Create Your Real Virtual Identity With Videos
The Internet gives an easy way to explore the globe. You can browse and search. There is so much information to scan through. Education has been boosted tremendously by the Internet.
I see people often post texts as well as their photos and videos on social media.
People write and publish text blogs here and elsewhere. They also post micro-blogs on social media, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, NoiseCash, and on their own blogging platforms.
Some people post images to brag about their earthly possessions and position. Those are the most popular posts on Facebook. People click and write short "awesome" comments.
They capture selfies and videos to upload on social media. In effect, these self-captured videos may remain as real evidence of how they appear on the videos.
In my opinion, these snapshots are informative about their real-world presence. These videos may reflect a lot of characteristics and traits of their real persona.
It is pretty simple. It is something like capturing your selfie photo but for a purpose. I will ask you to go one step further. Record a self video and watch it. The recording quality should be decent, not perfect.
You can utilize your camera phone or any decent webcam inbuilt with your laptop or use an off-the-shelf digital camera.
When you look at your video, you get a chance to look at yourself from others' viewpoints. In my opinion, it is a straightforward way of self-assessment of your presence in the real world.
In other words, recording and self-assessing your own videos provide you with an opportunity to evaluate your personal identity from others' perspectives. It is as good as looking at yourself from third persons' eyes.
Now, to get feedback from a wider audience, you may upload the video to a video platform. The next step is to share it with your online community and friends.
Let people see it and offer you feedback. Don't shy away to get frank opinions. Use their reviews to improve your future videos. Also, reply to their comments and get additional suggestions.
In this way, your real-world identity may be projected virtually to cyberspace.
Your video is now your virtually published real identity.
So, this is my tip on "How to connect your virtual and the real identity using a few videos from the real world." Those videos may be self-captured or shot by a family member, relative or a friend.
Like many others, I am not an extroverted person. Despite my introverted persona, I took the challenge of publishing my videos.
It was a pleasant February day of 2018 when my LinkedIn friend Lynda Spiegel visited Kolkata, India, with her friend Irit. We had lunch in my elder sister's home. After lunch, we went to the terrace. Lynda suggested recording a short video. I was too naive. Still, it was recorded by my nephew with his digital SLR camera. You can hear birds chirping and other noise in the video!
Later, I posted another short video in 2019 along with my student, who quit his outstanding IT job to start an educational startup. The video was recorded with a camera phone in the entrepreneurial hub of the Indian Institute of Management campus in Kolkata. It was posted on LinkedIn. I can't locate it right now. I will post it as soon as I can locate it.
I will post this video later (please bear with me until I can locate it).
Then, during the third quarter of 2020, I thought to self-record a video with a hotshot digital camera placed on a tripod. I shared the video with my LinkedIn friends, who are experts in vlogging. I received excellent feedback. My video recording was shared on Odysee only in Feb 2021.
In December 2022, I thought to start appearing on Live videos. I started a "Podcast Window" on December 22, 2022, with the interface of LinkedIn Live and simultaneously on Facebook. The fourth edition was on "Personal Branding" with Jennifer Grant, a Brand Expert from Canada.
By this time, you might have noticed that @Unity is my blogging identity here and my real-world identity is known by the name Debesh Choudhury. I have bearded image on my passport and all government identities. Jennifer Grant advised me to update all my profile photod to a bearded brand image, which is also an appearance I am more comfortable with.
It is clear that unless I continue to appear on videos regularly, my personal brand will be subdued under the plenty of footsteps of other professionals.
Capture short videos with any camera, by self or by a third person.
Please share it on your personal creator's space, website, social media, and elsewhere.
Link your real-world identity with your virtual profile.
Create your real virtual identity with these videos.
Get reviewers from the community and peers.
Improve your digital profile and align it with your real-world identity.
Intensify your personal brand image in cyberspace.
Refer to my earlier article, "Personal Branding."
Acknowledgment: The idea of this post came to my mind while writing a comment on a recent article, "Have you wished you were someone else?" by @Ellehcim Although, it is incidental, anyway I wish to thank her.
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March 28, 2022.