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Barb Lyon

Batavia, Illinois, US
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Barb Lyon

  Batavia, Illinois, US

Highlights

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.

Languages

English (North American), English

Accents

North American, US General American (GenAm)

Ages

Middle Aged, Young Adult

Special Skills

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

Experience

• 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

Credentials

Education

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

Studio

  • 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.

Testimonials

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

CGS

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
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)

Retail
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

eLearning
Manitoba Liquor Marts; ERN CNA; Healthline

Voice Of God
AdWeek Summit Intro; Crisis Pregnancy Outreach

Payment Terms

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.

Watch a video to see how to make a payment

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.

Watch a video and learn how to request a quote

2016 Commercial Demo 7

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Promo and Whiteboard 26

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Explainer Videos 56

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Audiobook 24

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eLearning & Training 3

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Commercials 299

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Business Narration 5

Barb Lyon

  • 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
  • Business
    / 5 Stephanie Hardy for Job #178686 BizVal
    Apr 25, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Rabia Khan for Job #173366 Voices- Product Explainer Video Great work!
    Mar 21, 2016
  • Business
    / 5 Hans Kleinschmidt for Job #176615 Crisis Pregnancy Outreach Gala Voiceovers
    Mar 18, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Tim McCoy for Job #165709 Kickstarter animation VO
    Jan 29, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Bonnie Avey for Job #163861 Voices - Pre-School Application Narrator - Female NAILED IT!
    Jan 22, 2016
  • Internet
    / 5 Richter Studios for Job #163215 Gerard - Giving Hat Hi Barb,

    Appreciate your work on this project.


    Thanks.
    Dec 1, 2015
  • Radio
    / 5 John Goodman for Job #160736 Resort & Casino Radio Voice Thank you for the good work Barb!
    Nov 24, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Todd Peterson for Job #157530 ActivTapp Promo Video Barb is awesome. Great voice. Very professional.
    Oct 12, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Scott Edwards for Job #150661 Sew Much More - Web video
    Sep 10, 2015
  • Radio
    / 5 Cornett IMS for Job #145430 VIOC Radio Reproduction--"In Labor Wife" Character Great work! Prompt communication and did an excellent job meeting our needs!
    Jun 18, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Dan Nelken for Job #143309 HOMDNA
    May 22, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Ross Bollinger for Job #142030 More Storyteller-Style Narration, 60' Barb adds subtle nuance and character to the text that really brings it to life. She is a pleasure to work with, delivers quickly, and I recommend her highly!
    May 21, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Nick Hopkins for Job #140161 Reading Buddy Software Video
    May 5, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 James Zelasko for Job #136492 Plastics To Oil
    Apr 24, 2015
  • Radio
    / 5 Joseph Mullins for Job #136426 Women's Conference Radio Spot NICE WORK, BARB!
    Mar 23, 2015
  • Radio
    / 5 Clay Miller for Job #136118 17563 5-Second PSO Radio Tag
    Mar 18, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Emily Campbell for Job #117800 Course in Advanced Trauma Nursing (CATN) The client really enjoyed working with Barb and her communication during the long project was great.

    Highly recommend Barb!
    Feb 5, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Sergio Cordoba for Job #128222 Voices.com - Children's Learning App Great to work with- Thanks for everything!
    Jan 26, 2015
  • Radio
    / 5 Joseph Mullins for Job #129955 YWCA Lubbock: Hub City Fit: Version2 Great Job, Barb!
    Jan 22, 2015
  • Radio
    / 5 Joseph Mullins for Job #129455 YWCA Fitness Program Local Radio Spot Nice work, Barb!
    Jan 14, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Stephanie Dickson for Job #128707 Voices: RUSH Internal Presentation Videos - 315 words The client said that you were absolutely great to work with and sends their thanks!
    Jan 13, 2015
  • Business
    / 5 Brian Glazen for Job #128500 Greater Cleveland aquarium
    Jan 8, 2015
  • Internet
    / 5 Amy Johnson for Job #120381 Bridal Shop Commercial
    Jan 7, 2015
  • Educational
    / 5 Brian Rivers for Job #117475 Humana Wellness Video Barb was great! Flexible. Professional. Patient. Quality.
    Nov 5, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Arnaud Ravel for Job #116701 Tagmmer, web startup video presentation from Paris As a web startup, we had some specific needs concerning the tone, the rythm, the voice that Barb Lyon met in such an unexpected way.
    MORE THAN 100% SATISFIED!!
    - Such a promptly reply ... just a couple of hours!
    - Very professional!
    - More than we expected!
    - Very available by email and really friendly!
    - What else could we say....just perfect!
    We received more than 45 replies from other talented voices. We decided to choose Barb Lyon because we found she had this little something in her voice that makes the difference.
    At the end, we can just more than recommend Barb Lyon! A real pleasure to collaborate with her!
    Arnaud
    Paris, France

    Sep 2, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Rob Mundy for Job #111732 Voices - Video Series - Romantic Female Excellent work, Barb!!
    Aug 15, 2014
  • Radio
    / 5 Christopher Ewart for Job #111767 One Day Recovery Breast Augmentation Very helpful and quick response to answers and quick turnaround.
    Jul 8, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Wayne Ferris for Job #109439 Haulix
    Jul 2, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Chris Derylo for Job #108610 6 Web Videos for Household Cleaning Products Great voice, great intuition, fast turnaround and pleasant to work with. Barb's a pro.
    Jul 1, 2014
  • Television
    / 5 Rick Clawson for Job #108251 Indy ReZone PSA - Where You Live
    Jun 4, 2014
  • Internet
    / 5 Nathan Beaman for Job #107166 VO for PSA for Families
    May 29, 2014