Should I use a script for my own videos?

A question from John Lamerton of EasyContentUnits.

Question – “Should I use a script, or should I adlib when making my videos?”.

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[learn_more caption=”Video transcript” state=”open”] Should i use a script or should I ad lib when making my videosShould I use a script or should I add lip when i’m making my videos?

This is a question from John Lamerton.

I think really the answer depends on what type of video you’re making, if you’re making something quite complicated or whether the exact wording is important then a script is going to work very well and the limitations here are its difficult to remember a long script, and also this might be the sort of project where you involve a voiceover artist or a professional presenter.

If you’re talking about something that you are very familiar with and maybe you talk about day to day in your sales activities then you can usually addlib and the great thing here is what you say will come out naturally, you’ll probably already have the sort of phrases that you want to use and as far as the video goes it will go across quite nicely.
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How to be more natural on camera

A question from David Walker, of Sloane Walker.

Question – “How do I appear more natural in front of the camera?”.

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[learn_more caption=”Video transcript” state=”open”] How to be more natural on cameraHow do I appear more natural in front of the camera.

This is a question from David Walker from Sloanewalker standing in front of a camera is very difficult, there’s lights you’ve got a camera staring at you maybe you got people watching so it can really put the pressure on, so the things you can do that can help first of all practice what you’re going to say so you feel comfortable, you understand the words you want to use maybe trying to learn it off a script can be too difficult, so maybe just write an outline think about the things that you want to say and the order you want to say them.

If you’ve got people watching you in the room that can put you off and it can affect your performance so if necessary, kick them out and do it on your own or with just one other person that your trust.

I think finally make sure that when your presenting to the camera if you can bring in some of your body language, and move around a little bit do whatever feels right for you, whether you need to be standing or sitting just to make yourself feel comfortable and that will really give you a better performance.
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How important is it to have a concept before making videos?

A question from John Hind of Compass Resolution.

Question – “How important is it to have a concept before making videos?”.

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[learn_more caption=”Video transcript” state=”open”] How important is it to have a concept before making videosHow important is it to have a concept, before making videos?

This is a question from John Hind from compass resolution.

I would say its absolutely essential.

Any effort that you put into planning and making and promoting your video
will be completely wasted if a concept isn’t correct.

So i’m a great fan of spending some time thinking about the concept and what i mean by that is not just the format i.e what your making, but actually a little bit more about who you’re aiming it at and just why you’re making the video.

What do you except the person to do when they have finished watching it.

So we are getting into the aims here.

So the concept covers all these things and if it’s done correctly will really help people.

Make the best use of your video and most importantly follow through take the action that your originally intended and then you have something thats measurable and its really helps when you make future videos because you can then follow on or improve on that concept so its a really important thing to do and if it’s done properly will massively
work for you.
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