A recent question came up in the Monthly Mentor Club private group.
A member has an opportunity to get his message in front of 2,000 members of his target audience.
But it requires him to shoot an on-camera video class, and he’s nervous because he’s an introvert.
I understand, because I’m king of the introverts.
Small talk…is painful.
I’d much rather read a book at home alone than attend a group gathering.
A party with people…oh the horror! Please honey, I’ll be good. Don’t make me go!
Doing recorded video isn’t that difficult though.
Using Powerpoint slides is easier than being on camera.
Another way to simplify the video process is to bring on someone to interview you on the topic. Just you and them. There’s no one else there. Just the two of you.
But shooting on-camera video isn’t tough either.
Don’t think about the 2,000 people who will see it.
Think about the 1 person who needs to learn what you’re teaching.
That’s it. You’re recording this video for one person.
If it helps, put a picture of someone you’re comfortable with close to the camera.
You’re recording it just for them.
And even better, since it’s recorded, they’ll never see your mistakes.
It’s not uncommon for me to have 4 to 6 false starts on a short video recording.
I start recording and flub up within the first few sentences. Then start over.
And that’s with a script written out for the first minute or so. With a sales video, the entire thing will be scripted. But with a training video, I’ll usually only have word-for-word script for the first 60 seconds. By then I’ll be comfortable enough to continue on with my outline.
With a longer training like an hour, break it up into multiple shorter segments. Each time I’ll have that script for the first 60 seconds or so, and then branch out after it.
I will have outlined the content in detail before starting.
This is especially true of stories I want to share. They will be in my notes or I’ll forget to include them.
If I mess up, I’ll do a slight pause and then get right back into the content. That makes it easier to identify the edit points after recording.
Is this the best way to shoot videos?
I don’t know. But I can say it’s what made me comfortable enough to do them even with a fear of the camera.
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