Gold Star Blogger - Nyssa Smith

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Time to give out a gold star. Nyssa Smith is a real estate agent in State College, PA.

What you are going to appreciate about Nyssa is that she is really leveraging video in her online presence. Nyssa for a few years now has learned how to bring video into her real estate presentation. She steps in front of the camera and introduces her topic of the day. Then the video changes over to a nice presentation of clips of the neighborhood or house that she is showcasing. By stepping in front of the camera we feel like we really get to know her even before we have really met her!

The video below is one of Nyssa's "Tuesday Tours"

Earlier today, Nyssa was featured on Jonathan Rivera's (aka Real-TechGuy) weekly internet radio show. (Jonathan also is creator of Real Estate Referral Group on Facebook, I suggest you check out and "like" that page also). On the radio show, Jonathan interviewed Nyssa about her use of video and the success that she has had with it. She also gives important tips for those who would like to learn from her years of experience in video marketing for real estate. You can playback the interview in the audio embed here:

If you want to download the MP3 file for offline listening in your portable media player, you can get the download from Jonathan's episode page on Blog Talk Radio. Be sure and check out Nyssa's ActiveRain blog page and also her YouTube channel.

Well done Nyssa, Gold Star well deserved!

posting this to Gold Star Group and VBloggers Group (sorry Pamela if I broke the group rule
of "our own video content" - I hope you will understand as I think the group will really appreciate)

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Rainer
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Nyssa Smith
Keller Williams Advantage Realty - State College, PA
REALTOR, State College Area Real Estate

Craig!  Thank you!  Wow!  I am flattered!  Thank you so much!  I really appreciate you taking the time to write up this beautiful post!  Thank you for watching my videos and sharing my stuff with the world.  I most definitely re-blogged this.  Thank you!

Apr 28, 2011 04:26 AM #19
Rainer
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Nyssa Smith
Keller Williams Advantage Realty - State College, PA
REALTOR, State College Area Real Estate

Richard~ Thank you for following and your nice comments above.

Thank you all for your kind comments.  I see a few questions here.  I will come back when I have a few extra minutes to answer you.

Warmest regards,

~Nyssa

Apr 28, 2011 04:29 AM #20
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Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
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Craig, I can learn from Nyssa.  I need to incorporate video into my marketing in 2011

Apr 28, 2011 04:29 AM #21
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Lynn - Nyssa does a great job PS - ty! PPS - will be watching! =)

Michele - glad you enjoyed - you have that sony bloggie? how's that going?

Martin - glad to hear - we are assembling a very helpful vbloggers team and learn from each other

Cherie - you can tell by the title she's a regular pro!

Barbara - go get 'em team Hensley - send me youtube private link if you want me to review 'draft'

Melissa - thanks, everybody can do similarly - gold star group looking for new posts!

Sue - she uses iMovie to put the clips together - it is hard to be a master of too many tech things... one thing in vbloggers is we try and keep it realistic, straight-run, no cut video works too, but if you decide to go the edit route, there as some basics that everyone can master. I'm writing my classroom video series on video and will hopefully add more to the series soon! :)

Apr 28, 2011 06:51 AM #22
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Steve - you guys are both leaders for us... but never stop learning!

Melissa - as Richard Yates says "Practice" and we'll get there!

Sussie - I'm glad to hear that

Nyssa - kudos to you! well done - we look forward to new video posts soon!

Chris - that's a great goal, glad to hear!

Apr 28, 2011 06:54 AM #23
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Okay, I love the idea and the way she transitions and has stuff appearing on the slides.....I think the beginning makes me dizzy because it goes so fast...maybe that's just me...lol Cindy in Indy
Apr 28, 2011 01:08 PM #24
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Hi craig,

Thanks for highlighting Nyssa.

I found her video warm, but also highly instructive.

Thanks

Phil

Apr 28, 2011 11:35 PM #25
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Jonathan Rivera
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No doubt Nyssa really gets it.  Video doesn't have to be that hard and she shares so much in this interview that ANYONE who wants to get started is fully equipped with tools and strategies to get on their way.

Thanks a bunch for the shout out - means a lot to me Craig.  I'm stoked to know people are listening to the Real-TechGuy Radio show and learning - AND - Hopefully - Implementing ;)

It's been a while since I've visited the AR community - thanks for giving me a reason to come back!

JR

Apr 28, 2011 11:37 PM #26
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Cindy - it is great to be able to watch others and take away ideas for ourselves, what we like... what we perhaps may do a little different, but that's all part of our uniqueness. I watch Nyssa and takeaway a ton of ideas for video! :)

Phil - glad you got to see - I know you enjoy making video yourself, I need to come visit your channel soon

Jonathan - you are an excellent content creator for us to look to. Your work is valuable and very much appreciated. I'm glad you came back for a visit and I'm very happy that you took a few moments to comment here on Nyssa's post. See you online! -c-

Apr 29, 2011 12:51 AM #27
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Well done Craig!  Nyssa is a one of our favorite VBloggersSo  nice of you to give her a shout out! 

Apr 29, 2011 12:55 AM #28
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Ken and Leslye Huebsch
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Just stumbled onto this, and appreciate you recognizing people. Her idea is a great one.

Apr 29, 2011 02:59 AM #29
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Pamela - we know how good of job she does, I'm glad a few more people now know too! :)

Ken - thanks for visiting, check out our goldstars group if you like this kind of recognizing others post

Apr 29, 2011 03:13 AM #30
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I'm really feeling the pressure Crag to start video taping my staging work. I swear I'm going to do it and once I do it's like everything else with me - they'll be no stopping me. I getting closer ever day and looking into video recorders this weekend - a step in the right direction at least!

Apr 29, 2011 09:47 PM #31
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Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666 - Roseville, CA
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Video is clearly where it's at.  If we don't get on board, we'll fall behind.  Craig, thanks for all your helpful ideas and examples.

May 01, 2011 07:06 AM #32
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Nyssa Smith
Keller Williams Advantage Realty - State College, PA
REALTOR, State College Area Real Estate

Hi Craig and all the awesome AR bloggers who posted here~ for the video newbies, my best advice is to 'Just Do It'.  Just like Nike says, you gotta just DO it!  Don't worry if it's not right or not perfect or not the most advanced.  We all had to start somewhere.  And I look at mine even now and feel I want to get so much better and want to do so much more.  And I still feel mine are not perfect...Well, I know they are not perfect... And I see things that I want to make better and better and better.  But the fact is, you gotta just start.  We all had to start somewhere.  Like I mentioned in the interview with Jonathan, I just started it with our Tuesday's out on tour.  I shot it off the cuff and threw the video together.  As time went on, I learned how to better shoot the footage and how to better say things and how to better edit them.  So they have improved over time.  But just go out and do it.  Get in front of the camera and be silly!  :)  Don't hold back!

May 07, 2011 02:02 AM #33
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Nyssa Smith
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And yes, I just got my hair all chopped off!  ;)  Someone just asked me that.  I love mixing things up and trying a new look.  And YES, I got it all on video... so I'll be putting that together and posting it up!  :D  Donated almost 12" to Locks of Love.

May 07, 2011 02:05 AM #34
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Kristine - (wow sorry for my late reply) - you'll do great when you take the video step - I really look forward to it! :)

Doug - for those that say "I can do that" - I give you props! it is a hard step but a great one I think

Nyssa - I love that advice "do it" !! =) 
you don't have to post everything at the start, practice some - replay and consider how to imporove, watch others and learn - go back and do a little better each time you shoot - practice enough to do a good presentation (you don't want to post low quality stuff, rehearse what you are going to say a few times) HOWEVER don't aim for perfection! you'll never post anything at all (or take 100 takes on each go, and nobody has that kind of time!) 

the new Nyssa look - nice! - and a great cause too - looking forward to your new video content soon! :)

May 07, 2011 02:17 AM #35
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Nyssa Smith
Keller Williams Advantage Realty - State College, PA
REALTOR, State College Area Real Estate

Thanks Craig!  :)

May 09, 2011 05:21 AM #36
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Craig I nominate Nyssa Smith as a Real Estate Agent who should be featured in Realtor Magazine as a Real Estate Video Expert. I always enjoying watching her Tuesday Tours. Thanks for sharing. Great post.

May 09, 2011 05:07 PM #37
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Nyssa Smith
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REALTOR, State College Area Real Estate

Wow!  Thanks Lanre!  That is so thoughtful!  :)

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