Tips for Producing High Quality Video Lessons
Below are five “Golden Rules” to follow when recording video lessons for your students on the V1 Pro desktop software. These tips can help you produce high quality video analysis lessons, captivate your students, and ultimately grow your golf instruction business.
Golden Rule #1: Press Play Before You Press Record
Just before you begin recording a voice-over video lesson, begin playing the student’s swing video on a loop. Most instructors have a tendency to start their video lesson and talk for a few minutes with just the static image of the swing video on the screen. This can get quite boring. Instead, capture your student’s attention right away by having the swing video playing right when their lesson begins.
Golden Rule # 2: Use Graphics
Use the full suite of tools to draw lines, circles, squares, and more to focus your student on the specifics of what you are talking about. For example, if you are referencing the position of a student’s head, use the arrow tool or circle tool to direct attention to their head. If you are analyzing a student’s stance, use lines to show the correct positioning or angle.
Golden Rule #3: Speak Clearly and Slowly
Don’t frustrate students by making the learning process any harder than it needs to be. The last thing you want is for a student to be confused because they can’t easily hear your message when watching their video lesson. If they can’t hear or understand you, it will be impossible for them to learn, and might make the whole experience a negative one. Be sure to speak clearly and slowly when recording voice-over video lessons.
Golden Rule #4: Speak Directly To Your Student
Use your student’s name and address them directly.
“Hey Bob, let’s take a look at your swing.”
Adding that extra personal touch makes a huge difference.
Golden Rule #5: Keep Your Video Lessons Short and Sweet
We recommend voice-over video lesson be between 60-90 seconds. Keep it short and to the point. Not only is it easier for the student to retain information, it is also easier for the student to share their lesson videos on social media.
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These five “Golden Rules” are just recommendations. We expect that you will find what works best for you and your method of teaching. However, we find that these tips are a great starting point to create quality voice-over video lessons for your students and to help build your lesson business.
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