Distance learning courses are becoming increasingly common, and for good reason. Only only are these sessions convenient for those who might not be able to devote the time to traditional classroom settings, but students can learn at their own pace. From stay-at-home mums to international business professionals looking to further their education, e-learning courses are indeed here to stay. Still, we need to keep in mind that many of these sessions will be provided by an trained voice-over expert. This is actually easier said than done, as there are numerous factors which need to be taken into account in order to enhance the experience of the students themselves.
Much More Than Repetition
We need to keep in mind that the individual providing the voice-over is literally acting as an audible companion who will guide the student throughout his or her studies. This requires a careful balance of technical precision, consistency and interpersonal rapport. Anyone who has ever been forced to sit through a lecture defined by a monotone voice already knows why maintaining the interest of the listener is so very important. This is even more relevant when dealing with more technical topics such as those often associated with science and maths.
A Bit of Acting
Another challenge associated with e-learning voice-overs revolves around the fact that the speaker might not be familiar with the subject at hand. Still, he or she is still required to display an equal level of confidence and clarity. Any perceived confusion or hesitance will undoubtedly be passed on to the listener. The same holds true in regards to complicated phrasing, uncommon jargon and terminology that might appear awkward to the average user.
We can now see that getting e-learning voiceovers right will involve skill, confidence and flexibility. Thurston Day has already recorded thousands of hours of this type of narration, so look no further than our husband-and-wife team. Whether you require a British female voiceover for an upcoming topic or a male is better suited, we are only a phone call away. We look forward to speaking with you about any project on the horizon.