Video Presentation Tips

Video Presentation Tips

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In this short audio I share some presentation tips I learned in my 8 years as a professional radio DJ. Although it’s sort of common sense stuff for the most part, it’s still important to keep in mind and will hopefully be helpful for you when you’re recording your videos and audios.

Tips:

  • Keep It Simple
  • Be Yourself (Talk Naturally)
  • Imagine You’re Talking To One Person (Your Best Friend, Or Your Ideal Client)
  • Don’t Worry About Screw-Ups (It’s About The Message, Not Perfect Delivery)

 Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think!

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  • Rhonda

    Reply Reply April 25, 2012

    Those are some uh…great tips. Seriously, thanks for sharing because I’m really hesitant about doing video or audio since I do have a habit of losing my train of thought for a second and saying “uh” :)

    • Ryan

      Reply Reply April 25, 2012

      Glad it was helpful.

      Another tip if you’re still nervous about video and audio…

      Just start recording practice videos at home (you can just use your webcam and mic). You don’t have to do anything with the videos, just hit record and then start talking about something (whatever is on your mind that day). Then watch the video back and critique yourself, then delete the video. If you do that a couple of dozen times you’ll start to get much better at video and hopefully more confident in starting to use it more in your marketing.

  • I learned the tip about leaving a gap when you screw up kind of by accident.

    It helps you to recompose yourself for one, but it also gives you that recognizable flat spot in the wave so you can find it easily to edit.

    Excellent tips Ryan.

    • Ryan

      Reply Reply April 25, 2012

      I used to make a high pitched shriek when I messed up so I could easily find the spot during editing…

      But the moment of silence works just as well is isn’t nearly as annoying! :-)

  • Graham Taylor

    Reply Reply April 26, 2012

    very useful

  • John Melville

    Reply Reply April 27, 2012

    Great tips. Yesterday I did 5 takes of a short video because I kept on messing on certain words. Perhaps I shouldn't have worried so much. Thanks.

    • Ryan Even

      Reply Reply May 1, 2012

      As long as the content is solid you really don't need to worry about the stumbles…

      That being said, if it's a short video sometimes I will do a few takes to get right. I would rather do 2 or 3 takes of a video and be able to use one of the takes unedited than to have to go back and edit the video in a bunch of places (it's often faster to just redo the entire thing too).

  • Sean Mysel

    Reply Reply June 21, 2012

    Ryan,

    Very insightful post! I’ve actually used a technique that’s book my golf lesson calendar for the next few weeks in a pretty horrible area for golf. Would love to share it with you.

    Keep Rollin!

    Sean

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