You’re almost ready
You’ve probably noticed that you’ve done lots of exercises so far but you’ve not actually made a single, real video. That’s because making videos before you’re ready just makes people lose confidence.
Now, however, is the time.
Do not make the video about anything. Instead, make it a non-sense video – just list the household chores you’ve done this week, or recount the colour of your care, or comment on the exercises you did at the gym this week… anything, in fact, to give you chance to do the important stuff…
… which is?
Go back over the exercises you’ve done individually so far and apply them all at the same time. Adding ‘real’ content to your video is a step too far and tends to give people too much to think about – for now we’re concentrating on the style rather than the content.
What to do with the videos you make
After all, you’d not show people your rehearsals when you’re just playing scales on the piano and you’re only five years old, would you?
Don’t even watch them if you don’t want to – just think about the process, not the outcomes. The videos aren’t the point – putting the exercises together is the point!
To help you reflect, consider asking yourself a semi-structured set of questions using the Advice: run through these exercises a few times when you’re not intending to make videos, so that you get used to them. If you use them for the first time when you’re video-ing you’ll feel too self-conscious.. It’s explained very simply in the AIRcast (a podcast about productivity and getting more stuff done.
It’s also a good idea to jot down your thinking. Find a notebook and jot down what you’ve found. (We use Evernote as an electronic notebook but an old-fashioned paper one is a really good idea! There’s research evidence that we learn better from writing things down, because we process the information more thoroughly to do that.