Why Un-Scripted Videos Sound Authentic

I often talk and write about un-scripted videos being far more authentic than scripted stories, but I’ve never really gone into “why” they’re more authentic.

The reason is simple. When you allow real people to tell the story, it comes off as much more genuine than if someone sat at a computer and typed it out.

Real people stumble when they talk. Real people talk in run-on sentences. Real people sound like what we listen to in person everyday. When you put those things into a video, it sounds like real life… not some corporate marketing message that’s been tested by focus groups and approved by attorneys.

It sounds… authentic.

–Tony Gnau