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Capture Family Stories at Holidays, Reunions, Weddings, Graduations

April 17, 2014 in "How-To" posts, Events, Humanities, Interviews, Oral History, Social Media, Storytelling, Twitter, Voice by admin  |  No Comments

tell them your storyEvoca makes it easy for you to capture your precious family stories during the upcoming holidays, family reunions, weddings, and graduations — to name the most popular events around every corner. How to do become your family’s “oral historian” or “reporter” or “genealogist”?

Record In Person: Use your computer mic to activate the handy in-browser Flash recorder in your Evoca My Home page. Or you can Evoca phone recording as you walk  around the gathering, inviting the family member to speak into the phone, to answer simple questions like: What are some of your favorite childhood memories? How and where did you meet [name of spouse]? What were some of your best jobs and what did you do in those positions or organizations? Here are 50 questions for family history interviews.

Record All Year Long: Couldn’t catch everyone you wanted to interview during the event? Evoca’s phone interview recording feature is easy to use and available 24×7. You call your family member, bring in the Evoca public number through 3-way dialing, join the lines and voila! you are recording special stories that will be saved and treasured for posterity.

Share the MP3 recordings from your online Evoca account’s dashboard: Visit Publish and Share: to name a few … share via email as private recordings, send links to private Albums hosted within you Evoca account, or post single or playlist players on websites of blogs. They can playback from any mobile or computer device because we provide “smartplayers”. Sharing via Twitter posting is available, too.

Need any help? Ask the Evoca team using our online Help Desk ticket system.

Tweet your voice!

December 18, 2013 in "How-To" posts, Journalists, Marketing, Media, Oral History, Public Speaking, Social Networking, Twitter, Voice by admin  |  No Comments

Tweet your audio recordings


Share your voice, interviews, customer testimonials, language lessons, coaching tips. Great for audio bloggers, journalists, travelers, language educators + more.

Get started: authorize your Twitter account[s]

Then …

  • #1 Post a recording to Twitter from your Evoca dashboard or page view


  • #2 Auto-post recordings to Twitter from any registered phone or Skype account. Optional: Add Prefix text to phone or Skype recording titles

Learn more …

Acronyms Commonly Used in the English Language Learning Field

October 13, 2013 in "How-To" posts, Coaching, Education, Google, Humanities, International, Language by admin  |  No Comments

Hello_Languages_ManyAbout.com estimates that over 1 billion people are currently learning English worldwide. According to the British Council, as of the year 2000 there were 750 million English as a Foreign language [EFL] speakers. In addition, there were 375 million English as a Second Language [ESL] speakers.

“The difference between the two groups amounts to English as a Foreign Language speakers using English occasionally for business or pleasure, while English as a Second Language speakers use English on a daily basis.”

And … “While ESL is required for those living and working in English speaking cultures such as the UK and USA, it is equally true that English is used as the lingua franca between nations where English is not the primary language. In a globalized world, the number of English learners around the world is only expected to further grow.”

As a supporter of English language learning worldwide through voice recording and publishing services, the Evoca team wanted to share acronyms commonly used in the TESOL field – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Want to add yours? Please comment – type or record your suggestions.  And visit our resource pages about Evoca for Educators and How to set up a virtual language lab.

TESOL -  Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, also referred as Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language

TEFL -Teaching English as a Foreign Language

TESL – Teaching English as a Second Language Read more

Confess Nothing! No apologies after your speech

September 25, 2013 in "How-To" posts, Blog, Business, Coaching, Conferences, Events, Marketing, Media, Public Speaking, Voice by admin  |  No Comments

By TJ Walker, CEO, Media Training Worldwide, with his permission to share on the Evoca blog. Learn more from TJ on his informative website. Consider joining a Toastmasters International to improve your public speaking and leadership skills. Practice your speeches using the Evoca voice recording service.

Confess nothing_covered faceSo you’ve just finished your big speech. You think you covered everything. You hope you did a great job. You think you’ve done a great job. People start coming up to you and telling you, “You did a great job!”

Finally, you relax. You really did a great job! And to think you were so nervous. Now you can relax…the tension has been relieved.

In fact, when the conference organizer comes up to compliment you after you speak, you can’t resist confessing “I’m so glad that speech is over. I was a nervous wreck.

Stop! This is a big mistake. You’ve just spoiled your whole image as a successful, poised professional.

In theory, everyone loves a candid, non-pretentious individual. Read more

Introducing EvocaTell cloud-based audio interview service

September 7, 2013 in Blog, Business, History, Humanities, Interviews, Oral History, Storytelling, Voice by admin  |  No Comments

tell them your storyIntroducing EvocaTellTM — our high tech, high touch audio interview recording service! We capture your personal histories, family stories, customer feedback and testimonials, research and screening inquiries, or any other interviews you need for personal or business purposes. For your interviewee, Evoca makes it as easy as answering the phone and talking.

We deliver the completed audio interview recording via email as an MP3 file attachment. We can provide a private  online link for you to listen and download.

We also offer transcription services to deliver text versions of the interviews rapidly and accurately. The entire process is secure and private.


Step #1: You order the interview session including specific questions or topics to be covered

Step #2: We call the interviewee at the time/date you specify

Step #3: The interview: We begin with a brief warm-up period to make sure the interviewee is ready and then conduct the interview

Step #4: We email you the MP3 recording file as an attachment. We also can store it online for you to access and download at any time.

To receive more information or request a proposal please visit: http://www.evoca.com/contact-evocatell-interview-service/

Professional interviewers can inquire about project opportunities with Evoca at: info@evoca.com


Use Evoca audio recording to promote your writing projects

August 24, 2013 in "How-To" posts, Authors, Blog, Business, Education, Freedom of Expression, Interviews, Journalists, Media, Press, Social Media, Social Networking, Testimonials, Voice by admin  |  No Comments

Closeup_Interviewer_woman_outdoorsCalling all journalists and writers.

You’ve used Evoca’s convenient audio recording service to record interviews while writing your book or article.

You captured anywhere from a few to scores of interviews with the people who provided valuable content while you were writing.

Can you continue to use Evoca? Yes! … for recording and publishing audio content online to promote your book or article, for inviting others to add to you on-going work on your favorite topics, and more.



  • Continue to interview your “subjects” around the world. Share the new audio content on your blog or website. We give you the audio player widget.

    • In this world of social media, just because you’ve published your initial book or article doesn’t mean that your valuable content creation should stop. In fact, you should continue to share your message.
    • Do follow up interviews such as “one year year”, or record people with different points of view.
    • Share on social media like Twitter or Facebook. We help you do that too.
  • Invite your blog visitors to record comments, especially testimonials, by embedding a recorder on your site

    • Testimonials are golden. New ideas are refreshing.
    • We give you the recorder embed code. All recordings are saved as MP3 recordings right into your Evoca account.
    • You get to screen and choose whether or not to publish online using the player widget we provide.

  • Want to podcast your article or record an audio book? You can do it!

  • Want to suspend your monthly Evoca subscription payment for up to 90 days, in between projects? Archive it!

    • We save your recordings and settings and continue to stream you embedded recording players on your website or blog
    • Your are in control: when to reactivate by entering your payment information.


Interview with Social Media Maven + Evoca Subscriber: Mandy Edwards

August 21, 2013 in Blog, Business, Coaching, Facebook, Google, Interviews, Marketing, Media, Social Media, Social Networking, Twitter, Voice by admin  |  No Comments

Mandy Edwards_head shotMandy Edwards, Social Media Strategist at ME Marketing Services , shares her social media marketing expertise during her Skype interview with Murem Sharpe, Evoca CEO/Founder. Mandy applauds Evoca’s voice recording services which she uses regularly to record client coaching sessions over Skype using the Evoca Skype Call Recorder to reach her clients around the U.S. and beyond.


Mandy talks about helping her clients acquire customers and generate revenue by using the ever-expanding social media marketing arena. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, blogs, websites, or other social media sites, Mandy makes sure that her clients benefit from the new social media features that pop every week.

Listen in to her three client success stories including a mobile app company with a cool new game, a small city’s visitor’s bureau, and a high end fashion designer. Check out her informative blog at the Social Solutions Collective.

Evoca Recording Services for Coaches

August 3, 2013 in "How-To" posts, Business, Coaching, Conference calls, International, Interviews, Skype, Video, Voice, WordPress.org by admin  |  No Comments

Executive coach and clients

Coaching services for executives, managers, professionals, and team members contribute greatly to the success of organizations and individuals. A recent report indicates that 80% of Fortune 500 corporations use executive coaching services, either internal to their human resources organizations or through outside professionals. The Institute of Coaching reports that the executive and leadership coaching industry is a US$1 billion global industry.

Evoca’s cloud-based voice recording services enable coaches to record and share  coaching sessions with clients as digital MP3 recordings. The summary article  – 4 Ways to Record Interviews with Evoca - shows the ease with which a coach can record by phone, Skype or in-person using a computer mic. Recordings are instantly saved to the coach’s secure online Evoca account. The coach can share the recordings privately with the client and/or a professional colleague via email or through an online Album and download recordings. Evoca subscription plans include a Free Trial [no credit card required]. Read more

Business authors record compelling interviews using Evoca Skype Call Recorder

July 15, 2013 in Authors, Blog, Business, Conference calls, Education, International, Interviews, Testimonials, Voice by msharpe  |  No Comments

2013 Update: Triple Crown Leadership published and winning awards!

the-bookTo capture compelling stories for Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations, their business book about ethical leadership, Bob Vanourek and Gregg Vanourek interviewed exemplary business leaders in 61 organizations in 11 countries, using Evoca. The book is the culmination of decades of Bob and Gregg’s business experience and their deep personal belief in values-based leadership.

The Evoca Skype Call Recorder made it possible for the authors to bridge the challenges of distance and time zones to conduct in-depth interviews using Evoca’s Skype recording feature. Anyone with a Skype account can use Evoca to record Skype interviews and conference calls with a single click to add the Call Recorder.

Featured business leaders include executives from Google, Zappos, Mayo Clinic, eBay, KIPP, Ashoka, and more. The book has been endorsed by Stephen R. Covey and Stephen M. R. Covey, Bill George, Dan Pink, Barry Posner, and others, and featured in or by by Fast Company, AMA, CCL, and ASTD, among others. Bob and Gregg can be followed @triplecrownlead. Read more

Evoca increases in-bound phone commenting to 49 countries

June 28, 2013 in Business, Education, Facebook, International, iPad, iPhone, Journalists, Language, Media, Oral History, Politics, Press, Social Media, Social Networking, Storytelling, Testimonials, Twitter, Voice, WordPress.org by admin  |  No Comments

Hello_Languages_ManyMake phone commenting easy for your customers, fans, supporters, students, news sources, or colleagues. Evoca now offers dedicated dial-in numbers with unlimited calling minutes in 49 countries in its standard Evoca Local Plan. As a bonus Local Plan subscribers also can get a custom Skype call recorder, just like a global toll-free number. Recordings are immediately saved in MP3 format to the Evoca subscriber’s secure online account to keep private or share online or via email.

The 49 countries are: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States Read more

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