5 Reasons to Have Video on Your Website

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

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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 Best practice methods of just a few years ago can be seen as laughably out of date in 2019.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, …

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. …

Go out With Bang not a Whimper – The  Call to Action 

The end of a speech should not be treated as an afterthought. It’s the last thing you say before your audience departs and more than anything your final words will be ringing in their ears - but only if they’re memorable. Nothing worse than having a great opening a strong middle or core of your …

Public Speaking?  Write Your own Introduction

You can do all the preparation and practice for a public speaking engagement and be fired up and ready to go only to be brought undone by how you are introduced. A well meaning event organiser, emcee or Club President has gone to Google and typed in your name and looked up Wiki, Facebook or …