If you read my last post you’ll know I recently had a “come to Jesus” moment around the power of video to connect us and because of it remembered exactly why I wanted to teach people to make videos the first place.
Supporting creative mission driven women in gaining visibility and making a bigger impact is 100% why I do what I do.
If you’ve been in my world long enough, you know that I believe each of us possesses an Authentic Brilliance that we are meant to share with the world and in sharing our brilliance we heal ourselves, one another and ultimately the planet.
I also believe video is without a doubt the key to sharing your brilliance on a wider scale and with maximum effect. But here’s the thing…
Listen — I’m not saying you have to spend thousands (or tens of thousands) of dollars hiring a professional production company to produce your videos — hells no!
But I am saying that when it comes to making videos that share your work, your ideas, your amazingness — they should accurately represent you!
And you my love are anything but crap — you are fucking brilliant — and your videos should be too.
Even if you are able to speak from your heart, get real and share content that is out-of-this-fucking-world-amazing — no one is going to stick around and watch if your videos if they can’t actually see you, are getting seasick watching the video wobble or have to put their ear to their computer just to make out what you’re saying.
In Create Authentically Brilliant Videos you’ll learn how to make kick ass videos that not only showcase your genuineness and brilliance (and have you speaking from the heart), but that look professional, engage your audience and have them begging for more.
If you want people to not only click on your videos but actually stick around to watch them -- then there is shit you simply cannot do if you want your videos to make an impact on the people you’re trying to get in front of:
Squish every great idea you’ve ever had into one video.
You need to know exactly what it is you are trying to convey. I’ll show you how to narrow down your idea into key points that allow you to communicate your message in a crystal clear, concise and engaging way.
Hit record and just start talking (you’ll lose your audience)
People need to be able to follow you and that means you need to know where you are going! I give you plug & play formats to use so that you can structure and frame what you want to say, in a way that gives you the flexibility to be in the moment while still keeping your audience interested and ready to take action.
Skip the planning and just hope for the best.
You’ll end up tearing your hair out — much better to spend a little time before you shoot getting all ready to go. I’ll lead you through everything from deciding what equipment you need and ensuring it all works together -- to selecting the best location and feel for your video. I even include an Essentials Checklist so you can keep track of your progress.
Wear full stage make up while sitting in your living room.
Sure you want to look your best, but you still need to be yourself. I like to show up in my videos as the best version of myself, it’s what I call the “Enhanced You”. You’ll get my best tips and tricks for hair, makeup and clothing so you can feel beautiful, confident and like your actual self (and not an overly-made-up version of yourself) — all in a handy downloadable PDF.
Allow yourself to be lost in darkness while the beautiful scenery out the window behind you takes center stage.
You need to ensure that you are the most prominent thing in the frame — so people will actually pay attention to what you are saying! You’ll learn how to use a combination of natural light and a few key camera adjustments to make sure that the focus is on you and your message.
Wing it and hope you don’t forget anything.
There are a lot of little details to remember — is your phone on mute, is there enough power left, is there a do not disturb sign on your door, is the microphone plugged in — that’s why I created the Ultimate Shoot Day Checklist — done and done!
Post your video on your Facebook and be done with it.
Nope -- you have to promote your videos, get them in front of the people you want to connect with. We’ll go through how and where to showcase your videos so they actually get seen (and not just by your mom!) in ways that feel authentic and genuine.
Get lost in perfection paralysis and never hit upload.
You need to get your brilliance out in the world, so you can start to make a much bigger impact with your work. My mantra for the course: it’s about connecting, not perfecting. Between that ever present reminder and the support of a loving community, you’ll be hitting upload before you know it.
In Create Authentically Brilliant Videos you’ll learn the skills and techniques to create videos that truly reflect you and your brand in a way that feels genuine and authentic. I’ve created the course purposefully so it is simple, easy to follow, and provides the foundation you need to start getting your brilliant videos out there -- and to make sure those videos are ones that your community will actually watch, all the way through.
Oh and in case you missed it, the early bird bonus disappears on Sunday, so if you’re planning to join us, make sure you click that register button by Sunday! You can click it here.
The Brilliance Boost Video Review is your chance to get my eyes on your video and I’m offering it for FREE for anyone who signs up for the course by Sunday. Wondering how it works? When you are ready, you’ll send me your video and I’ll give you personal feedback on all aspects of your video -- I’ll share my best tips and ideas individualized just for you -- so that your videos rock and you feel amazing about them.