I think I’ve found my video wings with Linkedin. Making promo videos for Instagram or Facebook was nice. A few Twitter videos from time to time. I really wasn’t committed to using video. “Who wants to look at me?” that’s what I figured. I was wrong.
I started by trying to gauge any additional lift with regular photos I take vs. selfies. I am not much of a selfie guy. That’s kind of changing too. What I found was that me looking at the camera had a slight lift over other pictures. That was encouraging but didn’t address the bigger question about wanting to watch me talking.
Instagram stories was my gateway drug into video. Quick clips where I had to have something specific to say. That was digestible and easy to do. The engagement on those is awesome. I met new people and had some great discussions, chatting back and forth with people.
Then Linkedin had to add video and I just HAD TO HAVE IT. 😊
So far I’ve put up 4 videos and with each one I learned something new.
Linkedin video #1
This was a mess and I’m ok with that. I was just honestly too excited to care about having anything insightful to say. 1 take.
Use landscape mode. Those black bars are gross.
A little bit better. Took me about 5 tries to get this done.
Use a mic. (duh)
I feel like I have to tell people what video number I’m on because there isn’t currently a way to catalog these or recall them quickly.
Much better. I appreciate the natural light. This only took 3 takes.
Tell a story wrapped in some information.
I found my groove. 1 take.
Tell the story. Ask questions.