Lessons Learned From Making 8 Second Video Lessons


This is Part 4. Read below for the ๐Ÿ”†magic number๐Ÿ”† of words that works.

ORIGINAL QUESTION: Could you write a proverb?

I challenged myself to give it a go.

I listened to a podcast about how you can use proverbs, the tiniest of stories, to make your points stick.


It was with Ron Ploof, author of The Proverb Effect.


Proverbs are remembered for centuries:

-Two wrongs don’t make a right.

-When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

-Fortune favours the bold.


Short and simple, yet so impactful. 


So I challenged myself to give a video lesson with context and key messages in 8 seconds.


Here is another experimental video: part 4 of 4

๐Ÿ—ฃ This is the 8-second script from this video

Do I need video?

there’s only one question to ask

would I be more effective if I looked my customer or colleague in the eye

there’s your answer


๐Ÿ‘‰This is 28 words. Just a few words over the sweet spot of 25 words which I delivered in video number 2. These three extra words equate to about one extra sec which means I had to rush the delivery.

๐Ÿ‘‰33 Words is too long. Almost impossible.

๐Ÿ‘‰This is more poetry than proverbs

๐Ÿ‘‰ It is worthwhile doing. It brings clarity to your thinking.

I’ve made 4 of these so far. They require so much work in the scripting. As Winston Churchill said, ‘if I had more time I would have written you a shorter letter’.


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8 Second Video Lessons - Are They Possible? Part 4

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