HOW TO WRITE A VIDEO SCRIPT FOR YOUTUBE
If you would like to learn how to write a video script for Youtube, then keep reading this article. We share some major tips to help you prepare.
Youtube is a very competitive platform and we live in a fast-paced world where people need information fast. A lot of people will not sit down and listen to anyone who doesn’t hit the nail on the head when delivering information.
So how do you create video content that is engaging and still hits the nail on the head? The answer lies in simply creating a script. Having a script prepared before proceeding to record a video will save you the stress of trying to come up with what to say as you go.
Two good reasons for creating a script are:
- To deliver the message correctly, in the right order, and in a way that the information can be easily edited to produce a good end result.
- To save you the stress of having to memorize or remember everything you have to say.
Below are some major tips to help you create a good script for your video.
After you have done some research on your video and you know the topic for your video, break the video into four parts when writing your script, “The hook, the introduction stage, the body of the video, and the call to action.”
The hook of the video is where the video starts. Here, you introduce the video by telling your audience what it is about and how it can help them.
Ensure your hook is as short and as interesting as possible because you only have 5 -15 seconds to get your viewer’s attention before they decide to click off and watch someone else’s video.
In your hook, you must be able to tell your audience why they should be interested in your video rather than any other video that’s showing on the sidebar.
The introduction stage
After you have gotten your viewers interested with your hook, you move on to the introduction stage. For the introduction stage, you quickly introduce yourself and include any other additional information related to the purpose of your video.
The additional information can include supportive details, branding statements, outlines, or any other need-to-know information for your audience.
Please note that an introduction is not always required, you can choose to go straight into the body of the video, but the video is a good chance to involve all your branding elements and to confirm your hook so people know they’re going to get the right information that they require.
The body of the video
The body of the video is where you share the majority of your information. If you are sharing a product or talking about a business, the body is where you supply all the details to your viewers.
The body is the most important part of the video because it is the part your viewer actually came to watch. In addition, you can also help your user if at the end of your intro,or at the beginning of the body of your video, you add a “call to action” of some kind. You can use a question and ask them to leave a comment as a call to action.
For example, ” Please leave a comment below if you currently create scripts for your videos and ensure you watch this video to the end because I have a bonus tip for you.”
The call to action
At the end of your video, it is important to include a closing “call to action.” The “call to action” simply tells your audience what you would like them to do next.
If you are maybe marketing a product and you would like your viewers to go and purchase it, this is a good time to inform them to take that action.
Do you want your viewers to subscribe to your channel for more content? this is also a good time to include that in the “call to action.”
The reason for the “call to action” is majorly because people forget, so ensure you remind them on what you would like them to do at the end of your video.
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