Why I almost never look at any method which comes as videos.

by Chris-
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I am a somewhat-experienced IMer, and I check out any free methods here that look interesting to me (and occasionally consider buying courses), BUT as soon as I see the word "video", I ignore it. Why? Because 99% of methods here (either free or costly) will have most of the material that I am already familiar with. It is not worth my time watching hours of videos almost entirely about stuff I already know, just to find 1 or 2 new bits of info.

There is an easy solution . . . whenever offering video training, just make a PDF available of the content (as well as the videos). It's not hard to do.

Sure there are plenty of newbies who are just starting and who will learn something from every second of every video, but there must also be a large number of people like myself, who have been doing IM for a while, and are familiar with all the basics, but always looking to learn more. If I can skim through a PDF, skip past all the stuff I already know, and learn a few new things, then I'll do so, but watching hours and videos most of which are about things I know already, I will just say "no" to begin with.

Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author rahmat
    Hi Chris,

    I will agree with you to some extend.

    As we can skim through a PDF, we CAN do so with some type of video, e.g.: step by step video.
    But, it will be hard to skim a video, when the gems is on the audio part of the video.

    I will agree to have a PDF version along with the video.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Some people enjoy watching. Some people like us prefer reading.

    Some people like to do both.

    If you limit yourself to one channel, you could potentially miss something big or maybe not.

    It is a choice that you have to make for yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
      i know i get frustrated as well too much time passes but it depends on how people learn so i put up and care about others. happy for those that get it because of videos
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    • Profile picture of the author tamiro1992
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Some people enjoy watching. Some people like us prefer reading.

      Some people like to do both.

      If you limit yourself to one channel, you could potentially miss something big or maybe not.

      It is a choice that you have to make for yourself.
      i agree 100%. when you give people a choice then you are targeting both types of people. im the watch a video guy btw
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        My problem with videos isn't so much having to sit through them to find the nuggets. It's a conditioned response to so many very badly done videos.

        Videos that wander aimlessly, or waste time while the creator tries to remember which tab had the next step, or bad powerpoints simply read verbatim, or...you get the point.

        And much of the fault for this I lay at the feet of those who create and sell "have a $97 product in an hour and be selling by dinner time" manuals.

        If you insist on using video-only, at least learn to edit or hire an editor. I'm not going to pay (with money or time) while you stumble around your desktop looking for the Google Keyword Tool or whatever. Nor am I particularly interested in your ahs, ums, coughing jags, etc. Edit them out...
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  • Profile picture of the author princecapri
    When i start watching a video, I know within the first 30 minutes whether I want to watch the rest of it or not. I don't usually like them, but some of those step-by-step videos are very useful.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gabby12
      Agree, much faster to have pdf. Video is useful for new topics especially for newbies.
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    • Profile picture of the author BackLinkiT
      Originally Posted by princecapri View Post

      When i start watching a video, I know within the first 30 minutes whether I want to watch the rest of it or not. I don't usually like them, but some of those step-by-step videos are very useful.
      Did you mean minutes or seconds, old chap?
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  • Profile picture of the author CarlsTips
    I don't know if this helps, but....

    There are programs that will speed up your videos to double and triple speed.

    That's how I consume most of my audio and video podcasts/information products.

    Saves hours of time.
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    • Profile picture of the author sanjaysharma
      Originally Posted by CarlsTips View Post

      I don't know if this helps, but....

      There are programs that will speed up your videos to double and triple speed.

      That's how I consume most of my audio and video podcasts/information products.

      Saves hours of time.
      it is Enounce Myspeed software. just google it. it speed the online video from 3X to 5X save lot of time.

      sanjay sharma
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    I agree that a video CAN sometimes be extremely useful. There are a few circumstances in which a video is way better than words, because you can see things being done on the screen, which is occasionally vastly better than any verbal description.

    So I'm not knocking videos, just making a general point that people selling courses/products, or offering methods for free, would, in my opinion, get more response by offering a PDF as well. It seems some others agree with me


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    • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
      I've been teaching for years now and it is only recently that I've started using video (live streaming) to deliver content. Truthfully, it only seems logical at this point - content wise. With a few years, books, courses and online CMS experience, making a video only enhances my student's comprehension of particular concepts.

      It should and can never replace a good text for reasons I will not divulge in this post. However, videos should be created after the content. It seems a bit "rushed" to offer a video course without first creating the "written" basis to it. There should be a progression in creating any project and, for most purposes and cases, video should not be the first item.

      There is, however, a large population of "non readers" who prefer TV over the written text - perhaps this is the market of intent.

      The OP's point should be taken as a word to the wise. All IM'ers should think about who we are excluding from our choice of content delivery.
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      • Profile picture of the author BackLinkiT
        I like to have a pdf that I can print off and refer back to. I can write on it, flag pages...it's just so much easier. I always click away from videos...particularly if I am at work
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  • Profile picture of the author Eduard Stinga
    It depends on the product creator, ideally he should target both channels to make it easy for people who don't like videos as well as for people who don't like reading.
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Count me in as another person who doesn't do videos either. But I know lots of folks covet them.

    Give me pdfs anytime...
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  • Profile picture of the author housewarrior
    Originally Posted by Chris- View Post

    Because 99% of methods here (either free or costly) will have most of the material that I am already familiar with. It is not worth my time watching hours
    Chris
    With a couple of notable exceptions, I agree completely. I call them, "Bar Tricks," in that all you really want is the solution for the trick. The rest is fluff. And when you boil it down to the trick itself, a $5 bar trick isn't worth $9.99.

    And how many times in actual life have you ever paid a $9.99 bet to see a trick and then when you learn how to put an egg in a coke bottle without breaking it, etc., the trickster says, "Hey I got more tricks and I'll show em to you for only $29.99. I take PayPal."

    Ha!

    Norm
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    I rarely look at how-to info videos. John hit it. Many of the people using video are doing it because it's en vogue. Some are decent. But a LOT of them really suck.

    And it's not just that the individual is unprepared either. More often they don't have a clue about how to put a point across. I can't tell you how many I've watched where it takes someone 10 minutes or even more to make a point that can be made in one or two minutes.

    Time is valuable and I refuse to watch someone who doesn't understand that. It comes down to the fact that they just don't have a clue about how to teach others. That's a big part of it but I also think some folks go on and on to make the thing loner, you know, longer = better = more valuable. Ugh.

    This isn't exclusive to video though. The same individual that would waste your time rambling on in a video will do the same thing with a print product. So it goes...
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    Yes, I agree, video used just because it's trendy is annoying. Occasionally, video is the best way to get a point accross, and for some total newbies maybe seeing every single step on the screen as video might be useful, but most of the time, it's an unnecessary waste of time for many of us, and anyone who doesn't include a PDF is going to lose customers.

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  • Profile picture of the author MacS09
    Yes, video is useful but should be used appropriately. I've delivered my video creating course as an ebook with video examples, which was the best method to get the content across.

    I never watch how-to videos at normal speed. It takes too long. After testing a number of solutions, I've settled for a free tool - VLC Media Player (it does video as well as also audio only). However, I marvel at people who claim they listen to videos at 3 to 5 times the regular speed. Mostly, double speed is already a challenge unless the speaker is extremely slow. But double speed still saves a lot of time.

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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    Sanjaysharma mentioned "My Speed" from enounce. It's a good program to speed up videos while they are streaming to you.

    If you have downloaded videos, there is a free program called VLC player that will let you really speed up the videos the way My Speed does for streaming videos.

    :-Don
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  • Profile picture of the author imdomination
    I'm definitely not a video person. If your sales page is a video, I'm sorry, I'm not going to watch it and you've lost out on a sale. My time is more valuable than having to listen to you drone on about your product for half an hour. Let me read the info or skip the video.

    Same with products. I'm not going to watch a video guide at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author adammaxum
    I'll watch a video course as long as its...

    1. something I want to learn
    2. not that long
    3. I can skip to any point in the video if it starts getting boring/rambling
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    Videos are great for complete beginners as the info is ALL new and literally walks you through, step by step.

    But if you've been around the block, watching video can become tedious as 99% of the time, you know it. My way around it is I've got a 24inch monitor so I can watch a video in one browser and do something else in another browser.

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    • Profile picture of the author Azarna
      I don't mind so much if the video is actually something that couldn't be just written down.

      A person just talking is not, imho, a video - that would be better as a pdf that I can read, I read VERY fast, far faster thanI can listen to someone talking.

      A person reading out what is written on the screen is even more annoying - as I said, I can read, thanks, don't need you to do it for me, how patronizing.

      A REAL video contains proper multimedia content. Perhaps animations that clarify something, a video showing how to do something or some other FILM content.

      If it is the first two then I just think that the seller as put it in because either a) they are lazy and this was easier for them than having to type, or b) they think it makes their product more valuable to have them reading out the words for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author godinu
    I'm with you -- I always prefer text. A few images within the text are sometimes helpful. Video might be helpful for say a photoshop or video editing tutorial but otherwise, to me anyway, videos take longer to watch than a pdf does to read. And with a pdf, you can reference it quickly later. Good luck finding the right point of a video a month after you've started something and want to go back to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author noangel
    I like to have both. It's good to refer to the pdf and it's also nice to visually see
    something being done. But keep it short and to the point.

    When I see a product being advertised as having x amount of hours of videos, I
    don't think "value", instead I think... "no way, who has the time, or the patience,
    to sit through hours of videos".
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  • Profile picture of the author oda
    Is anyone getting the hint here about what needs to be added to their products.

    Thanks for this thread, I will now be having transcripts made of all my video's.

    Cheers

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    • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
      Originally Posted by oda View Post

      Is anyone getting the hint here about what needs to be added to their products.

      Thanks for this thread, I will now be having transcripts made of all my video's.

      Cheers

      Oda
      I don't agree ODA this is just a small amount you have said no to Videos , I think if you did a Poll you would find the oppsite IMHO

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  • Profile picture of the author Chase Shelby
    Originally Posted by Chris- View Post

    I am a somewhat-experienced IMer, and I check out any free methods here that look interesting to me (and occasionally consider buying courses), BUT as soon as I see the word "video", I ignore it. Why? Because 99% of methods here (either free or costly) will have most of the material that I am already familiar with. It is not worth my time watching hours of videos almost entirely about stuff I already know, just to find 1 or 2 new bits of info.

    There is an easy solution . . . whenever offering video training, just make a PDF available of the content (as well as the videos). It's not hard to do.

    Sure there are plenty of newbies who are just starting and who will learn something from every second of every video, but there must also be a large number of people like myself, who have been doing IM for a while, and are familiar with all the basics, but always looking to learn more. If I can skim through a PDF, skip past all the stuff I already know, and learn a few new things, then I'll do so, but watching hours and videos most of which are about things I know already, I will just say "no" to begin with.

    Chris
    I really could not agree more on this. I also have a lot of down time at work, or when I am in places that I can't have sound from a video, but I can easily read a PDF. I tend to lean toward courses or WSOs that at the very least offer a PDF transcript for me to read during those times.

    I do still buy video courses, but I don't feel like I benefit as quickly from them as I do with the PDFs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Webpromotion
    It seems that the newer you are to the topic, then videos have a higher value.

    It's when you know a lot of what is going on, that you want to skim fast over it that videos slow you down. PDF's help with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevet563
    [QUOTE=Chris-;5336511]I am a somewhat-experienced IMer, and I check out any free methods here that look interesting to me (and occasionally consider buying courses), BUT as soon as I see the word "video", I ignore it. Why? Because 99% of methods here (either free or costly) will have most of the material that I am already familiar with. It is not worth my time watching hours of videos almost entirely about stuff I already know, just to find 1 or 2 new bits of info.

    Great insite. Thanks for the tip. Always good to keep everybody in mind when creating a product.

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  • Profile picture of the author Paperchasing
    Video is great -- as a supplement to the core material.

    I shouldn't have to try to remember which of your 18 15-minute mp4s had the 2-minute section with the information I'm looking for. I should be able to just go to the table of contents. If your info product is any good, I will want to refer back to it eventually, and video is not the way to do that (and I know you can put chapter stops and bookmarks in some video formats, but I have yet to see that in a single info product).
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    Interesting to get so much agreement on this thread, since I've come accross SO many courses, methods, advice etc. saying that video is always "better".

    As with so many topics here, there is a LOT of advice that is actually incorrect, which is one of the challenges for newbies (as it is in any field I guess, although the BS ratin in IM is probably higher than in many subjects!) :- learning not to believe the "experts" and actually think for themselves (although of course, there's lots that can be learned from others here, too)

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  • Profile picture of the author Jeanne Lovely
    I am one of the people who learn with videos. If it is something new and I want to learn it, I just stop the video and do the steps on another computer. However I do agree that the PDF comes in handy for reference at a future date.
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  • Profile picture of the author travisl
    Thank you! I thought I was the only one who thought this. One of my biggest pet peeves is taking hours watching a video series when I could seriously just find out the info in 2 minutes if I was reading it. And the worst feeling is after wasting 2 hours watching a video the "big secret" is something you already know.

    Please if anyone is reading this that is going to make a product thats a video series, please, Please add a pdf version also. You'll probably have lots more happy customers.

    Anyway that's my 2 cents
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  • Profile picture of the author Karen Connell
    I very rarely buy any product that is solely videos.

    However, if the product includes transcripts of the videos I am happy.

    As the OP says, it is much better (for me) to skim through a .pdf to find the important points than to watch 10 minutes of a biography of the vendor.

    I am interested in what the product can do for me rather than how the vendor arrived at the idea for the product.

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  • Profile picture of the author paulpower
    Personally speaking, I prefer videos as I have dyslexia, and some kind of attention disorder.

    However, when I launch my first product, not only will there be video and audio, but a PDF file as well, as I recognise that everyone learns differently. That is the most important point that all marketers must remember.

    Hope this shed light on this subject.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Some people prefer to learn through video, some people prefer to learn through text. Some methods are better taught using video, some methods are better taught using text.

    There is NO one size fits all here.

    As a product vendor I believe in providing information in it's most consumable format. When it's theory type information then I will use PDF documents. When it's showing someone how to do technical steps on a computer, it is much easier to use screencast videos so you can show them exactly what you are doing.

    One thing I always make sure I do is to NOT make 3 videos that are 20 minutes long but instead create 20 videos that are 3 minutes long and broken down into quick, actionable steps. That way people are easily able to find the exact information they need and it also means people can easily skip over the videos that are of no interest to them -- this might be information they already know.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I'll watch a quick advertisement or an instructional, but don't want to hear the whole spiel in a video. For one thing - my connection where I am sucks. It's slow and undependable and I hate having to sit through minutes at a time in the middle of a video while it loads.

    If I need to do something technical that requires "go here and click that" type info, a video is good. I don't mind a few short videos here and there, but a whole product? Hour(s)? It takes a blockbuster movie to get me to sit in front of a TV that long, I'm sure not going to buy a product that is going to require it.
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  • Profile picture of the author easyonthebrain
    For me I like a short video and then prefer to just read the information in case I need to review it again then its a pain in the rear trying to find the info on the video again. Lets face it there aren't many natural presenters on these videos albeit they probably know their stuff and that adds to the the problems with video presentations
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    Screenshots but videos are very boring in my opinion especially with the digressions and worthless rambling.
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  • Profile picture of the author Invert Planet
    nope.. I for one am a visual learner. If there is no video walk through or how to use... I gloss it over. I enjoy learning the steps and doing it as the video goes along.

    I agree a video + PDF is great.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkWrites
    I don't mind videos but not at the point of contact. Give me a pdf and if I want to learn more I'll watch the video. More often than not if all that is available is video... I'll just pass. I might miss out on the next big money maker but I'll also save a lot of time that I can instead use to be productive too.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikelito11
    I hate video for they making me more ignorant.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      I hate to sound like a curmudgeon here, but I'm going to use the same argument I used above regarding PDF transcripts...

      Take the time to clean them up and make them usable. I've got an older, but still valuable, course on - guess what - making videos, complete with a couple of hundred pages of transcripts. Printed, in a binder.

      The only problem is, there's no TOC or index. And the transcripts are exactly that, court reporter style transcripts, complete with every um, ah, garble, etc. that can make the video annoying.

      That course, for which I paid a fair amount of money, gathers dust because it's so unwieldy to use.

      I guess what I'm saying is that, yes, I DO want egg in my beer. I want videos I can actually watch when that's the best format. I want PDFs that I can actually use without half a bottle of aspirin.

      Maybe I'm asking too much...
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      • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        I hate to sound like a curmudgeon here, but I'm going to use the same argument I used above regarding PDF transcripts...

        Take the time to clean them up and make them usable. I've got an older, but still valuable, course on - guess what - making videos, complete with a couple of hundred pages of transcripts. Printed, in a binder.

        The only problem is, there's no TOC or index. And the transcripts are exactly that, court reporter style transcripts, complete with every um, ah, garble, etc. that can make the video annoying.

        That course, for which I paid a fair amount of money, gathers dust because it's so unwieldy to use.

        I guess what I'm saying is that, yes, I DO want egg in my beer. I want videos I can actually watch when that's the best format. I want PDFs that I can actually use without half a bottle of aspirin.

        Maybe I'm asking too much...
        John, you got your cranky pants on today?

        BTW, you offer some great advice and feedback here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    Good points again John (and others too). I agree, we want content not fluff, and we want it very well indexed and easy to find. If a video can really help explain the concept, then by all means give us the video, but make sure there's a clear PDF as well, and everything's easy to find and use.

    Lots of good points here, I hope the product-creators are taking note

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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Chris- View Post

      Lots of good points here, I hope the product-creators are taking note

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      The ones that matter will either take note, or don't have to because they are already doing things right.

      The others likely won't be around long...
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris-
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        The ones that matter will either take note, or don't have to because they are already doing things right.

        The others likely won't be around long...
        I hope that will happen, but I have my doubts )

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      • Profile picture of the author DGFletcher
        When I *make* a program I intend to sell (not just go on a weird writing spree for the heck of it...) It's a PDF, an audio, and a vid.

        The vid might be the audio under the PDF text formatted onto a vid, but it's all 3.

        When I *buy* a program that I intend to use, it better as heck be a PDF!! I can't sit through a vid and audio is a pain. I have too many things to do, a house full of people, and headphones hurt.

        Jason Fladlien made an awesome little product that I've been chewing at for awhile because he only put it in audio!!! I am so frustrated.
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        • Profile picture of the author Chris-
          Originally Posted by DGFletcher View Post


          Jason Fladlien made an awesome little product that I've been chewing at for awhile because he only put it in audio!!! I am so frustrated.
          You could always outsource a transcription to text

          Chris
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          • Profile picture of the author DGFletcher
            Originally Posted by Chris- View Post

            You could always outsource a transcription to text

            Chris
            Sadly, that didn't occur to me. That's a way good idea!

            I used to do transcriptions, so my thought was 'oh dear, I'd have to do it myself...' The thought to outsource it didn't cross my mind because I used to do it and I have all the tools and crap for it. (I have a tendency to forget that I can outsource stuff I know how to do. > < )

            D'you think Fladlien would take the PDFs back and pay me for them?
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            • Profile picture of the author Chris-
              Originally Posted by DGFletcher View Post

              Sadly, that didn't occur to me. That's a way good idea!

              I used to do transcriptions, so my thought was 'oh dear, I'd have to do it myself...' The thought to outsource it didn't cross my mind because I used to do it and I have all the tools and crap for it. (I have a tendency to forget that I can outsource stuff I know how to do. > < )

              D'you think Fladlien would take the PDFs back and pay me for them?
              Glad my idea was of use

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      • Profile picture of the author betsyanne
        I also prefer PDF documents to videos. But like more than one poster said, everyone learns differently. So perhaps well-made videos can be useful. I agree also that they should edit out things that don't belong, to make the videos easier to watch. I also enjoy listening to a good audio file with useful information and interviews sometimes. I don't need to see that talking head to listen - - and I can do more than one thing at once with earphones on.

        If I ever make a course, I will have the edited transcripts available too. And an index to make information easier to find. These are great ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shoot
    Most videos are too slow for me. I hate the pauses and BS run a rounds.
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  • Profile picture of the author julianna
    I do like video but I have to agree that there really needs to be a detailed pdf with clear consise step by step instruction to make it worthwhile
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  • Profile picture of the author savvybizbuilder
    Some tutorials comes both in PDF and video files.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Creating a video and promote in on youtube will certainly drive a decent amount of traffic to your website, but whether they will buy your products/services is another thing.

    Thanks for sharing anyway
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffster
    I usually prefer to read the pdf but if I'm tired and can't be bothered reading I will watch the video instead.

    It can also be handy to have the video if it relates to something I know nothing about, like a Photoshop tutorial or transferring databases, etc.. and I suppose for newbies is pretty much all new material.
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  • Profile picture of the author erskinem
    Videos are tough. It's a different medium then text. Different things are important, like pacing, tonality, presentation.

    With text, you hear everything in your own voice, which doesn't sound that bad.

    In video, you are stuck hearing it in someone else's voice, which could suck.

    Being a producer for a number of years, people like video because it's perceived high value. It's like the kid that does a video for his school project automatically gets an A+.

    A lot of folks do it cause they think it's easier. I'll just push the red button and yap for an hour.

    Fortunately, most marketers are fairly good communicators, so it's not as bad as it could be.

    Personality has so much more to do with it in video. If you ever watch some of the shows on Revision3, watch the stuff with Kevin Rose in it vs. the Stuff put out by LifeHacker magazine.

    I think since Kevin has had some experience in front of the camera from the TechTv days, he's a bit more comfortable with it and can put on a better show.

    Watch the LifeHacker guys and its like an experiment in awkward.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinw1
    Transcription is a great idea. I'm working through a set of videos now which have some good and useful info in them (so I persevere) but the presentation is painful AND painfully slow. Running them at 1.4 speed in VLC helps, but it doesn't get rid of the presenter saying the same thing multiple times (in the same way, not even different ways) and highlighting and re-highlighting the same chunk of text with his mouse as he talks, like a nervous twitch.

    Then I could go through the transcription, delete 90% of it, and end up with something useful
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  • Profile picture of the author pheonixrises
    I'll sometimes prefer a WELL DONE video series to a pdf, but unfortunately it seems that a lot of people think they can just slap whatever up in a video, regardless of how much effort they've put into the presentation. There have been times when I've been so frustrated or bored with a video that I've just shut it off, even though I know it has useful content.

    I actually find it easier to pull out the good bits from an "awkward" pdf. I don't think I'm all that high-maintenance when it comes to these things... I prefer a straight forward presentation to flowery stuff almost any day.

    However, I'll agree with pretty much everyone and say that assuming both are well done, I like to have the option of both!
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    • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
      Although having both video and pdf sounds good, it is not the best use of either for purposes of educating (courses). The best scenario is that one enhance the other - not that they be a carbon copy of the other.

      So there are courses that are better as text with graphics and have some video for demonstrative purposes and stuff that really must be moving graphics.

      Other courses are better suited for video (if they are well planned and executed) with a text (not a transcript) providing background, research and other supportive data, graphs, exercises, tables, charts, etc.

      Yes, transcripts are good but I suggest audio as an option. With audio, a customer can take it with them during a jog, to work, public transport, even playing on the pc while doing other work. Audio of your video can be made very easily and at the same time you do the videos.

      Providing these options above as upsells or included in the main offer will make your courses of great value and you will assure yourself of future business from your past buyers.

      Just make sure your content is quality and without fluff!
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  • Profile picture of the author Roan
    I like videos when they are fast. I do not like videos where they tell the same thing into as many different versions as possible to "get the point across" as if ur thick. I do like to watch video course from time to time. Something different than reading all the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
    Truuuuuuuuuuuue story... I pretty much groan any time there's no PDF version available - after all, I can read faster than anyone can talk, AND listen to my music while doing it.

    Not to mention, I can go back over parts I don't understand, or skip over the parts that are boring.

    Only once in a blue moon will I watch a video, and ONLY if it's from somebody I highly respect. Other than that, I say, stop talking and give me the written word...
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