Life is sweet! I haven’t been as consistent with my blog posts due to everything God has been revealing to me. I’m 100% sure I’ll be going back to school this spring, getting a new apartment, visiting more family members, traveling, and taking on new responsibilities at work. That’s just to name a few things slowing my writing process down.
I decided to catch up with my mom this past Sunday and attend service at my childhood church. It was good to see the church community I grew up with, but I will say I gave and received way too many cheek kisses to some beautiful grandmothers. While I was praying, I got my next blog post idea! Isn’t God wonderful?
I prayed to God and thanked him for making me into such a great young man, but I paused and thought to myself “am I not a man, and not just a young man?” Men in society love to be young; you have men who are 25+ claiming they are lil/young “insert silly moniker.” Everyone wants to live in the moment and be hip so they don’t seem old, but is being old really that bad? For a man, with age comes wisdom and experience. Age also should garner respect from younger men as older men should be the paradigm for prosperity. Please join me and view the video I shot to discuss some differences between a man and a young man. There is nothing wrong with being a young man, but we need to understand with age there should be maturity.
I changed the setting for this video and I also was standing! Most speeches are administered standing so I believe this was a good change. Some things I noticed:
- I tend to rock side to side when speaking. Gotta get my composure
- Cut down on the “ya know” filler phrases.
- Look at the Camera more frequently
If you spot anything else that I can improve on please let me know! Thanks for tuning in.
2 comments on “Are you a Man or a Young Man?”
Hi, interesting content and perspective! For the video, I would recommend, being at eye level with your audience. Standing far from the camera doesnt allow the audience to feel that this is 1-on-1. You want the individual viewer to feel as if you are talking to/with them. Also, choose a background that’s not as busy. Perhaps at a desk with a solid background/ book shelves. Or stay a nice natural outdoor view. Great work!
Thanks for the advice! I will definitely use it