Perhaps, after weighing the out-of-pocket cost of hiring a professional voice talent, you’re still not really convinced it’s worth the expense. After all, professionals do come with a price tag attached. If you haven’t thought about just what exactly professional can do for you and your project, then of course, you are still focused on the money it will cost. If hiring a professional still feels kind of airy-fairy and unreal to you, take some time to consider what you would actually get from it.
A voice actor knows how to use the quality of his or her voice to the utmost. That’s why so many untrained voices don’t work. It isn’t that the voice itself is bad; it’s that its owner doesn’t know what to do with it. Take Marlon Brando’s voice, for example. He’s a cotton-mouth, and a nasally cotton-mouth at that. But, because he trained himself how to handle those qualities, he instead developed a very distinctive, very powerful voice. That is what professional training can do for a voice, and you can have the benefit of that training without having to undergo it yourself.
Someone who has been trained knows how to make a reading more enjoyable, because he knows where to put the pauses. So much of vocalizing is about the timing. If you aren’t used to thinking about things like that, you may not understand good speakers make such frequent use of timing, or that it has such a profound effect but they do and it does. In fact, they know how strongly or softly to ennunicate certain parts, how to draw attention to words or make words less noticeable. A trained actor will be able to guide your listeners and cause them to think what you want them to think favorable thoughts about your product, service or message.
But there is something that many people never stop to consider when deciding whether to hire a voice-over artist. When a professional has done something for a while, they learn how to do it quickly, and that includes learning their lines. understanding what the client wants and learning the best way to deliver the material. While that may take an untrained person such as yourself many, many attempts to even begin to get it right, a professional vocal artist can do it in a short amount of time. And we all understand that time equals money.
There are many things to consider when deciding whether to hire a voice-over artist. It is important, of course, to think about the cost, but that isn’t the only consideration. You have to weigh the cost of hiring a professional with the benefits they can give you. In order to do that, you should understand just what services they provide and why they can provide them better than you can. Then, if those things are important to you, it is obvious that your decision should be to use a professional.