Why Use A Professional For Voice Over Work

The majority of advertising is carried out online these days, with a high percentage requiring video and voiceovers. But the last thing you want is to damage your brand with an amateur voiceover done for cheap; it’s better to invest in a professional service that can deliver the results you expect and help build your brand identity in the process.

They are Professional Artists

You’ll know it isn’t easy if you’ve ever tried to perform voiceover work. There are specialized techniques and performance abilities that take the content to another level; that’s why professional voiceover artists exist. They have the talent and the equipment that’s required.

The trouble with an amateur attempt at voiceover is the lack of skill and experience in their voice. All of these things take years to master in a professional setting and can’t be replicated even by talented enthusiasts; pros are best!

They Improve Brand Image

Would you rather have an amateur voiceover for your promotion or one that sounds professional and seamless? Most serious brands would choose the latter because it reflects more favorably on the business and helps to grow the brand in the hearts and minds of clients.

On the other hand, when a brand uses an amateur voiceover service, it reflects poorly on the brand and takes it in the opposite direction. The reason clients and customers choose brands is because they want to associate with them personally, so it pays to raise the brand standard.

They Have Distance From Content

If you have an advert, audiobook, or video that you need a voiceover for, it makes more sense to hire professional voiceover actors. You might not realize it, but you will have a vested interest in the content, which influences how you talk about it and how you sound about it.

Conversely, a voiceover artist sees your content as a job and can, therefore, distance themselves from it and deliver a more professional and effective service. A professional voice talent is trained to achieve this, but you might waste hours getting it right if you try it yourself.

They Have the Best Equipment

Professional voiceover artists have the best equipment and the best studios. While recording equipment such as microphones and software has come down in price over the years, it can still cost significant amounts of money to set up a studio that you only use one or two times.

Instead, why don’t you hire professional voiceover actors who have their own private studios? That way, you receive the best professional service, and you don’t have to invest in expensive use-once equipment. Remember, you have to learn to use the equipment too, which takes time.

They Have Professional Technique

Every professional has techniques they have mastered over time which gives them an edge over amateurs and competition. Voiceover actors are no different. These professionals know how to control complex sounds in the language to make the recording clear and audible.

Author: Greg Thomas

Greg Thomas is a 25-year veteran of the voiceover industry who specializes in e-Learning, corporate narration, and commercials. e-Learning clients have reported that his narration increased the liveliness and interactivity quotient of their courses. His deep, warm voice has been heard on thousands of projects for clients in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, including Verizon, Irwin Vice Grips, DuPont Pioneer, and the New York Red Bulls Soccer Team. He also has ILT experience as a classroom trainer for a Fortune 100 company, and understands first-hand the importance of keeping training engaging and interesting. His studio is approved by the World Voices Organization, a member-driven international association of voice actors. You can reach Greg at greg@DeepWarmVoice.com. He usually responds within 24 hours.


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