Reviews

5 star rating

Excellent course!

Anne Grydehøj

This course is full of good tips. It made me consider things that I hadn’t thought about before - as well as highlighted things that I might have known, but ...

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This course is full of good tips. It made me consider things that I hadn’t thought about before - as well as highlighted things that I might have known, but that are easy to forget in the recording process. I made loads of post-it notes as I went along which I will place around the place where I am recording so I don’t forget to keep these important things in mind. I’m sure my own recordings have benefitted massively from me having done this course. Thank you so much for your insights, Deanna!

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5 star rating

Perfect for people like me :)

Maria Marino

I don't usually do videos, because I'm both camera shy and a little self conscious of my tech-skills, but things might actually change after this course. I'v...

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I don't usually do videos, because I'm both camera shy and a little self conscious of my tech-skills, but things might actually change after this course. I've enjoyed its content, beautifully delivered by an experienced speaker with a warm, personable touch. Well done, Deanna!

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5 star rating

Great course!

Lina Juodelyte

Deanna provides a lot of tips and advice that I haven't heard anywhere else- it's been an interesting journey, still readjusting some things I've been doing ...

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Deanna provides a lot of tips and advice that I haven't heard anywhere else- it's been an interesting journey, still readjusting some things I've been doing wrong for a while! Il

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5 star rating

Highly recommend the course!

Janina Schick

I took Deanna's course and really enjoyed it! It is very easy to follow and I got a lot of ideas, insights and tips on how to speak and articulate better. I ...

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I took Deanna's course and really enjoyed it! It is very easy to follow and I got a lot of ideas, insights and tips on how to speak and articulate better. I absolutely love that she added additional information on how to use technology! This course highly motivated me to get started with my own online course! Thank you Deanna!

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Yoni Ejo

I have found this course incredibly helpful. I was finding recording video a real block to moving on with my course development. This course Deanna has put t...

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I have found this course incredibly helpful. I was finding recording video a real block to moving on with my course development. This course Deanna has put together has answered a lot of my questions and I think will give me much more confidence in filming. I did the course in one sitting as it was so helpful. Thank you.

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4 star rating

Very informative course

Lilly M

Hello Deanna, I really enjoyed the course. It was very informative. The topics covered were well thought out and professionally delivered. I'm all the m...

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Hello Deanna, I really enjoyed the course. It was very informative. The topics covered were well thought out and professionally delivered. I'm all the more wiser of matters 'gain' :). All in all...I LOVED the course. Lilly M

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome - click to start here

    • WELCOME to the course and some instructions

    • Instructions for How to Make Your Before Course Recording - PDF download

    • Greetings from Deanna and Introduction to the course!

    • Lesson Tracker - PDF download

  • 2

    Module 1 - How to Speak with Clarity

    • Welcome to Module 1 - Start here

    • Lesson 1 - Two Skills You Need to Speak with Clarity

    • Lesson 2 - How to speak correctly (Skill #3)

  • 3

    Module 2 - How to Speak in an Engaging Way

    • Welcome to Module 2 - Start here

    • Lesson One: PITCH - Do you do this with yours?

    • Lesson Two: PACING - What are 3 Traps to Avoid?

    • Lesson Three: PAUSES - 2 Problems & 3 Benefits

  • 4

    Module 3 - How to Bring Your Best Self Online!

    • Part One: What are 3 Challenges To Bringing Your Best Self Online?

    • Part Two: How Do You Move Past The 3 Challenges?

    • Part Three: How Do You Deal with The Dreaded Mirror?

    • 3 Bonus Tips: To Help You Bring Your Best Self Online!

  • 5

    Module 4 - How to Use Technology to Speak Online

    • Watch this first.

    • Lesson 1 - Tools (or equipment) for recording your voice that you may already have (Internal microphones)

    • Lesson 2 - Part A: External Microphones: Why use them? Types to use

    • Lesson 2 - Part B: External microphones: Price examples, Demonstrations & Important considerations

    • Lesson 3 - What is GAIN and why do you need to care?

    • Lesson 4 - How do you adjust the gain on cameras?

    • Lesson 5 - How do you adjust the gain on cellphones?

    • Lesson 6a - How do you adjust the gain on PC (Windows) computers?

    • Lesson 6b - What to try on your PC Windows computer when your microphone won't work for that online meeting?

    • Lesson 7 - How do you adjust the gain on Mac computers

    • Lesson 8 - How do you adjust the gain in Zoom for online meetings and recordings?

    • Lesson 9 - How can you make recordings with equipment and software you may already have?

    • Lesson 10 - How can you record videos and audios using the online platform Zoom?

    • Lesson 11 - How do you set up your technology to speak online or make videos or audios?

  • 6

    Bonus!

    • A couple tips for looking good online

  • 7

    Course wrap up!

    • Course wrap up!

    • Please leave a review

Instructor

Instructor

Deanna Ford

Deanna Ford is passionate about personal expression of all kinds. She is an author and an award-winning speaker and musician. Deanna loves helping others find their unique voice so they, too, can communicate about topics they feel are important. She shares knowledge, skills and strategies she’s gained from over 30 years of experience in preparing for and stepping out in front of hundreds of audiences as both a speaker and a musician in very diverse situations. Deanna is the author of the book "Command the Stage: A Speaker's Guide to Using Notes Strategically to Develop and Deliver Better Speeches" which has been endorsed by 2 World Champions of Public Speaking and 3 Past Presidents of national and international speaking organizations. Deanna is a past facilitator of New Directions Speakers’ School (NDSS) and holds the level "Advanced Communicator Gold," the highest level of communication educational awards possible in Toastmasters International.