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Free Webinar Replay – ChatGPT: Learn How the Newest AI Innovation Can Make Your Marketing More Effective

The Future of Marketing is Here.

Are you ready to use the newest AI to take your marketing to the next level?

In this free webinar, I explain and demonstrate how ChatGPT’s output can make your marketing copywriting more effective and efficient. I also share tips for optimizing ChatGPT’s output, ideas for workflows, and other apps that will help you improve the power of your copywriting. The results will be better email open rates and engagement.

This webinar is perfect for all marketers, both pros and do-it-yourselfers, who want to take advantage of the latest innovations in AI-powered marketing technologies that will future-proof your workflows.

Amazing AI Chatbot Kidnaps TikTok As It Takes Over the Written World

It’s like Google and Siri had a baby, and she’s a genius!

Have you heard the massive buzz about this breakthrough AI tool?

I’ve been using the latest new AI tool, ChatGPT, for a few days now and it’s seriously impressive. People are finding it so mind-blowing that it’s taken over my TikTok feed with unsolicited endorsements. The latest rant was from @garyvee.

A key benefit is that ChatGPT’s dialog-based chatbot approach makes it super-easy to use. 

It also doesn’t suck that ChatGPT is free, non-commercial, and no strings attached (at least for now). I highly recommend that you give it a try. Access & more info here: https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt/

Here’s my Top 3 Reasons that I think ChatGBT is a game changer, via TikTok:

@joncombridges

It’s not every day that we get a new tool that we can immediately understand how it make our work more easeful and powerful. That’s why I’m excited about chatgpt, chatgptforcreators. It opens a window on the #future of how we will all someday very soon be using #AI and #AITools to be more Creative. #creativity

♬ Inspirational Background Music ( warm, motivation, determined, cinematic ) – four_track

Pro Tip: The better you get at asking questions, the better the output you’ll get. So take some time to think about what you want to ask and ask it in a clear and concise way.

COMING SOON: THE VIDEO MOJO CREATIVITY SANDBOX

Join Jon on a 3-Week learning adventure to ensure that you don’t die with your Creative Joy still stuck inside. This program is for you if you want to unleash your joyous, creative freedom. You will want to play in this “sandbox” in order to have a breakthrough in your creative self-expression.

Transform your creative life from a “want-to-have” into a valuable, ongoing practice. Register or learn more at: https://www.videocreator.me/

Please connect with Jon and/or subscribe to his free & informative email blasts here: https://play.combridges.com/links

Thanks for reading!


Beyond Humor: This Female Comedian Uses Video Mojo to Inspire the World.

How can funny videos help make a better world?

The latest Video Mojo vodcast interview is with comedian and successful TikTokker, Toni Nagy. Toni is a filmmaker that has written, edited, directed, and acted in over 50 sketch comedy videos that together have upwards of 1.5 million views. She also has hundreds of thousands of followers on TikTok. Toni has her own blog here.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The differences between TikTok, Instagram Reels, YouTube Shorts, and others
  • Why Toni does NOT accept sponsorship offers
  • How Toni discovered her authentic self in exclusive NYC dance clubs
  • The future of humanity
  • George Carlin
  • The need to examine our own “feces”
  • And more…

You can also watch this episode on YouTube or listen here right now, or on SpotifyApple PodcastsInstagram, or wherever you find your podcasts.

ABOUT VIDEO MOJO​

Video Mojo is a playful exploration of the leading edge of video & social media marketing hosted by award-winning video pioneer and marketing sherpa, Jon Leland of http://combridges.com

COMING SOON: THE VIDEO MOJO CREATIVITY SANDBOX

Join Jon on a 3-Week learning adventure to ensure that you don’t die with your Creative Joy still stuck inside. This program is for you if you want to unleash your joyous, creative freedom. You will want to play in this “sandbox” in order to have a breakthrough in your creative self-expression.

Transform your creative life from a “want-to-have” into a valuable, ongoing practice. Register or learn more at: https://www.videocreator.me/

Please connect with Jon and/or subscribe to his free & informative email blasts here: https://play.combridges.com/links

What did you think of this episode? Please comment below and let us know. Thanks!


How Did Courageous, Body Positivity TikTok Song Go Viral & Become a Hit?

Video Mojo doesn’t happen by accident. It combines creative chutzpah, human connection, and perseverance.

That’s what gets me excited about singer-songwriter & TikTok star Jax’s latest breakout hit, “Victoria’s Secret.” The human connection component is magnificently present in the song’s powerful body positivity message, and it has clearly struck a chord with women in particular.

As a response to some real world body shaming, Jax first presented this song to her young friend Chelsea, TikTok-style, in the front seat of her car:

@jaxwritessongs

I wrote a song for The Kid I Babysit. It’s called Victoria’s Secret 🤫 ❤️ 👙 @TheLascherFamily #victoriassecret #fyp #bodypositivity #originalmusic

♬ original sound – Jax

More Like a Movement Than a Song

Beyond its “traditional” success—including the song’s massive view counts measured in the 10’s of millions and the fact that it’s climbing the Billboard charts—what makes “Victoria’s Secret” more like a movement than a song is the 21,000 individual TikTok creators who have produced their own videos with this song as the soundtrack. And, currently, this number is growing rapidly every day.

What Can We Learn From This Success Story?

Beyond celebrating the positive impact of this clever and creative song, I’m writing to emphasize the lesson illustrated by the fact Jax’s video mojo journey took a commitment that she has sustained for years. Like most “overnight” success stories, it took a long time.

The idea that a viral hit happens in a random flash, like winning the lottery, is misleading and bogus. If you’re lucky, viral hits are a fringe benefit of committing to a creative process. As I learned from her February 2021 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jax first tried to get on that show when she was 11 years old! (She’s now 26.)

What Does It Take to Be a Success on TikTok?

There’s one section of that Ellen interview that tells us pretty much everything we need to know about TikTok and social media success. I’ve edited that excerpt for you and embedded it here:

You can watch the entire Ellen interview here. Remember this was a year and a half ago when Jax had her first viral hit on TikTok.

Here’s what I think we all can learn from what Jax told Ellen:
Jax writes every day. That’s major. Jax posts often. Also important. AND, Jax went a full year with very low view counts!

That’s a kind of perseverance that’s rare. I know from personal experience. It can be daunting. But, if you’re having fun, it’s sustainable; and it’s what it takes.

Dare to Suck & Enjoy the Journey

As the Zen saying goes, “The journey is the reward.” It’s crucial to enjoy the process otherwise, seriously, don’t bother.

That’s why I call it “Video Mojo.” It takes a kind of courage. I also call that creative hutzpah (one of my favorite phrases). This also means, as I heard recently from The Brothers Koren, “dare to suck.” And that triggers another commonly heard concept (that’s easier to say than to do), “keep going.”

And There’s More!

From moving, mother-daughter co-productions like this one to Jax’s own flash mob “music video,” and many more, “Victoria’s Secret” shows why I think TikTok is unique and different. Beyond its world-class algorithm, TikTok sparks remarkable creativity AND communities of human beings who actually care about each other. More are being created every day.

Yes, in order to benefit from consuming and/or creating on TikTok, you will need to weed out some superfluous nonsense. To me, the rewards, including hope, inspiration, and new creative connections, are well worth it.


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What You Need to Know About The Power of Programs, Podcasts & WebShows™ with Jay Acunzo

This episode of Video Mojo was something special, especially if you aspire to create original web content or are already in that game.

I don’t want you to miss out on the power of original series, specifically online video and audio programs like WebShows™ and podcasts, because they have a profound impact that surpasses all other forms of content. These new media formats enable a depth of connection that goes beyond even the most dynamic qualities of video and audio alone.

In this episode, of our Video Mojo WebShow™, the true value of this kind of exploration comes to life through my Collaborative Conversation with Jay Acunzo, founder of MarketingShowRunners and author of “Break the Wheel.” Please check it out below.

Among other insights, they discuss:

  • Why Resonance, Not Reach is a more meaningful marketing goal
  • The Value of Being An Explorer, Rather than an Expert, if your intention is to make a difference
  • A Call to Action to pay more attention NOT to Who Arrives, but to Who Stays because those people offer you the greatest and most accessible returns

This week’s Tee It Up talks about the Web’s “good guys” and the Luscious Links offer a valuable app for downloading streaming content including YouTube videos so that you can reuse them in your own video productions.

Video Mojo welcomes your questions and comments in real time during Video Mojo LIVE! which streams every Friday at 10am PT / 1pm ET on our YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/jonleland and via our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/combridges.fb/live​.

Please join us.

ABOUT VIDEO MOJO

ComBridges’ mission is to help you have a more engaging video and social media presence. Our WebShow™, Video Mojo, combines timeless marketing principles with a playful exploration on the “bleeding edge” of digital video & social media. Producer/host, Jon Leland, focuses on the human side of social media and offers decades of video experience as well as his visionary and up-to-the-minute insights as a media wizard and digital marketing strategist who currently leads his own social media marketing agency, ComBridges, https://www.combridges.com.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Tee It Up: The “Good Guys” – 1:51
  • Collaborative Conversation: Jay Acunzo – 3:46
  • Community Campfire: Q&A – 18:37
  • Luscious Links: Utility for downloading videos – 29:34

RESOURCE LINKS:

LUSCIOUS LINKS

Please join us and/or post a review or comment. It REALLY helps Video Mojo to be more visible when you like, review, or comment. All of the links are here:
https://play.combridges.com/links

Thanks!

Video Mojo’s Fresh Take: In Changing Times, Reimagine Your Work. Discover What’s Possible Now.

When the pandemic caused his business to dry up overnight, executive coach and keynote speaker, Shawn Shepheard took a step back and reimagined his business with great success. In this lively Collaborative Conversation with Video Mojo’s Jon Leland, Shawn shares the specific actions that he took and how he used video to make his business more vibrant than ever.

Don’t miss the specific strategies and actionable take-aways, all designed for authentic relationship-building, that are at the heart of this episode. Also, during the Luscious Links segment, Jon shares some impressive new video apps that can help you up-level your social media video presence.

In addition this “Collaborative Conversation,” every Video Mojo episode includes a quick commentary called “Tee It Up” and “Luscious Links” resource recommendations, as shown below.

Video Mojo welcomes your questions and comments in real time during Video Mojo LIVE! which streams every Friday at 10am PT / 1pm ET on our YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/jonleland and via our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/combridges.fb/live​.

Please join us.

ABOUT VIDEO MOJO

ComBridges’ mission is to help you have a more engaging video and social media presence. Our WebShow™, Video Mojo, combines timeless marketing principles with a playful exploration on the “bleeding edge” of digital video & social media. Producer/host, Jon Leland, focuses on the human side of social media and offers decades of video experience as well as his visionary and up-to-the-minute insights as a media wizard and digital marketing strategist who currently leads his own social media marketing agency, ComBridges, https://www.combridges.com.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Tee It Up: Two Firsts! CancerTalks and Contest – 2:13
  • Collaborative Conversation: Shawn Shepheard – 3:58
  • Community Campfire: Q&A – 18:56
  • Luscious Links: Video Apps for Social Media – 29:08

RESOURCE LINKS:

LUSCIOUS LINKS:

3 PILLARS OF A VIBRANT VIDEO PRESENCE 

Please join us and/or post a review or comment. It REALLY helps Video Mojo to be more visible when you like, review, or comment. All of the links are here:
https://play.combridges.com/links

Thanks!

How to Tell Difficult Stories that NEED to Be Told Using Vulnerability, Storytelling, & Engagement

It has been said that “what’s in the way is the way.” For this reason, telling your most difficult and vulnerable stories can have healing and engaging effects beyond anything you might imagine.

In this episode of Video Mojo, I got to interview master coach & author, Andrea J. Lee and we had an intimate conversation about authenticity and vulnerability, including real life examples of what can happen when you tell the stories that NEED to be told. One example of this phenomenon is a 2-minute video that Andrea did for UpWorthy that got over 2 million views… without trying!

If you are interested in going deeper with your storytelling in order to make a more human connection with your audiences, don’t miss this.

In addition this “Collaborative Conversation,” every Video Mojo episode includes a quick commentary called “Tee It Up” and “Luscious Links” resource recommendations, as shown below.

Video Mojo welcomes your questions and comments in real time during Video Mojo LIVE! which streams every Friday at 10am PT / 1pm ET on our YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/jonleland and via our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/combridges.fb/live​. Please join us.

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Tee It Up: Authentic Relationships – 2:14
  • Collaborative Conversation: Andrea J. Lee – 4:24
  • Community Campfire: Q&A – 20:15
  • Luscious Links: My Octopus Teacher – 28:43

RESOURCE LINKS:

LUSCIOUS LINKS:

3 PILLARS OF A VIBRANT VIDEO PRESENCE 

Please join us and/or post a review or comment. It REALLY helps Video Mojo to be more visible when you like, review, or comment. All of the links are here:
https://play.combridges.com/links

Thanks!

[Rant] How Social Media Playfulness Leads to Meaningful Connections

Social media often gets a bad rap, and it often deserves it. 

On the other hand, social media may well be the biggest, most fun playground ever. 🙂  

And, I’m not just talking about frivolous fun. I’m talking about an AWESOME playground with creative superpowers and unprecedented opportunities to develop meaningful connections.

Amongst social media’s creative superpowers, my favorite (as you may well know) is video. Social media is constantly reinventing video in a morphing media form that most currently spans a spectrum from TikTok and IGTV (and, yes, Reels) to Facebook Live, YouTube, Zoom, and Loom, just to name a few. 

Has there ever been a video playground so abundant with creative opportunities to experiment and try new things? And, when you try new things, there’s no telling what will happen. That’s what I’m talkin’ ‘bout!

One of those things that might happen, perhaps serendipitously, is that you might make some meaningful connections with like minds who resonate with your creations.

It’s in making these kinds of authentic connections that you can, if you are willing to play and experiment, make social media meaningful. And, I hope you know that I’m not talking about my thousands of Facebook “friends.” 

I’m talking about authentic long-term relationships that are sustained through an Engaging Social Media Presence (my new acronym is ESMP). Because nothing meaningful is ever built with a single click, these kinds of social media connections require nurturing through the values that I champion, specifically, consistency and authenticity, as well as (and I know I’m getting a bit circular here) playfulness and video.

So, when someone makes you aware of how truly evil Facebook (and others) can be, please don’t forget that there’s a flip side that is also true. 

When you use social media with a spirit of playfulness and experimentation it leads to expanded creativity and connections.

And, oh yeah, this quote (that’s on the social media graphic that’s attached to this post) came out of my recent webinar, “Beyond the Hype: Social Media Marketing That Really Works!” 

If you’re interested, you can check out that webinar for free, no registration required, here: https://www.combridges.com/free-social-media-marketing-webinar/

Thanks for reading!

“It’s a Wonderful Web” 2013!

cb-ipadThe first edition of our “It’s a Wonderful Web” e-newsletter for 2013 is out. It includes the following articles:

  • 2013: The Year of Anything is Possible
  • Special Offers!
  • Free 1-Hour Audio: Web Radio Interview
  • Luscious Links

If you’re not already a subscriber, click here to read it online.