FB Live! The Fear is Real

Kevin Willett says Yes, the fear is real, but it is not forever!

I was talking to a Friend about FB Live videos and wondering why she didn’t do them. She said she felt like people would be watching and judging her. I told her maybe she is just judging herself. Who are the first people to see your videos on FB Live? Your Friends, that’s who. Those people already love and support you, so no judgment there.

The real issue is fear. You have to get over it and do it! The first wave of viewers are your Friends. You should be relaxed with them. The second wave are the people your Friends share the video with. You are off the hook there too because now you are no longer live so no reason for fear. Then guess what, suddenly you are making new connections because you had the courage to share your knowledge on social media. New Connections lead to new business.

Don’t get me wrong, my first several videos, I was scared to death. The more you share; the more people can see you as an expert in your field and the easier it is to do the next video.  Yes, the fear is real, but it is not forever!

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Kevin Willett is the Author of One Connection How you can grow your business  (and change the world) one connection at a time. The business networking book is available on Amazon. Purchase One Connection on Amazon

Kevin is also the CEO of the Friends of Kevin Networking Group  and the New England B2B Networking Group. Please connect with him on social media to hear about his upcoming business networking events

Do It Anyway

Kevin Willett says the more you challenge yourself to do the easier it becomes

I was speaking to a woman at my networking event and I told her that I think Facebook live would be amazing for her business. She smiled and said “yes, it is part of my marketing plan going forward”. I smiled and asked “how long has it been part of your plan? Why don’t you do your first Facebook live tomorrow?” That did not go over well at all. She said she is not comfortable doing it. I asked if I could tell her a secret? The secret is most people are not comfortable doing it, but we do it anyway. You cannot let that fear stop you from doing what you need to do to grow your business. It really does get easier the more you do it. I remember the first time I did it, I was scared! Now I don’t even think about it. I do it because it helps me grow my business. Each time I post a video I am having new people connect with me who are interested in what I do and in coming to events.

I am challenging people to do one Facebook live video this week. Stop over thinking it. If you say or do something that you don’t like, simply delete the video. It is really that easy.

Some of my friends would rather blog than record a video. If you are blogging, why not add video content to your blog to see if it increases the views of your posts?

I have friends tell me that they don’t watch Facebook live. That’s ok but it’s not about you it’s about your clients and future clients and what they like.

Be sure to tag me on your first Facebook live post so that I can check it out.

Watch my YouTube Channel  for more on this and other Business Networking Tips

Kevin Willett is the Author of One Connection How you can grow your business  (and change the world) one connection at a time. The business networking book is available on Amazon. Purchase One Connection on Amazon

Kevin is also the CEO of the Friends of Kevin Networking Group  and the New England B2B Networking Group. Please connect with him on social media to hear about his upcoming business networking events