I make my living as an international conference speaker. I just edited this video and posted to YouTube. I combined some photos and videos and edited them using Camtasia software. I used my iPhone and iRig mic to create all photos and videos. I used PowerPoint to create intro and exit slides, including the last two with the animation.
I’ll send a link to my client, potential clients in a similar industry, and seminar attendees. The last time I did this, within hours, I’d booked multiple speaking gigs.
Stay tuned for information on a bootcamp I’m putting together for people who want to learn how to do all this as a slick marketing tool. Join my private email list and be the first to know.
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
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.
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).
Most of my videos are screen recordings that show tips and tricks in software. But recently, I’ve started getting in front of the camera. I’ve wanted to use a teleprompter, but didn’t have an iPad and didn’t want to spend any money buying a traditional one. Here’s what I came up with.
First, I wrote my script. The key to writing a script for the teleprompter is to write exactly the way you talk. Then practice, practice, practice until you don’t sound like you’re reading.
Second, I composed the text in Notepad, saved it, and pasted it on http://www.CuePrompter.com when I’m ready. This is a free online teleprompter service.
Third, I put my laptop behind my camera, just above it. This way, I can see the scrolling text on my laptop, and it looks as if I’m looking right into the camera’s eye.
Finally, I had to figure out a way to control the laptop when it’s not in front of me (e.g., to start the cueprompter, start and stop the video recorder for my webcam, etc.). My Logitech Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad is the perfect solution.
So I’m all set, and here’s the video on this setup.
Are you using a teleprompter? If so, what’s your setup?