How to record your screen

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Here I tell you about a piece of technology that can help writers. The software is called Camtasia.

Thomas Jefferson famously said, “never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” I confess, I’ve been more likely to follow Mark Twain’s advice: ” Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after.”

So, when Marketing Profs asked me to make a few Webcasts for them, I was in the Twain situation. For years, I had been meaning to buy and learn about a video production tool called Camtasia. But of course I’d never found the time. Sigh…

Camtasia is relatively inexpensive given what it does (the Mac version cost me $99 – and I believe the PC version is the same.)  But when I finally got around to learning it, I did have a few hiccoughs. My 18-year-old son, who grudgingly acts as my IT department, sighed dramatically and proclaimed that teaching me audio was like dealing with I Love Lucy. “The chocolates will be going faster down the conveyor belt pretty soon, Mom,” he commented. Still once I figured out the fiddly bits, it was pretty easy to use.

If you’re looking for a way to add audio to your slide shows, give this software a whirl. There’s a 30-day free trial to start. Just don’t procrastinate, like I did!

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