The idea that entering a classroom is essential to learning is increasingly becoming a thing of the past. We know that contact with others is fundamental for communicating and that as social beings, we need to see each other face to face. At the same time, the pandemic has led us to explore new virtual platforms to build connections with one another and access both formal and informal learning, giving us easy first-hand access to the information we seek.
The complexity of what we learn online varies from do-it-yourself tutorials to master classes hosted by the world’s foremost universities. In these virtual formats, the very ways in which we access knowledge and interact with one another are all changing.
Yet one thing is certain: when you immerse yourself in the world of online learning, the possibilities are infinite. You can be following an Indian cooking recipe one minute and taking an astronomy class or guitar lesson a half hour later.
On these online platforms, tutors faithfully relay the contents of the human creators and developers with warmth and confidence.
For me, it is a pleasure and an honor to participate in projects developed by professionals so dedicated to sharing their knowledge!
Teaching is learning.
They say that when you teach, it’s like learning all over again. For me, the challenge I take on in these projects involves really understanding the topics of each class, tutorial, or other learning experience my clients have entrusted me to record.
I train my voice to convey wisdom and my biggest goal is to strike a tone that fosters concentration and learning. In order to avoid the monotony that sometimes comes when sitting in front of a screen or listening to a recording, you need an expert voice that melds to the contents and accompanies the listeners. This helps build a connection between the voice standing in for the teacher or guide and the information the listener or student wants to receive.
A curious voice.
What sets me apart here is that I work with my voice to do more than merely state the information. I practice before recording, getting into the shoes of the teacher, doctor, designer, researcher, or trainer behind each video or audio. The idea is to speak with authority about the topic at hand but also bring sensitivity and curiosity, encouraging reflection and getting everyone who listens to interact with the contents.
In all of my e-learning work, I am a familiar voice that is a pleasure to hear. I have recorded many courses in a range of areas: education, industry, technology, and health, to name just a few. In healthcare, for example, I have done courses for doctors on complex medical procedures and drug administration, among others.
Others courses I have done required a great degree of versatility in my voice because of the different targets:
- stress management.
- noise contamination.
- characters in business scenes for learning.
- courses on alcohol and smoking prevention for youth done in my “teenage character” voice.
- main voice and presenter for the Coursera platform.
- audiovisual materials on COVID-19.
- business training for IBM employees.
As you can see, the possibilities are endless. So if you’re working on an audio or video course—or need to convey valuable information to your customers or employees—my teaching voice is just what you are looking for.