Everyone learns differently and I feel a shift in how people choose to learn these days. The trend is that video is getting easier to create, people are becoming better in front of the camera, and software is making it really easy for even the most NON-technical people to publish amazing video's that can "say 1000" words in just a few minutes. Having a video on your website can help your audience learn. You can have a short video teaching them pretty much anything about your website, about yourself, or about a product / service. Video is a powerful learning tool. So, are you a video learner? Or, do you prefer published content? Carson
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Marcus WFHW Premium
I reckon video will outstrip most other forms of engagement because you can watch them on any device.
We are no longer restricted to just watching them on a PC.
Having said that my own video production has been a rocky one, some have had lots of views while others get less than 10.
The ones that get less views are the text type, which with me speaking out loud just isn't the same as something which is nicely edited with some background music playing.
For 2013 I am going to be doing a lot more of this, as they say "practice makes perfect".
Neil
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WebMaestros Premium
I agree with leomery. I love video and I believe it will allow people the ability to create web personalities that will build large followings as long as they stay ethical.
The more video's that WA creates for their instruction the faster I learn
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Carson Premium
We've got tons of video's planned for WA and we are releasing them every week :)
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leoemery Premium
I'm a video learner, when I need to find out how to do something I head to You Tube and find what I need - I also create videos for teaching and marketing.

Video is just easier, faster and more efficient, you can get more information into a 2 minute video then you can in a paragraph of text.

I made a discussion of the stats for video and the one that stands out for me is this one...

iMediaConnection predicts that 90% of all web traffic will be reached through video by 2014.
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welshy Premium
I'm a video leaner and for the past few years, video results are what I look at first when I want to learn how to do something or fix something.
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Carson Premium
You are also very talented at creating video's Craig. Every video that you have created here at WA has been added to the respective classrooms. You'll see many of them in the "Everything Wordpress" classroom under the Video tab.

Also, have a peek at how awesome your training looks here:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/welshy/training/
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welshy Premium
Thanks Carson, Creating screen capture videos is something I enjoy doing especially when I know that I'm also helping other.
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sammikay Premium
Carson, thanks for bring up learning styles! Being an Educator's son, I know you realize the value in having many approaches to learning. Text, Video, Audio and Hands -On. I myself realized in College, that recorded lectures went in one ear and out the other, and I was a text learner. I do think lots of people use video for learning, but I disagree that it is the most prevalent or rising method of learning. It is my belief that one grows up with a certain learning style, and we prefer for for life.

Bottom Line- Keep everyone happy, offer text AND audio/video training:)
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BIS Premium
I generally prefer text over video for several reasons

1) If I want to go back over something it can be much quicker to locate a particular point in a text than it can finding the exact spot on a video.
2) If I'm listening - I often get distracted by the presentation style rather than concentrating on the content.
3) I have some hearing loss and there are an awful lot of poor quality videos with poor sound around (even some that have been created by professionals)
4) I have more control with text over how quickly I process the information - whereas with video I have no choice.

Reading this sounds as if I dislike video - but I really don't. I enjoy them if they're good quality, I learn something (and I can access a text copy of the script)
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sammikay Premium
I concur with you Beverly. I love to be able to review my notes when and where I want to.
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scottdogg187 Premium
Me personally I prefer video over text I just think it's easier, It's also what everyone Is using these days.
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BIS Premium
I don't entirely agree with you. An awful lot of people are using it (me included) but there are plenty of people who don't because it doesn't necessarily suit their audience.
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mama2karsten Premium
In my previous life... I created vast amounts of video content... mostly Home Furnishings and Furniture manufacturers... national, regional and local... TV, radio, print... infomercials, corporate training, web ads, web video and the evolution of media continues... :) IMHO... video training can be very powerful... it is the next best thing to being there. I think it is very useful for demonstrating how to do something... much more than a still shot... show it in action... whatever "it" is... I think it adds credibility to a person, a product, a lesson, a business, and will give Wealthy Affiliates and edge because yours will not be cheesy... they will actually teach something... You will not waste 30 mins of your members time... You Guys are really unique... you do what you say... hard to find that anymore...
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