John Henry Krause – eLearning Voiceover
All of us are learning something new every day. eLearning is a large part of how we consume learning material in the modern age. Whether it is in the education sector, the workplace or on a consumer level. And the environment in which we absorb this information continues to change. Long gone are the days of the slide projector, film strips and the clatter of a film reel on the spool of a projector.
Now, more than ever, the media used in providing this path to learning must immediately grip the attention span. An essential part of that performance is the use of a credible voice actor.
The voice being heard in the voiceover requires a sound that is trustworthy and approachable. It needs to be delivered from someone knowledgeable about the subject matter. Often referred to as a Subject Matter Expert (SME).
The Use of eLearning is Growing by Leaps and Bounds
It is estimated that eLearning is currently a $35 billion industry, and by 2025, it will explode to nearly $325 billion.
E-learning is not just having a voice talent read your PowerPoint presentation. For something critical to the success of your organization, the voice-over must be personable and initiate a connection to the learner.
There are many types of media platforms which fall under the e-Learning umbrella. Some of these include:
VR (Virtual Reality): A fully immersive, computer simulated environment that gives you the feeling of being in that environment instead of the one you are actually in. A headset is often used to project realistic 3-D images. Tactile feedback allows user interaction as well. A voice-over will also be used to guide the viewer to different areas of the VR program.
AI (Artificial Intelligence): Interaction which occurs with AI is created by computer systems that function intelligently and independently, performing tasks that would typically be done by humans. For instance, when you interact with your mobile phone to get directions or find a restaurant.
AR (Augmented Reality): This allows the overlay of digital or virtual images and sounds into a real-world environment. For example, when you use face recognition in a camera, augmented reality can then add images to that face.
Micro Learning: A form of learning which delivers targeted, single-concept lessons to employees within their work flows so they may naturally learn new behaviors over time.
The one common requirement for each of these platforms is the use of a professional voice talent to guide the participant through each segment of the process.
We Must Remain Teachable to Reach our Full Potential
Remaining teachable is admitting to ourselves that we don’t know everything. Most of us don’t know what we don’t know.
It’s been suggested we should never stumble over the same stone twice. In other words, it is acceptable to allow yourself to make mistakes, but if we learn and gain knowledge from them, we will avoid another occurrence.
Exposing yourself to new experiences, new ideas and new information will energize your ambition for personal growth and improvement. Teachable people take advantage of these opportunities. Being a lifetime learner helps you avoid mental stagnation.
One of the true benefits of eLearning is that a plethora of detailed and concentrated, subject-focused material can be obtained in just a few clicks. Whether it is through a local library, internal company communications, online learning or as part of a course of study at a place of higher education.
How Does a Voice Actor Improve my E-learning project?
It is very common for the text of your e-learning script to be very dense and include a lot of technical jargon. When choosing a voice actor to deliver this information, they need to be engaging and carry the message in a conversational and friendly way.
For example, if the listener is hearing a reassuring tone in the voice-over while watching a training video, they are more likely to remember the material and immediately demonstrate that retention in their job performance.
Do yourself and your organization a favor, invest the time and effort in vetting a qualified and experienced voiceover artist. The right partner for your project will be someone who has an extensive portfolio for your review, testimonials from satisfied clients and handles themselves in a professional manner.
Who Works with the Voice Actor on an eLearning Project?
A variety of personnel will collaborate with the voice talent on an eLearning project. Most common are the Project Manager or Instructional Designer. They are familiar with the latest technologies and have a well-rounded understanding of the pertinent points in their educational or training content.
A trained voice actor will have the same level of commitment and dedication to the success of your project. This is helpful for articulating to the voice artist your exact needs and expectations.
Having confidence when joining forces with this type of experienced team player will eliminate the uncertainty and stress that sometimes comes when working with a beginner.
A Pleasantly Persuasive Voice Actor
Voice over is more than just having someone read the copy you’ve brilliantly composed to educate or entertain your audience. This beautifully written story needs to be conveyed in an authentic and natural way. A voice talent needs to be more of a voice “artist” who can paint the canvas of the listener’s imagination.
The voice actor should tell them, not sell them on your product, idea or process. Their voice-over should sound warm, natural and connected to your copy in order to engage your listener in a pleasantly persuasive manner.
A Professional Who is Serious about Educating your Listener
John Henry realizes the voice over is just one facet in the production process of your e-Learning project.
With decades of B2B and B2C Sales and Marketing experience, he’s a professional who understands how businesses operate and what they expect from their service providers. You’ll receive responsive communication from a relatable partner on a regular basis.
There is more to serving you than just meeting a deadline. Like paying attention to the details, listening to your needs and quickly answering any questions or fulfilling requests.
When you hire John for your voiceover project, you’ll experience a flexible and collaborative approach designed to help you quickly and efficiently reach your expected result.
Local, Regional, National or International… John Henry Is There for You!
Recording voice-over for eLearning projects, or any other voiceover for that matter, is the ability to service local, regional, national and international clients.
John’s fully equipped home studio includes Source Connect Standard, Zoom, Skype and Phone Patch, giving you the ability to listen in and direct the session while he’s recording your script. This is especially beneficial for time sensitive projects as it allows all the corrections to tone and pace to be done immediately on the spot.
Let’s Get Started on a Collaborative Partnership!
As a fellow creative, John values the opportunity to initiate and build strong, lasting relationships with collaborators.
When you bring him on as a partner to your project, you’ll receive:
- An active participant who consistently offers authenticity, transparency, dependability and flexibility
- Ownership of the goals of your project and a commitment to achieve your expected result
- An accountable partner you can trust to work autonomously or interdependently when necessary
- A responsive communicator who honors the demands of your workflow
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