How to video yourself speaking

How to make a video of yourself speaking:

The simplest way on any Operating System (Mac, PC, Linux)
Youtube has a tool that allows you to record yourself: My Webcam

This works on any platform.  It is simple interface that allows you to record, review the recording and publish to youtube.  Publishing to youtube is optional.

Other video options on a Mac
Use Photobooth.

Other video options on a PC
Windows Vista has no application that allows you to video yourself using the webcam.  I recommend Debut Video Capture (link to Softonic download).  It is a simple interface, that also allows you to create simple videos of your screen – good for product demonstrations.

What speech will you practice today?
Record 3 minutes today.  I recommend you start with “The Ice-Breaker” – This is the first speech that each new member of Toastmasters Organisation prepares.  Andrew Dlugan describes how to prepare a good ice-breaker speech on his blog SixMinutes.

11 Comments

  1. My Quest to become a better and effective speaker / communicator has got me here and today I am beginning my 10 week journey. Excited and believe I would be able to take these learning into my real practical life, where it matters the most.

  2. I am really impressed and benefited by your course. I am in the sixth week now.
    Can I get it clarified in case i have any doubts in improving more on it.

    Like I am heading the R&D team. As I was not used to giving speeches or presentations, I feel nervous in front of the gathering.

    Your course is helping me a lot to do this. Still I may need your moral support going forward. As I treat you as my mentor in public speaking.

  3. I had already done it – in my first language, of course – using my IPhone, but whithout postng on YouTube

  4. I write speeches given by some good speakers on paper and after learning it I speak the same in front of my webcam……Am I going right?

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