📽️ The Foundation of My Vlog (VIDEO)
Today's video is a different type of video. Today I am going to talk about why I started vlogging. I'm someone who's comfortable with speaking in front of large groups or on the spot speaking about my business. Talking in front of a camera is a completely different situation. It's just me and a camera that I'm staring at. So from that standpoint, it could be [00:00:30] definitely something that's taken me out of my comfort zone, but in a good way. Being an entrepreneur, I'm constantly pushing myself out of my comfort zone, whether I like it or not, because that's how I'm going to grow.
I first heard the concept, document over create, from yours truly, Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee). I know many of us out there love Gary and his daily vlog, #DailyVee, which airs [00:01:00] every single day, because he has a fabulous team helping him produce his videos and many other things. Within those vlogs, he highlights his business meetings, speaking with other entrepreneurs, traveling and so on. So it gives the viewer an insight to what his life is truly like. Instead of him just talking in front of a camera and saying, "Hi, this is what I do and this is how I do it." [00:01:30] You get the behind the curtain look to see him in action.
That really got me thinking. I wanted to start creating video because YouTube is popular, Instagram has video, video is all over the place right now. So I thought to myself, "How do I push myself out of my comfort zone and have people look at me whether they know me or not, in a different way, [00:02:00] or see these are my day to day activities within my business? This is me before I meet with a client, after I meet with a client, working on different activities, doing collaborations, or anything that I get involved with, that I deem important."
So before I even hit my first vlog, I am thinking, "Okay, what do I need to vlog about? How do I make this interesting? What are compelling points of a vlog?" I watch [00:02:30] enough of them. Not that I'm sitting in front of YouTube watching vlogs all day. But I know the theatrics of a vlog. I know the transitions and the different key points that people find important or that I like and stand out to me. Different effects or title sequences that hook people into the vlog, making some of the scenes shorter than others.
So I figured out the transitions and how I [00:03:00] wanted to frame my vlog before I started to give myself a reference point. I start off and I will say, "Okay, it's Monday, what am I doing on a Monday that is fabulous?" [00:03:30]
I started coming at vlogging toward that mindset first. What am I doing that is so fabulous that everyone will want to see? Am I going on a photo shoot? Am I meeting with a client? Will I be in a different city? Am I traveling? Am I going to be in a place where there's nicer cars or nice architecture around that's noteworthy for a camera? Then I started thinking, "Well, even though I'm at these types of places a lot, [00:04:00] that's not really what I want to reveal in its entirely through my vlog. I want to showcase my journey. What am I doing throughout my days that I am able to stop and tell viewer what I am doing? Or going to and from different places."
It is all about being in a proper place where [00:04:30] I am able to stop for a little bit to vlog. I knew vlogging was the answer for me. I want to show people, and people being potential clients, that this is my life, this is what I do, I care about my clients, I care about my business, and I care about creating great relationships with great people. Even not in the area that I live within. I like connecting with many people who are outside of the area [00:05:00] too, because it allows me to get a grasp for what is going on in different markets. And to be quite honest, that's where I'm looking for my business to go.
Vlogging gives a realistic perspective to who I am and my personality, and my true intentions. I am still getting myself used to, hey, I should have vlogged, or I should vlog tomorrow when I'm going to be at this place, because I am at a new place, and I don't know when I'm going to be here again, so it's a great opportunity for me to record a video. Because guess what, I truly do not know who is going to see [00:08:30] my video. My dream client could see my video. Or somebody who was interested in hiring me because they saw all my Instagram photos, or my website, or this, or that, but they're not sure how I am in person. This is a great way for me to break it to somebody, how I am in person, show my personality, and for them to understand more about what I do.
Vlogging[00:09:30] in public- It is easy to vlog in private, because no one is there. I was very apprehensive about it at first, "Oh my, is somebody going to wave in the back? Or is somebody going to Snapchat me vlogging?" That is the type of world we live in today. I thought, "You know what, [00:10:00] no. I didn't get this far to care about what anyone thinks with me walking around with my phone, talking to it.”
Please like this video and share it out with anyone who wants to get to know me better, or wants to break through that glass of vlogging. I sure did, and guess what; I still have a few chips on my shoulder from the glass, because it is still a lot to get over and to go through.