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You can create your video presentations by recording just your screen or screen and webcam along with narration. You can add camera filters, AI virtual backgrounds, name tags, and customize your videos according to needs.
Add screen annotations to keep your audience engaged
While recording your presentation slides you can make use of our screen annotation features such as drawing tools and mouse clicks highlights that allow you to highlight the important details on your screen. This will help your viewers glued to their screen.
Edit your videos to give a professional touch
Vmaker comes with a free built in video editor that allows you to give a professional touch to your videos with ease. You will be able to trim, crop, cut, rotate, flip, add scenes, and do more without any prior knowledge of editing.
Record your videos in the highest clarity
Never miss out on details in your videos. With Vmaker, you can record your video presentations at the highest clarity of 4K HD resolution. Your videos will be noise-free and will have better picture clarity.
Share your videos with ease
All your videos will be automatically stored to your private cloud making it easier for you to share and access your videos with ease. All you have to do is copy and share your video link.
You can also track how many people have viewed your video on your analytics dashboard.
Vmaker’s free video presentation maker works best on your PC
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Additional features to create video presentations
Add background music to your presentation
Add transitions to your video
Create separate scenes to tell a story
Add subtitles for better comprehension
Export your video with the highest clarity
Upload and external videos to your storyline
What is a video presentation?
- A video presentation is a video that is made out of recording presentation slides along with narration, music, subtitles, and other screen annotations.
- One of the most significant advantages of video presentation over traditional presentations is that it is more engaging and humanized.
- To create a video presentation you can use a Google Slides presentation, PowerPoint presentation or any other presentation software available.
- With Vmaker’s video presentation maker you create video presentations, edit, and share them with ease.
Tips to make a video presentation
Keep it short.
You're more likely to hold the attention of your viewers if your video presentation doesn't go on for hours. Make sure you convey your ideas to your viewers in a clear fashion in a short time. To keep a check on your video length, focus on the number of slides, pauses you take while talking, your talking speed, and the amount of subject you cover. If the subject to be covered is too large, then break it into smaller presentation videos.
Don’t worry about the mistakes
It’s natural to make mistakes while recording. If you make any mistakes just stay on the same slide and keep recording since you can always edit your video after recording. To reduce mistakes, prepare a plan prior to recording. Plan on all the details from start to end of your video. Plan on things like the points that you will talk about in detail, the right words you would use, the transitions you will make, and other details that will help you while recording.
Use Screen Annotations
In a video presentation you will be showing your slides and talking to your audience, and it’s very likely that without any activity or highlights on the screen, your audience may not follow along. By using a drawing tool to highlight the important points on your slides you can keep your audience engaged with your video. Also, there is one more added benefit, you don’t have to sit and manually highlight the points in your presentation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Follow these steps to record your video:
- Download and install Vmaker’s video presentation software on your device.
- Open your PowerPoint presentation.
- Start presenting the deck in "Presenter view".
- Start Vmaker and if you want your audience to hear and see you, choose Screen + Webcam mode.
- Select full screen recording and click the 'Start Recording' button to record powerpoint presentation as video.
- To end the recording click the red button on the side of your screen.
- After recording, you can view, edit, and share your recording online.
Vmaker supports Mac, Windows, and Chromebook devices. Download and install Vmaker’s Desktop application or chrome extension to create engaging video presentations.
Follow these steps to record your Google slide presentation:
- Download and install Vmaker’s free video presentation maker on your Mac
- Open your slide deck in Google Slides
- Run Vmaker on your system and click "Start Recording"
- With screen annotations highlight the important details
- To end the recording click the red button on the side of your screen
- Once after recording, you can view, edit, and share your recording online
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What It Takes to Give a Great Presentation
- Carmine Gallo
Five tips to set yourself apart.
Never underestimate the power of great communication. It can help you land the job of your dreams, attract investors to back your idea, or elevate your stature within your organization. But while there are plenty of good speakers in the world, you can set yourself apart out by being the person who can deliver something great over and over. Here are a few tips for business professionals who want to move from being good speakers to great ones: be concise (the fewer words, the better); never use bullet points (photos and images paired together are more memorable); don’t underestimate the power of your voice (raise and lower it for emphasis); give your audience something extra (unexpected moments will grab their attention); rehearse (the best speakers are the best because they practice — a lot).
I was sitting across the table from a Silicon Valley CEO who had pioneered a technology that touches many of our lives — the flash memory that stores data on smartphones, digital cameras, and computers. He was a frequent guest on CNBC and had been delivering business presentations for at least 20 years before we met. And yet, the CEO wanted to sharpen his public speaking skills.
- Carmine Gallo is a Harvard University instructor, keynote speaker, and author of 10 books translated into 40 languages. Gallo is the author of The Bezos Blueprint: Communication Secrets of the World’s Greatest Salesman (St. Martin’s Press).
Google slides can turn your presentations into videos.
A long-standing PowerPoint feature has made it to Google Slides.
You've probably watched recordings or videos of presentations, which are usually screen recordings with a mismatched aspect ratio, random popups from other applications, and other issues that are distracting. Google Slides is now rolling out the ability to record and save a presentation as a high quality video, all in the web browser.
Google announced the feature today in its Google Workspace Updates blog. The company said, "We’re introducing slides recordings, a new Google Slides feature that lets you easily record yourself presenting, and then share the presentation with others to view when it works for them. From webinars, to employee trainings, to lessons for your classroom, slides recordings help you effortlessly record visual and engaging presentations without ever leaving Slides."
The recording functionality, accessible from the new "Record" button in the main toolbar, will open a new screen where you can start a recording of the presentation. You can change slides at your own pace and turn your microphone and camera on and off at any point. Google said in the blog post, "This feature helps you share more engaging video presentations with others for easy, flexible viewing. Whether sharing video content inside of your company or externally, with slides recordings you don’t need to use a separate video recording tool."
The ability to export presentations as videos has been available in Microsoft PowerPoint, the main competitor to Slides, ever since PowerPoint 2010 . Back then, you could only export your presentation in MP4 format at a maximum resolution of 1280x720. The result was just the presentation with automatically changing slides, rather than a recording of a person giving the presentation. Microsoft eventually added the ability to save narrations and laser pointer gestures for each slide, as well as exporting at resolutions of up to 4K. PowerPoint also has a special "PowerPoint Show" export format, which starts playing the presentation immediately when someone else opens it with PowerPoint.
Unfortunately, the new Google Slides feature is currently limited to business and education Google accounts, not personal accounts. That's a shame, especially when PowerPoint's equivalent feature is available to everyone with the desktop PowerPoint application installed. Here's hoping the record feature eventually rolls out for everyone.
Source: Google Workspace Updates Blog
A step-by-step guide to captivating PowerPoint presentation design
november 20, 2023
by Corporate PowerPoint Girl
Do you often find yourself stuck with a lackluster PowerPoint presentation, desperately seeking ways to make it more engaging and visually appealing? If your boss has ever told you to "please fix" a presentation and you didn't know where to start, you're not alone. In this article, we'll walk you through a straightforward method to transform your PowerPoint slides into a visually captivating masterpiece.
Let's dive right in!
Clean up your slides
The first step in this journey to presentation excellence is all about decluttering your slides and elevating their impact. Say goodbye to those uninspiring bullet points that often dominate presentations. Instead, focus on what truly matters – the key call-out numbers. By increasing the font size of these numbers, you ensure they take center stage, immediately drawing your audience's attention.
To make those numbers pop, consider breaking the text after the numbers into the next line and adding a touch of color. The contrast created by pairing a dark color with a lighter shade, like dark teal and light teal or burnt orange with peach, can work wonders. This simple adjustment makes your data more engaging , enhancing the overall impact of your presentation.
Add dimension with boxes
Now, let's introduce an element of depth and organization to your slides. By adding boxes, you'll create a visually pleasing structure that guides your audience through the content. In the "Insert" menu, select "Table" and opt for a one-by-one table. Change the table color to a light gray shade, elongate it, and position it neatly to the left of your text.
To improve readability and aesthetics, increase the spacing between text phrases. A small adjustment in the before spacing setting (setting it to 48) significantly enhances the visual appeal of your slides.
To further enhance the visual appeal and engagement of your slides, let's introduce circles. In the Insert menu, navigate to Shapes and choose the circle. Adjust the circle's height and width to 1.2, ensuring it complements your content seamlessly. Match the circle's shape fill color with the corresponding text color for a harmonious look.
Avoid using colored outlines for the circles, as they may distract from the overall aesthetic. This simple addition of circles adds an element of visual interest to your presentation, making it more captivating.
Now, it's time for a touch of creativity. Selecting icons to complement your text can elevate the clarity and appeal of your slides. In the "Insert" menu, you can search for relevant keywords to find the perfect icon from PowerPoint's extensive library .
For instance, if your text discusses investment portfolio yield, search for "growth" and choose an upward arrow growth icon. These icons add an extra layer of visual appeal and clarity to your content, making it more engaging and informative.
To wrap up the transformation process, we come to the final touches that give your presentation a polished, professional finish. Align your icons with their corresponding circles and change the shape fill color to white. This simple adjustment creates a crisp, cohesive look that ties everything together seamlessly.
In conclusion, by following these steps, you've embarked on a journey to enhance your PowerPoint presentation . These initial steps are just the beginning of your exploration into the world of design elements and styles that can cater to your specific presentation needs. The key to a stunning PowerPoint presentation lies in the details. By following these steps, you can turn a lackluster set of slides into a visually engaging and dynamic presentation that will captivate your audience. So, the next time your boss says, "Please fix," you'll know exactly where to start. Happy presenting!
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How to Create a Video Presentation in PowerPoint
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Once the iSpring Narration Editor window appears, you can either record a new video narration or import an existing video file.
Importing a video file
To import an existing video file, click on the Video button in the Import tab.
Find the video file and click on the Open button.
Pro tip : You can insert multiple videos at once. To do that, press and hold the Ctrl key while choosing several files.
In the Import Video window, you have the choice of importing your video at the current cursor position or at the beginning of a slide of your choice.
Note: If you choose to import your video at the beginning of a certain slide, you will have the option of selecting the Adjust slide duration option. This will adjust the slide you have selected to the length of your video.
Recording a narration
To film yourself on a webcam, click on the Record Video button on the editor’s toolbar.
The Record Video Narration panel will appear.
You can add a video narration for one or several slides at a time. To record video for the current slide, mark Process current slide only.
Step 2. Synchronize video with slides
Now it’s time to synchronize your video with your slides and animation effects. The latter are displayed as yellow bars on the Slides timeline. The great thing is that you’ll be able to choose the exact moment when an animation will appear while watching the video. This way, the effects will perfectly correspond to the narration in your video presentation.
Note : This is only applicable if you have animation effects attached to your slides.
The sync process is quite simple to use. Just place the cursor where the sync should begin and click the Sync button on the toolbar.
A Sync panel will appear above the timeline. Click on the Start Sync button to start the process.
The Start Sync button will be replaced with the Next Slide or Next Animation button, depending on the next element in sequence. Click on those buttons at the appropriate moments. Hit the Next Animation button at the point in the narration where you would like to start the next animation. For example, if you are listing information, you can have each new item appear when the narrator mentions it in the video narration.
Once you have finished, click on Done to quit the Sync mode. Then hit the Save & Close button in the upper-left corner.
Step 3. Switch layouts in slide properties
iSpring allows you to publish materials using one of two players: the highly customizable Universal player or the Video Lecture player. The latter displays the video presentation in a 50/50 layout and allows viewers to change the proportion between video and slides at any time.
The Universal player features three layouts for a video presentation:
- The Full layout displays the slide, sidebar, and navigation panel.
The No Sidebar layout displays the slide and the navigation panel only.
The Maximized Video layout displays the video in the center, the slide on the sidebar, and the navigation panel.
Your presentation doesn’t have to have the same layout everywhere. You can highlight key points by changing the proportion between information on screen and the video for each slide. To do that, click on Slide Properties on the toolbar.
In the Layout column, pick the desired layout for a particular slide from the drop-down list.
The layouts for the Video Lecture player can be changed at any time during playback. You can still preset them, and they will work as follows:
- The Full layout displays video and the presentation in equal proportions.
The No Sidebar layout displays the full slide with a miniaturized video.
The Maximized Video layout will show the enlarged video and a smaller slide.
It is insisted that you set slides to advance automatically for the entire presentation. To do that, in the Presentation Explorer , select all slides and click on the Auto button.
Step 4. Customize your player template
The built-in presentation player has flexible customization options: you can provide your viewers with the presenter’s info, a brand logo, outline, and more. First, let’s choose what player to use. Click on Player on the product ribbon, and choose whether to use the Universal or Video Lecture player , as shown in the picture.
For this guide on making a video presentation, we will use the Universal player . To customize it, click on Templates . There are a number of player templates to choose from. We will use the Online Lecture with Video template as an example.
You can also experiment with the settings, doing things like turning off the outline and notes by clicking on the Layout button on the ribbon. Here’s what our player will look like:
Additionally, you can customize a presentation to match your brand colors by choosing one of the built-in color schemes or creating your own.
When you’ve finished customizing the player, click on Apply & Close in the upper left corner. Well done, you’ve put finishing touches for your video presentation.
Step 5. Publish your video presentation
When your video presentation is ready, the last step is to publish it to web format so it can be easily accessed via a browser.
In the Publish Presentation window, select the My Computer tab from the left-hand menu. Enter the presentation title and select a Local folder where the presentation will be saved. Under Output Options , choose a format. We’ll be publishing to HTML5 format to make our video presentation play seamlessly across all platforms and devices. You can learn more about publishing presentations here .
In case you want to know more about other presentation software to create engaging video presentations, there are software solutions available that also come with a shallow learning curve. These apps range from video recording or video editing software all the way to animating your own cartoons. Here’s an overview of five of the most powerful yet still easy-to-learn video presentation makers.
If you want to create a video presentation but don’t have the time to put layouts together, you can use the Camtasia video recorder software. Camtasia offers a library of video presentation templates and assets that users can use to make their own presentation videos. Users can also create their own video templates and save them for later projects.
Like iSpring, Camtasia allows you to record both screen and webcam. You can’t create a slidedeck in it, but it’s a good solution if you need to record and show yourself as well as everything you do on your screen.
Animation is a universal language without limits: it hooks any audience immediately. Promotional cartoons are now available to everyone, thanks to software like PowToon . The service has an intuitive user interface and amazing comic graphics. You can start from scratch or use ready-made scenes and layouts that are editable with a drag-and-drop feature. The complete animated presentation can then be uploaded to YouTube channels or social media with one click.
Biteable is a video editing software that allows you to make professional-quality video presentations and animated videos online in minutes. It sacrifices the ability to capture video and record voice for powerful animations. The ingredients are your own photos, texts, pre-made templates, and stock video footage. The styles of presentation videos produced vary from animated illustrations to live action. The really cool thing about this video presentation maker is the ability to create engaging video infographics.
With Emaze , spectacular video presentations are at your fingertips. With an intuitive creator interface and a number of ready-made templates available, creating a video presentation is no longer time-consuming. If you already have a PowerPoint presentation that you want to enhance, you can import it into Emaze and use its collection of tools – attaching photos, GIFs, videos, and 3D images.
Animoto is an online video maker that allows you to create video presentations by simply dragging and dropping your own images and video clips into a pre-built video presentation template. To customize your videos, you can quickly adjust colors, fonts, background music, add your company watermark, and more. No video editing experience is required.
If you’d like to know more about other tools for making video presentations, read our article on the Top 10 Video Presentation Makers for Promotion and Education .
By default, you can make your PowerPoint presentation into a video by saving it as one. It can be a solid choice if you don’t need narration for this video. But if you need to, you’ll still be able to record narrations from that menu, without going back to the original PowerPoint presentation.
Here’s what you need to do to download your slides as a video in PowerPoint:
- Click on the Create video tab to start downloading your video.
To make your presentation even better, consider the following tips for creating a successful video presentation:
- Make your videos short and sweet. Keep your video clips long enough to grab the attention of your target audience, but short enough to incite curiosity. Your goal is to maintain the viewer’s interest. Remember, the optimal length of a video presentation is no longer than 4-7 minutes.
- Keep to the point. Make your goals and objectives known at the start of the presentation and don’t stray from the message. Your text and visuals should relate to the subject matter and not detract from the goal of your video presentation.
- Add engaging elements. Enrich your video presentation with useful and interesting content. For example, add background music, colorful infographic, embed YouTube videos, or insert interactive quizzes to effectively engage learners.
- End on a meaningful note. Leave your audience with something they can take away from the presentation. A new idea, a short story, a visual representation of your product, or even a link to your website works to provide the strong ending needed to create a lasting impression.
FAQ on Creating Video Presentations
Feel free to learn the answers to a few popular questions about making a video presentation.
How do I make an effective video presentation?
First and foremost, think about your target audience. What are their ages, genders, and occupations? What is their prior knowledge on a topic or their level of proficiency? After you define this, choose the way you will be presenting accordingly. You should connect with your audience emotionally and ‘speak their language.’ In this way, you’ll communicate the right message to the viewers.
Second, it will be useful to prepare a script for your video. Of course, the slideshow will support you, and you can base your speech on its content. But if you write an intro, outro, some key points, and transition words in advance, you will present more confidently, and reduce rambling or unnecessary pauses. This will help you focus on the effectiveness of your message.
How can I prepare myself for a video presentation?
Make sure you’re physically and technically ready. When delivering a presentation, prevent your mouth and throat from getting dry. You can use a lip balm and have a glass of water nearby to refresh during pauses. This will make you sound better, and your recording will be clearer. For recording, it’s better to choose a smaller quiet space to avoid echoes, and check your microphone sound.
Also read : → How To Record PowerPoint Presentation With Audio
What is the best video format for a PowerPoint presentation?
PowerPoint allows you to save your presentation in these video formats: MPEG-4 (or MP4 / .mp4) , Windows Media Video (.wmv) or MOV (if it’s PowerPoint on a Mac). MPEG-4 is the most common video format and is widely supported. Opt for this if you have PowerPoint versions 2013, 2016, or 2019. With PowerPoint 2010, the Windows Media format is preferable.
We hope this post will help you turn static presentations into an engaging video lecture. To start creating video presentations and other kinds of eLearning content, try iSpring Suite today. Get a 14-day trial and access all of its advanced features without spending a cent.
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