When it comes to remembering your script for your video, it can be quite hard to remember what you want to say. Especially if you’re relatively new to standing in front of the camera.
But there are a few ways to get around it:
- Script the entire video and learn it verbatim: This will take a bit of time and practice, but if you’ve got the time, record your script on your phone or a recording device and listen to it back. Plus, this will also help your scripts sound more conversational.
- Make notes: This is a great idea, as you can see from our recent video show’s I’ve written the main points that I want to cover on the whiteboard behind me. This helps jog my memory and keep me on course. If you don’t want to be so obvious, have notes on paper of magic whiteboard within your eye-line, so they’re off camera.
- Teleprompter: To be honest this isn’t something I like doing. For me it’s obvious that you’re reading so it’s only something for the pros to do. But if you are going to use a teleprompter, make sure that it’s set up correctly so you’re looking down the lens, not slightly off camera (we can tell!) and for pity’s sake rehearse before hand, it will make your video more conversational and you’ll save time on the shoot with all those takes!
The real key is; if you know your stuff it will come across, I’m sure you’re all experts in what you do, and researching new and exciting content for your videos comes easily. This passion shows on camera, but if you’re not passionate about what you do it will show. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!