Newsletter Archive
January 2014

Weekly Video Update – 01/03/14

Happy New Year! It’s Michelle this week with a fun new technique for you to try, a post from our blog and a resource you may find helpful in your screencasting.

From our Learn Camtasia Blog:

According to Wikipedia, Kinetic typography – the technical name for “moving text” – is an animation technique mixing motion and text to express ideas using video animation. I started doing some additional research on this technique after one of our coaching students posted a link to a cool video about creating kinetic typography in PowerPoint. I’ve always been very interested in adding this to my skillset so after watching the video, I searched out a few more. I think you’ll be very excited about some of the super cool things you can do with text to add fun and creativity to your videos.

Read More…

A Great Resource for You:

One of my clients was looking to have a person speaking on one of their videos but he didn’t want to hire someone. While I was researching, I stumbled upon this cool site. Let me know if you end up creating anything with it before I do. 😉

Volki.com

Voki is a FREE service that lets you:

  • Create customized avatars.
  • Add voice to your Voki avatars.
  • Post your Voki to any blog, website, or profile

What’s Coming Up:

This month “A Career in Screencasting”, our newest course, will be launching on Monday, January 20th. It will be a combination of Video Modules with live sessions and is meant for anyone who has an interest in adding screencasting as a paid service. Stay tuned.

The 30 Day Video Challenge will start on January 31st and will run through the last day in February. If you’ve been procrastinating getting a video (or several) completed – this is your chance. We’ll be working on the plan and the schedule that will get you motivated and super productive. The workshop price will range from $47-$97 depending on the amount of personal coaching you want. But you can get it FREE if you purchase your copy of Camtasia Studio through my reseller site by January 31. Same price as TechSmith but lots of extra goodies thrown in.

Here’s to a fabulous 2014!

Lon Naylor and Michelle Schoen
LearnCamtasia.com
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Weekly Video Update – 01/10/14

Ending the week on these notes for your weekend viewing and reading pleasure…

From the Blog:

We talked last week about “kinetic typography” which is just a fancy-schmancy term for text synchronized with narration.

Yes, you can do this in PowerPoint but Lon has a new favorite tool for making these quickly and easily. Check out his “experiment” on the blog: Typography Video Using PowToon

If you would like to learn more about how Lon did this, be sure to leave a comment! If enough folks are interested, he will put together some tutorials and webinars.

New PowerPoint Video Newsletter:

A lot of folks are interested in using PowerPoint to create nice-looking “presentation-style” videos. Quick, easy, cool…

Our own Lon Naylor is an expert at doing this and he is always coming up with great templates and tutorials to help YOU do them too.

He has created a very special newsletter that is “All PowerPoint… All The Time”!

Sign up for free here and get the first of many freebies and useful PowerPoint video articles, tutorials, tips, and tricks:

==> PowerPoint Video News You Can Use

Pure PowerPoint yummy goodness! 😉

Have a great weekend!

Lon Naylor and Michelle Schoen
LearnCamtasia.com
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Weekly Video Update – 01/17/14

Happy yucky and cold January! It’s Michelle this week trying to stay warm in Atlanta, GA. As I cuddle up to my space heater and Chihuahua (he’s doesn’t help much), I thought I’d send some warm video screencast goodies your way…

From our Learn Camtasia Blog:

I get this question a lot in the coaching classes “Now that I’ve learned Screencasting with Camtasia and PowerPoint, how can I make money with these skills?”

I know that many people feel that their goal is to break free from the service business and only use their skills to create videos for themselves and their own business.

But in my own experience, there is nothing better than multiple sources of income so I have continued to do work for clients while building the Learn Camtasia site.

I’ve found it to be, not only a great source of additional income. but helps to give me lots of things to write about and share with the students on our site. Even Lon is now taking on clients and creating some fun and interesting new videos.

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A Great Resource for You:

I loved this article over at SlideShare about the importance of your presentation cover screen . Of course, the visual showing in the first few seconds is equally important for your videos. So for anyone who wants to get more views, likes and attention from viewers go check out…

What’s Coming Up:

This month “A Career in Screencasting” our newest course, will be starting on Monday, January 27th. It will be a combination of Video Modules with live sessions and is meant for anyone who has an interest in adding screencasting as a paid service. If you are on our mailing list, look for your invitation on Monday.

The 30 day Video Challenge will start on February 15th and will run through mid March. If you’ve been procrastinating getting a video (or several) completed, this is your chance. We’ll be working on the plan and the schedule that will get you motivated and super productive. The workshop price will range from $47-$97 depending on the amount of personal coaching you want. But you can get it FREE if you purchase your copy of Camtasia Studio through my reseller site by January 31. Same price as TechSmith but lots of extra goodies thrown in.

Stay Warm!

Lon Naylor and Michelle Schoen
LearnCamtasia.com
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Weekly Video Update – 01/24/14

Hey, it’s Lon Naylor with some BIG news for the Weekly video Update.

Special Guest Expert Webinar:

Google LOVES Video! Duh… what can we expect from Google in 2014?

It’s safe to say there will be more hardware… more retail… and an explosion of Google+!

The signs are there. YouTube integration is just one example of why we care as video creators. Google will continue to PUSH their social service HARD.

So it’s not a question of “if”… but a question of “when” the masses will fully migrate over to what is the “Glue of all things Google” – Google Plus.

This is so big, I’ve tapped my good friend Jason Fladlien to lay out a Google+ game plan for us on a special event:

*** Wednesday, January 29th at 7PM Eastern ***
== REGISTER => Google+ Roadmap With Jason Fladlien

This is important for 2014. Register even if you can’t attend live to get the replay.

==> http://www.screencastprofits.com/jasonwebinar

A Career In Screencasting?

Exciting news! Since you are getting this newsletter, you are probably interested in creating Camtasia and PowerPoint videos, right?

Have you thought about using that skill and passion to also create a full or part-time income?

A LOT of folks have… so we’re starting a new training course called: A Career In Screencasting

==> Click for DETAILS

Oh… and check out the sweet(?) sales video I did for it:

Stay warm!

Lon Naylor and Michelle Schoen

LearnCamtasia.com
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Weekly Video Update – 01/31/14

Hi there, it’s Michelle from LearnCamtasia.com and VADemoGirl.com. How’s your week been going? Don’t laugh, but we had 2 inches of snow here in Atlanta and the entire city shut down for 3 days. Yup, we’re wimps!

In the meantime, Lon and I have been pretty busy delivering courses and doing multiple webinars this week. Hope we got to see you on one of them.

Here’s what I’ve got for you in this week’s newsletter…

From our Learn Camtasia Blog:

What are the top skills (besides knowing the tools) that would benefit any video screencaster?

I pulled an excerpt out of our Question and Answer session today for the new “Career in Screencasting” course. These additional skills will benefit anyone who wants to become a professional screencaster.

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A Great Resource for You

I thought this was just fabulous and quite fun to use!

When you are trying to think up ideas for videos you want to create for your business and you either run out of ideas or want to be sure the video gets watched, use this Free “Title Generator” from Tweak Your BIZ. This can also be a fun way to spend an afternoon with your family. (hehe)

What’s Coming Up:

Michelle’s 30 day Video Challenge will start on February 15th and will run through mid March. If you’ve been procrastinating getting a video (or several) completed – this is your chance! Learn some top tips for video productivity and efficiency. Look for your invitation next week!

To your screencast success!

Lon Naylor and Michelle Schoen

LearnCamtasia.com
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