Back in October, I was one of the presenters at Ignite Freelance in Austin, Texas, thanks to a gracious invitation from a friend of mine. L
Ignite’s motto is “Enlighten us, but make it quick.” Each presenter has 5 minutes to present their topic. They submit 20 slides, and each slide auto-advances every 15 seconds.
My presentation was titled “ADHD – The Entrepreneur Superpower”.
Several people requested my slides, but the slides alone, without audio, wouldn’t make sense to anyone who wasn’t there.
So I recreated that presentation with audio this week, using Camtasia, from Techsmith. In case you don’t know what Camtasia is, Worcester Polytechnic Institute describes it like this:
“Camtasia Studio is a video-based screen capturing software program. It is analogous to using a video camera to record your screen. However, unlike using a video camera, the software is installed on your computer, so your screen captures are directly recorded to a digital video format with higher quality audio.”
I’ve used Camtasia before. It’s great for creating screen tutorials! This is the first time I’ve used its captioning functionality, or published its output to YouTube.
When I originally created the Ignite presentation, it was quite a challenge to get all of my material into the allotted five minutes. I was tempted, when I recreated this presentation, to extend its length. After all, this isn’t an Ignite event!
Ultimately, though, I decided to honor the original Ignite format. So, as you watch the video, you’ll notice that once I start the presentation, each slide will advance at 15 seconds, and the core of the presentation is exactly five minutes.
Here’s the newly created presentation. It’s also available on my presentation page.