Preview Video Tips

Here are some Preview Video tips to keep in mind.

  1. Lighting and sound quality is important.
  2. Strong opening includes introducing yourself with a great positioning statement. It puts what follows into context. See
  3. Be on stage speaking within ten seconds of start.
  4. Keep length 4 mins or so.
  5. Clips from different venues a plus. Include some audience shots. .
  6. Have audience mic’d – especially if you use humor.
  7. Do your own narration, you’re a professional speaker.
  8. You can voice over some stills shots. Also, use some short, written testimonials during transitions. Per bureaus and agents – put video testimonials on a separate reel. Use them on your website, social media and YouTube.
  9. Close with a simple “call to action”. Example: “If you like what you see, I’d love to work with you!” Contact info on screen – name, phone number, email, web address.

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