Soft skills training with Camtasia?

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I have not seen any soft skills video done with Camtasia, everything I've seen are screen casts. Has anyone done any soft skills courses with Camtasia? What was your experience? What was your overall approach?
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monalisset

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Posted 6 months ago

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Rick Stone

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Hi there and welcome to our community

I might imagine that something like this kind of training would be well suited to creating in PowerPoint or suchlike as a beginning. Just to get it all storyboarded out and establish the basic flow. Then you could use Camtasia to create the final video along with any quizzing or suchlike.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi Mona
Our company has been doing professional soft skills, theoretical and technical training for many years now, at first I used Adobe, but moving over to Camtasia did make life easier

As Rick says, probably a good idea to make the base of the presentation a PP presentation to which you can add all sorts of stuff
Hope that helps?
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I took a great basic Camtasia course through Lynda.com (which I think is owned by LinkedIn these days). I highly recommend it.
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Does the Lynda.com course extensively cover creating soft skills training?
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Joe Morgan

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If you possess the skills to produce soft skills training videos.
Camtasia has the editing capability's to produce them. Sure, using Power Point and other programs to assist you may or may not stream line your workflow.It depends on your workflow.And your Familiarity/Experience with Camtasia

If you already have all the images you need. Use Photoshop, Illustrator or some other graphic software for images.Or even Camtasia's Library.

Than Camtasia can do the rest. You can animate, text, images and objects on the canvas to taste. If your more proficient with Camtasia than other programs. The choice should be simple.If your a Power Point Guru, you might save time going that route.

If I wanted to produce soft skills training videos using Camtasia. I wouldn't hesitate to do so. I would bring in graphics elements from other sources.

However, you cannot easily re-time or change the properties of a video/presentation you created in another program like Power Point.
If you build everything from scratch in Camtasia, you can change anything you want, at any time.That's what editing is all about. That's how I approach editing, always try to maintain full control over changes. 

Regards,Joe
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Hi Joe, yes, I think you hit the key issue for me in your first paragraph. I have the learning design skills but not familiar with Camtasia. I wasn't sure if I should approach it with PowerPoint or just animating the objects directly on the canvas...I'll give it a go. Thank you.
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Joe Morgan

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Sounds great, good luck with your project.
If you need any tips or advice, the forum and I are here to help.
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monalisset

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Thanks everyone. Your input and comments are appreciated.