Amy LaDeroute – Podcast/Jingle Voiceovers
Podcasts have become a popular form of both entertainment and education. As the world of podcasting grows, the need for professional voice over in podcast intros, outros, and bumpers is also growing. Compelling voice over not only communicates information about the podcast or the specific episode, it also serves to excite the audience and keep them attentive. In addition to podcast voice over, unique jingles can go a long way towards podcast branding and marketing. If you need high quality voice over or jingles for your podcasts, then look no further!
Professional voice over gives podcasts added credibility and personality
When making a podcast, it’s tempting to voice the entire show from start to finish. But using professional voice over for specific segments can make the podcast more dynamic, more engaging, and even more memorable. Podcast voice over is typically used for intros, outros, and bumpers. Let’s discuss each of these and how having them done by a skilled voice actor can make all the difference.
The intro of a podcast doesn’t just introduce the show – it serves many important purposes for connecting with an audience. First, the intro should get the listeners’ attention and entice them to stay engaged. This needs to be accomplished fast – people typically decide whether to keep listening to a program within the first ten seconds. An experienced podcast intro voice actor will know how to make a powerful first impression in order to keep the audience listening till the end.
The intro also needs to set the right tone for the podcast, capturing the mood and the overall vibe of the show. In other words, the intro needs to represent the right branding to fit the style and content of the podcast. A professional podcast voice actor can shape their voice to match the perfect style and sound, whether it be energetic, dramatic, conversational, friendly, informative, or any other quality. The emotions and personality that come through in the voice over will help to connect with the audience.
The intro should also provide the audience with important information, including the name of the podcast, the names of the host(s), the title of the episode, and a brief summary of the content. In some cases, other information may need to be included, such as disclaimers, sponsor names, etc. The intro segment should be no longer than 30 seconds in total, and usually includes music and sound effects in addition to the voice over.
Podcast bumpers are short (usually 15 second) transitions during the program. They could be inserted in between two different segments of the podcast, such as an interview and a narrated story, or between the podcast and a commercial break. Bumpers serve the purpose of smoothly switching between different portions of the show, reminding the audience of what they’re listening to, and maintaining their enthusiasm for the podcast.
Bumpers that are voiced by skilled voice talent have all the necessary elements to achieve these goals. The voice over is often upbeat and exciting, in order to keep the audience engaged, and the podcast is reintroduced using a fresh sound. This makes for dynamic transitions that keep the podcast moving. In addition, effective voice over ensures that podcast bumpers are an efficient reminder of the show’s brand.
Podcast outros are concluding segments that wrap up the show and provide a summary of the content. Just like the intro and bumpers, the outro needs to accurately represent the podcast’s branding. Outros typically provide the audience with information about how to tune in to future episodes, or how to share the podcast with their friends. This is known as a “call to action” and can be quite effective with inviting and persuasive outro voice over.
Effective voice over and memorable jingles – the perfect combination to make your podcast stand out!
Amy LaDeroute has been a professional voice actor for well over a decade, and has the right experience and ability to voice your podcast intros, outros, and bumpers. If you need warm, enthusiastic, animated, engaging, clear, and informative podcast voice over, then you’ve come to the right place.
Amy’s voice is versatile, giving you the dynamic range that’s necessary for a compelling intro, a smooth bumper, and a tempting outro. Your audience will stay excited and be reminded of your podcast’s unique brand. With Amy, you can be sure you’ll receive the highest quality voice over delivered straight from her fully equipped personal studio.
Not only is Amy the perfect female voice actor for podcasting, she is also a talented musician and can produce memorable podcast jingles. Amy spent 14 years on the road as a professional singer in different bands. Leave it to Amy and her audio engineer husband, Ken, to record an original podcast jingle that captures the sound and feel that you’re looking for.
So don’t wait any longer – contact Amy today!