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Amy Schmittauer is a video authority coach, public speaker and host of Savvy Sexy Social, a video series for people who want to create an amazing brand platform through video and social media. Amy writes, hosts and produces the show which has an archive of more than 600 episodes. Impacting businesses in almost every country in the World, these advocates have helped the YouTube channel amass nearly 3 million views, contributing to Amy’s portfolio of work on the platform totaling over 10 million views. She is an internationally-acclaimed public speaker and edutainer, voted #1 Best Speaker at Social Media Day San Diego in 2015 and with high marks at events such as Tropical Think Tank, Hubspot’s Inbound and Social Media Marketing World.
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Welcome to edition #001 of The List: things that inspired or excited me this week.

New photo design app for iOS ::
Canva, my favorite photo design web client (which I use for ALL my YouTube custom thumbnails) has finally come out with their iOS app. Check out my video update.

Tony Robbins is not your guru ::
His new Netflix documentary is an emotional and inspirational rollercoaster. It is a MUST-watch. I’ve already seen it 3 times since it came out on Friday. (Oh, and I was featured on his first Facebook Live stream. wut?!?!?!)

A great lady to follow ::
I’ve been enjoying the positivity and motivation that Alli Worthington shares on her Twitter feed. She is the Exective Director of Propel Women and the author of Breaking Busy. Also, it’s pretty cool that her handle is @Alli. (Send her a tweet that I sent you!)

Podcasts are interesting again ::
This week I’m so grateful to my business partner Vincenzo Landino for letting me in on a great app called Otto Radio. This incredibly smart and intuitive listening experience helps me find new and interesting things to listen to. I can stay in-the-know about things I care about without having to search endlessly for the right podcasts. It does all the work.

Speaking of Vincenzo ::
We are working together to help marketing agencies and departments get video right for their clients. If that sounds like you and what you need, you want to make sure you’re signed up for Benchmarq.

Summer inspiring work/life balance? ::
“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.” — Heather Schuck, The Working Mom Manifesto (tweet this)

Be their favorite. Make videos. ::
Join hundreds of new and up-and-coming video creators who will be vlogging every day in August.


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Video Marketing

Canva Comes to iOS

My go-to video custom thumbnail design tool Canva has finally released their iOS app. They gave me the exclusive for this video to test out and tell you the good word about what they’re doing for on-the-go design.

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Video Marketing

Top 3 Smartphone Video Accessories on Amazon

In the spirit of shopping, today I’m sharing the 3 smartphone accessories that will help you step up your on-the-go video creation. Because when you only have to pack the phone and a few other things, why bother with the big rig? Snag these tools on Amazon (affiliate links below) and impress the audience with your iPhone video quality.

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Video Marketing

ALLie 360 Home Livestream Camera: Unboxing and Setup

Cameras can do it all it seems these days, and this one is no exception. Take a look with me at the live streaming 360 degree camera that helps you capture it “all”.

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Video Marketing


As someone who started creating video content on YouTube before she realized she wanted to change her entire life to start a business in social media content marketing, I’ve learned that the Internet is an interesting place.

Much of this discovery has come from the YouTube comments (mostly because I don’t really hang out on Reddit) as the participants there are, shall we

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Personal Branding

My Bonus Skill from Creating Video

After nearly 10 years of creating video, it’s already crazy to me that I somehow became a video content marketing expert along the way. The journey has been pretty cool. It feels so fitting because I’ve literally found a way to use video the tell a story and that’s the best advice a business could ever receive. Making a career out of that is a dream.

Although that trajectory of my life was hard to anticipate simply starting by loving video, that’s not even the kicker. Practicing video and creating new projects for many companies who have reached out for my help did something for me that I never thought I could be able to do.

Have the ability to speak in front

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Content Marketing, Video Marketing

A Trick to Video Creation While Traveling

When you need video ideas and are preparing to travel, it’s fairly easy to just plan on making a video as you’re checking out a new place or experiencing new things. But just leaving your plan at that is a great way to have zero vision for your content and therefore a subpar result in the end.

I gave a client some advice recently on this subject about how you can best take advantage of your upcoming travels when it comes to content creation. Because winging it is not the answer.

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Video Marketing

How to Make an Instant Personal Connection in Videos

Video is a powerful tool for making a personal connection but you can quickly get in your own way of making that possible if you add too many bells and whistles to the contrary. Today I’m going to share what video mistake you could be making and how to fix it so you can make that personal connection instantly.

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Copy of SMCLT engagement video
Social Networking, Video Marketing

SMCLT: Engagement? How do you teach it?

I recently visited Charlotte with my business partner Vincenzo Landino to speak to the social media professionals of Social Media Club Charlotte about

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Video Marketing

Will They Subscribe: How Your YouTube Channel Trailer Can Change Everything

Every YouTube video you create is an opportunity. An opportunity to bring someone into your online space and make them feel welcome. The ultimate goal is to have them come up with the brilliant idea that they should indeed come back many more times in the future.

The ideal situation is someone finds a YouTube video in a social feed or search results, and then they watch.

They enjoy the video.

They want

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