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How to Make Viral Videos

Making a video that goes viral can be a great way to gain exposure for your brand or message. However, there’s no surefire formula for creating viral videos. In this post, we’ll share some tips to help you create videos that have a better chance of going viral.

  1. Create content that resonates with your audience The first step to creating a viral video is to understand your audience and create content that resonates with them. Consider the demographics of your target audience, their interests, and the problems they are trying to solve. Then, create content that speaks directly to those needs and interests.
  2. Keep it short and sweet Shorter videos tend to perform better on social media because people have short attention spans. Keep your videos under two minutes if possible, and make sure they get to the point quickly. Start with a hook that grabs the viewer’s attention in the first few seconds.
  3. Make it shareable Creating shareable content is key to making a viral video. Make sure your video is easy to share by including social media sharing buttons, embedding options, and clear calls to action.
  4. Use humor Humor is a great way to engage viewers and make them want to share your video. However, be careful not to use offensive or controversial humor that could backfire.
  5. Use emotion Emotion is another powerful tool for creating viral videos. If your video can make people laugh, cry, or feel inspired, they are more likely to share it with others.
  6. Leverage trends Keeping up with current events and pop culture trends can help you create videos that are relevant and timely. Consider using popular hashtags, memes, or viral challenges to create content that will resonate with your audience.
  7. Invest in production value While you don’t need a big budget to create a viral video, investing in production value can help your video stand out. Make sure your video has good lighting, clear audio, and high-quality visuals. A well-produced video is more likely to capture the viewer’s attention and keep them engaged.

In conclusion, creating a viral video is not an exact science, but following these tips can help you create content that resonates with your audience, gets shared, and has a better chance of going viral. Keep experimenting, and remember that creating great content that people want to watch is the key to success.

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Najm Akbar

I am Muhammad Najm Akbar. Call me Najm.
Born in Multan, Pakistan, I had my initial education there.
In the United States, I have graduated twice from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, MA 1995 and MALD, 2011, and have a graduate degree in History from Fresno State, 2022. Middlebury awarded me an MA in Teaching of Foreign Language, in 2009.

Alia and I have lived In Monterey since 2005. Our children are married and engaged in their professional lives in New York.

Our biggest delight is our two granddaughters, the eldest turns four soon, and the youngest is about a year and a half old.

I remained part of the Pakistan Foreign Service for two decades and at the Defense Language Institute taught Urdu for thirteen years until 2018.

I joined the MPC pool of adjunct history instructors in 2022 and have taught courses in Gentrain, World History, US History, and History of World Religions. 

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