Professional Voice: Tom O’Toole

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The nature of working in this business is being exposed to a lot of e-learning courses and presentations of varying quality. You’ve probably seen some of the best featured here on Word of Mouth. Time and again, the one element of any Web-based course or presentation that can make or break the whole thing is the audio. Adding a professional voice to your content can go a very long way in improving not just the quality of your presentation, but ensuring that you’re capturing and holding your learners’ attention.

Tom O’Toole is a top industry voice talent, specializing in CD-ROM and e-learning narrations. Tom has narrated hundreds of programs for companies like Siemens Building Technologies, Underwriters Labs, US Gypsum, Simon & Schuster, Motorola, Bridgestone Firestone, and Circuit City. (If you make it to any industry trade shows this fall, you’ll also hear Tom’s voice on Articulate demo presentations.) You can check out samples of Tom’s work at


Tom is offering a special “Articulate Introductory Narration Package” for first-time customers. Rates start as low as $200 and first-time Articulate customers get a 20% discount. (Be sure to mention Articulate and the Word of Mouth blog when you contact Tom.)

Articulate Presenter’s Import Audio feature makes working with a professional like Tom a snap. You give Tom the script; he records, edits, and masters the voice files; he sends you the .WAV or .MP3 files; you import the audio via Articulate into your PowerPoint file.

Add a professional voiceover to your content and you’ll see immediate return on investment when your users ask for more.

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1 response to “Professional Voice: Tom O’Toole”


Hi Tom!

I enjoyed reading your post and couldn’t agree more with the importance and value of using a professional voice talent.

I’ve enjoyed voicing narration from my recording studio for Articulate modules for my clients on numerous projects and the feedback from clients is always the same. The users do ask for more and I get more scripts from those clients.

I think there’s nothing quite like a clear, easy to understand, natural voice that is pleasant to listen to and keep the subject matter interesting.

Your voice is wonderful and I wish you much continued success!

Kind regards,
Debra Elderkin

Debra Ball-Elderkin // Posted at 4:09 pm on February 10th, 2010

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