3 tips to show up more confidently on video.
It’s no secret that Instagram just takes concepts from nearly every mainstream social media app and calls it their own. Instagram stories are no different. They were derived from snapchat. I bring this up because we need to understand the organic nature and purpose of stories in comparison to other areas of the app.
Instagram stories are for people who already follow you (for the most part). They are an opportunity to share your life, behind the scenes, unedited, un-curated if you wish. And they open the door for DM’s, 1:1 interactions and SALES. People can, at this time, shop directly through Instagram stories. It used to be a swipe up. Now it’s a link. Either way, this is HUGE for small business owners who are wanting to leverage this free app in order to grow their biz.
So, please, practice these video tips and tell me I’m wrong.
Tell me you don’t get more DM’s and interaction when you show them eyeballs to the camera!
People connect to PEOPLE. Even my fav jewelry or home decor companies are the ones that show the owners/people/behind the scenes. It’s taking us through a STORY – go figure. I likely choose to trust those brands because of bloggers I follow who vouch for them! PEOPLE CONNECT TO POEPLE. Faces sell. Eyeballs sell. Smiles sell.
If you’re terrified to show yours face because “I don’t know what to say”, “I feel awkward”, “What if no one responds?” TRY THIS:
1️⃣Pick a topic you know about, and can easily talk about without question (this makes you feel more comfortable).
2️⃣Pre record not in the app if you like – feels less “on” or like you might post without wanting to.
3️⃣Just start with some fun questions and ask your audience polls/voting – coffee vs tea, mountains vs beach, squat vs deads, N*SYNC vs Backstreet etc. The more you do it the more comfortable and confident you’ll be. PROMISE THAT.
And remember that we all felt awkward the first few times we spoke to our phones and put it on the internet. You’re not alone.
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