• Inspiration,  My Story,  Philosophy

    Questions on Intellectual Rights and Answers from the Universe

    I’ve had a quandry rattling around in my head. Usually when we have some thought playing on repeat, it’s not something beneficial. It’s just some open loop that we run over and over looking for closure, mostly without realizing it, and usually not finding what we’re looking for until we finally bring it into focus. This time was no different. I work in a field of intellectual rights. It’s easy to NOT steal something physical, but the whole world gets murky when the goods are virtual. What constitutes copyright infringement when the products are words, photos, videos, and ideas? Thankfully, I haven’t had to deal with any “theft” or potential…

  • Inspiration,  Marketing,  Video ideas,  Video Marketing Tips

    TOP TEN Ideas for a video withOUT using your Face (video)

    If you just didn’t feel up to appearing in your own video, here are 10 ways to make a video without using your face! Resource section (aka giving credit where due!) Thumbnail photo by Adrian Pelletier on Unsplash My instagram Glenn Matecun- Estate Planning Lawyer Whiteboard software Kevin J. Anderson (he’s available for speaking engagements too!) Camtasia Live video from Dragoncon Pool shots- Legendary Escapes Pool in question (TV SHOW AND MOVIE I MADE) Tutorial mentioned Chelsea Claire (Phazon Pixie Cosplay) Stock video resources: https://www.videoblocks.com https://www.pond5.com https://videohive.net/

  • Inspiration,  Life,  My Story,  Philosophy

    Sometimes you win while sleeping (usually after sacrificing lots of sleep)

    I awoke to a flight attendant tapping my shoulder and urging me to pull down my tray table. Odd, don’t they usually wake you up so you can do the opposite? Groggily, I pulled down the tray in a dreamy, Charlie pre-golden ticket state to reveal a (not gold but) yellow sticker proclaiming, “Congrats! You found the lucky seat, you lucky so-and-so! You’re like a leprechaun born with a rabbit’s foot finding a heads-up penny underneath a horseshoe in a field of 4-leaf clovers. #spiritluckyseat” Still in a fog, I only nodded as I was handed a voucher for 5,000 free miles on Spirit and my seat number was announced…

  • 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,  My Story,  Philosophy

    What does the “Inspired” stand for in “Inspired Video Marketing”?

    “A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr The day I woke up and was to meet with my resident agent to sign my business LLC, I had no idea what my business would be called. For the past 2 or 3 years, I had been working part-time doing videos and video marketing, not really with a name, but calling it “Katie Curtis Video Marketing” for lack of anything else and because there was pressure on me to call what I did something. Aaaaand I kind of hated that name. Scratch that, I hardcore hated the name. It still makes me go “ick” to…

  • 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…