Over the last year I’ve overseen recording >100 presentations. I’ve both seen and made every mistake in the book.
A good recording will deliver a better learning experience to your audience. It will mean less prep time for you and will free up your focus for the live day.
Unfortunately, many people just deliver the same talk that they would have done live. Don’t miss this opportunity.
We forget about the value recording can add for the audience.
- We record it 300 times to ‘get it right’
- We don’t appreciate the impact we will add by being there live too
- We don’t reuse the content we have created
A few simple steps will help optimise your recorded session. Here’s how:
Step 1: Ask the organisers to edit it
We record it so many times because we need it to be perfect.
Ask the organisers if they can edit the presentation (or edit it yourself). This will speed up your prep. Record in one take and repeat sections you aren’t happy with as you go, rather than starting from the beginning every time.
Step 2: Turn up live
Lots of presenters feel like they miss the audience connection by prerecording.
Turn up live too. You can actually be more present and connected on the day because you don’t have that presentation stress. Join the chat, do some virtual networking, answer questions live. You will be more focused and connected.
Step 3: Repurpose it
You now have an amazing piece of recorded content. Don’t waste it.
Use your content for other purposes – write a blog post, chop it up into smaller clips for social media, put it online to share examples of your teaching.
Prerecording your presentation is an opportunity for you and your learners.