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by David Garland in David's Blog

OK, so you want to do a web show. Yay for you!

And you are thinking, should I go video or audio with my show?

Is video worth the extra pain in the butt?

Today my friends, I explain WHY video IS worth it for your show with three simple reasons.

And as always, want to hear YOUR thoughts below in the comments!

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  1. Stu McLaren says:

    Great stuff David.

    I agree that video is much better. Here’s my question for you…

    What do you do on the editing side to speed up your video production?

    1. Gregory Ng says:

      Stu, Not sure how David does it but here’s how I do it in hopes it will help you. I have been able to cut my editing down to 10 minutes per video by creating and optimizing templates that resonate with my audience. I now shoot my shows with my templates in mind. When I started it took me over an hour per episode to edit as I experimented with different ways to deliver the same message. This time saving gives me more time to spend building my audience. Hope this helps.

    2. David Siteman Garland says:

      Stu – I agree with Greg in keeping it simple and using templates. This video, for example was edited in about 10-15 mins in ScreenFlow which many people do not know, besides a great screen capture software, ScreenFlow is a very easy to use editor.

  2. Gregory Ng says:

    I’d like to add two more major reason to do video over audio-only: personal branding and product placements. It is easier to establish your personal brand through video: wardrobe, mannerisms, hair-style, etc. Don’t rely on just your voice to hook your viewers and your sponsors. Plus, establishing a brand on video opens up the door for expanding your brand to other opportunities like commercials, hosting other shows, and guest appearances. Video also gives the opportunity to sell a 2nd source of advertising: product placements. Voiceover sponsorship lines are great but seeing products in action is even better!

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      I agree WHOLE HEARTEDLY great point, G

    2. BTW, you were GREAT on the Talk to the Top. I’m still afraid of doing video, but I’m going to have to be brave and just do it.

  3. Awesome message. I know in your case you are talking about person on camera type videos. Do you think slideshow type videos have the same impact? Or slide show with talking head in the corner? Some information is much easier to deliver with slides (visual displays) than just talking on camera.

    Keep posting great stuff. I love your energy and the excitement you bring.

  4. Hey David, Love your info and looking forward to seeing you in CT at Ryan Lee’s event. Hi to your Dad!! That was funny… 🙂

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      Hey says hi back 🙂 see ya there!

  5. Hi David,
    I`ve always loved video but when I`ve recorded some & watched them back ….they seem so dull & boring!! Yours are always full of life & energy! You can see some on my blog, I`d be grateful for any feedback thank you.

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      Drink a couple of cups of coffee always helps right before an interview 🙂

  6. Great intro to the video. You rather quickly get to the point. 0.184 seconds to be exact.

  7. Biggest part of this was that video interviews create rapport. It seems tougher getting to know my guest on my audio interviews. I can tell that they’re excited in their voices, but I bet we’d connect on a much bigger level if I got to see their faces. Video isn’t as good as in-person, but it’s a much closer second than audio only.

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