think you know siri? think again [podcast]
By o.c. tanner in Insights and Podcast
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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