Pre-recording let you record your conference or portions of it ahead of time and then play it back to attendees at the scheduled conference time. During your pre-recording session, you and other speakers will work with an operator or event production manager to create the recording.
For a successful recording, follow these tips.
Before you record
- Move to a quiet area and close the door.
- Use a landline connection instead of a mobile device. For the best sound quality, avoid speakerphone and instead use the handset or a headset.
- Silence noisy digital devices: set your smartphone to silent, turn off the ringer on additional phone lines, and disable audible alerts on your tablet.
- Keep water or something to drink nearby to keep your voice fresh. Any pauses to take a sip can be edited out.
- Pretend you are delivering your presentation to a live audience.
- Use neutral salutations if the recording is intended for a global audience.
- Use general greetings ("Hello" or "Welcome") rather than time of day greetings ("Good morning") if the conference is scheduled for a different time of day than your pre-recording session.
- To minimize noise, slide papers to the side rather than flipping pages.
- Close your presentation clearly or hand it back to the operator for Q&A (if you are taking questions live after the playback).