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Great Ways To Boost Your Video Marketing and Increase Your Subscribers
Using video marketing techniques and strategies is a great opportunity for you to help reach more targeted customers about your products.
Try learning more about social media optimization to see how you can utilize the many different strategies to your benefit. Continue reading to find out more information on this topic.
Use video marketing to allow your customers to get to know you.
You could, for instance, record a weekly video in which you talk about your projects and upcoming deals. Make your video marketing campaign interactive by reserving a segment of your weekly video to answer questions customers send you.
Use events such as expos and trade shows to interview experts.
You can then post the interviews on your site as a resource for your viewers. Ask the types of questions that your audience would ask and try to keep the interview as interesting as you can to hold your viewer’s attention.
If you decide to hire a video marketing professional to create a video for your business, check out their portfolio first. You need to hire a professional who can create some quality videos, address a specific niche and convince customers to purchase a product. Do not waste your time and money on a professional who does not have a good portfolio.
The biggest aspect of your video marketing should be your content.
Without excellent and relevant content, your video marketing will fail. If viewers are not interested in your videos, you will not be able to make a sale. Make sure that you have interesting and relevant content to be successful with video marketing.
You need a link to your site built into your video.
This lets viewers become a little more familiar with it. Also use screenshots when creating how-to videos. Just save the screenshot and edit it into your video.
Make sure that you build up a relationship with your audience.
You can interact with viewers through the comments section. Ask them for their opinions and invite them to leave any suggestions that they might have. People like to know that their opinion really does count, and that you really are listening because it makes you more real to them.
Try not to stress out if your video is not perfect.
People are more likely to relate to a video that shows real people, rather than a polished ad that reeks of commercialism. Write your content out carefully, then practice saying it over and over. Then, shoot it and post it.
When using video marketing to increase your website traffic, you have to remember who you are talking to.
Your audience is crucial.
You need to target your videos to a specific audience, and you will notice that they will become more engaged, interested, and more likely to make your video marketing a success.
When searching for inspiration, try YouTube Suggest to find related topics which you could speak on.
This gives you a tree of various ideas which you can either use outright or might spark a topic idea in your mind. The more research you do, the more ideas you’ll come up with.
When using videos to market your business, be sure to add a link to your website.
If someone views your video and is interested in your company, more information will be just one click away. These links can be added either in the video description or in a hovering caption added to your video. However, you do it, make sure that the link is easily visible and always kept up to date.
Videos don’t go viral by themselves.
You must market it via your website, emails to loved ones, and your social media sites. Nobody will watch your video if nobody knows it exists!
Always display your website URL in your video.
Most video-editing software packages include the option of placing a text box inside your video. This is the perfect way to ensure that anyone who views your video will know where to learn more, even if they end up seeing your video on a site other than your own.
Do you feel like you know more about using video marketing to help your business?
It’s a great thing, and you will be surprised at how much a viral video can help. Use the methods and strategies that you’ve learned here, and get started today developing a plan that will take your business further.
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Ah, the cell phone, our trusty friend. It helps us pretend we’re busy when we don’t want to talk to the person next to us. It helps us keep connected to an endless stream of cat videos. We may also have a tendency to stare at it, with a glazed expression, endlessly waiting for a message that will never arrive. I jest, but the truth is that we have an increasingly unhealthy fixation to our smartphones, recent surveys suggest.
The following statistics show an alarming increase in cell phone addiction, with participants admitting to becoming increasingly disconnected with their actual surroundings in the name of ‘data connectivity’.
The average person checks a cell phone is 110 times a day
Human beings are naturally fidgety creatures. We touch our faces a crazy amount of times per day. We doodle to distraction, and we love gadgets. The ultimate modern person’s form of fidgeting though, is looking at their smartphones. Why did I just unlock my phone? Was I going to look at Twitter? Oh, I can’t remember, let’s look anyway!
Recent research, collected by Android app Locket, monitored how many times its 150,000 users checked their phone in a day. They found that users did this a staggering 110 times a day, whilst another study carried out by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers found the average user checks their phone nearer to 150 times per day. That’s a lot of time that could be spent honing a discipline. A musical instrument could be a great way to channel that nervous fidgety energy, whilst reading helps us to become more focused.
1 in 5 people aged 18-34 have used their smartphones during sex
Oh, the modern world! For every incredible benefit that technology brings us, there seems to be an equally compelling argument that it dulls us to distraction. In a survey carried out by Harris Interactive for ID verification startup Jumio, this surprising statistic came to light. Nearly 20 percent of young adult smartphone owners between the ages of 18 and 34 in the U.S. have said they use their smartphones during sex.
No wonder new age positivity mind-set literature is turning into such a strong subculture. We need someone fighting the present tense’s corner when so many people seem so inclined to escape the moment they’re in. If someone can’t value the person they’re with during such an intimate act, what are the chances they place little value on other things that make their life what it is? Maybe it’s time to re-connect with the little things in life that make us happy.
77% of parents and teens have argued about smartphone usage
A less surprising statistic perhaps, but no less worrying. According to a poll carried out by Common Sense Media, 50% of teens feel they have cell phone addiction, and the majority have argued with their parents over device usage.
In an example of the sacrifices we’ll make to stay connected, Terry Greenwald, a father of three and custodian at a high school in Homer, Alaska, told CNN that the hallways where he works are often half-filled with “teenage zombies who are glued to their phones.”
50% of people feel uneasy when they leave phones at home
Is increased connectivity worth it if losing a device starts to feel like we’re losing control of our lives? This is already becoming a problem. A 2010 study by the UK Post Office found that nearly 53 percent of mobile phone users in Britain become anxious when they can’t use their devices. The reason was primarily that they feared missing calls or messages.
Nomophobia. Remember the word. The way things are going it’ll probably be in much more common usage in years to come.
Sadly, it’s important to note that missing a message doesn’t mean the end of the world. Some people in the tech industry take measures to drive this home. Steve Hilton, head of a Silicon Valley tech startup doesn’t use a phone. Other bigwig CEO’s use flip phones as they feel the reduced functionality helps them to disconnect.
26% of car accidents are caused by phone usage
Sadly, cell phone addiction can also lead to loss of life if a person is so attached to their phone that they use it recklessly. A recent NSC report has shown that 1 in 4 car accidents are caused by cell phone usage. The NSC also feel that the statistics may be higher as not all drivers are willing to admit using their smartphones whilst driving.
The findings also revealed the surprising statistic that only 5% of smartphone related crashes occur because the driver is texting. The majority occur whilst a driver is distracted talking on hands-free. There’s a very obvious solution to this. Unless it’s an emergency, the conversation can most likely wait.
|||^||Study Says We Unlock Our Phones a LOT Each Day, TIME|
|||^||10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day, Lifehack|
|||^||Nearly 20 Percent Of Young Adults Use Their Smartphones During Sex: Survey, The Huffington Post|
|||^||Half of teens think they’re addicted to their smartphones, CNN|
|||^||Nomophobia: A Rising Trend in Students, Psychology Today|
|||^||I run a Silicon Valley startup – but I refuse to own a cellphone, The Guardian|
|||^||Should you dump a smartphone for a flip phone, BBC|
|||^||Cellphone use causes over 1 in 4 car accidents, USA Today|
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Let’s admit it – most of the times we wish the clock would go faster so we can punch out and get out of the office rut. Other times, we are merely sitting there on our table, procrastinating while impatiently waiting for the clock to hit that certain time, so we can go home to our family, rest, or socialize with friends, or maybe do a little shopping. However, enduring the entire day working while your environment is way below the boring line, can somehow fed us up.
So how can we turn things up and enjoy working?
It is quite simple to do as well as it is fun to do it. Listed below are my ten suggestions. You can start at your lunch break. Start preparing your colleagues to be more interested, excited, and upbeat after lunch is over. It has been shown that after lunch and before 3 PM people’s productivity, performance, and energy drop by as much as 30% to 50%.
You can counteract this by introducing stimulating and interesting things to do during the lunch hour, besides running out, grabbing fast food, and then sitting at your desk eating it.
Our suggestions change the playing field and make things more interesting and exciting. Similar techniques are being employed by some of the best run companies like Kenexa and TechieNize. Also, the SemCo company has increased productivity markedly just by changing how the employees view their work environment.
1. Organize a Fun Committee
In this way every day at lunchtime, you will have a new activity which is something interesting that gets people out of their fast food induced doldrums.
2. Have a large whiteboard during lunchtime and pin funny cartoons or comics on it
For this you can also use top backyard projectors or home theater wide screens. The point is to be creative and to make sure that the purpose is achieved. They say laughter is the best medicine and by putting up humorous pictures and comics from the newspaper, you can ensure that people will be smiling for the rest of the day.
3. Set up a comedy skit group
During the lunch hour set up a company skit and reenact funny scenes that have occurred during the day orthe week.
4. Ethnic meal for lunch
Most companies today are diverse work organizations and instead of having everyone going out for lunch, they offer food. Find out what your teammates’ ethnic foods are and schedule one day a week to sample them.
5. Change the interior decorations to something more exciting and humorous
The walls around your cubes are probably boring monotone or pastel colors that are supposed to relax and calm the spirit. Instead, you should hang up pictures of exciting places and events that get the blood moving.
6. Change the music that plays in the background, choose MO-Zone music in the afternoon
By playing music that is more exciting in the afternoon, you stimulate not only the brain but help fight off fatigue as well. This works extremely well for those who work as law firm digital marketing, software programmer, or anyone who is constantly sitting and facing the screens all day long. Mo-Zone stands for motivational music and songs like “Eye of the Tiger” and the Pointer Sisters have been shown to get the juices flowing and people more active during and after lunch.
7. During the lunch hour set up Trivial Pursuit type games
This game may have to do with your particular line of work or current events in general. By playing these types of games, you stimulate both your left and right side of the brain and engage your coworkers in something other than dealing with the day-to-day trials and tribulations of the workplace.
8. Set up a coffee bar and during lunch offer gourmet coffees
Let’s face it – coffee is still one of the most exciting things in the early morning and a break time. So why not set up a coffee bar during the lunch hour, get the best home brew kits available, because today, you can get almost any kind of coffee in capsule form with more varieties than you can dream of.
Now, there are espresso machines for every budget and if you all chip in, you could purchase a set of these coffeemakers that would give everyone something they can enjoy during the lunch hour, be it cappuccino, latte, macchiato, or mocha.
9. Set up a snack bar with unusual treats from far-off lands
Everybody gets tired of the same old chips, pretzels, and bagels. Instead, set up a snack bar during the lunch hour and stock it from your local Chinese food market, a German deli, and a Japanese or Korean snack shop. These shops are springing up all over America. Taste treats from other lands are becoming popular, especially the Indian sweets that are provided during the Diwali festival.
10. Invite odd people and acts for a weekly/daily bazaar entertainment
The weirder the better as it forces the brain to move out of its rut and take in something new and unusual. This changes the work climate and you can leverage this into a more upbeat and cheerful work environment.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much time or effort to come up with some simple things that can increase morale, wake people up, and get them to finish up the day on a positive note. These are just simple suggestions and if you think about it, you can come up with an additional 10 or 20 of your own just by looking at the people all around you and asking yourself what would excite them, make them laugh, and make them smile.
By doing this you can change your office from a ho-hum environment where people seem to be on their last legs by Quitting Time to an office where people are energetic, interested, and may not even want to go home.
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