Helpful Tips For Your E-Learning Prospects
About Benefits Of Using Pro Voice Talent
December 5, 2017
Note: When prospects for e-learning voice over jobs tell you, "We do all our voice over work in-house," refer to this handy article the author prepared for educating her own clients. PS: These tips work for most ANY voice over genre ...
By Marie Hoffman
You've put the finishing touches on the script for your client. Your company has just spent thousands of dollars creating the perfect visuals, countless hours perfecting the story, and you've even decided on some cool background music.
It all looks fantastic, should be a huge success. Right? Now all you need to do is have somebody voice these modules.
Who? How about Mary or Joe in Accounting – (such a nice voice)?
Well, hmm ... Do Mary or Joe in Accounting know how to:
Oh, wait, they have to finish their own work first? But your deadline is 48 hours away! Will they make it? But, if they're recording modules, when will their regular work get done?
What a nightmare!
HIRE A VO PRO
It doesn't have to be a nightmare - when you hire a professional voice talent.
The professional voice talent is a trained actor who communicates, not just reads, your story. The professional voice talent knows:
What can you expect from a professional voice talent? When you hire a professional talent, you're hiring:
So, now you know what's involved from the professional voice talent's end of the equation.
What does a professional voice talent need from you for best results? They need to know:
If you're not sure if prospective voice over professionals are right for your project, send a portion of your script with some specifications (what you're looking for) to the talent(s) directly, and ask them to audition your material and give them a deadline of when you want the audition.
With a specific audition, you can be rest assured the talent understands your message, and delivers it the way you want.
In a nut shell, the professional voice talent puts the icing on the cake, so to speak. You've already spent lots of time and heaps of money creating your modules. Why leave your "message delivery" in the hands of someone in-house, who doesn't have the expertise required to engage your listener?
The professional voice talent pulls the whole project together.
Hiring a professional voice talent saves you time and money. That's the job of a professional voice talent. And that's why you need a professional voice talent to narrate your e-learning modules!
Author's note: Special thanks goes to Randye Kaye whose research contributed tremendously to this blog post. Randye is an accomplished American voice over artist, voice over coach, radio host, actress, singer and author based in Connecticut. She has worked in the voice over industry for more than 30 years.---------------------
Marie Hoffman is an accomplished audiobook narrator and has voiced e-learning and training modules for many corporations and universities. She is well-versed in business jargon, having worked for more than 25 years in various industries, from publishing to investment banking to pharmaceuticals, AND she used to teach. Marie is devoted to supporting and volunteering at the JBI Library (established in 1931 as the Jewish Braille Institute), and Learning Ally. She sets aside time to record books so that those who are visually impaired and educationally challenged can also enjoy published works of art. She also participates as a member of The Online Stage, a volunteer collective of narrators and actors who create high quality productions of classic dramatic works in audio format.
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