Thursday, December 27, 2012

The 6 most popular slidetalk videos of 2012

Here at SlideTalk, 2012 will be remembered as the year when it all started, when the first public beta of the product was published in September. Traffic and registered users are increasing rapidly and we look at 2013 with optimism.
Here is the list of the 6 slidetalks that got more attention during 2012:

#1: Introduction to SlideTalk


#2: Learn This! 10 tips for creating presentations for online publishing


#3: Life and discoveries of Galileo Galilei


#4: Kindle Paperwhite: Screen features


#5: Slidetalk: introducing 13 of our english voices, for your talking presentation


#6: HRM Queen Elizabeth II: from birth to Coronation

Friday, December 21, 2012

Tweets and Retweets: 2012 recap

It's the time of the year when we look back at what happened in 2012. Watch here a SlideTalk video about the most retweeted tweets alongside some other remarkable twitter events. Enjoy it!



Happy tweeting to you all!

Got something to teach? But too shy to tell about it?

The web is a wonderful place to put your ideas to work, to saw the seeds of knowledge into a potential audience that is counted in zillions. There are many wonderful channels to publish your teaching and reach your audience, like YouTube, Kahn Academy and many others.

But what if the idea of a microphone, of recording your voice, is scaring you? What if you want to use english or another language which is not your main language, and you feel unsure or you are afraid that your language would stand in the way of your ideas?

This is where the Slidetalk web service at www.slidetalk.net can help. With SlideTalk you do not need to record a comment to your presentation, you only need to type a comment. A voiceover will be automatically created from your typed comments, and added to the images into a video automatically published on YouTube. Like this one, or this one, or this.

The SlideTalk web service is still in open beta, so you still have the possibility to use it completely free of charge without any limitation..

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Who is using SlideTalk, and why

Watch this slidetalk to learn about slidetalk, who is using it, and why.



Marketers sharing business presentations, developers making tutorials, human resource managers creating elearning material, project managers documenting events and sharing information, instructional designers creating engaging presentations... what kind of slidetalker are you?

Saturday, December 15, 2012

"Show, Describe, Share" in 126 seconds

Here is a new slidetalk video presenting the "show, describe, share" concept. Enjoy it!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Get to know our English voices

In this slidetalk video you'll get acquainted with 13 of our English voices.
Remember that slidetalk.net has many more voices to offer, more exactly currently we have more than 70 voices in more than 20 languages, available on our website.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The benefits of using TTS for publishing presentations

A debate pops-up from time to time in different forums, about human voiceovers and TTS (text-to-speech). The most debated question is a variation of "what is best, TTS or human voiceover?". I think that this is the wrong question, a question that leads nowhere.

There is a more interesting question which is "what suits best the particular project at hand?"

Let's consider having a presentation to be published online, together with explanations and comments.

The benefits of human voiceovers are quite clear. A good voiceover sounds better and has more expressivity.

The benefits of text-to-speech are maybe less self-evident. I list them here, and I'll look into each of them in more details in separate posts:
  • updating the TTS voiceover for a presentation, is as easy as editing text
  • easier to create multilingual versions
  • TTS is always available, 24/7, and it works quickly.
  • easier to use different voices and characters
You can try out publishing a presentation using TTS on slidetalk.net, which is currently in beta test and completely free of charge.

Diffusion of innovations

A new slidetalk about "diffusion of innovations". In this video we also welcome the new voice Will.



Happy Learning!