3 Keys To Great Telephony Voice Overs

3 Keys To Great Telephony Voice Overs

It’s hard for me to wrap my head around this but as the telephone voice of Citibank, millions of people hear my voice every month.

I guess you could say I am one of the most listened to voices in America.

Nobody sets out to become a famous telephone voice, at least I didn’t. It’s not glamorous and the work can be tedious at times

But I’m not complaining. I love my work!

Over the last two decades I’ve recorded close to a million voice prompts for my customers; from the phrases you hear when calling telephone banking, to the phrases I hope you’ll never hear on the irritable bowel hotline. Alas, that was my voice too.

But don’t let it fool you.

Telephone voice overs -also known as voice prompts, telephony or interactive voice response(IVR)- is a fantastic voice over niche with the potential for lots and lots of repeat business.

Once your voice is embedded in a phone system, clients come back again and again for changes and updates and those fees can really add up.

But doing great telephony voice overs is not as easy as it looks. There are some best practices you should know before you even attempt to break into this potentially profitable niche.

As always, I’ve got your back.

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To your voice over success,

Susan Berkley,
Founder, The Great Voice Company


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4 Responses to 3 Keys To Great Telephony Voice Overs

  1. While these professional tips are useful in practice, your best contribution is in preparing and reviewing a marketing plan for each pupil you develop. Without a sound mentor, marketing a comprehensive voice-over plan requires a long, trial-by-error and even professional misstep in the voice-over business. Most important, finding all the new and niche markets best for each individual is invaluable. On going support, mentoring, and marketing assistance is the value in professional training.

    • Great to hear from you again, John! You read my mind. In the coming year look for more “Marketing Only” training from me. Its what I love and one of the best ways I can help people.

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