Monday, April 28, 2008

Are We Really in a Recession?

Good Monday Morning Everyone,

Have you read the news lately?

I'm sure you've seen the recent headlines...

Recession Is Now Officially Here

XYZ Company Makes Massive Layoffs

Home Sales Plummet as Foreclosures Soar

Report Says Gas Prices Could Top $4 This Summer

And speaking of gas, rising prices are not showing any signs of slowing down.

In fact, here in the US, a gallon of gas is expected to top $4 by summer and rise to $5.50 by 2010 and $7 by 2012.

So how is your small business adjusting to this?

While the world seems to be falling down around us, smart small business owners can start now taking action to protect your profits.

One way is to use more online video conferencing to:

Cut 50% or more off your travel expenses

Slash long distance charges

Eliminate pricey conference call fees

Give more sales presentations for less cost

Provide instant training to your employees or customers

Keep in contact with clients or vendors in remote locations

Web conferencing allows you to do your business cheaper, faster, and greener.

Now may be the perfect time to check out the many video/web conferencing providers to fit your needs and budget.

Happy Hunting!


Friday, April 18, 2008

How to Use Video to Cash In BIG TIME

Happy Friday!

If you haven't noticed, the web is changing. Broadband high speed internet is finally reaching critical mass.

And this means BIG MONEY for businesses who get on the band wagon and use video to drive sales.

Here’s a crash course on how to leverage video for huge profits in your business…

1. Use Video to Inform

Video makes great content. Why do you think YouTube is so popular? More and more people are watching video online to learn new things.

2. Use Video to Grow Your Opt-In E-Mail List.

One of the most powerful ways to grow your business online is to build your opt-in e-mail list with a "spueeze page" with informative video on it. It’s a process that you can set up once and then watch it grow.

3. Use Video to "Pre-Sell."

For example, you could make a video of your product or service being used. Or ask one of your best customers to do a video testimonial.

No matter what you are selling, you can use video to increase sales.

4. Use Video to Generate Website Traffic.

Post videos about your product or service at the Web’s popular video-sharing sites. You simply create a free account… then upload the video.

Make sure you put your website address in your video description, as well as in the video itself. That will help route traffic from the video to your site.

I hope these ideas get you thinking about how you can use video to cash in BIG TIME online - even if you’re brand-new to the Web.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

FREE Video Conferencing for Up to 6 People

Hi All,

I like to save money just as much as the next small business owner.

So that's why I'm recommending you to check out OoVoo free video conferencing for up to 6 people.

I gave it a whirl and it really is impressive.

But if you need to have more people in your meeting...10...20...or more, than VideoLive conferences will fit the bill. For as little as $79 dollars a month.

Plus, you can collaborate securely - powerpoint presentations, excel spreadsheets, applications, etc.

But whatever you do - you should be taking advantage of the power of video. More businesses are on high speed than dial up - so it makes the video quality and ease of use awsome.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Merging Airlines Means Higher Airfares!

Happy Monday Everyone:

Here in Minneapolis, Minnesota where I looks like Delta airlines and Northwest airlines are going to unite.

So what does that mean? It means that there will be less airlines competing for your business - and rising airfares...again. And other discount airlines are dropping out as well.

Even Southwest Airlines, for the first time, followed a price increase by the larger airlines.

I know, I know, soaring fuel costs are taking a huge bite out of airlines profitability. They HAVE to raise their rates.

But I still like to see more competition.

So maybe now is the time to replace even more face-to-face meetings online with video conferencing.

How many of you are feeling the pain of increasing business travel costs?

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Practice Your Web Conference to Be Perfect

Have you ever attended a web conference where the presenter is fumbling through the interface? Wondering what buttons to press for certain functions? And complaining about the technology throughout their entire presentation?

Or conversely, have you attended a web conference where the presenter is smooth as butter? Knows the material, the navigation of the software, and provides an outstanding experience for your presentation?

These are two extremes of a web conference.

It really is a matter of "Practice makes Perfect".

You wouldn't go in front of a live audience with a speech you had rehearsed for only 5 minutes, would you? Yet people do that every day with web conferencing technology.

You need to practice if you want to deliver a great user experience on your web conferencing platform. Otherwise you'll lose customers - and sales.

At www.videoliveconferences, you can practice all you want for FREE for 30 days! How can I assist you with your audio and web conferencing needs?


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Why I Say THANK YOU Oprah!

Good Morning Everyone,

Did you know that Oprah has over 700,000 participants from 31 different countries in her exclusive webinar series on "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle?
This is shaping up to be the most significant single event the web conferencing industry has ever seen.
Talk about publicity! In a few months, Oprah is raising awareness of webcasting and web conferencing as a viable communications and collaboration medium in a way that the combined forces of WebEx, Placeware, Microsoft, and Citrix couldn't do with years of marketing and PR.
So THANK YOU Oprah and your unstoppable marketing machine...
Millions of people and businesses alike will now be willing to try out and take a serious look at the power of webinars.
Will you?