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Ideal Qualities in a Spanish Voice-Over Talent

With more than 450 million native speakers of Spanish and with 12% of families in the United States speaking the language in their respective homes, it is clear that Spanish deserves its status as a world language. If you are planning to communicate a product, business or idea in Spanish, you need a professional voice-over talent who can speak the language fluently and perform like any complete voice artist. Listed below are some of the ideal qualities to hunt for in a Spanish voice-over talent: 

Native Spanish Speaker

A native speaker of the Spanish language will always have a distinct advantage over someone who has acquired Spanish merely as a second language. Spanish, like any language, has certain phonetic characteristics and qualities which set it apart from other languages, including English. Since the language comes naturally to the native speaker, it lends a brand of authenticity to the recorded message, whether for a radio advertisement, a tutorial, or even a voice mail.

Flawless Pronunciation and Enunciation 

The importance of enunciation, which also entails correct pronunciation, cannot be overemphasized when performing Spanish voice-overs. You need a professional talent who knows the proper and natural articulation of Spanish words and lines, as well as the correct placement of word stress for proper emphasis and variation. This makes any marketing message sound authentic, authoritative, and credible.

Voice Control

When it comes to professional Spanish narration, control is very important. This is one of the voice abilities that set a professional apart from an amateur. Oftentimes, flawless voice control is acquired through years of recording and narration experience. A skilled voice-over talent will display noticeable voice control across a wide range of recording projects.

Neutral Spanish Accent

Different scripts require different voices and personalities. But if your script requires different character voices and you plan to hire just one talent, hiring someone with a neutral Spanish accent is highly advantageous. In fact, according to voice coaches, this accent is one of the most marketable around.  Since it is easier for a neutral accent to adopt a certain tone or voice style, you can benefit from hiring a talent with a neutral Spanish accent.

Voice Acting Abilities

Finally, you need voice artists who can act with their voice! This boils down to how creative your talent can be during the actual recording. Your narrator or storyteller should go beyond being just an excellent reader or speaker. The best voice-over talents in the world are those who have acting abilities to match their first-rate Spanish speaking skills.

With Spanish considered as the third language online and with an increasing number of companies investing in Spanish ads and marketing messages, you need a Spanish voice artist that accomplishes the job. With a natural and exceptional Spanish voice talent, your organization or brand can leave the right impression and make the needed connection with your Spanish-speaking audience.

Choose to work with a professional voice-over talent in Spanish today! Get in touch with me so we can start working on your project as early as now. 

Top 5 Voice Qualities to Look for in a Voice-Over Talent

Whether you need a voice actor for a commercial, a business presentation or a tutorial, it’s clear that no two projects are the same. However, all of these projects require one common thing: a voice-over talent that clearly communicates your business, product or idea.

I have listed below the top 5 qualities of an exceptional voice artist and why it pays to check for these defining factors before hiring a voice-over talent on your next project.

1. Clarity and Flexibility

Not everyone has developed the ability to be comfortable at the microphone, but the ones who have the skills are usually known for the clear quality and flexibility of their respective voices. As someone who has had experience with hundreds of successful recordings, I can say that it is extremely important for any message to be conveyed clearly to the appropriate audience. Different recordings will also require various voice personalities. Thus, you need to work with someone who possesses a range of voice qualities, from energetic and casual, to smooth and formal, depending on the requirement of the project.

2. Impeccable Enunciation

Enunciation is the manner of pronouncing words correctly and clearly. This is very crucial as it can make or break the entire recording project. A great voice actor should be able to pronounce all of the words correctly and to enunciate them in a clear and confident manner. Not only does poor enunciation affect the message being conveyed, it can also adversely affect the image of the brand, company or organization conveying the message.

3. Voice Acting

The very thing that differentiates professional speakers from professional voice artists is the ability of the latter to act. Simply put, you don’t just need someone who has exceptional speaking skills. You need a voice talent that can truly act. Each commercial, documentary, movie trailer or eBook narration assumes a specific voice appropriate for the script. A professional storyteller can bring any script effortlessly to life and own the attention of the audience.

4. Appropriate Pacing

Pacing is another ability to look out for in a voice artist. A narrator who has perfect pronunciation and enunciation will still fail at his performance without proper pacing. By employing the right rhythm and tempo during voice-overs, a talent will be able to bring the needed personality and creativity into the entire narration.

5. Natural Articulateness

While voice artistry is something that any talent can develop over time, a certain natural articulateness is always an advantage. This quality comes from being a native speaker of a specific language and also stems from years of experience. Working with a naturally articulate narrator means it won’t take long for him or her to master the script and deliver the lines clearly and interestingly.

Remember, the script is just the beginning of things. The clear, appropriate, and creative delivery of your audio or video message helps to hook the attention of your listeners and viewers from beginning to end.

If you’re in need of a professional voice-over talent in Spanish, work with me today to see why you need not go anywhere else!