You say you like to imitate voices. Could you do Donald Duck? Could you do Woody Woodpecker? How about Mickey Mouse or Arnold Schwarzenegger or Yoda? Well, how great of a voice talent are you to land a gig as the voice of an app that’s supposed to make it big?
Unknown to Susan Bennett, Apple loved her set of voice recordings and went on to use it as the voice of Siri, the iPhone’s intelligent personal assistant. It wasn’t until her friend recognized her voice that Bennett bothered to really find out how the sets she recorded in July 2005 would be used.
She speaks of her experience in the CNN video that’s shared here:
It’s always interesting to find out these things. We get so used to hearing voices recordings like these played over and over again but we hardly ever find out who they are. There’s even the assumption that a sexy voice would be from a sexy person or a handsome voice would be from a good looking guy, but really, we almost know how that often turns out.
On a more interesting note, would you know how much a voice talent’s fee is? If you’re that good, why don’t you try out and submit your voice recordings. Who knows? You just might hit it right like this lady right here and be another well- known voice. If that’s your thing, that is.