This is kinda the first thing everybody thinks when they think about making videos, especially if you have no experience being on camera or talking on stage.
It can be scary to think about and stop you before you even get started.
So, in this episode I want to share with you 4 tips so you don't suck on video!
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Today we're going to talk about a topic that might be something that you're feeling.
Maybe you want to make videos for your business, but you're afraid that you're going to suck. I totally get this and I know that there can be a lot of fear around making videos, especially if you've never done this before.
You know, you really don't need to have all these fears about sucking because you've never done something.
Really it's just about taking that first step.
So I'm going to go through four tips to help you be better on video. Let's go ahead and dive right into those.
#1 - Tear It Up
This is where you are going to grab a piece of scrap paper or a notebook. If you want something nice you can use like a notebook.
I use a notebook, but if you want to just grab a scrap of paper, that's fine. You just want to write down everything that you're going to say. Maybe not everything.
There's different ways you can do it, but this is just to get you started. If you don't want to go into full script writing, just make some notes of what you're going to say.
So you know, you can literally just write it on one page and if you find that that doesn't work then you can tear it up and throw it in the garbage.
But writing it down is kind of that first step because it kind of, it just gets your thoughts out there. It's almost like a, it's not a dress rehearsal unless you're dressed up, but it's just, you know, it's like reading the script.
It's like, you know, if you're going for a play to try out for a play, then you read the lines and eventually you memorize those lines. And then you just go for it. But you don't necessarily have to memorize lines.
You can have prompts. You can have stuff written down and you can glance down at something. There's no video bible that says you can't glance at your notes.
There's nothing that says you have to memorize it. You don't have to use a teleprompter. I have a large TV that I have my notes on, but I don't really need to look at it. I also have a few notes on written. I do both ways.
So just piece of paper, write down what you're going to say and either glance at it or tear it up, throw it away and not use it. But at least you got that first step. All right?
#2 - Wear It Out
So you are going to find something fabulous to wear on video. Something that makes you feel really great. Makes you confident and also goes with your background.
You want these to match what you're saying. If you are talking about health and wellness, then you want to put on something cute that matches what you're talking about. Maybe go outside or in your yoga studio.
Maybe you're doing a video on how to work in drinking more water every day. So you'd have your water bottle right there and you and maybe your script in the other hand.
So you've just got to think about what it is that you're doing and find some wardrobe and find a place to film. You don't want to just turn on the camera and try to do something without taking these steps to be your best.
#3 - Bear It Down
So this is put a smile on your face and just go for it. Be Confident. Know that what you're saying is your true message. It's who you are.
It's what you want to say and knowing that you feel good and knowing that you're happy about what you're saying and you're here to help people.
Whether you're creating the online course or whether you're creating videos for youtube or marketing or a free training series. Any of this that you're doing, you're doing this to help people.
You want to bear down or grin and bear it. It doesn't matter if you're uncomfortable. Or if you think that you suck, you're eliminating that though and you're going for it.
You also want to make sure that you're looking at the camera and don't be scared to look at it. Okay? Because it's not just a camera. That little lens is something that you look through to connect to your audience.
So don't be afraid to look at the camera.
#4 - Swear On It
So this is promise to keep going until you feel good about being on camera. I know that this could take a little bit of time. It could take months, it could take years before you're comfortable, but it doesn't matter.
Just keep going with it.
If you make that promise to yourself and to the people that you want to help, that's what you need to do.
You know if this is good for your business, if you feel inside that it's good for your business, then this is what you need to do.
It's up to you. You're just going to keep going no matter how long it takes and you don't have to suck.
You might get stuck, but if you just keep going, then you can get past your fears. You can get better on camera and you can do it.
Hopefully you can make a promise to yourself and swear on it.
Alright, that's basically what I have. These are my four tips to make sure that you do not suck on camera. They go in order. So you want to do all of them. Don't leave any of them out.
Number one was tear it up, number two was wear it out, number three is bear down and number four is swear on it.
So hopefully you can remember and practice and do those four tips so that you are happy to make your videos.
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Leave a comment below and let me know why you think you would suck on video.
Just call it out, name it below.
Why do you think you would suck? And where these four tips helpful do you think doing these four things in order, we'll help you not suck.
I just want to know. I want to hear from you. Let me know in the comments.
All right, that is it. I will see you in another video. Bye!
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