7 Secrets of Voice Over Script Writing

When it comes to voice over script writing there are secrets to success.  In order to write the best voice over script, you need to keep these secrets in mind.  Here are 7 of the best tips when writing your scripts.

1. Outline: The first step to creating a fantastic script is to create an outline.  You also need to ask yourself if this voiceover will include any visual elements.  Ideally, you should attempt to blend the narration with the visuals that will be playing alongside it.

2. Think tone: You don’t want to write your narration like a report.  You want it to sound conversational.  Keep this in mind during your writing.

3. Keep it short: If your listeners hear the same voice for too long they are likely to become bored by the monotony. With this in mind, it is important to keep your narration segments short.  Perhaps try to include more than one voice to keep your listeners attention.

4. Sound effects: In many cases, sound effects can be used to effectively add feelings to a narration.  Ask yourself if you would like to include sound effects based on what is being narrated.  Just don’t go overboard, too many sound effects can be a distraction from the important information.

5. Short sentences: Listeners want to hear the important information quickly.  They don’t want to be hit with long sentences full of filler information.  Therefore, keep your sentences short and get to the point quickly.

6. Consider the length of your script: This can go hand-in-hand with keeping sentences short.  Perhaps you have a limited time period to get your point across.  However, even if you have unlimited time, you don’t want the presentation to be overly drawn out.  Listeners will lose interest and will not stick around for the entire segment.  Present your information early and don’t drag things out.

7. Read your script aloud: In order to be sure that your script makes sense and meets the other criteria, it is important to do a live reading.  You can read the script to yourself or bring an audience along to offer suggestions.  This is a valuable step to ensure the overall quality of the presentation.