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Jumpstart Sessions for your Videography Business

Author: Michael Gebben

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Jumpstart Sessions is designed to give Filmmakers & Videographers a much needed resource in the areas of business & mindset, it could be work load, rates you're charging, work/life balance, what you love and hate most, etc…. There is plenty of tech info out there but not enough helping to create Clarity, Confidence, & Connection
which in turn will give you more TIME, MONEY, FUN, & FREEDOM!

My name is Michael Gebben or as most call me GEBBS :) I've been in videography for a long time, I started my Video Production Company at the age of 19 with no college and have traveled the world shooting weddings, events and working with some of the biggest names in the world such as Richard Branson, Tim Ferriss, Lewis Howes, Tony Robbins and more.

Today, I pour my focus and energy into mentoring and coaching Filmmakers & Videographers in the areas of business & mindset so they can have a business & life they've always dreamed of.

There are "Solo Sessions", "One on One Coaching Sessions", & "Guest Sessions (Expert Interrogations)".
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Not enough jobs lined up for the year OR so busy you can't think straight? Let's make 2020 the year of epic clarity! Zone in to your genius, curate your life and get aligned with what you want to do.
A lot of times we think if we get that new piece of equipment, we will be able to charge more or get the perfect client. In reality, confidence and clarity will go much further than an expensive upgrade. After all it's the wizard - not the wand that makes an epic experience.
Daniel has been in the video production world for four years. He has had some really big wins already in his journey, but is looking for a mindset switch. He's been feeling as though he's doing a lot and isn't sure where to put his focus.
Bailey is relatively new to the videography world but is fired up and taking on a lot of projects already. We discuss a few shifts in perspective to help move forward, including capitalizing on existing relationships.
Colin grew up around photography and has experience with events. He's currently working as a freelance camera operator, but is looking to level up his services so he can make more money doing his own projects.  In this episode, we will discuss: How to work towards a goal as fast as possible  Outsourcing to the right people  Saying no to projects
Joe has a ton of experience with both video production and business management. He has discovered over the years that his passion lies in the niche of sports films. Joe has a very similar clarity assessment chart to Michael, and they discuss having clear goals, creative burnout and how to network with a niche client in mind.
There have been some posts recently regarding messages from photo and video clients who are wondering about their finished product. During the holiday season, we tend to get wrapped up in a LOT, so how do we deal with a 'rude' client? In this episode, we disucss: Managing client expectations  Empathy and understanding your client  Under-promising and over-delivering 
This episode is all about how to get better paying clients and reach your ideal client. We will dive into what types of offerings you should have, and how to get in front of the right clients.  In this episode, we disucss: Understanding your value and worth  Taking on the right projects  Cold calling / cold 'emailing'  
What is your gut instinct to do with a lead- send them an email or get them on the phone? How do you think that decision may affect your bottom line? In this episode we talk about why getting your future clients on the phone is am important skill to improve upon and leverage.
Abby is a physical education teacher and basketball coach who loves to travel. Her travel videos have inspired her to become heavily invested in video production. She has several different paths she can envision and is trying to decide where she should place her focus right now.
Andy has recently overcome a series of trials and tribulations in his life and is stuck in a pattern of inaction. He owns a crossfit gym but is very interested in video production, both behind and in front of the camera. Sometimes planning the first steps to action are the hardest and most important.
Jeff has been running full time video production for several years alongside his wife. They both mostly shoot weddings, and have noticed a recent struggle with converting leads into clients. With his current pricing structure packaged by hours, maybe a simple tweak in his wording and offer is the key to booking more wedding clients. In this episode, we discuss: Same-day edits for weddings with a team  Consistency and simplicity in pricing
Lance has been in the photography and video production world for about two years, and has done mostly free weddings for experience. He's unclear on what his ultimate goal is and needs some direction. In this episode, we discuss: Confidence  Passion for a niche VS indifference Planting seeds when networking and following up with email
Martin's long term goal is to have an powerhouse video production studio, but right now is seeking consistency and financial stability with his work. He has experience with both video production and motion graphics, and wants to create branding for clients. Currently he has two large clients but wants to decide what the best route is to go next in order to grow. In this episode, we will discuss: 80/20 rule  How to find the right clients  Hiring a team  
RJ was recently let go from his job so he was faced with the opportunity to go full time with his videography. He has been taking on a variety of different jobs to find where his true passion lies, which may or may not be weddings.  Going full time unexpectedly  Experimenting with different gigs  Boutique business model
Cliff is really interested in the storytelling and cinematic aspects of videography and has been getting work with various clients, from real estate to weddings. We talk about how to take the exciting aspects of filmmaking and apply them to a niche client, such as real estate.
Steve is a musician who initially invested in photo and video equipment to create his own creative ventures, but it quickly turned into a side business. He has been doing a little bit of everything and has been struggling with a lack of focus and isn't sure what the next steps are. In this episode, we will discuss:   Variety VS depth   Leveraging strengths and outsourcing weaknesses
Reina recently moved to the US from Japan and wants to step into the videography world. She doesn't have much experience outside of photography and she doesn't have any connections in the industry or her area. We talk about how to leverage her previous work and photography skills into making new connections while exploring videography. In this episode, we will discuss:   Making connections in a new area  Reaching out to offer videos to network and practice  Staying top of mind & following up
Berryl was on the track for a career he wasn't interested in and started questioning what made him happy. He stumbled into videography through offering his service to help others and because of his growth mindset has been seeing success.
In this special BIRTHDAY live solo episode, I want to talk to you about one of the most important things I have learned so far in life - which is to TRUST myself and my INTUITION. Depending on your personality type, it can be easy or difficult to trust others, but it is once we learn to listen to ourselves that the most powerful shift in clarity can happen.
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