I wanted to create a video for you because it’s an important day, but I am getting over a cold where I was close to having it turn into pneumonia, so the voice isn’t up to par.
You can watch the video below or simply read the text underneath, whichever is more to your liking.
Watch the Video:
Video Blogging Challenge
For starters, what does the challenge entail?
It means you will sit down and prepare a video, much like the one that I did above this blog post. If you’re not comfortable sitting in front of a video screen, you can choose to do a screen capture video instead.
I wouldn’t mind a PowerPoint presentation, an interview or a show and tell video. We accept them all as long as you’re using a video camera or screen capture program to produce it! So you see, it’s very easy to participate – even if you don’t want to show your face!
Do you love the outdoors? Take your video camera outside and shoot some footage of the nearby lake in your area where you go boating or swimming in the summer. Heck, get your dog into the act by taking him to the park and video record his romping session!
The challenge starts today (September 8) and will continue until October 17. Hopefully, by the end of the video blogging challenge, you will have 30 videos that you can share with an online audience.
Leave the Excuses at the Door
I don’t want to hear you complain that you’re not personable or sexy enough to make a video. Just take one look at me and you’ll see that I’m no Miss America either, but I don’t let that stop me from connecting with people on a personal level.
You don’t need to be pretty, spunky or smart – you just need to be willing to talk to people. You’re already doing it offline when you go to the bank, grocery store and church!
I’ve talked to total strangers at an amusement park while waiting to get on a ride too! The only difference between that and doing it online is a video camera. But… if you’re too nervous to record your face, don’t do it!
Choose a different form of video to enjoy the challenge. You can easily do a screen capture video to talk about your favorite business tool. Explain why you use it, how it works and why someone might want to try it out too.
Consider showing people how to change a theme or add a slideshow to a blog. Just do something besides making excuses! Doing business online requires you to build relationships, and nothing is better to make this a reality than creating a video!
With that said, I look forward to meeting, watching and hearing you through the video blogging challenge. If it’s your first video blogging challenge, I have homework for you.
Record a 30-second video, sitting in your favorite chair. Simply say HI to me, tell me your name and wave at the camera! That’s it!
Will you be participating in the 30-day video blogging challenge? Leave a comment below and let me know!
Thanks for reading,
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