Press Play: 5 Tips for Writing Audio Scripts

SweetRush

Do you want to write blockbuster audio scripts that will make stars of your on-screen characters and have your audience reaching for popcorn and hoping for a sequel? If you’re already visualizing your acceptance speech, keep reading for our top five tips for writing audio scripts.

Press 91

Voice Over Script Pitfalls

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional designers sometimes run into pitfalls when writing voice over scripts. Jill Goldman of Goldivox is a voice over professional who graciously agreed to share with me the issues she sometimes sees in scripts. This is part 3 of my series on writing voice over scripts. Read the rest of series: Writing Style Tips for Voice Over Scripts. Formatting Tips for Voice Over Scripts. One of the most common pitfalls in voice over scripts is writing numbers.

Voice 338
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Tips For Using Audio Effectively In eLearning

Dan Keckan

eLearning Design and Development Audio In eLearning eLearning Design Tips eLearning Narration eLearning Voice OverWith the advancement of technology, eLearning has become a norm in the modern teaching-learning environment. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Audio 91

5 Reasons Why Vetting The Voice For Your eLearning Course Is Important

Dan Keckan

While several key factors are taken into account when creating effective eLearning videos, the choice of a voice actor is by far the most important. The voice actor is the voice of your eLearning video, if not the face.

Voice 76

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

audio elements, including your voice. provide processing on video and audio content. When they’re set up within an effective authoring tool, you don’t need to attend to every. and is displayed in the most effective way possible. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

5 IconLogic Mini-Courses That Need to Be on Your Radar

eLearning Brothers

Because there are so many different devices on the market with no set-in-stone standard aspect ratio for all these screens, some fancy programming has to come into effect. As such, Camtasia is an excellent tool for creating good eLearning using PowerPoint presentations, images, video, audio, and even quizzes. This course is about the techniques needed to use PowerPoint effectively in the world of eLearning and designing in a way that allows for expansion in other pieces of software.

Voice 101

4 Examples Of How To Effectively Use Audio For Your eLearning

Dan Keckan

However, there are some great examples of audio in eLearning—it just needs to be used in the right way to deliver an engaging learning experience. eLearning Best Practices Audio In eLearning eLearning Narration eLearning Voice Over Learners EngagementWe’ve all come across those dull voiceovers reading exactly what you see on screen (but much slower). Not exactly a riveting piece of learning!

Creativity within Constraints: When Cost, Resource Scarcity, or Deadlines Make Effective Elearning Seem Out of Reach

The Learning Dispatch

They don’t have to mean sacrificing creativity, engagement, or effectiveness. An interaction catalog can help you develop effective elearning under constraints. Developing Effective Custom Training While Respecting Resource Limitations. Can your organization both operate within limits and empower your organization’s learning and development professionals to create engaging, professional, and effective training? Focus on What Makes Learning Effective.

How to Soundproof a Room for Quality Voice Overs

TechSmith Camtasia

Nothing kills a video like poor audio quality. No amount of set design, camera effects, or lighting tricks will help your finished video if your audio sounds like an old cassette tape. Beyond seeming unprofessional, poor audio quality makes it difficult for your viewers to understand the video. Your point gets lost in the static along with your voice. Of course, some types of videos are less driven by audio than others.

Voice 63

Designing Elearning without Audio

The Learning Dispatch

Here are some ways to construct elearning without audio. Who doesn’t love audio narration in elearning? Yet audio can be difficult, for both the learner and the training program. Learners need to have an environment where they can play the audio through speakers; or find headphones to plug in. Effective Voice-Over. In addition, audio can significantly increase production time and cost. Rely on Text for Your Non-Audio Courses, but Use It Well.

Audio 47

ADOBE CAPTIVATE & GOANIMATE: Sharing Voices Is Quick and Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The voice of one of the screen characters becomes the voice who is guiding my learner through the spreadsheet lesson.   But how did I get the same TTS voice from GoAnimate to Captivate?     Knowing that I would want the same voice both in GoAnimate and in Captivate, I created some fake slides in Captivate, with the dialog script for the screen characters I was creating in GoAnimate typed into the Slide Notes. by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP.

Voice 100

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to effective eLearning, should there be more text on the screen? Should there be voiceover audio combined with text and images? In fact, the study says that most people learn best with a combination of audio and visual. Why Developers Don’t Record Their Own Audio. If you agree that combining voiceover audio, text, and images leads to the most effective eLearning, why is it that people don’t include voiceover audio?

Audio 109

Creating The Desired Impact From Audio-Conferencing: Some Tips To Increase Effectiveness

G-Cube

But it seldom attains an effective impact of not supplemented by visual or vocal re-enforcement. Voice creates a huge impact. It pays to be prepared as a Presenter: Conference calls will be more effective if you take extra effort in planning and preparing for your conference call. So in a conference call, your voice has to do all the work.

Audio 159

How to Screen Record on Your Mac (With Audio)

TechSmith Camtasia

You can’t add annotations, callouts, or effects. You can’t record video and audio at the same time. Thankfully, there’s a better way to easily record your screen , edit the footage, and add annotations or effects. How to record your screen on Mac with audio.

Mac 52

Why Speakers Need To Use Voice Analytics For Leadership Development

Dan Keckan

How can quantifiable insights from voice analytics help transform speakers and leaders and empower them to speak more effectively? Corporate eLearning Audio In eLearning eLearning Software Professional Development Soft SkillsWhich speech characteristics make a great presentation? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Voice 67

Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel    When it comes to adding narration audio (voice-overs), Captivate developers have plenty of choices. You can insert audio using any of the following methods: Object-Level Audio   Right-click any slide object and choose  Audio > Import to  or  Audio > Record to. If you choose  Import to , you will be presented with an  Import Audio  dialog box.

How to Screen Record on Windows 10 (With Audio)

TechSmith Camtasia

Step 2: Choose audio to record. With your region selected, it’s time to choose your audio record settings. To record your voice, select the Record Microphone option. This is essentially the control center for your screen and audio recordings. Step 3: Record your audio.

What You Need to Know About eLearning Audio

JCA Solutions

Using eLearning Audio Can Make or Break the Success of Your Learning. People who don’t value audio haven’t been paying attention. Not just in terms of eLearning audio, but even in general. Audio Driven Lives. Our lives are based on audio. Without the audio narrative of great storytellers, much of what we know would likely have never been learned. Therefore, audio is an essential part of our eLearning content. Professional voice.

Audio 50

The Complete Guide to Doing Voice Overs Like a Pro

TechSmith Camtasia

Chances are, if you make videos — especially how-to and explainer videos – you will need to record voice overs. In fact, depending on how many videos you create, you may have to do a lot of voice over work. Some might think that the audio portion of a video takes a backseat to the visual portions, but that’s not true. Most video watchers note that they are more likely to stop watching a video with bad audio vs. lower-quality video. Essentials of good voice over.

Voice 64

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. And before you spend thousands of dollars hiring voiceover talent to record your audio, you should know: your voice is fine (nobody likes their own voice so trust me on this, yours will do nicely). I've found that the voiceover audio does not have to be highly produced to be effective.   But when should you record your audio?

Best Practices for Effective Online Course Development

Hurix Digital

What are the instructional design planning practices, and how should course creators go about putting them in effect? Knowing what ticks for certain set of people can help you go a long way in effectively designing an online course. People study for many reasons.

Essential Tools You Need to Record Audio for eLearning

JCA Solutions

Audio for eLearning is Only As Good As the Tools You Use. We have to have not just pictures and words, but captivating audio and video as well. Without audio for eLearning courses, today’s courseware will not be very engaging or effective. Particularly, the voice over narration is a critical part of the instruction. Good audio can create a great course. Bad audio can distract and disengage. Go Professional Audio for eLearning When You Can.

Audio 43

Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

Audio can add a great deal to the quality of your course. While generally beneficial, voice-over audio is particularly important for auditory learners (those who remember best when they hear the information), those learners who may struggle with reading, those for whom English (or the course’s target language) is not their native language, and those who may enjoy listening to your course while multitasking (commuting, exercising, etc.). Click File > Export Selected Audio.

Give a voice to your presentation by using audio on PowerPoint slides

ProProfs

A striking example is an audio enabled PowerPoint presentation, which allows you to use a combination of images, text and sound to deliver information to learners. Combining text & audio in course materials increased learning effectiveness by 40%. Benefits of adding audio to your presentation. In contrast, with an online presentation, a narrative voice helps to clearly explains or emphasizes the key points of the presentation to learners.

Voice 55

Audio for eLearning: The First Steps

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If you're not using audio in your eLearning you are losing more than half your audience, and that is never a good thing. If you think audio is too expensive to use, think again! The first step to consider is whether you do your own audio or hire a voice talent to do it for you. If your content changes often, make sure you budget enough money to re-record audio as needed. In this scenario, it may be cheaper to do the audio in-house.

Audio 146

Serious Comic – Voice Over, Music, and Sound Effects

NuggetHead

Posted in Uncategorized I could probably bore you with a few more posts just on character development, instead I want to share some important lessons learned in designing the audio assets for a serious comic. First, let’s all agree that all serious comics don’t necessarily have to have or even need voice-over audio, nor does it need music

Sound 54

PowerPoint Animation loss after adding audio

Adobe Captivate

Using Captivate 2017 – I imported a PowerPoint with Animations, and now have added audio voice-over, but when I publish the project as HTML5 – for some reason I’m losing the PowerPoint animations. Why would audio have effected this? The post PowerPoint Animation loss after adding audio appeared first on eLearning.

Audio 46

How to Reduce Audio Noise in Your Recordings (For Free)

TechSmith Camtasia

Having to reduce audio noise can be a real pain. And recording clean audio can be tough, especially in noisy environments. Whether it’s background noise or less-than-ideal equipment, sometimes you end up with hissy audio. Take a listen to what software noise removal can do: Noisy Audio. Clean Audio ?. How to Reduce Audio Noise in Audacity. It accepts a wide range of audio file types and has a perfectly serviceable noise removal tool.

How to Improve Audio Quality with Audacity

LearnUpon

Poor audio quality is one of the most frustrating things you can subject your learners to. Not everyone has access to studio quality equipment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have great audio in your training courses. In this post, we’ll show you how you can use a free audio program to create high-quality audio for your eLearning courses. Audio editing tools. There are lots of different audio editing tools available to you. Is your audio track too loud?

Voice Over in e-Learning, Sometimes

eLearning Cyclops

September's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits Blog is regarding use of voice-over in e-learning. The question addresses numerous topics regarding the use of audio. Some courses just don't need audio to be effective and it is better to spend the time (often limited time) and effort on improving the course design than adding audio. I have found these lend themselves well to voice overs. Here are my tips if you are using voice-over.

Voice 100

Three Things to Consider for Voice-Over in eLearning

Unboxed

There’s a lot to consider when creating an effective eLearning course. Do you need eLearning voice-over? When it comes to deciding if you should use eLearning voice-over, consider what are the goals you want to achieve and if audio will enhance the learning experience. Voice-over is an important element that can help your training feel inclusive and boost engagement and retention. If accessibility is a consideration, eLearning voice over is a must.

Voice 40

How to create an effective eLearning storyboard

Wizcabin

Furthermore, for you to achieve this, you need to have an effective eLearning storyboard in place. Are you worried and thinking of how you can create effective eLearning storyboards? Tips to create effective eLearning storyboard.

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 12/24/2009

Experiencing eLearning

Sound 193

Tips for Working with E-Learning Voice-Over Talent

E-learning Uncovered

Working with professional voice-over talent can help your courses be more polished and professional, but this comes at an expense. Over the years, I’ve discovered several tips for working with voice-over talent to help make the process easier and more efficient, which can help keep your costs down. Here are my top three tips for working with voice-over talent. Remember, your voice-over talent likely works with many different clients with many different expectations.

Voice 84

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Designers and developers are focused, in other words, on making sure that they create effective digital content. And, really, creating effective digital content is what digital accessibility is all about. In other words, it’s about creating an effective website. Do you outsource recording narration to voice-over talent?

Manual audio calibration in Captivate 5

Adobe Captivate

Prior to Adobe Captivate 5, content developers or authors had very little control over the volume of audio while recording narration in a project. Adobe Captivate used to calibrate your audio input automatically — you would not know how the audio sounds until completing the recording and listening to it. Manual calibration in Adobe Captivate 5 lets you decide the audio input levels before recording. To manually calibrate your audio input : 1. Audio Menu.

Audio 67

Two Ways to Edit Your Background Audio that You Didn’t Know About

eLearning Brothers

But when you listen to someone talk into a microphone for a long period of time, especially one that is being limited digitally, the frequencies of their voice can begin to cause ear fatigue. The answer is in having a secondary audio track with either sound effects, or music. Something to fill in the frequencies that your voice and microphone aren’t filling to prevent the fatigued listener. Tutorial makers have a fear of background music. I know, that’s a big claim.

Audio 99