There are more choices than ever before in the world of online video production. Combine this with a culture of short attention spans and what do you get? A large proportion of viewers will click away from your video within a measly 10 seconds. The consequence for you? You need to work harder at hooking in your viewers in that short but critical 10-second period.
There is no single formula for starting a video – the answer will always depend on your goals and your audience. However, it can really help to look at marketers who are working with video successfully, to give you a sense of how audiences are responding to what is out there. In this article, I am going to share some videos with you that have first class introductions. I will talk about why I think these introductions are strong – particularly by highlighting what emotional triggers they pull.
No need to watch the whole video on all of them – just watch the first 10 seconds.