Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

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  Object-level audio is ideal if you want to quickly add sound effects to slide objects. However, I wouldn't use this technique for voiceover audio.   As for voiceover audio, I don't recommend that you add it to a project as the background.

PowerPoint: Text-to-Speech Voiceover Tools

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You could, of course, record a voiceover in PowerPoint, but maybe you have a cold and your voice isn't up to par. Or maybe your own voice sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard to you. Several new tools allow you to type the text you would normally say, and have text-to-speech technology (TTS) generate the voiceover for you. Later, if the content changes, editing the typed text will be way easier than re-recording an entire voiceover.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

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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.

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

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    If you wanted to add voiceover narration to the movie, however, you may have run into a bit of a problem--there is only one row in the Windows Movie Maker timeline for audio. by AJ George.

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

eLearningMind

Voiceovers are a lot like design: you only really notice it when it’s bad. That’s because a good voiceover is so seamless that it becomes an integral part of your digital learning, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb.

eLearning Voiceover: Best ways to select the apt voice over for your course

CHRP-INDIA

Experienced L&D developers are aware of the importance of voice-overs to help reduce employee retention and creating an effect. This will help in enhancing your course and make it sound realistic. Depending on your content, the voiceover would vary.

How to Achieve Cost-Effective Localization of Online Courses

CommLab India

Achieving effective e-learning localization means hiring trustworthy linguistic and subject matter experts for the target language. While hiring a foreign voiceover artist for audio and video files, it is best to get samples reviewed by the client.

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Those with hearing disabilities often use captions to access content related to sound (such as podcasts or video). How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Why is the effectiveness of remediation limited?

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Those with hearing disabilities often use captions to access content related to sound (such as podcasts or video). How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Why is the effectiveness of remediation limited?

How to write scripts for webinars, videos and eLearning

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Listen to how it sounds read aloud: [link]. If we put a comma after ‘effectively’, suddenly the sentence has a nice symmetrical structure. This is one of the most impactful ways to make a script sound like a person is talking to you. Sales messaging Effective eLearning

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

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And I’ve seen courses that included voiceover narration but little (or no) text on the screen… just some very dated clipart. When it comes to effective eLearning, should there be more text on the screen? Should there be voiceover audio combined with text and images? Sound Shield.

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Adobe Captivate: Live, Online Training Now Available in Central European Time Zone Hours

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  You will learn how to make your lessons engaging and interactive by creating quizzes, adding text captions, animations, videos, rollovers, clickable areas (buttons and click boxes), typing areas, voiceover audio, and sound effects. Due to popular demand from our friends in Europe, we're now offering our top rated Captivate training during Central European Time Zone hours! 

Audio Basics for eLearning

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Are you an eLearning developer planning to include voiceover audio in your eLearning lessons? bad audio might still work, but it could also diminish the effectiveness of your lesson. Attend this live, 3-hour online class and learn the basics of creating good sound for your eLearning projects that will improve the quality of your courses. Great idea. audio will enhance the learner experience. Good audio will enhance the learner experience. But what about bad audio?

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Elements of Engaging eLearning Design

Origin Learning

Similarly, engaging eLearning Design is the foundation of an ideal and effective eLearning program. Does the statement above sound a bit vague? A few months ago we created an infographic that listed the best practices in creating effective eLearning.

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Writing & Grammar Workshop: Do I Have to Repeat "a" or "the" in a List?

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The grammar is correct, but to me, the sentence now sounds too rushed or clipped. Now it sounds like lumber, nails, concrete and sealant are all one big thing to be ordered as a unit. At this point, I think the sentence would sound better if we left off even the first instance of the : You must order lumber, nails, concrete and sealant at the beginning of the project. If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class.

Grammar Workshop: i.e. versus e.g. and such as versus like

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For a smoother-sounding writing style, use only the full words when interrupting sentences in text. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby Interrupting a sentence to explain a term or give examples of a concept is a way to get your reader to see immediately how the new information relates to the real world.

Writing & Grammar: Tiny Questions that Drive Writers to Distraction

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You can choose whichever one sounds best to you in your particular sentence. My personal opinion as to why this disparity in usage occurs is that everyone and anyone sound more sophisticated and smooth, whereas everybody and anybody sound more choppy and casual. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts.

Writing & Grammar: Taller than Me? Or Taller than I Am?

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Although many of us would say that this sentence sounds okay, it actually means something more tricky than it sounds like it means. The quick way to fix all such comparisons is to add all the words of the comparison into the sentence so that the correct pronoun sounds right-and is right: Tom likes pizza more than she likes pizza. Jennie teaches two writing classes: Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts and eLearning: Writing Effective Scripts.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

G-Cube

Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist. If that sounds too ambitious, the SME can at least provide the right script to begin with. This rough-cut can then be transcribed and edited to create the final script for the audio-voiceover.

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Writing & Grammar: Quick/Quickly

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We have less free range to use  quick  as an adverb without sounding ungrammatical. But the expression come quick  is a "set phrase"--such a common way of saying something that it would sound odd to change it, even for the sake of grammar. Join her online and learn about  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Step-by-Step Scripts and Training Documents.

Keeping Your Learners’ Attention: How Our Brain Decides What to Focus On

Learnkit

These thoughts can be true for some, but if elearning is presented effectively, with the learner’s attention span in mind, we can see a shift in this ideology. Gaining the audience’s interest is a perfect way to maintain attention, which may sound very obvious, but can be hard to do.

Corporate Training Tip #3: Give Video Feedback on Designs

TechSmith Camtasia

Sounds like you’re on the right track! But, how do you know the training you’re creating is effective? The best way to assess the effectiveness of any training program is to allow your stakeholders to view your training content and give feedback on your designs.

5 Examples on How to Use Explainer Videos in Marketing

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Using videos in your marketing materials can help boost their effectiveness. There is a multitude of studies that support the memory effectiveness of visualizing the message rather than just hearing it.

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: Why do you think voice is so important in creating effective learning online and otherwise?

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Writing & Grammar Workshop: Recasting Sentences for Clarity and Emphasis

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by Jennie Ruby Recasting sounds like something a fly fisherman would do, but in writing and editing it means to restructure a sentence. However, the correct grammar here sounds unfamiliar or wrong to readers used to seeing who with demands , not demand. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a 3-hour, online class later this week called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts.

Writing & Grammar: Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers

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In the first example, it sounds like the pain and injuries are located in Silver Spring. In the second one, especially because of the line break, it sounds like the late Jimmy Hendrix gave a show recently. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. Here are two modifier problems I have encountered recently.

Writing & Grammar: So Many Commas, So Little Time

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It just sounds better to my reading ear.]. Jennie teaches two writing classes: Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts and eLearning: Writing Effective Scripts. Join Jennie to learn how to create effective quizzes and surveys. by Jennie Ruby. Are you guilty of overusing commas? If so, you're not alone. Consider the following sentence: Fill in all the fields in the form , and , then , click the submit button to send it in.

Writing & Grammar: On Teaching Grammar and Soccer

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When teaching grammar, for example, I can sometimes hear myself sounding like a soccer coach teaching beginning soccer: "The game starts with a kick-off." Recognizing these different kinds of rules can help keep training materials from sounding too rule-bound, and the "official" rules can be relegated to sidebars or appendixes, where they serve more as references than as the core concepts of the class.

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5 Tips on Using Videos for eLearning

eFront

Voiceover for Videos. If you want to emulate the classroom training, add voiceover to your videos. To be honest, you can record your own voice, as long as you sound lively and speak clearly. These tips should help you create effective videos for your eLearning courses.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

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Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Does that sound familiar? by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A. By 2019, 80% of ALL web traffic will be video.   B. 64% of customers say they are more likely to buy a product online after watching a video.      C.

Writing & Grammar: One Word or Two?

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I especially like this placement because the argumentative tone comes through: this sentence sounds like part of a confrontation with a theater patron. I sympathize with the fact that it sounds a little less smooth to place  only  after  pay  or after guarantees , but the added precision might be worth considering a complete rewrite, like this: The ticket guarantees only that you will get into the theater, not which seat you will get.

Grammar Workshop: Can I start a Sentence With "This"?

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by Jennie Ruby When a desperate-sounding student asked me this week why it was incorrect to start a sentence with the word this, I realized I was once again in Bogus Grammar Rule land. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class.

50 Tips for Better Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Video may have killed the radio star, but believe it or not, sound is fifty percent of the value of your video. For videos that don’t feature people, record voiceovers first. Use your own voice for voiceovers. Your voice sounds fine (maybe even great!).

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Keeping Video Content Up To Date

TechSmith Camtasia

First, one should therefore ask themselves: Does existing content even have be updated to still be effective? Example: IBM’s Watson Voice Technology was used to generate the voiceover. It still sounds a bit robotiy and lacks the required emotion needed for marketing content.

The Role of Memory in Learning: Encoding

Obsidian Learning

How we encode information determines how it will be stored and what cues will be effective when we try to retrieve it. By associating the information with sounds, by sounding out the words, the neural connections become stronger and aid in the recall process.

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eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

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Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Does that sound familiar? by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A. By 2019, 80% of ALL web traffic will be video.   B. 64% of customers say they are more likely to buy a product online after watching a video.      C.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Does that sound familiar? by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A. By 2019, 80% of ALL web traffic will be video.   B. 64% of customers say they are more likely to buy a product online after watching a video.      C.