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🗞 Course Creators Weekly #11 🗓 September 7th, 2020 - How to Stand Out With Video

In this week's edition, we look at how you can stand out with top-notch video, drip courses vs. self-paced courses, and a little push to remind you that you have something worth sharing, whether or not you believe it—you should! 😊

Use the LACEY Framework for Every Video You Make Use the LACEY Framework for Every Video You Make
🎙 Podcast 📹 Recording & Editing

Use the LACEY Framework for Every Video You Make

In this podcast episode, Demelza Marie shares the LACEY framework and her top tips for creating high-quality videos.

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    Quality video is like a good book cover, helping you get noticed
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    People might not give your content a chance if your video is bad
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    LACEY stands for: Lighting, Audio, Camera, Editing, You
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    Use studio lighting—don't depend on natural light
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    Position lights in front of you, not behind, below, or elsewhere
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    Use ring lights for an easier setup, or go advanced with three-point lighting
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    Use an external microphone—even if attaching it to your phone
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    Use studio lighting—don't depend on natural light
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    Use your phone as a camera—it's good enough to start with
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    Place the camera at eye-level or very slightly above, but never down
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    Think about the things you'll want to edit, BEFORE you shoot the video
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    Keep your editing simple, and consider outsourcing if you can
  • 😎
    Practice being on camera—do it every day, and you'll get confident
To drip or not to drip? To drip or not to drip?
✏️ Article 🎉 Student Success

To drip or not to drip?

Are drip courses more effective than self-paced courses for learning?

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    Self-paced courses are rarely completed, but more immediately actionable
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    Drip helps learners manage their workload, with time to digest the content
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    Use drip for complex, sequential content, helping students avoid overwhelm
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    Go with self-paced for content that students need all at once, or
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    When students are self-driven and can manage their own learning
Teach And Grow Rich Teach And Grow Rich
📹 Video 🧠 Mindset

Teach And Grow Rich

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    We're not good at recognising our own talents—we forget what it is we know
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    It's OUR life, so we become numb to what makes us unique and interesting
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    True learning comes from teaching others—articulate what you learn to others
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    Take something you know, maybe someone wants it, maybe not, but just share it
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    The more you try → the more you're exposed to → the less you're afraid of trying
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    Give value and starting having conversations—you don't need to be an expert
Chris Do, The Futur via youtube.com

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