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In Fall 2018, I participated in the Ignite Video Challenge offered by Niamh Arthur. It's a four week challenge where participants receive helpful video tips and record a video each weekday. (Relax: the videos aren't listed on YouTube so only people who have the link can see them.)
Long story short, the challenge was great fun and it it helped me become so much more comfortable with videos. I used to squirm on video and now I love it! (I still squirm when someone takes a picture of me. Apparently I've only learned how to be confident on video, not on photos.)
They say that an image is worth a thousand words. Well, videos may be worth a million worth. So, here are a few videos to show how my comfort level with video has increased:
First day of the challenge:
Last day of the challenge (less than four weeks later):
So, that's what I got from the Ignite Video Challenge. If you want to get more comfortable on camera (and just in life in general), I highly, highly, highly encourage you to sign up for the Ignite Video Challenge here.
After the Ignite Video Challenge, I continued on my video marketing journey. I had officially fallen in love with video.
Here's the first public video I recorded after the Ignite Video Challenge (it's also the first solo public video I've ever recorded):
And this is a video I recorded a couple of weeks later. I now feel comfortable to talk on video for a really long time, without a script:
I don't think this would have been possible without the Ignite Video Challenge. Thanks to that experience, I feel so much more confident and comfortable on video.
I've been working on my YouTube channel for a bit over three months now. I get positive feedback on the videos I'm creating and I've even already gotten an amazing coaching client as a result of my videos.
If you've been wanting to record videos, do yourself a favor and sign up for the challenge. You can thank me later. :)
You can sign up for the Ignite Video Challenge here.