I compared a more informal google hangout that allows me to live stream camera as well screen share, with a screen share that’s edited and produced. The topic was responsive web design.
As a presenter, I found it really hard to focus during the google hangout, mostly because I was trying to think three steps ahead and what not to do so I don’t mess up and confuse people. I really felt a lot more like I was ranting during that time than I did when I did screen capture and recorded. I could just be a really bad lecturer as often someone had to always stop me a question before I properly explained things.. or it could be one of the benefits of the approach.
I also found it really hard to NOT move around too much. I felt very restricted in terms of space when I was on the camera and mentally that definitely affected how I was getting my ideas across.
The big benefit of non-streaming I found was that I could break the recorded and edited one into much smaller chunks like responsive images, text and video which allowed me to gather my thoughts and boil it down to the essentials a lot better. Mostly because I could watch it and see where I hadn’t explained something well and would go back and add to it.