When doing video marketing, is a slideshow as good as "live-action"?

by easysleazy 12 replies
1- I'm kinda shy.

2- With my webcam, the video is ALWAYS choppy as it happens often.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #good #liveaction #marketing #slideshow #video
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  • Profile picture of the author Marian Berghes
    as long as you know how to do a proper slideshow and you know what&how to speak, it will have a good effect.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      I personally feel that nothing is as effective as seeing a person live. That
      way you really get to connect with your audience.

      Of course, if you're lousy in front of a camera, stutter, look like something
      the cat coughed up from last night's dinner, then you might want to go
      the slide show route.

      I'm no pretty boy, but I still prefer doing my own live videos, though I do do
      some slide shows as well if I feel that the message is better conveyed using
      that medium.
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      • Profile picture of the author braver55b
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

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        Of course, if you're lousy in front of a camera, stutter, look like something
        the cat coughed up from last night's dinner, then you might want to go
        the slide show route.

        That's a good one Steven,

        A good slideshow can be very effective with music and relevant pictures as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author SpicyRobby
      Originally Posted by Marian Berghes View Post

      as long as you know how to do a proper slideshow and you know what&how to speak, it will have a good effect.
      Let's remember - you can order a high quality and cheap voiceover and it will look and sound 10x more credible.

      Just look at this presentation, for example:

      - lessonfive
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      • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
        Originally Posted by SpicyRobby View Post

        Let's remember - you can order a high quality and cheap voiceover and it will look and sound 10x more credible.

        Just look at this presentation, for example:

        - lessonfive
        That VO sounds great. In fact, the whole site looks great. Nice job, mang.

        Brian
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        • Profile picture of the author SpicyRobby
          Originally Posted by LoudMac View Post

          That VO sounds great. In fact, the whole site looks great. Nice job, mang.

          Brian
          Chears Brian!;-)
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        • Profile picture of the author SpicyRobby
          Originally Posted by LoudMac View Post

          That VO sounds great. In fact, the whole site looks great. Nice job, mang.

          Brian
          Thanks Brian!;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    I threw this up the other day as a joke during a similar discussion on another thread:

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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    Thanks, Steven.

    Just being a smart-ass (me?)

    It's straight out of Apple Keynote.

    Glad you enjoyed.

    B
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by LoudMac View Post

      Thanks, Steven.

      Just being a smart-ass (me?)

      It's straight out of Apple Keynote.

      Glad you enjoyed.

      B
      Thanks. I have Camtasia but I haven't seen any way to do those fancy
      text tricks with it.

      I guess there are advantages to owning a MAC.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by LoudMac View Post

      Thanks, Steven.

      Just being a smart-ass (me?)

      It's straight out of Apple Keynote.

      Glad you enjoyed.

      B
      Keynote, and garage band and you don't need to be seen or heard.
      Signature

      "May I have ten thousand marbles, please?"

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  • Profile picture of the author J. Barry Mandel
    I totally agree.

    If you have a slide show video and your voice does not stand out or you cannot manipulate your tone in a way that will help maintain viewer interest then it makes much sense to hire a professional voice over artist.

    Having such a professional voice over will help to keep the video sticky and get the audience to continue on watching it if you can grab them auditorily.

    But, you also need to create a script that will get people to take action and move onto the next step like get to your squeeze page.

    The video is just like a headline. The job of the headline is to move the viewers eyeballs to the sub-headline and on and on.

    If your recorded video or slide show video does not grab the audience then you video will simply not bring as many visitors to your squeeze page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    Absolutely and one of the best systems to use is a program called Slideshare.

    You can add audio and it works just like a video and ranks highly in the search engines.


    Quentin
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