This section contains tools and tips for producing narrated slide shows which are referred to as Illustrated Audio.

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Design principles for Illustrated Audio Presentations
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How to design effective illustrated audio presentations focusing on content selection, scripting and visual descriptions.(Time 6:20).


Creating Slides for Illustrated Audio

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How to create slides for illustrated audio including determining slide size, PowerPoint conversions and other tips.(Time 4:30).

Tips for Narrating Your Script
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Make your narrations sound more professional and compelling by taking advice from a professional narrator. (Time 6:00).


Click here to get advice on how to select the best microphone for producing quality web-based audio.

Here are some software tools you can use to create Illustrated Audio presentations.

Windows Media
Expression Encoder 4 Pro Microsoft Expression Encoder
Capture your PCs screen actions with audio in realtime

Show andTell ShowAndTell
Enables you to automatically create online presentations from within PowerPoint.
Microsoft Producer logo Microsoft Producer
Allows you to import PowerPoint slides and synchronize them with audio and video files.
e-teach logo e-Teach
Allows you to move PowerPoint presentations to the web, while retaining animations and high quality slides.
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Live SlideShow
Allows you to take your digital photos and transform them into dazzling and powerful presentations.
QuickTime logo QuickTime Pro
Enables you to create slide show from your digital images and add your own soundtrack.
iMovie logo
Allows you to easily add photos, video and audio and sync them using alignment guides. Also allows you to add special effects and transitions.
iMovie logo iLecture
Allows you to import your PowerPoint slides, plug in a microphone and record your narration. iLecture does the rest.
Macromedia Flash
icreate logo iCreate
Allows you to convert PowerPoint presentations, with optional added narration, into the Flash format for Web delivery.
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Articulate Presenter
Lets you create rich-media prsentations by integrating narration & interactivity with a standard PowerPoint file.
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Macromedia Breeze
Enables enterprises to seamlessy publish to web-based content library that can be easily viewed, searched, and repurposed.