When you or someone on your team suggests a marketing video, is “talking head” the format that comes to mind? If you’re nodding “yes,” that makes sense. The talking-head video is one of the most common Web formats, plus, it’s what marketers are most familiar with. But by and large, they’re not as effective as they could be. The talking head needs a refresh and I have some ideas for how to do it.
To be clear, there is nothing inherently wrong with a video of a person speaking on camera. I’m a huge proponent of telling stories through video. Surely there are dozens of articulate speakers within your organization that have interesting stories and insights to share, but there’s a better way to get your message across.