Voice123 has upgraded itself to version 2.5 . Their server is very slow today as talents there must update their profiles and demos. I am giving it all a rest for now and will try again later. I am among the 3500+ or so registered there as part of an overall marketing plan, to greater and lesser degrees of involvement there.
I am in the lesser degree of involvement category, but it seems like some people live and die by this service and I say, “Go for it.”.
Earlier this week I sent V123 a nice little email expressing my humble opinion of their “Smartcast” ratings system which has been in effect since July, 2007, and how I believe talent should be ranked by the actual job worked, and not be ranked and penalized with a low rating for taking the time to submit a custom audition: I now am sharing this with anyone interested in reading on.
I don’t write in much, and am fully aware that this idea is quite contrary to your “Smartcast” model, but I feel strongly that a talent should not be “rated” by the client upon auditions. Either the talent is the voice or is not.
Talent should be rated , however AFTER the job is performed. This rating will serve many purposes.
- Can the talent truly deliver the performance and how good is the talent to work with?
- Do they adhere to an ethical standard, were they professional, etc.
- Did they complete the job in a timely manner and uphold a quality standard?
(Jobs completed) These are things which should be ranked, and talent should not be ranked and penalized by the audition process. Thank you.
Well I haven’t heard back from them…yet. If I do, I’ll post it here. It appears the folks at V123 are very proud of their little widget just the way it is , thankyouverymuch.
Like it or not V123 is a big player and its crowded at the bottom. I will not whine about this. I merely state a fact.
Any thoughts or opinions from other v/o folks?