Reasons why this video DOES NOT suck:
The background is simplified and clean, no trash or personal things to detract from the foreground image of the guy.
The room is open and airy. There is window open providing a fluent breeze.
The lighting is perfect. We can see him and it is not creepy computer light or a huge desk lamp making him glow like casper. I guess a combination of ambient light and a little computer light makes him a part of the environment apart from drastically conflicting with the environment.
The guy is adorable. Sorta like a young Sting, yummm.
The background music adds to the atmosphere he has created and is suited to the environment. He could have gone wrong here by playing the music too loud or choosing offensive rap/metal, but the music is calm and collected like himself and his message.
He is not avoiding the camera, he's reading something. I liked how he'd read something and then look at the camera and add a bit to it of his own. Sure it was a bashful look at times, but so cute also.
He speaks clearly.
His pronunciation mistakes made him seem more personable, like this was spontaneous and not something he's been obsessing over.
He's not being too serious and is funny at times.
He has an accent. I think accents are precious and create a lot of leadway if someone isn't the perfect speaker.
Either he's a good actor or he really is feeling what he's reading. At itmes he'd express something nonverbally and you could just feel something when he does it. What that is, is up to personal interpretation, but some emotion is there, which makes it very interesting to ponder his motives.
What he's reading is motivational and he does not name or call out any group, his target audience is ambiguous which makes his speech more effective. If you hear it and feel it applies to you, then you are the one it is for. He does a good job here.