Help Your Principal Sound Good

The staff wants to spice up our school’s Web site, so I’ve been looking for ideas at a variety of other school sites. In one instance, the Principal’s message was a narrated PowerPoint presentation. How difficult (and expensive) would it be for me to do something like that?

All you need is a recent version of PowerPoint, an inexpensive microphone for your computer (less than $20), and a copy of Microsoft Producer (a free download from the Microsoft Web site). Design the slides for your message and then use Producer to record your narration for each slide. The software is easy to use and is well documented. Once the file is ready, it can be uploaded to your server and linked to the Web site so visitors can hear your message and view the slides. It’s also possible to add video or other graphics.

Learn more about Microsoft Producer

Submitted by: Susan Brooks-Young