Corporate Film Production Services Company – How to Choose

Corporate Film production services can be a great source of help to you if you want a film done for low costs and within a short period of time. Making a corporate film is really a dream for thousands. A number of video production companies one will find on the Internet which will offer you the best services. Compare one company against another and be sure to way each of their strengths against their weaknesses. The independent corporate film requires specific preparations in order to achieve the best results for your business presentation, corporate filming, marketing project, advertising. The best way to tell whether the company is capable enough to shoot your corporate film. Video is the most powerful medium to pass on your message for your company. Thus it is very important that you get the right corporate film production service for your video.

For video production, you must need a video production company which will make a video as the way you want. There are five major steps to follow in film production:-

• Development

• Pre-production

• Production

• Post-production

• Distribution

The five phases of video will differ depending on the type of project that you want. The pre-production stage includes processes like concept and idealizing the video to be created and planning and scheduling the recording process of the corporate film. The production stage is the stage in which actual recording of the video takes place and the video to be created comes into being. The post production phase is the stage in which the video is edited and corrected to make it more perfect and various visual effects are added to it to make it look more realistic and good-looking. All of these stages in the corporate film making process require the services of different individuals with quite diverse skills. For every minute of a finished video, between scripting, shooting, editing, graphics, animations, and choosing and inserting exact music, a video production company might spend 20 hours or more of work effort. A production company will work with you in the pre-production stage to help you deliver your message, which we then apply to the production and post-production

When it comes to video, it is important to not simply speak from a script. Video editing can be a very long process and requires much patience while putting the clips together. But a good video production company will try to make the experience pleasant for you. They will be helpful and work at making you happy. If you sense personality attribute, conflicts or lack of concern for your needs, these will be intensifying as the project progresses. Now a days in many bloggers they cover everything from lifestyle to food and fashion, and local events, but a good corporate movie production still commands the attention, as the industry carries on making big budget corporate movies with best quality and satisfaction.

I hope this article will help you find quality corporate film production services. Also be sure not settle for nothing less than perfect as this is your project and perfection is key in film production.

Public Speaking – Five Mistakes To Avoid During a Technical Presentation

When someone tells you that you need to attend a technical presentation,
what is the first thing that goes through your mind? Do you imagine
yourself watching a parade of numbers, statistics, and data points?
Do you imagine an unending list of boring and unreadable PowerPoint
slides?

Unfortunately, this is frequently the case. Furthermore you will often
see the same mistakes from one speaker to another. You can distinguish
yourself from the majority of other speakers by avoiding the same
common mistakes.

Here are five things to avoid the next time you need to give a technical
presentation:

  1. Drawing attention to your anxiety: “I’m sorry, I’m not used to doing speeches.” “I found out at the last minute that I had to do a speech and I didn’t have much time to prepare.” “I really don’t know what to say.” Too often, an inexperienced speaker will use one of these sentences (or variations thereof) to begin the speech. Generally, the speaker does so to apologize and to get clemency from the audience. In still further situations, that speaker will apologize every time he or she makes a mistake and will offer some excuse. The audience will notice on its own that you are ill at ease. When you mention it over and over, you only encourage them to pay attention to that fact. How do you avoid this issue? Here are a few solutions:
    • prepare as early as possible;
    • use humor when you make a mistake;
    • trust yourself when you speak to the audience;
    • focus on the needs of the audience, not on how you feel;
    • refuse to do the speech without adequate preparation time.
  2. Forgetting the audience: that is, forgetting to maintain constant contact with the audience. Speaking to a group is like a dialogue, even if there is only one person doing the speaking and the rest of the audience is only listening. Your role as a speaker is to make sure that your audience is following you throughout your speech. When you speak, maintain visual contact with your audience. Don’t get distracted by your PowerPoint slides, your notes, or anything else that takes your attention away from your audience. When you maintain visual contact with the audience, you can see in their eyes and in their posture if they understand, if they are paying attention, or if they are bored. This will allow you to adjust more easily to their state of mind.
  3. Incorrect use of PowerPoint: as a presentation tool, PowerPoint is overused. Furthermore, it is often improperly used:
    • it is used to show large amounts of text when it should be used to display visual information;
    • it’s used as a memory jogger instead of a presentation aid;
    • all the emphasis is put on the PowerPoint slides even though the slides should only add to the presentation.

    Most audiences are sick of PowerPoint presentations! Nevertheless, many speakers still believe that PowerPoint adds “professionalism” to their speech. This is only true if it is used effectively. Otherwise, it makes you look like an amateur. “Less is more” is a good philosophy when using PowerPoint. There is elegance in simplicity. A simple slide is more effective than an overcharged one. A slide with no animation is more appreciated than a slide that uses all of PowerPoint’s special effects. Don’t forget that PowerPoint, although it is meant to simplify your life, can often make it more complicated. With PowerPoint, you hope that your computer will not crash, that the projector will work, that there won’t be a power failure, that you won’t need to skip around in your slides, that everyone can see the screen, and so on. Without PowerPoint, there’s only one variable: you! And you have 100% control over that variable.

  4. Being too abstract: do we need a lexicon to understand your speech? Is your topic so abstract that the audience only hears words instead of seeing images? Most human beings retain information as images, sounds, or feelings. Rarely will they remember information as words or abstract concepts. In order for your audience to understand and remember what you say, you have to paint a picture in their minds. They need to be able to hear you and see a picture that accompanies your words. One of the best ways to do so is to give examples. In an academic situation, theoretical concepts don’t necessarily need an immediate practical application. But outside of academia, it’s important to translate what you say into a sensory experience for your audience. When your topic is very abstract, take the time to illustrate it with concrete and specific examples. The examples will help cement the information and help with understanding.
  5. No call to action: after your speech, what should your audience do? How can they apply your words to their lives? Many technical presentations end by default, rather than by design. The speaker presents information, answers a few questions, then leaves, expecting the audience to know exactly what to do afterwards. How often have you heard a speech with copious amounts of excellent information, but then had no idea where to begin using it or how to put it into practice? Don’t hesitate to tell the audience when and how to apply what you tell them.

A technical speech will lose its effectiveness and its usefulness
if it is not properly presented. The five points above are some of
the elements that can distract your audience and keep them from understanding
the information that you present.

These are points that can and should be taken into account during
your preparation, prior to standing before your audience. By taking
the necessary time for proper preparation, the speech will be better
structured, more convincing, and more useful to your audience.

Make Your Presentations Impactful

Presentations are required in school, work, church, when you are negotiating, when you are selling, when you are preaching, when you are explaining an idea or invention, or when you are running for public office. Presentations are meant to highlight your speech, talk, sales pitch, sermon, or report. This means that your talk and presentation should go hand-in-hand.

A presentation is considered impactful when…

It draws the audience’s attention and make them focus on what you are communicating;
It explains your talk more clearly; and
When it enhances your talk and adds more flavor to it.

Again, the presentation should highlight and not take away from your talk. Your main objective is to communicate your point clearly. You want your audience to understand your message and not be distracted from it.

Impactful presentations begin during the pre-presentation phase. This is the time when you do all your research and preparation. Below is a step-by-step guide to this initial phase.

1. Have your talking points ready before you even start planning about your presentation.

2. Highlight the key points of your talk. This will be the foundation of your presentation.

3. Do your research about your audience.
a. What do they know about the topic you are talking about?
b. What do they want to know?
c. What is their profiling? (age, gender, race, other relevant information)
d. What is the culture/values of the group? (If it is homogenous, what is the group culture? If it is
heterogeneous what is the shared culture or values?)
e. How big is your audience? How many people are going to be there?

4. Do your research about the place where you are going to do your presentation.
a. How big is the stage or where you are going to stand and make your presentation?
b. What is the room arrangement? (classroom type, u-shape, etc.)
c. How wide is the space where you can walk back and forth?
d. How far is the screen from the audience?

5. From your research on your audience and the venue, you can now tailor-fit the kind of presentation that
will be most effective. Here are some tips:
a. Younger audience prefers a more dynamic presentation. They want more flashes and movements.
b. An older audience prefers a more traditional presentation.
c. If your audience is a mixture of different ages, incorporate different styles in your presentation.
d. Women want more drama while men want more action.

6. Integrate your talking points and your presentation together by filling in the gaps in your talk.

7. Depending on the length of your talk, make sure that you have some presentation at the start, in the middle, and in the end. Some types of presentations that you can use are: visual props (I will give you an example on this in a while); power-point; flip charts; movie/film clips; and role play.

I remember years ago when my Filipina friend did a class presentation for one of her subjects in College. She was just new in this country at that time and she wanted to leave a good image for Filipinas. On the day of her presentation, she walked over to the professor’s desk with a fishbowl with water in tow. She gently placed the bowl on the table. All eyes were on her, of course. Then she dipped her hand in her pocket and took out a figure. She then looked at the audience intently and said… Imagine this is you falling into the water… and then she dropped the figure into the fishbowl. That surely got the attention of everyone. She graduated not only top of her class but top of her school.

I was invited to share my testimony at a women’s conference of over 1,000 attendees a few years ago. I was given a limited time to talk. Considering the size of the audience and the very short time I had, I wanted to make a real good impression. I wanted to catch their attention so bad that they won’t even blink their eyes. The focal point of my testimony was “healing brokenness”.

So there I was, walking slowly from the back stage to the stage itself. My head was bowed down. I heard total silence… I could almost hear a pin drop. I was carrying a pot with me and was hiding it from the audience. I then stopped walking, looked at the audience, brought out the pot, and threw it hard on the stage. Dead silence! I then picked up the broken pieces of the pot slowly, walked towards the podium, and said… This was me… shattered and broken… I couldn’t have put myself together on my own… but God did. And I went on and on.

I watched Steve Munsey preach on TV one time about Daniel and the lion’s den and he had actual voices of roaring lions and several life size videos of lions. It looked so real!

Another time I did a women’s conference in the Philippines and we started off with one of our girls walking on the aisle with mask on her face while the narrator (in back stage) was reading different stories of women, as if she was the one going through each pain. Both the narrator and the girl acting were very good. It was so dramatic and it surely pumped everybody up for my talk.

I suggest a combination of different types of presentations if you have the luxury of time. And if you are using power point, it would be great to use a remote control or have somebody else operate it for you. The last thing you should do is be the one operating it and acting like you’re just reading from the screen. Your power point presentation should only show highlights of your talk and not your entire talk. Don’t let your audience read your thoughts, otherwise what is the purpose of you even standing up there?

Power points can distract the audience from looking at you which is why you should use it only to highlight some points. If your entire presentation is dependent on your power point, then talk first and establish some good rapport with your audience. Warm them up. And in between clicking the next slide, say something humorous or inject some other type of presentation.

One secret I can share with you about making impactful presentations is to get out of the box. Don’t be scared to try something new. You can sing, dance, do a monologue, recite a poem, or do a stand-up comedy. Remember, the stage is yours at that particular moment. Seize the opportunity.