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Voice Over Sample Scripts

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If you’re looking for voice over practice scripts or, if you want to produce a commercial but need some help with the writing and artistic direction, these sample voice over scripts, organized by industry, will help you to succeed.

Each script contains artistic direction and demographic information, and features a fictional company. You can use them as inspiration, and as a guide to help build your understanding of how audio scripts are formatted.

For Clients Looking for Voice Over Scripts

These scripts include specifications like voice age, gender, job description, role, accent, etc., much like voice over job postings on Voices.com. So (if you’re looking for a voice actor), the next time you post a job on Voices.com, you’ll know what job posting format will bring about the best auditions. This formatting helps voice actors to better understand the vision you had for your project, and bring it to life in their read.

For Voice Actors Looking for Voice Over Practice Scripts

The first requirement as a voice actor, although it may seem obvious, is that you should be able to read well out loud. Even the most enthusiastic bookworms have trouble articulating a well-phrased passage when asked to do so out loud.

Imagine if you were at an audition (in person), and asked to read a script that you have never seen before, and the stakes are high – a potential job or role is hanging in the balance, and landing that role is solely dependent on your ability to read on demand… In music, this is called sight-reading, in voice-over, this is called a cold read. Poor friend, should you miscalculate a jump (or in your case, misread something in the script), could end up knocking a few rails down and lose the competition!

If you have the grace of time, consider the following when starting out with any of scripts (below).

You will need to have a feel for the text, study it, know its internal rhythm, and make note of appropriate places to breathe. You’ll also need to know how to change the mood of your voice (tone), and how to consistently carry a theme or interpretation for the vocal marathon ahead. This is particularly true with regard to narration and documentary voice-overs.

Rehearsing should be a part of your regiment as a serious voice actor.

On a more personal level, your audience, or more specifically, an individual listener needs to trust you, be comfortable with your voice, and most of all, learn something, be moved by your voice, or even profit from your skills as a professional voice talent.

For example, think about someone who is listening to an online training course. In this case, you would be their instructor, and therefore, an enormous responsibility rests with you to ensure that your student receives a comprehensive tutorial, the direct result of an effective voice-over. Your ability to enunciate properly and project your voice makes all the difference (a really good recording studio setup and some engineering know-how is the finishing touch!).

A couple of months ago, we re-released the script collection which was revamped, rebranded and stocked with 25 new commercial voice-overs including scripts pertaining to real estate, finance, travel, Christian (religious) content, events, and more. The overhaul was well worth the time and brain power.

Feel free to use these sample voice over scripts! Keep in mind when auditioning for jobs, it is recommended to only provide a small portion of the read in your demo. For example, 7 to 15-second read of a 30-second voice over script will suffice for your audition demo.

Here are some of the free voice over scripts available for you to use segmented by category:


Car Commercial Scripts

Car Commercial Scripts for Advertising

Promote what’s new in stock, highlight what needs to move off your lot, and motivate customers to buy a new vehicle today, with these automotive commercial scripts.


Entertainment Commercial Scripts

Sample Movie Trailer Scripts for Movie Trailers

These entertainment industry sample scripts help promote new and exciting media, like television shows and sports programs. Plus, these scripts also come complete with ideas for casting, music selections and interpretation.


Events and Special Occasion Commercial Scripts

Event Management Scripts for Radio and TV Ads

Craft commercials for your upcoming event, with these event and special occasion sample scripts.


Explainer Video Scripts

Explainer Video Scripts

Explainer videos can help you outline your brand’s raison d’être in a captivating and informative manner. Underscore what makes you tick with a snappy and compelling explainer video.


Financial and Banking Commercial Scripts

Financial Services Advertising on Radio or Television

If you work in the banking industry, you may everything from commercial scripts to training scripts. Check out the following sample scripts for help and inspiration in every stage of your journey:


Healthcare Scripts

Health and Pharmaceutical TV Ad Copy

Healthcare is an important field that touches so many people. These sample scripts for healthcare institutions contain guidelines and considerations when writing for this subject.


Real Estate Video Scripts

Real Estate Video Scripts

If you’re a realtor, a builder or someone trying to sell their own home, you’ll find these real estate sample scripts to be a useful resource when producing a commercial for buying or selling property.


Retail Commercial Scripts

Retail store commercial script for TV ads

Whether you’re looking to introduce people to your shop or get them in the door for a special promotion, these retail commercial scripts will give you the foundation you need.


Travel Commercial Scripts

Adventure travel commercial on television

Producing a commercial that invites your target audience to travel the world and see the sights can be an exciting adventure. These scripts for the travel industry are great for businesses and tour groups.


Video Game Scripts

Video game script

Voicing a video game script can be fun and entertaining, however if you are new to the video game industry these scripts can help prepare you for the role. Check out these range of video game scripts:


Movie Trailer Scripts

Movie trailer script for drama movie

Whether you are looking to play the part of a female lead or a male lead in the next upcoming movie, or are looking for ways to make your movie trailer scripts enticing, the voice over sample scripts will help you on your way to movie stardom.


Talking Toy Scripts

Talking toy script to promote a new product

Creating the next great talking toy? Or looking to be the voice of the next popular toy? Get your practice in with these voice over practice scripts for talking toys.  


Scripts for Non Profit Ads

Non profit or not-for-profit organization advertising script

Creating a non profit ad requires thought and deliberate choice, all while sticking to a sometimes strict budget. Whether you are the creator of the ads or the voice behind the ads, here are a few sample voice over practice scripts to help you get the ball rolling.


Scripts for Seasonal Ads

Christmas advertising script

Getting ready for the next big holiday? Seasonal advertising means capturing your audience’s attention from the get-go. If you want to create the best seasonal ad, or be the voice of a seasonal ad, check out this seasonal voice over sample script to get started.


Narration Scripts

Audiobook narration script

Whether you are looking to get into the audiobook field as a narrator or publisher, there are several genres you can enter. Try your hand at these narration scripts:


Technical Scripts

Technical tutorial script sample for explainer videos

Have you created a technical script and are unsure on how to communicate complicated words to your voice actor? Or are you a voice actor who is faced with a script riddled with technical jargon? Here are technical voice over practice scripts to help you on your way.


Insurance Scripts

Insurance company adverting script

Whether you need to create a script for your insurance explainer video or an advertisement for an insurance company, get inspired by these sample scripts tailored for the insurance industry. Or practice your best insurance voice for an audition or demo!


Smart Speaker Scripts

Smart speakers and digital assistant scripts

Voice-enabled technology is growing day by day, and every industry is expected to provide voice-activated Skills, Actions, or apps for smart speakers. Check out these smart speaker sample scripts:


Podcast Intro Scripts

Smiling adolescent girl sitting with laptop and microphone

A core tenet of podcasting is grabbing your listeners’ attention from the get-go with a snappy opening. These podcast intro scripts demonstrate how to give a sneak preview into your episode’s content and compel your audience to keep listening. 


Product Demo Video Scripts

A man wearing a virtual reality headset stands before colleagues in an office space

Introduce audiences to your product by showing off how it works with a slick and instructive product demo internet video.


Vocal Warm Ups

Vocal warm up

It’s important to warm up your voice before you step into your booth or even begin your practice. There are a few tips and tricks you can follow to ensure that you warm up your voice correctly and avoid putting your vocal cords at risk of strain. Check out some of the best vocal warm ups you can do to maintain a healthy voice.


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  • Linda Lee
    August 25, 2018, 2:49 pm

    Had a heck of a time finding the sample scripts area – any tips on what I should have searched for or how to get here again because I don[‘t remember the succession of clicks I did to get here? I want to do a demo for the category Documentaries. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Reply
    • Tanya
      August 27, 2018, 8:13 am

      Hi Linda,
      First off – we’re sorry that this took a while to find!
      To make it easier to get to next time, you can find all of our sample scripts by going to the ‘resources’ section of our blog. On the top navigation, you’ll see headings titled ‘blog,’ ‘for voice actors’ ‘for clients’ ‘announcements’ and ‘resources.’ If you hover over resources, a menu drops down that indicates sample scripts.

      Alternatively, you can also go to the search field and search for ‘scripts’ and the results will bring you to a number of voice over sample script articles.

      I hope this helps!

      Thank you for reading and all the best,
      – Tanya

      Reply
  • Jonas E
    October 22, 2018, 10:32 am

    Very useful resources you’ve got here. I had a small voice-over-script project I needed ideas for, and your sample resources were helpful. Thanks.

    Reply
  • Laeva barbosa
    November 3, 2018, 5:42 pm

    Je veux été chanteuse je veux participes ces mon rêve

    Reply
  • Gabriella Davalos
    January 23, 2019, 6:16 pm

    Are the sample scripts public domain? I wouldn’t mind using a few for a demo?

    Reply
    • Tanya
      January 24, 2019, 1:05 pm

      Hi Gabriella,
      Yes they are! We’d LOVE it if you would use them for your demo! That’s exactly what we were hoping they’d be used for.
      Thank you for asking – and happy recording!
      – Tanya

      Reply
  • Zinobia
    April 6, 2019, 3:08 am

    Hi,
    Do you have any practice scripts in French for any of the categories listed above? If so, could you please share them with me, or tell me where I could find them.
    Thank you for your help.
    Zinobia

    Reply
    • Tanya
      April 10, 2019, 7:49 am

      Hi Zinobia,
      Excellent question! Currently, we don’t have practice scripts available in French – however, the fact that French is one of our most popularly sought-after languages in voice over (plus – your comment asking for French scripts) has made me take note that this is something to explore creating in the near future. Thank you for the inspiration! I’m sorry we don’t have more to offer you at this time, but please stay tuned 🙂
      – Tanya

      Reply
  • Eli Behlok
    June 8, 2019, 11:18 am

    Some feedback on scripts in general. I find that many of your scripts are using words and sentences that are unnecessarily long. This makes it difficult to enunciate well without sounding like you’re reading from a script. It’s much better to simplify the words used and break up sentences into smaller pieces. These should sound more conversational and then they will be easier for the listener to comprehend. Don’t make the listener work hard to hear the message.

    Reply
  • Tris
    June 11, 2019, 4:53 pm

    Hi. Are there any dialogue scripts or other scripts other than the talking toy ones?

    Reply
  • nawel
    September 14, 2019, 7:03 pm

    hi Tanya

    what recording application do you work with and how to create demo with which scripts thank you for answering me

    Reply
    • Tanya
      September 17, 2019, 2:39 pm

      Hi Nawel,
      Thanks for reading!
      We’ve written about some popular recording software programs here: https://www.voices.com/blog/voice-recording-software/ In general, we’ve noticed that different people will have a different preference, so feel free to find what works for you.
      You’re free to create a demo with any of the voice over sample scripts we’ve published. There are many links in the article that you’re commenting on here. Whichever one you like – you can use 🙂
      All the best & happy recording,
      – Tanya

      Reply
  • Marc
    September 29, 2019, 5:49 am

    Those are very good resources, thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  • John Ruth
    October 7, 2019, 9:37 am

    Thanks for share this post for us. Its very very helpful for all of us.

    Reply
  • Nigel
    November 4, 2019, 5:07 am

    Great article!

    Reply
  • wordpar29
    February 25, 2020, 5:15 am

    I am very happy when read this blog post because blog post written in good manner and write on good topic. Thanks for sharing valuable information.

    Reply
  • Emma
    April 20, 2020, 7:53 pm

    Trying to find a voice over script for a cartoon on disney channel is hard!!😅

    Reply
  • Kevin Garcia
    May 30, 2020, 11:10 am

    Hello! I was wondering If I could use some of the example scripts as a demo to show my talent.

    Reply
    • Oliver Skinner
      June 1, 2020, 9:44 am

      Hey Kevin,

      You’re more than welcome to use these sample scripts for your demo!

      Happy recording,
      Oliver

      Reply
  • Matthew Donnelly
    June 17, 2020, 9:09 am

    Hello! I was possibly wondering if i could use two of these scripts for a short vocal reel I am making – these would go to casting directors for voice over considerations. I am just concerned about copyright as I wouldn’t want to take credit for these scripts and get into trouble!

    If you had any advice or an answer for me that would be fantastic.

    Thank you so much!

    Reply
    • Oliver Skinner
      June 17, 2020, 10:33 am

      Hey Matthew,

      Thanks for asking! All of the sample scripts featured here were composed by our in-house writers. They’re original and royalty-free. You’re more than welcome to use them for your vocal reel.

      Happy recording,
      Oliver

      Reply
  • Stephanie keith F Sison
    August 10, 2020, 10:46 am

    I want to give it a try i am a female 14 yrs old

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    • Oliver Skinner
      August 11, 2020, 10:33 am

      Hey Stephanie,

      When you sign up for a Voices talent account, you can begin auditioning for voice over jobs that are listed on our platform.

      Cheers,
      Oliver

      Reply
  • Anil Mani
    September 29, 2020, 1:32 am

    I have been a voice Over Artist for almost 30 yrs and a voice coach for about 25 years. I would love to get some more opportunities to do Audio Books as I feel that story telling is my forte. I have had the opportunity to do some International best sellers which were well received. I would appreciate any guidance in this direction.

    Reply
    • Oliver Skinner
      September 30, 2020, 4:03 pm

      Hi Anil,

      For more audiobook voice acting opportunities, I’d encourage you to sign up for a Voices talent account. Since audiobooks are the category of voice over work that most interests you, you’ll be able to list this directly on your profile.

      Reply
  • Debra Jean Baker
    October 2, 2020, 10:13 am

    Totally new to this game. Read alot advice for equipment. About to rehearsing to make a demo. What do you suggest for a newbie? (Great scripts to start practicing!)

    Reply
    • Oliver Skinner
      October 2, 2020, 11:05 am

      Hey Debra,

      Check out our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting to familiarize yourself with the voice acting industry, or our YouTube channel to get acquainted with using our platform. Then, once you feel up to it, sign up for a Voices talent account and begin auditioning for voice over work.

      Reply
  • Allan Lee Wischmeyer
    October 6, 2020, 6:34 pm

    Where are the internet video scripts? How do I access them?

    Reply
  • Mohamed Aidjouli
    October 9, 2020, 6:32 pm

    Very useful resources you’ve got here. I’m just started as a voice actor and I don’t know much if somebody can afford me some information about it I’ll be glad

    Reply
    • Oliver Skinner
      October 13, 2020, 9:47 am

      Hey Mohamed! You may benefit from taking a look at our Beginner’s Guide to Voice Acting. It’s filled with a lot of useful tips on getting started in voice acting.

      Reply