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Trying to get loose with video, but how?

I am usually very shy, and the times I make videos it takes forever to get something done that looks somewhat decent. So I am working on that but I still have that anxiety throughout the whole thing and it shows. How can I start working on that to make my approach more confident?

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CoorsKing
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King of the Coors Knights
Practice, and beer.Β 

In all seriousness I used to have major stage fright when I was younger, whether virtually or in person. I highly recommend taking some public speaking classes! They help a ton. Then just practice practice practice.Β 
OpalTiddyChurger
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Beer is a serious suggestion, don't undersell your advice.Β 
NoSuperhero
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BDR
Hahaha Beer, Never thought of taking classes, i'll have to look into it. I don't think the options online do justice. I've tried a couple of youtube vids.
Kinonez
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Practice, Practice, Practice and smile, that's all there is to it!
NoSuperhero
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BDR
Yeah, i gotta put in the time to practice, that's for sure.
Kinonez
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Practice makes perfection! Just do your best and you’ll get out there!
InQ5WeTrust
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Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
Practice + the beauty of video is it's ok to slip up or misspeak, people would rather chat with a human than a robot.Β 
NoSuperhero
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BDR
Basically worry about what's being said not so much on the how?
InQ5WeTrust
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Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
Speak like you normally would i.e not full formal business emailΒ 

Also if you say the wrong word just say 'my bad I meant x' - nothing wrong in being human. Obviously if it happens 3 times in a 60 second vid might be worth a redo.Β 

First ones will be a little awkward but that's part of the process.Β 

Try to look into the camera, way more compelling than if you're looking off to the side etc.Β 
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hurtscuzimold
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My background sets the tone for my meetings. You get what you get with this ugly mug
TechItEasy
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Practice will make it easier but don’t worry about being perfect. A bit of vulnerability often resonates with prospects (as it’s a pattern interrupt compared to their perception of β€œsalesmen”) Just make sure your β€˜why you, why now’ is on point for every video.
NoSuperhero
Politicker
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BDR
Thank you so much, most people are stating that practice is the must and everything else will follow. So I gotta practice!
GDO
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BDM
I’m not a fan of video myself yet. Do you send them by mail or LinkedIn or both? I tried doing it using LinkedIn, but it was not really a succes.Β 
NoSuperhero
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BDR
I'm not a fan of it but all the big players in sales are saying that videos are the difference maker. So I want to set myself up for success and do it because if it helps others, it can help me too. You know what I mean?
beerisforclosers
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Account Manager
If you have video preview, I'd turn it off. Look at the camera and imagine you're talking to them in person. Even if you slip up or have a hair out of place, you'll come across much more natural.
NoSuperhero
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BDR
Uff! Good point A lot of the times I re-record due to me not looking at the camera.
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