According to Wikipedia's article on voiceover, a voiceover is:
"a production technique where a voice - that is not part of the narrative (non-diegetic) - is used in a radio, television production, filmmaking, theatre, or other presentations. The voice-over... is pre-recorded and placed over the top of a film or video and commonly used in documentaries or news reports to explain information."
It is pretty clear why you would need a voiceover for telephone systems, audio books, narrations, video games, and commercials – but did you know that many businesses are now adding voiceover their websites, business presentations, and tutorials?
Adding a voiceover offers the following advantages for your business:
Yes, a voiceover enhances your project and gives your company an edge. However, it is important to realize that a voiceover also represents you and your business, and it is therefore crucial that the voiceover be recorded professionally and by the right voice talent.
You can listen to an audio presentation of the advantages of voiceover at Enhance Your Project Through Voiceover.
Article by Victoria Feinerman