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Video Editing Tools on a Budget

As a follow-up to my equipment list to what is in my HD mobile video kit, I wanted to discuss some of the affordable video software that is available.

I use every tool on this list. Some of them don’t fit my exact needs as an individual (but they do fit client needs.)

[stextbox id=”info”]To give an idea of my experience with tools like this, I also use some higher end video software such as Adobe After Effects, Premiere, and Lightwave. All of these higher end tools are great, but unless you do video work every day it is hard to justify spending thousands of dollars in software.[/stextbox]

So here are some of my favorite budget video editing tools broken into three segments: desktop software, online tools, and iPad/Touch apps.
These tools range from $2 to $150. Read more

EVENT: BuzzRE Portland – technology for the real estate industry – June 3rd

If you are a real estate professional in the Washington / Oregon area, I encourage you to take a day trip to Portland and join me at BuzzRE on June 3rd. This event is a huge steal for anyone in this niche, as a few of the professionals I will be presenting with have some amazing insight to different sections of the “real estate puzzle” and this is the chance to hear it all in one spot.

I will be presenting on the niche of real estate brand and reputation, discussing tactics and strategies for defending professional “real estate” that relates to your business, along with proven methods of driving more business using reputation assets.

BuzzRE includes a variety of other talented speakers that include:

Jeff Turner: Jeff is a serial entrepreneur and a seasoned business executive of 20 plus years. In addition to his role as President at Zeek Interactive, Jeff is the founder and creative force behind Real Estate Shows and widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on social media marketing strategy and execution, and a sought after conference speaker on topics related to emerging technologies.

Dustin Luther: Through 4realz.net Strategies, Dustin helps real estate companies develop internet marketing strategies to better reach their audiences. Ever since he launched one of the first real estate blogs, Rain City Guide, nearly five years ago, he’s been a prominent voice in educating real estate professionals on how to improve their online marketing having been a featured speaker at countless national and local events.

Joel Burslem:  Joel was the founder of the Future of Real Estate Marketing blog which was acquired by Inman News in 2007. Named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Real Estate bloggers in 2007 and 2008, Joel regularly speaks about technology and real estate marketing to audiences across the nation and he is frequently called upon to comment on these subjects by mainstream media like New York Times, BusinessWeek, International Herald Tribune and the Wall Street Journal.

Event: Bigfoot Northwest Social Networking Conference, June 4th

If you are in the south Puget Sound and want to learn about social networking, digital media, search advertising and more… come join me at the Bigfoot Northwest Social Networking Conference where I will be presenting tactics for identifying your “digital audience” and converting them into business goals. There will be a great collection of 13 different speakers and topics, with a full lunch and lots of networking!

Click here for more info.

A little bit about my speaking topic:

Identifying the unseen, how to identify your Bigfoot from digital tracks
In real life, forensic evidence draws a picture of things we can’t see. In the digital world, analytics and personal user data draws a picture about everyone on the web. This digital footprint tells us who is interested in your service and gives you the ability to learn more about potential clients, grow existing clients more effectively, and maximize online audiences using search sites like Google and Yahoo, to online review sites such as Yelp and Citysearch.

Post Trade Show Checklist 401

After attending some amazing events this season and watching some truly exceptional minds bring a lot to the table, I wanted to share some of my own professional insights to help these talented individuals reach the next level.

One of the benefits of coming out of a Fortune 50 corporate background is the massive number of high-end trade shows and conferences I had the chance to attend, present, and exhibit at. I am privileged to have watched some truly talented sales/marketing teams plan, produce, and execute comprehensive event plans. We have to keep in mind that the fundamental basis for attending an event is to display your best… and have everyone on your team needs to be “game on.”

You have one chance to make a first impression,
and a lifetime of follow-up to make it real.

It is up to you to make an impact,
remind them who you are, and make the sale.

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