Lessons from Sandy
As a resident of North Jersey, it seems like just yesterday that my house was full of friends taking refuge during super storm Sandy. To say that our area was hit hard is an understatement. I was struck by the randomness of it all, how we were so fortunate to have water and power and just a few blocks away folks we knew were without. Driving in our area, which his very steep hills and curves, was treacherous for weeks if not months with all of the downed power lines and enormous trees blocking the roads. My kids missed more than two weeks of school because the school did not have power. Everyone was doing their best to be supportive, helpful, and neighborly, but all I could think of was what it must be like to live in the parts of the country where these storms are a regular phenomenon. In areas like Florida or Mississippi or the Carolinas which are being hit this week, where planning, evacuation, and clean up become a chilling reality. As a small business owner and a government contractor, voiceover services actually support FEMA at these trying times. As our nation faces natural disasters, a reliable professional voiceover actor can support many services.
As an experienced professional voiceover actor, I voice commercials for television and radio multiple times a week. This includes PSAs. During emergencies, public service announcements are critical. FEMA and local agencies need a voice that they can rely on to convey messages about public services in a timely manner. They need appropriate presentation, excellent audio quality, and a quick turnaround. Not only can I meet all of those needs, if you need multiple voices for different PSAs I can cast those projects through Flaminglow. Flaminglow is set up as a one stop shop for all of your government casting needs, so when time is of the essence and you need to reach the public immediately, as a woman owned small business, we can handle every aspect from casting through post production.
Vital Phone messages
As the voice of well-known national brands including 5Below and Whole Foods Market, Laura understands the intricacies of telephony and outbound marketing campaigns. Often in an emergency, FEMA and other state and local government agencies need to change their phone messages. This may be to make the public aware of changes in available services. This may be to spread news quickly. This may be to let the public know who to call with their specific issues. Whatever the case, Laura can record the messages for your phone tree system so that you are ready to meet the public demand. Whether you are looking for calm and reassuring, polite and professional, or commanding and corporate, Laura will work with you to create the specific sound to greet your callers.
Often when a natural disaster arises you have precious little time to train the folks you depend on to provide services. When creating your next training or eLearning module, why not hire a professional narrator who has voiced projects for companies including Ace Hardware, PSE&G, and Walmart to name a few. Laura will work with you to customize the sound that you want. She typically can record up to 10,000 words in a day and is happy to split files for you. If you are eager to receive your training quickly, Laura can edit and deliver as she records daily. As a former teacher, Laura does tremendous amount of eLearning work and understands how vital training is in an emergency scenario. At such pivotal moments it is important to work with an experienced, professional narrator.
In my every day work I accommodate RUSH jobs and understand the urgent needs of voiceovers. So, when working on a FEMA related project, I understand how to prioritize my day and get the emergency jobs done. I want to always be accommodating and helpful to al clients, but I also understand that some projects need to be pushed to the front of the line when there is a national disaster and time is of the essence. As a seasoned professional voiceover actor who maintains my own broadcast quality voiceover studio, I am prepared to get your work back to you as soon as you send it to me. I am also prepared for any pickups that you might need. Should you need a guided session via ISDN, Source Connect, or ipDTL, I will schedule your live session and get your pristine audio right to you! I have been through two hurricanes and one super storm in my years in New Jersey. I am helpful by nature and prepared to serve. Also, I have a whole house generator to protect my own studio from flooding, so when you need me I will be ready!