Creating a quality eLearning project requires coordinating many pieces and parts. Not only are the software, the script and the graphics important, the voice you use to narrate it is pivotal to its success! Every part of the eLearning course demonstrates to your clients and the world that you value quality.
The 3 Reasons
1.What you pay for is what you get. Typically, when you ask the person who sits down the hall from you to narrate a script to save a few dollars, you aren’t going to get a quality narration. While I am sure they are great at their actual job, and he or she may have a lovely speaking voice, they are not trained in voiceover. Plus, they are already busy doing the job they for which they were hired! A professional, trained voice talent will be able to respond quickly to your needs and understand how to interpret and connect with the copy. This will engage the listener leading to a much higher level of comprehension and retention. You have made an investment in your developers and the software. Don’t forget to invest in the voice talent to have your course sound as professional as it looks.
2.E-Learning is long-form narration. The intended audience will have to listen to the narrator, in some cases, for a sum total of hours while going through multiple trainings for their job, school or college courses. A professional voice talent understands the purpose of the e-Learning project and will speak to the intended audience when narrating in order to generate interest in what they are learning, rather than just regurgitating the information they see in a script.
3.Voiceover is their livelihood. Professional voice talent work from a professional studio with professional equipment. They are trained to work and perform in front of a microphone. Most professional talent either knows how to edit the audio or have professional editors at hand to ensure you receive high quality audio. They stay on top of the industry trends as well as the latest technology to best serve their clients around the world.
Hire A Professional
Yes, hiring a professional voice talent will cost you some of those shekels you’d like to save. But think of it as an investment. The higher the quality of the e-learning projects you create for clients, the happier they will be. The happier they are, the more clients you will gain. The more clients you have, the more shekels you have!
Dana Rizzo is a professional, female voice talent. Voiceover is her livelihood. Her voice can be heard internationally in a variety of eLearning niches including corporate training, college courses, medical courses and training, as well as explainer videos and television and radio commercials. Dana has been a professional voice talent for seven years following a career in education. Her demos and other work can be heard at www.danarizzo.com. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.