Choosing a ‘Voice of God’ and why Your Event Needs One?
24th May 2021
For pretty obvious reasons, there haven’t been many (if any) occasions to hire a ‘Voice of God‘ artist over the last year. However, with venues and events now slowly opening their doors, it’s perhaps time to consider who will be your ‘Voice of God’ at your next event?
If you’re not quite sure what a ‘Voice of God’ (VOG) artist is, well they’re the voice heard but not seen. They help the event to run smoothly, perhaps announcing speakers/entertainers , giving information about the next act, or inviting award winners onto stage.
What are the benefits of hiring a ‘Voice of God’
Whether live or pre-recorded, a ‘VOG’ artist is a great way to make the event memorable by add some Hollywood-award glamour. Just check out Gina’s ‘VOG’ reel below, which includes her work with BAFTA…
With a professional ‘VOG,’ their experience sets them in good stead to make impromptu commentary and unexpected last second changes which creates uniqueness and spontaneity to every situation and event, increasing entertainment and eliminating the ‘cringe factor’. Plus their authority and seamless continuation that a really enthusiastic announcer adds can elevate your event to the highest professional level.
Live or Pre-Recorded?
One of the best things about hiring a ‘Voice Of God’ artist is that their commentary can be pre-recorded (a great option if you’re looking to mix the audio with some video content) or be spoken live!
A definite plus point to having the audio pre-recorded is that the script can be tweaked and mistakes rectified . This is great if you wish to edit voiceover to video for example or have any tricky name pronunciations that the artist has to learn.
But there’s no doubt that a pre-record ‘VOG’ can lack charisma. Allowing your ‘VOG’ to host live, can definitely bring a spark of personality and additional humour to the event
As true professionals, what they say might sound ‘off-the cuff’, but it certainly isn’t – they know how to deliver, entertain and engage!
If pre-recorded is preferred, then know that ALL of our ‘VOG’ artists have professional home studios, so they can deliver pre-record content remotely (and can be directed via Zoom, Teams or similar) – or can travel to a studio of your choice.
We are a boutique bureau and only list the best of the best when it comes to our talent. Our lives hosts are true professionals, many of which you may even recognise as some of the UK’s most popular TV personalities.
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