Educate and Inspire: Create PowerPoint-Based Video Presentations using Slideator

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There are several reasons someone would want to learn how to record a PowerPoint video presentation. Whether they’re explaining the quarterly statistics in a sales meeting, creating a webinar as a marketing tool, or recording training sessions for onboarding new hires, communicating ideas clearly and succinctly via video becomes more crucial every day.  With Slideator, you can engage directly with your audience, allowing you to interact with a large group of people in a small, intimate environment. Let’s look at some advantages of knowing how to record slide show presentations and the procedure for doing so.

Scheduled attendance is not guaranteed
Unless your presentation is a mandatory work meeting or you’re teaching a paid course, many individuals will drop out before or during the presentation. However, by providing a presentation recording for them, you can still interact with those people, and they’ll feel supported by your accessibility.

Provides on-demand access to your presentation
Using Slideator video recording capabilities, you provide access to your material long after you’ve presented it. Giving your audience access to resources is one of the best ways to build trust and support.

Enhances your search engine optimization (SEO)
If you don’t want to make your recorded presentations available on-demand but want to reap the benefits of SEO-driven traffic, you may post all or part of it on YouTube as a free resource in the future to attract new prospects.

Tips for video recording PowerPoint

While technology and practice are your two best allies in confidently presenting PowerPoint video presentations, a few extra tips can make yours even more effective and professional. Consider following these best practices:

Choose the right equipment
Video communications technology has flourished in the last few years. There are more options than ever to record presentations and deliver them digitally to a worldwide audience. A tool like Slideator makes it easy to record webcam videos, screen captures, and recorded narration quickly and easily. This lets you present your PowerPoint or any other content to a digital audience without extensive and time-consuming video editing.

Include direct-to-camera (DTC) content
Personalization is the heart of every good video—nothing builds a personalized experience like a friendly face. Use a simultaneous webcam and screen capture to record yourself explaining the slides and information on the screen. Adding picture-in-picture DTC elements creates rapport and trust with your audience and ensures they stay engaged with your presentation.

Slide text: Less is more
Text is great for outlining the major themes of a presentation and adding context to discussions, but with a PowerPoint presentation, treat text as the seasoning in a recipe. Use what you need to enhance the experience, but don’t overwhelm. Build your slides as an outline for each discussion topic and a home for visual elements like charts, infographics, and embedded video clips. But you, as the presenter, should do most of the talking. Building your presentation this way keeps viewers focused and engaged instead of hurrying to keep up with the reading.

Structure your presentation
Well-structured content is vital to the flow and digestibility of your presentation. When building your slides and video script, organize your information similarly to a blog post or an ebook. Start with an introduction to share your personal info and a general topical overview. Create segments that logically lay out each point or step in the process. Wrap things up with a conclusion and (if needed) a call to action that invites the viewer to take the next step—booking a call, downloading a resource, or signing up for a service.

Keep videos concise and skimmable
Digital fatigue is real. With so many videos and messages competing for our attention, creating a streamlined presentation results in longer view duration. The average view duration of a YouTube video may be as short as 40 seconds, with the median watch time averaging just over a minute and a half. Another trick to increase viewability is to make it easy for viewers to skim. A well-structured presentation offers natural segments to help viewers zero in on the information they need. YouTube offers a Chapters feature that lets you insert a linkable outline so viewers can easily skip to specific timestamps.

How to use Slideator Cloud Recorder

Slideator Web Recorder is designed to help you record and share your video presentations and tutorials from the comfort of your own browser. The Recorder is cross-platform and supported on desktop and mobile devices by modern browsers. The Recorder is designed to run completely internally by your browser and it never connects to the Internet while recording.

To record and share your video presentation, please follow these steps:

1. Click Open button to open your slides or document from your local computer or mobile device. You can upload your slides in MS PowerPoint (PPTX), Keynote for Mac (KEY), OpenDocument Presentation (ODP), WPS Presentation (WPS), or PDF format. Once your slides are imported successfully, click Next, Previous, Last, and First buttons to navigate through your presentation.

2. Click Settings button to set media resources. Select your audio device and test your mic level before recording. Select and turn on your camera before recording if you need to show your face or overlay your live camera feed.

3. Select video output resolution based on your computer resources and audience needs. By default, Slideator Web Recorder select a resolution of 450p SD 854×480, but, you can increase or decrease your video resolution.

4. Please be advised that video recording with higher resolution (e.g. 2K and 4K) is CPU-intensive process. Therefore, some lag is possible if you set high resolution. If the performance of the computer is not good enough, the computer will slow down or there will be a skipping phenomenon.

5. Click Start button when ready to start recording. Click Pause/Resume button while recording to pause and resume recording. Annotate your content using the pointer and marker, and click Clear button to delete all your annotations.

6. Open Cam menu to toggle between different cam layouts while recording. Select full cam, side-by-side, or picture-in-picture to place your cam over the slide. Click Share button to capture the entire desktop screen, an application window, or a specific brwoswer tab.

7. Click Stop button to finish recording, then review your video before saving and publishing. If you are not happy with your recording and need to record a new video, click Delete button to delete your video and start over again.

8. Click Save button to save the video to your Slideator account. Once the video is saved successfully, copy and share the video link with your audience.