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Yes, it IS worth the energy.
It IS worth getting over the anxiety.
It IS worth getting over the awkwardness.
These are common (and necessary) hurdles to overcome.
But I assure you the initial struggle is worth the effort because it will be a catalysis that enables growth, and help you be a more effective communicator capable of telling people who you are.
You know how that is when you see everybody doing a particular activity, and you just know you’d like to do it but you’re a little bit timid and nervous to get started?
I sure do.
That’s exactly how I felt when it came time for me to do my first video.
The good news is that it’s a lot like learning how to use a new toy.
I’ve put this short video together to show you how. Click to play the video.
Your video (and video in general) doesn’t have to be ‘super-polished!’ Remember the point is to be you sitting with a Flip Cam or Kodak Zi8 just recording it. The video just needs to be genuine and to the point. Get it done.
The more you use it, the more comfortable it becomes. Even something as intimidating as publishing your video to the world wide web for everyone to see.
There are number of things you can do to become more comfortable with this medium, and eventually have a lot of fun with it.
The more fun and comfortable you become, the more you’ll be able to attract people and business to you. It’s well worth the effort.
Now it’s YOUR turn. Give it a try.
I Would Like to Meet YOU Through Video!
Introduce yourself in our comments section, and then post a link to a video that is about you. I will comment on your video to say hello, and make a connection.
If it’s your first time creating a video, or if you’re just getting started with video, You can do it! Consider this blog post your prompt to create a video that is About You. Tell the world who you are 😉
If you’ve already created that first ‘about me’ video, tell me about your experience (in our comments section), then post a link to your video.
Ask questions if you haven’t yet started, and I will offer feedback and suggestions.