Why Creating Customer Value Matters?
I would love to say we live in a completely altruistic world where we exist only to help others. This of course is not the case and we live in a world where people continually ask” what’s in it for me?” Read more
Why Short Form Video Content?
Every time I look up and go about my daily life, I see most people with their heads in a mobile device. There never was a more distracted generation in history. With a click of our fingers we move with ease from listening to music, to reading articles, watching videos or searching for the next critical distraction Read more
As the year ends I have reviewed the 2019 brand videos that I have enjoyed and learned from. I know any list of this nature is completely subjective and you probably have your own top 2019 brand videos. Read more
A behind the scenes video is a great way for a brand to show its human side. Showing the human side of your brand helps your audience to relate to your brand. A behind the scenes video also gives you an opportunity to show how your team takes on challenges, and showcase successes and learning opportunities. Read more
I thought I knew a lot about giving video presentations. That was until I suddenly found myself at the wrong side of the camera when completing a Toastmasters Advanced Manual Project on video communication. You see I was used to producing videos not starring in them, however for this project I had to complete 5 video assignments ranging from hosting a talk show to producing and starring in a press conference and 3 other assorted video assignments. Read more
With so many social media platforms and video hosting sites available there is an absolute glut of mediocre brand videos. I often wonder do brands just have some bland template they follow when creating videos. Most of these videos have little impact on the audience they are trying to impress. That is why I have decided to list my favourite video tips. Read more
Every year I write a blog about the current crop of seasonal adverts. It is one of my most favorite blogs because I get to watch some fun and creative brand videos. The 2019 seasonal videos are no exception. The production values seem to improve every year. This year there is a lot of quality animation. Read more
What Is A Clear Speech Purpose?
I have listened to many speeches in my lifetime and nothing annoys me more than wasting time listening to a pointless speech. A speech that has no clear purpose leaves me scratching my head wondering what the speaker trying to tell me. Why did they bother to write the speech, learn it and then deliver it? Read more
Why Speech Preparation Matters
I have listened to well over 400 speeches since I joined toastmasters and what I have learned is that speech preparation matters. It is what separates the average speech from a great speech. It is obvious who has prepared their speech and who is just winging it. A well prepared speech challenges the listener to take on a new viewpoint or embrace an old one. Read more