We’re near the end of National Nurses Week and at the beginning of National Hospital Week, and I believe we need to celebrate our healthcare workers like we’ve never done before!
The world has been battling the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic for months now, and don’t forget that, unfortunately, we still have all the other illnesses, injuries, and health issues that existed before. Our amazing healthcare workers – all the doctors, nurses, hospital workers, EMTs, paramedics, first responders – have been working tirelessly to fight this pandemic, as well as provide care for patients without COVID, and we are forever grateful to them. They truly are on the front lines of this battle.
We always need more people to join our healthcare workforce, and those who do commit to rigorous medical training. It’s so important that they have access to effective training materials so they can understand the content they’re being taught completely and thoroughly. Comprehension is key!
The terminology in the medical field can be quite daunting, not to mention the actual concepts and theories being taught. That’s where voice over comes in! Medical narration is an important – and rapidly growing – sector of the voice over industry because it’s vital to have a narrator who can pronounce terminology correctly AND deliver the story in a way that is engaging and ensures comprehension.
Medical narration is used not only by students, but by doctors who need to keep current on new procedures and patients who have to learn how to use medical devices or to learn about pharmaceutical drugs they need to take. A calm but confident voice is needed to share that information. The voice needs to be knowledgeable in that topic, and it needs to be able to communicate effectively.
Before I record any narration, I make sure I understand what I’m reading, how to deliver that information, and I confirm the correct pronunciation of every word. I use my teaching background to make sure the narration is engaging and supports the listener’s comprehension. I enjoy learning new things, so even though the process may seem a bit involved, I enjoy it and am grateful for the opportunity to help others learn new information.
If you have medical material that needs to be recorded as narration, please contact me. I would be honored to work with you to provide support for our present and future healthcare workers!
Just a few examples of projects using voice over:
e-Learning / Digital Learning
Animation / Anime / Video Games
Online / YouTube tutorials
IVR / Telephony / Voicemail
Promos & Trailers
Guided Meditation Exercises
Real Estate Videos
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