Unique Narration Software Automates Voice-Overs in PowerPoint® Presentations and E-Learning Courses

Speech-Over narration software generates voice-overs in PowerPoint© presentations from narration script text in seconds with built-in text-to-speech software.

This unique PowerPoint® add-in allows developers to add voice-over narration any time, any place. They can now develop, integrate and preview narration content during course development instead of adding a recording at the end.

By eliminating voice recording, Speech-Over can save 50% in course development time and 75% in updates.

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Like a live presenter, Speech-Over doesn't just read the text on the screen, but rather expands on and explains text bullets and graphics from narration text entered and stored by the developer.

Speech-Over can sync the narration with PowerPoint animations of text and graphics or play it in the background. Optionally,  it can generate captions and speaker notes.

 

Speech-Over makes it easy to revise and update the narration due to changes in product, procedures and data by just changing the narration text.

Developers enliven the narration and make it more understandable by adding special punctuation in the text.

Speech-Over's narration is automatically converted from PowerPoint into the e-Learning video or web formats produced by the e-Learning authoring tools Articulate®, Captivate®, iSpring®, Camtasia® - and PowerPoint.

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Excellent for e-learning, training, marketing, and education in small businesses, corporations, institutions, and government. Includes a commercial TTS voice license.

Speech-Over is a complete narration solution: It can combine microphone recording, audio files and text-to-speech voices on a single slide.

New: Animated Storytelling With Connected Motion Paths and Speech-Over

 

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"Short technical/repair training modules that took us a month or more to develop and schedule voice-over, now literally take us just days to develop start to finish, right on the desktop."

CheckPointIconMark Hoefle, Lead Courseware Developer, Check Point Software Technologies.

"The tool is so easy to use and has features that allow you to be as creative as you want."

MotorolaIconCathy Hurley, Training Developer, Motorola

"An easy, smart and effective plugin for PowerPoint."

VEGAlogoWolfgang Werner, Technical Documentation, VEGA Grieshaber KG



Learn More About Speech-Over -
From Videos Produced with Speech-Over


Training Managers and Course Developers Trust and Rely on Speech-Over

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Training managers and course developers in companies like CheckPoint, Motorola, Otis Elevator, and VEGA Grieshaber KG, trust and rely on Speech-Over.

Watch the video and hear what they have to say.





Introducing Speech-Over

This introduction to Speech-Over Includes:

  1. The need for Speech-Over

  2. The Speech-Over Solution

  3. Customer Successes





Example - Calculating Usain Bolt's Power

Here is an example of an e-learning video produced with PowerPoint and Speech-Over. Note how the narration is synced with the visuals.





The Bee and the Flower - How Flowers Reproduce.

Here is an example of a continuous narrated animation created with connected motion paths and Speech-Over. Learn more.





Why is Narration Important in Learning and Why Speech-Over?


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:

  1. Use words and graphics rather than words alone (Multimedia Principle)
  2. Present words as audio narration rather than on-screen text (Modality Principle)
  3. Synchronize spoken words with corresponding graphics (Contiguity Principle)

Present words as audio narration (2)

There are many reasons why audio narration is better for learning than on-screen text.

  • Visual overload - With only on-screen text, it is difficult to read the text and view the graphics at the same time.
  • Captures attention -The narrator's voice captures the learner's attention, sets a pace and motivates learning
  • 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.
  • 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 with recording: Because of time and cost constraints of voice recording and the difficulty of integrating it, many companies opt to  eliminate narration and settle for screen text only. :-(

Speech-Over Supports Learning Principles

Speech-Over supports the modality and the contiguity principles.

Modality Principle: Speech-Over overcomes the constraints of time and cost of voice recording in narrated e-learning by using text-to-speech voices to create and update a narrator's voice track more quickly and inexpensively than by recording and it automatically integrates the narration into the course. :-)

Contiguity Principle: Speech-Over automatically syncs the narration with the corresponding text and graphics.



Speech-Over Narration Software For Any User

Speech-Over Professional
Speech-Over Professional

Rapid and cost effective narration software for producing audio presentations and videos for business, education and training in institutions, corporations and government. Includes two Acapela-Group premium text to speech (TTS) voices with commercial license.

One time price: Now $299.

For US English

Includes Acapela premium TTS US English voices Tracy and Rod (32-bit) and Sharon and Rod (64-bit).


For German

Includes Acapela premium TTS German voices Julia and Klaus.


For Danish

Includes Acapela premium TTS Danish voices Mette and Rasmus.


For Indian English

Includes Acapela premium TTS Indian English voices Deepa and Graham.



Speech-Over Personal
Speech-Over Personal US English

Low cost professional narration software for producing audio presentations and videos for home, family, school and community. Includes Heather and Ryan, premium quality TTS voices from Acapela Group with a personal license for using the voice. Only $99.


Speech-Over Cool
Speech-Over Cool US English

Low-cost voice-over software for those new to text-to-speech narration in presentations. Great for producing audio presentations and videos for any application. Has all the features of the professional version. Includes cool MS Speech Platform TTS voices with unrestricted license. $99.


Speech-Over Supreme
Speech-Over Supreme US English

Rapid and cost effective narration software for producing audio presentations and videos for sale. Includes Acapela premium TTS voices Rod and Tracy with unlimited redistribution license. $220/month.