We just went live with my client Whitney Greer’s new website. She’s a media- and presentation coach, meaning she trains her clients to get in front of an audience, own that stage and kill that presentation.
I knew she was good, but it wasn’t until we filmed this video for her landing page, that I understood how good she is. She showed up ready. She took that stage and delivered her pitch with presence and confidence and ease. Light-hearted and calm. Effortless and unafraid to just nail it. To me, deadly afraid of, and frozen solid in, any kind of spotlight, it was an awe-inspiring experience.
The California Coast, my old Mercedes Station Wagon, a fire, and my whole, entire heart.
Frank comes home from a long week of corporating and I ask him can you help me with a video shoot on the weekend and he just drives me around town all Saturday and rents me a trailer and loads it for me and the question if I deserve all of it doesn’t even cross his mind while it’s the prominent and permanent one on mine.
And on Sunday I hand him a camera and I ask: Can you film like this. Handheld and lots of rack-focusing and shallow depth of field. And he says I don’t know but I can try. And on Monday, I check his footage and I laugh. Cause it’s all handheld and lots of rack-focusing and shallow depth of field. And then it’s so much more than that and I just feel helplessly overwhelmed with awe and gratitude.
And my friend Laura. I text her, can you be my model. It’s a video shoot and it’s kind of totally last minute. And she replies immediately. When should I be where and don’t you worry and I’ll get a hand treatment. And then this: Oh, I am so excited. And she shows up and just gets to work and carries me.
What is it with this beautiful world? Seriously: How is it this kind and beautiful and this full of love?
Here is a little trailer: