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Visuals and videos are powerful, but creating them can feel overwhelming. Yet they are essential to creating content that impacts understanding, helps improve communication, and can save you and the viewers time and money. 

The Visual Lounge is a place where we talk about creating and using visuals and videos for all sorts of communication. Whether you’re creating a course to help your organization roll out new software, an educator learning to better communicate with 
your students, or a marketer helping your customers see the impact of your product, our conversations will help see how visuals can impact your work. 

Listen in as Matt Pierce, Learning & Video Ambassador, leads you through a variety of conversations with industry guests and experts. You’ll get practical advice and insights to help you to create better and more impactful images and videos.

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Visuals and videos are powerful, but creating them can feel overwhelming. Yet they are essential to creating content that impacts understanding, helps improve communication, and can save you and the viewers time and money. 

The Visual Lounge is a place where we talk about creating and using visuals and videos for all sorts of communication. Whether you’re creating a course to help your organization roll out new software, an educator learning to better communicate with 
your students, or a marketer helping your customers see the impact of your product, our conversations will help see how visuals can impact your work. 

Listen in as Matt Pierce, Learning & Video Ambassador, leads you through a variety of conversations with industry guests and experts. You’ll get practical advice and insights to help you to create better and more impactful images and videos.

    You Need to Do These Things Before You Hit Record

    You Need to Do These Things Before You Hit Record

    If you're regularly making videos, it's never a good idea to skip the prep work.
    But organizing video files can be a nightmare and there are lots of different options to do it.
    In this episode, https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewrpierce/ (Matt Pierce), https://www.linkedin.com/in/owenfilms/ (Andy Owen), and https://www.linkedin.com/in/justincsimon/ (Justin Simon) walk you through what's involved in the process before you hit record.
    Do you want more tips on creating videos? You can easily watch and search past episodes here.
    You can also find us on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-visual-lounge/id1530249685 (Apple Podcasts) or https://open.spotify.com/show/7CRA6a2dEMHXFp2B7INMpd (Spotify).

    • 29 min
    How to Communicate Better in the Remote Workforce with Jesse Lahey

    How to Communicate Better in the Remote Workforce with Jesse Lahey

    How effectively are you communicating with your remote workforce?
    Remote communication is now more widespread than it’s ever been. Many people now have to communicate digitally, using virtual tools enabling written communication such as email, and audio and visual communication like video calls.
    But remote communication can bring new challenges. Ideas can get lost in virtual translation, and people can be indifferent to taking action. So, how can you ensure that your communication is clear, motivates your audience to act, and helps you reach your desired outcome?
    In this episode, Matt Pierce is joined by Jesse Lahey, a consultant speaker and author with over 25 years of experience in leadership and workforce communication. Jesse explains how to better your communication to achieve business objectives and shares the tools and frameworks he uses.
    Learning points from the episode include:
    Why effective communication requires a strategic approach
    How to use the 5M Framework to structure your thinking
    How an empathy map can refine your communication
    How to design better communication using the Simple Visual Stories (SVS) method
    Important links and mentions:
    https://www.techsmith.com/blog/video-business-outcomes/ (Why You Need to Understand the Business Outcomes when Making Videos with Ajay Pangarkar)
    https://workforcecommunication.com/ (Workforce Communication)
    https://engagingleader.com/ (Engaging Leader Podcast)
    Learn more about the https://academy.techsmith.com/?utm_source=podcastandutm_medium=socialandutm_campaign=visualloungeandutm_content=communicatebetterremotely (TechSmith Academy).
    To read the blog post on the topic or watch the video, https://www.techsmith.com/blog/communicate-better-remotely/ (click here).

    • 49 min
    Setting Video Goals & Objectives

    Setting Video Goals & Objectives

    Do you ever feel like you're just winging your way through the video creation process?
    One way to solve this is to set video goals and objectives before you start making your video.
    In this episode,https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewrpierce/ ( Matt Pierc)e,https://www.linkedin.com/in/owenfilms/ ( Andy Owe)n, andhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/justincsimon/ ( Justin Simo)n take a look at how to set clear video goals, define objectives, and what the best practices are for planning your videos before you press record.
    Do you want more tips on creating videos? You can easily watch and search past episodes https://www.techsmith.com/video-workflow.html (here).


    You can also find us onhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-visual-lounge/id1530249685 ( Apple Podcast)s orhttps://open.spotify.com/show/7CRA6a2dEMHXFp2B7INMpd ( Spotif)y.

    • 26 min
    How to Build a Successful Video Workflow

    How to Build a Successful Video Workflow

    Are you looking for a video workflow to streamline your video creation process?
    Creating videos can be overwhelming – especially if you’ve never made one before. But building a video workflow can help you understand how to complete each part of the process and help you on your way to making better videos.
    In this episode of The Visual Lounge, TechSmith’s Video Producer, Andy Owen, and Global Content Manager, Justin Simon, join Learning and Video Ambassador Matt Pierce to share their video workflow experience. They also announce the launch of their new series, "Video Workflow," where they share tips and advice from their years of experience in all areas of the video creation process.
    Learning points from the episode include:
    Why build a video workflow
    How to streamline your creation process
    What to prioritize and what to avoid when designing a video workflow
    The advantages and disadvantages to multi-camera videos
    Important links and mentions:
    The Visual Lounge Episode 17: https://www.techsmith.com/blog/the-best-script-writing-strategy-when-youre-just-getting-started-with-andy-owen-and-justin-simon/ (The Best Script Writing Strategy When You’re Just Getting Started With Andy Owen and Justin Simon)
    https://www.techsmith.com/video-workflow.html (The video workflow series)
    Learn more about the https://academy.techsmith.com/?utm_source=podcastandutm_medium=socialandutm_campaign=visualloungeandutm_content=successfulvideoworkflow (TechSmith Academy).
    To read the blog post on the topic or watch the video, http://techsmith.com/blog/video-workflow (click here.)

    • 54 min
    How to Look Better on Camera

    How to Look Better on Camera

    Facing your first time in front of the camera can be scary.
    If you’re looking to create internal communications, social media clips, or professional-looking YouTube videos, getting in front of the camera is the best way to connect with your viewers.
    In this episode, https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewrpierce/ (Matt Pierce), https://www.linkedin.com/in/owenfilms/ (Andy Owen), and https://www.linkedin.com/in/justincsimon/ (Justin Simon) walk through exactly what to do to get comfortable in front of the camera.
    Do you want more tips on creating videos? You can easily watch and search past episodes https://www.techsmith.com/video-workflow.html (here).
    You can also find us on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-visual-lounge/id1530249685 (Apple Podcasts) or https://open.spotify.com/show/7CRA6a2dEMHXFp2B7INMpd (Spotify).

    • 31 min
    Why You Need to Understand the Business Outcomes When Making Videos

    Why You Need to Understand the Business Outcomes When Making Videos

    Creating great educational content is one thing. However, creating videos that contribute to improving an organization's performance is a different ball game entirely.
    So, how can educators create better videos and educational content that contribute to business outcomes?
    This is the main topic of this episode of The Visual Lounge, where award-winning author and Workplace Performance Strategist, Ajay Pangarkar, joins Matt Pierce for a deep dive discussion about understanding the business outcomes when making videos.
    Learning points from the episode include:
    Why learning professionals need to understand the business of learning
    Why learning professionals struggle to grasp the business side of learning
    How learning from others can improve your learning content and business knowledge
    How to convince leaders to say yes
    What LinkedIn Learning is and why it’s so useful
    How to write a conversational script
    Important links and mentions:
    https://www.amazon.com/Trainers-Balanced-Scorecard-Organizational-Pangarkar/dp/B0157JPKYE (The Trainer's Balanced Scorecard) by Ajay M. Pangarkar and Teresa Kirkwood
    https://twitter.com/bizlearningdude (Ajay’s Twitter)
    https://about.me/ajay.pangarkar (Connect with Ajay)
    https://learning.linkedin.com/product-overview (LinkedIn Learning)
    Learn more about the https://academy.techsmith.com/?utm_source=podcastandutm_medium=socialandutm_campaign=visualloungeandutm_content=businessoutcomesmakingvideos (TechSmith Academy).
    To read the blog post on the topic or watch the video, https://www.techsmith.com/blog/video-business-outcomes (click here).

    • 47 min

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