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blunt993 (blunt993) wrote,
@ 2011-08-29 13:57:00
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    Recording Screencasts for Your Online Business - What You Need to Know

    With so many interesting tools and software available to record screencasts many people forget that the most important component in the process is the person doing the recording. Tools and software serve their purposes but you and you alone must bring the real appeal to your target audience.

    Don't get so caught up in a quest for unobtainable perfection that you never finish the screencast. It's really important that you focus on the quality of the content, rather than trying to perfect the smallest details that can be ignored. Let's face it; we're all human and we make mistakes all the time; your audience understands this too. You don't have to go through and edit out every hiccup, misspoken word, or accidental link mix-up. Keep your focus on delivering quality content and don't let the small stuff get to you. hulk smash gloves Acknowledge the mistake and apologize if necessary and move on. Software hiccups happen too and they are things that are beyond your ability to control. So these gaffes are totally expected and make your screencast more natural and relatable.

    Make sure you do a run-through of the entire screencast while you're not recording so that you're really ready and prepared when you are. It's in your best interest to do this so you can avoid uncomfortable lapses in the flow of things when the recording is taking place. This is why doing a walk-through before the recording the begins is a good idea.

    It only takes one walkthrough in general to get the program off on the right foot for success smash hands. Taking this one simple step will have your audience eating out of your hand because your screencast seems so professional. It shouldn't be overly professional and boring you want to keep it somewhat casual or laidback as well. In the end, your dry run can help you get much better results from the final show.

    Use a Quality Mic: Whenever there's an audio component to something you're presenting, you have to be sure that the sound quality is up to par or people will get frustrated. That's why you shouldn't skimp on the microphone that you use, as you don't want your audio to be hard to hear or full of static. People will appreciate this, and it also means you don't have to do so much editing to get the sound quality right. By preparing for your screencast this way, you ensure that nothing goes wrong when you get the final result. Of course, no matter how good your mic is, you should also be recording in a relatively quiet place to get the best possible sound.

    You'll have plenty of time to play around with the software later, for now, presenting a strong message is more important than presenting a fancy message. Following the steps above might not get you to the moon but they can help your screencasts really take off.

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