Insights | October 28, 2015
think you know siri? think again [podcast]
By o.c. tanner
In this session of the Great Work Insights Podcast, Todd Nordstrom speaks with Susan Bennett, voice actor for top brands including Apple’s Siri, Delta Airlines, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola.
You will learn:
5:11 – How Susan Bennett became the voice of Siri.
7:20 – Other work/voices Susan Bennett has done throughout her career.
8:18 – Voice work is similar to an actor—never know where the next job is coming from.
9:03 – History behind Apple’s Siri app.
10:00 – The development and programing of Siri.
10:27 – Programmers developed the Siri phrases, Bennett recorded the phrases.
10:54 – The process of concatenation—technicians, programmers and computers access the recordings, take the sounds and create new phrases and sentences, which appear on your phone.
11:46 – Importance of understanding your audience.
12:46 – How English is less emphasized in schools and affecting vocabulary.
14:33 – The importance of inflection within our voices in a work environment.
16:00 – Tips for speaking in both small and large work environments.
Links and Resources Mentioned:
Learn more and connect with Susan Bennett
Learn more about: Bennett’s resume
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