Video Production Business Manifesto With Ryan Spanger (Part 2) EP#048

podcast scale Nov 13, 2019

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In last week’s episode we had Ryan Spanger the owner and founder of Dream Engine with us. Ryan is not only a member of our Video Business Accelerator group.

Ryan actually wrote a manifesto which highlights all the lessons he has learned in 20 years in the industry.

This manifesto serves as his reminder to always stay on track; especially after all of the highs and lows he has experienced in running his business. 

Today, we will be picking up where we left off, and I know most of you are just as excited as I am so let’s not keep you waiting. Enjoy the show.

 

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • Second Part of Ryan Spanger’s Manifesto: All About the Clients

# 10: Give the clients what they want.

  • What do your clients...
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Video Production Business Manifesto With Ryan Spanger (Part 1) EP#047

podcast scale Nov 06, 2019

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After being in the video business industry for so long, it only takes a little loss of focus to lose track. But what does it take to make you stay in the game? How do you remind yourself that you have goals to achieve and dreams to chase?

Today, I’ll be speaking with one of my clients, Ryan Spanger, owner of Dream Engine. Ryan has been in the video production industry for 20 years, and his experience is immense. He will be sharing with us what he did to remind himself that he needs to stay on track, and how he keeps tabs on his thoughts, dreams, and goals.

If you’re going through a certain time in your business where everything just seems so dull, tune in and learn a lot of strategies for re-igniting your passion and focus.

 

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17 Lessons from The Accelerator Mastermind with Charley Valher EP#046

podcast scale Oct 30, 2019

 

4 times per year I get into a room with my accelerator clients and we spend 2 days masterminding.  You might be wondering what that is.

Today’s episode will be all about debriefing the recent mastermind event we did in Melbourne.

Since a lot of people are asking us what goes on at these events, we thought it would be cool to share with your what actually happens.

So if you haven’t had the chance to attend one but are curious then today is your lucky day as Charley and I will help you understand how you can take these lessons and apply them to your own business.

“The destination is not the goal. We’re setting an intention to head in a direction.” – Den Lennie

 

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • Den’s biggest takeaway from the event
  • Charley’s observation of people’s transitions throughout the event
  • The challenges one faces in a period of transformation from freelancer to business owner
  • What makes the...
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Being Too Creative Could Scare Clients Off with Simeon Quarrie (Part 2) EP#045

podcast scale Oct 23, 2019

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In part one of our back-to-back episodes with Simeon Quarrie, he shared some insights about the efficiency brought about by starting work at 2am every day. We talked about his work ethic and his ability to scale up and down depending on the projects at hand. Simeon and I also discussed how he makes sure that he is always one step ahead in the video business industry.

Today, as we continue our discussion, Simeon will share with us how, oftentimes, being too creative can scare a client. Based on Simeon’s previous experiences, he will tell us how important it is to get the right balance between creativity and meeting the demands of clients.

 

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • Marketing Processes and Strategies: Getting more clients in the...
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Why I Start Work at 2AM Every Day with Simeon Quarrie (Part 1) EP#044

podcast scale Oct 16, 2019

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For filmmakers, it’s really essential to always be on top of your game. Staying focused is one of the key factors in making sure you are ahead in the industry. And this might sound a bit odd for you but our guest today has been practicing this habit of waking up at 2am every day. And it certainly helped a lot in terms of focus.

So, today’s episode will be really interesting as I speak with Simeon Quarrie, owner and CEO of VIVIDA. He will be giving us insights on how he adapted to this lifestyle and what it has done for his business. We will be discussing how he transitioned from weddings to corporate work and now VR.

 

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • Benefits of getting up and starting work early
  • How Simeon manages his health and...
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Den Unleashed Part 2: It’s Not Your Fault, Nobody Taught You How to Run a Business with Den LennieEP#043

podcast scale Oct 09, 2019

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Last week, we talked about the reason why so many businesses stagnate and fail. We discussed the most common mistake that video businesses make. They fail to invest in themselves and for that reason, they’re setting up their businesses for failure.

In today’s episode, we’ll be picking up where we left off. I’ll help you understand that it’s not your fault. No one’s actually told you how to run a business before. In my case, experience has been the best teacher over the past eleven years of running my own business.

It’s a privilege for me to be able to share with you everything I know. And hopefully, you can get nifty lessons that will help you ACCELERATE your business.

 

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

  • ...
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Den Unleashed Part 1: Why So Many Businesses Stagnate or Fail with Charley Valher EP#042

podcast scale Oct 02, 2019

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I’ve talked to a lot of filmmakers all over the world at all stages of their businesses. The ones who are the most consistently successful think differently.   95% of video companies I meet all seem to be making the same mistake. The major mistake they commit is failing to invest in what truly matters, themselves. They focus too much on the gear and evangelizing about how powerful video is.  Many are missing the chance to build a sustainable and solid business because they are focusing on the wrong things.

The good news is: it’s not too late to fix.

Today we’re testing something new. Instead of me asking the questions, we’ll turn the tables around. Charley Valher, who was our very first guest on this podcast, interviews me about my...

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Critical Importance of Investing in Yourself with Chris Schwager EP#041

podcast scale Sep 24, 2019

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Everyone in the video industry wants to improve, but less are committed to doing so because it takes investment . Many prefer to spend money on gear instead of self-improvement. In this episode, we’ll look into why investing in yourself should be a top priority for anyone serious about improving their business and life.

Joining us in this episode is Chris Schwager from Ridge Films.

Chris Schwager continues from where we left off in the previous podcast by discussing his insights creating his business and the ups and downs he’s faced over the years and more importantly how he has come out the other side.

Through his experiences with Ridge Films, we discuss mindsets that can help anyone improve their performance.

We also highlight the role of communities...

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Video Marketing and How to Measure ROI with Chris Schwager EP#040

podcast scale Sep 12, 2019

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There are no shortage of video production companies chasing clients. So how do you stand out and offer the market what they need? There is a growing trend of ‘Video Marketing’ where you not only shoot and produce the work but advise on campaign strategy and in some cases help with implementation.

Today, we are sitting down with Chris Schwager from Ridge Films in Sydney. Chris is a prolific figure in the field of video marketing & production. He is a highly regarded video marketing advisor for small businesses and medium sized companies. He walks us through important points as to how video fits in to the  marketing and sales activity, return on investment, and building strong relationships with your clients.

 

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Why I’ve spent over $150k on business education with Charley Valher EP#039

podcast scale Sep 11, 2019

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Most video production companies do not invest in business and marketing education. They drop money on gear in a heartbeat. There’s never any hesitation to justify the ‘business need’ to have the latest gear.

If you invest in yourself to get better at sales, marketing and business, you win.

Yet, in most cases, it the leap of faith can have a huge ROI for you and your business.

In this episode, we’ll be looking into the power of investing in business education. Our guest is serial entrepreneur Charley Valher from Valher Media.

Charley was the very first guest on this show, and it’s great to have him back. He is a firm believer in the value and ROI of attending business events. He has invested over $150k in business education so puts his...

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