How to engage supporters – giving birthdays

How often should nonprofit organizations report outcomes and activities?

Scott Harrison, founder of Charity Water, believes that nonprofit organizations should provide photographs and stories on a regular basis to donors and report to them what happened with the money (even if it’s only $20) that they donated.

In November 2013, the Charity Water YouTube channel had more than 4 million views. They counted on the support of celebrities and volunteers of all ages. For example, actors Will Smith and Jada Smith donated their birthdays to support Charity Water’s mission to dig water wells and provide clean water in developing communities in Africa. Others across the country gave their birthdays so more people could get clean water.

Watch Will and Jada Smith’s birthday message.

Watch Scott Harrison’s keynote presentation at the 2013 Hubspot Inbound marketing event.

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Content marketing

Are you putting too much content marketing information in your email newsletters?
Are you putting too much information in your email newsletters? According to consultant Vannessa Chase, founder of Philanthropy For All, having too much information in one newsletter makes it hard to provide a call to action. The email should show people exactly what to do.

Watch Vannessa Chase’s presentation covering content marketing and automatic repsonse emails.

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What is the best media to tell your story?

What is the best media to tell your story?

Are people’s attention spans getting shorter? Are shorter messages more effective? Many people would agree with the concept. In the 1970s, Herbert Simon, the American political scientist known for bounded rationality and satisficing, suggested that a “wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.”

Now, everyone does not believe that attention spans are shrinking. Actor and founder of Trigger Street Productions Kevin Spacey makes a good argument that attention spans are actually longer when the story is good. In the video posted below, he speaks about the creative process and how programs are made for new media. Spacey explained how new technology changed the way we get our stories. The camera does not know the difference between a film, a TV show, or a Web show. To the camera lens, and to the audience, it’s just a story. The best media to tell your story is probably not as important as the quality of the story.

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Create presentations online

Create presentations online effectively

How can you create a presentation online that will keep people’s attention?

Now, naturally, during an online presentation, your attention can be easly distracted by urgent and non urgent items in your email inbox. So, communication and presentation expert Nancy Duarte suggested making the presentation sound like an “old time” radio show. When making presentations online, Duarte recommended using interesting audio content to capture people’s attention.

Nancy Duarate was interviewed by Kerry O’Shea Gorgone, media marketing professor at Full Sail University, in Winter Park, Florida. The interview with the presentation expert featured on the Ted Talk “TEDxEast – Nancy Duarte uncovers common structure of greatest communicators” covered ideas about creating great presentations including online presentations.

You can listen to the interview here: Persuasive Presentations: Communication Expert Nancy Duarte Talks to Marketing Smarts

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Wedding videographers in Orlando | Orlando’s Bride Guide

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Are you looking for a wedding videographer in Orlando, Florida? Below are direct links to wedding videographers in Orlando, FL to help you plan your dream wedding.


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Contact Gabriel Soltren at: info@Soltren.net or (407) 504-1627 for a free wedding video consultation at our Orlando, Florida office.

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Catering in Orlando | Orlando’s Bride Guide

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Are you looking for catering in Orlando, Florida for your wedding? Below are direct links to wedding catering in Orlando, FL to help you plan your dream wedding.

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Wedding video tips

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For wedding videography in Orlando, contact Gabriel Soltren at: info@Soltren.net or (407) 504-1627 for a free wedding video consultation in Orlando, Florida.

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Wedding Video Basics | Orlando wedding

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How to make a wedding video

by Gabriel Soltren

This article is about making a great wedding video. After reading this article anyone with some effort will be able to shoot an excellent wedding video. One has to keep in mind that a wedding only happens once. There is no second chance to shoot the bride walking down the aisle. Once the vows are made it is too late to re-shoot. Below are several ways to make sure the video comes out great.

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Shaky videos can be torture to watch. The way to correct this is to use a tripod, monopod, steady cam, or by simply holding the camera close to the body as still as possible.

First make sure the video does not shake too much. Shaky videos can be torture to watch. The way to correct this is to use a tripod, monopod, steady cam, or by simply holding the camera close to the body as still as possible. A tripod in a good location will usually do the job. A monopod held by the camera operator will provide a steady shot with the flexibility to move the camera quickly. Most cameras have a steady cam setting that can reduce shakiness. Make sure the steady cam setting is turned on. Finally, holding the camera close to the body provides stability. Any combination of these options will provide steady shots.

Second, make sure the camera operator does not zoom in and out too much. Zooming in and out can be annoying to watch. Most videographers will find a good shot and stay with it.

The last suggestion is to have a back-up video camera. As mentioned above, shooting a wedding is a once in a lifetime event. A back-up camera is essential to make sure you do not miss that great shot. You never know what is going to happen in a wedding. Even a well meaning person can forget to turn the camera on. If that happens, having a second video camera can be a lifesaver. One easy option is to set the back-up camera on a tripod and let it run by itself.

The best wedding videos have the above basic characteristics. Of course hiring a good wedding videographer is the best way to go. It will ensure the video is edited with style. Professionals are also more likely to get artistic shots. However, by following the simple guidelines above anyone can make a great wedding video that future generations will enjoy.

Gabriel Soltren produces multi-camera wedding and corporate videos at Soltren.net Video Production. You can find more information at: http://www.soltren.net/

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If you’re looking for a great wedding videographer in Orlando, you’ve found one of them! The wedding is a once in a lifetime event in the history of two families. The father of the bride only gets one chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. Having a professionally filmed wedding video can be one of the most cherished keepsakes from your wedding day. The wedding video is important because when all is said and done, the memories and images remain.

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Contact Gabriel Soltren at: info@Soltren.net or (407) 504-1627 for a free wedding video consultation at our Orlando, Florida office.

For the couple that wants to be able to look back and remember their wedding by seeing their photographs and watching their wedding video, I would say that a wedding video is a must. The bride and groom should keep in mind the following 5 reasons to make a wedding video.

  • Many couples regret not having a professional wedding video after their wedding.
  • It would be good to have a video of the wedding in addition to the photographs.
  • For many couples, the wedding video becomes one of their most cherished keepsakes from the wedding day.
  • Wedding videos capture an important moment in family history that can be passed on to future generations.
  • The wedding video will often capture things that you missed.

Contact Gabriel Soltren at: info@Soltren.net or (407) 504-1627 for a free wedding video consultation at our Orlando, Florida office.

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