Next Vista for Learning, Rushton Hurley Interview: Forge Episode 35

One of the best parts of working on the Forge is the amazing people I get to meet. Many of them are working to help change their little part of the world for the better. This month's guest is right up there. I first met Rushton Hurley of Next Vista for Learning through TechSmith colleague Jason Valade, who recommended Rushton as a potential judge for the 2012 ScreenChamp awards. We ended up connecting for that event, and he was a great judge with insightful comments. I knew at that point I wanted Continue reading

Interview with Andreas Pilz, German Screencaster: The Forge Episode 32

In our mission to bring you ideas, tips, and thoughts about visual communication and screencasting on the Forge, we occasionally find ourselves outside the studio with interesting people who are putting these thoughts into action. It just so happens that when I was attending Online Educa Berlin in December, I met up with Anton Bollen, TechSmith's German Evangelist, and Andreas Pilz, a Professional Screencaster (yes, that's his job). While talking over a bit of dinner, we decide to record some of Continue reading

Filming with the iPhone 5s – The Forge Episode 31

Yes, yes... I know that this particular episode is skimming under the wire to still technically be an October episode, but we think it's worth the wait! Can't see the video? Watch it on YouTube. We've been super busy with projects this month, which has put a bit of a crunch on production of The Forge. After the guest I wanted got busy and had to postpone, I realized just how critical time had become, and knew I had to find another angle for production... And this one is definitely different. Earlier Continue reading

The Forge – Interview with Lee LeFever of Common Craft

Woah! The Forge is back!! We're starting our 4th year and we've got a great episode for you. Can’t see the video? Watch it on YouTube! So, in the course of your everyday life, do you ever need to explain anything? Do you find that easy? Difficult? Frankly, if you're a marketer, trainer, business owner, parent, partner - you're explaining things, probably multiple times a day. Sometimes the stakes are low, but what about when the stakes are really high? Do you know how to communicate Continue reading

The Forge: Episode 29 Presentation Tips with Nancy Duarte

Did you miss the Forge last week? We talked with Nancy Duarte about her books, work, and presentation tips on giving better presentation. You can check out the entire episode here: Can’t see the video? Watch it on YouTube! You can learn more about Nancy Duarte by connecting with her on her blog, Facebook or Twitter. During this episode I mentioned that you could have a chance to win a copy of one of Nancy's books - Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences or slide:ology: Continue reading

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

Thursday on The Forge: #VizLit13 Recap with Brandy Agerbeck, Ryan Coleman, Karl Gude and Jamie Nast

This week on The Forge, we'll be recapping our experience at the Visual Thinking & Literacy Conference (#vizlit13) last weekend in Birmingham, MI, plus making a very special announcement about a certain very special annual event here at TechSmith HQ. Click here to tune in LIVE at 2pm ET on Thursday, April 18 The conference was an absolute blast; a one-day affair + a one evening happy hour to start in lovely Birmingham, Michigan. Focusing on visual approaches to thinking and communication, Continue reading