The Advantages of the Business Video Production Over the Live Presentation

The IPO presentation is a fact of life. Companies need it to raise capital when private placement capital may not be enough. It can be either live, in person or live, over the Internet. While there are many advantages to doing a live demo, there are also many disadvantages. These disadvantages can be eliminated through the business video production.

Let’s talk about the types of presentations given today, starting with the live demo. Its obvious advantage is personal interaction and goodwill. This is a strong advantage, but the drawbacks are just as strong. The most obvious is the cost and hassle of travel. And the cost of airline tickets, hotels, and rental cars is only increasing. In addition, the modern father or mother is less willing to be away from the family for extended periods. For these reasons, not traveling is growing in popularity.

Which leads us to the webinar. A webinar is a meeting over the Internet. In a webinar, the viewer can see the computer of the presenter, and they can carry on a discussion over the phone or VOIP (voice over Internet protocol). A web cam improves the process by making the presenter visible to the viewer and, with a second camera, can even make the viewer visible to the presenter. With this optimal setup, the presenter has all of the advantages of the personal visit (the interpersonal interaction) without the disadvantages (cost and time away from home).

But both of these types of presentations have disadvantages that might not quickly come to mind. The first of these disadvantages is that, in both the personal visit and the webinar, the presenter’s presence is required. And it is required for each and every presentation. The same is true of the viewer. Obviously, the viewer must be present. The presence of two parties implies a time schedule. The two parties must come to an agreement on a time to meet. With today’s hectic schedules, finding this time can be difficult and can involve some phone tag to resolve.

The second disadvantage of the live presentation is the foibles and imperfections of all humans that come out as stumbles and fumbles. No matter how much we practice, we are doomed to imperfection, and the level of our professional mien is determined by the number of our “ers” and “ums” and slips of the tongue.

Once again, it’s developing technology to the rescue in the form of the high-definition video presentation. While this type of presentation has the disadvantage of the absence of direct human interaction, it overcomes the disadvantages of the live presentation and the webinar. Most obviously, it eliminates the need for the presenter to travel to the viewer’s site. Second, it saves the precious time of the presenter. Once the video presentation is perfected, it can be viewed an uncountable number of times by an uncountable number of people. Third, the problem of coordinating two or more schedules is eliminated. The video presentation can be viewed by each individual at whatever time is convenient, and the viewing can even be split into shorter segments that fit into the busy schedule. Finally, the perfected video has none of the slips of the tongue seen in any live presentation.

While there are many good reasons to give live presentations or presentations via webinar, the advantages of the business video production or IPO presentation outweigh the disadvantages of the live presentation. These disadvantages are the cost in time and dollars, the need to coordinate busy schedules, and the stumbles and fumbles that inevitably occur during a presentation.

Presenting This Christmas’ Hottest Toys

Ladies and gentlemen, please take your places as the show is about to begin. This Christmas’ hottest toys will be walking the ramp in a few seconds and it is for you to judge if they as hot as you would expect them to be. Please make way for…

Melissa & Doug Wooden Sandwich-Making Set

This unassuming cute beauty will have kids drooling over hearing the realistic “crunch” as they slice their way through the brightly-colored, solid-wood food sets. Smooth-sanded pieces and great craftsmanship make these sets the stuff kids will enjoy again and again!

With a colorful likenesses of meaty cold cuts, garden vegetables and fresh bread, the pieces thoughtfully come with Velcro inserts, so keeping the sandwiches together is no problem. Thank goodness!

Vtech Kidizoom Digital Camera

From the kitchen to the gizmo contestant. Presenting the 0.3 mega pixel camera in sparkling pink! It comes with a built-in photo editor and 2 games with 64MB of built-in memory to store 400+ photos! Its built-in photo editor can add 12 silly frames and stamps and a couple of kaleidoscope effects. With photos and photo editing all in one, your kids can have twice the fun. Additionally you can link up to the TV or computer to view and edit photos or watch videos. In-built games can be played on-the-move or via a TV. Adored by 3 year olds and above.

Nerf N-Strike Maverick

And finally the challenger comes from the incredibly cool Maverick blaster… a six-dart barrel and flip-open rapid launching N-Strike! Like the gun toted by the cowboy hero with whom it shares its name, the Maverick is a six-shooter with a rotating barrel, a pullback mechanism and an auto-advancing barrel.

Visually the Maverick could fool you. It’s intimidatingly large and gives the impression that a child would have difficulty lifting it, but the plastic is lightweight, and can be handled by boys of all ages. The Maverick is actually among the smaller Nerf dart guns currently in production and despite the apparent complexity of its design, operation is limited to a quick and simple load, cock, and fire.

The sound of fire is like a muted air-gun (even though it doesn’t have a spring mechanism) and the dart shoots out remarkably fast for a dart gun. While it is powerful enough for big-yard outdoor play, the darts themselves are of a harmless suction-cup-on-foam design. And while that is good, what’s better is their vibrant day-glo orange color which makes them easy to pick out from grass or behind furniture.

40th Birthday Presents

Working for the past 20 years in a personalised gift shop has given me literally 1000′s of ideas for a 40th birthday presents. The first thing that I tell any customer looking for a 40th birthday gift is to choose something that you think the person will still treasure in years to come.

I will often tell husbands buying for wives to choose jewellery as it will last for many years and can also be inscribed which makes it that more special. Personalisation of gifts is something that I have become an expert in, and I can say hand on heart that it can turn a normal present into something amazing.

An example could be the average gift of a bottle of wine. On its own its not particularly interesting or even that attractive. However if we added a personalised label to the bottle and was even able to obtain a bottle from a year that was very special to the recipient then this is now a present to be proud of.

Gifts for women can be as simple as their favourite chocolate or as magnificent as a 4 day pass to their favourite 5 star hotel. With any type of gift, if you can add a touch of yourself to it then it becomes a lot more personal. If you booked a holiday for your 40 year old wife, then try and fill the room with her favourite flowers and get scented candles for the bathroom. Make sure her favourite magazine/book is available. Try and add those extra special touches that will make the present magical and remembered in many years to come.

Finding a 40th Birthday present can be difficult but remember that time taken to find the perfect gift is all part of the experience. Try to enjoy thinking about what your loved one will enjoy. Once you have the perfect gift then the smile on their face will make it all worth it.