Ooops… My brain went blank during an interview

A few weeks ago I was interviewed by the amazing Tash Corbin from Australia for her Heart-centred Business Podcast. We talked ALLL things Facebook live…

  • how I help women become more visible and use Facebook live as a free marketing tool effectively
  • about mindset and body language on video
  • 3 tips on how to get started
  • and why it’s so difficult for shy women or introverts to get started and be visible
  • and so much more…

Everything went smoothly and I enjoyed being on camera until… in the middle of the interview…

MY BRAIN WENT BLANK!!!

 

 

This interview is for you if you also want to learn how to deal with blackouts 🙂

 

How To Grow Your Confidence On Facebook Live

Are you a shy entrepreneur who feels that showing up on facebook life is extra hard?

Does freaking out prevent you from showing up live?

I want you to know that Facebook live videos are watched three times longer than regular pre-recorded videos.

>> That’s a good reason to show up on Facebook live, right?

Because chances are your dream paying clients are among those viewers.

 

In this video I share with you how to grow your confidence on Facebook live as a shy entrepreneur.

This worked very well for me to get started. Enjoy watching.

 

 

Transcript:

hello hello Andrea here. are you a shy entrepreneur who feels that showing up on facebook life is extra hard? so you
kind of freak out when you want to hit the live button and.. maybe this freak out prevents you from showing up live.

well you should know that Facebook live videos are watched three times longer than regular pre-recorded videos.

that’s a good reason to show up on Facebook live because chances are your dream paying clients are on Facebook live and enjoy watching Facebook lives too.

I want to share with you two simple tips on how you can grow your confidence on Facebook live and on livestream in general. that’s also the way how I got started. it’s not a magic pill but it works. it really works but it is a bit of an unsexy tip because it’s all about practice. and to practice your facebook lives there are two easy ways to grow your confidence.

the first way is… on your Facebook profile you can set your settings to private. so that only you can see your  Facebook live and no one else! so you can practice without being seen by other people. you can make mistakes.

you can’t forget what you want to say. you can start over and over and over again. no one will see you. no one will
judge you. but there is one thing to this tip – the privacy settings, I don’t use them. I don’t do that because I think I would always forget to change the privacy settings and all people on my profile will see the live videos I practice.

but you should know about this because maybe you like this tip and you can give it a try.

the second one is… tada… that’s a great tip! I do that all the time, is to create a secret Facebook group just for you. so
there’s no one else in the group. you have a group all for yourself and there you can again practice your Facebook live videos.

you can get familiar with the settings, how to edit text before the video, how long it takes to start the live video, so you get comfortable with all the technical stuff around. that’s really great. and in this Facebook group you cannot forget about the privacy setting or changing something because there’s only you in the group and that’s perfect.

I do that all the time. that’s the way I got started because I was afraid of public speaking and Facebook life too as
a shy person and it really helped me to grow my confidence and also get confident with all the technical stuff.

and I have to admit I still do that. I still practice in my secret Facebook group because sometimes I want to try something new. I want to talk about a topic I haven’t talked about before. so that doesn’t come so easily to me.

I practice in my secret Facebook group and that really helps. well I hope you like these two tips.

so let’s recap. the first was to set your privacy setting on your profile to private so no one else can see the Facebook live you practice. and the second one, that I really recommend, is creating a secret Facebook group just for you.

well I hope you like my tips and I cannot wait to see you next time. so…

 

Until next time… Remember the world needs your voice ♥

 

 

Go HERE and discover how I can help you get seen by your dream paying clients on Facebook live in 8 weeks or less in my SHINE ON SCREEN coaching program for shy women.

What makes a great Facebook Live?

When you think about Facebook live does your mind automatically jump to everything that could possibly go wrong?

Do your mindset wobbles show up if you’re thinking about Facebook live?

Maybe you think you’re too old, you have a bad hair day or maybe you think it’s not enough to be an introvert or a shy person, you have to show up as a bubbly person, you have to entertain people or you worry… will they think I’m stupid when there is an awkward pause when you forget what you want to say and you freeze and your brain goes blank?

 

These fears might keep you from showing up on Facebook live.

You put a lot of pressure on yourself because you want to add value and you want to make it perfect!

 

But what do your viewers really want from you?

On the other side of the camera, there is a real person watching! it’s not a statistic that says 1000 views. there’s a real person with real feelings and emotions and they have their desires and they have their expectations of a great Facebook live.

 

The best way to find that out is to ask them. I did that for you.

I asked in Facebook groups: “What do you think makes a great Facebook live? When do you enjoy watching?

 

Surprise, surprise!

The answers are really great because they have nothing to do with what I talked about before. They have nothing to do with your mindset wobbles.

Your viewers focus on completely different things.

I promise you, you will be happy about that.

 

Here are the answers:

“I enjoy watching when I have a deep level of trust and respect for the person if I feel aligned with their values and what they share on social media and if they have a relevant headline.”

“Being authentic, adding value.”

“value and not being too long unless it is super super valuable.”

“Length! If it’s too long I put it off for a better time and forget about it.”

“Short videos with something actionable. Oh and the promos at the end instead of in the beginning”

“It honestly doesn’t matter what topic it is, I’ve watched all sorts of videos. The thing that keeps me going is when somebody is absolutely in love with what they are doing. Doesn’t matter if they are new to doing Facebook live if they are nervous, or whatever. If they are looking at the camera, talking about what they love and I’m learning a little bit. Then I’m excited to watch.

The one thing I’ve seen repeatedly that can put viewers off is when video hosts let engaging with the audience take over the whole video. There is nothing worse for me than joining a video where someone is just pissing around or there’s music playing and nobody’s there or they’re like oh I’m just going to wait till some more people join. You know what? I’m gone.”

 

Conclusion

I hope you feel encouraged to show up on Facebook live because it’s totally enough to look at the camera, be yourself and be in love with what you talk about.

 

>> Let me know in the comments: What do you think makes a great Facebook live? When do YOU enjoy watching?

 

Until next time… Remember the world needs your voice ♥

 

 

Do you want my help?

Check out this page…

7 Facebook Live Ideas For Shy Women

Are you the kind of person that feels a bit more fear about Facebook live?

Maybe you’re camera shy or standing in the spotlight scares you?

Or you’re afraid of public speaking?

 

Well if you’re not figuring out a way to show up on Facebook live that feels comfortable and easy for you it’s going to be hard to show up consistently and get seen by your dream paying clients.

 

So let me show you 7 FACEBOOK LIVE IDEAS FOR SHY WOMEN that will help you get started on the right foot and that will make it easier for you to show up on Facebook live.

 

Hello! I’m Andrea. I’m the shy girl‘s video coach and I’m all about helping you tame your public speaking fears and getting your message heard by the right people so it can change their lives. Additionally, I’ll help you grow your business with ease. 

 

But if you’re not showing up you will not reach your people and you cannot change their lives.

 

 

So let’s talk about the 7 FACEBOOK LIVE IDEAS FOR SHY WOMEN that will make it easier for you.

 

#1 Walk your dog or take a walk on the beach

Basically, people assume on Facebook live you’re doing what I’m doing right now. I’m sitting at my desk and I speak to the camera.

That might feel scary.

When you walk your dog or your take a walk on the beach you DON’T HAVE TO SHOW YOUR FACE ON CAMERA.

You can hide your face. The good news is you simply show the surroundings to your audience and they will love it.  I think basically people are always eager to get to know places where they have never been.

 

#2 Answer blog comments

On Facebook live you can share your screen!

That’s amazing, right?

You share your screen and you show your blog post and you give a short summary of what you have written. Then you scroll down to the blog comments and you read the comments. Then you answer them.

  • You don’t have to speak to the camera.
  • You simply focus on speaking and answering the comments.
  • You don’t have to care if you have a bad hair day.

 

#3 Give behind-the-scenes details

That’s always great! Show people your desk where you work. Maybe your desk is very clean or (and that’s what people are eager to know) maybe your desk is really messy.

Share your ugly secrets behind the screen, that’s always fun.

 

#4 Brew coffee

Jasmine Star, the Instagram and Facebook Live pro, does this.

While you’re doing something it’s easier to speak and brewing coffee creates a relaxing atmosphere for you and for the viewers.

 

#5 Teach a mini class

Kind of a mini-webinar. Once again, on Facebook live you can share the screen.

When you prepare slides you can teach for 10 minutes about a topic that’s interesting for your viewers and you don’t have to show your face. And people who are watching will get great value out of your Facebook live.

 

#6 Host a special guest

As introverts or shy people we don’t have problems in a conversation when someone else is with us. So if a second person is with you on camera you automatically feel safer.

If you interview another person and you prepare yourself like I did today, you have your notes as a safety net with you. You ask the question and the other person answers the question.

Just in case your brain goes blank the other person can jump in and help. 

 

#7 Show up with your cat or dog

(I really love number 7)

Sometimes or very often cats and dogs crash videos.  They show up naturally on screen. I think it’s fun and that’s the beauty of Facebook live… it shows what happens in real life.

Cats and dogs are always adorable to watch!

 

 

If you liked this so far and you want to learn more about how to show up on camera confidently, I created a free guide just for you on that topic. Just click this link

 

It’s THE SHY GIRL’S GUIDE TO FACEBOOK LIVE CONFIDENCE where you will discover what to do exactly before during and after your Facebook live, to feel in control and also get started on the right foot.

 

Until next time… Remember the world needs your voice ♥

 

 

Do you want my help?

Check out this page…

 

 

 

 

3 Ways To Come Up With Facebook Live Topics Easily

How to come up with Facebook Live topics?

My clients often say “I don’t know what to talk about” “I don’t know what my people want to hear from me”.

Some clients say it’s like pulling teeth.

Luckily it’s not that difficult!

 

Today you’ll discover 3 ways to easily find topics for you FBlives.

 

Transcript:

Hello hello Andrea here!

Today I will talk about how to come up with topics for your FBlives. Most clients ask me or they say to me “I don’t know what to talk about”,  “I don’t know what my people want to hear from me, what they want to learn from me”… it’s like pulling teeth to come up with a speaking topic.

 

Luckily it’s not that difficult and I will share with you the three ways how I come up with speaking topics.

1. So the first way is about Facebook groups

I assume you’re participating in Facebook groups. In every Facebook group there is a search field when you can put

in some words, for instance, I put in “Facebook lives” and then I see what people are talking about when it comes to Facebook lives. A lot of posts come up and you can see what are the challenges, what are they talking about, what do they want to learn, what questions do they have.

I can put in facebook lives. I can put in a public speaking fear or nervousness and then again a lot of posts come up and I can see what are the challenges for my people.

2. The second way is to take a look at your blog post.

Especially at your statistics to see what is your most famous blog post. Then take a tiny part of this blog post and talk about it on Facebook live. For instance, I have a

blog post it’s about “10 ways how to bore the boots out of your facebook life viewers. Number three is “Why you shouldn’t say hello to everyone who just joins the Facebook live and what to do about it”. This blog post is really famous and I can take number three and do a Facebook life about it. So your blog posts… you find a lot of hints in your blog posts.

3. Ask your newsletter readers

Create a poll and give them a few topics and also add a field where you asked them “What is your challenge with

the topic “xyc”. For instance, I would say “Okay, what do you want to learn about facebook lives?” “What is your challenge about facebook lives”. And then I wait for the replies and I will see what my readers really want to hear from me, what challenges they are facing and I can talk about it on Facebook live.

 

So let’s recap the three ways on how to show up on facebook life and have a speaking topic ready.

1.s Facebook groups

2.  blog post and

3. ask your newsletter readers.

 

Until next time… Remember the world needs your voice ♥

 

 

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