Running an Executive Style and Personal Branding company means that I work very closely with senior business women and entrepreneurs. As such they respect their privacy and are grateful for a discreet reliable service.
I already enjoyed written testimonials from clients and indeed these are always valuable. And filmed testimonials also have their place for some businesses. However a number of my clients hold high positions in the business, financial and banking world and do not to be ‘in front of the camera’. There is also an element of ‘being judged’ in what you choose to wear on film - this is not what my business is about. What is important to my clients is their experience and value of my services - from creating a Personal Brand with their own Signature style to advising on what to wear to an important business event or family occasion.
Creating a series of Audio testimonials was an obvious choice and a medium that my clients could relate to very well. Without the ‘visual element’ distracting from the key message, a short Audio testimonial would not only capture the client’s experience but that the listener could also ‘hear’ the client’s appreciation through their tone of voice. It is a very truthful way of capturing a testimonial.
I met Viv a few year’s ago and had been immediately struck by her professionalism and her ability to put her interviewees at their ease. Having decided to use Audio testimonials, I knew that Viv was the person I wanted to work with. Frankly I was daunted as to the logistical and creative process involved.
Viv is a master professional and yet has a charismatic and easy-going way about her.
Viv is highly intuitive and knows how to phrase questions that let the interviewee ‘talk’ as well as making for interesting content for the listener. These combination of skills means the interviewees feel they are having a normal conversation with her instead of ‘an audio interview’.
Although Viv makes it look easy, she is incredibly thorough in her preparation, recording, editing and publishing of the finished interviews. She is a perfectionist ensuring the questions, content, sound quality and the appearance of the soundbites and interviews online were of top quality.
I am delighted with the results and my clients have spoken very highly of Viv. She made the experience for my clients easy, even fun. She made the whole experience for me smooth and timely. I felt I was in a safe pair of hands as she was there every step of the way frequently offering valuable tips and offering an after-service that I wasn’t expecting.
I would recommend Viv unreservedly. I shall certainly be working with Viv again.
Capsule Wardrobe Collection
"Viv is someone who very quickly put me at my ease, the interview process was very straightforward and the time passed in easy conversation. The interview, which was a ten minute conversation about how I came to write my book, gives me as a new author the opportunity to enable readers of my book or visitors to my website to get to know me a little more. They can then decide for themselves if I'm someone they'd like to get to know further either through my writing or working directly with me. I'd certainly recommend Viv's service."
Author, Best Knickers Always: 50 lessons for midlife
"I'm not a big fan of talking about myself usually, but Viv made it so much fun! She set a lovely relaxed tone, asked just the right questions, and edited our conversation down to all the good stuff. Now I have a short and sweet audio to share with people who want to hear my story - and thanks to Viv it's full of laughs and is great fun to listen to! Viv is true pro and has a way of making you feel like you're talking with a dear friend. Highly recommended."
Laura Pepper Wu, Editor at The Write Life Magazine and Co-founder of 30 Day Books
Viv's approach is both very professional and very relaxed. She has a natural interviewing style which makes you feel confident talking about your area of expertise, as opposed to being felt put on the spot! Viv also has a knack of asking the right questions, which ultimately helps make for a better interview and better content for the listener!
I am very pleased with the results. The quality of the podcasts recorded are excellent, and in addition Viv also recommend how best to market the recordings. Ultimately the recordings will enable me to better position my marketing consultancy as well as promote my business growth advice and strategies to a wider audience and I have Viv to thank for this.
Both professional and reliable, Viv will certainly help you to achieve the results you want. I would highly recommend Viv and Audio Byte for pain-free podcasting!
Maverick Marketing Consultancy
When I needed to develop a series of podcasts for a new eCourse I was creating, Viv was the natural choice to support me. I believe my initial concept and idea would have not have made it into reality without Viv's expertise, process, care and support.
Throughout Viv's process I received so much more than I imagined. Her intuitive ability to ask just the right questions enabled me to give a voice to content that was inside me.
This is a huge gift to anyone who is staring at a blank piece of paper wondering how to bring an idea to life. Viv's approach is professional, yet relaxed. I always felt like I was having a conversation with a friend rather than being interviewed. The time I had with Viv was creative, fun, insightful and never once felt like work.
I am delighted with the results and have had a huge success with the eCourse, far more people signed up than I thought and the quality of the podcasts plays a huge part in this. Viv is a true delight to work with and I am now thinking of the next project I can involve her in!"
Life by Danielle
We partnered with Viv Oyolu to provide live audio content for TEDxEuston 2012. From the first discussions about our requirements, we found a professional and personal service that listened as well as contributed to our plans.
At the event, Viv delivered an outstanding service, covering audio content across 22 interviews and delivered this in record time"
CEO/Founder Diro Systems and TEDxEuston organiser
Viv recorded a number of interviews with guests at our successful launch event for WildStar and I'm thrilled with the result. Viv assured me that guests would feel less self conscious than appearing on video and she was right.
Viv has a talent for putting people at their ease and getting the most from her interviewees. The audio recording is a fantastic way for The 450 Club to promote not only future events but Club Membership too and we will definitely engage Viv again"
Co-Host, Wildstar and Founder, The 450 Club
Her interviews are relevant and enjoyable and having audio captured at the event really enhanced how we can share the event with those who could not attend. Audio in Viv's hands would enhance any event"
Pitch Perfect Club
We were excited to have Viv record interviews with attendees and speakers at our Design in Action event, it gave people a welcoming way of expressing their opinions which provided both fascinating feedback and a new experience for attendees to take away from the event."
GDG London - Design in Action
Viv uses her skills to create a fabulous podcast for the author and the listener. It was a joy to be interviewed by her and her natural style made it so easy to be relaxed and give real value."
It was wonderful to simply show up with a set of cleverly designed questions in hand and just talk! The podcast took less than hour to record and Viv then wonderfully edited it down to create a superb and high quality version that makes me sound brilliant perfect!
As the author of a new publication it was great to be walked through this process and have my hand held without needing to be concerned about either technology or how to best position my title. Thanks Viv, job done!
Author How To Attract Mr Right In 90 days Or Less
Creating engaging podcasts has been on my list of things to do for ages but it was regularly demoted due to time constraints & work pressures. Bringing Viv into the frame was such a smart move that I wish I'd done it much earlier.
She made the process painless and seamless. Together we recorded podcasts which sound superb, are interactive, and are extremely useful.
Viv understands why audio is crucial to your business and she is professional, thorough and prepared. She knows how to ensure you and your business shines, I can't recommend Viv & Audio Byte highly enough."
She allayed all the fears I had and I'm so pleased with the finished product. I would without doubt recommend anyone who's written a book to the book to podcast service.
Author, Tune In To Your Baby
Viv is a wonderfully genuine person, she is an extremely knowledgeable and approachable. Viv has helped me use audio to showcase my expertise. She held my hand throughout the whole process of setting up my audio, no question was too silly to ask and trust me I asked some. She broke everything down into bite size chucks making the process really easy to follow. I am in the process of finalising my audio for my lead magnet. I highly recommend Viv to any business person who is looking to use audio to market their business.
The Honest Recruiter