It went ok...I think.
The staff thought I did "old lady" voice very well!!!!!
Um. I'm 51 years old. Obviously my voice sounds like a 70 year old....
There were four women at the studio for the audition: two Americans, an Australian and me.
We were asked to read two samples - either one we'd brought ourselves, or one of the company samples.
I took my own texts. One was a newspaper story about TPP and the other was a bath salts sales CM (which I wrote for myself).
Every reading was only about 1 minute. It was interesting to hear the different "character" of each voice and imagine what it would be suitable for.
One American woman had a very high toned, cute voice which sounded like an animation character, the other had a calm, authoritive voice - maybe good for long documentaries by NHK on Japanese traditional culture, and the Australian woman's voice was very clear - I should think good for technology promotion.
Old lady voice? Selling retirement homes? Advertising wheelchairs maybe?
I wait to hear what use it could be.