Kickstarting your video creation process at the beginning of the week can be tasking when you have the “Monday blues.” Hop on the trending social hashtag #MondayMotivation and quickly make motivational videos to inspire your audience through video. Need inspiration on how to make a short motivational video? Here are 5 easy ways to craft an inspiring short-form video that viewers will want to engage with and share all over.
1. Turn an inspirational quote into a visual story
As part of our Top Stories offering, the Wibbitz editorial team makes inspirational videos called ‘Quote of the Day’ to highlight anecdotes and inspirational sayings from notable public figures and icons. While the quote below may come from the one and only Duchess of Sussex, subjects of these videos don’t have to be superstars — include a positive message from your company’s CEO, or encouraging words from a leader in your workplace.
2. Repackage viral, feel-good stories with your own commentary
There are always stories in the news that highlight delightful moments or spectacular events that restore our faith in humanity. These videos blow up on social media because they remind us about the good that can come out of society. Snippets of viral video inspiration, like in this Cover Media video are also a quick way to grab an audience’s attention and generate tons of views.
3. Provide actionable solutions for common issues
Common problems can range from how to make a bigger impact in the world to figuring out how to express your true feelings. Cover Media knows how to make a short motivational video that makes an impact. In this example created in the Wibbitz platform, Cover Media focuses on helping viewers decide which flowers express how they feel from loyal to wishing someone wealth and prosperity. Their video inspiration makes it easy to take action and choose the best flowers.
4. Show first-hand proof how dreams can become reality
A leader in commercial law, Shepherd + Wedderburn helps uplift and ignite employees with the help of inspirational videos. In this example, audiences are inspired by a report researching Scotland’s global potential with input from over 100 organizations, business leaders, and politicians.
5. Give step-by-step tips for reaching goals
Lists are easy ways to throw together a series of ideas on any subject. You can use this format to make short motivational videos from 5 Ways to Change Your Diet to 7 Ways to Meditate for endless options. Mayo Clinic comprised a list of 7 Ways to Create a New Habit to empower audiences to change up their lifestyle for the better.
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