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

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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.

Effective eLearning Voiceover Audio: Sell It!

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Do you think your eLearning is going to change behavior if it is boring, and contains lackluster voiceover that's delivered in a monotone? The first rule of an effective voiceover is "sell it." Voiceover is like acting or singing. Voiceover audio that has a monotone delivery is not going to keep your audience engaged through all those distractions. Note:  I'll be contributing articles to this newsletter that discuss all things voiceover audio.

Adobe Captivate: Methods for Attaching Voiceover Audio

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However, I wouldn't use this technique for voiceover audio.   As for voiceover audio, I don't recommend that you add it to a project as the background.

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. 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. PS: Need some crafting that voiceover text?

Voiceover Scripts That Engage Learners

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How can you use your voiceover script to keep a learner’s attention within an e-learning lesson? Here are the two most important factors: Make it proportional and make it conversational. Click here to read full version

A Case for Voiceover Engagement

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Learn why voiceovers are important in eLearning, as well as some key tips to create quality audio

Adobe Presenter Video Express: Synchronizing Voiceover Audio with Slide Builds

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by Jennie Ruby  Suppose you have hired voiceover talent to record the audio for your Adobe Presenter project. You give the voiceover artist the script. When you get the voiceover recordings back, you just import each segment to the slide it belongs to. The script is organized by which slide in your PowerPoint presentation each audio segment belongs to.

Voiceover Scripts That Engage Learners

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How can you use your voiceover script to keep a learner’s attention within an e-learning lesson? Here are the two most important factors: Make it proportional and make it conversational. Click here to read full version

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.

Khan Academy and Mastering Voiceover: This Week on #BLPLearn

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The Art of Writing Great Voiceover Scripts. Using voiceover is a great way to increase engagement in elearning courses. However, writing for voiceover requires a slightly different mindset. The Art of Writing Great Voiceover Scripts.

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.

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. by Kevin Siegel. I received an email asking the following: What specific advice can you give about the kind of microphone to purchase for making good quality audio narrations to accompany my Captivate training sessions, minimizing echo and other audio problems? It needs to connect to my Dell laptop PC.

Get Voiceover Right First Time with this Essential Checklist

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More and more learners are demanding voiceover in their eLearning courses and for good reason – a great voiceover can bring your content to life. Question 1: What is your voiceover preference? Click here to see some examples of courses with high quality voiceover.

PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

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    If you wanted to add voiceover narration to the movie, however, you may have run into a bit of a problem--there is only one row in the Windows Movie Maker timeline for audio. by AJ George.

Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts

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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. Suddenly you must break out of the concise and factual focus of instructional writing and create text that engages and motivates the learner.

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

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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.

6 Quick Voice-Over Tips

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eLearning Featured tips tips and tricks voice over voiceoverYou want your eLearning audio to go smoothly, especially voice-overs. Using your voice properly is a skill in itself.

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

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eLearning cultural difference elearning localization elearning tips elearning translation elearning voiceover language service provider translation agencyE-learning plays a vital role in corporate training. Every course should be developed at a consistent level of high standards.

Pro-Tips for B2B Voice Actor Demos

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Inside the Voice Actors Studio

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

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

Jennie Ruby On Fire at the Online Learning Conference

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It was a jammed-pack room and Jennie didn't disappoint as she instructed attendees on the best practices for creating and presenting voiceover audio for eLearning

Guide to Selecting the Best Voice Over Microphone

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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.

Adobe Captivate: Accessibility Text

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If my module includes a narration (voiceover audio) and closed captioning of the narration, what additional information should I include in the Accessibility dialog box?  The voiceover audio, even if it features James Earl Jones, isn’t meant for you.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio: Adding Closed Captions

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by Kevin Siegel        Closed captioning (CC) allows you to provide descriptive information in your published eLearning project that typically matches the voiceover audio contained in your Camtasia project. During this post I'm going to show you how you can add the captions manually (by typing or copying/pasting from an existing script), and how to have Camtasia transcribe the voiceover audio using the Speech-to-text feature.

4 Examples Of How To Effectively Use Audio For Your eLearning

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We’ve all come across those dull voiceovers reading exactly what you see on screen (but much slower). Not exactly a riveting piece of learning! However, there are some great examples of audio in eLearning—it just needs to be used in the right way to deliver an engaging learning experience.

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Adobe Presenter 9: Beginning Training

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Adobe Presenter 9 allows you to transform your existing PowerPoint deck into eLearning complete with voiceover recordings, interactive objects, screen characters and videos. You will learn how to set up PowerPoint with slide notes that double as your voiceover script. Then you will learn how to record and edit voiceover audio. Have you created a PowerPoint presentation and need to convert it into an eLearning course?

Adobe Captivate: Microphone Calibration

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by Jennie Ruby  Before recording voiceover narration directly in Captivate, you'll want to calibrate the microphone you intend to use from inside Captivate. FM should be high enough quality for ordinary voiceovers for eLearning. and you are ready to record voiceover narration.

"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

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You will use the powerful Camtasia Editor to add animations, voiceover audio, graphics, music, annotations, closed captions, and quizzes to a project. A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills!

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Polly Want a Voice?

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When it comes to audio in eLearning, my experience strongly suggests that adding voiceover audio to your project enhances the learner experience. Does this mean that you need to hire professional voiceover talent? by Kevin Siegel, CTT, COTP.

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

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

September eLearning User Group Meeting in the Books

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During the meeting, the group was treated to an awesome presentation on creating eLearning Voiceover Scripts by Jennie Ruby.

"TechSmith Camtasia 2018: The Essentials" Step-by-Step Workbook Now Shipping

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You will use the powerful Camtasia Editor to add animations, voiceover audio, graphics, music, annotations, closed captions, and quizzes to a project. A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills!

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

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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? by Kelly Barett, COTP.

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ARTICULATE STORYLINE 3 & 360: SRT Files Make Quick Work of Closed Captions

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Closed captioning allows you to display a slide’s voiceover audio as text that is synchronized with the voiceover audio. by Kevin Siegel, COTP. Closed Captions, which are an expected component of a 508-compliant eLearning lesson, are easy to include in your project.

How To Teach a Language Using Video

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Authentic Voiceovers and Subtitles Automated voiceovers are sometimes a pain, and they may ruin your thoughtful language lesson and take away the benefit. Check out some tips and tricks to recording a perfect voiceover here.

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