About Marcus1978
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Hi, I'm Marcus. I got into websites kind of accidentally as an escape from all the jobs I tried and failed at. I don't have

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Image I just made for Pinterest to promote my blog post I wrote about Jay's training

Thanks Marcus

I like it! Short message, but big, bold and straight to the point!

Full steam ahead! Looks like your working hard with your online business. Way to go Marcus!

Becky :)

It's a constant struggle not to get distracted, though ;-)

I totally understand. But sometimes you put in so much work, that you need that distraction. Becky :)

Great artistry Marcus. That was before last weeks haircut! :)

:-)

Nice work!

Thanks John :-)

Thanks.

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Do long, rambling video introductions irritate you?

Do long, rambling video introductions irritate you?

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I'm just wondering whether this irritates anyone else?

I've often come across videos where someone waffles on for ages at the beginning. For example, something like, "Hey

I get irritated about these, but I also get irritated about long, rambling articles, blogs and/or other copy, especially if they also repeat themselves several times before they get to it.

I'll shut a boring video off. Fortunately mostly what I encounter is fine!

I agree with you Marcus. When I look up a video I want the facts and nothing but the fact. If it drags on I tend to exit.
However, I'm sure their are others who like all the fluff.

Just say'in!

That's when I either stop the video or adjust the playback speed. I really dislike videos that waste my time. That's why I edit my videos to remove unnecessary pauses waiting for pages to load etc.

Your videos are always really concise, Marion :-)

Yes, I've seen these type of videos. Often times you cannot fast-forward the video! You have to watch the long winded video to see what they have to offer? Usually, another shiny object that might entice some unsuspecting newbie marketer into making a purchase. Then followed by upsells, downsells, and usually b.s. marketing material sent to your email address!

Annoying

No, it's not just you.

It is one reason I usually don't watch videos. Using a baseball metaphor, I am only interested in the delivery, not the wind up.

Glad it's not just me

The 1 hour webinars that spend 45 minutes telling you about, and showing you the picture slideshow "rags to riches" story of the course or program creator. Those irritate me.

Yes, that would irritate me too.

Hi Marcus. As irritating as what you said might be, if the video is full of good stuff, I do tend to accept all the crap initially. However, if after a couple of minutes it doesn't get any better, I'll have a quick look to see how long the video is. If it's a pretty short one, I might carry on watching it, but if it's long, I'll fast forward to a couple of random places, and if it's still crap, then it's gone.

Other things which irritate the life out of me are the voice and the volume. Some people have such a heavy accent, you can't make out what they're on about. Having the recording volume made too low also annoys me since even with my speakers going at full output, it's still not loud enough to hear it properly.

James

Yes, a really strong accent or too much slang because they are trying to sound cool, that's a real turn-off. There are some Americans that speak in a really lazy way where they don't seem to pronounce their consonants at all. Do you know what I mean? It's like they are just making a series of vowel sounds.

I hate any kind of ramblings lol.... One thing I do despise is the standard hyped up intros "Hey its your boy ........." Does my head in.

How about "Hey, it's your man, Steve Harvey" ?

Im with you - keep it short and sweet and to the point

:-)

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