How To Get The Best Lighting For Video (Cheap and Easy)

Hello Everyone! On today's episode of Digital Champions, I'm gonna be talking about how to get the best lighting without breaking the bank.

 

 

When it comes to lighting, it can be really tricky. It's honestly one of the most difficult things when it comes to filming video. Really mastering that lighting. It takes time, it takes practice.

 

So what I wanna do is provide you with some insight that can help you, especially when you're first getting started. One thing to keep in mind is that when it comes to lighting, it's honestly better to be overly bright than it is to be dark and the reason being many people don't have the editing software to increase the exposure or spend that much time to really brighten up the look.

 

But if your video is dark, it's just gonna portray a negative energy and the more lighting you have, the more energy it's going to bring to your viewers. So if you don't have the time in post-production to do that type of editing work, I always...

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How To Increase Social Media Engagement

On today's episode of Digital Champions, Nick talks about 3 effective ways to increase your engagement on social media.  

 

Hey everyone. On today's episode of Digital Champions, I'm gonna be talking about how to increase your social media engagement.

 

First off, I wanna say, Happy Thanksgiving, and I wanna take a moment to really just thank you. Thank you for taking the time to follow me, get engaged with me, reach out to me, and thank me for the content. It truly means the world to me, and it's absolutely amazing and almost overwhelming at times the amount of support that I've received.

 

So thank you, thank you, thank you. And to go into the lesson of giving thanks and improving social media engagement, that's what this is all about.

 

1. Thank Your Audience 

 

When somebody reaches out, when someone comments on one of your videos, what you can do is actually send them a personal message via messenger or direct message. And what...

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Why And How To Add Captions To Your Video On Social Media

On today's episode of Digital Champions, I'm gonna talk about why and how to add captions to your video.

Did you know that 85% of Facebook videos are watched without sound?

 

It is no question that people watch videos without sound. It makes sense. They're in different places. They don't want to disturb people. People don't always have their headphones. Maybe you're looking at lunch. Maybe you're looking at in the bathroom, although you shouldn't 'cause that's just not hygienic, okay.

 

People love to watch videos without sound. But also, you wanna think about the people that maybe can't hear. And that's where this can be really powerful.

 

A few weeks ago one of my clients actually got a phone call from someone that was that deaf. They actually had an interpreter on the phone that was translating them to the person and they were actually talking about how they watched a number of the videos because they have captions in the videos.

 

So aside from being able to...

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How To Overcome The Fear Of Being On Camera

Hey everyone on today's episode of Digital Champions, I'm gonna be talking about, how to overcome the fear of being on camera.

Often people are, they say that they're afraid of the camera or that they don't want to do it, they don't feel comfortable.

 

The truth is you're not afraid of being on camera, you're afraid of the judgment that comes with it. You're afraid of what people may say, what people may think about you, you're worried that people may laugh at you, or that you say something dumb, or do something that somebody's going to judge you about.

 

If you wanna stand out, in your industry, you need to be that person that's on camera. Now listen, I understand that this is tough. I've been there. I was there.

 

I remember the first video that I ever posted, I was holding my phone, and I'm looking at it, and I was just, I was nervous about pressing publish. I kept watching it over and over again, and I'm like I don't know, you know, I don't know if I wanna do it,...

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Why You Need A Face With Your Brand

On today's episode of Digital Champions, I'm gonna be talking about why you need to have a face with your brand.

 

Video has a lot of power, because it allows you to create a personal character or face with your brand.

Think about huge companies. Flo from Progressive, you see her face, she is the symbol. Geico, you see the gecko, they had the caveman. They had both of them. They're characters that reference, and you associate them with the brand and with the company.

Matthew McConaughey, from the Buick's commercials. When you think about it, who would you rather do business with, a logo or a face? And that's what it comes down to.

You wanna create a face with your brand because that's who people wanna do business with. People don't do business with companies, they do businesses with people! And that's why it is so critical to have video to increase that brand presence.

Now, this also works with photos that you're posting on social media in general. If you think about...

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How To Get More Google, Yelp, and Facebook Reviews

On today's episode of Digital Champions, I'm gonna be talking about how to get more Google reviews, Yelp reviews, Facebook reviews and any type of reviews.

This is one of the most simple things that you can do. People are always trying to get more reviews but don't do the only thing and the main thing that gets reviews.

Do you know what it is?

It's simple, you ask for them. Yes, I know seems simple right? But how come it's so hard?

So how can we make it easier for people to get these reviews and how can we make it easier to get those reviews without having to reach out to people on a consistent basis?

 

1. Automate

With your CRM system when somebody does business with you or they purchase a product or they use your services, automate an email that sends it to them that asks for a review. If you're doing quality service and you're doing good work and you have a good product, this shouldn't be a problem. You should be getting more and more reviews out there. The more that you...

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What Is The Best Social Media Site?

On today's episode of Digital Champions I'm gonna be talking about what is the best social media site.

What is it? Drum roll please...

The best social media site is... YouTube.

Yep, YouTube. Did you guess that?

The reason why YouTube is the best social media site is because it is also a search engine. Yes and Google owns YouTube.

"YouTube is the second largest search engine behind Google."

"YouTube is twenty five percent of all Google searches."

"72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every 60 seconds."

"More than 500 million hours of video are watched on YouTube everyday."

That, is crazy. Not to mention, because Google owns YouTube, just by having YouTube videos on your website it's going to improve your search engine optimization. Yes, we all love SEO.

So, just by filming videos, putting them on YouTube and then embedding those videos onto your website can improve your SEO and more likely to show up in Google searches.

The other reason why YouTube is so powerful is because...

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How To Improve Your Video Presence

On today's episode of Digital Champions, we're talking about how to improve your video presence.

Video is just like anything else. It takes what? It takes practice.

Video is just like riding a bike, it takes time. The first time you start, you're gonna wobble, you may fall, it's okay, you get back up, you try again. The same thing goes with video.

You may fumble on some of your words, you may think about things that you wanted to say that you forgot, there are a number of different things that could happen during your video that you wish you did differently. But the point is you need to just get it out there, and not worry about the little details or things that you could have done better.

The idea is you put it out there, and the next video you move forward and make it better the next time. Put your content out there, don't be afraid, don't be worried about little things that could have been done, perfectionism in video is not gonna happen, you're always gonna find ways that you...

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The Number One Reason To Use Social Media

On today's episode of Digital Champions, I'm gonna be talking about the number one reason that you should get involved with social media.

When it comes to social media, there is only one reason that you should be getting involved with it within your business and your professional personal pages. Do you know what that is?

It is to build relationships. That is what social media is all about! I have had the privilege of meeting people all over the country. And what happens is, I'll connect with them on social media and then be able to continue the relationship and strengthen it.

So what you can do, is you're turning one engagement or one time that you meet, into a longer-lasting relationship. You get to see what's going on in these people's lives. What do they like? What are their dislikes? The same thing goes for them.

You're getting people to know you. What are your likes? What are your dislikes? You're engaging with them. You're creating conversation off of their content when...

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The 3 Most Common Mistakes When Filming On Your Phone

On today's episode of Digital Champions, I'm gonna talk about some common mistakes that people make when filming a video on their phones.

1. Look Into The Lens

The first thing, and I see it all the time, all the time, it's absolutely insane. When you're filming a video, on your phone, don't look at the screen. Look at the lens!

When someone takes a picture of you, what do you look at? You're looking at the lens of the camera. However, we're in the realm of the selfie world and people have the tendency to just stare at themselves instead of looking at the lens on the camera. What does that do?

You're looking off-screen. If you wanna truly connect with your audience, you need to look directly at the lens. The same thing goes of just taking a selfie in general. Be sure to look at the lens because it makes a huge difference in connecting with your audience on a personal level. When you look at the lens it as if you're looking them right in the eyes. That's how you speak to somebody in...

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