Listen in as Michael Stelzner of the Social Media Marketing Podcast interviews Amy Schmittauer, video blogger at Savvy Sexy Social Live, on how to create great videos and become a successful video blogger.
Video Creation Tips
Use an authentic background when videoing yourself.
A great beginning is crucial. If you don’t draw people into your video in the first few seconds, you will lose them.
Get on to your topic right away. Don’t have a long title sequence or intro.
Don’t worry about perfection. Just get started doing videos.
Look at the lens. Talk to the lens as if you were talking to a friend.
Use a bullet point script. Do not use a teleprompter.
Facebook is now designed to feature their proprietary Facebook video player rather than YouTube videos. So, if you want to promote videos via Facebook, don’t link to a YouTube video or blog post. Instead, use Facebook video’s call-to-action button (which you can customize at the end).
To draw people to your website, upload the first 30 seconds of your video (if it’s interesting). Then add a call-to-action at the end asking viewers to watch the rest of your video on your website.
Here is a list of resources for video and other tech: http://savvysexysocial.com/resources.