iPad App Talent User Guide by voicesdotcom

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									                                                 iPad
                                              Version 2.0




    iPad App
Talent User Guide



   The Official Guide For The Voices.com iPad App




                                        David Ciccarelli
                                 Chief Executive Officer and
                                 Co-Founder of Voices.com
USING THIS GUIDE
This guide will help you to...
✓ Learn how to download the app
✓ Login to your account or sign up free if you’re new to Voices.com
✓ Navigate around the iPad app


Plus, you’ll learn about amazing features such as...
✓ Creating a profile to showcase your work as a voice talent
✓ Recording demos using your iPad
✓ Auditioning for voice-over jobs
✓ Accepting payment in a safe, secure way


Ready? Let’s jump in!




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DOWNLOADING THE APP
How Do I Download and Install The App?
It's a simple process to download both free apps and paid apps to your phone. Most
people writing directions for "how to download apps to iPad" assume that you have
a username and password. Follow the instructions below for easy downloading.

 1. First you will need to create an account on the Apple AppStore website before
    you can download any apps. Follow the link below to take you to the sign up
    page.

 2. When you sign up, you will need a credit card or payment information, even if
    you only download this free app, Apple AppStore will still require this
    information. After you are done with this process, you should have a
    username (email address) and a password. You will need these to download
    the apps.

 3. From your iPad, click on the App store button and scroll through to find the
    Voices.com app. Or, you can just search “Voices.com” in the App store and it
    will come right up.

 4. Select the Voices.com app and hit the "free" button (it's a free app), it will then
    change the "free" to "install." Click again to install. Here is where you will enter
    your username and password. You should only have to enter your username
    once and your iPad will remember it, but you will need to always enter a
    password to prevent just anyone from downloading apps to your iPad.

 5. Once your iPad has started downloading the app, a status bar will show up to
    indicate how long it will take to download, (approximately 1 minute). Once it is
    complete, you can access your new app on your iPad.




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SIGNING UP
New Voices.com Members
You can sign up for a free Voices.com
account to get access to the cool new
features of the Voices.com App.

The first step is to select your account
type. Are you a talent or client?

A client is a person who is looking to
hire a voice talent for a project such
as a commercial, narrate a video,
provide a voice for a character in a
game or record a voicemail message.

A talent is a person who is looking for
voice-over work, wants to record a
sample of their voice on their iPad
and promote themselves to
prospective employers.

To sign up, all you need to do is select
a username, password and add your
name and email address. That’s it!
Once you’ve signed up, you’ll be
immediately logged in and can start
using the app right away.




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LOGGING IN
Existing Voices.com Members
Already a Voices.com member?
Awesome! All you need to do is login
with your existing username and
password and you’ll have instant
access to your Voices.com account
on your iPad.


Getting a New Password
If you forgot your password, that’s
OK. Simply click the Forgot
Password link on the Voices.com App
login screen and you’ll see the option
to have your password reset. Just
enter your email address and we’ll
send you a new password.




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CREATING YOUR PROFILE




As a voice talent, you have most of the same sections as clients using the app,
however you also have some amazing new areas.

Just like your web page on Voices.com, your profile on the iPad app has been
given the same amount of attention to detail when it comes to design, layout and
ensuring that all the most relevant information is in the right place.

Your profile includes three main sections; Bio, Demos and Feedback.




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WRITING YOUR BIO
Bio
On your Bio, you can list all your
biographical information starting with
your Highlights, the first section listed
where you can summarize who you
are, what you can offer and any
achievements or accomplishments
you’d like to share.

Next, take a few moments to complete
the rest of the fields which include:

 •    Languages
 •    Accents
 •    Ages
 •    Special Skills
 •    Experience
 •    Years of Experience
 •    Education
 •    Microphone
 •    Computer
 •    Equipment
 •    Delivery Methods
 •    Turnaround Time
 •    Service Description
 •    Testimonials
 •    Client List




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MANAGING YOUR DEMOS




Showcasing Your Demos
Showcase your skills by adding a sample recording of your voice. If you’ve already
recorded and uploaded a voice over demo, you’ll see a list of your demos here. If
you’re new to Voices.com or haven’t created a demo recording yet, you can record
your voice using this app!

Editing an Existing Demo
On the Demo Details screen, you can edit any of the text information by clicking the
pencil icon to go into edit mode. You can edit the title, language, category,
description and tags. This information is important because it’s used in the
Voices.com search engine when a prospective client is looking for a voice talent.
As a rule of thumb, the more information the better. You also have the ability to
delete a demo if necessary.

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ADDING A DEMO
Using The Studio To Record a Demo
One of the most amazing features of
the iPad App is the ability to record a
new demo and have it featured on
your profile and in the Voices.com
search engine. Using the iPad’s built-
in microphone, you can record a
sample of your voice. To get started,
click the “Add Demo” button and click
on the red record button. You’ll be
presented with the recording studio.

The Studio is divided into two main
sections; The Script and The
Recorder.

On top, you have a script library
available. Click “Choose Script” to
access a variety of sample scripts to
use for your demo. Scroll up and
down to find a script you’d like to
record. Tap the script to populate it in
the script window.

On the bottom, you’ll see The
Recorder. The Recorder includes a
prominent record button, a play button
and scrub bar to fast-forward and rewind through the recording, timestamp
indicators and a level meter.

To edit the recording, touch the pencil icon to go into edit mode. Hold your finger
down at the start or finish of the waveform to trim the beginning or end of the audio
recording. Save your changes by tapping the checkmark.


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GETTING FEEDBACK RATINGS




Averaging Your Feedback
Your averaged feedback rating is displayed below your name across the three
sections (bio, feedback and demos) of your profile.


Seeing The Most Recent Feedback
Tap the Feedback tab to navigate to the list of the most recent feedback. By default
you’ll see the 20 most recent feedback ratings and reviews, however you can
always load more by tapping the Load button at the bottom.

Each Feedback includes a 5-star rating and a brief review, the feedback author as
well as the date the feedback was given.


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LEARNING ABOUT JOBS




Navigating The Jobs

Each day nearly 100 voice-over jobs are posted to Voices.com from companies
around the world. The Jobs screen shows a list of jobs grouped by status with the
most recent jobs at the top of the list. By default the most recent jobs are
displayed, but you can always load more. Each job in the list displays the job title,
budget, deadline and your personalized VoiceMatch score. VoiceMatch is a
recommendation engine that tells how closely matched you are to the job
requirements and helps you to gauge your qualifications for the opportunities you
receive. Scores range between 0 and 100%. The higher the score, the better!

To learn more about a job, tap to view the complete job details.



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VIEWING THE JOB




Getting All The Details
On the Job Details screen, you’ll see all the specifics about the job including:

 •   Job ID
 •   Category
 •   Language, Gender and Age Range
 •   Sounds Like characteristics
 •   Word Count
 •   Budget
 •   Posted Date and Deadline

Also, you’ll see a Sample Script as well as Instructions. To take action and reply,
just tap the “Reply” button in the top right-hand corner or the bottom of your screen.


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AUDITIONING FROM YOUR IPAD




A Voices.com audition includes three parts; your proposal, your quote and your
recording.

Your Proposal
Start by typing out a brief message in the proposal area explaining why you are a
great candidate for this job. Remember to be professional and express your
sincere interest in working for this client.

Proposal Templates
Tap the down arrow in the blue bar to access a list of your proposal templates. Click
to view one of your templates, the template will be auto-populated into your audition
response and you can move on to entering your quote. You may edit the text of
your proposal so that it’s more personalized right from the audition screen.

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QUOTING ON VOICE-OVER WORK




Entering Your Quote
Next, enter in your price quote for this project. It’s best to stay within the budget
range that the client has set out in the job posting. Set your price and Voices.com
will add a 10% transaction fee to your price as part of the SurePay Escrow service.
The transaction fee is charged to the client, not you. SurePay is a secure payment
service where the payment is held on deposit until the work is completed. By
serving as a trusted intermediary, we can guarantee you’ll be paid and the client will
be satisfied with your work.




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RECORDING AN AUDITION




Submitting a Demo
Lastly, and most importantly, select a recording to be attached with your response.
You can either select a demo that you’re currently featuring on your profile or you
can create a new recording using the built-in Voices.com iPad Recorder and iPad
microphone. To record a custom demo, click the red record button. This will pull up
the sample script from the job for you. Hit the record button and play it back. You
can re-record as many times as necessary to get it just right. When you’re happy
with your recording, be sure to click the Save button in the right-hand corner to
attach it to the audition. You will be brought back to the audition page where you
can play back your recording once more. Click “Submit” and you’re done! After you
have submitted you will be presented with the next job in your open jobs view. You
can also move to the next job in the job list by dragging the screen sideways.


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GETTING PAID
Managing Your Payments
On the Payments screen, you’ll see a
list of your payments with information
such as the job the payment was for,
the date you received the payment
and the amount.
To see more information related to a
payment, tap through to view the
Payment Details. Here you’ll see the
payment details such as:

 •   The client’s name
 •   The client’s overall feedback
     rating
 •   The deposit date
 •   The payout date
 •   The payment amount
 •   The job title




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COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR CLIENT




Inbox
Access all your previous messages and communicate with voice talent right from
your iPad. The list of messages in your Inbox is organized by most recent on top
and you’ll even see which messages are new as indicated by the blue dot.

Message Details
Simply tap the subject line to see the full message. On the message details
screen, you can:

 •   Read the entire message
 •   Reply
 •   Mark the message as unread and go back to it later
 •   Go to related job


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RATING THE IPAD APP
Rating The Voices.com iPad App in the App Store




We’d love if you’d be willing to leave a rating and review the app. Here’s how you
can help:

1. To rate the app, you’ll first need to open iTunes. In iTunes, search for
“Voices.com” to locate the app listing.

2. Scroll down to the Ratings & Reviews section.

3. Click on the small “Write a Review” link.

4. Type out your review and that’s it! Pretty easy.




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ABOUT VOICES.COM
Voices.com was established in 2004 and is now the technology and industry leading
website that connects businesses with professional voice talents. Radio and television
                       TV COMMERCIALS
stations, advertising agencies and Fortune 500 companies rely upon the Voices.com
marketplace to search for, audition and hire voice talents with the assistance of our
                       EXAMPLES
innovative SurePay™ escrow service and our Web application.

The winner of several awards, including the 1to1 Impact Award, Customer Relationship
Management Elite Award, and the DigiFest New Voices Award, Voices.com has raised its
profile significantly this year ranking on the PROFIT Hot 50 recognizing 534% growth
over the past two years. In 2012 Voices.com won “Business of the Year” from the Chamber
of Commerce.

Clients include NBC, ESPN, PBS, The History Channel, Reader's Digest, Comcast, Bell
Canada, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, ING, Western Union, Ford, GM, Jaguar, Firestone
Tires, American Airlines, the US Army, the US Government and thousands more.




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