Many students prefer watching a presentation video of the teacher instead of reading a text. It is easier, faster and gives a better idea of the personality of the teacher. To ensure your video has the desired effect of receiving lesson requests follow a few simple rules:
Keep it short
The maximum length of your video should be 1 minute. Statistics show that even the most interesting videos can lose the audience’s attention in the second minute.
Picture and sound quality
Make sure you can be heard and seen clearly. Shoot the video in a quiet environment with your microphone close to your face. Natural light and a good camera/smartphone increase the quality of the video.
Preferably, take the video at the place where you will be teaching your classes. Choose a plain background or a classroom setting.
Think about who your target students are and record the video in the language that they speak. English is also a good option. Avoid combinations of languages in one video. Use subtitles to make sure that even beginner students can follow what you are saying.
Demonstrate your key message first by emphasizing the language(s) that you teach. Then speak about:
- Your education
- Your experience in teaching
- What methods and material do you use?
- Why should the student pick you?
- Your personality and interests
Tip: Create a script to make sure your presentation is brief and relevant.
This is your time to sell yourself to the student so dress professionally, smile, and show enthusiasm and energy.
Upload the video on YouTube.
Then go to My profile → Edit → Personal information → Presentation video and paste the YouTube link into the presentation video field.