I have some opinions on video, you may have noticed if you’ve been listening for a while. Some of those opinions aren’t mainstream, and I use this podcast to work through and discuss my feelings about video and being on camera. I’m still figuring out some of my viewpoints, so this episode is likely to be something I revisit in the future as my opinions change over time, but I am a-okay with that because that’s how things should be.
Today, however, I want to talk about my feelings about video right now. I want to share the number one thing I think you need to know about video, the most important piece of the video puzzle.
I’m going to be approaching this week’s episode a little differently. I recently had a conversation with a friend about livestreaming and I had a bit of revelation, because I seriously like livestreaming and I really wasn’t expecting that. So I thought I’d talk a bit about my personal experiences around livestreaming and that shift from so scared I was shaking to calm, confident enjoyment in the hopes it might inspire you to start livestreaming too.
It’s probably not a surprise to you to hear that helping people with confidence is a thing I like to do, specifically confidence around getting on camera. But what I love about confidence on camera is that it translates to everywhere else. Once you start working on your confidence the results aren't confined to just the area you’re working on, it has a ripple effect, and those are the bomb … pun intended because I really do have that childish a sense of humour.
performance, mindset, filming
I had an amazing chat with Vanessa Smith about how she's used live video in a previous business, and how she's planning on incorporating it into her new coaching business.
Her insights into the mindset required, the innovative content ideas, and the deep underlying belief she has that connection is the most important thing made this a dream convo.
Take a listen to hear what she had to say about using live video to create a genuine connection with your audience.
One of the things I hear a lot is people saying they can’t do video because they’re an introvert. They’re too introverted to be able to get on camera. And to that, I say bullsh*t. I’m calling bullsh*t on that excuse, in a totally loving way of course. But bullsh*t.
I think part of the reason why people say they’re too introverted for video is because there’s a general misunderstanding out there of just what being introverted really means. So in today's episode, I'm talking about what being an introvert really means, and why it shouldn't stop you getting on camera.
You'd think that something as simple as being ourselves would make showing up on camera authentically super easy. Ha, how wrong you would be! Because we are not single layer cakes of chocolatey goodness, we're multi-facted humans, complex, emotional, slightly nuts, and each of us completely unique, and how we show up is dependent on a lot of factors. So in this episode I'm talking about how to show up as yourself on camera in a way that's authentic to you.
Video’s great for making you feel terrible and then kicking you in the vag when you're down, because it requires you to be vulnerable and there’s very few of us that like that feeling when the stories we tell ourselves are yelling at us to back away slowly with our hands in the air. So today’s ep is all about the common stories we tell ourselves about why we aren’t getting on camera.
Let’s start with some serious shizzle you didn’t know you needed to hear: why perfectionism is fucking up your videos. Because if perfectionism is a thing with you, it's definitely a problem for your videos.