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Record powerful video presentations with talking heads

Prep up and deliver your ideas at your own pace. Craft an engaging presentation and record a talking head for your narration, all within Canva’s video presentation software.

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Communicate with an audiovisual treat

Keep your audience glued to your presentation from start to finish. Send your point across with beautifully designed slides that stand out accompanied by a recorded explanation coming straight from you.

Ace your presentations at work or school and facilitate a well-rounded discussion with your bosses, colleagues, or students by editing video presentations from Canva that serve your wide-ranging topics. Customize one from our collection of free templates or start from scratch. You can use images, videos, music, animations, fonts, and colors to make it an audiovisual treat for your audience. Record a talking head, complete with audio and video, to narrate your ideas. Present them asynchronously to your viewers through a link or downloadable MP4.

How to make a video presentation

  1. Launch Canva

    Open up Canva and log in or sign up for a new account using your email, Google, or Facebook profile. Search for “Talking Presentations” to start designing.

  2. Explore professional presentation templates

    Browse Canva’s wide range of presentation templates in various styles and themes. We have plenty of categories that would creatively fit right into your topic and audience. Find decks for business, marketing, education, startup, and more.

  3. Customize your design

    Personalize the layout with elements from millions of images, videos, music, fonts, and colors in our library or upload your own to the editor. You can add as many slides as you need and make them dynamic with our animation feature.

  4. Head on to the recording studio

    Access the “Present and record” option on the editor’s top-right side or click on the three-dot menu to select it among recommended actions. Select “Go to recording studio” and set up your camera and microphone. Start recording with your notes in Presenter’s View and have the options to pause and resume your recording.

  5. Download and share

    Click on “End recording” and wait for it to upload. Share your talking presentation with your audience using the generated link or download it in MP4.

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Deliver ideas at your own pace

When communicating your thoughts, you want to convey them clearly and precisely. You don’t have to wait for the perfect time to discuss your pitch or report. With talking presentations, you can break the time barrier between you and your colleagues.

Accommodate different time zones and busy schedules for your meetings or webinars by preparing a talking presentation that’s available for your audience to watch at their most convenient time. You can simply take your time in recording a flawless delivery of your ideas without having to worry about your nerves getting the best of you or an unreliable internet connection in the way. No distractions, just seamless communication!

Align it all with your brand

Find a video presentation template in our free collection that you can customize or build your theme from scratch. We also have presentation ideas perfectly tailored to different purposes and settings. You can even personalize it with colors and fonts from your company or personal branding guidelines.

With our drag-and-drop tools, designing is convenient and accessible. You can make your presentation animated with moving stickers, illustrations, and GIFs, as well as, transitions to make your slides, texts, and charts dynamic. Upload images and videos to incorporate with your messages from our extensive library or your gallery. If you’re working with a team, collaborate with them simultaneously through the web and our free apps for desktop, iOS, and Android.

Lights, camera, record, and present

It’s easy to direct and shoot your video presentation. There’s no need for a fancy audio and camera setup. Your webcam and microphone are enough for you to hit the recording studio and start filming your presentation’s talking head.

After finishing your presentation design, grab your talking points and click “Present and record” on the top right side of the editor. You can also find this option from the three-dot menu on that side of the screen. A prompt will appear for you to connect your camera and microphone, then you’re ready for your close-up. See your notes and timer on the screen and have the option to pause and resume recording anytime.

Premiere your interactive video content

Wrap up your talking presentation by simply ending the recording. A link will be generated for you to share with your audience. When accessing the link, they can see your recorded talking head along with your slides and interactively pause, resume, and skip it to important points.

You can also download your video presentation in high-resolution MP4. It’s the perfect way to generate content for your video marketing. Design your presentation to cover your product either through data visualizations, how-to instructions, or in-depth reviews. Start filming it to discuss your talking points and your next social graphic is ready. Simply launch your downloaded video on social media where your audience can view it anytime, anywhere.

FAQ

When you talk in your presentation, it is important, aside from having a clear and simple structure to your report, to know your audience. That way, you can connect with them, cater to their interests, and speak their language better. Use your voice and body to evoke natural and confident tones and gestures.

A well-rounded presenter knows his material from inside and out. Review your slides and ideas so you can be more confident about what you are presenting. Take the time to practice so you can build your rapport and spot areas to improve in your speech and delivery. When you are self-aware as a presenter, it is easier to be passionate about your discussion and create a memorable experience for your audience.

Don’t overload your slides. It’s good to have a perfect balance between images, videos, and texts to support what you’ll be discussing. When recording your talking head, shoot your video and audio clearly by communicating your points well and having a microphone that picks up your sound fully.

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