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I am JCVdude aka Joe Vass. As a Freelance Videographer, Producer & Photographer my passion & focus is travel and travel related videos; to show the incredible beauty of destinations in the hopes of intercepting and inspiring others to travel. I have chosen YouTube, as my delivery system as it is the World's 2nd Largest Search Engine, it accomodates HD & 3D video and in using it, we are viewed in over 200 Countries World Wide.

With my partner, Cindy Aspden, our JCVdude YouTube Channel is the 17th Most Viewed Channel All Time in Canada. With an average of 100,000 views per day to our broadcast channel, we continue to be featured by Mainstream Media: Google Canada in the London Free Press reported, "Another wildly successful Canadian YouTube star is JCVdude."

Our collections of videos include a wide variety of content as we explore our world and it’s beauty; incredible alpine resorts, beautiful Caribbean resorts, Jazz Festivals & interviews with the great Buddy Guy, Talent Contests, Tours, Nature, Cuisine, Sporting Events, Arts & Culture and more, including Charitable and Non-Profit Events. 

Our philosophy is 'YOLO' ~ You Only Live Once. Tomorrow isn't promised to any of us so live life to it's fullest and with passion. My goal has always been to travel and document through video, the world and it's wonders and beauty. I film and produce video to allow my viewers the feeling that they are 'there' - in the destination themselves and also to whet their appetite to go ~ to travel and see & experience for themselves. 

We love travel! We are passionate about travel and passionate about documenting our travel. Never without our cameras, our day starts before the sun rises and ends late into the night. This is our passion!! 'YOLO'!!

We welcome you to our Channel ~ http://www.youtube.com/JCVdude

Specialties:

Freelance HD Videography, Editing & HD Video Production

Freelance Photography

YouTube & New Media Specialist: 
#17 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Canada 
#7 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Directors - Canada 
#12 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Partners - Canada

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Social Media Strategies And Your #1 Goal

When I first became involved in 'Social Media', I fell into joining every free channel I could find. More is better right? I subscribed to Google Reader and scoured the latest blogs that offered any number of ways to propel oneself in all of these new platforms I had taken on. I was given the following choices and it was a difficult choice to make.

There were:
3 ways . . .7 Ways . . .4 tips to . . .11 tips . . .10 ways . . .
20 ways . . .5 types . . .50 ways. . .15 facts . . .22 reasons . . .
11 reasons . . .top 10 tips . . .top 32 tips . . .6 tips . . .5 trends . . .
And I did read them all.

What did I learn?  Notwithstanding 3 ways or 55 ways, the most important element of existing in social media, is remembering we are still meeting and conversing with others, and helping when we can. We are still developing relationships with others and this takes passion, time and commitment.

So, nothing has really changed from the days when customer service what the #1 goal of any business. Experts can outline any number of strategies for success, but of utmost importance is still relations & service which need to consist at the very least of; manners, caring, concern, empathy, listening, integrity and honesty.

As for ‘more is better’? - it’s better to be reliable, consistent, available and helpful on 2-3 channels than basically invisible on 20.



JCVdude
Joe Vass
Freelance Videographer/Citizen Journalist
( No.1 Most Viewed Video in Canada)
(17th Most Viewed All Time in Canada)
http://www.youtube.com/JCVdude

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