How To Prepare Eight Minute Video Talk — Tentamen Software Testing Blog

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Preparation

I first put all my notes in one Google document. Then I counted the number of words and trim that down based on the heuristic that my talk speed is 150 words per second. I needed to master this text to be able to repeat, not by knowing it by heart, but to tell a story about all points that I had in Google document. Based on that, I created fourteen slides.

The video has Slides that were not much help for me. I created topic slides for the audience. If I had gazed at the slides, then eye contact with the camera would have been lost. My heuristic was to first record two slides, then four, and repeating that up to the final number of slides. This gave me a total of almost 10 minutes, so I trimmed that down to a final duration of eight and a half minutes. I repeated the final duration three times to have minimum inconsistency with original notes.

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Originally published at https://blog.tentamen.eu on November 22, 2020.

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