Awesome Video and Audio Tips
Audio quality is usually more important than any visuals or video that accompanies your presentation. People can deal with bad video, but bad audio really detracts from any message.
There are a variety of software packages to make this possible:
- Zoom: You may already be very familiar with Zoom
- Screencastify: <">Another strong screencasting software. Requires a paid account to exceed five mins, but your introduction video is much shorter than that.
- Mmhmm: A SENIA favorite, Mmmhmm is a dynamic recording tool with a nice free option. Takes a little while to learn and is a worthwhile investment.
- Canva has a great screen recording option now. If you are already familiar with Canva, this might be a great optoin.
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- Strong lighting lets the audience see the best version of you and creates a professional atmosphere.
- Avoid having the light behind you, such as a window or lamp. It will darken your appearance.
- Place light in front of you. Natural lighting from windows is best, but not always easy.
- What is behind you during your presentation will be noted by attendees. We are all a little curious about where people are presenting from.
- Present from your desk or office. Having a backdrop such as a plain wall, books, shelves, etc. is a nice feeling for the audience.
- Check out the Zoom virtual background option. It can work well if you are not using headphones.