Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalised speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages.
After a drop down the list last year, Voki maintains its position this year.
Comments from some of those who selected Voki as one of their top tools
brilliant tool for creating talking avatars including politicians and celebs – VERY popular in my classroom! John Wishart, 2014
a Voki added a je-ne-sais-quoi to my web pages for students, 2013
I used a speaking avatar on my online resume to talk more about my work, 2013