Hello Virtually Leveraging Event Video Helps Conferences Grow Socially

Another large social media conference is taking place now “Social Media Marketing World 2015 in San Diego.  I wish I was there!  

Nothing is better than networking at a live conference but in some cases you can’t attend the event due to travel, location, costs and schedule conflicts. Here is where Social Media “Social Channel News” comes into play.

Virtual Hello Video Introduction Event Video Request Doug Lehman

In the past you had to wait for blog posts and article recaps, listen for interviews, follow the event twitter hashtag “#SMMW15” for updates etc. Video is the media channel that resonates best with me when monitoring an event. I want to see the digital experience. The benefits for the viewer are obvious. Video can be more engaging and compelling than text.

What are the benefits of Video Coverage for event planners, program coordinators and conference directors?

Video Coverage improves the visibility and coverage of your event. Increase the size of your audience.

Video will support the shelf life of your event. Relevancy has a deadline and video can amplify and extend it.

More engagement and interaction with event attendees.

Video Strategies for Event Planners

  • Encourage your attendees to do video blogs, video interviews, video recaps
  • Offer a video contests for attendees. With Vine and Instagram, mobile video is easier than ever to produce and distribute content. Leverage your event attendees as your mobile video evangelists Simple social user generated content.
  • Set up a video Chat or Live Google Hangouts and take questions from a global audience. Live interactive video marketing
  • Offer a pay-per-view Video content plan.

What can conference event attendees do to make events more social?

Please continue to post and write great updates, share the experience. Focus on using your mobile device as content curator tool. More tweets, more pictures do some video! Tell and share the event story with visual marketing

We have the technology today to capture live events with greater impact. Let’s leverage “Social Channels” and “Video” to make this happen.

* New Tools to use like Meerkat and Periscope 

Obvious or Oblivious

It’s obvious that social video marketing can amplify and build brand awareness for conferences and events. Don’t be Oblivious to power and impact of event video marketing today.  Let’s put the social in your events with video!

 

Connecting at Sales Conferences Virtually through Video. #DF14 Dreamforce Does Event Video Properly

Nothing is better than networking at a live conference but in some cases, you cannot attend the event due to travel, location, costs and schedule conflicts. Video is the next best thing to being there. This year’s Dreamforce conference hosted by salesforce.com understands the power of leveraging event video.

Dreamforce has put together a series of informational videos to help event newcomers get the full value of their mega conference October 13-16. The Road to Dreamforce and Inside Dreamforce Video Clips are a great resource with significant content.

What I also like about Dreamforce is there are numerous live streaming video segments taking place. Just go to the event website and follow the event hashtag #DF14. If you cannot experience this event in person, at least you have options virtually. Social Video is powerful for events; it amplifies event user experience, increases visibility and keeps your event relevant with real-time visual marketing.

I know I will be following the event hastage #DF14 closely looking for video content, watching live streams, sharing content socially. As sales professional, I am truly looking forward to watching the live video stream hosted by Insidesales.com featuring some of today’s top sales influencers live from Dreamforce

Informational Videos, Video Recaps, Live Streaming Video what’s not to love about Dreamforce. I wish I was attending
but at least I get to see it visually through social video and visual event marketing. I hope see lots of video footage, blog content and recaps.

My Virtual Video Introduction for Dreamforce #DF14

 

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Sales Video Tips for Authors – Getting Noticed, Staying Relevant and Getting Hired!

Video Tips for Authors Getting Noticed, Staying Relevant and Getting Hired!

Video is a powerful tool to promote and build brand awareness especially for Authors and Job Seekers.  I am passionate about video and do a number of video book reviews usually on the topics of sales, marketing and social media.

It‘s obvious that video book reviews and testimonials can help authors drive more customer engagement, build readership and sell more books.  Delivering value base content and leveraging your readers as brand advocates speaks volumes.

What else can authors do to position their books with Video?   Here are a few suggestions In Lehman’s Terms.

1)      Set up Video Book Trailers prior to launching your book leveraging social networking sites to promote engagement.

2)      Simply ask for video reviews and recommendations

3)      Collaborate and do video chats or Google Hangouts with other authors in the same industry.

4)      Produce short video clips and interpretive readings of your book.

5)      Repurpose any video or interview content about your book from talk shows, radio interviews and media outlets etc

6)      Do a video Slideshow, Slideshare Presentation of your book.

7)      Produce a video series Blog Tips from your book.

8)      Video (Record) your book signing events capturing the event story

9)      Do a follow up video on what you learned from this experience?

10)   Do a follow up video, on what topics you would like to add after publishing.

After a book is published relevancy has a deadline, leveraging video can help the author stay relevant by visual storytelling.  The simple fact is your book has a limited shelf life and video can promote, share and extend time establishing you as a subject matter expert.

Here is an example of an online video review I did for authors Jeff Sheehan and Alfred M. Smith book Hired! Paths To Employment In The Social Media Era. This a great read and resource book for anyone in job transition who is unemployed, underemployed or looking to make a career move.

http://www.hiredthebook.com/testimonials/online-reviews/

Both authors share their insight on several topics and strategies for getting hired today in the social media era.  I encourage you to checkout Jeff and Al’s website www.hiredthebook.com to learn more about their background and this book

 

Hired Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era Book Review from Doug Lehman on Vimeo.

Social Selling TV “Online Value Creation Content” what is needed today

This episode of Social Selling TV discusses putting value based content in your posts, tweets, videos etc. Content is King, Marketing is Queen but Syndication is The Emperor. Providing and sharing valuable content is the best way to engage your community.

Value Creation Plan


• Be Transparent
• Content Curator
• Become a Trusted Advisor
• Bring Original Content into mix

Become A LEADER in the Community

In Lehman’s Terms If you want to be visible up your game and use video for social proof

Why Do Web Video for your website?

You have a website but why do web video? Well video can capture and engage your customers better than plain text, it is the next best thing to being there.  You have heard to phrase a picture worth a thousand words what is video worth?

There are a number of reasons for doing web video.

To put in Lehman’s Terms there a number of reasons for doing web video.
Video engages you customers instantly, brings your brands to life.
Effective web Video emotionally connects you with your audience building trust and credibility.

Video adds a personal element to your message, delivering more clarity, eliminating speculation and interpretation.

Video shows what viewers and prospects what they need to know thus expediting the sales cycle faster.

Video placement on your website increases stickiness by more than 40%
Video improves search engine optimization (SEO)

44% of universal search results on Google feature Video

Video increases the chance of front –page Google results by 53% With Proper optimization, (Forrester Research}

The number one reason customer don’t buy online is they desire to see an item in person, using video to showcase your products and services is a powerful solution

Hey we are visual learners we like to see things

Effective Web Video can drive more traffic, attract and retain customers, increase visibility (SEO) that will engage your audience and close business.

Fact is People buy from people, video provides that human element. With web video you now have the option to personally connect with customers on your website. Web Video integration is now the standard for profitable business websites

Animoto and Social Video Sales coming attractions

Looking  forward to doing my webinar on how to enhance your sales process using social video on February 24.  More details to come.   Today I am spotlighting an awesome tool Animoto for slideshow production.  Checkout out Animoto.

2011 Super Bowl Engagement Videos and Yubby

Just a quick highlight on some of my favorite 2011 Super Bowl Commercials. As I expressed before, I love using YUBBY http://www.yubby.com/ as a player to spotlight video playlists. I plan on doing more highlights on engagement videos each week as part of my VLOG. Let me know your thoughts..on the Super Bowl Commercials etc. Did these commericials conceptualize and visualize with you?

You will notice from the video playlist that I added two non Super Bowl related clips highlighting my favorite college basketball team Indiana University. It was been a very challenging three seasons for my Hoosier Squad but making ESPN SportsCenter top 10 plays of the day twice in one week was a bonus for this guy.

Channel your start of video engagement

Today I want to share a video by Amani Channel. Amani asked the simple question what is stopping you from web video and vlogging? Amani puts it out there. He shows engagement and is a tremendous resource. The video highlights some general tips on getting started on your vlog etc.

More on Amani checkout his websites and services.

http://www.visualeyemedia.com/
http://www.myurbanreport.com/

To put it in Lehman’s Terms, Amani is engaging us further to use video. Let’s all be ambassadors of video engagement in 2011.

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