National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

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Now. Then guys, how the devil I you, well, excellent, me too. Thank you very much for asking.

Welcome to national white chocolate cheesecake day as a mouth full and a half, isn’t it? And I could deal with one now though. Nice cup of coffee, white chocolate, cheesecake, maybe some raspberries on the side. This isn’t a food blogger by the way. This is just what I’m quite fancy in that. That is very moment in time. Anyway, as we all know, there’s lots of ingredients in a cheese cake. You’ve got the base slur, you’ve got the cream cheese, you’ve got the flavoring, you’ve got way of your pot on top of it. So there’s lots of different elements to a cheese cake, and that’s the same as putting out a piece of social media. There’s lots of different elements to putting out great social media that will get good interaction as well.

You’ve got to put out a great visual that generally that goes with content. Now, it doesn’t have to be perfect, but he’s going to be great. It’s got an actually tie into the content that you’re putting out. You’ve got to put out great copy. So what is it that you’re saying? How are you trying to get it across? Is there a beginning, middle and an end or is it just all thrown together? Is that value in there is people grabbed, people are going to read it or watch that video or whatever it is going to be and get value from that content. Because what you’ve got to try and do with social media is get all those elements together to make a great piece of content so that people will interact with it, will actually share it and actually take time to actually consume it as well.

That’s the most important thing. And if you keep doing that over and over again, word will spread that you giving value in your content really good. And it’s worth consuming because people will be sharing it on a regular basis. Exactly. So if you want to think about putting together your social media content, you’ve got to start thinking about all the ingredients and how are you going to put them together. Layer upon layer upon there until you make your very delicious white chocolate cheese cake with whatever it is that you get upon the side of it.

Anyway, it’s just a short one for hopefully you got an idea of what I’m trying to get across. Hopefully got some value from this. Make sure that you get all your ingredients together, you get your story together, you get your copyright, you get your visual right. You get the value that you’re giving, right? And you’ll be on tour winner with your content until tomorrow. Thank you very much for watching and consuming this piece of content, and if you are off to go celebrate the day now, enjoy your coffee and then probably your big piece of white chocolate cheese cake. I might have to make a white chocolate cheesecake. Now I need to learn how to make a white chocolate cheese cake first. Anyway, see you tomorrow. Bye.

National Dentist Day

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Now then how you did Lynn, are you well, excellent. Me too. Thank you very much for asking. So today is national dentist’s day. A bit of an interesting one. This one, because dentists are just one of the businesses that I speak to on a regular basis who believe they cannot give value in the content that they put out on social media. Because as we should know by now, giving value is the most important part of social media. Actually helping people, helping educate them, letting them learn from your experience, your knowledge, your expertise. So if you’re not giving value, then the chances are you’re selling. And that really puts people off massively on social media. We are bombarded with sales messages all the time. So value is the place to go. But every business has a place of value that they can give even dentists. So if you’re a dentist watching this right now on national dentist day, remember you can still give value, for example, how to flush your teeth, or what is the best toothbrush for somebody with gums that bleed easily, or what’s the best toothpaste?
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National Dog Biscuit Day

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Now then, how the devil are you? Well, excellent. Me too. Thank you very much for asking. Welcome to this Sunday video. Thank you for consuming this. And so if you didn’t already know, today is national dog biscuit. Why is there a day for national thought biscuits? I’ve no idea. But obviously it is a day to spend time with friends, family, whether your friends and family are human or are fairly little friends and you’re gonna give them loads of dog biscuits as treats today because it isn’t national dog biscuit day. Uh, but that said, even though you’re going to be spending time with friends, family, fairy friends, all that kind of stuff, just don’t forget the audience behind the lens as well. Verse people who consume your content on a daily basis and those who can’t consume your content on a daily basis. Because let’s remember, social media doesn’t work a five day week it is on seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, a platform, and if you’re not using it on all of those days as a chance, you’re potentially missing out and talking to a new customer because especially on a weekend, not everybody can use social media on a week date. Sometimes the bosses won’t let them do it. That’s why we suggest that people actually when they create video content, have subtitles so that when the boss is in the office and you still want to watch the video content, you can, you don’t have to listen to it. You can actually watch it with subtitles and read what the person says exactly. So don’t forget on a weekend there is a potential of new people consuming content because everybody can be online during the week. So those new people are going to pop onto social media and consume content in this area of expertise that you’re in because are looking for that help and your competitors are putting stuff out on a Saturday and Sunday and you’re not.

So what’s going to happen? You competitors are going to get them as raving fans and as potential new customers and you’re not. However, that’s easily remedied. Start posting on a weekend. I’m not saying you have to create loads and loads of content for a weekend by I am saying you need to spend a little bit of time to saying hello, having a chat with them. Maybe even just make weekends about having fun and not necessarily consuming loads and loads of value-driven content and those statistics, but you could make it about taking part of the poll or maybe having a quiz about the content you’ve been posting for the week and see if people can answer the questions on it. It gives them a chance as well to go back and consume that content and maybe get the questions right. All that kind of stuff. Anyway, hopefully, you’ve got some value from this. The value is that, don’t forget there was a brand new audience on a weekend consuming content, so make sure you’re making content for them to consume. In the meantime, go off, have some fun with your fairy friends and give them a biscuit from me on national bumpy skin day and until tomorrow, have a good un’ bye.

Cook A Sweet Potato

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The devil. I you. Well, excellent. Me too. Thank you very much for asking. It is national cooker sweet potato day as if there’s a day for cooking a sweet potato. I know they’ll make anything where they, anyway, so yesterday is national cookers, sweet potato day. Everybody cooks sweet potatoes these days because they want to be a little bit healthier than want something a bit nicer in their diet with less carbs. Um, and to try and tie this into social media, it got me thinking about how healthy is your content and your social media for your audience. Uh, because so many people just throw content out at different times of the day to potentially different audiences without really thinking seriously about their content and what they’re actually doing with that. So it begs the question, do you understand who your avatar is? If you don’t know what an avatar is, basically an avatar is the ideal customer for you, your niche customer.
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Safer Internet Day

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Now then, how the devil are you?

Well, excellent, me too thank you very much for asking. Welcome to another video.

Today’s video all about what today’s national day is, which is a safer internet day. There’s a lot of stuff today in the news about off com in the UK. Hopefully gonna regulate or try to regulate things like the internet, make it safer for people to use, uh, go head-on with people who are like trolling, bullying causing harassment, racial prejudice, all that kind of stuff. Hey, something, I’m completely for 100% making the internet safer place for kids to use is like tantamount really for everybody because obviously what kind of world are they going to grow up and they’re not going to grow up in a world where technology didn’t exist like it didn’t for us. They’re going to grow up in a world where things like what I’m filming on right now, my iPhone 11, I can not be obsolete and there’s going to be something so much more powerful, so much better available for them to use on the platforms they’ll be using on that piece of care.
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STOP CHASING PERFECTION

So many of us sit down, ready to post something on social media but the picture we want to use is just not quite right, the audio doesn’t sound like we’d like it too, the video we want to use isn’t PERFECT.

You have got to stop chasing perfection with your daily content. The important part of daily content is the value you’re giving your audience, it’s not about the perfect lighting. Don’t get me wrong it’s nice now and again to post something that looks nice, but, it’s not the be-all and end-all for your content.

Remember…..if you’re not communicating then nobody can hear what you’ve got to say, and it could be the most important information they’ll ever consume for their business and make them want to be a customer of yours.

The only thing I need to be perfect day to day for me is my coffee.

So, next time you’re creating content, don’t panic about the imperfect edit, the dodgy masked line in a photo / meme, the slight clip on some audio, just remember, if you don’t put it out at all, then you’re never going to grow your audience of raving fans on social media…..and let’s not forget, we all want attention, and social media and the mobile phone is where that attention is at.

DON’T OVERTHINK YOUR CONTENT

How much content are you currently creating?

Overthinking our content is one of the main reasons I speak about not reaching for perfection. The reason being is, I’ve been speaking to a huge amount of people and businesses that are 100% hung up on putting out the perfect piece of content.

The biggest issue with this is, they never quite achieve the perfect piece of content and so therefor procrastinate the days away trying to make what they’ve created right in their eyes. What they forget is that if they’re not communicating at all, nobody can hear or see the value you’ve got to give to them.

Now, this isn’t an easy thing to overcome, but, you have to get to a point where you’re happy to put out content taken from your weekly blogs.

The idea of perfection is also a good reason why I direct people to do Live video content over and above recording it. If you sit constantly recording on your mobile phone, then the chances are you’ll never actually put any content out as you’ll just keep recording it and deleting it. However, if you sit down and do a live piece of content, you’ve got no opportunity to press stop and start again…..you’re in the middle of a live broadcast with a possible audience watching that content, so you crack on. You stumble over something you’re saying, you repeat it clearly and move on. It’s a fantastic way to overcome the fear of perfect content when it comes to video.

So, stop worrying about perfect, certainly, don’t worry about what others may or may not be saying. Do worry about the value you’re giving, the story you’re telling and trust me, your audience will love you for it. I just want to see you start making content for your brand and business.

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