YouTube Thursdays - Taking the Shy out of Camera-Shy

Reblogger Barbara Todaro
Managing Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Executive Realty 104763

I love this blog post...."Taking the Shy out of Camera-Shy"..... enjoy this featured video of Brian sharing one rally with us.... 

I enjoyed this tremendously and I hope you do, too!

YouTube Thursdays - Camera-Shy? Here's an idea. 


Just because you can't face the camera doesn't mean you can't interject yourself, and your personality, into your videos. The biggest advantage of marketing with videos is the power to make connections - and build relationships. And that's one of the big goals in business, right? 


However, if your on-camera appearance is forced, awkward, or lacks authenticity, it's going to fall flat. Comfortable and confident people put others at ease.  Last week, we encouraged you to spend some time looking inward - at the essence of who you are as a person. Embracing your uniqueness and knowing your strengths - and what brings you joy is critical. 


All of us in business should be honest, ethical, and hard-working. What do you bring to the table that is different?  Are you a passionate pet-lover and rescue advocate - sell that first, real estate should be secondary. That sentence will likely raise a few eyebrows. Seriously though, and to reiterate, the power of video is in building and strengthening connections.


Therefore, this week, we'll show you how to interject yourself in videos in a manner that is both comfortable and natural. We're featuring Brian England who sells real estate in Arizona. Not only is he a nice guy, but he enjoys hiking and playing tennis. He's also told us numerous times that he is extremely camera-shy. Yet, look at this short video clip. There's no awkwardness showing here. 



Imagine a series of videos showing Brian playing on various tennis courts at the neighborhoods he sells. He can either do a voice-over, or text slides, telling the viewer, "Today, I'm testing out the courts at the ____ neighborhood in East Valley, Arizona. He can then feature a few short video clips of the homes, and perhaps a club house with sparkling pool. Final shot, a pan of the the tennis court, with the message:" If you're looking for a home with a neighborhood tennis court, call me today. I know where to find them." The closing slide is a still of Brian with his contact information.

Brian can also do a series of short videos showcasing hiking trails in his market. A short video clip of him hiking with friends, or alone, is all the on-camera presence he needs.  When we are in familiar and comfortable environments, doing what we enjoy, it's easy to feel more at ease. 


These two video series would help Brian connect with people, in a natural manner, who share his interests. And, Brian also sells real estate. 


Much like Anita Clark 's Facebook Fridays, we encourage you to subscribe to each other's YouTube Channels - and take a minute to "like" or leave a comment. You can also add your own YouTube Channel in the comments below, and ask for subscribers. Be sure to subscribe back though - it's quid pro quo! 


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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Barbara and thanks for the reblog on this great blog.  I have a long way to go to get better at videos.


Feb 07, 2019 09:52 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Will Hamm you do wonderfully at video.... and I enjoy them.... 

Feb 07, 2019 09:58 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Barbara - I really loved Brians video.  A fun guy having fun.

Feb 07, 2019 10:13 AM #3
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You are absolutely the BEST Barbara Todaro , I am feeling the LOVE in the Rain today!!!

Feb 07, 2019 10:23 AM #4
Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

I am not even a tiny bit good at youtube videos. But I enjoyed this blog. 

Feb 07, 2019 10:24 AM #5
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks for sharing this with others, Barbara. I know Brian deserves our attention. 

Feb 07, 2019 10:40 AM #6
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Barbara.

I would like to see Brian post some videos about hiking in his area.  We know videos are the current way to market.  Some agents are better at it than others.  Now, I've got a great talking point at our next meeting, thanks for the re-blog 

Feb 08, 2019 02:51 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Barbara, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Feb 08, 2019 05:21 AM #8
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