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How to Make a 1 Minute Video Introduction

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Since then, competition in the freelancing industry is very high due to the exponential growth of the VA community. In creating an outstanding video introduction for Upwork, there are steps to follow. But, in this article, we will focus more on planning out what to say in front of the camera by providing you with steps on how you are going to convey it to your video introduction.

4 Parts of a Video Introduction

1. Introduction

A good video introduction has to answer the question “Who are you?.”

In order to answer this question, you have to describe your personality and character towards work. Clients would like to know your stance on how you can execute the projects and meet your goals professionally.

The required length of video: 5-10 seconds.

Related: How To Introduce Yourself Professionally

2. Skills

Consider answering, “What services are you offering?” Once you have tailored your strongest soft and technical skills you are now ready to sell yourself to your clients by mentioning the related skills you possess especially if it is related to the job description indicated in the job you are applying for.

The required length of video: 10-20 seconds

3. Career Highlights

In this part, you have to answer the question, “Why you?”. You have to showcase here the scale and depth of your expertise. You can also include here the training and certifications you have had that highlight your skills as a professional.

The required length of video: 10-20 seconds.

4. Conclusion

The closing part of a video introduction will answer the questions “What makes you different? What value can you offer?” The conclusion provides important reminders and provides you with an important opportunity to leave a lasting impression on your audience.

The required length of video: 5-10 seconds

Plenty of video introduction samples are all over the internet, especially on YouTube. You can watch them and observe the key points and similarities between their video introduction samples. When you think you can create a video on your own with the help of these resources. You can start by recollecting your past work experiences and gaining insight into yourself through the characteristics that you possess towards work, the skills that you have, and by highlighting your expertise, training, and certifications, and lastly, by telling your clients the value that you can offer them.

But, if you are a newbie in this industry without any know-how in everything but you have the spirit burning to engage yourself in this home-based industry, especially during this pandemic, having someone that could guide you throughout your journey is much less of a burden.

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