How to Script Write for Better YouTube Videos

When it comes to writing a script, everyone is going to have their own specific method.

However, when it comes to YouTube, you may need to have a different method.

YouTube is different than other forms of videos. You can’t have the same type of script for a YouTube video as you would for say a movie.

Movies require a much different type of script.

Because of that, there is going to be a slightly different method to coming up with a good script for YouTube that will help make your videos better.

This is why you need to learn how to script write for YouTube.

How to Write a Script for YouTube

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Every script has a very similar concept.

Each one is going to have a beginning, middle, and end. They all help tell the story that you’re trying to convey.

If your script doesn’t tell a good story then you’re not going to have a good video. It doesn’t matter what your video is about.

If you have a good story in your script, you’re going to have a much better video.

So how do you do this exactly? How can you write a script that’s going to help you have a better video for YouTube?

The Beginning

The beginning of your script need to help set up the rest of your video.

This is where you can set the tone fort he rest of your video. If you can successfully do this, then you’re on your way to a successful YouTube video.

What you want to do is make sure that you have a brief explanation of what your audience is going to hear in your video.

You don’t want to spill all the beans in your introduction. Your audience isn’t going to have any reason to watch the rest of your video if you tell them everything in the first minute.

The brief explanation you put in your script should be a quick preview of everything you want your audience to know about without actually telling them.

What you say should hook your audience in a way that makes them want to stick around to learn more about what was mentioned in the preview.

Your beginning doesn’t need to be long at all. As long as you have something that gets your point across without actually saying all of your information.

The Middle

Once you lock down your beginning and have your audience hooked, you can move on to the middle of your script.

This is where you’re going to have most of your script. The biggest chunk of what you’re going to say will be the middle of your script.

When you’re making the middle of your script it should be at least 80% of what your video will be.

This is because the middle of your script is going to have the most information.

That little preview that you gave your audience in the beginning will now be the information they hear in the middle.

When writing your script, for the middle, you need to make sure that you hit all of the main points that you want to say.

Now, this is when things can go a couple different ways for your script.

You can either write out word for word exactly what you’re going to say or you can just write your main talking points.

A lot of people will probably start off by writing things out word for word.

There is nothing wrong with this, but it could be a little time consuming.

And when it comes to the actual video, reading something word for word can come off a bit robotic.

You don’t want to sound robotic in your videos.

YouTube is all about personality combined with the information you provide to your audience.

There’s no way you can have a personality that will attract people if you’re sounding like a robot reading a script word for word.

I’m not saying this to discourage you from writing things down word for word. Some people need to do this to help them make a good YouTube video.

The other way that you can go with writing the middle of your script is to write bullet points containing your main points.

By doing this, you’re going to be doing quite a bit of free styling but you’ll know exactly what you’ll be free styling about, so it’s not like you’re going from scratch.

If you try to do everything from scratch and not write a script you’ll probably have a harder time smoothly going through your entire video.

You want to be able to get through your video as smoothly as possible. Completely freestyling everything is going to make that difficult.

So, when it comes to your bullet points, make sure they are just small explanations. You don’t need to write everything you’re going to say.

Write enough so that you know exactly what you can elaborate on.

You need to make sure that can actually elaborate on the points you’re making. You want your audience to be as informed as possible.

The only way for that to happen is to make sure that you fully elaborate on the points you need to make. Make sure your audience will have as little questions as possible.

The End

After you’ve completed elaborating and presenting all the information you can to your audience, it’s time to finally end your script.

The ending is going to be extremely important for the final part of your script.

You could easily just simply end your script by putting something like “thanks for watching” and that’s it.

However, that’s not going to cut it on YouTube.

The one thing you need to make sure you have for the ending of your script is a call to action.

Calls to action are going to be vital to any script that you write for YouTube.

What is a call to action? It’s something that you say that directs your audience to do something.

So, when it comes to YouTube, it’s something like asking your audience to subscribe or like the video.

It could even be something as simple as asking them to comment below.

This is because YouTube is all about audience retention and interaction.

When your audience interacts with your videos more often, your videos will get shown to more people in the same niche.

When more people see your videos, your videos are going to be more popular.

Popularity leads to much more success on YouTube as well.

And because you want to make the best videos possible, this is exactly what you want. It all starts with your script.

How to Script Write for Better Videos

So to quickly review, have a beginning that shows your audience a preview of what they should expect in the video, have a middle with bullet points that will fully explain all the information your audience needs to hear, and an ending that contains a call to action for your audience to follow.

It doesn’t take much to write a good script but it’s not easy to get that script just right.

When it comes to YouTube, having the right script can really set you up for success when it comes to actually filming your videos.

Now a script isn’t going to automatically make your videos great, but it’s going to be a giant step in the right direction.

Also, if you’re looking for a simple checklist before you start filming any videos, I have you covered here.

Once you’ve got your script written out and ready to go, be sure you have the proper equipment to film a good video. My suggestion would be to start with a Canon EOS-R.

I know you’re not necessarily writing a screenplay here, but if you want to find out more when it comes to formatting something like this, check this out.