21
May

Scripts vs Off the Cuff

So scripts versus off the cuff.

I don’t really think you should ever do anything off the cuff, but I also don’t think you should use scripts either.

The reason for that is unless you’re a professional actor, scripting something and then performing it is really hard. It’s really, really hard. Equally doing it straight off the cuff means you’ll miss the essentials and the main message.

What I would suggest is you run through this process, you figure out what on earth you want to say, you reverse engineer the questions for yourself, and then you answer the questions as you would if I just asked them to you.

It’s kind of like a middle ground. It’s not scripted but there is a guidance on where you’re going to go with it. That will help you stick to the topic and make sure you don’t faff around or go off track. This approach also allows you to be a bit more fluid with how you talk because like I said, writing a script and then trying to perform that is super hard.

Top Tip! Feeling nervous that you won’t remember what to say?

You can have the questions you’re answering taped underneath a camera or get someone to ask you the and then edit the clips together.

Still feeling a little apprehensive? Here’s what some our clients said about the reality of being on camera.