Raw & Live First Video Flip Presentation

Remember what I said at the end of my last post How a little Flip Camera Can Save Your Presentation?

I foolishly said "Next week, it's my turn".

Why? But WHY did I say that? VERY Angry woman!

That's the way I learn: even when I'm scared and don't have a clue, in order to achieve something, I "kick my own ass" and challenge myself out of my comfort zone.

I've been using video for 17 years now, during my trainings and workshops. I always made sure participants, delegates or students were at ease and relaxed, but in fact, didn't give them much choice. They had to endure the video trial.

I was at the comfortable place of the expert, giving constructive feedback. Well, not so comfortable, since I was also getting feedback, at the end of each training course. But I didn't have to video myself, to watch my self and know that others will watch and see how bad I was!

Now, it's only fair I do it too!

Of course, I've also been video taped, but it was on "special occasions", formal setting, speech polished and rehearsed, during conferences at work, or for pleasure, with my theater friends, performing a joyful play.

It's another story to decide, on your own, from scratch," cold", alone in front of your camera to speak pretending to look "natural" , engaging and passionate.

Without further ado (I love this expression!) here's the Flip Video, as promised.

Untitled from Marion Chapsal on Vimeo.

There's plenty of room for improvement and it's really painful to watch oneself, believe me!

Trying not to focus on the weaknesses, on the absence of editing (couldn't figure out the software, even the most basic, yet!), on the repetition of words, on  what I could have said, instead,and on…I could just take this off and do it again.

My purpose was:

  • To Walk my Talk
  • To Post my First Live Flip Video on my blog
  • To Thank @MariamMKobras and show her her red mug!
  • To Show you that anyone can do it, it can only improve with the time!
  • To make the first step, the hardest!

Now, YOUR turn! 🙂

Can't leave this post without mentioning Elizabeth Potts Weinstein 's video blog.

Read her blog and you will discover The *Real* Reason Video Is Hard

Next week, I'm going to share a live recipe of "Fondants au Chocolat", Presentation Recipe Ă  la Marion!

Petits Fondants au Chocolat

Mixing Cooking and Presentation, like in this tweet, received an hour ago!

"@stevecherches @MarionChapsal @LisaBraithwaite Food & presos continued. RT @BertDecker: What does gnocchi have to do with speaking? http://bit.ly/bBEuHG"

Bon Appétit!

6 thoughts

  1. Found you via Kat Tansey on Twitter. I had to see, because I’ve yet to do this. The closest I have come is to walk and talk with the camera aimed in the other direction! OK, you’ve given me courage. Maybe, just maybe I’ll turn it on my face next time. You look great on camera so go for it!
    Martha Marshall

  2. Re: TypePad: [Geronimo Leadership Coaching ] Martha Marshall submitted a comment on "Raw & Live First Video Flip Presentation"
    Merci beaucoup, Martha. I appreciate this very first comment, plus the kind compliment.
     So, if I’ve given you courage to do it too, then I’m really happy I did it!
    Keep us posted and go for it! 🙂

  3. Yes Marion…the power of Twitter.
    I didn’t notice the faults you critiqued yourself with. What did strike me, as always does in strong presentations, is your gift of the authenitic you. Authenticity draws the audience in.
    Wise words and persuasive content are needed too. But without transparancy of spirit and values the presentation will not suceed in it’s entirety.
    Thank you for your encouragement. It is now time to turn my Flip on myself too. I’ll report back…

  4. Re: TypePad: [Geronimo Leadership Coaching ] Janice Tomich submitted a comment on "Raw & Live First Video Flip Presentation"
    The power of your beautiful and kind words has also “striken” me. You know how to craft a message and touch hearts! Merci Janice, looking forward to your voice , your eyes and your smile.

  5. Moi aussi je veux te féliciter pour cette vidéo!
    Je te connais depuis longtemps et te retrouve naturelle mais concentrĂ©e, il me manque juste tes grands Ă©clats de rire qui font de toi………..toi!!
    A très bientĂ´t……….sur vidĂ©o….

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