If you’re a Professional Member of Voice123.com, you probably have an opinion about the rating system they’ve had in place since SmartCast was launched just over a year ago. Most people I’ve heard from hated the system. Personally, I didn’t care all that much about it one way or another, because I saw it as having only a minor impact on my voiceover career.
But, I noticed this morning that there’s been a significant change in this system, and one I must say I rather like a lot. When I noticed this change, I popped over to the Voice123 blog to see if I could find some information, and sure enough, there’s something near the end of this entry, written by Omar Duque, Product Development Manager. Here’s the relevant bit …
…the rating system is being overhauled. It will not even be called that anymore. The original intent of it was to show how close one talent came to booking a job, but somewhere in between here and the ‘stars’, the true intention of it was lost in translation. The new version will be geared towards the original request of letting you know how you compared with talents who auditioned along side you, and will assist you more in knowing how close you came to getting hired.
As I said, I like this change, primarily because it gives me a much better handle on how the few auditions I do submit have been received by the clients. I’m interested in your thoughts, if you care of share them. Comments are open.