Free Storyboarding Templates Below
Storyboarding is the process of organizing or pre-visualizing your concept of a presentation, video, online content, or similar audio-visual sequences. They’re great in helping you structure your thoughts while giving enough flexibility to easily re-structure different components of your concept plan so that you don’t break stride during the creative process.
There are many storyboarding software products available for sale in the “wild.” (Please send me reviews to any you may have used, please!) But, whether you pay for a tool or create your own, many storyboarding models boil down to simple techniques for modularizing a sequence of audio-visual media panels. And the key to that is to also be a tool that gives you enough flexibility to move the modules into different arrangements and branching scenarios so you can try different ideas without breaking that creative stride.
Refreshingly, there are also some free tools and resources available in many creative communities. I talk about some of these in the video. And, I’ve also made available a couple of resources in the download link below.
Why Is This Important For You?
If you’re a regular visitor here on MelAclaroDotCom (thank you!), then you’re likely here because of the mindshare you and I have about social media and it’s role in online content creation, informal and blended learning models, as well as professional business opportunities. Oh yeah, there’s the social aspect, too. 😉
Well, it’s that content creation component is where techniques like the ones we talk about in this post can help. It helps especially during those presentations where you want a polished look and structured unveiling of the key concepts you want to get across.
And, believe me, your visitors and subscribers will appreciate it to. I mean, sure, the extemporaneous approach is a valued — even endearing — presentation skill. But, when you get to a point where your subscribers begin paying for your content — whether that be via hard currency or an exchange of information — then they’ll be less inclined to suffer the whims of an unstructured presentation.
Storyboards are simple tools that can help you structure your presentation. If you’ve never used them before, take a look at the video above and check out the free download templates below.
What tools or software have you use to plan your online content creation projects?
Tools and Resources
Storyboard Template-2 Column Format (v-1.0)|29.58 kB|downloads: 12724
From Three Simple Storyboarding Templates to Organize Your Content Creation Projects. A simple 2-column template that can be used to help you script / storyboard your online content development.
In addition to my template above, I’m also including a link here to at least 5 additional storyboard templates. The one I showcased in the video is one shared by Kevin Thorn in the E-Learning Heroes community downloads area on Articulate’s site. (Note: Free signup may be required.)
Finally, here’s a link to MindJet’s website. They’re the creators of MindManager. That’s the mindmapping software you see me use in many of my videos, including the one above.