3 Biggest Myths about being a Video Personality

So many of your following this blog have probably thought about creating video after seeing me execute my message to you through it, but still haven’t tried it. Today I share the 3 biggest myths that are probably holding you back from getting started as an authority in your space by way of getting on video.

Myth #1 You have to be funny

There are so many video creators trying to be funny when they’re greatest asset has nothing to do with that. You treat the camera as a vehicle to deliver your message. Imagine someone standing next to you. How would you talk? It should be similar on camera. Be you and your video will be effective.

Myth #2 You have to be pretty/handsome

Seriously? That’s not even a thing. But it can be hard enough to watch yourself back on camera, much less the judgy things you think about your appearance. When you’re becoming an authority, looking your best matters but it’s YOUR best. And there are plenty of ugly people on the Internet. Get over it and start working towards YOUR GOALS.

Myth #3 You have to write a script

I hear this one a lot which you would think would make it easier to get started but actually hinders people even more from the additional work. If you need a script to come off more natural on camera, then go to town and write one. I know plenty of people like this. I prefer to talk to a camera like a person which means me just talking. I keep a list to guide me through and keep me on track but I don’t script. That’s my forte. You need to practice the one you think is yours.

What are some other misconceptions that you think keeps you or others from trying video blogging? Share in the comments so we can break down those barriers!

Comments

  1. mjsiebolt

    You are so right on all of those points When i first started in 2010 I was a wreck and thought I had to be like the others on the tubes but then I started to be myself and things totally too off. If you are trying to be someone else then most times people see right through it. The best thing is to be yourself and if people like your videos who cares do what you do best. Just be yourself

  2. Matthew J.S. Dykstra

    If you are on windows then I suggest Windows Movie Maker or Sony Vegas but if you are on Mac OS X then I recommend iMovie or Final Cut but if you are looking for something that is usable on both then I recommend Adobe Premiere Pro

  3. Very important message Amy. Well said and I’m sharing right now. I want to see more of my offline friends on social and this just might be the little nudge then need to raise the bar and takes things to the next level 🙂

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