A one minute video is worth 1.8 million words. Videos tell your story, they engage your audience and make them feel more confident about you even before they interact with you.
Hence we believe, a comprehensive intro video is a very essential part of your UrbanPro profile. Not only does it allow you to talk about yourself and your teaching style, but it also allows students/parents to know more about your teaching style.
Let's look at how you can create a powerful intro video!
Part 1: What information to include in the video
The information you include in your video is crucial to ensure that you cover these points:
- Your name
- Your educational qualifications
- What subjects you teach
- What your medium of teaching is - online, at home, etc
- Which languages do you teach in - English, Hindi, etc
- How long you have been teaching
- If you have taught at a school/college/institute, mention that experience
- How many students you’ve taught till now
- What was the result of your students
- If you have won any teaching related award, please mention it
- What is the duration and schedule of your classes
- Do you give special notes/information/tips etc?
- A sample of you teaching a concept or a sample of your art
- What is unique about your teaching, why should new Students join your classes
Part 2: The setup and recording tips
The great thing about an intro video is that you don’t need to have a big-budget production. It can be simple yet good by following simple setup guidelines:
- Use a decent camera for filming in landscape mode. You can use a mobile camera too.
- Don’t have someone hold the camera. Put it on a stand or a table so there is no shaking.
- Do not take vertical videos! Those are just a no-no. Take the video in landscape mode.
- Do it in a room that has good lighting and make sure you face the light.
- Make sure there is no source of light, a bulb, lamps or windows behind you.
- Be well-groomed and well dressed in the video.
- Make sure the background of the video is also neat and clean.
- Make sure there is no noise in the background.
- Write and Prepare your script in advance so that the flow of the video is smooth.
- Speak in a language that is understandable by your target students and Parents.
- Ensure that your voice in the video is loud and the pitch is consistent.
- Don’t stammer, stutter, fumble or pause too much. Keep a good flow.
- Be precise. Don’t take too long on any one point.
- Do not exceed the video duration for more than 5 minutes.
- Appear confident, energetic and friendly in the video, however, do not be aggressive or angry.
You may not get the perfect video in the first attempt, don't worry. Retake the video until you feel confident about the video quality. Before you upload your video, make sure to watch it carefully once to see that everything is in order. It is also a good idea to keep the video updated with any new information about you, for example, you complete a certification relevant to the subjects you teach.