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An infographic can transform complex information into something that is interesting and fun to share on social media. If well-designed, they are a good way to get messages across to your audience quickly on social media.

If you want to make your own why not get a free stock photo from a site like unsplash or pexels, you can edit them using free sites like Canva and Easel.ly that have lots of free design templates and fonts.

You can customise the text and upload your own graphics. Both have tours or webinars that show you how to use the tools.

Share a photo of you holding a sign

Why do you care about proportional representation? Write it on a sign and share a photo of you with it. We’ve made a few to give you some ideas and left one blank for you to fill out.

Make a short film

Posting a video to social media can help people understand why you support proportional representation.

Framing

  • Shoot in ‘landscape’ mode.
  • Position camera or laptop at eye level.
  • Film during daylight hours. Switch off artificial lights or they can pulse and leave horrible orange highlights. Face the window and make sure there is some light in your eyes.
  • Avoid including too much space above your head.
  • Face a window during daylight hours and
  • Prop the phone up, rather than holding it, to avoid the picture shaking.

Sound
Unless you have access to a fancy microphone, you will probably need to find somewhere quiet for your recording. If you decide to record outdoors, you should be aware of wind noise. Generally, if the wind is over 5 mph you will have problems with background noise.

Recording settings
Most smartphones will now record at full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), so check your settings and select the highest resolution possible. Choose 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) if it is available. Smartphones generally have better cameras than laptops which are often limited to 1280 x 720 pixels. So a recording from a smartphone works better.

Hold your gaze
Remember to look at the camera lens, not your face on the screen! After hitting record, look into the lens for a second or two before you begin to speak. Likewise, at the end, remember to keep your eyes on the lens for a few seconds. It will probably feel strange but it is helpful in case we want to edit recordings into a longer film.

Final notes

  • Try to keep your speaking time to one or two minutes maximum.
  • Rehearse what you want to say but don’t feel you have to be word perfect, it needs to look and sound natural, not scripted. We’ve made a suggested script to give you a few ideas.
  • Play it back and if you’re not happy with it, have another go.
  • Upload to social media, with a question or sentence to entice people to view.
  • Send a copy to us [email protected].
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