01 Sep 2020
6:05 pm-6:35 pm
Virtual Platform

Be Thumb-Stopping!

Be Thumb-Stopping!

The long and short of video storytelling

Who ‘COVID-panicked’ and tried to wedge a long presentation into a short virtual slot? Bet you and the client weren’t high-five-ing! YouTube or TED, the speaker’s move to the small screen is a move to snack-able content. We’re in a time when video gets eyeballs, attention is short, boring is unforgivable and stories are more powerful than ever. Short form video storytelling will be a new skill and those that can do it will be in demand. The good news for speakers: it’s a skill and skills can be learned.

In this session Julian Mather will show us:

  • You can’t win the new game playing by the old rules. Learn which video strategies are getting traction right now
  • A small shift in perspective lets you see things in a new light. Reassess your stories. You may be sitting on video story gold
  • Steer clear of the same old story. Learn exciting new ways to tell a story without saying a word

Julian Mather, Speaker, Trainer, Author, Adventurer, and Videographer

Julian Mather has seen the world through many lenses. Through a telescopic sight as an army sniper. Through the TV lens as a globe-trotting videographer for ABCTV, National Geographic and BBC. Through smoke and mirrors as a professional magician. He’s travelled far, but his longest journeys have been from behind the camera to in front of it. From stutterer to professional speaker.

From polite dip nibbler to insatiable hummus addict. As a ‘reformed’ world-class videographer – whose only camera now is a smartphone – he enthusiastically helps you master the missing business skill of video, by showing you how to make powerful business videos with your smartphone. Julian’s simple message: you win more business with a smartphone and a smile in the 2020’s.