Audio Guide Narration and Tours Voice Overs
Audio guide narration is a growing sector of the tourism industry. But audio guides, whether for cities, museums, or even whole countries, are just part of this burgeoning business. Audio guides are also found in hospitals, factories, real estate, apartments, and homes, even in communities yet to be constructed.
Whether accompanying video or alone as an audio-only element, these guides help listeners create mental pictures and recount the story or history of special places. Public sites, popular visitor destinations, historical places, permanent museum collections, or traveling exhibitions, people get more out of their visits with insightful engaging guided narration.
With a blended background in theatre and broadcasting, female voice over artist Kim Handysides has a wide array of tools in her narrator’s toolkit to supply your audio guide with the ideal tone and delivery. Her audio guides have been in the Smithsonian, in the White House, and countless exhibits in national and international museums. She voiced several roving art collections, including the Fabregé exhibit, Miro and Chagall. Kim can craft the right sound to accompany a trip back in time, to a far-flung corner of the world, or even to the future.
Company and Factory Audio Tours
Often used as safety guidelines for new employees, or offered to schools on a field trip, company and factory audio tours are a thriving industry made only more popular by the Metaverse and virtual reality technology. By making distant companies accessible to people that can’t visit a brick-and-mortar location, guided audio tours have facilitated the growth of international organizations in a way that would have previously been impossible. Through company and factory audio tours, businesses can promote a new venue of reach where they might have previously struggled to find brand awareness or teach people about how a product is made.
Museum Audio Guides
Museum audio guides often come in the form of small handheld tools with listening devices that people carry around inside a museum. As they go from exhibit to exhibit, these audio tours add extra levels of insight that spectators might usually miss. Museum audio guides have become exceedingly popular in recent years with the advent of augmented reality apps and services that are independent of the museums themselves and make use of the smart devices that people already have on them. Institutions like the British Museum already have apps available for Android and Apple that let people explore the exhibits at their speed from home comfort.
With a blended background in theater and broadcasting, female voiceover artist Kim Handysides has a wide array of tools in her narrator’s toolkit to supply your audio guide with the ideal tone and delivery. Her audio guides have been in the Smithsonian, White House, and countless exhibits in national and international museums. She voiced several roving art collections, including the Fabregé exhibition, Miro and Chagall. Kim can craft the right sound to accompany a trip back in time, to a far-flung corner of the world, or even to the future.
Tourism Audio Guides
Whether in person or in virtual reality, tourism audio guides give travelers the freedom to explore new cities or countries at their own pace – without being shuffled around by overbooked tour guides. By offering tourists the chance to visit landmarks in the order they choose, tourism audio guides have transformed the industry into an exciting customizable experience tailored to suit anybody’s needs.
City and outdoor guides require excellent storytelling skills and a clear, engaging tone. Keeping listeners informed and focused amid external stimuli is a challenge Kim is adept at meeting head-on. She has been the city-guide voice for ten towns in Canada and the US and the English voice for the guided walking tour series for the whole country of Georgia.
Apps and Services - The Future of Audio Guides
Whether it’s a listening device handed out by the MET or a service provided by a tourism board, guided audio tours have become an integral component of any trip or expedition. In a post Metaverse world, apps and services that provide guided audio tours for museums, factories, and sightseers will only become a rapidly increasing necessity to connect with audiences now and in the future.
Real Estate Narrated Guides
Real estate is another sector that has moved primarily online. For significant projects seeking investors and pre-build buyers, a video showcasing what it will look like has become a critical part of the process. Kim has narrated projects from Florida to Michigan and Colorado to California.
Retirement complexes, condos, gated communities, commercial real estate, and housing developments also use narrated guides to engage participants and buyers. From luxury skyscrapers to rustic mountain ski chalets, contact Kim if you need a unique, award-winning voice for your guided tour. She’d love to chat with you about your project.