I did a VO last week for a local Healthcare client, to run in our radio station cluster (i.e., FREE lol) The spot targeted adults 55+, so I gave them my "older adult" read - sort of a cross between the Smuckers guy and a middle-aged Dad.
The client loved the spot, so they asked me if I would voice and produce six more for other markets throughout the state. Of course I agreed, we set a per-spot price, and I got them done.
The funny thing is that when I called them on the phone to discuss a few details, one of the ladies flat-out insisted that I WASN'T the guy who read their spots - I sounded WAY too young to be him. She kept asking me to get the voice guy and put him on the phone too! I said, "Ma'am, I promise you that's ME on your commercials." Well, all it took was a quick line or two in my "older" voice to set her straight lol I thanked her for the compliment - when a client can't identify me through one of my "character" reads, I guess that's a good sign!
It also made me wonder if I would've even gotten the job if they had spoken with "me" on the phone FIRST!