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- 5 minutes. One board, one topic, stop. Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops sharply after 6 minutes.
- Plan your talk so that you know where you are going to be writing. If you need to erase much or add another board it's probably too long.
- If people are going to watch several videos, they don't want an introduction to each one.
- Pause before starting and look at the camera. This gives you a clean cut point to edit your walk on.
- Videos where instructors speak with high enthusiasm and energy are more engaging.
- Study your target formats (e.g. YouTube, Blackboard, Vimeo) and learn their strengths & weaknesses.
- Don't be afraid to exhibit personality. Have fun and your voice will increase immersion and effectiveness.