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As per the title "Writing Your Script to Sound like An Expert" I've decided to teach you a little bit about writing a script to read from the teleprompter.
If you're a beginner and it feels a little weird to write for video, I've devised 10 helpful tips on how to get the best results when writing out your script.
A side note. It may take a little practice, but I'm so confident that you'll pick it up quickly :)
I invite you to watch the video blog as well to see the difference conversational writing *sounds*.
Wouldn't it be great to have all the words in front of you to read? You'd never have to wonder whether you'd missed anything again!
Have you ever tried to write this way?
Say the next sentences out loud and pay attention to how different they sound.
"Here is a sentence that I would write If I wanted to write for an article"
"I'd write this sentence if I wanted to sound conversational."
Hear the difference?
The first sentence is formal, passive and rigid. It contains no contractions. The second is loose, active and informal.
Now to help you out a little further, here are another 10 Tips that will loosen your lips and keep your conversation coming:
Tip # 1
Keep your flowery adjectives to a dull roar.
Reserving them for your best poetry instead.
Tip # 2
Cut Up your sentences.
Sentences running too long aren't natural. Shorten them, and It'll make it easier to punctuate the video with your personality.
Tip # 3
Ditch the "I" and write for "your audience".
Sounds weird huh? However, repeating "I" did this and "I" did that sounds like you're speaking for yourself. Positioning your audience as the focus creates a relationship and lets them know you that you care about them.
Tip # 4
Use Active words.
That'll enable you to create shorter, more impactful, action-oriented sentences. Active words example is taken directly from this video "Positioning" yourself", "Write" simply" and "Record" yourself
Tip # 5
What do I mean "Ask Questions?" Exactly that! Engage your audience, allowing them to feel included in your chat.
Tip # 6
Contractions are key
Using Can't, won't, It's, and you ensure that your language stays comfortable and informal. More like talking and less like an essay.
Tip # 7
Spice things up with a little slang
A little slang injected into your video helps your audience relate to you easier. It reduces informality and allows you to show your personality.
Tip # 8
Repeat yourself for punctuation
To create a conversational script
Keep It Short
Keep it real and
Keep it engaging
See what I did there? Using repetitive phrases like "Keep it" gets your point across directly and effectively.
Tip # 9
Record yourself explaining something to your closest friend.
Just record yourself talking with your cell phone. Now Play back the recording and write out how exactly how you've spoken word for word.
THIS is how you speak! Try to mimic this when you are scripting.
Tip # 10
Read what you've written out loud
Does it sound right? If not…try a few other ways to say it. It takes a bit of getting used to writing this way if you've never done it.
Now It's your turn! Using the 10 tips, create your script and practise reading it in front of the camera.
Have fun with it.
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