JOYkwondo Exercise #27: Being Seen and Heard

joykwondo Exercise

Social media is here to stay, and it can be used as a powerful tool to make the world a better place. It gives you the chance to reach people on the other side of the world! What do you want to do with that power? Here’s your chance to make a difference! This training exercise requires a little bit of technology, but since you’re checking out this online JOYkwondo experience, you most likely have everything necessary to complete it.

You’re going to record a short video of yourself giving a motivational talk. You can pick the topic: career, health, love life, anything you want. Talk as if you were coaching someone who’d asked for your help or advice on a specific subject. Give us your own rendition of a pep talk! Remember to wear your power smile to get in the right state of mind, and then unleash your confidence and expertise.

This homework assignment has several purposes. For one thing, the reason I even built this website in the first place was to train up “joy gurus” and send them out into the world to motivate and inspire. This video will show you that you are ready and capable of going out and shining your light. The other purpose is so you can experience the joy of being seen and heard. We all have that need, and when that need gets met, it is so rewarding.

As an educated marketer and classically trained rock star, I feel qualified to give you some tips on driving your social media platform effectively. Are you ready to go viral?

  1. People tend to be more attracted to posts that feature a human face talking directly at them. It’s even more attention-grabbing if the speaker is direct, confident, and encouraging.
  2. It may sound obvious, but people are more likely to share or repost content that’s particularly relatable. If the video causes the viewer to think of someone in the same situation described in the video, they’ll most likely share it with that person (or community).
  3. Hashtags are a must. Hashtags help your post reach more than just your followers, so use hashtags that are commonly used (ie #blessed, #livingmybestlife, #mentalhealthawareness)

Of course, we can’t see you if we don’t know where to look: be sure to post the link to your video in the comments section, along with the topic you’ve chosen to speak on. Feel free to email me at joykwondo @ gmail.com if you need help with any of the tech stuff.

How awesome will it be for us to create a whole index of motivational videos RIGHT HERE ON THIS PAGE to refer to whenever we need it?! Remember to save a copy of your video for yourself to watch over and over again and celebrate how awesome you are.

Don’t forget to write your Joy Journal entry for the day!

Now go forth and let your light shine… ONLINE!!

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