Why You Need An Animation Video. There’s Nothing Like It.

Why You Need An Animation Video. There’s Nothing Like It.

Let’s make this quick. I want to show you the power behind animation videos. Especially when you use them to tell stories or teach lessons.

Here is an example of one with Jerry Seinfeld and Louis CK.

People love these styles and I just found a new one today by Gary Vaynerchuk. You can go check it out on YouTube, but be careful because Gary likes to drop the F bomb.

Here are some of the comments.

I hope the wheels are spinning on the different ways you can use animation. If you need an Animation video or would like one, get in contact with us.

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Brother of the Cloth – Here Is A Funny Video About Simplicity

Brother of the Cloth – Here Is A Funny Video About Simplicity

Don’t say too many words.

Get a ydraw video.

“There are times when referrals don’t come easy to me…but in this case, Ydraw proved to be an excellent partner in the development of Parentlink’s video. They were responsive and flexible, they came in on budget and on time, and were very professional throughout the entire process. I did speak to three other firms before landing on Ydraw and none were as agile and customer-focused. Many had drawn out timelines that could not be adjusted to fit our schedule. Others were just way to expensive. Curtis and his team wrote the script with very little input from us and we were pleasantly surprised at how spot they were and willing to adjust as we worked our way through message development. We absolutely loved their work! I highly recommend them.”

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7 Video Stories Every Business Should Be Telling Their Customers

7 Video Stories Every Business Should Be Telling Their Customers

Pubcon: A Forbes list must attend conference. Thousands of professionals. Las Vegas, NV. The perfect setup for one of the best online marketing conferences I look forward to attending every year.

But, this year was a little different.

I was invited to speak on Video Marketing, which all of you know is my favorite topic.

Since I am not famous, I have to rely on a simple story formula to establish my persona. Without the formula I wouldn’t get the attention my message deserves.

Here it is:

My Story

My Struggle

My Triumph

Why it matters.

I open with this formula whenever I speak in front of audience, because it works. I get to introduce myself to the audience by sharing what makes me real.

People listen to and do business with those they trust. The quickest way to build that trust is by telling a story that they can relate to.

Do you want to know who else does this?

Jimmy Fallon, Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, and all other speakers. Check out this 6-minute video when Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show.

It’s a great example. He simply walked out and told his story.

I must confess.

This conference, I did something a little bit different. Instead of telling my story, I started off by telling the story of a client. I used the same formula, but instead of showing my struggle I showed his.

Which leads me to the reason for writing this blog.

All businesses need to be telling more stories. So I have created a simple checklist that we all can use.

These are 7 Stories you should be telling your prospects and customers.

  • How was your business started? (The founder’s story)
  • How was your product or service discovered? (The discovery story)
  • The problem you solve and how you solve it.
  • Who have you helped and how have you helped them? (Case study)
  • A Testimonial Video that shows proof.
  • How are you different from your competitors?
  • How can customers get the most out of your product or service? (Tutorials)

Click below to download a simple story telling checklist.

Checklist: 7 Business stories you should be telling your customers.

Let us know if you like these articles. We want to make sure we are giving you important content that you can use right away. If you need a video, reach out to us. We can help!

Have a great day

How To Convince and Educate With An Explainer Video

How To Convince and Educate With An Explainer Video

Things are changing in the video industry and Ydraw is changing with it. We have a couple of new styles of explainer videos that are going to blow your mind. lol

Curtis and I (Jace) spend a lot of time thinking about and discussing new ways to tell our customer’s stories. All we care about are your results. We want your videos to be successful. Just the other day, we were sitting in Chipotle going over the traditional story telling script style. Is it still effective?

For those who don’t know, a traditional style script starts off with a powerful headline, identifies the problem, gives the solution, and ends with a strong call to action. This has been used for years and it does work, but we think there needs to be more.

Explainer Videos and Stories.

Whenever I speak at conferences I like to open up with a story. There is something about a good story that gets my presentation started off on the right foot. We are not using them enough. So let me show you ways you can incorporate a better story into your new explainer video.

Video 1: Upgrade to a Testimonial Video

When a future customer is listening to your message, they want to know what you can do for them. They are hoping that you can solve a problem they’re experiencing in their life. Whether that problem is a simple want or an immediate need.

To often clients go way overboard on the features of their product or service. Features tell, benefits sell. A video that focuses on features does not perform at the top of the funnel. Feature based videos should be used at the bottom when a future customer has already looked into you business.

Make sure you write that down some place. It will change your business…  🙂

We decided to ask the question…If we were going to make a purchase, what kind of video would we want to see?

It would need three things:

1. Prove the product or service can solve my problem
2. Be very convincing (social proof)
3. Have a story behind it

Obviously we have all seen video testimonials before. They work! But a lot of them are lacking creativity and forget to focus on the actual story.

So here is what we came up with.

Have an actual customer tell their story (video testimonial), create graphics and images that show the story, and wrap it all up with emotional music.

Check it out. This is Explainer Video number one.

Video 2: Educate With Power

We all get tired of boring educational videos. Unless they are creative, fun, and engaging.

Effective storytelling can be a great way to education an audience and persuade others to your point of view. A long lecture isn’t too convincing because they feel opinion-based. Which can be polarizing.

But a careful blending of rhetoric and facts woven into the right story can change minds.

We have done a couple of these styles of videos in the past, but we kind of took this educational explainer video to a whole new level.

If you’re in the market for a new explainer video that will persuade your audience the right way, then give us a call.