Learning and Development for the Modern Organization

Although 2020 has been a year of disruptions, it has also highlighted the importance of certain systems and practices that we had taken for granted. The most important among these for companies has been Learning and Development (L&D). With remote work becoming institutionalized at least for the medium term, companies are rediscovering how L&D is crucial for employee engagement, skill enhancement, productivity and organizational morale. 

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Put Voice To The Future: Samsung Next’s Synthetic Media Landscape

With their newly unveiled Synthetic Media Landscape, Samsung NEXT is asking all of us to tell the positive stories about synthetic media.

Synthetic media, they say, marks the beginning of a third wave of media, and it will change our world. 

We Choose Which Stories to Tell about New Technologies

We like to tell two separate stories about technological innovations: one is based in fear and loss, and the other in hope and possibility.

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WellSaid: A New Text-to-Speech

Text to speech has a long history, with champions and critics along the way. With a massive technology breakthrough in 2018, the voice over game has changed. The TTS of today, such as the lifelike voices created by WellSaid Labs, is miles away from what you may have heard before 2018. Synthetic voice is quickly becoming a competitive option for eLearning voice narration.

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8 Tips for Stunning Video Voice Over

When you’ve got an eye-dazzling video and a perfectly wordsmithed script, you need only the best for your voice narration, too. We’ve compiled some of the voice industry’s best tips for creating the best possible voice over. From script prep to post-production, these eight hacks get you the results. Ready?

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Creating a Natural Voice using Text to Speech

If you’ve used one of the newer text to speech services, you’ve witnessed the huge improvements this industry has seen in the past decade. The voices we have today are much more lifelike than those most people associate with “text to speech.” When you’re working with TTS, you can produce even better quality files when you follow these few simple steps. 

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Scaling Voice Narration: Is It Humanly Possible?

Voice is a fundamental communication medium we have as humans, yet voice production simply does not scale. Talent can only speak 3-4 hours a day and editing voice is not iterative. This is restrictive and costly to creatives who need to add voice narration to their stories.

But what exactly do we mean by “scaling voice”? 

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WellSaid Labs Product Tour Updates

The Impact of Product Changes on Product Tours

Product tours on video offer a scalable and delighting experience to onboard new users, showcase a new product feature, and even convert free trial users into paying customers. Complex products benefit the most from product tours and training videos. The ultimate goal is to help your users self-serve and answer questions that will help them accomplish a specific goal and subsequently realize the value of the offering. 

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6 Supporting Roles AI Can Play in Your Podcast

I’m the last to jump on any bandwagons. I resisted Harry Potter until well after all the movies came out. Only when a close friend finally wore me down, I read them… and reread them…  and immediately tried to get everyone I knew to read them because, yes, they’re that good. 

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Voice Overs with TTS: Bringing Simple Back!

Voice over production is an arduous, multi-step process. Before you get to the final cut, you have to generate the script, audition and hire a voice actor, and record initial takes and retakes in the studio. Each part of the process offers its own rewards and challenges that affect how long a project will take and, ultimately, influence its quality. In short, the voice over workflow impacts your schedule and your budget. 

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WellSaid Labs Text-to-speech

TTS for eLearning: What Makes a Good Text-To-Speech Service?

Text-to-speech is the instructional designer’s new ally.

By increasing flexibility and accelerating time to market, TTS enables eLearning course creators to produce modules effectively. If you create training or eLearning content at scale, you can much more easily achieve your goal—educating an audience—by using the right text-to-speech. 

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