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Which is better for video? Facebook or LinkedIn?

I just ran an experiment where I tested putting a video on Facebook and then putting the same video on LinkedIn to see which of the two platforms would show the video more. Which video would get more engagement? Which video would get more views? And how do the two platforms compare?

Watch the video above, because the answer may surprise you. Plus I share a lot of information on the differences between the two platforms.

Here’s the test video that I posted on LinkedIn which received 1.1k views & 32 comments:

Here’s the test video posted onto Facebook which received 240 views & 16 comments:

Want more from my video masterclass series? Then join my Livestream Rockstars Group on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/livestreamrockstars/

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The secret to showing up with confidence on video

What’s the secret to showing up big time and stepping out as the person who you really are?  That’s what I’m revealing in this video I just made! I’m talking about what we can do to get out of our own way and be the people we’re meant to be. And there’s a really cool bit of inspiration that I shared (a viral video clip showing how to do this) that’s not to be missed.

My work is helping you tell your story (and show up) in an engaging way so that people will respond so that you’re not broadcasting and you can have more of a real conversation.

If you’d like to work together to learn how to show up in a big way, how to be engaging, how to attract an audience, how to bring people on with you when you’re live, and how to inspire them to follow your call to action so that you’re actually able to work with them and serve them in the way that your work is meant to do, then you should join my Big Reach Video program.

And right now you can join for HALF OFF!
http://awesomevideomakers.com/big-reach-video/

If the 50% discount isn’t enough to have you heading to my half off website, these THREE free gifts will surely do the trick.

* Bonus 1: FACEBOOK LIVE FORMULA

This 4-part video video course will give you the actual scripts for what you need to include in every live video you make – that will get viewers to watch to the end and then follow your call to action.

* Bonus 2: VIRAL VIDEO SECRETS

This 6 video training will share with you the secrets professionals use to make their videos go viral. It’s like a whole video making school in a box, where I show you how to not only get your videos watched but to maximize how much your videos get shared and how you can grow your audience much faster than ever before.

* Bonus 3: LIVE VIDEO CONVERSION KIT

In this 4-part video training you’ll get the exact steps on how to move your live viewers from watching passively to buying your product & working with you.

OMGosh! That’s a lot of live video goodies

Go here right now and jump in before the deadline! Half-off sale ends Monday at Midnight, November 26th.
http://awesomevideomakers.com/big-reach-video/

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Why Does Beto O’Rourke Livestream His Laundry?

Why does Beto O’Rourke live stream his laundry? (& the 5 reasons to start live streaming your personal brand). I’m sharing one of the best current examples of live streaming happening anywhere.

5 Reasons to go live:

1. It’s authentic – In politics & in marketing there’s a truth problem – ditch the script – doing it live – it reads as REAL. Ditch the script.

2. It’s not robotic – show your flaws and all. The glory of livestream, where saying “I don’t know” in real time actually gives you more authority,
because then your audience will believe it when you say what you do know.

3. It makes you accessible – livestreaming brings everybody together in real time in a real way. The way we perceive something is happening is to see it happening. We expect to have access to important events and important people.

4. It’s engaging – humanize your brand. Take people behind the scenes, into your ride, into meetings that are happening live.

5. It breaks down the wall – before livestreaming there was a physical and social wall between brands & their audiences – candidates running for office, rockstars on stage, influencers of all kinds were all too far removed. Live video breaks down that wall and brings everyone into the same room

Who are your favorite live streamers? Who do you recommend?

Does doing live video seem dangerous to you? After all it is a non-filtered, unpackaged, come-what-may approach to presentation.

Are you doing live video? Where do you go live? What’s your experience compared to doing pre-recorded video?

Take up this challenge – get in my group program – and start building your personal brand with video: http://awesomevideomakers.com/big-reach-video/

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The 4 Essential Steps To Creating The Business & Life You Love

As a solopreneur you’ve probably learned the hard way that having work you love AND a life you love is quite the magic trick (a.k.a. impossible dream).

To help you get there, here’s an interview with awesome success coach Shannon James (I just completed her ‘Success With Benefits’ program this spring).

Shannon can not only help you achieve business success but ensure that you enjoy more of the benefits your success – whether that be quality time with your loved ones, taking better care of your own health or achieving deeper, more meaningful experiences – at work and at home.

If you’re feeling like your work is your passion and always on your mind – yet too often at the neglect of other important aspects of your life, I hope you will give yourself the time to give this video interview a watch.

We cover:

  • the 4 essential ingredients to having work/life that you love
  • practical takeaways from my own experience in going through Shannon’s Success With Benefits program
  • how to assess what’s the biggest game-changer for you right now

Getting clear on what your game-changer is right now, which we’ll walk through in the video, is the most important first step to enjoying more of the benefits of your success, however you define those: It may be spending quality time with your children, creating cherished memories with your partner, spouse and friends, taking better care of your own health or simply enjoying yourself more at work and at home.

Check out Shannon’s Success With Benefits program here >

 

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How to face your fear in front of the camera

How can you take your anxiety of doing video and whatever thing that’s holding you back and turn it into something that will actually make you show up with more confidence?

Here in this video are some tips to help you overcome the fear in front of the camera and start producing the best content you could only dream of.

When I was in high school I had this French teacher who used to make us sit in the same chair every class and then would use the text book to ask questions, one at a time, around the room – so you could look at the book and look at the order that the questions were being asked and know way ahead of time what question you were going to get – and whether or not you knew the answer. And for me, I frequently had no idea what the answer would be so I’d have to sit and sweat until my turn finally came and I’d have to stumble through some sort of incorrect response – in FRENCH – because the class didn’t allow you to speak English. UGH!! Ever since then I get triggered whenever I’m in a setting when I have to wait my turn to give some sort of introduction or presentation.

If you enjoyed this FREE content, I want you to know I’m able to go into so much more depth in my Big Reach Video program. In just 12 weeks you should expect to not only be able to turn out videos with confidence that make you look professional but that also are engaging enough to turn your viewers into your next new clients.

http://bigreachvideo.com

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What’s Your 3 Word Rebellion? Interview with Michelle Mazur

Ever notice how the best thought leaders have three words that sum up their message? And that major movements have the same pattern? Think, Simon Sinek’s “Start With Why” or Mel Robbins’ “5 Second Rule.” My guest this week on Amplify Your Awesome noticed this pattern which inspired her new project: The 3 Word Rebellion (with the goal of launching a million rebellions!).

Dr. Michelle Mazur is an awesome speaker coach (I’m one of her students) who believes that just spreading ideas (think TED talks) even if they’re big ideas, isn’t enough. (When was the last time you watched a TED talk that actually moved you to take action?)

A 3 Word Rebellion is the ultimate hook. It’s what you want to be known for. It attracts the right crowd and moves them not to just say “Yes” but “Hell Yes!”

Want to find your 3 Word Rebellion? Download Michelle’s playbook here

Ready to start your rebellion with live video?

Sign up for a complimentary MAKE AN IMPACT ON VIDEO Breakthrough Session with me so we can take a look at which parts of doing live video you’re finding challenging and come up 5 or 6 ways ways you can use video to spread your rebellion & grow your business – and the one you should be doing first.

SIGN UP NOW >

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How to Monetize Your Videos on LinkedIn & Facebook

How do you monetize your videos so that you’re actually capturing clients? Here’s the problem I see with video: the conventional wisdom is that when you make a video, you always want to give value, you always want to show up on a regular basis – and this is all very well and good.

But, my question is, when does this start paying the rent?

You can be building your personal brand and your authority, trust and engagement with people, but at some point it needs to help you grow your business. And if you’re not doing that, then you’re missing part of why on earth would you be doing video in the first place. If you’re just giving value, then you’re missing a big trick.

I’m going in depth into this topic of how to monetize your videos during a 3-day free training that starts Monday, July 30th. Join the FREE ‘Monetize Your Video’ Challenge and see if you can land your next client with 3 videos in just 3 days: http://livestreamrockstar.com

 

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Increase Your Magnetic Presence with Rachael Jayne Groover

I’m super excited about this interview with Rachael Jayne Groover where we talked about how to develop a magnetic presence on video including:

– How to get out of your head bubble and create a magnetic presence on video
– How you can use your voice for credibility and power
– How to get and KEEP the attention of your audience
– How you can be relaxed and activated and energized

Special gift: Rachel Jayne is offering 10 scholarships to her Awakening event in Denver this September!

Rachael Jayne Groover is the author of “Devine Breadcrumbs” and “Powerful and Feminine: How to Increase your Magnetic Presence and Attract the Attention You Want.”

As an accomplished singer and songwriter from Australia, Rachael Jayne was most fascinated with why some performers had an incredible stage presence, while others, who might have been technically brilliant, did not.

She realized that anyone could learn the key factors that create “stage presence” in a performer and use them to stand out, be seen, and inspire others in any situation.

Overcoming stage-fright and an enormous fear of rejection, she became an award-winning vocalist and finished her full-time singing career performing to a live audience of 40,000 people, before making the leap to live in the USA and become an inspirational speaker and personal development trainer.

She now travels the world teaching women (and a few brave men) how to increase their personal presence, their vocal power and their ability to strategically earn their potential in business.

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How to use live video to build a community of raving fans – with Katya Varbanova

Think Live Streaming is the next big thing? Listen to live stream queen, Katya Varbanova, as we talk about how live streaming can help you be more visible, and build a community of raving fans. In this interview Katya shares her experience in building a following of several million viewers on her live videos and how you can get started growing your audience by going live.

NOTE: To watch the video above you have to turn on the sound!! Once you click on the play button, click on the speaker icon in the lower right-hand corner.

If you want to learn to use live video to create community amongst your following then you’ll be right at home in my free Live Stream Rockstars Facebook Group. You’ll find yourself surrounded and supported by a bunch of creative and like-minded business owners who are exploring the art of live video.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/livestreamrockstars/

Here are the Interview highlights:

3:00 The secret to attracting the right people to your live videos.

5:00 Why being provocative or rebellious can be one of the most attractive things you can do.

7:30 Why showing your face on camera is so important.

9:00 Two ways to reach out to new people who’ve never seen you before.

11:30 The advantages of using paid traffic for live video.

13:30 The fastest method for audience growth.

15:00 How to grow your audience – even with a tiny following on your Business page.

16:30 Comparing Periscope and Instagram to Facebook Live.

20:00 How to collaborate and share your Facebook lives via the ‘Sharathon.’

23:00 The best way to get engagement with your audience.

24:30 What kinds of conversations you can create.

25:30 The #1 way to spark a conversation .

29:00 Why making viral videos will set you free!

33:30 The structure of a viral video funnel.

35:20 The one strategy that beats live streaming.

37:30 What it’s like to live and work in Malta.