Khan Academy and Mastering Voiceover: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content. The Art of Writing Great Voiceover Scripts. Using voiceover is a great way to increase engagement in elearning courses. The Art of Writing Great Voiceover Scripts.

How to Write a Script for a Video (With a Free Template!)

TechSmith Camtasia

Have you ever tried to write a script? The first thing you want to do before you create a video is write a script, even if it’s brief. And although writing a script can seem daunting, don’t worry. How to write informational or instructional video scripts.

How to write scripts for webinars, videos and eLearning

BrightCarbon

This blog article could also be called ‘confessions of a voice-over artist.’ So here are my top tips for writing a good script for webinars and videos. Writing scripts: Keep it simple, keep it snappy. Writing scripts: Use punctuation. Even better, re-write that whole sentence, but more about that in the next section… Lists: If you’re anything like me, you love a good cup of tea. The way we narrate a step-by-step process is not the way we write it down.

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. You should write a script that will act as your captions for your video or if you don’t have a script, consider having your video transcribed. Similar guidelines apply for anyone recording the voiceover.

WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS: Plan Your Way to Success

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

A product to market? 64% of customers say they are more likely to buy a product online after watching a video. 59% of decision makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article.** Add voiceover or music – or both! by Karin Rex, COTP.

Adopting e-Learning: Tips for reaping business benefits out of your elearning initiative

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The Case: A leading direct selling company in the country was facing the challenge of educating and training its sales personnel on their products and selling skills on an ongoing basis. The courses were accompanied by an audio-voiceover which compensated for the minimalistic on-screen text. To know more about business-savvy ways of e-learning adoption, write to info@gc-solutions.net or fill the form below.

WHITEBOARD ANIMATIONS: Plan Your Way to Success

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

A product to market? 64% of customers say they are more likely to buy a product online after watching a video. 59% of decision makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article.**   Create a storyboard that includes descriptions of onscreen elements, onscreen text, and any voiceover scripting. Add voiceover or music – or both! by Karin Rex, COTP. Do you have a story to tell? A lesson to teach? In the battle for online engagement, video is KING. By

Retail Industry & Web Accessibility Lawsuits

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Make images with text that communication promos or deals accessible for VoiceOver users (WCAG 1.4.5 – Images of Text). Provide proper labels for products and buttons (WCAG 2.5.3 – Label in Name). Provide a mechanism for users to order a product for in-store pickup (WCAG 3.3.2 – Labels or Instructions, elements in the app should be labeled and give instructions). Next, sit down with key stakeholders and write an accessibility statement.

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Why is the Retail Industry Being Sued for Web Accessibility?

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Make images with text that communication promos or deals accessible for VoiceOver users (WCAG 1.4.5 – Images of Text). Provide proper labels for products and buttons (WCAG 2.5.3 – Label in Name). Provide a mechanism for users to order a product for in-store pickup (WCAG 3.3.2 – Labels or Instructions, elements in the app should be labeled and give instructions). Next, sit down with key stakeholders and write an accessibility statement.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

64% of customers say they are more likely to buy a product online after watching a video.  59% of decision-makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Additionally, Karin teaches undergraduate writing courses for Penn State University and is the Instructional Design Lead for InSync Training.

How to Create Your Own e-Learning Video

Trivantis

Unless you’re hiring a professional for the voiceover, you’ll want an external microphone, preferably the kind you can clip to your collar. Steps to Creating a Training Video: Write a Script/Storyboard. Write the script on a large whiteboard and have someone hold it up off camera for your talent to read. If your budget allows, hiring pros is a great option because it ensures a cleaner end product and less editing time for you.

762 New eLearning Character Images (and more, of course!)

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We released a ton of new character images, created a bunch of design hacks, and published four awesome blog posts. . As I write, we’re cranking out a bunch more to add in August and beyond. Speaking of the eLearningArt blog, have you been keeping up with the latest articles? When production time is more efficient, you have more hours to do high value work, to focus on other priorities, or just to cut out of work early to hit happy hour or play with the kids.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

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Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist. This rough-cut can then be transcribed and edited to create the final script for the audio-voiceover. Create video recordings and podcasts in collaboration with the people within the organization – instead of making high-end productions with hired artistes and locations. Learning communities like blogs and discussion boards are the hotbed of discussion about the latest technological and development tools.

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eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

64% of customers say they are more likely to buy a product online after watching a video.  59% of decision-makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Additionally, Karin teaches undergraduate writing courses for Penn State University and is the Instructional Design Lead for InSync Training

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

64% of customers say they are more likely to buy a product online after watching a video.  59% of decision-makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. Additionally, Karin teaches undergraduate writing courses for Penn State University and is the Instructional Design Lead for InSync Training

How To Develop A Channel On YouTube: 6 Steps To Popularity

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As a B2B-focused channel, you will need to dedicate more time to product demos and trade shows. Write Great Video Scripts The next thing you will need to start doing is writing great video scripts. You have to determine your format, set your tone, research the topic, and start writing. People love hearing expert opinions on a product or service they want to try. You will need to decide whether you will be simply doing a voiceover or you will be actually filming.

5 Examples on How to Use Explainer Videos in Marketing

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Simply because more and more consumers prefer watching a short video to learn more about a product than waste a few minutes reading about it. Product awareness Explainer videos for product awareness or differentiation are probably the most common use of explainer videos for marketing. Explainer videos that describe products have appeared as a solution to the hesitation of consumers to purchase products or services online.

How to insert video and audio into Google Slides

BrightCarbon

In this blog post, we’re going to show you how to insert audio and video into Google Slides and give you some examples where using video can enrich your presentations and increase audience engagement. Having a voiceover throughout your presentation can bring benefits, such as engaging the audience’s focus, breaking boredom, and increasing retention. We’ve got some great resources on writing engaging video scripts you should check out before recording your narration!

Elements of Engaging eLearning Design

Origin Learning

In this blog post, we examine some of the key elements of engaging eLearning Design. Have clarity on the content; get it approved by key stakeholders before production; and ensure that it is in harmony with the learning objectives mapped in the original design document.

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Creating an online learning personality

Saffron Interactive

Some e-learning blogs include tips such as ‘use handwritten style fonts to make your e-learning engaging’ – but surely that’s like saying someone is interesting and likeable because they have a nice haircut? Write how you speak… It’s OK to begin sentences with ‘And’ and ‘But’ 3. Go beyond writing in the first or second person – create a person. Blog Instructional design Uncategorized e-Learning

How to Get Your Whole Team Making Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

Yep, sometimes even someone constantly writing about video forgets to think about video first.). So, by creating video how-tos, tutorials, and other support content, your customers are more likely to better understand how to use your product or fix an issue they may have. In fact, the same Value of Visuals study found that companies who use more video and visual content in their internal communications can recover an average of $1,200 per employee per year in lost productivity.

How to Edit Video (With Step-by-Step Video)

TechSmith Camtasia

Three versions (all in uncompressed.wav format) of the voiceover. A.libzip (for use with Camtasia 2018) of a few assets show during the broadcast (intro, outro, lower third) Two versions ( in.docx and.pdf) of the script used for the voiceover in this project. And be okay with the product that you put out to the public. So I wanna give them the best possible product that I can. And then I also did a voiceover. And my unedited voiceovers.

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Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

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Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010. Brain Learning and eLearning Design - The Learning Circuits Blog , July 1, 2010. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010. The Great LMS Debate - Element K Blog , June 11, 2010.

50 Tips for Better Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Pre-production prep is a crucial process in creating better video. Write a script. The act of writing it down encourages your mind to get specific about how you want to structure your video. to plan it out on paper, as opposed to later in post-production. Your editing process will be much easier if you collect assets now, instead of hustling to find them during post-production. For videos that don’t feature people, record voiceovers first. Production.

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Office 365 Video: Your Corporate YouTube

TechSmith Camtasia

Of note, while Camtasia is primarily a ‘screencasting’ tool, and that’s mostly what I’ve used it for, I also put it to use for an ‘intro’ video that consisted of mostly slides, stock photographs and a voiceover. As of the date of this post, Microsoft does not make it available as separate product. The best and most up-to-date source for this will always be Microsoft’s own website; the information here is current as of this writing.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For more on this topic, see Grove’s blog posts on accessibility business case arguments ). For example, there are presentations on how to write great alt text. Voluntary Product Accessibility Template. Two cautions are in order: A VPAT is filled out by the vendor of the product.

How to Make Video: Before Starting Your First Video, Part 2

TechSmith Camtasia

This is part 2 of a series about how to make a video, which covers the basics of what to do before you begin production on a video. Writing a script can take time, but can save a lot of time when you start creating your video. You can even write down what the shot is, so you don’t forget. Being able to access those colors without much thought will speed up the post-production process, and save you from having to go back to correct mistakes later.

10 Commandments for Mobile App Onboarding Content

Disprz

When you develop content for mobile generation, you should remember one thing: You’re writing for a generation whose attention span is shorter than that of goldfish. What you write may be at Shakespeare level, but if it’s not targeted at the millennials, your training is probably not going to make the cut. Write in short sentences. Write directly. Use interesting tropes: Simple, clean infographic, Meaningful animations, Clear, engaging voiceover, etc.

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

He frequently shares about accessible elearning development through our Learning Dispatch blog and newsletter. For more on this topic, see Grove’s blog posts on accessibility business case arguments ). For example, there are presentations on how to write great alt text. As accessibility consultant Ryan Strunk and product designer Joe Lonsky noted at the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, the cost of fixing a bug increases from 1x in design, to 6.5x

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , and Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products. Global web training by a Systems Engineering Manager at a Large Product Corporation. Company-wide training modules by a Lead Courseware Developer at a Security Products Corporation.

Ten Commandments for Mobile Onboarding Content

Disprz

When you develop content for mobile generation, you should remember one thing: You’re writing for a generation whose attention span is shorter than that of goldfish. What you write may be at Shakespeare level, but if it’s not targeted at the millennials, your training is probably not going to make the cut. Write in short sentences. Write directly. Use interesting tropes: Simple, clean infographic, Meaningful animations, Clear, engaging voiceover, etc.

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63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

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The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts - The eLearning Coach , November 10, 2010Want to improve how you write for the ear? Post from: The eLearning Coach The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts. Questions I’m no Longer Asking - elearnspace , November 2, 2010I strive to strike a reasonable balance between reading blogs, books, and peer-reviewed articles. Post from: The eLearning Coach These 12 Unique Blogs Are Written By Professors. We are its product.

Video Statistics, Habits, and Trends You Need To Know [New Research]

TechSmith Camtasia

Don’t make users spend their time pouring through long, wordy training manuals or documentation to learn about your product or service. Your title should clearly state the problem that your video is solving, how it is presented, and the product it applies to.

Elements of Ideal eLearning Design

Origin Learning

In this blog post, we examine some of the key elements of ideal eLearning Design. Have clarity on the content; get it approved by key stakeholders before production; and ensure that it is in harmony with the learning objectives mapped in the original design document.

How to Get Publicity and Influencer Marketing for Course Creators with Esther Kiss

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Publicity can be generated from new media, such as podcasts, YouTube shows, Facebook live events, blogs, and all kinds of ways. Esther emphasizes how the most important thing to understand is when the right time is for you to do interviews and gain exposure for your business or a particular product you’re selling. So in this case, with Ryan, he has an online course, he has live events, he has a software product that you can use when you’re implementing his methodology.