5 Steps to Get You Feeling Like a Rock Star in Your Video and Media Opportunities
What’s the number one reason people hesitate on moving forward in the use of video or other visual media in their business? I’ve found it to be nearly always fear of some form.
Ranging from absolute paralyzing terror of the lens to negative self-talk and overall-fish out of water feeling, fear can cost you!
Here are five easy rules to get over it!
1. No winging it! Just like starting a new sport, prepare as best you can before you start shooting. Is your next project a video for your business, or Facebook fan page? Are you looking to be a guest expert on TV and other media? Think big! Maybe your own show? Now get clear on what you want to accomplish and understand what your visual brand needs to say about you! Hey, hiring a coach for this is a great thing to consider. Bottom line: A racehorse that stumbles out of the gate rarely wins…why not make sure your first steps are the right ones?
2. Clear your focus: No matter where you are, or what you might be unhappy with, move your focus to what you want instead. Don’t worry about the website that needs to be perfect (it will never be) or the 5 pounds you want to lose (we’ll never notice) or for your book to be published: build the momentum now and just say “yes” to starting onto the next level of your media goals. Now is not the time to waste. Bottom line: If you have an online presence, and you want to keep your business you need video now. Period.
3. Register your value: Whether you are in front of TV, radio or a live audience, magazine readers, or your personal clients, believe unwaveringly in your ability to bring value to others. If you have trouble with the word “ unwaveringly” in that last sentence, then get yourself a coach and /or some cheerleaders, because you do have incredible value, and the world will be better if you share your knowledge and talent! Bottom line: By keeping attention outward, it is impossible to focus on feel bad about yourself.
4. Recognize what negative self-talk is holding you back: If you hear yourself saying things like “but” or using “should”, “always”, “not” or “never”, your self-criticism is probably at work. Stop it before it stops you! Allow some quiet time to listen to your verbiage that you use with yourself; how do you describe your talent. Confidence, intelligence and body? Replace all negative phrases and disclaimers with positive terms and powerful statements. It may seem awkward at first, that why step five is:
5. Go back to step one and repeat the series as often as necessary!
The ability to transcend fear and all negative thought is the key to accelerated change in your life, and in your performances… even if your performances are in your local networking groups, or meeting rooms!
Replace that fear with faith in the impact you were designed to make!