This is the first in a series of four Quick Talk-Deck tutorials:
- Tutorial 1 (this tutorial) shows you how to create your first Talk-Deck in less than 15 minutes
- Tutorial 2 covers off using advanced features of the Talk-Deck Creator/Editor to adjust synchronization timing between video and slides
- Tutorial 3 shows you how to create a slide list file using the Talk-Deck PowerPoint Add-in
- Tutorial 4 describes different methods for sharing your Talk-Deck
Let’s get started! Here’s a short 3 minute screenshare video that shows you how to create your first Talk-Deck.
Once you’ve watched the screenshare video tutorial, the next steps in creating your first Talk-Deck are to:
- Sign up for your free Talk-Deck account if you haven’t already done so
- Download the Tutorial One zip file containing the 3 sample files you’ll be using to create your first Talk-Deck. You can download the zip file containing the three sample files here.
- Start creating your first Talk-Deck by clicking the ‘Upload’ button on the Talk-Deck Main Page or on your User Page if you’re signed in.
…and away you go.
If after watching the screen share you want to broaden your knowledge, a complete text-based tutorial is below with all the background information and details that weren’t covered off in the screen share. If you need any help at all or just want to talk about making your own Talk-Decks, give us a call at 438-288-3501 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to Talk-Deck and happy Talk-Decking!
The Talk-Deck Support team.
This tutorial and the other three tutorials use a number of terms specific to Talk-Deck. You can find a Glossary of those terms here.
TUTORIAL ONE – TEXT VERSION
To keep things simple and deliver on our promise of enabling you to create your first Talk-Deck presentation in less than 15 minutes, you’re going to create your first Talk-Deck using three sample files that are actually the ones that make up the front page presentation from talk-deck.com that you probably just watched.
The three files are a video file, PowerPoint slide file, and a slide list file that synchronizes the video and slides together. Once you’ve learned the basics of how to create a presentation using these pre-Prepared files, you will then be able to create your own custom Talk-Decks using video content generated by recording the presenter at your next live presentation.
THE FASTEST, BEST WAY TO LEARN HOW TO CREATE YOUR FIRST TALK-DECK PRESENTATION:
- Watch the ScreenShare Tutorial. The Text Tutorial has more information than the ScreenShare, but the ScreenShare lets you actually see what you’ll be seeing when you create your first Talk-Deck.
- Quickly (slowly if you want) read through the Overview ‘All About Talk-Deck’ to understand why we created Talk-Deck, what it does, what you can do with it, and how you create your own.
- Make sure you have created a FREE Talk-Deck account and logged in. If you have not SIGNED UP for your FREE account, you can do that here. If you have not LOGGED IN to your account, you can do that on the top right of the Talk-Deck front page here.
- Start creating Your First Presentation, referring to any part of the text tutorial in case you run into anything confusing.
- If you need more information on any part of the Talk-Deck creation process, the ‘Accordion’ below contains details and background information. The numbered boxes open up when you click on them.
That’s how to create your first Talk-Deck presentation and post it to the #1 position on your User Page. We hope you were able to create your first Talk-Deck in 15 minutes or less, but if it took you a little longer to read and work through this tutorial, once you’ve created your first and know the process, try creating a couple more presentations using the same file. You’ll probably find you can create your sample Talk-Deck in less than 5 minutes once you get the hang of it.
Once you’re comfortable with the Talk-Deck creation process, move on to Tutorial 2 which shows you how to change presentation timings.