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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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Can doing live video actually be fun?

What does it take to do live video?

I want to acknowledge that it takes quite a bit of courage to get in front of a video camera – especially when you go live. I just led a workshop with a great group of women entrepreneurs and, of course, I asked them all to go live – and they did!!

This video (above) shows the result.

Can you see yourself doing this? Can you imagine talking to hundreds of people live and in person??

The really cool transformational thing that happened at this event was that they all had FUN going live. One of the participants posted on Facebook, “This was so much fun and now I am not afraid to go live!!!!

Imagine that! Come on and join my Videomaking Mastermind group on Facebook. All the people in the group are trying this out for the very first time. It’s a very safe place to go live. And when you post a video, you’ll get encouragement and kudos and helpful feedback. 

In addition to that I also have a group program called Big Reach Video – so if you’re interested in getting a big reach with video , then schedule a call with me. I’d be happy to talk with you about your work and how you can use video to capture a whole new crowd.

http://awesomevideomakers.com/schedule-a-call/

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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.

 

How to develop creative, impressive, soul stirring presentations ~ interview with Angela Lussier

How to develop creative, impressive, soul stirring presentations – interview with Angela Lussier , founder of the Speaker Sisterhood & author of ‘The Secret Life of Speaking Up.’ You can reach Angela at http://angelalussier.us/

How LinkedIn Profiles can help you enhance your personal brand

How LinkedIn Profiles can help you enhance your personal brand, be more credible and drive more business – with special guest Nick Bliamptis who’s giving me a review of my LinkedIn profile and showing how you can improve yours – Get your profile graded by Nick for free at: https://profilegraderpro.com/

Entreprenuer’s lesson on Walden Pond – interview with Henry David Thoreau

Who’s your inspiration? On Walden Pond – with Henry David Thoreau. What story do you tell yourself when you’re challenged? I’ve drawn inspiration from Thoreau’s example of carving your own path and leading a life of purpose since I read him in High School.

Changing the way we think about leadership – Interview with Scott Stolze

There is so much information available on leadership, but we don’t see or learn enough about how to lead ourselves first. You can reach Scott Stolze here: http://scottstolze.com

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How getting your feet wet every day will grow your business – the entrepreneurs guide to taking the plunge

 

Sometimes lessons in what it takes to help your business grow come from the most unlikely places – like getting your feet wet.

Take the plunge

I used to work for Outward Bound. Every morning we jumped in the ocean. It was always cold. Really cold. And yet we made everyone take the plunge. There was only one way to get used to it.

Do it every day.

At first it seemed like maybe this really wasn’t such a good idea. But by jumping in every day, it became normal. We didn’t just turn it into a daily practice, we made jumping in the ocean part of our cultural identity. When we each agreed to take the plunge, we became members of a tribe who were people of the water. We jumped in every day because we now believed that this was how we how we thrived.

It sounds crazy. It was crazy. No matter the weather, no matter how cold, we jumped in all the way.

Getting your feet wet as a daily practice

Since then I’ve seen first hand how developing a regular practice of ‘getting your feet wet’ works really well for growing your business.

We tend to develop our new stuff in a closet. Musicians call this ‘woodshedding’ – as in a long period of practicing your instrument out back in the wood shed so no one can see or hear you until you’re good enough.

This is not the way to grow your thriving enterprise. If you spend six months developing your next big project on your own, you may well find that you’ve spent all that time on something that no-one cares about.

You need to take the plunge with your new projects.

Jump in – get your feet wet – every day. I know. You’re not quite ready yet. It could be really cold!!

But, if you share some small part of what you’re working on you’ll get feedback right away.

Show Your Work

You may have noticed that this site is all about making videos. So what can you do with video as a daily practice?

You can show your work.

It’s all about reaching out to those you want to connect with. And you know what? If you start sharing part of your work each day you’ll actually start changing your identity. You’ll move from someone who’s thinking about doing something to someone who’s doing stuff.

The art of a daily share-your-work practice is about experimenting your way to success – to stop planning and start acting.

If you’re thinking about plunging in yourself you may be wondering what exactly does it look like?

Here are some helpful guidelines:

1. Plunging has three goals: showcase your creative process, share your vision, learn something from your audience.
2. It gets your feet wet right now. There’s no waiting around. Take a deep breath and… jump.
3. It’s simple.
4. It gets your blood going & moves you out of your comfort zone.
5. It puts you out there in front of your audience.
6. It’s an opportunity for growth.

Sharing early, messy versions of your work can be scary – you will meet your resistance – and you may find your audience doesn’t want what you’re creating.

But that’s how you learn.

And better to learn quickly, with others engaged with you along the way so you can jump in again. (if you fall off your horse, the best thing is to get right back up in the saddle again)

What plunging is not

1. It’s not deciding something. It’s deciding and then doing it.
2. It’s not staying in the closet. It puts you in front of your audience.
3. It’s not about sharing only with your friends and family. You need to jump out in front of the people you most want to impact and serve.
4. It’s not taking a class. You want to be sharing your gifts with the world. Now!

The benefits to getting your feet wet? You’ll avoid costly mistakes. You’ll learn what really works. You’ll do something now. Think for a moment about what getting your feet wet looks like for you. What action can you take that meets the six stages of plunging above?

Here’s how to get started. Just fill in the blanks…

My Next Plunge is: ____________________ (short phrase)
Timeline/deadline: ____________________
Learning Goal: ____________________

Want to jump in with support from others?

Join my FREE Videomaking Mastermind Facebook Group >

How to make your business fascinating – interview with Will Foussier

How to Make Your Business Fascinating – Interview with Will Foussier from Ace-up, a platform to help professionals find the perfect coach. You can reach Will here: https://www.ace-up.com/

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Thoreau’s Secrets for Successful Entrepreneurs

I can’t think of anyone who could offer better motivation for successful entrepreneurs than Henry David Thoreau – so I shot this video at the site where he wrote his famous book, ‘On Walden Pond.’

Thoreau built his own cabin (yes, he’s the grandfather of the tiny house movement) and lived on Walden Pond for a year while writing his book. What I want to talk about is the inspiration that I’ve gotten, especially as an entrepreneur, from a guy like Henry.

One thing he wrote that really resonates with me was his warning about how ‘men lead lives of quiet desperation.’ When I read those words I thought, “No! I’m not going to do that!”

successful entrepreneursThoreau really was  his own man. “Live the life you have imagined,” he wrote, “simplicity, simplicity, simplicity” – advocating freedom from distractions of the endlessly diverting display of the world of stuff, stuff and more stuff – great entrepreneurial advice! “It’s not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about…?”

He was a thought leader and the inspiration for civil disobedience movements around the world – inspiring people like Gandhi and Martin Luther King to lead their own movements and succeed. And he did this in the face of a lot of challenge – lot’s of people didn’t agree with him or they thought he was kind of crazy.

If you’re an entrepreneur, like I’m an entrepreneur, we are doing something that is genuinely challenging and where other people are looking at us and saying, “Oh, that’ll never work. That’s never going to fly.” And yet here we are continuing to pursue something that we really believe in on our path to becoming successful entrepreneurs.

When I’m facing serious challenges in the work that I do – and it comes up pretty often where I’m thinking, “Oh, I’m not sure that this will work,” or I have some doubt. One of the stories that I tell myself is the story of Thoreau and what he did to carve his own path and to try things and to go against conventional wisdom.

So, what are the inspirations and what are the stories that you tell yourself when you’re facing your challenges?

I would love to hear those in the comments.

Join my FREE Videomaking Mastermind group on Facebook and post your videos and share your stories and get positive feedback. Tell us who’s your inspiration and motivation for becoming successful entrepreneurs?

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