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Old 09-08-2019, 2:13pm   #1
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Default My LinkedIn Video - feedback?

On LinkedIn there is a perfect spot for a video - under your description (which everyone reads) there is a place for two pieces of media. The first one should be a video that tells people what problems you solve and for whom you solve them.

Because of it's placement, people will watch it. Most of them are the usual "I'm Joe Blowhard and I blah, blah, blah, synergy, blah, solutions, blah.."

OOOOHHHHH NOOOOOOO! Not me. I can't do it. Here's what I made instead.

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Beginning was OK, but the last 14 minutes were amazing!
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Beginning was OK, but the last 14 minutes were amazing!
That was the hardest part to write. Plus the lighting needed to be perfect.

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I want to hear people's first gut reactions when they see it.

Imagine yourself frustrated with sales and marketing. You are spending money and getting nothing or not enough. You are looking at different possible partners. Everybody has a talking head video.

BTW - this goes with my profile https://linkedin.com/in/petemonfre (it doesn't stand alone) - so they have plenty of context.
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Speaking as someone old enough to have watched those films in grade school, I liked it. I can appreciate the work involved in matching the words to the lips moving in the film clips. Looks like you had to alter the speeds on some of them, too. Impressive.

Most important thing is if I was in the market for your services, I would have to meet the guy who made this.
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Speaking as someone old enough to have watched those films in grade school, I liked it. I can appreciate the work involved in matching the words to the lips moving in the film clips. Looks like you had to alter the speeds on some of them, too. Impressive.

Most important thing is if I was in the market for your services, I would have to meet the guy who made this.
Great feedback thanks. It was a bit of work. The part where the news guys pauses because the clip right before has leering teens was created by editing. He never pauses like that in the footage. I created a pause by taking a tiny slice where he is stone faced and duplicating it over and over again.

I think thatís a funny part. Also the dumb kid. And WTF with the guy with the towel? When I found that clip, I had to use it!

MOAR please
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I like it, shows creativity plus humor with the eating crayons reference.
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I laughed, I cried.....I learned how to avoid VD. All around great video.

10/10 Would watch again.
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Younger Boomers won't understand the references. No Millenials will twig to the humor.
Many of those without Military service will not understand where you are coming from. I get it... but I am too old to be your target audience.
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Younger Boomers won't understand the references. No Millenials will twig to the humor.
Many of those without Military service will not understand where you are coming from. I get it... but I am too old to be your target audience.
Itís interesting. In CFOT, they hate it. But I didnít give them a link to the profile or any context.

Iím pushing boundaries intentionally. Iím building some fun into my brand to offset people thinking Iím too wonky or heavy.

We shall see. Thank for brutal truth. Iím listening.

Iíll have an updated version tomorrow.
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Creative but potentially polarizing. I was a recruiter/Interviewer-Assessor at Ford for the past 20 years yrs. (Marketing, Sales & Service) until my recent retirement. Perhaps a few tweaks, ďeating crayonsĒ notwithstanding. It may not be taken seriously unless you are applying for a creative marketing media or training media position by an HR person who thinks she can sell the 30-40 something hiring manager on giving you an interview who may not (or, may) relate with olden-dayze.
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I like it, shows creativity plus humor with the eating crayons reference.
Agreed, humor is a tough thing though as you never know how others will take it
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Creative but potentially polarizing. I was a recruiter/Interviewer-Assessor at Ford for the past 20 years yrs. (Marketing, Sales & Service) until my recent retirement. Perhaps a few tweaks, ďeating crayonsĒ notwithstanding. It may not be taken seriously unless you are applying for a creative marketing media or training media position by an HR person who thinks she can sell the 30-40 something hiring manager on giving you an interview who may not (or, may) relate with olden-dayze.
I donít deal with HR people. Iím self employed and work with CEOs, owners, presidents. Leadership of companies.

But thanks for the input!
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Not my cup of tea, but Iím not going to be an asshole about it like that grizzledvette prick at the other place. That guy came out of the closet as a magnum douche. Surprised me a little.
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Not my cup of tea, but Iím not going to be an asshole about it like that grizzledvette prick at the other place. That guy came out of the closet as a magnum douche. Surprised me a little.
Surprised me, too. I've met him before, at a car show about ten years ago. Seemed like a nice guy, apparently a very successful businessman. (high-end car detailing) Sold his business, now retired.

Being successful at car detailing doesn't mean your shit doesn't stink.
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Surprised me, too. I've met him before, at a car show about ten years ago. Seemed like a nice guy, apparently a very successful businessman. (high-end car detailing) Sold his business, now retired.

Being successful at car detailing doesn't mean your shit doesn't stink.
Meat head business. I get paid for thinking. I donít clean ****ing ash trays.

People donít know what they donít know. Most people so far dig it and get the joke. Anytime you do something different people resist. Itís just not what they are used to seeing - and thatís the power of being different.

That video will get shared. Me talking wonít. Honestly if someone is so turned off by the video to overlook my reputation and experience, I donít want to work them anyway.

Iím dedicated to working with people who push limits. Who have a sense of humor and donít take themselves too seriously. Who are brave enough to take strategic risks.

Iím going to post it in a large private group of marketers. Letís see what they say.
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Meat head business. I get paid for thinking. I donít clean ****ing ash trays.

People donít know what they donít know. Most people so far dig it and get the joke. Anytime you do something different people resist. Itís just not what they are used to seeing - and thatís the power of being different.

That video will get shared. Me talking wonít. Honestly if someone is so turned off by the video to overlook my reputation and experience, I donít want to work them anyway.

Iím dedicated to working with people who push limits. Who have a sense of humor and donít take themselves too seriously. Who are brave enough to take strategic risks.

Iím going to post it in a large private group of marketers. Letís see what they say.
His business was located in Los Altos in Silicon Valley. He worked on a lot of high end cars, and I'm sure had a clientele that included lots of very successful people. I rubbed elbows with those people also when I was working in the printing business there and also in some community service organizations. I knew a few billionaires in the 80s. But I didn't lose sight of the fact that I was not one of them. I was the guy printing their letterhead and business cards or working with them organizing a 10K run to raise money for a children's hospital. I shared a few intersections with them, but wasn't travelling in the same lane.

Keep working outside the box. I think you are appealing to a clientele that wants to do just that. The rest of the pack is not where it's at. Never has been.
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