Presentation voiceover; It is the process of sounding the texts prepared for educational purposes in the form of powerpoint presentations and video presentations. Apart from these, promotional films are also in a kind of presentation category because they are often prepared step by step. Again, we can evaluate book voiceovers and e-learning voiceovers in this category.
In general, presentation voice-overs are needed by training and consultancy companies, and at this point, they get support by applying to a voice-over agency. According to the content of the presentation, the consulting firms first select the voice from the voice cast and the artist selected from the voice cast performs a pilot reading for the presentation. After the approval is given for the prepared pilot reading, the work begins.
MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED IN PRESENTATION LANGUAGE AND VOICE;
The language of expression in the presentation texts is other dubbing It should be in a simple and understandable language, as in the texts. Without making the sentences too long, direct subject-oriented expressions should be preferred.
Apart from this, the thing to be decided in the presentation voiceovers is 'Will a script be written for the presentation?' , 'Do you need any additional comments?' or 'Will only the texts in the presentation be read?'. such details. Determining these details is necessary in order to make preparations such as putting it into text beforehand, if there will be a narrative other than the texts in the presentation.
Apart from these, we can mention a few points to be considered during the voice over;
– Intonation and Melody;
Presentation voiceovers do not need a theatrical reading or emotion as in commercial voiceovers. It has a more narrative style, but there should be a change in tone and melody while reading so that it is fluent and does not bore the listener. Because presentations generally have a straight and long text structure, a straight reading will bore the audience in a few minutes. Therefore, when voicing for a presentation, decide which words and passages will receive more attention and increase the tone of emphasizing these points. But this should be done naturally! If something sounds exaggerated or wrong, it will annoy your audience.
Considering that the goal is to be heard and trusted by the audience, it is important to speak in a way that everyone can understand. So to draw the listener's attention to certain parts of a speech, try changing the volume—sometimes louder, sometimes softer—and make sure the selected transitions are separate from the others. Speaking in front of the microphone doesn't always require you to speak in a low voice. In situations where you want to increase the volume, it is preferable to keep yourself slightly away from the microphone and speak louder than usual. Speech is not ordinary speech and if the words are delivered softly, the voice actor will not be able to convey the desired passion and enthusiasm.
To ensure clarity and to be understood by the audience, it is necessary not to neglect to express each word in detail.
Even in the same sentence, stressing different words can change the focus of a message. Look: “I went to that supplier's office,” “I went to that supplier’s office,” “I went to that supplier’s office,” “I went to that supplier’s office.” Although the sentences are the same, how the emphasis is made changes what is meant to be explained. That is, changing emphasis can make a change in meaning or implication.
According to celebrity presenter Carmen Taran, when pauses in a speech are strategically placed, they can make the difference between a good and excellent presentation. There are several purposes for which pauses can be used: to give listeners a chance to perceive something that has just been said; forming expectations about something to be said; give the presenter a chance to think about what to say next; ensuring that the presenter breathes properly; and even giving the presenter time to think before answering a particular question. Using this method, which should be used while making presentations, will provide the same effects when making presentations.
– Feed rate;
If a presentation is voiced too quickly, it can make it difficult for the audience/listener to understand and cause anxiety. Even if it is sent very slowly, it can tire and bore people. Therefore, it should proceed at a natural pace.
There needs to be consistency between the tone of the voiceover and the content being conveyed. No one can prove their strength by speaking softly, or by using a helpless tone to show that they are in control of the situation. So make sure you internalize the content of the presentation, check that it is consistent with the text, then set the right tone for that speech or part of it.
Remember to follow these 7 tips when using your voice for presentations. Afterwards, we guarantee you'll get a better performance, a better presentation overall, and a more enthusiastic audience.
PRESENTATION VOICE IN TURKEY;
Meeting a great need for audio presentation in universities voice over agencies prepares audio presentations on different topics in the field of education. These prepared audio presentations are made within the scope of presentation voiceover and guide millions of people. However, not every commercial voice or dubbing person can do presentation voiceovers, and a person who voices a presentation is not expected to do other work. For this reason, it will be good for the voice-over to be studied to have presentation voice-over experience.
The number of voice-over agencies that make presentations in Turkey is quite low. BiberSA Production, which meets an important need in Turkey in the field of presentation dubbing, has been providing presentation voice-over services on various subjects to training and consultancy companies for a long time. You can also reach BiberSA Production for the projects you need voice over.