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Barb Lyon

Batavia, Illinois, US
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Barb Lyon

  Batavia, Illinois, US


Voice Over That Means Business

Fun and Spunky to warm and soothing...I offer expressive reads and can provide a wide variety of interpretations. I've been described as "attention getting", "compassionate" and a "real person".

I'm a Full Time Voice Talent, recording voice overs since 1996, and have the added benefit of having worked on your side of the glass: voice casting; coaching talent; engineering; editing since 1993.

All that experience means I respect the process and everyone's roles.


English (North American), English


North American, US General American (GenAm)


Middle Aged, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Television, Videogames


• Spots; Narrations; Games; Promo Videos & Explainer Videos; eLearning; Audiobooks; Business Communications; Voice of God for Galas/Seminars; National Ads

• The voice behind Innovation Award winning telecom applications for Sears and Pacific Gas & Electric



BA Speech Communication Theatre (Broadcasting), North Central College, Naperville, IL - 1993
PHD: School of Hard Knocks


  • Microphone

    MXL 2003; Sure SM7; EV RE20;

  • Computer & Software

    Mac & PC; Sony Audio Studio, Sound Forge and Vegas; Audacity; LogicPro; SCNow/ipDTL friendly

  • Special Equipment

    DBX; Telos One and Telos HX1 Phone Patch; Skype Patch (BarbLyonVO); SCNow capability; ipDTL +TEL with ISDN (BarbLyonVoice)

  • Delivery Methods

    FTP; email; CD

  • Turnaround Time

    Within 24 hours of final script, or at a time arranged with the client.

Service Description

I strive to deliver voice overs, edited, within 24 hours of request, or at a time arranged with the client.


Barb is a gem to work with. She has lent her voice talent to many projects for me. She is always prompt, professional, and delivers a great quality read. I consistently have a happy client and a smooth running project!

Kellie de Leon, Account Director

Working with Barb is an absolute pleasure. Our team has used her on a variety of projects and she consistently provides excellent quality VO, professionalism, and is one of the friendliest and most accommodating people I’ve ever met.

Kaitlin Pawl, Account Coordinator

The MX Group

Barb has provided Voice-over talent for a number of e-learning initiatives. Barb has turned around recordings quickly and professionally, working on a variety of e-learning projects ranging from Sales Training for ESL users to product-specific Retail Training for successful chains.

Our clients’ appreciate her warm and natural voice and clear delivery, whether as a narrator or playing a role. Barb’s studio recordings are consistent from recording session to recording session, with great sound quality and clarity. We are always looking forward to our next project together!

Ian L. Ross, Senior Director


Barb is an excellent voiceover talent capable of delivering top notch audio. She’s always willing to go above and beyond what’s needed to make sure we’re getting the best work possible. These things combined with her friendly,can-do attitude always make it a pleasure to work with Barb!

Ross Bollinger, Creative Director

Grumbo Media

Barb has always been incredibly responsive and professional. She quickly understands what our clients are looking for and provides quality recordings, even when the deadlines are tight. She’s one of our favorite voice over talent. I would definitely recommend her!

Sylvain Gauchet, Co-founder

Reverse SARL/Apptamin

Voice Over Clients

Loretta Lynn "Full Circle" (National Ad), Kidde (National Ad)

Business Software & Support
VM Ware; Sage; Thomson Reuters; Byte Cubed; Barnes & Nobel; ViGo; Coca Cola

Utility Companies & Electric Vehicles
Salt River Project (SRP); NRG; Pacific Gas & Electric; DTE; Reliant Energy; Ameren; BC Hydro

Healthcare Solutions and Support
Carefirst; BCBS AZ; Humana; Midmark IQ Vitalszone; SimpleC; Healthline; United Way; St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; AstraZeneca; Ravicti; Trokendi XR

Audio Books ("Diet & Weight Loss Motivation Secrets You Wish You Knew", Dr. Susan Albers)

Circle K; Sears; Retail-Me-Not; Valvoline; Ashley Furniture; Rubbermaid; Moen; LG; Bradford Exchange; Sam's Club; Pita Pit

Consumer Products, Services and Applications
Chicco; Armstrong Flooring; Sirius XM; Be Kool; Kroger; Nerd Skincare; Corolla; Ford; Chevy; Kia; Moen; Mercury Insurance; Great Gatherings; Pure Romance; Car Proof

Education; Children’s Learning Games & E For Everyone
Midland Technical College (MTC); Big Fish Games; Reading Buddy Software; GSN; Cool Forest

Museums & Tourism
Greater Cleveland Aquarium; Putnam County; St. Croix Casino; Southerly Hotels; Carnival Cruises

Banking & Investing
UFCU; Baxter Credit Union (BCU); Wells Fargo; First Banker’s Trust; BNY Mellon; Western Union

Manitoba Liquor Marts; ERN CNA; Healthline; Constellation Brands/Crown Imports; Honeywell

Voice Of God
AdWeek Summit Intro; Crisis Pregnancy Outreach; National Postal Forum; Project Causeway

Payment Terms

Hire Barb as a voice actor. Payment is made through SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through then download your files from the website.

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Next Steps

To contact Barb Lyon about your project, request a quote today. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step. It's fast and easy.

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2016 Commercial Demo 81

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2017 eLearning 1

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Explainer Videos 60

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Promo and Whiteboard 42

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Audiobook 39

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eLearning & Training 16

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Narrations-Informative 17

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Commercials 306

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Business Narration 10

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  • Business
    / 5 Tyler Smith for Job #231316 - Caring, Warm - Interactive Online Videos Barb did an amazing job with this!
    May 23, 2017
  • Radio
    / 5 Tyler Porter for Job #232891 Ashley HomeStore Memorial Day Event Quick turnaround time, and went beyond our expectations! One of the best we have ever used!
    May 5, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 Jacob Wolfman for Job #219256 Martial Arts School Web Video Hey Barb! I'm new to and didn't realize you had not yet received your payment! My apologies! thanks for your talent! Cheers!
    May 1, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 Aaron Haagsma for Job #229417 VOICES.COM - Natural, Smooth - 30 Minute Product Videos Great work Barb! We look forward to working with you again!
    Apr 26, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 Justin Smith for Job #222530 Pilates Wheel Kickstarter Video
    Mar 27, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 Robert Burns for Job #222122 Need voice for white board animation
    Mar 9, 2017
  • Radio
    / 5 Emily Campbell for Job #217857 Voices- 3x :30 Spots with up to 5 Alt lines Great work!
    Mar 8, 2017
  • Radio
    / 5 Tyler Porter for Job #222680 Ashley HomeStore March Madness Barb did an excellent job! We are very happy with our end product, and her turnaround time was lightning fast! Can't wait to use her on future projects!
    Feb 24, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Will Colón for Job #216577 QRaise Explainer Barb was amazing! She was so patient and accommodating of all our craziness. She is the best. Very emotive and great to work with. Would hire again.
    Feb 15, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 Matt Gray for Job #203931 AT-Overview video
    Dec 5, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Alex Banghart for Job #205443 Voices - Cool, Confident Mom Thank you for being so prompt, accommodating, and a pleasure to work with. I look forward to more projects together in the future!
    Nov 10, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Mike Gualtieri for Job #206959 Mobile App/Product Web Video Fantastic performance!
    Nov 3, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Alberto Quilez for Job #203709 Health Voiceovers - Health Plans & HDL
    Oct 24, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Andrew Corbett for Job #203693 Be Koool Mom Barb was awesome on this project. Great voice and super-easy to work with. I'd gladly use Barb in the future. A true pro.
    Oct 13, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Dale Dupuis for Job #195187 Voices - 2,500 word Informative Video VO (English) Wonderfully done Barb! 5 ++ STARS
    Sep 19, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Wire Buzz for Job #192418 Service Line Feature Series 2
    Aug 5, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Brian Storm for Job #194486 Advocacy Animation Script Thank, Barb! You were outstanding.
    Aug 4, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Bonita Ernst for Job #192117 Avila Beach 3 parts All is good. No changes. Thanks so much!
    Jul 12, 2016
  • Radio
    / 5 Keri Hayter for Job #191508 Voices-Local Radio Ad (Mrs. Smith) Fantastic talent!!
    Jul 8, 2016
  • Educational
    / 5 Stephanie Hardy for Job #182013 Healthy Smile cut down
    Apr 25, 2016