Adventures In Audio Recording VII
People do not want to hear a lifeless dull monotone performance. You put a lot into your work to make it come to life on the written page. Now you have to bring that same life into your reading. Mind you I'm not saying you have to put together a full-fledged performance complete with sound effects, mood music, and an entire cast. But you do need to give your listeners an interesting and gripping experience. Try to get them caught up int he moment with your voice and delivery. But equally as important you have to make sure your speaking clearly, not too fast, nor too slowly. You need to enunciate properly so they don't get hung up on a badly pronounced word and are now falling behind as the rest of the story continues, while they're trying to figure out what you meant to say.
- Pacing: I have to struggle not to get too caught up in the performance that I don't rush through a scene no matter how exciting I find it.
But just let some feeling into your voice to give the audience a feel for the moment.
Until next time, keep writing and recording my friends.