I’ve never done it! I did love my college speech course though. I put a ton of effort into it. If you had a killer persuasive speech, and you are confident about it, and you want to post it, then do it. I think it could be a great idea; like a commercial of sorts. The real trick is getting traffic to it. If you are doing that through a successful blog then double the awesome.
The thing is, a video is supposed to draw higher hits on google ranking rather than just buying adds. John Spencer Ellis the founder of NESTA has a fitness fortunes group that I am a part of and he highly suggests that fitness professionals take advantage of pretty much free top end google search results. Something about the success of Youtube has created a higher refresh rate on videos than written pages.
Hey Shawn. I’ve started creating a ton of video that I use for blogs as well as freebies to capture opt-in leads on my website. My site is under reconstruction right now, but I have several videos on my home page if you want to check it out: www.InnerStateCoaching.com
Creating relationships with our potential clients is key, especially in this day and age of technology. Video allows you to create relationships much better than written. I believe that if you’re not on board with getting video out there, you’re going to fall behind in marketing terms.
Video is simple to create. For under $150 I created a ‘home studio’ to shoot video at any time. I have a teleprompter app for my Iphone and I use iMovie and Screenflow to edit my videos. I use YouTube for shorter videos and ScreenCast for longer videos I want to post.
I find the more I do it, the easier it gets. I can create a video and have it posted in 1-2 hours. Not bad!
Best of luck to you!