Written by Ravil Muldagaliyev
In recent years, selling over video calls has become increasingly popular amongst high-performing B2B sales reps. By using video conferencing technology like Zoom Meetings, sales reps can connect with B2B buyers anywhere in the world.
However, decision-makers are often bombarded with requests to join a video sales call and have to prioritize their time. As a result, it can be difficult for a sales rep to schedule a live Zoom video call.
Did you know that you can video record yourself presenting a PowerPoint on Zoom and then share screen recording with your product champion or a decision-maker?
In this quick and easy guide, you will learn how to do just that!
Pre-recorded or asynchronous video presentations provide an excellent opportunity to reach decision-makers in a format that is convenient for them. Asynchronous video presentations allow reps to connect with prospects in a way that is non-intrusive and flexible.
How to record PowerPoint presentation with audio and video?
Step 1 – Start a New meeting in Zoom.
Prepare your PowerPoint presentation that you want to video record and then open Zoom App. To start a new Zoom meeting click “New Meeting”.
If you don’t have Zoom app installed on your computer, you can download the free version of the software on the official Zoom website . It is available for both Mac and Windows.
Step 2 – Test audio inputs and outputs.
Click “Join with Computer Audio”.
You can test your microphone and speakers or headphones here by clicking “Test Speaker and Microphone”.
Step 3 – Adjust video settings.
Click on the arrow next to the “Stop Video” button. In the menu select “Video Settings”. The “Video Settings” menu has a lot of features, however, one of the most useful ones is blurring or replacing your background with an image.
Step 4 – Adjust microphone settings.
Click on the arrow next to the “Mute” button. In the menu select Audio Settings. Here you can adjust audio settings like background noise suppression, input and output levels to ensure your audio recording sounds great.
Step 5 – Share screen with your PowerPoint presentation.
Click on the “Share Screen” button and then select computer screen that has the PowerPoint window that you would like to present.
You can also mask Zoom and other apps by a black box in your screen recording by checking off the “Optimize for video clip” option in the “Share screen” box.
Step 6 – Start recording your PowerPoint presentation on video.
Click on the “More” button and press “Record” in the menu to start recording your PowerPoint presentation on Zoom.
To verify that Zoom is video recording your computer screen and your PowerPoint presentation, look for a glowing video recording circle as shown on the screenshot below.
Go through your PowerPoint slides as if you were on a live Zoom meeting. Zoom will record
Step 7 – Save the video recording of your PowerPoint presentation.
To stop recording and save your video recording simply end meeting.
Once you end the meeting “Converting meeting recording” box will appear.
The video recording of your PowerPoint presentation video recording will be automatically saved on your computer, see screenshot below.
Step 8 – Upload and share your video recording.
Depending on the size of your video files, you may be able to share them via email as an attachment or upload them on YouTube and then share a link with the recipient(s).
How to record PowerPoint presentations faster and easier
If you want to save time and find the easiest way to record a PowerPoint presentation, try DeckLinks – a video presentation maker built for recording and sharing video presentations. This tool is easy to use, has instant access, and doesn’t require any browser extension. All you have to do is upload your existing slideshow and begin recording a video narration slide by slide as you would present naturally to a client. Once you record a video, you can share your presentation with a trackable single link.
In addition, the software has video sharing capabilities, granular analytics and unique features for sales and marketing teams. It’s a great option for recording video sales decks or adding a video narration to proposals or marketing presentations.