DIY Narrator: For Instructional Designers Who Narrate eLearning

DIY Narrator: For Instructional Designers Who Narrate eLearning

Latest Episodes

Rise of the Robots! AI Voices in eLearning
May 27, 2021

Ok, I'm just going to start by saying I'm obviously biased in my opinion about where AI can (should?) live in the eLearning narration world. Full disclosure, in the last year (2020) around 50% my income was from eLearning Narration work.

Do you need narration?
March 19, 2021

Last week, the wonderful Devlin Peck released a video titled "Does your eLearning Project Need Narration?" - which I thought had some great ideas around necessary application of narration in eLearning. If you haven't watched it,

You Need To Practice – Part 2
March 05, 2021

A piano, guitar, and the alphabet walk into a bar... Oh wait. That's a different thing. After a bunch of questions, I'm revisiting the concept of practicing your eLearning narration.  Many of you have asked "How much do I need to practice?

Don’t Fear the Silence
January 08, 2021

Ask any good musician and they'll tell you the trick is the space between the notes. That's what we're here today to talk about. Pauses. We're usually so focused on the words and the performance of them, that we forget to address intentional silences. ...

Keep Yourself Engaged
December 18, 2020

This month I've been working through a huuuuge eLearning Narration project. I mean, HUGE. Nearly 80,000 words, more than 30 modules, all for one client. That equates to probably close to 8 hours of completed audio.

Why “Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How”?
December 10, 2020

Today, we're talking about finding your intent in your eLearning Narration performance.  And I may have just simultaneously written the best and worst headline in the history of the Internet, but it will all make sense when you listen to the episode.

The Best Way to Improve Your eLearning Narration
December 03, 2020

"I still sound like I'm reading!" I've heard that sentiment from a number of people trying to get better at eLearning Narration... Then I realized something. All of these people (possibly even you!) are missing one key ingredient when it comes to impr...

Is A VO Too Pro?
February 28, 2020

"Professional" does not mean slow, boring, or overly perfect.

2020 Super Bowl Commercial Breakdown
February 03, 2020

With apologies to Eli Manning. My breakdown of his voice over performance.

Home Studio Setup with Neil Zielsdorf
July 26, 2019

A conversation about room treatment for eLearning Narration recording with Neil Zielsdorf