Ben Spark read my book and took me up on my challenge of getting my attention. Here’s the video he made.
This is the long form version of my video for the book. I shot this video on a Kodak Zi8 camera in my office.
As I said in the title, this video has lots of cursing in it and is not safe for work or kids. But wow, is it funny. Makes you think… The Apple branding machine has really done an amazing job haven’t they? I still want my iPhone though.
Fellow Wiley author Scott Stratten (Unmarketing) put out a nice little attention-getting video that I think you’ll enjoy. Ok, well, you’ll enjoy the fun of it, not so much the singing. I kid, I kid. What’s interesting to me about this is that he had the idea one morning, wrote the lyrics, recorded it one take in his car and posted it later that day. So far… 77k+ views. Why can’t you make a video with a fun idea and make it go viral? Oh wait, you can.
By the way, his new book, UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging., comes out right about the same time as mine. Can’t wait to read it.
Not all of us can do it though, but if learned, you can certainly get people to pay attention. Check out this great video from a Japanese magician who uses the new iPad to wow and amaze.
If you can do something different or special, that nobody else can do, you can get attention. Then you can turn that attention into revenue… if you read my book. 🙂
I’m doing a fun little video project for my book using Animoto.com. Would you like to be involved and featured in the video?
You would? Great! It’s super easy. All you have to do is download and print this one-page flyer for my book.
Download here. (pdf)
Then take a picture of yourself with the flyer and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be as creative as you want! I’ll use your photo in an upcoming video promotion for my book launch. One of you will win a signed copy of my book when it comes out in August. Deadline: May 15, 2010 Thank you so much!
P.S. Why aren’t you participating the forums? Come on in! Membership is free today!
Here’s a little video of a few of the things I have gotten for $5 each over at Fiverr.com to promote my book. It’s simply amazing, isn’t it, that you can now engage people all over the world in such a manner.
Remember, $5 might not mean much to me and you, but in other parts of the world, it’s a LOT of money. Think about it. If you were poor and lived in China or Africa or some other place, heck, even America. What could you do to earn $5?
Please pass this on if you enjoyed it… or agree with it. 🙂