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How Branding Is Like Your Favorite Old Boots [Video]

Is Speaking right for you? Let's get real on speaking to digital. Okay, fess up... are you a little afraid of the online world? Do you think public speaking is a better choice because you're not that techie? Maaaaybe not so much. Listen as I share some numbers and expenses and where the rewards and targeted results come from. You may be surprised. I meet so many women entrepreneurs and coaches who totally buy into the 'speaking thing' without realizing the hidden costs... emotional, physical, and monetary [...]

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You Have The Power To Be True To You

I’m going to get frank… does this resonate with you or someone you know?? I’m afraid. I’m scared. I’m not worthy. What if….? Little stabs against your self worth, little punctures of your strength… inflicted by your own hand.👹 I see so many women coaches, entrepreneurs, business owners— many younger— who have personally taken their own power away. They’re so afraid to get out there. So afraid to simply just be themselves that they have paralyzed themselves from ever rising to their goals.💪🏻 Yesterday was a weird juxtaposition... [...]

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What’s Good About Haters… [Video]

We get so worried when we get whackos and haters online. But the truth is, if you’re not getting some cross dialogue once in a while, you are probably not putting your message out there in the most efficient way. Watch this video to learn why haters are a good thing and what you should do when they’re not: [...]

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The Hidden Costs Of Speaking Vs. Online Marketing? [Video]

Is Speaking right for you? Let’s get real on speaking vs. digital. Okay, fess up… are you a little afraid of the online world? Do you think public speaking is a better choice because you’re not that techie? Maaaaybe not so much. Listen as I share some numbers and expenses and where the rewards and targeted results come from. You may be surprised. I meet so many women entrepreneurs and coaches who totally buy into the ‘speaking thing’ without realizing the hidden costs… emotional, physical, and monetary [...]

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Behind The Scenes On A PhotoShoot You Can Do On Your Own [Video]

Lights, Camera… now what? You don’t need all that stuff but there is nothing wrong with tszujing up the equipment on occasion. It's important to remember though that you are the main attraction, not any of the extra fancy things around you. Having a good background is definitely important for looking aspirational, but that doesn't mean you need to think so hard about it that you can't focus on your message. Fancy equipment can be fun! It can make videos look really [...]

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Camera Shy? Not Any More With These 3 Easy Tricks To Look Great In Photos [Live Video]

If you ever wonder how to take a great photo that you can use on social media, video thumbnails and set ups, your web site, your book cover... basically anything, then this post is definitely for you. It can get overwhelming if not a dent to your ego when you try to take a photo and end up looking not so hot. One thing I learned on 15 years on photoshoots is that many models and celebrities are not as spectacular as [...]

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Sure the “Big Why” Is Critical To Your Message, But Don’t Neglect The ‘Where”

Finding your "Big Why" is typically the first step in your marketing and starting up your business as its those very reasons that will keep you going when things get complicated. Knowing the "why" makes perfect sense to set the path to share your message (your "what") with the kind of audience you want to attract (your "who"). But what so many business coaches and entrepreneurs greatly overlook is YOUR BIG WHERE. In today's visual world where authenticity trumps staged and make-believe settings. [...]

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The Art of Positioning in the Mind’s Eye

How people see you makes a difference in your business. You may have heard about this phrase -- positioning is the new currency. But what does this mean? It goes without saying that people are influenced by entrepreneurs who they can relate to or look up to. In layman’s terms, how people see you and perceive you is exactly WHAT and HOW they think of you in their mind. So most of the time were talking about brand image, brand stature and message positioning [...]

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Amplify Your Authentic Persona: How Reality TV Shows Can Change How You + Your Business Get Out There Forever! [Live Video]

The internet is your reality TV show

Successful Brand Building... Take a cue from reality shows and be yourself to attract your best audience Maybe the Kardashians aren’t the only ones getting this right. Do you know the reason why people get so addicted to reality shows? Have you ever felt this connection yourself? Without a doubt, what reality shows create are: • real connections • unique bonds with the audience Just by appearing at regular times on TV! And all of this happens because people crave that palpable authentic connection those people display [...]

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How to create your own authentic B-Roll [Quick Tips Video]

What the heck is b-roll and how to make it authentic to you? Yup, you hear about b-roll and have no idea of why it's so important. B-roll are the takeaway shots that create a story and help your audience connect with your message, lifestyle, values. They are the images that speak for themselves without words. The easy solution is to just buy stock footage. BUT, not only does descent stock (not the creepy stock that looks like a bad insurance ad [...]

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My Vlogging Tips: How to create videos for youtube and social media [Quick Tips Video]

Watch today’s video for my behind-the-scenes vlogging tips on how I make quick videos on my computer for Youtube and social media– and why I like recorded videos over livestream. Lately, one of my top frequently asked questions is how I make the Quick Tips videos that I use as content here on FocusOnStyle for video blogging, youtube, and social media videos rather than solely written blog content. I’ve been asked if I record my one-take videos in clumps, one at a [...]

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