Can you do video marketing if you are.....not attractive?

by ShayB
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I know, I know - my avatar pic makes me look like a hottie with the body of an Amazon. I know.

But I don't look so hot in video. And my accent is kindly described as a Southern drawl....or is it a twang? :rolleyes:

Now, don't get me wrong - I can do the sexy-answer-the-phone voice for a while, but I am not sure if I can manage to do it for a whole video. :confused:

Hubby says my smile will make up for my accent. :rolleyes: (He is from Kansas - no accent.)

So, can I still do video/You tube marketing? Or should I stick to other methods? :rolleyes:
#arenot #attractive #marketing #video
  • Profile picture of the author esr
    No way Shay! First of all, I'm sure you look fine on video. We usually see the worst in ourselves, especially in a video that we hope thousands of people view.

    Second, just give good info. That's all you have to worry about. Seriously.

    When you think about doing porn videos, you can worry about what you look like. Other than that, go for it! LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Bogowski
    Exactly!

    Give good info and everything else will fall into place.

    Remember, its the imperfections in all of us that make everything seem genuine. If I was watching something and it all just seemed too perfect id be LESS inclined to believe what I was hearing.
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    • Profile picture of the author T.I.M.
      I'm from the midwest, no accent but been told I have a northern accent while visiting Florida WTF?

      From my experience any accent foreign to me including "southern twang" is sex-ay!

      No lie

      You go girl!
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  • Profile picture of the author onera
    The only way to know is by trying it. Make a few videos, create a YouTube channel and find out the response. It does not cost you any thing except your hardwork and time. But unless you do it, you will never know.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Silvester
    I wouldnt stress pretty lady

    Everyone has an accent to someone. I'm from Australia
    and every single person I see on video has an american
    accent.

    Your just sweating the small stuff! Edutainment is all
    you need.

    Take Care,

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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      Thank you, everyone!

      I will give it a shot - nothing ventured, nothing gained! :rolleyes:
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        I'm ugly as hell and people still watch mine
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        • Profile picture of the author ShayB
          Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

          I'm ugly as hell and people still watch mine
          WOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Then there is hope for meeeeee!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author traces2757
    lol, Shay, you asked the question that's been bothering me for a while. I look okay in person but am *not* photogenic or videogenic. (I just made that word up), and so I worry about doing videos.

    I love southern accents! I have that California accent, "Like, duuuude."
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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      Originally Posted by traces2757 View Post

      lol, Shay, you asked the question that's been bothering me for a while. I look okay in person but am *not* photogenic or videogenic. (I just made that word up), and so I worry about doing videos.

      I love southern accents! I have that California accent, "Like, duuuude."
      My accent isn't just "Southern" - it's a "Charlestonian" accent.

      I guess you will all know what that is when the videos come out.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by Shay60654 View Post

        My accent isn't just "Southern" - it's a "Charlestonian" accent.

        I guess you will all know what that is when the videos come out.
        Shay, take a look at the Food Network and watch anything from Paula Deen. A Savannah gal with an accent as thick as the sauce in her mac and cheese, and she seems to have done alright for herself.

        Without proper lighting and makeup, a lot of the pros on TV don't look so hot. Use good, natural light. And maybe take the makeup artist from your local news program to lunch for some pointers on professional on-camera paint and spackle...

        I'm originally from Minnesota (you betcha), and spent 17 years living in Nebraska. I'd much rather hear a lady's southern drawl than a Jayhawk rasp. Even native midwesterners have accents, for sure, they're just not as distinct.
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    Oh Shayshay don't u worry, u can't be talkin bout yourself!

    Everyone has an accent. Even ur hubby has an accent, but since ur American you can't tell but someone from another country could.

    If you're worried about your accent, try to do a French accent lol. Just give yourself a French accent for your videos. And you look like you're always happy from your avatar. Anyway there is no rule you have to be some anorexic super model to make an IM video. And if you're so worried about that, you can use a puppet lol A puppet with a French accent. That would be funny.
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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      Originally Posted by annoyedgirl View Post

      Oh Shayshay don't u worry, u can't be talkin bout yourself!

      Everyone has an accent. Even ur hubby has an accent, but since ur American you can't tell but someone from another country could.

      If you're worried about your accent, try to do a French accent lol. Just give yourself a French accent for your videos. And you look like you're always happy from your avatar. Anyway there is no rule you have to be some anorexic super model to make an IM video. And if you're so worried about that, you can use a puppet lol A puppet with a French accent. That would be funny.
      Um. I can't imagine how badly I would butcher a French accent. Hillbilly French! Hmmmmmmm....maybe it'll catch on!
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    Hillbilly french can be your edge. Now how many marketers are out there doing hillbilly french? I'd say none. So you'd be making a big name for yourself and setting yourself apart from all the rest. I'm sure it would catch on
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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      Originally Posted by annoyedgirl View Post

      Hillbilly french can be your edge. Now how many marketers are out there doing hillbilly french? I'd say none. So you'd be making a big name for yourself and setting yourself apart from all the rest. I'm sure it would catch on
      Ooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhh! Branding myself! How cool is that?

      Think of the YouTube views I would get!

      "Hey, look at that redneck trying to have a French accent!" Then they forward the video to a gazillion people.

      I love it! WOO HOOO!
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    • Profile picture of the author kettlewell
      Originally Posted by annoyedgirl View Post

      Hillbilly french can be your edge. Now how many marketers are out there doing hillbilly french?
      Would that be Cajun or Creole? :confused:

      I'd like to offer an alternative to video - at least to start - that worked for me - I used camtasia to produce powerpoint slides with just audio - that kept the visual aspect out of the way... once I mastered the voice and felt comfortable with what I sound like - then I moved on to presenting sexy ole me OK. so I'm just a bump on the log ... big deal... when I'm on stage I'm Winston Churhill... or James Belushi from "The Principal" as he's stolling through the halls with his chest out in the air strutting his stuff with a baseball bat... the point is, just visualize who you want to be... and you will be the star of the show delivering the most awsome content on the internet
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by Shay60654 View Post

        Another question:

        I do not normally wear makeup. (See avatar pic. :rolleyes

        Better to look the way I usually do, or put some paint on the barn so I don't scare small children that might see the video?

        To rephrase: is makeup considered more "professional"?
        Shay, that's why I suggested taking a makeup artist that works in TV out to lunch. When they do their voodoo properly, when the bright lights come on, you look like you, only moreso.

        For this type of video, shot in natural light, it may just be a layer of pancake to eliminate shine, or a little color to avoid washing out if you have pale skin. And surprisingly enough, the 'professional' preparation of applying the stuff can give your confidence a boost as well.

        I'm looking forward to the premier...
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  • Profile picture of the author bombdiggity
    I'm sure you'll do fine in the video, but if you're really that self-conscious couldn't you just ask your husband to star in the video, while you record? That would probably take a lot of the pressure off of you.
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  • Profile picture of the author ankur sharma
    some of the top scientistin 19th century posted there research in various languages. As far i remember , newton published his book about calculus in greek. The whole was stunned by his research and publisher translated it in more then 100 languages. I think if you can go out there with something genuine , people will love you.

    I got indian accent . Last year i posted a simple video , how to register on myspace. It was meant for my lil sister. After a year , i saw over 9 thousand of views and lots of good comments. You know indian accent sucks , lol . But people were happy with the solution. If you want you can search with keyword "how to register on myspace " and you will see my youtube video. Lol, if you have some confidence issue. Go watch that video right now.

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  • Profile picture of the author Derek S
    If you have something to say that interests people and know what your talking about appearance wont really matter!

    When I think of youtube - the ones I keep coming back to are the ones who show the most personality!

    Unless its "hot for words" lol then its best of both worlds!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
    I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned: your videos don't have to have people in them at all. They should be about the product, not you. Whether it makes sense to be in the video depends on what the product is- is it something that can be demonstrated?
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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      Originally Posted by Chris Lockwood View Post

      I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned: your videos don't have to have people in them at all. They should be about the product, not you. Whether it makes sense to be in the video depends on what the product is- is it something that can be demonstrated?
      Hmmmmm....this is an interesting point.

      I don't know if I could get away with not having me in the video at all....but I will see if I can do that.

      Thank you!
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      • Profile picture of the author Neil S
        Originally Posted by Shay60654 View Post

        Hmmmmm....this is an interesting point.

        I don't know if I could get away with not having me in the video at all....but I will see if I can do that.

        Thank you!
        I don't appear in any of my videos. For the majority of niches I don't think you need to appear in your videos. Check out youtube for videos of the product you are promoting for ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kristian
    Hi Shay,

    You're actually very pretty and photogenic.

    That aside, it's WHAT you say that truly counts.

    When I tune in to a youtube video, I'm not interested in hotness, I'm interested in how will this person help me. Will they educate me? Make me richer?
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    More important than your appearance in video is if you
    come across as sincere and likeable.

    Aim the camera down at you a little so we aren't looking
    up your nose... which is what happens with straight-on
    shots.

    Remember to smile and make eye contact. Don't look away
    because it makes you look shifty... like you are lying.

    Try to get a level of warm enthusiasm.

    People like to be entertained by video too. So work out a
    delivery that is YOU focused from the start - tell your viewers
    how you will help them.

    I've used a teleprompter software sometimes but I think it's
    probably better to just practice your script a lot and get it
    down.
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
      Regular looking people, that can display genuine kindness and honesty, will be able to sell as good as anyone else.

      Just as long as you can communicate your point, and empathize with your viewers, your video's will do just fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author matthewd
    The title of this thread made me laugh! I just had to come see the responses.

    I am a complete boring doofus and get tripped up on turning my thoughts into words on video... but I still use it a lot.

    No matter what you look like, I think it really helps to build a positive relationship with your market/list/whatever.

    I have never seen someone's video and thought "Damn he/she is ugly... I will not buy anything from them!" We just focus on the content that is being delivered and the character of the person delivering it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    Regular looking people, that can display genuine kindness and honesty, will be able to sell as good as anyone else.

    Just as long as you can communicate your point, and empathize with your viewers, your video's will do just fine.
    Eric has your answer.

    A genuine, sincere, endearing, compelling and believable message is what matters.

    However, image and dialect can have a negative impact if what you are trying to communicate is lost in perceptions of lack of qualification, experience, or knowledge.

    Its all about the message, your ability to communicate and influence and how you present it. If you get that right looks and drawl won't matter.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    I do it. And let's not forget I put myself out there in a swimsuit with another one of me to lose.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chance Russell
      No matter what you do, some people are gonna love you, some are gonna hate, and most won't care.

      So don't worry and go for it. The video will be a hit with some and to hell with the rest of 'em!

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  • Profile picture of the author Kelly Verge
    Shay,

    My first video is the one in the free WSO below. After I recorded it and played it back, it seemed like there were way too many um's. I started to redo it, but decided that the message is way more important than the delivery.

    I just did a simple screen capture with voice-over. I'm sure at some point I'll do a "real" video, but I understand how that can be a big step.

    If you really worry about how you'll look and sound on video, just remember two words...

    "Ed Dale"

    =D
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    • Profile picture of the author SeanIM
      Originally Posted by Kelly Verge View Post

      ...

      If you really worry about how you'll look and sound on video, just remember two words...

      "Ed Dale"

      =D
      LOL, good point, but he does have a wicked cool accent.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
    Can you do video marketing if you are.....not attractive?
    Well, Shay, as you know, I wouldn't know the answer to that one because I am such a stud muffin BUT looks should never matter. In any case, I don't think YOU have a thing to worry about!

    BTW, the Hillbilly Marketer can speak fluent Hillbilly French so he can give you some pointers if you need them!

    Take care!
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  • Profile picture of the author jazzyjeff
    Shay,

    It is all about the message. Sound confident, don't stutter, make the message flow and be enthusiastic in the video.

    I believe people don't turn off a video because they see that someone is not attractive, they turn it off because the message bores them to death.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    I feel your pain Shay, I've turned down numerous requests to do audio interviews because I hate my northern accent so much, and you know what they say about video adding on the pounds lol

    Having said that, I bet you would be absolutely super. You've a wonderful smile, and I bet you sound super sexy with that drawl

    Kim
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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      Thanks, everyone, for your replies! I lost track of this thread...

      I am not going to be promoting a product, really. I am going to be promoting a website I have that has been a hobby site for years.

      But I have gotten some really good insight as to what I can do for the videos.

      (I'm buying a webcam tomorrow. WOO HOOOO!!! LOL)
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  • Profile picture of the author richfit
    Your too hard on yourself! Just provide "Super High Actionable Content" and you will do well : )

    We all over criticize ourselves when we see ourselves on video for the first time. Just don't "think" about it and you will be fine.

    *Remember* Deliver SHAContent as you will rock!

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  • Profile picture of the author Spike SpiegelIM
    Yeah, you can't please everybody. The least you can do is carry yourself with confidence. Beauty might be the attracting factor, but it's the projection and personality and of course a compelling content is what makes them stay and listen to what you have to say... Best of luck with your video production Shay..
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    Shay,

    Your personality and your positive nature is infectious. Don't let self-consciousness get in your way.

    I promise you, people will be enthralled by "getting to know YOU" through your videos.

    The internet is largely faceless. When you connect with your audience via video, you break down an invisible wall that separates you from them.

    Your customers begin to feel like they KNOW you better, even though they don't. They begin to feel like they can TRUST you more, because they know you.

    I hope J-MO chimes in because, even though he's a good looking guy, his videos are very "real" and not polished productions at all and he KILLS it.

    Many Warriors have posted about their phenomenal success with "ghetto" videos. That should tell you something...

    Best,

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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
    I had this fear for a long time myself and made the dive by adding a video of myself talking on my WSO. I am really glad I made the leap.
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  • Profile picture of the author athena08
    I think you are being too hard on yourself. Video marketing is so huge these days too so it really makes sens to take the plunge and create your first video. As mentioned previously YOU do not have to feature in the video physically and I am sure that once you are honest and deliver value in the video, nobody is going to care about your accent and some may even like it.

    I have not done any videos where I feature either but have done many and I have a very distinctive accent as well. I speak English properly and am easy to understand so feel that these are key to any video. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Briffa
    Just cut out a picture from a poster and tape it to your head... that should sort it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Ambrose
    Go for it! Its the "down to earth"ness that will come across and because you see yourself as just the average person, Im sure many will relate to you and what you have to say.

    What have you got to lose?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kamran
      There are two rules:
      -Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder
      -You cant please everyone
      So, just go ahead and make the video with confidence. Some people will think you are attractive, some people will think you are not. You shouldn't care as long as you are doing the right thing and giving something of value.

      To be honest, i believe in the IM niche, no one cares about appearance, but its normal to be a little bit self-conscious
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      • Profile picture of the author ShayB
        Okay. Oh boy.

        After doing some test runs with the webcam last night, I am seriously thinkikng of having my really cute, photogenic daughter doing the spot for me. :p
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        • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
          On a side note...

          Just check out some of the top Youtube search results for "cash gifting"...

          ...Nuf said!
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          • Profile picture of the author ShayB
            Originally Posted by Eric Lorence View Post

            On a side note...

            Just check out some of the top Youtube search results for "cash gifting"...

            ...Nuf said!
            Why? Do they have bad makeup?
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            • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
              LOL, no- just pointing out video quality.
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              • Profile picture of the author ShayB
                Originally Posted by Eric Lorence View Post

                LOL, no- just pointing out video quality.
                LOL Okay. I was wonderin'.
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        • Profile picture of the author Adam Kenzington
          Originally Posted by ShayRockhold View Post

          Okay. Oh boy.

          After doing some test runs with the webcam last night, I am seriously thinkikng of having my really cute, photogenic daughter doing the spot for me. :p

          I think YOU should be in the videos. A good example of someone with that southern drawl and average looks is Paula Dean of the Cooking Channel.

          She just does her thing and flat out doesn't care what people think. And it works.

          My #1 philosophy in life is this (you may steal it if you want)

          1. "I fully expect everyone to like me."
          2. "I fully expect to like everyone."

          When that is your attitude, it works wonders. I can talk to anyone, anyplace, and make a friend instantly. People will warm to you in your videos when you project this philosophy. They will pick up on it, be comfortable with you and want to know more about you and your message.

          Just have fun with it. Be willing to laugh at yourself. If you make a mistake in the video, I'd consider leaving it in. Folks love bloopers, and it just makes you appear more human. (People like people who are like themselves.)

          You know, I was considering doing some YouTube vids for recipies (cooking) while in drag. Put on a wig and a dress. Become "Rebecca Kenzington" (playing my own aunt)...an eccentric old "broad" that would be a cross between Julia Child and and an ex-beauty queen who is past her prime. (trust me, my looks aren't anything special, but it would get laughs and maybe I'd become an internet/YouTube sensation! )

          My point is, don't be afraid to embarrass yourself...yea, we may be laughing at you, but with love in our hearts

          My vote is Go For It! We want you!

          Let us know when/where we can see your video masterpieces.

          Later,

          Rebecca..ah, I mean

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          • Profile picture of the author ShayB
            Thanks for the replies!

            I am having trouble loading my video, so the world will have to wait for my masterpiece....:rolleyes:

            I am thinking of a funny video to do....I will let you know what comes of it.
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            • Profile picture of the author bluet
              Originally Posted by ShayRockhold View Post

              Thanks for the replies!

              I am having trouble loading my video, so the world will have to wait for my masterpiece....:rolleyes:

              I am thinking of a funny video to do....I will let you know what comes of it.
              Well, now that you got all their attention here, everyone will be watching and listening like a hawk. lol

              Maybe do something like you on the video, with your husband or somebody else doing the voice, or vice versa. That sort of thing might come off bigger than just the usual video.

              But really, I wouldn't worry about it. Like somebody already said, everybody sees themselves different, usually worse than others see them. Even other people see different. As a hobby, I write songs and record them. For a long time I was afraid to sing them. After I started posting them, many people actually liked the singing. Surprise! lol And I got all kinds of different opinions on who I sound like.
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  • Profile picture of the author marcanthony
    Originally Posted by Shay60654 View Post

    I know, I know - my avatar pic makes me look like a hottie with the body of an Amazon. I know.

    But I don't look so hot in video. And my accent is kindly described as a Southern drawl....or is it a twang? :rolleyes:

    Now, don't get me wrong - I can do the sexy-answer-the-phone voice for a while, but I am not sure if I can manage to do it for a whole video. :confused:

    Hubby says my smile will make up for my accent. :rolleyes: (He is from Kansas - no accent.)

    So, can I still do video/You tube marketing? Or should I stick to other methods? :rolleyes:
    I say go for it... just flash that pretty smile of yours
    and you will be fine
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      A couple more names for the list...

      Both Jim Edwards and Mike Stewart do a lot of video, and both go out of their way to point out that they were born with "a face made for radio"...

      Shay, just flash that pretty smile, turn on the Southern charm, and let it fly.
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      • Profile picture of the author ShayB
        Thank you to everyone.

        I purchased a webcam today.

        YouTube will never be the same.

        (Be afraid....be very afraid.....)
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        • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
          Originally Posted by Shay60654 View Post

          Thank you to everyone.

          I purchased a webcam today.

          YouTube will never be the same.

          (Be afraid....be very afraid.....)
          lol ok let us know when you put those videos up..
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        • Profile picture of the author chrisburton
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          Originally Posted by Shay60654 View Post

          Thank you to everyone.

          I purchased a webcam today.

          YouTube will never be the same.

          (Be afraid....be very afraid.....)

          Good. I can tell with your personality you'll have a lot of fun..
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          • Profile picture of the author ShayB
            Another question:

            I do not normally wear makeup. (See avatar pic. :rolleyes

            Better to look the way I usually do, or put some paint on the barn so I don't scare small children that might see the video?

            To rephrase: is makeup considered more "professional"?
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            • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
              Originally Posted by ShayRockhold View Post

              Another question:

              I do not normally wear makeup. (See avatar pic. :rolleyes

              Better to look the way I usually do, or put some paint on the barn so I don't scare small children that might see the video?

              To rephrase: is makeup considered more "professional"?
              Shay:

              Please allow me to explain something to you.

              People won't be rating your looks too much. Sound professional, and nobody will care.
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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      I know this is an old thread, but I solved my dilemma.

      I used still pics (not of me - of the kids) with music. It is okay for a 1st try.
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    • Profile picture of the author lianwei
      SURE you can! Lol.. nobody cares about how you look really if you are delivering some cool content there..
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    • Profile picture of the author richdirtygirl
      Originally Posted by ShayRockhold View Post

      Another question:

      I do not normally wear makeup. (See avatar pic. :rolleyes

      Better to look the way I usually do, or put some paint on the barn so I don't scare small children that might see the video?

      To rephrase: is makeup considered more "professional"?
      Hi babe!

      I think that when you are trying to brand yourself, you take what you have, put a magnifier and go out there.

      Do you have an accent? make it stronger!

      you look like a sweet mom, the crazy aunty, the trusted neighbor, a hot chick? ok, dress it up completely.

      Find the angle from where you are going to communicate, and use the main characteristics as your anchor. Then build from there.

      It has to feel right and you have to have fun. To have fun, the building of a character where you are laughing of yourself first, makes all the difference.

      Form there you communicate and make sure the message goes through... because you are comfortable in your skin.

      Make up... I would use it. But it is up to you... depends on the character.



      Originally Posted by esr View Post


      When you think about doing porn videos, you can worry about what you look like.
      lololololololololololol trust me on this... there are consumers for EVERYTHING!

      RDG :p
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    • Profile picture of the author keyaziz
      I love accents...so I would listen to you forever (being from UK). A lot of the time I am quite surprised how people talk after only seeing their picture.

      Also I don't usually care what someone looks like...as long as they sound intelligent and don't say "like" every sentence they can
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  • Profile picture of the author J.Knight
    Personally, I don't think it matters.

    But, if you want to get to the nitty gritty details, I think a good voice is better than being attractive.

    Go for it Shay!

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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Sol
    Shay - who's to decide what is "attractive" and what is not?
    ... these are all notions that people make up for themselves and they don't really count for anything.

    Also, I couldn't care less on how the person looks if that person is giving out value...



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  • Profile picture of the author Ben_Curtis
    Eric's got it right:
    "Regular looking people, that can display genuine kindness and honesty, will be able to sell as good as anyone else."

    Part of effective marketing is making people say, "If he/she can do it, I CAN TOO!" List your most positive qualities, then work to enhance those as you communicate.

    Good luck, and let us all know where to go to view.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisburton
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    You should do video marketing as long as you have good content. so i say go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author J.Knight
    I'm no pro, but...

    No makeup is better than bad makeup.

    Example: Who are you more likely to make a negative comment on. Someone who wears no makeup or someone who looks like an Oompa Loompa?

    If you can apply it and still look natural, then go ahead.

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  • Profile picture of the author ronnie11
    if you are not comfy showing up on the video, you can still do video marketing by using images and text relevant to the topic....
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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    Shay...

    Don't worry about it... It's a commonly held opinion
    that J-Mo is uglier than a bucket of monkey butts
    but we watch his videos anyway... LOL

    Seriously...

    Shay is a very cool name... and there's nothing sexier
    than the slow sweet drawl of a Gentile Southern Lady.

    Charm, personality and useful content will win the day.

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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      Originally Posted by Tsnyder View Post

      Shay...

      Shay is a very cool name... and there's nothing sexier
      than the slow sweet drawl of a Gentile Southern Lady.

      Charm, personality and useful content will win the day.

      Tsnyder
      Okay, you have officially become my favorite.

      Thank you for making my day!
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    • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
      Originally Posted by Tsnyder View Post


      It's a commonly held opinion
      that J-Mo is uglier than a bucket of monkey butts
      but we watch his videos anyway... LOL
      Well that definitely proves Alex's point about "who's to decide what is "attractive" and what is not?" I STRONGLY disagree with the above statement (and I know a few other women who'd back me up ).

      Looking forward to seeing you on video Shay, I think you'll look fab.
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  • Profile picture of the author ofir
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    You don't need to be attractive.
    If people judge your business by how you look - they just fools and you don't need them on your team / you don't need them as your clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomw
    Shay!

    what are you on about?

    There's a man in your life that thinks you're hotter than the sun with a smile that could illuminate even a black hole.

    I'm sure he's not alone!

    Just imagine you're talking to him and you'll be fine.

    Captain's orders!



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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      Originally Posted by tomw View Post

      Shay!

      what are you on about?

      There's a man in your life that thinks you're hotter than the sun with a smile that could illuminate even a black hole.

      I'm sure he's not alone!

      Just imagine you're talking to him and you'll be fine.

      Captain's orders!



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      Thank you!

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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Kenzington
    Hey Shay,

    Play to your strengths! If you have a southern accent (which I love), play it up. Go "Minnie Pearl" on us..."Howdeeee!" You could get a following because of your uniqueness.

    Be different. Stand out in the crowd. We all love that.

    Go on, talk Twangy for me.

    You need a good "Tag Line" or expression that is all yours...

    I know, how about this?...

    "Well hush my puppies!"

    I'll keep workin' on that one.

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    • Profile picture of the author tomw
      Originally Posted by Adam Kenzington View Post

      "Well hush my puppies!"

      I'll keep workin' on that one.

      Adam
      LOL! You better keep workin' on that because in the UK "puppies" refer to something else. Let's just say they come in pairs..!

      Great angle though.

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      • Profile picture of the author Adam Kenzington
        Originally Posted by tomw View Post

        LOL! You better keep workin' on that because in the UK "puppies" refer to something else. Let's just say they come in pairs..!

        Great angle though.

        Thomas
        Wow! I can imagine what you are speaking of, but I was referencing a southern dish, "Hush Puppies", which are little fried balls of dough/bread (did I say "balls"?) They usually have onion and seasonings in them...and legend has it, that when folks were gathered around their camp fires (in days of yore), they would make these little bread treats to throw to the dogs, and as they gave them the treats, they'd yell "Hush Puppies!" to quiet them down.

        Funny how words have different meanings in different countries.

        When I was in high school we had a "Foreign Exchange Student" from Australia. We became friends. I took him to a baseball game. While we were sitting in the bleechers, I asked him "Who are you Routing for?" He about choked! Apparently, routing means something totally different back home than it did where I came from. (In USA, routing means "cheering for".) You'll have to ask the Aussie's on here what it means to them. I ain't touching that one!
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  • Are you serious? Firstly, attractiveness is totally subjective (or is that objective?) - everyone sees something different. What is attractive to one person is not to the next.

    But ask yourself, do you only respond to videos done by those people who you would consider attractive? Surely honesty & authenticity are far more important!

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  • Profile picture of the author alankay
    No. You can't. If you go look at page 774 paragraph 3 line 4 of the rules of the internet you will be able to read "Do not publish internet video unless you are as good as or better looking than Brad Pitt (if you're a male) and Angelina Jolie (if you're a female). If you do you're website will be invaded by turkish hackers for eternity." I am much better looking than Brad Pitt, and I have been doing video online for years and all my sites are free from Turkish hackers. Hope this helps.
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    You will be perfect. Be honest, give good content and people will love you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
    Originally Posted by ShayRockhold View Post

    I know, I know - my avatar pic makes me look like a hottie with the body of an Amazon. I know.

    But I don't look so hot in video. And my accent is kindly described as a Southern drawl....or is it a twang? :rolleyes:

    Now, don't get me wrong - I can do the sexy-answer-the-phone voice for a while, but I am not sure if I can manage to do it for a whole video. :confused:

    Hubby says my smile will make up for my accent. :rolleyes: (He is from Kansas - no accent.)

    So, can I still do video/You tube marketing? Or should I stick to other methods? :rolleyes:
    Have you seen any oxy-clean commercials?

    Billy Mays is so ugly, ugly sticks run at the sight of him.

    If he can do it, you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author jhongren
    Hi Shay,

    Can't wait to see you on the webcam...

    Drop me a PM when you have your first
    video up on Youtube. =)

    John
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