One of the challenges in any negotiation is having others trust your word and believe you have honest intentions.
Last year, I was given some tough love feedback on my speaker video from my peers who were evaluating my marketing. They said my footage looked “dated” and that I was “a better speaker than this video shows.” Ouch! The truth can hurt.
Circumstances beyond my control, as well as choices I made, created this perception disconnect.
During the pandemic years, in-person speaking engagements (and video of them) were harder to obtain. Also, I changed my hairstyle. This choice meant prior video and TV appearances did not match my current look.
How about you?
❓What changes have you made to your business or career that now need to be reflected in your marketing or on your resume?
❓Where is the most likely place people could fail to see all you that you offer?
❓How could you better showcase your true talents, skills, and offerings?
Your leaders, co-workers, and/or clients need to see all you really offer.
A Big Ask
Speakers rely on our demo videos to get hired. If you have seen me speak in-person or virtually, or if you have read my books or posts, would you do me a favor?
🎥 Would you watch my short demo video and let me know if it is a fair and true representation of my content and/or how I present?
➕ Do you see anything missing that I need to add?
🗑️ Is there anything I need to trash or remove?
While I deeply appreciate my peers review last year, your opinion is what counts. If you think the video accurately reflects what I say and do, that’s a win. And, if you determine I need to shoot and edit more segments to make sure the reel is authentic, that is also great information. Jill Scott and I will get with the amazing Alex Dekelbaum to edit.
Best wishes as you update and upgrade this year!
Be the Real Deal. Go Negotiate!!