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  • Facebook Fan or Group page to make it more personal and exciting Compared to adding SitePal to your personal Facebook profile which can be very easily done using our Publish to Facebook feature adding it to a Fan Page requires a few more steps Here are the step by step instructions See example in our Fan page Things to prepare in your SitePal account 1 Create your SitePal scene as you normally do 2 Open up the Publish Wizard and select Flash embedding 3 Copy the Embed code 4 Facebook requires that all flash embedding have a preview image What we recommend is that you open your scene as a preview and copy the image Then using an image editing program resize the image to 180x135 Things to do on your Fan Page 1 Login to the administration area of your Fan page you need to be the administrator 2 To be able to Add Flash to your fan page you will need to add a custom component In your browser go to the following Static FMBL application This specialized application was created by Facebook for the purpose of adding custom FMBL Facebook Markup Language code to your page 3 On that page click the blue Add to Page button at the top right 4 On the next screen select the fan page from the pull down 5 Now you can find this new FMBL component from your Fan Page admin panel Click to edit the FMBL panel 7 On the Edit FMBL page give you Box a title In the FMBL edit box add the following code fb swf swfbgcolor ffffff quality high imgstyle border width 0px border color white swfsrc PASTE YOUR SCENE FLASH URL HERE imgsrc PAST YOUR SCENE IMAGE URL HERE width 180 height 135 salign

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  • any twitter posts Grab the source code and make it your own Thoughts Please let us know what you think Leave your comments in the forum Tip of the Month Using SitePal Email Wizard SitePal email wizard is a great marketing tool that allows you to easily create send an avatar email campaign to improve the communications and the click through How to use the SitePal email wizard First prepare your avatar scene in the editor Go to Publishing and click on Email option to open the SitePal email wizard Take the following steps in the wizard 1 Add recipients Type comma separated email addresses in the recipient field or import contacts 2 Select template setting Select a template from library or paste the HTML into the interface to use your own 3 Edit the email content A placeholder for the thumbnail of your scene is pre populated in the editing interface so you customize the location or size For the best reading experience we use clickable thumbnails instead of placing the scene itself directly in the email because most email software will strip flash content A character will not speak directly from within the email but your readers will need to click the image to hear the avatar playback A written call to action next to the image e g Click to hear will help you increase clicks 4 Preview and send More tips Send a copy of the email campaign to yourself so that you can copy paste the HTML of the email to 1 Use a 3rd party email campaign system for further distribution or tracking Paste the HTML into your campaign system 2 Reuse a previous campaign in our wizard Paste the HTML Into the editing interface Contact us at support Sitepal com for any further

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  • facial expressions Let us know what you think leave your comments in the forum Not a user Get a 15 day trial to try SitePal for free Tip of the Month Creating Time Sensitive Audio Messages for Your SitePal Dynamic audio can personalize your website and make the viewer feel like your website was created specifically for them A great way to quickly personalize your audio is to add time sensitive greetings as demonstrated on our home page SitePal Javascript API allows you to easily set up dynamic time appropriate greetings Let s look at an example we set up http www oddcast com support time greeting sayAudio html html In this example we have simplified the interaction to 3 different audios Good morning Good afternoon and Good evening view the Source of the page for actual code To add the functionality add the following code to the HTML of the page where you have your StiePal avatar as seen in the example page This code defines the API function setting function vh sceneLoaded actions will be taken when scene loads d new Date retrieve the date from the local computer hours d getHours read the hour from the date Then add the following code and customize the setting per your need Actual code example for customized application sort your message based on the date if hours 12 before noon say the following sayAudio goodMorning else if hours 17 after noon and before 5pm say this sayAudio goodAfternoon else after 5pm say this sayAudio goodEvening Define the logic if or else if functions time e g 12 and audio names goodMorning Please note your audio messages should be created and stored in your SitePal account and the exact audio file name should be used in the code to enable the

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  • Location report 2 Log in Heat Map Visitor Location SitePal Loader Redesigned The SitePal loading bar has a new face The new loader is now applied to all SitePal accounts Audio Limit Increased to 90 Seconds The allowed length of an audio file for SitePal has increased from 60 sec to 90 sec If you need to use an audio longer than 90 seconds please contact our technical support at support SitePal com Not a user Get a 15 day trial to try SitePal for free Tip of the Month Making a Virtual Interpreter With help of Google Translator APIs a SitePal character can translate a written text into a spoken message in another language Try our Text to Speech Interpreter Demo to see this in action The SitePal virtual interpreter can be an excellent tool for teaching a language or to communicate with an international audience TTS Interpreter Demo We often get asked so we decided to give out the details How to make my own virtual interpreter Advanced users may already know about SitePal s ability to dynamically speak text This is done via the sayText API demonstrated at http www oddcast com support sayText html Along with the calls on this page you must declare the Licensed Domain where you authorize your scenes to speak dynamic audio Couple this ability with Google s translation APIs and your character can dynamically speak in most SitePal supported languages as shown at http www oddcast com support translate sayText html html The easiest way to do this is to use the JavaScript versions of the APIs The most important lines are google load language 1 which loades the translation APIs google language translate your text here speakIn function result translates the text that you provide if result error var container

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  • of your SitePal Log in to add your SitePal to Facebook All users now get UNLIMITED Scenes Recently we removed the Scene usage limitation across all packages Now regardless the package level all SitePal users can enjoy creating an unlimited number of SitePal scenes In lieu with the improvement we also enabled Add amp Remove Scene feature to My Scene page making it easier for users to manage their scene list Log in to create more scenes New Demo Text to Sing Our avatars can now even sing a song Check out our new demo Text to Sing Change the words to edit the lyrics of the song the avatar will sing it for you Try Demo Text to Sing Not a user Get a 15 day trial to try SitePal for free Tip of the Month Add emotional TTS sound With our latest release of Text to Speech TTS with emotional cues SitePal users can now add a variety of the emotional sounds to their avatar s verbal message when using the TTS option The one click automatic insertion of the sound into your Text to Speech script as seen in the demo is NOT yet enabled for the user editor It will be soon but you can manually insert the cue into your script to have the same effect See Appendix D in our API reference guide for the names of audio cues in different languages Insert the sound you want in the form of name of the audio as seen below Your text box Welcome to my website laugh Note Only specific voices can be used for emotional cue function at the moment You can see the list of available voices in the Appendix D too Note You will need a silver or higher package of SitePal

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  • cultural diversity in our model library by adding 4 multicultural models 2 Arabic 1 Asian and 1 Caucasian The new models are available for all package levels and have been already added to your account for use Log into and check out new models To try SitePal sign up for a 15 day trial Tip of the Month Creating TTS audio in multiple langauges SitePal Text To Speech TTS supports an ability to create TTS audio messages in multiple languages as seen in this example page SitePal TTS supports 27 foreign languages Try SitePal TTS demo to see all languages supported See Example The best way to leverage this capability is to use our dynamic sayText API as demonstrated on http www oddcast com support sayText html Note that this function does not translate text but it only allows you to have language specific text spoken in that corresponding language When calling sayText You must pass 4 pieces of information One Text String This is the line of text that you want the character to speak Two Voice A complete list of voices are found in our API reference Manual If you are not familiar with the voices then I recommend using the value 1 Three Language A complete list of voices are found in our API reference Manual Common language values are 1 English 2 Spanish 3 French Four Engine Oddcast currently licenses TTS through 4 engines 1 AT T 2 Loquendo 3 NeoSpeech 4 Nuance With this information you can now build your sayText call Here is my example sayText Welcome to the SitePal website 1 1 3 Next you need a way to trigger the audio The most straight forward way is to use html hyper link As follows a href javascript sayText Welcome to the SitePal

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  • try SitePal sign up for a 15 day trial What s new Feature Product updates New Product SitePal Avatar Framework for Integrators Looking to integrate SitePal technology into your web application Check out SitePal Avatar Framework the next evolution of the SitePal platform designed for seamless integration of SitePal avatar technology with your products and services Learn more Introducing New TTS Voices and Languages We ve just added several new Text To Speech TTS voices languages and English dialects With the additions SitePal TTS now supports 25 languages and 7 English dialects New languages Finnish Hindi and Icelandic New English dialects Scottish and South African existing dialects include US UK Australian Irish and Indian These additions are available to Silver package level higher Use our TTS Demo to review all SitePal voices and languages Tip of the Month Turn visitors into leads with SitePal lead form As seen in Web Pointe Mall s case study above SitePal lead generator can help you capture leads from your site and build an internal mailing list in a cost effective way Using SitePal s lead generator you not only get a built in lead form which otherwise you would have to build on your own but the combination with your Sitepal virtual agent can turn more visitors into leads Selecting a lead generation Player for your SitePal is easily done by taking the following steps in the Scene Editor Prepare your SitePal Scene before selecting the Players tab at the bottom of the editor For best results use an audio that provides a clear call to action to fill out the form In step 5 Players select Lead Gen from the drop down Choose a Lead Gen design style on the viewing panel optional Select your button colors on the Display Tab Customize

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  • in your account See image to the right Bronze Silver users Two models Chloe Joan previously available only to Gold accounts have been added to your account Log into your account to try the new models Don t have an account Sign up for a 15 day free trial Tech Playground is open We just put up a new section of our web site where you can try out a variety of cool demos using Oddcast avatar technology Oddcast is SitePal s parent company Avatar Space Chat Avatar Converter Avatar Interpreter and more cool demos are waiting for you Go to Tech Playground and let s have some fun Tips of the Month Using Avatars for FAQ In our recent newsletter we showed how to use SitePal s built in FAQ player to set up an avatar FAQ providing audio answers for text questions without any programming This month we will show you how to make a custom FAQ by using API http www oddcast com support faq sayText html html http www oddcast com support faq sayText flash html The two examples above show how to set up such interactions using javaScript or actionscript 2 With our APIs you are able to dynamically call out audio Couple this ability with hyperlink or flash buttons and one can make a clickable objects that dynamically call audio from our servers Faq using API example Here are the steps to recreate the javaScript example 1 Upload your audio s to your SitePal account 2 Embed a javaScript embedded scene on your page 3 Type out your text question on your page 4 Highlight the text question and turn it into a hyperlink The href for your hyperlink needs to be javaScript sayAudio AudioName For each question AudioName will need to be replaced

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