Method/technique/tips to talk english on particular niche?

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Hello guys,

I found very hard to speak and explain certain things on videos and my question is if there are some method or technique which would help to speak and explain things easier.

I have created few videos for youtube, but this is my process:
I write what I want to tell and explain.
I send the text to native English speaker and he fix it.
I read the text on videos.

This process takes a lot of time and how cool and easier would be if I could just talk on video and clearly tell what I want to say or explain.

I am on crypto niche and I have so much to show, to explain,to teach on youtube, but this 'talking' issue is stopping me.

I thought, if I am on crypto niche, i don't need to use many words, just learn words which are related to cryptocurrency and this way it would be easier for me, not sure.

For example, I have youtube channel on my native language and its really easy to create a video, but I want to jump on English speaker-audience and I am struggling a lot.

Maybe someone knows some technique/method, which I could follow so it would be easier for me to speak?

Guys, what you think? Any advice?

Thanks in advance!
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    just start thats the most important, dont overthink with bull**** (sorry)
    Do it like you mentioned above, let others to translate the text and then just read it ..
    BELIEVE ME
    after 3,4,7 or 10 videos you will BE MUCH MUCH better, its all about practice..practice-...

    believe in YOU! JUST START!

    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You might have to outsource the speaking/delivery of your vocals. You can find people all over the internet who can do this for you, but there are options if your English isn't strong. Maybe there's someone who can do this for you on Fiverr. If not, then do a Google search for someone who can.
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    Practice! Practice! Practice!
    And you can add that English subtitle to let people know what you're saying in the video.
    Also provide the downloadable script version, or any kind of pdf version of your video.
    Tell them the link to download it and you can build your list this way as well.
    People just need to know that you deliver something worth of their time.
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    • Profile picture of the author adamski88
      I agree.. You should practice as much as you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Yes, you can learn and practice and get better at spoken English . . . but that is going to take some major effort and time! It won't happen over night.


    Why wait? Find a "voice over expert", provide the video and script of what you want said, then have a professional do it for you. There's no reason on earth it has to be your voice. Site and product owners regularly hire out their visual presentations so that the video is clear, straight forward, and easily understood.


    Spend years learning to do this yourself . . . or get a talented "voice over" and start making money from your videos very soon.


    The best to you,


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    • Profile picture of the author naviown
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      Yes, you can learn and practice and get better at spoken English . . . but that is going to take some major effort and time! It won't happen over night.


      Why wait? Find a "voice over expert", provide the video and script of what you want said, then have a professional do it for you. There's no reason on earth it has to be your voice. Site and product owners regularly hire out their visual presentations so that the video is clear, straight forward, and easily understood.


      Spend years learning to do this yourself . . . or get a talented "voice over" and start making money from your videos very soon.


      The best to you,


      Steve
      I really could hire somebody to do the work, but you see, I want to show trading graphics, charts, price movements, so its not just talking but also showing the screen and moves in the same time, so not sure how hired person could do it, he needs to understand trading too.

      Also, doesnt it hurt to credibility or to branding if not ME is talking and showing the charts and explaining things to people?
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      • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
        Originally Posted by naviown View Post

        I really could hire somebody to do the work, but you see, I want to show trading graphics, charts, price movements, so its not just talking but also showing the screen and moves in the same time, so not sure how hired person could do it, he needs to understand trading too.
        I understand your feelings on this... but I really don't think that the hired person needs to understand trading as long as you also supply him/her with the graphics/charts along with the German language script.

        Originally Posted by naviown View Post

        Also, doesnt it hurt to credibility or to branding if not ME is talking and showing the charts and explaining things to people?
        Not really, but if me telling you this doesn't allay your fears - you have boxed yourself into your current process and the only thing left is to try to streamline that process and reduce the lag time involved.

        If you insist on having the English language videos in your voice, the only thing I see that might reduce your involvement is to send the translator a link to your German language video as his/her starting point and let the translator produce a translated script from that.

        You could then create a new video by editing the audio channel on the original and then posting the translated version as a new video to your YouTube channel.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
    If you are interested in someone to do voice overs, I may have a good solution for you.

    My brother ( a native English speaker) recently retired from Universitat Bremen, and now does German-English translations of technical papers, theses, etc. for publication in various educational publications.

    I don't know if he would even be interested, but I have reached out to him to see if he would be interested in doing voice overs.

    If you would prefer your own voice, he would also be well qualified to create a script for you, from either an existing German language video, or from a German language script.
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  • Profile picture of the author faisalmaximus
    You can place a monitor just behind your camera and read like the news presenters. This will help you to explain everything perfectly and easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Really N, the best way to get through this fear is to improve your skills through persistent practice. Record video after video offline. Keep speaking as you look into the camera. Then upload videos to YouTube to get over the fear of publishing videos for the public. I'd suggest watching videos in English on YouTube as well. Become familiar with the language by hearing it frequently.

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  • Profile picture of the author Hostfinch
    I would suggest you to check other youtubers and practice English.
    Till the time you perfect your English, create videos in your native language with good content and gather genuine followers.
    These followers would encourage your English videos once you start uploading them.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    I think you should use mindmap this is what Gabriel - mod of this forum is doing. It's working pretty well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Socialblastr
    So my question is, how is your English when you are speaking in general? Is it something that's specific just to this project (being nervous, less-common vocabulary, etc) or do you feel like you would struggle regardless of the context? I teach people communication skills, pronunciation included, and I know that there's a lot involved. I know you want to have it in your own voice so that means a voice over is out.

    Off the top of my head I'm wondering if it would be easier if a native speaker made you a recording so you could listen to it and learn what it's supposed to sound like rather than just reading from a page. English isn't a phonetic language (written symbols =/= sounds) so reading can be tough.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leolera
    Buy yourself a dictionary with the necessary zhargnonizmami. Try to learn words on a specific topic (marketing, journalism, mechanics, etc.) on LingualLeo, for example.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    how is your English when you are speaking in general

    Critical question. Some people are fluent in written language but have a strong accent that makes it hard to understand them on a video. Is that you - or not?



    In my opinion, too many 'writers' and 'video makers' assume if you can GET THROUGH the text in English, that's good enough. It might be fine if your audience only wants information from YOU - if the info is available nowhere else...if you are a leader in your field...etc



    Otherwise - you may find hiring someone to do the voice work is the best way to go. If you are not getting results you want, it might be worth testing. It would be your ideas and your scripted words - but in an accent suited to your target market.
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    • Profile picture of the author Socialblastr
      Agreed. Being able to be understood is just one hurdle. You also have to consider the sociolinguistic factors and that people are generally attracted to those who "sound like" them. Very generally speaking, language and manner of speaking can elicit feelings of trust and comraderie.

      If you're struggling and your accent is really getting in the way, you're not only unable to connect with your audience on this very basic level, but you're also not able to let your own self shine through because you're too busy struggling through getting the words out.

      And forget about the other stuff like body language which plays a huge role in trust and likeability.

      There is no magic bullet for this so you need to really truly evaluate your skills and what you're willing to bend on.
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  • Profile picture of the author naviown
    thank you guys for so many good advices. Actually, for me best would be to just outsource, but how can somebody talk about what only I understand and only I can show on the screen. For example, I have youtube channel talking in my native language and all videos are pricing charts/candles, I show price actions, I show where I am buying , why I am buying, showing other chart/prcie movements, statistics and so on. Basically, everything about how I am trading cryptos.

    So I am not sure how could I outsource talking. Would be great if I had someobdy who talking very well and ALSO understand and know everything what I know and want to share with others in videos.
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    • Profile picture of the author Socialblastr
      What about English subtitles or overdubbing in English? That way you could still record in your language, convey your knowledge and enthusiasm through your on-screen persona and body language, but still access an English audience?
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  • Profile picture of the author naviown
    Guys, I have created few videos on youtube. Maybe I could link it here, so you could check it and give feedback ? Should I continue doing it or should I outsource?
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  • Profile picture of the author Giles Ensor
    If you want to practise conversational English, you might want to take a look at Cambly (no aff link). I teach there when I am bored, and it is a great place for learning to speak English.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spartacus09
    My wife (with very passive English skills till then) enjoyed having lessons with https://www.ezymathtutoring.com.au/tutors/sydney-2000 During next few days our tutor was always very flexible and knowledgeable, always with positive approach and willingness to help, one can hardly imagine better fit for individually tailored English language sessions.
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  • Profile picture of the author ctrlaltdelete
    Adding subtitles can do a lot in helping English speakers understand your videos. Or you could outsource the voice over work to a more fluent speaker.

    In the meantime, keep learning and practicing. There was a freelancer from the Philippines I once hired for some VA work. Filipinos have a very distinct accent, so I was surprised during a Skype call that she had somewhat Midwestern accent. She didn't have any formal training--apparently, watching a lot of English shows and films and mimicking the way actors talk can help a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author salsym
    Originally Posted by naviown View Post

    Hello guys,

    I found very hard to speak and explain certain things on videos and my question is if there are some method or technique which would help to speak and explain things easier.

    I have created few videos for youtube, but this is my process:
    I write what I want to tell and explain.
    I send the text to native English speaker and he fix it.
    I read the text on videos.

    This process takes a lot of time and how cool and easier would be if I could just talk on video and clearly tell what I want to say or explain.

    I am on crypto niche and I have so much to show, to explain,to teach on youtube, but this 'talking' issue is stopping me.

    I thought, if I am on crypto niche, i don't need to use many words, just learn words which are related to cryptocurrency and this way it would be easier for me, not sure.

    For example, I have youtube channel on my native language and its really easy to create a video, but I want to jump on English speaker-audience and I am struggling a lot.

    Maybe someone knows some technique/method, which I could follow so it would be easier for me to speak?

    Guys, what you think? Any advice?

    Thanks in advance!
    Keep making informative videos without worrying about ascent and grammatically incorrect English. According to me, language is a means to communicate, that's all. People are watching your video for informative content so don't give too much importance to language. It will be a nice idea to start your video with something like "I would appreciate if you ignore my poor English as English is my second language"....
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  • Profile picture of the author Do Quang Hung
    Just keep on practicing . Your English cannot be like a native speaker but in your case, I think you just need to make it understandable. That's enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    If you are terrible in videos, you have 2 options.

    Either improve on it by doing videos continuously until you are good at them despite of criticism out to discourage you.

    OR try other alternatives.

    Writing and publishing content on:

    1. Blogs

    2. PDF reports, e-books and e-magazines.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Hunsons
    I think the great skill can be experienced while watching movies and videos from native speakers. If you need it to make as simple as possible then you should learn synonyms to phrases you use.
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  • Profile picture of the author amit3302
    Do practice for this. The more you watch videos online and try to articulate your thoughts by practicing, the more your english will be improved. You can also take the help of some other tools for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    Just do the simple things...
    1. Make your 1st video on your own language.
    2. Make the 2nd video with English subtitle.
    3. If necessary... make the 3rd video with English dubbing (hire voice talent from your local... so you can work side by side with him/her).
    4. Then you need to convince your customers about the condition that you're not native English, but you have something very valuable that you're a professional on that matter... and that you provide the English subtitle and English dubbing video version for them.
    5. Make money...

    Note:
    1st, 2nd and 3rd videos are just the same video. So you don't have to re-work the content except to add the English version. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author naviown
    Many thanks for your comments and your advices.
    But what you think, if I find a person who could do videos for me, I mean I could make native language video and he just translate everything to English and make English version of video, BUT this wont hurt to my credibility, to my brand? Because my website, my social media is with my face, but videos would be different person. Maybe its a good idea to just tell that videos will create not me, but my business partner.
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    Thanks Seniors for this expert advices. it helps a lot to the newbie's.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Lovelace
    Hey There,

    What I would do is continue what you are doing, and you'll get better as the time goes on.

    Or, go and start doing podcasts/audio versions on what you want to speak on.

    You can still upload it to YouTube, and you still get the benefit of people the Like, Know, and Trust factor because they can hear your voice.

    It'd also be easier for that to be done by someone else because then the people wouldn't know if it was another person speaking unless they were with you since you started releasing videos.

    Hope this helps you
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  • Profile picture of the author Stacey Cee
    Hi, you may need to practice in front of friends or family before getting in front of the camera. Additionally, you may want to have a white board with your thoughts written, right behind the camera, so you can reference, but ensure its strategically placed so you can still maintain eye contact with the camera. Of course, practice first too.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    You know what? i have faced THE SAME PROBLEM.

    I've recently started a youtube channel about email marketing in english.
    I'm not native english speaker, i don't live in a english speaking country.

    What you have to do?

    IMMERSION. The best way to learn and speak a foreign language is to get immersed in it.

    I mean:

    listen to english podcast in your specific topic.
    read english article.
    watch A LOT of youtube videos regarding crypto made by youtubers who appear in front of the camera.
    Watch live facebook videos in english about your topic.

    Then record these videos, they will not appear so fluent, maybe you will think that they're pretty horrible, but with PRACTICE you'll get better and better.

    Remember that you're not selling a language course, so the state of art of your english does not matter a lot.
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