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. Listen to how it sounds read aloud: [link]. 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. Writing scripts: Be direct.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. Does that sound familiar? Since 1989, Karin has owned Geeky Girl, LLC , a boutique learning organization, where she devotes her time to writing, course development (instructor led and eLearning), and teaching. by Karin Rex, COTP.

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Corporate Training Tip #3: Give Video Feedback on Designs

TechSmith Camtasia

Sounds like you’re on the right track! Instead of writing down which section of your training stakeholders suggest you edit, they can record a video with voiceover and callouts to point out exactly what they didn’t understand, and why. This post is #3 in a series of blog posts about corporate training. If you’d like to learn more, we’ve got more tips for you in our Tips & How To’s section of the blog.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

G-Cube

Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist. If that sounds too ambitious, the SME can at least provide the right script to begin with. This rough-cut can then be transcribed and edited to create the final script for the audio-voiceover. Learning communities like blogs and discussion boards are the hotbed of discussion about the latest technological and development tools. To know more, write to info@gc-solutions.net.

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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. If you’re reading from a script, speak slowly enough for people to follow, but try to sound natural. Write the script on a large whiteboard and have someone hold it up off camera for your talent to read. Do you ever wish you could include video in your online training?

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. Does that sound familiar? Since 1989, Karin has owned Geeky Girl, LLC , a boutique learning organization, where she devotes her time to writing, course development (instructor led and eLearning), and teaching. by Karin Rex, COTP.

5 Examples on How to Use Explainer Videos in Marketing

mysimpleshow

A report published by Digiday showed that nearly 85 percent of all videos existing on Facebook are viewed without sound. She regularly writes blogs for TranslationClientZone. Most people are visual learners which makes videos the new marketing gold mines because they help them absorb information easily and in a very short time. Using videos in your marketing materials can help boost their effectiveness.

Elements of Engaging eLearning Design

Origin Learning

In this blog post, we examine some of the key elements of engaging eLearning Design. Does the statement above sound a bit vague? One can develop the most beautiful layouts, interesting animated characters, add soothing background music, and great voiceover narratives; but unless the content is powerful and engaging; the program will not work. Do read this blog post as a companion piece to the infographic.

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5 tips for storytelling in elearning (video & example)

Elucidat

Instead, you can use low cost sound clips, scrolling pages, humor or emotion and a splash of subtle interaction to engage users at the start of a learning campaign. Each page in our example is loaded with a short audio clip that triggers when users land on it – be it the sound of a crowd, a train or snoring. Rowling and create a marvellous piece of fiction, you might find it easier to write about something true.

Client Review for Translations: Setting Expectations

E-learning Uncovered

The process goes like this: The vendor provides the translated text files and then waits for approval from the client before proceeding with voiceover recording and integration into the authoring tool. Most voiceover artists charge a minimum fee, even if they’re only recording one slide’s worth of audio. So, a client review sounds good, right? For more information on handling your translation projects, check out Nick’s blog post, Tips for E-Learning Translation.

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 then I also did a voiceover. And my unedited voiceovers. Meaning there’s no audio, no sound effects whatsoever. The voiceover script that I made earlier to give me a sense of where I need to be.

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50 Tips for Better Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Write a script. The act of writing it down encourages your mind to get specific about how you want to structure your video. Video may have killed the radio star, but believe it or not, sound is fifty percent of the value of your video. For videos that don’t feature people, record voiceovers first. Use your own voice for voiceovers. We know you think it sounds bad, but to other people your voice on video sounds just like you in person.

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The Beginners Guide to Successful Video Pre Production

TechSmith Camtasia

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. Writing a script can take time, but can save a lot of time when you start creating your video. Some things just don’t sound right when they are said out loud. You can even write down what the shot is, so you don’t forget. Are there sound issues, like a noisy HVAC system? It All Starts With Video Pre Production.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

Writing a script can take time, but can save a lot of time when you start creating your video. Some things just don’t sound right when they are said out loud, or you may have created a sentence that is the equivalent of a tongue twister like “Sally sells seashells by the seashore” or “Unique New York.” (Say You can even write down what the shot is, so you don’t forget. Are there sound issues, like a noisy HVAC system?

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Something easy to edit and change on the fly, without having to send it out, or schedule lengthy voiceover work. That way, you have a good idea what it will sound like once it’s recorded. Publishing a straight recording keeps all of the errors of the subject matter expert, speaking too fast, low sound quality, running on or off topic. We were concerned that it would be too mechanized sounding.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

The biggest thing I would like to see is that we add some voiceover on just about all of the slides. Weve played that same tug-of-war: audio that reads the text on the screen is the equivalent of a presenter reading her slides, and yet people expect audio, even when its just a voiceover. From a practical standpoint I can add twice as much content with a voiceover twice as fast as writing it all out. Sounds familiar. :-).

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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. Those with hearing disabilities often use captions to access content related to sound (such as podcasts or video). 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. Inclusion and diversity are imperatives in today’s workplace.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Those with hearing disabilities often use captions to access content related to sound (such as podcasts or video). 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. Sure, developers can search every problem and slowly educate themselves with advice articles, forum discussions and (ahem) long-form blog posts on the subject.

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

LifterLMS

Publicity can be generated from new media, such as podcasts, YouTube shows, Facebook live events, blogs, and all kinds of ways. So we have podcasts, and YouTube shows, and Facebook Live interviews, and blogs, and all kinds of things that are getting your exposure in front of niche audiences that may be much, much smaller than for instance being on a TV show, but they’re very, very targeted.

Elements of Ideal eLearning Design

Origin Learning

In this blog post, we examine some of the key elements of ideal eLearning Design. Does the statement above sound a bit vague? One can develop the most beautiful layouts, interesting animated characters, add soothing background music, and great voiceover narratives; but unless the content is powerful and engaging; the program will not work. Do read this blog post as a companion piece to the infographic.

Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

BrightCarbon

This might sound like an easy out, but by focusing your time and energy on content that is relevant and aligned with your learning strategy, you will end up with a library of courses that are useful for learners and serve your business goals.