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. This will prevent unintended mouth sounds and keep your voice consistent though out your session. #4.

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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."

Adobe Presenter: Managing Voiceover Scripts

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Adobe Presenter has a pretty nifty way to help you display your voiceover script while recording audio. All is well and good until you find an error in your script or want to make a change in the voiceover. by Jennie Ruby.

Pro-Tips for B2B Voice Actor Demos

Cinecraft

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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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.

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.

Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You can write step-by-step instructions like a pro, but now you have been asked to create voice-over narratives for e-Learning scripts.   In this interactive half-day class you will learn to define the appropriate voice and tone for a narrative text and take specific steps to create the engaging and personable writing style that voice-over narratives require. Establish the appropriate voice, tone, and vocabulary for that audience.

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

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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. While you have to hold it manually, there's no variation in voice. See also: eLearning Voice-Overs Microphone Guideline and Tips for Capturing Audio. by Kevin Siegel.

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

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by Jennie Ruby    How can you use your voiceover script to keep the learner's attention within an eLearning lesson? Make the Voiceover Proportional to the Action. " after less than two sentences of voiceover text was read for one PowerPoint slide. To some extent, the type of lesson will determine how much voiceover is proportional to each action. The writing style of your voiceover text will greatly affect how "listenable" it is.

Discover the Right Way to Choose A Voiceover for Your Digital Learning

eLearningMind

Voiceovers are a lot like design: you only really notice it when it’s bad. That’s because a good voiceover is so seamless that it becomes an integral part of your digital learning, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb.

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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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.

eLearningNarrators.com Offers Curated List of Voice Actors by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

eLearningNarrators.com, a collective of independent voiceover professionals sponsoring DevLearn 2017, offers voice actors. specializing in eLearning narration. Development Strategies Learning Media

Guide to Selecting the Best Voice Over Microphone

iSpring Solutions

Recording a voiceover is a field of knowledge that includes many disciplines from learning how to speak into a microphone to selecting the right software for recording your audio narrations by reading a script. Shared.

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. .

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Writing & Grammar: The Power of Passive Voice

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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. Join her online and learn about  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Step-by-Step Scripts and Training Documents.

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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.

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4 Examples Of How To Effectively Use Audio For Your eLearning

eLearning Industry

We’ve all come across those dull voiceovers reading exactly what you see on screen (but much slower). eLearning Best Practices Audio In eLearning eLearning Narration eLearning Voice Over Learners Engagement

ID and E-Learning Links (7/24/16)

Experiencing eLearning

Voice Realm. Hire voice over with free auditions. tags: voiceover. Bookmarks mobile learning plagiarism research voice overHow Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick | MindShift | KQED News. Rather than studying and practicing a single skill in blocks, it’s more effective to use “interleaved” or variable practice of multiple skills. You remember better this way.

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Lesson 4. Action! Tips And Tricks For Audio/Video Narration And Editing

eLearning Industry

Different ways to consider voiceover and some of the nuts and bolts of working with audio and video for your eLearning course. eLearning Design and Development Audio In eLearning eLearning Narration eLearning Voice Over Video In eLearningRead more! This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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

ICDTranslation

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. E-learning plays a vital role in corporate training.

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. Your level of confidence and tonal quality of your voice will tell the learner whether or not you care about the subject matter and whether he or she should too.

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eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

And I’ve seen courses that included voiceover narration but little (or no) text on the screen… just some very dated clipart. Should there be voiceover audio combined with text and images? Simply put, many people don’t like the sound of their own voice. by Kelly Barett, COTP.

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ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Three Cheers for Text-to-Speech

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During our live, online Articulate Storyline Beginner classes , we teach students how to import and record voiceover audio. The most common question we get about voiceover audio is “Can Storyline convert text to audio files?” by Kevin Siegel, CTT+, COTP.

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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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.

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Adobe Captivate: Slow Down Your Speech Agent

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by Kevin Siegel      Using Captivate's Text to Speech feature allows you to quickly convert written text to voiceover audio. Prior to converting a slide note to speech, just add a bit of code (known as Voice Text Markup Language or VTML) to the text.        If you feel like the resulting voiceover audio is too fast or too slow, you can change the speed.

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. You can also add additional voices.

Writing & Grammar: Punctuation and Compound Sentences

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But one answer explained why, and another answer revealed a strange pattern I've been noticing lately in training voiceovers. I was amazed at David's insight into this puzzling pattern that I hear in voiceovers. by Jennie Ruby.

LUC Recap: Multimedia Localization for eLearning Content

Trivantis

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.

A Narrative Approach to e-Learning: Have we had enough of it?

G-Cube

For others keep the option of ‘muting’ the audio voiceover, to make sure it does not hinder their learning preference. With the option of muting the audio, we can align the learning content to suit learners who do not need the audio voiceover to learn better.

Why online learning is better than in-person learning

Learnkit

For instance, in a digital classroom, online tutors now have access to a plethora of communication tools, from writing instruments, to voice and visual communication, to text chat. Making changes to education is no simple task.

Audio for eLearning: Wake Me Up When It's Over!

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How do you make your voiceover narration more compelling, engaging and interesting? You may feel uncomfortable with this, but it's a time-proven technique that will help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your voice. Be honest with yourself when evaluating your voice. Ensure that the modulation of your voice includes emotion, emphasis or just plain life.

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Writing & Grammar: Business Jargon

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Passive voice AND using a noun as a verb! Thousands of voices in editorial/communications departments suddenly cried out in terror and then were stilled.   Check out Jennie's  eLearning writing classes  and ensure both your voiceover scripts and eLearning scripts are ready for prime time! by Jennie Ruby  How much current business jargon do you know and use on a daily basis? And why?

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?

How to Navigate Difficult Internal and External eLearning Customers

eLearning Brothers

Changing the voiceover that we’ve already recorded is like altering the script an actress uses for her lines. We’ll need to get a revised and approved new script, schedule and record the voice talent, and then match the audio to the appropriate scenes.

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Compelling content requires some media chemistry

Clive on Learning

Media chemists know less is usually more Media consumers, especially learners, want the easy life. They're interested in the content, not the container. The technology and the interface with which they interact should be invisible. Your design decisions should be invisible.