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    Yardley's Lavender

    Script:

    Yardley’s English Lavender

    Lavender. For ages, its velvety blossoms have captivated lovers of beauty. For centuries, fresh, seductive lavender has been the signature scent of Yardley’s fine soaps. Yardley’s soap is milled according to the oldest traditions. Its lavender is grown and harvested in the south of England. There’s nothing like lavender. And no soap like Yardley’s.

    38 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear dhankvoice's recording

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    Alacola Valley

    Script:

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

    41 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear omair215's recording

    First recording I've ever made. I think there are a few plosive's in here.

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    Peer Feedback:

    My first one, I think I would need to

    slow down slightly
    emphasize words more
    reduce plosives and glottal stops.

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    Allstate Insurance - Agent

    Script:

    Go ahead... Make a wish... Now call your Allstate agent. Because today, planning makes wishes come true. And your Allstate agent can help make sure that “family security”, “college funding”, and even a “healthy retirement” are in the stars for you. Your Allstate agent wants to be your agent for life. You're in good hands with Allstate Life Insurance.

    34 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear hushpanda's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    You have a good voice, lower in tone which can be difficult to make interesting and non "monotone" (believe me, I work with the same issue). Work to make this interesting, sure its insurance but no one will want to get the insurance if it sounds "wishy washy".

    One thing that you do a ton is you tend to treat every comma as the law. when you read " that “family security”, “college funding”, and even a “healthy retirement” are in the stars for you." it turned into 4 sentences with big breaths in between. Try practicing with it as if there were no commas in the script. Try to meld the words together so it sounds more natural.

    It seems you're a bit rough around the edges smooth that out and you'll do great!

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    ADT Companion Services

    Script:

    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.

    43 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear hushpanda's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I have a question for you. Who is the audience? To me it sounds like you are just reading a presentation in front of a class or something, no emotion just getting the words out. Really express yourself! Try a normal take, an over exaggerated take, and one right in the middle. Then listen back to all 3 of them and feel the difference.

    Last note is that you stayed at the same pitch the entire script so it was hard to differentiate the big points from just the fluff of the commercial. Try raising your pitch higher for words you want to emphasize and then go back to your natrual voice. It takes some practice (believe me, I'm not perfect at it yet either) but it does make a HUGE difference.

    You have a good voice, keep working to improve it!

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    Air Jamaica

    Script:

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

    55 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rjaywooten's recording

    I'm curious about : - sound quality - performance quality

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    Peer Feedback:

    Good to this novice's ears...forgive me if I am wrong but 'whisk' could get a wee bit more of the 'wh', perhaps??

    More power to your 'pipes'!

    Peer Feedback:

    Nice reading. I like the variety you give throughout the piece in volume and tone. Appropriately placed.

    See if you can add a little space for "party all night". I love the excitement you bring to that phrase, but it mixes with "on our island" so it feels out of place.

    I feel you loose a little of the excitement with the price point of flights. Make a listener feel like that price is amazing and a deal not to pass up!

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    A1 Steak Sauce

    Script:

    With steak, you want to make every bite count. That's why we use A-1 Steak Sauce. A-1 brings out every single bite of steak, or even hamburger. Mmmmm, delicious. For me, there's only one steak sauce, A-1. Because A-1 has all the taste that makes every bite count.

    56 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rjaywooten's recording

    Let's pretend it's an audition. Is this bookable? Can it be improved. Is the mmmm, delicious creepy? I was just trying for something unique.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Job well done.

    Only one thing that I could hear is maybe not having a pause after "all the taste" and run that whole sentence together until your great emphasis on the last 3 words.

    Peer Feedback:

    Very well executed...all the best!

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    711

    Script:

    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.

    53 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear rjaywooten's recording

    1st private coaching session with Art. Part of my homework is posting these in the forum.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I like your conversational tone to your reading. In saying that, i think you could use even more. For example, you say "nothing" when the script says it should be a little more slang. You do this well with "right near ya'". Continue it through more throughout

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    American Airlines

    Script:

    Welcome aboard American Airlines coast-to-coast service. We’ll be happy to do everything possible to make your flight with us a most pleasurable experience. We’ll provide you with all the information you need to know about your flight, your destination, and the equipment on which you are currently flying. In addition, we are proud to present our American Airlines feature film presentation, for our transcontinental passengers. We’d like you now to remove the plastic insert found directly in front of you in the seat back pocket. Please review the safety information during the flight for your own protection, in the unlikely event of an in-flight emergency.

    48 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Keli O's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I do not think your recording loaded properly

    Peer Feedback:

    I tried listening to this several times and could not get it to play.

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    Apartmentguide.com

    Script:

    Wearing out your welcome? Keep your friends, and search for your own place at apartmentguide.com. You’ll see more listings with more photos and more floor plans than anyplace on the net. You’ve read the book, now get the big picture. Apartmentguide.com… find your place.

    59 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear calliedraynor's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think you’re tone and inflection are spot on for this. Pacing and clarity are also really good. The recording sounds like it has a bit of an echo to me. I don’t know much about recording equipment, but perhaps it could be as simple as recording in a different room. Keep it up!

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    Atrial Fibrillation

    Script:

    Atrial Fibrillation

    The heart is a remarkable organ.

    It is a muscle that relaxes and contracts, pumping blood carrying oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.

    The steady rhythm of these contractions is controlled by electrical impulses that travel through the heart---first through the upper chambers, called the atria---and then through the lower chambers, called the ventricles.

    In order to reach the ventricles, electrical impulses must pass here, at the atrioventricular node.

    Atrial fibrillation occurs when a storm of electrical impulses spread through the atria in a chaotic and disorganized pattern, causing the atria to begin rapidly contracting.

    As a result, the ventricles may also begin contracting faster.

    When the heart is in atrial fibrillation, the body can't receive the blood and oxygen it needs.

    63 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear I M's recording

    I am trying a new genre: please write feedback about this. Sincerest thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I really like your voice. I think it fits the material you chose to narrate. I think you should try drinking way way way more water, or chewing gum before recording. I could hear a lot of clicks in your mouth and it was distracting. I also like your accent. It added a little flavor to a dense narration. Maybe try cutting out breaths, even at the start.

    Peer Feedback:

    I like a lot about this reading. Tone is great and pacing of your words is great. One thing that would be good is to add a few more pausing between sentences. It feels like you rush through to get this done to meet a timeframe. If you have a timeframe to meet, try either cutting the script or find a few key places and have pauses.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you so very much, rjaywooten, for the constructive feedback: it'll help me to strive for the best!

    All the best and God bless!

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you so very much, hushpanda, for the constructive feedback: it'll help me to strive for the best!

    All the best and God bless!

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    Apex Practice Script

    Script:

    Apex
    This "how to" video is designed to teach you how to draw a basic area
    using Apex.
    In future videos
    ,we will show you how to use the moreadvanced
    features of Apex that will help you get around those special or odd
    circumstances. For now, lets stick to the basics.

    63 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear gregtaylor1@verizon.net's recording

    Need editing practice. Using Audacity. Any tips on removing mouth noises are greatly appreciated.

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    Peer Feedback:

    First off you should slow down a bit. “ How to draw a basic video using Apex” sounds really rushed. In the first sentence, You emphasize the word ”you” but it would be better if you emphasized the words ”draw” and “basic.” Emphasizing “Apex” is correct, but you say it so fast that it kind of gets lost. In the last sentence, your inflection and emphasis is good. Keep practicing!

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    Olive Garden

    Script:

    Try The Olive Garden’s Mediterranean garlic shrimp, only $9.95 for a short time. Enjoy shrimp now sautéed in a new roasted garlic sauce of herbs and spices -- with free salad, soup, and bread sticks, during the Italian seafood festival at THE OLIVE GARDEN.

    65 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear FlynnRachelM's recording

    Hi again, Dan! OK, so here's actually the Olive Garden read I tried to upload before. And just like last time, please check for any type of mouth noises like mumbling, sibilance, --and any direction on the read would be great too! Many thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    I'm not sure if it was my a fault in my playback but I did hear some hum in the background . Your delivery was very good

    Peer Feedback:

    Good reading.

    I think you could use a little more emphasis on some words through this. You're trying to get people to want to come and eat at the restaurant...have a little more excitement with words like "sauteed", "roasted garlic", "free salad". Another way to get a little excitement is to vary up your speed and tone in your listing of "salad, soup and bread sticks".

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    Olive Garden

    Script:

    Try The Olive Garden’s Mediterranean garlic shrimp, only $9.95 for a short time. Enjoy shrimp now sautéed in a new roasted garlic sauce of herbs and spices -- with free salad, soup, and bread sticks, during the Italian seafood festival at THE OLIVE GARDEN.

    68 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear FlynnRachelM's recording

    Hi again Dan! Thanks so much for my last feedback. Here is the actual Olive Garden spot. Again, please check for any sort of mouth noises.. I'm recording my demo next week and I'm really concerned and nervous about my mouth. And of course any comments on the read is appreciated!!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-140708/script-recording-108280.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you should consider cutting out breaths and maybe trying a gate. It will really improve the quality of your sound. I liked your read. I liked the rhythm of the read. I think you could try a little more excitement as if this deal at OG is the best thing ever. I think a little bump in energy will make this a really great read. I like the quality of your voice. I think if you had a little jazz in there, it would make your read really special.

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    Burt's Bees

    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.

    72 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear JackeR.'s recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    I really like the tone and pacing of your reading.

    In listening with my eyes closed, it sounded great; I then looked at the script provided and saw the ellipse in the first sentence.

    I think the way you said it works but there is a pause built into the reading so it seems like the writer wanted some kind of pause.

    Peer Feedback:

    Thank you for the feedback, and you're totally right! I was editing out pauses by "looking" at my recording...but I edited out that pause without realizing that that particular pause should've remained. I'm a total beginner, but definitely learning as I go!

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    Biltmore Estate

    Script:

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

    75 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear JackeR.'s recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Try taking breaths at natural breaks punctuations that are presented to you in the readings. When starting sentences 2 and 3 you do not leave much pause, causing myself as a listener to not quite follow your flow of your reading as well as it could if you added natural breaks in where the periods are located. This also would not have you breathing in the middle of phrases like after "footsteps".

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you could slow down a little. Also try to pump it up. Let the feeling of grandeur and excitement fill your voice a little more. I do really like your voice though. It has a little smokiness which I think is really cool.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree you should slow down. Also I think it would help to add some variety in your pacing and emotion. You have a great sounding voice. Keep it up!

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    71 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear JackeR.'s recording

    First practice and upload, as per coaching session with Art Bruder- homework

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    Peer Feedback:

    Sorry I forgot to type out the written part of this recording....it was my very first upload. Still learning : )

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    Olive Garden

    Script:

    Try The Olive Garden’s Mediterranean garlic shrimp, only $9.95 for a short time. Enjoy shrimp now sautéed in a new roasted garlic sauce of herbs and spices -- with free salad, soup, and bread sticks, during the Italian seafood festival at THE OLIVE GARDEN.

    69 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear FlynnRachelM's recording

    Hi....Because of my braces, I can easily sound mumbly and have sibilance, so if you could please listen for any such instances, I'd appreciate it! And any direction on the read itself would be most appreciated as well. THanks!

    /sites/default/files/script-recordings/user-140708/script-recording-108264.mp3

    Peer Feedback:

    OK, so I'm having a horrible time with uploading these! I accidentally bounced the wrong file...so this isn't Olive Garden; it's Am. Express. I need to get this fixed--sorry!
    ~RACHEL

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Rachel...I get it, I'm completely new at this myself. So here goes...I thought the words "the financial plan" sounded a bit squished together, and at the very beginning of the recording, mouth sounds were a little loud. But seriously bravo for putting it out there...I really liked the pacing of the script.

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    Experian

    Script:

    Everything you're pretty good at now, you were once .. well .. pretty bad at
    But you learned .. and got better
    At Experian we believe it's the same with managing your credit
    You may not be good at it now, but that's okay
    because credit isn't just a score .. it's a skill
    and you can get better
    Experian
    Be Better at Credit

    77 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear jordang741's recording

    I would like to know where to put my VO files to be heard by the right people.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great reading. Love the tone you took with the type of music in the background; matched well.

    Something that I think that could add to this is emphasizing "can" more in the 3rd last line. By emphasizing that and maybe "you" as well, the listener gets a sense of positivity and go-for-it mentality matched with your well toned voice.

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    Smart Pet

    Script:

    Our pets delight us...
    Surprise us...
    And show their smarts in many different ways...
    They're funny...
    Crafty...
    Athletic...
    Heroic...
    And unconditionally loving.
    This summer, we're searching for smart pets across America.

    81 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear m.leroy88's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi M.Leroy88,

    The audio quality is poor with some buzzing. As for the read, it could be improved by sounding more enthusiastic and believing in what you're saying. Pretend you're actually having a conversation with someone rather than reading a script. Hope that helps!

    Peer Feedback:

    I'm sorry, the sound issue could be on my end--my computer is acting weird. So take that comment with a grain of salt. :-) Sorry about that!

    Peer Feedback:

    I didn’t mean to upload this...was practicing to see if it worked. Please disregard this

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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 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.

    84 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear montereichert's recording

    pace and interpretation

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    Peer Feedback:

    You sounded really good, the only suggestion i have is maybe slow it down a little and be more deliberate in the last paragraph to make each sentence stand out more.if that makes sense.

    Peer Feedback:

    You sounded very good, i just feel like you lost the initial momentum at the end of the read that you had in the end.

    Peer Feedback:

    Good reading.

    Something I would like to see is a little variety in the examples you have listed (first man, Egyptian, etc.). The end of all these examples are sounding the same to me. try and change out the emphasis on some of them to make it more intriguing to the listener.

    Peer Feedback:

    I think you should slow down and pause between ideas to give some separation and make it easier to understand. When you say the word chisel it sounds like chis-all, also the TH sound is lost in the word breaths. The recording sounds good, and you have a great voice!

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    84 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear zpomasl's recording

    I did not provide a script so you can just listen blind to see if it keeps your interest with the read and mix. Please let me know your thoughts. :-)

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    Peer Feedback:

    Yes listening blind is nice if you're not concerned with the script text. This was a nice read. It was relaxing and informative. Its hard to add detailed comments as I need to bounce your read off of the author's text but I will say you seemed to hit on the images the author was looking for.

    Peer Feedback:

    I enjoyed listening to this, quality sounded good. I thought the first half of the read could've had slightly shorter pauses or maybe a slightly quicker speed to keep me interested. I didn't feel that with second half of the read though. Nice job!

    Peer Feedback:

    This is a great read. I could definitely hear it in a museum or a documentary on the discovery channel. I loved the pacing and the performance.

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    DELTA

    Script:

    WHEN WE’RE BORN. WE ARE MORE ALIKE THAN DIFFERENT.

    BUT SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY, WE START TO BELIEVE THE MORE DISTANT WE ARE FROM EACH OTHER….THE MORE DISTANT WE ARE.

    ITS NOT UNTIL WE VENTURE INTO THE WORLD THAT WE SEE ALL WE SHARE.

    MAYBE THATS THE POWER OF FLIGHT.

    DELTA ISN’T JUST FLYING TO BRING US TOGETHER….BUT TO SHOW, WE WERE NEVER THAT FAR PART TO BEGIN WITH

    91 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear zpomasl's recording

    Would love your comments on the read and production quality. Thank you! :-)

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    Peer Feedback:

    Excellent interpretation. Vocal performance was very good. I would be careful on the pauses as there were a lot during the read. One mistake though, in the second paragraph you said "the more different we are". Should have been "the more distant we are" per the script.

    Peer Feedback:

    Really thought you were great....just thought that the last sentence had pauses that were a bit too extreme.

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with the misreading of different/distant. The same thing happens at the first paragraph when you say "we're" when it states "we are" and "Then somewhere..." but states "But somewhere..."

    I also think that "we" could be emphasized a little more throughout as well as some other words as well like "believe", "venture into" and "power"

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    Audition Recording:

    Click to hear touzet's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    The second read was better, less forced more natural style.I cant comment on recording quality but delivery is believable! The first read was more announcer type, did you get the job?

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    24

    Script:

    They can attack him.They can judge him.
    But they can never break him
    The nation is under siege
    and now Jack Bauer is on his own.
    The season premier of 24 begins now.
    Viewer discretion is advised.

    69 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 so the sound is echoy. Feedback on the reading itself (pronunciation, pitch, tone, flow, etc.) would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, -Kwency

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    Peer Feedback:

    Some of the pauses are too long and the endings to each phrase sound too similar. Eliminate the unnecessary pauses and vary the endings of each line and you will sound far more natural. Thanks for the post!

    Peer Feedback:

    I would agree. Pauses are a little too long and it sounds like you are changing your voice too much where it sounds unnatural. be yourself nd use your own voice. Keep it up!

    Peer Feedback:

    I was a little distracted by the background sounds, maybe try a more sound-proofed room. You have a great voice...I hear a lot of potential there!

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    Las Vegas

    Script:

    Las Vegas, Nevada, is unquestionably the most popular tourist destination in America. Yet with all the attention given to this desert oasis, there are still many questions we need answered. For instance: When’s the best time to visit? Do casinos cheat? How does one become a showgirl? Sit back, because whether you’re a gambler, a shopper, or just a tourist, this show has the answers to Las Vegas’s most frequently asked questions.

    85 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear LK's recording

    Thanks for listening!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Thanks for sharing! One thing to consider. There is a pretty important list of questions in the middle starting after "For instance". Make sure you vary you inflection on each while making sure they sound like a question. This list felt a bit drab so dont be afraid to really put emotion and flavor to it!

    Peer Feedback:

    I would try varying the pace a bit, just so it sounds more interesting and less monotone. However your words were really clear and easy to understand.

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    Alamo Travel Discounts

    Script:

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

    88 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 so the sound is echoy. Feedback on the reading itself (pronunciation, pitch, tone, flow, etc.) would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, -Kwency

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi Kwency,

    I really like the way you stretch out some words in this reading for effect, like cruise and cool - I think it helps engage the listener and makes it feel like you're on the vacation already!

    Nice job!

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    "Big Bowl of Love" Promo

    Script:

    TODAY ON OWN…

    WHEN CRISTINA’S IN THE KITCHEN, THE MENU MAY CHANGE…

    BUT SHE’S ALWAYS GOT SOMETHING TO DISH ABOUT.

    CRISTINA’S BIG BOWL OF LOVE.

    BRAND NEW EPISODE TODAY AT 10,

    ONLY ON OWN.

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    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 so the sound is echoy. Feedback on the reading itself (pronunciation, pitch, tone, flow, etc.) would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, -Kwency

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    Peer Feedback:

    I felt like this was a radio spot about this program! Great job

    Peer Feedback:

    The announcer technique is perfect for this promo. Maybe a little more energy to create excitement. Nice job!

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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.

    84 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Cwbys22's recording

    I am very new to voice overs, please comment.

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi,

    Overall I think this sounds really good!

    Based on feedback I've received myself (I'm new too), one thing you might work on is making sure you clearly pronounce/don't rush through transition words like "to."

    Nice job!

    Peer Feedback:

    Some comments on the recording quality. First, it sounds like there is a fan on in the background or something that is creating a loud hum. this can be heard throughout and takes a lot away from your performance. Definitely see if you can eliminate this! There was also a loud of mouth noise and plosives. Are you using a pop filter? If not, they are pretty cheap and can make a huge difference. Thanks for the post!

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    Adopted Children Seeking Biological Parents

    Script:

    It is natural for an adopted child to be curious about their biological parents or siblings. By collecting as much background information as you can during the adoption process, you may be able to satisfactorily answer some of your child's questions. At least until they are old enough or able to get further information on their own.

    84 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear linda.shortman's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hello Linda,

    Awesome voice for this. I am new to VO. Here are the few things that i noticed... sounds like the reading was a little fast. Also I feel like you are not pausing long enough between your periods and commas.

    Sincerely,

    Kwency

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree...great voice, nice recording quality...just slow it down a tad.

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi there! Really nice voice, very clear. The read sounded a bit too fast for me, and maybe the pauses sounded like they were edited a bit too short in length.

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    Excerpt from "Slayers 01- The Ruby Eye"

    Script:

    Sorry, reading from a physical book.

    78 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear DanteFrost21's recording

    Just trying to read though a couple books to build vocal stamina. Any tips or suggestions for improvement for Narration would be appreciated. I am new to narration/audiobook work.

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    Peer Feedback:

    I think you did a good job, although its tougher to comment on an audio read, I like your animated read!

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    Alacola Valley

    Script:

    Water. Clear, fresh and life-giving to the crops of the Alacola Valley. Rushing ever onward to the sea. The waters of the Minset River visit this lush valley to replenish the soil and color the land. Yellow citrus, green vegetables, blueberries and ruby-red fruit checkerboard the landscape in brilliant hues. Farmers, who have tended this land for generations move from field to field inspecting the size, calculating weight and measuring progress. Progress is slow. But only with time can the flavors of the Alacola Valley reach perfection.

    78 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Geoffrey Ivan's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Great read dude,

    You have a somewhat gravely fry in your voice that is perfect for this copy.

    Only note I had was that the way you pronounced landscape had a bit of nasality that seemed out of place compared to the tone you set throughout.

    But I say that's a really easy fix. Great work again man

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    Stevie Nicks -- Vh1 – Behind The Music

    Script:

    In the spring of 1987, Stevie Nicks checked herself into the Betty Ford clinic to end more than a decade of cocaine abuse. After undergoing a 30-day treatment, she was released. Stevie was determined to stay clean and anxious to continue her demanding career. She immediately went into the studio to record Tango in the Night with Fleetwood Mac. It would be their last album together for more than a decade. By early 1988, Stevie Nicks was running out of steam. She was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. After four months on the Tango in the Night tour, her final few shows had to be canceled.

    82 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Geoffrey Ivan's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi, Geoffrey,

    I thought your read was very good.

    Rebecca Ehrenpreis

    Peer Feedback:

    Very well done!! I can picture myself watching this on tv with this VT over it!

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    Balducci's

    Script:

    Can your food market pass a simple taste test? At Balducci’s, the food lover’s market, we put taste first. And this spring, we’re loading up our stores with fresh and chef-crafted foods that are simply bursting with flavor. Like majestic orange wild king salmon, flown in daily. And specialties like champagne ham, slow-smoked over hickory chips and glazed with pineapple juice and brown sugar…….We think stores that focus on ingredient lists are all well and good…. But now there’s a store that puts taste first. Balducci’s. The food lover’s market.

    78 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear MasonSVO's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey, man. Good read. I like your voice for this.

    Some of your commas seems to have different pause length. Some sounds like a period. Some, like they're not there (which is fine!). I dunno if that's your main goal but I found it a bit off.

    When you said "ingredient's list", it was hard to make out the word "lists". It could be something you can work on.

    Also, the speed might be a bit fast.

    Keep it up!

    Peer Feedback:

    Hello, I'm new to VO but here is my 2 cents...overall it sounds pretty good. I feel that the reading was a little fast though... And a tad bit monotone, try to give it a more conversational sound, as if you were talking to a friend one on one. and I think it would be perfect.7

    Sincerely

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    Yale University

    Script:

    Yale University was founded in 1701 as the Collegiate School, in Killingworth, Connecticut. In 1716, the school moved to New Haven and, with the generous gift by Elihu Yale of nine bales of goods, 417 books, and a portrait and arms of King George I, was renamed Yale College in 1718.

    85 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear LK's recording

    Hi, this is my first upload - any feedback is welcome - thanks for listening!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey, You're doing great.

    Based on my own coaching, I would say...
    First line is generally good
    Because this is narration, you should turn down the end of the phrase at "In 1716"
    With the right inflection, you can do with out pausing after "moved to New Haven" before the word "and". the pause before and after is too much.
    Definately turn down the end of the phrase "in 1718". Especially because it's the end... sounds like you are going to continue but change your mind.
    These are just some things that could use improving... generally sounds good

    If it's your first upload, I'd say you're off to a great start! You'll do well

    Geoff

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    American Tire Supply

    Script:

    Free. Now when’s the last time ya’ heard that? A while...right? Well at American Tire Supply, when you buy one all-weather radial tire, you get another one free! Plus, get a free alignment! Hey, with a deal like this, how can you NOT afford to visit. So hurry on down to your local American Tire Supply, where you can still hear the word free. Subject to dealer participation.

    91 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear MasonSVO's recording

    Just looking for any general feedback you guys have on my performance. Thank you in advance! -Mason

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey,

    You do this really well! Based on what I've learned from my own coaching, there's a few tings that i notice that could improve it.

    Pauses: I had to learn to cut out pauses. Sometimes, even when there is a comma, there is no need for a pause when it is being spoken. An example is after"American Tire Supply " in the first line. You can elongate the vowel at the end of "Supply" and continue into "when" instead of actually pausing. Don't stop after "Plus' or "Hey".
    try recording it without the pauses and listen back. You'll see the difference.

    I really like your voice - you're going to do well!

    Hope this is helpful,

    Geoff

    Peer Feedback:

    I agree with the above comments. You have a young tone to your voice and I love it for this type of spot. Careful on the long pauses. Work on sounding a bit more natural like you were telling a friend about tire store. Keep it up and I enjoyed listening ;-)

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    Easy Entertaining

    Script:

    Entertaining at home doesn’t have to be stressful. In this series of lessons, we’ll teach you the secrets of a company clean home as well as the ins and outs of hosting parties, and many other helpful hints. One of the most important aspects of having a successful party is making your home presentable. This can be accomplished with just three simple steps:

    Step number 1. Remove clutter from all public rooms.

    Step number 2. Lock the doors to all private rooms.

    And Step number 3: Concentrate on cleaning where it shows, especially the kitchen and bathroom.

    81 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear linda.shortman's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hi, Linda,

    Your read was good, but I would add a smile while reading and sound more energetic. It sounded a little flat. The tone of your voice was very pleasant.

    Rebecca Ehrenpreis

    Peer Feedback:

    Hey,

    Sounding good - you're going to do well!

    Be careful not to rush through words. For example, "One of the most"... Sounds like they're not important and you're just throwing them away. I know it's hard to slow something down when you naturally want to skip through them. Try putting on little emphasis on the word "One", and the following words will likely follow more slowly.

    Hope this is helpful!

    Geoff

    Peer Feedback:

    Hi there! I thought your voice was really perfect for this type of spot. There were two areas where I felt the words got a bit squished together: "as well as the", and "one of the most". The rest felt clear and I liked the natural flow.

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    84 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear juliechea's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    This could use a more inflection. Don't be afraid to get a little playful. Your recording quality is good. You have a nice voice.

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    After School Program Brand Video Script:

    Script:

    For those with The fewest resources and greatest needs.
    Add a critical time in their lives when all children deserve the chance to discover their own interests and talents, be inspired and encouraged.

    We’re an Organization with a unique story in one of the greatest cities in the world.
    We are LA’s BEST.

    An after school program founded by Mayor Tom Bradley in 1988 currently engaging 25,000 elementary school students every school day and economically distressed neighborhoods across Los Angeles at no cost to their families.

    In long-standing partnerships with the city of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles unified school district and private sector.

    We help our students explore enriching activities in the arts,STEM,literacy,sports,and more.

    Expanding opportunities for our students with proven results.

    87 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear Cwbys22's recording

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    Peer Feedback:

    Fairly good...to this beginner's ears. Best!

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    Script submitted by I M

    Script:

    Pre Boarding Announcement
    Script:

    Good afternoon passengers. This is the pre-boarding announcement for flight 89B to Rome. We are now inviting those passengers with small children, and any passengers requiring special assistance, to begin boarding at this time. Please have your boarding pass and identification ready. Regular boarding will begin in approximately ten minutes time. Thank you.

    77 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear I M's recording

    Please provide feedback about this recording: Many thanks!

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    Peer Feedback:

    The read is fine but I think you can be even more friendly. You're supposed to be "welcoming" and "inviting the passengers on board. There should be a warm tone in your voice. Try smiling while reading.

    Also, if you've taken the investigate VO class from Edge, you should have a copy of their handbook. That handbook is really helpful and really gives great advice on how to do a proper read and how a change in tone, volume, and other stuff can have differently meaning for those people listening.

    Keep it up! :D

    Peer Feedback:

    Hello,

    Sounds a little bit robotic, i would try to make it more conversational and warm. I notice some words are stretched a bit...for example, the word "passengers" in the first sentence, try to reducing the word stretch a little.

    SIncerely,

    -Kwency

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    Building Announcement

    Script:

    MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION! - MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION !
    This is the building management. A situation currently exists that requires everyone to immediately exit the building. Please remain calm and follow the exit signs directing you to the emergency stairwell exit on the EAST side of the building and relocate to the Huntington Park. Please do not use the middle stairwell and do not attempt to use the elevators. Do not re-enter the building unless instructed to do so. Thank You.

    83 people have played this

    Practice Recording:

    Click to hear I M's recording

    Feedback requested for recording quality and performance...many thanks in advance!

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    Peer Feedback:

    Hey, man. Good stuff. I think the read is too fast even with context.

    I know that urgency is important in this read. But I think it's more important to make the read more understandable than speeding through it.

    Yes. Urgency is important but if the people can't understand you (especially in stressful situations), then it won't be as beneficial compared to it being read clearly.

    Keep it up! :D

    Peer Feedback:

    Hello,

    I think this is a really good read.

    Only thing is that its a little fast...also, i like how you emphasized a few words such as "immediately and EAST"...I do think that the word "Huntington Park" could be emphasized a little more, so that it could be clear to the listener where they should go. Also, on the second sentence try to add some emphasis on "building management" to make it clear to the listener.

    Otherwise, this sounds great.

    -Kwency

    Peer Feedback:

    Sincerest thanks for the detailed feedback, pfulgencio and kwency32...

    Have a blessed remainder of the day!

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