Do you ever get an overwhelming feeling when you hear a song that means a lot to you? It pops on the radio and it takes you back to a time, a place or an event and before you know where you are, you’re beaming from ear to ear and singing along, or tears are streaming down your face?
Or have you ever listened to an interview on the radio and it’s captured your interest so much, that you’ve had to linger in the car just that little bit longer because you NEEDED to know the outcome of that story?
This demonstrates not only the power of music, but also the power of audio and the voice. Yet quite often, in this very visual world, the spoken word is overlooked.
As someone who has presented and produced radio for over 20 years, I know how to find a story. I know how to bring that story out and how to tell it in the best possible way. It’s that love that I have for the voice and the spoken word that has helped me to develop my business, and the Soundslides service in particular.
Girlguiding in the North East and in Cleveland County have used the power of the voice very effectively across several Soundslides to promote both adult volunteering and to recruit young leaders.
For these Soundslides I spent some time interviewing (and recording) the various participants about how they got involved with Guiding, what they do in their role and perhaps most importantly, what benefits they gain by doing their volunteering.
I brought together their voices with logos, screen shots, and head-shots of the participants, as well as flow charts, text slides, plus photographs from the organisation itself.
Of course I could tell you why you should volunteer with Girlguiding, but doesn’t it sound more effective when it comes from them? Their voices. Their stories.
Volunteering with Girlguiding – Soundslide