Barb Lyon

Voice Over That Means Business

Voice Description

Warm, Clear, Engaging, Inspiring, Expressive

I'm your neighbor, that girl from the grocery store, your business partner, or the nurse taking vitals at your doctor's office.

I excel at testimonials and have good clarity. I can provide a wide variety of interpretations. My voice as been described as "smooth, with no rough edges." and "warm, without being sappy".

Let me know what you need, from happy and lively, to direct and soothing. I'm your gal!

Telecom Bookings through Walsh Media, Inc.: 1-800-359-6158.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• I have Phone Patch in my studio
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail
• I have ipDTL in my studio

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

Batavia, Illinois, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Unknown - Click here to ask Barb Lyon

My Voice Experience

I became interested in broadcasting as a child (because Dr. Johnny Fever is the COOLEST), attended school for broadcasting in 1989, and since moved into corporate audio production, and now am full time freelance VO Talent.

In my 20+ year career, I've been fortunate to work with so many VO pros and coaches! Real Life Experience has taught me a lot, and now I love putting what I've learned into practice.

Forever seeking new opportunities...what can I do for YOU?

My Training

BA Speech, Communication, Theater (Broadcasting): North Central College, 1993.

I've worked with coaches from agencies big and small, and talent represented by everyone from themselves to agencies such as Atlas. I've taken raw talent and groomed them into some of the most frequently booked voice actors at a firm in Chicagoland.

Through these experiences I've become a talented voice coach and apply that critical ear to my own work. I'm receptive to your direction and have the technical chops to back it up.


I have worked with Barb multiple times and she consistently delivers good quality voice overs plus her turn around is fast and that includes revisions; she has been very valuable for my projects and I would definitely recommend working with her!
- Cesar Pardo

Working with Barb is an absolute pleasure. Our team has used her on a variety of projects and she consistently provides excellent quality VO, professionalism, and is one of the friendliest and most accommodating people I’ve ever met.
-Kaitlin Pawl, Account Coordinator, The Mx Group

Barb is such a pro! I love working with her as I know she will always deliver just what I’m looking for.
-Naomi Killian, Producer, Lyon Studios

My Studio Equipment

Studio Bricks Vocal Booth
Nuemann TLM 49 (primary)
MXL 2003
Shure SM7
RE 20
DBX 286
Logic Pro
Sound Forge
Skype Patch: BarbLyonVO
Broadcast Quality Phone Patch: Telos HX1
ipDTL + TEL & ISDN: Barb Lyon Voice
SCNow compatible

Additional Skills

20+ years experience on your side of the fence:
Talent Casting
Intuitive Voice Coach
Accepting of Coaching
Skilled Audio Editor
Multi-track Production

I know what it takes to tie the whole package up in a neat little bow. I appreciate the role each person in the process has to play, and I get that sometimes clients make changes, deadlines come up quickly, and you have to roll with it. If I'm involved, your project means just as much to me as it does to you.

Loretta Lynn "Full Circle" (National Ad), Kidde (National Ad)

Business Software & Support
VM Ware; Sage; Thomson Reuters; Byte Cubed; Barnes & Nobel; ViGo; Coca Cola

Utility Companies & Electric Vehicles
Salt River Project (SRP); NRG; Pacific Gas & Electric; DTE; Reliant Energy; Ameren; BC Hydro

Healthcare Solutions and Support
Carefirst; BCBS AZ; Humana; Midmark IQ Vitalszone; SimpleC; Healthline; United Way; St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; AstraZeneca; Ravicti; Trokendi XR

Audio Books ("Diet & Weight Loss Motivation Secrets You Wish You Knew", Dr. Susan Albers)

Circle K; Sears; Retail-Me-Not; Valvoline; Ashley Furniture; Rubbermaid; Moen; LG; Bradford Exchange; Sam's Club; Pita Pit

Consumer Products, Services and Applications
Chicco; Armstrong Flooring; Sirius XM; Be Kool; Kroger; Nerd Skincare; Corolla; Ford; Chevy; Kia; Moen; Mercury Insurance; Great Gatherings; Pure Romance; Car Proof

Education; Children’s Learning Games & E For Everyone
Midland Technical College (MTC); Big Fish Games; Reading Buddy Software; GSN; Cool Forest

Museums & Tourism
Greater Cleveland Aquarium; Putnam County; St. Croix Casino; Southerly Hotels; Carnival Cruises

Banking & Investing
UFCU; Baxter Credit Union (BCU); Wells Fargo; First Banker’s Trust; BNY Mellon; Western Union

Manitoba Liquor Marts; ERN CNA; Healthline; Constellation Brands/Crown Imports; Honeywell

Voice Of God
AdWeek Summit Intro; Crisis Pregnancy Outreach; National Postal Forum; Project Causeway

Telecom Bookings through Walsh Media, Inc.: 1-800-359-6158.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

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2016 Commercial Demo

Commercial Demo

eLearning 2017

eLearning & Training

Promo and Whiteboard Videos

Explainer Video


Audiobook Demo

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Narration Demo

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