Spotlighting audio and video content
This is the first in a series of spotlight posts for audio and/or video content.
The amount of knowledge and entertainment that can be accessed from online audio and video content is staggering. Search for virtually any topic and you are likely to find a Podcast or YouTube video on the subject. Webinars are a great teaching medium and many genealogy societies provide this service for free to members or for a limited time to non-members.
To help you break through the noise, I will spotlight podcasts I have listened to that I found to be above the norm, YouTube videos that teach as well as webinars and hangouts I've watched. The episodes I highlight could fall into any or all of these categories.
- Genealogy & Family History: for every genealogy enthusiast
- Small Business Tips: for genealogy entrepreneurs and societies
- Marketing & Social Media: for genealogy bloggers, societies and small businesses
You can listen via your desktop or through various apps available for your smart device.
If you are new to podcasts, give them a try. I personally use the Podcast Addict app on my Android phone. YouTube videos, including recorded Hangouts, as well as webinars are generally viewed through your desktop or via a mobile app.
To assist with deciding which podcast to listen to or which Hangout to watch, many publishers will provide show notes or time stamp the video for you. Often the show notes will include the links to sites that are discussed during the show. You can think of the show notes as a blog post which you may prefer to read if listening isn't your cup of coffee.
Print off the show notes or save them in Evernote for later reference.
A time stamp, such as on a Hangout, will allow you to start watching at a specific point in the video. This is helpful if you want to re watch a portion of the video that you found particularly interesting. I understand that the process of time stamping a video is time consuming and why many publishers do not do this.
Webinars generally provide an overall description of the content to be presented and may or may not come with a handout. The goodness in a handout is usually the URLs of the sources the presenter refers to during the webinar are provided.
In The Spotlight Audio Content:
This is a two-part spotlight from a 2010 episode of Genealogy Gems with Lisa Louise Cook interviewing Dr. Robert Leonard a forensic linguist.
Part 1: Episode 89
Part 2: Episode 90
In The Spotlight Video Content:
Visit my Pinterest board For Podcast Junkies Like Me to get a jump start on listening to podcasts.