The tendency is to talk quickly because you are excited and you want to get a lot of information to the people who will watch your videos. That is natural, however, it can make it difficult for you to be understood by the people that you’re trying to reach. Keep in mind that they are not as familiar with what you are talking about as you are. By slowing down you will be giving your viewers more of an opportunity to receive the information that you’re presenting them.
Don’t make them work too hard
Sure, they can stop and rewind the video to get what you said, but your goal should be to be so clear with your message that they can follow it all the way through the first time they watch the video. Reviewing is a great way to get deeper comprehension of what you’re giving them; it should not be necessary to understand what you’re saying.
Avoid dragging it out too long
You do not have to slow it down to a snail’s pace (that can be difficult to watch without getting distracted.) Find a good, solid, moderate speed that is slower than your typical speech rate. If you normally have a very slow pace to your speech then it will probably be fine for video, although you might consider getting some independent feedback to learn if other people are able to follow along with you.
Remember to pace yourself and breathe
It is important to pause every once in while as well as to breathe when talking, especially when you are on camera. These, sometimes subtle, changes can make all the difference in sharing an idea well. If you are out of breath at the end of your video, it may be a good indicator that you need to slow down and record it again.
Find your own best rhythm
Everyone has an ideal tempo to talk at that is clear and moves along well. The best practice is to try and review, then post and see what others are saying about your communication skills. Always respond to comments, just be aware, others’ opinions are just as valid as yours (unless they are trolls)!
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