Thanks for stopping by and welcome to the DIY Narrator.

First, a little backstory.

The Backstory

Recently, I was interviewed by Jacqueline Hutchinson on The Lounge Podcast. We discussed a few methods, tips and tricks that could be used by Instructional Designers to improve their narrations when they have to fire up the mic and record their own script.

I definitely recommend you check out the episode: 004 – Voiceover Artistry

I know many of you are out there trying to do your best, but since the podcast, I’ve been told by many people in educational design and development that they want to do an even better job. Let’s face it, you’re professionals and you’re trying to do the best job you can for your employer or clients.

And if you’re going to do the work of narrating your eLearning, you need to make sure you at least have the basics in place.

The Basics

What are the basics? Well, you might get a dozen different answers from people depending on who you ask. In my opinion the basics, in order of importance, are:

  1. Performance
  2. Environment
  3. Equipment
  4. Script
  5. Editing

I’ll go deeper into each of these elements in upcoming posts, podcasts, and probably videos. But for now, you can download a quick infographic to get a basic understanding of each.

If you take a look at the infographic, you’ll see that I switched “Performance” and “Environment”. I go back and forth and I’m sure I’ll change my mind again later.

Download Infographic

The Future

I'm sure you're simply salivating with anticipation! You and me both!

Watch for the first podcast episode before the end of June.

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