Campaign Video – Editing

WEEK 10: Apply final voice over to video presentation follow guidelines and techniques given by professional public speakers. Follow presentation guidelines and techniques. Develop media skills on editing a video ie voice over and visuals match up, music is edited in timely manner, visual and still images pan out of the frame nicely to a high standard.

So the advice given this week was to post up the actual construction of my storyboard. I’ve also added the link to my research folder which was posted on week 4, as a reminder of what my project is based on and the scope of cover given by non-governmental agencies who have been reporting on the Syrian crisis. Hopefully the research reports, articles, fact sheets and storyboard would act as a reminder of the scope that this project will be covering. The video draft is a compilation of the still frames and visual segments that will be used for my project. Next week I’ll take on the presentation tips and add the narrative to my video. Included in this weeks post For part 2 of this post I’ve also added the benchmark or video’s that present a good example of public speaking guidelines.

Part ONE:

Final Narrative for Campaign Video Link

Edited sections from ‘Narrative for Storyboard’, that will be included in the final video for WEEK 12.

Video Draft Link

Story Board Link

Research Link

Direct Link to Research Folder


Part TWO:

Public Speaking Guidelines

Tips and Techniques from Toastmasters International (2014)

1. Know your material. Pick a topic you are interested in. Know more about it than you include in your speech. Use humor, personal stories and conversational language – that way you won’t easily forget what to say.

2. Practice. Practice. Practice! Rehearse out loud with all equipment you plan on using. Revise as necessary. Work to control filler words; Practice, pause and breathe. Practice with a timer and allow time for the unexpected.

3. Know the audience. Greet some of the audience members as they arrive. It’s easier to speak to a group of friends than to strangers.

4. Know the room. Arrive early, walk around the speaking area and practice using the microphone and any visual aids.

5. Relax. Begin by addressing the audience. It buys you time and calms your nerves. Pause, smile and count to three before saying anything. (“One one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand. Pause. Begin.) Transform nervous energy into enthusiasm.

6. Visualize yourself giving your speech. Imagine yourself speaking, your voice loud, clear and confident. Visualize the audience clapping – it will boost your confidence.

7. Realize that people want you to succeed. Audiences want you to be interesting, stimulating, informative and entertaining. They’re rooting for you.

8. Don’t apologize for any nervousness or problem – the audience probably never noticed it.

9. Concentrate on the message – not the medium. Focus your attention away from your own anxieties and concentrate on your message and your audience.

10. Gain experience. Mainly, your speech should represent you — as an authority and as a person. Experience builds confidence, which is the key to effective speaking. A Toastmasters club can provide the experience you need in a safe and friendly environment.

Toastmasters International (2014). 10 Tips for public speaking. Retrieved from

Narrative Speech




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