028 The Secret Behind My Awesome Videos and why I don’t Charge you to see them

August 2, 2011

Today I'm dealing with two calls. The first is from Glen Steinson from the Stewardship Weekly Podcast.

He calls in to give me his opinion about what I'm doing here at Learning With Leslie.

I was so inspired by his message that I decided to seek him out, and ended up listening to his recent podcast entitled Peter Zein Will Never Reach Financial Independence.

This episode inspired me tremendously and I can actually say that I no longer want to be Financially Independent. Wanna know what I mean by that? Go ahead and check out that episode.

Listen to This Episode

The Secret Behind My Awesome Videos and why I don't Charge you to see them

Then I get into the meat and bones of the episode by answering two questions that were called in by Paul from the Anxiety Guru blog. His questions were the following:

  • How do I make my Biology Videos?
  • What Makes a video engaging, interesting and worth watching
  • Why do I give my videos away for free, instead of charging a premium? What are the pros and cons of Free vs. Paid.

I answer these great questions in this episode. Since they are topics that I'm heavily involved in, I decided to spend most of the episode dealing with them.

Resources Mentioned in this episode

  • Keynote – The Mac Alternative to Powerpoint. This program is AWESOME and if you are on a mac, GET IT!
  • Open Office – Free version to Microsoft office.
  • Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch – The tool I use to write on my screen.
  • Omnidazzle – The software on the mac that gives you the functionality to write on the screen.
  • Screenflow – The mac screencasting software that allows you to record your screen. If you are on a mac, THIS is the one you need to get. It's awesome, and EASY to learn.
  • Camtasia – The alternative to Screenflow. If you are on a PC, this would be the one to get.
  • Camstudio – The FREE alternative to Camtasia on the PC
  • The Rode Podcaster – An AWESOME USB mic.
  • Plantronics Audio 655 – USB Headset
  • Plantronics DSP 400 – Another USB Headset
  • 7 Day Bootcamp – My FREE training on how to start an online business

If you have questions about internet marketing, online video, social media, blogging, or anything related, be sure to call the hotline at (888) 835 – 2414. You can also interact with me in the comments below.

Thank you for being a part of my journey!

Leslie Samuel

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  • Wasim Ismail says:

    Thanks for the qaulity stuff.
    i like the the bottom, how easy it is to ReTweet this article.
    nice one.

  • Paul says:

    Hey Leslie,

    Thanks so much for answering my questions! Awesome podcast. Tons of great information… priceless man.

    • Hey not a problem Paul. Glad to know that you found value in the podcast, and very glad to be able to answer your questions. I see you called in more and I’ll try to get to those next week.

      All the best bro!

  • john says:

    Saw it was your birthday today on FB – happy birthday mate!

  • Christiecarroll says:

    Hi Leslie,
    This post was so helpful, thanks for recommending it. I picked up Screenflow and I’m eagerly awaiting my Wacom tablet through your aff links 🙂 I like the idea of using Keynote slides with Screnflow, but I’d also like to experiment with other formats too. Do you know how to take a video of yourself talking to the camera and make words appear next to you on the screen with a clear background? Is that Screenflow & Keynote, or something else? Thanks for any ideas or suggestions! -Christie White 

    •  @Christiecarroll Hi Christie,
      Glad you found the resources helpful and also glad that you used my affiliate links. Thanks for doing that 😉
      Yes, you can use Screenflow to add words to your screen. That’s what I’ve done in the past and it’s easy and work well. That would probably be the easiest way.
      All the best with your video creation 🙂

  • Aw 🙂 Learning with Leslie 🙂 I remember the good ol’ days!!
    Great flash back. This is a post i need to make better use of. I should be making more videos. At least 3 a week. I could do that if I did 2 that were more simple in addition to the single status show.

  • Lucy Bieri says:

    Fabulous tips as always Leslie.. Keep your good work and thanks for sharing..

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