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Sonic Foundry Announces Live Webinar Schedule for August

This month's best-practice webcasts include how to customize learning experiences and how to create engaging presentation slides

MADISON, Wis., July 20, 2011 — (PRNewswire) — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media  webcastinglecture capture and knowledge management, will host two live webinars this month as part of the company's continuing best practice series.

To register for these complimentary webinars, visit www.sonicfoundry.com/webcasts. Both take place on Tuesday, August 2.

WEBINAR: Choose Your Own Adventure: Using Lecture Capture and Social Media to Customize Learning Experiences

WHEN: 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Central ( convert your time zone)

WHERE: http://sofo.com/f7b37

How do you design a college course for a generation of students that expects online interactivity through social media and personalized education by choosing their own unique academic path? Dr. Diane Zorn thinks you should give them what they're asking for.

A pioneer in online teaching and learning, Dr. Zorn of York University is launching an online role-playing game and choose-your-own-adventure course designed to use webcasting and advanced internet technologies, such as Facebook, wikis, and blogs. Join Dr. Zorn as she walks you through her latest innovation, developed to allow students to customize their learning experience, engage them in critical-thinking and incite intellectual curiosity.

Presenter: Diane Zorn, Ph.D., designs, implements and teaches fully online, rich media courses using Mediasite technology and audio and video podcasting. She was the second university instructor in Canada to offer video podcasts of her lectures. Her student-centered, radically interactive course design is based on her theory of Enactive Education. Her approach to online education allows students to customize their learning and "learn on the go" in reciprocally evolving and adaptive learning environments.

Moderator: Sean Brown, Vice President of Education for Sonic Foundry.

WEBINAR: How to Create Slides that Don't Suck (and Help Others Do the Same)

WHEN: 1:00-1:45 p.m. Central ( convert to your time zone)

WHERE: http://sofo.com/58302

Stop for a moment and think about the last presentation you watched (or presented). Did the speaker read the slides to you? Did you hear the phrase, "Now this next one might be a little hard to read"? Were there flashy animations? Or over-enthusiastic use of clip art? You aren't alone.

Now imagine working for a webcasting company. You'd see a ton of online presentations, right? You might even have to present some of your own! That's true for Sonic Foundry veterans Erica St. Angel and John Pollard. Yet there's one thing you'll rarely find in their presentations: traditional PowerPoint slides.

They didn't just decide to stop having boring slides one day. They read books, watched great speakers and used trial and error to find a presentation style all their own.

If you'd like to create more engaging presentation visuals, and help others in your organization do the same, join this live webinar to get the basics of not just great slide design, but presentation delivery. We've culled the best tips from experts, and added a few of our own, to ensure you'll leave inspired and ready to spread the good-presentation word.

Presenter: Erica St. Angel, Vice President of Marketing for Sonic Foundry, produces the company's best practices webinar series. She regularly takes the mic at numerous events and webinars, and her work has earned both industry and marketing awards, including a Forrester Groundswell Award for the use of social technology for UNLEASH, Sonic Foundry's annual conference.

Presenter: John Pollard, Event Services Program Director for Sonic Foundry, helps organizations understand and execute successful hybrid events. Prior to joining Sonic Foundry, he worked in various communication, consulting and product management roles for companies including American Airlines, SAP and JPMorgan Chase.

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, www.sonicfoundry.com) is the global leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, providing enterprise communication solutions for education, business and government. Powered by Mediasite, the patented webcasting platform which automates the capture, management, delivery and search of lectures, online training and briefings, Sonic Foundry empowers people to transform the way they communicate. Through the Mediasite platform and its Event Services group, the company helps customers connect a dynamic, evolving world of shared knowledge and envisions a future where learners and workers around the globe use webcasting to bridge time and distance, accelerate research and improve performance. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.

Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for Sonic Foundry's products, its ability to succeed in capturing significant revenues from media services and/or systems, the effect of new competitors in its market, integration of acquired business and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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