Jif Lemon Day

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Now. Then how the devil are you. Well, excellent too. Thank you very much for asking or welcome to another video ad. Today is all about Shrove Tuesday because obviously it’s pancake day making pancakes. We all know why we do it. We’re claiming the fridge of all the crap so that we can do well for lent unless of course you’re like me and you’re giving nothing up for the next 40 days cause I’m perfect. Anyway, moving on. I wanted to talk to you about a piece of content that really ties well into Shrove Tuesday and pancake day and this is the kind of stuff you need to be thinking about potentially doing with your brand and your business as well. Who remembers here? If you’re of a certain age, we’ll do the TV adverts for our little plastic lemon friends, CIF lemons. Do you remember the advert? In fact, a lot of people still call pancake day this because of this particular Advair Jif lemon day. Have a check out of this

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Don’t forget the pancakes on Jiff lemon Danny, so they have it.

There was an advert for a little, a little orange lemon, no, a little yellow lemon with lemon juice in there that caused people to call pancake day Jif lemon day. And so I want you to think about content for your brand in the same way as they were thinking about pancake day for Jif lemons. How can you tie your content into voice happening on a specific day in the year, what events are happening throughout the year? This is why I do all these daily videos, this daily content that goes on podcasts and on memes and non video because it’s all connected to daily events that people are searching for on a regular basis. So when they’re searching for it, there’s a chance they might come across your content as well and get some real value from it. So I want you to start thinking about what daily events are happening.

I’ve got to put some links to uh, calendars that I use. I’ll put them down in the section below so you can go check those out. But look for events that are tying your business into different things. Few years ago, I was working with somebody who was a leadership coach. I mean went through their entire year’s marketing. And then we got to the very end and they asked, when should I start? And the honest answer was the next day if possible because the next day was may the fourth star Wars day, if you know what I’m talking about. So star Wars day on may the fourth and they were a bit confused. And I said, well, I want you to write a blog about how the architect of the death star missed the weakness of the death star because daft ADA was a crappy boss. And that’s how you need to start thinking about your content.

How can you tie different things back into your business so that it actually really works for you? So could you have done something with national Tati a day or national dog biscuit day or like two day Schwab Tuesday or like tomorrow’s national day. So take a look at the calendar, see what you can tie your content back into. And if you’re not willing to do like daily content like I’m currently doing, well, why don’t I do weekly content? That is the ideal way to start. You start off with one piece of content and you can make that into lots of different things like I mentioned on national tortilla day, and the most important thing is, is you’re making content on one subject matter. So you’re not Scattergood in your approach with your marketing. So try and enjoy your pancake day, your Jeff lemon day, and as you do, just remember, you go look at some calendars, you’re going to get some content ideas together, and you can put a plan together so that you know what you’re talking about week on week, month on month, year on year. Start making that content and start making it work harder for you. But most importantly, tie back into events that are happening because that will really make that content a little bit more easier for you to make and also easier for people to find if they’re searching for it until tomorrow. Thanks for watching. See you then. Bye.

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.

ADVENT TIP 13 – WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO STICK THEM?

REMOVE THE FRICTION

So, you’ve downloaded your live video, you’ve got your subtitles ready to go, you’ve got a whole heap of great short edits to make the content easier to digest on different platforms…..So where you put your content?

Well, the simple answer is everywhere. You want to build an audience of raving fans, so, get that content out there to find them. It may be a little time consuming uploading to multiple platforms, but, trust me, it’ll be worth it. Build those raving fans wherever you can, and in time, watch them become more and more dedicated to your value content and start to share it with people they know would benefit from it, so your audience will grow and grow.

Beware, when using your caption file on the videos, linkedin WILL NOT let you add captions after you’ve uploaded your video, it has to be done during the upload process, so make sure you’ve got them to hand so you can add them at the same time

As always, you know where I am if you need to ask any questions or need further help [email protected]

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