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20th February 2024 at 6pm: SOLD OUT
3 Hour Workshop on
4th March 2024 at 6pm (UK) on Zoom
Only 12 Places Available BOOK NOW £100

"Doing a documentary is about discovering, being open, learning, and following curiosity." Spike Jonze

Which is pretty much bang-on for voice actors who want to break into the world of docs and audio guides.


In this three-hour, hands-on, practical workshop, you'll discover how to develop your real storytelling voice - curious, connected and intuitive.


Plus we'll also look at finding clients, getting booked and explore what you can bring to this fascinating corner of the voiceover industry.

What is Real Storytelling?

The unique world of docs and audio guides
  • We'll look at different styles of documentaries

  • Where and how audio guides are used

  • Engaging different audiences

  • The role of the storytelling narrator


  • Create a connection with your audience

  • Interpret and analyse scripts

  • Use Pitch, Pace and Pause to bring more personality to your reads

  • Respond to live and in-the-moment direction 

  • Use music to transform your reads


  • What kind of work is available in this area of voiceover?

  • Where to find the right clients

  • Discover what you need to get booked

  • Where do YOU fit in?

Sam is a working full-time voice actor and voiceover coach. 

She teaches voiceover and audio drama workshops, courses and 1-2-1 sessions in the UK and globally - working with actors and voices online and in-person. She's voiceover tutor at the Institute for Contemporary Theatre and creates bespoke audio workshops for TV broadcasters, theatre companies and directors.

As a voice actor, she has recorded documentaries and audio guides for clients including the BBC, Channel 4, Sky, Netflix, the V&A and the Getty Museum.

Sam was Creative Head at the BBC for over 25 years - directing talent, kids, puppets, cartoon characters and even astronauts live from space! 

She's also the host of two industry podcasts: “Talking Creative - the Art of Voiceover Directing” and “How Do You Say That?!”.


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