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Get Noticed on Social Media – What I Learned from My First Facebook Live!

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Do you want to get NOTICED on social media? If you’re using social media to build your business, you have to get eyeballs on your page and your posts. Live video is the way to do that. Facebook and Instagram are more likely to show your video in the feed because they want to promote the “live” aspect. More of your followers, and their friends, will see your post, if you do it live.

Yesterday, I did my first Facebook live video. Here it is. I learned a few things from doing it (see below).

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I'm builiding a new biz from scratch. I don't really know what I'm doing, but I'm going to figure it out and share! This video is a little about me and this page. My first lesson… Figuring out facebook live. I live in the country and our internet service is slow. Video is a little sketchy, but it gets better. #juststart #divein

Posted by Kari Baxter on Monday, May 1, 2017

 

#1 — Do whatever it takes to get yourself to take action.

Videos are scary. It was tough to push that “Go Live” button. I had to psych myself up. Here’s how I did it: I watched a training from someone on how to do a facebook live video. I practiced what I was going to say. I jotted down a couple notes in case I lost my train of thought. I made sure my background looked good.

Then, when I still couldn’t get myself to push the button, I asked myself, “What would I do if I was 10 times bolder?” My friend, Cesar Rodriguez, came up with that line. I want to get noticed on social media. I want to grow my business. I want to accomplish big things. I want to help more moms. In order to do that, I have to be bolder. It worked. If I was 10x bolder, I would do that facebook live and keep doing them until I get results.

What would you do if you were 10 times bolder? #B10XB

#2 — You won’t learn anything until you start DOING something.

You will not truly understand a concept from studying, watching, or reading. You must take action. From that 3 minute video… I learned that the internet quality sucks at my house and I should use my phone to do live videos. I learned that I need better lighting at my desk. I learned that I need to speak up to make sure people can hear me. I learned that I say “Um” a lot. I learned that I can make it through a live video and it’s not that scary.

#3 — I learned that live videos get SO MUCH MORE exposure than posts.

So. Much. More. I’ve heard at least 5 experts say that, but it didn’t sink in until I saw it with my own eyes. Here are 2 pictures from my page. The first one is of a post from 6 days ago with 32 reached and 1 like — my mom. Lol. The second one is of my live from this morning, 2 hours ago, with 127 people reached, 45 views, and over 10 comments. There’s no comparison. I might be addicted.
Blog post example April 26

Facebook live example May 2

#4 — Last one… the things you fear aren’t that bad.

What do you really fear with videos or putting yourself out there? I didn’t want people I know to see my videos. I wanted to put myself out there, but only to my cold market, to people I don’t know in real life. I didn’t want my high school friends or my work friends to see it. Why? I don’t know. It just felt awkward.

Guess who were the first people to comment on my first facebook live? Two of my friends from high school. Head slap! Ugh, why??? Guess what they said? One of them “loved” the video and the other one said, “Yay Kari!” Wow, that was so awful. (sarcasm). One of my work friends commented on my live video from today and she said, “LOVE this girl, so much!!” Again, really terrifying, awful comments. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn’t that. Maybe we should #1 – care less about what others think, but also #2 – give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe the people watching you will LOVE your stuff! Maybe you’ll really touch someone and affect them.

I will end with this quote from Tony Robbins, “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right.”

I hope you’ll try a Facebook live video if you want to get noticed on social media and grow your business. Whatever you’re afraid of, whatever you think is holding you back, push through it. There’s light, growth, fun, and awesomeness on the other side.

Please share this post if it can help someone you know!

Thank you!

Kari Baxter

Kari Baxter

P.S. Head over to my facebook page and like it to see more of my awkward, I mean, awesome videos!

 

 

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