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How to make a great welcome video: 10 Top Tips on video presence



 

Do you prefer being behind the camera instead of infront of it? Probably because you feel uncomfortable and awkward speaking on camera. Or possibly you just simply don't like the way you look on screen!  Stickyworld now offers native video support so there's no excuses for not welcoming your visitors and inviting them to get involved with a friendly informative video. These top tips explain how to present yourself and calm your nerves infront the camera. Read on and you'll be looking like a natural in no time.




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Topics: How to, Software updates, video


Promoting your online planning consultation. Here's five methods.



Gone are the days when it was acceptable to simply organise a couple of planning exhibitions and expect everyone interested to turn up to fill in a survey to show you have consulted. Like 'tick the box', but literally. Now people are turning more and more to online consultation and engagement solutions, it’s important to develop a plan of how to promote.

In this first post on promotion tactics, I'll outline a range of steps that every consultation organiser should consider when promoting an online consultation with 5 tactics that we advise our customers to consider when using Stickyworld, but which should apply to many other platforms too, the principles are the same.




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How to edit the location of tweets and comments in 5 easy steps!




If you have recently organised a twitter walkabout you may have noticed that some of your tweets are not showing up in the right place on your map page. It may be because the author of the tweet hasn't enabled the precise locations settings on Twitter. Twitter have recently introduced 'precise location' as a new feature,  and this must be enabled when your participants are creating tweets.  I explained  how to set location settings in Twitter  in a previous post and I've now updated this. Make sure to let your participants know at the start of any walkabout and test out your tweets.

But say you do have a lot of tweets mapped in Stickyworld but you now find they are not in the right place, don't worry as you can now edit the location of your tweet. In fact, as an organiser you can now edit or add the location of any comment if you know what it is in 5 easy steps. Read on to learn how.  




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How to create and upload your own welcome video



Some organisers like to make a short welcome video for their projects. These can be helpful in giving more information or instructions to your participants.

Stickyworld is able to reference YouTube videos, including unlisted videos. This has proved a quick and easy method for serving a clear and engaging video, helping your participants understand the key reasons for them to participate in your project.

This step by step guide will give you a clearer understanding of how it's done.

 




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How to use location settings with Twitter in 6 easy steps.




Twitter provides a great app for anyone wishing to capture a photo and its location. Working with just a small group of people armed with modern smart phones, it is possible to capture an entire local area in map based photos within a couple of hours. If you are thinking about using Twitter in this way, it is however important to recognise that not everyone knows how to tweet with their location settings turned on.

We are lauching our new Twitter walkabout features later this spring, but whether you plan to organise a Twitter Walkabout yourself, or whether you are just interested in how geo-located tweets actually work, this blog takes you through a step-by-step approach for adding a location to a tweet from wherever you post it.

After reading this post you'll know exactly how to do this for yourself and also confident to show others.




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Topics: How to, Walkabouts


Creating 360 panoramic renders in V-ray Sketchup for immersive consultation in Stickyworld



The team is currently working with the Creative Citizens project to help the team at Open University and Royal College of Art to deploy Stickyworld for several online community engagement projects.




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