I know I’m late to the party on this, but just this week I’ve begun using Camtasia in earnest.
Camtasia Studio gives you the power to easily record your screen, PowerPoint presentations, voice, and Web camera video to create compelling video tutorials, training presentations, and rich sales demonstrations for Web and CD-ROM delivery.
I bought the software many months ago and for some reason have been reluctant to dive in and learn it. Maybe my brain just didn’t want to deal with something new to learn. But now I have.
I can see a ton of potential for using these screencast videos in all our training material. And, in addition to training, screencast videos can be used to SHOW prospects the benefits of your services or products. Providing intro videos can engage people in a way reading on the screen cannot. I’m hooked. Took me long enough!
I’ve been creating video tutorials for the TeleSeminar Patsi and I are presenting on Wednesday about how to broadcast your ezine and mini-course. After a bit of a learning curve and getting used to recording the audio and talking as I’m recording and going through the screens, I think I’ve figured it out. I can now record, edit and upload a 10 minute video in about 45 minutes. I’ve create 7 videos to supplement the live training we’ll be doing. Since video files are big and take a lot of bandwidth, I’m using LiquidWeb to host the files. It’s super simple to use and costs $3.95 per month.
Here are two sample videos for you to check out: