Do you remember dreading going to a certain class because the teacher was hard to listen to? You know the one. The one that droned on in a monotone. We all had a teacher like that, and we all couldn’t wait to get out of that class.
What about those dreary training videos you had to watch on the first day of a new job? They were almost as bad as that teacher.
How we learn has changed with the onset of the Internet and e-learning courses offer us a new way of meeting educational requirements. Whether you are going for your high school diploma, an advanced degree, or even watching corporate training videos, a good e-learning narrator can make your educational experience an enjoyable one.
eLearning strategies differ based on the material.
As a voiceover artist, it is important to understand how the material you are recording is going to be used. If the material is academic in nature, then it is oriented toward helping the learner retain the information that is presented in the course. The tone of voice, the inflections you use, and the manner in which record the course should be perfect for the student. It should be engaging and pleasant to listen to.
eLearning voiceover for corporation presentations are going to be a bit different. The tone the voiceover artist uses will be more professional but no less engaging. After all, the narrator wants to keep the listener’s interest. They still want to come across as authoritative, but the read of the material can be more authentic.
In both instances, imagine you are speaking one-on-one with your audience. It will help your delivery be more genuine.
Actor, subject matter expert, outstanding voiceover artist
A good eLearning narrator wears many hats. They are an actor and understand how to use their voice to deliver the right message. They also need to have some working knowledge of academia or the corporate world and how to bring to life the course material they are narrating with the authority of a subject matter expert.
George Washington III and VO Evolution has experience as an eLearning narrator. He has brought his unique voiceover style to a variety of different projects that has kept his clients asking for more and their students retaining what they’ve learned.