Creating A V.S.L. In Pages & Keynote
Here is a shortcut to create your video sales letter using a Mac running both Pages and Keynote. (The Mac versions of Word and PowerPoint)
- Open Pages and create a new file.
- In the template section, select “Note Taking.”
If you have a version of Pages that is 2009 or earlier, you'll be using the Outline Template. Note Taking and Outline are basically the same.
- Click on “choose.”
- Select and delete any formatting to create a blank page.
- There are several ways of entering your sales letter copy:
You may type it in,
Copy and paste or
Hit the function key twice, and use speech to text.
- Edit as needed.
- Each line will become a slide, so hit enter or return to space the copy to your preference.
- Press the Command and A keys to select all of your text.
- Change the text style to: Title.
- Select your desired Font.
- Set the Font to bold.
- Make the Font 72 Pt.
- Align everything to center.
- Copy the text again.
- Open Keynote.
- Select a widescreen template and select your background.
- Edit the Master Slide to your preference.
- Change your slide size to 1280 x 720.
- After saving the master slide, select it for editing.
- Under View in the menu bar, change the format to Outline.
- Click on the slide box in the left hand menu to select it, then click on Edit > Paste.
- This process will paste your Pages outline into Keynote, creating a separate slide for every line.
- Check the slides and edit, move or change formatting and color of the text to suit your preferences.
To record the slide show with voice-over:
- Make sure you have the correct microphone selected in Keynote’s program preferences.
- Make certain you click on the slide you that you want to start the recording.
- Go to Play > Record Slideshow.
- To begin, click on the red record button. Use your keyboard spacebar to advance the slides.
- Once you are done recording, go to File > Export > QuickTime and follow the saving instructions to export your recorded slide show as a video.
Notes: Try to record your slide show in one take to create a better experience for the listener.