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. 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. You add the text for your slides right on the HelloSlide website.

Khan Academy and Mastering Voiceover: This Week on #BLPLearn

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I played around with Khan Academy (the series of apps and the website) and really loved a lot of what they are doing. Just check out the website and see what you can learn! 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.

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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.

A Brief Guide to Using Voiceovers in E-Learning

Capytech

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.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Is It Website or Web Site?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  To the great joy of my colleague AJ at IconLogic, who tipped me off about this change, and to the relief of writers and editors everywhere who use the Associated Press Stylebook , the 2010 edition has declared website to be one word and lowercase, instead of the official spelling listed in Websters: Web site. Although many technical publications have spelled website as one word for years, the dictionary still capitalizes the W because it is part of the proper name World Wide Web.

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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. If you want more information on recording voice-over talent, please go to our website and contact us. Blog eLearning Video Production narrator video production voiceoverHow Do I Hire Voice-over Talent for Video or eLearning? Can I Narrate?

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You will use the powerful Camtasia Editor to add animations, voiceover audio, graphics, music, annotations, closed captions, and quizzes to a project. This book features: All of the Camtasia projects, images, audio files, and other assets needed to get started (Just download and install the free Camtasia 30-day trial from the TechSmith website and jump in!). A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills!

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You will use the powerful Camtasia Editor to add animations, voiceover audio, graphics, music, annotations, closed captions, and quizzes to a project. This book features: All of the Camtasia projects, images, audio files, and other assets needed to get started (Just download and install the free Camtasia 30-day trial from the TechSmith website and jump in!). A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills!

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You will use the powerful Camtasia Editor to add animations, voiceover audio, graphics, music, annotations, closed captions, and quizzes to a project. This book features: All of the Camtasia projects, images, audio files, and other assets needed to get started (Just download and install the free Camtasia 30-day trial from the TechSmith website and jump in!). A self-paced, hands-on workbook that teaches the core TechSmith Camtasia 2018 skills!

Retail Industry & Web Accessibility Lawsuits

3Play Media

It’s easy to tell if a website or app is accessible or not: Most retail websites have the same accessibility issues, which makes it easy to test and target a large number of websites at once.

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Writing & Grammar Workshop: Happy New Year! (or is it New Year's?)

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Here are some things NOT to do: Don't be like the fellow Billy who is giving us a list on his website of things to do for "New Years." And don't be like the website for clip art that is advertising "Happy New Year images."   Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby.

Why is the Retail Industry Being Sued for Web Accessibility?

3Play Media

It’s easy to tell if a website or app is accessible or not: Most retail websites have the same accessibility issues, which makes it easy to test and target a large number of websites at once.

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Writing & Grammar: Stylistic Conventions

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

website/Web site. Jennie teaches two writing classes:  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Effective Scripts. by Jennie Ruby  Many words in the computer training industry have different stylistic conventions depending on your office preference or on the style guide you use. In this challenge, indicate your preferred treatment of these terms (you can post your answers as comments below): email/e-mail.

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Moving Classroom Training to eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When the Internet was in its early days, websites would often look just like a document: whole paragraphs of text with headings, filling the screen from side to side. But soon we realized that reading on the screen was ineffective, and we learned that a good website  chunks  the material and uses a series of hierarchical hyperlinks to get us to the exact information we need. 

What should be the inevitable qualities of an elearning authoring tool?

Creativ Technologies

They might also like to see the course on a business’s website, hence it must be uploaded on a CMS like WordPress. If such a facility is not provided, then the company needs to record voiceovers, which is costly.

ID and e-Learning Links (2/2/14)

Experiencing eLearning

Demos are on the website. She has done dialog for more conversational courses in the past, although that demo isn’t on her public website. tags: voiceover audio. Whitepaper – Moodle 2 Repositories | Some Random Thoughts. Gavin Henrick on Moodle Repositories, including tables comparing features. tags: moodle. ZebraZapps: Santa, Can We Talk? Example of a branching scenario activity with a coach and a meter showing progress on every screen, built in ZebraZapps.

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For example, a store with a website might be required to ensure that the website can be navigated by those using a screen reader. Accessibility advocate Karl Groves makes the argument that what website accessibility really boils down to is “quality of work.” An accessible website means a high-quality website. It’s a website that makes it as easy to use as possible for the greatest number of people. In other words, it’s about creating an effective website.

PowerPoint 2010: Converting Presentations to Movies

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  The not so good news: If you use PowerPoint 2010's new feature allowing for embedding videos from a website, you will find that when you try to save the presentation as a.wmv file, an error message will appear alerting you that this content will not display in your movie.   Related article: PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies. by AJ George.

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Writing & Grammar: Business Jargon

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

" It succinctly encompasses the businesses, clients, vendors, audiences, books, websites, practitioners, and locations that have to do with a business topic-such as training.   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?

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

Just type your voice over text into presenter notes, and upload it to Narakeet, and it will create your slideshow with voiceover. Never forget a website again. App of the Week. Create Narrated Videos Quickly with Narakeet! . Narakeet is video presentation maker with voice over.

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For example, a store with a website might be required to ensure that the website can be navigated by those using a screen reader. Accessibility advocate Karl Groves makes the argument that what website accessibility really boils down to is “quality of work.” An accessible website means a high-quality website. It’s a website that makes it as easy to use as possible for the greatest number of people. In other words, it’s about creating an effective website.

Writing & Grammar: Do You Need a, Comma?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Yesterday the website was down for an hour. Join her online and learn about  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Step-by-Step Scripts and Training Documents. by Jennie Ruby    Do I need a comma after "In 2008"? That is one of the most frequent questions I am asked in grammar classes. The answer I must give is that the comma is usually optional.

5 Asynchronous Communication Examples For Better Remote Work

TechSmith Camtasia

These videos don’t have to be highly produced — even a screen recording with a voiceover can be much more effective than sending out long emails with directions. For example, you’re browsing your company’s website one day and discover one of your product pages has old or outdated information.

5 Tips on Using Videos for eLearning

eFront

Voiceover for Videos. If you want to emulate the classroom training, add voiceover to your videos. Voiceovers are easier to prepare nowadays, with various websites offering professional VO services on the cheap. eLearning programs are seldom developed without videos. If you have ever experienced one without videos, you may have noticed how lifeless it is. Videos add the “human” element to eLearning.

Tips to Make Professional Training Videos at Home

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Record a voiceover to accompany your explainer video as well as if you were actually directly communicating with real-life people. You can also share it on your company’s website , or include it in the newsletter. Training videos are a powerful educational tool.

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How to insert video and audio into Google Slides

BrightCarbon

If you’re making a video presentation for people to view independently in their own time or to host on your website, recording a narration could be the ideal solution.

eLearning & Grammar: Should eLearning Text Contain End of Sentence Punctuation?

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For example, a bulleted list on a crowded web page looks cleaner and simpler without periods at the ends of the items, and a quick survey of websites reveals that lists on the Internet are typically done with no periods.   Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending Jennie's  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class.

Tips to Make Professional Training Videos at Home

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Record a voiceover to accompany your explainer video as well as if you were actually directly communicating with real-life people. You can also share it on your company’s website , or include it in the newsletter. Training videos are a powerful educational tool.

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Writing & Grammar: Nauseated by Nauseous

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

We have great consensus about eLearning and website, but many of our technical terms have still not settled into a common usage. website. Jennie teaches two writing classes: Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts and eLearning: Writing Effective Scripts. by Jennie Ruby. Just as software experts have to keep up to date with the latest versions of software, professional writers and editors have to keep up with the latest versions of English.

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How To Create A Superb Explainer Video Script

Superb Learning

Include an annotation with an email address or website for them to look at and you will ensure that they have a way forward. This will ensure that all the different pieces – the voiceover, visuals, and music – fit together.

How Uber Eats uses EduMe to retain and keep couriers active on their app

Edume

A problem many on-demand food delivery companies face is a high courier sign-up rate, but seeing those contractors drop off after an initial 2-4 week period , i.e. they churn shortly after onboarding.

It’s 2020 and You Need an LMS Yesterday: 5 Things You Need to Know

Schoox

Since learning systems continue to be largely designed to benefit a worldwide audience and teams spread out across different areas, tools like blogs, groups, leaderboards and badges, voiceover IP, wikis, and discussion forums help to narrow the gap that is created because of the space barrier.

The Only Time You Should Deliver Mediocre eLearning

eLearning Architect

For a step up from this, you can send the script to a voiceover artist to record the audio. Benefits of outsourcing One trick I have repeatedly used to speed up the process of any of these ‘homemade’ techniques is to use a freelance marketplace website to outsource the video editing phase of the content development. I have spent most of my career attempting to deliver captivating learning experiences.

Writing & Grammar: Commas and Clauses

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Yesterday the website was down for an hour. (comma Join her online and learn about  Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts  and  eLearning: Writing Step-by-Step Scripts and Training Documents. by Jennie Ruby    I wrote about  commas in introductory phrases  last week. This week let's take the issue of introductory elements a step further, differentiating introductory phrases from introductory clauses.

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What differentiates isEazy from the rest of the tools?

isEazy

Many online course can only be view in website format. Pero esto no es todo, isEazy cuenta con algunas otras ventajas que te encantarán: But that’s not all: isEazy has some other benefits that you’ll love: Slide-type formatting: compared to website-type formatting on other authoring tools, to have a slide as a reference framework when formatting your content allows you to structure your courses in a much more pedagogical manner for your students.

Using Video at Your Start-up

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A start-up video can be featured on your new website as a powerful online marketing tool that will attract new users and will help make your products and services known while growing your company. You’d have to script the video, record a voiceover, create visuals, edit the video, and finally produce and render it. More website visitors click on sketched explainer videos than on other formats of explainer videos. These could be posted on your website.

Step by Step Guide: Create Explainer Videos for Your Marketing Campaign

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In order to promote this on their website, they wanted to state their new vision in a short and simple manner that would grasp attention and increase the enrollment by marketing and advertising their school in a new way. Remember that you are writing the script that will be your voiceover at the end of the video creation process. You can choose a voiceover in the finalize step, adapt the speech or even upload an audio file by yourself.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | September 25, 2020

Mike Taylor

Just type your voice over text into presenter notes, and upload it to Narakeet, and it will create your slideshow with voiceover. Never forget a website again. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela. It is getting to be my favorite time of year and we’ve been enjoying some beautifully cool days and getting outside as much as we can to counter being tied to our computers inside for school and work.

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5 Examples on How to Use Explainer Videos in Marketing

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A series of videos on your website to guide potential customers to purchase is essential because today’s customers go through more than half of the buying process on their own. Most companies use explainer videos on their landing pages to influence their visitors to stay longer on their website leading to an increased possibility of making a purchase. Company culture explainer videos are ideal to be placed on your “About us” page of your website.

Press Play: 5 Tips for Writing Audio Scripts

SweetRush

A simple way to find out more about your customer and their voice is to visit their website. The persona provides guidelines not only for the audio script writing but also for the voiceover actors and the design teams who are bringing the characters to life.

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