Performance tips for the DIY Narrator!

It’s finally time for the first real episode of the DIY Narrator Podcast! If you’re an Instructional Designer or eLearning Developer who narrates their own eLearning, you should make sure you tune into this one.

I’m really excited about this episode because I’m very passionate about the subject.

Every element of your eLearning project is included because it does one of two things:

  1. Provides essential information
  2. Improves the learner’s engagement

Your initial thought regarding Narration might put it into category 1. But the narration isn’t there only to help with providing essential information.

There’s nothing special about having a narrator vs only displaying text on the screen if you give it the job of just delivering the information.

In fact, if that’s your attitude about narration, don’t waste your time on it or just get a robot to narrate for you. They’re cheap.

The performance of the Narrator not only delivers the information but can carry the engagement.

It’s so much more than just reading a script. If your listeners feel like you’re in the room with them and speaking directly to them, they’re going to be more engaged in the process of learning.

In this episode, I discuss:

  • What I mean when I say “performance” in eLearning narration
  • 5 tips for more engaging eLearning narrations
  • Exercises to help you apply the tips


I’d love to start incorporating a Q&A section into each podcast. If you have any questions for me, please email them over to or send me a message on my fancy new Questions Page.

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