One of the greatest things about the Internet that I don’t think enough comedians take advantage of is the fact that there’s literally world of information at your fingertips that can educate and inspire you. A quick browse through YouTube can reveal tons of valuable information that can further your career and change the way you see things.
I often learn a lot from videos featuring various people that I consider to know a lot more than me, and I thought today it might be interesting for me to share a few videos that I think will be helpful to you as you continue to grow your career. I know you’re busy, so in this case I’ve pulled together five videos that are each less than five minutes long so you can watch them quickly and get something out of them. Here they are…
1. Gary Vaynerchuk Talks About Blog Strategy
Gary Vaynerchuk is a social media expert and self-proclaimed hustler who has literally built an entire career for himself by practicing what he preaches. In this video, he breaks down how he approaches blogging including what tools he uses, why he’s been successful with it, and how you can approach monetizing your blog.
2. Mitch Joel Tells The Story Of Journey
Mitch Joel is a marketing expert based in Canada who talks about how YouTube has changed the world in this video, where he tells the story of the band Journey and how it found its latest singer.
3. Ben Huh Discusses The Secret To User-Generated Content Success
Ben Huh is the guy behind the Cheezburger Network, a network of humor websites that includes popular sites such as Fail Blog. In this interview, Ben explains how his company has succeeded and why he believes that the blog-to-book business is so huge.
4. An Interview With The Manager Of Odd Future
Christian Clancy is a former record label executive who now manages the much-buzzed about hip hop act Odd Future. In this interview he explains how Odd Future’s unique embrace of the Internet and authenticity as an artist has been the driving force behind their success and defied all of the conventional wisdom about how to make it in the music business.
5. Seth Godin Explains The Value (And Illusion) Of Social Media
In this video Seth Godin explains why so many people get distracted by their social media scorecard and how you should be using social networking to accomplish a much more important goal.