Last week, UKFast hosted a round table titled Video Nations. As part of this, we asked each member of the round table to write a guest blog for us – the first one published yesterday by Brian Barnes of Activideo.
Hosting the round tables and hearing the experts express their opinions always gets us looking at what we are providing more closely. In this case, it means looking at our video department.
Our video department has been running for four years. It might not seem that long ago, but at that time very few businesses were getting involved in video.
We have always made sure we produce a wide array of videos – from running up Snowdon, to school of hosting, to case studies. On top of this, all our round tables get filmed and a number of short videos produced to allow everyone to see the key discussion points.
We employ several avenues for getting our videos into the public consciousness. YouTube unsurprisingly is the main one. All public videos go onto our YouTube channel and it is amazing to see how many times some of them get watched. We also have a dedicated website for all of these videos – ukfast.tv. On top of this, relevant videos get placed on our main site to help boost that content.
On top of our public facing videos we also produce internal ones for training and this has become an invaluable tool. While we have found that actually attending a training session is the best way to soak in information, being able to view it on video rather than simply looking at the slides is a fantastic alternative.
We are really proud of our videos, and know from feedback we receive that people outside of UKFast love them as well. However, as with all things we do, we want to continue improving and for that we need your help. So, it would be great if you could answer these three quick questions and let us know any other thoughts: