Many of us have a love-hate relationship with the camera. It can either make us feel empowered or incredibly self-conscious. Yet, it’s high time we redefine this relationship. It's time to become your own PR machine.
Remember, "If it wasn't filmed, it didn't happen." Those words have been a game-changer for me, and they can be for you too.
The Turning Point:
I'll never forget the day I was invited for an interview on BBC Three Counties Radio. I was exhilarated, but guess what? I didn't capture a single moment. Later, when I was offered a speaking job at a university, they asked for PR pictures and radio clips. That’s when it hit me—if you don’t capture your achievements, in a way, they vanish.
Why Filming Isn’t about ego, but strategy.
It's easy to dismiss self-filming as egotistical or "showy-offy." But here's the real deal: filming yourself isn't just about bragging rights or inflating your ego—it’s about proof. It’s evidence of your hard work, your achievements, and your growth. When you share this content, you're not just boosting your own credibility; you're also providing motivation for others.
Practical Tips 🤳🏾
1. Always Be Ready Carry a portable tripod, keep your phone charged, and be prepared to capture moments.
2. Seek Help: Don’t hesitate to ask someone to take a photo or video of you.
3. Share :Regularly post your captured moments. It doesn't have to be perfect; it just has to be real.
For Those of Us Who Aren't Gary Vee:
Sure, we don't have a team following us around with cameras, but guess what? We don't need one. With just a smartphone and a bit of planning, you can effectively be your own PR machine.
If you want the world to recognise your value, you have to show it first. In the digital age, if you don’t document your journey, you're not just cheating your audience; you're cheating yourself. So go ahead, become your own PR machine. Show the world who you are and what you're capable.
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