The most overarching statement I can make about YouTube for Business, Online Video Marketing For Any Business (Copyright 2009, by Michael Miller), is that it is a simple book. And I mean that in a positive way.
Although, personally, I cannot say I derived much new knowledge from the book – since I’ve been creating videos for a few years now – I can say that it is a good overview of the subject. I recommend it to anyone who is getting started as a video producer for the Web.
In fact, since the above encapsulates my review of the book, and since I get asked questions about video production in general, and specifically for YouTube, I decided to write a few notes from the book so that this may serve as a resource to cover some rudimentary points.
Of course the following will not be a substitute for reading the book, and the points I selected are arbitrarily chosen for general interest. Further, I also included page numbers in case you want to learn more about a particular point. In other words, buy the book and go right to the page of interest.
Notes from the Book, YouTube for Business
This week I had the occasion to speak with two friends about Internet marketing and social media. In each case, these ladies were somewhat daunted by all the various opportunities available for communication, connections and/or promotion and were seeking advice on what to do.
My feedback was simple: Eat more chocolate and spend less time on the computer. Well, not really. Arguably, too much of either one can be bad for your health, but if you eat very dark organic chocolate, while simultaneously spending only productive time on the computer, I personally think the health factors turn positive. (Note: I’m not a Doctor and not authorized to give dietary advice, so if you doubt the veracity of such wisdom, please send your chocolate to me).
Health food aside, when assuming the perspective of someone who is “not” availing themselves of a variety of Internet communication channels, I’m sure you can appreciate that such folks could very well be put off by all that can be explored and learned.
So…my real advice is twofold:Read More »Social Media Chocolate Strategy