An unladen user
Tue 19 May 2020, 02:16 PMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
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What has been said:
1122.1. Richard H Schwartz (05/19/2020 11:30 AM)
"Hi. This is Ben. I'm going to tell you about X. At some random point in this presentation, I'm going to give you a secret code that you can redeem for a milkshake. Now, let's take a look at..." :-)
1122.2. Ben Langhinrichs (05/19/2020 11:32 AM)
Well, that would certainly work on me, but I might have to offer a beer for many other folks.
1122.3. Doug Finner (05/19/2020 12:53 PM)
Videos that follow the 'Tell them what you're going to tell them, tell them, tell them what you told them' work for me.
Edit the crap out of the dialog; every word is important.
Steady camera, well lit. Show them what you're telling them.
I figure you have 5 minutes to get your point across. You may be able to hold them for longer but 5 minutes is a good target.
Your videos are well done. Kudos!
1122.4. Ben Langhinrichs (05/19/2020 01:02 PM)
Thanks, Doug. I work very hard to edit the videos carefully, and usually add closed captions because it helps some people. I've also learned (somewhat) to put the end-result near the beginning so that people who don't hang around can see where you are going. If I knew I had undivided attention, I'd work up to the big reveal, but sometimes you have to sacrifice surprise for the sake of catching people while they are still paying attention. Took me years to learn that, sadly.