HOW TO USE A VIDEO TELEPROMPTER

Hi Friends! Today I’m going to teach you  how to use a Video Teleprompter.  I consider it an absolutely indispensable tool. I use it almost every single day and wouldn’t be without it!

Before I give you more details, I wanted to let you know that, if you stick around until the end of this presentation, I’ll have a free gift for you.

SO, HOW AND WHY DID I DISCOVER A VIDEO TELEPROMPTER?

When I was first starting to learn about online marketing, my Mentor wanted me to deliver a very long speech to go along with a video. I had absolutely no confidence in my ability to memorize athumbnail_img_0726 lot of information I was just beginning to understand–plus I wanted to get it totally right.

Immediately, I thought of the times I’d been on television and knew the answer was some sort of teleprompter—but I needed one that could also support recording a video at the same time.

That’s when I found Video TeleprompTer by Joe Allen—an application for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. By the way, I’m not affiliated in any way with this product—I just really like it. Also, I’m sure there are similar Apps out there for Android products if you do a search. There is a free version of Video TeleprompTer, as well as a $7.99 Premium version. I purchased the Premium version because there are no limits as to the number of scripts, length of scripts and no TeleprompTer Watermark.

HOW TO USE THE VIDEO TELEPROMPTER STEP BY STEP

The first thing I do is develop my script in a Word document. The reason for this is two-fold. You get a script for your video AND you get a pretty great outline for a Blog.

ipadOnce you get the script the way you want it, I save it as a Word document, as well as a .TXT document. You will need the .TXT to load into your TeleprompTer. Be sure when you save it to allow for special characters. Once loaded into the TeleprompTer, you can also make changes or alterations there.

Next, upload your .TXT script into your Dropbox account. If don’t have one, be sure to set one up on your computer as well as your iPad/iPhone. From Dropbox, it’s just one simple to step to upload it into your Video TeleprompTer.

Now comes the fun part! You can make your script font as large or small as you want, and you can also make it scroll at your own desired speed.

Your script will appear to the side of your video next to the camera opening. It’s also created in such a way as to minimize the movement of your eyes as your read your script.

That being said, you WILL need to play around with the placement of your iPad to find the most comfortable and visually pleasing position for looking as though you are gazing directly into the camera. It just takes a little practice.  I also recommend going through your script two or three times until you feel confident and sound natural.

When you finish and stop the recording, your video will be automatically saved in the “Photos” section of our iPhone/iPad. From there, you save it in your Dropbox where then it’s easily uploaded into Camtasia or whatever video editing product you like to use in order to add your final touches.

A FEW TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR MASTERPIECE

Don't forget to Smile!

It’s the simplest way to connect with your audience. At the very least, start and finish with a genuine smile. Show those pearly whites.

Maintain Eye Contact

The Video TeleprompTer creates the illusion of looking into the camera. Try not to look away too much as you risk looking “shifty.” Making eye contact really does create engagement with your pmonaaudience.

Non-Verbal Communication

It’s okay to move around a little—use appropriate facial expressions and hand gestures. You don’t want to look like a “deer caught in the headlights!” Move your head, but not too much.

Don’t Shout

Imagine that you are speaking to a friend on the other side of the camera. Modulate your voice and don’t talk too fast. This tip will make people feel as though you’re speaking right to them.

Don’t Panic!

There’s no reason to panic or be nervous. That’s the beauty of video recording—you can do it as many times as it takes. But don’t worry about the “perfect” take—it doesn’t exist!

Finally, have FUN!

Be patient with yourself. It gets easier every time you do it. It’s a really great way to connect and communicate with your audience, and video really is where it’s at these days.

YOUR TURN

So, at the beginning of this presentation, I promised to give you a free gift. I have been lucky enough to be mentored by and partnered with one of the most successful, ethical and hardest ps-bcb-photoworking marketers in the online field, Dean Holland. I have been so fortunate to learn from him, and I’d like to pass on some of the knowledge to you in my FREE web class. Just click on the link and once you enter your email, you’ll be immediately taken to my training. I truly hope you enjoy it!

And, if you'd like to know how I learned the steps I had to take, and how I got the education I needed to have a successful online business, check out the Big Commission Blueprint.  This system allows even a complete newbie (like I was) to make money online, and it can even help you generate 4-figure days!  This program was developed and is taught by my Mentor and Partner, Mr. Dean Holland, one of the most knowledgeable, ethical and successful online marketers known today.  I highly encourage to take a look–it just might change YOUR life–it definitely changed mine!

Also, if you have any questions or comments about what I’ve shown you today, I’d love to hear from you. Put your comments down below, and I’ll get back to you really quickly—I love hearing from you.

Until next time, here’s wishing you………

Love, Light and Abundance,

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Kimberly

 

HOW TO CREATE FUN TEXT QUOTES

Hi All! As you may know, the popular wisdom with regard to coming up with Blog content is to “leverage everything.”  If you’re stuck coming up with a topic, just talk about your day, your experiences or your struggles.  So, in this mini-rant, I’m going to talk about an experience I had in trying to come up with a way to help my followers create Instagram Text Quote Pictures from their desktop computers.   In fact, it was a personal quest as that is what I wanted to do!

MY ANCIENT SOFTWARE

However, in my search to find appropriate applications that would accomplish this feat (as well as some others), I was forced to recognize the following sad fact—my software is from the Stone Age. All of the Apps I wanted to use were not compatible with my current Mac Lion 10.7.5. AND, this was not the first time I ran into this roadblock. BUT, this was the FINAL time, and thepsold-computer Computer Gods convinced me that it was time to upgrade!

I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people whose afraid to change anything on my computer lest it blow up in my face, or in a fate worse than death, cause me to lose everything to the Internet Ether! Alternatively, if I take it in to the computer shop to install the upgrade, they are so backed up that I won’t have my computer for a week—also, NOT a good option. So, I decided to choose the lesser of the two evils, which is actually the THIRD evil—use it as an excuse to buy a new computer!

FUN APPS TO CREATE INSTAGRAM TEXT QUOTE PICTURES

In the meantime, I did find some great Apps that will work on your phone to create AWESOME Instagram Text Quote Pictures to post on your accounts. I'm not an Affiliate for any of these, but following are a few that I really liked:

WordSwag (app) ($3.99)

I really like this app! I just started using it, and it is SO easy. The amount of font designs they have is great, and they always look top notch. You can put your own background graphics so that your quote picture looks original. There are a lot of people who use this app, but with the amount of font designs and formats they have, you should have no problem posting originally

Canva (online and app) (free w/in purchase)

psiphoneWoo-Hoo! Canva is now an App! Oh, how I love you, Canva. It has made creating graphics, covers and more so simple. It has lot of templates, so you can create the graphic that fits your style. The great thing is that it’s not just picture quotes – it’s any social media pictures, or PDF book covers, or posters, or anything… it’s like Photoshop but EASY.

Phonto (app) (free w/in purchase)

Phonto is a simple app that allows you to add text to pictures. It’s a great way to create picture quotes to share to your social networks that look sleek and pretty. I haven’t really used it yet, but I’ve heard great things from the many people who use it. A cool thing about it too is that you can now create perspective text (3D) and erase parts of text

Over (app) (free w/in purchase)

Another fun app for your Instagram Text Quote Picture magic! Over’s fonts are playful, flexible and easy to adapt and manipulate over the photos you upload. The app also comes with artwork to help structure the text. I enjoyed playing with it!

I’m sure you’ll find your OWN way of creating fantastic Word Quote Pics! I recommend experimenting with it as it is a LOT of fun! I also recommend using Bitly is you’re going to post your creations on Twitter—it shortens a long URL for you for free!

WHY I WAS LOOKING FOR APPS

All of this search and discovery actually leads back to my primary reason for this quest—I wanted to help all of you. And, despite my old computer, I can still do that! I have an absolutely FREE web class that tells you the two things you absolutely must learn in order to be a success in your online business. It isn’t long, and I promise it’s worth your time to take a look.

Now, it’s YOUR turn! What roadblocks have you come up against in your desire to start your own online business? Have you had computer or software issues, too? I’d love to share our pain, so post your comments below.

Also, if you enjoyed this post, or got some value out of it, I’d really appreciate it if you could share it with your friends using the buttons on the side of this blog.

I’ll be back next time with another story from my “Adventures in App-Land,” or elsewhere–and, until then,

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Kimberly