My son is a high school senior. [Pause for dramatic effect.] Of course, it makes this mama emotional. More so because Zachary is the youngest of three. Senior year. You know what that means. Yup. College application time. Time for Zachary to do marketing … himself. But the college process starts long before they’re seniors. … Read more 3 Compelling Digital Marketing Lessons from Colleges
Someone tagged me in a post that contained a video showing how to caption with an app. As a caption pusher, it excited me. It takes a village to educate folks about why and how to caption videos. That and to spread the word to follow and use #Captioned when posting captioned videos. #Captioned is … Read more This Is How to Change Minds in Content and Digital Marketing
If there’s one thing we can count on, it’s this: prepare for the unexpected. No company can think of every possible scenario that will happen. One of the first things to do is to create a process. There’s always going to be a need for a process or making a change to one. And believe … Read more Why Processes Matter More in Times of Crisis
One good thing came out of COVID-19. It forced me to try video calls again. The reason I don’t love video calls is that I miss too much. While I’m a strong lipreader, video calls have a few challenges. Why I shied away from video calls The turning point Automatic captioning guidelines for video calls … Read more Which Is the Best Automatic Captioning Tool for Video Calls?
We have a new problem with videos. It’s sort of a good problem to have. With more do-it-yourself captioning software hitting the market, more people are captioning their videos. However, the options they select for their captions aren’t good quality and hurt the user experience. When you watch captions for decades, you learn what works … Read more 10 Rules You Need to Create Great Captioned Videos
YouTube is a great option because it’s free and you can download the caption text file to use with your video. You can import the caption text file into an app to burn in your captions for open captions. This tutorial assumes you’ve uploaded your video to YouTube. Now, which option do you want to … Read more How to Caption Videos with YouTube
Using black for the font color in content is boring for a good reason. But first, a kayaking story. After kayaking for two hours, you can bet my friends and I were famished. We were a short drive away from Keller’s Drive-In. It’s a Dallas institution. The old-school place looks like a scene from “American … Read more Does Your Content Make These Easy Mistakes?
Yes, social media has its own shortcuts like keyboard shortcuts. These are things you can learn once and use everywhere. I love to learn new keyboard shortcuts. Without a doubt, they speed typing. Back in the early ’90s, I learned my first shortcuts: Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C, and Ctrl+V aka cut, copy and paste. And they still … Read more 8 Social Media Shortcuts You Need to Know
With the growing number of tools for captioning videos making do-it-yourself captions possible, so is the growing number of captioned videos with crappy captions. Sometimes people don’t realize the importance of something until they see a good and bad example side-by-side. This series of side-by-side videos tell the story of why each rule of awesome … Read more These Will Make You Rethink Your Captioned Videos
Struggling to create your first video? Here’s a #5DayChallenge to help you change that! Each day will have a tip and challenge. #Day1: Record a video #Day2: Ask a question #Day3: What to talk about #Day4: Expand your reach #Day5: Put it all together Rules of Video #5DayChallenge Rules: No fretting Forget perfection Do the … Read more Overcome Fear of Video with This Easy #5DayChallenge