Do you give live presentations and you want to repurpose them to share on YouTube? There’s so much potential to reach a wide audience on the Internet, and you’ve already built your presentation. But your online audience deserves better than an iPhone recording of your live presentation.

Today I’m going to show you how to repurpose your PowerPoint speech. But before anything else, let me give a shout out to Jill Shiefelbein, who served as my inspiration to make this video.

Repurpose content

Repurposing content is basically turning your existing (original) content, maybe a book, into another medium, like a podcast, a series of articles, audio books, Facebook posts, YouTube videos, webinars, blog posts, etc.

How to repurpose content

For this post, we are going to focus on repurposing your PowerPoint presentation. One way to do this is to record a video while you’re presenting it live, or you can record yourself presenting in a studio and mix it with your PowerPoint (or Keynote) slides.

Below I’m going to share with you a mix of these two that’s easy, looks professional and delivers the most value to your audience.

  1. Open QuickTime Player. Click File > New screen recording. Screen Recording window will pop up.
  2. Beside the record button is a drop down arrow. Click that to choose the microphone you’re going to use.
  3. Hit the record button. You will be asked if you want to record the entire screen. Click to record the full screen or drag the mouse to record part of the screen. You can see a ‘Recording’ icon (filled square in a circle) in the upper right.
  4. Push Play in Keynote or PowerPoint. Record as if you’re speaking to one person.
  5. When you’ve gone through all your slides, hit the Esc button and click on the ‘Recording’ icon to stop the recorder.
  6. Upload the video to YouTube.
  7. Use YouTube Editor to cut the first and last part of the video (pressing play and stopping the recording) and save.

A couple of notes:

Give your YouTube audience the same high-quality experience you gave your live, in-person audience by doing it over. But if you’re a public speaker, I suggest you put up two videos: one that shows you giving the presentation to a live audience and a second video that is designed for your one viewer YouTube audience.

Pretty simple right? Now go and repurpose that PowerPoint or Keynote presentation!