Your course looks fantastic, but how does it sound? Learning is most effective when it takes advantage of both audio and visual pathways into the brain. Adding quality voiceovers to your course video or eLearning program can greatly enhance knowledge transfer. But hiring professional voiceover talent can be expensive, and subject-matter experts may not always be available. That leaves just one person: you!
In this interactive and engaging session, you will learn what to do once you receive a script for your training product. You will receive a small portion of a script on which to practice mark-up techniques. You will make minor modifications to the script to make it as natural as possible to read. You will also learn which words or phrases to emphasize to match the instructional content, and to clarify any issues with the SME or content provider. You will explore four simple audio editing techniques for reducing background noise, improving the quality of the narration, removing unwanted portions of the audio, and optimizing the audio for playback. You will also learn how to set up an inexpensive recording studio to further improve the quality of voiceovers.
Chuck Jones originally delivered this presentation to the e-Learning Guild national DevLearn conference in October, and now he’s bringing it to ASTD Memphis. Here’s just a sample of the level 1 feedback from the Vegas session:
- “The skills taught can be immediately applied.”
- “Best session I attended all week . . . loved the interactivity.”
- “Funny, engaging, knowledgeable . . . he was awesome.”
- “This was the most entertaining and engaging session I’ve been to at DevLearn.”
Three lucky attendees will also each receive a copy of ‘Rapid Video Development for Trainers: How to Create Learning Videos Fast and Affordably’, by Jonathan Halls. This book, valued at $32.95, teaches readers step-by-step how to create web-based professional development video in-house.
In this session, you will learn:
· How to review, prepare, and modify a voiceover script to ensure narration quality while maintaining instructional integrity
· Techniques you can immediately use to sound your best during the recording phase
· Four easy steps to enhance the quality of your narration and remove unwanted sounds and noise with audio editing software
· How to optimize your audio for playback and make post-production changes
· How to create a very inexpensive recording studio
Novice to advanced designers, developers, and project managers with an elementary knowledge of instructional design principles and/or the courseware development process.
About the Speaker
Charles (Chuck) Jones is an award-winning instructional designer, eLearning developer, and consultant. Since 1998, he has designed and developed many interactive facilitator-led and technology-assisted learning and performance support tools for a large government agency. He is a three-time recipient of the Memphis Federal Executive Board’s Outstanding Project Manager of the Year Award. Chuck holds a master’s degree in education with a specialization in adult distance learning. He currently serves as President-Elect for ATD Memphis.