Bad customer testimonials or poor interviewing techniques?

    Over the years I’ve recorded countless customer video testimonials. I’ve witnessed gut wrenching, tear jerking stories but also the polar opposite where people begrudgingly spit back yes and no answers. Clients are sometimes quick to blame the interviewee but in some cases, it’s the interviewer’s fault. Before pointing fingers, keep in mind that interviewing people isn’t always easy and being the person in the hot seat is no picnic either. Many people feel doing a testimonial is like interviewing for a job. There’s lots of pressure, you want to give correct answers...

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Every store needs salespeople but what about your corporate website?

    We’ve all been there. You go in to a great shop, find what you want but then struggle to find a cashier where you can pay? Is your corporate website guilty of the same offense? It doesn’t matter if you’re selling a million dollar box or a $2 desk tchatcke, the transaction should be easy, intuitive and smooth. All too often marketing and sales is too focused on how things look at the expense of an easy purchase process. At the same time, we have to be careful not to be the over-the-top sales person who jumps on top of you the second you walk in. Car dealerships and furniture...

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Get more people reading and watching your content

    Did this headline push you to learn more? The secret comes from the days of print journalism. Think back to some big news headlines over the years; – The War is Over – The Berlin Wall Falls – Kim and Kanye Have a Baby (maybe not this one…) News outlets didn’t lead with the name of the paper or boast about circulation rates. They led with the “Why.” Every second is precious when your audience is ready to listen. Think back to those old movies with the kid on the corner yelling “EXTRA,EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT…” followed by the big story of the day. He wasn’t...

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Is it funny?

  Who doesn’t like a funny video. It’s a great way to break up a slow day and maybe even put you in a better mood. Companies frequently want to make humorous videos but it can be a slippery slope. As a business, you still have to ask yourself “How does this add value to my current and/or future customers?” Often times, what employees may think is hilarious can be a pain point or simply insulting to your external audience. Making light of a software update or your product missing some kind of functionality can quickly backfire. Another big part to introducing humor is knowing that your...

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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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A retainer for video?

You have retainers with your PR and Ad agencies because these services are vital to your business. You already know video is a great way to engage your audience, so why not consider a video retainer with Duchin Productions to stay top of mind with your market. Creating regular video content can be a struggle but with our new retainer service it’s easier and cheaper because we offer it at a reduced cost compared to our traditional services. Below are some suggestions of how your business could benefit from our video retainer program. Video blog posts Quality blog posts are critical to...

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