What happens when you just recorded a great take…then realized your camera didn’t record it at all? Oops. Or that it only recorded the last half or the first half or 45 seconds of it? Uh-oh.
What do you do? Here are some options I recommend:
:: Accept the set back. It happened. That’s ok. Breathe. Take a moment to evaluate the situation.
:: Find out what went wrong and fix it (or find someone to help you fix it)
:: Have a laugh about it! It could’ve been worse, right?
:: Tell yourself that this just means you get an extra chance of making the next take even better! That’s the beauty of recording video – you can start with a clean slate as many times as you want.
Always remember: every take should be different from the others! (That’s an actor’s lesson right there. More on this in a future blog post)
:: Remember why you’re doing this video. Whether it’s to help your tribe, share a story or inspire others, remember why.
Because sometimes, dealing with technical difficulties can suck the excitement and passion out of us, which can result in having our own stress and our worries show up on camera instead. And that’s not what we want, right?
:: Tell yourself that the only way you’ll make this video is if you’re having fun. Now go make that happen! Put on some music to dance to, or sign your heart out before you record to get your voice warmed up.
:: If you’re feeling frustrated, stressed, angry, or any other emotion – let it all out. Don’t keep it bottled in. Surrender. Release these emotions. You’ll feel much better when you do.
:: Take this setback as a blessing in disguise. We always learn from our mistakes and failures. If you know what went wrong, there’s a good chance it won’t happen again because you won’t let it.
:: YOUR TURN :: How have you handled your own technical difficulties? Do you have any tips you’d like to share with other entrepreneurs? Share your experiences, thoughts, tips and other comments below.