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." " However, using a voiceover script for eLearning is way more useful than just that. Join me for my afternoon mini course on how to write a good voiceover script.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Text-to-Speech to Final Voiceover

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While working on a recent eLearning project in Articulate Storyline 360, there was a delay in getting the voiceover audio back from our voiceover professional. The dealy was particularly problematic because several slides had image builds that had to be synchronized with the voiceover audio.   To keep the project moving forward, I copied the voiceover script into the Notes window on each Storyline slide.

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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 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. But that would create a mismatch between the printed script--which Presenter picks up automatically from the PowerPoint Notes pane--and your audio voiceover. by Jennie Ruby.

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. Keeping the number of slide objects to a minimum speeds up the production process significantly In fact, fewer slide objects means less time spent synchronizing the timing of those objects with other objects or voiceover audio.

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?

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. #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community.

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

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

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.

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.

A Brief Guide to Using Voiceovers in E-Learning

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A Brief Guide to Using Voiceovers in E-Learning. Voiceovers can enrich and improve an e-learning course. Adding a voiceover to your e-learning course is not as easy as it sounds, however. Use Voiceovers Only When They Add Value. Just because you can add a voiceover to your e-learning course doesn’t mean you should. Instead, you should only add a voiceover to your e-learning course when it helps the learning process. Choosing Someone to do Your Voiceover.

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.

How to Write a Good Voiceover Script

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Are you creating an online e-learning course that needs a voiceover? We all know that having a good voiceover for e-learning videos is crucial in communicating ideas and information. But, in reality the most important part of the voiceover […]. The post How to Write a Good Voiceover Script appeared first on GO1 Learning. Learning Technology Tips & Tricks course design eLearning voiceover script

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? List some adjectives that describe the perfect voice – relaxed, upbeat, professional, enthusiastic – most voiceover websites will use this terminology to categorise the voice talent. Click here to see some examples of courses with high quality voiceover.

Localizing Video For eLearning: Best Practices For Multilingual Voiceovers

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When localizing video for eLearning, you have a choice between subtitles or voiceovers. Subtitles are more cost-effective, but voiceovers are better for demonstrations. Avoid problems during eLearning localization by following these best practices. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Localization eLearning Localization eLearning Translation Best Practices eLearning Translation Mistakes eLearning Voice Over

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.

Top 10 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your eLearning Voiceover Artist

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Increasingly Instructional Designers are called on to curate voiceover for their projects to compete for attention in a peak TV era. How do you talk with a voiceover and direct performance in order to get the best results, so that your client is raving about the vocal part of the project? This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Best Practices Editors' Choice eLearning Voice Over Instructional Designers Voice-Activated eLearning

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.   This week, expanding upon the same method from last week, I will show you not only how to add voiceover narration, but how to have it play at the same time as background music. by AJ George.

ACM Talent Announces Voiceover Division For Medical eLearning And Narration

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A voiceover leader, ACM Talent, is the first national representation firm that has created a division for Medical eLearning and narrations. This post was first published on eLearning Industry

eLearning Voiceover: Best ways to select the apt voice over for your course

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Depending on your content, the voiceover would vary. CHRP-INDIA specializes in voiceover for eLearning. To know more about our eLearning Voiceover solutions contact us at reach@chrp-india.com. The post eLearning Voiceover: Best ways to select the apt voice over for your course appeared first on CHRP-INDIA. After creating the content for your eLearning, the next step is to choose a voice that will bring your course to life.

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. Voiceovers that are condescending, boring, or even a little too homemade can turn learners off and make them focus on anything but the subject matter. A good voiceover helps learners put themselves in the same scenarios portrayed in the video.

ELEARNING VOICEOVER PROBLEMS? 4 TOOLS TO MAKE IT EASY AND CHEAP

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eLearning Voiceover doesn't have to be hard! The post ELEARNING VOICEOVER PROBLEMS? <h2>4 Check out this 4 narration tools for awesome eLearning Videos and Animation Production! <h2>4 TOOLS TO MAKE IT <span class="orange">EASY AND CHEAP</span></h2> appeared first on NinjaTropic. ELearning #animatedcharacters #elearning #course #OnlineEducation #eLearningsmes #smes Elearning videos

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. Before you grab a microphone, it’s important to know the proper techniques to use, and the rookie mistakes to avoid. #1. Smile! Your listeners want to hear your enthusiasm. Don’t worry, you won’t sound overly cheerful.

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eLearning Localization – Details to Consider

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Keep in mind that first you need high-quality voiceover for the original course and second, you have to localize the video as well, which can be costly. Voiceover talents. While you can do the voiceover for your eLearning course yourself, most probably you will need experts for the other languages. Besides, you can also consider hiring a professional voiceover talent even for the English version since it has a lot of advantages.

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. If you are or you would like to be a global player, you need to provide the same level of training to all your employees.

How Do I Hire Voice-over Talent for Video or eLearning? Can I Narrate?

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We always suggest using professional voice actors, also known as voice talent, voiceover artists, or VO talent. Blog eLearning Video Production narrator video production voiceoverHow Do I Hire Voice-over Talent for Video or eLearning? Can I Narrate? If you you need to make a training video or an eLearning course and have identified voice-over narration as the method to tell your story, then this blog post is for you.

Pro-Tips for B2B Voice Actor Demos

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eLearning Video Production B2B business video corporate video narrator professional video ProTips video production voice actor voice talent voiceoverPro-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.

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Tips and Tricks for eLearning Project Management

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You might be working with instructional designers, developers, and contract workers like voiceover artists or videographers. There are many moving parts to an eLearning project. There are often subject matter experts to consult and stakeholders to satisfy. And that’s all before you even factor in the learners themselves! eLearning development Free eLearning Resources Training Resources project management Project Management Resources ebook

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. Click here to read full version

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New eLearning Tool Estimates Learning Video Narrations

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Phoenix company Ninja Tropic created Voiceover Tool, a free video narration tool that not only estimates narration length, but generates text-to-speech audio. This post was first published on eLearning Industry

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

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

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tags: voiceover. How 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. It’s the opposite of cramming where you might do well on a test but forget it all soon after. tags: learning research spacedlearning memory. Voice Realm.

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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 That heat you felt as you walked past that room was our own   Jennie Ruby catching everyone ablaze with her enthusiastic session at the Online Learning Conference yesterday.

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.

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?