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."

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. 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.

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

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

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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.

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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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.

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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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

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.

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?

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.

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.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE 2017: Improved Closed Captions

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To add closed captions, add voiceover audio to a slide and then choose Audio > Audio Management.   At this point, you can add the caption by typing or copying/pasting from an existing voiceover script. by Kevin Siegel, COTP, CTT.

GOANIMATE: Character-Based eLearning Made Easy

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Suddenly, the mouse starts moving, the voiceover from the GoAnimate is still talking us through the lesson (I’ll explain the trickery with the voiceover in a later article), and we are into a software simulation demo on Excel.

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.

Adobe Captivate: Live, Online Training Now Available in Central European Time Zone Hours

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  You will learn how to make your lessons engaging and interactive by creating quizzes, adding text captions, animations, videos, rollovers, clickable areas (buttons and click boxes), typing areas, voiceover audio, and sound effects. Due to popular demand from our friends in Europe, we're now offering our top rated Captivate training during Central European Time Zone hours! 

eLearning: Sync/Align With the Playhead in Captivate or Storyline

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As you're listening to the audio, you'd like a screen object to appear in sync with the voiceover audio or some other screen action. One technique that I use when I want to match screen actions to voiceover audio is called Sync with Playhead (in Captivate) or Align with Playhead (in Storyline). by Kevin Siegel. You're developing an eLearning module in Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. There's a slide that plays for 45 seconds.

eLearning/Captivate Development: Let IconLogic Lend a Hand

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We can do it all, from story-boarding to script development to voiceover script development to turn-key Captivate production. Do you have an immediate need to develop eLearning using Adobe Captivate? Need an eLearning script written? Our team of writers and Adobe Certified Experts (ACE) in Captivate can assist you in developing eLearning courses. We can even provide live, world-wide support or mentoring online. Call 1.888.812.4827 , ext. 711 or email us for more information.

Adobe Captivate 5: Keep Audio From Getting Cut Off

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When importing voiceover audio into Adobe Captivate, I always suggest that audio be added directly to the slide instead of objects on the slide ( Audio > Import to > Slide ). In the image below, a voiceover clip has been added to a slide, and the audio has been set to play just when the slide appears. Drag the waveform right on the Timeline so that the voiceover is delayed by a fraction of a second or so (as shown in the image below). by Kevin Siegel.

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.       If you feel like the resulting voiceover audio is too fast or too slow, you can change the speed. It's an awesome feature. However, we recently had a client who felt that Paul (that was the Speech Agent we used for the project) spoke too fast. The client wanted to know if we cloud slow him down a bit.