• Branding,  Business,  Inspiration,  Marketing,  Video Marketing 101,  Video Marketing Tips

    Video Marketing Inspiration: Create a space you love

    “I don’t want to do a video, my space is a mess” I get this a lot. And I get it! I look back on old videos where I “Just did it” because I was being pressured  (Hi Sandi. 😉 ) and while it was good to get the video out there, I cringe at my background. How messy and unprofessional! There have been times where I too, have declined to do a video because my background was just SO not compelling. Ugh! So how do we rectify our feelings about our surroundings and our feelings about our videos? I know someone (*cough* Sandi, I’m looking at you again!) would …

  • Business,  Inspiration,  Life,  Philosophy

    10 Resources to keep you “Inspired” in life and business

    After a chat with a fun and quicky realtor James Bruney (if this doesn’t feel quirky – just you wait. ;-P He’s got some big ideas in store! ) We discussed many of the resources that inspire us – and I realized a lot of these people have become integral to my daily life – to staying motivated and to keep the “inspired” in “Inspired Video Marketing”. If you feel your life and your business struggling due to the affliction of unmotivation or stagnation, the best medicine is to pursue the knowledge that all of these greats have! Without droning on too much, let’s get to it. “Crushing It” by…

  • In the industry,  Video Marketing 101,  Video Marketing Tips

    8 Great Resources for your Video Marketing Endeavors

    I love lists. I also love well thought out resources that make life so much easier because when you have a question or need something done, you know they are there. To combine these loves, I have put together a list for you all of my top favorite resources I use in regards to my video marketing. 1. Video Blocks If you are doing your own videos (you yourself, or someone in the office dedicated to it), this website is a great steal for some stock footage, aka, something you don’t want to have to go out and shoot yourself. Note, because of the great deal, they do a lot of…

  • Business,  Facebook,  Marketing,  Social Media Tips,  Video Marketing 101,  Video Marketing Tips,  YouTube

    PLEASE DEAR GOD choose “Custom Thumbnail”

    A few (several?) weeks ago I posted a blog called “5 Things to consider while uploading your video”. And I cannot believe myself that I forgot to talk about Custom Thumbnails. D’OH! I think it’s okay, because “custom thumbnails” really should have its own blog anyway. So there. A thumbnail is the image you see a video as when you are scrolling on your screen. If you’ve spent ANY time on the internet interacting with videos, you might have noticed that sometimes, this cover image  NEVER even appears in the video. Back in the day, this confused me. I’d be waiting for the introduction picture to flash because back in…

  • Life,  My Story,  Updates

    I’m married! *gasp*

    Last Saturday, in a flurry of activity and snow, I was wedded to my boyfriend of 5 years. I’m married! Eeeek! It was a wonderful adventure where my husband broke his glasses 30 minutes before showtime and had to tape them up in true nerd fashion (look below to and you can see it), our officiant asked me if I would take Daniel to be my wife, and we all braved frostbite in order to capture some Winter Wonderland photos. (For the record, I was going for “Elven Princess”.) My mom and my family did amazing work turning a simple Pavillion cabin into a very official and beautiful hall, and…

  • Marketing,  Social Media Tips,  Video Marketing 101,  Video Marketing Tips

    5 things to Consider Adding to your Videos while Uploading

    Okay, so you’ve done the hard work of taking and editing a video and are now going to post it. Do that, but also consider doing these five additional add-ons. Consider adding Closed Captions/Subtitles Not only do you broaden the audience of people who can watch your videos to those who are deaf and perhaps those that can only read English, but, statistics show there is more engagement with subtitled videos. Facebook reports that a captioned video increases view time by 12%. Not only that, but Facebook also reports that 85% of videos are viewed  without sound. For a bit of extra effort, there is a surefire way to increase…

  • Life,  Philosophy

    Musings

    Our assignment in my weekly Marketing club was to read the first chapter of Mike Dooley’s “Life on Earth”. For those of you who don’t know, Mike Dooley is the master behind TUT.com and the inspirational Universe notes that we can get daily. He is New-agey, but also uber positive, and when I read his reminders or in this case his book, I feel reassured. I just read a passage where he talks of our “amnesia” in this life where we have forgotten how great we are. And we only need to “wake-up”. “Prior to time and space, you had it all, but it was boring. Then you learned how to…