Friday afternoons are often a bit more relaxed, but relaxed doesn’t mean lazy. The Strong-End Summits (videos that will keep brains and hearts afire) are a way to end our week strong and come back refreshed. I haven’t done one of these for awhile, here are some of the videos I’ve saved for later viewing.
If you can’t make it to the Hangouts, members will have access to a Notes & Ideas gleaned from the sessions by the next day.
Mondays & Fridays, those who have “circled” Converstations will have access (space permitting) to an open, co-working each Monday, Wednesday, & Friday afternoon between 1:oop-3:00p CT
In addition, I’ve been using a cool tool to set-up appointments and short introductions through vCita (see sidebar). These 30-minute discovery sessions are a great way to get more information on Dialing 8, how we work at ConverStations, how to set up a Shingle Page and find out how Google Hangout works.
As we look at the video, we recognize the talent. Some may ask “Why” A great question – but only if you follow it up with an “I Dunno – Let’s Find Out” – but watch your attitude, because many of us fall into asking “Why would anyone do that?”
It’s amazing what kind of nuggets you can find in footnotes.
This morning I was scanning through the RSS feeds I read and came across this video with Jay Baer and David Meerman Scott, thinking I could have it run in the background so I could listen while I work (BTW, the conversation between Jay and David is one you should watch too).
“Video production, editing, titling by my friends at Candidio. If you need your raw video footage tidied up good, fast, reasonably priced, they are the guys.”
Now Jay has built up a lot of trust in the social business/content marketing space. I respect what he says and shares, so his line about Candido helped guide my next step — a visit to the Candidio site, where I saw this video:
The text on Candidio’s site says a lot with few words:
“You shoot. We edit. You share. Produce quality videos for a 1oth of the cost.”
When it comes to videos, small and rural businesses are concerned about both quality and cost. Candidio looks like they have answers to both and I can’t wait to recommend them to a few folks.
Food courts all over the globe have vendors standing in front of their ordering station offering passersby a "taste on a toothpick" allowing prospects to sample the food. This tactic both whets their appetite and provides a glimpse of what's to come if we purchase.
It's never the full sandwich – just a taste.
It's never a brochure or a pamphlet on the company history – it's a bite off the menu.
It's not about the company – it's about the customer.
Your blog posts and videos are like a "taste on a toothpick." Bite-sized morsels, a taste of what could be, for the reader. They may not hire you right away, but hopefully they remember the taste you gifted them.
Next time you're in a food court, it might be interesting to watch how many folks take the pick, then pivot and return to order something.
A few people have asked how I get those MovieClips and edit them down shorter. It’s super easy and can really put a punctuation on your blog posts.
First thing is to log in (or create a free account). Once you find the scene you want, you can edit even more by clicking on the “share” button on the right side of the screen, then dragging the blue timeline bars below the clip to edit down.