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
- Speaking before a Group
- Insects and bugs
- Financial problems
- Deep water
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.
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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