Does going live on camera just scare the bejesus out of you?
Oh my goodness, I remember the first few Facebook Lives I did, I was a wreck!!
I had butterflies in my stomach.
I made sure my family stayed in a different room and took the dogs with.
Everything had to be super quiet and I did not want my husband to watch the video at all.
I finished recording and realized that it was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, but at the same time, my adrenaline was flowing and I had no idea what I had said.
I had put off doing anything live for so long because I thought they were silly and what was the point. Have you read one of my previous posts, “Your Labels are holding you back”? If not check that out here.
A little blip on it is that our ego is constantly trying to make sure that we stay safe. It’s also trying to make sure that all of our vital needs are met. Well, if going live on video is super scary to you, then your ego is going to feed you stories to keep you feeling safe.
I will let you know that each time you go live it gets easier and easier. (same goes for any video, if that scares you)
Here are 6 tips that you can use to make video a little less stressful.
Tip #1: Write Your Notes
I like to write out bullet notes in a notebook when I go live. It helps me to make sure that I remember to say everything I want to.
I usually know everything I want to say, but I will tell you, I don’t worry about having to look down at my notes to make sure I’m staying on task.
Your soulmate client is watching for what you have to say, not to judge you for looking down at your notes.
I have heard of people clipping their notes next to their camera.
You can also use the app Big Vu. It is a teleprompter. So you can just read word for word what you want to say.
Tip #2: Lighting
Lighting is super important. You want to besure that your clients can see you. Especially if you are showcasing a product or even a tutorial, lighting is ideal.
I have a Newer Ring Light. That helps to add even, optimal light for my videos. It’s super cool also because I can put my phone in the middle of the ring light to hold up for me.
When people can’t see you or what you’re doing , they will turn the video off sooner.
This is the light that I use. https://amzn.to/38EfUZu
Newer Ring light 18″
Tip #3: Smile
“A smile puts you on the right track. A smile makes the world a beautiful place. When you lose your smile, you lose your way in the chaos of life.”
― The Light in the Heart
Oh my, a smile goes such a long way. I feel like a smile is one of the most important things out there.
How many times have you worked in customer service or heard from someone about how they can hear your smile. It makes a huge impact.
People can feel more connected to you through your smile. You also look more confident.
A few more reasons to smile, is that it is contagious, it reduces stress, it helps you stay positive and makes you appear successful.
Just make sure you smile, it makes you appear relatable and more human, instead of a robot.
Tip #4: Remember your why
First off you should be your number 1 reason. You should want to do this for you. If video is scary, do it so you feel accomplished, you did it!! It will boost your confidence.
Then I want you to write down who you serve and why.
Who are you trying to connect to?
What do you want them to hear?
When you get so nervous and shy away from video, who are you serving? Not your soulmate client!
They can’t hear how you can help them or what you have to offer, if you keep it to yourself.
Tip 5: Plan
I have heard from some women that they shy away from video because they don’t feel ‘put together’.
Well, if you are planning your week, like you should, I want you to plan your hairstyle.
What do I mean?
For instance, I take out my calendar on Sundays and I fill in my work schedule, kids schedules and appointments.
Then I will plan what work I need to do from home in my ‘open’ hours.
I plan what I’m going to eat for the week. That includes my breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and dinner for the week. I also plan what my husband and kids will eat for dinner for the week. (I’m the only one that eats vegan). This helps me make my grocery list.
I then will fill in my workouts for the week. With that is how I figure out what days I will wash my hair. Then I know how I will style my hair.
I usually go for a run on Wednesdays and Sundays and I will for sure wash my hair.
So day 1 is usually either wavy or blown out straight.
Day 2 will be touched up.
Day 3 will be some kind of up-style. This is where I suggest you try something new.
Planning your week will make you use less brain power, less energy which equals less stress. No more decision fatigue.
Tip 6: Quick hairstyles
A few quick styles I love are:
– A less than 5 minute bun
– A braid
-Velcro rollers for a quick blowout
If you are ready to master a few styles that you can always have in your arsenal of hairstyling knowledge, I offer 1:1 virtual styling sessions.
I want to give you the confidence to style your hair. No more excuses of not having time to style your hair because you will be a styling pro.
I will walk you through up to 3 hairstyles. At the end you will receive a copy of our recorded session. You will have the video to reference while you practice.
Schedule your session today! https://calendly.com/jennyb-23/styles-online
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