When the one and only Monica McCarthy (she was on Broadway, you guys!) told me she was launching a production company and wanted to shoot About Me videos for entrepreneurs, I forced her to sign me up to be one of her first clients. The video that I filmed on a Flip cam in my living room (& has been on my site for 2+ years!) wasn’t cutting it anymore. Let’s face it – it never was cutting it to begin with. See?
- people were watching it, and connecting with me (something I always wanna do more of)
- according to my YouTube analytics, more than 50% of peeps were sticking it out all the way ’til the end of the video (also shocking – I figured it’d be a much lower number), but 25% of ’em dropped off around the 1 min mark (uh, do I need a shorter video maybe kinda sorta definitely?)
- it’s my most-watched non-boob cancer YouTube video (even though it was “buried” in my About Me page via a collapsable button)
The writing was on the wall, people. I knew the importance of having a kick-ass About Me video, and I knew that Monica would ensure I got a high-quality, professional, edited piece. And the timing couldn’t have been better, since I’ve been workin’ behind the scenes to have a brand-new, streamlined, clean-yet-fun website design refresh up by ~8/15. A new site *and* an About Me video I could be proud of? Score!
A few days prior to the shoot, Monica emailed me a list of questions so that I’d know how I’d wanna talk about my business, and things I’d wanna highlight. When I came to the shoot, she did a pre-interview so that she’d know what points I wanted to hit (it was like I was on David Letterman or something!), and the questions she asked me for the cameras made me delve into my business and my story like I never had before. That was priceless, and led to a sense of comfort – and great answers! – in front of the camera.
Even though I felt a bit like a ramblin’ fool (I’m not known for my brevity, people), Show & Tell turned around a 3 minute video that made me look like everything but. Monica and Jason totally interpreted what I wanted into a video I can’t wait to put front & center on my website. They’re gonna help me trick everything into thinking I’m uber-professional!
Thanks thanks thanks to Monica, Dre, & Jason for makin’ me such a proud lil’ business mama!