Using Your Voice to Engage and Teach

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Online Forums 2014 - June 13, 2014
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Linda Uli

eLearning Business Development Manager
Cisco Systems

The human voice holds virtually limitless power to engage learners, but our own voice is one of the last things we think about when we deliver synchronous learning or produce asynchronous learning. We live in a speed-driven society where we tend to fill up every minute of our day. Multitasking seems to be the norm and it’s difficult to avoid distractions. It’s no wonder it’s a challenge to keep learners engaged! While we might have the perfect content and beautiful graphics, what can we do to make our voice so compelling that we engage learners and overcome their many distractions?

Participants in this interactive session will explore practical tips and techniques for voice that you can use live with your synchronous learning audiences or when recording narration for asynchronous audiences. You’ll learn how to capture and retain your learners’ attention by using your voice in a more compelling and captivating manner, thus driving increased learner engagement and more effective learning.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How the speed at which we talk affects how we are perceived
  • How to build anticipation to immediately draw in your learners
  • Tips for using pauses, choosing the right words, adjusting your pitch, and speaking with emotion
  • The important difference between talking and reading
  • How to show the “genuine you” with your voice
  • When it comes to recording your voice, practice makes perfect

Audience:
Learning professionals—including instructional designers, instructional developers, training managers, and trainers—who have delivered synchronous or developed asynchronous learning.

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