No one, including myself, knows everything there is to know about running a successful video business. Learning from others is what it’s all about. That’s why I make this podcast, and why, I assume, you listen to it. With that in mind, I’m talking with today’s guest who has some unorthodox winning strategies that anyone can try.
- Using case studies and testimonials to support your reputation is one way to make contact with prospective clients. If you don’t have these, reach out to people who can speak to your character and your work in general.
- Every business owner has a story to tell. If you want to work with them, learn their story and use it to tell the world who they are.
- Videos are your tool to solve a problem a business has.
About Paul Jew
Paul started in business in 1983 partnering with his brother to build the largest independently owned photography studio in New Mexico. In 2013, he attended a workshop at the Photo Marketing Tradeshow called Microbudget Filmmaking that was conducted by Patrick from Muse. That workshop hooked him on the Art and Science of Storytelling and prompted him to create a video division for his company, Moji Cinema. In 2019, he sold his photo studio so that he could concentrate on storytelling and video production full time.
Partnering With Iconic Businesses in Your Area
Paul shares some of his out-of-the-box methods for finding great clients to work with. These include conducting surveys about iconic local businesses and using them to get in touch with their owners. You can then tell their origin stories as part of a package you sell.
Most of all, Paul sees what he does as connecting businesses with the community through video. This winning strategy has caused his business to quickly soar. In fact, the more he does, the more credibility his business gains, leading to even more opportunities.
Learning From Your Mistakes To Create More Value
Paul’s business has experienced some drastic changes over the years. Not all these changes came smoothly. Most didn’t. From bad investments in new technology to searching out the wrong clients, he’s learned a lot. Most importantly, Paul now understands how he can truly help clients.
Talking to clients to understand their problems is central to using video to bring them solutions. When you understand what story you need to tell to help them, you’ll bring them amazing value that will only lead to everyone’s success.
How can you use Paul’s strategies to get in touch with new clients? Have you used an unorthodox marketing strategy to land a client? Tell me about it in the comments below!