The little lady on the bottom right of my page was created at Voki. Megan E., of the Generation YES Blog, spotlighted this site today, and it's just as much fun to use as she claimed!
After registering for a free account (no fee if you're not using the Voki for business purposes), you customize an avatar, then record a message in your own voice. My introduction is pretty bland, but since I intend to show it to my students, I decided that cutting edge was not the direction I should take.
It was quick and easy to do. My husband likes the interactive aspects but wondered why my alter-ego has straight hair while my real hair is reacting violently to today's humidity. Maybe I should create another Voki for virtual nagging!