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Barb Lyon

Batavia, Illinois, US
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Barb Lyon

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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

    Neumann TLM49; 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.

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 121

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2017 eLearning 16

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Explainer Videos 68

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Promo and Whiteboard 46

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Audiobook 47

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eLearning & Training 18

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Narrations-Informative 19

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Commercials 309

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Business Narration 19

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  • Internet
    / 5 (Jolene Vandekolk) for Job #256456 - Warm, Friendly - Online Buyout Fantastic work! Thank you!
    Oct 23, 2017
  • Television
    / 5 (Jordan Freeman) for Job #248450 Voices - Relatable, Women next door - Tv Spot Excellent work!!
    Oct 19, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 ArtResin for Job #250556 ArtResin 101 Series Barb was professional, prompt and perfect for our project. The big 3 "p"s that you need to get a job done. Fantastic work! Wouldn't hesitate to use Barb again.
    Oct 11, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 Addessi Jewelers Inc. for Job #251395 Customer review II Barb Lyon's work was just perfect. Love this service and hers too.
    Sep 23, 2017
  • Educational
    / 5 Room 214 for Job #235705 Dental Insurance Videoscribe Barb was excellent to work with - very responsive, quick turnaround, and hit the right tone and pacing we were looking for.
    Sep 11, 2017
  • Educational
    / 5 (Emily Campbell) for Job #244835 Voices- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Barb, your level of professionalism/extremely fast turn around time/flexibility really helped make this project successful.
    Thank you so much! I am looking forward to many more projects together :)

    Sep 7, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 INhouse Video Technologies Inc. for Job #242110 Maximum 1 minute product explanation video for IT/Avionics company Barb followed direction incredibly well and her communication was nothing but prompt and professional. Absolutely fantastic to work with and will consider her again for future projects.
    Sep 7, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 Joey Cassel for Job #240522 Lake Erie Love Wonderful to work with and a great talent.
    Jul 22, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 1 FitAll for Job #239627 Cartooned Videos Narration Absolutely flawless. Barb is a great professional and most pleasant to work with. Barb is able to adapt to whatever your needs are. Thank you so, so much for the great job.
    Jul 16, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 Hiccup Media for Job #237835 ua Search Video Great working with you!
    Jun 28, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 B Mays for Job #237611 Flex House Video Barb was amazing to work with! She was very helpful, professional and super fast!
    Jun 23, 2017
  • Business
    / 5 (Tyler Smith) for Job #231316 - Caring, Warm - Interactive Online Videos Barb did an amazing job with this!
    May 23, 2017
  • Radio
    / 5 Porter Pro Media 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 The Biz Media for Job #222530 Pilates Wheel Kickstarter Video
    Mar 27, 2017
  • Internet
    / 5 Apartment Network 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 Porter Pro Media 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 Open Pixel Studios, LLC 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