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    English Pronunciation Poem

    Script:

    Dearest creature in creation,
    Study English pronunciation.
    I will teach you in my verse
    Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
    I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
    Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
    Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
    So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
    Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
    Dies and diet, lord and word,
    Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
    (Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
    Now I surely will not plague you
    With such words as plaque and ague.
    But be careful how you speak:
    Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
    Cloven, oven, how and low,
    Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
    Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
    Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
    Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
    Exiles, similes, and reviles;
    Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
    Solar, mica, war and far;
    One, anemone, Balmoral,
    Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
    Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
    Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
    Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
    Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
    Blood and flood are not like food,
    Nor is mould like should and would.
    Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
    Toward, to forward, to reward.
    And your pronunciation’s OK
    When you correctly say croquet,
    Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
    Friend and fiend, alive and live.
    Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
    And enamour rhyme with hammer.
    River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
    Doll and roll and some and home.
    Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
    Neither does devour with clangour.
    Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
    Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
    Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
    And then singer, ginger, linger,
    Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
    Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.
    Query does not rhyme with very,
    Nor does fury sound like bury.
    Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
    Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
    Though the differences seem little,
    We say actual but victual.
    Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
    Fe0ffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
    Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
    Dull, bull, and George ate late.
    Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
    Science, conscience, scientific.
    Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
    Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
    We say hallowed, but allowed,
    People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
    Mark the differences, moreover,
    Between mover, cover, clover;
    Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
    Chalice, but police and lice;
    Camel, constable, unstable,
    Principle, disciple, label.
    Petal, panel, and canal,
    Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
    Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
    Senator, spectator, mayor.
    Tour, but our and succour, four.
    Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
    Sea, idea, Korea, area,
    Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
    Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
    Doctrine, turpentine, marine.
    Compare alien with Italian,
    Dandelion and battalion.
    Sally with ally, yea, ye,
    Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
    Say aver, but ever, fever,
    Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
    Heron, granary, canary.
    Crevice and device and aerie.
    Face, but preface, not efface.
    Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
    Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
    Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
    Ear, but earn and wear and tear
    Do not rhyme with here but ere.
    Seven is right, but so is even,
    Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
    Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
    Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.
    Pronunciation (think of Psyche!)
    Is a paling stout and spikey?
    Won’t it make you lose your wits,
    Writing groats and saying grits?
    It’s a dark abyss or tunnel:
    Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
    Islington and Isle of Wight,
    Housewife, verdict and indict.
    Finally, which rhymes with enough,
    Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
    Hiccough has the sound of cup.
    My advice is to give up!!!

    English Pronunciation by G. Nolst Trenité

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear calalilyuf's recording

    Day 14(?)/90... I'm starting to lose count! I spent entirely too much time recording this poem!! Like HOURS!! I took the pronunciation as a fun challenge and then as an insurmountable roadblock!! I nearly gave up but did my best. Instead of editing out the breaths (because honestly I like sleep more than editing), I aimed to make the breaths more or less seamless (since there were literally dozens of cuts) and called it done. Please let me know if you catch anything that I missed (there were several times I thought I was done and then caught an added or mispronounced word) and overall delivery. Thank you!

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    Script submitted by damian0

    Script:

    How would you like to get a jump on big institutional investors? Here’s one area of the market where you can. Spinoffs, or divisions of large companies that have been turned into separate public companies, offer a chance for individuals to buy into stocks on the cheap -- before the big investors do. In the first year or so after a spinoff occurs, the infant companies generally do not pay dividends, so many institutional investors pass them by. Index funds also spurn these shares because many are too small to be included in any of the broad stock market indexes. But those reasons shouldn’t keep you from looking at these stocks, because studies show that they are sterling performers.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear damian0's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very informative and conversational, well done! My only critique would be, well two, one is the gain and proximity to the mic, easy fix. Two is the tone, a little harsh, maybe try telling the story as if the person was close to you? hope that helps!

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    Sirloin Stockade

    Script:

    And now a brief lesson in "Moo-ology"

    Moo

    That means the Sirloin Stockade has great food.

    Mooo.

    That means the prices are affordable.

    Moooo.

    He says they serve more than just steaks and burgers.

    Moooooo.

    He recommends you try...the chicken.

    Sirloin Stockade. 790 North Main Street in Canton.

    22 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear CYeschenko's recording

    Saw this while looking for copy to practice and had to record it! Comments on performance would be appreciated- does the humor land? Are the mooos (and the cow's personality) coming through? Let me know- thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    First off I really like your voice, it is warm and friendly. I like the moos I think the emotion is coming thru great. There's something off for the interpretation parts though and it is not quite landing for that comedic effect. Comedic timing is very difficult. I would experiment with different pacing and inflections.

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    AARP

    Script:

    It’s right in your own backyard.

    While it may be hard to believe, roughly five million Americans don’t even know where their next meal will come from.

    In communities just like yours, there are many who need help.

    Join people across the country who are coming together with AARP Create the Good, to end hunger.

    Start today. It can be as easy as giving food or money to your local area food bank, or getting tips to start your own food drive.

    Whatever level of involvement is right for you, we’ve made it simple to find and help people in your area.

    So get involved. Go to www.createthegood.org/hunger.

    24 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear che free's recording

    Take 2 based on prior feedback. This is little more relaxed and unedited I hope the tone and pacing are more appropriate. Lemme know peeps. Thanks for listening

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    Peer Feedback:

    Yes!! You nailed the tone and delivery, and it was super relaxed and conversational while also driving the call to action forward in the second half. If you wanted, you could charge the second half (call to action bit) with a little bit more energy but it works as it- and the recording level was quite low so I had to turn up my speakers a bit to hear it. Great work as a whole and much improved from the first take!

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    Wrangler Jeans :30

    Script:

    Long live Pride…
    Long live family….
    Long live heritage…
    Long live the way of the west…
    Wrangler…..long live cowboys…
    Available at your favorite western wear store or online at wrangler dot com

    25 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Rich Summers's recording

    Just practicing my "gritty cowboy" sound. Hope you enjoy.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great read as a whole, and the music supports your choices! You nailed what you were working on with the gritty cowboy sound. The only bit that didn't work for me was the way you said "long live cowboys";; the inflection came across as almost a hint of a question, versus a strong follow up to the brand name that sinks in the message of the copy. It's a small shift but a more confident tone and making a point to solidly deliver that will help the overall piece meld together!

    Peer Feedback:

    Nailed it overall. The only thing that stood out was on the last "long live" you seemed to be reaching for a different way to say it. Maybe just keep it the same? The recording quality was great.

    Peer Feedback:

    Wow, this is fantastic! Sounds just like a professional commercial, well done!

    Peer Feedback:

    That's a tough one Rich, with such few words hard to manage, but the pauses are what made it interesting, nice work!

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    Southwest Airlines

    Script:

    Southwest Airlines
    This is a different kind of airline, one that invented low fares so everyone could fly. One that decides where to go next by putting your needs first and knows people are its most powerful fuel. Some say we do things differently, we say “why would we do things any other way?” Without a heart it’s just a machine.

    23 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear RYoung's recording

    I didn't use the question mark in this practice after " any other way... Made the whole sentence a statement instead. Any comments appreciated!

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    Peer Feedback:

    The copy seems to be asking for something conversational. Your delivery was good if a little tense and announcer like. Maybe practice as if you are talking to a friend? Recording quality was good. No big echoes or pings. Good job.

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    American Eagle

    Script:

    American Eagle Web Design Radio Commercial Leads
    AmericanEagle.com is a web site designer. This is a testimonial-type of commercial that will tell successful brand stories about the company. I'm Looking for a male 40 - 55, No regional accents. Smart, confident, straight-shooter. He says what's on his mind.

    A couple of months ago our head of sales brought it to my attention that we were losing a lot of business from our website.

    While we pride ourselves in keeping our technology up-to-date, e-commerce moves quickly, business was suffering and we needed expertise fast.

    We’d heard about Americaneagle.com and they’re total Digital solution so we asked them to do an analysis.

    They evaluated our entire digital experience. Everything from the design to the coding to our e-commerce strategy and implementation.

    Then presented us with a plan that helped solve our short-term needs and with a vision towards future upgrades.

    Now our platform can evolve with us.
    Business is back on track because of Americaneagle.com.

    I still keep my eye on the future but it’s good to knowAmericaneagle.com and our dedicated account team are watching out for us too

    21 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear mikep1's recording

    Any feedback is appreciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I enjoy the voice being used in the performance. I heard a technical error in the background, but I'm glad it didn't take away anything from your performance.

    Peer Feedback:

    Could you tell me what the technical error was so i can make sure it doesn't happen again ?

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    Burts Bees 2

    Script:

    A true force of nature...has radiance that glows. Burt's Bees sensitive skin care. Healthy skin care powered by nature. So you can be a force. Burt's Bees.

    23 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear katelyndawnvo's recording

    Thanks for any feedback! :)

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    Peer Feedback:

    Only one item that sounds off and you read that I can hear. The first sentence nature goes up in pitch or inflection, whatever you want to call it making it sound like a question I would keep it either even or pitch downward. Otherwise sounded great!

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    Betty Crocker

    Script:

    Reading through this text, I began to think deeply about these recipes as literary objects. What if we understand a recipe not just as a kind of text, but also as a form of storytelling? If a recipe does tell a story, what kind of story might that be? And how might understanding recipes in this way change the way we read and experience them?

    Betty Crocker has been a cultural icon and part of families’ food traditions—not to mention a trusted source for recipes and homemaking know-how—for more than 90 years. Here’s a look back on how it all began.

    26 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear katVO's recording

    NOT USING PROFESSIONAL RECORDING EQUIPMENT. I'm new and would love to hear your performance advice on this recording. TY !

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    Peer Feedback:

    Background noises aside, I enjoy your efforts to make the betty crocker commercial possible.
    Hope this comment helps

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    A Haunting Title

    Script:

    In this world, there is real evil.
    In the darkest shadows and in the most ordinary places.
    These are the true stories o the innocent and the unimaginable.
    Between the world we see and the things we fear.
    There are doors.
    When they are opened.
    Nightmares become reality.

    42 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear dmendoza2580's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    hi
    You have a spooky delivery, which fits with the piece. A couple of suggestions: it is a little choppy--consider whether you need the pause after ":world' and before "there is.." and after "shadows" and before "and in the..."

    On the line "Nightmares" "become" "reality," might I suggest that you try it without the pauses but make it spooky through pitch changes rather than pauses

    Even though there is a period after "fear", it worked for me that you went up on "fear"

    Finally, unless this is meant to be an accented piece for a particular audience,
    it would help if you minded your diction: "this" sounded like "dis" and "world" became "whirl", "most" became "mos", "these" became "dees", etc.
    Hope this helps.

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    Blood Glucose Meter

    Script:

    If you have diabetes, it's very important to use a blood glucose meter.
    It helps you keep your blood sugar level within a healthy range.
    They don't all look like this one, but they all pretty much work the same way ...
    you provide a drop of blood, and the meter shows your glucose level.
    No need to freak out ... it's just a little pinch.
    Using the meter is really easy

    34 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear dmendoza2580's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi. I'm somewhat new so take that into consideration. It sounds like you're reading a script, not speaking from experience. Good luck!

    Peer Feedback:

    If your just starting out I think you have a nice natural delivery. Maybe slow down to emphasize some key phrases? Also "No need to freak out" is a line that could be delivered as a throw away line or sarcastically then "it's just a little pinch" becomes the punch line if that makes sense? Hope that helps you!.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hello. Yes I would agree with the other commenter. It sounds like you're reading it. Try to read it more like you are speaking with a friend - more conversational and see what you think. Keep going !

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    Script submitted by sorrytryagain34

    Script:

    American Gothic
    In 1930, an Iowa artist named Grant Wood asked his sister and his dentist to pose for a painting; a tribute to the tough rural stock of America.

    He dressed his sister in a simple frock: a white collar held close around her neck by a broach. The dentist he outfitted in overalls, a band collar shirt buttoned tight around the throat and a dark business jacket.

    He posed the couple, board-stiff in front of a plain house.

    The man, transformed by art into a Midwestern farmer, grips a pitchfork and stares straight ahead. The woman looks away.

    The resulting painting, called American Gothic, became one of the most enduring images of the decade, an icon of the spirit that survived the hard times of the Depression.

    39 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sorrytryagain34's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hello. Very nice read .... a couple of things come to mind. I would pause just a tad longer between paragraphs and by the end I felt like it was pretty much sounding all the same. Add more inflection, emotion and try that. Keep going !

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    Script submitted by sorrytryagain34

    Script:

    The Land Of Egypt
    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 of all the countries of the ancient world; it lived its own life, practiced its own religion, and made up its own government with hardly any outside interference either from or upon other civilizations.

    38 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear sorrytryagain34's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very clear and informative read. However to sound more real and convincing you should add inflections or pitch variance, hope that helps!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi This is nice matter-of-fact read. A suggestion: consider that the "t" in "the mosT.." in "ancienT," in "governmenT" were swallowed, making it difficult to understand if we were simply listening, without having the script. Hope this helps. Good luck.

    Peer Feedback:

    You have air hitting the mic. "always been" "apart and alien" "practiced its own religion" "with hardly"... adjust the mic a bit so you don't push air into the microphone. As long as the microphone is pointing directly toward your mouth, it can be sitting slightly above your mouth and/or to the side so the air flows past as you talk with less chance of it hitting the mic.

    Right now, it's getting hit just enough that you can clearly hear it through studio headphones. Also, don't use a noise gate and/or silence the space between your words. Noise gate and silence tools don't get rid of the background noise while you're talking so it makes the background noise stand out more and it makes the script sound choppier. Instead, record about five seconds of silence before you start recording your script and use a bit of the five second noise floor to copy and past over your breaths or where you would have used silence instead. (if you're using Audacity, don't forget to press 'Z' before you copy OR paste a segment. Z brings the segment ends to Zero point crossing which don't introduce artifact noises into your edits. You can also use the five second noise floor to get a noise profile when you use the noise reduction tool that audacity has to reduce the background noise throughout your track (including your voice) so that may help.

    You have a very kind and informative voice that lends itself very well to this type of script. A little more practice and you'll be golden. Good luck!

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    Zelle

    Script:

    This is Zelle - a fast, safe, and contact-free way to send and receive money with the people you know and trust. You can send money to people for all kinds of things! Yup, even yoga. Did we mention it’s fast? Like, money straight into your bank account in minutes fast. And you can find Zelle in the banking app of hundreds of banks and credit unions nationwide. So look for Zelle in your banking app today. Zelle: This is how money moves.

    41 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear eemercier's recording

    Hi there! I'm really just looking for performance feedback on this recording. I'm just starting out in the training program and have not yet invested in a home studio set-up. I received a lot of negative feedback on the quality last time I posted, so I really attempted to minimize noise, record in the quietest area I could find, and drop my volume this time. Unfortunately, I do just live in a noisy apartment building and don't have professional equipment at the moment, so please be forgiving and just focus on the read!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi. I'm also somewhat new, but here is my feedback. I think your performance is good. Recording quality is good. I could hear your breaths tho, so they should be removed. Good luck!

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    The Joker - Batman: The Killing Joke Monologue

    Script:

    The Joker - Batman: The Killing Joke Monologue
    Memory’s so treacherous. One moment you’re lost in a carnival of delights, with poignant childhood aromas, the flashing neon of puberty, all that sentimental candy-floss ...

    The next, it leads you somewhere you don’t want to go...

    ...somewhere dark and cold, filled with the damp, ambiguous shapes of things you’d hoped were forgotten..

    Memories can be vile, repulsive little brutes. Like children, I suppose. HAHA.

    But can we live without them? Memories are what our reason is based upon. If we cannot face them, we deny reason itself!

    Although why not? We aren’t contractually tied down to rationality!

    There is no sanity clause!

    So when you find yourself locked onto an unpleasant train of thought, heading for the places in your past where the screaming is unbearable, remember there’s always madness!

    Madness is the emergency exit...

    You can just step outside, and close the door on all those dreadful things that happened. You can lock them away... FOREVER.

    42 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear RYoung's recording

    My interpretation of the Joker, not trying to imitate any particular performance heaven's knows there's a lot of them! Thanks for listening.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hello RYoung,

    Your taking on this script is entertaining and I like how you put a background music to it.
    I love how you change of tempo, volume, pitch, and tone. It brings a unique character on your voice for this take. Good job

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks dmendoza, appreciate your feedback on this !

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    Tennessee Whiskey Ad

    Script:

    Tennessee Whiskey Ad
    DIRECTION: Commercial campaign to run on cable broadcast and web for an alcoholic beverage. These commercials celebrate Appalachian culture and the region in general. Is should be respectful and reverent treatment of the script.

    It would be nice if the voice was deep, with an accent from the region, but not overpowering. It does not have to have an accent however, it could just be mysterious

    SCRIPT:
    Born from Appalachian mud and mist; from passed-down secrets and past-on traditions; born from law abidin’ and law unabidin’; born from calloused hands and broken back; born from deep blue grass and rich Bluegrass; born from good people and shared with the same.

    49 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear RYoung's recording

    I left off the southern accent and went for mysterious, thanks for listening!

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    Peer Feedback:

    If you live near the Appalachian Mountains, it would be pronounced "App-uh-latch-in" or "App-uh-latch-un". Outside of Appalachian, you get a variety of versions, one of which you used. So for this ad, I think I'd go with the way they'd pronounce it. I like the hint of a Southern accent you included but maybe a hint more. The Tennessee accent (although it varies greatly) tends to hit the 'R' harder. I still like a pulled back version, so you keep the clarity. So just a hint more of the accent, if that makes sense. The tag line, 'Tennessee Whiskey', is not quite there for me. It didn't sound like a complete sentence, like it could stand up on its own. But you're voice/tone is awesome. Good job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey RYoung! This might be my favorite piece from you yet! The pronunciation of Appalachian could be an issue if it was only airing in that region.

    I didn't mind your "Tennessee Whiskey" tag, but I thought maybe "born from deep blue grass and rich Bluegrass" could have been a little smoother.

    Other than that, a nice read, sir! My two cents...thanks for the opportunity to listen and comment!

    Rich

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    Lions

    Script:

    The lions must hunt and find food soon or they will die. The pride follows the herd hoping to find an opening. The cubs are too young to keep up and very soon will perish from hunger. Life is tough here on the plains and survival is far from guaranteed. A simple injury can often spell the end for both predator and prey.

    The dry season and heat are too much for some. Both elephants and lions press on and soon the rains will come and with it, the life giving water and greenery that can promise life for all.

    The lions have brought down a young elephant that has strayed from the herd. This much needed break will feed the pride for a week and has probably made the difference between life and death.

    38 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jasoncawley39's recording

    Just keeping up with practicing, any tips on how to perform this one better would be greatly appreciated. I think I'm making some improvements, but still trying to connect all the dots here. Let me know, again, any and all advice/tips/suggestions are appreciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hello jasconcawley39,

    Your recording from this scripts is really good. I notice the there was a long pause transition from the 1st passage to the 2nd passage than the 2nd passage to the 3rd passage.

    I like the tempo you've given on each passage, it has that consistance pace.

    For the pitch, there is noticeable change of pitch when you are saying the keyword that essence the purpose of this script;
    i.e. The first line "The lions must 'hunt' and find food 'soon' or they will 'die'
    You did this on every line and you did it well.

    Although I find the change of tone from the 2nd passage change compare from the 1st and 3rd passage. The tone for the 2nd passage you give his lively and the 1st and 3rd passage are serious and concerning.

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    Canada 2

    Script:

    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.

    46 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear katelyndawnvo's recording

    Looking for feedback on performance only. Any feedback is appreciated. Thank you! :)

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very uplifting and happy type delivery. Maybe the last sentence you want to peek or crescendo a little more for the ending. Also the sentence prior to the last one could also be more powerful stating that Canada is more than enough to stir anyone's soul, if that makes sense, nice job and good luck!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey Katelyn, great voice for this type of read. Sounds really fitting, I would just slow that last line down a little to send it home.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Katelyn! I thought this was fabulous. Your voice is so easy to listen to and great for this kind of read. My one comment is that it all sounds kind of the same. How can you differentiate between the two sentences and add some variety? Perhaps think about who you're speaking to when you're encouraging them to experience Canada and really focus in on your tactic - to excite, inspire, whatever it is!

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    Chuck-e-cheese's

    Script:

    Why are these kids laughing? Why not? Fun and joy of learning are essential to growing up and we're proud to play our part at Chuck'E'Cheese's by supporting children's public television where a kid can be a kid.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear calalilyuf's recording

    Day 13/90. Ever feel out of sync with yourself? These past couple of days, that's been me. I've been trying to go through my mental checklist while hoping to ride it out. But please let me know what you hear that I can improve because I'm going to have to do the same thing when I'm getting paid to record while I'm not "feeling" myself. Thank you!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I'm right there with you this week Cala, this read came through strong and clear. I really liked the Why not? and the pacing change for the tag line to hit harder. Good stuff.

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    ADT Companion Services

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    This year... One out of 3 people over 65 will fall. Now, you can have peace of mind with ADT companion services. Just one touch of a button puts you in contact with an ADT trained professional who can call an ambulance and help with any medical emergency. Protect your independence. Call now for free information about ADT companion services. ADT. Always there.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear calalilyuf's recording

    Day 12/90 I'm doing something not quite right but I can't put my finger on it. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think your forcing too much, to intense, you can hear glottal stop @ peace of ...
    I've some of your other reads that were very good, I would just relax and also back away from mic or turn down gain,(mouth noises). Hope that helps and thanks for sharing that!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you!! It does. Once it was pointed out it was so obvious.

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    Information

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    Every year, companies around the world spend in excess of thirty billion dollars on market and consumer research. Companies like Nielsen, Kantar, IMS, Gfk, ipsos and Synovate have become global knowledge powerhouses by conducting research into consumer behavior for more than 60 years.The thirty billion dollar research industry is driven by the need for information. Information about consumers, how they act, what they like, when they spend, how they shop and why they think the way they do has led to an insatiable need for information. The more data, the more accurate the data, and the more intelligence that can be derived, the more valuable the information. Consumer surveys, mystery shoppers and casual human observation provide brief glimpses into the psyche of the consumer.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear damian0's recording

    Critique everything, space, performance, editing

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very professional read. Your voice is a good fit for this type of script. It felt a little slow at times but given that this is an informative script, it didn't deter much from the listening experience. Nice job.

    Peer Feedback:

    I would tone it down somewhat, there seems to be yelling when you want to emphasize something. Relax and back off the mic or turn your gain down when recording would also help.Your voice is unique so don't lose that!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hello. Yes I agree with RYoung's comment but all in all a very good read.

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    Boston University

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    Wondering what it's like to be a student at Boston University? Take one of our virtual tours to learn about the lives of some of our students and their varying backgrounds, interests and majors.

    Freshmen can learn more about what to expect during their first year at BU including time management, how college differs from high school, and what living in a residence hall is really like.

    Interested in the person you could become with a degree from Boston University? Check out the Senior Experience tour to learn from students who "know the ropes". Find out about the challenges and rigors of various majors, the benefits of internships, and preparing for the world after graduation.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear SteveVO's recording

    Thoughts?

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like it Steve, especially the last paragraph which turned as the conclusion or solution of the read really well!

    Peer Feedback:

    ZOOOOM! Is this for the Flash or Quicksilver? It's too fast. Do you speak to people in front of you this fast?

    Peer Feedback:

    I loved it and yes .... slow down just a tad. Doesn't need to be much. Kept my interest !

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice tone and attitude, Steve, but...I have to agree...a little too fast and it took away from the connection between you and the listener. I've struggled with going to fast on copy as well. One of my coaches made me do a read over and over, each time slower than the time before. When I got to the one he liked...he said...now go listen to the first one you did...and the one I just said would book. Yikes!

    You got this! As always...thanks for letting me comment. Hope that helps! Keep up the great work!

    Rich

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    Pepperidge Farm Bread

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    Remember when you used to sit in your grandma’s kitchen when she was baking homemade bread? And remember when she’d take a freshly baked loaf from the oven and top it with your favorite jam? Mmmmm! At Pepperidge Farm, our bread has the same wholesome goodness and flavor as grandma’s -- and it’s as close as the nearest grocery store. PEPPERIDGE FARM remembers.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear CYeschenko's recording

    More fun with practicing! Any comments are appreciated, especially regarding performance. Thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I'm going to go all critical on you because, well, you asked.

    - That was a "yikes" too long on the 'Mmm'. You had it and then it got weird with the extended vocal fry ending.
    - I'd like it if you sounded a little bit more reminiscent of grandma's baked bread. You're reading it in a relaxed tone but I don't hear the memory in your voice.
    - I think it would sound better if you emphasized 'favorite' a little more than jam (right now you've got jam emphasized more).
    - You're throwing away their key comparison. That their bread is like grandma's. So it'd be cool to hear you play that sentence up a bit in your unique style.
    - You can throw away the first Pepperidge Farm but not the Tagline one. That's the one you have to nail. And tie that to the beginning because that's what the 'remembers' means.

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    Ratatouille

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    Ratatouille
    Anton Ego: In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the *new*. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends. Last night, I experienced something new: an extraordinary meal from a singularly unexpected source. To say that both the meal and its maker have challenged my preconceptions about fine cooking is a gross understatement. They have rocked me to my core. In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau's famous motto, "Anyone can cook." But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist; but a great artist *can* come from *anywhere*. It is difficult to imagine more humble origins than those of the genius now cooking at Gusteau's, who is, in this critic's opinion, nothing less than the finest chef in France. I will be returning to Gusteau's soon, hungry for more.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear RYoung's recording

    The actor who did Anton Ego Peter O'Toole didn't use a french accent, so I tried my interpretation, don't mind my bad French accent! Thanks for any comments.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I applaud you on your bravery!! You get bonus stars for that!! But you can't ignore the accent since it's the entire script. The French accent comes more from mid-mouth to back of the throat (especially the 'Rs') and/or nasal, whereas you sound like you're talking exclusively toward the front of your mouth. Even if you did an exaggerated PePe Le Pew, I think you could dial the accent in better. Right now the accent kinda sounds like a French/Asian fusion (more towards the Asian if you lose the background music). (Mine sounds more like a French/German/Russian fusion so don't think I'm sitting on a high horse in judgement.) If you add a little more range to your vocals (pretend your voice is going on a rollercoaster ride) that might help dial in the accent more. Once you get the accent dialed in more (or just do a version without the accent), it'll sound fantastic. The music fit and didn't dominate the track, your voice was relaxed, the timbre of your voice awesome but the accent needs more work. I think if you just work on nailing the French pronunciation of "France", it'd go a long way into making the vocal posturing needed to get the rest of the script to follow.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for your insight calalilyuf I will certainly give that a try!

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    AARP

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    It’s right in your own backyard.

    While it may be hard to believe, roughly five million Americans don’t even know where their next meal will come from.

    In communities just like yours, there are many who need help.

    Join people across the country who are coming together with AARP Create the Good, to end hunger.

    Start today. It can be as easy as giving food or money to your local area food bank, or getting tips to start your own food drive.

    Whatever level of involvement is right for you, we’ve made it simple to find and help people in your area.

    So get involved. Go to www.createthegood.org/hunger.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear che free's recording

    Hi. Been out of the loop for a while. Thanks for listening and giving feedback. -Che

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very pleasant delivery, a little fast, maybe also more emotion? Overall you sound very professional though, thanks for sharing that!

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice read as a whole, and quite a positive tone... which I think leans a little bit too positive! Your pacing is quick too, which combined with the cheery tone doesn't exactly fit the gravitas of five million Americans wondering if they can eat tonight, at all. Taking a little bit more time and conveying solemn message at the beginning (without going too dark) will definitely help, and hook your listener from the beginning!

    Peer Feedback:

    I think part of the "pace" being mentioned before me...is the editing down of spaces and probably breaths between sentences. There are some hard-sell spots on TV and radio which take that approach, but AARP doesn't typically do that. The edits make the thing sound less conversational and less personal. Relax your pace a bit and imagine speaking to someone you know right in front of you. The breaths can be edited out...but the spaces still need to FEEL there.

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    30 Minute Hit

    Script:

    You are stronger than you ever imagined. That’s why 30 Minute Hit designed a high-intensity kickboxing circuit just for women. Ready to discover a whole new you? Book your free trial at 30minutehit.com

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear katelyndawnvo's recording

    Sorry for bombarding the feedback forum! I need to get in a few more practice reads before my coaching session :) 2nd take of this. I want this on my demo. I want to convey straight talk girlfriend to girlfriend - friendly uplifting cheerleader.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very Nice read...the tones were there. No background noise. Nice!

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice tone and pleasant read- it's great as a whole! For a second, different take (if you needed it) you could lean into the excitement of it and/or go for a less pleasant, more gritty or inspiring take? Those are other possible reads that could suit the text and it would give you more options if asked. Great work!

    Peer Feedback:

    A very pleasant voice and your technique is quite good as well.

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    Musicians without borders

    Script:

    Music is powerful. It can help heal the wounds of war, and raise the voices of the unheard. Musicians without borders will continue to use music as a tool to build connections, foster empathy and transform communities. Get involved at musicianswithoutborders.org

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear katelyndawnvo's recording

    This is going on my demo. I'm a musician and this is personally an important piece to include. I'm working on realizing I can breathe in copy. Working on that with my coach haha :) you know... that breathing is natural. Second upload of this script and working on emotion and also communicating the profundity of the subject matter.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good job. Might want to edit out your first breath intake. :) The emotion is there but some of the words are too slow and drawn out.
    Your recording quality is good too.

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    Lipton Tea and Honey

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    Why does Lipton Tea & Honey taste so great? It’s made from real fruit flavors and naturally sweetened with honey! Lipton Tea & Honey, real ingredients just taste better. Lipton, drink positive.

    44 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear katelyndawnvo's recording

    This is a potential for my demo. It plays well into my natural friendly girl vibe. Any feedback is appreciated! Thank you.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Bright and shiny! Makes me want to go get some tea. I like this one better for your demo.

    Peer Feedback:

    Excellent work on this! Friendly, inviting and uplifting, good work.

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    Big city hypnotist

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    We don't cotton to your kind coming around here, Mr. Big City Hypnotist! Always waving your watch in front of other people's faces, snapping your fingers, and expecting folks to be doing things you tell them to do. It just ain't right!

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear LoganL's recording

    On this one, I'd like more focus on critique of my choice on understanding the script. But all feedback is welcome, and please don't hold back, I want to improve everything to be as good as possible.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi, thanks for uploading. It sounds choppy, I know you are somewhat trying to do a character but the choppiness is distracting. I think you should go a little more over the top with this. The way the script is written with the slang and all is why I feel that is the right approach.

    Peer Feedback:

    Agree with previous comment. I couldn't understand the words "we don't cotton to" because it was very held back, almost like you were holding our mouth closed tightly. Try just jumping around and making some crazy noises and loosen up and really go for it. Have fun! :) Keep it up!!!

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    3Com

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    Nearly twenty years ago, 3Com Corporation launched a new industry by developing the first technology for networking personal computers. Today, 3Com is a company that maintains its leadership role with innovative solutions spanning the scope of communications. From the global enterprise to the neighborhood business, from the Internet point of presence to the home office, 3Com systems and products put computing resources within easy reach of millions of users worldwide. 3Com combines cutting edge research and development with world-class manufacturing facilities, and international service and support.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear thevoiceofsean's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Sounds informative and knowledgeable which I believe reflects your tone on this. I would say two things might help with your delivery on this one would be engage more or as they say smile two would be the pace, especially at the end it sounded as if you were in somewhat of a hurry to finish up the read. Overall great work and I hope that helps!

    Peer Feedback:

    Killer delivery! If I was in the directors chair, I would just say, try another take, slow it down a hair, it sounds like your trying to rush through it. The word "internet" sounded like "intanet".

    Peer Feedback:

    First off this is really good. You seem about 90% of the way there. Like others said slow down a smidge and try to "feel" the words a little more.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks so much guys for the kind words. I didn't realize that none of my -ER's came out normal. intanet, entaprise.... I appreciate the feedback.

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    Dr. Seuss: From Then To Now

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    By now you should be standing in front of a series of world-famous children's books created by Dr. Seuss - beginning with number 88 on your left: Green Eggs and Ham.
    It's no doubt familiar to you and your family - over 1.5 million copies have been sold annually since its creation in 1960. In fact, even forty years after its debut, children still mail the author green eggs and ham. By the time this book appeared in bookstores and libraries in 1960, Dr. Seuss had become an industry.
    Take a moment and study the outrageous colors and free-spirited style the characters are rendered in. Look at the cover. It's quite unlike the traditional Dick and Jane books so popular before Dr. Seuss. You probably are already pretty familiar with the verse. But note how it all comes together on the pages displayed - the art, the verse, the design, the colors... even the size of the book itself. Not a wasted inch or unnecessary verse. It's all a symphony of very well orchestrated nonsense. And like all of his creations... it works; wonderfully.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear katVO's recording

    Hello. I'm new. ... looking for performance critiques. I know the recording quality is crappy. Thanks so much !!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good job! A couple of suggestions. The recording quality is very sub par. The noise in the background is distracting. The dog in the background obviously is a no go.

    From a vocal quality, the quality of the voice is pretty good. Some of the phrasing seems odd to me. It doesn't flow and looses my interested pretty quickly.

    I think you have great potential with some coaching and practice. Keep up the great work and keep listening to others and try to find small things to improve yours.

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    Decoding Nazi Secrets

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    By Mid 1940, the German Army had conquered all of Western Europe.
    Hitler was tightening the noose around Britain
    In the Atlantic, German U-Boats were decimating Allied convoys, threatening to cut off Britain's only lifeline.
    But Churchill had a secret weapon, the strangest military establishment in the world.
    Crossword fanatics, chess champions, mathematicians, students and professors, Americans and British, all came here with one common aim: to unlock the secrets of the Enigma; a machine which concealed Germany's war plans in seemingly unbreakable code.
    If Enigma could be penetrated, everything Hitler plotted would be known in advance.
    At Bletchley Park, there unfolded the most astonishing exploits of the Second World War

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear SteveVoice's recording

    Looking for feedback on the recording, quality of read, and changes in tone or emotion Thank you to all for your thoughts and I truly appreciate it

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good tone and performance. The recording sounds a bit airy and in a big room. If you add some sound baffles to your room and edit out your breaths this is a good take. Cheers.

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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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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear CYeschenko's recording

    Any comments on performance would be appreciated- thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very nicely done. Just a couple of things stood out for me. When are are reading "more than any other airline in the world" the end of the sentence fades away slightly. There is something about the way you say "Delta Airlines" at the very end that just doesn't sit right with me. I'd love to hear you read this with more command all the way through. Keep going ! :)

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi there! Nice work you have a good tone for this kind of read. The thing I found consistently was your pronunciation. Some words were sounding a little bit mumbled. So work on making sure you are speaking clearly. :)

    Peer Feedback:

    I have to say this felt a bit slow to me! Might just be personal preference. I think what's described in the copy is exciting, though - non-stop flights to countless cities and amazing destinations...Can you infuse it with a bit more of that excitement so the listener really wants to choose Delta?

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    Argentina

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    Mention Argentina and images of gauchos and the tango come to mind. But for many who visit it’s also a country full of natural treasures. These range from its barren northern landscapes to the sheer beauty of the soaring Andes. From spectacular thousand-foot high waterfalls - to its extensive wine region.

    At the center of all this is the capital city of Buenos Aires, renowned for its European sophistication. Despite its size, one-third of the population of Argentina clusters in Buenos Aires, the economic core of the country, and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world.

    It’s a rare privilege indeed to be able to get this exceptional perspective of the capital, because from this vantage point one can truly appreciate the grandeur of this legendary city.

    Below us now is the famous “plaza de mayo” considered to be the very heart of Argentina. It is in this square that the people have always come together, in good times and in bad.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear SteveVO's recording

    One of my desires is to do voice overs for travel. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hello SteveVO, remember you are drawing images with your voice, don't break them. I have done tourguide narrations and there's always some images to show, usually your voiceover is included in a video so, for example, when you say "These range from its barren northern landscapes to the sheer beauty of the soaring Andes. From spectacular thousand-foot high waterfalls - to its extensive wine region." you are speaking about things that are supposed to be amazing, beautiful, enormous, you get it... make the tourist want to go there and enjoy those places!

    I also feel it's too fast for the purpose of the narration.

    Hope this helps! you should record it again with all the feedbacks so we can check the difference!
    Greetings!

    Peer Feedback:

    Excellent work! No critique.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks, all. I may re-record it.

    Peer Feedback:

    The recording itself sounded very good. I would tend to agree with the previous comment that the pacing was a bit fast and it think a longer pause would be helpful in adding to your descriptions between paragraphs. I wanted to get a greater sense of wonder at the places and areas you are describing, and how wonderful they are which would make the listener want to go there.

    Peer Feedback:

    @gazx8 if you look at the practice script it says travelogue which is a piece of writing about travel, yes it may include slides or film, but there are no visuals here and he didn't say it was a tour guide narration! So why would you put long pauses on a practice script where there's no visuals? I thought the natural conversations style and inflections we're near perfect! You can add pauses with editing. I would vehemently disagree with the other comments!
    RYoung

    Peer Feedback:

    Love this its so great! I could hear this as a professional piece for an ad for Argentina. There were bits in this that felt you were rushing just a bit. You had a beautiful pacing for this part:

    These range from its barren northern landscapes to the sheer beauty of the soaring Andes. From spectacular thousand-foot high waterfalls - to its extensive wine region.

    I was listening to it without reading so there were parts I had a hard time following as it was just a tad bit too quick. I have borderline ADD though haha!

    Really amazing work!

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    Prostate Cancer

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    ….When I look at my older brother I see someone who lives life to the fullest. Someone who could do anything. But there was a time when I thought that might change. Not long ago he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. But we were fortunate. He survived. The truth is, prostate cancer can affect all men. If you are African American or over the age of 50, you're at higher risk. But there is good news, too. Prostate cancer has one of the highest survival rates of any type of cancer. Learn what you need to know. Call the American Cancer Society at 1-800 ACS 2345….that's 1-800-ACS 2345. Prostate cancer…get the facts.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Cool Voiceovers's recording

    Thank You in advance for your honest opinion on this reading.

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    Peer Feedback:

    What a great almost Morgan Freeman (spelling?) like warmness! Very relatable and personable tone. I noticed when you pronounced the Fs in "affect all men," and "fifty" it sounded like you had a little extra saliva that was audible. Not all together distracting, just something I heard. Read was consistent until the end with a little extra pause before "Prostate cancer...get the facts." I liked the seriousness of "get the facts," but maybe say it in a more encouraging tone rather than a potentially condemning tone? I like either angle because it is a serious issue so maybe try both and imagine what you would receive better if you were the audience. Great voice, voice over!

    Nathan

    Peer Feedback:

    Really nice read. I enjoyed it! I don't have much to comment on just a few things stood out to me. The last line "get the facts" was kind of lost. This is an important statement so make sure you don't have it trail without the importance it needs.

    Secondly, the word "at" and "that's" before the phone numbers really stood out with a lot of emphasis. This didn't feel like a natural conversational way of speaking.

    Those are my suggestions. Nice work overall.

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    Leadership

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    Many people quickly assume that being a good leader means you're a good manager and vice versa. The two concepts are actually quite distinct and understanding that distinction can help you understand what it means to be good at either or good at both.
    Leadership is setting the tone of an organization; the broad objectives and long term goals will come from the leader, and then managers need to execute on a plan to attain them. Leadership is not necessarily getting caught up in all the details but rather setting the plan and inspiring people to follow them.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear travis.r.berg's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Nice read, good interpretation, my only comments are maybe slow it down a little in the first paragraph and it sounded like you put a period where there is a comma in the second paragraph.Overall nice job.

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked your interpretation of the script, and I would encourage you to smooth out some of the words. I have the tendency to do what I hear you doing, which is to over-enunciate and focus on syllables, when just a slight emphasis will make it stand out enough over the rest of the text to give it the emphasis you're looking for. Some of it causes sibilance to really stand out. Examples of this are: "assume," "setting," "come," "need,""necessarily." Overall, really nice work.

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice as a whole- though definitely will second the comment above that many syllables were punched/extended a bit too much, which breaks the listener out of the otherwise well-paced and measured read. Smooth those out and you're good to go!

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    Podcast Outro

    Script:

    Thanks for joining us for this episode of Pawncast247. Be sure to check Pawncast247.com to learn more and access other episodes of the show to get even more pawn knowledge and experience straight to your earbuds.

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    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear travis.r.berg's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Very nice delivery and tone, but I did hear a little feedback. I would try working with the acoustics in your room.

    Peer Feedback:

    Would be better to hear a more natural read, Smile more and use some more inflections.

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    A Story

    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 its 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.

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    Practice Recording:

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    Peer Feedback:

    I though the pacing was a bit faster in the beginning then slowed down nicely in the second half. The reading was good, maybe would like to add more to the tone by changing inflections at times .Sound was very good

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    Lenders

    Script:

    39. LENDER’S BAGELS (radio commercial)
    As a New Yorker, I know a good bagel when I see one. And let me tell ya, Lender’s makes
    one that can’t be beat! Available in all your favorite flavors. Hey, you can trust a New
    Yorker. Lender’s … just like New York!

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    Practice Recording:

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    Just keeping up on the practice train, trying to flesh out my brooklyn/generic nyc accent. Any and all advice/tips/suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

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    Peer Feedback:

    This sounds great ! Very well paced and wonderful accent.

    Peer Feedback:

    Really nice! I would just say think about editing out the breath before "Available". Other than that I like it

    Peer Feedback:

    I liked it, but I think you could bring a lot more life to it. The sentences sounded like they trailed off and went a little monotone, to the point you sounded a little bored.

    Peer Feedback:

    Great work with the accent, but the lack of pitch variation leads it to be almost too conversational. The best of both worlds would be to keep the relaxed tone but shift up the delivery a bit, mainly on the first three lines... the second line even ends with an exclamation for a bit more emphasis! As a whole though it's coming together, nice work.

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    Lindor

    Script:

    Take a moment. Indulge in Lindor, with a milk chocolate shell and a smooth melting centre. Crafted by the Lindt master chocolatiers. Lindor only from Lindt.

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    Practice Recording:

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    Hi there! This is a piece I'm using for my upcoming demo recording session. I'm practicing it again and I'm applying some of the comments from the first go. 1) I kept my volume knob on my interface at 1 o'clock to reduce the noise floor. However, as this read is quiet and intimate I had to normalize it after so it would be loud enough. I hope the noise floor is lower than the last one. 2) I researched the correct pronounciation for "Lindt" and "chocolatier" I'm using a pronounciation from one of their ads. 3) This is hard because I need to be closer to the mic but avoid mouth sounds and try to use my diaphram to project more. Anyways, I really hope this hits the marks as I worked on it for over an hour :|

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    Peer Feedback:

    I love how you are feeling the reading. You convey a sweet and sultry demo.

    Peer Feedback:

    You have a nice tone to your voice. I'm not sure completely how I feel about the interpretation. To my ear, it sounds not so much like you're talking about something that would sound delicious as it sounds almost erotic and evocative, which would be a completely different feel.

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