How To Create Sensational Videos Out Of Your PowerPoint Presentations

Quite often I find myself spending a good amount of time on YouTube watching the latest video submissions. When I log on to CNN or NPR I always like to watch the iReports or news videos. Sometimes I would rather watch the video than read the report. Television commercials have been the gold standard of product marketing for decades. Now instead of spending millions to market our products, we can make a video and submit it to YouTube for next to nothing. All we need is a decent camera, a computer, and we are ready to go. My problem is that I am not comfortable in front of a camera. I know that video marketing reaches millions of people. As a Network Marketing business owner, I must take advantage of this medium.

A solution for someone like me is to make a PowerPoint video presentation. I can take advantage of video marketing without ever having to step in front of a camera. The process of making these videos is not as complicated as you might think. There are a couple pieces of software you will need to download, but the cost is minimal.

As part of our Internet Marketing strategy, we should be posting information on our blogs, submitting articles to the most popular directories, and yes, submitting videos to sites such as YouTube. All three of these activities require you to come up with interesting and original content. A good plan of action is to start by writing a blog post. I like my posts to be between 600-1000 words. Long enough to relate the information on my subject, but short enough that my readers will not lose interest. Next, take that same original content and write 2-3 articles that you can submit to the article directories. And finely, use one or two of the article and make PowerPoint presentations. If you are a MAC fanatic, KeyNote will be the program to use.

You will want to design a PowerPoint slide that has your business or company logo at the top. You can save that as a template to be used as your master slide. The logo will give the presentation a professional look. Next, take the content from your articles and simply copy and paste it onto the slides. Try to split the content evenly so that it looks good in the final presentation. It is that easy. In less than twenty minutes, you will have a presentation ready to turn into video. Now for the software programs that I mentioned. One will create the video and the other will help you submit the finished product.

1. CamStudio: CamStudio is free software that will record whatever is on your computer desktop as video and your voice as audio. Unfortunately, they do not offer a version that is compatible with Mac OS. This software has excellent video tutorials to help you get started.

• Camtasia: For the Mac user, Camtasia is the software that you will have to use. It can be purchased for about $100.00 and there is a 30-day trial period before you have to buy. 

2. TubeMogul: TubeMogul is a free service that will help you submit your finished video to the sites of your choice. You will have to establish accounts with the individual video submission sites, and log your user name and pass word with TubeMogul. 

• Traffic Geyser: As an alternative to TubeMogul, Traffic Geyser has a few more features and is more user-friendly, but charges a monthly fee. 

The last piece of hardware you will want to get is a good noise-canceling microphone. The sound quality will be much better than the microphones built into your computer. Open up the CamStudio or Camtasia software and start the record feature. Then just read your presentation into the microphone. Of course you will want to practice a few times to get a good recording. Try to put some personality into the presentation so your listeners will be more likely to watch the entire video. After you are satisfied with your creation, submit it using TubeMogul or Traffic Geyser. This is a fun and inexpensive way to get your content in front of millions of viewers.

What is board book printing?

What is board book printing?

Cardboard book is a book printed directly on thick cardboard. Because of their thickness, they are usually bound by saddle stitching. They are very suitable for playing with young children and are also an excellent educational tool for young children. There are many options for board book printing, including custom board book printing that is shaped and trimmed to your liking.

For children’s board books, art paper is usually used to pack art paper so that each page is thick enough. You can design two rounded corners to protect the children when flipping and reading the book.

Board printing is becoming more and more popular due to its wide range of benefits for young children, and children’s board printing can creatively attract young children. With the vigorous development of smart phones in family life, a whiteboard book provides a refreshing change for parents, teachers and learners to establish basic learning modules. To print card board book is becoming more and more popular and has different benefits for toddlers and children.

Especially in the printing of pictures and drawing boards for toddlers and preschoolers. Even the small details of the production are also paid attention to. When making round corners and die-cutting, they must be round enough, which is good for children.

In China, cardboard book printing is an economical way to make the best cardboard books for your children. You can see great cost savings, while having excellent printing and binding quality.

Cardboard books are books in which each page is made of thick cardboard. Children’s small hands sometimes encounter difficulties and cannot turn thinner paper materials. Using a cardboard book to print thick pages can make it easier to turn the pages, as well as possible tearing problems.

This kind of binding is very suitable for children’s books, because the cardboard makes the book durable and can withstand a large number of children’s flipping, and the thick cardboard allows the little fingers to easily turn the pages without help. Most cardboard books also use rounded corners to prevent paper cutting.

In fact, the binding method of writing on the blackboard is not technically “binding” at all. Each set of 2 pages is printed, cut, and then glued to another cardboard.

Cardboard books traditionally use laminated finishes or glossy UV on all pages to increase durability and protect them from the harsh treatments they would normally receive during use.

As the best company of board book printing china, we will ensure the use of special soy ink for printing, and strictly enforce safety and standard regulations when printing board books.

Effective Negotiation Strategies – Being Prepared

On numerous occasions, I have participated in negotiations as a technical consultant on behalf of clients. In order to save time and money, the client often prepares for these negotiations themselves. Through many previous bad experiences, I have learned to ask clients in advance what their idea of negotiation strategies and being prepared actually is. Their answers often show, however, that they are not yet ready to begin an effective negotiation session.

Inexperienced, lazy, or naive negotiators believe that being prepared means ‘knowing what they want’ out of the negotiations, which generally implies that they have decided on terms that they would be happy with. They may even have given some thought to their worst case scenario, but that tends to be the extent of their negotiation strategies and preparations.

Knowing what you want from a negotiation is only a small part of what it takes to be prepared. The key to success is knowing how you are going to get what you want. Success comes from having effective negotiation strategies that convince the other side that what you want is actually fair and reasonable – or, at the very least, inevitable.

Ill-Prepared Negotiators

Most negotiators do not prepare appropriately. Even when large amounts of money are involved, people typically rely on past or similar situations to determine negotiation strategies. They expect to use their wits and develop a strategy on the fly. At best, planning for an effective negotiation session is one-sided and incomplete.

Skilled negotiators love ill-prepared opponents because their negotiation strategies are easier to manipulate. The lack of effective negotiation preparation on the part of their opponent makes their job much easier and allows them to overwhelm the other side with a higher degree of knowledge, preparation, research, and hard-hitting demands.

Being prepared requires that you have some idea of the other party’s desired outcomes. A plan is only realistic if you know what the other side wants, and you’ve figured out a way to give it to them (while getting what you want) or have figured out a way to change their minds to agree with your demands. The more you know about what the other team wants the less there is to negotiate and the easier it is to get an equitable agreement through a stream-lined, effective negotiation session.

Determining Failure or Success

Success is determined when a mutual agreement is met and both sides are satisfied without any hard feelings. To achieve this, you’ll need to consider the other side’s needs as well as your own.

After all, an effective negotiation should not be a winner-take-all type of contest. The vast majority of negotiations take place with people who you will need to work with after the negotiations have come to a close. If they feel cheated or resentful about a deal that was struck, the working relationship will be harmed.

Failure is judged in terms of potentially damaged relationships or by a deal that you are unhappy with. A failed negotiation might very well be the one in which you got everything you wanted (or thought you did) but ended up damaging your working relationship with a colleague, supplier, or competitor.

It is not uncommon for the purchasing department of large companies to squeeze small suppliers and contractors to the point where there is no profit (or incentive) in the contract that is ultimately signed. The result is a contractor that provides minimal or poor quality service and products. In this context, who is the winner of the negotiations? No one is. Everyone loses.

Successful Preparation Tactics

When planning effective negotiation strategies, it’s best to develop a list of objectives for ourselves and imagine what the position would be for the other side. Are they likely to agree to our terms or not? If not, why not? What would they agree to? Taking a win-win approach to effective negotiation strategies creates allies not enemies.

For an effective negotiation session, strategize with the big picture in mind: focus on long-term objectives, not short-term. Preserve relationships even if at the cost of short-term victories. And remember that the next negotiation begins the minute the last one ended. Being prepared means knowing how you are going to get the other side to agree and be happy with the deal you want or need. Being prepared requires planning, strategy, and tactics.

Strategy is developed from your analysis of what are reasonable targets and objectives. Your negotiation strategies are your approach to how you are going to convince the other side to agree to what you want. Tactics are specific, identifiable manoeuvres that implement the negotiation strategies.

Consider this example – a car salesman wants to sell cars for as much as possible. You want to pay the least. But does the car salesman also want you as a long-term customer? Do they want a trade-in car from you? Do they want to provide financing and maintenance? Is there anything other than low price that can be negotiated with a car salesman?

If the salesman only wants the highest possible selling price, your only bargaining chip is knowledge about prices at other dealerships. If, however, the salesman is interested in other aspects of the deal, then there are more details that can be negotiated in order to get you the lowest possible price.

Knowing what the salesman is interested other than just price allows you to develop more sophisticated, effective negotiation strategies and related tactics.

Preparation Checklist

  • Your targets: Identify objectives and justifications along with their relative priorities.
  • Their targets: Identify what you expect the other side’s objectives, justifications, and priorities to be.
  • Strategy: Create an effective negotiation plan for convincing the other side to agree to the terms you want, keeping in mind a long-term, big picture view.
  • Tactics: Specific approaches to how you will present your arguments (i.e. negotiation strategies) in a convincing way.
  • Response to tactics: Predict the other side’s tactics and plan your reactions and counter-tactics.
  • Room to move: Be prepared with some pre-determined options to provide you with flexibility in what is asked and offered.

Be Prepared

Negotiating is the art of convincing the other side that you should get what you want. Being prepared for effective negotiation involves a lot more than just knowing what you want. Effective negotiation strategies mean knowing what you would settle for and how you are going to convince the other side to give it to you.

Comprehensive negotiation strategies include prepared reactions to the strategy and tactics of the other side. When you take the time to predict what the other side is likely to want and do and then integrate these predictions into your negotiation strategy, you are among those rare individuals who truly are prepared for negotiations.

Negotiation is a contest. Fortune favours the prepared mind (and negotiator). If you want to be a winner, be properly prepared.