Best Practices for Voice-Over

CourseArc

If you are designing and developing eLearning, you are most likely going to need voice-over work. Voice Principle – People learn better when the narration in multimedia lessons is in a friendly human voice, rather than a machine voice. Using professional voice-over is expensive and time consuming, so many projects opt to use “in house” voices. Here are some tips for creating great voice-over. Studio microphone and pop shield on mic stand.

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How to Make Your Own Sound Booth for Better Voice Overs

eLearning Brothers

When recording voice overs in a non-professional studio, you’re bound to run into unwanted background noises, and other pesky sounds that your microphone picks up. Make your own sound booth. If you want to clean up your audio and make better voice overs for your eLearning projects than keep reading. Best of all, if you’re on a budget you can build a vocal sound booth for under $60. How to Make a DIY Vocal Booth for eLearning Voice Overs.

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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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Vary Sentence Structure in Voice Over Scripts

Experiencing eLearning

When you use voice over for elearning, do you want it to sound natural and flowing, or do you want it to sound stiff and didactic? A great voice over person can make a good script more engaging, and a great script sound fantastic. However, if the script itself is completely stiff and unnatural, there’s only so much a voice over person can do. One common problem in writing for voice over is overly complex sentences. I sound like a robot.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

audio elements, including your voice. sound complex and potentially costly but. Think that sounds unlikely when there are massive. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

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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6 Quick Voice-Over Tips

eLearning Brothers

You want your eLearning audio to go smoothly, especially voice-overs. Using your voice properly is a skill in itself. Don’t worry, you won’t sound overly cheerful. This will prevent unintended mouth sounds and keep your voice consistent though out your session. #4. Also called “plosives,” these are the breathy pop sounds you get when you pronounce P- and B- words. The post 6 Quick Voice-Over Tips appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

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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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eLearning Voice Over Tip: How to Eliminate Background Noise

eLearning Brothers

Annoying background sounds in your eLearning voice over courses can be frustrating. Not everyone in eLearning is an audio engineer, that’s why I wanted to make a quick video on how to take out noise reductions in your voice over projects. Once you know how to do it, it will make your voice overs sound clean and professional. The post eLearning Voice Over Tip: How to Eliminate Background Noise appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

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The Art Of Voice Overs – Part 2

Edmego Learning

The Art Of Voice Overs – Part 2. Producing voice overs is an acquired skill. Just because you talk all day does not mean that you are fully qualified for voice overs. As a matter of fact in part 1 of this series we referenced the fact that when we hear our own voice it can be quite disconcerting. You can quickly isolate the imperfections in your voice quality. This brings us to Part 2 of our series: The Art of Voice Overs.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning. Nevertheless, there are times when you simply don’t want to use your own voice, and you cannot afford to hire professional talent. But what if you don’t like the free voice choices or quality that come with your eLearning tools?

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning. Nevertheless, there are times when you simply don’t want to use your own voice, and you cannot afford to hire professional talent. But what if you don’t like the free voice choices or quality that come with your eLearning tools?

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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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The Best Way to Add Voice Over to PowerPoint

TechSmith Camtasia

By adding voice over to your PowerPoint slides you can share your presentation with a much wider audience. So, what’s the best way to record a voice over for your PowerPoint presentation? The Easiest and Fastest Way to Record and Edit Voice Over for PowerPoint!

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Serious Comic – Voice Over, Music, and Sound Effects

NuggetHead

First, let’s all agree that all serious comics don’t necessarily have to have or even need voice-over audio, nor does it need music Posted in Uncategorized I could probably bore you with a few more posts just on character development, instead I want to share some important lessons learned in designing the audio assets for a serious comic.

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How Visualizing Sounds Can Make You a Better Virtual Trainer - Workshop Tip 227

Vignettes Learning

One of the things I enjoy so much in the morning is listening to the chirping sounds of birds. If we can see sound, how do you envision it to be? Also, what motivated Thomas to create a phenomenal visualization of bird sounds? Listen to your voice. Is your voice clear?

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Audio for eLearning: What's that Popping Sound?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Rick Zanotti Have you ever listened to an eLearning lesson and heard annoying popping sounds as the narrator spoke? The popping sounds are called plosives , as in "explosives," or P-pops. The air causes the microphone to create the "popping" sound, which can be distracting to learners. I'm betting that you're nodding your head right about now.

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Captions vs. Sound – How to Get Heard?

TechSmith Camtasia

However, there’s a huge difference between doing video, and doing video well, and one of them is knowing when to use captions vs. sound. One of the most annoying things you can find in your Facebook feed is a video that autoplays with the sound on. It’s TV ads with the sound turned off.” While scrolling through your social feeds with your sound turned off (which 85 percent of users do) , most individuals will completely skip a video whose meaning is lost without sound.

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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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ADOBE CAPTIVATE & GOANIMATE: Sharing Voices Is Quick and Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The voice of one of the screen characters becomes the voice who is guiding my learner through the spreadsheet lesson.   But how did I get the same TTS voice from GoAnimate to Captivate?     Knowing that I would want the same voice both in GoAnimate and in Captivate, I created some fake slides in Captivate, with the dialog script for the screen characters I was creating in GoAnimate typed into the Slide Notes. by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP.

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How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

There are several things you can do before, during, and after recording to make your voice overs for eLearning sound more professional in your courses. Nothing is worse than when you are on a roll recording a voice over and then you come across a misspelled word or incorrect placement of a comma. To help minimize reading errors from the voice talent, do all you can to have your script grammatically correct and printed out in a legible font.

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Part 1: Say What?! A Guide to Camtasia Sound

eLearning Brothers

What it does – This effect will analyze your audio and find spots that it thinks should not have noise (for example lulls in conversation or other more punchy sounds). It will then memorize what those spots sound like – sometimes the hum of an air conditioner or the whirring of computer fans – and make each instance of that sound silent. Making adjustments to these will adjust your audio speed (and if on PC it’s sound).

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Do You Hear That? It’s Your eLearning Course Sounding Better

eLearning Brothers

Once you have your audio recorded, there are still many things you can do to help it sound more professional. Eliminating breaths is another key component of having professional sounding voice overs. However, when you record a voice, the microphone picks up those breaths much louder than we’re used to hearing. It’s Your eLearning Course Sounding Better appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Quality audio is more important than you realize.

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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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6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning

Elucidat

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. Does it sound natural? The post 6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning appeared first on Elucidat.

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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. . 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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Student voices

Learning with 'e's

After a while, because it comes from me, it tends to sound like hyperbole, and I''m sure some of my audience leave with a ''so what?'' Photo by Pedro Ribiero Simoes on Wikimedia Commons Student voices by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 bett2014 BETT show BYOD collaboration education interaction learner autonomy learning student voice Technology university video

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The Complete Guide to Doing Voice Overs Like a Pro

TechSmith Camtasia

Chances are, if you make videos — especially how-to and explainer videos – you will need to record voice overs. In fact, depending on how many videos you create, you may have to do a lot of voice over work. But how can you ensure your voice over is good enough to keep your audience’s attention? Essentials of good voice over. Some of you might be wondering about the difference between voice over and narration. No one wants to sound like a game show host.

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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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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I know, I know, you hate your voice. Yikes, I mean we hate the sound of our own voice, not yours.) Rest-assured that your voice is far better than you think and, it’s perfectly appropriate for eLearning. Nevertheless, there are times when you simply don’t want to use your own voice, and you cannot afford to hire professional talent. But what if you don’t like the free voice choices or quality that come with your eLearning tools?

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Audio for eLearning: Do You Want to Sound Like a DJ?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Rick Zanotti One question I get asked a lot is "How can I get my eLearning audio to the point so that I sound like a DJ?" " The most sure-fire way to sound like a DJ is to have been born with great pipes (i.e. Here's some simple techniques to make your voice sound deeper. The faster you talk the higher your voice gets.

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

CHRP-INDIA

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.

Sound Advice Bad Leaders Don’t Listen To

Learnloft

John was named one of LinkedIn’s 2017 Top Voices in Management & Workplace and was awarded the 2017 Readership Award by Training Industry.com. The day before I started my new job, my soon to be old boss called me into his office. Without knowing exactly how he felt about me leaving his team to take my own leadership role, I was a little hesitant, to say the least.

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

Learnloft

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.

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Day 4: Tone of voice, style and character

Good To Great

A friendly, conversational tone of voice is something that was suggested by a few webinar participants and this is definitely one of my top tips for improving an e-learning course. It almost goes without saying that an e-learning course which adopts a less formal and more natural ‘voice’ is more enjoyable and user-friendly than a very stuffy, formal course. So how do you make your course’s voice more conversational?

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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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Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 12/24/2009

Experiencing eLearning

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