8 Tips For Narrators
1. Speaking on camera is easy. If you have experience speaking face to face at work, it will a breeze to look good on camera. And for any reason you don’t like the way you look, we can just use the audio.
2. There is no reason to be nervous. Most of what we are shooting will only be used for the audio as shots of your business will be shown while you speak in the background.
3. This should only take about 20 minutes, but there’s no hurry. We can redo it until we get you looking your best.
4. Look at the camera person, not the camera lens. Imagine you’re having a conversation. Or if your marketing calls for a script that is geared toward speaking directly to your customer, and warrants looking directly into the camera, look past the lens. Visualize your audience.
5. Answer interview questions off the top of your head. (If you are reciting a prewritten answer, or using the modified script approach, try to recite the lines to sound as if you are answering the questions off the top of your head.)
6. Your first take is often your best take because it is the most natural. So if you make a mistake, or “um” or pause, just keep going as these can be edited out.
7. While answering, if you think of a side point, talk about it even though it wasn’t asked. It is good to go off on a tangent.
8. Include the question in the answer. For example, if asked, “How long have you been in business?”, instead of answering “6 years”, answer “ABC Realtors has been in business for 6 years.”
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