How To Create Your First Video: Patrick Griffin Interview

Creating your first video shouldn’t be that hard or as bad as you may think.

But have you ever heard the term “practice what you preach” before?

Well, I have and I also happen to understand it quite well.

How can anyone teach something if they’re not doing it themselves first, it doesn’t makes any sense right?

Just to make things more interesting, I am far from being a motivator or an expert on these video creation matters but I can share with you what my experiences were and how I dealt with this whole fear of the camera thing and finally managed to overcome my fears.

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Patrick Griffin Recording Your First Video

I interviewed Patrick Griffin (Internet Marketer & Journalist from the UK) during my Video Review Challenge.

I honestly was very scared during the initial time of the interview, that I didn’t even let Patrick talk for something like a minute and thirty some seconds afterwards LOL (sorry Pat!)

I still managed to interview Patrick and get some really amazing tips, all of this just for you!

Patrick Griffin Interview (Video Excerpt)

On the FULL interview (41:09 min) we talk about:

  • Getting started as an Internet Marketer
  • What topics can you talk about on your first video
  • Estimated time to recording your first videos
  • What to do with your video if you believe it doesn’t provides any value
  • Dealing with mistakes during video recording sessions
  • Using video for branding yourself
  • How to use Squeeze pages on Traffic Exchanges
  • Going from nervous on camera to taking questions from a live audience like a champ
  • Benefits from doing live appearances on Internet Marketing channels
  • Important differences between recording yourself vs interacting with others live
  • Going from incomplete projects (perfectionism syndrome) to getting it done
  • And much more!

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Special THANKS go out to Patrick Griffin for making a huge space and spending his valuable time with me to create this amazing interview.

I appreciate it a TON man and I can only hope we can work again and create more content anytime soon, thank you sir, you really ROCK! ;-)

Thanks for reading and watching, I hope you enjoyed this training call.


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    • Adrienne
    • November 28, 2011

    Great interview Sergio! See, you are a real pro now. Pat is right, just do it and you can start off with a short one just to get more comfortable. But over time you’ll look back and people will think you were never nervous starting out.

    I’m so glad you’ve come this far and watching you evolve is so encouraging. The next time someone complains to me that they can’t do it, I’m sending them to your first post where you shot your first one. You will be their inspiration now.

    Thanks Sergio, great job!


    1. Reply

      Wow Adrienne, thanks for that compliment!

      I want to thank you for all your support and for giving me constant ideas to help people overcome their fears so they can benefit from the stuff I’m doing too.

      Like I have been saying all the way, if I could do it, then anyone CAN!

      Thanks for thinking about me when someone needs to get his act together! LOL

      I’m pretty sure that if they watch me almost faint on my first videos they will get enough courage to record something at least!

      Take care and awesome comment, THANK YOU!! ;-)

    • Barry Wells
    • November 29, 2011

    Hi Sergio,

    Excellent advice. Have you only recently started making them yourself then Sergio?

    The advice was so right, just do it!! and like Pat said you don’t have to show them and can start off with short ones.

    I have only just started creating face the camera videos and a tip I picked up that really helped was doing dry runs. As in you run through what you’re going to say whilst looking at the camera but the camera is off. I really found this helped me, maybe it’ll help others ;)

    I recently held a video blog challenge where i encouraged people to start creating videos and place them on YouTube then onto their blogs.

    It went down fairly well but was a little rushed so when i repeat it I’ll give people a months notice, if you’re up for it Sergio?

    Take care my friend and keep pushing people to push themselves ;)


    1. Reply

      Hey Barry,

      I never did practice runs with the camera off, I guess that’s why I mumble a lot but then again, I normally never actually speak English, I just write it a lot (I live in Mexico).

      However when I was getting started, I used to pretend there was a camera pointing at me at all times, so I would “practice” speaking to an imaginary camera in the shower, while driving, while making food, etc.

      I looked like a complete nutcase (lol) but I think that helped a lot too.

      As for your YouTube new challenge, I’m all up for it, just let me know when it’s coming so we can get this party ready for it! ;-)

      Thanks for coming by and leaving me such great feedback Barry, I’m looking forward to your interview with Adrienne as well.

      Take care and have an amazing day my friend!

    • Sire
    • November 29, 2011

    Hey Sergio, while I could never speak in public I found doing videos is fairly easy, you just have to get out there and do it.

    I have to admit though that first video took a little while longer to produce because there was a lot of retakes and editing before I was happy enough to put it out there. Now I just try to relax and let nature take it’s course. The videos may not be perfect but then neither am I and people see me the way that I am.

    1. Reply

      Hey Sire,

      I could never speak in public I think but making these videos was also VERY hard too lol but you’re right, you just go out there and do it.

      It doesn’t gets any simpler than that!

      I think your videos are WAY good man, what were you using to record your videos? They look really good and your voice comes through super clear as well!

      Thanks for commenting Sire and hope to see you around soon, really honored as always! ;-)

    • Linda
    • December 29, 2011

    SUPER JOB, Sergio! I know you stumbled a bit at first and I know I would have done the same, but as you started feeling more comfortable, it got easier, right?

    Thanks for sharing this with us – hopefully it will help others take the fear out of getting in front of the camera. I’m looking forward to making my next one, just trying to figure out what it is going to


    1. Reply

      Hey Linda,

      You’re definitely right, I really started really nervous but then things got easier with time.

      This was made around the third day I started doing video so I was still very scared of speaking to a camera. Recording a call (with Patrick) was not easier than doing my first video either but I’m glad that Patrick had the patience to keep up with me.

      Glad you liked this and hopefully this will encourage other people to get their first video out and published.

      Take care and speak soon Linda, have an amazing weekend! ;-)

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