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6 Tips For Writing A Great Audition Proposal

If you’re on any of the pay to play (P2P) sites you know that submitting a proposal with your audition is part of the process.

I have a few generic proposals that I work from. Using them as my structure, I personalize them based on all the information that client provides in the project details.

Here are 6 things to consider while writing your next proposal.

Submitting An Audition Proposal1) Keep it short and to the point. If a client requests 50 auditions and receives 50 auditions that means they also have 50 proposals to read. Put yourself in their shoes for a moment. Would you want to sift through 50 novels? Just stick to the facts.

2) Spell check. This should go without saying, but from my own experience as a Voice Seeker, it needs to be said. Please, for the love of bacon, spell check your proposals.¬†Spelling mistakes mean you aren’t paying attention to details.

3)¬†Personalize. Tell me which line grabs your attention: A) Thanks for considering my audition for your project. B) Thanks for considering my audition for your ABC Corporate Web Video. I hope you said “B.” Personalize your proposal based on the information the client provides. It shows them you’re paying attention to the details.

4) Read the audio notes.¬†If the client specifically requests an MP3 file at 192kbps delivered by email, don’t fill your proposal with information such as, “I can give you WAV or AIFF files and I can upload them to my secure FTP.” You just failed the audition.

5) Read their direction. Do they want a hard sell? A conversational tone? Take a look at the requested voice. Is it a Young Adult Male/Female or Middle Aged Male/Female? Nine of out ten times the client will tell you the kind of read they want. This saves you from guess work. It also saves you from submitting a completely inappropriate audition.

6) Pronounce their name right. If you’re submitting an audition for a company and you’re unsure of how to pronounce the name, please, look it up! Go to YouTube. Find a video that will give you the correct pronunciation. I can almost guarantee that if you pronounce the company name wrong in your audition you won’t get the job.

Good luck with your next proposal and audition. I hope you nail it!

Got any tips you’d like to add? Share them in the comments below.

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