Blogs have become a very significant instrument for the promotional activities and the deliverance of information about your company/services/products etc, for the past few years. They act as an important medium to increase the traffic to a company’s website, establish business and form trust with the abundant relevant information they consistently deliver.
However, a few companies are enhancing their blogs, and are evolving from being writers into producers, via the usage of video blogs. Such blogs are much more appealing to the audience, in the sense that they add a visual alternative to the usage of plain, simple text in blogs. Though such video blogs take much more time and effort to produce, the result turns out to be much more appealing and way more interactive than a conventional textual blog.
Any individual or an organization that is thinking of starting such a blog, or want to incorporate videos in their current blog, should follow a few tips before taking the plunge;
- Select a Subject
This is pretty easy for a company that is industry-specific. Yet for most bloggers, it is pretty natural to deviate off the main topic and start talking about other things. Selecting and sticking to a topic is a key thing, which any video blogger should adhere to, as it sustains consistency of content and sticks to the interest of the niche audience that the video blog was intended for.
- You should either, be a Good Public Speaker or Start Looking for one
A video blog cannot run efficiently without a speaker who is self-assured, eager and is not afraid of speaking before potentially large audiences. It is simpler to be in front of a camera set up rather than a live audience, as speakers do not have to look at the audience and speak and all the errors can be negated through re shoots. The editing can leave out all faults and make the presentation look perfect.
- Use enchanting visuals
The reason for establishing a video blog for the audience is to provide an audio-visual experience, rather than plain text. No one wants to glare at the computer screen for a long period of time without really seeing anything apart from the narrator’s face. Include visuals such as video clips, animations, and the opening and the closing instances of video will keep the viewers interested in the blog.
- Maintain Consistency
The word ‘consistency’ can have many implications in blogging. It can mean keeping the subject consistent, the layout or the appearance consistent, the mood/theme/setting of the blog consistent, or the frequency of the blog posting consistent. Viewers prefer things consistent as they can anticipate what to expect when they visit the blog repeatedly.
Anyone can become a successful video blogger, with appropriate impetus and commitment, besides being aware of the tips that have been mentioned above.