If you’ve maneuvered through telephone prompts while calling a Fortune 500 company; participated in a telephone customer satisfaction survey; signed onto a conference call, listened to the public airwaves, took an online training module, or even received an automated call notifying you of an upcoming medical or dental appointment – chances are, you’ve heard Allison.
IVR — or “Interactive Voice Response” — is the term which applies to any time you dial a company and get an automated voice which sorts your call to various departments. There’s a very good chance that the disembodied voice you encounter — no matter where you call — will be that of Allison Smith.
One of most prevalent and widespread telephone voices working today, Allison Smith has the soothing, friendly – and ultimately recognizable sound you’re looking for.
Want to know more about Allison Smith? Here are a few locations to help you get started:
Allison Signed to ACM Talent
Allison is thrilled to have joined the exclusive talent roster of ACM Talent, a Voice-Over Management Agency based in New York, who represent top-tier talent occupying such positions as promo voices for the NFL, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and many other high-profile clients. Allison’s niche in telephony voicing and instant recognizability was a major selling point with ACM — and the opportunities and exposure afforded by ACM will allow Allison to compete for higher-end broadcast contracts, while still maintaining her specialty in IVR voicing. As always, Allison can be approached directly for hiring inquiries, but you can also now contact her manager at ACM — Marc Guss — with any project proposals as well: (646) 476-9200.
Cepstral Allison TTS Voice Re-Tooled
Cepstral — one of the world’s best producers of Text To Speech Utilities — has had great success with the version built on Allison Smith’s voice — and it’s about to be even better. Cepstral recently had Allison record over 600+ new phrases to be added to the already rich compendium of sounds in the Allison Voice — with the addition of new phrases, the utility will be even more fluid, lifelike, and seamless. Occasionally, adding to an already established speech engine can be a challenge — Cepstral is happy to report that the new files integrate very well with the existing prompts, making the Allison TTS Voice one of the most robust in their collection. Check it out at www.cepstral.com/demos.
Asterisk Prompts I Wish I Had
Allison has collaborated with Steve Sokol of Digium to offer a bigger, even more enticing offering of Asterisk stock prompts to the community – they’ve launched a project called Asterisk Prompts I Wish I Had, where the community is invited to contribute prompts they’d like to see included in the Asterisk stock prompts – voiced only by Allison. The set of prompts for this quarter has been recorded and should soon be distributed to the community – if you’d like to contribute to the next set, scheduled to be recorded in October, just follow this link http://vuc.me/allison to add to the ever-growing collection!