Business Reboot Challenge Day 13 – Video killed the marketing stars

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Day 13 – Video killed the marketing stars

Hey challenger!

Day 13 of your 30-Day ‘Business Reboot’.


Video is one of the most powerful tools you can use in your marketing, and yet… most small business owners, professionals and freelancers seem to be afraid of using it, or using it to its maximum potential.

In the Video Marketing course you learn 10 important ways to use video to grow your business, as well as what mistakes to avoid, what equipment to use, the tips and tricks for better videos, how to overcome the fear of standing in front of a camera, and a lot more…

 Nisandeh Neta

YOUR ASSIGNMENT – DAY 13

 

Your challenge for today is to implement one way to use video in your business, so you actually create that video using just your phone.

The video I invite you to create today is a short (2-4 minutes) video where you answer one (or more) of the questions you’re most frequently asked.

If you’re happy with the result, upload it to YouTube and share the link to the video in the comment box below. If not… delete it from your phone and record a new version.


TIPS TO GET THE MAX OUT OF DAY 13

 

Pro Tip 1: Check light, background, noise and surroundings. Simply sit or stand in a well-lit room, and use your smartphone (or camera). Look straight into the lens, introduce yourself in a few words, share the question, and then simply take a few minutes to answer the question.

Pro Tip 2: Persistence is king. If you’re not satisfied with the result, simply record it again. At the beginning, you might feel like you need to record 2 or 3 (or 4 or 5) versions before you’re satisfied, but the more you do it, the more relaxed you will be and the easier and faster you will be able to generate a good video.

Pro Tip 3: Give and get feedback and help each other become Video Ninjas. By watching each other videos and giving and receiving feedback – you shorten your learning curve to become a great video marketer.

Go ahead…. record the video, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and post the link to the video in the comment box below.

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DAY 13 – YOUR SECRET PERK

As a challenger, today you can grab one of the 15 courses of my complete S.M.A.R.T. Business Success System for a tiny fraction of its normal price.

 

Today’s special perk is the course Video Marketing, available today for €97 (normal price €997,-)


In this course you’ll learn:

  • 10 best ways to use video to grow your business
  • The worst mistakes to avoid (each one of those will kill your video)
  • What equipment to use (it’s much easier AND cheaper than you think)
  • Tips and tricks for better videos
  • How to overcome the fear of standing in front of a camera
  • and a lot more…

 

You can get it TODAY as a SPECIAL PERK, but only if you’re one the first 10 people to grab it.

The special perk will disappear tonight at 23:59PM.

 

Click here to grab your perk right now

112 Comments

  1. Margreet van Bork

    This my very first try.
    I have done nothing to make it specially nice. I did it to concur my own hesitation and to keep my own promise to do this challenge.
    You can look at it here: https://youtu.be/jKpd9S9W83Y

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  2. Dennis Keim

    I have been doing a product demonstration video for ToolKid (I met in Business Bootcamp), in a professional TV production studio, which should be online soon. Furthermore, I’ll be doing a two weekly vlog soon. I’m very aware of the value and necessity of video marketing, but have decided not to do it here now. But it’s wonderful to see how you guys are rollin’! Keep up the good work!

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  3. Connie van Rossum

    Hi,

    I also took the challenge to produce a video with my mobile phone: https://youtu.be/OjbIXlf49aw

    I think the story itself could have been a bit stronger, but if I would do a ‘take two’, then I think it would be less spontaneous than this ‘take one’.

    I’m curious if you liked watching it and if I should make more videos of myself.

    Ciao!

    Connie

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    • Naomi Dongelmans

      Hi Connie
      I loved watching your video, you are really attached to your public. Keep on going!

      Reply
      • Connie van Rossum

        Tnx Naomi! I Will!

        Reply
  4. Patricia Leenaarts

    This is my first video, it was very exciting but we also laughed a lot about the bloopers.

    How can I record a video if I have to do it alone?

    Link: https://youtu.be/6pQR3izRt88.

    I love to hear what I can do to make this better

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    • Margreet van Bork

      I miss your beautiful laugh. With your laugh, you show your playfulness. It also makes your look less static. I like your message!
      Have fun with it.

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      • Patricia Leenaarts

        Hi Margreet, thank you,
        I will practice a lot for the camera 🙂

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    • Clemie v.d. Boorn

      Hello Patricia,

      Looks nice!
      The tip I got will work for you too: place your logo at the back,

      Cheers,
      Clemie

      Reply
  5. Niko Milojevic

    I made my first video with my business partner for the launch of our new platform we recently launched.
    It was a lot of fun filming it.
    Bear in mind that it’s made for the Belgium market.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZkMAGyUELw
    There are a lot more to come, so any feedback to improve is welcome.

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  6. Marcel Heijnes

    Hello,
    This is the second video I made and did it just for practise. No rehearsal at all I want to skip my perfection.
    I have had more technical problems to solve, YouTube didn’t work at last Vimeo does: https://vimeo.com/245430705
    What I want to know; is the message clear?
    Warm regards, Marcel

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  7. Marcel Heijnes

    Hello,
    This is the second video I made and did it just for practice. No rehearsal at all I want to skip my perfection.
    I have had more technical problems to solve, YouTube didn’t work at last Vimeo does: https://vimeo.com/245430705
    What I want to know; is the message clear?
    Warm regards, Marcel

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    • Margreet van Bork

      I had to listen for a second time. But then it was clear to me. For me, it would be easier to understand if you explain directly in the beginning what the term facia means or what the facia is. Now I missed the explanation the first time and had to go back to the beginning.
      I would prefer a camera position so that I do not look from below to your face. It is as if I am forced to look up to you.

      Hope this comment is helpful.

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      • Marcel Heijnes

        Hello Margreet,

        Thank you, this comment helps me a lot.
        I will make a difference in explaining and I will change the camera position.
        And what I will do also is make tapes in my practice room. That makes it I think also better.
        warm regards, Marcel

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  8. Gordana Kierans

    Dear Challengers,

    I got news for you: I am sticking out again. I am not doing it for the sake of sticking out though.
    When I wanted to record the video, I noticed that I had the meditation “downloaded” that I have been thinking of in the last few days. Correspondingly, I recorded the meditation and would really appreciate your feedback. You are the first ones listening.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AqehXN72SPOEbq52Oya4gJ5FtFijImvR

    You might need to turn up the volume. Thank you in advance for your help!

    I have several years of teaching experience and I know how to deliver the message under pressure (although the applause brought me out of my script for a brief moment): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K36V3_v4Ty4&t=22s. However, I still took the today’s perk because I want to learn more about this medium.

    Reply
    • Yvonne van Gennip

      I’m really impressed Gordana, you seem not to need this perk 🙂 (kidding but serious also), you’re inspiring the way you speak and are on stage at the Ted Groningen!

      Reply
      • Gordana Kierans

        Dear Yvonne,

        Thank you so much for your feedback.

        In Groningen, the others did the filming. If I recall correctly, there were eight cameras directed at us speakers. The event took place in the Stadsschouwburg and the technology behind the event was incredible.

        That TEDx Talk was among the best experiences of my life. I am glad you enjoyed watching the video.

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    • Patricia Leenaarts

      Hoi Gordana, Nice story and an experienced speaker, very nice.

      Reply
    • Marie-Astrid Vermaas

      Hi Gordana,

      I got somewhat confused since the name on the TEDx video seemed another, but you are clearly recognizable from your photo.

      I very much like the way you turn an ordinary “object” into something special and valuable.

      Thank you for the meditation too! I had some difficulty in opening the file, you might consider to convert it into mp4 format.

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      • Gordana Kierans

        Thank you Marie for your feedback! Very much appreciated.
        I know it is a bit confusing with two names. I published business books under my real name and I wanted to avoid confusion when I published the first fiction book: the children story.

        I believe that everything is valuable. We only don’t take time to appreciate it.
        The meditation is on my Facebook page now and seems to be working (in case you want to join the group). I am working on a special Christmas message where I will talk about valuable people in our lives.

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  9. Hilda van Veen

    Hi everyone, what an adventures! Never thought that I would make a YouTube video again! I really enjoyed doing it. Had to do it over a couple of time.. I would very much like to receive feedback from you.
    I hope the link works …
    https://youtu.be/46sLR3xrTRM

    Hoi allemaal, wat een ontdekkingen allemaal! Nooit gedacht dat ik nog eens een YouTube filmpje zou maken! Ik vond het heel leuk om te doen. Wel een paar keer over gedaan hoor. Ik zou heel graag feedback van jullie krijgen.
    Ik hoop dat de link werkt…

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    • Gordana Kierans

      Dear Hilda,
      You have accomplished something incredible: explained the Da Ai calligraphy to someone who doesn’t speak any Dutch.
      I would show the picture earlier while you are talking about calligraphy.
      Well done!

      Reply
    • Patricia Leenaarts

      Hi Hilda, Beautiful story and beautifully and clearly explained. For the technique of the video, the next time you can put the camera higher on a shelf or something

      Reply
    • Naomi Dongelmans

      Hoi Connie

      I loved watching your video, you are really attached to your public. Keep on going!

      Reply
    • Naomi Dongelmans

      Hi Hilda, great movie, only for next time, turn your telephone 90 degrees… it looks better on youtube/facebook etc.

      Reply
    • Marie-Astrid Vermaas

      Hi Hilda,

      You’re doing GREAT! Loved your video as well as your voice.

      One tip: place the camera (your phone?) higher than your face, this way viewers don’t feel as if you’re looking down on them. I’m sure that isn’t your intention.

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    • Gordana Kierans

      Really nice Clemie! Be more relaxed next time. I know that it is easier said than done. And maybe a different background.

      Reply
    • Patricia Leenaarts

      Hi Clemie, Nice film, maybe a spring color on the background. We try again soon.

      Reply
      • Clemie v.d. Boorn

        Hello Patricia,
        Thanks for your feedback!
        Cheers,
        Clemie

        Reply
    • Yvonne van Gennip

      Hi Clemie, you can be proud this result for the first time. Keep on going, and next time I would put the camera the other way (landscape 🙂

      Reply
    • Naomi Dongelmans

      hi Clemie,
      yeah!!! Well done! I miss your beautiful logo at the back and for next time, turn your camera 90 degrees to get a nicer view.

      Reply
  10. Yvonne van Gennip

    It’s not working for me on youtube, don’t know what’s the problem. Vimeo does so, here is the link:
    https://vimeo.com/245398311

    Would be very happy if you want to let me know what I could improve (except my not-straight head and the wrinkles in my dress 🙂

    Reply
    • Clemie v.d. Boorn

      Hallo Yvonne,
      I looked shortly at your video. It looks natural. Nice!
      I have one remark. Please notice how often you say em, mmm,…
      Cheers,
      Clemie

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      • Yvonme van Gennip

        Thank you very much Clemie. Yes indeed gosh I need to skip that 😀

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    • Patricia Leenaarts

      Hi colleague, You do it very well on the image. I haven’t even seen the two items that you write about yourself. so release 🙂

      Reply
  11. Yvonne van Gennip

    I’m trying the whole afternoon to upload my video to youtube but when it’s halfway, it stops, I’m uploading from iMovie, anyone an idea what is the problem?

    Reply
    • Shirley Jane Jasper

      Maybe the wrong type of file? I forget all the names of the extensions but convert it to another type, this might work.

      Reply
    • Francis Dalebout

      Fun! You have a pleasant voice and are open and natural. I didn’t notice that you step outside your comfort zone, you seem completely in your element.
      At the beginning of the video I was a bit dizzy about turning what you did, I find that personally too restless, but once you sat down it was great.
      I did not watch the whole movie, more than 7 minutes might be a bit on the long side, but can also be mine, I just have a lot to do tonight so not the peace to watch. I went to your website quickly, so what you are telling triggers and makes curious.

      Leuk! Je hebt een prettige stem en komt open en natuurlijk over. Niet te merken dat je buiten je comfort zonde stapt, je lijkt helemaal in je element zo.
      Ik werd in het begin van het filmpje een beetje duizelig van het rond draaien wat je deed, dat vind ik persoonlijk té onrustig, maar toen je eenmaal ging zitten ging het super.
      Ik heb niet het hele filmpje uit gekeken, ruim 7 minuten is misschien wat aan de lange kant, maar kan ook aan mij liggen, ik heb gewoon nog veel te doen vanavond dus niet de rust om het uit te kijken. Ik ben wel even snel naar je website gegaan, wat je vertelt triggert dus wel en maakt wel nieuwsgierig.

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      • Yolanda van Zuijlen

        Dankje voor je reactie! Heel waardevol. En vooral fijn om te horen dat je getriggerd werd om verder te kijken. 7 minuten inderdaad wel lang. Werkpuntje in het algemeen 🙂 Fijn weekend! Yolanda

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    • Shirley-Jane Jasper

      Hi Yolanda,

      First I see a nice person, someone that makes me curious to watch. Hear, clothes, face as well as your appearance are ‘balanced.’
      When you say you do a short video, I see it’s actually 7 minutes, so maybe don’t say it unless you have practiced this in advance. When you practice you know how much time it will actually take (then you also know what you really want to say, what to skip and keep the message more clear and to the point).

      Then I got a little uncomfortable when you’re swinging from one site to the other with your camera. Still, I keep watching because you talk so cheerful and I’m getting more curious about your Feng Shui offer.

      In your text beneath the video I would start with the interesting part after your appealing title. “Volg een workshop over hoe je kunt zorgen … in Amsterdam op 17 dec.”

      Overall, if your camera wouldn’t have been swinging it is a very good video, especially when this is out of your comfort zone.

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      • Yolanda van Zuijlen

        Thanks for your feedback and taking time to look at the video! Its so good to hear, from someone who doesnt know me. I will absolutely take your feedback into account in next videos. Have a good weekend! Yolanda

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    • Patricia Leenaarts

      Hi Yolanda, Nice to listen and to watch, nice subject. You do it very relaxed and natural, good luck.

      Hi Yolanda, Leuk om te luisteren en te kijken, mooi onderwerp.Je doet het heel relaxed en natuurlijk, veel succes.

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  12. Francis Dalebout

    Oh boy… this is quite the challenge, wáy out of my comfort zone.
    I recently made my first video, not for my bussiness but for a training I had to do for the UWV. This was an elevatorpitch so it was a pre-written text I had to keep to. This felt (and turned out) pretty unnatural.
    I think talking without ‘script’ about my work will be easier (I hope) . I do have a suitable subject so will give it a shot later this weekend.

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  13. Jolanda Mulder

    Hi people,

    Here’s the video I made this morning.

    It’s called: Moeiteloos Spreken en Zingen.

    https://youtu.be/rwvLUsXQwqk

    I’d love to get some feedback.

    En to all of you who still have to make the video: ENJOY. It’s been fun.

    Jolanda

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    • Mariëtte Verlaan

      Super! Lovely!
      I enjoyed your enthusiasm, relaxed manner and the joy you express in your short video. Wonderful exercise. Totally at ease!!!
      Less background and your chin a little lower might be a minor tweak to go for in the next one. Before being a Feng Shui garden professional, my profession was ‘logopediste’. Voice and communication are still simmering in my veins. I recently joined a women’s choir and love it!!!

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      • Jolanda Mulder

        Ah, singing in a choir is wonderful! Maybe sometimes a workshop ‘stembevrijding ? 😁

        Thanks for your compliments. Means a lot to me.

        The change from logopedist to feng shui garden professional is surprising. Good luck with it. Have you made a video? I’ll check the comments…

        Jolanda

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        • Mariëtte Verlaan

          Dear Jolanda,

          I was active as ‘logopedist’ for over 20 years and am already a Feng Shui garden professional for about 15 years. All started with my first garden, the creative joy and relaxation I experienced. All garden and plant knowledge embodied with such an ease. That why this surely is one of my precious versatile talents.

          I did not yet record a new video but you are very welcome to watch this video in which I present my book, recorded in one take in 2015 without practice in an assignment during a course for writers. https://vimeo.com/121909897

          The only part that I would like to clip is the last 17 seconds because of the outdated info. Don’t know how to do that. Maybe you or someone here does know?

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    • Gordana Kierans

      Dear Jolanda,
      I really love your video.
      You start a bit stiff but you shake it off very fast. I don’t speak any Dutch but your body language captivated me and I watched the video while understanding only fragments that are related to German or English.
      Well done!

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    • Marcel Heijnes

      Hoi Jolanda,

      Very nice voice, the sound of your voice is clear.

      warm regards, Marcel

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      • Jolanda Mulder

        Ah, Marcel, that’s the best compliment a ‘voice-worker’ can get. 😀 thank you!

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  14. Lenie Verhelst

    Wow, this really was far beyond my comfort zone. But hey, that’s where the magic happens, right? Uncomfortable to make, and it still shows after what seems a massive amount of trials.
    Still proud that I did it, and really curious what you think of it.

    https://youtu.be/LVRKdLxV7nY

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    • Shirley Jane Jasper

      How you look and dress, your appearance is really important and you look beautiful Lenie!

      And yes I can tell you are so nervous! You holp up your shoulders and look a bit scared. No worries, the more you do this, the more you will re-lease. Your camera is not a tiger intending to attack, it’s your friend who will help you to reach more prospects and clients. Nevertheless, you are able to speak real calm and nice (good voice!) when I’m nervous I’m going to speak really fast and start babbling, losing my audience’s interest.

      Be aware that you’re (probably) looking at yourself at the screen. Make sure you look at the camera.

      I suggest you make a second video in the near future, or even today. Just to deal with this a little more (but only if you want to). If you put it here, I would be delighted to watch.

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      • Francis Dalebout

        I can só relate to you being far out of your comfort zone. I had to make a videopitch for the UWV a few weeks back and I lost count of the amount of tries.. I think you did a good job already, you started out nervous, it shows, but when you start talking about what you do, you get comfortable and more natural. I’m sure with a little more ‘miles’ on the camera, you’ll make great video’s.

        One tip for you (I made the same ‘mistake’)… Place the camera higher, at eye level, so you can look forward and the camera doesn’t film you from ‘below’.

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    • Saskia de Rooy

      Hoi Lenie,
      Wat goed dat je het hebt gedaan! Je zou het kamera standpunt wat hoger kunnen maken, meer gericht op je gezicht.
      Gefeliciteerd!

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    • Mariëtte Verlaan

      GREAT!!! Very nice voice. I like the introduction about your daughters being confident. Proud! YOU DID IT!
      Just some minor improvements: I would suggest to turn the camera for a horizontal view and put the camera much higher so you actually look at eye height into the camera (with focus on the current top half of your profile).

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    • Gordana Kierans

      Dear Lenie,
      Thank you for your video. I don’t speak Dutch but from what I saw I found you very authentic and honest.
      Well done!

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  15. Timon Vinke

    My first video ever, wow.
    It was actually uncomfortable not only to make it, but to upload as well. Outside my comfort zone, but that will change fast.

    You can find it here: https://youtu.be/4p3Er7Hh-R4

    Please don’t mind my hair and clothing, wasn’t planning on recording any videos today. 🙂

    What went well:
    – After first minute it became less awkward. Hopefully, it is noticeable in the video.
    – Video quality is not as bad as I expected, using my mobile.

    Already learned so much:
    – Record video by keeping mobile horizontal
    – Take the time relax, you can cut out unwanted pieces (already did that)
    – Lighting is important, more light=better
    – Sound recording with a mic should also be better.
    – And much more.

    In case any of you wonder, I won’t send this to my clients, it’s purely for this challenge. For the real deal, I will change clothes and do my hair. 🙂

    And I used the free VSDC video editor to rotate the movie, add the logo and cut out unwanted pieces.

    Do let me know what you thought of it.

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    • Shirley Jane Jasper

      Hi Timon,

      I haven’t seen your video yet, but – since we’re here on a safe platform where we are open and honest with each other – I must say that you use a lot of excuses to defend yourself. I suggest: don’t! You did your first video!!! That’s something to be proud of or to celebrate. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

      Off course defending yourself is a widely common not-helping habit, so even I feel the need to defend myself with my response, by ‘pleasing you’ that, hé, I just got the exact same feedback this week at my personal challenge to overcome my fear of failure on FB. The next time I didn’t and in advance, I didn’t make myself small.

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      • Timon Vinke

        Hi Shirley,

        You are right that for making these videos I feel quite insecure. But at the same time I’m confident I can change that with practice.

        I was happy with the result, but my post here doesn’t reflect that.

        So yes, don’t sell myself short, be proud of every step!
        Thank you for the comment.

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        • Shirley-Jane Jasper

          I’m sure you can. Some people show much more discomfort in their videos than you. You can do this! Good luck with this video-challenge

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      • Timon Vinke

        Hi Shirley,

        I accidentally put the video on private. I changed that, so now you should be able to view it.

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    • Marcel Heijnes

      Hallo Timon,

      the link doesn’t work. hgr Marcel

      Reply
      • Timon Vinke

        Hi Marcel,

        I accidentally put the video on private. I changed that, so now you should be able to view it.

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    • Jolanda Mulder

      He Timon.

      You definitely know what you’re talking about!

      For the video’s I would choose a more quiet background. And maybe place the mobile on something, so it doesn’t move.

      Good luck and enjoy making a new video next time.

      Jolanda

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      • Timon Vinke

        Hi Jolanda,

        Thank you for the feedback and the compliment.

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    • Shirley-Jane Jasper

      Good, not distracting background.

      Next time use a tripod, or put your phone on a table (lean it to a pile of books). I don’t think you hear or clothes are distracting. It depends on your target audience: are they people in suits or do they usually walk in, say, jeans. Then a nice suit could even be a barrier.

      I think that when you make a video for your clients you take a little more time to prepare what you’re going to say and how you pronounce it in English. I couldn’t hear your business name. Then again, you do have the name consistently in view, good thing!

      If you’re good at editing than you could also outline what you’re saying by showing the headlines in text lines. This will make the video more alive and helps people to stay focus. Definitely use this when you’re putting it on FB. FB videos have no sound in the timeline and you need to do something to get peoples interest to turn on the sound.

      If there’s so much to gain with what you offer I would definitely spread this message in the world of your ta.

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      • Timon Vinke

        Hi Shirley,

        Thanks a lot for all these tips.
        My target audience would prefer smart casual, so I’ll go for that.

        Prepare my English pronunciation, check.

        I like the idea of the editing, although I’m not planning on using FB at the moment. My TA is not using it for business purposes.

        I do think I will spread the message and content of the video. Just not this particular video, so I’ll redo it sometime soon.

        Today going to get a tripod for my Canon camera and shoot with that in the future.

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    • Gordana Kierans

      Dear Timon,
      Thank you for this video. I have no idea why you are so critical.
      First of all, the shaking was a bit annoying but I concentrated on your message and didn’t notice it anymore. You look great on camera and you should do more of it. I didn’t notice anything unusual about your hair and didn’t pay any attention to your clothes because you came across as an expert and I learned from you today (although I don’t plan any construction project at this moment.)
      Relax! Well done!

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      • Timon Vinke

        Hi Gordana,

        Thanks for the compliments. I guess I have some limiting believes there. I’ll just keep going and get rid of them.

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  16. Nicole Klip

    I sometimes use video to promote an event. Next week my focus lies in loving kindness to yourself, I think I will go live on Facebook live to promote it a bit more.

    I also have an introduction of myself on video: https://vimeo.com/221725972

    The idea of making a video answering a much-asked question is good, however, I don’t have much time for it today, but I’ll put it on my action shortlist :).

    warm greetings, Nicole

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    • Francis Dalebout

      I loved the big laughing face that the still shows before you watch the video, you feel like you want to know who that happy person is.

      But may I be frank with you? When I started to watch, the first 40 seconds made me feel uncomfortable due to the way you look in the camera. Mayby you try very hard to look straight at the camera and ‘stare’ because of that, I’m not sure, but your eyes are wide open in an unnatural way. It almost felt intimidating and I don’t think that is what you want to be as a coach. It distracts from what you are saying.
      From the cut at 0:41 you look different, your eyes are wáy softer and you look and act more natural. You use face expressions and smile at some points, like you’re speaking directly to someone. I immediately felt more comfortable watching you and I’m paying more attention to what you are saying. From that point on I like the person who ‘s sitting in front of me, while in the first 40 seconds I feel ‘resistance’…

      I hope I didn’t offend you with this comment but since we’re in a pretty safe environment I felt I had to tell you how your video made me feel at first…
      I

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    • Jolanda Mulder

      Hai Nicole,

      I like how the way you look fits in the background. Warm.
      You sound more at ease at the end of the video. You have a great smile. Lovely.

      For me, the ‘overgangen’ are somewhat disturbing. I think it is oké using them but maybe softer, and less.

      Answering a question in a video is a really good idea. Looking forward to your video.

      Jolanda

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    • Yvonne van Gennip

      Onder de indruk, de achtergrond klopt, natuurlijk, warm, relaxed :-)!

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    • Mariëtte Verlaan

      Very nice and a wonderful idea!
      It would be more spontaneous and interesting if you would not read the texts. Put the camera a little higher and relax. Convince yourself that you can do it by heart!

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      • Elske van de Fliert - Zero-e

        Hi Mariëtte,

        Thank you!

        Relaxing, check 🙂

        BTW: I did not read the text, I did do it by heart. But it is good to know that this is not how it comes across.

        Kind regards,
        Elske

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    • Jolanda Mulder

      Short and catchy, I like it.

      Can and do you speak a lot during a day? I think you could ‘do less’ while speaking, which probably makes speaking more effortless and ‘soepel’.
      If you want to I can tell you more about it.

      Jolanda

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      • Elske van de Fliert - Zero-e

        Hi Jolanda,

        Thanks!

        There are days I hardly see anyone and hardly speak, there are days I do not stop 😉 Feels rather effortlessly to me.

        Kind regards,
        Elske

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    • Gordana Kierans

      Dear Elske,
      What a wonderful task you have! Recommending books.
      The lights in your video could be brighter. And relax more.
      Thank you for doing this.

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    • Shirley Jane Jasper

      I like your happy appearance. Your voice is attracting, makes me keep listening. However, you probably look at yourself instead of in the camera. Later you look at the camera and this is a totally different and better experience for me, as a watcher.

      I’m quite an impatient person so I wasn’t able to watch the whole video, although it’s an interesting topic. I’d prefer very short videos.

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      • Kim Buining

        Thank you for checking out the video and giving me the feedback. When I use a regular camera it´s quite normal to look in the lens but I find it´s a challenge on the laptop since I´m used to looking at the screen :P. I will definitely think about it for the next time 🙂

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        • Shirley Jane Jasper

          Good luck! Would you like to check mine too? It’s the first, down below.

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    • Timon Vinke

      Hi Kim,

      Well done, it seems quite natural.

      Only thing I noticed which you could improve is the eye contact. I noticed you like next to the camera quite a lot, probably to read your notes or something.

      You can do that, but try to look directly in the camera as well at times.

      Overall, Thumbs up!

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      • Kim Buining

        Thanks Timon! The next time I will use my phone or camera instead of the laptop 🙂

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    • Gordana Kierans

      Dear Kim,
      You have a beautiful personality and you look great on video.
      However, I agree with Shirley: try to look into the lens to establish an eye contact.
      Furthermore, unless it is something very important, I don’t watch a video for 10 minutes.
      Few videos would be a better idea.
      I cannot tell anything about the content as I don’t speak Dutch.

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      • Kim Buining

        Thank you for your feedback! This video was a collab with another entrepreneur Kim. She asked me to give some social media advice to her own Facebook community. I’m sharing some insights and give her a present at the end :).

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    • Patricia Leenaarts

      Hi Kim, you have a beautiful open look. Your photos are very expressive and beautiful! if you speak on the video as if you are talking to someone live, you’ll pop off the screen. good luck.

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    • Elske van de Fliert - Zero-e

      Hi Shirley Jane,

      You start out very strong. but after half a minute or so it starts to be a bit slow. I think it is because it is not going to a specific point. You end strong with the website and the solution. I would make it shorter, more tak-tak-tak.
      And I would finish, pause, turn off the camera, and cut off that last bit where you turn it off.

      Hopes this helps,
      Elske

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    • Timon Vinke

      Super video.
      To me, it looks like you do this more often. Quality of video is also very good. What did you shoot it with?

      Your final touch made me smile, so that’s good. 🙂

      Trying to think hard what could be improved, but that’s not easy.
      You could do a bit more branding by adding a logo or something, but I suppose that for this quick challenge that was too much work.

      Anyway, all the best for the videos and your business.

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      • Shirley Jane Jasper

        Thank you, Timon! I did this a couple of times and last week a started my personal overcome-my-fear-of-failure-challenge which contains of making life videos on my FB timeline. (Today the fourth challenge: singing I am what I am life on FB, pfff)

        I just shot it with my iPhone 6.

        And yes, I still have problems understanding my video-editing program, so I didn’t edit at all. It has one benefit: I want to make things perfect ánd I don’t want to spend endless time on video shooting, which is an impossible combination. So, now I have to find the balance between spending a reasonable time and dealing with the fact it won’t be perfect.

        All the best to you too. I’m going to watch your video as well.

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  17. Blanca Vergara

    This week I’ve used Facebook live several times. It’s a great way to connect fast, easy and powerfully with your audience. I’m going to make it a part of my marketing mix.

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    • Cobi Rijsdam

      Bianca, I use Facebook Live too. Facebook gives more attention to FB Live videos so more people will be reached using Facebook Live. If I have a promotion I always use Facebook Live which gives a bigger result. Scarry in the beginning. Practice makes perfect.

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    • Hilda van Veen

      Did you record it? Can you show us?

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      • Blanca Vergara

        Here’s the one on an event. I’m hosting this Monday for Life Skills education. I allowed the kids to be there to make it more real and approachable,
        https://www.facebook.com/blanca.vergara/videos/10155070624246451/
        Of course, if you want to join us on the conversation of life skills, please do. It’s free!

        This is an interview I gave to promote the work of my friends
        https://www.facebook.com/SheDaresAmsterdam/videos/1514857695271576/

        I’m loving this technology and I’m going to use it more.

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        • Gordana Kierans

          Dear Blanca,
          That was a wonderful video.
          However, when you say “come without children” (I believe) I ask myself: why didn’t she do it. Just a thought.
          Other than that: really entertaining.

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