Security Confidential S12 E7 Susan Bennett

This week on Dark Rhiino Security’s Security Confidential podcast, Host Manoj Tandon welcomes Susan Bennett. Susan’s career started with music. From then on, she did hundreds of commercial jingles (famously, Tillie the All-Time Teller for the first successful ATM in the US) and sang backup vocals on tour with Burt Bacharach and Roy Orbison. She got into voiceover and acting work at Doppler Studios in Atlanta, when the voice actor hired for a particular commercial didn’t show up, and studio owner Pete Caldwell suggested she do the spot instead. She ended up doing spots for Coca-Cola, IBM, Papa John’s Pizza, McDonald’s, AT&T, Wendy’s, Goodyear, Ford, Chiquita, etc., for both radio and TV. She also ended up working on camera for such clients as Morrison’s, Ford, GA Pacific, IBM, Kimberly Clark, etc. But she’s Best known as the original VOICE OF SIRI.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

00:18 Our Guest

01:18 Her background

03:01 How Apple took her Voice

04:55 Remaining positive

05:16 Working with Roy Orbison

06:55 Perfect Pitch

07:40 Learning to play the Piano

08:40 How Siri affected her career

09:31 A Siri-like voice

10:07 Future acting jobs

11:45 Are you tech-savvy?

12:33 Remaining Positive

14:44 AI taking over voice work

16:53 Have you ever not been selected as the voice of Siri?

18:18 Hire Susan for your speaker events

19:00 A message to anyone in Tech

Dark Rhiino Security’s Security Confidential is a weekly Cybersecurity podcast where Host, Manoj Tandon, talks to Infosec and Cybersecurity professionals about the current issues going on in our industry. Guests are able to share their stories about how they began their journey into cybersecurity and connect with our audience. Listeners are able to tune in through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Youtube, LinkedIn, and more.

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Check out the other episodes in Season 12:

Ep. 1 Marius Poskus – Tech talk overwhelms the nontechnical

Ep. 2 Robert Black – Who is responsible for Cybersecurity?

Ep. 3 Eric Allard – Your Guide to SBOMs

Ep. 4 Ryan Leirvik – Understand, Measure, and Manage Cyber Risk

Ep. 5 Dan Wachtler – Building Awareness About Your Startup

Ep. 6 Peter Warmka – A Seniors Survival Guide

Ep. 7 Susan Bennett – More than the Voice of SIRI

Ep. 8 Frank Riccardi – The Human Factor is the Weakest Link

Ep. 9 Dmytro Bielievtsov – What is Vishing?

Ep. 10 Chris and Rory – Bourbon Breakdown

About Susan Bennett

Susan Bennett on Dark Rhiino Security's Security Confidential podcast

Susan’s career started with music. From then on, she did hundreds of commercial jingles (famously, Tillie the All-Time Teller for the first successful ATM in the US) and sang backup vocals on tour with Burt Bacharach and Roy Orbison.

She got into voiceover and acting work at Doppler Studios in Atlanta, when the voice actor hired for a particular commercial didn’t show up, and studio owner Pete Caldwell suggested she do the spot instead. She ended up doing spots for Coca-Cola, IBM, Papa John’s Pizza, McDonald’s, AT&T, Wendy’s, Goodyear, Ford, Chiquita, etc., for both radio and TV.

She also ended up working on camera for such clients as Morrison’s, Ford, GA Pacific, IBM, Kimberly Clark, etc. But she’s Best known as the original VOICE OF SIRI. 

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