Video Speaking

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Either Jay Leno or Jerry Seinfeld quoted the following :

People would rather die than read their own eulogies …


This became a famous talking point when it came to public speaking. The fact is, public speaking is indeed on the top of the list, it’s #1, of human fears….  according to  DeveloperWorks

  1. Speaking before a Group
  2. Heights
  3. Insects and bugs
  4. Financial problems
  5. Deep water
  6. Sickness
  7. Death
  8. Flying
  9. Loneliness
  10. Dogs

So I got to thinking what does public speaking and creating videos have in common?

Because in spite of the statistics on the value of adding video to your business – for instance ..

2 billion video views per week are monetized on YouTube, and every auto-shared tweet results in six new YouTube browsing sessions (ReelSEO).

Many people are still not incorporating it ….

So. What gives?

I think some of the fears about public speaking are the same with video making. Tell me if any of this resonates with you …

  • People will hate me
  • I’ll be rejected
  • I’ll be laughed at
  • Who would be interested in me anyway
  • I don’t have the right equipment
  • I hate being in front of a camera because ___________________ (you fill in the blank)
  • I’m ugly
  • I have to fix my hair, makeup before anyone sees me
  • I don’t know what to wear
  • I don’t know the best place to video
  • I’m not a good speaker
  • I don’t know what to say
  • It will look like crap
  • I’m shy
  • I ramble
  • The world will see me
  • I’ll start when I get the right equipment and the right backdrop
  • I’ll start when I feel ready
  • I don’t know how to create video
  • It’s just another thing I need to learn
  • I don’t have the time
  • ?
  • ?
  • ?

The list is long and personal to you – if you’ve been holding off on exploring making videos…

Yet, what I see in the list above could be simple excuses to keep you from it, and only you have the answer to that.

But …

There are many ways to create video and you don’t even have to be in them! Plus, the best way to get over making your very first video, is to make one, make several, watch them and discover you’re not so bad after all ….

What do you thin? Anything holding you back from creating videos?

Get going, I’m waiting to SEE you…


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16 thoughts on “Video Speaking

  1. Last year I attended great training by Mike Filsaime and Andy Jenkins on how to create professional looking (and sounding) videos. Great training and super entertaining. Invested in their product, Video Genesis, because I was planning on launching a new .TV site for training and wanted to learn everything I can about producing some high quality videos without spending a fortune. They even taught how you can create some PHENOMENAL videos by just using an iPhone.

    I don’t have any of those fears listed in the post. The only reason that I don’t create videos is because there is not enough time in my short work week. My clients have had me working at full capacity fr the last few months. I would love to get around to producing the videos as one tool to keep my funnel full though.

    1. Hi Rachel,
      Yea, Andy Jenkins is the video guy. I am familiar with that program. As you know, you can make some simple videos quickly. ASnd video adds so much more to online presence. So glad to hear you are so busy! Great to see you visiting …

  2. Hey Lesly,

    It’s funny that the majority of us have a fear of making videos. I know I did and there’s still that fear there even though I made a couple of videos. I remember the first time I made a video, It took me a couple of days LOL… I do remember when I was younger, I was all for making videos. I wonder what happened LOL

    Anyways, what I want to do is to make real short 2minute or less videos for 30 days just to get over the fear. I like to do this in the summertime, so now I’m going to write about as many topics that I can in order to build momentum so that I can eventually freestyle!

    Great post! We all definitely needed this one!

    1. Hey Sherman,

      I look forward to seeing them! And I know they’ll be great. Yes, 2 minutes is a good length, even less so you keep viewers watching to the end! Go for it! Always great to see you here …

  3. Hello Lesly! Sweet Blog GF!! OH BOY I can remember when I made my first video Yikes It took me all weekend I actually wrote the script down and had notes plastered allover the wall, HEHE I was so afraid it made me sick to my stomach how funny is that?

    I do need to get back to video marketing, thanks for the wonderful post and I do hope my internet is working tomorrow night so i can join you girls again. Have a Blessed Sunday. Chery :))

    1. Hey Chery,
      Oh I know, the first video can generate such anxiety, that’s why I like to recommend making them without being in one first. Work up to capturing yourself on video. Good for you! Video is powerful. Hope to see you at the “meet”… thanks for the visit ///

  4. I think it has to do with the confidence you have about the subject you’re speaking on. I’ve done small groups on passionate things and been OK but if I think of a huge audience,and something I have to learn then I’d never make it!!
    I love the video marketing you teach because you can start short (and even not be on screen!!) on a quick message and build up to being confident just talking to the blue dot – and seeing and hearing yourself – then your message gets easier.
    Just do them is the key! Just do one a day and watch it yourself – tell the same story – then after 1 week you’ll feel so much more confident.Then record it for the world 🙂
    You’re inspiring us all Lesly
    Jacs x

    1. Hi Jacs,
      Exactly! I want people to know they can create video, get their message out there, and not even be in it. That takes the anxiety away about creating a video. The, like you said, they build confidence and then decide if they want to show themselves or not … wonderful to see you here and thank you!

  5. Hi Lesly,

    When I look at the list, and cannot help but be reminded that the number #1 people have is public speaking. When you work your way down the list, death is #7. It’s funny that people would rather die, then to speak on stage. So crazy when you think about it.

    Videos is something that I’m starting to make more of this year. I think that when I decided to blog, I became comfortable with writing. Now, once I get the ball rolling, I’ll be where I want to be with videos. Thanks for the great post Lesly!

  6. Hi Lesly,

    Loving this blog girl. When it comes to videos and public speaking….I used to be shy..yes believe it or not, this big mouth would just clam up.

    BUT……I took a video challenge way back and got over it. Now, without make up or amazing backgrounds, I just shoot out my message and boy does it work!

    I have done speaking in front of groups by lectures decades back, yes, I wanted to barf, but once I got rolling it was no problem at all. But when it comes to making videos….I had all those fears.

    Now Poof…they are gone!

    1. Hey my good friend Donna,
      You crack me up! LOL … yea I think once you make videos, numerous ones, you get over the fear. And what you think in your head is not the same in reality.. we fear ourselves out of even trying … when actually it’s not so bad.. thanks for visiting my new home 🙂

  7. Very interesting blog Lesly. I too have a fear of public speaking, and can identify with most of the fears listed here.

    1. Hi Jason!
      How wonderful to see you visiting! Many people have fears like this, but with time and practice some of these cab be resolved, especially when you create a video and you don’t have to be in it, but gets your message across… come back again!

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