THE growth sector in the voiceover market
For voiceover artists, the amount of E-Learning work just seems to grow year on year. I am very fortunate to have many instructional designers and producers who keep returning to me with their audio projects.
So, what are the skills that you need from an E-Learning voiceover? You need someone who can:
Decipher and narrate scripts, which can be very detailed and technical. I’ve narrated a number of training manuals, which are literally giving information which can save people’s lives.
Make learning modules as engaging as possible for your listener. Have a listen to some of the work I have done below.
My BBC background has been a real help here. I was a radio presenter and news journalist for more than a decade and some of the skills I learnt there have proved invaluable in this genre of voiceover narration.
Part of our daily job was to read a huge amount of information on certain topics, and digest it down to concise and well-written news copy.
Also, when reading a news bulletin, you had to think:
In addition, one of the big trends we are seeing in E-Learning, is the ‘gamification’ of modules. For designers and producers, they understand that the more people can engage with a course or module, the more they will learn, and therefore the more it will benefit that company.
I have noticed modules which have even started asking for character voices. I’ve definitely got those covered too on my Accents and Languages page.