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Conversational writing scripts

Create conversational writing scripts that stand out from the crowd with our free voice over script resources. Explore our collection of conversational script examples and formats right here! As an authority on voice acting, Voice123 brings you the latest creative inspiration for successful conversational writing in 2023. Let’s dive in!

What is a conversational writing script?

A conversational writing script is a script in the form of a conversation with the listener. A conversation script is informal, engaging, and easy to understand. This writing style is commonly used in blogging, social media, email marketing, and scriptwriting for videos or podcasts. The goal is to create a bond with the reader, encouraging immediate, active responses and nurturing a sense of familiarity.

Conversational writing, or writing a conversational script, is a non-negotiable these days. In online forums and industry discussion groups, announcery voice overs (and what they are) get hotly debated. The jury was out for a while, but they’ve reached their verdict: consumers want to be spoken to, not talked at. The same goes for writing – especially when writing for voice over in the form of a script.

What is an announcery voice over and why you should avoid it

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An announcery voice over is an old-style presentation voice that still gets practiced on the radio (sometimes). Live reads — when the radio DJ or announcer reads a short ad or sponsor script at the start or end of a show — often devolves into this type of vocal delivery. A voice over with an announcer style sounds condescending, pretentious, and fake because it sounds forced and unnatural. 

By now, we’ve probably got you thinking and conversing with yourself on how to write a conversational script. If so, that’s great, and here’s our step-by-step guide on creating conversational scripts.

How to write a conversational script

  • Keep the voice style consistent 
  • Write the way you speak
  • Use short sentences
  • Read your conversational script aloud

Here’s more on each step.

1. Keep the voice style consistent

When writing your script, don’t leap between First, Second, or Third Person. If you’re not consistent, you may lose your listeners because they’ll get confused. So, keep your style consistent, and if you’re writing for a specific audience, keep their vocabulary in mind and don’t use words they wouldn’t.

2. Write the way you speak 

Instead of writing, “I am asking for assistance!” write, “I need help!” Or rather than writing “In a timely manner,” write “quickly!” Get the difference? There’s an emotional immediacy involved. That’s what you want. Why? Because people react emotionally, on an impulse, and if your writing reflects those emotions, your content will sound more natural and relatable for your audience.

3. Use short sentences

Keep your sentences concise and to the point. Get your message across as succinctly as possible. Imagine yourself sitting opposite a person who falls into your target market. Chat with them directly.

4. Read your conversational script out loud

You can read out loud to yourself or someone else, but do it. Even if you feel silly because you’re not a voice actor or you reckon you sound like a throttled pigeon. You’ll be able to pick out the words and sentences that just don’t cut it. Anything that you feel you have to force, or if it sounds off, probably is. Go for rhythm and words that roll off the tongue as part of a conversation. 

Now, let’s look at some examples of conversational writing in a script for a business video and a movie voice over. 

Conversational writing script examples

Conversational Writing Script #1: Business video voice over

Project Name: Software launch

Dialogue script:

Today’s business world runs on data like the number of new users or clicks on a webpage. The problem is data is complicated, so wouldn’t it be great if there was a tool that could track all your analytics and translate all those numbers and stats into English? 

Well, here at TechCon, we’ve developed software that does exactly that. It creates weekly, monthly, and even daily summaries and reports of all your important data so you can spend more time on other projects.

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Conversational Writing Script #2: Movie voice over

Project Name: The Investigation

Dialogue Script:

JOHN: Well, it looks like this is the end; we had a good run, though.

SAM: A good run; we wouldn’t be in this mess if you hadn’t insisted on taking the job and dragging me along with you.

JOHN: Oh, come on, it’s not like I had a choice.

SAM: Yes, you did; you could have said no like a normal person.

JOHN: When have you ever known me to turn down a job, especially one that involves investigating the biggest tech company in the city? Look, I get that you’re upset, but we can’t give up now; we’ve still got a job to finish. Please tell me you told Jack where we were going.

SAM: No, I haven’t spoken to him since last week. He doesn’t even know we’re on a job.

JOHN: You’ve got to be kidding me!

SAM: Don’t worry, I got it under control.

JOHN: What?

SAM: I brought my phone. I already called for backup; they’ll be here in 10 minutes.

JOHN: And you wonder why I bring you along.

Final thoughts on conversational writing

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So, the more conversational your script, the better the odds of creating a script that resonates with your audience. Whatever the case, your writing should always be conversational and relatable. Remember to keep your voice style consistent, write the way you speak, use short sentences, and read your script aloud.

Have fun with your conversational writing – and don’t forget: if you’re looking for a voice actor, you can find the best talent on Voice123. Or use our Managed Services and have our team manage your project from start to finish.


What is a conversational script?

A conversational script is a style of scriptwriting that uses casual, everyday speech and a friendly, informal tone to engage the audience and create a connection with them.

How do you write a conversational script?

To write a conversational script, keep your voice style and point of view consistent, write the way you speak, use short sentences, and read your script aloud.


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