was a radio commercial, music and FX may replace the images, but it's still important to paint the pictures for the listener.

    All of these fun things (the tongue-in-cheek copy and the places to vacation) require an enthusiastic energy - A "C'mon, and have some fun," attitude that the more laid-back delivery didn't quite measure up to. IMHO, "conversational" doesn't quite fit to this copy, even with the use of "ya". This copy just a little "larger than life" than that. This isn't really the way people talk to one another.

    Peer Feedback:

    Rick - good copy writing, flows easy. good job

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    25 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sundance kid's recording

    Just got back from a trip to Seattle via Los Angeles and checked the script for this week's contest. Not going to submit an official entry this week, but this read is inspired by the PA system in L.A.'s Union Station. I'll be posting a serious read (not this script) soon, but this is just to get me back in the swing of things...

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/subway_0.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    sundance --
    I get it. you're putting a little live PA announcement mustard on this one…it's way too intelligible to be legit…lol. You need to eat that mic more. ;-)

    I like the effect. nice job.

    I did notice you said "John F. Kennedy's" airport…

    cheers!
    Dave Saunders.

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    21 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Chris Coulter's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/Olympic-peninsula.MP3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hello
    Your read this script very slowly I guess you put too much weight on pronunciation.
    Reading copy clearly so the audience understands every word is important but in this case it slows down your read too much, make it sound like you have trouble reading the words. If you are working on pronunciation, there's an exercise that can help you.
    Basically you take a cork and put it between your teeth (if you don't drink wine, a pencil will make it too), just as much so it wont disturb your tongue. And start reading any copy Over enunciating words, it will make your mouth tired quite quickly but its a great exercise for pronunciation. Also before sending off or posting a recording make sure you listen back to your read, you missed the word Wilderness, it's not a big deal on the forum but when you audition for paying jobs you might lose a potential clients because of it. Hope it helps
    Regards
    Balazs

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you. That was very helpful. I did miss the word "wilderness and I usually don't miss words. To tell you and everyone else the truth, I felt like I was fighting against the copy. It felt to me like it was written to be over-the-top and I didn't want to do it that way. Do you or anyone else have any tips for when the read should be conversational but exclamation points and words like "spectacular" are in the script? This was a challenge.

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    United Airlines

    Script:

    Those who prefer their sustenance steeped in elegance will delight in the cuisine of
    Connoisseur Class. As we fly you from continent to continent, our award-winning
    chefs de cuisine will guide you to more heavenly destinations ... where there's caviar
    in the canapes, Burgundies and Bordeaux on the wine list, and culinary inspiration in
    every choice of entree.

    Connoisseur Class is international business travel elevated to its highest form of civility.

    37 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Henry Dewing's recording

    This is just for a laugh. Like George Sanders shilling for United.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like your sense of humor Henry. I for one remember George Sanders. I'm not so sure everyone else will. Our memories are a tad longer than theirs.

    Peer Feedback:

    Richurd, thanks for your comments. That was just to loosen up. I have been a mimic. Anything to break out of the 'grandfather' mold, as you can tell from my recent pieces.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Henry,

    That was very good, liked the touch of humor! Eventhough, I'm in my mid-forties, I know who George Sanders is! He was in "All About Eve", "Lured", and one of my favorites "The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry" and had a brother Tom Conway.

    I'm a HUGE classic film fan, as well as foreign films, and I watch them often with my Mom; as they don't make movies like they use to!

    Looking forward to your next script. Best of luck, LCW.

    Peer Feedback:

    Right, LCW Tom Conway changed his name to suit George. He was a handsome man
    and a good dressser, with the same cultured voice as George, but he couldn't move!
    They were born and brought up in Russia. I don't think it's legal to a celebrity voice.

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    Love hearing classy copy read by a classy voice.....enjoyed it a lot Henry!!

    Peer Feedback:

    Marianna, I wish you could teach me. My voice served me well on the stage,
    yet it has been sugggested I go back to 101 to learn voice-over. I think I have the
    microphone in hand (no pun intended), but I have to bring in my big reads to where
    it sounds like regular folks. I don't need to learn how to read a script. Thank you.

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    A quick one before work, they say the short one are the hardest.Comments welcome

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    Nice read Balazs. Keep up the good work!

    Peer Feedback:

    In the first thought, the operative word is "go". After all, it's a commercial about flight.
    "where you GO in life, is up to You." Make "you" yummy with a slightly upward (almost level) inflection. If there's one consistent thing I've noticed in your reads - you see a period, you dip downward.

    United wants to be the "ONE" airline that can take you there (wherever "there" is).

    Let "fly" lift a bit too. You wouldn't want to fly downward, would you? You'd crash!

    This is a great spot for you. Give it some lift.

    Peer Feedback:

    You sound like Antonio Banderas although you aren't Spanish. Have you auditioned for VO work in your country? Best.

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    James thanks for your help with , greatly apriciated.
    Regards
    Balazs

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    Youtube Red

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    Like watching YouTube? Like watching the 30 second ads at the beginning of videos? Didn't think so. With a YouTube Red subscription, you could watch as many ad-free videos you like, offline. you can even listen to videos in the background when you open another app, and have access to exclusive content made by YouTube creators themselves. All this for only 9.99 a month, with a one-month free trial.

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    Recording quality was fine. Performance was excellent; I did however hear some mouth noises.

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    I think the performance was rather decent. I think you need to add a bit more pep into it. Like vivradlein said, I can hear mouth clicks. I'm also having problems with that myself and I'm still trying to find a solution.

    Also, I think you need to watch your diction. You tend to turn your "TH" sounds into "D" sounds ("wit" instead of "with", "da" instead of "the", "anoder" instead of "another", "dis" instead of "this"). You also tend to turn your "EN" and "EM" sounds into "IN" and "IM" sounds ("win" instead of "when", "thimselves" instead of "themselves"). It could be the results of the regionalism in your voice. While it's good for urban commercials, you need to work on reducing the regional accent if you want to do voice overs for national commercials. I'm still working on that myself so don't feel discouraged.

    I hope this helps.

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    2014 Buick Enclave

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    When everything’s in the right place, you can’t go wrong. Which makes the Buick Enclave such an easy choice. It’s full of features like the IntelliLink voice-activated sound system, the industry’s first front center air bag and available seating for up to 8. Finally, a perfect way to get comfortable with technology. The redesigned 2013 Buick Enclave.
    It’s your kind of luxury. Discover more at buick.com

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    Acura

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    Variable flow turbo. Instant response for the instant-messaging crowd. The Acura RDX

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    Adult Adventure Associates

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    We are very excited to enter our twelfth year of providing worldwide adventure travel programs for both the seasoned traveler and those venturing out for the first time. We offer both all-women’s and coed programs to domestic and international destinations. Each year, we reflect upon our original mission ... “to create travel opportunities that promote an ethic of care and nurture a sense of global relationship,” each of our programs promises to honor this mission. A result of this commitment has been the rich and lasting friendships we’ve made with hundreds of spirited travelers. We invite you to join us on an adventure crafted by experts that is both exhilarating and rejuvenating and contributes in a positive way to our global community.

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    Air Jamaica

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    On our island, you can party all night, or you can have a quiet, romantic evening. Maybe rocking to Reggae suits your style, or how about strolling through a posh plantation while sipping a mango margarita? No, it’s not a dream, it’s paradise -- it’s Jamaica. And Air Jamaica is waiting to whisk you away on your choice of non-stop flights from New York to Montego Bay for only $199! Now that you don’t have to sell your soul to get to Paradise, what are you waiting for? Call your travel agent, or AIR JAMAICA at 1-800-JET-AWAY.

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    Alacola Valley

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    Water. Clear, fresh and life-giving to the crops of the Alacola Valley. Rushing ever onward to the sea. The waters of the Minset River visit this lush valley to replenish the soil and color the land. Yellow citrus, green vegetables, blueberries and ruby-red fruit checkerboard the landscape in brilliant hues. Farmers, who have tended this land for generations move from field to field inspecting the size, calculating weight and measuring progress. Progress is slow. But only with time can the flavors of the Alacola Valley reach perfection. And it's perfection that the Alacola Valley is all about. The possibility of a early frost, the likelihood of invading insects and the consequence of even 3 extra days of rain weighs heavily on the minds of the land's caretakers. But today is glorious and worry will wait until tomorrow.

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    Alamo

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    Flock to Florida, hang ten in Hawaii, cruise in California... whichever sun-sational trip you take, you’ll get discounts of up to 25% off Alamo’s great rates, so you can have a cool time in a hot place. See ya in the sun! Call your local Virtuoso travel specialist for reservations or information.

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    Alaska

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    Before you stand in Denali’s shadow, view moose up close, float down the Yukon, and marvel at Glacier Bay, you have to call Holland America. Our Alaska is not just a collection of sights. It’s feeling the Gold Rush come to life, floating downriver on our exclusive Yukon Queen. And a first glimpse of sky-splitting peaks from our spacious railcars. To get started, simply ask for our free Alaska Planning Guide. It’s brimming with everything you need to plan your dream trip, from the friendliest, most knowledgeable staff in Alaska. Put the dream in motion today. The difference is Holland America.

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    Alaska Airlines

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    At Alaska Airlines, you'll never fight for a seat. Maybe that's because we give you one when you book your flight. Check-out the selection of seats and low fairs at alaskaair.com

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    Alaska Travel Commercial

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    Get the hottest book from the coolest state. It's FREE! Alaska - the people, the places, the beauty. It's like nothing you've ever experienced before. Alaska. Beyond Your Dreams. Within Your Reach.

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    AMC Movie Marathon Promo

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    Go back to high school without REALLY going back to high school? Ahhhh, it's the 'Back To School Movie Marathon' Sunday, August 29th only on AMC.

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    American Airlines

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    250 cities. 40 countries. One airline. American Airlines.

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    American Airlines 2

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    How long has it been? Would you even recognize it if it started again? Sometimes, the feelings that matter the most get buried under a stack of “to-do’s”. So with low fares available on AA.com, isn’t it time to get away? Together? American Airlines.

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    American Express – Gen X

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    Lose your passport? No Sweat. We’ll help you replace it 24/7, along with your American Express travelers checks so you can relax and enjoy your vacation

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    Amtrak

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    So much beauty in one place! America is a great country, and we’ve got the best way to see it. Amtrak “Explore America” fares. Round trips from one hundred and seventy nine dollars all across America. It’s a great country at a great price. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL now about Amtrak “Explore America” fares.

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    Arizona

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    This is not a scene from a century ago. It’s circa 2000, a portrait of modern-day riders of the purple sage. See the Old West in Arizona. Where it’s easy to wrangle a visit to a real ranch, be it wild or wildly luxurious. For your free travel packet, contact Arizona tourism at 1-800-925-6689 or www.ArizonaGuide.com. Arizona. The Grand Canyon State.

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    Arizona 2

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    Arizona is a vacation destiny like no other. An entirely unique state of mind that gives you everything you'd expect from the grandest of states. From towering red rock spires to urban excitement, the Grand Canyon's stunning vistas to quiet mountain towns, Arizona has it all.

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    Aruba

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    There's an island so unique even the trees bend to your wishes. Where people smile when they say hello. You may not feel a drop of rain, but you'll love the water. It's all up to you on Aruba. Call your travel agent, or 1-800-TO-ARUBA. ARUBA, the island for you.

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    Aruba

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    On other islands, the trees grow straight up. On Aruba, they may take another path. On other islands, the coins are round. Ours are square. On other islands, they still charge you for a rainy day. We have almost no rainy days. On other islands, your vacation is one of many businesses. On Aruba, it’s our only business. Wouldn’t you rather do things our way? Aruba ... our only business is you.

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    Aruba 3

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    It is always summer in Aruba. If you are looking for a tropical paradise offering everything from quiet romantic activities to exciting adventures for the whole family, you have found it. Come spend a few days or a few weeks, you'll be glad you did. If you love the tropics you will love what Aruba offers.

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    Aruba 4

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    Transport yourself to a world of paradise and perfection. Where waves lap gently against the shore and dolphins jump over waterfalls. Sunsets that make you cry like a little girl. Getting frisky in the surf until there’s sand stuck in unholy places. Leave your worries back home, because we check for them at customs. Aruba—Talk to your travel agent.

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    Bermuda

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    RELAX, RECHARGE, UNWIND...You might be thinking to yourself, "What is there to do in a 21-square mile paradise? Well, you're in for a surprise. And a pleasant one at that. Whether you seek adventure by land or by sea, you'll find it in Bermuda. If you dream it, you can do it in Bermuda.

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    Bermuda 2

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    Brief glimpses of our island this time of year. Crowds of flowers, not of people. A tiny town, a pastel steeple. Teeing off on an emerald course. Saddling up a moped or a horse. A cozy on a pot of tea. A coral cove by a turquoise sea. And just the right amount of sun. To get absolutely nothing done. Bermuda ... A short trip to the perfect holiday.

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    Bernardus Lodge

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    Imagine relaxing in the Warming Room. Soothing your senses. Anticipating the essential oils soon to nourish your body. Rich botanical wraps and healing waters. Is this a dream, or an awakening? It's both. The Spa at Bernardus Lodge.

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    Best Western

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    You could win free Shell gas for a year at Best Western or one of thousands of great prizes in Best Western's Sleep and Win instant win game. Best Western the world's largest Hotel Chain, call 1-800-Western today.

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    Biltmore Estate

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    There’s a place close by that celebrates natures beauty and man made grandeur. That’s steeped in history where you can follow in a family's footsteps and let your imagination soar. Explore the many wonders of Biltmore Estate and discover a quick getaway close to home.

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    Bon Voyage Travel

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    Dump the winter "blah's" for the getaway "ahhs" with one call to the experts at Bon Voyage travel. Prices have never been better. The islands are offering great deals...cruise lines are tempting you with special 2 for 1 packages and the airlines are begging for your business. Contact Bon Voyage Travel today and trade the winter "blah's" for the getaway "ahh's."

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    Borthwick Castle

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    Now advertised as a romantic place for a wedding, Borthwick Castle is a large, magnificent castle which was built in 1430. Mary Queen of Scots called at the castle after her marriage (at 4 a.m. on 15 May 1567) to the Earl of Bothwell. The castle was besieged and she only escaped by disguising herself as a pageboy.

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    Brandon Oaks

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    Brandon Oaks is more than everything you'd want in a place to retire. It's everything you'd want in a place to live. Elegant surroundings. Plenty of activity. Great people. And because Brandon Oaks is a Lifecare community, you have peace-of-mind, knowing that your future healthcare needs will be taken care of. Brandon Oaks, conveniently located in the heart of it all.

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    Brendan Tours To Europe

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    Perhaps traveling to Europe is something you've dreamed of for years. Or maybe you've already had the opportunity to visit and are eager to return. Either way, Brenden Tours will make your vacation a magical experience offering tremendous value for the cost.

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    British Airways

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    This fall and winter, British Airways and some of London’s leading hotels are offering great values in all price ranges. These special rates include round-trip airfare and a luxury hotel room for three nights. So get ready to come to London. And find some very entertaining people, indeed. British Airways...The world’s favorite airline.

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    British Airways

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    This fall and winter, British Airways and some of London’s leading hotels are offering great values in all price ranges. These special rates include round-trip airfare and a luxury hotel room for three nights. So get ready to come to London. And find some very entertaining people, indeed. British Airways...The world’s favorite airline.

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    British Airways

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    This fall and winter, British Airways and some of London's leading hotels are offering great values in all price ranges. These special rates include round-trip airfare and a luxury hotel for three nights. So great ready to come to London. And find some very entertaining people indeed. British Airways... the world's favorite airline.

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    British Airways 2

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    There’s never been a more exciting time to vacation in London. Because British Airways and over 60 London hotels are offering great values in all price ranges. These special rates include round-trip airfare, hotel room for three nights and service charges. So get ready to come to London. BRITISH AIRWAYS -- The world’s favorite airline.

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    Budgetel

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    At Budgetel we understand the high cost of raising a family. That’s why we give you a great rate. We also give you a great room. One that comes with an in room coffee maker and a 25 inch televison with Nintendo for the kids, as well as 1st run movies for the grown ups. Not to mention the continental breakfast delivered right to your door and we promise that if your room isn’t right, we’ll make it right or you don’t pay. Best of all children under 18 stay in their parents’ room free. Budgetel Inns..more for your money.

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    Canada 2

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    With an abundance of authentic wilderness, colorful fall foliage, and awe-inspiring mountain views, Canada is more than enough to stir anyone's soul this fall and winter. Experience nature's playground on your next vacation.

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    Canadian Pacific Hotels

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    Have you ever dreamed of discovering a pearl on the beach? Well, we just discovered a whole necklace. We’re Canadian Pacific Hotels. Call today and book the best spot on the beach. For reservations or more information, contact your travel agent.

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    Cayman Islands

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    They say 70% of the world is covered in water, but not like the waters in our Cayman Islands. Here, it’s the color of turquoise, made more striking against stretches of pure white sand. Dive into these pristine waters and immerse yourself in the tranquility of our islands, for it is here you can relax both body and soul.

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    Charleston, South Carolina

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    Discover the Charleston area- America's most beautifully preserved historic and resort destination. Stately plantations, sun-drenched beaches, nationally acclaimed restaurants, and world-class golf offer something for everyone.

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    Charleston, South Carolina

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    Our welcome mat is a cobblestone street. The stories you’ve heard about our legendary hospitality and graciousness are true. We invite you to come explore the sights, sounds and flavors only found in one place: Charleston, South Carolina. To request your free Visitor’s Guide, log on to ExploreCharleston.com. Charleston. Where history lives.

    copy by jamesromick

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    Cheer Up Hamlet

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    Cheer up Hamlet,
    Chin up Hamlet,
    Buck up you melancholy Dane.

    So, your uncle is at hand,
    Murdered Dad and married Mum,
    That's really no excuse to be as glum as you've become.
    So, wise up Hamlet,
    Rise up Hamlet,
    Buck up and sing the new refrain.

    Your incessant monologizing fills the castle with ennui,
    Your antic disposition is embarrassing to see,
    And by the way you sulky brat, the answer is To Be!
    You're driving poor Ophelia insane!

    So, shut up, you rogue and peasant!
    Grow up, it's most unpleasant!
    Cheer up you melancholy Dane.

    Taken from the Herrman Bonfire Songbook Page 66
    Contributed by Richurd

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    Club Med

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    Imagine for a moment ... nothing. No clocks. No ringing phone. No traffic jams. No radios. No newspapers. And no crowds. Now imagine a Club Med vacation. An island village where aqua seas brush dazzling white shores. Where lush green palms line wandering paths. A place where evenings are filled with entertainment and dancing. A Club Med vacation is like none other. Ask your travel agent.

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    Club Med (abridged)

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    Imagine for a moment ... nothing. No clocks. No ringing phone. And no crowds. A Club Med vacation is like none other.

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    Colonial Williamsburg

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    Here at Colonial Williamsburg, history isn't the only thing your kids will soak up. There's also plenty of 21st-century fun. With Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and Virginia Beach right around the corner, we guarantee they'll be drenched with insight, perspective and, oh yeah, maybe just a little water. For your free family vacation guide, simply call 1-800-281-3135.

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    Colorado

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    Never go anywhere without your topographic map, your compass, and your restaurant guide. Visit Colorado. Get started at colorado.com.

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    Come to Bavaria

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    Welcome to Bavaria where you'll experience the vacation of a lifetime.

    Bavaria, where traditions means a lot of enjoyment.

    Why not plan to visit during the 200th Anniversary of the world's most famous Beer Festival, the Oktoberfest in Munich. A special program and interesting exhibitions on the festival's history await visitors from all over the world. More than six million people are expected to join the annual festival from September 18 through October 4, 2010. So dust off your lederhosen and Dirndl-dresses, get out your favorite stein, and get ready to celebrate native foods, native traditions, and the native joy of life in Bavaria.

    Contact your Travel Agent, or visit cometogermany.com for information on all the special packages available for this once in a lifetime experience.

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    Comlongon Castle

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    Steeped in Scottish Border history, Comlongon Castle is more than just a Scottish Wedding Castle venue—it has fantastic displays of Armor, weapons and banners, while the opulent bedrooms boast 4-poster beds and jacuzzis, providing a stunning blend of Medieval and modern luxury.

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    Conrad Hotels

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    To accommodate guests in high places, our newest Conrad Hotel begins on the 28th floor. Live luxuriously as you're whisked high above Manhattan to the Waldorf Towers. It's our first partnership in the United States, and just one of fifteen elegant hotels and resorts around the globe. Welcome to the world of Conrad. The Waldorf Towers, 100 East 50th Street, New York City. Call 1-800-CONRADS, or visit us online at ConradHotels.com.

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    Copenhagen

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    Copenhagen is home to Europe’s most famous amusement park – Tivoli. Throughout the summer, Tivoli offers a festival, day and night. Over 150 years old, the park is 20 acres, 100,000 lanterns and countless ice cream cones of fun. For one reasonable admission price, you can skip into a wonderland of restaurants, marching bands, roulette wheels and ferris wheels.

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    Costa Rica

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    Take a peace-loving people, blend with living rainforest...and 6% of the world's bio-diversity...add Atlantic and Pacific coast..steam...stir ocassionally. Costa Rica. No artificial ingredients. Call 1-800-343-6332 or go to www.tourism-costarica.com ICT Costa Rica Tourist Board.

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    Courtyard Marriott

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    Architects design most hotels. Road warriors designed ours. Courtyard hotels were designed by business travelers, for business travelers. That means that besides perfectly comfortable rooms, Courtyard Marriott provides spacious work areas, ergonomic desk chairs, and high-speed Internet access. Courtyard by Marriott. Our rooms are made for you. To make a reservation, call 1-800-Marriott, or visit Marriott.com.

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    Crystal Cruise Line

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    The difference is in the details. And the details are what make a Crystal Cruise like none other. Award-winning European chefs. State of the art spa. 24-hour concierge service. Experience the Crystal difference. Call your travel agent or visit www.crystalcruises.com or call 1 800 340 1300.

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    Delta

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    How would you like to run away to a barefoot life. Run away on Delta Airline to the barefoot life of Florida or the Bahamas. Delta brings you 18 daily nonstops to six great Florida Resorts. So go ahead, kick off your shoes and kick up your heels. Delta is ready when you are.

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    Delta 2

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    From Brussels to Budapest, Milan to Munich...Delta gives you more non-stop flights to more cities in Europe than any other airline in the world. 290 weekly flights...21 countries...more Europe... more often. Nobody gives you more of Europe...than Delta Airlines.

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    Delta Express

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    You say you want a low fare to Florida? ... A reserved seat and skymiles? Then express yourself with Delta Express. When you fly Delta Express, you can choose from daily nonstop to Orlando ... with simple everyday low fares. We don’t require a round-trip purchase, or even a Saturday night stay. You’ll get a low fare, a reserved seat, and even earn skymiles. To express yourself, call 1-800-325-5205. Delta Express -- low fares, and a lot more.

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    Delta Queen

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    Kids growing up a little too fast? A "Riverbending" Adventure with the Delta Queen Steamboat Company is for your family. Turn off the video games and reconnect with one another on the river. Immerse your family in the history and wonder of this great country of ours. See your travel agent or for more information visit deltaqueen.com or call 1 800 723 8632. Hey, Tom and Huck loved the river and your family will too!

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    Discovery Go App TV Spot

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    When you’re living on the edge, go get it. When nature screams for you to stop, go get it. When you have to push yourself to the limit, go get it. When fast isn’t fast enough, go get it. When the gold is within your reach, go get it. We want to see Discovery anywhere anytime. Go for free with your TV subscription. Download now at the App Store. Go get it!

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    Disney Cruise Line

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    Escape on a fantasy unlike anything you've ever imagined. A Disney Cruise Line Vacation. Start planning today and set sail on a dream.

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    Disney Travel

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    There is a place… where dreams come true… Explore your dreams. The Year of a Million Dreams. Extended through 2008. Because some dreams don’t have to end.

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    Drawing Wall

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    Constructed with elements of art…inspiration…and beauty at every turn…Fiori on Vitruvian Park offers residents the ideal backdrop for creating an artful existence all their own.

    In their third collaboration with world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly, UDR and Fiori welcome residents and guests with a breathtaking 30 foot drawing wall featuring 21 original paintings.

    Over two years of design…planning…and fabrication culminate in a signature installation that epitomizes the lifestyle at Fiori.

    Visit Fiori on Vitruvian Park…a unique art experience where you live, work, and play.

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    Driving to Echo Lake

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    Welcome to Arapaho National Forest. I'm Jim March, and I'll be your guide as you drive the Mount Evans Scenic Byway - the highest paved road in North America. You should be driving toward Mount Evans on Colorado State Highway 103. Most visitors drive up from the Forest Service visitor center in Idaho Springs. Others come from Evergreen and Bergen Park. Whichever direction you're coming from, follow the signs to Mount Evans. As you continue driving, I'll talk about some of the things you'll be seeing along the way. I'll tell you when to stop the tape, and suggest some places to get out along the way. If traffic or weather slow you down, just stop the tape until you can catch up. For the rest of this tour, we invite you to relax and take your time.

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    East Africa

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    Roaming wild in this vastly beautiful landscape is the worlds’ greatest concentration of mammals ... lion, cheetah, wildebeest, elephant, giraffe, zebra, and endless birdlife. Tanzania offers the most superb wildlife viewing in East Africa in its premiere game parks on the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire! Travel far beyond the beaten path to enjoy rich encounters with traditional African tribes such as the Massai and the Hadza. Fly to the beautiful Kenya coast and explore historical Mombasa and the exotic 15th century Arab stonetown of Lamu. Languish on stunning tropical islands steeped in traditional Swahili culture. Relax on endless sandy beaches, and snorkel colorful coral reefs in the warm Indian Ocean.

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    Embassy Suites

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    The next time you travel on business, trade your old hotel room for a beautiful suite at Embassy Suites Hotel. For the price of a single room, you get a suite. So when business takes you away, don’t stay in the same old hotel room. Stay in a suite at the Embassy Suites Hotel. It could be the best business deal you’ll ever make.

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    Expedia.com

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    Hmmm. Search for ------ Yeah. Find it. Book it. Easy. Expedia.com. Don’t just travel —Travel right.

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    Fiji Islands

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    Fancy lying in a deck chair at an exotic Fijian beach.
    Well, with 4 people flying and staying for the price of 3, now is the time to do it.
    Air Pacific and Quantas Holidays have put together an unbeatable package.
    When you fly to Fiji with three friends the fourth flies free. Conditions apply. Call your Travel Agent or Quantas on 1300 360 347.
    Fiji Islands, the one truly relaxing tropical getaway.

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    Four Seasons

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    Soak away your cares in turquoise waters. Claim a private spot on golden sand. Serenade the sunset from your balcony. And discover rejuvenation at Fours Seasons Resort Nevis – a tropical paradise blending flawless service with the warmth and hospitality of Nevisian culture. And with our exceptional summer value, now is the ideal time to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds ad tastes of the perfect escape. For reservations, please call Four Seasons at 800-332-3442 or visit us at www.fourseasons.com.

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    Foxwoods Resort Casino

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    Easy to reach. Impossible to match. Of all the beautiful, breathtaking wonders in the world, only one comes with five spectacular casinos. Foxwood Resort Casino. It’s your kind of play featuring over 5,800 of the loosest slots and 350 of the hottest tables. Relax in the comfort of our magnificent hotel with over 1,400 luxurious rooms and suites. Savor a delicious variety of dining choices at 24 inspired restaurants and eateries. It’s all waiting for you at the rolling hills of the Connecticut woods. For a welcome change, that’s closer than you think, play it smart, play Foxwoods. And come up a winner! For more information call 1-800-Play-Big or visit our website at www.foxwoods.com. Foxwoods Resort Casino. The wonder of it all.

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    Globus Tours

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    There are ordinary vacations where you look and take pictures. There are extraordinary vacations, called tours, where you learn and discover. And then there are truly unforgettable vacations called Globus Tours where you head off the beaten path, away from the crowds to more unique experiences, the ones that showcase the true flavor of each destination. We call them Local Favorites and only Globus has them. So, why vacation when you can take a Globus Tour.

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    Globus tours

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    Today at 12:44 PM

    There are ordinary vacations where you look and take pictures there are extraordinary vacations called tours where you learn and discover and then there are truly unforgettable vacations called globus tours Where you head off the beaten path away from the crowds to more unique expiriences the ones that showcase the true flavor of each destination we call them local favorites and only globus has them so why vacation when you can have a globus tour.

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    Globus Tours (rewrite)

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    There are ordinary vacations where you look and take pictures. There are extraordinary vacations, called tours, where you learn and discover. And then there are truly unforgettable vacations called Globus Tours where you head off the beaten path, away from the crowds to more unique experiences - the ones that showcase the true flavor of each destination. We call them Local Favorites. And only Globus has them. So, why vacation when you can have a Globus Tour.

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    Golf – Myrtle Beach

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    Great golf courses are found all across America, but few places can offer the variety and accessibility that golfers enjoy in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Many of the most celebrated names in golf have left their signatures in Myrtle Beach on courses ranked among "America's Best".

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    Harpswell Inn

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    Located by the sea, historic Harpswell Inn dominates a knoll overlooking a quaint cove and harbor for Lobster Boats. Furnished with antiques, the B&B offers casual elegance and comfortable ambiance. This is the real Maine. “The way life should be”!

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    Hawaii

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    There are few places in the world that offer the incomparable beauty, lushness, and serenity that Kauai does. Enjoy a fun-filled week of hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and relaxing on Hawaii’s sunny island! Day hike on the famed fluted Na Pali Coast into the dramatic Waimea Canyon and the misty Alaka’i Swamp. Kayak in the protected waters of the Hanalei Reef Lagoon and snorkel at several different shallow reefs. Kauai, Hawaii. Explore the best of it. Includes six nights lodging in two-person kitchenette cabins. All island transportation courtesy of Kauai Airport Transfers.

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    hyatt more than welcome

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    There's a place out there, it's different.
    A place who's people understand that the word welcome, is more than a greeting.
    That the things you can't count count for everything.That life is in the details.
    So when you come to this place, and find that the details of your life are treated as all that matters. You'll understand the difference between a hotel , and a HYATT, and you will say.
    Thank you....thank you... thank you...
    And the people there will smile and humbly reply.
    Your More Than Welcome.

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    Hyatt Resort Offer

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    Sometimes it's about discovering new experiences.
    Sometimes it's about rediscovering familiar faces.

    No matter what kind of experience you're looking for, at Hyatt resorts you'll discover the best of all worlds.

    And with a welcome credit worth up to $500, you can enjoy activities, amenities, and more on us. For more information or to book your next getaway, visit resortoffer.hyatt.com.

    Hyatt. You're more than welcome.

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    Ireland

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    Flights to Ireland to find four-leaf clover: $0. Flights to Vegas to try it out: $0. Flights to Ireland to return defective four-leaf clover: $0. Traveling for any reason at all: priceless. You could win 500 roundtrip flights anywhere to share with family and friends. Use your MasterCard from July 1 through August 31, and you will be automatically entered for a chance to win 500 airline tickets. You can earn double entries at participating airline partners. Find out more at www.priceless.com. There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else there’s MasterCard.

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    Kentucky Derby

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    New York thoroughbred racing…the most exciting ride in sports. Come out to the Aqueduct on the first Sunday in May, for live thoroughbred racing, and thrill to the first Kentucky Derby via Simulcast. You don’t have to go all the way to Kentucky for Derby Day excitement. There’s great thoroughbred racing here in your own backyard, just off the Belt Parkway, exit 18. First race 1 PM. And at only $1.00 for general admission and $3.00 for club house...we’re still the best value in sports. Racing Wednesdays through Sundays until May 11th.

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    Kissimmee – St. Cloud

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    Call today for a free Kissimmee St. Cloud visitors kit. It's filled with values and all the information you need for a great Florida vacation!

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    Legend Airlines

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    We're not a four-star restaurant, but we do serve peppercorn-crusted beef tenderloin in a rich port sauce. We're not a furniture store, but we do offer an impressive collection of leather recliners. We're not a luxury hotel, but we do provide valet parking. We're not an Internet Service Provider, but we do guarantee immediate Internet access. We're not a movie theater complex, but we do have 56 screens with surround sound. ...We're not what you think....We're Legend Airlines.

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    Lincoln Park Fiesta

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    ....yes, it's Fiesta time again in Lincoln Park! Bring the kids, your in-laws, your neighbour, and even their dog to join in the fun at this flavorful and exotic celebration of Central, South American and African Culture. Taste food from kitchens around the world and dance to sultry sambas. It doesn't get any better than this! Join the Fiesta this long weekend at Lincoln Park. Hope to see you there!

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    Lyric Opera

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    Lyric Opera
    Everyone can use a little more cardio. So why not visit Lyric Opera where you will raise your heart rate even while sitting down?
    See Madame Butterfly, La Traviata and The Barber of Seville among other unforgettable operas.
    What’s more, we’re offering subscribers 4 operas for only $100. Or you can choose 4 of your own. Let your heart make the choice.
    Visit Lyricopera.org today.
    Lyric Opera. Long Live Passion.

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    Marriott Explore intro

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    We travel to see new places and experience different cultures, we travel to Explore…

    Exploring starts with choosing the right traveler…

    making a few adjustments…

    And stepping into the unknown…

    Explore, a new game about global travel and local discovery… [note explore is a noun in this case, the name of the video game]

    Brought to you by Marriott, the global leader in hospitality

    Play "Explore". And expand your horizons…

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    MGD Music Jet Tour

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    There's a secret society where the night is eternal, the music is essential, and the party is non-stop. You could be the newest member. The MGD music jet tour. Four parties, four cities, one unforgettable trip. Peel the label, enter the code at mgd.com, and prepare for take-off.

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    Movie Gallery

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    Have you ever noticed what happens when you put in a movie?
    It's amazing.
    You just stick it in,
    Sit back,
    Hit play, and...
    Poof.
    The rest of the world just disappears.
    Gone.
    Suddenly, it's just you and your family.
    You remember them. Your family. Some of them look like you.
    At Movie Gallery, we have thousands of great movies. Including your favorite holiday movies plus the latest releases. And every one of them is guaranteed to have the same magical powers.

    Movie Gallery.
    Play on.

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    Nantucket Island

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    Moor alongside the Nantucket boat basin and slip into a world class marina. We offer every convenience for those who travel by water...including concierge service! Nantucket’s quaint shops, gourmet restaurants, and romantic beaches are all close by. For additional information and reservations, please call 1-800-NAN-BOAT. Nantucket Island Massachusetts. Your historic slip is ready.

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    New York

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    New York City known to many as the Capital of the World! Can you think of a place other than the Big Apple that has over 150 museums, 900 art galleries, 38 Broadway plus Off Broadway theatres, 18,000 restaurants, 2,000 bars and nightclubs, 30 department stores, 1,700 parks, and the list goes on! Over 40 million people visit NYC each year, and we hope you plan to be one of them. NY City Guide Magazine is proud to present you with this guide to assist you in exploring, experiencing, and enjoying all the variety, wonder, and excitement this great city has to offer. There’s something for everyone in NYC! Come visit NYC at www.cityguidemagazine.com.

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    New Zealand

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    Explore the best of New Zealand’s stunning South Island -- the jewel of the Pacific! Fly into the lovely garden city of Christchurch and then head out to the rugged west coast. Make daily excursions for hiking along the dramatic coastal bluffs and verdant rainforest, flat water paddling on sparkling mountain lakes, and tubing through magical glow-worm grottos. Explore limestone caverns and soak in thermal hotsprings. Visit with Maori and learn of their indigenous culture. Lodging in small inns and private lodges are combined with two nights of camping.

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    Niagara Falls

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    The story of Niagara Falls is not a straightforward tale, but one of rises and falls. It is a story of fear and affection, genius and lunacy, virtue and greed, romance and passion. Niagara is a tale of ongoing sound and fury that begins with miles of quiet. The waters of the 4 Great Lakes flow gently along the Niagara River, marking the border between the U. S. and Canada. At the point where the massive water suddenly divides, two immense waterfalls plunge 20 stories down, diving into a rolling pool of water 200 feet deep.

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    On Demand

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    Some people think that pressing their On Demand button will make their house explode. The On Demand button is a way to access free movies. The button to blow-up a house is actually channel up, channel down, two-star, seven-seven.

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    Priceline.com

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    These 3 people are staying at the same 3 star hotel-in identical rooms. But one of them is paying 40% less. Can you guess who? Top of the line,guaranteed best price. Priceline Hotels.

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    Princess Cruise Lines

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    We just found the missing piece of Paradise! Sparkling turquoise lagoons, flawless beaches, lush forests filled with the scent of orchids, and natives who tell stories with their hands when they dance. It’s Paradise. This fall, for the first time ever, the beautiful Sea Princess will offer vacation packages to the West Indies. You can experience Paradise the way it was meant to be. Continental cuisine, a health club with two indoor pools, and lots of shopping. The Sea Princess will not only get you there, but will do it in style. THE SEA PRINCESS ... what vacationing is all about.

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    Princess World Cruise

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    It's truly an epic adventure, a Princess world cruise. Over 100 days, sailing across the world's seas and visiting the most sensational destinations on earth.
    The world cruise is a journey every intrepid traveler has dreamed about, and Princess can take you there.
    What lies ahead of you is a galaxy of the most legendary, exiting and romantic ports in the world, destinations that will delight the mind and excite the imagination.
    From once mighty civilizations, to sparkling cosmopolitan cities, from enchanted island jewels to dramatic natural wonders, you'll experience more in one monumental voyage than most people do in a lifetime of travel.
    A Princess World Cruise, it's an adventure of a lifetime.

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    Puerto Rico

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    I enter a door made of lush, green trees. I walk through into a world of fantastic color. Frightened lizards race through a rainbow of wild orchids. And the song of the coqui echoes through this tropical wonder. This is nature’s reality. So near. So easy to reach, to touch. Memories of this adventure in America’s rain forest will last much longer than the brief time I’ve been able to stay here. Discover the continent of Puerto Rico. For additional information call your travel agent.

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    Pure Michigan

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    25,00 mornings, give or take, is all we humans get. We spend them on treadmills, spend them in traffic and if we get lucky, Really Lucky it dawns on us to go spend them in a world where a simple sunrise can still be magic. 25,00 mornings, make sure some of them are Pure Michigan. Your trip begins at Michigan.org

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    Qantas

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    Have you ever been harbour hopping by moonlight? Found yourself in a land without strangers? Been a fish? Caught a water-taxi to the opera? Taken your pick of 1,110miles of coral reef? Beheld twelve wonders of the world? Waltzed with a kangaroo? Seen an entire country smile? Dreamed about a vacation after it was over? For those who long to take home more from a vacation than pictures and souvenirs, American Express Travel is offering two week air & hotel vacations with Quantas to Sydney, Melbourne and the Great Barrier Reef. Packages start from $1899 per person. Find out how two weeks can change your life. Call us today at 1-800-AXP-8341 and make your Australian dream come true.

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    Quality Inn

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    When he checked in, he was Mr. Simmons. When he checked out, he was just plain Bob. Quality Inn. We'll see you there.

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    Quantum of the Seas

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    Hails from the future
    Sails from the Big Apple
    This is the ship that changes everything
    Introducing Royal Caribbean's new Quantum of the Seas
    Call now to change the way you vacation forever

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    Radio Script

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    107.5 Kiss FM
    This is Q Christopher I'm giving you the latest jams and the melodies to basically get you in the mood. This is Third Force "one in a life time" Force Field… Yea you like... Won’t you give me a call and tell me what you think.
    Alright now.

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    31 people have played this

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    Peer Feedback:

    You've got a great voice, Alex. You might consider lowering your volume and going for a more conversational, less announcer-like delivery. Welcome!

    Peer Feedback:

    Ditto what Bill said.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great! I thought your voice was just big enough to match up with the dramatic music. The promo seemed well-paced, I could clearly hear every word but it wasn't over-articulated, and I enjoyed your voice and style very much. I thought the last phrase "on the history channel" wasn't hit enough since that was your "where" that's so important to hear.

    Peer Feedback:

    You're off to a great start on the board. Excellent pipes, as pointed out balance is the key. Your vocal was a little too present in this read. Otherwise very nice.

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    12 people have played this

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    I just did a couple of takes to check out the response. Considering doing VO work, friend of mine gave me a few peices of equipment, wondering what people think. Don't have much experience at VO.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I would recommend taking some classes. You've got a nice voice and some good instincts; however, the pacing felt a little rushed. A good coach and some practice can help with that. So a good start. As far as equipment you've got a slight hiss but I did not hear as much room effect or noise as I expected from your description.

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    Cedar Point New Coaster

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    There's something lurking at Cedar Point! Some say it has 4 mind bending inversions that flip you head over heels. Others claim it leaves your feet dangling over a swamp below. The only way to know, is to experience the new Rougarou for yourself! Come and ride Cedar Point's first floorless coaster, the newest addition to the coaster capital of the world! Plan your trip to Cedar Point and buy your tickets online to save on park admission. Save 12 dollars today when you purchase your tickets at Cedar Point dot com.

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    A spot I did earlier this year for Cedar Point. Any feedback is appreciated!

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    There was a really big plosive in the beginning that immediately caught my attention, I have to mention. It was a fun spot but I thought it can be tweaked a bit.

    I thought there could have been another change-up at "Come and..." Or be less bright in the previous sentence, but still setting it apart from the build-up like you did, just differently. Bring some differing pizzazz to the ride and the park name. Both those sentences being really bright also makes you ever higher and higher in the following sentences, so that by the time you have to end it, the two last sentences seem totally disconnected from each other, because you were a little disconnected from the copy.

    At some points your voice seems a little lost in the soundtrack, but it comes back. Also, I'm on speakers, not headphones and still pretty green with processing so I'll just move along to the good stuff.

    You had fun, and you played with it and that definitely came through when I just listened.

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    Not so much a critique (bean420 kinda covered it) but a nostalgic memory. I remember the first time I went to Cedar Point back in 1965! It was Sandusky, Ohio's version of Disneyland.

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    The Haunted Mansion

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    Ghosts and witches and creatures of fright,
    Don't miss the call of Halloween night.
    Come one, come all in the threads of the season,
    If you miss this bash, it's an act of treason.

    Be here by eight and meet your fate,
    Bring your scariest costume
    and your tastiest date.

    If you & your mate are not in by two,
    There will be no drinks to be enjoyed by YOU.
    If you are a Scrooge or you are a scrounge,
    Make sure you head down to The Coco Lounge.

    On Saturday November 1st All Roads Lead To "The Haunted Mansion" at The Coco Lounge, corner Carlos Street and Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook. We're going to get Spooky, Scary and thirsting for your blood.

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    Thanks psjones, this script looked like fun. Two takes, 60 seconds each. Incorporated the obligatory scream, a witch, an mmmm moan, hungry zombies, a disappointed crowd, a crying man, a howling wolf, a door creak and thunder. Just a touch of reverb on the vocal. BTW - The voice on the second take is mine, no manipulation except for my regular FX chain (and the reverb). I call it my "fundamental pitch" voice - the lowest frequency at which my vocal chords will vibrate.

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    James, loved them both ! You're right, the script IS fun to read. Only problem I have is deciding "witch" one I like best! (The added MMMMM in the first was a "hoot"). Did the second take bother your voice? Very entertaining.......you're hired !

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    Thanx.

    Actually, no. I've been doing that voice for quite a while - for 30+ years since college. The trick is just to push air up from the diaphragm through a really open throat past the vocal chords without attempting at making a pitch and just formulating the word sounds with the tongue and lips. It's basically a modified whisper with without tightening the throat muscles. The only thing I can liken it to is the lowest pipe on a pipe organ - it's a feel more than a sound, as my whole chest cavity, throat and head vibrates.

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    James -
    these are great reads! The Bela Lugosi was great, and the creepy monster voice pretty much blew my hair back! I had no idea you could do that one. It made my throat hurt just listening to it....I like how you reverted to a clear voice for the directions to the lounge, and then the creepy tagline.
    bravo.

    DS.

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    I planned to enter this in the weekly script contest, but i missed the deadline. Any feedback is appreciated. have a good day.

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    Piqued my interest! Excellent variance in vocal intonation. Well done!

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    feedback appreciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good job paying attention to the words and recognizing the need for different deliveries targeting different audiences. In the first one, comedy time, I think you should sound happier and for the kids one, more pitch range. Careful with changing volume so much too. I like the Raiders of the Lost Art segment the most! You express the excitement there very well.

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    Peer Feedback:

    This tone was nice, however, the word to in "to yourself" was dropped, there were too many pauses b/t words, and it was not very loud. Could be a bit more emotional and upbeat to inspire a Bermuda trip.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks I'll try it again tomorrow.

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    Cant agree with the whispery delivery, Kristen. Should be more up tempo and inviting.

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    Posted twice?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great pacing and clarity. The only area of opportunity might be to not end 'Bermuda' on a down note. Maybe milk it a little more. Other than that, nicely done!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Wow! I want to go! That was nice and your voice was smooth and welcoming. I think it might be netter if you hit the TO in the phone number more.

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    You are right about "TO" Linda. Thanks so much.

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    Real nice delivery, Marianna, but let me add another suggestion. You rushed over the word "bend." I'm thinking if you hit the "...bend to your wishes..." phrase with a little more sensuality, it might work better. But otherwise, you have a very pleasing sound.

    Peer Feedback:

    Well Marianna, I've listened to all of your recordings on this forum and I find that I am hungry for more of your voice. You definitely have the gift of interpretation and you know how to deliver a message. If I were a VO casting agent you would be at the top of my go-to list.

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    Very nice! I'm really wanting to get into doing this and love hearing great voices. The delivery is very nice. Can't wait to hear more.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I liked the tone and pace a lot. Recording quality seemed good.

    I do wonder however if it shouldn't have had a little more excitement. I know it's not a car dealer ad, but I thought it was maybe too laid back. The first line for example ends with a "!" and it didn't sound that way to me. I also would have liked to hear the last sentence hit a little harder as it's kind of the whole reason for the spot. Just my opinion.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you. That's actually very helpful. It's something that I am trying to work so it's good for me to know when the excitement is missing.

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    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. E

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    Great read Elton. The soft smooth delivery, the appropriate choice of music, and good mixing makes it flawless. I liked the way you dropped your voice at, "..from one hundred and seventy nine dollars..." , that's right on when you talk about how much the listener needs to shell out. Also you dropped the 'and' in "one hundred and seventy nine" that made it sound better.
    There is a tricky bit at "Explore America" fares. Should you pause after "Explore America" as you did in the second line, or say it as Explore "America fares" like you did in the last line? That's a tough call.The first time you said it was right on, but that was in the middle of the script. Don't know whether the same tone will fit in the punch line.

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    Elton, this one didn't come across to me as well as much of your more recent posts. I listened 4 different times and tried to listen for what would improve it for you -- at least to my ears. It just felt a little too even in inflection to me. You might practice it again and try putting a little more emphasis on words like 'beauty' and 'best', a little elongation in 'great' (in every use) and see if that doesn't punch up the feel of the read a bit. It was smooth, but to me...a little too smooth.

    Voice clarity and music choice right on the money.

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    Very thoughtful and observant commentary, guys. I'm going to give this one another go with your comments in mind. Thanks so much.

    E

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    Really nice read Elton. I would echo what was said previously, but all-in-all...it's still very well done!

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    Good read Elton; very smooth delivery, with a few suttle adjustments addressed to preceding comments, your recording would be taken to the next level. I am ready to call Amtrak right now (laugh). Good voice, right script, well done.

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    Here's take 2. I made some subtle changes to the read and would like to know what you think. Thanks in advance. E

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    Perfect!

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    Subtle, but discernible. This one felt better. Very nice read.

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    Good read, nice tone. Appropriate for this script. One glitch I noticed was that the first "Explore America" fares needs to sound more like the second.

    Peer Feedback:

    This could air as is. The only thing I would point out is that the phone number sounds a bit choppy -- a phone number is really just a long word, so read it as such instead of breaking it up.

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    I appreciate all the feedback. Thanks.

    E

    Peer Feedback:

    Really Nice Elton!!! Great tone and pacing!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I see you have Amtrak and Alamo in the same file. Accident I hope?

    Both of your reads were very good. Nice pacing, not over the top. But the music was MUCH too loud (I listened with earphones, maybe that makes it worse). Hard to concentrate on the voice.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very good voice for this type of work. Everything from your choice of music to the pace was so well done from my perspective.

    The only little bit of criticism I could offer would be that it sounded like you said 'acrosst' rather than 'across'.

    Super job!

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    Ooops! Good ears...Yet overall. very good. You could fix that one word with a tiny bit of editing. Just cut off the "t" at the end. Tricky but doable.

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    I love it! You sound like a pro. Love the voice. Loved the pacing and the music. Great job!

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    I liked the choice of music, but found it too loud. Also, I know it is a common error, but despite the writing, the wording s/b One hundred seventy nine, not "100 and 79 dollars". I believe we have to get serious about the grammar errors in our language. Your pacing was good and I too heard the "T" on across. Overall, nice job. :0)

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    This is an ongoing battle for me. I usually don't hear it that is why it so important to get feedback! Thanks and I am working hard at those stumbling blocks.thanks again for you input.

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    hartt you bugger,,,another great read,,,now,,,the sound,,,don't know what to say ,,,I hear you well,although there were other recordings that had higher volumes hmmmm......anyways,,still a good read

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    Hartt35, I think you did a great job connecting with this script. With your appropriate pauses and feeling you helped me to see the picture that you painting - the picture that probably came into your mind just from the script. The only I would I would say that hasn't been said is that I think you could have stayed flat on the phrase " ... all across America". I don't think it needed to have stressed as much as just said. Nice job.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Glows:
    * Great production.
    * Pleasant to listen to overall.
    * Music made it stand out.
    * Good pacing (exception noted below).

    Grows:
    * Accent: Not American, which brings into question whether you were inappropriately effecting an accent or whether it was just an inappropriate choice of ads given your voice. I heard an English accent and at times a hint of Irish, which makes me think that the former possibility is the case.
    * Hit the phone number in your read so it stands out.
    * Take out the pause surrounding the word "now" following the phone number. I am assuming you have the ability to edit, given the music you played under the ad.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi SwissCaesar,

    WoW! What a feedback!
    I notice that you have used your original Glows-Grows format in all the three feedback you have given.
    Can't wait to listen to your posting and learn from you.

    Thank you for my glows and grows.

    Regards
    Jothi

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    Trying a new set up, glad I found this site, now I just need some jobs. Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks

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    Peer Feedback:

    nice production work. Sounds like your new setup is working well for you. The music sounded a little loud at the beginning, but it grew on me. As far as the read goes, I thought it was great. Good tone, nice inflection, and nice job emphasizing 'Explore America'. nice job on the 'All Aboard' tag a the end.

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm no pro but the recording/production quality sounds great!

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    I added the website. just seemed appropriate. and tried to find some music to go with it but I just couldn't find any with the right feel! i'm really picky about the music. has to sound just right/have the right meaning/feel to it for me to add it.

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    Have you considered adding in a music track, and or sound effects? Great youthful, yet powerful voice, nice reading. Would still like to hear a little bigger range of emotions, make me think your living it, not just saying it. An example,, If I count at a constant pace, almost every line, ends on a hard stop on the count of four. If there were music in the back ground, it may go with that, and it would not stand out so much. But other wise, it's not a natural style of speech. Try playing with varying paces.

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    did you read what i wrote?

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    Peer Feedback:

    This was nicely done, great emotion, well understood.

    I am wondering about your panning starting in the 'It's all up to you on Aruba.' sentence. I'm still trying to decide whether I liked that or not and it seemed a little abrupt. However, I am not trying to be critical here, :), more curious and wanting to learn. Did you do that because we're all done with the niceties of Aruba now, and here is where we get down to the nitty gritty of making a sale, and that is a way to emphasize or set that apart somewhat?

    Once again, great job!

    ~ Curious Georgina (aka Rolls Voyce)

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    Been away from the mike for awhile, comments tips welcome. Regards Balazs

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    Balazs, I think you nailed this--your accent plays very well with the subject matter and you really made me feel like you were an Aruban (Arubian?) extolling the warmth and beauty of his homeland. The only nitpicking I have for you is the pronounciation of "1-800-TO-ARUBA"--to me it sounds like "1-800-TOARUBA." Maybe a bit more of a pause between "TO" and "ARUBA" would make that more clear and avoid the chance that listeners might hear "1-800-2ARUBA" and dial the wrong number. But hey, that's just me. Great job!

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    Thanks Tom for listening and your comment
    Regards
    Balazs

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    Hey Balazs!!

    Haven't seen you in ages!! How are you?
    I loved the way you read this one.... I think you've read it in the past too, isn't it??
    Is it me, or there was a smile somewhere in the read??
    You have improved so much! Keep it up champ!!
    All the best, Eva

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    Hello Eva!!!
    I could ask the same thing where have YOU been??
    Didn't see you around for a while, thanks for your kind words, still at it practicing taking classes , trying to work on my English. What's going on with you?
    Email if you want
    Thanks again for listening
    Regards
    Balazs

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice choice for background "noise". Overall, a good job but it felt a little too relaxed in th read. Perhaps a little more enthusiasm.

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    Wondering if "commercial" is a genre for me. Trying the new "gain" on my pre-amp so sound evaluation would be especially helpful!

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    The copy is a good fit for your voice. Some false starts here and there. I'd say the preamp gives you a nice silky sound. Really try to own that copy, punch up some of those emotional words

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    The gain sounds good! I think a more playful approach would have fit the piece better? A laid back island approach, that teases about how much fun we have, and romance that whole tagline. Yours was a little haughty, but I felt you owned that the whole way through, and it could be something that makes you stand out!

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    This is my very first time voicing and recording anything myself! Hopefully it's not too horrible :)

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    Peer Feedback:

    The good news is that the read was good. The bad news is that the audio was poor. Your voice was very light and it got lost behind the music. "Behind the music" is the only way I can describe it as that's how it sounded. Sorry I don't know the technical way to change your settings to make it sound better. I liked the read, well done for a first timer!

    Peer Feedback:

    I'll try pulling the audio level down on the music. It seemed balanced when I rendered it but once it was online here I thought the same thing.

    I'm just happy thats the only problem you see with it:)
    Thanks

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    I think the music was fine. It was something with the audio setting for your voice that made it kind of blend in with the background instead of it being more forceful and dominant. Kind of like it was more of a surround-sound setting if there is such a thing in the mic/software you are using. Anyone else able to describe what I mean?

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    Of course, you can always do a fade down as the announcement comes on. So say you start the music at 25% gain, and as the speaker begins, you fade down to 10% gain very quickly, then as the speaker finishes you fade in and then fade out again to the end. You'll have to find out how the program works visually in relation to how it works audibly in order to really make this work, other wise, it could sound wrong. But the read was nice, good work.

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    Hi JesJr
    Maybe record without the music. As far as your voice, you read clearly. Try bringing your voice from the back of your throat forward. It comes with being relaxed.

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    Probably a little rushed. If this were with video, it could probably be relaxed JUST a bit. Anyway...kinda spun the trackball and went with what came up. I think I've got the mic in the best spot in the booth now.

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    Tom, I really enjoyed this as in listening I actually visualized this read. You used a nice pace, tone, music was a good choice and just the delivery in itself was good. Well done!

    Take Care,
    Lenny

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    yup.this is geared to older folks, so ... I would probably say that it should be relaxed to go with retirement (these folks have listened to fast talkers all their lives!), plus you want to convey the relaxed and CARING environment. I didn't hear that. Great tone for the piece tho!

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    Trying to aim for the age group which is most likely need to move into an assisted living community. First one was kinda perky (not too, but perky nonetheless) so upon critique and further thought, I tried for a soothing and assuring tone. Changed to a different music bed from Kevin McLeod.

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    Great read Tom, the music fits, and your tone is spot on. Sounds a touch choppy in spots ("elegant surroundings") but that might just be editing. Sounds good though!

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    I liked thisone better Tom, much more trustworthy. THere were a couple of spots I found to choppy as noted above, and the ending maybe a bit more enticing. "in the heart of it all" kind of fell off on the end.

    Peer Feedback:

    At the juncture where both of you seem to hear a choppy section, I was pausing intentionally to allow for video coinciding with the three different things mentioned there to pass and for it not to rush something that clearly would have visuals. Oh well...

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    Hey Tom,

    I like this one more, because as Daniel stated you want to relate to the audience that it is a retirement home and I think what made this version better, is the music bed you used because it has more of a tranquil, peaceful type vibe to it. You're sounding great as always!

    All the best,
    Lenny.

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    Hey Tom, I liked the smooth, calm and reassuring tone. Tthe nice music bed fit great too. Also, I see you've got the sound pretty much where you want it to be. I'm not hearing the overly bassy tone I was hearing about two weeks ago. Great job.

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    Tom,

    You sounded very trustworthy and caring, keep up the great work!

    Blessings,
    Carol

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    Hey Tom
    I understand the need to pace to match visuals...but your delivery of "will...be taken care of" didn't work ...for me..

    Peer Feedback:

    Really, Ian? You heard a pause there? I re-listened to both submits of this script and didn't hear on on either. Did you hear something somewhere else?

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    :30 spot. Radio or TV. The type of thing I'd like to put on my demo.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like the attitude, but the accent doesn't quite get to england for me. Just not quite there to my southern ears.

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    My western ears agree with Tom's Texas ears. The accent is just too muted/subtle/ whatever the right word is...

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    My first recording quite frankly stunk. It was obviously the vocal. So I gave it a little island flavor and pepped it up a bit. Comments welcome.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great improv on the pace. Also interesting tweek on a kinda Jamacan-with-a-hint-of-British accent. I don't know your background since I'm a rookie in this business, so perhaps you are part islander part Brit, but it was good. Also good choice of music bed at just the right volume. I could almost see myself at the beach. Looking forward to hearing more.

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    The addition of the accent definitely improves the feel of the piece, Rich. It does run long thanks to the music being so much a part of the whole, but so what? The accent??? It's not one I think *I* could do, so I'd never be brave enough to post anything like this. It sounds pretty good most of the time, but you kind of slip out of it in a couple of spots (to my ears at least)...but overall, it's a good read. And major props for even trying it!

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    I really love the feel of this... I have no foundation in VO except that I know what sounds good to me and this sounds really good to me... Fun read! I would love to hear it a little polished up and under a minute. I really like your work.

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    Hi rcooper,
    Thanks for the post. A purely fabricated accent from Mechanicville, NY. I have no idea what they sound like in the Caymans. I matched the volume of the bed and vocal in Audition before the mixdown. It's a nice feature of the software. Makes it feel like it was recorded at the same time. The music bed was right off Youtube. I was very fortunate to find such an ideal melody to go with the script. Ciao

    Hi Tom,
    I just loved this piece of music and had to try to do it justice. I knew the problem was my vocal. It had too much of a meditation spa sound to it. So I decided what I needed was to get in cinq with the music. It's hardly perfect but I must admit it's a 180 degree turnaround.

    Hi West2011,
    Thanks for dropping by it's very much appreciated. Delivering a script is an art that takes cumulative skill to deliver properly. It needs to be worked and messaged until it comes together as evidenced by my first take. However, you don't need any special skills to know when something isn't good. So your input is always valued.

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    I got a kick out of this. The whole thing made me want to see the visual commercial. Too successful I suppose. Heh. And while we're at it why not thow in a "mon", for good measure. This worked quite well, nice job!

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    Hey Mon,
    Thanks for the review but it doesn't take too much to suck people into thoughts of the cayman Islands. "Turtles in the sand...."

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    Just having some fun after an evening in the studio! Time to call it a night! Cheers!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! Alyx If this what you do after an evening in the studio then you should do more of it! I enjoyed your smooth relaxing voice and the well paced read even more! Best.

    Peer Feedback:

    Good stuff. I think I know where you wanted to go with "just let go", but it sounded a bit "put on". Drawing out the words was great, but the vocal quality (you cracked because of lack of support) was a bit odd. A mild, soothing tone may have been a better choice, like you did with "... all those times you've had to deny your basic instincts." Love the name of the resort(s).

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    I like the relaxed feel of your delivery as this is all about self-indulgence. Nice job!

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    Alyx, I thought your edgy tone was perfect for this script. A little choppy in spots, but you made it work. I may be wrong but I believe Negril is pronounced na-GRILL. Anyway, good work!

    E

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    Great voice for this type of spot! Good inflection and interpretation of the script. At the end when you where saying the last four of the phone number, it sounded like your voice broke a little bit. Other than that, nice read!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you all for the comments... I'm learning every time I get in the studio but the fine tuning comes from posting here and getting your feedback. :)

    James, I hear what you are saying about "just let go", I think I was going for a "stressed" sound before "unwind",,, kinda came across as a little constipated. lol not so sexy.

    Eaton, I'm sure your right about na-GRILL. Thanks!

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    Comments welcome

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey Balazs I liked it. There were a couple of pronunciations in there that need to be fixed (run-a-way sounded like runway) and Negril wasn't pronounced as what is familiar in Jamaica or those who have visited Negril (NA-gril). Keep up the good work B.

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    Hey Daniel!!
    Your words are always apriciated man, I'm glad you liked it.
    I'm working on my pronunciation every day and with time it will improve hopefully.
    I don't see ( hear ) you lately, have you gone in the real world of VO?(I hope)
    Would be nice to hear your progress.
    Regards
    Balazs

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    Balazs, I have gone into the real VO world! I'll send you links via facebook. A couple of projects should be released soon i'm just waiting for the producer to see if there are any redos. I've been working on my demos in my spare time and almost have my website done. I'll grab a script off the site here and post something maybe tonight. Keep up the great work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Glad to hear you progressed !! Congrats!!
    Regards
    Balazs

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    The sound of your voice is exotic and I feel it fits the message, as well as, the music you chose for this script. Your voice is smooth and very relaxing and may put anyone in the mood to listen on.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very pleasant voice. It is quite a long piece though, so keep the listener's attention, there might need to be just a small touch more expression in your voice.

    In the second last sentence you missed the word 'quite', which is a fairly important part of the meaning of the sentence.

    Nice job overall, I was impressed!

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    This was a nice read,, It started out , to much like a read, but you got more freindly as you went

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    Hedonism

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    Sooner or later, it’s gonna happen. The primal urge to “just let go’. Unwind. Unplug. You’re not alone. Hedonism II on world-famous Negril Beach and Hedonism III at Runaway Bay were created as a reward for all those times you’ve had to deny your basic instincts. With absolutely everything included in one up-front price, all you have to think about is what to do next. And when. And with whom. Hedonism. There’s nothing else on earth quite like it. For preferred rates and reservations contact A&M Travel at 1-800-297-7447.

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    Trying some voice overs on my own, while my instructor is busy with a major VO project. Please, let me know where you think I should do better. Thank you.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Second sentence - "...just let go." not "...just let IT go."

    "Undwinde? Unplug?" They sound like questions instead of relaxing commands.

    The sentence starting with "Hedonism II..." sounds like you put several periods where there are none. a stop after both Hedonisms and "beach" and "Bay". I would suggest that it's more of a short list combined into one complete thought. The word "times" betrays some regionalism - sounded more like "tawms".

    The product! "A&M Travel". You took a breath in the middle of the product name.

    Very sexy voice and delivery. You might have even pushed it further.

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    Sexy, smokey voice.
    I think the music is too loud. It distracts from your delivery.
    "A&M Travel" should all be in the same breath - no pause before Travel.

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    Jamesromick: I'm glad you like the voice! Listening back to it after reading your critique, really opened my ears. I wholeheartedly agree with the pauses and breath. I have an issue with transferring a non-recorded reading to a recorded one. It's like freaking out when taking a test because I know, I'm taking test. Though, I shouldn't freak out in the comforts of my own home. Thank you very much for your critique and I will make sure to fix my mistakes before submitting this to my instructor!!

    Lukky Salas: I'm glad you like the voice, too! I had an issue trying to figure out if I had it too loud or low when recording. I'm glad to know I'm getting honest feedback and will also include this adjustment when re-recording this script. Thank you very much and I shall do better.

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    I completely understand the "freek-out" you feel when you get up to the mic. Here's a trick that you might try. Do you have a favorite stuffed animal or a picture of someone close to you? Try pinning it up close to the mic where you can see it with out taking your eyes off the script. Familiarity = comfort. No freek-out.

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    The recording quality was very good. Your background music choice, I thought, was right on the mark. It really helped build the visual picture in my mind.

    The pace was good as is seemed you were trying for an overall relaxed feel. However, the pause between "Hedonism II on world-famous Negril Beach" and "and Hedonism III at Runaway Bay" seemed a little long. The "at" before the phone number was also omitted - perhaps on purpose.

    I think on the whole, it was a well done read.

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    would love ideas, tips on performance. Regards Balazs

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    Nice sound. Your voice sounds very exotic. Very believable. This makes me want to go on a cruise. Nice job.

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    I love your voice. It is so rich and sounds, as the commenter noted, exotic but also professional.

    Your inflection and pacing were excellent as well. If I were hiring someone to do that commercial, you would be the first choice.

    Tim

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    Tremendous voice and a great read for this script. Remember to hit your pitch at the end of your phrases. Will help is sound more like you're not reading.

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    Thank you all for listening and your nice words.
    Regards
    Balazs

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    Remember the tele-class two weeks ago with Michael Ingram? He stressed not paying so much attention to every comma (or period). "Running on" with a sentence, or even eliding one sentence into another. Maybe pausing to take a breath somewhere mid-stream where there is no punctuation.

    With only one exception (the second comma), I heard every stop for every punctuation mark, whether it was a comma or a period. And a downward inflection each time, which makes it a little monotonous. We get lulled into your rhythm of speech and that rich tone of yours and we stop listening to the content.

    It's a great voice and you read English better than most native speakers do (me included). And you have a warm and honest delivery that could melt the coldest heart. The next rung on the ladder is to break away from "acting the punctuation" as I call it. Try it. It may sound completely silly at first, but listen to the way people talk in conversation and ask yourself, "where are the commas and periods in that sentence?" Can you picture the words written on a page with the proper punctuation? Maybe not.

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    James
    Thank you for your words really apriciated, I have trouble with downward inflection :( I trust me I try. Great advice on punctuation too. Will try the technique .
    Thanks again
    Regards
    Balazs

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    Balaz- you remind me of the Nasonex bee! Very sensual and exotic voice. I can understand you perfectly and your accent just adds to the read. This read makes me want to pack a bag and hop on a ship today!

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    Sonia thanks for your nice word
    Regards
    Balazs

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    comments welcome

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    You really hooked me in the first line. Then you kind of dropped the word "class" on the line "when it comes and stays, it's class." You say some words beautifully, like "it begins with care and runs through everything we do." That line was perfection. Now, be sure you deliver other key words just as well: style, class and SwissAir deserve special attention. Enjoyed it, Balazs.

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    Hi Balazs,
    I really enjoyed this. Good pacing, inflection and tone. Nice job!

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    Thank you bill for listening and your words.
    When you say dropped the word do you mean downward inflection or something else?
    Regards
    Balazs

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    Jan
    Thanks for your comment.
    Regards
    Balazs

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    Hey, Balazs.
    By dropping the word, I mean downward inflection along with letting the word trail off slightly. Sort of a drop in volume and a bit of breath support too. Others might describe it differently. Nothing wrong with downward inflection but not usually a good idea on a key word at the end of a sentence. Not saying you should raise the pitch significantly though either, because that can sound tentative, like you're asking a question or aren't sure. I'm probably stating the obvious to you, Balazs. Truly, I like your performance here.

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    I think class should be hit a little more in the lines in the second and third lines.

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    Thanks again Bill for your input
    Regards
    Balazs

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    Mr.Hughes
    Thank you for listening and your comment
    Regards
    Balazs

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    Your comments are welcome. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice touch Jan. Easy and relaxed pacing. Not sure about the music; perhaps a slower orchestral piece? Thanks.

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    Very nice, great tone and pace

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    Thanks for you input guys!!

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    The "later" ended with an exhale, not a rolled R, but I know what you mean. I also don't like the way I over-pronounced "instinCTS". Thanks for the input!

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    Wow! I love this one. It sounds like this may come with a commercial from Adam and Eve. It makes this risque get-away so classy. Wonderful job!!

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    Ritz Carlton - Jamaica

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    The mind.
    The body.
    The soul.
    And a place where you can renew all three.
    The Ritz Carlton. Jamaica

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    Ritz Carlton - Jamaica

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    The mind. The body. The soul. And a place where you’ll renew all three. The Ritz Carlton. Jamaica.

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    Royal Caribbean 2

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    Come on guys! Somewhere between the glacier hiking, the dog-sledding, the train tours and the rock walls, it hits you - this is way more than a cruise. See for yourself, Royal Caribbean.com and get out there!

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    Sandals

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    First I saw the water and I thought, wow, that must be the reason I came down here.
    Then I tasted the food and was like this must be the reason I came down here.
    I mean the service was so good, couldn't helped to think that maybe, that was the reason.
    And then finally i realized, the reason i came down here was lying next to me.
    Book now and save 50% .
    Call 1-800-SANDALS

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    Sandals - Exuma - Emerald Bay

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    When Private matters…Slip away from the Mainland and Discover secluded havens filled With heady Pleasures At Sandals Emerald Bay—our first All Butler Resort--
    In the Extraordinary Exumas. The “Hippest” Islands you’ve Never heard of.
    Contact your travel agent at 1-800-Sandals or visit Sandals.com

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    Sandals - Wedding

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    Imagine a place where every Great Beginning gets the send-off it deserves…A place where Love rules and Dreams become a reality. There is a Place… Sandals…Home of the Caribbean Wedding…sponsored by Love. Call 1-800-Sandals or visit Sandals.com

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    Sandals Bridal

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    When does a wedding become a fairytale?
    Is it when the isle is made of sand?
    And the backdrop is paradise?
    Is it when Martha Stewart herself designed the wedding?
    Or is it what comes after?
    Book your honeymoon at Sandals and your Martha Stewart wedding is free.

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    Sandals-In The Mood

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    What’s your mood?...13 Luxury Included resorts...4 Exotic Islands...ONE unforgettable experience...Sandals—The Luxury Included vacation...Call 1-800-Sandals or visit Sandals.com

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    Club Med
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    Civilization has given us the telephone and unwanted calls. The newspaper and bad news. Money and money problems. Fortunately, Club Med has given us an antidote.

    …The Club Med Vacation Village. Where all those prime disturbers of the peace like telephones, clocks and newspapers are gone. Where all the activities like waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing and tennis are each just a barefoot walk away from the other. And where everything is included for one very reasonable price. So there are no money problems because there’s no need for money. Call your travel agent or Club Med at 1-800-528-3100 and then hang up the phone and put the world on hold for a while.

    The Club Med Vacation the antidote for civilization.

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    Seattle WA

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    Seattle, like many large cities, is really a collection of neighborhoods -- small towns if you will -- that combine to give the appearance of one large urban center. But take the time to look a little closer and you’ll discover each section of the city is distinct in character, with its own attractions and reasons to visit. If you seek Seattle’s Scandinavian heritage, head for Ballard. If you want a little Asian flavor, the International District should be your destination. Spectacular views? Try Queen Anne, Capitol Hill, West Seattle, or Magnolia. Whatever you seek in leisure, recreation, entertainment, or dining, you’ll be sure to find it in one of Seattle’s neighborhoods.

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    Secrets Resorts

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    Share seductive Caribbean sunsets at Secrets Resorts. Revel in the ecstasy of an oceanside horseback ride. Feel the stimulation of oil spreading over your body. Share our Secrets with someone you love.

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    Sheraton 2

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    Surf the web with your laptop. Then retreat to the pool for some in-depth analysis. We give you access to the virtual world and breathtaking views of the real one. So before you travel on business, call us, or contact your travel planner. There is a fine line between business and pleasure. Cross it. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts.

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    Six Flags Great Adventure

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    Talk to most kids, and you just might find out the word they most associate with is the word NO. As in NO you can’t borrow the car. NO, do you really have to play that music so loud. NO, NO, NO, NO, NO! Hey, isn’t it time for a little YES? The folks at Six Flags Great Adventure think so. In fact, the word No isn’t even in their vocabulary. Do you want to experience great thrilling rides? Yes? Well come on down! Six Flags Great Adventure. So big, so close, so fast, so...Yes! Open Saturday and Sunday. For more information, please call 908-928-1841.

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    Sleep Inn

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    The well lit grounds. The electronic locks. The walk in showers. Complementary breakfast. Because it’s a place that understands the needs of a business traveler. It’s all those things, plus the service- is incredible. If you’re traveling on business, stay at Sleep Inn. In a class by itself.

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    Snowmass, Aspen

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    When you ride, is there a song you play in your head? Does it move you? Drive you? Inspire you? When you press the imaginary play button, does it work it's way down into your turns and go off with you into thin air? Must be one hell of a song. It'll sound even better here. Snowmass, Aspen.

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    St. Barth's

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    One of many islands in the Caribbean Sea, St. Barth's stands out with its pleasant blend of French chic and island relaxation. Combining beautiful secluded beaches, fine French cuisine and charming hotels, this tropical playground is a favorite among the beautiful and wealthy.

    The island is only 8 miles long, but is surrounded by nearly 20 beaches and dotted by many small coves, all of which welcome swimmers and sunbathers with sparkling water and white sand.

    Windsurfing is the sport of choice, and many of the hotels offer snorkeling trips around the island. At night, the island's numerous trendy restaurants fill up with folks settling in for a delectable meal and an evening of people watching. During the day, the town of Gustavia bustles with window-shoppers and those hoping to take a peek at the lines of glamorous yachts.

    This island is also a great place for romance. Spend an afternoon dining on a true French picnic of crusty French bread, aged cheese and a bottle of wine after hiking to Colombier Beach, once a favorite spot of the Rockefellers. However you choose to spend your stay, don't be surprised to find the days slipping away — this island retreat is almost too good to be true.

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    St. Maarten

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    On this tiny island, even the crowned heads of Europe bow to the gods of sun and sea. Famed for its two European cultures, it also offers beautiful beaches and spectacular casinos. And while visitors may argue the merits of golf versus tennis, or scuba versus snorkel, all agree we’re the gourmet capital of the Caribbean. For information, call your travel professional or 1-800-St. Maarten. St. Maarten...a little European, a lot of Caribbean.

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    St. Thomas

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    Close your eyes for a moment and imagine an island paradise where the hassles of everyday living fade away. Visualize a tropic sea so blue, and the landscape dotted with pastel-colored flowers. You’re ready to turn this dream into a reality. We invite you to make it happen in ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands ... the time has come.

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    Sturgis

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    Every summer, Sturgis, South Dakota and the surrounding black hills, shake with heavy metal thunder!

    For ten days, this one time cavalry post plays host to the most famous motorcycle rally in the world.

    And when nearly half a million riders claim these streets as their home turf, there’s no better time to come eat, drink and play…

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    SwissAir2

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    Ever wonder when style becomes class? Style comes and goes. But when it comes and stays, it’s class. Like the new First Class in SwissAir—with its brilliant cuisine and amazing comfort, its certainly got style. Or is it class? Either way, it begins with care, and runs through everything we do. SwissAir. The airline with class.

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    Tahiti

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    In the heart of the south pacific just beyond Hawaii .Lie 118 islands pristine lagoons and white sand beaches. The ultimate escape.
    And it's closer than you think. A destination filled with romance and adventure, where every room has a view.
    Explore indulge or simply be, With each day as beautiful as the next this is paradise this is Tahiti.
    Tahiti closer than you think.

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    Tarrytown House Estate

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    Forever begins here. Immersed in more than a century of granduer, Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson offers a distinctive setting in which to begin your new life together.

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    The Land of Egypt

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    Egypt has always been a land of mystery and magic -- a land different from all others , difficult to understand , apart and alien, yet strangely fascinating. It was the most self - contained off all the countries of the ancient world : it lived it's own life , practiced it's own religion , and made up it's own government with hardly any outside interference either from or upon other civilizations .

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    The Olympic Peninsula

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    The Olympic Peninsula boasts the only designated wilderness coastline in the nation, the only wild temperate rainforest in North America, a spectacular glaciated mountain range, and a rich Native American heritage! Hike through different ecosystems returning each night to lodges, b&b’s, and great cuisine. Spend a day on a Northwest Native American reservation learning about their culture and enjoying a traditional beach fish bake. Explore the splendor and diversity of this natural paradise!

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    The Outdoor Survival Handbook

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    Whether you’re a novice or an expert hiker or camper, The Outdoor Survival Handbook will help make the most of your adventures in the great outdoors. 240 pages with large informative black & white illustrations, this is the guide to the resources and materials available in the wild and how to use them for food, shelter, warmth and navigation. Organized by seasons, The Outdoor Survival Handbook is an invaluable resource for anyone of any experience level who plans to spend some time in the wilderness.

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    Time Warner

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    Ignoring the staus quo of others, you Erik Silverson, walked with knowing pride. You found Quick Clips from Time Warner cable. Instant access video clips of breaking news, finance, stocks - even unexpected weather alerts. Because you learned long ago to march to the beat of your own drum, especially when you know the drum's gonna get drenched. Mr. Silverson, you not only discovered the power of Quick Clips, you discovered the power of you. To discover the power of digital cable and Quick Clips, call Time Warner Cable at 1-800-123-4567.

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    Uluru Camel Tours, Northern Territory, Australia

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    When 14 year old Chris Hill returned home from a camel trek holiday provided by his family to put him on the straight and narrow, he knew exactly what he wanted for his 15th birthday. A camel, of course. “Old Tom” cost him $600 and more than 20 years later, the seasoned cameleer owns nearly 50 of the so-called ‘Ships of the Desert’. At 46, Old Tom is still a much loved resident at Chris’ Uluru camel farm, located in the heart of Outback Australia.

    “There is just something special about them”, says Chris, co-owner of the Red Centre Uluru Camel Tours. “They’re gentle giants. One-tonne Labradors, each with their own personalities. I will die with my camels. They’re in my blood. I’ve met many women over the years who have asked me to make a choice between them and my camels, and I’ve always chosen the camels.”

    The sight of Chris’ camels trekking across his beloved Red Centre desert country with Uluru and The Olgas as a back-drop, is one of the most instantly recognizable images of Australian tourism.

    Uluru Camel Tours which runs trips throughout the day is located near Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, conveniently close to the Rock itself. Getting to the Red Centre is easy. Fly direct from most of the major capitals to either Ayers Rock or Alice Springs Airport with Quantas or Virgin Australia. Visit the official, Tourism NT website travelint.com for even more exciting holiday ideas.

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    Unied Airlines

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    Those who prefer their sustenance steeped in elegance, will delight in the cuisine of Connoissuer Class. As we fly you from continent to continent, our award-winning chefs de cuisine will guide you to more heavenly destinations.

    Where there's caviar in the canapes, Burgundies and Bordeaux on the wine list, and culinary inspiration in every choice of entree.

    Connoisseur Class is international business travel elevated to its highest form of civility.

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    Universal Orlando

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    Somewhere deep in your imagination there exists a place where your days are packed with excitement, and your nights rock with music, where laughter is spoken as the universal language, a place where movies come alive, and the laws of gravity are broken, Universal Orlando resorts, a vacation from the ordinary.

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    University of Akron - Points of Pride

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    This...is our next stop in life.
    Home to 25,000 fearless dreamers.
    And though we hail from near and far,
    and study hundreds of different majors,
    we all experience the power of ambition.
    Ambition that’s launched 50 start-ups,
    spawned 350 patents,
    and pushed countless programs
    to be the nation’s best.
    Here...at the University of Akron,
    We don’t rest at the classroom door.
    Our experiences grow with internships and
    coops that launch careers...not just jobs.
    Experience the power of many.

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    Viking River Cruises

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    Come away with us on a journey to more fascinating destinations than you could ever encounter any other way. Sail the legendary waterways into the heart of the world's greatest cities with Viking River Cruises. Elegant. Stylish. Exceptionally Comfortable. Spend less time getting there and more time being there.

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    Virgin Airways

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    We know how frustrating air travel can be. That's why we offer comforts that bring out the best in business passengers, like our on-board massage therapy. With five amazing treatments to choose from, it's no wonder why more of our passengers arrive rested, relaxed, and dare we say...smiling. So go on, fly Virgin Atlantic Airways and see why Upper Class is rubbing everyone the right way.

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    Visit Dallas

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    When you're in Dallas, it's always an adventure. Whether you're exploring our beautiful downtown parks, enjoying an unforgettable meal or heading out on the town for a taste of our nightlife, you'll always have plenty to do. Here, there are big moments waiting for you - all you have to do is jump up and catch them. Treat yourself at visitdallas.com/things-to-do.

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    Walt Disney World Resort

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    It’s a magical time to take your little characters. Is your living room a living storybook? Is there a princess on your couch who looks a lot like your little girl? Or a little beast roaring through the room? Then, it’s the perfect time to introduce your child to the world where that magic is real. - Walt Disney World Resort. Call today for your FREE Vacation Planning Kit. You’ll get everything you need to know to plan a Disney Trip with your preschoolers, and discover the magic through their eyes. Call 1-800-225-3124 for a Free Vacation Planning Kit.

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    Wilson: The Hardest Working Brand In Sports

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    Glory is fickle and hidden at the end of a long, tangled road. Tolls are paid in sweat and tear, by those with fire in their soul. Through the toils of each day, spirits are tested, character revealed. Demanding greatness, from self, from all, upholding an ideal.

    The road to greatness is paved by the patient, calloused hands of the past. But a great past does not ensure a great future. Along with talent and heart, equipment is the unifying piece of an athlete's arsenal.

    As long as there are athletes with fire in their hearts, one company will craft the tools that fan the flames. Hard work is lived. Not spoken. Nor thought. But done. Every day, one's ethic is put to the test.

    We are Wilson. The hardest working brand in sports.

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    Wintergreen Resort

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    If you’re in the dark about where to ski, let us shed some light on the subject. High in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, discover what’s been called the Mid-Atlantic’s finest overall ski experience. Wintergreen offers ten slopes, five lifts, and an extensive snow-making system. Not to mention luxurious accommodations, an indoor spa, and a nationally-recognized children’s program. For more information, call 1-800-ski-green. That’s 1-800-ski-green. Wintergreen and Virginia...the perfect combination!

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    World Airways

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    The feast is Europe, and you are the chef. World Airways presents a travel program with an inspired difference. It lets you create the European trip you believe will most appeal to your palate. You choose from an intriguing menu of cities, hotels, and a series of exclusive excursions. To wet your appetite with more details, call your travel agent, or call World Airways...the official airline of Europe.

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    Wrestling

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    Wrestling

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    On January 30th... The crowd will shake... The earth will rumble... 30 superstar wrestlers of the WWF bang heads in a winner take all rumble... 30 wrestlers... One ring... Something’s gotta give... Superstar wrestling on ESPN.

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    Hear and comment on a recording of this script that one of your peers recorded.

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