3 Things At Once – Exercise, Video and Blog Writing

3 Things At Once – Exercise, Video and Blog Writing

Blog Writing On The Go – Yes Me Multi-tasking

Yep I thought – Babs (my better half) will be surprised! Babs is a six tasks at a time type of gal!

However I thought – This will impress.

This morning I am going to exercise, make a video and write a draft of this blog IN TEXT FORMAT – ALL at the same time.

All before breakfast!

Every weekday at 6am I take an an exercise walk and listen to a podcast on the way.

In the last two weeks I have been going through several months worth of podcasts from Social Media Marketing with host Michael Stelzer

In each podcast there is a review of an app and earlier this week they were talking about an app called Otter.

Blog Writing – What The App Otter Does:

Otter App

Otter is for recording your voice and getting a transcription done right away to turn it into text

Ah ha – mind cogs were whirling.

I could get a blog written in draft format while I am taking my morning exercise.

It is some time since I got a blog written – why is it so low on the list – it matters.  Yes this approach will help.

But There Is Something Else – Video

I am building a list of potential affiliates for my retirement project of selling hypnosis products and my aim at the moment is to build that mailing list. My online marketing friends keep on giving me loads of advice about using video to help build my list. Most of those guys make it look so easy and walk along chatting away with phones on selfie sticks as if it is quite natural.

So this morning – that was the aim. NO messing about – just record a video and write the draft of a blog during my early morning walk.

 

Blog Writing On The Go – How Did it Go?

  • Well not a going proposition at this time of the year. Only just light enough at 6am. Never mind – it is just a test. Facebook Live next at any time and anywhere.
  • Surprisingly relaxed (nobody around of course which helped – not even the dog walkers)
  • I never gave what I said on the video a thought really – which was odd. Just got on with it.
  • I was breathing heavily and a bit sweaty as I had just been walking quite fast – good job that we don’t record smells.
  • I had a square screen for filming the video which was a mistake I believe for a video out on location. It would have been better to show more of the venue.
  • I had got a little app running on my phone which tells me how far I’ve walked and at what speed etc. It started to give me a message in the middle of recording and I thought it would come out on the video. It didn’t – but it did distract me. Turn off all apps.
  • Otter was really great and without learning my voice patterns the transcription was very good. There are limits of course – Michael Selzner was  ‘Michael Cells are’

When I got back home I very casually announced that I had been for my usual walk BUT had made a video and written a blog at the same time.

Babs wasn’t really impressed!  I will have to add another couple of tasks to win that one.

Yet Another Reason That YouTube Video Is King For Marketers…

I’ve been banging on for some time about video and how important it is for anyone who wants to do real business on-line to face the camera.   That includes affiliates by the way.

The list is as long as my arm about the advantages of video over all other forms of interaction with your clients and I won’t repeat information available from thousands of other sources – HOWEVER here is a really important new addition to that list. (more…)

Internet Marketers – The Good Guys – Important Blog

One of the keys to success at selling products on the Internet is to identify who the Good Guys of the Internet Marketing world are and learn from them.

In the title of this posting I have added the words ‘Important Blog’ for a reason. I really want you to learn some lessons that it has taken me a long time to discover. Over the next few days I will give you a real short cut to some great people who have deservedly won my admiration.  I want you to understand why I am a fan of these people.

I will start with a brief potted history so that you know that I have the right credentials to be giving you any advice at all.   (more…)

Quality Of Your Voice – Passport To Success On Your Website Or Blog

For a few years now internet marketers have been able to not care too much about their own personal appearance or the sound of their voice.  As long as there was one presentable photo (often taken years ago 🙂 ) the words on the site were all that mattered.

Things have changed in the last few months though and the increasing need to use audio and video on websites mean that internet marketers have to consider their visual and oral appeal if they are going to use these powerful tools.

I went to a website of a guy (I won’t name him for fairly obvious reasons) who I have learned so much from over the years.  For the first time I heard his voice.  I just couldn’t believe what I was listening to – his accent was aweful and delivery was dull, flat and totally uninspiring.  If I had not known better I would have left the site in a flash.   (more…)