Participatory methods

MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO PITCH

DEFINITION

Motivational pitch aims to persuade target group to act in line with speaker’s desires. Motivational pitch is a good method to animate your clients or citizens to act in preferred direction – by starting to use some new technology or product or to change behavior (for example use public transportation, save energy, separate waste, protect environment etc.).

It is usually used as one of the methods in a motivational campaign and can be distributed through on-line platforms like YouTube (and distributed through social media) or through traditional media like TV. It can be produced at very low cost and distributed through internet for free, making it very cost-efficient tool for motivation.

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD MOTIVATIONAL PITCH

A good, persuasive pitch should have following characteristics

  • It shouldn’t be longer than a couple of minutes
  • Catching Attention – the context is crucial – why the topic is interesting, why should I care (set the scene)
  • Introduce individual (personal) dimension – what this person wants and what is the problem he/she is facing
  • Try to stimulate viewers imagination
  • Establish Empathy - believe in your story – try to explain why what you are talking about is so important to you and other affected by it
  • Show Opportunity - No need to have all the answers – explain the dilemma concerning your issue and show the way how you plan to solve it
 

LANGUAGE

Using motivational pitch, you are usually introducing something new to the peoples lives or are trying to change certain behavior. You want people to understand what you are saying without too much effort, so use simple words and speak clearly and slowly.

 

TECHNOLOGY

To produce a motivational video-pitch you need a simple camera (could be the smart phone as-well) and a good microphone. If you want to edit your video by adding video or audio effects, you need a computer and editing software (free editing software at https://www.lifewire.com/best-free-video-editing-software-programs-4128924).

 

SHOWCASE

Change of behavior
https://www.ted.com/talks/al_gore_warns_on_latest_climate_trends

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YQIaOldDU8

 

LIBRARY

How to write persuasive speech: 
https://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Persuasive-Speech

How to make a persuasive pitch: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng80fkkOSjg