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Dana’s Weekly Roundup

Hi everyone! A great article on creating explainer videos. I’ve created one using iphones as cameras and microphones but we discovered that the hard part was getting the lighting right – for that we had to call in someone with experience. I also have “busy” days consumed with unprductive meetings and admin work without getting big things done. The trick is to get the hard stuff going first thing in the morning, before getting sucked in to other things.

Enjoy!

Dana

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Why You Should Never Stop Working In the Moment you Hit Flow

There’s nothing that will transform the quantity of your output and the quality of your work like hitting flow on a regular basis. And we know that hitting flow is usually the result of eliminating distractions, discipline, and deep work. The rush produced by hitting flow makes us feel fulfilled and successful.

MKTG

How to Create a Killer Explainer Video [Infographic]

Explaining to web users what your business does, what you stand for, and why customers need you. This is called “the explainer video,” and it’s a quick, memorable way to make an impact on people who might buy your product but need to know more information.

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5 Reasons You’re “So Busy” Every Day, Yet Not Really Getting Anything Done

Then, one day it hit me: There’s a big difference between being busy and being productive. Yes, yes, we’ve all heard this before. But have you really thought it through and contemplated those times you’re sitting at your computer all day, but don’t end up with a lot to show for it?