Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Video 5 of 9: Using Fast Pitch! To Improve Your Search Rankings

Let our tour guide Joey P. explain how Fast Pitch! can help you grow your footprint across the world's largest search engine. Instantly get your company and your professional identity top ranking on Google by becoming a member. Also, learn how our industry leading PR distribution service can get you instant syndication on Google News.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Video 4 of 9: Marketing Your Business on Fast Pitch!

On Fast Pitch!, social networking isn't just about networking... it's about marketing your business. Let Joey P. walk you through some of the more popular marketing tools available to you such as email marketing, search engine optimization, press distribution, blog promotion and more.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Video 3 of 9: Networking on Fast Pitch!

Let Joey P. teach you how to effectively network on Fast Pitch! Unlike other social networks that place an emphasis on "degrees of separation" (i.e. warm referral) in order to make a new connection, Fast Pitch! is about allowing you to introduce yourself to people you don't already know without forcing you to get permission. For those of us trying to attract new business, isn't that the point?

Fast Pitch making Connections from Rich Swier on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Video 2 of 9: Completing Your Profile

In this video, your tour guide Joey P. explains why it is important to complete your Fast Pitch! Profile.

Just don't leave it blank!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Video 1 of 9: Fast Pitch! Overview

As you know, last week we announced our first series of short video tutorials - designed to provide you with a quick overview of some important Fast Pitch! features and concepts. Throughout the week, we've been posting each of the videos to our Facebook Fan Page, which is followed by over 3,000 professionals worldwide. We've also obviously embedded the videos throughout Fast Pitch!

Now, to ensure no stone is left un-turned, we are going to post each of these 9 videos to our blog for the next 9 days. This will be especially useful for all of our prospective members who want to have a better understanding of Fast Pitch! prior to creating a profile. So here goes...

Video 1 of 9: Fast Pitch! Overview



Thursday, June 03, 2010

Introducing Joey

Yesterday we uploaded nine (9) short videos throughout the Fast Pitch! website, all designed to help you understand what makes us different than any other online business network in the world. In short, each 60 second video is straight-forward and personable. We accomplished this by keeping the theme simple: a white background and a local actor (Joey Panek) serving as your 'tour guide'.

Each video can be found in the right-hand corner of each major section of the website and provides you with a brief overview of each feature. These videos are particularly useful for anyone who is brand new to the network and perhaps doesn't completely understand what makes Fast Pitch! different.

The videos also allow us to free up some much needed space on each page by allowing us to remove some un-sightly (and wordy) instructions. The videos are definitely more engaging and personable... and by all accounts so far, proving to be more effective.

We produced the videos just last week here at our headquarters located at The Hub - a technology incubator which houses some of the most talented and creative minds in the region (which obviously includes Joey). All totaled, the videos took less than 3 hours to produce, due in large part to Joey's tremendous talent. Within minutes of learning that we needed him to do some filming, the guy literally transformed himself from a Ninja* to a Fast Pitch! Tour Guide in a matter of seconds. The transformation was impressive to watch to say the least.

The first series of videos we produced include:
  1. Fast Pitch! Overview (FP vs. Facebook vs. LinkedIn)
  2. Completing Your Profile
  3. Making Connections
  4. Marketing Feature Overview
  5. Posting & Distributing Press
  6. Email Marketing on Fast Pitch!
  7. Getting Ranked on Google
  8. Learning Social Media
  9. Advantages to Upgrading
So take a moment and familiarize yourself with the videos and Joey. Something tells me you'll be seeing more and more of him in the coming months.


*Over the past few months, Joey (and other employees here at The Hub) have been doing "Ninja Training" with a local personal trainer. I'm not completely familiar with their workouts and don't think Joey will become an actual Ninja per se... but, I could be wrong.