Do you have any old ‘scary’ and embarrassing videos of presentations that you have made in the past?
Perhaps you spoke to a small group of people, or gave a lecture in the past and it was recorded. If so why not dig out that old VHS player and review some of those old video tapes with the idea of turning them into online web videos?
Looking through the old videos will almost certainly make you grimace with embarrassment; however, more likely than not they’ll also reignite profitable thoughts and ideas for you. Here are three ways to get you started.
1. Convert them into web video
Initially why not turn the existing unedited video into a web video? Either use it in its entirety as content for your subscription or membership based website or perhaps split up the video into bite-sized chunks and upload them to your YouTube channel to help you market yourself online. After all, YouTube is the second largest search engine on the Internet, so it’s well worth your while to make sure you have as many videos uploaded to your channel as possible. Also, using video is a good way of interacting with your audience, since they’ll feel that you are really talking to them. It certainly feels more personal than reading an article, like what you’re doing now!
2. Turn them into audio-only files
Of course if you really are overly embarrassed about those old video presentations, either because you weren’t used to public speaking back then – and tripped over a few lines – or perhaps simply because you have got rid of that old brown three piece suit, kipper tie and side burns which you thought back in the day looked so dapper, then you could always strip out the audio portion of your presentation from the video and turn the audio track into an mp3 instead.
3. Re-film the presentation
Perhaps you could even make some notes from your own original presentation and re-film the entire presentation again using a modern video camera. And make sure you look modern; none of that old brown suit and side burns this time.
Whichever method you choose is entirely up to you. In fact there is no reason why you can’t use all the techniques described above for each old ‘scary movie’ you find in your archives. Just experiment with those techniques and see what works for you! You’ll never know unless you actually try!