LS403 Avoiding Voice-over Script Pitfalls
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 22
You asked your voice-over artist for a natural, conversational recording, but what you got back is stiff and formal. You waste time going back and forth with voice-over talent about pronunciation or rewording. Too often, you need to re-record voice-over due to errors or confusion. You need a process to make your script writing more efficient and effective.
In this session, you will learn one proven technique you can use to avoid many voice-over script pitfalls, regardless of whether you use professional voice-over talent or record it yourself. You’ll also learn how to identify and correct common errors and how to adapt your writing style for more engaging, conversational narration. You’ll practice editing some sample scripts during the session so you can immediately apply what you learn. You will also receive a review checklist you can take with you and share with your team to improve the quality and consistency of your scripts.
In this session, you will learn:
- A proven technique to avoid many voice-over script pitfalls
- How to identify and correct common voice-over script errors
- How to adapt your writing style to create more engaging and conversational voice-over scripts
- How to format your voice-over scripts for easier, more efficient recording
- How to practice editing sample script segments
Novice to advanced designers, managers, editors, and course writers. Experience working with voice-over scripts is beneficial but not required. Novice and intermediate designers will gain the most, but experienced designers and writers will still pick up a few new tips.
Learning Design Consultant
Christy Tucker, a learning design consultant at Syniad Learning, has over 15 years of experience helping people learn in varied settings. She specializes in using scenario-based learning to engage audiences and promote transfer of skills to real-world environments. Christy has created sales, technical, diversity, and soft skills courses for clients including Cisco, Cine Learning Productions, and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. She also writes a well-known blog about instructional design and eLearning. Christy has earned an Outstanding badge in instructional design for goal- and problem-based scenarios from the Institute for Performance Improvement.