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 voiceovers 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
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
MXL 2003; Sure SM7; EV RE20;
Computer & Software
Mac & PC; Sony Audio Studio, Sound Forge and Vegas; Audacity; LogicPro; SCNow/ipDTL friendly
DBX; Telos One and Telos HX1 Phone Patch; Skype Patch (BarbLyonVO); SCNow capability; ipDTL +TEL with ISDN (BarbLyonVoice)
FTP; email; CD
Within 24 hours of final script, or at a time arranged with the client.
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!The MX Group
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
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.CGS
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!Grumbo Media
Ross Bollinger, Creative Director
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!Reverse SARL/Apptamin
Sylvain Gauchet, Co-founder
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
NRG; Pacific Gas & Electric; DTE; Reliant Energy; Ameren; BC Hydro
Healthcare Solutions and Support
Carefirst; Humana; Healthline; United Way; St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; AstraZeneca
Audio Books ("Diet & Weight Loss Motivation Secrets You Wish You Knew", Dr. Susan Albers)
Sears; Retail-Me-Not; Valvoline; Ashley Furniture; Rubbermaid; Moen; LG; Bradford Exchange; Sam's Club; Pita Pit
Consumer Products, Services and Applications
Nerd Skincare; Corolla; Ford; Chevy; Kia; Moen; Mercury Insurance; Great Gatherings; Pure Romance; Car Proof
Children’s Learning Games & E For Everyone
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; Wells Fargo; First Banker’s Trust; BNY Mellon; Western Union
Manitoba Liquor Marts; ERN CNA; Healthline
Voice Of God
AdWeek Summit Intro; Crisis Pregnancy Outreach
Hire Barb as a voice actor. Payment is made through Voices.com SurePay, an escrow service that guarantees your work is done to your satisfaction. Send payment securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com then download your files from the website.
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.
Robert Burns for Job #222122 Need voice for white board animationMar 9, 2017
Emily Campbell for Job #217857 Voices- 3x :30 Spots with up to 5 Alt lines Great work!Mar 8, 2017
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
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
Matt Gray for Job #203931 AT-Overview videoDec 5, 2016
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
Mike Gualtieri for Job #206959 Mobile App/Product Web Video Fantastic performance!Nov 3, 2016
Alberto Quilez for Job #203709 Health Voiceovers - Health Plans & HDLOct 24, 2016
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
Dale Dupuis for Job #195187 Voices - 2,500 word Informative Video VO (English) Wonderfully done Barb! 5 ++ STARSSep 19, 2016
Wire Buzz for Job #192418 Service Line Feature Series 2Aug 5, 2016
Brian Storm for Job #194486 Advocacy Animation Script Thank, Barb! You were outstanding.Aug 4, 2016
Bonita Ernst for Job #192117 Avila Beach 3 parts All is good. No changes. Thanks so much!Jul 12, 2016
Keri Hayter for Job #191508 Voices-Local Radio Ad (Mrs. Smith) Fantastic talent!!Jul 8, 2016
Stephanie Hardy for Job #182013 Healthy Smile cut downApr 25, 2016
Stephanie Hardy for Job #178686 BizValApr 25, 2016
Rabia Khan for Job #173366 Voices- Product Explainer Video Great work!Mar 21, 2016
Hans Kleinschmidt for Job #176615 Crisis Pregnancy Outreach Gala VoiceoversMar 18, 2016
Tim McCoy for Job #165709 Kickstarter animation VOJan 29, 2016
Bonnie Avey for Job #163861 Voices - Pre-School Application Narrator - Female NAILED IT!Jan 22, 2016