Don’t Be An Emperor – Learning to Accept Feedback

May 19th, 2021 Tribe Pictures

Like all life skills, learning to be great on camera takes hard work and practice. It doesn’t come naturally to most people, and that’s okay. The only way to learn from mistakes is to accept feedback and put it into action. Easier said than done! Corporate Executive or Clueless Emperor? “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is […]

Video Preparation is a Two-Way Street

May 12th, 2021 Tribe Pictures

CEOs and leaders often have busy and constantly filling calendars, so you may underestimate the time it will take to shoot your video. Of course, nailing an on-camera performance involves more than just memorizing your lines. If you allow each member of the production team enough time to prepare properly, including yourself, you will arrive […]

Getting Comfortable on Video: The Camera Is Your Best Friend

May 5th, 2021 Tribe Pictures

We’ve all spent the last year getting comfortable on Zoom, Skype, and Microsoft Teams calls. Remote video plays an important role in our lives right now. But before we know it, we’ll be back to shooting with full-size crews and professional cameras. You may be rusty during your first appearance on set in quite some […]

Comfort On Camera: Building Trust through Trial and Error

April 28th, 2021 Tribe Pictures

Babies can’t learn to walk without stumbling and falling. But their parents always pick them back up to try again. This is exactly how leaders and directors work together to create great videos built on a strong foundation of trust. Imperfections Make Us Human The camera gives off a deceiving air of professionalism. The production […]

10 Tips to Turn Any Executive into a Video Star

April 15th, 2021 Vern Oakley

Portrait of Satya Nadella

Video is one of the most effective tools for leaders. The best CEO videos are not simply a way to share the latest news; they’re a way to call people to action. Before employees and stakeholders heed your call, they first need to connect with you. Here are 11 tips on how to be authentic on camera or, as we like to say, how to find your groove.

Your Company’s Legacy Beyond Video

March 24th, 2021 Tribe Pictures

The world is waking up to injustice. Stakeholders are holding industry leaders accountable. Heartless attitudes and actions don’t go unnoticed. Fear-based business practices are collapsing. Instead, social media and cellphone journalism are shining light on the darkest practices. Good leadership rises above the rest The modern concept of leadership is evolving toward transparency. The exposure […]

Corporate Movie Villains: What they say about business and society

February 3rd, 2021 Tribe Pictures

Capitalism has a villainous reputation in film. The most infamous villains are personifications of big business or play the role of a CEO. Star Wars weaponizes commerce through Jabba the Hutt. Movies inflate organized crime, from Mafia patriarch Don Vito Corleone to Marvel’s oversized-suit-wearing, cigar-smoking Kingpin. CEO Tom Hanks crushes Meg Ryan’s small business in […]