We provide WordPress video courses to help you with building you’re own business websites. Sometimes things don’t always go as planned when creating video, especially when working from my home office and in the company of our two two dogs.
Embrace the Unexpected and Unplanned
I want to share the following Blooper video as an example of how unplanned events can create a memorable piece of viral content that resonates with your audience and customers. I was inspired to write this after reading Chris Brogan’s article here.
It also shrinks the divide between provider and consumer and can have a lasting effect on the real connections made with your visitors. After all, we are all human. No one person is better than the next.
Perfectionism Can Stifle Progress
It also serves another purpose for those of you who are ultra-perfectionists. I’m speaking from personal experience and can attest to the fact that over-thinking, and over-producing your content will be a path to eventual failure.
If you are focusing too much on “the perfect” way to deliver your content you will get lost in the details and end up treading water instead of moving forward, even an inch. Learning the technical details of whatever you’re trying to achieve is one thing, but always remember to get back to the high level overview of what you’re trying to accomplish.
What Went “Wrong”
When creating the very first video of our Setup for Success WordPress website building course, I must have started and stopped recording at least a dozen times due to stammering words, going off on tangents that became too in-depth for the subject matter, saying “uh” too often, and various other so-called imperfections. It was my intention to keep it as concise and as straightforward as possible.
Once I had finally felt comfortable in my speaking style, I was powering through and delivering the content very well.
That’s when the “trouble” started. And by trouble I mean our two dogs decided to start doing what dog’s do and that is to play. Just when I thought I would get through this video perfectly! The playing started and I tried to continue concentrating but soon the volume of their wrestling became distracting.
Go with It and Have Fun!
In the WordPress video course clip below, you’ll find that rather than getting upset at the interruption, I decided to go with it and have fun. I hope it brings you a smile and serves as an example of focusing less on being perfect and more on embracing imperfections and using them to communicate to your audience that you are no better or different than they are.
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