Unique Narration Software Automates Voice-Overs in PowerPoint® Presentations and E-Learning Courses
Speech-Over narration software generates voice-overs in PowerPoint© presentations from narration script text in seconds with built-in text-to-speech software.
This unique PowerPoint® add-in allows developers to add voice-over narration any time, any place. They can now develop, integrate and preview narration content during course development instead of adding a recording at the end.
By eliminating voice recording, Speech-Over can save 50% in course development time and 75% in updates.
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Like a live presenter, Speech-Over doesn't just read the text on the screen, but rather expands on and explains text bullets and graphics from narration text entered and stored by the developer.
Speech-Over can sync the narration with PowerPoint animations of text and graphics or play it in the background. Optionally, it can generate captions and speaker notes.
Speech-Over makes it easy to revise and update the narration due to changes in product, procedures and data by just changing the narration text.
Speech-Over's narration is automatically converted from PowerPoint into the e-Learning video or web formats produced by the e-Learning authoring tools Articulate®, Captivate®, iSpring®, Camtasia® - and PowerPoint.
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Excellent for e-learning, training, marketing, and education in small businesses, corporations, institutions, and government. Includes a commercial TTS voice license.
Speech-Over is a complete narration solution: It can combine microphone recording, audio files and text-to-speech voices on a single slide.
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Learn More About Speech-Over -
From Videos Produced with Speech-Over
This introduction to Speech-Over Includes:
The need for Speech-Over
The Speech-Over Solution
Example - Calculating Usain Bolt's Power
Here is an example of an e-learning video produced with PowerPoint and Speech-Over. Note how the narration is synced with the visuals.
Why is Narration Important in Learning and Why Speech-Over?
Principles for the Best E-Learning
One of the early gurus of e-learning, Prof. Richard E. Mayer, defined the principles of great e-learning:
- Use words and graphics rather than words alone (Multimedia Principle)
- Present words as audio narration rather than on-screen text (Modality Principle)
- Synchronize spoken words with corresponding graphics (Contiguity Principle)
Present words as audio narration (2)
There are many reasons why audio narration is better for learning than on-screen text.
Problem with recording: Because of time and cost constraints of voice recording and the difficulty of integrating it, many companies opt to eliminate narration and settle for screen text only. :-(
Speech-Over Supports Learning Principles
Speech-Over supports the modality and the contiguity principles.
Modality Principle: Speech-Over overcomes the constraints of time and cost of voice recording in narrated e-learning by using text-to-speech voices to create and update a narrator's voice track more quickly and inexpensively than by recording and it automatically integrates the narration into the course. :-)
Contiguity Principle: Speech-Over automatically syncs the narration with the corresponding text and graphics.