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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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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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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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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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The Ripple Effect – Interview with Doug Grady

Join my guest, Doug Grady and our conversation about the fundamental strategies & mindset to reclaim focus and increase productivity.

Doug has been studying and teaching the pathways to personal potential for over 20 years. Doug is a TEDx speaker, a highly requested keynote speaker and the author of The Ripple Effect. He also developed the life-changing program 40 Days of FOCUS.

 

From Fear to Fabulous (and is that even possible…?)

From Fear to Fabulous (and is that even possible…?) Going live with Linda Ugelow – tune in as we explore how to clear your anxiety when you’re doing any form of public speaking or video. I’m offering myself up as a test case (yes, I get anxious too!) while Linda does her magic on me. You can reach Linda here: https://www.lindaugelow.com/

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How to create change and transformation with video

What’s the biggest thing standing in the way of anyone wanting to create change in their life?

Your business solves a BIG problem – you help your clients make positive changes in their life – and that has huge value, right? So, when you start talking with prospective clients, you may be thinking that if you could just show them the great advantages of working with you, they’d be sure to do it. But describing your process or features, and even your benefits, may not do the trick – no matter how good a job you do of describing your work.

You’re fishing with awesome bait. Why won’t they bite?

The reason is… they don’t think it’s possible.

And this isn’t because they don’t believe you. It’s because they don’t believe in themselves. They don’t think they can do it. They’ve already tried a bunch of things to solve their problem – and it hasn’t worked. So they’ve giving up. They’ve settled for living with whatever version of chronic pain they’re dealing with…

What can you do to help them when they’ve become non-believers? …when they’ve lost their faith?

The answer is simple: tell them a good story.

Tell them a story about someone who is facing the same sort of challenges. Who tried many of the things they tried. Who maybe even gave up on themselves – but who found a solution (by doing your thing).

Why would a story work?

When you tell a story – and this works particularly well with video – the people watching and listening will relate to the character (the hero) of the story. And when the hero experiences pain or despair or triumph – your audience will have the same experience. 

This is the way our brains are wired. When you watch a film – and the main character is having an emotional experience – you experience the same emotions.

This ability is an evolutionary advantage that has been handed down to us since the time of humans sharing stories around a fire. When someone showed up with a story about how they met a tiger and then escaped without getting eating – we’d all pay very close attention – so we could learn about how not to get eaten by the tiger.

When you are able to give your audience the experience of the transformation you offer – a part of the solution to the problem your business serves – you help them believe that a solution is possible. And when they have the experience of possibility with you – you become very attractive. This is why a good story telling video works so well.

Create Change Case Study – Let Me Dance!

Watch the video (above) and you’ll see a group of silver haired women moving gracefully in an adult ballet class.

One by one, they each describe their experience of the class – and we witness their transformation – from feeling old and ordinary to feeling beautiful and able. Listening to the music, watching their movements, hearing their stories about their own transformation – helps us feel the same things they are feeling – gives us the same experience – and helps us believe that we, too, could move gracefully and be beautiful…

How did this video work its magic?

The video was made for an adult ballet class in a small town in the UK. The teacher wanted to attract more students so she engaged a local videographer. The ballet students were shot while they were dancing and also in one-on-one testimonial interviews.

We never hear from the teacher – only her students – who talk about their experience. There’s no script. The whole thing was shot with one camera and available light.

It proves how one simple video – one good story – can create change in our mindset. The dancing women transform – becoming beautiful and graceful before our eyes – making us believers. I couldn’t help thinking, “I hope I’m moving like that when I’m their age,” or better, “I could be moving like that right now!”

And it worked its magic on a multitude. The video has been seen over 1.7 million times on Facebook.

Two things to take away from this video:

1. Testimonial stories can be more powerful and persuasive than talking about what you do yourself.

2. If you pick a beautiful and inspiring story – people will share it (which is how this video has been seen so many times).

If you’d like to learn more about the kind of stories you could be telling to help your prospective clients believe that their transformation is possible, then join my FREE Livestream Rockstars group on Facebook

It’s a supportive group to share ideas and inspiration with each other.

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

Two Unbelievable Camera Shyness Success Stories

When you’re faced with a feeling of camera shyness, what’s it costing you in your life when you aren’t showing up?

Where does your shyness show up in other aspects of your work?

camera shynessI have a client who’s work is helping Moms feel less overwhelmed. She’s creating a daily planner especially designed for Moms called ‘The Artful Planner.’  But, when we first talked about making a video that would promote her work she said, “There’s no way I’m going to be in the video.”

Which, not all that surprisingly, is how a lot of people react when I first bring up video making.

Time to strap on the GoPro

In this case we came up with a creative solution that showcased my client’s planner using a you-are-there point of view with the help of a GoPro camera.

The cool thing about GoPro is that you get to be in the driver’s seat of whoever is wearing the camera on their head. (Think base jumpers, surfers and other extreme sport fanatics.) In this case we simply showed a-day-in-the-life of how any Mom might use an Artful Planner.

Using a GoPro is a great tool for any small business to show off their process. Click To Tweet

This was so much fun to make! I had my client wear the camera on her head and I controlled shooting via an ipad monitor. A 9-inch monitor!! I was also using a second camera – so I found that I could do a two-camera shoot simultaneously.

When you’re thinking to show your work, and promote your work to others, you really want to think process, not product. Share a unique glimpse of what you’re working on. By sharing your day-to-day process – the things you really care about – you can form a unique bond with your audience.

Show your work, share your creativity and get discovered

camera shynessI just put down Austin Kleon’s most recent book – which is great for quick inspiration on sharing your creativity with others (you can read the whole thing in about 10 minutes – there’s lots of pictures). Austin proposes that you show your work in the form of a daily dispatch. And that if we do, then over time the small contributions will begin to add up to something profound.

The process is nothing terribly involved: Austin recommends spending 15 or 30 minutes at the end of each day selecting and sharing something on your social networks.

That’s it.

“What I mean by that is one little bit of media that you push out every day, some little piece of your process that you share with people,” he says. Set yourself a daily goal to show your work: one photo (or a 15-second video) on Instagram, tweeting the favorite sentence you read that day, doing a blog post about something you love.

Imagine strapping a GoPro to your head and sharing moments from your work day. In 15-second Instagram snippets.

Just remember to give value when you share.

“The act of sharing is one of generosity — you’re putting something out there because you think it might be helpful or entertaining to someone on the other side of the screen.”

You can start sharing your work – and getting great feedback – by joining my Videomaking Mastermind Facebook Group and sharing your live videos there.