The spoken word is powerful.
How effective are you in capturing and broadcasting that value to others? Especially when in conversation over skype with colleagues/fellow experts?
Of course, many conversations you’ll want to keep conversational – but not always.
I just returned from the Fellows’ Forum at the UK Professional Speaking Association in central London. Two experts presented at some length during the session on web presence & use of the internet: Graham Jones, internet psychologist and Terry Brock, expert in web & tech tools to help grow business.
If I took only one thing from Graham Jones’ presentation, it’s the importance of adding content every day to your website (assuming you have one!) This leads back to the question above about making virtual conversations to others…
I have been experimenting for some time on the use of skype interviews for potential blog (or vlog) content – and expect to post the first of these soon. My question to Terry Brock in the meeting today, however, was how best to do it?
- check out Google Hangouts (now broadcastable via youtube) as a way to make your conversation (either solo or in conversation) accessible to a large audience… LIVE!
- for skype vlogging, a useful basic tool is Call Recorder enabling you to record a split screen interview (note: I have been experimenting with this tool and so far, find it to work well – more soon!)
- for more sophisticated capturing and editing of skype calls/vlogs, consider Camtasia or Screenflow
For my part, watch this space for upcoming interviews via skype!
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