How To Make A Stand-Out Speaker Sizzle Reel
That Gets You In The Room With Your Target Clients
For the professional speaker, creating a speaker reel that showcases core messaging, energy on stage, and ability to connect with the audience is critical to getting more clients.
How do you show leaders you are capable of speaking to their teams? How do you prove to meeting planners you should be their next conference keynote speaker? How do you illustrate your ability to add tremendous business value, share inspiring stories, and make your audience’s lives better?
About Jennie Edwards and Ryan Stock, from Your Dynamic Story
Business owners choose to work with us because we have worked with speakers and coaches for years; helping them shine and market their brand in a smart way.
We are experts at knowing the exact ways in which you need to build trust and we are creative with finding ways to convey that message through video and copywriting. We will work with you closely to make sure you like what you get because we care about making you look good.
We live in an awesome time to be speakers.
Twenty years ago you, you didn’t have the resources that you now have available to you today. It is time to take advantage of what is easily available. With the right kind of investment in your marketing, you can make a big impact in your ability to gain new clients that need to see it, to believe it, and your sizzle reel is going to show them.
Steps to creating a quality sizzle reel
There are many steps to creating a quality sizzle reel. By working with a professional that can simplify the process for you, you can ensure you get it done the right way. Here is what it is all about:
Phase 1: Creative Strategy
First we have an Inspiration Session to gain clarity of our strategy for creating a great sizzle reel. We determine the following:
Phase 2: Pre-Production
Pre-production is all about logistics. It’s about marrying the above script work with a concrete production plan. It’s about outlining the challenges, and coming up with creative solutions.
Is there is a need for any additional footage that would make what you currently have, shine even more?
This is where we will gather together your testimonials and if it makes sense, request testimonials from past clients or featured speakers that have shared a stage with you.
- Do you need to get some shots of your audiences reactions or participation?
- Do you need a close up shot that makes the footage convey more connection?
Story about Mark
Have you spoken alongside other great leaders? Motivational speaker, Les Brown shared a stage and worked with Mark, then shared some fantastic accolades on camera. This footage is gold! If you have a relationship with a well-known speaker that has earned respect in the your targeted industry, leverage that relationship to build credibility.
Phase 3: Production
By this point, all the hard lifting should already be done. Now it’s time to just focus on your presentation. But here are a few basic production reminders that will make your speaker reel feel more polished.
Story about Naomi
Naomi had been collecting clips from her smartphone in a vertical format, which instantly flagged them as not professionally captured. We gained clarity of key areas not represented in the footage she already had taken in the past, which led to a reshoot to spotlight target phrases and story sound bites in her signature talk.
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Sales are based on emotion. Stories generate emotions in the imagination of your audience. Use your sizzle reel video in any marketing materials that needs the extra emotion to drive the sale. We will walk you step by step through the process to make this happen for you. We have worked with other speakers and we know how to cater to your unique needs. Schedule an Inspiration Session to learn more about how this can work for you.