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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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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The other half of great content

There’s no doubt great content is a key driver for inbound marketing but there’s a critical second part to great content — a strong call-to-action. CTAs are easy to forget because you’re so excited to be finished with content and eager to get it in front of your audience. And by strong CTA, we don’t mean your company homepage URL and phone number. Instead, consider these favorite tips to convert content readers into qualified sales pipeline. – Make a landing page on your website that’s customized for your CTA. Your homepage might look great but it might not be the...

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Video Length Matters, however…

  It’s no secret that keeping videos short is a good thing. Once you add in your opening branding and a solid call-to-action, the actual content gets even shorter. Now here’s the kicker, we feel a video need to be as long as it needs to be. For instance, if there’s a one hour video that shows you how to fix your car and avoid a $2,000 car repair, there’s a good chance you will be watching the entire video. When you have a long format video to share, it’s sometimes good to break it up into sections. Each video could have a slightly different marketing...

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Make better customer testimonial videos

This blog post isn’t about cameras, microphones, elaborate graphics or the latest technology; it’s about the human side of getting great interviews. It can take months or even years for clients to agree to give a testimonial. Don’t make the mistake of simply having people say why your business is great because that’s really not the point. It’s about personalizing and sharing their experiences and explaining how working with your company helped them succeed. Always remember, you’re not interviewing a company; you’re interviewing a person. Sit in the hot seat: Every interviewer should sit in...

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