Early on in my career as an Instructional Designer I used to work for AT&T and my job was to help their instructors create better courses. Most of the instructors came up from the ranks and were assigned the role of trainer because they were so good at their job that their bosses thought they’d be equally good at teaching others.
Presentations are all about communication and visual communication is one of the major ways we receive that information. In the culinary world there’s a saying “We eat with our eyes first”. And it’s the same with presentations. Your PowerPoint slides need to capture the viewers’ attention with clean consistent slides that engage them visually so they stay attentive until they have received your message and call to action.
Last month I delivered Instructor-Led Camtasia Studio training to two small groups: once for Chick Fil A Corporate offices here in Atlanta and once for Castellini in Kentucky. Both companies were vastly different in their environment and in the ways they were planning on using the software. I wanted to share my observations to give you some ideas of how corporations are using this premier Screencasting software.
Many of our students ask us about getting rid of the background noise they pick up in their microphone when recording in Camtasia.
Creating training videos can move your business forward to the next level establishing yourself as an expert in your niche. Whether you use the videos to train clients or employees creating free or low cost training videos will give you the extra oomph that you need. You can in fact, create an entire business around training. Some common questions about creating free training videos are: