Sharing Your Videos Via Email — To Improve Upon a Sales Call

Have you ever been on a sales call where you just weren’t able to present your best self? Maybe you weren’t feeling well, or maybe something was going on with your family that was distracting you.  We’ve all experienced this feeling.  I know I have.  And when it’s happened, I’ve wished I could have the […]

How To Create a Screenshot For Sharing Your Video

When you send a video via email, you’ll want to include a jpeg image file of the opening screen for the video (called a “poster image”).  The best way to do this is to capture it right from your computer screen.  There are ways to do this built in to most operating systems, but if […]

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What Is Personality-Based Success?

Talk Show Connections was founded on the philosophy of what we call “Personality-Based Success.”  In a nutshell, this means that if your line of work matches who you are — at a core level — people are going to want to do business with you. When I’m speaking before a group of people on this […]

The Importance of Lighting on Set — OR, Why We Don’t Go On-Location

People often ask me if we could do their video interview on location at their office. The short answer is, “If you want to look absolutely amazing on camera — that is, better than you ever thought you could look — then the answer is, I’m sorry, but no.” One thing that every one of […]

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Sharing Your Videos Via Email — To Stay Top of Mind

One of the basic principles of marketing is that you need to make sure your prospective clients think of you when they have a need for your products and services. Think about the last time you had to buy some furniture.  Did you notice, all of a sudden, how many furniture ads are everywhere?!  Before […]

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Amounts and Payments

Amounts Sales are based on a per-conversation (or character trait) basis.  The client can split filming these conversations across multiple shoots or do them all at once. Amount for one guest on set* Number of Character Trait Conversations Recorded Footage** Approximate minutes of completed video Approximate number of completed clips*** $3000 1 30 minutes 9 […]

Standard Prep and Production Timeframes

  When (Approximate) What 3 weeks prior to the shoot Client completes the prep assignments 2 weeks prior to the shoot Client is scheduled for 2, 2-hour interview meetings 1 week prior to the shoot Client is scheduled for a 2-hour script review Week of the shoot A second rehearsal meeting may be scheduled on […]

All Video Interview Informercial Packages Include

Strategic Planning for Personal Branding Public Relations Each client completes a self-assessment prior to the first meeting.  The assessment should take approximately 2 hours to complete, but should be completed over a few days so that there is time to think and sleep on it. There are then 2, 2-hour interview meetings.  The first one […]

Why We Use Market Research (vs. Media) Interviewing Techniques

Market research interviewing is VERY different from media interviewing.  Media interviewers develop an amazing ability to sensationalize an already enticing story to keep you glued to the screen. Market research interviewers do what we call “identifying the unknowns” so we figure out exactly what will make a product sell — both consciously and subconsciously/subliminally. It […]

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How People Get to Tell Their Story on TV

Did you ever wonder why most business owners interviewed on TV look and sound so good?  It’s because they have public relations firm who create talking points strategically designed to influence their audience in specific ways.  They also undergo media & camera coaching, so they know how to present well on camera.  Finally, they retain […]

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What Clients Like Best About Us

It may sound strange, but virtually every of our clients will tell you that the best part of producing Talk Show Connections videos is the process leading up to producing your videos. Why is that? 1) We use a market research interviewing approach.  This means that by going through our process, you learn a whole […]

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Social Media Meets a Basic Human Need

Last summer, my friend was restoring a 200+ year-old farmhouse.  He was doing it himself, but was always asking for input from others.  He would share the highs and lows of the project.  One of the unexpected highs was finding a small stack of  the town’s newspapers from the 1800’s. I didn’t expect to experience […]

Sharing Your Videos Via Email — To Close Business

Have you ever had to compete against a prospect’s friend or family member for business? That’s a tough situation to be in.  Because, most of us would prefer to buy from “a friend in the business” if we have one. It’s because we know our friend will take good care of us — during the […]

Sharing Your Videos Via Email — To Encourage Referrals

Think about HOW a video goes “viral.”  WHY it goes viral is a subject for another post, but when I ask you to think of HOW, I’m talking about the logistics of it. Recall the last time you watched a viral video.  What made you watch it?  If you fall into the 99% group, you […]

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Attract Only the Right Customers

I was once talking to the receptionist who worked for a financial services firm.  She said to me that as soon as a person walks in the door, she knows exactly which financial advisor they’re here to see. If they are dressed in an expensive business suit and snobby, there here to see Tom. If […]

Free Car Wash Offer

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Learn how giving a real estate referral can earn you a free car wash from the local White Glove Car Wash.

The Cunningham Children

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Patty talks about her children and also shares a bit about her son flying a Chinook helicopter for the Army.  Part of Patty’s business is to work with military families through USAA referrals.

Making Real Estate Fun

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Patty talks about respect for her clients, how she makes buying and selling real estate a fun experience and the importance of contacts for real estate transactions.

A Best Practice for Managing Your Contacts

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Amy Larrimore talks about how to get your address book contacts to automatically update themelves.

Get Connected with Authentic and Outstanding Professionals

Everyone featured on Talk Show Connections goes through a rigorous qualification process. When you want to work with a professional  who cares about you — reach out to our show guests via the contact information provided on their video pages. You’ll be happy you did.

Why It Works

Talk Show Connections works because people make decisions with their emotions. These “gut decisions” are based on millions of pieces of information in our brain that evaluates whether or not something “makes sense.” If you’re looking to hire a service provider, but that person’s character doesn’t seem to match his or her profession, you’re going […]

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