The Forge: Episode 28 with Nancy Duarte

Coming up this month on The Forge is an interview with our special guest, Nancy Duarte. Nancy is a communications expert with an impressive resume that includes having been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Economist, LA Times, and CNN. She is the CEO of Duarte, Inc., and is the gifted author and visionary behind the two best-selling books, Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences and Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Continue reading

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

Guest post by Michael F. Ruffini, Ed.D. Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offer instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. Their many instructional applications include step-by-step process, demonstrations, tutorials, and presentations. Students can watch a screencast video at their convenience, pausing and reviewing as often as needed.1 Screencasts can be designed to let students personalize their learning and highlight important information as they proceed at Continue reading

Talking visual communication with Dan Roam, Episode 25 of the Forge

We spoke with Dan Roam, author of Back of the Napkin and Blah, Blah, Blah. Dan talked about using visuals and creating a visual language to engage your audience. Here's the recorded video of today's episode or watch on YouTube. See Dan's presentation about health care here. You should also check out the Napkin Academy for more about visual communication and Dan Roam's methods. Conan Heiselt's zooming video is not only a great explanation about zooming, but is also a great example of visuals Continue reading

Create an Animated Title Clip Using PowerPoint & Camtasia Studio 8

Perhaps someone out there is a little like me... I enjoy "making" things. With bits of paper, scraps of magazines, fabric, ribbon, wood, etc. To me, nothing feels quite as satisfying as making a unique bit of art from things I have in my craft stash. So, when it comes to using Camtasia Studio, I sometimes like to go outside of the realm of traditional screen recording, plain title clips, or stock art found in the media Library and customize the look of my video with original artwork I create. In Continue reading

UPDATED: The Forge – Beyond Bullet Points & How to Record the Screen of a Mobile Device

UPDATE: Recording of this episode is below and posted to YouTube. UPDATE (3/21/2013): Don't feel like watching the video? Want more information? Check out this updated post about screen capture for tablets! The Twitter hashtag is #tscforge. Guest post today from Matt Pierce, host of The Forge. It's almost time for the next episode of the TechSmith's webshow The Forge (episode 18)! We'll be live at 2 PM ET (April 19) right here on the Visual Lounge blog and we've got two great segments. Continue reading

Jing Tip #21: Record PowerPoint or Keynote Presentation with Jing

Recording a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation is easy right? Just launch your presentation and record. Well...you probably could do that, but in this 2-minute tip I'll show you how I do it and why. You can click the full screen button when playing the video if you've got the room. At the end of the video I mention how Camtasia and Camtasia Studio can automatically create a table of contents by pulling the titles from PowerPoint. Here's where to learn more (Win) (Mac). Clearly too, Continue reading

Screencast of the Week – July 4, PowerPoint and Geetesh Bajaj

In the United States, next week, on July 4th, it's time to gather up the family, fire up the grill, line up for a parade and stake your spot on the lawn to watch some fireworks...and for some, it's time to make a Camtasia Studio video. ;-)And that brings me to this week's Screencast of the Week. PowerPoint MVP, Geetesh Bajaj, recently sent me the following video:I thought many of you would be interested in doing something similar. It's a quick and easy way to make your own slideshow presentation Continue reading