Jennifer C Vigil

Video Software

Zoom

With the Zoom video conferencing platform, you can create and record live video classes, offer one-on-one or group coaching, have interactive experiences, or mute all the participants so they can only hear you. It has a chat feature that you can turn on and off. Participants can ask questions, and you can poll your viewers. The free Basic version allows up to 40-minute meetings and no cloud storage. Basic and Pro ($14.99/ mo) allow up to 100 participants. Pro gives you 1GB of cloud storage and a meeting length of up to 24 hours. You can add a webinar feature for $40/ mo. Integrations with other software/ apps make it easy to coordinate actions, i.e., the Calendly scheduling app will set up a Zoom meeting with a client/ student that schedules with you through that app.

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Vimeo & YouTube

Once you create your video, you need a place to host it online. Vimeo and YouTube are two options. YouTube is a powerful search engine and effective for getting organic reach when sharing your videos. Once uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube, you can embed the videos on your website or teaching platforms or share the links. I prefer Vimeo for hosting. Vimeo offers various plans. The basic free plan has a weekly upload limit of 500MB and a maximum account storage of 5GB. This is a great way to get started, but you must upgrade as you add more video content. Start with basic, and then you can use the code when upgrading. Make any video that you are hosting for a paid course private that you don’t want public.

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Canva

 Edit videos made with your phone easily on your phone with this app or online at Canva.com. Add music, trim/ cut unwanted moments, add still photos, slow motion, sound effects, add subtitles, merge multiple clips, add voice-over, use filters, add transitions between frames, animate titles, and instant sharing. Upload directly to Vimeo, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and DropBox, or share via email, texting, or WhatsApp. Make GIFs and more. Download videos, too. Copy your videos and use them as a template for the next video you create (a great way to reuse titles that have been added to an existing video).