7 Steps to Great Vlogging

This is a guest video post by Chris Antoni.

Outline I Used While Delivering the Presentation:

  • 1. Who is Your Audience?
  • 2. Preparation – Write
    • a. Rough outline (outlining view in word)
    • b. Say ideas out loud many times, see how they sound
    • c. Read them to someone you know that is impartial
  • 3. Create a Cheat Sheet
    • a. Big cards
    • b. Computer monitor – try one screen, zoom, two pages, etc
    • c. Place very close to camera, preferably just above or below
  • 4. Add to the Presentation
    • a. Props
    • b. Drawing
    • c. Writing
    • d. Relatable Stories
  • 5. Record a Dry Run
    • a. Make mistakes
    • b. Don’t stop
    • c. Take video notes
  • 6. Watch the Dry Run
    • a. Change your cheat sheet
    • b. Revise wording
    • c. What can you add
  • 7. Create a Headline
    • a. Remember who your audience is
    • b. Attention grabbing, secrets, obscure or straight forward

Thank you for viewing this presentation on 7 Steps to Great Vlogging! You can find my website at The Traffic Blogger as well as the Blogging Course I mentioned briefly in this video.

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  1. says

    Hi Chris – Thanks for the great tips. I was literally working on our new Powerpoint free offer when your post arrived. Talk about good timing! I especially liked the tip on making slides with images and few words. Your advice couldn’t come at a better time. PS – I signed up for your list too.
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  2. says

    I really like how you emphasized making a dry run. Another tactic that a lot of people forget about is video editing. If you have great parts from two different takes, you can edit them together for a great piece of content. Windows Movie Maker or iMovie are both relatively simply programs to use and can take a video made in-house to a whole new level.

  3. says

    Thank you for this article about Vlogging. I have found that using a laptop to read your outline/script can be done by moving your camera further away so that your eyes don’t look like your reading something. The trade off with this distance is that it will affect the sound quality on a lot of home video cameras. If you have a wired/wireless microphone, then no problem. If you have a friend, then you can move the camera closer and that person can hold an iPad or laptop directly on top of the camera at a closer distance. The fan of the laptop has to be very quite. An iPad is ideal for this function, because of it’s silent operation. Thanks again for your other points, I really enjoyed them!
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