Enhancing Engagement and Accessibility at Ocean County College

Audio by Fiona H. using WellSaid Labs

Ocean County College (OCC), a leading community college in New Jersey, has been using WellSaid Labs for 2-3 years to elevate its distance learning courses and engage students in new and innovative ways. One of the unique challenges OCC faced was that not all faculty members wanted to record their voices for course materials. This case study explores how OCC turned to WellSaid Labs and the impact it has had on their teaching methods, engagement, and overall course quality.

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AI Audio Production Made Easy: Expert tips for enterprise voice overs

Audio by Bella B. using WellSaid Labs

In the ever-evolving landscape of audio production, the spaces where voice-over magic happens—be it a state-of-the-art studio or a cozy corner in your home—each come with their unique flavors. The constant? Capturing the style and tone that perfectly echoes the client’s vision, whether delivered by a seasoned voice actor or an innovative AI-generated voice from WellSaid Labs.

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Unmasking the Winners of Our Spooktacular Video Contest

Audio by Antony A. using WellSaid Labs

Halloween at WellSaid Labs was nothing short of extraordinary this year, as we hosted a Halloween-themed video contest that brought out the creativity, innovation, and storytelling prowess of our talented community. With 46 outstanding entries, each bringing a unique Halloween flavor to the table, we were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and effort put forth by all participants. 

So, first and foremost, a HUGE kudos to everyone who participated! 👻🎃

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Access All Areas: 12 steps to making your product accessible in 2023

Audio by Eric S. using WellSaid Labs

Remember when PlayStation showcased Project Leonardo at CES back in January? With its adaptive controller made for physically disabled individuals, it showcased an era of inclusivity in tech. But, despite hardware making many strides, in 2021 an analysis of over 30,000 websites found an average of 110 accessibility errors per page. So, we all still have a long road ahead. 

After all, a staggering 16% of the population lives with disabilities. This, combined with the ADA’s legal imperatives, means that accessibility isn’t just an added feature—it’s an imperative one. Thankfully, your path to an accessible product might be smoother than you think. 

Let’s dive into the 12 ways to ensure you’re on the right track!

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9 Essential Tips for Adding More Personality to Your Training Videos 

Audio by Fiona H. using WellSaid Labs

Imagine a world where training videos were as fun as binge-watching your favorite Netflix series. A world where training doesn’t evoke groans but grins. 

Sounds like a stretch? Well, let’s dive in.

You see, “personality” is an amalgamation of traits, interests, drives, values, self-concept, abilities, and emotional patterns that make us uniquely us. Whether it’s an employee training video or customer training, the key purpose is to educate viewers and enhance their knowledge, all the while keeping them engaged and entertained.

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The Voices of the Future: Editorial’s Avatar voice picks

Audio by Marcus G. using WellSaid Labs

Step into the realm of wonders where voices come alive, shaping stories with wit, intelligence, and an enchanting touch. We call it TTS. 

In this captivating world of TTS, a plethora of possibilities unfold, embracing many facets of our lives with boundless creativity. From learning and development to marketing, audiobook narration, character creation, and podcasts, lifelike synthetic voices are rewriting the rules of engagement.

Why get ahead of the curve when the future beckons? The answer lies in the power of auditory stimuli. Our minds react to sounds 25% faster than to visual cues. As the spoken word audio dances through our minds, leaving a more positive imprint than other media forms as well–a fact that 54% agree with

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How Might TTS Change the World?

It’s been said that a butterfly flapping its wings can cause a typhoon halfway across the world, a concept known as the Butterfly Effect. In our case, the butterfly is TTS technology. And it’s not so much causing typhoons as it is gently reshaping the landscape of our everyday lives.

We’ve seen the ripples as TTS has started to nudge against traditional barriers, opening up possibilities for greater accessibility and communication. But the current is picking up, and we’re witnessing the start of a monumental swell.

Ready to ride it out with us? 🏄

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The Secret Ingredient to Standout L&D Videos: LEEK

Training videos have come a long way since their OG 80s heyday, catapulted by the acceleration of high-quality content creation. Gone are the days of dreary monochrome tutorials. Now, we can create memorable L&D videos that don’t merely inform, but actually inspire. Plus, with AI sauntering into the scene, we can expect the creative flower bed of L&D video to fully bloom. 

L&D professionals are folks who understand people, comprehend their learning styles, and can tune into their frequency. So, your video content needs to reflect this understanding and wow your employees right off the bat. After all, a spectacular onboarding experience guarantees that 69% of newbies stick with the company for at least three years. It’s like a first date. Why not put on the ole’ razzle-dazzle?

Let’s dive into the four pillars of a triumphant L&D video, or as we’ve cleverly coined them, LEEK: Loyalty, Engagement, Emboldening, and Knowledge.

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A case study about how Snowflake uses WellSaid Studio to improve the eLearning voiceover process

Snowflake Transforms Voiceover Creation with WellSaid

As Director of Educational Programs for Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, Nick Goodman is responsible for an impressive library of customer empowerment resources. With multiple educational products to produce and maintain, Nick realized that he needed a better solution for consistent, convenient, and high-quality video voiceovers. 

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