Voice Over Scripts: Writing Style Tips

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional designers often need to write voice over scripts, but many of us never received any formal training on how writing for voice over is different from other writing. She did a terrific job and brought energy and life to my script (as a great voice over professional can).

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Rise Against Robotic Voice-Overs

eLearning Brothers

If you obsessively try to / prəˈnouns/ /ˈevrē/ /wərd/ /iɡˈzak(t)lē/ /kəˈrekt/ , it sounds like you care more about the formality of your speech than what you’re actually talking about. One might think that eLearning voice-overs would be the place to take your enunciation skills to the max, but that’s not quite true. This is also big reason why a human voice is usually a wiser choice than a machine voice. Mayer Richard Mayer Voice Overs voice principle

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Voice Over Scripts: Writing Style Tips

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional designers often need to write voice over scripts, but many of us have never received any formal training on how writing for voice over is different from other writing. She did a terrific job and brought energy and life to my script (as a great voice over professional can). When we write scripts that are easy for voice over professionals to work with, we end up with a better product and spend less time on revisions and re-records.

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Formatting Tips for Voice Over Scripts

Experiencing eLearning

If we as instructional designers write scripts that are easy for voice over talent to understand, the voice over professionals we work with can record and edit those scripts faster. We’ll end up with a better end product. This is part 2 in my series of posts on tips for creating voice over scripts. Part 1: Voice Over Scripts: Writing Style Tips. Vivitrol [voice over: VIH-vih-trohl. NIAAA [voice over note: Say N-I-Triple A].

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

wanting a better product within a year or. audio elements, including your voice. important product demonstration. expert discussing the product, offering insights. related products. sound complex and potentially costly but. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

4 Priorities For Your Voice Over Recording

eLearning Brothers

Whenever the camera is on our actress, we used a boom microphone to record her voice. If the voice over audio sounds different from the camera-recorded audio, you may be in trouble. Many times you can tell when a voice over was done in a recording booth as opposed to being recorded on site with the camera. In the video below you’ll get a peek into our voice over recording session.

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Voice-over videos for eLearning: A step-by-step guide


What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “ voice-over video? ”. Voice-over is an extremely versatile type of video and can be used on anything from movie trailers to college lectures to, of course, corporate training. It sounds complicated, right?

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The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?”

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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. But for anything with a voice over, on-screen dialog, or interview, you’ll want to make sure the sound quality is as good as possible. Before we talk about how to soundproof your own room, let’s take a quick look at how sound works in the first place.

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How to Leverage Voice Analytics Software to Improve Seller Performance


In my last article, I gave you an overview of voice analytics software. This software is a game-changer for Enablement organizations looking to increase the 38% of communication that occurs due to voice quality and tone (as compared to only 7% from the words an individual uses).

Voice Over Tips for eLearning – During Recording (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

For voice over tips there are several things you can do before , during, and after recording to make your voice overs sound more professional in your courses. Here are some simple voice over tips to think about as you begin and while you are recording your next project. . Clipping is a result of the input volume being too high and will result in the audio sounding distorted. Drinking clear liquids that are at room temperature can do wonders for your voice.

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Adding Recorded Voice to a Captivate Project

Adobe Captivate

Should I add voice over to my Captivate Project? Learning theory strongly supports the addition of audio such as voice-over to eLearning. In this post, I cover Recording a voice-over , directly to Captivate. How can Voice-over be Added to a Captivate Project? As noted, Voice-over can be added to a project in a number of ways: Importing recorded speech audio files; this may be done if tools outside of Captivate are being used. Recording a voice-over.

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Product Review – Percipio by Skillsoft

eLearning 24-7

Practice Labs sounds like it is only available for software, which is why the term should be put to bed. Percipio’s mobile app was updated on the 18th of December and includes now the ability to access offline (big win with the audiobooks and ebooks especially) and the use of voice commands to access videos and audio books. LEP LXP Percipio by Skillsoft Uncategorized Percipio Percipio product review product review

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. Can you tell us what a voice artist does in the learning industry? Kapp: Why do you think voice is so important in creating effective learning online and otherwise?

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The One Sound Bad Leaders Don’t Mind Hearing (But Great Leaders Hate)


You may think the sound of silence means heads are down and work is getting done, but it’s time to reconsider. Sure, at times, when you’re trying to concentrate, these sounds can be distracting– but they are part of a team’s journey towards success. Bottom line: silence is a dangerous sound for leaders. ” It’s impossible to work together without sound. Your products or services are just okay.

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What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

Bonus Tip: Get some friends who work in the movies because a film crew can tell you the best place to get the best solution and price on a product for anything you can possibly imagine. We watch what we want, when we want, on whatever size screen we want, with the highest quality of sound we want. Production Value. Sound Quality. The first trick to raising production values won’t cost you much at all. Hollywood Rule: Sound is more important than visuals.

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Voice Over Training Tips that will make Training Stick


Use a Quality Mic & Eliminate Background Noise – Test your gear in the environment in which you will be recording to see if the microphone you are using is professional sounding and that there are no noises in the background. A recording that sounds messy and noisy will quickly disengage the learner and shut down his or her learning capacity. and then work to eliminate these words from the final product.

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Learn eLearning Audio Production from an Expert

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Like most things technical, once you know the little tricks and gain a better understanding of the technology it becomes an easy leap from amateur audio to "wow, that's sounds great" audio. This year we are very happy to have Chris Hansen leading Audio File Production and Management for Learning as part of the eLearning Guild Academy. Besides producing audio tracks for musicians and voice over talent in his studio, he is also the Instructional Design Manager for Guitar Center.

Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

If this topic is of interest, then also check out the Big Question this month: Voice Over in eLearning. These products promise to automate the process of adding audio to eLearning thereby streamlining and accelerating the production of eLearning courses. The first requirement is obvious: TTS voices with audio distribution license, which are of acceptable quality for eLearning applications, should be provided. Sound file operations should be transparent to the user.

4 Proven Steps To Make High-Quality Product Demo Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

A product demonstration video illustrates how your product works by showing it in action. Demo videos are a compelling way to communicate your product’s value to prospective customers. Product demos are one of the four most common types of video , so knowing how to create this type of instructional video is a relevant skill to learn. Here’s how you can create a product demo video in four easy steps. Show how the product works.

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. Caution though, shotgun mics are very directional, so you need to make sure you’re pointing the mic directly at the sound you want to pick up. How to Prepare a Room for Quality Voice Overs. Sound moves in waves.

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How to Accelerate Sales Productivity for Financial Services


Choosing the right tools is one way to boost productivity, cut expenses, and recover costs in the short- and long-term. This type requires deliberate decision-making that potentially impacts organizational growth and productivity. Productivity Gains. Today’s post is by Joseph D.

Product Review: Articulate Storyline

eLearning 24-7

Layers and Conditions – if you have experience with Photoshop or similar products that use layers, then your learning curve is less. If you like interactions, features and lots of capabilities – you will love this product. Main reason IMO, that the product is desktop. I just spent some serious cash for your product, why force me to waste time to register? This is the meat and potatoes of the product.

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


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. With audio plus PowerPoints slides, learners are provided information using a combination of images, sound and text, which suits different learning styles and makes learning more engaging and fun.

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Airtable’s Chief Product Officer on Building Products that Amplify Our Creative Potential

Actio Learning

We’re thrilled to feature this guest post from Andrew Ofstad, Chief Product Officer at Airtable. Most products out there today, however, aren’t working to expand or amplify the range of our abilities or creative potential. They’re allowing you to do the same things you were doing before with greater ease: Text-based chatbots and voice-based assistants make it easier to check sports scores or the weather report. An open-ended product is hard to build.

The Beginners Guide to Successful Video Pre Production

TechSmith Camtasia

It All Starts With Video Pre Production. Knowing the end now lets you figure out some critical information in your pre production planning: Where is the video going to end up? You may want to add extra elements that identify the product, company, or organization. Some things just don’t sound right when they are said out loud. Are there sound issues, like a noisy HVAC system? Voice over. The first video I made was by far the toughest one.

Top 6 Content Marketing Trends for 2019


You can also recycle old video content with a fresh call to action and update content by rerecording old effective videos to reflect newer production standards and branding changes. 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.

Marisa Murgatroyd Teaches How to Build a Mission Focused Experience Product Instead of a Low Engagement Information Product


Marisa Murgatroyd teaches how to build a mission focused experience product instead of a low engagement information product in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Offering one-on-one coaching or one-to-few coaching with a handful of people before you start developing a program can help you understand more about the nuances of what people are looking for from a product in your space. And as a product creator, it kind of broke my heart.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Introduction to Audio Production

The E-Learning Curve

Having outlined the conceptual terrain of podcasting, it's time to look at the nuts and bolts of podcast production. You will need… Activity Requirement Audio source A Narrator Capture A Microphone Encoding Audio editing software Audacity Sound Forge WaveLab GarageBand Recording Medium Audio Tape (i.e. DAT ) or PC Hard Drive Playback Playback Device PC Laptop PDA Cell Phone Portable Media Player Speakers Headphones And this is the audio production process (see Figure 1).

Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast multitrack audio

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Camtasia Essentials: Organizing Project Files

eLearning Brothers

For example, your audio folder may have three folders in it named SOUNDTRACKS, VOICE OVERS, and SOUND EFFECTS. Camtasia Resources Camtasia Template Library Developer Resources eLearning Featured Products/Services ResourcesThey say that a clean home is a happy home, and an organized mind is a happy mind. This is as true about your home and your mind as it is with your eLearning video project. The larger the project, the more likely you are to lose track of the pieces.

How to Script a Video for Your E-Learning Content


Cut down on awkward pauses and vocal hesitation sounds. Um’s and Uh’s sound unprofessional and can be annoying to the learner. Reduce the number of takes and post-production edits. You’ll find yourself tripping over your tongue, which will make it sound as though the long words you used don’t come naturally to you. This will make you sound more confident as well as more knowledgeable. Read your script aloud until it sounds conversational.

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. Lynn sounded confused.

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. One tip, shown here, is to use an external microphone, which makes sound recording more consistent, regardless which direction you’re pointing the camera. Handling those phones and cameras can generate a lot of noise at frequencies higher than the human voice, and these are recorded well by the on-board mics.

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. By doing this, George argues that vendors (LMS in particular), and the organizations they sell to, will begin to see their product no longer as simply an event-based tool for learning, but rather as a process-based tool for capacity planning and workplace effectiveness. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning.

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.” They’re in a place–in this case a school–where their voices are part of exercises and greater plans, not heard as opinions and perspectives that could possibly change everything.

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5 Simple Tips to Create an Explainer Video


Promote a product / service? And when it comes to the audio, three issues need attention: the voice-over , the delivery speed, and background sounds: 1) The voice must be clear and not overpowered by background music. If you intend to record a voice-over, make sure that this takes place in a quiet room. 2) Keep the voice-over at a reasonable pace! 3) Also consider effective sound effects and suitable background music.

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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. One tip, shown here, is to use an external microphone, which makes sound recording more consistent, regardless which direction you’re pointing the camera. Handling those phones and cameras can generate a lot of noise at frequencies higher than the human voice, and these are recorded well by the on-board mics.

eLearning Magic: 3 Lectora Course Enhancement Tips

eLearning Brothers

” All this means is that the basic game mechanics have been left intact, but someone has replaced the graphics and/or sounds to give the game a different look (a new “skin”). The controls and physics are all the same and there haven’t been any drastic changes to the code of the game, outside of graphics and sounds. Cutout People Library eLearning eLearning Template Library Featured Lectora Resources Products/Services Resources

How to Record Your Own Audio Narration

Rapid eLearning

That means there are a lot of people that record audio narration who aren’t trained voice over talent. If you have money and the time, using professional voice over talent makes sense. Sound like a real person. Audio narration should sound like a real person.

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