The Internet can do some pretty strange things. Like, cut out in the middle of your favorite Netflix series. Or send your emails off into cyber nowhere land. Or shuttle search traffic to your voiceover talent website when users search for the “voice of Ooma.”
If you’ve landed here searching for the voice of Ooma, you already know what Ooma is. The small, stand-alone electronic device replaces traditional landline telephones with VoIP, or Internet phone service, with a reportedly lower rate and higher quality.
Based on the number of searches launched for the voice of Ooma, which refers to the voice that comes from the small, stand-alone device in the Ooma ads, it’s clear that the company’s fun and flirty promos have been a monster hit.
While I very much appreciate the extra traffic the voice of Ooma searches have been sending my way, I must clarify that I am not the voice of Ooma – and that’s a GOOD thing for anyone looking to hire a female voice-over talent to record phone messaging. Here’s why.
I’m Not Under a Binding Voice-Over Talent Contract
Since the Ooma ads are so widespread and visible, there’s a solid chance the voice-over actor who scored the gig also had to sign a contract with exclusions that limit availability for other similar projects. That means if you did indeed find the voice of Ooma, you might not be able to use her services for your own phone-related recordings or other projects that may be on the exclusions list.
With no exclusive or limiting contracts to a specific communications provider, my availability is open for any and all phone-related services. This includes on-hold messages, interactive voice response (IVR) messages, informational recordings, marketing blasts, and other phone or non-phone-related projects. Depending on your needs, I can often provide a turnaround time of 24 hours or less.
I Don’t Charge Exorbitant Voice-Over Rates
Once voice-over talents beef up their resumes with major gigs, you can bet they’ll be beefing up their rates. Although I am not the voice of Ooma, I have had several notable roles and projects over the past 22 years as a professional female voice talent. Yet one of my main aims is to keep my rates affordable and fair for myself and my clients. You can also take advantage of special discount offers and my client loyalty program that rewards clients who repeatedly use my services.
I Can Provide a Unique Voice for Your Unique Company
While the voice of Ooma may be great for Ooma, your company deserves a specific voice that’s as unique as you are. You can still keep the same friendly demeanor the Ooma box emits, but you can fine-tune the details to best fit your specific brand. After all, if every company looking for a voice-over talent to record their phone-related projects ended up with the voice of Ooma, the voice would go from marvelous to mundane in a millisecond.
I Can Go Beyond the Flirty and Fun
Ooma’s flirty, fun, and friendly tone is fine, but it may not be the tone and style your company needs. It would be tough picturing the voice of Ooma doing a serious phone voice for a law firm or doctor’s office, for instance. Or perhaps your company requires a voice-over actor who can deliver a very specific accent, cater to a very specific target audience, or explain very specific information in a no-nonsense yet compelling way. I may not be the voice of Ooma, but I do have all the other points covered.
And Way Beyond the Straight-Up Voicemail Recording
Voice-overs, to me, are far more than simply reading words off a page. My professional acting background has given me the ability to actually become virtually any given character, while my more than two decades of voice-over experience makes it easy for me to help with script editing and direction as needed. If you’re unsure how a script should be read, I can give you ideas and variations – on the spot – ensuring each session flows as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
I Don’t Live in a Box
Perhaps the greatest benefit of not being the voice of Ooma is not being forced to live in a little black Ooma box. I instead enjoy recording my sessions at my fully equipped home studio, outfitted with everything from a high-end microphone to editing software and a phone patch that lets you sit in on the recording in real-time.
Yes, we know the voice of Ooma doesn’t really live in the Ooma box. We also know the device doesn’t really talk except in the fun and flirty commercials. And now you additionally know why it’s good to not to limit yourself to the voice of Ooma when it comes to hiring a female voice-over talent to deliver exactly what you need.