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."

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 Presenter: Managing Voiceover Scripts

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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.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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.

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.

PowerPoint: Text-to-Speech Voiceover Tools

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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.

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

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.

Effective Video Training – Breaking it down

Dashe & Thomson

In this post and others, Ross points out several characteristics that make for quality learning videos: • Match the visuals, titles, and voiceover – a seamless integration of these elements seems effortless. by using a variety of methods – titles, voiceovers, different camera angles, music.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Moving Classroom Training to eLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

    The voiceover script of eLearning cannot have the dense layers of meaning and abstract terminology typically used in academic text meant to be read.   Even if the audience for an eLearning lesson is individuals with PhDs, text with a high grade-level is not appropriate for an audio voice over. by Jennie Ruby    When information needs to be moved to a new medium, we have a tendency to try to make the new medium fit the mold of the old.

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.

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?

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.

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.

5 Tips on Using Videos for eLearning

eFront

The voice and the human footage create a sense of classroom environment that is so hard to create otherwise. Voiceover for Videos. If you want to emulate the classroom training, add voiceover to your videos. eLearning programs are seldom developed without videos.

What Microphone Is Best for Recording Video?

Visual Lounge

We used this consistently across the USB microphones, despite the best practice of adjusting the level to your voice and needs. For our tests, we wanted to capture the difference between male and female voices. Lars Grosspietsch (German Voice Over). Blue Nessie – Voice.

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.

8 Awesome Online Tools to Create Captivating Learning Videos

CommLab India

You can create your own characters in no time; choose from various editable scenes that represent different industries, activities, and concepts; and give a voice to the character which will automatically lip-sync it. Developing a live video can be an easy task. But an animated video?

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.

Lights, Camera, Action! How to Develop Corporate Training Videos

CommLab India

Also, include the onscreen text that will accompany your voice-over. This will give you an actual idea of the visuals that will accompany the voiceover. Voice-overs and Onscreen Actors. Voice-overs form an important part of any animation video.

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.

Video Tutorials Win (again!): The Unbounce Solution

Visual Lounge

Once we had our script, we would record the voiceover. I was tasked with making this project work, and while I had done some instruction before, I’d neither recorded my own voice nor made a screencast in my life. Written by guest author Gary Allen of Unbounce.

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.