Smartphone Healthy Apps to Help Your Success

How is your daily weigh-in going?

I’m still weighing in. Even though I’m still working through some of the holiday treats. Some days I’m up. Some days I’m down. Right now, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that I’m weighing in daily. How about you?

Continue weighing in. Starting tomorrow, jot down your weight. You will notice that the act of marking your weight down you will notice progress. You will notice what causes your weight to go up and what helps to have it go down. You will soon be able to predict tomorrow’s weight based upon what you did today.

Remember, a scale is just the provider of information for you to start making healthier choices.

It takes diet and exercise

I saw an ad today saying lose 7 to 9 inches without diet and surgery. Yeah, right! That’s an unhealthy way to get back to health! It takes switching bad habits to healthy habits to reach a healthy weight with muscles to support your bones. You don’t have to do weight training (though that is what I do) or join a crossfit gym (the current craze). All you really need to do at this stage is walk.

It is important to start slow and work up to the government recommended 10,000 steps per day. Start your health training by walking 2,000 steps today. Increase each day by 250 steps. That means you’ll be up to 3,500 steps by the end of the week. If you can do more steps consistently, GREAT!

If it rains, walk the halls. Visit an indoor garage and walk. In no time you’ll be walking 3 to 6 miles a day (like I do with my wonderful pup).

Do you have a smartphone?

I’m making an assumption that you own a smartphone. If you do not, buy a journal to hand record items I’m going to suggest you follow.

I have these apps on my smartphone to help me with my #getbackinshape goals.

  1. A Habit Tracker: I use Habit Bull. The free version allows up to 5 habits. So, one habit can be: Weigh In. Take a look at apps that are available for your phone.
  2. A Health Monitor: I use Samsung Health to monitor my blood pressure, stress level, weight, steps, sleep, water intake, coffee intake. I’m sure apple/iphone has one of these as well. Otherwise, just look at all the apps. If you like, use a FitBit. My niece says that device is the most accurate. I don’t care which one you use. Just use one consistently.
  3. Timer: I downloaded a basic free timer. You will need this for upcoming weeks.
  4. Music Player: iTunes, Google Music, Samsung Music. Doesn’t matter. What will matter is that you have music to keep you going. Start creating a playlist of music to get you up and motivated. For me, I play ZZ Top, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, and others when I row. For walking, I have an easy listening list of classical music.
  5. Diet Planner: Noom (available for google and apple) is what I used to lose the 70 lbs. It has changed a bit over the last 3 years. Some new features I like, some just complicate things. Check out what is available for your phone. The features you will want is the ability to put a food item in for a specific meal and get an approximate calorie count. What I like about Noom is that it recommends a daily calorie count. If you want more food/calories, get your butt out and do some exercise. Earn more calories! Don’t just eat more calories! 

You are on this journey to success, make it easier for yourself. Don’t hide these apps on a distant page on your phone. Put these apps on the home page. Make sure you see them every time you startup your smartphone!

Get Back To Health To Do List

  1. Download apps or set up a journal
  2. Weigh In DAILY
  3. Jot down the date/weight (use one of the downloaded apps or write it down in a journal)
  4. Walk 2,000 steps today. Increase by 250 each day.

Welcome to the journey to better health! You can do it!

The scale habit matters

Get Back In Shape Tip #1: Weigh yourself EVERY DAY!

Decades ago, I went to Weight Watchers. One of the things they told me was to only weigh yourself weekly. Because everyone’s weight fluctuates during the week, it was our coaches belief that people will give up as soon as you saw the scale go in the wrong direction.

I have a different perspective on this topic. I weigh myself DAILY.

What has helped me not to gain a lot of weight back was using the scale as a provider of data. Not as an enemy or as a sign of failure.

Yes, the scale does go up and up at times. It will also go down and down more. Avoiding the scale is denying yourself valuable information that will be helpful.

I learned, as will you, that any decisions on food and exercise will affect what appears on that scale. That will actually be input as you decide not to exercise or to have that extra dessert. Both are okay, as long as you become comfortable with the result.

You will start to plan for big events. Scheduling different meals before and after a vacation. Scheduling exercises around holidays. Because you will learn what you do affects the one metric that helps you get back in shape. Eating and exercising have the biggest impact on your health and your ability to get back in shape.

This one tip has helped me not gain all my weight back. In fact, the time I didn’t weigh myself (on a wonderful trip to Paris), is when ten pounds came back on.

Even after a fall and I couldn’t exercise, I weighed myself every day. I saw the scale go up and up. Because I understood from years of weighing myself daily, I was able to analyze why. I knew that I had too many calories entering my body without a lot of activity to compensate. I changed that and saw the scale go down and down more.

Time to form your first new health habit.

Your first tip to getting back in shape is to weigh yourself DAILY. Everyday! When you wake up! Make weighing yourself one of the first things you do for yourself.

Don’t worry what the number says. I’m more interested that for today and going forward, that you weigh yourself first thing every morning.

If you do not have a scale at home, buy one with BIG numbers. If you aren’t at that age yet, you will be!

 

 

Pat, where have you been?

Where have you been?

Yeah, it’s been a bit of time since I blogged.

I admit that I needed a break. I focused all my time on my personal life.

I raised a puppy. I even wrote a book about it. (I’ll talk  more about that in another post.)

Where are you now?

What is more important now is that I missed writing/blogging. I just didn’t know what to blog about.

My old website, Viditude!, was hacked twice. (I’ll talk more about that in another post.)

I decided the easiest fix was to move Viditude! to my personal website.

This provides me the opportunity to blog about more than videos. Heck so much good information is already out there. Some of it by me. Just search the archives under the category of Viditude.

Please allow me the freedom to blog about a wide range of topics until I find what fits.

Where are you going?

That brings me to what I’m going to blog about next.

I’m thrilled that I lost the 70 lbs two years ago. Unfortunately, this year brought many slips and falls (more about that in another post). Some of my weight has returned. Not a lot. Enough for me to be concerned that I will become the commonly known statistic that people who lose a lot of weight, gain it back within 5 years. I REFUSE!

Since I’m still asked how I lost the weight, I’m going to publicly blog about each step I took (and am taking again) to lose the weight. I plan on following the same plan. It’s slow and steady. It’s about forming some new healthy habits. It does help you lose and maintain.

Want to join me?

Hey, it’s 2017. January 1st starts on a Sunday. Beginning of a new year and a new week and a new me (and you).

Watch this blog. Search for the category/tag #getbackinshape . It took me 11 months to lose the 70 lbs. So please, if you are joining me, don’t give up. You are worth it! I’d love the company during this ride.

I hope to post weekly … every Sunday to help us both start our week. Let’s get back in shape together by forming new habits. Get others to join us by sharing this post.

 

Finding the right people to help

Obi look backJeffrey Gitomer once challenged all of us attending his sales class to write and write and write. Then stop. See if anyone notices.

I have to admit…not enough people noticed my lack of posts to keep going. So, I took a break. I spent the time with my pup, Obi. We took many walks so I could think things through. We started with some basic questions Bernadette Jiwa asks in this wonderful post.

  • Who is it I’m trying to help?
  • Where are they?
  • What kind of help do they want?

I don’t have the answer yet. So Obi & I are still taking walks and thinking these through.

I have noticed some interesting things along our travels. I’ll get back to writing and post what I’ve noticed.

NEED HELP!

If you have any questions about how your business story connects emotionally with clients, feel free to contact me at Viditude! I’ll make sure you tell your story through motion and still graphics or help you with a speech that explains it in a way your target audience will understand. I will strategize to make sure you make the right visuals using different mediums to add value to your prospective clients! That’s what makes Viditude different from others! Viditude wants YOU to connect with every visual you create! Together we can talk about your clients and your visuals! I can instruct you through some common mistakes and give you confidence to improve and continue! Your visuals can be slides, motion graphics, images, or video (including talking-head). Your visuals can explain what you do or be a webinar or e-course for additional revenue. The opportunity for you and your use of visuals is endless.

Call 973.619.9353 or email Talk2Me@PatFerdinandi.com. Of course, if you just want to talk about parrots, Scarlet, a Solomon Island Eclectus Female Parrot, would be happy to squawk about their superiority! Her brother and assistant, Obi a black-nosed Rhodesian Ridgeback, will be right by her side.

NEED A SPEAKER!

I’m Pat Ferdinandi. I would love to talk at your meeting about Visual Marketing! People continually tell me how I inspire them to try and give them confidence they can do it. I will make sure you look and sound good on video! Helping YOU to succeed via video is my objective! Call 973.619.9353 or email Talk2Me@PatFerdinandi.com to schedule me to speak at your next meeting. My examples and stories will encourage you to take advantage of visual marketing to convey your value to your clients.

Pillow Tents for your Slideshow

One of Liz's Pillow Forts_2015

Image by: Liz de Nesnera, Bilingual English/French Voice Talent w/ ISDN, Reservoir Road Productions +1-973-610-2019, Liz@HireLiz.com , http://www.HireLiz.com/ , @HireLiz

Slideshare is a place where many freelancers, such as management consultants and speakers, place their presentation slides. It’s a great place to share your knowledge, obtain followers … and clients!

Original slideshows were just a powerpoint presentation using too small fonts and way too much text. But that habit that needs to be stopped will be discussed in a future blog topic. For now, let’s talk about adding voice to your slideshow. That’s because originally (and still done), slides were uploaded with no voice over.

What a shame! Even if your slides have emotional content in text and images, your voice can really convey the emotions of your passion for the topic.

More often than not today, people have started to add the voice over (theirs or a professional voice-talent) to go with their presentation. It’s actually much easier than one may think. However, a bad audio recording will have viewers click away quicker than if the slides had no audio at all!

The big room problem

So what do you do?

If you simply record in an open room, your voice sounds hollow. Plus, you may hear in the background (from your home office or even in a conference room):

  • Lawn mowers
  • Kids playing
  • Cars honking
  • Dogs barking
  • Appliance noises

And that list continues on and on and on.

So what do you do? Use pillow!

Lesson from an expert

At this years MCA-I-NJ wrap-up party, I spoke with my favorite voice-talent, Liz de Nesnera. She recently received a call for an emergency need by a good client. Liz didn’t let attending a conference stop her from helping them. Instead, she set up a “sound booth” using pillows, blankets, and a suitcase stand in her hotel room.

Liz’s configuration includes:

  • 1 luggage stand (use a snack table if that is all you have at home)
  •  5 pillows
  • 2 blankets
  • 1 towel

Assembly:

  1. Place a towel on the desk or table.
  2. Stand your luggage stand or snack table on the towel (you don’t want to scratch your desk).
  3. Place one pillow on top of the towel inside the luggage stand.
  4. Place a pillow inside the luggage stand on each side .
  5. Place a blanket over the luggage rack ensuring it covers the 2 sides (see note below) and back and top of the luggage rack. ALLOW NO GAPS especially in the back.
  6. Place a pillow on top of the blanket on the luggage rack.
  7. Place one pillow against the back.
  8. Place another blanket over the pillow and to cover the 3 sides.
Ready Set Go

Have your script ready. Make sure you practiced enough. You do not want to sound like you are reading the script. That puts viewers to sleep. With a few practice runs the material will come across like you are talking with your viewers. Once you feel comfortable, put your head inside the pillow tent with your mic and talk away. At this point, test the pillow set up.

NOTE: According to Liz, adding all these pillows may create too “dark” or muffled type of a sound. ” To quote Liz: “that extra sound absorption is too much and leads to the muffled/boxy sound which is not great”. Since I recommend encouraging type videos to connect with clients, clear and open type of sound is best. If after you test your voice in the pillow set up, listen for a boxy sound. If heard, remove one of the side pillows.

To help you during editing, make a “click” sound to indicate you are moving to the next slide. You can always cut that out during editing.

Speaking about editing, you do not want all your slides to be up and running at the exact same time limit. Keeping all your slides at the same pace (changing slides exactly 2 seconds long) is boring to your viewers. Don’t worry if your speaking to slides for a different amount of time. That is a good thing. You can easily extend the time of each slide is in view to match your “click” sounds. Remember, variety in time and tone adds interest and keeps the viewers watching.

Remember, the better the quality of the audio, the increased changes your information will be watched, absorbed, AND shared with other prospective clients!

When you want a professional

If you do not have the ability to connect the audio with the slides, you can always contact me. If your audio still doesn’t seem to sound at the quality you desire, Uncle Roy is a top notch audio engineer who works miracles with not so good audio. He is who I call when little “ghosts” appear in one of my audios. The true ghostbuster of audio!

If your slideshare presentation is just too important or you just do not feel comfortable speaking (even without the audience), hire a voice talent. I know quite a few because of the MCA-I-NJ organization. Male, female, deep, soprano, bilingual. You name it, a voice talent exists.

Before you search … check out Liz’s website. She has tons of examples and also has a list of recommended individuals. Here is one example. This audio was done in a Las Vegas hotel room using the exact pillow tent pictured above.

2015 NEW Video from Nulight Creative on Vimeo.

NEED HELP!

If you have any questions about how your business story connects emotionally with clients, feel free to contact me at Viditude! I’ll make sure you tell your story through motion and still graphics or help you with a speech that explains it in a way your target audience will understand. I will strategize to make sure you make the right visuals using different mediums to add value to your prospective clients! That’s what makes Viditude different from others! Viditude wants YOU to connect with every visual you create! Together we can talk about your clients and your visuals! I can instruct you through some common mistakes and give you confidence to improve and continue! Your visuals can be slides, motion graphics, images, or video (including talking-head). Your visuals can explain what you do or be a webinar or e-course for additional revenue. The opportunity for you and your use of visuals is endless.

Call 973.619.9353 or email Talk2Me@PatFerdinandi.com. Of course, if you just want to talk about parrots, Scarlet, a Solomon Island Eclectus Female Parrot, would be happy to squawk about their superiority! Her brother and assistant, Obi a black-nosed Rhodesian Ridgeback, will be right by her side.

NEED A SPEAKER!

I’m Pat Ferdinandi. I would love to talk at your meeting about Visual Marketing! People continually tell me how I inspire them to try and give them confidence they can do it. I will make sure you look and sound good on video! Helping YOU to succeed via video is my objective! Call 973.619.9353 or email Talk2Me@PatFerdinandi.com to schedule me to speak at your next meeting. My examples and stories will encourage you to take advantage of visual marketing to convey your value to your clients.

How To Get Published : Episode 12 Chapter Introductions

The last Wednesday of every month we’re progressing through the How To Write A Book & Get Published series by Pat Ferdinandi. Each video walks you through the next step to writing YOUR book.

For tips for creating video, we’ve added notes on what to watch for and learn when creating your next video.

What to watch for in this video:

  1. Notice the video title: series name, episode #, episode title, video
  2. Notice the pause before and after a major point to be remembered
  3. Notice the hand gesture…are they distracting or emphasising the point

Do your gestures add or distract from your message? Be careful not to over do…but do add some for visual variety.

Was this video helpful? Leave a comment below the video.

 

NEED HELP!

If you have any questions about how your business story connects emotionally with clients, feel free to contact me at Viditude! I’ll make sure you tell your story through motion and still graphics or help you with a speech that explains it in a way your target audience will understand. I will strategize to make sure you make the right visuals using different mediums to add value to your prospective clients! That’s what makes Viditude different from others! Viditude wants YOU to connect with every visual you create! Together we can talk about your clients and your visuals! I can instruct you through some common mistakes and give you confidence to improve and continue! Your visuals can be slides, motion graphics, images, or video (including talking-head). Your visuals can explain what you do or be a webinar or e-course for additional revenue. The opportunity for you and your use of visuals is endless.

Call 973.619.9353 or email Talk2Me@PatFerdinandi.com. Of course, if you just want to talk about parrots, Scarlet, a Solomon Island Eclectus Female Parrot, would be happy to squawk about their superiority! Her brother and assistant, Obi a black-nosed Rhodesian Ridgeback, will be right by her side.

NEED A SPEAKER!

I’m Pat Ferdinandi. I would love to talk at your meeting about Visual Marketing! People continually tell me how I inspire them to try and give them confidence they can do it. I will make sure you look and sound good on video! Helping YOU to succeed via video is my objective! Call 973.619.9353 or email Talk2Me@PatFerdinandi.com to schedule me to speak at your next meeting. My examples and stories will encourage you to take advantage of visual marketing to convey your value to your clients.

Catch the emotions in your business social video

English: Robert Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions

Image via Wikipedia

Why do stories get remembered? Because they are filled with emotions. Emotions a viewer can relate to because they understand the feeling. Every video requires viewers need to see themselves in the situation you describe. Your story must invoke at least two positive emotions in order to connect with them in a 2 to 3 minute video. Positive emotions like the ones listed in this table from Self-Improvement Mentor:

Adequate

Awe

Assured

Able

Capable

Certain

Charmed

Cheerful

Comfortable

Compassion

Courageous

Confidence

Determined

Delighted

Eager

Energetic

Enthusiastic

Excited

Exhilarated

Expectant

Elation

Empathy

Excellent

Fascinated

Glad

Good

Great

Grateful

Glorious

Glamorous

Graceful

Happy

Hopeful

Humorous

Inspired

Interested

Joyful

Magnificent

Lust

Love

Pleasure

Playfulness

Peaceful

Pleasant

Powerful

Pride

Positive

Relaxed

Relieved

Satisfied

Surprised

Sympathy

Stable

Sublime

Superior

Thrilled

Emotions impact buying decisions.

One of my favorite marketing experts is Bernadette Jiwa. Her TED talk she talks about feelings as it applies to your business. This introduces the concept of the impact with emotions to connect with your potential clients. Apply this to your video script.

NEED HELP!

If you have any questions about how your business story connects emotionally with clients, feel free to contact me at Viditude! I’ll make sure you tell your story through motion and still graphics or help you with a speech that explains it in a way your target audience will understand. I will strategize to make sure you make the right visuals using different mediums to add value to your prospective clients! That’s what makes Viditude different from others! Viditude wants YOU to connect with every visual you create! Together we can talk about your clients and your visuals! I can instruct you through some common mistakes and give you confidence to improve and continue! Your visuals can be slides, motion graphics, images, or video (including talking-head). Your visuals can explain what you do or be a webinar or e-course for additional revenue. The opportunity for you and your use of visuals is endless.

Call 973.619.9353 or email Talk2Me@PatFerdinandi.com. Of course, if you just want to talk about parrots, Scarlet, a Solomon Island Eclectus Female Parrot, would be happy to squawk about their superiority! Her brother and assistant, Obi a black-nosed Rhodesian Ridgeback, will be right by her side.

NEED A SPEAKER!

I’m Pat Ferdinandi. I would love to talk at your meeting about Visual Marketing! People continually tell me how I inspire them to try and give them confidence they can do it. I will make sure you look and sound good on video! Helping YOU to succeed via video is my objective! Call 973.619.9353 or email Talk2Me@PatFerdinandi.com to schedule me to speak at your next meeting. My examples and stories will encourage you to take advantage of visual marketing to convey your value to your clients.

Remember to keep those elbows in

Let’s face it. More people are taking pictures with their smartphones than those with camera’s. Video as well! I’m seeing many kickstarter projects with self-made videos. Some of which are pretty darn good. Some would be better if they just remembered to keep their elbows in!

Smartphone stabilization will not remove all shaking. You need to remember to put your camera on something steady and flat. If that is not possible, as in this situation, keep your elbows close to your body. Once you stretch out your elbows away from your body, it is impossible to hold your smartphone steady (and why so many selfies are so blurry).

So, I’m taking a moment (as it is iris season) to remind all about keeping their elbows in.

~~~~Repost

From Mid-May to Mid-June every year I’m lucky to witness The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in full bloom. A painters and photographers haven for inspiration. This past season, I decided to take some video as well as still photographs. I used this opportunity to talk about a tip from photographers that definitely apply to video as well. It’s the first tip my father taught me … Elbows In!

Lesson to learn from my mistake: What you will see in this video is the impact of zoom on a pocket digital camera. I was standing about ten feet away. To avoid looking like an ant, I zoomed in as much as possible during editing. Zooming in on cheaper camcorders really emphasized the pixels and caused blurriness that could not be corrected in video editing.  Take away lesson, if you will want close up action using a pocket camcorder…get close! Five feet or less would have been better.

Enjoy the video…it’s lesson & the wonderful pictures from The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair, NJ.

NEED HELP!

If you have any questions about how your business story connects emotionally with clients, feel free to contact me at Viditude! I’ll make sure you tell your story through motion and still graphics or help you with a speech that explains it in a way your target audience will understand. I will strategize to make sure you make the right visuals using different mediums to add value to your prospective clients! That’s what makes Viditude different from others! Viditude wants YOU to connect with every visual you create! Together we can talk about your clients and your visuals! I can instruct you through some common mistakes and give you confidence to improve and continue! Your visuals can be slides, motion graphics, images, or video (including talking-head). Your visuals can explain what you do or be a webinar or e-course for additional revenue. The opportunity for you and your use of visuals is endless.

Call 973.619.9353 or email Talk2Me@PatFerdinandi.com. Of course, if you just want to talk about parrots, Scarlet, a Solomon Island Eclectus Female Parrot, would be happy to squawk about their superiority! Her brother and assistant, Obi a black-nosed Rhodesian Ridgeback, will be right by her side.

NEED A SPEAKER!

I’m Pat Ferdinandi. I would love to talk at your meeting about Visual Marketing! People continually tell me how I inspire them to try and give them confidence they can do it. I will make sure you look and sound good on video! Helping YOU to succeed via video is my objective! Call 973.619.9353 or email Talk2Me@PatFerdinandi.com to schedule me to speak at your next meeting. My examples and stories will encourage you to take advantage of visual marketing to convey your value to your clients.

It’s not what you say as much as your tone

I’ve notice a horrible trend in videos. People, in an attempt to get noticed, are taking a contrarian perspective.

That isn’t the horrible part.

It’s fine to have opposing perspectives. Listening to different perspectives allows clients to think where they stand. Hearing differing perspectives may even move a client towards your way of thinking.

However (and it’s a BIG however), people are using opposing perspectives as a means to “get noticed”. I’ve seen videos using “bully” or even “hate” speech against others perspectives in short, “tweetable” sound bites. This is done in the spirit of “rallying the base”.

Not quite. You probably aren’t rallying the base to become clients. Sure, complainers and whiners and even haters will gather people who are also complainers and whiners and haters. You may get a “tribe” who feel the same way. I question if you are actually getting more clients? Are these viewers and followers actually opening their wallets to be part of your tribe? I suspect not.

It’s okay to express a different perspective. Express your thoughts in a caring manner to enlighten without tearing down the opposing perspective. Sell YOUR well-thought out ideas and reasons. Not tweetable soundbites that tear down your opponent.

The truth is, tone is heard before the mind understands what was said. It’s easier on a viewer’s mind to jump to a conclusion (system 1) based upon tone than it is to think about what is really being said (system 2).

To quote my favorite virtual mentor, Seth Godin, in a post: “Criticism is easy to do, but rarely worth listening to, mostly because it’s so easy to do.

So, change your tone to be positive and encouraging. Be helpful, not hurtful. Then count the number of new clients you get as a result.

 

Watch Video: System 1 vs System 2 Thinking

NEED HELP!

If you have any questions about how your business story connects emotionally with clients, feel free to contact me at Viditude! I’ll make sure you tell your story through motion and still graphics or help you with a speech that explains it in a way your target audience will understand. I will strategize to make sure you make the right visuals using different mediums to add value to your prospective clients! That’s what makes Viditude different from others! Viditude wants YOU to connect with every visual you create! Together we can talk about your clients and your visuals! I can instruct you through some common mistakes and give you confidence to improve and continue! Your visuals can be slides, motion graphics, images, or video (including talking-head). Your visuals can explain what you do or be a webinar or e-course for additional revenue. The opportunity for you and your use of visuals is endless.

Call 973.619.9353 or email Talk2Me@PatFerdinandi.com. Of course, if you just want to talk about parrots, Scarlet, a Solomon Island Eclectus Female Parrot, would be happy to squawk about their superiority! Her brother and assistant, Obi a black-nosed Rhodesian Ridgeback, will be right by her side.

NEED A SPEAKER!

I’m Pat Ferdinandi. I would love to talk at your meeting about Visual Marketing! People continually tell me how I inspire them to try and give them confidence they can do it. I will make sure you look and sound good on video! Helping YOU to succeed via video is my objective! Call 973.619.9353 or email Talk2Me@PatFerdinandi.com to schedule me to speak at your next meeting. My examples and stories will encourage you to take advantage of visual marketing to convey your value to your clients.

How To Get Published: Episode 11 Edit for the Reader Video

The last Wednesday of every month we’re progressing through the How To Write A Book & Get Published series by Pat Ferdinandi. Each video walks you through the next step to writing YOUR book.

For tips for creating video, we’ve added notes on what to watch for and learn when creating your next video.

What to watch for in this video:

  1. Are you tired of the music? Pick music you can listen to over and over and over again
  2. Notice every video title has “video” at the end…it’s a popular search term…title is the strongest SEO
  3. Notice the acknowledgement of the same background…acknowledge objections (same place) your viewers may have.

How can you acknowledge to eliminate any potential objections a viewer (and potential customer) may have? Do you feel it builds rapport with your viewer? Do you feel it adds authenticity to what you are saying? Please send your comments to Talk2Me@PatFerdinandi.com.

NEED HELP!

If you have any questions about how your business story connects emotionally with clients, feel free to contact me at Viditude! I’ll make sure you tell your story through motion and still graphics or help you with a speech that explains it in a way your target audience will understand. I will strategize to make sure you make the right visuals using different mediums to add value to your prospective clients! That’s what makes Viditude different from others! Viditude wants YOU to connect with every visual you create! Together we can talk about your clients and your visuals! I can instruct you through some common mistakes and give you confidence to improve and continue! Your visuals can be slides, motion graphics, images, or video (including talking-head). Your visuals can explain what you do or be a webinar or e-course for additional revenue. The opportunity for you and your use of visuals is endless.

Call 973.619.9353 or email Talk2Me@PatFerdinandi.com. Of course, if you just want to talk about parrots, Scarlet, a Solomon Island Eclectus Female Parrot, would be happy to squawk about their superiority! Her brother and assistant, Obi a black-nosed Rhodesian Ridgeback, will be right by her side.

NEED A SPEAKER!

I’m Pat Ferdinandi. I would love to talk at your meeting about Visual Marketing! People continually tell me how I inspire them to try and give them confidence they can do it. I will make sure you look and sound good on video! Helping YOU to succeed via video is my objective! Call 973.619.9353 or email Talk2Me@PatFerdinandi.com to schedule me to speak at your next meeting. My examples and stories will encourage you to take advantage of visual marketing to convey your value to your clients.

Viditude! Montclair NJ 973.619.9353 Talk2Me@PatFerdinandi.com