Okay, so today I had two different friends come by my house. Both were interested in what it takes to get into v/o. One was the 15 year-old daughter of a friend of mine and she had a ton of potential. The other was a middle-age lady from my church and wait til you hear the attached.
Now bear in mind this woman has NEVER done anything like this at all before. I'm not even really sure what prompted her to contact me. I handed her this script, gave her a minute to look at it, and we did 2 takes. I coached her on the second take to 'warm it up' some and make it personal. I also didn't shut off the a/c so there's a bit of background noise.
As you listen to this, realize this is the second take - ever - of a raw newbie. I think she can do quite well.