How to Write a One-Minute Script to Introduce Yourself by Video
Forget the traditional “elevator speech.” We live in an always-on digital world. Whether you’re a business owner, an employed professional or you’re looking for your next opportunity, you can tell the world who you are and what you’re about in 60 seconds or less.
Join WXW on Thursday, April 16, and learn how to craft a one-minute video to introduce yourself to prospects, partners, future employers, donors, and more – no fancy equipment needed!
This mini video introduction is perfect for your company’s website, your LinkedIn profile or your Facebook page.
Here’s why video is so powerful:
People remember faces, especially if the face has a cleft chin, a beauty mark above the lip, or a handlebar mustache. You’ve got the picture, right? We remember word pictures too—so a video script with evocative imagery can be a very powerful way to promote yourself.
Professional communicator Debbie Merion, MSW, MFA will teach attendees how to write a compelling one-minute script for a video introducing yourself to the world. She’ll also explain briefly how to use YouTube and your own phone to film your script and place it on your own website or LinkedIn profile.
At this workshop, you will:
1. Answer eight short questions (starting with “what is your name?”) to create a first draft of a one-minute self-promotional video script.
2. Learn to provide helpful, non-judgmental writing feedback.
3. Collaborate with colleagues to help them improve their own writing and others’
4. Prepare to record their self-promotional video.
Debbie has led this workshop with other local business groups, where it received rave reviews!
WORKSHOP LEADER, DEBBIE MERION
Award-winning author and writing coach Debbie Merion has met many people who find it easier to visit the dentist than to write about themselves.With her upbeat passion for anything red or humorous, she has helped thousands of students, authors, and business professionals learn the secrets for telling their story in a unique and compelling way. Debbie is the founder of Essay Coaching, her consulting business at 343 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor. She is also a journalist, college English instructor, screenwriter, co-author of Solving the College Admissions Puzzle, and was apparently a genius last September for ten minutes, in a story called “Mom’s a Genius” that aired on WXYZ (Detroit ABC-TV). Her first memoir, Hot Dog Between Fear and Desire, is in the beginning stages of publication.
11:30-12:00 Check in, casual mingling, lunch
12:00-1:20 Facilitated workshop
1:20-1:30 Wrap-up and close
NEW! NEW! NEW! Location:
The Pomegranate Room
2900 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Cost: $25.00 (delicious lunch included!)