Converting the Written Word to Video
WOW! There is an over-abundance of really valuable, really helpful, very insightful information on the web today. I am sure you have noticed. Have you ever found yourself doing a Google Search for one thing and ending up going in all different directions because you keep finding more and more and more value? I know I sure have! Where do you start and where do you stop?
It is for this reason (and many more) that I love to use video to relay my messages. Video done right can capture the audience’s attention with clever images, engaging and appropriate music, and of course the right length. The rule of thumb is the shorter the better; however in some cases, a little longer works as I have discussed in previous posts.
When I read Michele Welche’s Blog post ““The Naughty Entrepreneur Checklist: 40 Reasons Why You Are Not Seeing Results”, I just HAD to make it into a video. The content screamed “make me a video” If you missed the video, you can see it here in Do You Follow Shiny Objects?.
Here is a tip for you non-graphic folk out there (like me), If you like images with transparent backgrounds, Presenter Media has a great selection. If you want to use another image from a different site (assuming of course that you have the permission to use the image) you can make the background transparent by opening the image in Paint.net. Under the “tools”, select the “magic wand” option and click on the background section of your image. Then under “edit”, select “cut”. Voila. You now have an image with a transparent background! By the way, a word of caution: do NOT use an image you do not have the rights to use. I know of several people who were sued for this reason. There are enough either free or very reasonably-priced sites for you to be able to find any image you want. I use Presenter Media and iClipart.com.
I came across another site of very valuable information and followed Chris Hamilton‘s video series “30 Best Ways to Promote Your Website or Blog“. His videos are rich in content and information we can all use. With his permission, of course, I created a summary video for his series that you can see below. To me, this video represents a nice summary and entices the viewer to visit his blog to see more information about each of his 30 suggestions on how to promote your blog or website. What so you think?
Now, if you have any content you would like to see in a video, please send it to me. I will create a short video that we can co-brand and co-promote. A win-win!
Without further ado, may I present to you: