The Easy Way to Download YouTube Videos to Your Computer

We recently begin working on a new video marketing project. I knew we wanted to make the video informational, appealing and funny. A little humor never hurts in business. As part of this project I wanted to find a way to download existing clips from YouTube and use those clips in our video.

downloadAfter a little but of research I discovered how to download existing YouTube videos, then place them in our final video. Here is what I did 

7 Websites to Find Free Images for Your Blog, Social Media and Offline Marketing

As well all know, images are critical to your online and offline engagement, but the problem becomes Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?

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Here is a list (with links) to 23 plus places to find free images. Please note: it is your responsibility to read the terms of use for each site and photograph.

How to Re-Package Old Ideas Into New Products

Marketing has conditioned us to always be on the look out for something new, something fresh and something exciting. For example as seasons change designers tell us what colors to wear, what patterns and what styles. Every year car manufacturers develop new models (or at least they add one or two features and call it new).

For years I struggled believing I needed to come up with some revolutionary idea that would take the market by storm and that thinking caused me to hold back and rarely take action until God reminded me of this verse in a sermon one Sunday…

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Ecclesiastes 1:9

What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.

All at once I knew what I needed to do to impact the market. That is when I realized this truth 

Does Zeal for Your Business Consume You?

What is the most important part of your business? Do you find yourself getting caught up in problems or possibilities? Here is recent conversation I had with a client about having zeal for the one thing every business must have in order to thrive.

In John 2:17 it reads, His disciples remembered that it is written: “Zeal for your house will consume me.”

I was having lunch with a client recently who was dealing with several business issues from a technical issue with his computers to staffing issues. Really these are the type of issues that any business owner must deal with from time to time. After about 20 minutes of his discussing the problems, he also mentioned sales were down. It was at this point I asked him a simple question…

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“What is the most important task you must do everyday?” 

1 Question That Will Make You a Better Leader

I was facilitating a group sales training event recently where the objective was to discover a way for each member of the sales team to take an ownership or CEO role in their career. It seems there can often be a divide between the sales force and the operations team at companies, but that doesn’t have to be that way it stays.

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Here are the questions I used to give

How to Get National Exposure and Build Your Personal Brand from the Bathroom

I am always looking for ways to help you expand your brand, your reach and your influence but I certainly did not expect what I saw yesterday. There are certain personal branding steps that anyone can implement to build their exposure but there are opportunities that sometimes just show up and you must take advantage of them.

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My wife, The Slim Down Diva and I had just finished morning boot camp and were on our way

7 Personal Branding Triggers That Can Cost You Opportunity if not Checked

 It’s not only celebrities who have their own personal brand. As the Web gets increasingly more social, it’s essential for everyone to take branding into consideration. Just like products and services, your personal brand tells everybody about your unique characteristics. Here’s why it’s so important to consider.

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15 Words That Will Empower You to Start Your Dream Right Now

Have you ever struggled to start a project? Maybe you have a goal or a dream and you have struggled to get the ball rolling. I know there have been times in my life that I have wanted to start towards a goal, but hesitated. During my time mentoring, consulting and coaching I have discovered 15 empowering words that will light the spark to get started.

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And it doesn’t matter what you are wanting to start, because these 15 words will give you that boost to begin. Here they are

8 Creative Ways for Your Personal Brand to Stand Out

You know that you need a strong personal brand to succeed today, but how do you go about establishing one? Personal branding is a long-term strategy that pays off down the road, but you have to start somewhere.

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Here are 8 ideas on how to creatively set yourself apart from the herd.

3 Personal Branding Lessons We Can Learn from the Richard Sherman Interview

The sports world, social media and even people who don’t watch football were talking last night about the post game interview between the Seattle Seahawks player, Richard Sherman and the reporter, Erin Andrews. There has been no shortage of comments, post and opinions flying around since this interview.

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I watched the game, which was a hard-hitting slug fest and the interview after, and here are 3 branding lessons we can learn from the Richard Sherman interview