Which is better, doing a live webinar or uploading a prerecorded presentation?

    We’ve put fingers to keyboard and complied a list of the plusses and minuses of the two approaches. Live Webinar Plus: – Real time interaction and engagement with your audience Minus: – Phone connections can sound like tin cans – Mistakes are live – Poor attendance may reflect negatively on your team – If you forget to say something, it may be lost to your live audience – Technical difficulties are broadcast live and annoying to attendees – If you have internet connection issues, the recorded archive of the presentation will be affected...

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Fixing Horrible Audio

  You know what I’m talking about. Webinars where the speaker sounds like she’s in a tin can, man-on-the-street interviews that are ruined by loud trade show traffic and eclipse the person talking. I’m sure you can think of more. I’m often asked how to fix these problems and the short answer is, you can’t, well, sort of. There is no magic button to press that corrects bad audio. With lots of time, energy and effort, you might be able to improve the sound a bit, but it’s not easy and the results are often still poor.                ...

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Ask Me Anything

    Creating videos isn’t always easy. My clients and friends know I’m always ready to help answer questions or give advice, even if they’re not using Duchin Productions. Not every project requires the big camera and lights, sometimes I encourage people to give it a go themselves (when appropriate). But even the simplest cameras can be really confusing, never be shy about picking up the phone or sending a question over email. If for some reason I can’t answer the question, I’ll find someone who can.   Struggling to get great audio or better video results with your...

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Saving money on trade show booth power

Most people know ordering power for a trade show booth can cost a FORTUNE! It’s easy to be intimidated when the show electricians start talking gibberish about your power needs but fear not, we’re here to help and hopefully save you a boatload of money. Follow these three simple steps and become an electricity superhero.   Step one:  Do a quick inventory of things you’ll need to plug in. This includes laptops, mobile phone chargers, display screens, booth lighting, etc. Step two: Educate yourself about how much power each item uses. You can use averages found online and simply round up...

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Small budget tradeshow booths can still have great impact.

Duchin Productions has been creating video for trade shows for years. In that time, we’ve learned some great cost saving tricks to maximize exhibitor space and exposure regardless of the size of the booth space. One of our clients recently exhibited at a large trade show and despite a modest budget, they were still able to make an impact. We decided to share these tips with everyone: Skip the 6’ table Just say no! Instead, opt for a tall cocktail table with bar stools. We suggest this for a number of reasons: – It allows for better eye contact with attendees and a more intimate setting...

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