Children of today are able to use live video on a daily basis but you have not fully embraced live video to promote your business and communicate with your customers and support team, because kids of today grew up with video capability right on their phones. Using live video is natural to them.
You Likely Fear Live Video Because:
1) Fear of Imperfection
You know your performance will not be perfect and you think this imperfection will harm your business more than help it.
2) Fear of Rejection
If you’re a woman with something other than long blonde hair and a size 2 waist, you feel people will not be physically attracted to you enough to watch your video.
If you’re a man without a full head of hair, or aging lines, you fear your audience will think you’re just too darn OLD to do business with.
3) Fear of Devotion
Your day is already full. Devoting time to any extracurricular activity, especially the development of a new skill—like conceptualizing a live video presentation, topic, and location, and all the pieces and parts required to make it all happening—is simply too exhausting for you to even think about!
Instead you resolve that live video is just all too much effort “won’t work for me anyway.”
There’s Just One Problem: You Know You’re Being Left Behind!
82% of people prefer to digest content on the web from video rather than blog posts or social posts. Since “live video” provides the most timely reporting possible, that number could even be higher for live video.
You know you have to begin embracing Live Video. So, what do you do? You search free blog posts and join some Facebook groups.
Can Those Fears Really be Eliminated by Simply Reading Books or Blog Posts on Making Better Videos?
You might learn some new tips and tactics to try from all the printed information being added to the web on the topic; but, no, no printed words will ease your fear of live video.
Can You Really Improve Your Live Video Presentation Skills by Just Cranking Out Videos on Your Own and Doing More Recorded Video and Live Video?
You probably would get better at live video if you were to discipline yourself to actually DO more videos on a more consistent basis. But, most people do not get started with recorded video or live video until someone (a coach, mentor, business parter, client) puts a thumb in their back to take the next step.
Live video presentation skills improve like anything new you try. Those skills require guidance, positive reinforcement from others, immediate supportive critique for improvement from trusted observers, and a thumb in the back to get right into producing the next video or live video.
Options for Live Video Improvement
Various Facebook groups exist where you can post you live video and request critique. But, there are no guidelines (best practices) to follow and no thumb in your back to inspire you to complete more videos.
Online Toastmasters clubs are emerging, but they’re still following traditional manual objectives for giving speeches to live audiences in the same room. There is no formal standards to practice for recorded video and live video specifically. Plus, Toastmasters (which I’ve been a proud member of for 15 years), is ongoing. What if you want to get good at live video in a month or two?
Introducing Live for Five!
We offer the ONLY live video training program and we call it Live for Five because there are only 5 students allowed in each training session. Live for Five contains the following components:
- Each participant learns live video by DOING live video not just watching pre-recorded videos or reading instructions.
- There is a beginning and an end to the program so you’re not tied down to any long-term meeting dates and times.
- Formal guidance is provided by certified instructors in our live video presentation methods and 52 Best Practices we’ve developed in-house.
- Help and support is provided between sessions.
- Use what you have without buying any new equipment.
Want to Know More?
Have a look at our Live for Five available session days and times and watch the introductory video by Here Next Year’s Marty Dickinson. Choose the time and day that works best for you. With only 5 students allowed in each session, available slots fill up quickly! So, reserve your spot now.