Monthly Archives: June 2012

How to Remove Spam from Your Twitter Stream Using Hootsuite (with video)

Here’s a quick video I recorded that shows you how to remove spam from your Twitter stream. I’m using Hootsuite.com to manage my tweets, and when I remove a spammer from here, they also disappear on Twitter.com. At this writing, I’ve not figured out a way to do this directly on Twitter.com. If anyone knows how, please leave a comment.

It’s easy to remove spam from your Twitter stream using Hootsuite.com

 

PEACE.

Capture Video Testimonials Live and Use Them to Promote Your Business (includes video sample)

This is a video I just edited. I recorded some video testimonials from attendees at a recent speaking engagement. I’ll send a link to this video to potential clients. So much you can do with video, and I hope it’s in your plan to use it to promote your business or cause.

I used my iPhone and iRig mic to record the video. Recordings were made on the expo floor, but the mic blocked the noise. The intro and closing slides were created in PowerPoint and saved as high resolution pngs using the ImageExport software.  The snazzy photo treatment was done using Animoto.com. I edited the video and pulled all the pieces together using Camtasia 8.

I learn something new with every video project. I need to pay more attention to how people hold the mic for better sound. And I need to try different settings on the mic to fit different situations. But, overall, I’m pleased with the final product.

Stay tuned for my bootcamp for people who are as crazy as I am and want to learn how to do all this. Join my private email list and be the first to know when it’s launched.

PEACE.

Turn Your PowerPoint 2010 Slides Into Videos, Upload to YouTube, and Make Interactive with Annotations (with video example)

You can create videos from your PowerPoint slides. Below is a very basic example of a slide I’m going to start adding to the end of my how-to YouTube videos. I’m hoping it’ll remind more viewers to subscribe to my channel and click to share my tips with their social media network (that’s a hint).

I formatted the PowerPoint slide for widescreen. Then I added graphic elements and animated some of them. From there, I rendered the slide as a video (Windows Media Video). All this was done in PowerPoint.
Once I uploaded the video to YouTube, I created an annotation to link directly to the subscription page of my YouTube channel.

Sample PowerPoint slide rendered as a Windows Media Video.

LEARN HOW TO DO THIS

If you’d like to learn how to do all this and more, stay tuned for my upcoming video training event (August 10, 2012, Atlanta GA USA) where I’ll combine getting started with video (equipment, software, recording, and editing), creating PowerPoint graphics, building a YouTube channel, and learning DIY SEO (search engine optimization).

To be notified of conference details, Join my private email list.

Have you created a video using PowerPoint? Give us some ideas and leave a comment.

PEACE.