I am going to guess that you have probably never heard of “Video Scribing”. Or, like me, maybe you have seen it but didn’t know what it was actually called.

Video Scribing is the process of drawing out your story on a white board and shooting video of the process. Then editing that video together in such a way as to make the story unfold in a sort of animated fashion. Take a look at this sample about “Motivation” from RSA:

Now, obviously this type of video storytelling takes some skill with the dry erase marker, or a long time of sniffing it for inspiration, or both. But it is a very effective way to tell a fairly complex story, using simple illustrations and voice overs.

Will we ever see an animated TV special done this way? Probably not. But consider the possibilities of doing this for your next presentation instead of the tired old Powerpoint slide show. Or, put together a version of your marketing packet using video scribing. I can pretty much guarantee, at least for a little while, you will be the only one using this technique in your niche, which might just make you the coolest kid on the block. Or the one that closes that big deal everyone is fighting for.

As always, I welcome your comments and questions. Just click on “post a comment” below and type them in. Also, if you want to find out more about Video Scribing or need some help putting together that awesome “Scribe-tation”, (ha! A new word!) just let me know, I’ll be glad to help.