Quiet Influence Panel: Introverts and Social Media
Nancy Ancowitz, Matthew Pollard, Valerie Morris
March 3, 2021
StreamYard Connect Ep61
It’s a panel on introverts and social media on StreamYard Connect with Ross Brand. Learn how introverts & others can exert quiet influence on social media while conserving their time and energy.
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YouTube Video Chapters
00:02:41 Where has Ross been?
00:03:50 Streamyard acquired by Hopin
00:07:50 Legendary rapper to guest on StreamYard Connect.
00:09:47 What Hopin acquisition means for StreamYard users.
00:10:23 Instagram launches Live Rooms
00:12:35 Maestro livestreaming platform gets $15M in funding
00:13:25 Live streaming to end poaching in South Africa.
00:14:30 What is Vtubing?
00:15:30 Snoop Dogg rage quits live stream
00:17:29 Quietly Influential Summit
00:18:30 Podfest Global Summit
00:20:09 Guest introductions: Nancy Ancowitz, Matthew Pollard, Valerie Morris
00:24:38 Introverts and Social Media
00:25:00 How Matthew Pollard engages as an introvert
00:26:28 How Introverts can be successful at public speaking
00:27:42 How to manage social promotion
00:28:11 Valerie Morris on creating systems
00:30:24 Importance of Foundational Posts
00:31:17 Scheduling Content
00:32:00 Content Calendars
00:33:50 Develop systems for social promotion
00:36:01 Content strategy: Where to focus
00:36:16 Identify 3 major problems in your niche
00:36:39 Plan 6 months of content
00:37:00 Managing engagement
00:37:26 Engagement depends on your niche
00:39:20 How to provide value when engaging
00:39:30 How content builds relationships
00:40:12 Where do you start with social media?
00:42:01 How do you want to be known?
00:43:06 Things you must do online
00:44:05 Ross Brand’s Portfolio Method for social media
00:45:00 Introverts and Perfectionism
00:46:30 Introverts and Clubhouse
00:47:11 Clubhouse strategy
00:48:01 Stop making it about you
00:52:41 Social media automation
00:53:13 How to write a great LinkedIn Bio
00:54:07 Nancy Ancowitz: Start with your audience first
00:55:28 Twitter Bio & Instagram Bio
00:56:10 How to save time when posting on multiple platforms
00:58:09 Content for & about your audience
00:00:58 Social scheduling, management & analytics tools
00:59:12 Agorapulse, GMail scheduling, Website traffic, Email subscribers
1:04:30 Lineup of Streamyard Shows & Creators
🎤 Nancy Ancowitz
Nancy Ancowitz is a coach specializing in career advancement and presentation skills, an NYU adjunct professor and the author of “Self-Promotion for Introverts®: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead.” She blogs for Psychology Today and used to blog for Salary.com.
📌 Website: https://www.NancyAncowitz.com
📌 Book: Self-Promotion for Introverts®: https://amzn.to/3aXHFiI
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📌 Psychology Today blog: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/nancy-ancowitz
🎤 Matthew Pollard
Matthew is the founder of Rapid Growth, LLC and co-host of the upcoming virtual Quietly Influential Summit: Helping Introvert Business Owners Develop a Personal Brand Business That’s In-flow With Their Energy and Personality, March 15-19. Bestselling author of “The Introvert’s Edge: How the Quiet and Shy Can Outsell Anyone.”
📌 Website: https://www.MatthewPollard.com
📌 Quietly Influential Summit: https://quietlyinfluentialsummit.com/?ref=rossbrand
📌 Book: The Introvert’s Edge — Sales: https://amzn.to/3sCHlfx
📌 Book: The Introvert’s Edge — Networking: https://amzn.to/3r7qyks
🎤 Valerie Morris
Valerie Morris is the author of “We’re All Ears: How to increase your impact, influence, and success online in a noisy world,” a featured guest on Fox affiliate stations in Denver and Colorado Springs, and a contributor to Social Media Examiner.
📌 Website: https://www.tinterocreative.com/
📌 Book: We’re All Ears: https://amzn.to/2NOudoB
📌 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerielmorris/
📌 Social Media Examiner articles: https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/author/valerie-morris/
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About Ross Brand
Ross Brand is a live streamer who has served in many capacities such as Red Carpet host for the Emmy Award-winning Never Settle Show, produced by Al Roker Entertainment, brand ambassador for Wirecast, and on-camera host for multiple Facebook Live Video and LinkedIn Live developers and broadcast solutions, including StreamYard, BeLive and LiveU.
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Full Transcript: StreamYard Connect, Ep61
Ross Brand 1:14
Hey Gang, we’re back on StreamYard Connect. It’s been a while. We’ve got a great panel for you today. We’re going to talk about Quiet Influence: Introverts and Social Media, and how you can manage your time and your energy and still effectively promote your business. A lot going on in the live streaming world, we’ll get you caught up on all that. And of course, we’ve got amazing guests the rest of the season. We’ll tell you all about it. Let’s do a show.
Ross Brand 2:40
So you’re probably wondering where I’ve been the last couple months. And the last time I was on was January 6, so about two months ago. And it was one of my favorite shows that I’ve ever done. We had Madeleine Smithberg on, she was the co-creator and executive producer of The Daily Show, she was a producer for David Letterman. And she’s using StreamYard to host her own show, to host her own cooking show where she’s now moving in front of the camera. And she’s got a team helping her, but she’s using StreamYard doing a multi-camera and it was just a really fun interview. She’s got a great sense of humor, a lot of good stories. We talked about some of her experiences in TV, but also how she’s gone about using StreamYard to do her broadcast. And so that was my last show. That was January 6.
Where has Ross Brand Been?
The next morning, I got up and I fell in my home, and I broke my shoulder. So I’ve been recovering and rehabbing. But here’s the weird thing. That morning, while I’m finding out for sure what the diagnosis is, I start getting messages. And the messages about the fact that StreamYard had been acquired by Hopin. And Hopin is an event company. It’s a company that people go to to monetize events to have a lot of different options and how they put on events. You can have an expo you can have multiple rooms, you can have breakout rooms, you can facilitate networking, and it’s a fast-growing, product really. And virtual events, of course, are hot right now. So that was all going down. You know, right? When I was finding out that I broke my shoulder, actually I knew instantly because I had broken one on the other side seven years ago. So I knew instantly. I knew before the doctor knew so. But point being this is a huge change. And yet it’s not a change at all.
Ross Brand 4:53
So the huge change is that StreamYard is now part of the Hopin family and it’s going to be the engine that drives the live streaming at Hopin live events. But if you’re a StreamYard user, and you’re on the basic plan, the pro plan, the free plan, life continues, you’re paying the same amount, you have the same service. Geige (Vandentop) and Dan (Briggs), the co-founders, are still running StreamYard. So not a lot changes in that aspect.
Hopin Acquires StreamYard
And I’m excited to be back here continuing with the show. And I’m just wondering because I’m looking forward myself to digging into Hopin and trying it out and playing around with the different features. Is anybody using Hopin yet? Is anybody hosting events on Hopin? Have you tried it out? Have you signed up for an account? We’d love to hear if some of our StreamYard users are actually using Hopin. So that’s probably the biggest thing going on. We can get to other news items as well. But that’s certainly the big thing that’s happened. I’m Ross Brand The show is StreamYard Connect. We are here now once again every Wednesday 2pm Eastern on Facebook Live on Youtube Live and on Twitter, and it’s great to see so many people here again.
Ross Brand 6:23
Dana Fuller is here. Mr. Ahmed Khan is here. MJ Farmer. Jotalisa is here John. Of course StreamYard is here. Gerald Latch is here. Groovy is here. Jolin is here. Anita Sonya, good to see you. Andrew Kavanaugh, fantastic at Photoshop and Illustrator. Good to see Andrew here. Jesse Guthrie, fantastic Graphic Designer. Great to see you. Rudy. Anita Sonya says Welcome back, Ross. And of course Anita is in the middle of doing 100 Days Live with Sonya pretty cool. Pretty cool. Pretty ambitious, live streaming program. You should check that out. I saw Bridget Brown Jackson, good to see you. Good to see it’s been a little while. And Patricia A Murray, Will Russell, everybody. Not gonna get to everybody. But thank you all for being here.
Ross Brand 7:25
It’s great to be back at it. And I’m so glad that just that you’re all here and that I can continue doing this.
Upcoming Guests on StreamYard Connect Include Ja Rule
I’ve missed it. And I’m excited. So let’s get to the news real quick. And then we’ll get to our panel. As I mentioned, a lot of different things going on. First of all, because we’ve been away for two months, I’ve got to come back strong with some great guests. So in addition to today’s amazing panel, we’re going have from right to left. Christoph Trappe coming up next week, has a new book out about How To Livestream Your Podcast, he’s going to talk all about How Podcasters Can Use Livestreaming Effectively, and in the process of creating their podcast. And then Mr. Shamir is how he goes on social media. He’s the founder of Simon Says, which is an AI transcription platform. Now he’s got a new product coming out. And it’s going to be text-based video editing. So rather than slicing and splicing and moving around video clips, you can move around pieces of text, and the video and audio goes with it to put your video together. As I understand it, well, he’ll be on in a couple weeks, we’ll ask him more about it.
Ja Rule: Iconn CEO, Iconn Live & Rap Legend
And then the CEO of Iconn. It’s an app that lets high profile people get booked and have a kind of a concierge service for their events. It’s also coming out with an Icon Live so there’ll be a livestreaming element of it. The CEO is Ja Rule. You may know him better as one of the legendary rappers, a guy who sold 30 to 40 million albums. And it’s a huge honor. I’m very excited that he’s going to be joining us to talk about what he’s doing with his app. And we’ll also of course, chat a little bit about the music industry as well. So some exciting shows coming up and just stick with us. We’re gonna be here for another three weeks after today for this season and hopefully, continuing after that.
Ross Brand 9:46
As we mentioned, Hopin and StreamYard now are together as one entity, although StreamYard is functioning much the same as it did with the same team, same leadership. Same subscriptions, all that kind of thing. In 2020, really, this is why StreamYard was so attractive to Hopin and other companies is StreamYard’s broadcasts grew from 350,000 in 2019, to 9 million in 2020. So that’s just explosive growth.
Ross Brand 10:21
Okay, some news items, Instagram is launching live rooms, I saw the article in retail dive online. And what this is, is basically, instead of going live just by yourself or with somebody else, you can open up a room and have up to four people total yourself plus three guests.
Instagram Adds Live Rooms
And there’s a lot of different ways people can use this. But the reason that I went to a retail publication for this is, I see it being used a lot. And they talked about this in the article, we’ve talked a lot about the marriage of livestreaming and e-commerce. Well, this is going to be a way let’s say you’re livestreaming and showing off a product. You have customers that come on there asking questions, you can now open up a room, and you can demo your product you can answer their questions. And you know, there’s different integration within Instagram for shopping and purchasing, I imagine that will be eventually if not already, in the works for development for Instagram Live.
So just another indication that people are looking to monetize livestreaming. And it’s been a lifetime, it’s been a lifeline during the pandemic. And now, it’s not, it’s not going to go anywhere, because people have seen that. They can make connections, they can make sales, they can move products, through live streaming. And it’s also been a lifeline to the music industry and other industries, where people just can’t get together in person. And it’s maintaining those relationships between entertainer and fan, business and customer, employer and employee, and colleagues and teachers and students. So this is another reason you’re seeing all these different developments going on in the live streaming industry.
Ross Brand 12:29
And we talked about the acquisition of StreamYard by Hopin. Maestro is a live streaming platform that people use to monetize their streams. You could call it white labeling. Basically, you use another tool. Like you would use StreamYard and then Maestro has different tools for monetizing within that.
Live Streaming Platform Maestro Raises $15 Million
So you use StreamYard, you’d RTMP, for example, into a platform like Maestro, and then you can also sell within Maestro. Why am I mentioning this? They just raised $15 million. Maestro did. Sony Music was one of the big investors. Also, the founder of Twitch (Kevin Lin) was a major investor in this as well. So we’re continuing to see money coming into the live streaming space.
Ross Brand 13:23
Another cool use of live streaming is in South Africa. They’re using live streaming to protect animals from poachers. It’s a dangerous job, that the people who go out into the field they’ve got to deal with poachers who are very motivated and don’t want to have people in their way from doing their job. And, you know, the animals don’t necessarily know that they’re friendly and there to protect them either.
Live Streaming to End Poaching of Animals
So they’ve been using live streaming, both to let people on their team know where they are and what’s going on. But also just to spread the message about trying to end poaching and trying to educate both everyday citizens but also young people, the next generation, about the importance of the animals and what they mean to that area and why poaching is really you know, such an awful practice and in many ways, and that story is from the BBC and Samsung was the one who donated phones for this project. They’ve been supporting it so it’s pretty cool project.
Ross Brand 14:30
Does anybody know what Vtubing is? I never heard of it before. But I saw a story a little while ago, when I didn’t have the show to come talk about. It’s live streaming with anime avatars. And apparently, it’s pretty big in Japan and it’s on YouTube, and I guess I’ve just never noticed that. If anybody does it or watches it. I’m interested in what you do, why you do it, what you like about it or don’t like about it? I don’t know if people have just regular conversations and talk shows like we do. Or it’s all about more doing entertainment stuff and putting together different kinds of cutesy funny little things he would do. I don’t know. I don’t know what it is. I’m asking you guys to help me out here because I’ve never actually watched it.
Ross Brand 15:28
Anyway, one other thing real quick, if you’re going to rage quit when you’re streaming a video game, you probably should remember to turn off your live stream.
Snoop Dogg Rage Quiets Madden and Views Grow
So Snoop Dogg D-O Double G was playing Madden football and he wasn’t happy because his team just got beat again for another touchdown and he’s down.Probably about to go down 20. 21 to nothing. And he just starts cursing up a storm. I think he titled the live stream something like let you know, chill, lay laid back relax time or whatever. So anyway, he normally gets a couple 1000 views on his live streams when he comes on Twitch and he plays games. Well, he threw down the controller he cursed, cursed, and then you know, quit the game and walked away.
But he didn’t shut down his live stream. So people just kept tuning in and watching the empty chair, and listening to the music as he was playing all different kinds of music. Over about seven, seven and a half hours. It ended up getting over 100,000 views of Snoop Dogg’s chair and music. So maybe rage quitting and leaving your live stream on is good. If you’re trying to build up that watch time, I don’t know.
Ross Brand 16:55
And we’ll take a look for my predictions they normally come out at the beginning of the year, we have a great group of people who contributed and a great group of brands that supported it this year, including StreamYard, we did a live stream show with over $13,000 worth of giveaways.
Livestream Universe 2021 Predictions
And it’s the sixth annual Livestream Universe predictions. And because I wasn’t able to work on it while I was recovering, it’ll be coming out in the next day or two. So take a look for that.
Ross Brand 17:29
And a couple of events I want to tell you about because this is where we find great speakers. We have the Quietly Influential Summit coming up March 15th to 19th. Develop your personal brand and business that’s in flow with your energy and personality.
One of our panelists, Matthew Pollard is going to be hosting and also giving a keynote Nancy Ancowitz it’s another one of our panelists will be speaking and I’m honored to be speaking as well. And if you’d like to sign up for it, you can go to LivestreamUniverse.com slash introvert 2021 LivestreamUniverse.com introvert 2021.
Quietly Influential Summit
It’s free to check out the content during the day or two when it’s being broadcast. And then there’s also a replay package available if you would like to do that as well. And then also, we’ve been a part of Podfest Global Summit for let’s see a couple of Podfest Global Summits and a Vidfest Global Summit this one had both Videfest and Podfest and it’s where I saw Valerie Morris who’s going to be one of our panelists speaking at Podfest Global Summit about how she structures her social media promotion.
Podfest Global Summit and VidFest
I spoke there last week on the video side and it’s still going on they’re going to shatter their own Guinness Book of World Records title for most attendees at a one-week virtual podcast event you’d attend for free if you use my code.
It’s Podfest Global Online. The code is Ross it saves you $49 which is basically what the entry-level ticket is. Or if you want to buy the replays or upgrade you can do that and save $49 on the other tickets so that’s Podfest Global dot online use code Ross,
Ross Brand 19:34
And of course if you’re not yet using StreamYard, it’s time to go people. Good things are happening with StreamYard. LivestreamUniverse.com/StreamYard That’s LivestreamUniverse.com/StreamYard.
Ross Brand 19:50
And with that, let’s get to our panel. This is StreamYard Connect, I’m Ross Brand. Our panelists are amazing.
Nancy Ancowitz Introduction
We have Nancy Ancowitz, we have Matthew Pollard, we have Valerie Morris. And I’m going to not go that quickly. I’m actually going to bring them up into the broadcast there is Nancy Ancowitz. And she is the author of Self Promotion For Introverts. I think that came out before everybody was talking about being introverted and extroverted is one of the foundational texts in in people’s awareness of introverts and self promotion. And now we’re moving into an area of introverts and social media and being online Nancy’s an Adjunct Instructor at NYU, she blogs for psychology today. And she’s a career coach, and also a presentation and communication coach. You can find her website at Nancy anchor woods.com. Nancy, welcome. It’s great to have you on StreamYard Connect.
Nancy Ancowitz 20:50
Thank you, Ross. It’s fantastic to be back.
Ross Brand 20:54
And next we’re gonna bring in Matthew Pollard.
Matthew Pollard Introduction
And he is going to be the host, as I mentioned, of the quietly influential summit and a speaker as well. He’s known as the rapid growth guy. And he’s got a best seller The Introverts Edge To Sales. He’s got a new book out, called the Introverts Edge To Networking. You can find this website, it’s rich with a lot of content and information, and a lot of options for getting help if you’re looking to grow if you’re looking to reach out online and expand the way that you network and the way that you’re able to get your brand and business out there. MatthewPollard.com. Matthew, welcome. It’s great to have you here.
Matthew Pollard 21:41
Man. I’m excited to be here. Thanks for having me on.
Ross Brand 21:43
Awesome to connect with you. It’s actually the first time we’ve spoken. So looking forward to, to getting your thoughts and learning a little bit about the Introverts Edge.
Valerie Morris Introduction
And then our final panelist, I don’t know whether she’s really an introvert or not. But she’s got the skill set that really works for introverts. And that skill set is having a structure when it comes to social media. As I mentioned, her talk at pod fest was fantastic. It’s worth the price of the replays alone. Valerie runs Tintero Creative her book is we’re all yours increase your impact. And the name goes on for a while. But your impact and influence part I wanted to make sure I got in there. She’s been featured as a guest on Fox in Denver and Colorado Springs. She’s a contributor to Social Media Examiner and again, you can find her online at TinTero creative. Valerie, welcome. It’s great to have you on StreamYard Connect.
Valerie Morris 22:47
Thanks for having me, Ross. It’s really great to hear.
Ross Brand 22:50
So let’s get started by just kind of going around the horn. And I’m gonna start with Nancy, because, as I mentioned, your book is like one of the foundational texts of the introvert world, when you started writing that book, how much awareness was there of what an introvert is, and what they may need that’s different than other people in social and work environments. Because as an introvert myself, I didn’t have the language to describe why I work and socialize the way I did when I was growing up.
Nancy Ancowitz 23:29
What a terrific question or series of questions for us. And yes, when my book first came out, it was there wasn’t much awareness. When I told people that I’m an introvert, they’d say, No, you’re not, you can be outgoing.
What is an Introvert?
Um, yeah, but that’s where I get my energy is from my quiet time rather than my constant social energy. And so being around lots of people. And back then, well, it’s still the Myers Briggs Type Indicator was really a weather vane. And it helped that personality assessment helped. Many, many millions and millions of people understand their personality types. So that was foundational. And then, but now with the huge growth of so many popular books, in the introverts space, now it’s, it’s more commonly known that introvert doesn’t necessarily mean shy. It means really, where you draw your energy. So in the social media space, one of the things to really be mindful of is as an introvert, all of that socializing, whether it’s speaking, whether it’s writing can really tap you out. So it’s finding that delicate balance of what you need for your business, and what you need for your energy and how to take those breaks.
Ross Brand 24:56
Yeah, that’s really, really important and Matthew I assuming coming from writing the Introverts Edge, twice, two different books, one focusing on sales, one focusing on networking, that you’re an introvert yourself. And yet when I look you up on social and I look up your website and your podcast and all the different interviews you do and all the different media availabilities that you’re engaging in, I think, Wow. I mean, you’re an introvert, but you’re out there. How are you managing that dichotomy? Maybe? Or isn’t it necessarily something that has to be managed? I don’t know.
Matthew Pollard 25:39
Well, firstly, I am an introvert. Yes. The thing I would say is, I don’t know why. And when somebody hears that we’re introverted.
Introverts can Succeed at “Extroverted” Roles
They assume that we’re supposed to be what hiding under a bridge hoping to be noticed. I don’t understand why people have that perception of introversion. But the truth is introverts aren’t second-class citizens, the path to success is just different. And as Nancy said, as long as you understand your energy, I mean, I love speaking from stage, that doesn’t mean I’m not pacing beforehand, because I’m terrified of getting on the stage, but try get me off it. So for me once I’m in my zone, and I’m talking about what I’m passionate about what I love doing, I can do it for a very long time. But then afterwards, just like a kid at Disneyland, I’m exhausted, like I’ve been on a bunch of rides. So I think the the most important thing for people to really realize is that introverts can be successful at speaking at networking at sales, and all of those other so called extroverted arenas, we just need a system and process that allows us to fill the skills gaps, not disadvantages, but skills gaps that introverts have, and then allows us to leverage our natural strengths and just for those people that watching think that introverts can’t sell Zig Ziglar was an introvert Jeb blunt was an introvert, well, I should say, is an introvert. Ivan Meisner, the founder of BSI is an introvert, Bill Murray, that famous guy that we all stay on Groundhog Day. I mean, he was an introvert, what excuse do you have when Oprah Winfrey, another introvert can can do small talk, the truth is, you just got to find a system that works for you. And as soon as you do that, you don’t have a disability, you have an amazing edge.
Social Media Promotion with Systems and Structure
Ross Brand 27:14
We’re gonna come back to that because I want to get into what that edge is. But first, I want to ask Valerie, because she, like I said, is so good at social media, and has checklists and templates and all the different things to make sure that she hits the right points for herself and promoting her podcast and her work, but also for her clients. And I was wondering how perhaps your clients react to having a structure? Does it relieve some of the stress on being on social, if they were more likely to just pick up their phone? And, Okay, I’m gonna do this for two hours, or I’m gonna do it for 15 minutes and respond. And now I’m on three hours later. And you know, I didn’t get the bill, anybody today? or what have you. So how does that work for people who come to you to learn, really how to manage their promotion and their social outreach?
Valerie Morris 28:11
Well, you know, I think the most important thing about having systems is it’s really helpful whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, because the way I approach things is, you know, with a content calendar, and with kind of a basic framework of when we’re posting how often we’re talking about certain things, that becomes the foundational content to a social media strategy. And then you can be as extroverted or introverted as you want, kind of as the cherry on top. So, you know, you might be involved in a clubhouse talk every day of the week, or maybe once a week, or once a month.
Foundational Social Media Content
But if you’ve got your foundational stuff going out on LinkedIn, and Facebook and on your blog, and on your podcast, you can kind of dive in as much as you want on these other things that require more of the real-time live engagement. And I think that takes the pressure off people, especially when you’re coming at it from a business and, you know, branding perspective, that you know that okay, if I’ve got a crazy week, or if I’m just dealing with a lot in my personal life, and I just mentally cannot be there to jump into a lot of comments or live streams. It’s okay, you can kind of know that the foundation is there. It just takes the pressure off and I think like I said, it’s relevant for introverts or for extroverts, but I think us introverts can kind of appreciate that a little bit more. So when you say us introverts now you’re saying you are asking is added itself now, you know, I say I say that that? Okay, so before we came on last week, Ross and I were talking and you know, he’s asking me, are you an introvert or an extrovert and I’m like, I honestly I don’t even really know.
Is Valerie Morris an Introvert or Extrovert?
So I took a test, you know, just some online tests this morning just to see what it said. And it came back As an ambivert, so I think I definitely kind of straddle that line of really getting my energy from being alone versus also being around other people. I think one of the things, though, that I’ve learned is I like small groups of people. The large groups kind of overwhelm me, I really do better when there are smaller groups or one on one, right?
Ross Brand 30:23
Now, let’s reverse the order this time because you mentioned the foundational, yeah, social media posts and, and outreach, what is the foundational posts? What’s, what’s the least you need to be doing? And what can you say, Okay, this would be nice if I did it, but it’s okay. If I don’t have time, or I don’t have the energy or I don’t want to get sucked into spending hours on social media, what is the must-do and the foundational content? And then what is the sort of nice to have, but don’t feel like you have to do it content?
Valerie Morris 31:01
You know, gosh, that’s a loaded question. Because it really is different for everyone in your personality, like every consultant would say, it depends, right? What your business is? Yeah, well, you know,
Know Where Your Audience Spends Time on Social Media
Okay, first of all, I think it’s important to realize what’s foundational for you is going to be you know, where your audience is, you know, if your audience is hanging out on LinkedIn, and you can get by with having some foundational posts be scheduled, or pre-recorded video that you are putting out on your personal profile or on your business page, that might be a good foundational start, if your audience is over on Instagram, and they really require, you know, a couple of stories or some live video over on Instagram, you might need to block out that time and protect it, so that you can do that live video, one or two times a week, or whatever the case may be. The important thing I think is if your content if your foundational content requires you to do something real-time, it makes having a content calendar that much more important.
Organizing Your Social Media Content
And by that I mean, you know, we talked about this a little bit on Podfeat talk, I like to just use a simple Google Sheet, a spreadsheet format, and I have different columns to indicate what the topic is different talking points. And so then when you go to do a livestream, you know what you’re going to talk about, you know, who you’re going to bring in as a guest or you if you’re just you, you kind of have it thought through already. And but and by doing so you can be strategic about, Okay, I’m going to talk about the topic a once a month on the first week of the month, and then topic B is the second week. And so that way, you’re covering a lot of your basis on a regular basis. You know, you’re not necessarily talking about one topic for eight weeks in a row and then never touching on it again, throughout the year, you can kind of rotate through things, and have some patterns to it. So honestly, if you’re looking for one answer, I’d say go back to a content calendar and figure out what you’re talking about and when, and then figuring out what channel and how can really be tailored to you to where your audience really is.
Time Management and Social Engagement
Ross Brand 33:15
Matthew, you talked about having some systems that make it work for you. Can you talk about, like a little overview of what some things that you do for yourself or for your clients that make it easier for them to manage their social engagement and still get their work done?
Matthew Pollard 33:33
Ross Brand 33:33
Get their work done. Of course, this is how we mark it today. But it can’t be all marketing, because you got to make the product work or you compete with people who are potential buyers. You know, there’s a lot of other things you have to do besides promote and but it’s it’s a necessity, so?
Matthew Pollard 33:50
Well, absolutely. And I think one of the biggest things that I struggle with, when people think about social media and being online is they feel like they have to blog every week. They feel like they have to put up a podcast like a daily podcast now. And what I realized is, you know, my backstory is I was responsible for five multimillion-dollar success stories, but in truth, they were bricks and mortar, telemarketing direct sales. I mean, I knew nothing about online, I was terrified of it. The one thing I did know, though, is I was not going to be that person taking a photo of my donor on Instagram. So I had something to say. So what I focused on is strategy first, and the first thing I realized is the reason why everyone’s helping people be louder is because if you can’t be the clearest if your strategy is not right, you have to be the loudest.
It’s Not Instagramming Dog and Doughnut Photos
So what I realized is if I could have a strong message if I knew my niche, which is introverted service provider businesses, and if I had strong stories that resonated I actually didn’t need to do as much. But then I also looked at how can I reuse the content that I’m creating? So for instance, this show because I’m doing this and I’m delivering content, I mean, this can be clicked up and turned into media later. If every time I speak from the stage when I was first starting anyway, we recorded everything we grab little, one minute, two minutes for me. At sound bites, we’d share it on social media. Now we use a project management tool called monday.com. So that literally somebody on my team would watch the video. And initially, I watched the video, when we clicked it up into little segments, I’d look for quotes. But this one is what drives me insane. When people have got to post all the time they end up taking a photo of their dog for something to say, that’s not going to help you get clients. So the thing that I focus on is I say, Okay, what do I help introverted service providers with I help them differentiate, I help them niche, it helped them create a sale system. So every piece of content that I post, whether it be video, whether it be audio, even if it’s a quote from somebody else, it’s relevant to that niche for this specific outcome.
Michael Jordan is an Introvert?
So it’s motivating them that they can network because if they know the niche, it’s easier, or that they can create a sales system. It might even be something from Michael Jordan, another introvert, by the way, talking about how he practiced and planned. And I’ll relate that to how I spent eight hours every day teaching myself how to sell on YouTube. So the thing that I always focus on is strategy first. What is the marketplace we’re trying to get to. And again, don’t bend yourself to a marketplace, because introverts, we’re not going to feel congruent and comfortable with that. So it’s got to be something you’re truly passionate about, and be on a mission to do something to transform the world in some way. And then say, what are the three major problems that my niche has identify those and then use your content to speak to those three problems, and to motivate and inspire action, whether it’s with you or anyone else, to start to fix their problems that they have, as soon as you do that content becomes easy to think about, you can create a content calendar or content tree of what you’re going to share. And I mean, I literally sat down for three days. And I planned out literally the next six months worth of content by looking at quotes that I resonated with the videos that we had. And that was all that was required. I then forgot all about it got someone on my team to post it all, and went back to work. That’s how I managed to write this book. I mean, you think it would have got written if I was on social media? 24? Seven that I hope.
How Often To Answer Comments and Engage on Social?
Ross Brand 37:00
Now how about the engagement side of it? Do you make time every day or once a week? Or, you know, five times a day? How often do you go on Twitter, and go on Instagram and other sites and see what people are either posting in response to your posts, or people that you may want to network with? Or your friends with? How much time do you spend following what they do?
Matthew Pollard 37:24
Well, it depends very much on initiatives. So for instance, in a couple of weeks, you were talking about the quiet, influential summit that you’re speaking on, and thanks for coming on of that. So you were talking about when I talk about national introverts week, and that specific summit, of course, I’m going to be on more frequently, I’ll also do more lives and I plan. I don’t do live streams except for my private membership group. And then I grab those videos and clip them up. But when there are initiatives, then I’ll get on and I’ll do lives to invite people to those. So a lot of the time, you know I’m planning out my content that way. So the focal point for me is making sure that I have a strategy that I’m more involved in during those periods. But the rest of the time, I do plan twice a day I go in and I comment, right so what I’ll find and by the way, this is my introvert this detail like relax time.
Introverts Need Time to Disengage After Speaking, Socializing or Live Streaming
So for instance, right after this, I’m literally by hoodies behind this wall, I’m literally going to put on my hoodie. And I will sit there and I’ll probably disengage by watching TV for about 15 minutes. And then I’ll feel like doing something a little bit more important. So I’ll pick up my phone. And I’ll literally chill wasting another 1520 minutes responding to people on social media. So if you haven’t connected with me on LinkedIn, by the way, that’s where I’m going to go first. So connect with me there. If you’re enjoying this content share, and you’ll probably find you’re the first people I’m responding to. Now, if you don’t do it straight away, if you do it in an hour or two, you’re not going to hear from me until 4.30 this afternoon. And then I’ll hop back on because I always do one final loop at the end of the day. So for me, it’s always just after lunch, or just after a podcast if I’ve got one just before lunch, and then at 4.30. Now if I’m doing a promotion, I’ll do it every couple of hours. But funnily enough, I have to control myself after promotion. And literally tell myself No, go back to twice a day because it can consume you. And that is the last thing that you want.
Content is About Fostering Relationships
By the way, don’t just respond with Oh, thank you so much. I’m so glad you thought so much of my work, give them a resource that they can then move to the next step with. Now that doesn’t mean you have to charge them for it that’s don’t get straight into sales pitching right? Doing this content is about fostering relationships. But then once you’ve done that, you want to give them something relevant in their world that they can consume. It could be the first chapter of your book, it could be a video to help them think more strategically about how they plan their social content. Give them something that allows them to foster a further connection with you I further dialogue with you. Right otherwise, it can be a waste of time now. Sure, thinking people and just fostering that relationship is great. But if you get them to take the next step, then it doesn’t make the livestream pointless because let’s face it, we all get distracted. So they’ve just given you an hour of their time, and you’ve just spent an hour of your time helping them motivating them to take action. Give them something in which to do that with.
Ross Brand 40:10
That’s really valuable advice. Nancy, what I want to talk to you about now is you, you do a lot of career coaching.
Nancy Ancowitz 40:17
Ross Brand 40:17
And so I know you work with a lot of younger people, a lot of students who may spend a lot of time on social media, posting on Snapchat and instant messaging each other and, you know, sharing Instagram photos on an account that’s behind, you know, that behind the privacy setting.
Establishing a Professional Presence on Social Media
But a lot of students I was surprised to learn really haven’t developed a professional presence, yes, on their social media, even though they spend so much time on these tools. So that’s, that’s kind of one one type of client or person that you might deal with. Another could be somebody who’s late in their career, and never thought about having to build a personal brand. And now they find themselves maybe laid off or they’ve retired, they want to get back to work. And now, how do they get known in a world where everybody’s online, so whether it’s a student, I’m sure there’s commonalities and there’s difference, but whether it’s a student who really hasn’t established themselves yet, and is spending an inordinate amount of time on things that don’t advance their career and potential for somebody who thought that they were going that they were further enough along far enough along in their career that they might never have to build an online personal brand? Where do you start? Because, obviously for introverts, but for anybody, introvert extrovert ambivert, it can be overwhelming when you first approach social media.
Nancy Ancowitz 41:59
Such a good point, Ross. Yeah, it can be and I encounter that a lot, whether I’m dealing with my graduate students at NYU, and other universities that I work with, or even up to the CEO levels, I really have quite a diverse group of clients. And sometimes in some cases, they’ve already reached a lot of success before. Before they had to do that on social media. In fact, I have some clients that aren’t even on social media, if you can, believe it or not, but but it’s where do you start?
How do You Want to be Known
You start with, how do you want to be known? And it seems so obvious, but a lot of people have long, long, long taglines. And it’s like, people can’t get their head around it. So how do you want to be known? What is your simple simple title? And on top of that, what’s a photo that best depicts you? And it’s a solo photo, not family members, you know, if it’s like LinkedIn, you want to have a really professional, beautifully lit photo.
And that’s so important. And these are basic things, but we often forget. And then there’s the bio, how do you want again, if people if you reel people in with that photo, and that bio, and even that background, and nice background on LinkedIn, then what are the what’s the few sentences or bullets or paragraph or two that really describe what you’ve got that they may need?
Ross Brand 43:27
Right? So you’re getting the essential out there?
Nancy Ancowitz 43:30
Yeah, yeah. And, and we often forget those essentials.
Ross Brand 43:35
And that can go, I mean, this is my theory, and I’ll get your reaction, then I’ll get Matthew’s, and Valerie’s reaction to this, that people are leaving a lot of opportunity on the table by not doing those kinds of things, having a professional photo, having their bios filled out, having a link on Twitter that you know, is active and goes to something current that you’d like people to see.
Ross Brand’s Portfolio Method to Social Media
You know, I call it the portfolio method where you’re not, you’re not going after likes and conversations, you’re you know that the first thing a potential client is going to do is go to Google you, and then what’s going to come up or your Twitter and your LinkedIn and your YouTube channel. So just having content on there, and having your profiles filled out to where they get a sense of who you are and what you do. I mean, I think that can be for people who don’t have the time to be on social media. That’s like 80% of the game, right? contribute other in other ways if you want to, but go ahead. It’s just such a powerful thing that I think people who don’t like social media don’t want to spend time or don’t have time. Don’t have to feel like they have to spend hours every week, but now optimize what you have.
Nancy Ancowitz 44:57
Yeah, this is one place and this speaks to being an introvert many of us are perfectionists. In some ways, being a perfectionist is a good thing here, you want to spend the time to make it Pitch Perfect. You want every word to count. And you want your image to be exactly the way you want it to look to other people that will appeal to your audiences. So I’m not saying spend endless months doing it, but make it beautiful the first time.
Don’t be a Perfectionist
And also, don’t be alone with it. And what I mean by that is, even if you’re an introvert, you prefer your time alone and you like one on one interactions and prefer that to big groups and all that you do need your peanut gallery or your kitchen cabinet or your inner fan club, you need some second pair of eyes to help you guide you whether it’s a professional coach, or just a good friend or a spouse or just a trusted advisor or a mentor. Somebody is a second pair of eyes to step into the shoes of your target audience and say, Hmm, this will work.
Ross Brand 46:08
Yeah, absolutely. Matthew. Obviously I love doing live streams and having these kinds of conversations but I’m always passing on Clubhouse, right. I, I see the notifications. And I don’t think I’ve jumped into an actual conversation. Since December. What do you think about Clubhouse? I just feel like once you start going down that road? There’s no getting off of it. And have you played around with it? Have you hosted rooms? Or have you been a part of rooms? What do you think? Because people are raving about this app like it’s a life-changer. It’s a business changer. They’re spending hours every day in it. They’re they’re growing. They’re following their hosting rooms, what do you make of Clubhouse? And what is your advice, I guess or your experience been? In terms of where it fits into your overall day and productivity and all those kinds of things?
What do You Think About Clubhouse?
Matthew Pollard 47:11
Yeah, absolutely. And I think this always comes down to strategy first, see, what I find is people are always looking for that fun new tactic that’s going to be the silver bullet to success. And what that means is that as soon as something happens, everyone’s jumping on. But of course, by the time some people jump on, it’s too late anyway. But what happens is they work hard, and they doing this new tactic, but because the strategy is wrong, eventually everybody’s on it. And then they’ve got the same, they’ve got the vanilla message getting lost among the rest. So they get short-term success, but then they lose that momentum pretty quickly.
So again, yes, all of these platforms make perfect sense. But you have to look at what the strategy behind it is. If you again, have your message, write your stories, right, then when you start hosting these rooms, then you can create a success out of it. And again, a lot of these successes of course, especially in platforms, like clubhouse, stop making it about you like on LinkedIn, if you write a profile, and it’s all about II, no one’s gonna want to work with you will care about you. Now, when I write a LinkedIn profile or anything that I do, it’s all about the people that I mean to serve what I’m passionate about, and why I’m trying to help those people. And then you know, if I’m going to do a clubhouse, and I’m going to be seeing people, it’s about bringing those people into other platforms. For instance, before this live stream today, I connected with Valerie, because I hadn’t heard of her before.
Migrate People on Clubhouse to Other Places
And I connected with her. And maybe she read my profile, maybe she didn’t. If there were 10 people on this ad that hadn’t heard of me, then maybe one or two of them would and then before I can start to foster relationships. So clubhouse is a platform that allows you to foster relationships, if all you do is speak on that platform, you don’t migrate them to other places where you share great content. It’s a lost opportunity. Same as I saw one of the comments say you don’t comment on the post that people are corresponding with you in that’s a lost opportunity. So for me, firstly, I mean, I’ve been on a few Clubhouses I’ve been invited to to be one of the the moderator speakers, if you like on a few club houses and I have explored the platforms, the things I will tell you very similar to these live streams is they are time intensive, and therefore I do them less than less. And the other thing I will say is at least this live stream, I can grab the video of it and start sharing it in other places. So I can read appropriate the video and therefore it has a highest significance and a higher value for me. That said there is benefit to being on clubhouse, but because of the time significance I mean, it helps that we don’t have to be on video, right I find audio takes far less energy than feeling like I’ve got to do these things with my hands and move around and be engaging.
Don’t Get Caught Up in the Clubhouse Hype
So clubhouse does have those advantages, but because it requires me to physically be there, I’m doing them few and far between. That’s not to say it won’t work for you. But again, make sure the strategy is behind it that you’re not just being involved because you’re involved in the hype because eventually that hype will dissipate and you’ll just be stuck with another job.
Ross Brand 50:00
Right, exactly. Valerie, I know that you’re a big believer in the content calendar and brought a smile to your face when Matthew talked about six months ahead, yes. going live every week, I’m not able to know what’s going to happen in these conversations, I’m not able to cut up my my video clips or promote something that already happened in the replays. How can somebody who live streams? Or does a podcast that’s not an evergreen style podcast, but more focused on news and what’s going on in their industry? How can they still take advantage of some structure to ensure that they’re not getting overwhelmed by the constant new work that needs to be put out there into the universe?
Valerie Morris 50:52
Yeah, that’s a that’s a hard one. Because Yeah, you’re you’re dependent on what is going on in the world. I think one of the important things, though, is, you know, thinking about the back end, then if if your initial content may be the live stream that is dependent on researching and making sure you’re, you know, sharing some of the latest and greatest stuff, then maybe it’s okay, then I’ve got my team takes that live stream, and, you know, converts that into a file that we can share on a maybe it’s living on YouTube already.
Repurposing Live Streaming Video Content
Or maybe it’s we’re taking it and putting it in other platforms. As far as video goes, then we’re taking Okay, are there sound bites that came out of the interview? So out of today’s In today’s video, are there sound bites and tips that can be pulled that we reshare later on, that are evergreen little nuggets to know what to do with? Are we taking that live stream and saying, okay, within 24 hours, there’s an email broadcast that goes out that links over and mentioned some of those resources that we shared, you know, it does require some of the more real-time work. But if you have the structure to know, we’re going to take that live stream, we’re going to then turn it into an email broadcast, we’re going to then turn it into, you know, 10 different tweets or five different tweets that are going to go out over the next week before the next show, we’re going to take that and repurpose it for a recorded video that we’re going to post to Ross’s profile on LinkedIn, you know, you have the actions, the checklist, these are the different tasks that happen after a live video, that’s going to help you to kind of leverage some of these kind of things. And that’s more of a system and process versus necessarily automating it. So, you know, think through some of those things that maybe could be done on the back end of a live broadcast.
Streamline Curation of Content for Live Streaming Shows
The other thing is, you know, see if there’s ways that you can streamline the curation of the content you put in the live broadcast? So are you using things like Google Alerts? Or are you using certain search capabilities with hashtags to figure out, you know, make it easier to collect the information you want to talk about in your live show? See if you can curate it in a more systematic way.
Ross Brand 53:12
Yeah, Nancy, I want to ask you, you mentioned BIOS, and then I’ll get everybody else’s thought, because it’s a huge piece of LinkedIn. And it’s important on all social platforms, where you’re limited by characters, and space and the culture of the platform. But let’s start with you on when I asked Nancy about sort of the long form professional bio, what you’re gonna put on your about section on LinkedIn? What is the right mix? Do you have a certain formula where either it’s explaining what you do, why you do it, who it’s for? Maybe it’s listing your awards and honors? Or, you know, maybe it’s telling a little bit about yourself, personally, do you write in the first person? Do you write it in the third person? Tell us a little bit about some of the, you know, key points of putting a good professional bio together.
How to Write a Great Bio
Nancy Ancowitz 54:05
Here’s the skinny on BIOS, it all and echoing a little bit of what all of you have said, Valerie, Matthew Ross, there’s always some customization involved in it. It depends. So here goes, it always starts with your audience first period, full stop, I can almost finish talking. So what do they What do they want, that you have, again, period, full stop, and then make a list, come up with some keywords, let’s say five keywords, 10 keywords max. And when I work with my clients, we do that and in an exercise where we roll up our sleeves, it takes one hour to come up with a fantastic bio that’s targeting our audience. And you just it almost writes itself when you have those keywords. So it’s all about them. So all those whatever you have awards and books and articles and podcasts and all that stuff. It’s fine, as long as they care if they don’t care… who said kill your darlings, make it audience-centric. And as an introvert, you can do that particularly well. Because you tend to have the patience, the focus, and the attention to detail to do that research and Zone A hone in on that audience.
Ross Brand 55:26
Matthew, give me a platform other than LinkedIn, what you recommend, pick one and just talk a little bit about what you recommend. Usually, they’re more space limited, either because the, the the website limits it, or because the culture isn’t gonna have people reading Long, long-form bio. So talk about pick a social media site that you think it’s important to have a good profile slash bio.
The Case for Posting on Multiple Social Media Platforms
Matthew Pollard 55:55
So it’s important to have a good profile slash bio on all platforms. And I think one of the things that most people get wrong is they say, Oh, you know, I only got a small amount of time. So because of that, I’m just going to focus on this platform. Sure, I have a focus on one platform, but you have to realize that when you have a content plan, it’s just as easy to post on one as it is to post on five. So why not post on five? Yes, have your primary focus, but then make sure you’re also sharing into other you know, all the other mediums any medium possible. I mean, when tik tok opened, we could have gone on though I don’t know if tik tok is going to happen. Instead, we went well, you know, we post to Instagram for manual Apple phones or Tick Tock in a manual lab. But here’s the thing that I really want people to resonate with, which is everybody is so scared to disqualify out people. And what I will tell you is that if you don’t say, hey, this profile is not for you, you’re not going to get the people that you truly want to work with. So for me, I say right up front, that if you are an introverted service provider, this is I am passionate about you, right? That is what I want people to know about me. Now, by the way, if you’re an extrovert, I don’t it’s not that I don’t have extroverted clients.
Your Profile Can’t be for Everyone
But if I say, Hey, I’m happy to work with anyone, I’m a jack of all trades, by the way, that means master of none. You know, I work with everybody, you know, speaking, everyone is speaking to no one. So unless you’ve got the budget of Coca-Cola, good luck, it’s not gonna work out well for you. So what I always highlight is that what you want to do is say, Hey, if you’re my people, here are my people, if you’re my people, I want this, this profile is for you. This is the content, I’m going to share. Come here, let me give you a big hug. You don’t even say, Hey, if you’re that group, I’m not here for you. But what will happen is anyone that looks at my profile, they see a photo of me on TV, and it says right underneath the introverts edge. So clearly, if you’re an extrovert, you might go You know what, I’m not going to connect with that guy. Now, if you go onto my profile, it starts talking about service providers. Now, sure, I’ve got billion dollar tech companies that are clients, but they find me because they’ve heard of my work.
Who is Your Content For?
And sure, I’m not going to say, Hey, no, I’m not going to work with you. But what I’m highlighting is that I specialize in introverted service providers. So when introverted service providers come to my profile, whichever platform it is, it’s like, oh, I’m going to check out this content, because it’s for me, and that’s the biggest thing. So it doesn’t really matter what your bio says, as long as it says, Hey, if, if you’re this niche, I want you to let I want to let you know this content for you. And everything I share is going to be about you, not about me, but about you your concerns, your problems. And let me show you how to get a B or C outcome, right. So I help introverted service providers obtain rapid growth. So I’m going to mention that in my profile. And if I get more room, which, you know, LinkedIn gives you a ton more room, I’m going to talk about the specific problems and the specific outcomes. But in a short process, I’m gonna be very specific about who my people are.
Ross Brand 58:38
That’s great. Valerie, to put a wrap on this, I want to ask you about a couple of tools that you use for scheduling and social media management, and maybe one or two metrics that you advise your clients who aren’t going to be spending a ton of time on social but want to know, something about art is what they’re doing effective. Right? How do you judge that in terms of social media, digital marketing metrics?
Social Media Scheduling Tools
Valerie Morris 59:09
Sure. Okay, so as far as scheduling tools go, I love Agorapulse I jumped on there about a year and a half ago and it has been a game changer for me. And and also just not just for me as you know, my personal brand and for my agency’s brand but for my clients. It’s really been a tool that we could as a small group work with but also we could scale with so I love that. I also another thing that it’s not necessarily for social media posting, but just I think it’s something that anyone could use is I really was so grateful when Google released the scheduling feature in Gmail, that’s been so you know, I can schedule emails to go really anytime here in the near future. And I will use that for you know, like, if it’s a holiday or a weekend, and I might be catching up on work, I can schedule emails to go out. And my clients, they don’t have to know that I was working on the weekend, they don’t have to know that I was, you know, working on an off time. And so I can really protect my time that way. And I can choose when I am going to be communicating with people and set boundaries with people to know that you communicate with me, or you can expect to hear from me during main office hours. So that’s one way that I can kind of protect my time and use that tool to really keep my inbox under control a little bit. You know, and then as far as metrics go, one of my favorite things, you know, a lot of the platforms will give you in information about reach, and impressions.
Metrics to Measure Social Media Impact
And those are a really good kind of just general metric to look at, compared to say, Okay, my profile increased by this many followers each week or each month. I love to look at reach and impressions. But one of the other things that I also like to look at is my website traffic or my email subscribers, and those are areas where I might be using social media to point people. And this kind of goes to some of what Matt said, of just, you know, having that strategy behind what you’re posting about and what you’re talking about. I love looking at, you know, that website traffic, because if I am doing my job with my social media content, I’m going to be pushing people to more of my blog posts more of my podcast episodes, pushing them to sign up for my email newsletter, where they’re going to get more deeper value as far as content goes. And so those numbers are increasing on a regular basis. You know, it’s almost okay to me, if my LinkedIn post only got a couple of people liking it, instead of going viral with, you know, hundreds of people liking a post. But if I got a surge of website traffic as a result of that post, I’m okay with that.
Ross Brand 1:01:57
Wow. Well, this has been a fabulous discussion. Thank you, Valerie, Matthew, and Nancy, I’ve really enjoyed this. And it’s such a rich topic. And I think it’s something that everybody, introvert and extrovert really have to deal with how they approach and manage their time with social media.
Matthew, Nancy and Ross to Speak at Quietly Influential Summit
And if you enjoy this conversation, and you are an introvert or just somebody who wants to understand another way to approach self-promotion and being out there and being on social media, and socializing in person, even when, I don’t know someday we end up doing that. Again, you should check out the Quietly Influential Summit, Nancy is going to be a speaker, I’m going to be a speaker and Matthew is actually going to be the host and a speaker. And you can check it out LivestreamUniverse.com slash introvert 2021. LivestreamUniverse.com slash introvert 2021. All three of our guests and panelists are authors. There are links in the description on YouTube and on Facebook. You can check out their books, their websites and other links that are relevant to their businesses. So do that connect with these folks. They’re terrific. Thank you again, Nancy. Matthew and Valerie. It’s phenomenal having you on.
Matthew Pollard 1:03:21
Valerie Morris 1:03:22
Thanks so much, Ross.
Ross Brand 1:03:23
Nancy Ancowitz 1:03:23
and a delight.
Ross Brand 1:03:24
Thanks, Nancy. Wow, that was good. That was good.
Ross Brand 1:03:29
Hey, it’s great to see so many friends dropping in along the way. I haven’t been here for a couple of months and it’s great to see. Pamela’s here I see Staffin Sue Ann Rose. So many people Progetti was here. I don’t know if she’s still here, but it’s great to see you. Dr. tachi, Tim Sohn. So many good friends dropping in and people who are active on social media and particularly live streaming themselves. So thank you all for being here.
Upcoming StreamYard Connect Guests
Ross Brand 1:04:03
We’ve got a great lineup coming up the next three weeks, capping it with Ja Rule. The Season Finale on March 24. Meanwhile, we have a lot of content here on StreamYard, the StreamYard official programming schedule and lineup. It’s just growing like crazy. Let’s check this out. Look at all these shows we’ve got now so I’m gonna tell you the next one up, and then hopefully from that one, they’ll tell you one coming up after that, because this has gotten long. But tomorrow night, Thursday night 8pm. Eastern, it’s StreamYard spotlight with Dana Bentz. And Kelsey Bentz. It’s a terrific show where they interview you members of the StreamYard community about how you’re using the platform, what kind of live streams you’re doing, what kind of successes you’re having, using StreamYard. Also Dana and Jorge will be hosting Coffee with the Ducks. It’s every other Friday and I believe this is the Friday it takes place. That’s at 11:30am 12pm Eastern of course Christian and Julie go live with learn with StreamYard.
Schedule of StreamYard Shows
Saturday Christian does reviews of four of your live streams at noon, Eastern and then of course, the flagship on Sunday nights. It’s the town hall with the co founders Giege and Dan 9pm Eastern, the StreamYard Town Hall all these shows you can find either on the YouTube channel or on the StreamYard Facebook page or in the StreamYard group. Screenshot the lineup because it’s, it’s growing and there’s just so much good content out there now that you can check out and also that’s not all we have StreamYard creators who a great group of YouTubers who create content for StreamYard both on their own channels and on the StreamYard YouTube channel, Nick and Dee Nimmin and you know them from Nimmin Live, Roberto Blake, Daniel Batal. And Think Media with Sean Cannell. So thank you all for being here. We will see you back next week. 2pm. Eastern on Wednesday. Thanks again. And take care everybody and have a fantastic rest of the day.
Ross’ Livestream & Podcast Gear
- Live Video Production, Streaming & Recording App: StreamYard
- Screen Recording & Audio/Video Editing Software: Screenflow
- Primary Studio Microphone: Shure SM7B Microphone
- Primary Handheld/Reporter Microphone: Electro-voice RE50
- Guest/Backup Microphone: Samson Q2u
- Primary Microphone Boom Arm: Rode PSA-1
- Guest Microphone Boom Arm: Neewer NW-35
- Primary Audio Interface/Recorder/Mixer: Sound Devices MixPre-3
- Backup Studio Audio Interface: Audient iD14
- Mobile Audio Interface: Shure MVi
- Mobile iOS Audio Interface: Rode i-XLR
- Mobile Audio Interface: iRig Pre
- Primary Studio Camera: Sony a6400 Mirrorless
- External Webcam: Logitech c922 Camera
- Hardware Video Switcher: Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro
- HDMI Capture Card: Elgato Cam Link 4K
- Green Screen: Elgato Green Screen
- Lighting: VILTROX L116T Key Light LED Video Light Kit
- Computer: Apple Mac Mini M1 Chip
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