Category Archives: best practices

How to easily hide icons on your desktop – For Mac and PC

This is a short, yet really helpful tip for hiding your desktop icons. Remember the last webinar you attended where host had a big picture of his dog as the image for his desktop? Well, this will video tip will show you how to be more professional than that guy. Continue reading
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Easy Video Player (Client Version) – Getting Started

This is the first in a series of tutorials I'm producing for my clients in the (new) Rent My Video Player service offering. It shows the control panel and how to add, among other things, hotspot overlays and opt-in forms on YouTube videos! Continue reading
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What format should you use when you make video for the web?

In this video, I talk about the importance of optimizing your screencasts and videos for the web. This is especially important if you're self-hosting your videos on either your own server or on a service like Amazon's Web Services. Check out this post for some tips about making your videos web ready. Continue reading
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DevLearn Day 2 Highlights – Social Learning and the Curation Nation

Here's the mindmap summarizing yesterday's highlights from the DevLearn conference. There were more sessions yesterday that were more aligned with my special interest in the subject of social learning best practices and case studies. There were quite a few to choose from. My only regret is that I couldn't be in two places at once for some time slots. Continue reading
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5 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Audio in Your Screencasts When You Don’t Have a Studio

Here are five tips you can use today to improve audio in your web videos and screencast projects. It's a biggie! Continue reading
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5 Sources of Great Content You’ve Likely Overlooked

Here are 5 content-rich sources of content you may have overlooked. If you take stock of your inventory, I’ll bet you’ll find that you have more ideas for great content than you know. Continue reading
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Social Media Strategies and Tactics Are Not the Same

We had a great meeting today about the differences between social media "strategies" and "tactics." Here are my thoughts on the highlights. What would you say are examples of tactics vs. strategies? Continue reading
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