When you watch YouTube creators, it’s easy to write off what they do as being very simple. After all, all they need to do is make a video of themselves chatting about their favorite subjects. Then upload one video a week to build a big audience. But, do you know how to make a good youTube video?
When you actually go in front of the camera and try to make a video yourself, you quickly realize that it is harder than you thought. Creating great YouTube videos is hard work for many reasons. Just speaking on camera can be a nightmare if you’re not used to it. You may find yourself stammering, pausing to remeber what to say, or struggling to sound engaging and interesting.
So what’s the solution? Let’s take a look at some things you can do to make better YouTube videos…
Tips: How to Make a Good YouTube Video
1. Talk Slowly
This is one very easy thing to fix for your YouTube presentation. A lot of us will find we end up speaking too fast when we’re nervous. When th camera is rolling, we can end up making what we’re saying harder to follow. Talk slower, because speaking quickly makes you sound less confident, less eloquent and intelligent. Slowing down your speech is one of the very best ways to sound more coherent and engaging!
2. Move Around!
When you talk, it’s important that you talk not only with your mouth but with your whole body. They say that 90% of communication is non-verbal. Don’t forget this when making your YouTube videos. Moving more will make you seem more passionate and engaging. This will make you come across as more charismatic (something that has actually been demonstrated in numerous studies). Likewise, you should try to move around a lot while you’re filming, as this will help to make a video more dynamic and interesting (as well as making it easier to edit).
Apparently, the camera adds 5lbs. What it also does though is sap all your energy. If you say something and it comes across as engaging and exciting in real-life, it can still seem vapid and dull on camera.
This is why good presentation often means that you need to dial up the volume and act even more enthusiastic than normal. It’s almost like acting in a play rather than talking normally. You also want to watch your video a few times to get it just right.
4. Smaller Takes
If you’re struggling to say everything in one smooth delivery, then go easier on yourself by breaking down your script into lots of shorter pieces. That way, you can deliver each one and take a break in between rather than having to do it all in one go.
Practice, Practice, Practice!
Finally, make sure that you are continuously practicing and rehearsing your delivery. This is something that you will get better at over time, so don’t worry if you don’t sound absolutely perfect on day one! Also, if you run out of content or can’t come up with new ideas; read my post about YouTube Topics and Channel Ideas.
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