How To Create A Powerpoint Sales Video

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First time IM just trying to figure out how to put together one of those cool sales vids where you voice over a bunch of power point slides and record it. I need tips on how to make it look good. I have a Mac, ScreenFlow (Mac's version of Camtasia) and a headset. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ewan Lumsden
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    Record the audio seperately and bring it together in an editing program like iMovie.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wilco de Kreij
    I'd definitely start out with a good microphone. There are plenty of good ones for less then $100 (I got myself a Samson C01U - love it).

    Then create a good-looking presentation, and simply go through the presentation while recording it (I use screenflick, but I assume screenflow works just as well) and talking about your presentation.

    Try to record the audio with a tool like Audacity (free for Mac) so you can improve the sound quality by deleting the background noise. You can combine that with the video with every video editing software (such as iMovie).

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill_Z
    Go here and opt-in. You'll be sent a 2 videos (about 20 mins each I think) with step by step instructions on how to do it.

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  • Profile picture of the author alamest
    Best way to try and try untill you be good..

    Follow a good mentor who does the same than you try yourself..

    Try to be informal rather than formal.. people now a days like to be informal..

    I have some videos in my blog, you can have a look..

    I hope this helps..
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  • Profile picture of the author KeithSneed
    As far as high quality mics are concerned, I am very happy with the Yeti made by Blue. I have heard a recording played back from it that I mistook for someone in the room talking to me.
    This being said, it has a very rich sound with a lot of recording options. Plus it's a USB mic so you can plug it straight in. It goes for about $100 on Amazon. The other comments give good advice, but I am unfamiliar with Macs.. I prefer to make the slides and record going through them using Camtasia. Audacity is also a great audio recorder, and you can't beat free...
    Hope this sales video is within your reach now!

    -Keith
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  • Profile picture of the author IanGreenwood
    Camtasia will import PP slides directly but I don't think Screenflow offers this facility.

    Go to Screencasting Software ? ScreenFlow Demos ? Telestream for a lot of very good video tutorials on Screenflow including how to add a commentary or audio file.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Sean
    Camtasia Plus powerpoint slides,( there a powerpoint plugin that allows you to record the power point slide with your voice using camtasia) but that's for windows. I'm not too sure about Mac though.

    I only did it once Looks professional IMO.



    Originally Posted by Bill_Z View Post

    Go here and opt-in. You'll be sent a 2 videos (about 20 mins each I think) with step by step instructions on how to do it.

    Video Salesletter Creator


    Wow thanks I just opt in , very nice videos
    -Brandon
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  • If you are on a windows machine, you can use windowa movie maker.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robin Blinds

    I brought Screencast Like A Pro by Dave Kaminski, last year and thats a good product that will help you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marty S
      Originally Posted by Wilco de Kreij View Post

      Try to record the audio with a tool like Audacity (free for Mac) so you can improve the sound quality by deleting the background noise. You can combine that with the video with every video editing software (such as iMovie).
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      No reason to download audacity as all Macs come with GarageBand and an excellent podcast feature that records audio. Also ScreenFlow records audio tracks as well with editing features equal to audacity, but are included right in the program.

      Originally Posted by Ewan Lumsden View Post

      Record the audio seperately and bring it together in an editing program like iMovie.
      The OP mentioned he has ScreenFlow already so there is little need to be playing around with iMovie for screencast tutorials. It's really not meant for that.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamk
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    I use Camtasia. Its the best for making videos for whatever purpose. Also if you have some creativity then you can make the money of it very fast. Or there are some free alternatives too but I dont think they make Powerpoint Videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author olavlind
    There is a seriously cool dude (atleast in his own eyes...kidding, Andy IS cool ;-) ) called Andy Jenkins who runs Video Boss. He put out some free videos and free training videos (it's actually a seriously hot sales letter in 4 parts...but extremely valuable if you're looking for how to's).

    Do a google search for "video boss" and you'll find it. Andy is your guy on video sales letters.

    Check it out, look through his videos and see if you can't get some valuable lessons out of it.

    ~Olav
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulV
    You can create a very simple and effective powerpoint with free tools online.

    My favorite (free) version is to use Open Office presenter and include some content on around 10 or so slides and include some images.

    Then go to screen-cast-o-matic and use the free account to do screen recording.

    There you can edit the recording slightly by going back redoing parts that you don't like, if you want to record over them.

    After you've finished your recording you can download that onto your computer as a video file.

    Then it's yours to do whatever you want with, such as upload to youtube with your link and bring in some sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaiganeshv
    I find camtasia useful and easy to record simple powerpoint presentations. Camtasia is new to me and excited about the opportunities it provided
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Lawless
    Hi,

    You could use Camtasia and Audacity. Use Camtasia to capture the screen and Audacity for the audio recording.

    Just make sure that you have a good mic and find a good place in your office/home which have a good acoustic and away from background noises.

    Another thing, don't be too formal while doing the presentation. Try to sound casual so you won't bore your viewers. Unless its necessary, try to have the presentation as brief as possible and make sure the presentation is only the key points and not word for word of what you are saying when you do the voice over. See my latest blog post for an example. PM me if you need more details.

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