Episode 189

Tried, Tested, & True: One Creator’s Recipe for Success

Creators can gain traction and build a dedicated following without hair and make-up, expensive cameras or top-of-the-range microphones – as long as they provide value to their audience. 

Sharing valuable messages in a friendly, informative and engaging way is more than enough to start seeing success, says YouTuber, food blogger and cookbook author Lisa Childs. 

Lisa joins this episode of The Visual Lounge to share her recipe for success, detailing her introduction to video creation and how she built her YouTube channel to reach 250,000+ subscribers – plus the challenges in between! 

Learning points from the episode include: 

  • 00:00 – Introduction 
  • 02:30 – Lisa’s top tip for improving your videos 
  • 04:14 – How Lisa started making cooking videos 
  • 05:00 – Why video creators should learn and adapt 
  • 06:35 – What Lisa’s previous career taught her 
  • 10:47 – Lisa’s first steps as a creator 
  • 12:09 – Lisa’s biggest challenges as a creator 
  • 15:57 – Does Lisa use templates and structures for her videos? 
  • 19:41 – Providing value without high-tech equipment 
  • 22:00 – The moment Lisa realized her success as a creator 
  • 26:36 – Lisa’s experience with Camtasia 
  • 29:19 – Speed Round questions 
  • 38:11 – Lisa’s final take 
  • 38:49 – Outro   

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About the Podcast

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The Visual Lounge
Discussions about the power of visuals and videos and how to make them even better.

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Matthew Pierce

Matthew Pierce, Learning & Video Ambassador from TechSmith Corporation, has created videos for learning and marketing for over a decade. He is the lead behind TechSmith Academy, a free platform teaching video and image creation for business, which has been used by tens of thousands of users. He is the host of The Visual Lounge Podcast from TechSmith, which streams live on Youtube and LinkedIn weekly. Matthew is a regular speaker at multiple learning and development-focused conferences and is a regular contributor to various training publications. Connect with him on LinkedIn.