This is a follow-up to this guest post I wrote at Steve Scott’s site: Managing Email Overload: How to Stop Being a Slave to Your Email Inbox and the result of 1) a couple of people asking me more about that article and how exactly I employ the practices I describe using my preferred email client (Gmail) and 2) the fact that, as you will tell from watching the video, I really need to practice my video skills.
1st Video – Things Can Only Get Better…
My first video was a bit dodgy, using free software (Camstudio) which meant I had no possibility to edit the video before publishing, or at least if I could I didn’t know how to with that software. I had several attempts and eventually made do with a video which did everything I’d challenged myself to do, if with a chopped off introduction. The video was pretty badly produced and told me I had a lot to learn about video but I decided to post it anyway here: How To Create A 100% Free Website In Less Than 3 Minutes.
2nd Video – An Excuse For A New Laptop
This video is also pretty poor, though again, hopefully sufficient to show the practicalities of what I’m talking (badly) about. This time, I did get some better software working (Camtasia Studio) though it made my crappy PC really creak and the only way I could get it to work was by reducing the number of frames per second. The great news is that this software allows editing so I had a little go at that, chopping out some pauses and a couple of minutes of the dog barking in the background. I’m not sure in the end if it’s the fact that my PC froze and was otherwise very slow, the reduced frames per second or my editing which has caused the audio track to be out of synch with the video, perhaps a bit of each.
I know it’s bad but hopefully an improvement on the first video, if only a slight one. Having recorded these, at least I have something to work with and improve upon. I need to work on making my voice clearer (you wouldn’t think I’d presented to thousands of people watching this) and on making better use of that software. I would love to know what you think of either video, even if the feedback is ‘constructive’ (don’t worry, I can take it).
I hope at least you got some good practical tips from these – please do let me know what you think.