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    MyFirstFamilySafari.com

    Script:

    Imagine speeding across the stunning Savannah as you race some of the fastest animals on earth. Are your kids with you? Prob'ly not. Let’s face it, taking your kids on a safari may not be the most practical thing in the world. MyFirstFamilySafari.com brings the adventure and excitement of an African safari right to your computer. Enjoy graceful gazelles, enormous elephants, giant giraffes and roaring rhinos as you safely make your way across beautiful landscapes. Adventure awaits you, at MyFirstFamilySafari.com.

    5 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear konatarulez16's recording

    I recorded this on my iphone at work so the audio is far from perfect and I apologize. I just want to make sure I sound believable and that im enunciating clearly and if my tempo is too fast. Thank you!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Tempo is good but the pause after "Let's face it" is a bit long. At this point you slow down throughout the most of the remaining read so there is a bit of contrast from the first couple of lines to the rest. Your enunciation is fine but it would be nice to hear you on better equipment and in a better environment. Good job and keep up the good work!

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    Expense Report Training

    Script:

    After completing your timesheet, hit the Next button and the Expense Report screen appears. This screen allows you to add any expenses that you might have incurred during your current timesheet. Mileage and expenses can be changed by hitting the plus and minus buttons.

    3 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Cecily White's recording

    The point of this script, as I see it, is to give clear directions to employees. Does that come across? Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    First off your recording quality is excellent. I feel like your voice is perfect for this type of work. My only feedback that I would give is to try and add more pauses. Especially after the first sentence. Since this would be for informational purposes I think its best to have more pauses because the person who would be listening to this would be learning from what you are saying. Otherwise PERFECT and friendly!!

    Peer Feedback:

    Nicely done! Overall, your tone sounds a bit robotic, but maybe that is what you were going for. Your enunciation is great and very clear. Maybe try to sound a bit friendlier?

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    Corporate Training

    Script:

    Corporate training videos often deliver confusing messages, or simply bore employees. It doesn’t have to be that way. In the next hour, you’ll learn all you need to know to produce a corporate training video that'll both entertain and educate.

    3 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Cecily White's recording

    Thanks for listening!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I love the places you choose to provide emphasis it makes the read conversational while still being professional and informative. As I said about your last recording, I would work on slowing down the tiniest bit and you would have another perfect read!

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    'Sgt. Pepper' 50th Anniversary: The Making of a Rock Classic - Extended Intro

    Script:

    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band spun the music industry on its heels. When the album came out, the public devoured it, the critics raved, and other musicians stopped in their tracks, recognizing that the game had changed forever.

    38 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear hushpanda's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Hush The recording quality is great and you have a nice tone. I would love to hear this read with a bit more emotional energy/enthusiasm that would fit the content so well. I mean, it's the Beatles. They were SO colorful and had so much dimension. Try your next take imagining that you're talking to someone who has never heard of the Beatles, but you know would love them, so you're trying to convey what a big deal the band was.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! You speak clearly, but you did make a mistake with the name of the album. Also, it sounds like you're really close to the mic and there is some background noise. And, as the other commenter said, some more energy would be great. Good try and keep at it!!

    Peer Feedback:

    There is a pretty clear edit after the title of the album and the rest of the line. Make sure when you edit takes together you have the same quality throughout. Also, more emotion and tone with the album title would be nice. Thanks for sharing!

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    Swiss Medical Institute

    Script:

    Thank you for choosing to listen to the Swiss Medical Institute. What you are about to hear is the result of extensive research by our team of Swiss doctors and psychologists…. There are many factors that contribute to a successful weight-loss program. But following a 5-year study at the Swiss Medical Institute, we have identified the key factor…. Motivation is the fuel for your weight-loss program. Without motivation, you will not be able to sustain your progress, and will be more prone to yo-yo dieting. Now, motivation means different things to different people…..

    43 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear pfulgencio's recording

    Hello. Looking for feedback on performance and recording quality. Thanks! :D

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    Peer Feedback:

    The script was well read, however it is lacking in vocal variety and a sense of urgency/excitement. Think about this from the perspective of the client. What do they want to convey to the listener?

    This is obviously a program that someone would purchase rather than a compulsory training program that one would be forced to sit through as part of their job. Hence, the client's objective is three-fold: to convince the listener that what they are about to hear is based on authoritative science, that the program works, and that they should be motivated, motivated, motivated.

    So, let those factors be your guide to how you deliver the read.

    Just a few tidbits:

    - "We have identified" the key factor. It's ours, we came up with it, we're damn proud of it. This phrase deserves special emphasis. Maybe not an overly dramatic read, but something to make it stand out. Don't be afraid to play around with the words in that sentence. Read it several times emphasizing a different word. "We" have identified.....or.....emphasize "the key factor." Keep doing it until you find the word that really makes it pop. It might be a situation where you would submit 2 versions of the audition with different emphasis on different words.

    - again, don't breeze past the central theme of "motivation." Here, they're giving you a clear contrast to play off of. They're telling you that motivation is the key ingredient, and in the next sentence, they're telling you the consequences of not being motivated. So, make the contrast crystal clear. Do a little ad-lib before each phrase to help find the right emotion. For example, "(everybody knows that) motivation is the key factor).....(and goodness gracious), without it....." Throw in those ad-libs before each phrase to get you in the right frame of mind for the words that follow.

    Nice work, keep it up!

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    Legend Airlines

    Script:

    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.

    59 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear andy.lipshultz's recording

    This script was difficult. Adding variance to each line without overdoing it, along with having a slight authoritative tone was a bit of a triple lindy. Thoughts on different ways to read are welcome

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very very good...I loved the way you differentiated between what you weren’t and what you are

    Peer Feedback:

    I'd like to hear a version where you think you're overdoing it. Not way over the top, but a bit more inflection and variations in tone. I just did an exercise with my coach where we listened to the last word at the same space in the pattern and listened for the differences. Hearing how similar they sounded informed me on how to make each item sound different. Good voice otherwise though.

    Peer Feedback:

    That IS a challenging list.
    Pay attention to the We're in each sentence. That's what you're selling, slow and purposeful to open the piece, do not elide past this word to hit the next important descriptor (four-star). And throughout the script, variance and a build needs to be there, but not at the cost of *We're*
    Plus that will set you up for the tag: We're Legend Airlines
    The next challenge for you is to separate each idea without a big pause or losing momentum. Now each idea fades into the next. I need to hear: We're not this, but we do this. Period. Then the next.
    Use the actor trick of putting in text that will make the next idea new to you and exciting or surprising. Then edit it out. Like "look at how dang comfortable these seats are, I just can't believe that "We're not a furniture store...
    Cut the excess, this technique has worked very well for me.

    Peer Feedback:

    Good voice. I would imagine fitting explainer videos well.

    I think the read can benefit a lot from having different ways to say ""We're not a/an" and probably a bit more personality. I disagree a bit of putting an authoritative tone to the read because at the end of the read, the general message should be welcoming everyone to the product/service.

    Try practicing with hitting "We're" differently with each read. Maybe a slight smile is some of those items in the list.

    Keep it up!

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    Virgin Airways

    Script:

    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.

    64 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear andy.lipshultz's recording

    There is a bit of an echo on this recording which I'm trying to dampen.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good read, but I'd ask you to go a bit faster.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! Very nice delivery and energy! You're right to notice the echo and you'll need to look into fixing that. I learned a lot watching Whittam's World videos on YouTube (George Whittam is an engineer with Edge Studio.) You could also check out Booth Junkie on YouTube. It may take hours, weeks, months, to figure out what you need, but it's worth it! Alternatively, if you have the money, you could hire someone to go over your process and fine tune it for you. Best wishes!

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    Free Financial Advice - Welcome

    Script:

    Our goal is to teach and explain the fundamental rules of money, wealth and debt management. More importantly, we’ll teach you a new way to look at your spending, saving, investing and debt management decisions so that you can make informed decisions as to how to optimize and manage your money and debt.

    65 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear linda.shortman's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I thought you had a very clear and direct speaking voice. Two things that could improve things further was a little more inflection (emotion) in the material to give a sense that you care about the material and the other thing was there was some distortion in the recording. That said, you read it well, varied the list well and had a great pace.

    Peer Feedback:

    Pretty straightforward, nice voice. No notes other than that hum on your recording needs some attention.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for pointing out that hum. I had to listen to it a few times before I heard it. I'm still learning the settings, I think it's a volume issue. Thanks for the feedback.

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    AT&T Broadband

    Script:

    Confused about choosing cable or a dish? Don't be. ATT Broadband gives you more. Go with Cable and get up to 230 channels on 2 TVs for only $39.99/month. Plus get free Cinemax, The Movie Channel and free professional installation on any Cable TV Package. Call 1-800-CABLE-ME today.

    68 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear kwency32's recording

    This is just a practice recording in my room...using voice recorder on my phone. I am not using any mic or studio. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, -Kwency

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    Peer Feedback:

    Any criticism would be nitpicking, but a pause after "Plus"would have been nice. See? Nitpicking. Solid read.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree that the read was very clear. and well read. Maybe a little more oomph as this feels like a 'sales-y' type of spot. That said I think it was overall a very solid read.

    Peer Feedback:

    Good read. Clear and precise.

    It sounds like you were going for a sale-y / announcer-y type of read. While that's fine and all, I've learned since I started learning about the industry that the announcer type reads are going out the window now.

    I could actually hear this script with a more casual tone. Maybe add a bit more attitude. Try hitting the word "confused" in different ways and see how that works for you.

    It's too echo-y in your recording space which is fine for practice but it's hard to give more feedback if we can't hear the read clearly.

    Keep it up! :D

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    The Autumn WInd

    Script:

    The Autumn Wind is a pirate
    Blustering in from sea,
    With a rollicking song, he sweeps along,
    Swaggering boisterously.
    His face is weather beaten.
    He wears a hooded sash,
    With a silver hat about his head,
    And a bristling black mustache.

    He growls as he storms the country,
    A villain big and bold.
    And the trees all shake and quiver and quake,
    As he robs them of their gold.

    58 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear kwency32's recording

    This is just a practice recording in my room...using voice recorder on my phone. I am not using any mic or studio. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, -Kwency

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    Peer Feedback:

    I'm not an expert on poetry. In fact, full disclosure, I have a .500 batting average in paid VO gigs that require poetic reads. In baseball, that would make me the greatest hitter ever. In VO, not so much.

    Just listening to the recording with my eyes closed and not peeking at the script, I would say that your greatest achievement here is that you kept me engaged with your reading. Your vocal delivery style lends itself very well to this type of read, so I would say a script like this one is definitely within your artistic wheelhouse. It didn't sound forced or rushed or labored. It didn't feel overly dramatized to me. It was a very good read. With some additional vocal variety and maybe some variation in pacing, this could be a great read.

    This might be the type of a script that you can really push to the dramatic limits just for kicks - just over-do the heck out of it. In your head it'll sound totally loco, but you might find that that's the best take. You can always dial it back in subsequent reads.

    I know you said that you recorded it on your phone, but even so, for the consideration of the listener, you should chop off the excess dead air at the front end. The audio doesn't come in 'till about 5 seconds have passed. That's too much dead air. The inclination of the listener is to think that perhaps there is no audio at all.

    Some technical odds-and-ends:

    -- I would slow down on phrases like "is a." If music will accompany this reading, those words would have gotten lost.

    -- I know it's poetry, so dramatic pauses are called for more than a commercial read, but in some cases, I would have given less of a pause after some of the commas. To wit: "Like a rollocking song.....he sweeps along." Perhaps a pause of that length could have been justified if you had gone up on "rollocking song" and left the listener dangling in anticipation for the next phrase, but as is, the pause at the comma should be much shorter.

    -- I would have liked to have heard emphasis on the second syllable on 'mustache.' Would have sounded more old-timey that way.

    Overall, it was very enjoyable. You've got the makings of a very strong read. If you're working with a coach, I would definitely throw this into the mix of things to work on - perhaps this could be a cut on your demo.

    Great job!

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    Lifetime, Television For Women

    Script:

    Hold on to your popcorn! March is Mad about Movies Month on Lifetime, so get ready for four new movies each week. Tonights flick: "This Boy's Life", starring Leonardo DiCaprio @ 9:00 PM...only on Lifetime, television for women.

    73 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear LS77's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Again, a really great read.
    The thing that stood out is a sexy male voice for women's TV. Ha!
    A different direction you might take is bring it in, more matter-of-factly, less announcer guy. Maybe you just read about the movies coming up and you, yourself are ready to make the popcorn and have your best friends over.
    Take it away...

    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds awesome...your voice fit perfectly for this type of script. I am pretty new to VO, but this is my opinion...The first sentence sounds a little rushed...See what it sounds like if you read the first sentence a little bit slower... Bring out the excitement in "Hold on to your popcorn! "

    Other than that...its awesome!

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with a previous comment - "hold onto your popcorn!" should really pop (no pun intended). The way it's currently read, it takes on the feel and tone of a safety announcement, as in 'hold onto your popcorn so as to prevent trips and spills.'

    "Get ready" needs more emphasis (so get ready!) and a change in pitch. You'd definitely want to pitch up on this.

    There was a bit too much of a pause after "television" in the last sentence, and that word was over-emphasized. One of the practice techniques I've gleaned from my coaching sessions is to take a sentence like that and read it three times, each time emphasizing a different word in the sentence. Just doing that in my head, obviously "women" is the most important word in that phrase, but I wouldn't over-do it. A subtle emphasis, perhaps.

    Great work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Outside of adding a bit more oomph to the opening, I think this was a great read and I really like your ending.

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    Arby's Ultimate Angus Philly

    Script:

    Introducing Arby’s new ultimate angus philly. Thinly sliced, premium angus beef, oven roasted and piled high. With hot melted swiss, this could be the best philly outside Philly.

    Arbys. It’s good mood food.

    79 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear LS77's recording

    Cool, now I have a hum. Listen past that please, just tell me about the read.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very good.
    The thing I'm yearning for is some hint of humor, maybe not humor but maybe just a smile. You are serious about the product - yes, you should be! I'd like to hear just a hint of how happy "good mood food" makes you feel.

    Peer Feedback:

    You have a great voice for this type of commercial. Your energy and pacing make the product sound very appealing. Good job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Agree with the comments above. I do think giving more depth to 'good mood food' would help but the rest of the read was very good

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    Cancer Treatment Centers of America

    Script:

    Direction
    Friendly, educated, inviting and confident

    "I was diagnosed with stage -three prostate cancer,
    but i discovered a place called Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
    They offered medical expertise, technology,
    counseling, nutrition.
    And above all, hope.
    And there's no distance i would't travel for that."

    81 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mikep1's recording

    wondering how close i came to following the direction given ?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Yours is the voice I expect to hear in a commercial like this. I see the copy doesn't have an "and" before nutrition. That's not on you, but I kind of missed it.

    Peer Feedback:

    I thought the word and should be there as well

    Peer Feedback:

    Very good! The read was very engaging, definitely within your wheelhouse. It was very natural, not forced or labored in anyway. The opening line was quite convincing, and drew me in. There were some minor bumps along the way though.

    To wit:

    I thought pitching up on "CTCA" was unnecessary and kinda took you out of the intimate/personal storytelling mood that you had so effectively established from the outset. It didn't kill the read for me, but it kinda knocked it off the tracks a bit. Ask yourself this - would you pitch up on the name of the place if you were telling the story to a friend?

    The same principle would apply to "medical expertise." The upward inflection sounds as if it's presaging a list of things to come in bullet point fashion, and indeed, the recitation of key services aren't stated in a way that makes me believe that they have meaning to you as a cancer patient who underwent treatment at CTCA. It would have been better to draw out or change pitch on the key services to give each one a subtle, yet distinct difference and emotional undertone.

    Accordingly, I would have slowed down the final sentence, to give it a subtle, yet emphatic close. It doesn't sound rushed, but it's faster than it should be given the gravity of what you're saying. You obviously can't bring it to a resounding "hell yeah!" close, but that last line demands an unshakable certainty.

    Overall, I thought it was excellent! Very nice work!

    Peer Feedback:

    Appreciate your constructive comments on how to make it a better delivery and agree with all of them. Thank you

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    Fantasy/adventure book

    Script:

    Prom said, "We have business to the south, let's get started and put some miles in between now and then."
    They kicked their horses into a powerful run and rode into the dusk. A mighty group of six highly trained warriors and a king disappeared towards the south raising clouds of dust in their wake. The huge glass palace disappeared from view as they left it behind them.

    76 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear tafoyapr's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Wow. Great voice for narration. Mild accent really adds punch.

    In what I'm working on, I've been told that punching up big subject nouns and taking pauses at the appropriate times are some of what I need to work on.

    That being said, maybe hit "king" a little harder in "...six highly trained warriors and a king." (If it works in context.)

    I've struggled with copy that isn't grammatically correct. The "...towards the south raising clouds of dust..." portion is lacking the comma between "south" and "raising." You've wisely inserted the pause there. Something that needs to be felt out with each script, I guess.

    Well done!

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    Batman Begins (2005) Video Game Epilogue

    Script:

    I once made a mistake thinking Ras’ Al Ghoul was dead. Though when men make themselves symbols, they shed their mortality. Henri Ducard and Jonathan Crane are already gone, just like Bruce Wayne. He’s only a mask. A cover for the face criminals fear. All that’s left, is Batman.

    80 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear pfulgencio's recording

    Hello all. Looking for feedback on delivery and recording quality. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Pacing seems good, but I think this could use more emotion and tone. Really think about what is being said and by whom and try to adopt that character as you read the script.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with marquiss420 on a couple points. Pacing seems good, if a little bit stilted, but I don't know the whole context around this sample.

    Going strictly off the spelling, I would assume that "Henri Ducard" would be pronounced in more a French approach: "on-ree doo-carrh."

    Recording quality sounds good on my end. Couple sibilants early on, but clearer at the end.

    Makes me want to hear more of the story. I like it.

    Peer Feedback:

    As stated above..good pace. Try to reading it with a little more energy and emotion.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with the comments above. Pacing was good and clear but the emotion would help the listener get more out of it.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you, everyone, for all the feedback! They've been heard loud and clear and will work on them in the future. :D

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    Viking River Cruises

    Script:

    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.

    86 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Cecily White's recording

    Does this make you want to go?

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very good interpretation; pacing was very good and I could feel the warmth in your voice

    Peer Feedback:

    Great voice. Very warm and soothing. Probably just needs to work on the pacing of the read. Since the topic is a vacation cruise, maybe make the read more relax. It pretty much already is but you can kind of hear that the start was a bit faster than the rest of the read. Still good, though.

    Peer Feedback:

    You definitely have a voice that is just right for this.

    I would say that your pronunciation is very well done. Everything precise - to the point of being clipped. The first part of your recording sounds almost robotic to my ear, actually. Little modulation. Ups and downs would boost the warmth, I think. You have a great opportunity to express that with the list:

    Elegant. Stylish. Exceptionally Comfortable.

    Maybe explore some variance there and see how it sounds to your ear.

    Peer Feedback:

    You've hit the right words for clarity and emphasis: the first words of the sentence - come; sail. Adjectives (not the nouns) - MORE fascinating; legendary; and adverb over the adjective - exceptionally. Emphasis on Viking River Cruises. Emphasis on being (there)
    Nice voice.

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    Pizza Hut Commercial

    Script:

    Welcome aboard Pizza Hut where our legendary Pan and Stuffed Crust Pizzas will fly you to a world of flavors! Taste an all-american pizza sauce, juicy pepperoni, and farm fresh mozzarella to discover Americas mega pepperoni. Or explore creamy pesto sauce, chicken and mushrooms in the French Creamy Chicken Mushroom. Fly far above the rest and taste the variety with five new pizzas. And thank you for flying Pizza Hut.

    88 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear aradbill's recording

    I just purchased and recorded with Scarlet Focusrite Bundle. This is my first recorded script after my first lesson so learning the hardware/software while recording for the first time. Appreciate any feedback. thanks

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    Peer Feedback:

    Cool read man! I love your performance. The recording quality just needs tweaking because of the echo. I would consult a pro.

    Peer Feedback:

    The end of your phrases all sound similar. Try to vary this up a bit to keep it interesting. Your energy level is great, but it sounds like your recording space needs some treatment.

    Peer Feedback:

    Good energy, for sure.

    I'm using Scarlet Focusrite 2i2. I really like it and think it's something you'll enjoy working with. I don't have the ear to tell where that large space sound might be coming from, but I would check on the mic you're using, the studio environment, or maybe some sound editing.

    Peer Feedback:

    Slow it down. Everything you said rushed past me, I hardly got a chance to figure out that you're talking about "legendary pan and stuffed crust pizzas" Pick out what is important in each sentence. A word like " taste" starts the second sentence for a reason, hit that slower, then don't rush pizzasaucejoosypepperoniandfarmfreshmozzerella. You are painting the picture for your audience.
    Second to the last sentence, again do not rush "fly"
    When you look at this copy again concentrate on the speed at which you read and the words that need to hit your customer- underline those words and give them a touch more time or emphasis.

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    Keep The Promise

    Script:

    America needs more schools that encourage our children to fulfill their promise; so they can succeed in the competitive world they'll soon face

    So call 1-800-96 Promise and we'll send you information on how you can help change the schools in your community

    KEEP THE PROMISE

    91 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear evoorg4's recording

    2nd recording with Audacity - focused on editing; breath sounds; room sounds; and pacing Any feedback is appreciated

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! Your delivery is nice! The sound completely cuts out sometimes between words. Those spaces should have room tone rather than silence. Your sound has a little bit of echo to it. I learned a lot about recording by watching the Whittam's World videos on YouTube by George Whittam. Some of his advice went right over my head at first, but by continued watching, I caught on to a lot of terms and best practices for voice recording. Best wishes!

    Peer Feedback:

    Your tempo changes throughout and there are some pauses that could be eliminated. This makes the whole read rather choppy. Your tone is good and you have a great energy level!

    Peer Feedback:

    You said: America needs more schools. Period.
    That encourage our children. Period
    To fulfill their promise. Period
    So they can succeed. Period
    In the competitive world. Period
    They'll soon face. Period.

    Work on getting that to be one whole sentence.

    Same idea in the second paragraph

    Pacing sounds good. You are clear and understandable. Weird editing click in the first sentence, as you work with the program you'll be able to fix that.

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    Pam for Grilling

    Script:

    Grillers of America? Here's a little secret that'll add more thrill to your grill. Pam for Grilling.
    It's specially formulated for your grill's high temperatures, so food won't stick and clean-up's a snap. Fire up your grill with Pam for Grilling. Another reason Pam is America's favorite no-stick cooking spray.

    86 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear tafoyapr's recording

    I feel this should be big/exciting. Is it enough?

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    Peer Feedback:

    I definitely felt the excitement - I could see myself grilling; very clear in your delivery as well

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you definitely hit the tone you were going for. My brain filled in the background music for it!

    Peer Feedback:

    Nicely done! I very much enjoyed listening too that!

    Peer Feedback:

    I think it's the best sample I've listened to! Good snap at the end of your sentences. I think that really makes it pop.

    Energy is definitely there - adding too much more might tip a little toward used car.

    Great job!

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    No Smoking

    Script:

    If you make time to talk to your kids about not smoking, your words will go with them wherever they go. So even if you’re not there, your influence can be. For information and advice to help you talk to your kids about not smoking, visit our Parent Resource Center at www.philipmorrisusa.com.

    88 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear becatchingyou's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-143801/script-recording-107952.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I feel you have the right attitude in the read. Friendly, but not comical and no "finger-waving" in the voice.
    You do seem to fall into a rhythm that disconnects a little bit from the subject. That I think could be dealt with just by practicing more with this script, getting more used to it so it falls into a natural rhythm.
    Nice work.

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    Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

    Script:

    One of my favorite posters says, "Life is a test. It is only a test. Had this been a real life, you would have been instructed where to go and what to do." Whenever I think of this humorous bit of wisdom, it reminds me to not take my life so seriously. And in the next hour, I'll help you learn how to not take your life so seriously as well.

    81 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear becatchingyou's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-143801/script-recording-107951.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    In this reading I do really believe that you are the author of the words. You sound absolutely committed to what you are telling us, it sounds honest and personal.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great voice for narration. Pacing is also great. Probably just needs to work on the tone of the read in regards to what the topic is.

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    7-11

    Script:

    7 11
    So it’s 2:00 in the morning...and you’re starving. Nothin’ in the fridge, and nothin’ in the cupboards. You don’t even have dog biscuits hangin’ around. You think about cooking, but then you remember the 3-alarm fire you started last time you tried using the stove. Well, check out 7-11. There’s gotta be one right near ya’. They have everything from burgers to tacos...24 hours a day...7 days a week. 7-11. Think of it as your own personal walk-in kitchen.

    88 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear becatchingyou's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-143801/script-recording-107950.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    The interpretation was not too bad; a little off in regards to where you were going with the voice characterization; It felt that once you got it going you was in the pocket with the pacing, emotion etc

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    86 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Jesh's recording

    My first attempt at a movie trailer voiceover. How does it sound? Also a promo included. With corrections made on the previous promo.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-25072/script-recording-107949.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    There was a lot of ambiance in your recording. There is a way to reduce it if you use Audacity. The recording level was way too low. There was a lot of popping and breaths that need to be taken out.

    Peer Feedback:

    Not to discourage, but you have to hear the poor quality of your recording. Not your read, but the same thing as the previous commenter - the popping and the background noise. If you're sending this out as your demo, I would immediately reevaluate that decision.

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    A Story

    Script:

    Script:

    Every moment has a story. And every story matters

    The first men painted stories on stone walls, the ancient Egyptians chose the chisel instead.

    The Incans told story with dances and fire, aborigines told it with star and spear.

    Stories are at the very essence of human life. They count the breaths of every sunrise, the beats of every emotion and the silence of every heart. Stories take the fleeting temporal and makes them eternal.

    80 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear I M's recording

    Feedback appreciated...thanks!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-7555/script-recording-107947.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Sound is great, very clear and crisp! Keep up the good work!

    Peer Feedback:

    I think if your going to be over dramatic in the piece, it needs to slow down. Personally I think you voice is fine. There is no need to over dramatize. The words will do that for you. Stay honest. The actual sound was good.

    Peer Feedback:

    Love your voice. So much character. My only thought is to slow it down. Especially at the top. Romance it a bit more. Your voice is fun to listen to, make the listener want more. Great job.

    Peer Feedback:

    Becatchingyou makes a good point, I dont think you need to be too overly dramatic here as your voice already has a good tone for this script. I noticed you added some words which I think altered the flow of the script in a negative way. Pace yourself a bit and make sure to think about each phrase/thought as a whole.

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    Agent Smith-monolog from The Matrix - Film

    Script:

    Mr. Anderson, did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered, where everyone would be happy.

    It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost.
    Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world.

    But I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through suffering and misery. The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from.

    Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization.

    81 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear MemphisOP's recording

    New mic, New Software, and first recording I have done!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-169581/script-recording-107946.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Volume sounds low...good first effort. All the best!

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    Ogilvie Straightener

    Script:

    Jealous of all those straight-haired girls? Get over it with salon-style Ogilvie Straightener. Soft, silky straight hair. With a no-fuss formula that can last for months. Envy is a wasted emotion.

    85 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Cecily White's recording

    Trying to hit key words and convey emotion/purpose of each line. Thanks!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-108238/script-recording-107945.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Well-executed!

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked it but I did not feel anything from it. There are different emotions in each sentence. The second line should be ready in total without pausing.

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    Apollo 16

    Script:

    The year was 1967, and the astronauts of Apollo 16 were going to the moon. This is Charlie Duke, Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 16. This amazing little capsule went by the call-sign CASPER, and it was the heart of an immense system of rocket engineering that got the astronauts safely to the moon and back.

    77 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear leliarebecca's recording

    Have not yet found a corner of my apartment that does not echo. Still working on that. Practicing here for tone and pacing.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-158582/script-recording-107935.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    You have an awesome voice. Youre voice is close to SIRI, but I remember an AI app that has the same voice as you are. | https://www.myrtlebeachpaintingpros.com

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! It sounds like you need some sound absorption in your recording space as there is an echo-y quality. There is also some fuzzy floor noise. I recommend adding soft materials to your surrounding area and learning how to use some editing software, such as Izotope RX. Best wishes!

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    Earthquake In Pacific Northwest

    Script:

    Where in the Pacific Northwest Will the Next Monstrous Earthquake Strike?
    By Dan Robitzski November 27, 2017 Planet Earth 

    Scientists have known that The Really big One, a monstrous 9.0-magnitude earthquake, may hit the Pacific Northwest within the next several decades. New geological research just determined that the quake  is likely to strike northern Oregon or Washington State.
    The Pacific Northwest sits atop the Cascadia subduction zone, which is a region where two tectonic plates collide; one plate is being pushed deep into the Earth's mantle, beneath the other slab. The two plates get locked together, and when one gives way, an earthquake will occur. The Cascadia subduction zone caused a massive quake (likely a magnitude 9) on Jan. 26, 1700, and it's possible that another might occur within decades.
    That quake is likely to happen farther north than the one in 1700, according to a new analysis of the sediment found where the two plates meet.

    88 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DJLANCASHIRE's recording

    I am trying a new recording area in my home. Is there an echo? How is the sound? Also: pacing? any dropped small words such as to or and?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-145721/script-recording-107933.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    There does seem to be an echo to your recording. Have you treated your space at all? Maybe some moving blankets, cheaper option, might help. The overall quality of the read is pretty good though so it may not need a whole of work.

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    Diners Club

    Script:

    After 30 days, most charge card companies give you a warning. But at Diner‘s Club, we
    give you another 30 days. We understand that sometimes a three-day business trip turns
    into three weeks, and by necessity, you could use some extra time to pay your bill. That‘s
    why we always give you the convenience of an extra billing period to pay when you need
    it, interest-free. Call us at 1-800-2-DINERS. We‘ll answer all of your questions, no extra
    charge. Diners Club. Breaking the plastic mold.

    85 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear cam.addicott's recording

    Feedback on the sound of the mic would be great, and background level Thanks

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-163313/script-recording-107930.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Your voice quality and pacing are terrific. Your interpretation of the script is excellent. The final sentence is a bit sing-song, with an up and down tone. Good read.

    Peer Feedback:

    Really nice voice quality and interpretation of the script, but it felt rushed to me. Also, it sounds like you need some more sound absorption. Sounded a little like you were talking into a bowl (not extremely so, but worth working on).

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    87 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Jesh's recording

    I would like to know if the tone matches the script and also about anything else you may think good or bad about the read. Thanks.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-25072/script-recording-107928.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    The sound quality on this makes it difficult to hear what you are saying. You may want to check your equipment.

    Peer Feedback:

    The last part is very choppy, where you are giving the date and time and channel. The rest sounded ok but its hard to tell due to the poor recording quality.

    Peer Feedback:

    thanks for the feedback!

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    A Voice Actor's Voice

    Script:

    This... is my voice.

    There is no music, and there are no sound effects... only the pure, clear sound, recorded for your ears.

    I am a voice over artist, a voice actor, a voice talent, and I can convey my message in many ways, in many tones and with many emotions.

    I can speak in a very light whisper, to share an intimate message with you. Or my voice can boom deeply, demanding respect from those who are listening. My voice can express sympathy to someone who has just experienced a great loss, or it can reflect the happiness one feels after having accomplished something great!

    I sit (or stand) before this tube constructed of metals, of plastics, of wires and of silicon, which listens patiently to me, as if it were alive, like a mistress, hour after hour, day after day, and night after night. It never judges me, however it is a reflection of me... one which is neither vengeful, nor forgiving.

    I am a voice actor...and this is my voice.

    74 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Xlerb's recording

    Is the gain on the mic too much? Wanted to use this as practice script, what do you think?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-14246/script-recording-107927.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Your recording quality is excellent. What mic are you using? I am looking...

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! If anything your volume might be a tad low, try to get the recording of your voice to fall between -6dB and -12dBs, then you want to try to get your recording volume to peak at around -3dB. Your voice sounds nice but the overall read was a bit choppy, which isn't anything new. Try to think about each phrase as a whole uninterrupted thought. I like how you matched your tone to the script as it changed, which I think is one of the best parts of this script, but I think you can do much more. Practice this a few times, maybe even memorize parts of this and maybe try speaking it in front of, or to, family or friends. Keep up the good work!

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    Industrial Television -- Video Recording By Gene Bjerke

    Script:

    The first meeting with the client is more than a get-acquainted session... The business at hand for you at this meeting is not to find out about the subject, but to find out about the videotape itself. Don't be surprised if the client wants to launch right in to talking about the subject. However, this will do you little good until you know about the tape. So as soon as possible, swing the conversation around to the four P's of the videotape: People, Purpose, Presentation, and Production.

    It is not a good idea to write the narration first then think up ideas to illustrate it. For one thing, this puts the emphasis on the less effective part of the video and reduces the more effective to a second-class status. Secondly, when explaining things in words, we tend to make our explanations more universal by making them more abstract. Thus, you will put yourself in the difficult position of trying to use moving pictures, the most concrete form of expression, to illustrate abstractions. Let the visuals drive the script and keep everything firmly rooted in the concrete.

    73 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear I M's recording

    Thanks much in advance! Raw recording...no room treatment...

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-7555/script-recording-107926.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi! As you noted, you have not treated your space, so that is something for you to look into. Also, work on not swallowing your words, especially at the ends of sentences. Your naturally deep voice is a plus, but make sure it's not working against you. :) Finally, double-check your pronunciation. I noticed the word "illustrate," which appears twice, pronounced with the incorrect emphasis. It should be ILL-lus-trate. Best wishes!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks so much, Cecily,for the constructive feedback and for taking the time! Quite helpful: best!

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    81 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mikep1's recording

    Looking for general feedback about the delivery.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-90979/script-recording-107925.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Overall not bad. It sounds like this may have been edited together from multiple takes? If so, just try to make sure it flows well. The middle part "3 AM" was really muddled and unclear, maybe a bit rushed. Your tone was very nice!

    Peer Feedback:

    it was not edited from multiple takes but the fact that sounds like it was tells me a lot
    Thanks for the feedback,much appreciated.

    Mike

    Peer Feedback:

    Pacing was good but monotone through out. It didn't make me think of how I felt when it happened to me. This is a tough business.

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    Great Movies

    Script:

    Lights. Camera. Action! Great movies can kindle curiosity, teach kids important life lessons and make it easier for parents and kids to discuss sensitive issues. Be sure to take time to ask questions, role play and extend the program with related books and activities. Take turns selecting the evening's films, so everyone plays a role in movie night. Take advantage of DVDs with added footage and commentary from actors and directors. They can give interesting insights into how movies are made, how special effects are created and more. Give your own movie reviews afterwards or create your own "rating" system.

    84 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear linda.shortman's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-133593/script-recording-107923.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Great read Linda,

    Kudos to you for taking the challenge to read and post your read. You have a great voice, I recommend you use it with a little more of a conversation like tone as if you were talking to a friend. The opening line, Lights Camera Action in my opinion should be read similar to being on a movie set but a little more calm, knowing this will set the stage for the entire read.

    Best wishes,
    CT

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    Morton Arboretum

    Script:

    Welcome to Morton Arboretum, home to more than 36 HUNDRED native trees, shrubs, and plants. This virtual guide provides a snapshot of what to expect when you visit our Wheaton, Illinois location. First, let's look at how to get the most from your virtual tour. See the 5 main tabs across the top of your screen--Introduction, Trees, Shrubs, Plants, and Frequently Asked Questions? The "Introduction" tab is highlighted because your tour automatically started here when you clicked the "Enter" button on the home page. Use your mouse to click on a different Key page. Each Key page lists subcategories in its left pane. Hover your mouse over each subcategory to view a drop-down menu, then click the subtopic you want. Use the black scroll bar to navigate subcategories. Use the white scroll bar at the right of your screen to navigate each Main page. Now let's continue.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear CEStilton's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-159997/script-recording-107918.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    The sound is very clear and your voice is well suited for this kind of narration. Your pacing is good and your inflection interprets some tricky copy. Well done.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice! Your voice sounds great for this. Toward the end, on the words "white" and "right" I noticed that you hit these words by increasing you volume. Be careful with this, instead try to change up your inflection with out changing your volume. Well done and thanks for sharing!

    Peer Feedback:

    Very sharp.
    Clear and pace was nice.
    You've done this before?

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    Tales from the Hive

    Script:

    Bees have been busy for millions of years now, and they're not about to stop anytime soon. Foragers still return from the fields with nectar, while guard bees still watch and wait. There's treasure in this beekeeper's hive, and all are sworn to protect it...with their lives. Suddenly, an intruder comes flying in: a wasp, hoping to capture a bee and feed it to its hungry grubs. The battle begins in earnest. The wasp is larger, but the bees make up in numbers what they lack in strength. They sting the invader relentlessly. For the individual bee, it's a suicide attack: the bee's stinger and part of its abdomen will be ripped from its body when it pulls away. But the defense of the colony is the only thing that matters. Paralyzed by venom, mortally wounded, the wasp is unceremoniously dragged to the edge of the hive, and dumped. Just an ordinary day of birth, death, sex, and violence...and it's not even noon yet.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear CEStilton's recording

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-159997/script-recording-107917.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you have a great conversational style but you need more energy it sounds a bit sleepy. You dropped the word 'suddenly'. More energy on the word 'relentlessly'. Vary tone more. Good pauses.

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    Bar Epiphany

    Script:

    Hang on now. I'm drinking a light beer that I can actually taste.
    The bartender just called me sir...
    My shoes aren't sticking to the floor...
    Nobody's yelling over anybody else...
    And for whatever reason I'm positive I'm taking that smokin' hot brunette home with me tonight.
    Right...because she's my wife.
    Whoa...when did I become a grown up?

    69 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear tafoyapr's recording

    Trying to find the right attitude for this piece. AND dealing with mouth noise.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Sound is great and I love the inflection on the second to last line!

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    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Jesh's recording

    Requesting feedback on voice quality.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-25072/script-recording-107911.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Hmmm this recording aint too good. binning it.

    Peer Feedback:

    note to self: this is my 15th voice technique. next up: voice technique number 5, which is about listeing to voice in your head.

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    76 people have played this

    Demo Recording:

    Click to hear Jesh's recording

    Need feedback on voice and recording quality.

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-25072/script-recording-107906.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    Jesh, you have a pretty rough recording here, it really takes all the attention of the piece -- a lot of background noise and mic pops. These parts of the reading were separated:
    to take.
    full advantage.
    of.
    make certain to keep them as one complete sentence.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for the feedback. Yes my mic isnt too good. Ill work on the phrasing too.

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    Citibank

    Script:

    I'm a T-shirt and jeans guy. Never spent a lot on cloths. So i meet a girl. She doesn't mind that I'm a T-shirt and jeans guy. We decide to get married. Now I need a tuxedo. I go big time. I decide not to rent,. I buy. it's worth it. i look great.
    Then i get this call. it's not my best man. Not my mom, It's Citibank They just wanted to make sure someone else wasn't using my card. Imagine a T-shirt and jeans guy finding happiness with a girl, a tuxedo and a bank all at the same time. What a year, . . .

    71 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mikep1's recording

    Just wondering if i have the right energy for this script,and if the delivery sounded right and and if you can hear any clicks, pop's or breath noises ?

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-90979/script-recording-107910.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    There's a lot of great stuff going on here. You have a great guy-we-can-connect-with voice. I think you could go even farther in the levels of excitement. I think there could be a larger arc, you're getting married! You look great! A few important sentences seem to head down in energy instead of up. If that makes sense.
    How did you FEEL when you got a call? Scared? Were you expecting your best man? Your mom? Oh, Citibank was checking in... that's good.
    Then you've put a period after "...finding happiness with a girl." It's a winning PACKAGE!
    I just caught saliva clicks on "someone else wasn't" Probably fixable in software if you miss in recording.

    Peer Feedback:

    I think the great thing was the conversational, natural tone.
    However the mic quality was not too good, IMO. Plus, you tended to drop a few words and had a singsong inflection. Vary the pitch a bit more.

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