New Videographer at an Agency - Questions about aligning myself with the organization, and They Ask You Answer

Posted February 1, 2021 in
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Hi all,

Excited to be a part of this community. 

Today was my first day at Berry Insurance as their Videographer(and my first day as part of this community!). Currently I am just learning more about the company's philosophy and how to best tailor video content to our overarching goals. They practice They Ask You Answer as their guiding principle. I am currently reading They Ask You Answer and will soon start The Visual Sale.

My question for you video production folks is how did you best align yourself with their overall goal? What were questions you asked subject matter experts to develop a relationship with them? What are some ways you simplified the complex world of production into actionable, practical steps?

I have some one-on-one's set up with everybody and look forward to get to know them and see how they align with the company's overall philosophy.

I welcome any insight and input, hope you're all staying safe and healthy!
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Chris Marr
Hey  Sami Ahmad - I've recorded a two minute video for you here:

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Sami Ahmad
Thanks Chris! I hadn't thought of asking them what their overall goals are and figure out how I can use video to further them along. Definitely something to consider.
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Kaitlyn Pintarich
Hey Sami, this is a great question! :-) I think it will be great to ask the team why they love what they do, how they see themselves fitting out our larger purpose, and then also get to know them personally. Think about some of the questions we asked you during your interview - hobbies, books, fun, family, etc. That should give you some great ideas for bio video content too. :-)
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Sami Ahmad
Thank you Kaitlyn! I will definitely ask them about these areas. Much appreciated!
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Lindsey Schmidt
Sami Ahmad here are my thoughts:
Check out this video: videos.impactbnd.com

Also, I'd love to hear with  Devon McCarty  has to say, he's been in your shoes as a videographer! 
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Sami Ahmad
Thanks Lindsey! I will definitely ask them about previous experience and advocate for video. I am really excited to get shooting!
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Devon McCarty
Hey Sami! So stoked to hear you're getting ready to dive into video production for Berry Insurance. I've been exactly where you are now and wanted to share some thoughts and experiences. 
Check out this video: videos.impactbnd.com
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Chris Wager
Great content. I too, and just getting started and love to hear all the positive support.
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Connor DeLaney
Absolutely  Chris Wager ! Happy to have you here and as you get started definitely feel free to leave thoughts and questions! 
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Chris Wager
Will do

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Sami Ahmad
Thanks a lot Devon! These are great points made and I will definitely implement them. Your first point was interesting and I think I definitely need to figure out pain points for people and how video can help them succeed.
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Devon McCarty
Yeah man! You're in a great place to anchor yourself as an advocate for success. Video is just your superpower. ;) 

Go get em'! 
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