For many, their insane levels of confidence don’t come to their aid when standing in front of a camera for the first time. It basically feels like the end of the world. *insert horror scream here*
But the use of videos is going uphill in the world of recruitment, and if you want to get hired by top organizations in the coming years, you’ll need to face your fears and get used to the idea of video pitches.
Whether you want to use the video in a job application, or as a way to promote yourself on social media – if you approach it with uncertainty and a lackluster attitude, you can as well kiss that opportunity you’re aiming for goodbye.
Here are some tips that will give you the confidence you need to start making videos that win you jobs.
Always write a script
Let’s start by imagining how popular movies would have looked like without a script…
Your guess is just as good as mine, they would have ended up looking directionless and utterly confusing.
(I imagined the movie “Inception” without a script. 😂)
Now I’m not saying you should aspire to be the next Steven Spielberg because of a simple video pitch, don’t get me wrong.
But it is always advisable to write a script no matter what the intended length of your video pitch is supposed to be.
You don’t need to memorize it or read it out word-for-word [never do this, ever], but just writing a script will help get your ideas focused and give you more confidence when the camera is in front of your face.
It doesn’t necessarily have to be a full script, it could be a bulleted list or anything you feel comfortable with. As long as it keeps you on track and ensures you deliver the key points you plan to say.
The important thing is to have your ideas written down so you don’t sound like a mumble rapper when you are tripping over your words.
Please come again next week for more tips in this series!