OMG The Posh Girl Speaks!

I wasn’t sure whether I’d ever do this…but I’ve recorded my first ever video tutorial! This has been my first time using Camtasia and also my first time recording myself doing anything on my laptop, so while I apologise if it’s a bit rough around the edges, please bear in mind it’s my first time!

 

Oh, on case you’re wondering – the Posh Girl reference is because that’s what Sally calls me – she first heard me speaking on the video on this page – I was in Las Vegas & spent my first 2 days out there feeling really dizzy & lightheaded, so I sound (& look!) somewhat disorientated in the video. Anyway, a few people saw that video (I’m at the very end if you don’t want to sit through it!) and decided that I sounded ‘posh’ hence the reference!

 

As part of Sally’s Learn With Sally coaching, we’re doing 3 modules on video marketing. Much as I want to avoid it, I know it has to be done if I’m going to progress, and the only way I’ll learn is by giving it a go.

 

So here’s my first ever video tutorial – it’s showing how I use Google mail to manage multiple email accounts, in particular my domain / hosted emails so that I can look more professional (as I explain in the video).

 

If you’re happy managing your different email accounts through Outlook or something else then that’s great – it didn’t work for me so I found another solution which I share in this video:

 

Without further ado…the Posh Girl speaks!!

 

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Please be slightly gentle on me, I need encouragement rather than fits of laughter (though actually I don’t mind the fits of laughter).

 

What do you think of my first attempt at using Camtasia? Please comment below & let me know, and if you liked this then please share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

 

I’m going off to drink about ten gallons of tea now to make up for this pressure!

 

Speak soon,

 

The Posh Girl (aka Nikki / Purple Minxy Witch)

 




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36 replies
  1. Sally
    Sally says:

    Hey Posh Girl ha ha,

    Awwww congrats on the first video, I do love your voice.

    I have to admit I just love all the cool things you can do with email and it’s free so you can’t complain at that price!

    I know about the reference to gmail, I guess I am just lazy in doing it the quick way lol, so that’s very cool thanks for sharing that (I guess I dont get a cup of tea or a pack on the back ha ha)

    Super tutorial though, very helpful thanks for sharing it, I actually learned something new today.

    Look forward to more of your tutorials.

    Sally 🙂 x
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Coach Sally!

    I thought you’d be amused by my first video, lots of purple rambling and nonsense. But hey, at least I’ve tried & got something out there – the only way is up so hopefully my videos will just get better & better.

    The reason I found out about all of this (using Google to manage domain emails) is because for a while I didn’t have the internet at home, so I couldn’t set up Outlook or anything ‘fixed’ like that. I also got bored with remembering to sign into my CPanel and then visiting each inbox separately….yawn!

    So I found a solution & have been using it for ages – I have been wanting to share this as a tutorial but thought it might be too longwinded to type & explain (given my tendency to go on at length). It was the perfect opportunity for me to play with Camtasia!

    Aww you can have a cup of tea & a pat on the back if you want, you deserve it for putting up with me asking endless questions!!

    Speak soon,

    Nikki

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  2. Mandy Allen
    Mandy Allen says:

    Hi Nikki, I am such a technophobe I tried to use Thunderbird once but made such a hash of it I deleted it and have never tried anything like it again, but I might just have a go at this…

    Enjoy the journey.

    Mandy
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Mandy,

    I tried following the directions within my hosting to install my email onto Outlook, but couldn’t get it to work. I also realised it would have meant I would only have ben able to access my emails on my laptop, and my old laptop was rather temperamental.

    That’s why I wanted an easy online solution, hence the usage of Google mail!

    If you get stuck let me know and I’ll try to explain it – hopefully the video covers all the bases though.

    Speak soon,

    Nikki

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  3. Sarah Knight
    Sarah Knight says:

    WELL DONE NIKKI!!……You came across really well…love the humour.
    Damn that means I am going to have to do one soon….aaaaaagggggg. I tried downloading camtasia “33hours” to load, so I have given that a miss for the time being. I will try loading it in the early hours, might get better download time!.
    I am on holiday for 2weeks from tomorrow so will catch up when I get back.

    Take Care

    Sarah
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hi Sarah,

    Thanks! Yes, I can’t take anything too seriously, and so I’m glad that a bit of my daft sense of humour came across in the video.

    33 hours – ouch! That doesn’t sound good! I will be grateful for my internet connection here!

    I hope you have a fabulous holiday, take care & I’ll catch up with you once you’re back.

    Speak soon,

    Nikki

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  4. David Taylor
    David Taylor says:

    Hi Posh Nikki.

    You do sound ever so posh. Do you sound like that all the time?
    The reason I ask is that we have both heard Sally talk offline and it’s quite different, isn’t it? I’m the same; I use my polite voice for video and phone and my normal gutter voice for everything else!

    Brilliant first attempt. I love how you have integrated your blog graphics into your presentation. Well done.

    Off to do more videos now.

    All the best,

    David
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hi David,

    Oh, I don’t know, probably! I know I tend to be more polite when I’m on the phone to people I don’t know, and then lapse into a more relaxed slang-style when I’m comfortable, but I was chatting to myself on my sofa when I was recording that video yesterday…I guess you’ll just have to meet me in the flesh and then you’ll be able to judge for yourself!

    Thanks for the compliment, for a first attempt I’m quite pleased with it, but then it’s the only way I’ll learn & improve!

    Speak soon,

    Nikki

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    Mike
    Twitter: PhotosMikedf
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    Hey Nik – you want me to tell David how you REALLY sound???
    ;0)
    Bye for now
    Mike aka Ol’ Man / Sergei….!!
    xxx
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    Nikki Reply:

    Bad Sand! I sound terrible on video so I’m quite sure I sound terrible in real life too!

    (Trust your parents to come along & interfere with the illusion!!)

    xx

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  5. Mike
    Mike says:

    Hey Nik – that’s an excellent video!! Trouble is – it means I have to polish up MY use of Camtasia now!!
    Excellent!
    Good to see you both at the weekend – I guess Chris survived ok?
    Bye for now
    Mike aka Ol’ Man / Sergei….!!
    xxx
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    Nikki Reply:

    Sergei! Daddy Sand!

    Chris more than survived, he loved spending time with you both at the weekend (madness!). He wants to come back with me again so I’m afraid you may get more house guests!

    I’m glad that you enjoyed my video, I still can’t get used to the sound of my voice on recordings (webinars, videos etc) but I guess that’s just something that comes with time & practice.

    Now, why haven’t you got yourself a Gravatar with the email address that you used here? It’s free, doesn’t take long to set up, and then means you can have a picture appear here rather than a squiggle! You could put Animal if you didn’t want to put a pic of you for some reason? Or in fact you could put a pic of Sergei seeing as you are Sergei! Ha ha!

    Glad the info that I sent you was useful…and lovely to come home for the weekend!

    Speak soon,

    Squirrel Nutkin xx

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    David Taylor Reply:

    “Squirrel Nutkin xx”???

    Your nicknames just keep mounting up, don’t they.

    How come you didn’t use this one instead of PMW?

    Any others you want to tell us all?

    All the best,

    David. (I need a nickname)
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    Nikki Reply:

    Ahhh…Squirrel Nutkin is only used within my family (sometimes it’s King Julian [from the animated film Madagascar] as well) – as I was replying to my dad, it’s only right I should use the appropriate names! You’ll see I call him Sergei (from the Compare The Meerkat adverts) so in fact we’re just a strange family all round!!

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  6. sonia
    sonia says:

    Hi Nikki,

    I am go glad I came across your video, currently in the process of becoming more productive.

    Something that was difficult is now very simple.

    Looking forward to the next video,

    Sonia
    http://www.SoniaHoque.com

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    Nikki Reply:

    Hi Sonia,

    I’m glad the video was useful to you! It’s my first one so I hope subsequent videos will just get better & better.

    Thanks for coming over here & commenting.

    Speak soon,

    Nikki

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  7. Ian Ieba
    Ian Ieba says:

    Hi Nikki

    Congratulations on your first video, I thought it was brilliant. Well done you. 🙂 You are now officially a videographer!

    The information and guidance on how to set all this up is great Nikki and thanks for sharing, I have downloaded the video for future reference! I dont always get it right first time! 😉

    I really like how you have used your blog graphics in the video and I love the scrolling bar accross the top.

    Excellent Nikki great first video …

    Take care, catch up soon

    Ian 🙂
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Ian,

    Thank you! A videographer – wow, I didn’t think I’d ever see that put against my name! It’s amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.

    I didn’t know that YouTube videos could be downloaded…oooh, that’s useful to know, thank you!

    What can I say – I love branding (just ask about my addiction to Vistaprint!) so as I’d had this amazing header custom-designed for me I only felt it was right to carry on using it. At least that way my videos will be recognisable (as if my voice doesn’t give that away!!).

    Thanks Ian, speak soon,

    Nikki

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  8. Barry Wells
    Barry Wells says:

    Hey the Fabulous Fear Fighter strikes again…..

    I can see why they called you the posh girl, you pronounce your T’s and H’s 😆

    I never would have guessed this was your first video Nikki, it was brilliant!!

    You know, when I started my video challenge I was hoping that someone would create this video as i need it my friend. I’ll be using your lessons to set up my gmail account correctly. you know how it is sometimes, so much to do and so little time so i do tend to take short cuts and just do what i need to do. Now thanks to you I can go back and set it all up correctly.

    Thank you for creating the video Nikki, I look forward to many more 😉

    Like Ian i was also impressed with the scroll bar across the top of the video.

    Have a great day my Purple Princess I’ll be adding this post and video to the challenge list of videos and I hope it brings you lots of traffic and new people.

    Take care,
    Barry
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Barry,

    Sorry for the delay in replying to you – social engagements in the offline word have meant that my online world got temporarily abandoned (wow – what a longwinded way of saying “I was at a wedding so couldn’t comment at the time”!!).

    Fabulous Fear Fighter indeed, I do love that title!

    Congratulations on winning the traffic competition as part of the Learn With Sally course, you totally deserved to win with the amount of work & effort that you’ve put in so I’m really pleased for you! I already own the Kodak Zi8 but I haven’t done much with it – somehow I feel that’ll all change after next week’s webinar & subsequent tutorials!

    The scrollbar around the video…did you watch your tutorials for last week? There’s a specific website mentioned…that’s how I did it (cryptic enough?!).

    Thanks for adding this to your challenge list of videos, that’s much appreciated. Now I need to decide what to do my next video on!

    Speak soon,

    Nikki

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  9. Kathy Dobson
    Kathy Dobson says:

    Hi Nikki…
    Well, I am very impressed girl! Are you sure this is the first video you’ve made? lol

    At any rate…it was excellent and furthermore, you’ve taught me something I want to implement…and will when I get home. Thank you, thank you, thank you! All these email addresses in one place…that’s exactly what I need 😉

    I too love the way you have implemented your image into your email and may try something like that myself.

    Excellent…you are a natural teacher, video creator and speaker!
    Kathy
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Kathy,

    Aww thank you! Yes, it’s definitely the first video that I’ve made – if I tell you that the original file was 16 minutes long and I managed to edit it down to just under 10 mins, then it may give you an idea of a) how much rubbish I said in the first place and b) how much of it I could cut out!

    I know it’s not brilliant, but for my first attempt I’m actually rather proud of myself.

    As for being a natural teacher, video creator, and speaker – thank you, that isn’t something that I ever thought would be said about me – in fact, if you’d said 6 months ago that this is where I’d be I wouldn’t have believed you.

    I’m making brilliant progress at the moment, I’m really pleased!

    Speak soon,

    Nikki

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  10. Andy
    Andy says:

    Hey Nikki,

    If that’s your video it really is very good. You have reminded me that I also have to sit down and get my head around Camtasia. I have had it for ages now. No real excuse expect that I have been busy creating in other areas.
    I am sure that you will be shooting loads more now that you have crossed that first one mentality.

    Andy
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Andy,

    Thanks! When I first looked at Camtasia it gave me the fear because it just looked complicated, but actually when I got into playing around with it, it was quite straightforward to use. I needed something to use as a test and so my video got made!

    Yes, you’re right – now I’ve done one, I want to do more, particularly as I’ve had such positive feedback about this one! It’s always a bonus to have supportive people around you that want to help you. I still don’t like listening to my recorded voice though, but I guess I’ll just have to get used to that!

    Speak soon,

    Nikki

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  11. Julie
    Julie says:

    Hello Nikki,

    Brilliant! I found that very useful. I did not know you could do that with googlemail. Wonder if you can use it with yahoo, as that’s where I’ve my mails redirected too and depending on who it is, replying, I then go via the host login etc… something to check out and if not, I most certainly will be changing the redirection to googlemail and setting that up.

    Thank you Nikki for sharing that, most helpful indeed. 🙂

    Oh, and I did have a look at your blog makeover report – great stuff, thanks for that as well. (Barry told me about it via g+ there the other day and I lost time and didn’t get around to stopping by then)

    Take Care Nikki
    Julie 😉
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Julie,

    I’ve no idea whether it works with Yahoo, but it might be worth investigating? If not then I’d suggest setting up the Google mail as it’s free and has made managing my emails so much easier.

    I’m glad that you found it helpful, thanks for letting me know!

    Have a great weekend.

    Speak soon,

    Nikki

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    Julie
    Twitter: jmd164
    Reply:

    Hi Nikki,

    Just wanted to let you know I got it set up and running from googlemail 🙂

    I had a look at yahoo, you can set up filters okay, but I couldn’t find where you could set-up to change the ‘sender’ address. (that’s not saying you can’t). Yahoo have done a face life on their mailbox so once I get use to that and find where everything is, I’ll try again.

    Anyway, sorted. Thank you so much Nikki, your instructions are perfect.

    Take Care
    Julie
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Julie,

    That’s great to hear, thank you very much for letting me know!

    I’m glad you found my instructions easy to follow.

    Speak soon,

    Nikki

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  12. Craig Sowerby
    Craig Sowerby says:

    Hey Nikki, Minxy, Posh Girl, Purple Minxy Whitch (What Do You Prefer!)

    Yes I did find this very useful!

    I have my main email forward back to outlook express and then if I need to reply go back into my c-panel to reply.

    But I have got a little lazy lately and just replied straight from my outlook express email, so this little tip for using your gmail account does make it look more professional.

    And also as you said it is easier to access from where every you are, so will have to put this on my to do list!

    Craig
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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Craig,

    Oh I have lots of nicknames as you’ve illustrated above! To be honest I don’t really mind what people call me as long as it is reasonably polite…

    Yes, it’s the ability to access this from everywhere that really appealed to me – my old laptop frustated me so I wouldn’t go on it that often, so if I was using Outlook or something on it then I’d end up with loads of unanswered emails which also doesn’t bode well for business. This way, I can check emails from anywhere with an internet connection.

    Thanks for popping over here!

    Speak soon,

    Nikki

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  13. RuthLee@bloggingwithlee.com
    RuthLee@bloggingwithlee.com says:

    Hey Nikki!

    I came following you from Sally’s blog and I am so glad I did. Great video, thanks so much. I had set up some email forwarding, but I was missing half of the recipe… I never set up the return account, this tutorial is so easy to follow, thanks so much and take care and keep it up!

    Ruth

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    Nikki Reply:

    Hey Ruth,

    Thanks for letting me know you found my video useful, I was really pleased with myself when I learned how to manage all my emails through Google. So I’m happy that it’s been able to help other people as well.

    Anything that makes my life easier works for me!

    Thanks for coming over here and commenting.

    Speak soon,

    Nikki

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