Cosmic Cow Pie: Connecting the Dots

head_left_image

Brainshark Gives Your Presentations Bite

We all know that video is an extremely popular medium to promote yourself and your listings.  Static photos alone just don't cut it anymore.  While a slideshow is lovely, a virtual tour is even better.  But, if you're looking to create a professional looking presentation with photos, documents and even a vocal track, you are going to want something bigger.  And that's when I found a great free tool called Brainshark: BrainsharkBrainshark gives your presentations bite!

Recently, I was trying to find a program that would convert PowerPoint presentations into video so that I could create my own professional looking videos.  That's when I found Brainshark.  All you need is a telephone, whatever photos, documents or slides you wish to use and an internet connection.  Once you create your FREE account and upload the slides, you will be given a phone number to call and your own unique password to use.  Simply follow the prompts on the telephone to give your narration for each slide.  The slide will stay up on the presentation for as long as your narrative goes on for that particular slide.  If you have one slide that is a photo of a guest bedroom, you may not have alot to say about it.  However, you may want to point out all the wonderful upgrades in the kitchen.  So, the kitchen slide will stay up for the duration of your narrative.  That way you don't have to cram everything you want to say into a short amount of time and you won't have to fill time up when there isn't a whole lot to say, keeping your video moving along at a decent pace.

Convert PowerPoint documents and photos into a video with your own vocal soundtrack using Brainshark.

Each video provides an embed code, a link and a share feature.  Realtors® can use the embed code to add the video to their website, blogs and even some email.  However, if you can't use the embed code when you want to send an email blast out announcing a new listing (for example), you can provide a convenient link that your data base can click on.  With the share feature, you or any of the viewers of your video can easily add it to social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. or email it to someone else.  This can get your video to go viral.  And, since each individual video includes a description, a link to all of the videos you have created and the ability to add tags using your keywords, it is another excellent opportunity for SEO.

Since some people don't want to bother to read a slideshow presentation for themselves and static photos can be boring, creating a presentation that people can listen to as well as watch engages your website or blog visitor and keeps them interested in staying on your site or blog to see what other interesting things you may have to offer.  Just remember that Brainshark gives your presentations bite!  If you need help or have questions, please contact me.  I absolutely love this product and think you will, too.  The possibilities for its use are endless!

Pamela Cendejas, Real Estate Virtual Assistant - Second Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn't Enough of You to Go Around! 

Comment balloon 13 commentsPamela Cendejas • June 10 2010 06:51PM

Comments

Sounds like a great product, Pamela.  I think teachers could use it for their classes as well.  Don't you think?

Posted by Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

Pam, I'm excited about this program.  I can't wait to take it for a test drive.

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) about 10 years ago

Pamela--I haven't bookmarked anything for awhile but want to come back to this post when I have more time to play and learn. This looks very interesting...thanks for the heads-up!

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) about 10 years ago

Hi Heather - I know there are a lot of Realtors(R) who teach a variety of classes.  They can use this product to create presentations that can then be downloaded - perhaps for those unable to attend or as a follow-up.  BTW - Brainshark also has a learning center program where writers can sell their presentations.  I'm fortunate enough to have been asked to participate and am really excited.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

Hi Susan - I'm interested in getting your feedback. 

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

Hi Teri - I'm sure you won't be disappointed.  If you know anything about me, I wouldn't suggest a product that I didn't think was great - and I don't get paid to say that! ;D

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

Pam....Brainshark sounds like a really neat tool.  I can't wait to start exploring its possibilities.  Thanks for the tip!

cosmic cow

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 10 years ago

Pam....Brainshark sounds like a really neat tool.  I can't wait to start exploring its possibilities.  Thanks for the tip!

cosmic cow

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 10 years ago

Hi Carra - As someone who does a lot of teaching, I think this is the perfect tool for you.  I just finished uploading my course on goal setting that will be included in the Brainshark Learning Center as soon as I finish recording the lesson details.  Give me a call if you want to brainstorm about how it can work for you.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

I love the video you created using Brainshark.  It's absolutely perfect.  What a great tool!

Posted by Crystal Morris (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

Hi Crystal - I'm very impressed with Brainshark's possibilities.  Not only is it a snap to use, it also provides SEO quality for you.  My public presentations have already been indexed by Google.  Great!

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

Pamela I really like this product from how you just described it. I am definitely going to check it out. Thank you sooo much for sharing this. You are such a caring and sharing person:-). Great post.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) about 10 years ago

Hi Lanre - Let me know what you think about it.  I am extremely impressed.  I use the product myself as well as create property listing videos for my Realtor(R) clients.  I am also working on creating listing presentations so Realtors(R) can go through their presentation with their buyers on their laptop instead of having to carry a lot of papers or spend a lot of money creating a listing package.  Did I mention this product allow you to attach documents?

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 10 years ago

Participate