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How this 39 second video works so effectively

I made a 39 second video recently which packs a punch and does a great deal of heavy lifting for me. It follows a certain formula I use when making a particular type of video. Let me explain. I have previously written about the video formula which involves 3 steps: When I was I believe […]

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Digital Marketing Small Business Video Marketing

Avoid the familiar mistake of seeking perfection in your marketing

I read an update on LinkedIn the other day from a small business owner who has evidently embraced video marketing as part of her marketing strategy. This is a first, crucially important step which I am repeatedly banging on about and encouraging on this blog, on my YouTube channel, on my Instagram, and anywhere else […]

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Live Streams on YouTube-My Observations on My 1st Two Live Streams

I did my first YouTube live stream at the weekend just passed, on Easter Monday at 12 noon. I have previously written about doing my first live stream but that one did not actually feature me, and I was not on camera at all. It was just a test or dry run to see how […]

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Why You Need a Strong Questioning Filter When Consuming Digital Marketing Advice

I listen to a lot of podcasts, most of which are concerned with online marketing. The vast majority  are of limited value, but there are some notable exceptions. And within those exceptions you need to apply a certain personalised filter to extract value for your particular circumstances. Let me give you one example.  Today I […]

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Video Marketing

I Did My First YouTube Live Stream This Morning

I did my first YouTube Live Stream this morning, Easter Sunday 12 April 2020. It is something that I have begun to turn over in my mind, lately, because I think it has great potential from a business perspective. But this morning I just turned the camera on and set it up on a little […]

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The power of video to connect-a stunning example on a Friday in Enfield

I was standing at the pedestrian crossing at the Johnstown Road/Main Road junction in Enfield on Friday just gone.  I was waiting for the pedestrian light to turn green as I needed to get down to the post office before my next consultation. It was around 2.15 pm or thereabouts and there was a white […]

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How to Use YouTube to Build Your Brand-Real Lessons from the Trenches

Have you read the blog post I wrote recently about substance over form in your marketing? About the value of authenticity and ‘keeping it real’ rather than having an unhealthy preoccupation with your own ephemeral, surface image when promoting your brand or content? (Substance over form in your marketing-the value of authenticity and choosing cattle […]

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2,000 YouTube Subscribers Later-My 4 Fundamentals To Grow a Small Business Online

I got a great deal of quiet satisfaction this week from reaching my 2,000th subscriber to my YouTube channel. I uploaded my first video in March 2011 and it took from then until the third quarter of 2018 to grow my subscriber base to 1,000. But it only took a couple of months to add […]