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A First Time for Everything - My First Video

A First Time for Everything - My First Video in front of the Camera

Making a videoI know videos have been around for a long time now and I have been in videos one time or two - always in family gatherings. Being in front of the camera is a little challenging to say the least. Worried what and how I say things - I remembered years ago when I took my first speech class in college and had to stand in front of the class and talk about a subject I researched. I was very nervous to say the least, but after a few speeches behind my belt, I became less nervous. "Practice makes Perfect"

Real estate and real estate marketing, especially online and video marketing has evolved in recent years and a lot of real estate agents still go about the old ways, i.e. direct mailings, print advertisement, etc. My online presence has grown since me joining Active Rain, still missing pieces to the puzzle - videos.

Folks been asking me about doing videos for some time now, suggesting videos about Lakeland Florida, Lakeland real estate, community events and such. It has been always on my mind and it is just getting over this challenge is a challenge in itself. Recently, I commented on Mike Mueller's video blog and he suggested to jump right in, get started and don't look back. The more videos you do, the better you get. "Practice makes Perfect"


So, here it is without further ado, my first video in front of the Camera - any suggestions?


Authored by Petra Norris 


Petra Norris - REALTOR®, SFR
Managing Broker - CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.
CDV TransAtlantic Inc
(863) 619-6918
Lakeland Florida Home Search
Comment balloon 8 commentsPetra Norris • October 08 2009 04:51PM


Petra ..Good for you..Practice makes perfect .. The more you are practice the more comfortable you will be ..Great first try..I must say i have to practice myself..Thanks for the reminder


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 6 years ago

Not bad for your very first attempt. I can barely figure out how to insert a video into my blog post.

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) almost 6 years ago

Well done Petra!  Like anything new, it's awkward at first but gets easier each time thereafter.


Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) almost 6 years ago

Well done Petra! Mike is right that the best what to do it is to just jump in and go for it. You catually have a very good look for video. Much better than my ugly mug. Keep at it.

Posted by Bryant Tutas, Broker/REALTOR, Tutas Towne Realty, Inc (Bryant Tutas-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc) almost 6 years ago
Petra Terrific! I think like the others you will get better with time. Like Melissa I can barely work a video. LOL
Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) almost 6 years ago
Hi Petra, once the apprehesion over the "first time" of anything is overcome, you are going to be much more relaxed the second time and the third and the fourth... Looking forward to seeing more of your video productions, I know they will be better each time!
Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) almost 6 years ago

Hannah - We just have to do it and get with it. I'm glad I could be your reminder :)

Melissa - putting the video into my blog was the easy part. If you need help there are tutorials here on AR to help you or give me a ring and I'll walk you through.

Patricia - very awkward to say the least

BB - The master of video productions - thank you for the compliment. Didn't you say that you rank #1 on google for the sexiest broker - no ugly mug for your #1 rank :)

Trey - Just like I replied to Melissa, give me a ring if you need help :)

Silvia - Yes, indeed they will get better.

Posted by Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale (CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.) almost 6 years ago

Nice job, good quality video!



Posted by Matti Lahtinen (Mixed Media ) almost 6 years ago

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