Interactive video is the new frontier for getting yourself, your expertise, and your personal brand out there. So I’d like to invite you to be an early adopter and get your on-camera skills sharpened by joining me online: I’m holding a limited number of free on-camera workshops on the live video platform Spreecast.
What will We Do?
We will troubleshoot and pinpoint ways to upgrade video content: each week I’ll feature someone who wants to get workshopped. We’ll watch his/her videos, give constructive critiques, and lay out detailed plans with tips to improve their YouTube videos, webcasts, and on-camera interviews. If you’ve done any of these things you know it’s not as easy as it looks, right? Coming across as instructive, quotable, and likable on camera takes preparation.
What is Spreecast?
TechCrunch sums up the interactive video platform nicely:
“Up to 4 people at a time can be face-to-face, streaming their conversation live while hundreds of others can watch, chat, and participate by submitting comments and questions to those on-screen.”
You can also submit your videos for us to watch during the Spreecast: so find a clip of that time you appeared on Fox News and show us! Afterwards you can also edit a clip of our broadcast, share it, and embed it on your site. These workshops let you try out and improve your on camera skills in a supportive environment. And who knows, maybe you’ll decide to create your own Spreecast channel.
Who is Invited?
Anyone (entrepreneur, journalists, or non-profit people) who wants to share his/her videos and get constructive tips for upgrading their on-camera appearance, presentation, and content.
You don’t have to appear on camera though: just learn from watching other people get constructive tips on how to make video that educates, explains, and entertains.
Manoush’s Spreecast workshops will be based on the curriculum and methodology laid out in her multimedia ebook Camera Ready (Amazon’s Top 100 Journalism ebooks). Her video expertise comes from years of reporting and producing for BBC News and Reuters Television. She works with organizations to make better video and is the host of WNYC’s New Tech City. Follow her on Twitter @manoushz.