What elements will help you tell the story?
Once you have the storyline, think about what media elements would help you tell the story. For example, if you want to introduce yourself and where you live, using a map might be useful. If you are talking about a specific concept or factual claim, a text-reference that supports or provides evidence for that claim or concept would be warranted. You might also choose to include specific images that help you tell the story, or a video (say a Ted talk, or a YouTube video) that is relevant to what you are saying. You might even create your own slides using PowerPoint or some other visual tool.
All these elements tell your story and will need to "land" somewhere in the narrative. Where and how you insert these depends on the program you are using, the story you are telling, and some sense of how the story will be heard. You don’t want a final story that is so busy with media inserts that the story gets lost! At the same time, you want to tell a compelling story.
Once you have the "script" or framework for your story, and you know the elements you want to insert and where (this is where a storyboard comes in handy), then you can begin building your story.
--Tips and suggstions courtesy of Dr. Robin Cox, Associate Professor, Royal Roads University