Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts

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by Jennie Ruby    I often point out in my classes on  writing eLearning voiceover scripts  that a script is necessary so that when you record the audio you don't skip anything, don't stumble, and don't say "um." " However, using a voiceover script for eLearning is way more useful than just that. Since Captivate comes with several high-quality computerized voices from NeoSpeech, this is a viable option.

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

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After creating the content for your eLearning, the next step is to choose a voice that will bring your course to life. Voice selection has the power to diminish or elevate the quality of the training. Experienced L&D developers are aware of the importance of voice-overs to help reduce employee retention and creating an effect. It is imperative to know that just any voice over will not work. You must select a conversationalist voice with dynamics.

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PowerPoint: Text-to-Speech Voiceover Tools

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I received an email asking the following: What specific advice can you give about the kind of microphone to purchase for making good quality audio narrations to accompany my Captivate training sessions, minimizing echo and other audio problems? each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio. On occasion I record voiceovers at home on my laptop. I have a radio background so I do the voice overs. by Kevin Siegel.

Get Voiceover Right First Time with this Essential Checklist

eLearning Architect

More and more learners are demanding voiceover in their eLearning courses and for good reason – a great voiceover can bring your content to life. Question 1: What is your voiceover preference? Seems like a straightforward question – but what type of voice will engage with your learners? We have all battled our way through mediocre compliance training with a monotone voice, so what personality will bring your content to life? Do you want a male or female voice?

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? However, home-grown audio featuring you as the voiceover talent works great. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Then I selected Matthew as my voice

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? However, home-grown audio featuring you as the voiceover talent works great. I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Then I selected Matthew as my voice

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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. . Always perform a soundcheck before you actually start recording your voiceovers. Using headphones is more or less a preference when it comes to voiceover recording.

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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. 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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Voice Over Training Tips that will make Training Stick

Mindflash

Learning to do voiceovers doesn’t have to be terrifying or daunting; it can actually be fun and exciting. 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. Breathe & Center – your confidence and capacity for conveying a message and information comes through your voice.

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How to Localize Your E-Learning Training (and Get Ahead of the Competition)

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How do I add voice to my modules? Unless you have experienced voice over talents and a special recording video, once again the best solution is to seek professional external help. There is also the option to hire a well-established expert in the field to add voice to your training modules. Last but not least, if you develop a high-quality training course that is properly localized, it will reach all your employees. E-learning plays a vital role in corporate training.

How to easily translate explainer videos into other languages

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Animated explainer videos lend themselves perfectly for fairly-easy, straight-forward video translation as they usually only have a narrator that needs a voice-over. there are no multiple characters that require a number of voices for the voice-over.).

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How To Update Explainer Videos In No Time

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It involves the constant creation of quality material to keep your target audience engaged. Maybe you feel that the voiceover or background music needs to be replaced with something more up to date or current.

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17 Tips for Writing E-Learning Scripts

Capytech

If you’re including a narrative in your e-learning course or you have a video or animation that needs a voiceover, you’ll need a script. In fact, the script you write is crucial to the quality of the course. The following 17 tips are essential to produce high-quality and engaging e-learning scripts that facilitate the learning process. Scripts with short sentences flow better for the learner, plus you will get a better read from your voiceover artist.

Effective Video Training – Breaking it down

Dashe & Thomson

In this post and others, Ross points out several characteristics that make for quality learning videos: • Match the visuals, titles, and voiceover – a seamless integration of these elements seems effortless. by using a variety of methods – titles, voiceovers, different camera angles, music. They specialize in “helping companies of all types express and sustain their online voice through the creation of original digital content.”

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How To Update Explainer Videos In No Time

mysimpleshow

It involves the constant creation of quality material to keep your target audience engaged. Maybe you feel that the voiceover or background music needs to be replaced with something more up to date or current.

A guide to the essential skills and experience for a modern elearning team

Elucidat

Content review and editing – with a keen eye for detail, Learning Designers carry a project over the line and ensure the quality is up to scratch. Voiceovers. Tone of voice. Learning managers often ask us what skills they need in their elearning production teams, to make them a success. Whether you’re starting up or expanding your team, here’s a checklist of roles and skills to look out for.

LUC Recap: Multimedia Localization for eLearning Content

Trivantis

Quality. In some cultures, a female’s voice would not be the best choice, which means that localizing eLearning would need to include adapting video voiceover to be a male voice. At this year’s Lectora® User Conference in Nashville, Marlon Oneid ( YouAchieve ) and Richard Sikes ( Text&Form ) talked about using multimedia localization to address the global world that we live in.

6 easy steps to create an explainer video

Superb Learning

An explainer video (or edumercial) is simply an animated video that uses a voiceover to explain a topic, while animations and diagrams help to support the explanation and make it clearer. There are plenty of places to find good quality infographics online , but you can easily make your own.

Why People Stop Watching Your Videos (And How to Avoid It!)

TechSmith Camtasia

Use an engaging speaker or voiceover to present the topic with passion and excitement. Check out this post for information on how to be better with voiceovers. A visible speaker offers an authentic expert voice in your video. Video quality, the surprise not-so-important element.

Here’s a Free Text-to-Speech Application for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Despite the mechanical voice quality, there are some viable use cases for text-to-speech in e-learning (outside of accessibility issues): For example, text-to-speech makes sense if you send a script out for professional narration. Use text-to-speech to create placeholder content for your reviewers so that you can get the voiceover script approved before sending it out for professional recording. It uses the SAPI voices that are already installed on your computer.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? Why not use human voice-over? How will the quality of the voice affect the quality of the learning? How will the students accept the voices?

6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning

Elucidat

So, if you’re about to hit record and do that voiceover, pause for a second and explore this topic. Think about interviewing experts and peers and have their voice be part of the learning experience, or using audio to immerse learners in a realistic simulated scenario. By using a real voice alongside relevant content, you can tell a story in an authentic way. Make sure sound quality is good. But there are still some basic quality standards to make sure you meet.

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Keeping Video Content Up To Date

TechSmith Camtasia

Bonus Tip: Using Voice Generation Technology. We have recently seen great advances in the field of voice generation technology (speech synthesis) and its quality is getting better by the day. The voice-quality of services such as Polly by Amazon , IBM’s Watson and Microsoft’s Azure services is impressive and affordable. Example: IBM’s Watson Voice Technology was used to generate the voiceover.

eLearning: Two Awesome Microphones

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by Jeff Harris   In March, Kevin shared his techniques for  improving sound quality by using sound absorbers. In this article, I cover two of my favorite microphones for voiceover recording: the Heil PR-40 and the Shure MV51. Each of these microphones delivers high quality sound for eLearning and podcasting applications. Dynamic microphones have a downside; they require a good quality microphone preamp to generate adequate recording levels.

What Would Ed Do?

Intellezy

We are a team of educators, and our focus is on creating quality short-segment videos that are going to help our students retain the information they learn. The user’s team at this particular company made a connection with Ed as he was teaching because the learners could see his facial expressions, gestures, and voice because Ed never left the screen. Now, it begs the question would this have happened with a typical eLearning course with the screenshot and voiceover?

Writing & Grammar: Use of Colons with Complete Sentences

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Exceed the stated quality standards. Answers to my last challenge  are brought to you by  Vera Sytch , who also voiced this opinion for many of us: "Glad I'm not in the field of economics!" Jennie teaches two writing classes:  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Effective Scripts.

Wired for speech

Clive on Learning

A later book which has only just come to my attention is Wired for Speech: How Voice Activates and Advances the Human-Computer Relationship, which Nass co-wrote with Scott Brave. The primary audience for the book is those responsible for designing automated voice interfaces, such as telephone booking systems and satnavs, which is not my field at all. Implication: If you're choosing a voice over artist, look to match to your audience wherever possible.

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How to Record Lectures: 3 Methods for Online Learning Success

TechSmith Camtasia

After schools and universities suddenly went to remote-only instruction, many instructors who had never taught online classes were forced to reimagine how to deliver quality education to their students. You want to deliver quality instruction, and you want your students to succeed.

What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

TechSmith Camtasia

How do you ensure that you capture the best quality? We used this consistently across the USB microphones, despite the best practice of adjusting the level to your voice and needs. For our tests, we wanted to capture the difference between male and female voices. Overall, some mics did perform better for a male voice, and some for a female voice. Our voice over talent for these tests was: Andrea Perry & Ryan Knott (English Voice Over).

6 Essential Tools for Creating an Awesome Online Course

TalentLMS

The more pixels a screen can display, the better quality the video will appear. The more pixels a screen can display, the better quality the video will appear. Yet, I’d recommend opting for a camera with a display resolution of 1080p , as the difference in quality is noticeable on bigger monitors. It’s easy to use, allows me to record myself, and produces a good quality video. A lighting kit is a great way to significantly increase the perceived quality of your course.

Best Microphones for Recording Video

TechSmith Camtasia

If the audio in your video is poor quality, viewers will drop off. Same voice over talent for all recordings, which was Andrea Perry & Ryan Knott for the English voice overs, and Lars Grosspietsch for the German voice over. We also wanted to capture the difference between male and female voices. However, this microphone has a great overall sound for both a male and female voice. Choosing the best microphone for recording video is crucial.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Accessibility advocate Karl Groves makes the argument that what website accessibility really boils down to is “quality of work.” An accessible website means a high-quality website. and recognize that meeting the additional success criteria fall under the “quality of work” argument, rather than “required by law.”. Do you outsource recording narration to voice-over talent? How is accessibility built into your company’s quality assurance process?

How to Get Your Whole Team Making Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

But here’s the thing — you don’t have to be a video pro to create pro-quality videos. just about anyone can create professional-quality videos with little more than a good screen recorder/video editor, a low-cost microphone, a webcam, and a smart phone.

Why video training content is better than PowerPoint today

Matrix

There is the written presentation, and then there is the voice-over. On the other, if the voiceover gives more information or more in-depth explanations, it can cause distraction.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2021

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PT: Best Practices for Writing Voiceover Scripts for Elearning Courses For adding narration to your elearning courses, you need to change your writing style a bit to make it sound more natural to the ears instead of the eyes.

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