Content Quickie: How to Create a Screencast Demo

How to Create Screencast Demo VideosOne of the easiest and fastest ways to add extraordinary value to any written tutorial content, PLR or otherwise, is to create a quick screencast video demo.

If you’ve never created any video at all, the idea may seem daunting at first. Screencasts are probably your easiest way to get started, and it’s far simpler than you think!

In this video, I used Snagit as my example software for creating a screencast, but there are a number of other apps and software programs available. Some free and some paid. I like Snagit because it’s fast and easy, and because I can also use it for screen captures and quick editing of images.

 

Here’s the high-level steps of what you need to do:

Step 1. Get a hold of some good screen capture software, such as SnagIt or Camtasia. You could also use a free one, such as Jing, but you’ll be restricted to the time you have for the video.
Step 2. Ascertain exactly what you want your viewers to see and pull it up on your screen. Close everything else.
Step 3. Do a practice run so you know what to say. Take notes as reminders for yourself as you’re recording.
Step 4. Begin recording your Screencast demo… and start talking! (Did you check to make sure your mic was working first? Don’t forget to do that.)
Step 5. When you’re done, stop recording and edit your video where appropriate – or leave it as-is for the “natural” sound.

You’ll see in the video that I used a sample “how-to” from our PLR report on Creating Content with Microsoft Word – Simple Tips & Tricks. There are 6 how-to’s in there, and each one is already laid out step-by-step. So it would be easy to make each one into a screencast demo without breaking a sweat. And it will add a ton of value to the report that most people won’t bother doing!

If you want to pick up that particular PLR product or its companion one on PowerPoint, just head over here:

 

Have fun!

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