Category: WEBINARS

The Quick and Dirty Vocal Booth

If you ever have to record in a less-than-ideal environment, you may be able to reduce noise and/or unpleasant room acoustics by building a makeshift “vocal booth.” The one you see here consists of two blankets draped over microphone stands; the recording microphone is on a third stand in front of the surrounding baffle. You could build a similar framework…

Sounds and Music in Presentations

Theme music and/or sound effects can really dress up a presentation, but if you decide to use them, be careful. Either can be distracting if it is too loud or too soft, or doesn’t fit your presentation’s style or content. Sounds must blend smoothly. If you record a presentation for later playback, you can create a perfect mix in which music and sounds are synchronized to…

Narration Supports Pictures

As far as our brains are concerned visual content trumps everything else, according to neuroscientist John Medina in his book Brain Rules. Because of the ways in which our brains process information, visual content is potentially the most powerful media we can deliver. But “visual content” does not include text on a screen. Reading text is hard work, which can quickly become tiresome. Bottom line for presenters:…