Tips For Creating Effective Screencasts
Many individuals and businesses are increasingly making use of screencasts to provide online training as well as
sell products via online marketing.
It perfectly makes sense. On top of selling well, screencasts are great for people who learn better with video
Regardless of the type of screencast you want to create – be it a presentation, tutorial or a video comprising a
few instructions – the most important thing is to be professional while doing things.
Once your audience notice any slight indication of unprofessionalism in your recordings, they are likely not to
take you seriously.
Therefore it’s important to know how to go about creating an effective screencast. Here’s how.
Keep the noise at minimum. One of the most irritating things about poor quality screencasts is the unnecessary
background noise that makes it hard for you to make out what the host is trying to say.
In fact, the most annoying thing is trying to figure out what the presenter is saying when you’re trying to
follow a tutorial. Thus, when making your recording, it’s important for you to identify things that could cause
noise and interference and move them to another place.
You cannot create a screencast that is anything near professional when the kids are screaming, the phone is
ringing and the dogs are barking in the background. Preferably, you should identify a place that is secluded where
you should record your screencast.
Fine, you might have a microphone that dampens background noise but it ultimately pays to go the extra mile. In
addition, try to put all your focus on the recording you’re creating, meaning that all distractions should be
Concentrate on your needs. There’s good reason why audience is watching your screencast; they expect to learn
something new or want to learn how to do a particular thing. If you want to make your screencast effective, you
have to know what your audience is looking for o that you can give them just that.
Depending on your niche market, your audience will have at least one
particular issue you should aim at solving with your presentation. Unless you give your viewers material that is
pertinent to them, they will never be interested in your presentations. If you’re creating a video about something
you’re conversant with, you shouldn’t have any problem identifying what your audience wants.
Before you release your screencast, ensure it is edited. Even if your run was a s ‘clean’ as can be, there are
always a few small things you can fix. However, these are not the types of errors you’ll easily notice unless
you’re scrutinizing the screencast very carefully.
You’ll realize that it’s a valuable thing to have someone you trust look through your recording and provide some
useful criticism, some sort of review. One thing about a fresh pair of eyes is that they can easily spot the things
that you missed.
With this kind of dedication and consistency, you will produce screencasts that are not only effective but also
gets rave reviews. Focus on the basics and create a strong foundation for your screencast.