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How to talk to a camera and reflections on marketing, books, and Youtube

How to talk to a camera and reflections on marketing, books, and Youtube
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This week I launched my course the Fundamentals of Emotional Intelligence for beta testers. I want to take this opportunity to reflect on the learnings around making a course, facing the camera, and learning business, sales, and marketing. I will share some amazing resources that have helped me along the way with the hope that some of them will resonate with you.

Camera confidence is a natural consequence of eliminating self-hate

Most of us will have some hesitation around facing a camera. Except, I was amazed to find that I did not. I don't think I was born this way. When I started my podcast, I was paranoid about putting my voice out there, and everything I said was scripted in detail.

Over the last 3 years I have done an enourmous amount of work on facing rejection and eliminating self hate. Without that voice of perfectionism in my mind, I found myself quite enjoying the camera and was even able to access beautiful states of flow during my shoots.

Author feature: Daniel Priestley

When you make a course, the dream is that people will flock around you by the hundreds and buy without hesitation. The reality is different. Most people don't care. That's where the role of marketing and sales comes in.

I have read all books that Daniel has written and I highly recommend them to everyone who is interested in enterpreneurship. I started by reading Oversubscribed (review), then went on to read Key Person Of Influence, Enterpreneur Revolution, and Scorecard Marketing. Following his advice, I created the Emtional Intelligence Scorecard, which many of you have benefited from.

Starting Youtube

Last week I took the plunge to start a Youtube channel. I am fuelled by the idea of sharing the message of emotions and psychology boldly. I talk about the energy that comes from doing what you love in this month's podcast.

Here's the first youtube video I posted.

I made another one on the intersection of artificial intelligence and mental health, which was released just a few days ago.

All in all, I had a very productive week with my side hustles. It was as exciting in my research, where I saw results from my first brain scans. It is an exciting time in my life, and an exciting time to be working in psychology.

Thanks for sharing this journey with me. Tell me what you connect on, and what else you find interesting. I'd be keen to hear.