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'BEYOND NARRATION - Freeing Your Mind, Body & Voice for Exceptional Reads' with Dian Perry

'BEYOND NARRATION - Freeing Your Mind, Body & Voice for Exceptional Reads'

with Dian Perry 

in London


Voiceover Narration is the key to having a successful and sustainable voiceover career. It is often referred to as the bread and butter of a voiceover's career. It's not just about booking the jobs but it is important to make sure you nail the read so that your client comes back with more work.

Many voice over books and workshops address the craft of narration, including some solid techniques which can be really useful in turning out a decent read. 

But, what goes on inside a great narrator to make them great? 

How do you get ‘out of your head’ and be fully present when you’re narrating?

How can you get connected to the text and invested in the client’s message?

How do you keep your inner critic from derailing your read?

How can you find work in this lucrative area of voice over?

This intensive two day workshop will answer these questions and many more. There will also be ample recording time in a professional audio suite. 

The workshop is designed specifically for those who want to get out of their heads and LEARN ways to CONNECT with the MESSAGE in their scripts. Previous attendees say;

'Informative and with a good mix of practical coaching & advice.'

'So much good advice and lots of practice on using the voice & the body. I found out how much I want to do medical narration. Got so much from Dian's class!'
'Absolutely fabulous! So much help & advice.'


Both days will be held at Casual Films, London

On Day One, this wonderful venue provides a spacious area to learn as you will focus on the mind, body and voice triad and much more PLUS an in-depth Q&A where you can learn about demo reels, the industry - what's happening now and what to prepare for, and so much more.

On Day Two, you’ll take the tools you learned on day one and RECORD LIVE in a professional studio with an engineer AND you'll receive an audio file of your recordings.


This workshop is for voiceover artists of all levels of experience. So, whether you have been in the business for many years or are just starting out there is loads you will be able to get out of this workshop.

Here are just a few of the topics which will be covered on this unmissable weekend:

  • Communication and connection (it’s not just about the voice)
  • Visuals - how knowing what they are changes your read
  • Positioning – are you part of the company or an outsider looking in?
  • The mind, body, voice triad
  • Intention - what is the communication trying to achieve?
  • Pace – matching the message and emotional set point
  • Formality – who are you talking to?
  • Emotional investment – acting is required!
  • Gesturing and why it’s crucial
  • Avoiding the ‘self-conscious’ read
  • Visualisation – making the read 3 dimensional
  • Script prep and notation


Dian will cover how to approach different areas of narration, including: e-learning, Documentaries, Corporate films, Medical/technical narration, On hold messages, Explainer videos, Audio guides, Audio books

And....what to include on a narration demo and how to find narration work!


Dian Perry is an an extraordinarily versatile voice talent. As a voice actor for nearly 22 years and a voiceover coach for 13, Dian has learned much about narration and how to teach it to others. She brings a fresh approach to the genre, delving deeper into how the mind, body and voice must work together to generate intuitive and connected reads. Dian's narration clients include Saks Fifth Avenue, Marriott, Nestle, Cisco and PwC.

Dian is one of the top voice coaches in the UK!

'You really blend the artistic with the practical, and that makes such a difference.' Nicole Brysse 

'Dian is fantastic! Knowledgeable, humorous and very encouraging. Love her!'


* Date: UPDATE: 18th & 19th January 2020
* Time:10am - 5pm

* Price:  General price - £449 + vat , Members price - £395 + vat

* Location: Casual Films UK, 93 Shepperton Road, London, N1 3DF, UK
* Lunch and Snacks provided

Members make sure you login to the members area to book this course.

Event Properties

Event Date 18-01-2020 10:00 am
Event End Date 19-01-2020 5:00 pm
Capacity 12
Registered 4
Individual Price £449.00 + VAT
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