What can a voiceover do for you?

What Have You Done For Me Lately? That was the name of a Janet Jackson song from the 80s, long before many of us were even born.


I heard the song the other day and it got me thinking, could a voice over ever be asked that question?


Mostly likely not as people that use voiceovers recognise the value we can add. But what if you’ve never used a voiceover to help with your business or project? How could it benefit you?


Many of us love the sound of our own voice, but just not always when we hear it played back to us. This is the reason why many a business owner has told me they hate having to record their own phone messages or voicemail. And when I ask why the answer is often the same: “Because I’m not very good at it”…, or “It’s hard to say the right words”…, but most commonly “I just don’t like how I sound”.


And that there is the crux of the matter, if you already think you’re not good at it, or don’t like the way that you sound, then what do you think is going to happen when you get in front of the microphone? Exactly! It’s not going to sound pretty!


And if you think that’s bad, wait for the bit where they tell you they were once faced with the prospect of voicing their corporate or explainer video!! All I can say is good job the ambulance and paramedics got there in time otherwise they may not have been around to tell me the story.


First impressions last, so ask yourself what first impression do you want to give a potential client when they call into your service or hear about your product. Surely not an incoherent, unsure sounding voice bumbling through the details. Nope! You don’t want that.


This is where a voiceover can help you. Someone who knows how to lift words off the page, someone who can read without it sounding like they are reading, someone who is confident in front or behind the microphone. Someone like me!


Often when I tell people I’m a voiceover artist the first question they ask is how many accents or voices can you do? In other words, they’re thinking about animation or character work (popularly referred to as voice acting).
But many people are not aware that there are so many facets to this amazing industry called voiceover that have nothing to do with that. A large amount of the work I do for commercials, narration, voice of God announcements, and eLearning is just me being me. As in me talking in my normal voice just like I do when I talk to my friends.


And this is what your customers want to hear when they call your business, hear about your product/service, or watch your video. They want a friendly voice that they can relate to which grabs their attention so they can digest the information.


What have I done for you lately?? I can do a lot if you let me.


So hit me up and let’s roll.

Tim understood my client's requirements and did not hesitate to offer some demo options in various styles to make sure everything was on the right lines.

Good work, Tim. I'm sure I'll be using your voiceover services again.

Rik Watson, Creative Audio Producer

I have worked with Tim a number of times now and have found him to be extremely reliable. Firstly, his studio sound is top notch and most importantly he can deliver the read you want. Versatile, meaningful, credible.

John Calvert, Award Winning Commercial Producer

As a producer you don’t just need a voice actor who can read a script; you need someone who can communicate naturally and who brings something new to the party. Tim is just such a guy. Highly recommended.

Matt Hopper, Creative Director and Co-founder - Trisonic

Working with Tim was great. He listened to direction and his vocals worked very well with the products he was advertising. Tim also sent the audio back in very good time so his customer service was top notch. Would highly recommend.

Toby Huggins, Senior Producer - KVH Studios

Tim has a great ear for accents. Took my voice-direction well and he was able to bring to life a fully rounded character just with his voice.

It was a pleasure to work with him.

Keith Lindsay, Senior Producer - JMS Group Limited

Having Tim as one of our preferred voices is a breath of fresh air, different from the norm, original and genuine as well as versatile and directable. I would highly recommend Tim to any production.

Julian (Doc) Sharp, Director - Radio Jingles

Tim is a great guy and very professional. He always returns work to a very high standard with a very quick turnaround. He’s very talented and a pleasure to work with.

James Summers, Head of Presentation - Imagesound

Tim has produced some great voice over work for us here at Crosscut for a number of projects. Always delivers quickly and to a high standard! 

Dan Flanders, Director - Crosscut Media Limited

Professional, friendly and incredibly easy to direct. After just one read of the script, Tim knew what style and sound we were going for and he delivered exactly that!

Jordan McKay, Creative Producer - Bauer Create

Tim was an absolute pleasure to work with! His tone and delivery were perfect for the scene we were trying to capture and he took direction well; looking forward to working with him again! 

Katia Greene, VO Casting & Direction - Next LLC

Very talented and very cool- a real pro!

Adders Jeffrey, Owner of LBS Manchester Ltd

Tim recorded a great Jamaican accent for our security awareness training video and was very easy to work with.

Roy B Cohn, Chief Creative Officer - CCG

Tim has a superb voice full of character, he’s also a joy to work with in live sessions and takes direction really well.

Simon Vause, Co Founder - Vaudio Audio

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