Okay, you all know that YouTube is out there and 98% of the world is podcasting. At the same time far too many e-mailers have sent along You-Tube videos of precious cats, cutie-pie kids or wacky brilliant dogs. My feelings exactly.
But. If 80% of people go on the Internet and watch videos we just cannot ignore their importance when creating our online presence. My challenge was what to do first.
A no-nonsense, start-at-the-beginning post by Angela Crocker got me going. She explained the whole process in her newsletter. People who love socializing will do well at this, she says, especially if they interview others. The interaction between guest and host creates excitement not possible with just one person.
At the end of her article she bullets four points as a way to get started: I already have a great headset. I must check our video camera (fairly new) to make sure it records in HD, has good sound quality and is USB capable. I need a hand-held omnidirectional microphone for about $100. And I’ll download immediately two free pieces of software: Audacity and Levelator.
I’m ready to start, but…what about stage fright?