How To Build Relationships TO Get Your Dream Peeps On Your Show

How To Build Relationships TO Get Your Dream Peeps On Your Show

When I decided I wanted to start the “Visibility Vixen” podcast, I had no idea what I was doing. But I knew I needed guests. I wrote down all of my biggest dreams guests – people like Mariah Coz, Melissa Pharr + Adrienne Dorison. These were the ‘pipe dreams’ of mine – ones I knew wouldn’t come onto the show now, but maybe a year or so in.

But, how was I supposed to contact them? What did I need to do?

Fortunately, growing up in the tv/film world taught me a lot about the dreaded word…NETWORKING. I know, it makes you want to barf, but it’s a bare necessity in any field – especially online entrepreneurship. Especially if you’re not regularly going to events. So, how do you stand out?

HERE ARE SOME LITTLE TIPS THAT MAY INSPIRE YOU ON HOW TO CONTACT YOUR DESIRED PODCAST GUESTS:

Am I Ready To Start Podcasting?

Am I Ready To Start Podcasting?

There are hundreds of people out there that can tell you exactly how to get started podcasting. What software to use, where to host it, how to book guests…but that’s not the first step.

Seriously.

The first steps are all internal + are the vital groundwork to starting a successful podcast that will not only build your audience + connections, but actually make a difference in the world.

After all – if you’re only doing this for notoriety + money, you’re in the wrong place!

How To Be Less Terrified Of Livestreaming

How To Be Less Terrified Of Livestreaming

Your palms are sweating. Your mouth suddenly has gone dry. You are shaking like crazy from nerves + are trying to take deep breaths, but aren’t calming down. You may have even run screaming around your block buck naked.

This is the average experience for Livestreaming – especially if you don’t have any prior experience in front of the camera.

I run a week-long challenge called “Comfy On Camera”, + I see this every time. Powerful, amazing, incredible women hitting “go live” for the first time, all the while being absolutely, positively, TERRIFIED.

You’ll hear most coaches in this area say that you need to practice more, that eventually the fear will leave. etc. Well…how do I put this kindly? THIS WILL NEVER WORK.

Designing A Workflow That Will Keep You On Schedule + Relaxed

Designing A Workflow That Will Keep You On Schedule + Relaxed

The most overwhelming aspect to online entrepreneurship is your schedule/workflow.

WHY?

  1. You're subscribed to a lot of other entrepreneurs + get distracting emails daily
  2. It's hard to gauge time to seriously sit down + complete 1 task {bc 2 others are on you mind as well}
  3. What system can possibly help you control all of the wildness going on??

The first step is the total cliche of admitting you have a problem. That you're not getting anything done because you're bouncing around your day with shiny object syndrome. My cat, Eli, has a similar struggle. {he's meowing at me right now}

 

SO...WHAT TO DO?

I suggest finding a planner that specifically compliments your thinking process when it comes to accomplishing tasks. Until this happened for me, I was really struggling. Copying the same notes form my binder to my big calendar to my notepad...it was endless + took up WAY too much time.

Exactly What To Include To Inspire Action In Your First Email Sequence

Exactly What To Include To Inspire Action In Your First Email Sequence

The days of simply sending out a newsletter are now in our rear view mirror. Our audiences are getting smarter, they want information more quickly + they crave value. 

So, once you've created your beautiful lead magnet + delivered it to them, what next? Hopefully you have a higher priced product you'd like for them to purchase, but how do you get them there?

THE ANSWER IS AN EMAIL SEQUENCE.

How To Lay Out Your Homepage To Build Your Credibility + Increase Your Opt-Ins

How To Lay Out Your Homepage To Build Your Credibility + Increase Your Opt-Ins

Publishing your website can be a tedious + frustrating process. I've seen it take months, if not a full year, to get it off the ground.

Of course, some of that is taken up by design + coding {if you're using a platform like WordPress} - but a lot of it is because of lack of clarity.

What should I put on my Work With Me Page? What about my About Page?

AND, THE BIGGEST HEADACHE - WHAT DO I PUT ON MY HOMEPAGE? 

Our homepage can be such a tricky blockage because, if you're anything like me, it can feel impossible to have the understanding of how to make yourself shine quickly + effectively in such a small space.

Deciding On Your Website With Your Future Trademark In Mind

Deciding On Your Website With Your Future Trademark In Mind

Domain names may appear to be a very obvious step one in setting up your online business. But I've found that some serious mistakes can occur.

Most commonly? Just grabbing a domain because it's available!

Just because you can nab a website doesn't mean you won't have headaches down the road. I'm going to show you some simple processes to deciding on your domain name...and choosing it with your businesses future in mind.

Spearheading Your Voice So Your Clients KNOW Who You Are + Are Ready To Buy From You

video visibility online business entrepreneur

My most embarrassing moment happened on a film set during the movie "Face:Off" {I'll tell you more about that during the challenge, but I will tell you that it happened in front of John Travolta + Nicolas Cage *mortified*}

When it was my turn to act, sing or be live on camera, I would clam up. Terror would work its way up my face + even though I would force myself to go through with it, I definitely sabotaged myself. Over + over.

There was a reason. Subconscious tapes, stuck on repeat, keeping me from changing my future. It was all pre-programmed for failure, + I was very obediently following my brain's instructions.

It's time to change the program, darling.


We have been through so much together already!

We’ve stopped listening to false realities, we’ve started to believe in our strengths + we’ve gotten clarity in our messaging.

Thank you so much for being on this journey with me + being open enough to doing the work. You’ll never regret it.

Today, I want to get you started down the road of visibility. It’s time to get in front of that camera + start creating gorgeous videos! Are you ready?

Let’s start with you.


We need to make sure you are showing up at your very best.


This doesn’t mean perfect, it means INTENTIONAL. So, think about your message -- then put yourself in the best space to present that message to your audience. That might be indoors or outdoors, just put some thought into your location.

What about clothes?

What color would be best to communicate to your audience? If you haven’t been through my Color training, I highly recommend checking it out on the website. Start becoming more purposeful in how you look. Your clothing, hair, makeup. Don’t go overboard - we’re not covering anything up, we’re simply presenting ourselves as we would for a first date. I think our audience deserves that, don’t you?

Next, let’s look at your equipment. Are you all set up?

You don’t need a three-thousand-dollar camera, you can make great videos with your iphone. But we need to pay attention to the framing + lighting. A bad angle or poor lighting can ruin even the most action-packed video.

Also, remember your audio. Plug in a mic. And yes, they even have external mics for iphones! Good sound can cover a multitude of sins, so always invest in presenting yourself as professionally as possible.

Now, it’s time to Record your brilliance!

Don’t stress out. The beautiful thing about recorded video is that you can shoot multiple takes. But here’s the key. You’re not allowed to re-watch what you just recorded. What I mean is, record the content + if you make a very visible flub, do it again. But that’s it. None of this doing a take, hitting playback + staring at yourself doing the whole thing. You’ll hate it + just delete it + that’s no good.

So, instead, record it, check to make sure the shot, lighting + sound looks good when you’re all done + then import it.

Because, the truth is, it’s never going to be perfect. I’ve been doing this awhile + I still have yet to see a perfect video of myself. But, it’s not important to me. Because I’m not perfect. And it’s unrealistic to put that kind of pressure on myself.


As long as I do my best with my message, presentation + shot, I’m happy.


So please do the same.

A lot of people are making videos out there. It can be pretty nerve wracking putting yours out there, right?

I’m here to tell you that the best way you can differentiate yourself + have your voice be heard is to set yourself apart. And, in the online space, that is almost entirely visual. You have to have a beautiful presentation.

Don't worry as much about the technicalities, just focus on your message. Then build from there.

It's all a work in progress, darling.