First Recording

Before starting your Recording, be sure to:

  1. Position yourself where you want to begin speaking to your audience.

  2. Ensure that your real-world surroundings are clear.

  3. Keep real-world ambient noise to a minimum, as it could interfere with the recorded audio.

  4. If necessary, set all text to page 1, scroll teleprompters to the top, and set slides to slide 1.

When ready, open the menu. Selecting the Start button will open a menu asking whether you want to deliver your Recording in Training Mode or Presentation Mode. In Training Mode, Ovation actively warns you about mistakes you're making, such as saying filler words or holding a mic too far from your mouth. In Presentation Mode, Ovation provides no training feedback until playback.

Select Training Mode, which then begins a 5-second countdown. When it reaches 0 the menu will close and you can begin delivering your Recording.

What Happens During a Recording?

A lot. Once you are finished with your first Recording (or now if you want), you should visit the Speeches & Recordings page to learn more about how they work.

As a quick overview, a Recording is a file that saves everything that happened in a venue (movement, actions, audio, audience reactions, etc.) while it was ongoing. It is a 3D Recording, in the sense that when you play it back, you can watch it from any perspective you want. It also contains the results of how you performed in the form of analytics and grades, which were compiled during your Recording from three main sources: your gaze, voice, and gestures.

Ending Your Recording

When you are finished delivering your Recording, you can end it by opening the menu and selecting End. A menu will ask if you want to save the Recording, and if so, whether you want to share it with anyone. Once the save process is finished, the Review menu will open, with your newly created Recording loaded for playback.