5 Reasons to Use Video in Your Business

January 6, 2016 by  
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deo has proven to be an incredible boost to any business. But only if it’s done well. Here are a few reasons you should use video in your business.

1. Videos are easily found in online through a search engine. The truth is YOUTUBE is a search engine, and you can find almost anything there.
2. You can measure the results of video. There are metrics you will want to know to improve the results you want to receive.
3. They are easy to share. This makes it easy for people to “spread the word” for you.
4. Video is great with mobile. Most people are watching things online on their phone. It quickly translates on any phone.
5. Your competition is using it. You might as well make it an even playing field and have video also.

The problem most businesses have been finding the best company to produce their video. It’s not enough to have a video camera and editing software. You must have a team that cares about the projects and understands the bigger implications.

Canada is the home to one such company called Tetra Films. As Vancouver video production company they go through the entire Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production process. By not skipping over these important steps, they can create exclusive videos. They understand how to work with you team to create the kind of script that gets results.

Tetra Films employs the latest video technology, video marketing techniques, and video distribution processes because they know it’s not enough to just make a video. The video must be distributed. They want to make a difference, not just create video. They even offer their media buying services after the video is completed. You’ll have all the benefits of being ahead of all your competition.

I’ve been watching my clients use video in some interesting ways. One client started out at the same time as her competition. She watched her competition grow her tribe, sell books, sell out speaking event and then the woman eventually had her own successful event where she made over $65,000. It happened in 2 short years. My client decided after two years to start investing in her well-made videos. No bad camera work from a simple cell phone. Real videos that created an impact. She immediately saw an increase in her income.

Some people are still posting all text in their social media. They do not understand that video is social media. They are still posting words in their social media and can’t understand why no one is liking or sharing their post. People simple do not see word posts anymore. One client is seeing an incredible boost in the number of people attending her webinars and becoming followers. It is because she is putting out an LOT of video. More video than her competition is comfortable with. However, she is the one that is ahead of the game! Using video well reflects in real revenue flowing into your business. It is not about what you want to do. It’s about helping your clients and potential clients see you instead of your competition. There are a lot of things that vie for the attention of clients. We must make sure we stand out.

Video is an easy way to stand out, tell and story and be relevant. It makes your business look bigger than it is and can convey the quality that you provide your clients and customers

You can make a needs assessment appointment here Tetra Films

Reality TV is Great PR for Business

Is a uniform company interesting? If I asked you to watch a show a company that makes uniforms you would ignore me. However, a reality TV show, millions of people watched an executive from the company fumble around trying to work a real position there. The same company is trending on Google. That means the TV appearance is creating an interest in the business. How the capitalize on that will be an interesting questions. To have millions of people suddenly at our site and leave is a tragedy. You have to only hope that they are capturing some of that traffic.

300px-Donald_Trump_announcing_latest_David_Blaine_feat_3-altThe main reasons businesses participate on Donald Trump’s show is the publicity they will get. It’s a 1-hour commercial about their products and services. Not to mention the get access to some top executives who are looking for work. They can recruit while getting publicity! What people fail to realize is that those companies pay to be placed on the shows. There are companies that just work on product placements. It’s a huge industry. Because there are many similar products, a company will pay to have their product on a show instead of the competition. Sometimes it’s just about blocking the competition. Company X many realizes that if Company Z gets that kind of exposure, it could take them over the top. Reese’s pieces surpassed M&M’s when it appeared in the movie E.T. M&M was asked and said no. I wonder what happened to the executive that made that decision?

Reality TV gives attention to locations, as well as products. Trump Tower tours are up! People love to take pictures in front of the building and tell people they were there while in New York. Golf courses that get featured see more people after being on TV. Some are patrons who have a renewed desire to be on the course after seeing it on TV. Many are new people who are interested after seeing it on TV. Reality TV can also promote events. One of the Housewives visited her husband who was in a play. I do not think the play was still running when the episode aired, but it could still be considered good PR for the play and other actors involved.  Getting your jewelry or clothing line worn is easy. If you can get the attention of a star and give it to them, you could be lucky and have them wear it on a show. Then if they were asked about it, they would talk about your brand. Just give them the jewelry or clothes for free and you have a deal.

Top 5 Most Effective Business Leadership Development Methods

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p 5 Most Effective Business Leadership Development Methods

Few people are born leaders. In most cases, leadership skills and qualities are developed through hard work and persistence, but there’s no point putting in all that effort if you’re not must utilizing the most effective learning and development methods.

Leading a team is about more than simply achieving milestones and goals. It is about inspiring, problem-solving, and ultimately leading a group of people towards a common goal.

There are many different ways of turning an ordinary employee into a great leader, but here are five of the most effective methods.

  1. Workplace developmental assignments

As a new generation of leaders prepares to take their places as managers, more time and effort is being directed at training leaders, mentors and managers within organizations, from global corporations to local businesses.

One of the most effective methods for developing leadership potential within any sized organization is by giving aspiring managers on-the-job assignments that allow them to experience key challenges they will continue to face as professionals.

In an interview conducted by GovLeaders, Cynthia McCauley suggests that as many as 70% of the experiences that they felt contributed to their development as leaders were work-based challenges.

Developmental assignments allow professionals to learn key skills before they become a formal part of their regular workplace responsibilities. Giving your senior team members developmental assignments will also help you to identify your emerging leaders.

Those who are ready to step up and lead will adapt their skills to various situations throughout the assignment, showing they can put two key leadership qualities into practice – flexibility and initiative.

  1. Formal Training Courses

Formal training courses are effective for disseminating knowledge and motivating groups of people, as well as providing individuals with the opportunity to receive a qualification or certificate upon completion. The information offered in a formal course should be up-to-date and relevant to the participant’s work challenges, so they have the chance to benefit in a professional capacity while contributing to their organization’s success.

Organizations will get the best return on their investment by choosing a management training provider, such as Leadership Directions, that is willing to work in a face to face environment and offer post-course support to their employees.

  1. Coaching from the current manager

There are few people who understand the unique challenges and needs within a professional setting more than the current managers. This insight makes them perfectly suited to coaching up-and-coming leaders.

According to the Institute of Leadership and Management, as many as 80% of organizations now use coaching as a training tool. The likelihood that coaching will be utilized increases with the number of individuals within an organization.

While managers tend to receive the majority of coaching opportunities within organizations, team members can benefit too. Currently, it is rare for companies to provide internal-based coaching opportunities to non-managers, which is something that could be hindering many organizations – after all, who knows a business better than the management?

  1. Coaching from external mentors and coaches

One of the greatest benefits of utilizing the resources of an external coach or mentor is that these professionals have been trained specifically to coach or mentor. It is one thing having the knowledge to share with others, but having the skill to share the information in the most beneficial way is an entirely different story.

Effective coaching is not about instructing or teaching – it is about guiding, questioning and facilitating the learning process. It is a skill that needs to be learned, just like leadership itself.

Furthermore, while most organizations focus on coaching as a method of improving professional skills, they often overlook the benefits that come from focusing on the personal development of qualities such as self-awareness and confidence.

  1. Mentoring from other internal sources (not their direct manager)

Coaching from a direct manager is a common way organizations develop their people. However, a company can increase the sharing of knowledge and experience further by allowing other mentors from within the organization to provide input.

The mentoring relationship requires a sensitive power balance and, according to Forbes, it should be mentee-driven, with the mentee becoming the driving force in terms of the direction and focus of the relationship.

Leadership is something that can and must be developed. Opting for the most appropriate development strategy is not only sensible but ensures that organizations and the individuals that make up their ranks will continue to benefit long after training has been completed.

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