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2010
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Using The Course Creators StoryBoard

Welcome to the world of video making!!   You have this wonderful idea for a video!  And you just don’t know where to begin.  We know that feeling so let us help you.  As you visualize your finished product, think about what steps you can take one at a time to get you there!  Everything is made easier when the steps are clearly defined and laid out.  Then, of course, you would start with step one and then proceed with step two, step 3, etc..  Easier said than done, huh?  Here, we will make it easier for you.

Since we produce an extensive amount of training CD’s, we realized the need for a tool that would keep us on track during the creation process.  So we developed one, and we would like to share it with you.  It is the Course Creators Video Storyboard!

Here is an example of how we used it to produce our National Association of Realtors® promotional piece, where we set out to cover 6 specific points that we wanted to make in the video, and we determined how we would make those points through the use of  slides, photos and videos.  As a matter of fact, here is exactly what that looked like.If you want to see how this really works, here is a link to the finished video product.

Is there more to creating a video than just using the storyboard.  Sure.  But this tool, if used properly, will force you to clarify the production steps in your mind, then lay the flow out on paper.  Try it and see how it works for you.

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And if you want to know more on creating videos, we have produced a CD training video, VideoBiz, that walks you through, step by step, everything you need to know to shoot, edit, create and ultimately hang your video on You Tube!!  Have fun creating!!

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InstaTekkie Tools

We teach a two-day InstaTekkie (IT) Certification Course. The course provides hands on training for students to learn:

  • How to Create Business in a Social Media World
  • How To Shoot, Edit & Post Videos on the Internet
  • How to Create A Website/Blog for the Business for Free
  • How to Set Up & Maximize the Business Power of Facebook & Linkedin
  • How to Use Powerful Google Tools
  • How to Grow & Prosper in a Changing World

These Tools Were Created to Make Their Learning Fun & Easy

Developing Your ‘You Tube’ Account Profile and Channel

These powerpoint slides will show you how to create your own YouTube account and channel.  Using our “How To Click” for Success the process is a simple step by step approach which anyone can master. Just follow the red “Click Here” arrows on the slides.

Choosing A Flip Camera

It is not a question IF you should buy a Flip Camera.  The only question you should be asking is which one do I buy?!  We want to give you some good and useful information to help you make that decision easily.  Here you go! And the only hard part about it is deciding which one to buy!

Using The Flip Camera

You have to love technology!  Especially when it comes in such a neat, little, yet powerful, package like the Flip video camera!!  In this hand held device, you have everything you need to shoot a very cool video and we will show you how right here!

Using The Course Creators StoryBoard

Everything is easier when it is broken down into small manageable pieces.  If you are creating a video, this is an invaluable tool that will help you visualize the process, step by step!

Video Uploading Tips

We love giving you bits of information that will make a difference when you load your videos on You Tube, especially when it comes to search engine optimization.

Using You Tube Downloader

Free software that allows you to easily use You Tube videos in today’s multi-media world.  Check it out.

Using SnagIt

Get your message across, screen shot by screen shot.  Create and customize graphics, maps, powerpoints.  You name it.  You can create it!

Using Talk Fusion

Differentiate yourself in your emails by using videos and showcasing those videos in templates that are all about you!!

Using CamStudio

It is one thing to explain to someone how to do something.  It is a totally different result when you show them how to do it.  SnagIt allows you to create total movement, step by step tutorials.  So whatever you are teaching off of computer screens, capture it live with this gem of a program!

The Art Of Conversation

Don’t just say something to say it.  Say it to get a rise out of people, to compel them to respond, to open the lines of communication!  In the era of Web 2.0, it is the art of multi-way conversations!

LinkedIn In Plain English

Learn how to make the professional business site in social media work!  Plain and simple.

How To Use Zillow – A Course Creators Interview

Hear what the CEO and the Director of Broker Services have to say about Zillow, their support of Realtors and their advice on what Zillow is and isn’t!

How To Use Trulia – The Exclusive Interview

The Trulia Marketing Coordinator talks about what Trulia offers today’s real estate agents.

Using Alternative Listing Databases

Get a list of alternative listing databases including Craig’s List, Yahoo Real Estate, List Hub, Google Base, Trulia & Zillow. These are all sites where agents should consider posting listings in today’s internet world.

How To Set Up & Manage Google Alerts

Stay in the know by using Google Alerts to get instant notification when something you are following, watching or working on hits the internet!

How To Create A YouTube Channel

Once you have set up a YouTube account you can create your own YouTube Channel as a focal point for all of the videos that you “favorite” and create.

Using The Course Creators RSS Feed

Get the latest blog posts, calendar of events and updates.  Let Course Creators come to you.

Daily Management Plan For Social Media

There is a way to incorporate social media and still have a life.  Here are some tips and strategies for efficiently utilizing your time and effort to maximize your social media presence!

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2009
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Useful Tools

Slide1We believe in a classroom without walls. Today’s technology means that your education does not and should not start and end at a doorway. One thing for certain we have learned from over 20,000 hours in the classroom  is that people sometimes learn best at their own pace on their own time. Therefore we have developed a number of products and services to help you learn in the manner which works best for you when it works best for you.

InstaTekkie ToolsInstaTekkie (IT) Certification Tools

This series of tools was created to assist students who are interested in the InstaTekkie (IT) Certification. You will find videos, links to various websites and materials, additional explanations and items that will be useful to you as you work on your technological advancement. There are planning forms for you to create an integrated marketing plan and links to the Tekk Tip Webinars that we thought would help you Get IT! Use IT! and Become More Successful Because of IT!

Slide2Social Media Tools

Today social media is King. There are bigger believers in its power to increase your business than those of us here at Course Creators. You will find statistics, graphs, links to YouTube videos and other information. We have created a guide so that you could plan your social media strategy and time. Purpose is everthing. We have included links to some of our How To products and given references to others. Use this information to jump start your business with social media.

Disclosure Tools

Real Estate Disclosure Tools

The age of internet disclosure is upon us. No other aspect of real estate poses as much of a risk to you as disclosure. So it is important that we great it right. Here you will find disclosure links that you can use. Feel free to cut and paste away with those links. We’ve even given you some articles and blog posts that you can post on your blog, website or social media sites. Talk about thinking outside the box. We will show you how to use disclosure information as a marketing tool.

Tools For Agent Practice ManagementReal Estate Practice Management Tools

Get your practice organized and in shape using the advice, information and tools that you find here. You’ll find references to great time management resources, both in print and on the net. You’ll get business planning sheets and many of the items we use and share with our students and clients in presentations and courses. There are tools and links to increase productivity and better manage your time. In today’s information age we cannot afford to be disorganized and inefficient. Learn how to manage it all better starting here.

Tools for Business PlanningBusiness Planning Tools

No one ever got very far in business without a well thought out business plan. Know what it takes to create a vision and goals for your business. You can use our sample business planning form to get started and then utilize the other tools to expand and grow your business. You’ll ge links to some of our business planning tools and concepts and information regarding the concept of visionation. Well also tip you off as to the best book that winning business leaders are reading.

Agent Tekk TipsTekk Tip Tools

Everyday it all comes back to the basics.  Our Tekk Tip webinars were designed to help you master a wide variety of skills and techniques that are needed to master today’s technology. From learning how to cut and paste, use URL links, use videos and make the mostt of some great internet tools out there these Tekk Tips will help you feel more confident about what you are doing. Easy to understand, stripped of technical jargon. This is plain and simple how to education.

Slide7Inspirational Tools

We believe in the power of inspiration and we use a lot of inspiration items in our courses and presentations. Whether you are an individual or whether you are managing employees or a team, part of our job today is one of inspiration. So as we run across items that we think you can use and that we want to share, this is where they end up. You’ll find links to videos, quotes, inspirational reading and lots of things to keep your head up as you move forward.

Sales & Marketing ToolsMarketing & Sales Tools

Know the best sales tools and information that exists. We will give you links to powerful sales sites, give you sales tips, even share with you some specific information on certain sales scripts and how to find new sources of business. The world of technology is changing our marketing and sales plans and we need new comprehensive plans to address it. Find out what leading people in business now know about how marketing and sales techniques have changed. These tools will help you recapture lost markets.

Videos You Can Use ToolsVideos You Can Use

Videos are the new mantra. Your clients are using and watching videos on the internet, their phones and their laptops as record rates. As a business you cannot afford to be without a video presence. We’ll share with you some of the tips and tricks of using video. Find out how YouTube really works. Thee are links to YouTube videos you can really use. We will share with you our video storyboard and some of the tried and tested lessons we have learned from using videos in our business.

Links and Connection ToolsLinks & Connections

We find more everyday. Seems there is a link to just about everything. Trying to remember and find them again is the challenge. So when we run across a good site or link it goes here. We often share these links in class. They will help you uncover just about anything you need to know. I guess it’s kind of like our own refined distilled version of Google and the rest of the search engines. When we find something useful we try our best to pass it on. There is a wealth of information here you will use.

Tools For Instructors

As trainers providing Instructor Development Workshops and heavily involved in professional teaching organizations we are always sharing and exchanging information with others to make them better presenters and to improve ourselves, from classroom tools, to powerpoint tips to teaching the art of storytelling we are committed to sharing our best and brightest ideas with fellow instructors and presenters.

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