Rise Against Robotic Voice-Overs

eLearning Brothers

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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Best Practices for Voice-Over


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.

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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. Interested in learning more about voice over scripts?

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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. You can quickly isolate the imperfections in your voice quality.

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State of the Front-Line Manager

data shows voices across organizations. State of the. Front-Line Manager Management and Supervisory Skills Development Contents 2 Contents. 6 The Next Step: Bridging the. Learning- Doing Gap Page 18 5 The Root of the. Issue Page 14 4 The unrealized.

The Benefits of Using Professional Voice Talent

InSync Training

Now, all you need to do is have somebody voice these modules. How about Mary or Joe in Accounting – (such a nice voice)? You’ve put the finishing touches on the script for your client. Your company has just spent thousands of dollars creating the perfect visuals , countless hours perfecting the story , and you’ve even decided on some cool background music. It all looks fantastic, should be a huge success. Right? eLearning

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Teacher Voices: Stewart Matthews

Learning with e's

Here's another post in my continuing series on teacher voices. Photo courtesy of Stewart Matthews Teacher Voices: Stewart Matthews by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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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.

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Voice Over Script Review Checklist

Experiencing eLearning

I’ve written several posts with tips on how to write voice over scripts. Voice Over Script Review Checklist. For further explanation of the above points, review the previous posts in the series: Writing Style Tips for Voice Over Scripts. Voice Over Script Pitfalls.

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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.

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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. In the video below you’ll get a peek into our voice over recording session.

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Teacher Voices: Tyla Elworthy

Learning with e's

Photo courtesy of Tyla Elworthy Teacher Voices: Tyla Elworthy by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Student voices unheard?

Learning with e's

I also stressed how important it is to give students a voice in their own education. However, if they don't have a voice in their own learning, they are peripheral to the process, and education fails them. How do we give students a voice? Do their voices go largely unheard?

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Teacher Voices: Lloyd Chilcott

Learning with e's

Photo courtesy of Lloyd Chilcott Teacher Voices: Lloyd Chilcott by Steve Wheeler was written in Singapore and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Finding out what former students are doing now they are qualified, is one of the joys of teaching.

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Pro-Tips for B2B Voice Actor Demos


Pro-Tips for B2B Voice Actors. If you are a voice actor looking for B2B jobs, this post offers you an insider’s perspective on creating a professional B2B demo that will reach the client. Here are four tips that will help you, the voice actor, get your demo to the client.

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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. If you want to clean up your audio and make better voice overs for your eLearning projects than keep reading.

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Putting a Voice to Your Courses


If you are a writer then you have probably heard how important it is to develop your unique “voice” In fact, writers spend years trying to perfect their voice.

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Podcast: Writing Voice-Over Scripts for eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Voice-Over Scripts for eLearning. IconLogic's Kevin Siegel and Jennie Ruby recently sat down with the folks at the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) and discussed Writing. We talked about how critically important it is to. write the scripts in advance.    Learn some important Dos and Don'ts you can put to use. immediately. Audio eLearning mLearning

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Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock

Learning with e's

It's also a chance for them to voice their hopes and fears about teaching, now they are actually in the thick of it. It's great to catch up with former students and discover what they are doing. That is exactly the purpose of this series of blog posts.

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Voice Over Scripts: Writing Style Tips

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional designers often need to write voice over scripts, but many of us have never received any formal training on how writing for voice over is different from other writing. She did a terrific job and brought energy and life to my script (as a great voice over professional can).

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Student voices

Learning with e's

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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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.

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eLearning & Training: Casting Cross-Cultural Voice-Over Talents

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Adding voice-overs to your eLearning lessons can increase the interaction a learner has with your content, often boosting the lesson's overall effectiveness. Providing high-quality voice-overs is a tremendous feat in only one language or accent. Here are some facets to consider when casting cross-cultural voice talents. The desired voice-over role. A voice talent may function as a narrator, instructor, spokesperson, or actor in a storyline. by Jen Weaver.

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Teacher Voices: Megan Douglas

Learning with e's

Photo courtesy of Megan Douglas Teacher Voices: Megan Douglas by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Writing & Grammar: The Power of Passive Voice

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby    As writers, we know we are not supposed to use the passive voice. Nearly every writers' guide tells us to prefer the active voice. This week's challenge: Rewrite the following entirely passive paragraph using mostly active voice. This is a view I generally endorse. But, as a student in one of my grammar classes recently argued, knee-jerk conversion of every sentence to active may actually make the writing lose its point.

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Teacher voice 1: Neil Jarrett

Learning with e's

In a recent post entitled Teacher Voices I promised I would celebrate by interviewing some of my past student teachers to see where they are now and what their professional responses are to ten questions.

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Teacher Voices: Kate Bartlett

Learning with e's

Photo courtesy of Kate Bartlett Teacher Voices: Kate Bartlett by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is a continuation of my series of interviews with former students who are now teachers.

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Teacher Voices: Hannah Shelton

Learning with e's

Photos courtesy of Hannah Shelton Teacher Voices: Hannah Shelton by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 This is post number four in my ongoing series of interviews with former students.

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Teacher Voices: Chris Nesbitt

Learning with e's

Photo courtesy of Chris Nesbitt Teacher Voices: Chris Nesbitt by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Captivate 8: Working with Text-to-Speech and Voices

eLearning Brothers

Recently a question came up in one of the help forums: “How do I install the Captivate 8 TTS voices?” A dialogue box appears (shown a few pictures down), allowing you to select a slide and add the text which the selected voice will speak, at least to the best of its ability.

Adobe Captivate: Hearing (Extra) Voices? You're Not Crazy!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

There is an installer for Neospeech (which adds the two legacy voices for Captivate 4, Paul and Kate); and an installer for Loquendo (which provides three new voices: Stefan, Juliette and Simon). by Kevin Siegel.

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Voices from Future Learners


Good idea to take a moment and watch and listen to the video … feels like they sent a camera into a time machine and came back with this report. If you want to move forward you’ll pay attention to where education (aka learning) is headed. Future of education future of learning

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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. This is probably the most important aspect to having a professional sounding voice over. Mic placement is important for voice overs.

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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? by Jennie Ruby, CTT, COTP.

Tip of the Week: Record Your Own Voice!


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Inside the Voice Actors Studio

ATD Learning Technologies

This blog post from Ben Butina focuses on the performance aspect of voiceover. Professional voiceover actors and directors draw on a variety of techniques to get the best possible performance, and learning professionals can use these same techniques to improve our work.

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