Be Smart About Art

Go Do Video - External Event for High-Value Content Creators (hello artists and curators!)

with Eamonn O'Brien and Amanda Webb

Date: July 19, 2017, 2:30 p.m. - July 19, 2017, 6 p.m. UK time (see time converter)

Location: MSE Meeting Rooms | 103a Oxford Street | W1D 2HG London

Tube: Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road

Speakers: N/A

Price: Early Bird (til Fri 7th July 5pm!) 50 GBP / Full ticket 75 GBP

Create high impact video content for next to no budget.  

This is an external event being run by accomplished speaker (and an associate of BSAA Founder Susan Mumford) Eamonn O'Brien and his colleague Amanda Webb, an award-winning blogger. Professionals in the art world naturally create 'high value content', which is ideal for helping you to get noticed, gain traction and see results, from generating sales to getting press. 

How to use video as art world professional? Here are some ideas, to name but a few:
> Behind-the-scenes insight of studios and galleries 
> Tours of shows and fairs
> Interviews with artists, gallerists, curators and others 

And once you create video content, it can be shared time and time again. A great start for short clips is sharing on Instagram, which still maintains its status as the number one platform for the art world as of summer 2017. 

Whether you're camera shy or don't know how to get video seen, this half-day workshop with Eamonn and Amanda will provide great insight and inspiration! 


At this hands-on workshops (smartphone required) uncover how to:  

  • Decide what videos you should make  
  • Use apps and tools to create better quality videos  
  • Be your best, relaxed self in front of camera  
  • Keep people watching your live broadcasts (with the sound on)  
  • How to promote your videos - so they're seen and shared  

Be prepared to shoot videos and participate at this event

Are you tired of people telling you that you should be doing video online?

You've seen the stats, video works but how can you create it quickly and cheaply? 

  • Cisco projects that global Internet traffic from videos will make up 80% of all Internet traffic by 2019 
  • By 2017, online video will account for 74% of all online traffic (KPCB). 
  • 55% of people watch videos online every day (MWP). 
  • 65% of video viewers watch more than ¾ of a video (Syndacast). 
  • 85% of Facebook video is watched without sound (Digiday). 
  • 59% of executives agree that if both text and video are available on the same topic, they are more likely to choose video (MWP).

Do you really have to get in front of the camera?

In this workshop we'll teach you how to make quality video from your smartphone. You'll learn about planning, shooting and editing. Eamonn will teach you techniques for getting comfortable in front of camera. 

You'll also get the opportunity to shoot and appear in videos on the day  


Eamonn O’Brien

Eamonn O'brien - The Reluctant Speakers ClubEamonn O’Brien is one of Europe’s leading authorities on business storytelling and the founder of The Reluctant Speakers Club - where he helps leaders to conquer their fears of speaking and to speak memorably, live and to camera.

He’s also a recent President of Professional Speaking Association Ireland and the author of the book ‘How to Make Powerful Speeches’. And his podcast is included in the Top 100 Small Business Podcasts by Small Business Trends and he is the co-founder of theInternational 7 Day Video Challenge. 

 Amanda Webb

Amanda Webb - SpiderworkingAmanda Webb is an award winning digital marketing blogger and her work is counted among Social Media Examiner's Top 10 Social Media Blogs in 2017.

In her business Spiderworking, she works with small businesses to help them up their content marketing game.

She studied film and television production in college and worked in the Irish film industry on films including Angela's Ashes and Adam & Paul before starting her own business.

She's been creating online video since 2009.