How to Rock eLearning Voice Over Work

eLearning voiceover narration

As an experienced voice over actor, I’ve lent my talent to thousands of narrations. A particular passion of mine lies in informing and educating students of all ages on a variety of subjects, so I am especially proud of my eLearning voice over work.

eLearning is not simply about regurgitating information. It’s an integral part of the listener’s education, whatever it may be. And it continues to broaden its scope, and I’m happy to have not only represented so many facets of the industry from onboarding and compliance to pharma/medical work, university courses and heaps more, but to also coach others how to do the same.

Types of eLearning Voice Over Work

story telling in eLearning narrationOnline courses are offered by universities all over the world, and most of them require voice over talent. But despite what it sounds like, eLearning isn’t just about narrating online courses—it’s about storytelling. What drives me to continue working as an eLearning voice over actor is the fact that I am contributing to someone’s education. And hopefully making it easier. Better. Other types of eLearning work include:

 

  • Gaming tutorials and gamification
    • who doesn’t learn better with fun and games?
  • Storytelling and Podcasts
    • The popular format of podcasts is successfully bridging into educational platforms
  • Software, product and sales training
    • Training binders went the way of the mix tape. In every job level across most industries, training takes place in front of a screen with voice over narration.

 

Depending on the subject, target, and goals, my voice over choices range from friendly, quirky and conversational to professional, genuine and medical. And dozens more 🙂

What it Takes to Master eLearning

Kim Handysides

Achieving clarity of your message is the number-one purpose in any eLearning project. In that way, it’s not all that different from other voice over work. Throughout my experience as a voice over artist, I’ve learned to appeal to a wide range of listeners. When it comes to eLearning, it’s all about understanding your text, your story, in effect, and then how to artfully emphasize the material’s key points, while genuinely empathizing with your audience. Put yourself in their loafers or heels and adjust (tone, pace, etc) to effectively engage them.

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