You would like to introduce yourself personally in a modern and creative video, according to the motto "just something different"? Short introductory videos are particularly suitable for social media. Currently popular is the deposit of a short video in the LinkedIn profile - a so-called cover story. But you can also shine with a personal introduction embedded on your website or as a link in your e-mail signature. As you can see, there are many exciting use cases. Fortunately, they can be implemented in just a few minutes. Because these videos in particular don't have to be produced in a highly professional manner, but can be shot quite easily with your smartphone itself. After all, it's much more important to come across as authentic and likeable.
The easiest way to introduce people is to use our "Short Statement" storyline template.
To keep it entertaining and interesting, try to keep your message to the point to create a short video. There is no default length, but if you want to post it as a LinkedIn Cover Story, it should be no longer than 30 seconds. In general, we recommend making videos no longer than 60 seconds so they can be posted as Reels.
The most important thing is that you feel comfortable and you look authentic in your clothes. If it's posted on a corporate site, make sure your outfit matches the company and the target audience. Avoid a top with a lot of stripes or patterns, as this is sometimes perceived as flickering in the final video.
The short video should introduce you as well as possible. Therefore, look for a suitable background, a place where you also feel comfortable and will not be disturbed. If you are presenting your work, your workplace is a good choice. If you prefer a quiet room, you can move to a conference room, for example. If you want to present yourself in a more private context, you can also record your video outside in nature or in front of a beautiful building. Make sure that there is not too much going on in the background, otherwise it will distract the viewers more easily.