Screen Capture Or Live Presentations?

If you have been involved in Internet marketing for a while, or for that matter just a few days, you can fail to have noticed that Video can play a major part in increasing your online presence.

Many people have tried in the past to create an online video, but I’m sure those who have tried will agree, that it is not as simple as some will have you believe. It’s just like anything else, it takes time and practice to get it right, and while I don’t think in all cases you need to produce a Hollywood type production, those who can produce a video with good basic video production techniques will succeed, while others are left behind in their wake.

Screen capture or Live Presentations

SCREEN CAPTURE – What do I mean by screen capture?… Basically it’s a method of recording the visual content of what ever you are doing live on the computer, and once the screen capture software is set up, it’s just a matter of clicking on record and you will start recording a video of what ever you want. Don’t forget you can also add a sound track and voiceover while your recording or later should you wish. This is probably the easiest way to get started with producing a video for viewing both on an internet web site, blog, or even to record for a CD or DVD

LIVE PRESENTATION – This has got to be the hardest of the 2 methods to get right, not only have you got to get the sound just right, you have to make sure you or who ever you are getting to do the live presentation, can actually pull it off.
I’m sure you have, or will see many Internet Marketers trying to do live video presentations themselves. Even those who are comfortable with live audiences such as at a seminar or workshop, just cannot quite cut the mustard when they stand or sit in front of a video camera. There is something that makes a video presenting or live video that is totally alien to most people, and that’s the fact that it’s the most unnatural thing you will ever have to do.

What I mean by that? – you may find yourself in a room alone with just a script to read from or teleprompter, a camcorder or webcam, and you have to speak to camera, just as if you are talking to someone else. It take time and practice, and I’m afraid it’s just a fact that most people simply will never be able to do it successfully, or to a degree that makes the viewer feel comfortable watching.

Recording the sound Live

It’s not always appropriate or necessary to record the sound track at the same time you produce the screen capture. Although many people seam to do this as standard practice, probably to save themselves time. It really is not good for the viewer to have to listen to anyone, no matter how interesting the topic or the person presenting, it’s really annoying to have to listen to all the umms and arrs. So if you can, I would always recommend you record the sound track separate to video.

Another trap that a lot of people fall into, is the belief that you should add the sound after you have recording the video track. This is in fact the hardest way to do it, it may take a little more planning, but the end result will be a much polished and better produced, more professional looking video by first recording the sound track, made up of the presenters voice, sounds effects and any background music.

By doing it in this order you will find the inclusion of still or moving video can easily be added to the audio content at just the right moment in time. At this stage any titles can also be added to enhance the presentation further.

Christmas Presents for Cats: Santa Paws Is Feline-Ing Generous!

This festive season, how can you please a fickle feline?

Cats are notoriously hard to please: They turn up their whiskers at toys and regard the comfy cat-bed with distain. You buy an expense present only to have them show more interest in the box than the contents. So this Christmas, do things differently and apply a little cat psychology to the dilemma of what to buy as the purr-fect present.

#1: The Tall Cat-tower
If you want to really get kitty pruuping with pleasure, the give her a high perch to use as her sentry post. Yes, a tall cat tower is an investment, but it’s one your cat will purr-sitively adore. Cats love to get up high to watch the world go by. Site the tower next to a window and she can sit on the platform and survey the scene for hours. Plus, she’ll want to mark her new favorite territory by scratching it, which could save from the best furniture a shredding.

#2: A Cat Dining Table
Indoor cats craze the roughage that chewing on grass provides. Giving your cat access to fresh, growing grass gives them the opportunity to satisfy this nature urge to chew, and a cat dining table does to in style. There are so many things to love about a cat dining table, from the angled bowls (less strain on the neck for elderly cats) to the side order of growing grass -plus they look nice for the humans.

#3: Wing-on-a-String
If it simply isn’t Christmas without a toy, then chose one that triggers your cat’s natural instincts to hunt. You can’t do better than a Da Bird and those fluttering feathers to get your cat’s heart pounding and the chase is on. It is a rare cat who can ignore the allure of a Da Bird in flight, which could be your key to getting a cuddly kitty burning the calories and back in shape.

#4: Zoom Groom
Every cat wants to look their best, and for velvet soft fur – especially in short-haired cats, your feline friend will go limp with delight when brushed with a Zoom Groom. This clever rubber brushes mimic the feeling of being licked by another cat, whilst shifting shed fur out of the coat like a magnetic to iron. This Christmas gift is one the cat will enjoy again, and again, and again, and look super sleek for it.

#5: A Cardboard Box
There’s no denying that simple is sometimes best. Don’t be bashful about giving your cat that old standby- the cardboard box. After all, if it’s good enough for Maru…

Furr-bulous festivities pet people!

Jewelry Birthday Presents For Little Girls

Birthdays are important marks in our lives. This is our own big day! We look forward to this every year. For a little girl’s birthday, it makes a big difference when jewellery is given. She will grow up having the appreciation for jewellery.

Perhaps the reason for this is because they are shiny, little, colorful and fun. Receiving jewellery enables kids to appreciate and understand the essence of beautiful objects. They develop a talent to appreciate beauty from presents they receive.

These days, the little category of children’s jewellery presents has become more popular especially if these are given on very important occasions such as birthdays.

An ideal gift for a special little girl is a unique and customized charm bracelets. These can be made of any material. The best are made of sterling silver and 14k gold. Charm bracelets bring out a little girls’ creativity as she can mix and match this with any charms she desires. Charms come in different sizes and figures. They are almost anything imaginable such shoes, hearts, butterflies, cartoon characters and a lot more. Commonly, charms are painted with enamel. The more expensive ones have gemstones and other materials incorporated in them. Charm bracelets have the potential to be the most relished item. But you have to make sure that the locks or clasps are well designed to prevent it from getting lost.

kids’ earrings should not be forgotten when thinking of giving kids jewellery gifts. The best options are 14k gold as little girls would love the feel and the look of this precious metal. Compared to 18k gold earrings that adults wear, kids’ earrings are lighter and fun which makes it perfect when worn at school, at home or anywhere else. Like charms, they also come in various designs.

The little girls will surely love wearing these as they come in different sizes and shapes like teddy bears, hearts, ladybugs, butterflies, cats, dogs and anything that you can imagine. Others come in simple designs or mounted with diamonds, pearls or birthstones.

Giving your kids with children’s jewellery may cost more than the traditional and common presents that we used to give. But the feeling of giving something that is meaningful and lasting is priceless. The best thing about this is that jewellery gift will last forever.

So, when that special little girl outgrows her first jewellery item, she can keep this and save it and later on pass it to her own kids.