• Social Media Tips

    How to get done what you say you’re going to get done for Social Media Marketing

    You’ve heard it before. It’s not new advice. But where you’ve probably tried to use it, in some fitness arena, or with your New Year’s Resolutions, you might not have thought to use it with your social media strategy. Alright, alright. What is it already? you may ask. For whatever it is you want to do, Find someone to hold you accountable. Better yet, lots of someones. A group. Something. We make promises to ourselves, yet somehow these promises are so easy to back out of. I’m suggesting that, whatever first task you want to take with your social media marketing strategy,  or your video marketing strategy, you tell people. Tell…

  • Life,  My Story,  Updates

    Sometimes we have to fall, to fly

    Last Saturday, I checked it off the bucket list. The Thursday before, I was writing in my journal, musing about my upcoming decision. While skydiving is fairly safe, 1 in 100,000 don’t make it, and those are WAAAAY higher odds than winning the lottery.   Thinking “I want to be at peace with my choice. Yes, if I forgo it, I’m safer. But at what cost? Letting the fear win is NOT the answer. This experience, skydiving, is symbolic. Will I fly, or fall? Will I let my fear consume me and back down? I’ve been living in fear. Not all the time, not dramatically. But it’s there. The fear of failure,…

  • Video Marketing 101,  Video Marketing Tips

    10 Suggestions for what to talk about when starting Video Marketing

    So. You’ve decided to start video marketing. You’ve set up your camera and you’re ready to go. AAAAAaaand Action! But wait! … what should you talk about? The simplest video is a “webcam” video, the form that most vloggers (people who create “video blogs” on YouTube) typically use. The camera (usually the webcam) is pointed at the blogger and they talk. For you, you can use your webcam or set up your camera or phone on a tripod. Answer each of these questions. You can get another person with you to ask them, and maybe ask more pointed questions if you are talking and they find a spot unexplored, or you can pause…

  • Social Media Tips,  Tutorials

    Facebook Carousel

    I posted this on Tutorial Tuesday on Facebook and YouTube, I’m just a slow goer getting it on here… *sigh*. But! I have it. It’s done, and here you are.   Have you seen those sponsored ads where you can swipe between a few cool photos or offers while browsing Facebook? It’s called the Facebook Carousel. I’ll show you how to make one! Keep posted, this video is a basic “how-to”, I’ll make a snappier version in the future. 🙂

  • Video Marketing Tips

    What is Video Marketing?

    We talk to people about what we do, we give them our business cards, we ask for referrals, put our ads in magazines and on Google, etc. We market ourselves, our services and our products. Video Marketing is used to the same purpose, promoting ourselves, services and products, it just comes in video form. “If a picture paints 1,000 words then one minute of video is worth 1.8 million, so say Forrester’s researchers,” as stated on “TheGuardian.com” Video Marketing itself is not new- since film was invented, it’s been used for promotion. Tv ads and trailers are still popular, but paying for ad space on the tv or big screen is not possible…

  • Cameras,  Technology

    Prime-Zoom-Telephoto-Wide Angle-Macro OH MY!

    While messing around with my camera, and checking out another photographer/videographer’s equipment (CAMERA AND LENSES PEOPLE), I realized that I finally know what all the funny little photography jargon means, yay! That has given me some inspiration to distill it down, and pass on some of the knowledge. Today, I’d like to explore the words I threw up in the title. Prime. Zoom. Telephoto. Wide Angle. Macro. What all these words have in common is that they are types of SLR/DSLR lenses. (For the record, DSLR stands for Digital Single Lens Reflex. The SLR is the film version.) In my A+ worthy art above, I’m showing a somewhat visual idea…

  • Updates

    Scheduling decisions

    Hey everyone! In an effort to be a big girl, I’ve decided to commit myself to some blog and video days! From now on, Tuesday is “Tutorial Tuesday” and Thursday is… well, just Blog Day Thursday. On Tuesdays I will post a tutorial about some aspect of Marketing/Videos/Technology/Social Media and on Thursdays I’ll submit a written blog to be read on whatever topic, most likely to be of the same genre as above. If you have suggestions for videos or blogs, especially something that you’re not sure of or struggling with, email me katiecurtisvideomarketing@gmail.com, or message me on Facebook or in any comment section and I can make a video/written tutorial…

  • Life,  Technology

    Top 5 Reasons I love my Apple Watch

    It’s coming up on a year since I first took the leap and bought myself the Apple Watch. Albeit, I bought the cheapest model, but it has worked wonderfully for me, integrating into my life so well that sometimes, just sometimes, I forget how amazing and magical it is. I try not to let my wonder leave for too long though, and I always seem to be discovering new reasons to love my Apple Watch. I’d like to share with you just 5, (although my list could be ostensibly bigger). 1. The layout is really customizable Force press your screen and up comes a lovely menu offering delicious choices as…