First Day of School – For the People Who Are Afraid of Video

First Day of School – For the People Who Are Afraid of Video

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Hi Guys. It’s Verlyncia. Basically today, I did promo videos. I did a promo video for an intro and then I did an outro video. What I noticed is that it is super difficult.

You think it’s going to be easy, but if you’re camera shy, it is definitely going to be difficult. Sitting in front of a camera and having to memorize scripts. To me it was difficult, because I get the script and have two seconds before I have to remember it. I’m supposed to put my personality in it and I barely know what I’m reading.

It took a couple of tries, but once I got the hang of it, it was all good. For the promo, it took me seven or eight times. Then for the outro video, it was a minimum of 14 times. It was wild actually.

I’m hoping I’ll get more comfortable. I WILL get more comfortable. It was just interesting to realize how the phrases and words you think are pretty simple on a regular basis turn into tongue twisters onsite.

Next, we’re going to create driving videos. They’re going to be awesome.

I’m probably going to set up my channel next week and keep learning new things. I feel like there’s so much to learn. There’s so much I don’t know about YouTube. It’s just blowing my mind.

We’re also going to be doing the blogs. Those are coming back. We are resetting up the website. There’s more things to come. All of these great things are coming down the pipeline. You should definitely stay tuned for that.

In terms of the “New Hires” we talked about, apparently, they are coming along well. Fingers crossed, we hope they are. I’m going to be assisting with onboarding and training. Right now, I am trying to absorb as much as I can. I will be creating systems and strategies as we build the team.

This is my second day being live on the channel. So, for any of you newcomers, welcome. I’m the newest hire. I’m the newest Hustler’s Kung Fu Community Manager.


Glendon comments… By the end of the year, I want to hire 10 people. This video is essentially to introduce you to Valencia. She can share her experience of going on video. It’s a lot harder than it looks.


Verlyncia continues… I don’t know if it’s hard. But right now, I am still learning about the content I want to talk to you guys about. Because I am so new, I feel like I lack a little bit in terms of keeping the conversation going. I’m trying to learn all the “ins” and “outs” of the day to day routines.

I don’t personally feel like being online live is difficult. If you have a Snapchat or Instagram account and you are doing little stories, it feels like it’s the same thing to me. I’m pretty active on social media in that respect. I’m not uncomfortable in any shape or form being on camera.

Question: What’s your background?

Answer: I recently just moved here from New York. I’m actually from the DC area. I lived in New York for four to five years. I recently relocated to Atlanta. When I was in New York, I was a Creative Director and Content Creator. I solely focused on content marketing. I have worked in the linear space with certain TV networks like Time Warner, Turner Broadcasting and some of their properties.


Question: Do you have experience in affiliate marketing?

Answer: I’m familiar with affiliate marketing, but I’ve never immersed myself in affiliate marketing. I have done more brand development to tell stories for startup brands and infant brands at the pre-revenue stage or early revenue stage.


Question: How do you feel about Atlanta?

Answer: Atlanta is really nice. I wanted to move to the South. Coming to Atlanta, I knew that with the money I’m making in New York, I could buy a home. The thing I have to adjust to is the pace. It’s way slower. I feel like I’m wanting things to happen now, now, now; and everyone here is saying, let’s take our time. Things are slower, but people are way friendlier. I’m enjoying myself and meeting great people.


Question: What is your favorite platform for business?

Answer: My favorite platform for business right now is between Instagram and Pinterest. I like the market for Instagram, but I also enjoy Pinterest.


Question: Do you use Instagram for selling?

Answer: Yes. I’ve used Instagram for selling and I know people who use Instagram for selling. I know people who have consignment shops and they do really well on Instagram with their following. They know their market. It’s a mixture of going and engaging with people and simultaneously putting up curated posts on Instagram.

For small businesses, I feel like Instagram might be a good place to capitalize on good content and push a product. It’s still pretty early in that space.


Question: What do you think of Pinterest?

Answer: Pinterest has a market that’s unique because their target demographics is women. The majority of their market is women between the ages of 25 and 35. Seventy percent of those women are college educated and they have a really high average income. Creating links to a Pinterest post and linking them back to a source is a good thing to do. I live on Pinterest.


Question: What are your long-term goals?

Answer: I like the concept of brand development. I’ve been working in that space for a long time. It’s something that I’ve pretty much mastered in terms of lifestyle oriented things; like shoes, clothes and home décor. For the long-term, I like pre-revenue buildup. It’s a gratifying feeling watching a company grow from nothing to something.


Question: Do you get equity in pre-revenue projects?

Answer: When I’ve worked on pre-revenue projects, I have taken over some equity working with them. Equity is good. If that’s on the table, I would suggest you try to get your hands on some equity.


Glendon comments…

What’s happening is she’s going to start a channel. There’s a lot of people who want to do YouTube and they’re afraid. So, we’re actually going to do two channels. She’s a reseller, so it’s going to be about how to sell using your channel and some other stuff.


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Peace guys. Thanks so much.

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