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Understanding how to make a good online video presentations can sometimes be daunting and even the best effort can sometimes fall short. To streamline this process, here are 6 quick tips to help you create better video presentations online from an article from CampusTechnology.com
1. Sound – The first thing you need for a successful online video presentation is a good script. Cut down on confusing words or sentences and stay away from words like “um” or “so”. The first take won’t always be perfect so try multiple recordings until you sound confident and professional.
2. Visuals – Videos that constantly zoom in and out can sometimes detract from the viewer’s experience especially when you’re trying to explain a concept. The best way to work around this issue is to put the concept on a full page while you start talking about it in your video.
3. Applications – Applications are a little more difficult due to the fact that you can’t teach someone everything they need to know about the program in one video. There are two approaches to teaching someone about a program. The first approach is to give a general overview of the program. The second approach is to go in depth on specific features without trying to teach them all at once.
4. Framing – The general outline of the video, also known as “framing”, consists of three steps:
- Tell them what you’re going to tell them
- Tell them
- Tell them what you told them
Viewers aren’t looking for a structured lecture like they would get at school. All they really want is the information as fast as they can get it so the more straightforward you make your video presentation, the better.
5. Personality – There’s a fine balance between appearing too introverted, and appearing too extroverted in your video. As the instructor, you need to find this middle ground that shows your passion for the subject, but allows you to recite the information in a professional manner. When searching for the sweet spot, take into account your who your audience is and the subject matter you are teaching.
6. Balance – The final dimension of video presentation is balance. Will the video you created meet the criteria for what you want to teach and is the material serious enough to be taught in the first place?
Creating an online presentation video can be difficult but if you follow these 6 dimensions, you will find yourself creating a great educational video. Just remember to balance each dimension in order to find the sweet spot because going to far in either direction can sometimes have the opposite result.