One of the biggest challenges when you’re doing a live video is that you need to talk for a pretty long time. Live videos are often 15 – 20 minutes long or more. What’s the secret to remembering what it is that you want to say in your live video, and not look awkward when you’re looking off camera to try and read your video script that you have pasted on the wall? How are you going to remember all the things you want to say in your video during the time that you’re talking? It’s all too easy to forget some very important thing that you want to share.
Here’s my live video cheat sheet for accessing your notes and looking cool while you do it.
First of all, don’t do a script. If you try to read from a script it will sound forced. It will not sound natural. A better technique is to create an outline with your major points. And then you can take that outline and put it on your tablet. Hold the tablet up with you in front of the camera and use it to refer to your notes.
This looks very natural. A lot of very successful video people doing this. One of the most well known is Marie Forleo. She will sit with her tablet and she’ll be interviewing someone or she’ll be just talking to the camera and she’ll have her tablet visibly in her hand so she can look at it whenever she needs to.
Another technique is to use a table and your laptop in front of you and you can have your notes on the laptop for easy reference.
Try this out. Make an outline. Use a tablet. Post a video to my Videomaking Mastermind group on Facebook and show me how you’re using this technique.
And if you’d like to learn more of this kind of techniques for live video, check out my free 5-day mini course: Live Stream Rockstar http://livestreamrockstar.com