Add Speaking Animated Characters To PowerPoint Slides With SitePal

SitePal is a web service and MS PowerPoint add-in that allows creating, customizing and adding (speaking) animated characters to your website or presentations. This can help you narrate text from your website or presentation to grab the attention of your audience with a talking avatar. Furthermore, such an interactive avatar can also make your content more eye catching and attractive.

To get started, get a SitePal package, select an image from the stock avatars (or upload a photo), and record your voice. You can also use the SitePal text-to-speech functionality, which is available in multiple languages. Once the process is complete, you can get the embed code or use Flash to add the avatar to your website. You can also publish your avatar to MS PowerPoint, Facebook or add it to an email. SitePal is also available as a PowerPoint add-in, which can help you create a talking avatar by logging in and following the simple wizard.

SitePal can also be used for deploying “virtual employees” to collect leads and to instruct incoming website visitors. This way, small and medium size organizations can save the cost of having to hire 24/7 support staff, as a talking avatar can easily guide visitors across the website and inform them of various packages that a business may have to offer.

Customization options include selecting everything from the clothing, background, to the hair and skin color of the animated character. With SitePal you can create characters according specific regions. For example, let’s say you have a website for Chinese visitors and another one for British visitors. In such a case you can create characters, choose backgrounds and record voices that may be more appropriate for your visitors in that region. For a demonstration of SitePal features check out the below video.

SitePal has four different packages, namely, Bronze ($9.95 per month), Silver ($19.95 per month), Gold ($39.95 per month) and Platinum ($249.95 per month). Combining SitePal with PowerPoint allows you to enhance your presentations with a nice avatar video in the slide design.

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