As we’re cruising through 2024, it’s the perfect time to take a step back and reflect on our video marketing strategies. For solopreneurs and service providers like coaches, speakers, and strategists who are either new to using video or haven’t yet seen the results they desire, a mid-year review is crucial. Today, I’m sharing insights from my recent live streams to help you reboot your content strategy, leverage the latest tech tools, and make the most of video platforms to engage your audience and grow your brand organically. Let’s dive in!



Reassessing Your Content Strategy

animated woman representing deadlinesThe halfway point in the year is an excellent time to reassess your content strategy. On my June 19th live stream, I emphasized the importance of reconnecting with your audience, boosting engagement, and staying relevant. Here’s a step-by-step guide based on that discussion:

  1. Reevaluate Goals: Start by asking yourself if the goals you set at the beginning of the year still align with your current vision and market trends. Adjust them if necessary.
  2. Understand Your Audience: Deep dive into your audience’s preferences. Use analytics and feedback to understand what type of content resonates with them most.
  3. Audit Existing Content: Review your existing content to see what’s working and what isn’t. Identify gaps and opportunities for improvement.
  4. Experiment with Different Formats: Don’t be afraid to try new content formats. Whether it’s short-form videos, live streams, or interactive clips, variety can keep your audience engaged.
  5. Track and Analyze Results: Continually monitor the performance of your content and make data-driven decisions to optimize future videos.



Leveraging Emerging Trends and Platforms

animated woman in front of portfolioIn the June 5th live stream, I discussed the booming trends in video marketing for 2024. Here are some key takeaways and how you can apply them:

  • Short-Form Videos: Platforms like TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts are dominating user engagement. As a solopreneur, creating bite-sized, impactful content can capture attention quickly and drive traffic to your longer content.
  • Live Videos: Real-time interaction on platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn can foster a deeper connection with your audience. Use live videos for Q&A sessions, tutorials, or behind-the-scenes glimpses.
  • Gifs and Memes: These are excellent tools for connecting with your audience on a personal level. They can spark conversations and humanize your brand.
  • YouTube’s Algorithm: The updated algorithm is prioritizing new and smaller channels, making it a golden opportunity to get your content noticed. Optimize your titles and descriptions to enhance visibility.
  • Emerging Platforms: Explore new platforms like Instagram’s Threads and Blue Sky for unique opportunities to engage with your audience. Prioritize user privacy and interactivity to build trust.



Utilizing Advanced Tech Tools

animated man and woman at computer designingFor those of you involved in video creation and editing, the right tools can make a significant difference. In my June 12th live stream, I highlighted some updates on essential tech tools:


  • Subscription Model: Camtasia is transitioning to a subscription model after October 1, 2024. Upgrading before this date includes a year of active maintenance and access to new features.
  • New Features: The 2024 edition includes dynamic captions, closed captions, Rev integration, an enhanced asset library, and a new recording engine. These features can streamline your video creation process and enhance the quality of your content.
  • Workshop: Don’t miss the live workshop webinar on July 18 to learn more about these features directly from industry experts.


  • Innovative Features: Kapwing now offers multi-language dubbing, automatic text translation, video stabilization, selective speaker’s focus, direct sharing to social platforms, AI-powered lip sync, growth scores, and AI voiceover intros.
  • Free Webinar: Join the free workshop on June 24 to get hands-on experience with these new features.



Practical Tips for Shooting and Streaming

cartoon male videographerDuring the June 26th Q&A session, I received several questions about practical aspects of video creation. Here are some actionable tips:

Shooting Videos

  • iPhone Capabilities: Utilize your iPhone’s camera options and cinematic features for professional-quality cooking videos. Apps like Bigview can serve as a video teleprompter, allowing you to record seamlessly.
  • Settings: Adjust your camera quality and enable cinematic mode through Bigview to enhance your video’s visual appeal.

Streaming Platforms

  • Comparing Platforms: I compared streaming platforms like Restream, Riverside, and Streamyard. Each has its pricing and capabilities, so choose one that fits your needs and budget.
  • Interview Setup: For a successful live interview process, follow these steps:
    • Choose a reliable platform.
    • Manage multiple camera angles for a dynamic presentation.
    • Test for tech issues beforehand.
    • Start on time, be mindful of your surroundings, and wrap up with a call to action.

Educational Content

For those creating educational videos, I recommend focusing on three categories:

  1. Tutorial/How-To Videos:
    Use tools like Camtasia and Loom for screen highlights.
  2. Slide Presentations: and PowerPoint are excellent for creating visually appealing slides.
  3. Talking-Head Videos:
    BigVu can help you stay on track with a script or bullet points. Streamyard and Restream are great for live streaming.



AI Tools for Enhanced Productivity

animated female in front of laptop and todo listAI tools can significantly boost your productivity and efficiency. On June 19th, I discussed the Fathom video AI note-taker, a tool that has become incredibly popular. Here’s how you can use it:

  • Call Summaries: Fathom provides different types of summaries for various calls, making it easier to understand prospects, evaluate interviewees, and plan next steps.
  • Organizational Features: With the team version, you can organize calls into folders and have a dashboard arranged by week or month.
  • AI-Powered Notes: Stay present in conversations while Fathom takes notes and even sends recordings to clients if needed. This feature is invaluable for coaches and consultants managing multiple client calls.



Engaging with Your Audience

drawing of 2 females and one male representing an audienceEngagement is key to growing your brand. During the live streams, I shared several strategies to keep your audience involved:

  • Q&A Sessions: Regularly host Q&A sessions to address your audience’s questions and concerns. This not only provides value but also fosters a sense of community.
  • Themed Live Streams: Plan themed live streams based on frequently asked questions or relevant topics in your industry. This targeted approach can attract more viewers.
  • Call to Action: Always include a call to action at the end of your videos. Whether it’s subscribing to your channel, signing up for a webinar, or trying out a featured tool, guide your audience on the next steps.



Upcoming Events and Workshops

animated woman in front of wall calendarDon’t forget to mark your calendars for upcoming events that can further enhance your video marketing skills:

  • Camtasia Webinar: Join me and Matt Pierce on July 18 at 02:00 p.m. Eastern Time for a deep dive into Camtasia 2024’s new features. Register today!

Remember, those on my email list will receive notifications about these events. You can also follow me on LinkedIn and YouTube for updates.

By reassessing your content strategy, staying on top of emerging trends, leveraging advanced tech tools, and actively engaging with your audience, you can make significant strides in your video marketing efforts. Solopreneurs and service providers like coaches, speakers, and strategists have a unique opportunity to connect with their audience on a deeper level through video content.

Keep experimenting, stay adaptable, and most importantly, enjoy the process of creating and sharing your expertise with the world. Here’s to a successful second half of 2024 filled with impactful videos that truly resonate with your audience.

Until next time, happy filming!