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Practical Video Production Course

Learn how to produce your business and marketing videos without being taken for a ride!Welcome to the practical and comprehensive course that covers the major aspects of business and marketing video production, from start to finish. The lessons are explained in practical terms that are based on over 15 years of experience in the field and offer real-world examples of actual productions.I’m in and ready to learn!Has any of these thoughts crossed your …

Keeping Goals in Sight

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I fell upon this post in my drafts folder here. I started writing it on 16 June 2016. Re-reading it now, it still holds true, though I didn’t follow its concept completely over the last couple of years. This is a good reminder to take note of the process and put the next half of the year in perspective and note down the goals I want to achieve for this generally miserable year.Time to make …

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How to avoid looking like a fool when ordering your corporate video

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Going straight to the point: enrol in this short online course. By me. Seriously. Over the last 15 years I’ve created and overseen the creation of hundreds of corporate videos. Quite a number of those started with customers who didn’t have a clue what they wanted, how to go about specifying their video project, what reasonable budget to put in place for it, and generally have been completely untrusting of the video producer in front of …

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شكراً زايد

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لم ألتقي بأحد في البحرين الذي فعلاً يجسد قصد #فريق_البحرين مثل زايد الزياني. التواصل معه سهل و رده حازم وسريع. لأسرد لكم قصة حدثت معي هذا الأسبوع لأوضح سبب إعجابي بهذا الشخص… عندي شركتين، واحدة مؤسسه والثانية محدودة المسؤلية. في أثناء تقديم معاملة لواحدة منهما، اتضح ان هناك مخالفة على الأخرى لتأخرنا في تحميل الحسابات النهائية، فلهذا السبب تم إيقاف معاملات المؤسسة الأخرى لتصحيح الوضع. ليس لدي أي اعتراض على الخلل، بينما أعترضت وبشدّة لدمج المؤسستين …

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(Alleged) Corruption at BCCI

I don’t believe that the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry is in a good state. It hasn’t been looking after the business community for quite a while and to most businesses in Bahrain, it’s dead but somebody forgot to officially bury it. To wit, what we hear from the BCCI is the constant chest thumping and false promises. Its board of directors seem to be more interested in scoring personal points, get on to travel …

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How to deal with customer complaints. A lesson from Tamkeen.

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Twelve days ago, I had this to say about Tamkeen:As you can see above, just one day after posting the initial complaint, which was borne from frustration and previous experiences with Tamkeen, someone took notice of my complaint and took positive action. No less than three Tamkeen personnel called offering to help to resolve the situation. And they did, almost immediately. Within a day, all paperwork was resubmitted and accepted within their system. The lady …

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The death of entrepreneurship in Bahrain

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I arrived at my office this morning at my regular time to be faced with this truck parked just outside. I suspect that the truck’s destination is a recycling plant. What struck me wasn’t the industry of the workers or that paper recycling is a bona fide operation in Bahrain, what did was the picture I was faced with. I thought it was an indication of the state we are in on multi-facetted levels. Consider this: …

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How important is a business exit plan?

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What’s the average life of a business? I don’t know for certain, and I doubt anyone else in Bahrain or the Middle East knows either. Statistics of this sort are just not prioritised, and if they are, then they are not published. US statistics suggest that, on average, a Fortune 500 company lasts around 40 to 50 years. The vast majority of small businesses in the UK are around 5 years old, with less than 15% …

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Tumblr? What’s Tumblr?

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Yes, I know it supposed to be a blog anything, anytime, every time kind of platform that’s hip with the younger crowd. I never really paid it any attention. I do have an account there, of course, but the only thing I use Indifferent Musings for is mirroring this blog, Instagram and I can’t remember what else. If sharing to Tumblr is an option, I generally select that button. I do that off-handedly though, not with …

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