Voice Over Script Pitfalls

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional designers sometimes run into pitfalls when writing voice over scripts. Jill Goldman of Goldivox is a voice over professional who graciously agreed to share with me the issues she sometimes sees in scripts. Why shouldn’t your voice over sound more like a real person?

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Formatting Tips for Voice Over Scripts

Experiencing eLearning

When we, as instructional designers, write scripts that are easy for voice over talent to understand, they can record and edit those scripts faster. Following a few formatting tips for voice over scripts can make our our writing clearer and easier to use.

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Voice Over Script Pitfalls

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional designers sometimes run into pitfalls when writing voice over scripts. Jill Goldman of Goldivox is a voice over professional who graciously agreed to share with me the issues she sometimes sees in scripts. This is part 3 of my series on writing voice over scripts. Read the rest of series: Writing Style Tips for Voice Over Scripts. Formatting Tips for Voice Over Scripts. One of the most common pitfalls in voice over scripts is writing numbers.

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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. This is part 2 in my series of posts on tips for creating voice over scripts. Part 1: Voice Over Scripts: Writing Style Tips. Jill Goldman of Goldivox shared several tips with me about what she looks for in scripts from her perspective as a voice over professional.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

audio elements, including your voice. different version of your courses for the myriad. version for different audiences. sound complex and potentially costly but. Think that sounds unlikely when there are massive. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

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).

What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

No need to make a miniature version of Jabba the Hutt’s desert hovercraft anymore. 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”. Make sure your Voice Overs are mixed properly.

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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.

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

The E-Learning Curve

The demo is about seven minutes in duration, and requires Flash Player version 7 or better. An MP3-formatted version of your project file is rendered according to the settings entered in the Preferences tab. Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast multitrack audio Today's post about Podcasting for E-Learning covers editing and rendering multitrack audio using the open-source audio editor Audacity.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 27, 2021

Mike Taylor

What I’m Listening to: This morning I’m working along to this big collection of instrumental versions of pop cover music. Voicebooking has a good voice over generator with some great sounding AI voices. “Develop a passion for learning.

How (and Why) to Add Music to Tutorial Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

A song or sound effect used strategically can engage your audience, add a level of professionalism to your content, and make your product stand out. Camtasia makes it simple add music to your videos, remove background noise from your voice over, and more.

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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. The slides are basically a pretty version of your handbook. ” “Sound good. I got a call from a prospective client.

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Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

While generally beneficial, voice-over audio is particularly important for auditory learners (those who remember best when they hear the information), those learners who may struggle with reading, those for whom English (or the course’s target language) is not their native language, and those who may enjoy listening to your course while multitasking (commuting, exercising, etc.). I need to record simple voice-only audio. The louder the sound, the larger the squiggle.

What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

TechSmith Camtasia

Our objective was not to try to get all of the settings perfect for a singular recording, but we wanted to compare the microphones against each other so you could hear how they sound. We tested all of our microphones in our sound studio. and set the sound input level to 67%. We used this consistently across the USB microphones, despite the best practice of adjusting the level to your voice and needs. Lars Grosspietsch (German Voice Over).

How To Conduct Live Online Classes- What Tools To Use


The audio quality might not be as great as the sound quality with dedicated external mics. . The basic version is free and accommodates up to 100 users for a meeting of 1 hour, while the enterprise version allows 250 attendees and 300 hours and 1 lakh viewers for live streaming. .

Video Editing Workflow

TechSmith Camtasia

Shoot/Production: This is all about lighting, sound, camera, screen recording, gathering assets. This is a great point to involve your stakeholders or managers (if you have them) and get feedback on the picture lock version. What’s the secret to the perfect video editing workflow?

How to Make a Great Educational Video (Free Template)

TechSmith Camtasia

Will they listen with sound or rely on the visual aspects? Having a script also helps you sound more professional and helps preserve your video’s focus. Record your voice over. With your script in hand, it’s time to record your voice over.

Articulate Storyline – 9 Practical Ways To Make A Great Course Within Your Budget

Spark Your Interest

Ensure Your Articulate Storyline Course Is Instructionally Sound. It’s far better to create a course that is instructionally sound yet has a moderate or lower media production value to keep within your budget.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. Or the shorter version: Tom likes pizza more than she does. The two instructors both teach in loud voices, but Samuel is louder than her.

Best Microphones for Recording Video

TechSmith Camtasia

with the sound input level set to 67%. 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. This microphone has a small stature, but a great sound.

Here’s a Simple Fix When the Microphone Audio is Too Low

Rapid eLearning

Overall, I really like the quality of the sound and this set up works great for recording tutorials where I work from my main screen. It does a great job recording my voice and blocking out the other home office sound. However, the audio is a bit thin and sounds like I’m Lionel Richie on a phone, checking to see who’s home. It’s a bit higher end but it’s a great mic with a nice sound. However, in recent versions, there’s no option.

Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech

Tony Karrer

The first post, Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , introduced the text to speech voice and discussed issues of quality related to its first component – the natural language processor (NLP). In this post we’ll look at the second component of a text to speech voice: the digital signal processor (DSP) and its measures of quality. The main challenge of the DSP is to produce a voice that is both intelligible and natural.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2022

Limestone Learning

Join this webinar to learn how to step up your elearning and make it sound better. PT: Five Steps to Stellar Voiceover with Artificial Voice Training materials with a voiceover element are versatile, engaging and effective, but creating them is time consuming, expensive and disruptive.

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Sales Enablement Consulting: Software and Strategy from One Firm 


If the Internet goes down just before that crucial sales pitch you still have guaranteed access to the latest version of the sales presentation you need. Learn more about how to leverage voice analytics to improve seller performance.

eLearning: Voiceover Audio That Will Keep the Learner's Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Long, academic-sounding, repetitive sentences will have your learner eager to move on quicker than short, plain-language sentences. Example A:  The capability for the creation of user-defined functions has been instituted with the current version.  In previous versions of the program, you could create a custom function, but only within an entire custom module. Make that voice conversational rather than academic in style.

6 Principles of Effective Online Training that Will Surprise You


In studies that compared audio narration explanations of graphics versus versions of the same course with text on the screen explaining the graphics (using the exact same words as the audio script) learning increased by people who took the eLearning course with the audio narration. In fact, “in all comparisons, the narrated versions yielded better learning with a average improvement of 80%.”. Using Gratuitous Visuals Text and Sounds Can Hurt Learning.

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Keeping Video Content Up To Date

TechSmith Camtasia

Depending on the audience and goal, content designed for a previous version might still be relevant. Greetings, software version numbers, small interface changes, references and corporate branding elements come as regular examples to mind. By purposefully leaving out the version number in the second example, the video content can likely be repurposed for the next version of the Camtasia software without causing user confusing.

Company Culture Video: How to Show Potential Employees Your Work Environment

simpleshow video maker

There are many other things to consider such as the equipment you will use like cameras, sound, and lights. Ask them to tell their story not your version of it. You must opt for enthusiasm and a genuine point of view or voice.

Creative screencasting

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

A screencast is a recording of your computer screen to which you add an explanation by voice- combining it into a video. A screencast may sound rather technical and not so easy to do. self-announced by the way) : Some of the mistakes are: Background noise Uninterested, level voic No clear storyline You have no clue what the screencast is about To avoid all this you should give a clear introduction, make sure you have a storyline and talk clearly but also engagingly.

7 Ways to keep employees motivated post-pandemic


A version of this post was originally published on July 15, 2021, in HR News. Here are some key things that we’ve done differently: Prioritize employee voice. I can’t stress this enough: giving employees a voice pays off.

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

Creating an alternative version of something that already exists is a great way to save time, and ensures you’re maximizing the mileage you get out of your content. I like to think of a storyboard sort of like a cartoon from the Sunday paper–it’s basically a visual plan of what you want to include in your video–sort of a visual version of a script. For audio, you can use music, voice narration, or a combination of the two.

How to market your training program internally


With them on board, you can use their “voice” to deliver some of your message for you—or even announce the launch of your program. There are three different versions of this template which cover: onboarding new hires, a move from offline to online training, and the introduction of a new LMS.

How to write scripts for webinars, videos and eLearning


This blog article could also be called ‘confessions of a voice-over artist.’ For several years I’ve done voice-over work here at BrightCarbon, lending my voice to eLearning courses, promotional videos, and webinars aplenty. Listen to how it sounds read aloud: [link]. This is one of the most impactful ways to make a script sound like a person is talking to you. Everyone hates listening to their own voice!

How We Increased SDR Qualified Opportunities by 92% with Strategic Sequences

Sales Hacker

With a standardized Sequences and Snippets plan, we could make sure reps send the most relevant messaging to their prospects at the right time —without sounding like a robot. But they still have enough wiggle room to write with their own voice. Sounds good in theory, right?

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Is automation enhancing or harming your employee experience?

CLO Magazine

AI chat bots that handle incoming questions may sound like a good idea, but for anything but basic FAQs they have their limits. Whether your HR function is structured with a shared service center or not, make the help available on demand with real-time online chat or voice.

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Virtually Amazing: What to Know about Augmented Reality (AR) for eLearning


It might sound like an inaccessible innovation for many of us, but 1.5 If they wore a pair of smart glasses, they could simply indicate the name of the person they were looking for (by voice or gestures) and follow the glasses’ instructions.

Why Training Needs Video

Learning Rebels

Versioning is easier. Why create a class when you can create a video that is sustainable and easy to version? This is the technique used in the Tasty video above, there is no voice over to worry about, no narration that might be out of sync. Lot’s of people watch video with the sound off, captioning gets the message across. The shift has arrived, and video is King!

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An Educator’s Lessons from YouTube with Valerie Pennington

TechSmith Camtasia

It’s that voice in your head saying, I feel like an idiot. I sound horrible. As she studied more about audio and her own voice, she realized that improving her own voice was so important as someone who speaks for a living. “It Want to learn how to master YouTube?

8 Highspot Competitors: An In-Depth Analysis


So, when sales reps want to find the latest version of a particular file, it becomes impossible to locate where the file is. With Bigtincan, salespeople can find the latest version of any collateral they need with a simple search without worrying about where the file lives.

5 Authoring Tool Features That Deliver Incredible Value

gomo learning

Building desktop and mobile versions of your course separately is one obvious way of unnecessarily doubling course production time. If you’re finalizing a single-language version of the course and individually replace the text on each screen, this can take a lot of extra hours to work through.