Voice Over PowerPoint: Free GoldMail for Non-profits

Lori Halley 04 August 2010 7 comments

Looking for an easy way to add your voice over a PowerPoint presentation, then share it by email or online? Here's a cool tool to try – and a special offer for non-profit organizations.

http://play.goldmail.com/df8krzrf2hy4 


GoldMail.com lets you incorporate your voice with image slides for quick and easy creation of audio-visual messages, then share the message via email or social media, or post it on your blog or web page. It’s great way to give a little oomph to your fundraising appeals, activity reports, and more.

GoldMail is currently offering free Business level accounts to all non-profits. So, if you’re a non-profit, just visit http://www.goldmail.com/wildapricot, and enter the promo code WILDAPRICOT at the end of the checkout process.

The Business plan (a $9.95/month value) gives your non-profit an unlimited number of active messages up to 10 minutes in length, plus all these features:

  • Full Image, PowerPoint and PDF Import
  • GoldMail Templates
  • Call to Action Links
  • Facebook and Twitter Message Posting
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Constant Contact Integration
  • Free iStockphoto Credits
  • Email and Chat Support
  • Your Logo Branding
  • Your Link Branding
  • Message Reporting and Tracking
  • Manage Multiple Accounts
  • 24/7 Phone Support

And if you’re not a nonprofit, check out GoldMail.com anyway. They also offer a free Personal level plan that anyone can use.

Here again is that link for non-profits to get their free GoldMail accounts: http://www.goldmail.com/wildapricot, with the promo code WILDAPRICOT.

Enjoy!

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Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Wednesday, 04 August 2010 at 2:23 PM

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Comments

  • Conor  said:

    Wednesday, 04 August 2010 at 1:06 PM

    Thanks for the tip/promo!  Do you know if they have an option for those of us using Prezi.com yet?  been trying to figure out an inexpensive way to do voice overs for that platform....

  • Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Wednesday, 04 August 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Conor, here's what I found about the process of adding audio to Prezi: seems a bit arduous, but apparently  doable if you have the appropriate software and tech skills:

    For now, Prezi only supports the flv video format (and Youtube links).

    To have audio played at distinct steps of your presentation, do the following:

    1. Place the audio you'd like to play into a video file.

    - You can do this with the most basic video editing software included in your Op system, eg. Windows Movie Maker.

    2. Convert the video file into .flv format.

    - We recommend the free online converter at http://zamzar.com/ to do this.

    3. Load the flv into your Prezi, place it into the presentation Path at the desired point.

    - When you reach the flv in the Path, the sound will start playing automatically.

    - It will pause if you continue, but you can also use the usual video controls to move around in the file.

    - If you wouldn't like to have black video screens in your Prezi, either add a visual background to the video that suits your design, or simply hide the video behind another object in Prezi (leave the video controls visible at the bottom, if you'd like to enable the viewer to control the sound.)

    Source: http://community.prezi.com/prezi/topics/syncing_audio_with_your_prezi

    Hope this helps!

  • linda said:

    Thursday, 05 August 2010 at 5:55 AM

    It appears you have to provide credit card info PRIOR to entering the special promo code.

  • Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Thursday, 05 August 2010 at 7:02 AM

    Linda, yes, the promo code gets entered at the end of the checkout process.

  • Benny Axt said:

    Friday, 12 November 2010 at 9:48 AM

    Do you know of any similar software for a Mac?

  • Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Friday, 12 November 2010 at 11:16 AM

    Benny, GoldMail is not dependent on any particular operating system - there is no software to download or install. So, Mac users are fine. :)

  • BPO Work said:

    Thursday, 27 January 2011 at 9:33 PM

    If you wouldn't equal to make colorful recording screens in your Prezi, either add a visual aspect to the recording that suits your program, or but hide the video down added object in Prezi (yield the video controls perceptible at the undersurface, if you'd same to enable the viewer to essay the healthy

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    Debi

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