Defining Your Audience

Make sure that the voice talent know who your target market is. When they know who will hear the message, they can then assume the appropriate role and more accurately interpret your script. Talent are able to embody your brand and represent it much better when they know who they’re speaking to and how their character relates to the audience. Voice actors are tasked with the job of communicating in such a way that they can educate, inform or entertain. This is done most effectively when a clear picture of the audience and the talent’s role is sufficiently described.

 

Typical Audiences

  • Business Users 
  • Employees Being Training
  • Students
  • Consumers

 

Communicating Your Message

Do you have a backstory or any information that you think the talent ought to know before creating their read? Context is huge when interpreting a script and can make a significant difference between a good read and a great one. The more detail you can give to the talent at this phase, the better. For instance, if there are multiple roles in a production, talent appreciate knowing how their character relates to other characters. If you don’t provide details of this nature, the voice talent will do it for you according to the knowledge of your project that they have at the present time. For you, this may mean how a given athlete performed over the last season, knowing their strengths and why they were selected to be included in the game.

 
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