This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of TrainingVOD. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’ll be honest with you… I’m not a big fan of reading books, long tutorial guides or even straight text pdf files. It’s tough to stay interested, grasp what you are reading and implementing the concepts and goals of your reading for future reference. I’m more of a visual, walk through and hands on person. I know I’m not alone!
The business of teaching through video is growing more and more each day. Companies and organizations are finally taking the time, money and effort to create quality learning videos which can help others to succeed. One of these such companies I will be reviewing today, and they are TrainingVOD, a video on demand site for business learning.
While they aren’t so much a marketing learning resource, they do teach and stress the importance of understanding how big business works, how to handle your business and the keys of selling product and working with customers. Now some of you might say, “I’m an affiliate, I don’t need to know that stuff“… which is a typical, but incorrect response. Business is business, and the practices that have worked decades ago, still work and drive successful businesses today.
The Elevator Pitch…
Let’s take an “Elevator Pitch” for example… everyone should have one, but if you had to describe your business to a high level CEO or investor in only 60 seconds, what would you say that would make them want to work with your company. The response of “I’m an affiliate marketer” or “I make money advertising for other companies online” just won’t cut it. This is such an elementary topic, but so important for so many businesses and entrepreneurs.
Among the massive collection of learning videos available through TrainingVod, how to create your elevator pitch is one of them. For anyone looking at different areas, TrainingVod also has videos relating to Adobe, Improving Leadership & and Negotiating Skills, Microsoft Office, Photoshop Tutorials and more. After viewing several videos among different categories, I was quite happy with the consistency in quality. There are even full screen tutorial videos walking you through introductory, intermediate and advanced features for using Microsoft Office and Adobe Products.
Each course also comes with a whole set of student and learning materials, which can be downloaded and kept forever. To access the online training videos, you will need to have an active account, as all videos are hosted through their members area.
You have the option to subscribe to the individual sections (mentioned above) or you can take the plunge and become a full access member and have no limitations. The software sections are $19.99 a month or $149.99 per year; the business sections are $39.99 a month or $39.99 per year; and the all access pass is $49.99 per month and $499.99 a year.
I’ve spent a good amount of time looking through the site, watching videos and I’m actually quite satisfied with the site and their content. It’s really tough to justify spending money to access video and learning content online, as there are so many sources readily available, but TrainingVod has done an excellent job on creating a quality site with content. In the end, it comes down to how much time you want to waste searching for free content, vs. paying for quality and heavy everything in one place.
With that said, for anyone looking for a one stop solution to improving their business skills and learning MS Office and Adobe, check out TrainingVOD. At first I thought the $39.99 a month price tag may have been high, but after looking through all of their site content, it’s actually quite fair.
Now is your chance to share your elevator pitch and grab some free promotion! Simply leave a comment below with your best elevator pitch for your business and two winners will be selected based on their response. Each winner will receive a full year’s subscription to TrainingVod which grants access to 197 courses, worth $399! Winners will be selected and posted on July 10th, 2010.