small business video marketing

Video Content Marketing - Time Saving Technique to Produce Videos

If you find it challenging to produce marketing videos for your business on a regular basis, then consider batch recording your videos. What you do is prepare 5-10 ideas or topics you want to talk about and film all of the videos in one sitting. Not only will this save time, but it helps you get into a groove when making the videos. You may find yourself thinking about new ideas, easily referencing what you said in another video and maybe, wanting to do more! Batch recording your videos can allow you to outsource the editing, schedule all the videos to be posted and let you get on with other parts of your business. Video content marketing doesn’t have to be hard, especially when you use a time saving technique like batch recording. Good luck!

Simple Performance Tip to Give a Good Presentation [VIDEO]

One of the biggest challenges when giving a presentation is overcoming performance anxiety, for lack of a better term. So in this latest presentation tips video, I go over a simple technique that has helped me and that will hopefully, help others improve their presentation skills. Originally posted at:

If you are feeling anxious about giving a presentation or you’re nervous about how you will perform, then this video is for you. Giving a presentation can be thought of as a sort of performance. Think about it… You need to stand in front of a group of people, maintain their attention and hopefully, achieve the result you want.

It’s a performance

Any time you are standing in front of a group of people and talking to them, you are giving a sort of performance. And a performance requires you to play a certain role because you can’t necessarily just be yourself, or just let the content do the talking for you. If you treat the presentation like a performance and you are playing a certain role, it can help make your presentation much more interesting and engaging.

Who are you?

Decide what role or character you need to be when giving your presentation. You can be yourself, but think about adding something unique to this role you’re going to play.

Preparing for your role

A simple way to prepare for your role is to find a person, fictional or a real person, who has the same characteristics you want in your role when you give your presentation. Characters in movies and TV shows are always a good source of inspiration. But be careful not to copy that character. Instead, take what they do and somehow make it your own.

A presentation is a performance. It’s your time to shine. Why not give yourself a chance to do that and stand above everyone else?

Thanks and good luck.

Free PowToon Webinar!

Special Event! I'll be holding a live webinar on September 23, 2013 at 3pm EST on how to get the most out of PowToon. The webinar will be especially useful for businesses that want to know how an animated PowToon video can be used more effectively. In particular, I'll be talking about how to get your PowToons communicating your message better by improving the look and feel of your videos. I'll do that by using your own videos! So be sure to join the webinar on September 23, 2013 at 3pm EST by clicking the following link. To submit your PowToon for review, post your video's YouTube link in the comments section of this page:

Check out the promo video I made for the webinar...

If YouTube is unavailable in your area, please right-click the following link to download the video: PowToon Webinar Thanks and hope to see you in the webinar!




How to Make Powtoons with Pow! Or at least ones that don't suck.

Powtoon is an awesome tool. Over 500,000 Powtoons and counting is proof in the pudding. But like any tool, it requires some skill and know-how to get the most out of it.

And one of the things you probably want to get out of Powtoon is something that grabs your audience's attention, communicates your message and gets people to want to take action. The funny thing is, people say that's what they want when they use PowerPoint but I'm pretty sure you've sat through some pretty awful PowerPoint presentations. Ones that, basically, totally sucked!

Of course, you wouldn't be guilty of ever doing that, right? Right?

Well, with Powtoon, the big, awesome difference is of course, the toon part, the part that let's you make website videos, product demo videos, explainer videos or educational videos.

So to help you take full advantage of what Powtoon can do, I'm going to be holding a free webinar called "How to Make Powtoons with Pow! Or at least ones that don't suck."

What's going to happen in this no holds barred webinar is I'm going to take a look at, dissect and reconstruct some of your Powtoons and turn them into something you would be proud of to put up on your website, promote your business or show off to your class.

So be sure to register for "How to Make Powtoons with Pow! Or at least ones that don't suck" and get your Powtoon ready.