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Transform Your (PowerPoint or Keynote) Slides into Videos

teacher avatar Dvorah Lansky, Author & Course Creation Specialist

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. Transform Your Slides into Videos

    • 2. Recording in PowerPoint or Keynote

    • 3. Record Your Videos Using Screencast-o-Matic

    • 4. Record Your Videos with Zoom

    • 5. Record Your Videos with Snagit

    • 6. It's Time to Take Action

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About This Class

The easiest way to create videos is to record from a PowerPoint of Keynote slide presentation. Slides are easy to set up and they are the prefect backdrop for education or sales videos.

In the Transform Your Slides into Videos class, you'll receive tips for optimizing your slides for video. We'll then go on to explore several free and affordable options for transforming your slides into videos.

Videos captivate your audience and they can help your students to retain more of what you want them to learn.

What You'll Learn in This Class

  • Why creating videos from slides makes great course content.
  • Tips for making your slides “video friendly” (Font, images, etc.)
  • Three easy ways to record web-ready videos.
  • How to add “provide viewing access” to your videos.
  • Tips for Making Your Slides “Video Ready”
  • Ways to keep your slides consistent.
  • Use attractive colors that are easy on the eyes.
  • Add images throughout your presentation as pictures speak louder than words.
  • Use slide “animations” so the bullet points come in one at a time.
  • Provide action steps.

The News About Recording PowerPoint or Keynote Slides

  • Demonstration – Recording a Video Using Keynote
  • Ways to Record Your Videos
    You May Have a Video Program Built Into Your Computer
    Explore three free or affordable, easy to use, online programs.
    • Screencast-o-Matic
    • us
    • Snagit
  • How to Provide Viewing Access to Your Videos
  • You can upload the actual video file directly to Teachable.
  • How to upload your videos to Vimeo and YouTube

Time to Explore and Begin Creating Videos

  • Review this training and look through the slide handouts.
  • Explore the three video recording sites and take one or more of them for a test drive. Most come with a free level or free trial.
  • Decide which video recording software program you’ll go with.
  • If you are going to upload to Teachable, you are all set as you can simply upload the videos once you’ve recorded them.
  • If you’ll be sharing elsewhere – explore YouTube and Vimeo.

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Dvorah Lansky

Author & Course Creation Specialist


Greetings! My name is D'vorah Lansky. I have a Master's Degree in Education and am the bestselling author of many books including; the Action Guides for Authors series of workbooks and journals and the Health and Happiness Journal series.

Since 2007 I've created 40+ online training program and have taught online marketing and course creation to thousands of authors, entrepreneurs and creatives, across the globe.

One of my passions is to help people share their brilliance with the world.

I look forward to connecting with you here on Skillshare and welcome you to explore my courses on Creative Course Creation Tips, Tools and Strategies.

I've you'd like, check out my website at:

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1. Transform Your Slides into Videos: Hello and welcome to the workshop. We're going to be talking today about how to transform your slides into videos. And when I talk about slides, I'm talking primarily about Power Point and he notes, and I'll be demonstrating several key ways that you can easily record your videos and share them with the world. So here's what we'll cover. Today we're gonna talk about why creating videos from slides makes great course content. Tips for making slides, video friendly, where you can streamline your font, your images, etcetera. And I'm going to share three easy ways to record Web ready videos Now. The reason why slides make such great course content is you can. They're easy to create either in power point or and keynote. You can add color. You can add branding. You can add your logo. You can add bullet points that will trigger thoughts because you're gonna be teaching on a topic that's familiar to you. Where all you have to do is see a couple of sentences and you'll know what to say and you'll get more and more comfortable the more and more you do it. So slides truly are the easiest way to create course content. Some people really like what they call talking head videos where it's you see the person talking and they just you look at them and they're talking and there's no slides. So if that's your method, that is definitely a no option. I personally like the Power Point because I find that people retain more if they can see it in writing as well. So here are some tips for making your slides video ready. What you want to do is keep your slides consistent so that it's easy for the viewer. You're not changing spot size or the placement of the font on the page from slide to slide . You're keeping it consistent so that they can keep their focus on the content and not be darting all over the place. So consistency is really important. You also want to use attractive colors when you add color, it helps people keep their focus, and you want to choose colors that are easy on the eyes. So stay away from neon. If you're gonna use neon, it might be one image on one page for some specific reason, but you want to choose colors that are soothing and easy on the eyes. And it's been found that dark text on a light background is easier for people to view and easier on the eyes than the opposite. For example, eight black background with right with white text. If you have a slide here or there for a specific reason that you want that opposite effect to create what they call a pattern interrupt where people focus in, it's like, Why is it's changing that will definitely jar people and bring them back to focusing in. But for the most part, you want your slides to be really, really easy to to read. The font size should be a minimum of 28 point font. Sometimes people make the mistake of packing tons of content like paragraphs of content, and they put a size 12 point font, which is fine if you're creating a Pdf guide that you're going to give to people to print out. But for a video, you wanted to be a minimum of 28 point now to give you a a ah, reference point. The fought size that you're looking at on this screen is 32.5. You you can also add images. You don't want it to be packed with images, but you can use images to accentuate what you're talking about because they say that an image speaks 1000 words, and at the same time, some people have a title at the top and Onley an image in the middle and no text. They have their notes next to them, so that is a really powerful way. Images will. People will keep people engaged and on the screen here. So you have in the slide handouts you have reference to these to all of the resource is we're gonna be talking about today. Here are three places as examples of where you can get images and the 1st 1 and the last one, our public domains. You have full rights to them, the one in the middle. You have to pay for the rights, but you do not have full rights. You could not use them in publications. You cannot use them professionally, but you can use them on the Web sites and things like that. You also want to use slide animation so that the bullet points come in one at a time. So let me back up this screen. So this is what I did. I have the bullet point there, and then I clicked the enter key every time I want to bring the next bullet point in. So obviously you want to practice with your slides. And the more you present, the more comfortable you'll be with your slide content. That's called animations. And so if you go back into power point in my version of Power Point in your version of PowerPoint, it might be some place else. But in my version of Power Point, what I do is I put my cursor right on the slide not in the sidebar but right and the actual slide that I want to add animation, too. Then, at the top of the screen, I click on the animations tab, and then you have all different kinds of options. You don't want all kinds of fancy stuff unless you're doing a fancy sales video with wild music, you want it to be really, really easy. So either appear or fade are the easiest on the eyes, and there you have it. That's how you would add animations to your screen. And then what I recommend is that you provide action steps providing action steps based on specifically what you taught and the as few action steps as you can manage so three or five at most action steps, the fewer you have and the more focused they are on exactly what you taught so that you reinforce. And people can apply what they learn, the more likely people are to take action. And that's gonna be wonderful, because then people will be accomplishing thing. So that's kind of a template, if you will, of how to set up your slides. And you can apply these strategies in any kind of fly creation platform that you're using. Some people will create slides in Can Va se them as pdf files and then flipped through them one slide at a time, presenting PdF slides. And that is definitely a possibility as well. When I go to speak, for example, in our local area, we have an authors and publishers association, and I've been one of the speakers for 33 years of their of their event, and when I go there, I never know what kind of computer access I'm gonna have, and so I set it up and I saved the slides, so I would just save these slides in pdf format. So what I would do is I would go to file, save as and then I scroll down here and I choose pdf. And then I would just make that sure that I would write here, that this is full slides. Then I click export, and it's gonna export those to the file that I saved them, too. Then when I open that up, can you see how it looks? Just like the slides that I was presenting? Right? So that's definitely an option. And you can create these types of slides in programs such as Can va. So if you don't have power point or keynote, you can still create slides. 2. Recording in PowerPoint or Keynote: all right, So let's talk now about how to record your slides in power point and keynote, and there's good news and there's bad news. As I mentioned, I do extensive research before all of our calls because I want to get I want to make things as easy as possible. I want a shortcut year journey, and this is what I found out about Power Point. You can record a video in Power Point. It's pretty easy, but when you exported as a video, the recorded This is an exact quote where it says the recorded narration starting from There is an exact quote from the Microsoft website. The recorded narration is not included in the video, so basically, basically, it's worthless. What they want you to do is record the video, export it, record the audio and then somehow marry them together. So I am not going to even go there. I would. I personally do not use that method because it's really complicated, so I'm really sorry about that. For a power point users such as myself, however, I'm going to show you other options that are super easy. So not to worry. All right, so keynote people. Usually I only demonstrate with Power Point Keynote. People are gonna be very happy today because we're going to record a video in, like, two minutes. So in keynote, it's super easy to record your slides export as a video file that includes the audio and then use it online or anywhere that you'd like. So that's what I'm gonna demonstrate. In fact, let's go there right now what I did as I created a to slide demo presentation and I'm gonna show you how to record in Kino. So here's my keynote presentation. I'm inside of keynote, and I have two slides just made to simple slides. Then what you want to do is you want to save your file, make sure you save your file and then what you want to dio. So you go to the very top of the screen, you click on the play button and then record slide show, and it brings you to this screen here, so I'll walk you through what I see, and then I will create a practice recording. All right, so way down at the bottom of the screen, I see a red dot That's my record button I also see a microphone and the microphone. It is grayed out, and I can see myself talking. I can see the sound bar going up and down. If I wanted to mute the microphone, I would click on the little microphone, and if you can see, I don't I'm not sure if you can see the at the bottom of my screen, but I but the place where it shows the sound as being on it shows it now is being off, so that will help you find it than to record your video. You just click the record button, then it gives you a countdown. And here we are. Here's my keynote presentation on how to record a video in keynote, and this is my second slide just for the purposes of this demonstration. This is my little princess, the Wonder cat, and you go through your recording. You either click on a slide or you click on Enter to go to the next slide, and then when you are ready to stop the recording, you can either pause it. There's a little pause button at the bottom of the screen or you click on the record button again, and that will stop the recording. Then, to get out of this mode, you click the escape key or there's a little X at the top right of the screen that brings you back to your keynote program. Now what you need to do is export the audit, export the video to your computer. So how you do that is you go to file export to movie. You're exporting a tool movie. You pick the size that you want it to be. This is a good size if you're for any size. For for YouTube, for teachable 10 24 by 7 68 to 16 9 ratio. That's a real good size. And then what we're gonna do is we're going to click next, and they're gonna ask us where we want to save it, and we'll just save it to our deaths. Top. And I'm just going to call this test video and click Export is going to process the video. Probably good idea. Just toe sit tight while your videos processing, and then when that screen closes, you can go over to wherever you saved your video. And there it is. If I double click on it. Now, I'm not sure if you're gonna be able to hear it. Ah, because, um, we are on, uh, because of the way the audio set up, but I can, so I'm not sure if you can hear the audio or not. But I can tell you it has the audio. So there is the video, and what you can do with that video is you can upload that teachable. You can upload that toe a video sharing sites such as YouTube or Vimeo V I m e o. And I'll be talking about those a little bit later on. So that is how easy it is to create a video in keynote. 3. Record Your Videos Using Screencast-o-Matic: So what you want to dio is you want to make sure that your recording is in the MP four file format or the Mac computer creates an MPEG Dash four file format. Those are the file formats that you can easily upload online. Windows Media Player in Ah PC Computer cannot be used online. You have to convert it and it's very complicated. So I'm gonna show you alternatives so that you don't have to be converting file formats of videos so you may have a program on your computer. Already in the Mac, there's the high movie that can work. You make beautiful videos on the PC. There's programs such as Camped Asia and all kinds of all. There's all kinds of wonderful video software. I'm gonna share a couple of those with you today. Two of them are online, and one of them is one that you can download to your computer. So here are the three free or affordable, easy to use online programs that I would recommend starting with if you're not already using a program that you're in love with, the 1st 1 is called zoom dot us, and I'm going to go through all of these zoom dot us and zoom allows you to create videos. You could be the only one in your recording studio, and you can create videos the way I just demonstrated creating a video of, you know, as we're here on this screen here today, and you can also use Zoom as a webinar service. You could meet one on one with clients. You could meet with the whole group. You can teach your course you can have sales. Webinars. It's a wonderful service and they have tremendous training, so I'm going to show you where you can find the training. Then there's snag it snag. It is the baby sister of Camp Tasia Camped Asia is one of the most popular recording programs, and I'm gonna share with you a little bit about that. And then there's screen cast O Matic. Now. The reason that's not highlighted is I found out that I can give you a U R L where you get a 20% discount, but you're not going to believe how affordable that is. So let me just go over there and I'll show you. So here we are. We're logging into screen cast O Matic. And look at this. At the top of the screen, you get a 20% off. But look at how affordable it is. A dollar 20 a month with your discount you pay. I believe you pay annually, but look at that incredibly affordable. And they have a free option. At the free level, you can record videos up to 15 minutes in length, and it has limited of extras that you can that you can add. Now, what I like about screen cast O Matic is allows you to edit your videos. So if you sneeze or your trip over your tongue or you have introductory content that you don't wanna have in the recorded version, you could just clip it out. And they have videos on this site that walk you through that, and I'll show you where to get those. All right, So when we go back to the screen cast O Matic main website, you can start recording for free, and you can poke around here and see all of the things that are available to you. In fact, I can just show you why we're here at the top of the stream. There's a link to the tutorials. Look at all these tutorials and there are multiple, and these are all videos, and they're short, sweet, thes air multiple. There are multiple videos in each of these sections, So if I click on video editing, look at all of these bite size videos that you can find on video editing. Now take a deep breath. If this is uncharted territory for you, like anything new, it just takes time. But this is very, very user friendly, and they walk you through step by step. So screen cast O Matic is known as an online video recording service. You could record up to 15 minutes at the free level and unlimited length videos at the paid level. Now the regular price is a dollar 50 a month paid annually means 12 times a dollar, 50 or $4 a month paid annually, or you can use this link and you can save 20%. And thats share your brilliance dot com forward slash screen cast. And when you become a member, they'll give you a link. So if you want to share it with people, you can. They give you credits, I think, towards like next year's purchase or something like that. But who doesn't want to save 20%? So I just wanted to demonstrate that now, at the free level, you can download the video to your computer. Actually, with this service, you do need to downloaded. I'm not sure if they have the cloud hosting just learning myself about this service, but I do know that you can download the videos to your computer, and then you can also directly from screen cast thematic uploaded to YouTube. Or you can share it from the screen cast O Matic website so they do have storage if you have one of the paid options. So if you have one of the paid options, you can store it right on their website, so it would definitely be a fun place to explore. And as I showed you, they have wonderful tutorials on their site, where you can walk through step by step and learn how to record the videos. So here are just some of the features that screen cast O Matic offers. You can record your screen your computer screen, demonstrating something, showing slides, going to a website, whatever you want to demonstrate you can edit with their intuitive video editor, which is really great to be able to clip things out. You can share and protect your content with their video management tools, and you can keep your recordings safe with their secure backup. So this is wonderful. And if you're wondering, Well, when I get the video, what do I do with that? We're gonna talk about that today. What I'm doing in this section is I want to show you the three video recording services that I recommend, and then we're going to go into what to do with the videos once you have them. 4. Record Your Videos with Zoom: next, we have zoom dot us zoom dot us is a video recording and webinar service. And so the webinar service is means that you can do what I'm doing here today. You can have people jump on the line with you. With Zoom, you can have like a video conference where you can actually be like around the campfire and see each other. Or you can leave the the Webcam closed and show the strange and share as a screen share. And they have lots of tutorials, which I'll show you as well, so you can record videos and save it to a folder on your computer. Zoom automatically creates a zoom folder when you get started. What you want to do, though, make note. If you want to notice where that folder is, they also give the option to maybe save the videos elsewhere. But you want to know where your Zoom folder is. You may be able to tell Zoom where you want the folder to be. They say that it's typically in the Documents folder at the paid level. You also have the option to save it to the zoom cloud, so you have access to it right online. You have a certain amount of space that you have that you can use up there, and then you can download the recording from there to your computer. You can also you also get access to the webinar and videoconferencing features. So as I mentioned, you can use it for one on one coaching or small group coaching or teaching courses. Or you could be the only one on the call and record doing a presentation and recording a power point, lots of flexibility and lots of options. So the view, the tutorials, what you want to do is I have a link for you here, which is clickable from the handouts, and you'll see all of the zoom tutorials, lots of tutorials that you can go through. And when you go to their home page, this is actually their help center, so it zoom dot us is their home page, and you can see what they offer their plans In pricing. You could see that they have a free level and the and these air monthly costs, and then you can see what each level offers. I recommend starting with the free level unless there unless you know right away that that you're going to I want to record for more than 40 minutes at the free level. You could record too, up to 40 minutes and you can have up to 100 participants. If you have more than 100 participants, they'll let you know what the what the range is. I think it goes up for every certain number of people. It's an extra amount, but you can read here what the features are. And then you can read the solutions. You could see all of the things that Zoom has to offer. Now Zoom is at this point, it might even be more popular. Then go to Webinar, Go to Webinars. What? We're on here today with Zoom. I believe that you can set it so that there are reminder emails sent out to people again. This is a new service for me. I'm just starting to learn about it. But that's one of the things I love about. Go to Webinars. It will send a reminder emails and I believe that you can do that in zoo people get a link . They get a union a unique link that they can go to to get to your video room, if you will, to your conference room and you can have a blast with us, and it's extremely affordable, so that is zoom dot us and with zoom dot us. The pro account starts at $14 a month. And then I don't know if you pay annually if you get a discount or how that works, but you can check it out when you explore their site. Now, I am purposely Onley giving you three recording options here today so that you're not overwhelmed and so that it makes you makes it really, really easy for you to explore because you might take a look at each of these. Or, you may know already by the end of our training here today which one you want to go with and then you can just dive in and get to know that program. If you're debating between two of them, then you can explore them, sign up for a free trial and and explore and see which one resonates with you most. Which one offers the tutorials in a way that really speaks to the way that you learn. So I would recommend that you explore and have fun with this 5. Record Your Videos with Snagit: and then our last program that we're gonna talk about today before we talk about ways that you can share your videos. It's called Snag. It Now Snag. It is a stream capture program created by a company called Tex Mex Tech. Smith is the maker of Cam Tasia, which you may have heard with heard off Camped Ages. Like the, uh, superstar of video recordings, it is extremely powerful program. So in the video and sorry in the image editing world, there's Photo Shop, which is comparable to Camp Tasia as far as being the mammoth just very comprehensive and then in the image world, you have camba dot com or you have Photoshopped elements, which is the baby sister of Photoshopped. So Photoshopped CC the creative cloud you can pay anywhere from $200 Sorry, $20 a month to $600 a year for photo shop. The Photoshopped elements. I just saw it on Staples for $59 a one time purchase, and if you want to upgrade, you can. While the same thing with Camped Asia and Snagged Camped Asia cost around $299 that's a one time purchase and then you They give you a certain amount of upgrades and then you pay less than that. When they have a major release and the same thing with snag it and snag, it costs 50 less than $50. So I'm gonna show you snag here today. If you know that you're gonna want a mammoth video editing program, then you may want to check out Camped Asia and they both come with 30 day trials. But I'm gonna talk about snag it here today. So the main difference is the editing and the effects available, and you can explore the site to see what they offer. So snag. It has a tutorial library. They have a video recorder section, and they have a written step by step guide with images and step by step instructions that walk you through how to record. And I have the links here, which are all clickable from your handouts. So let's go over to the screen quarter screen recorder. Here we are on Tech Smith and under products. We're going to click on Snag it, and then you can read all about what snag it offers. And there are little mini videos that you can go through to see what snag it offers. One of the things that snag it is well known for is capturing images. So let's say you're doing a demonstration you noticed. Sometimes in my slides I'll have images of websites I used snag. It is one of the tools I would use to what, what you can see right here on the screen right now, creating a screen capture oven image. Well, what's cool about snag? It is. It also allows you to pull in content and at annotations like arrows. Let me see. See that arrow? See that orange arrow that just came in? You can add arrows, you con's zoom in. Well, that's the video part. But for just for the image portion, you can add text. You can add arrows. You can add speech boxes. It's really cool what you can do, and then you can use those and paste them into a word document or paste them into a Power Point presentation and create your own images for your programs or for any kind of training that you're doing. So this is a lot of fun, and you can come over here and they have tutorials on all of what screen cap What? Ah, snag. It can offer now. What I did in the slides to make it easy for you to find the tutorials is I created a direct link and that will take you to all of their tutorials. And so you could poke around and see what snag it has to offer. It's really easy to use. It's fun and it's really colorful. This is a computer program where, while the other two programs you basically record online with the with the ah, snag it, what you do is your record. You download it to your computer, and this could be a program that you have on your computer that you can pull up. 6. It's Time to Take Action: Alright, it's time to take action. Review the video recording programs that we talked about in this class and side, which you'll use to record your videos. You may want to check out a couple of options and see which one you feel most comfortable with and then go for it. You can procrastinate. You can take years or months or weeks to study, or you can go for it because you're gonna learn best by doing. 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