The Fastest and Easiest-to-Use Software for Adding Voice Narration to PowerPoint® and e-Learning Courses
Automatic voice-over software converts any text to lively and motivating narration immediately, - any time, any place, - without any microphone recording or voice talents.
This amazing and unique PowerPoint® add-in also syncs the narration with PPT animations, and generates captions and speaker notes.
New: PPT Motion Paths Synched with Speech-Over Narration
PowerPoint motion paths can be easily synchronized with Speech-Over audio narration and explanations to create effective and motivating animated e-learning - quickly and easily.
Here is an example of an animation produced with PowerPoint and Speech-Over. →
Advantages for e-Learning and Training Courses
Generates narration from script text immediately - any time, any place. Learn more ...
Develop and preview narration content during course development instead of adding a recording at the end.
Plug-in to PowerPoint - easy to learn and easy to use.
50% savings in development time and 75% in updates.
Use with Articulate®, Captivate®, i-Spring®, and Camtasia®. Learn more ...
Text-to-speech narration that sounds professional. Learn more...
Commercial TTS license at a great price. Learn more ...
Return on investment after one project.
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 - which are valid to this day:
Use words and graphics rather than words alone (Multimedia)
Present words as audio narration rather than on-screen text (Modality)
Synchronize spoken words with corresponding graphics (Contiguity)
Modality - Audio Narration Superior to On-Screen Text
Narrated e-learning brings classroom teaching to the computer. It could be a recorded video of a lecture or an animated presentation to which a lecturer's audio track has been recorded, added and synched.
There are many reasons why narrated e-learning is better than text-based e-learning.
Visual overload - In text-based e-learning, it is difficult to read text and view graphics at the same time.
More content - The narration delivers much more content. A two minute slide can have 300 spoken words but not more than 50 words of readable text.
Captures attention - The narrator's voice captures the learner's attention, sets a pace and motivates learning.
Better understanding - The narrator uses phrasing and articulation in their speech to bring out the exact meaning of the material in a way that text cannot do.
Problem: Because of time and cost constraints of voice recording many companies opt to skip the Modality principle and settle for text-based e-learning. :-(
The Solution: Speech-Over
Speech-Over overcomes the constraints of time and cost of voice recording in narrated e-learning by using TTS to create and update a narrator's voice track more quickly and inexpensively than by recording. :-)