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Talking Virtual Tours – RTV Narration Tips

Here are a few Tips for adding voiceover narration to your virtual tours.
RTV’s Interactive Virtual Tours are powerful marketing tools that bring your property or business to life for online visitors. One of the biggest perks of Fusion Virtual Tours are the additional features you can use to enhance the appeal and energy of your presentation.  See a full list of Fusion System Features Here.

Voiceovers and audio tracks are popular features that can be used to great effect with Fusion virtual tours—but if you’ve never recorded live narrations before or used our advanced AudioPal system before, there are some things you should know about this process before you dive in and start creating your audio.

These tips will help you create a professional-sounding voiceover narration for your virtual tour that will impress visitors and pique their interest in your business or property.

  • When using our cloud recorder be sure that you record in a quiet place. Even if you have a noise-cancelling microphone, some background noise may bleed into your audio. Make sure you’re recording from an indoor location, in a room with a door that you can close. Turn off anything that might create background noise, such as televisions, radios, fans, or any machinery or equipment that hums. If you’re recording at home, ask family members to avoid interruptions until you’re finished.  If you’re recording at your client’s office be sure that you’re able to schedule the conference room or have an entire room to yourself.
  • Speak slowly and clearly. Enunciate each word as you’re talking. Don’t slow down so much that you sound forced or lost, but talk at a slightly slower than normal rate. It’s best to have a written transcript of your narration that you can read from, rather than relying on memory. You should also read your transcript out loud a few times before you start recording.  If you’re meeting your client at their office to do the recording be sure that you remind them to have this written before you arrive.
  • Be enthusiastic. You love what you do, so make sure that passion translates into your narration. Demonstrate your expertise and convey to visitors how much they’ll enjoy your property or business through your tone of voice.
  • Remember to smile. If you’re smiling while you speak, the expression will resonate in your voice. When you sound genuinely happy to share your tour with visitors, they’ll react positively to it.
  • Don’t stop with the first take. Even if you’re sure you have a perfect narrative track the first time around, record your script a few more times from start to finish, and then choose the best version to use in your tour. You may want to ask someone else to listen to the different recordings and choose the best one, so you have an objective opinion.
  • If you’re using the RTV AudioPal solution to have one of our five robotic voices narrate your virtual tour be sure to fine tune each take by using commas and periods to add in pauses.  You might also find it beneficial to sometimes change the way words are spelled in order to have our characters pronounce them correctly.
    With a little preparation and patience, you can create a great-sounding, professional voiceover narration for your virtual tour. Happy recording and enjoy all the new updates to our Fusion virtual tour software program.
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