Today is a pretty emotional one here in the United States. It’s the anniversary of that dark day when terrorists bombed the World Trade Center in New York in 2001. I remember I was sleeping when John came in our bedroom and turned on the TV. He said, “The world is going crazy.”
For weeks afterwards there was a heaviness in the face of every person I saw. We had all experienced such a devastating loss.
So today please take a moment to reflect on all that means something to you. Be a little extra nice to people you meet on the streets or when you’re driving from point A to point B.
Today’s article is all about your Emotion Quotient and how to raise it higher for engaging videos. Please enjoy. And if you’re available tomorrow, please join me and video showcase expert, Ann DeVere (founder of GVN-TV and Access to Experts) for a free training TOMORROW, Thursday, September 12th at 12pm PT/3pm ET.
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“Have an A-1 day!”
Videos can test the patience of introverted entrepreneurs like me. Yes, I just confessed to being an introvert.
You see videos require a bigger burst of energy than you need in everyday life. That means you need to amp up what I call your “Emotion Quotient” for video so your video isn’t lackluster and dull.
The Emotion Quotient is the level of energy and commitment you bring to the video shoot. If your energy is low, your video will be a snooze-fest. The more emotion you’re connected to when you deliver your performance, the more engaging your video.
In order to come across like the star you are, I have a few tricks from my acting background to help you raise your own Emotion Quotient.
- Up Your Ante – In acting when a character does anything, the actor has to explore the “motivation.” So what’s your motivation for creating this video? Go deep and tap into why you actually started your business and imagine who you’re helping.
- Own It, Baby – No matter what you’re wearing or how you feel, throw your shoulders back, stand up straight and smile. When we physically act “as if” we are all that and a bag o’ chips, our mind starts believing it too. The camera will pick up your diva-licious energy, so fake it till you make it!
- Shake Your Groove Thing – Raising your energy level requires a little bit of physical exertion. Right before you start filming move around,dance or just jump up and down. As your blood starts pumping, you’ll also end up speaking with more purpose and dynamism. Don’t worry about being over-animated like Jim Carrey. It’s doubtful that you’ll overdo it.
Take some time to prepare and raise your Emotion Quotient to create sizzling videos that beg to be watched.
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