Monthly Archives: July 2019

BRINGING BACK THE LOST ART OF LETTER WRITING – MY GOLDEN YEARS, FORTUNE COOKIES IN MY MATZO BALL SOUP

YOU GOT VIDEOS

YOU GOT VIDEOS

I got this idea to make the video because I needed to do something new in preparation for my 3-day seminar for Chinese teachers of English at the end of July. I wanted to start off with an idea to WOW the teachers. Often teachers are a boring lot, and I have to light the fire under their ‘butts’!
I had decided sometime ago to talk about newspapers and how they can improve English competency. One of my teacher students has a weekly Newspaper study class with her high school English students. There’s a newspaper published in China for English high school students, so the language isn’t high level but the topics are very current. This is a wonderful way for her students to improve. And I help her every week with stimulating ideas to develop for her classes.
And so in a matter of a few hours the video was born!

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A picture is worth a thousand words…so a video must be worth a million?

YOU GOT VIDEOS

YOU GOT VIDEOS

I thought this was an original idea, so I googled it to be sure, and what do you know: someone has stolen my idea! haha!

All this info comes from this link:“But according to McQuivey’s Forrester study, How Video Will Take Over the World, “Video is worth 1.8 million words.” 1.8 million words, exactly. His reasoning is simple: if “a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video has to be worth at least 1.8 million words.”

VLOGGERS

It’s no secret that visuals—gifs, images, and video—boost engagement with social media. In 2016, Wistia and HubSpot found that “social media posts with videos in them boost views by 48%, and visual content on Facebook specifically increases engagement by 65%.” We like video a lot, and a link and thumbnail of a quick 15-second video is a great way to get around that pesky 140-character count. And that’s the real value of video.”

I can tell you that I am loving vlogging and sharing all my videos with you. Cooking, travel, social activities, art, technology and more! So many of you have been curious enough to check them out to get an idea of what a double life’s like in Toronto and China!

It’s just such an awesome feeling to know so many folks want to see what I’m up to here. The China stuff so far has been interesting. I’m learning the videoing part and can’t wait to get back to terra firma in Toronto and California in August to start videoing stuff there.  So please check out all of my new videos on myYouTube Channel. And enjoy!

Love, Roz x0x0x00x0x0x

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