I am one of the co-directors of the Boston Internet Marketing Meetup #BIMM and we recently did a presentation on how to make simple promotional videos using the phone in your pocket, usually a smartphone. The presentation went great and was a lot of fun. Along with the other members of the team, Lew Sabbag, Keith Spiro, and Andrew Penziner we demonstrated the production of two quick promo videos. Keith did a general intro video and I did one on my new book “Self-Publishing SECRETS, Create, Launch and Publish Your Book“. Each member talked about different aspects to about 20 participants. Lots of questions, and we had 5 people take us up on our offer to make a video.
In all our presentations we always try to have some kind of handout with the key points of the event. For this event, I put together some key video production pointers, plus a section on how to set up your YouTube Channel and your video. I would love you to have the handout, Fast Start Video Handout.
Our second handout from the session was a sheet with a couple of sample scripts that you can use to create your promotional or book trailer video. The scripts are based on answering 4 statements.
1. Who I am.
2. This is what I have got.
3. This is what it will do for you.
4. This is what I want you to do next.
Download here, BIMM Sample Video Scripts
Here is the video that I produced using an iPhone and the YouTube Capture app that records and uploads your video right to your YouTube channel
Learn more about creating and publishing your own book, check out Self-Publishing SECRETS, Create, Publish & Launch Your Book by J. Bruce Jones. Available in PDF. J. Bruce Jones is the author and creator of over 50 books. Click the link to learn more