So, live video is an amazing tool, but, something a lot of people shy away from as it scares them, they’re worried about looking like a nobhead, uninformed, and worst of all, having no audience to watch.Can I be honest with you?Nobody is going to come and watch your fucking content, nobody gives a shit about you, BUT, this will not be forever……..OK, we’ve got that out the way.
One of the major problems for a lot of people when they go live using a phone, tablet or even a webcam is where to look. As I said yesterday, connecting with the audience by speaking into the lens is imperative, however it’s not always that easy. (more…)
So, you’re prepared for you live video. You have it all planned out, you’ve got your 3 or 4 great resonating moments / bullet points to help you talk about your blog subject as a true voice of authority. However, how do you talk to, not at your audience?
This is something I struggled with as a radio presenter. My first snoop (listen back to a show with the boss) went something like this. “Simon, how’re you going to connect with the listener. Right now you’re talking at them, they won’t want to be your mate or go for a pint with you, you need to create an emotional connection”. So off I went with those words ringing in my ears, how the hell was I going to make a connection with the audience when they’re not there for me to bounce off, to respond to what I’m saying or more importantly, for me to talk to. That’s when it struck me, what I needed was something to replace them in the studio, something that meant I was able to connect and talk to them without them all being in the studio with me.
I placed a small stuffed toy on the window sill just behind the mic and started talking to him, it felt instantly different, having that thing to talk to made all the difference. Obviously he didn’t talk back to me or laugh at my jokes (it’d be really fucking scary if he did) but, it made all the difference to my style of communication to an invisible audience. This is how you need to approach your live video content, place a soft toy behind the lens, a photo of a best friend, your partner, a loved one, just someone or something you can talk to, rather than worrying about the audience behind the lens or the picture of you on the screen.
Make sure it’s behind the lens and nowhere else, and you’ll absolutely fly and feel the difference instantly yourself too.
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So, we’re onto day 3 of our tips for your content marketing. So, todays tip is very prevalent for this month, as we’ll all be looking to set our goals soon for 2019, so the big thing to add into your planning for the next year is your marketing plan, and more specifically connected to blogs.
Going live and creating video is one of the biggest things for a business right now. Jump on to linked in and you’ll see videos from every business, from will writers, accountants, property experts through to florists. It’s all there, and it’s all giving you great value.
The words I hear so often when it comes to creating content for going online. I often speak about using all social media platforms for content to remove the friction for your potential audience and most recently spoke at a networking event and was approached by a few businesses afterwards who insisted their customers are not using social media, so I thought this blog was due to go through each of the most popular social media channels and the audiences they have.
When I speak to brands and businesses about a video, viral is usually one of the main things people want from a piece of content. In fact, the term seems to have exploded in the last 12 months or so.
The honest answer to anyone is, there is no magic formula for making a piece of content go viral. You could make the most polished piece of content and it is seen by nobody, and then film yourself on your phone talking while you walk and it goes crazy on views.
This is, without doubt, the line you’ve been hearing for the last few months from every single social media marketer about, and honestly, I’m not going to sugar coat it for you, yes you should be doing them. So…..let’s talk blogs. (more…)
As you most likely know, Facebook Live is an incredible way for you and your brand/business to be seen and heard. Especially since the start of the Facebooks most recent algorithm and rule alterations. So here are my top tips for you, starting with why you need to own a teddybear. (more…)
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