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When you are considering a purchase, who do you ask for your advice?
If your like me, you start with your friends. And you will probably seek out the ones who have some experience or passion related to your purchase. If I want to buy a guitar, I’d seek out a cousin who is a musician. If I want a new telephone system, I’d ask a half dozen of my friends that are consultants, managers and business owners – the ones that make their living on the telephone.. Depending on the purchase, I would do more research online, on industry sites and forums, and visit your web site. At this point, I’m ready to buy – for big-ticket items I’ve got a short list and will now call a company rep.
By now your starting to realize that in the early stages I may not spend much time on your site – in some cases I may not even visit it. So as a marketer, you need to find a way to reach me through the mediums I am using.
Webcasts – audio and slides or video - not only are good at educating the prospects you know about, but can be a compelling way to help your customers (my friends) and your evangelists (the ones commenting in user groups, message boards, and industry forums) share your story.
You can continue to deliver your webcasts live, but make sure you create an archive in bit-sized chunks and share it with the world – in your newsletter, on your site, with user groups, on message boards. Make it easy for your fans to share it too. Its a great way to keep your name in the conversation and help your friends spread the word.
TubeMogul is a service that enables you to upload your video once and distribute to the leading video sites. They then provide aggregated tracking statistics for your video.
TubeMogul recommends the following encoding options if you want to widely distribute your video:
- File format: mp4 or mov
- Video codec: h.264
- Bit-rate: 700 kb/s – 1500 kb/s
- Resolution: 640×480
- Audio codec: mp3
For a detailed list by social media site, take a look at this format listing by social media website.
While learning about ‘Getting Things Done’ I discovered this great blog – Merlin Mann’s 43Folders.
He has been blogging for a long time and 43Folders started out focused on productivity solutions like GTD. Although his focus has changed, his blog is still a good read.
He uses a presentation style that we also are putting into practice.
What’s really exciting is that this presentation works so well both for the live audience and the video webcast – the slides add to his message without taking your focus away from him as the speaker and what he is saying. And from a technical perspective, the slide imagery avoids small text fonts that video does a poor job of broadcasting.
Take a look at this video of his final presentation: Read the rest of this entry »
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