I have started looking at how to use video more effectively both on my web sites and on my blogs. There are so many resources around now to help it is amazing and the great thing is that these resources are free.
There are four main sites where you can upload video and share it with the world.
Most sites limit the size of the video to 100 Mb – which is about 10 minutes – though if you sign up for a director account on YouTube – you can upload longer video. At this stage I am still exploring, however the good thing I have discovered is that as a speaker I can now embed my showreel video in my blog here as you can see below, on my Professional Speaking Page and on my Speaking and Marketing Tips site. Other sites like The Ecademy and Squidoo have a YouTube embed link. Embeding a video means that it appears directly in the page and plays there – the visitor does not need to click on a link to the hosting site to view it.
In addition I can add the link to all the social bookmark sites like del.icio.us which also help to improve search engine rankings. Video is really taking off on the web and I am about to explore a number of other options available for video email and video and audio auto play on web pages. But one thing is clear – pretty soon most sites are going to be showing video and as a speaker not using it is going to be a real challenge.
My PeppTalk Showreel
|7 minute edited version of Rikki Arundel’s PEPPTalk Motivational Speech on how to write and deliver and outstanding speech. Great resource for anyone needing to become a better public speaker, especially relevant to women in business.|