Investing on professional on-hold voiceovers is a great idea. Whether your business is new or has been established for years, having voiceovers for callers is a must. You need highly-trained voiceovers with the right accent and those who can create a connection between your business and your clients. You don’t want to lose potential clients just because no one is immediately available to talk to them.

However, there are some concerns when it comes to choosing voiceovers. Should you hire a male or female? Does gender really matter? You may have read a lot of surveys and online debates that will tell you as to whether who is better. But at the end of the day, you’ll still be confused and may end up making the wrong choice. To help you answer these questions, here are some factors you should consider.

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If your business is related to shopping, most female voiceovers can do better than males. But if you are into building construction or car services, you are likely to choose males. Your choice may depend on the gender of majority of your target customers. Most women feel more secure listening to women instead of men. On the same note, men are likely to feel more entertained if they hear a woman’s voice.

Kind of message

The kind of message also matters. Male voices tend to have this natural authority when it comes to making emergency announcements, advertising, and hard selling. Most studies show that male voices were most likely to make a sale than female voices. But for automatic phone greetings, female voices tend to calm stressed listeners because of their soothing sound.

Voice quality

Voices are not equal. Most men have higher level of voice tone than others, but there are those who can speak softly. Likewise, some women have sweeter voices than others. Therefore, voice quality should also be considered. This will help you get away from stereotypes, which are very common when choosing voiceovers. Therefore, we highly recommend that you perform experiments.

Here are OHVO, we are happy to inform you that we have 13 male voiceovers and 11 female voiceovers that you can choose from. They are a combination of Australians and from New Zealand, and were carefully selected to make them 100% compatible with voice mail services and business phone systems.

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