Promo Video - Make Talking Head Videos with Ease
What you'll learn
- Talk naturally and with confidence to a video camera
- Write scripts that don't sound like it's scripted
- Read scripts without sounding as though you are reading
- Know how to get a free teleprompter
- Use a teleprompter without looking like a frightened goldfish
- Become infinitely more photogenic - and we're not talking about makeup here
- Use simple on-camera body language to emphasize your message or to build your argumment
- Create professional intros
- Boost number of views and improve engagement
- NB THIS COURSE DOES NOT COVER TECHNICALITIES, SUCH AS CAMERAS, MICS, LIGHTING. It is all about making YOU more effective
- You will need some way to record video (iPhone, iPad, video camera or DSLR) No previous knowledge required.
Video creation. By the end of this course you will be able to give compelling, confident, professional talking-head videos
NB UPDATED AND TWO BONUS SECTIONS ADDED AUGUST 2015
Whether you want to create video-based courses, or whether you're a business-owner or a blogger, wanting to leverage the power of short videos online – you have a problem. You hate the thought of talking to a camera. Your natural enthusiasm drains away. It all feels so unnatural, it's embarrassing.
I'm going to help you change all that – fast
And as a 'quick win' - just 30 minutes from now, you'll have created your own professional Intro, with music – completely free of charge.
You'll learn how to eliminate 'ums and 'ers. except…er, where you decide to add them to increase the sensation of spontaneity – well-rehearsed spontaneity!
I'll show you how to write a script that doesn't SOUND like a script
How to read a script without sounding like you're reading
How to get hold of a FREE teleprompter – and how to use it without looking like a terrified goldfish
How to add the extra ENTHUSIASM a video needs, without being embarrassed or sounding like a used-car salesman
Simple body language techniques to REINFORCE a message and to BUILD your argument
Why this course? Well, because I'm NOT a BROADCASTER. I haven't spent hundreds of hours in professional studios, rubbing shoulders with media people. I'm just like you – a HUMAN. Someone who's had to learn all the wrinkles for myself. But NOW, I'm going to share them with YOU.
So, why not join me straight away? And by the end of today, there'll be a new, confident you – happy to appear to camera. Comfortable, knowing that you can do it.
Who this course is for:
- Course providers wanting to improve their promo videos and lesson delivery
- Business owners wanting to leverage the power of marketing videos
- Bloggers wanting to inject professional videos into their platform
For the past 20 odd years Len has run his own business, Copywriting On Demand and manages The-Writers-Guru.
He works from home, writing copy for organisations around the world - and lots of them have become personal friends.
With forty years' experience in marketing, he spent three years in Paris responsible for IBM product marketing in 14 countries across EMEA.
His biggest market is the USA, followed by the UK, the Arab states and the Netherlands. His business comes via the web and his website attracts more than 1,000 visits a day.
Clients are as diverse as Vodafone, The Finance Leasing Association, Lloyds, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the BBC, a number of multinational pharmaceutical companies - even a TV 'Secret Millionaire'.
Married for more than 50 years (a world record?) he has three sons.
He lives in a rambling old vicarage in Yorkshire that has the distinction of having been built by the Brönte sisters’ Uncle Fennel. Charlotte’s earliest recorded letter was written from the vicarage during one of the children’s brief holidays there.
His interests have included competitive rallying (including an attempt at the Monte Carlo Rally and the Paris Marrakesh), and paragliding. These days he is content with art and opera.
Vacation time aside, Len aims to answer student queries within hours.
Hi, my name is Sean Kaye and I have the luxury of solving varied and complicated problems using technology for a living.
Ever since I can remember, I've been fascinated by the way technology evolves to more efficiently and effectively help people get things done.
For the last 20 years of my career, I've worked with large companies to apply leading edge technology to deliver results and to help them achieve their desired business goals and outcomes.
I've been involved with every major wave of technology since the early 90's working with companies to connect to the internet for the first time, designing early web-enabled ecommerce platforms through to cloud computing and hybrid IT over the last ten years especially.
During that time, I've worked with the technology of every major platform and vendor in the public and private cloud space such as: VMWare, Google, Microsoft and Amazon.
In my spare time over the past decade, I setup and run a few of online marketing services businesses with my wife. This area has expanded my mind and skillset into things like SEO, Copywriting and Content Marketing. In particular, I've been able to combine these online marketing skills with my technology and management experience to help people setup and operate their own online businesses successfully.
I'm originally from Toronto, Canada but have been living in Sydney, Australia for the past 21 years with my wife and son.
Udemy has been a great experience for me having taught over 70,000 students since starting back in 2013 and I look forward to helping you achieve your ambitions and dreams.