We’ve discussed the potential that whiteboard scribing videos hold in terms of educating and persuading consumers to purchase your products or services several times already on this blog – but don’t think that’s the only place they have value!
In fact, whiteboard videos can be used anywhere that traditional PowerPoint presentations can be found, whether that includes internal sales enablement trainings, conference seminars and other demonstrations.
However, if you’re used to delivering your materials via PowerPoint, your biggest concern with the process will likely be how to integrate the two in a way that complements your message. The last thing you want is to find yourself standing at the podium, fiddling with your laptop and trying to get these two different technologies to play nice together.
Fortunately, you have a number of different options for integrating whiteboard scribing videos with PowerPoint presentations. The solution that’s right for you will depend on your presentation style, your technological savvy and the audience you’re delivering your message to.
The following are a few of the solutions you’ll want to consider:
Option #1 – Get rid of PowerPoint entirely
This option might sound scary (I almost didn’t lead with it), it’s only because business people today have been conditioned to use PowerPoint like a crutch. Instead of familiarizing ourselves with the message being delivered, we rely on boring slides filled with uninspired text, which we can click through and read out loud – rather than truly engage with our audience members.
The result of this standard presentation style isn’t surprising. Instead of an attentive, focused audience, you’ll wind up facing a room full of attendees who are either daydreaming about what they’ll do after your session or trying to sneakily check their mobile devices for any possible distraction! Either way, it’s not an ideal system for message understanding and retention.
If this scenario sounds all too familiar, you may benefit from eliminating PowerPoint entirely. Instead of throwing together yet another set of slides, set your message free with a whiteboard scribing video that conveys all the same information in a much more fun and exciting way.
Option #2 – Switch back and forth between the two
If you aren’t able to get away from Power =Point entirely (either because you aren’t comfortable with this change or because the length/scope of your message makes whiteboarding the entire thing impractical), you can always alternate between both technologies.
For example, you could record an introductory message via whiteboarding video that will be played before the bulk of your PowerPoint presentation, as well as a video closing that’s played afterwards. Giving your presentation in this way will capture your audience’s attention initially, and then provide a compelling recap of your main points that’s more likely to stick with attendees than a traditional PowerPoint wrap-up.
Option #3 – Embed whiteboard videos within your PowerPoint presentation
Alternatively, if you’d like to break things up even further, consider embedding short whiteboarding presentations inside of your PowerPoint. If your presentation has several different objectives or sections, producing a short whiteboard video to complement each part of your speech may help to keep audiences attentive through the entire thing.
To do this, you’ll need to host your whiteboard videos online – either on your own website or on a separate video hosting account. Then, you’ll take a screen capture of each of your videos, embed it into the PowerPoint presentation and link out from the slide to the video. You’ll need to have an active internet connection to present in this way, but as long as this is the case, you’ll be able to switch between the two technologies without the hassle of loading separate video files every time.