5 Reasons to Have Video on Your Website

Nothing builds relationships, gets traffic, and makes sales like a good video.

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Public Speaking – Really just Communication

One of the greatest pleasures I have had since leaving television is being a media mentor and training people in the art of public speaking. I really believe one of the great failings of our education system is that public speaking ( communication) is not part of the regular curriculum. You’re provided with the knowledge …

Corporate Video Is Expensive! – Myth Busted!

  How much does a video cost?  Invariably one of the first questions I’m asked by a prospective client. How long is a piece of string springs to mind. We all have our own thoughts on what’s expensive. While $20,000 might make my eyes pop, to Gina Rhinehart it’s just small change. But to make you feel better …

Why video marketing is critical for you business

Even the most successful businesses have to move with the times. Best practice methods of just a few years ago can be seen as laughably out of date in 2019.   Although every business worth its salt has a website today its not so long ago that having an online presence was considered unnecessary. Today, …

How to Raise Your Value By 50%

  Imagine working on just one skill that could raise your value by 50%. That skill is public speaking. An investment in improving your communication skills has long-term benefits. Don’t take my word for it, just listen to one of the worlds’ richest men, Warren Buffet, when speaking to business students at Columbia University. "Right now, …

9 Tips for Creating Great DIY Videos

More and more businesses who appreciate the value of video to promote their products and/or services are turning to in-house productions. With technology the way it is this is very doable - Smartphones shoot high quality pictures.  The vision can be edited on software that is freely available on Windows and Mac. Nine quick tips …

DIY Video – Join the Party

It's exciting to see the growth of video on the web.  Video was predicted to make up 80% of all consumer internet traffic by  this year and the growth shows no signs of slowing. You only have to look at  social media - Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter  to see how more and more contributors are …

The Show Must Go On

There’s an old saying in showbusiness - ‘The Show must go on.’ In essence it means, no matter what has befallen a production whatever has happened, the performance goes ahead. Anyone who has worked on radio or television will tell you the same thing.  You might be feeling wretched with a headache or had a …

Can you Over-Prepare for a Talk?

When asked about how to become a good public speaker I always respond with the key words - Practice, Practice, Practice. But can you be over prepared? Many speakers believe they can overcome their pre-speech nerves by over-preparing, believing that if they rehearse and practice enough nothing could possibly go wrong. Wrong. Something will always …

Nerves v Excitement – how to Beat Public Speaking Anxiety

A novice speaker says they are nervous before a speech while an experienced speaker says they are excited. So how different are the two emotions and what effect will it have on the outcome? Harvard Business School research suggests those people feeling excited before taking to the stage not only felt better but performed better. …