WellSaid Labs and ZeroSum AI announce a partnership.

WSL in the News: Partnership with ZeroSum AI

Listen to one of our AI voice avatars, Jodi, read the first paragraph in the “conversational” style.

You are probably familiar with the WellSaid Labs Studio. It’s a place to work on your voiceover projects in a hands-on, small batch manner. What you may not realize, is that WellSaid has a robust API product that leading companies use to provide an AI voice component to their own products. Read on to learn about how ZeroSum AI changed their Auto-Stream product with the WellSaid Labs API.

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This article illustrates the common hurdles that eLearning instructional designers face.

Top 10 Learning and Development Hurdles You Can Overcome

Listen as Tobin, a WellSaid Labs voice avatar, reads the intro to this post.

Learning and development professionals face a harder task than most people realize.

Their mission is not simply to present information. The mission is to capture learner attention, rapture, and retention—all while creating a positive brand experience in the process.

Information that’s presented carelessly may get the job done, but it does little for effective learning. Instead, educational experiences must be structured, strategic, and well thought out, with the learner’s point of view considered at all times.

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Read our guide to voiceover post-production basics.

Comprehensive Guide: Voiceover Post-Production Techniques

Listen to Jarvis, an AI avatar, read the first paragraph of this article.

Whether listeners recognize it consciously or not, audio can make or break a project. Poorly balanced sound strips a dialogue scene of its weight, forcing audiences to focus on deciphering voices from background noise. Poor podcast audio becomes distracting, action scenes lose their impact, and songs become a mess of competing tracks and vocals. Regardless of the quality of the rest of the project, audio editing and clarity have a huge impact on how the we receive content. In fact, a recent study of online videos found that there was an 89 percent correlation between highly-rated videos and good audio quality.

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Elearning instructional design webinar replay

Webinar Replay: eLearning Instructional Design Toolkit with Paul Wilson

Being an eLearning designer is a complex job. Whether it’s storyboarding, imagery, text, voiceover, or animation, you need a lot of tools to be successful. But where do you find the best tools? What works well in various situations?

We were honored to host eLearning instructional design expert, Paul Wilson, in a webinar recently. With over 20k YouTube subscribers for his review videos, Paul is a trusted source for the inside scoop on the best apps to use.

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Radio Advertising is a powerful way to get your message out on audio platforms.

Radio Advertising: Types, Benefits, and Ad Creation Strategies

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Radio advertising is big business across the U.S. Some people think radio is a dying medium, but the figures fail to back this up. Companies spent approximately $14.8 billion on radio show ads last year.

Millions of Americans tune into their favorite radio stations, including podcast stations on Spotify and Pandora. Regardless of your target demographic, you can find your people by investing in radio ads. Many businesses see an advertisement on the radio to be a highly profitable investment.

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Content moderation is an important part of our ethical commitment to AI for Good at WellSaid Labs. Read about our philosophy here.

AI for Good: Content Moderation at WellSaid Labs

Here, avatar “Nicole” reads the first paragraph in the Conversational style.

At WellSaid Labs, we consider it an honor that we get to help innovative people amplify their creativity with our AI voices. It is exciting to see the ways our technology can be used to convey information, entertain, and enhance experiences. But with that honor comes a responsibility that we take very seriously, making sure that our voices are used ethically. Here, we explore the importance and challenges of content moderation.

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Learn best practices for WSL Studio with our product expert in this creative session.

Webinar Replay: Creative Session with Customer Success

Ever wondered how to get a pronunciation just right in the WellSaid Studio? Or wondered about which voice avatar to use?

In our Creative Session on February 10, we dug deep into Studio with one of our Customer Success Managers, Marta Mueller. You won’t want to miss all the best practices for everything from acronyms to avatars!

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Voiceover scripts need to be thought through for an excellent end product.

What You Need to Know for Voiceover Script Success

The irony of quality advertisements, audiobooks, and training content is that you may never notice the voiceover behind them—and yet, that’s exactly the outcome you want. Let’s review what constitutes great voiceover scripts.

A high-quality script ensures that a voiceover enhances your content without outshining it (or distracting listeners for the wrong reasons). A well-written script helps voice actors and advanced text-to-speech platforms like WellSaid Labs easily identify where to add pauses, emphasis, and inflections.

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The future of ai voice technology affects many areas of accessibility and customer service.

What is the Future of AI Voice?

The future of AI voice technology is exciting. It makes it easier, more cost-effective, and more efficient for consumers and businesses to reach one another. The outlet, eMarketer, estimates over a third of the U.S. population (roughly 122 million people) use a voice assistant monthly. Additionally, ComScore reports that more than half of all smartphone users engage with voice search technology.

In this article, we discuss the future of AI voice technology. This includes helping companies personalize consumer experiences on a broader scale. It doesn’t end there. The future of AI voice is bridging technology accessibility gaps and navigating concerns around privacy and deep fakes.

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We released new ai voice avatars in q1 of 2022.

New Voice Avatar Release: Meet 9 New WellSaid Voices!

We are always excited when we release new voice avatars, but this edition is especially exciting. Introducing 9 brand new voice avatars, including all new accents. Additionally, we have added new voice styles to existing voice avatars that you already know and use regularly. Read on to hear samples and learn all about these new options.

New Accents: Australian and More British English Voice Avatars

Users all over the world have been asking us to add more accents to our catalog of voices. In our last voice avatar release, we added a South African and more British accents. This release, we are thrilled to add our first Australian English accent. Check out Jarvis, Theo, and James!

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