Promo Video - Make Talking Head Videos with Ease
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Promo Video - Make Talking Head Videos with Ease

Whether you're a course provider, blogger, or business owner - you can talk to camera with confidence. What a life skill
4.3 (289 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3,366 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2018
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 23 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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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
Requirements
  • You will need some way to record video (iPhone, iPad, video camera or DSLR) No previous knowledge required.
Description

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
Course content
Expand all 35 lectures 02:06:52
+ Free 'taster' lesson
1 lecture 02:05

Not decided whether the course is for you? This is free access to one of the lessons. An opportunity to see if you like the way I teach. Enjoy!

Preview 02:05
+ Welcome and Introduction
3 lectures 04:52

Before we begin in earnest, l'd like to give you a very quick rundown on what you will learn - and where in the course you will find each topic. Takes only a couple of minutes.

Preview 02:12

YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SKIP THIS LESSON!

It's intended for people new to Udemy. It quickly shows you things like how to contact me with questions, how to download your notes, how to contact support and how to get your 'Certificate of Completion'.

Preview 02:18
Connect With The Community
00:22
+ Quick win - creating your 'Ident'
2 lectures 04:18

Learn what is meant by an ident - your way of branding your videos. I also show you what I mean by an animated link. In our next lesson, you're going to create an ident and a link of your own.

What is an Ident?
02:05

Wow - your chance to become a film producer. Yes, you're about to create an animation.

EXERCISE - create your own intro, with music
02:13
+ But I hate my face
2 lectures 03:34

One of the main inhibitors preventing people from appearing to-camera is feeling uncomfortable with our own looks. I give you a very simple (but incredibly effective) strategy to tone down our imperfections.

Preview 03:34

These are your downloadable notes. Your opportunity to print them off.

But I hate my face - making the best of it. DOWNLOADABLE NOTES
4 pages
+ Body language
2 lectures 05:27

Don't worry, we're not going to get bogged down with lots of body language ploys. Just a couple of incredibly effective ways to emphasize your points and build arguments.

Body language - non-verbal communication
05:27

These are your downloadable notes. Your opportunity to print them off.

Body language - DOWNLOADABLE HANDOUTS
5 pages
+ Writing your script - why and how
8 lectures 13:43

Learn how using a script and a teleprompter make life so much easier - and less painful - even when you are a subject expert

Why use a script - and why a Teleprompter?
02:13

This is where you learn to write scripts that don't SOUND as though they are scripted.

How to write Spoken English
04:56

These are your downloadable notes. Your opportunity to print them off.

How to write Spoken English - DOWNLOADABLE HANDOUT
9 pages

Two of my own scripts that are in Written English. Your opportunity to get your hands dirty and try to convert them to Spoken English.

MINI EXERCISE - convert my written script to the spoken word
7 pages

A pdf showing the contractions I made to our two test scripts.

My version, for comparison
6 pages
MARKUP EXERCISE - MY VERSION
6 pages

A very brief exercise where we simply record our own voice reading just a couple of paragraphs. Next exercise will improve our performance

MINI EXERCISE - record your first 'radio' script (takes no time at all)
04:10

In this very brief exercise, we add a little passion

MINI EXERCISE second read - this time with passion
02:24
+ Your FREE Autocue - and how to make it your friend
1 lecture 05:50

This is where I give you a link to free Teleprompter software - as used by the professionals. And I show you how to use it.

Where to find your free Autocue and how to set it up
05:50
+ It's a PERFORMANCE
1 lecture 03:11

In this exercise we take a script and, using Autocue, ramp up the voltage.

Mini-exercise. Over the top
03:11
+ Creating PIP
4 lectures 09:28
Use PowerPoint for your backdrops
04:49
PRINTABLE HANDOUT - using PowerPoint for backdrops
4 pages
How to create the PiP
04:39
PRINTABLE DOWNLOAD Creating a PIP
4 pages
+ CASE STUDY Scriptwriting
4 lectures 11:39
Case Study - introduction
03:00

We take a brief look at the execution but, more importantly, we start examining the script

Case Study analysis
03:31
CASE STUDY script template
02:36
CASE STUDY - draft script
02:32