I’m Giving the Opening Keynote Talk at the eLearning Guild Online Forum on July 21st!


Sorry not to have posted this before now, but it’s been a surprisingly busy summer!  I’m very pleased to announce that the eLearning Guild has asked me to be the keynote speaker at the opening of next week’s Online Forum about media in eLearning.  My talk will be 11:30 AM Eastern, and then they have two days of great sessions about best uses of audio and video in eLearning courseware.  My talk is entitled The Human Factor: Making the Case for Voiceovers in eLearning.  I discuss the importance of the human voice in online training, and how much or how little to use.  I also explore the pros and cons of voiceovers created by real people (whether professional actors like me, or subject matter experts) versus the new wave of enhanced synthetic text-to-speech voices available in today’s marketplace.

If you’re in eLearning and not already signed up for the Forum, I urge you to click the image on this post, and explore all the offerings that you won’t want to miss.  I’m very eager to sit in on the other presentations over the two days, as using media effectively in eLearning is more important than ever.

I hope I’ll “see” you online next week! 😀


4 responses to “I’m Giving the Opening Keynote Talk at the eLearning Guild Online Forum on July 21st!”

  1. Just came from your presentation. It was great! Good information and very engaging. To your credit, the audio quality was much better than any other Online Forum I’ve attended. Thanks so much.

  2. Thanks so much, Jane! I very much enjoyed presenting; it was a very engaged and interesting group, with lots of great thoughts and questions. Effective use of voiceovers in eLearning is definitely a hot topic these days. I’m glad my session was useful to you. 🙂

  3. Thanks so much for your presentation yesterday. I learned a lot! It’s great to hear from a fellow actor. Audio and video work is a nice creative outlet in a corporate setting. Thanks again!

  4. Thanks so much for your feedback, Fred! I’m very glad you found my session helpful. As you say,it’s always nice to meet a fellow actor–and there’s definitely an important place for us in eLearning!