As we have just launched an exciting new offer with Bath-based GO Get Organised – professional coaching and filming for therapists wanting a high-quality video for their website we thought there may be a few of you who feel anxious just thinking about being on camera. It’s a common fear, and one Joanna and Luke are very accustomed to. That’s why these videos will be filmed in a private venue with no audience, and you’ll receive preparation tips and expert coaching from Joanna to help you feel at ease. Here’s a guest blog from Naomi Summers on her experience shooting a video…
You may also want to read what Complementary Therapist Anne-Marie Rose thought of her filming session.
Even though I used to work in television, I completely understand people’s fear of being on camera. You might think my TV experience would make it easier for me, but the fact is that I spent 15 years staying behind the scenes for a reason – the idea of going in front of the camera made me feel anxious.
I set up GO Get Organised in 2012 with the aim of helping parents like me who had reached a point in their career where they wanted to work more flexibly, but still utilise their considerable skills and experience. As many of you will recognise, when you set up your own business you are constantly out of your comfort zone. One of the hardest challenges I’ve found is self-promotion. But what’s the point of going to all the effort of setting up your business if no one knows that you’re out there?
Video is a great way for people to get to know you and understand the services that you offer. It shows your character and enables people to gain trust in you as a person – you’re no longer a stranger and they know who they are going to be dealing with. In short, video makes new customers feel comfortable.
Trust me, I put it off as long as I could, but now I wish that I hadn’t. I had nothing to worry about at all. Joanna and Luke are a great team, and they instantly put me at ease. Joanna and I actually go back a long way, and she was the one who promised that not only could she sort me out and get me on camera, but that I’d enjoy it too (although I have to say I didn’t believe her at the time).
During our filming session, Joanna just chatted to me in a nice normal way, asking me questions relating to what I do. This helped me get used to being in that environment and feel comfortable. Joanna has a way of getting you to relax and be yourself – it’s not a stressful situation at all and there is no need to be nervous. There was no audience, just the three of us. I must add that Luke was also great at giving encouragement as well as keeping my hair in check!
Since uploading the videos that we made – of me and some of my team members – I have seen first-hand from our stats that people are spending more time on the GO Get Organised website. New clients often say to me, “I saw you on your video”, and as embarrassing as that was at first, it is a really great thing. It feels like they already have a connection with me and we can begin on a more relaxed footing.
As much as I hate to admit it, Joanna was right – I really did enjoy my videoing experience, and now I’m just as happy in front of the camera as I used to be behind it. I’m delighted to be working with Joanna again after all these years and can thoroughly recommend her and Luke’s services. My advice is, don’t leave it as long as I did – GO Get Organised and book now!
You can find out more about the exclusive video offer for therapists and register to book here. There are only 7 spaces available at each venue, so don’t delay.