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A Random Thought on the Awards Announcement...

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So, two weeks later I find myself looking at the text of the awards announcement again - in part because I've also been swapping emails with NGC/PMG about mailing addresses and in part because I just really like what they said about my note set lol - and I notice the video they have and decide to watch it.

So... a bit of context but... 2 weeks ago I was tasked at work with recording demo / how-to videos on how to use our software. These are supposed to go on YouTube as a Marketing tool (to show the capabilities of the software) but also has a teaching resource for licensees. When I agreed to make these at first I was supposed to do no audio and they were going to have someone paid to record GOOD audio later. Then I agreed to record audio that they could strip out, explaining as I went along so they could use that as the basis of scripts. Then they decided that they liked what I was doing so I got asked to just record the audio myself. lol Shoulda seen that trap coming a mile away.... anyway...

I got a new $130 gaming headset with a directional boom mic out of the deal.

They also asked if I might consider recording my face / myself as I talk to have it inset into the videos. I don't want to do that. I like my soft t shirts too much and I look tired too often. lol 

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Shirt says, "I used to be a people person. Then people ruined it. Again... Anyway...

The point I'm getting to is I was impressed with Rick Montgomery's line delivery. After 2 weeks of recording and listening to my own voice has shown me, getting through 100 seconds of talking / reading from a pre-prepared -script without tripping on your own tongue is a lot harder than you might think. lol

 

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That's interesting. My wife is a teacher (High School, Spanish) and she occasionally records things for instructional purposes. I don't hear everything she does but hearing a recent recording I can tell that she sounds.....different, even better, more relaxed.  My point being I can hear the  positive difference from when she first started. 

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11 hours ago, thisistheshow said:

That's interesting. My wife is a teacher (High School, Spanish) and she occasionally records things for instructional purposes. I don't hear everything she does but hearing a recent recording I can tell that she sounds.....different, even better, more relaxed.  My point being I can hear the  positive difference from when she first started. 

My wife actually gives English lessons to kids in China in the mornings and uses a headset for hers. They (the host platform) records the lessons and makes highlight videos periodically. They're funny to watch. She says she's basically a clown performing for young children and hopefully they learn English in the process. Very over the top behavior, over pronouncing the words, lots of hand gestures.... It's a different way of talking and not just normal conversation. It's funny sometimes when she'll break out with one of her hand signals when talking to me or one of our boys. lol 

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