Do you know this about voice over scripts?

Do you know this about voice over scripts?

Some years ago I was called down to Madison Avenue to audition for a voice over for a candy bar commercial.

There was no script.

All they wanted me to say was “Oooo!” “Ahhh” as many different ways as I could.

I didn’t get the job.

And although I was a failure at expressions of delight, I managed to build a successful career anyway.

As you build your voice over career, one thing you can count on is that you will rarely, if ever work without a script (also known as copy).

In today’s voice over training video I share a number of best practices for making friends with your script.

Check it out below

Remember these “professional secrets”. I hope they make your voice over life easier!

After you watch the video I want to know your thoughts, whether you’re just starting out or you’ve at this awhile. Have you ever struggled with a script? If not, what else are you thinking about?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments box. I want to read about what’s on your mind so I can support you.

To your voice over success,

Susan Berkley,
Founder, The Great Voice Company

Do you know this about voice over scripts?

3 Responses to Do you know this about voice over scripts?

  1. Thank you Susan for the great tips! I recently did a voice over for a real estate company. I had to describe a home for sale. The client actually asked for my advice on the script! It was an interesting and valuable experience. Regarding pronunciation, I remember asking the client if he wanted me to pronounce the word “foyer” as “foiyer” or “foiyay”. We ended up using the latter pronunciation, as the home was rather pricey and this sounded a bit fancier!

  2. Good tips, Susan! I especially like the one about using Google to hear how a word is supposed to be pronounced. Thanks again!

  3. “Read the script as it’s written” — What if narration about a factual subject contains a blatant factual error and you’re an expert in the field? Is it OK to “suggest” to the client the script is wrong? (Background: I have 30 years’ experience in space and aviation with NASA and the FAA, and I hear obvious errors in historical narration frequently.)

    Les (The Voice of Authority)

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