Think about this.
Do you have any videos on Youtube at all? If you do, one thing I am noticing, as a viewer, over a wide variety of topics on Youtube, and it’s thoroughly aggravating & disgusting is, people who don’t:
. . . . . .GET TO THE F*n!&#m%y* POINT!!
Seriously, if your video is 8 minutes long (or more) and it’s 2 minutes and 30 seconds into it before you are–finally—-just starting—-to say what your first point, tip, or bit-of-advice is, then something is seriously wrong. People tuned in, for an answer, and now you’re boring the hell out of them, abusing their patience, and already sounding unfocused.
Are content-creators really so pathetically clueless?
REGARDLESS of the topic—-DO NOT take more than –20 seconds– in the very beginning, to “get-right-to-it” with your specific advice and point #1 to solve the problem or start giving your tips and advice. It’s that simple. Really, it is.
Example: “Hi there! Have you ever been frustrated by….or, what can you do when?….Today, I’ve got 5 bits of advice that you can put into practice and be more effective, right now. Lets get started. The first thing is”……..NOTE: Re-read that example out loud. How long did it take to say that? This is what viewers want. It’s why they clicked on you. And yet, an astonishing number of videos don’t practice this! But it’s easily do-able. Your viewers will thank you for it. With more “likes” and Thumb’s Up’s.
So STOP RAMBLING! If it means that your video is “only” 4 minutes long, or more of a “dry” presentation of info—don’t worry about it. Simpler is better. People don’t want, or need, 14 miles of irrelevant back-story, or un-focused blabbering. Be Aware! Thank You. Your viewers will, too.
Sigh. Where to begin? I have tried to like TedTalks but—-
Over and over again, to me anyway, they seem to be so politically correct or “lite”.
I cant recall listening to ANY that would be “really controversial” where someone argued with passion and good persuasiveness for their case!
Nope. It’s either things that are soooo super-easy to agree with or that everyone knows anyway (so why bother with a speech at all?) or something “safe” that wont ruffle feathers. It reminds me of the sorts of things you might hear in Toastmasters (which is boring as hell).
Has anyone who is a member of the NRA and also “socially conservative” ever been allowed to do a Ted Talk? I say this without bias. I don’t own a gun and am not a member of the NRA.
Maybe I just haven’t heard the right speeches. But so far, it hasn’t been exciting. Sounds like a bunch of liberals preaching touchy-feely stuff.