Using Scripts to Make Your Work Easier

Yesterday I posted a video tutorial I made using the screen capture software Camtasia. Learning the software was fun. Creating the video was fun and easy.

Part of what made it so easy was that I scripted it out before I started. I wrote out the script to include both what would be recorded on the screen as well as the narrative related to what was being recorded.

I used the narrative part of the script as guide. I didn’t read it verbatim. But, by writing it out ahead of time and knowing what I would be looking at and saying helped me create the tutorial in just three takes. How cool is that?

Using scripts for other types of tasks is another way to make your work easier.

For example, when LeeAnn is preparing for a training class or an in-service for her clients she creates a basic script to use as a guide while teaching. She also gives me a copy of the script to create a PowerPoint presentation for her. Creating the PowerPoint is easy for me and only takes a 15-30 minutes with the script.

Recently I created a basic script for a teleclass I taught called ”What are The Bars?” When teaching teleclasses I used to just make a few notes about what I wanted to cover. There was always a lot of hmmm’s and uhh’s while I tried to think and talk at the same time. But, this time I spent a few hours up front actually writing out the narrative before the class and it was by far the easiest I’ve ever taught.

Using scripts may be common sense, but up until now I never really used them. Now that I’ve discovered how much easier it makes creating video’s, presentations and teaching classes, I’ll be using them all the time.

Do you use scripts? In what way? What impact have they had in your work?

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