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Upcoming events

    • January 13, 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bethel University, 5885 Ridgeway Circle #100, Memphis (near Polpar and I-240)

    Chuck JonesYour course looks fantastic, but how does it sound? Learning is most effective when it takes advantage of both audio and visual pathways into the brain. Adding quality voiceovers to your course video or eLearning program can greatly enhance knowledge transfer. But hiring professional voiceover talent can be expensive, and subject-matter experts may not always be available. That leaves just one person: you!

    In this interactive and engaging session, you will learn what to do once you receive a script for your training product. You will receive a small portion of a script on which to practice mark-up techniques. You will make minor modifications to the script to make it as natural as possible to read. You will also learn which words or phrases to emphasize to match the instructional content, and to clarify any issues with the SME or content provider. You will explore four simple audio editing techniques for reducing background noise, improving the quality of the narration, removing unwanted portions of the audio, and optimizing the audio for playback. You will also learn how to set up an inexpensive recording studio to further improve the quality of voiceovers.

    Chuck Jones originally delivered this presentation to the e-Learning Guild national DevLearn conference in October, and now he’s bringing it to ASTD Memphis. Here’s just a sample of the level 1 feedback from the Vegas session:

    • The skills taught can be immediately applied.”
    • Best session I attended all week . . . loved the interactivity.
    • Funny, engaging, knowledgeable . . . he was awesome.”
    • This was the most entertaining and engaging session I’ve been to at DevLearn.”

    Three lucky attendees will also each receive a copy of ‘Rapid Video Development for Trainers: How to Create Learning Videos Fast and Affordably’, by Jonathan Halls. This book, valued at $32.95, teaches readers step-by-step how to create web-based professional development video in-house.

    In this session, you will learn:

    ·         How to review, prepare, and modify a voiceover script to ensure narration quality while maintaining instructional integrity

    ·         Techniques you can immediately use to sound your best during the recording phase

    ·         Four easy steps to enhance the quality of your narration and remove unwanted sounds and noise with audio editing software

    ·         How to optimize your audio for playback and make post-production changes

    ·         How to create a very inexpensive recording studio

    Audience:
    Novice to advanced designers, developers, and project managers with an elementary knowledge of instructional design principles and/or the courseware development process.

    About the Speaker

    Charles (Chuck) Jones is an award-winning instructional designer, eLearning developer, and consultant. Since 1998, he has designed and developed many interactive facilitator-led and technology-assisted learning and performance support tools for a large government agency. He is a three-time recipient of the Memphis Federal Executive Board’s Outstanding Project Manager of the Year Award. Chuck holds a master’s degree in education with a specialization in adult distance learning. He currently serves as President-Elect for ATD Memphis.

Past events

December 05, 2014 ASTD Memphis Holiday Social at L'E COLE Cullinaire
November 11, 2014 I Don't Have Enough of It... Ed Colvin
October 21, 2014 Join with SHRM: “Our Job Isn’t Over” – What Would Dr. King Think of Memphis Now?
October 14, 2014 Sensitivity Training in the Workplace: Dalia Tejada
September 09, 2014 Keys to Success: Ann Turner, PhD, FASAE, CAE
August 12, 2014 The Science of Boosting Performance, Retention and Engagement: Joe Gruttadauria
July 17, 2014 Professional Development Master Mind Group - Focus
July 08, 2014 Developing a Performance Strategy: Jimmy Brown, Ph.D.
June 10, 2014 Securing a Seat at the Table: Madan Birla (re-scheduled from February)
May 13, 2014 Increasing Learner Retention through the Use of Mnemonics: James B. Lewis, Jr., M.D.
April 22, 2014 Guided Tour: ServiceMaster
April 08, 2014 Developing Learning for a Global Audience: Gretchen Stroud
March 11, 2014 Leadership Through Followership: Evan Nelson
January 14, 2014 Building a Culture That Delivers a Branded Customer Experience: Don Hutson
December 10, 2013 ASTDMemphis December Holiday Social
November 15, 2013 MidSouth ALPS
November 14, 2013 ALPS Networking Social - RSVP
October 01, 2013 Joint SHRM/ASTD Event: Forgiveness in the Workplace: A Three Step System to Emotional Balance and Good Health
September 19, 2013 Master Mind Group - Decisive:
September 10, 2013 Chuck Jones, Education Program Specialist, Department of Veterans Affairs - "Training Games for 100, Alex!""
August 29, 2013 Networking - Coffee Tasting
August 13, 2013 Mr. Kim Barnett, Director of Workforce Development and Manager of the Industrial Readiness Training Program (IRT) at Southwest TN Community College - "Addressing The Skills Gap in the Manufacturing Industry"
July 09, 2013 Debbie Adams, Manager of Enterprise Learning Services for International Paper - "Millennials in the Workplace"
June 11, 2013 Jacqueline Dutsch, Program Manager Hilton Worldwide University - "CPLP Certification, Are You Ready?"
May 14, 2013 Tracy Morrison, Senior Director of Operations at Orgwide Services - "eLearning Solutions: Tools and Best Practices"
April 09, 2013 Trey Martindale, PhD, Associate Professor & Director, IDT Studio, The University of Memphis - "Instructional Design Resources you can Use Now"
March 28, 2013 CTI - Professional Development Event
March 12, 2013 Sonja Mustiful, President, Essence of Coaching, LLC - “Coaching Tomorrow’s Leaders for Today’s Business Landscape”
February 12, 2013 Jimmy Brown, Beacon Associates, Inc. - “Journey Management: Unleashing the Strategic Power of Change”
January 08, 2013 Dave Kaiser, CTI - Relating Training Interventions in the Aviation Industry to Your World
December 11, 2012 ASTDMemphis December Holiday Social
December 07, 2012 Employee Learning Week (ELW)
November 13, 2012 Have You Asked? - Joy Johnson, Dir. HR Consulting, Hilton Worldwide
October 30, 2012 Master Mind Group
October 16, 2012 Joint SHRM/ASTD Meeting - HOW, NOT IF, TO NAVIGATE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS, - Bridget DiCello
September 11, 2012 Delivering Memorable Learning with Bob Brooks
August 22, 2012 Networking/Professional Development Event - Cooking Class
August 14, 2012 Becky Atkeinson, FedEx - So What’s Next For You?
July 31, 2012 Master Mind Group
July 10, 2012 Jon Veazey - Coaching Tools for Trainers
June 12, 2012 Kimo Kippen, CLO, Hilton Worldwide
May 31, 2012 Free tour of Hilton Worldwide's Learning Organization
May 08, 2012 Lt. Colonel Patricia Burnett: Everyday A Learning Experience - Measuring and Evaluating Training
April 10, 2012 John Bachmann: How to Teach Innovative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving.
April 05, 2012 Master Mind Group - Book: Walk Out Walk On
March 13, 2012 Richard Sites from Allen Interactions
February 18, 2012 Tiger Basketball @ FedEx Forum
February 14, 2012 Personal Branding
January 10, 2012 Need Help with Your New Year's Training Resolutions?
December 13, 2011 Holiday Social
December 09, 2011 Employee Learning Week
November 08, 2011 "The Death of the Single Learning Event...Its' About Time!"
October 20, 2011 Master mind Group - Change Anything
October 11, 2011 ASTD/SHRM Joint Breakfast featuring Jon Veazey
September 16, 2011 Tour of the FedEx World Hub
September 13, 2011 Teaching Tales by Jerry Collins, President and CEO of MLGW
August 09, 2011 Creating a Learning Organization for a Global Company, New Realities and Business Challenges
August 04, 2011 George Aldrich's Retirement Celebration
July 12, 2011 How to Get Ahead in Training - Delivering Results with Business Partnerships
June 07, 2011 The Art of Storyboarding
May 23, 2011 CPLP Study Group - Delivering Training Part 2
December 14, 2010 December Social and Bucks Auction
December 10, 2010 Employee Learning Week (ELW)
June 01, 1990 1990 Annual Meeting
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