A great way to make a video without putting your face on camera is to use a screen-sharing program. This type of video blog is ideal for how-to content such as showing the ins and outs of a new software, or, coupled with a PowerPoint presentation, digging into higher-level learning on a variety of topics.
There are several different screen recording software programs you can use:Ezvid Screen Recording Tool -- This is software that you can download to start recording your screen if you use Windows. You can create wonderful how-to tutorials and more with Ezvid Screen sharing tool. You can also add narration by recording your voice while the video is playing.
Camtasia -- This is a bit more expensive, but it's a full-featured video-editing software program with really awesome tutorials. You can record your screen with a voice over, edit it later to cut out mistakes, and more. It's really intuitive and simple to use.Jing – This free tool is perfect for creating very short screen-share videos. It’s from the makers of Camtasia, so it’s easy to use and well supported. Even better, it’s free, so it’s the perfect introduction to screen sharing. The only limitation is that you cannot easily edit your videos, and you’re limited to 5 minutes of recording time.
Using Screen Sharing Videos on Your BlogVideos that are made by sharing your screen are useful in a variety of ways in just about any niche. They’re a natural fit for coaches and trainers of course, who can use screen sharing to easily demonstrate new software or techniques. But even if your market is new moms or crafters or dog owners, you can still use this technology to reach your audience by coupling it with a clever PowerPoint presentation.
Not sure what content is a good fit for video? Look back at your most popular blog posts and think about how they can be expanded to include video. For example, if you've written a how-to blog post of any kind consider using that post as a script to record your screen actions doing the same thing. Your audience will appreciate the different types of content, as will the search engines.Beyond the Boundaries of Your Blog
Of course, you’re not limited to just posting your videos on your blog. You can (and should) also post them YouTube.com, embed them into social media (Facebook, in particular, is a great option for posting short videos), and even in paid membership areas.Want to get started with video but not quite ready to put your face on camera? Screen sharing is the perfect choice. Not only is it super easy to get started, it also helps engage your audience by providing a valuable resource in a format that’s easy to use and consume. Give it a try! You might just be surprised at the response from your audience.