Tips, Tricks & Strategies
Get all of the best tips, tricks, and strategies for brainstorming, drafting, and polishing your scripts through microlearning modules.
You'll get a script template with voiceover notes that you can use to draft all of your video content.
Certificate of Completion
Show off your new knowledge. Complete all of the activities and earn a shareable certificate of completion.
You know that video is a critical tool in your Learning Design toolkit, but when it comes to writing scripts, you feel like you could be more effective. The content feels dry. The flow isn't quite right. You're worried your learners won't watch all the way to the end-- or even worse, they will but they won't learn anything.
Scripting Voiceover for Video
The Self Study version of the popular live workshop!
Scripting Voiceover for Video is a great resource for people who want to write more clear, comprehensible and engaging instructional videos. The materials an...Read More
Scripting Voiceover for Video is a great resource for people who want to write more clear, comprehensible and engaging instructional videos. The materials and exercises provided as well as Nicole's feedback really helped me to upskill and gain more confidence in my writing.Read Less
Nicole is amazing. Not only did she structure the course in an intuitive, easy-to-understand way, but she's also always personally available for constructive...Read More
Nicole is amazing. Not only did she structure the course in an intuitive, easy-to-understand way, but she's also always personally available for constructive feedback, questions and suggestions! This was not just another video course where I was nothing more than a passive viewer. Nicole incorporated assignments and challenges that kept me on my toes and helped my learning process immensely. I now feel like I know what to pay attention to when putting together a well-written video script! Thank you Nicole!Read Less
What a fantastic course! Nicole does an amazing job of distilling the necessary and relevant information and presenting it into an engaging course. Great res...Read More
What a fantastic course! Nicole does an amazing job of distilling the necessary and relevant information and presenting it into an engaging course. Great resources and material and exercises I will come back to.Read Less
We'll start by talking about video-based learning and why scripts are such important documents.
Breaking Down the Context
Writing a great script begins with understanding the audience and its needs before making other key decisions.
Organizing the Content
Make it easier for your learner to learn with simple strategies for streamlining concepts and content.
Writing for an Audience
Translating critical concepts into voiceover is a challenge, but it can also be a lot of fun.
Shining It Up for Your Star Talent
With some simple tips and tricks for line-level editing, you'll be on your way to a great end product, one that a voiceover actor can easily read.
The Scripting Voiceover for Video Self Study course is perfect for you if you're a:
- developing instructional designer who wants to learn to write scripts for instructional video effectively
- experienced instructional designer whose skill set has traditionally been more visual design focused
- grad student working on a degree in instructional design or instructional technology
- teacher or professor who wants to improve their remote teaching skills
and most importantly, if you are... someone who is open to practicing their learning to improve their abilities.
This course is NOT for you if you hate learning online, you want a completely passive learning experience, or if you're unwilling to accept that writing gets better with practice.
I have no experience in instructional design. Can I take this course?
Yes! This course is focused specifically on instructional script writing and will give you the tools you need to understand the learning context so that you can effectively write scripts, even without an ID background.
I'm a busy person. Will the course take me a long time to complete?
No! The course can be completed in less than 2 hours, but you can go at your pace. You can return to specific modules as you need them, even in the flow of work.
I'm a really bad writer. Can this course help me?
Many "bad" writers are only "bad" writers because they don't have the right tools to help them make sense of the ideas in their head. This course will give you strategies for brainstorming, organizing, drafting, and polishing that can help you dramatically improve your writing. It isn't a magic bullet, but with practice, you will see your writing get better.