I have noticed several people out there doing video blogs. I’m so happy to see this. If you’re not yet doing them, I’m going to share with you in this post the three most common mistakes I’ve been seeing out there. Most of the video blogs I’ve seen are pretty good, but there’s always room for improvement, right? Ok, here we go…
- Reading. You really don’t want to be reading your video blogs. You’re supposed to be the expert who can talk forever about your expertise and related topics, so why make it look like you don’t know what you’re talking about by reading? I think this hurts your credibility. And if it’s because you might mess up every once in a while, who cares? No one is perfect and you look personable and human when you mess up a little. Don’t worry about the mess ups!
- Shooting From Too Low of an Angle. Raise your camera lens so the camera is level. Stack books underneath the computer if you’re using your laptop camera. Remember, people can’t see what’s happening with the camera, so whether you’re using your iPhone, your laptop, or your desktop, make sure the camera height is at eye level. You can also use a Telescopic Tripod found on Amazon (see link below). This will help especially if you’re using a regular DSLR camera or your iPhone.
- Bogies. Check your background to make sure nothing is out of place. Coffee cups, unnecessary papers or books, etc. can distract the viewer, so remove those before you shoot. Simply put, scan the entire screen for anything in frame that shouldn’t be there.
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