I am so sorry everyone – but I am having one heck of a time pasting , posting , uploading and trying to figure out how to POST this video. It was really easy posting it to Twitter and Facebook. I have been trying to post it to YouTube – but it keeps cancelling out. Podomatic won’t touch it with a ten foot pole – so I placed it in my pasteboard section ; but I still think it is not a direct link.
WordPress has been ” fetching ” the video all day – no luck. Sooo… above is the link to my video and I have much to learn on all this ” linking ” , shall we say !
I have to be honest , using Xtranormal was not my first idea for the video. Earlier on in the week I was looking at all the videos that had been posted and commenting on them – it was a lot of fun !
We are a very smart and witty class – when I came across Deana’s video using Xtranormal , I just had to go and see what it was all about. When I got to the site I was so relieved – it was made especially for me – It was super simple !! So I hatched a new game plan , which of course put me behind schedule again.
The common theme through out this course has been ” I didn’t know you could do that ” , and then my mind starts to race with all the most spectacular ideas I could ever think of.
When I started to create my video , the purpose was to keep up with the idea of Customer Service , because those were the videos I picked for ” Find and evaluate at least 3 social videos”, assignment. I wanted to make it funny , then I thought : why woudn’t I just make it a casual conversation for enjoyment and content. It was too much fun playing with the voices and movements – yet it still needed to have value , something worth sharing. A quick segment on simple customer service hints / aids was born.
I decided to add the bell sound after every step to enhance the memory of the step. Similar to muscle memory for athletes. When you learn a new skill / concept in an environment that is comfortable and the repetitions are accurate – you will remember / utilize them in high pressured moments better. It was key for this video because that was exactly what Emma & Jane were discussing.
The possibilities and usages to this site and social media videos are endless. Using the animated characters also puts people at ease ; more like an ice breaker. I could definitely use my video as a training tool for work , then expand on it in further detail with staff members. I would love to do an entire series on Customer Service Protocol – hmmm okay I need to learn more about the linking thing first !
Well, I am off to view more of my classmates videos – I do hope you enjoyed Emma & Jane !