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Getting through it: 3 ways to manage your emotions on-camera or on-stage

My friend cried on the phone with me as he rehearsed his remarks that he was going to deliver at his father’s funeral later that week. His heart was broken and his words stumbled and eeked out from behind a growing lump in his throat. His pain was so palpable, I wanted to reach through the phone to wipe away the tears welling up in his eyes.

“How am I going to do this,” he asked. “I don’t want to turn into a blubbering mess up there, Andrea. But, I owe at least this much to my father.”

“Don’t go up there alone,” I replied...

When ya' got nothin', do somethin'!

This weekend, I tallied up how much money I’ve saved these last few years by creating my own business videos, instead of hiring a pro crew to make them for me. Would you believe it: $25k?!! Um, that’s a lot of cash, money, moula, dolla bills, ya’ll! (And learning this got me all sorts of excited again for my upcoming Creating DIY Business Videos You LOVE program in March.)

It got me thinking about the many times in my career when I had to “spin gold from straw”, that is – make something awesome happen when I had little to no resources available to me. It seems I’ve employed this trick many times...and here's how you can, too.

What your shirt color says about you to an audience

Picture it: You’re getting ready for an event where you have the opportunity to speak. You open your closet and find the most perfect outfit to wear for the occasion. What do you choose?

A black suit?

A red dress?

Whenever you have a chance to be seen on stage or on-camera, remember that colors go a long way in stimulating and engaging your audience. Our minds associate certain colors with certain characteristics. For example:  

{VIDEO} Get on camera; Get more confident

When was the last time you saw yourself in a video or photo? So often we avoid being in the spotlight because, well, we just don't like seeing ourselves. And, I get that! When I first went on-camera for my business, I hated what I saw. I wanted to run and hide and never get on camera again.

Still, seeing myself on-camera did two very important things for me...two things that completely changed my mindset and my business. Most of my clients ask me how to get more confident on stage or on-camera or in the boardroom. Well, here's part of the answer...

{VIDEO} Get it all done...with a little fun

Yesterday, I was rattling off my long list of “to-do’s” to a friend and she quickly asked me a very important question that got me seriously thinking about how I could get more out of my time. More “me” time, more “happy” time…while still getting it all done.

Here are 3 awesome “time tricks” you can do now to get more “happy” time for yourself.