One Mental Barrier Is REALLY Keeping Me From Making More Money. Maybe You Can Help...?

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Hello Mind Warriors,

Most of you know that video is great way to create instant credibility and increase conversion rates. We see all of the top-earning marketers using video as a main component of their pre-launch and launch.

Usually, I'm not the type of person who gets nervous or shy during public presentations (I do them all the time), but when it come to putting my face on a video that millions have the potential to watch, I get a little bit (well... a lot) camera shy.

I have used video in the past (screen casts with my voice), but can't get over this stupid camera-shy mental barrier!

For those of you who have the guts to put your face on video, how did you convince yourself to stop being camera-shy (if that was ever the case)?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Jay
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  • Profile picture of the author mr2020
    Jay,

    Go check out my mind hack video site. I love making videos like that, because I don't have to "look perfect", and I still get my point across.

    And connect with people.

    Let me know if that helps,

    Mr Twenty Twenty
    Whoooo yah!
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  • Profile picture of the author anu_smart
    Forgot that you are infront of the camera!!!

    Just talk as you talk to your friend!

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author josspam
    Yeah!! Talk as if you were addresing to someone you know... someone who really wants to learn what you want to teach!!!



    That will help!

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  • Profile picture of the author Aronya
    My first rule is to have fun with it. Make it a point to enjoy yourself. And don't worry about it being perfect; you can always make edits or redo the whole thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Stepp
    Thanks for the advice so far everyone.

    Maybe I have to follow Nikes advice and "Just Do It"
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  • Profile picture of the author John M Kane
    1)Get your old teddy bear out of storage
    2)Clean him up
    3)Open his head and put camera inside
    with the lens sticking out his mouth
    4)Then tell your little buddy your story
    or just have him holding the camera

    Another thing is to stick a 6' piece of toilet paper
    to your shoe and go walk around in a mall going
    up to people and ask for directions.
    Guaranteed you'll have some giggles coming your way.

    Or get a pirate hat and pretend you've just been voted the world's most sexy
    man(Johnny Depp) Surely that will help.

    One of these are actual suggestions while the others
    are lame A** attempts at humor.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Stepp
    lol John... I was never really a teddy bear kind of kid. I was more into G.I Joe and those little green army men.

    Do you have a teddy bear I can borrow?

    I see where you are going with your suggestion though... Have a friend hold the camera and act as if I'm just talking to him. That's actually really good advice!

    Thanks a lot!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bart Loos
    Originally Posted by Jay284 View Post

    Hello Mind Warriors,

    Most of you know that video is great way to create instant credibility and increase conversion rates. We see all of the top-earning marketers using video as a main component of their pre-launch and launch.

    Usually, I'm not the type of person who gets nervous or shy during public presentations (I do them all the time), but when it come to putting my face on a video that millions have the potential to watch, I get a little bit (well... a lot) camera shy.

    I have used video in the past (screen casts with my voice), but can't get over this stupid camera-shy mental barrier!

    For those of you who have the guts to put your face on video, how did you convince yourself to stop being camera-shy (if that was ever the case)?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated

    Jay
    Hey Jay,

    A few months back I heard Ed Dale address this very issue. This is basically what he said:

    And he pointed to YouTube.

    There are zillion of girls between 14 and 16 up there with just an acoustic guitar and singing their favorite songs recorded on a sloppy webcam and pc mic, for the rest of the world to see and to criticize, their singing, their guitar playing, how they look, what their accent is like, ...

    Some of them get hundred thousands views.

    Now if 14 year old girls can do that, when they are in one of their most vulnerable especially emotionally period of their life, what the heck is your excuse boy?

    Just start doing it. What ya think?

    Have fun

    Bart
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Stepp
    Hey Bart,

    Thanks for the words of advice. You are right! If some idiot can stand on one side of the room while another idiot throws a golf ball at his.... well, you know- why should I care about getting in front of a camera!
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  • When George Bernard Shaw, (at least I think it is him, I speak this from memory, maybe not the correct quote) someone asked how he learned to speak infront the audience, he replied:

    "I have followed the same way as when I learned ice skating. I have consistently made a fool of myself, until that become a habit."

    I do not want to offend you, but I think this is a good way to overcome your fear. Try again and again until you defeat fear.

    Good luck...
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Barrs
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Stepp
      Originally Posted by paulbarrs View Post

      If you think that *this* is the thing that is holding you back from making money then you are surely mistaken.

      I've never yet done *any* video work, yet still created a solid 6 figures. Your claim of 'Video' is just an excuse - what's the REAL reason? That's what you need to ask yourself.

      Don't get hyped or hooked on what seems to be the 'latest fad' - you make money with or without doing "what everyone else does".
      I never said *this* is holding me back from making money. I said it's holding me back from making MORE money. That's a big difference Paul.

      Run a product launch without video
      then...
      Run the same product launch with video a few months later

      I'm almost willing to bet that a campaign using video will produce a more responsive pre-launch list and more cash in the account at the end.

      While I have nothing to back this claim myself (since I havent done a video launch yet), I have watched some of the best IM'ers in action over the last 5-6 years. They will be quick to tell you how much video has done for them.

      Maybe the same mental barrier that is keeping me from making *****MORE***** money (notice the word "more") is also keeping you from making MORE money.

      I see where you are coming from with your post though.... Most "newbies" blame everything and everyone but themselves for their lack of success. However, I assure you- I am not a newbie. The point of this thread was not to BLAME video or anyone else. It was simply to ask for SUPPORT from other Warriors- not a kick in the groin.
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    yeah, you just need to get over it.

    I made a video about these issues, because you are not alone
    in being camera-shy. I start talking about camera-shy about 2
    minutes into the video.



    Basically, you can stay where you are and make less money, or
    you can get over it, get out of your comfort zone, grow as a
    person, and make more money.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Stepp
      Thanks Loren!

      Great video! I think you hit it right on the number

      Originally Posted by Loren Woirhaye View Post

      Basically, you can stay where you are and make less money, or
      you can get over it, get out of your comfort zone, grow as a
      person, and make more money.
      I guess I'm just going to have to get a haircut, clean up my background area a little bit (my bedroom- lol), and make a friggin video!
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  • Profile picture of the author PRsubmits
    I assume you are going to video yourself?

    Well the good thing is you can just film it as many times as needed until you come up with a version you are happy with, without showing it to anybody else.

    You might be surprised and it only takes one or two tries!

    Just bear in mind you don't have to allow anyone to see it until you are happy with it- with a bt of practice I am sure your videos will be fine.
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