Create Cool Videos Without Being in Front of the Camera

Do you want to create videos for your business but don’t want to be in front of the camera yourself?  You’ll LOVE this cool tool!

Sparkol’s VideoScribe allows you to easily create a video like this one (and they’ve got a free 7 day trial):

Thanks to James Wedmore for introducing me to VideoScribe and to Lou Bortone for sharing the editing features YouTube offers (which let me add in fun background music and create the pause at the end).

Oh, and check out the blogging workshop at — this is the last time I’m running it.

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  1. Oh no! Another great tool to learn. How dare you introduce this to me just as I was finishing up a text email message and sales page!

    Now I’m so distracted. It’s taking all my will power to hold off grabbing VideoScribe and creating a cool video for my upcoming e-course announcement.

    Eeeee. Whew! Made it.

    I’ll create one for the ecourse itself next week.

    Thanks again Michelle for keeping us on the cutting edge.
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    1. LOL Sorry about that, Flora. :)
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  2. Great tool Really want to try and use that. I know I need to dive into video. Maybe this will motivate me. Thanks for the share as always.
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    1. It was a lot of fun to create – I can see myself making more of these (and it doesn’t require getting out of my PJs!). :)
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  3. Inspirational and motivational.I went from being serenaded by Pachelbel to some funky get up and dance music. I saw this type of video one some of the top guru launches and some companies charge as little as $2000.00 to make them:-)
    I appreciate the share, it’s an awesome tool. And I’m confident you’re gonna fill the seats for your final “launch your blog.”
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    1. Isn’t that music great? That’s from YouTube’s library they offer and it fit perfectly with my video. :)

      And thanks! I always have a blast teaching this workshop and look forward to diving back into it again with a new group.
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  4. Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try this out!

    1. You’re welcome, and have fun!
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  5. How cool is that! Thanks for sharing this with us. It makes me excited to create a video (and not have to be in front of the camera!).
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  6. This is SO clever! Thank you so much for sharing! I love the video you made too! Cannot wait to what awesome programs you bring us next year!!
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  7. Hi Michelle,

    I have video-phobia. But today I got a wild hair to check out some tools for doing more creative videos. I hopped over to your site because I knew you had done some cool video posts before – lo and behold this was the first one I saw.

    And I love this – this is definitely one that I *might* be able to do.

    Thanks and have a great day!

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  8. Hi,
    Great tool Really want to try it.This will obviously motivate me.I really want to use and hope more from you.
    Thanks for the sharing a great post!

  9. Hi, Michelle,

    Creating videos is something my brother, and other people I know, keep telling me I need to be doing, but I’m not comfortable enough in front of the camera yet (I had an experience with Bell’s Palsy–facial nerve paralysis–that has left me a bit self-conscious about taking pictures and being in video).

    This is a great resource you’re providing for people like myself. It’s one I will definitely look into more deeply.

    Thank you for sharing this. Have a fantastic day!


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