How to make a great presentation video.

This page will help you prepare and record your 25-minute video for your Club Innovation Conference session. Even if you don't have any experience making videos of this nature, you'll find everything you need to be successful on this page. 

If you need a little more help, please send an email to Roger and he'll work with you to make you look awesome. 

Recording your presentation

You'll be using Zoom to record your 25-minute presentation.


If you don't have a Zoom account already, head over to and open an account. It's free (no credit card required for sign-up) and you'll be able to start using it right away.


This video will cover how to record your presentation in one of two ways.


  • Just you speaking to the camera.
  • You speaking to the camera while presenting a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation.


When you're finished, please rename your file to YourName.mp4 (by default, Zoom names your file zoom_0.mp4) and upload it to the CIC Dropbox folder using the big purple button just below the video.

How to zoom 2 from Roger Kingkade on Vimeo.

If you need any assistance with your presentation, please send an email to

Please submit your Video Presentation file to Dropbox using this button.

Here are some helpful tips for setting up your presentation


It's vital that conference attendees see you clearly and lighting plays a big part in that.


DO NOT have the light source – like a window – behind you when you record. This lights everything but your face.


DO record yourself in a brightly lit room.

If you're using natural light through a window, DO make sure you're facing the window.


The backdrop for your video can set a pleasing stage that makes it easy for attendees to watch your session and focus on your message.


DO NOT use a distracting backdrop with open closet or cupboard doors or lots of motion. 


DO use cozy or professional spaces with bookshelves or wall hangings as a backdrop. 

Camera Angle

The ideal presentation is one where attendees feel like they're on the same level as the presenter. Set up the camera at eye-level so it looks a face-to-face encounter.


DO NOT place the camera lens above you shooting down –makes you look small.


DO NOT place the camera lens below you shooting up – makes you look imposing/intimidating and we can see up your nose.


DO set the camera at eye level. Stack your laptop on some books, a stockpot, or anything to get the height correct.