The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

If you had to choose an eLearning provider solely on the basis of samples, and one gave you a module with just text, and the other gave you a module with text and a voice-over provided by professional talent, you’d be likely to think the latter represented the better product.

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How to Soundproof a Room for Quality Voice Overs

TechSmith Camtasia

No amount of set design, camera effects, or lighting tricks will help your finished video if your audio sounds like an old cassette tape. Your point gets lost in the static along with your voice. The Science Behind Sound. Sound moves in waves.

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Audio for eLearning: What's that Popping Sound?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Rick Zanotti Have you ever listened to an eLearning lesson and heard annoying popping sounds as the narrator spoke? The popping sounds are called plosives , as in "explosives," or P-pops. The air causes the microphone to create the "popping" sound, which can be distracting to learners. If you're busy, it's probably not a good option for you.

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Using Interviews to Build Your Online Course Business


Are you looking for a way to market your online course business but don’t want to write article after article? If this sounds interesting then continue reading! Read and comment on their blogs using an authentic voice and tone. Influencers are often busy. business

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

investment if businesses are to enrich engagement. audio elements, including your voice. As a busy L&D professional, you want to spend more. training data, you’d have had to pay a variable fee, with the potential for spiraling costs as your business. true business impact.

Day 4: Tone of voice, style and character

Good To Great

A friendly, conversational tone of voice is something that was suggested by a few webinar participants and this is definitely one of my top tips for improving an e-learning course. So how do you make your course’s voice more conversational?

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A Conversation with Eric Lee about Voice Talent, Storytelling and the Industry

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a chance to ask Eric Lee a few questions about being a voice artist , storytelling, how he got started and why high quality audio is so important for effective eLearning. Kapp: You are in a rather unique area of online learning development, you are a voice artist.

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Writing & Grammar: Business Jargon

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby  How much current business jargon do you know and use on a daily basis? At about that time, the business world all at once started using the word "impact" as a verb. Passive voice AND using a noun as a verb! Thousands of voices in editorial/communications departments suddenly cried out in terror and then were stilled.   What current business jargon are you reading and hearing these days?

Top 6 Content Marketing Trends for 2019


This is because an overarching trend toward watching videos without sound. Research shows that 85 percent of videos on Facebook are viewed with no sound. Natural Voice Search. However, voice searches already comprise 20 percent of all mobile Google searches and are on the rise.

What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

We watch what we want, when we want, on whatever size screen we want, with the highest quality of sound we want. Sound Quality. Hollywood Rule: Sound is more important than visuals. It sounds strange coming from eLB, a company known for “visually explosive eLearning”.

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What You Need to Know to Get the Best Audio

TechSmith Camtasia

If you’re recording with mobile devices or lower end cameras, they will most likely have very poor built-in mics that are designed to pick up a wide pattern of sound. For capturing location sounds, or dialog between 2 or more people, we recommend a shotgun mic. The Science Behind Sound.

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Your WordPress LMS Freelance Business Transformation with Matt Inglot


Learn about how you can build your WordPress LMS freelance business transformation with Matt Inglot in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Chris and Matt talk about ways recurring value is key in online course businesses to generate recurring revenue.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 2

TechSmith Camtasia

We're turning the corner to the second week of the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive ! This week each business created their first (or in some cases, second or third) screencast and sent us an exmaple. This week each business created their first (or in some cases, second or.

eLearning’s Staggering Growth Due to ROI Benefits for Business

eLearning Narrators

Interestingly, the arena that has adopted and fostered the meteoric rise of e Learning is not the realm of academia, but the domain of business. Knowledge powers business. However, if business growth in the last five years is any indication, that number may be conservative.

4 Reasons to use video for business training


4 Reasons to use video for business training. Most smartphones come with reasonably powerful cameras, a tripod for stability and a microphone for clear sound are not that big an investment, and you can find various video-editing software at fair prices.

Listen vs. Hear

Marcia Conner

The phrase “Customer Listening” or its partner-in-crime “ Voice of the Customer ” always elicits my twitch. Perhaps that’s because it sounds so dang phony, so “I serve people–perhaps I should learn their modern communication ways.”

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Content Marketing: What Every Learning Practitioner Needs to Know

Talented Learning

In other words, an instructional marketer’s mission sounds a lot like the definition of content marketing. 5 Keys to Developing a Strong Tone of Voice in Your Content Marketing. Too often, brands overlook brand “voice” as a differentiator.

How Education Entrepreneurs Can Transcend a Crazy Busy Lifestyle with Executive Career and Mindset Coach Elizabeth Pearson


Learn how education entrepreneurs can transcend a crazy busy lifestyle with executive career and mindset coach Elizabeth Pearson in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. I want to start right where your book title is which is I’m Too Busy.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?


July 21st, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment Last week, I had the good fortune to speak with George Siemens for an upcoming Xyleme Voices podcast. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

How to Win with Video for Small Businesses

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts can be fantastic marketing content for small businesses—they’re cheap, easy to do and can provide a great return on investment. A brilliant example of this is the WordPress Guide to Small Businesses. This all sounds great but how can I get this to work for my company?

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The Essential Art of Building Rapport


Communication experts often say that 55 percent of communication occurs through body language, 38 percent occurs through tone of voice and only 7 percent applies to the actual words delivered. Sound familiar?

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From Martial Arts Business Owner to Health Course Creator to Online Entrepreneur Membership Site Creator With Kevin Geary of Digital Ambition


The journey from martial arts business owner to health course creator to online entrepreneur membership site creator with Kevin Geary of Digital Ambition in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Kevin started his first successful online business in 2013.

Leadership Webinar Wisdom: Six Critical Elements for Engagement and Learning

InfoPro Learning

and tailor the course to the participants’ role, level of experience or business function. Two Voices… and Both with Energy. If you remember “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” you’ll recall the sound made by the unseen adult speaking to Sally or Lucy, Linus or Charlie Brown.

Discover the Right Way to Choose A Voiceover for Your Digital Learning


Hiring a pro might sound pricey, but in the right circumstances, it’s an investment you’ll need to make. Creating empathy is the culmination of a number of different factors, like the tone of voice, language, and inflection.

Brands Educational and Awareness Aspects


Brands ought to be leading educational and awareness voices for their industry. Customer education/awareness is the process; a business brand adopts to provide customers with the knowledge & information necessary to make the most out of its products/services.

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CDSM Enjoyed World of Learning 2015


We spoke to so many people that we may have started to lose our voices…and our jelly brains seemed to go down really well! The exhibition was a fabulous opportunity to meet potential new customers and business partners, and attend some fantastic seminars on the ‘world’ of learning.

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5 Golden Rules of Creating Course Content


Long gone are the days of monotone voices over boxy screen captures and two hour live recordings of event lectures having the power to hold the attention of the online world at large. So you’ve got your fancy new LMS or web training portal up and running.

5 essential features of a good explainer video


People’s lives are busy and even a couple of minutes in today’s busy schedules is a lot! In addition, the voice / voices used must be a good match. Intonation, changing speed and varying pitch all play a role in making the voice-over more interesting.

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What’s Your Character’s Goal?

Experiencing eLearning

Think about the business need. It can sound a bit stiff and artificial if they do. Most of the time, people don’t cheerfully voice their goals like Cindy in the above image. In a scenario for learning, the main character’s goal drives the story.

A Guide to Creating a Captivating Video CV – Part I


The sound, in particular, is almost as important in the video itself. And again, remember that the background of your video CV also needs to be appropriate – you will not create much of an impression if you are wearing a business suit, with your kitchen sink as background.)

The Automation Revolution – Chatbots and AI


If it sounds complicated, that’s because it is. If you’ve ever used a customer service function and listened to the friendly voice walk you through your options and attempt to answer your questions, you’ve dealt with a chatbot.

Employee Empowerment – The What, The Why and The How


So let’s start: Business. You know, the ones who make business an actual real thing. Where the worker works and business profits. The worker still works, of course, and businesses still profit. The evolution of business is really the evolution of management.

No, I Won’t “Tweak” Your PowerPoint Slides

Experiencing eLearning

The PowerPoint slides just need to be tweaked—editing the onscreen text, adding some animation, prepping the script for voice over recording, and syncing everything together. Often, the same text is in the voice over notes as on screen. ” “Sound good.

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How to Successfully Add Music to Your Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

If you think music will distract from your message then you may choose not to include it at all and focus on your voice. If it is too loud the track will distract from your voice and your message will be lost in the mix. Music Tip: Want your voice to cut through your music even easier?

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Microlearning Video on the Go – Tip 2

Tom Spiglanin

Sound is a big deal in video, and recording good sound is especially challenging for live action shots in busy places, whether indoors or outside.

Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

Text-to-Speech Examples In this post, we will look more closely at costs of Text-to-Speech and issues around TTS Voice Licensing and Pricing. The subject of TTS voice licensing and pricing is important because it helps e-learning practitioners understand which TTS tools they are legally allowed to use for their specific applications as well as letting them estimate the costs and pricing models of using these TTS tools. The rates are given in $ per hour of recorded sound.

eLearning Pet Peeves

Association eLearning

Examples : Audio levels are too high or too low, the sound quality is bad, the narrator is monotoned, or the narration itself is dull or unnatural sounding. It can be impossible to understand or annoying sounding if there were problems with the microphone.