Audrey Nagel

Audrey is a senior Instructional Designer with the Learning & Professional Development team at Northern Arizona University. She has a B.S. in Electronic Media and Film with an emphasis in Entertainment Management and an M.Ed. in Educational Technology from NAU. With her experience as a newsroom weather director and on-screen talent, as well as multiple years of experience teaching in a university classroom setting, Audrey brings a unique perspective to the LPD team.

Can You Hear Me Now? Tips For Recording Your Best Audio

Many think that recording audio is a simple task. You sit down, turn on the software and start talking, right? HA! If only it were just that simple. On the contrary, this process isn’t as easy as you may think. There are little things people don’t think about that can absolutely ruin an audio recording. I was recently asked to …

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Being an Exciting Presenter When Your Content is Anything But

At one point or another, we have all been tasked with giving a presentation that wasn’t filled with the most thrilling content. This might be an in-person presentation or even an online presentation. Sometimes it feels impossible to liven up information when there really isn’t anything but strict, dull facts. I’m not implying that the information isn’t important because you …

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Audio Enhancement Products: Do They Work?

A few months ago, Kegan and I had done some tests on different foods that can affect your audio and what we found was quite interesting. However, did you know there are actual products out there that are said to enhance your vocals with a simple spray or throat drop? There are only a few that are actually said to …

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To Wear or Not to Wear: Dressing for Presentations

You have your big presentation or training coming up. You’ve been hammering out the fine details on the information you will be delivering. You know your material. You feel confident. You got this! But wait, you forgot one important detail, what are you going to wear? What you wear when giving a presentation is a critical piece of the overall …

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I Want You To Like Me: Your On Camera Persona

When creating any sort of training, you always want to make sure it is informational yet also enjoyable for the learner. When creating learning videos, you can’t just focus on the content you are delivering. You really need to put focus on your talent, whether it be you or someone else. You absolutely have to have someone on screen that …

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Can What You Eat or Drink Affect Your Audio?

Recording audio is one of my favorite things to do. I can go into the studio, focus and just do my thing. During my undergrad years, I studied Electronic Media and Film and classes included announcing techniques, which of course was my absolute favorite part of the program. We learned many things: how to use inflection, be conversational and so …

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Utilizing a Green Screen

Incorporating a green screen, also referred to as chromakey, into your work can expand your projects immensely. The Learning and Professional Development team at Northern Arizona University uses our green screen frequently for different things ranging from simple photography to interviews to full videos that we release once a month. Before You Start… Lighting! Before I go into the specifics …

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Recording a Podcast

So, you are thinking about starting a Podcast. First things first: what is your Podcast going to be about? You need to have an idea of what your “theme” will be before you get started, otherwise you’ll just be silently sitting in front of your equipment, and that won’t get any listeners. Podcasts are a great way to reach many …

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Do’s and Don’ts When Using PowerPoint

How many times have you gone to prepare for a presentation (and by presentation I mean any type of public speaking such as classroom lectures, in-person trainings, seminars, etc.), and you instantly think “first, I need to create a PowerPoint presentation”? Typically yes, it can be a great resource to use, on the other hand, if it is not used …

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