Voice Over Sample Scripts
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. So (if you’re looking for a voice actor), the next time you post a job on Voices, 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 regimen 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
- Entertainment Commercial Scripts
- Events and Special Occasion Commercial Scripts
- Explainer Video Scripts
- Banking and Financial Scripts
- Healthcare Scripts
- Real Estate Commercial Scripts
- Retail Commercial Scripts
- Travel Commercial Scripts
- Video Game Scripts
- Movie Trailer Scripts
- Talking Toy Scripts
- Scripts for Non Profit
- Scripts for Seasonal Ads
- Narration Scripts
- Technical Scripts
- Insurance Scripts
- Smart Speaker Scripts
- Podcast Intro Scripts
- Product Demo Video Scripts
Car Commercial Scripts
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
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
Craft commercials for your upcoming event, with these event and special occasion sample 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
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:
- Financial and Banking commercial sample scripts
- Financial sales training scripts
- Financial institution advertisement scripts
- Financial explainer video scripts
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.
- Healthcare commercial sample scripts
- Medical explainer video scripts
- Patient care training 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
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
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
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:
- Strong female lead video game voice over script
- Senior female lead video game voice over script
- Heroes vs creatures video game voice over script
- Sound stories video game voice over script
- Adventure video game voice over scripts
Movie Trailer Scripts
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
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
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
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.
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:
- Non fiction narration scripts
- Young adult fiction narration scripts
- Fairy tales narration scripts
- Fiction narration scripts
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.
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
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:
- Alexa Skill Example Voice Over Script
- Google Home Actions Voice Over Script
- Voice Application Sample Voice Over Script
- A Guide to Writing Your Interactive Voice Ad Script
Podcast Intro Scripts
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
Introduce audiences to your product by showing off how it works with a slick and instructive product demo internet video.
Vocal Warm Ups
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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