Putting Yourself Out There
Are you afraid to post videos of yourself to social media? If you are trying to grow your business or cement your personal brand, video is something you need to add into your marketing mix.
Written by Ebony Hall
Afraid to Post Personal Videos to Social Media?
Are you afraid to post videos of yourself to social media? If you are trying to grow your business or cement your personal brand, video is something you need to add into your marketing mix. This is not to say that every time you post, it needs to be a video or photo of you. Promotional videos that highlight a product or service are very important, but every now and then, make it a point to show your face.
“But, Ebony, I’m not ready to do that.”
“I feel awkward on camera!”
“I am worried about what people will say.”
My advice to you? Do it anyway. Here’s why:
Posting videos builds trust with the audience.
Don’t believe me? Here are what the experts say:
People like to share videos more than anything else on digital
So how do you find a way to overcome your fears and get on board? Here are a few tips:
here’s nothing wrong with using a script. The trick is to make your delivery sound conversational, and practice makes perfect. Think about the message you want to send, write it down, rehearse it if you have to and then go for it. As time goes on, you won’t need a script. Talking to the camera will become second-nature.
Nothing ups the fear factor than having others watch you record. Find a nice, quiet place to record. If possible, a time when interruptions will be scarce.
If you need moral support, grab a friend! Tell them what you’re doing and ask them for help. Good friends want to see you win!
You never know what the response may be. It’s better than no response at all. Share your authentic self with the world and see what happens.
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