Before you tell your story, make a short list of key points and ideas you want to share.
When you tell your story, introduce yourself if you wish.
Next, state the Metaforms product(s) that you’d like to talk about. Describe your experience with it and how it has affected your life.
Here are some ideas you can include in your submission:
What was your experience with your favorite Metaforms product?
What are the changes you noticed when you started using your Sacred Geometry tool?
How are you using it and why is it special to you?
How has your Metaforms product benefited you or the people you shared it with?
You can also mention briefly your struggles before having found Sacred Geometry, but we recommend focusing more on its benefits for you. Your story doesn’t have to be wordy or long to be impactful.
Who can join?
Anyone who has any Metaforms product can submit their story detailing their experience. Submission of entries will be from March 14th, 2022 to April 30th, 2022.
How will the winners be chosen?
We will have a drawing twice a year in the Spring and Fall. (Your name will stay in for the next season's drawing unless you have won.) The winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 on our website: iconnect2all.com.
Winners will be contacted via the email address that they provided in the submission form.
What is the prize?
We will be giving away a Gift Certificate of $350 to be applied to any of our products.
Share your experience with any Metaforms product here and get a chance to win a $350 Gift Certificate:
To help you tell your story most effectively, we have created some simple video shooting guidelines for you to follow:
Use an iPhone or Android smartphone, iPad or Android tablet, a good-quality camera phone, or a video camera.
Please capture the video of your story in landscape mode instead of in portrait mode. (See example below.)
A 16:9 aspect ratio is preferred over 4:3. This is in the options on your smartphone or camera. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to change it.
When possible, shoot where there is bright and even lighting. (Daylight coming in a window is great.)
Make sure that there is no background noise. If you're inside, TV/radio/phones should be turned off, and there should be no noise from people or pets. If you're outdoors, ensure that it's not windy, that you're not near roads with traffic noises, and there are no other people talking/yelling.
Keep your background clean and tidy. If you're inside, shooting in front of a blank wall or in a clean room with minimal furniture is ideal. Please check that there is no clutter. If you're outdoors, choose a nice view as the background, such as a tree, a park, a mountain, or a large rock.
Point the camera straight on, not angled upward or downward.
Hold the camera as steady as possible. Use a tripod if you have one.
If you are familiar with the "rule of thirds", this is preferred when composing the shot. (See examples below.) You may also center yourself in the shot if the rule of thirds is difficult.
If you are holding the camera:
If you don't have another person to help you, you may use the selfie mode on your smartphone to take the video. Please keep it in landscape mode. You can then just ask yourself the questions, and we will edit that part out. Come from the heart with your response and be genuine!
If you have someone holding the camera for you:
If possible, have another person hold the camera for you. If you want, the person filming can ask you the questions, interview-style. This style will allow the conversation to flow more naturally than you trying to memorize a script.
Don't worry about being perfect:
We may edit the video once you send it to us, so it's okay if you have a few pauses, you say "um" a few times, or you want to restart and reflect over again. Speak clearly, loudly, and confidently. Make eye contact with the person interviewing you, not the camera. If you are filming by yourself, just focus on a spot on the wall behind the camera to look at, as if you were looking at a person.
Remember to only talk about the specific Metaforms product you want to feature in your story.
Guidelines for Taking Better Photos:
Almost all phones today can take great photos, so you don't need to worry about having a top-of-the-line camera to get high-quality images, but there are some basic things you can do to improve your photos right away.
Make Sure Your Subject Is in Focus
Autofocus is your friend, but if you aren't sure, tap your subject on the screen (on the phone) or lightly press the shutter button (on a camera) before taking the picture, so everything is clear.
Turn Off Auto-Flash
Even though the flash will illuminate your subject, it can leave it in harsh light. Try turning off the flash and letting the phone/camera capture your subject in low light. If you still can't get a good photo, turn on your flash and see if it turns out all right.
Rule of Thirds
The rule of thirds is the principle that photos look better when your subject isn't right in the middle of the scene. Place them to either side, with maybe another secondary element to interest the eye on the other side, and you have a recipe for a winning photo.
Hold your phone sideways to get a horizontal photo. We will be using horizontal images almost exclusively, so to avoid excessive cropping of the image, take your picture horizontally.
Shoot From a Low Angle
Shooting from a low angle makes people and other subjects more interesting only because we're not used to looking at them from that perspective. Don't be afraid to get close!
Send Us the Full-Size Photo
Don't worry about the file size; just send us the full-size photo (at least 1280 pixels wide), and we'll take it from there!
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