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Read about all the things you need to take care of when recording and sending video! Let’s say you’ve decided to start using personalized video in your professional or personal life. We all know that video killed the radio star because of its benefits: It’s cool, intimate and captivating and it leads to the better …

Whether you’re closing the deal with prospective customers, connecting with loyal clients, or trying to make a great first impression when reaching out to a potential new lead, the quest to effectively get your messages across clearly is never ending. In today’s fast-paced and cut-to-the-chase world, people want their information quickly. The most compelling way …

So, you’re hyped about the video. You see the value and you’re excited about the impact it’s going to make on your business. Awesome! Then it comes time to record… All of a sudden you can think of about 100 reasons as to why video isn’t really that great after all. Yes, you are not …

  Ah, the elevator pitch. The term alone leaves most of us in a cold sweat, searching for excuses to bail. We fumble about, using meaningless buzz words and industry-specific phrases that aren’t universally understood.   I’ve met marketers, sales directors, even CEOs who cannot succinctly explain what their company/product is. And it’s no wonder… …

  Personalization, personalization, personalization…are you slowly getting tired of hearing this word used in describing marketing and sales approaches? But even though we hear it that often, marketers still got a point – personalization is a well-known strategy to sales success. And what better way to personalize your sales approach than with video? This is …

Theodore Roosevelt once said: “The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.” Every company is a reflection of its employees. Our mistakes are what make us human and what make us unique, but is it the same with a company? The root of the fear of making mistakes in …

Do you still feel hesitant when it comes to recording videos even though you have no doubt it will make your business more marketable and increase its overall success? No worries, if you are looking for some tips that will make you shine in front of the camera, we have you back. Keep scrolling down if …

This is for the people that are just getting started with using video as a communication tool. There seems to be a common initial obstacle among them! As they start recording, they have a feeling they have to record the perfect video that has TV quality production. Focus on progress People want to wait until …

Jason Price is the President of Covideo.  From a very early age, he knew he wanted to build his own start-up and have control over his own destiny. In the early 2000’s, Jason was a computer science student at Purdue University. During that time, he started making some money by building applications with his business …

Don’t we all want to know how to avoid misinterpretation, especially with email communication? How to ensure your recipients understand the message you previously sent them? Check out our video and read the article to find out our secret.   When you send an email you leave a lot up to misinterpretation because a text …

With 2017 underway and 2016 in the rearview mirror, people find themselves looking to the future and setting goals both personally and professionally. In honor of this time-honored tradition, I sat down with Covideo’s fearless leader, Jason Price, and discussed his primary goal: how to motivate the team through the hills and valleys of the …

Mortgage rates have officially increased, making competition among lenders even more fierce in an industry where there is already little differentiation between what is offered. Taking extra measures to stand out and provide superior customer service is more important now than ever.  Luckily, now there are many video email applications in the mortgage industry available. …

I can always get to it tomorrow, right? How many times have you asked yourself this question, and what is the real reason we desire to put work off? Procrastination is the habit of putting off important, less pleasurable tasks by doing something that’s easier or more pleasurable. Email, Twitter, Facebook, food, and Netflix are …

Those fortunate enough to have great mentors know that they provide immense opportunities for personal and professional growth. They provide important guidance and can even help open doors to big breaks. If you are hoping to find a valuable mentor/mentee relationship, here is where to start: Don’t be too afraid to seek it out. Young …

Time management can be a difficult skill for even the best entrepreneurs. People often go to extreme measure to gain extra productivity time, but it is not necessary to cut back on things like sleep and exercise to get the most out of the day. Putting business ahead of health is a blind spot that …

You know that old saying, “Time is money, money is time,” well it’s true. Make better use of your time; the solution is easier than you think. 1) Become a faster reader. Think about how much of your day is consumed by reading, now imagine cutting that time in half. Read faster without breaking each …

Video email holiday greetings are becoming more popular every year, and it’s no wonder. With video viewing at an all-time high businesses have plenty of reasons why it makes sense to show customers your appreciation with video, but in keeping with the holiday season I’m limiting my list to 12. Here they are in no …

If you want to improve the quality of your videos, take a closer look at your webcam. Older or entry level models may not have HD, auto-focus, noise-canceling and other technology necessary to provide the sharp images and clear audio achievable with more advanced models. Top contenders in the webcam marketplace are Logitech, Microsoft and …

Whether you are a B2B or B2C business, potential customers have changed their buying habits and requirements since 2008.  A solid product and competitive price are not necessarily enough to win over a client who can do a quick online search and find similar options.  It’s up to you to show them your product is …

Articles on video creation are usually content and brand message related.  After all, if you don’t have good content and your brand isn’t well presented, viewers are likely to tune you out and click on something more interesting.  But this time, I want to focus on a really deep subject – the video background.  People …

Even the smallest purchase requires decision making.  Take gum, for instance.  It’s not as cut and dried as you might think.  Do you choose a breath freshener or fun, fruity flavor?  Sugar added or sugar-free? Bubble gum or regular?   Stick, ball, tube, tab, ribbon, string….you see where this is going.  Decisions are a part …

If you are wondering how to improve video quality, start with lighting.  Good video lighting will produce a more professional result, regardless of the video camera you are using.  How you approach lighting your subject will depend on whether you are shooting indoors or out. Types of Lighting Natural Light:  The sun is the best …

At around 23 million members, Pinterest (launched in 2010) has become one of the fastest growing social media sites in history, quickly catching up to Twitter in popularity and referral traffic.  According to Buzz Referrals, Pinterest users follow more retailers than their Facebook or Twitter counterparts, are 10% more likely to make purchases and spend 10% …

People like a good story, but what they really like are stories told as a series. There is a compelling quality to a narrative told in installments.  The knowledge there’s more to be uncovered and the enjoyment of connecting with characters over an extended period of time, draws us in.  The phenomenal success of Harry …

The two most common types of digital camera batteries are rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) and lithium ion.  NiMH batteries can be recharged up to 500 hundred times making them fairly cost-effective and environmentally friendly.  They also work well in situations where a flash is being used. The main drawback to NiMH rechargeable batteries is they don’t hold their …

Shortly after we released our article comparing webcams to Flip mini camcorders, Cisco announced the decision to shut down their Flip video camera division.  We decided a second article was in order and began researching mini camcorders.  What we found are several sound alternatives to the Flip that can accommodate both business and personal use. Sony Bloggie  New to the market …

Until recently, there were only two options when setting up template links. 1. Create custom links for specific templates. 2. Create default links that display on all templates. Now, links are separate from templates. Users can create unlimited numbers of link sets within their account. When they send a video email they can select any …

If you have a list of contacts, you can upload them directly into your CoVideo account. Depending on what package you have purchased, you can either upload up to 1000 or 5000 contacts into your account. We accept your contact’s first name, last name and the email address. Please have your list of contacts in …

CoVideo customers using the Broadcast module may not be aware of a powerful graphic component available to them.  Featured Broadcast Pages (like the example shown above) employ your corporate branding and direct potential attendees to your upcoming meetings and presentations.  Once at your Featured Broadcast Page, individuals can view broadcast date, time and entry information, as well as broadcast descriptions.  A promotional video and/or graphic image can be included to create additional buzz.  Registration and …

With our Live Presentation products, you can host presentations to large audiences with up to six presenter on screen and use PowerPoint presentations, videos and a whiteboard to enhance your presentation. In order to be able to do these cool things, here are the requirements: 1.5 GB of RAM, 1.8 GHz Processor Speed Latest version …

When you visit a website they store a small file – a cookie – on your drive.  These files actually improve your browsing experience by saving information you provide for your return visit.  This is how credit card and address information auto-populate in the shopping carts of sites you visit regularly. Websites often customize what you view on their pages by recalling your preference history contained in …

Up to now the only way to upload PowerPoint presentations to your CoVideo account was to save each slide as a .jpg and upload them individually.  This process was fine for three-slide presentations but time-consuming when dozens of slides were involved.   Well, that issue has been resolved!  With our new upgrade your entire PowerPoint presentation can …

Our email configuration option gives you the capability to configure your own email address with our system. When you sign up for CoVideo an email account is created in order for you to be able to send video emails. Your generic CoVideo email address is yourusername@vidmails.net Now, with the email configuration feature your contacts can receive emails …