Happy New Year!
As promised, I am giving you a tour of my new office!
Inside this video, I show you in detail how I have setup my workplace for maximum productivity. I am so excited to share with you my Video Production Studio, my work station and a few more areas inside my office that I use when I record videos.
The first few days of the new year have proven to be VERY productive for me indeed. Moving into a new office and having the right setup for my Video Production Studio has provided me the focus and clarity that I need for my business.
I am sure you will get tons of ideas on how you too could modify or improve your physical environment to take your business to a whole new level and get you the results you want.
What do you say about my new office? Please leave your comments below.
Transcript Of Today’s Video
Inside this video I want to show you the layout and why I’ve got certain things in certain places; and how this is allowing me to pop out videos and content and be super productive much much more than I ever was before.
I’ll be taking the camera next and show you around the room, the whole layout and why I’ve got everything in certain spaces.
Alright, talk to you soon!
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Here is the outside door of my office. I’m just going to walk in and take you through a quick journey or tour of the office. I’m standing right at the door. This is kind of what it looks like as you come. To my right, I’ve got my workstation. My work table, as you could see, is a standing desk. So there’s no chair there for me to sit on or be lazy.
Over here, I’ve got a nice little couch if I want to get lazy or take a nap … I currently have the old Aeron chair on there but frankly, I don’t actually use it that much. I might take it back home again.
Got my bookcase over here where I have all my business books stacked up. That’s not even all of them. But I’m still filling them up as I go.
Just having a quick look here at my whiteboard. That’s very important. This is a tremendous tool in my business. It’s about 3.6 meters long… Let me just see if I stand back so you can get a bit of perspective here. Yeah, it’s pretty big.
It’s right next to my little standing desk here so if I move back a bit, that’s where I’ll be standing and doing my work during the day. It’s pretty effective. I’ve got my computer here with my microphone that’s handy there to do webinars and talk on Skype, etc.
From time to time, I’ll grab my little Air laptop and do some stuff on the couch or go to the coffee shop and do some work there.
But this is sort of my work area where I spend quite a bit of time to get stuff done. Something really important that I want to show you here
(I’m just going to focus for a second. Let me just move back)… Here’s my planner.
I’m not sure what it’s going to look like over here. It might look a bit funny, cause it’s basically a bunch of squares and lines on a whiteboard type of surface. It’s just a laminated area.
This is where I plan out all my projects. It’s still at the beginning of the year so I still need to plan out a few things.
Okay, so this is where I get stuff done. This is how I try and be as effective as I can be.
Let’s have a look at the second part of my office now which is the Studio part.
If we walk in here… I’ll give you a bit of a pan of the area. This is where I record most of my videos. As you can see over here, there are two lights here. These lights are used for lighting up the background.
And what I’ve got here is pretty much just a white wall. I used to have a white sheet that I used but I’ve found that just a non-reflective paint works quite well for getting those nice white wall effect that I have on my videos.
Now, let’s move into the studio a little bit closer. Let’s get into if I stand in position. So this is where I’ll normally be standing when I’m recording. What you see there in front of you are two lights for lighting up the subject, which in this case will be me.
There’s also a teleprompter there that you see. Behind that would normally be the camera that I’m holding right now. The camera that I’m holding right now is a Canon 60D and I’m recording on a lapel mic, a Sony lapel mic which is the URX-P2 system, I believe. So that gives me a nice sound and really clear picture quality.
Over there is a little printer which is nicely out of the way. It is a wireless printer, that means I don’t have to have it on my desk to save some space.
To my left, just slightly behind me, is the one light that lights up the background. If I go back to my right is the other light lighting up the background.
So I’m kind of just standing in front of it… If I were to look at the white wall that’s right behind me. There’s the one light. There’s my feet. I’ll probably stand about in that position. There, you see the other light. I’ll just turn around again. Perhaps, I’ll have a plan view of this so you can see what I mean with my layout.
There’s one recording place or option. This is the way I’ve set this up so that I can have multiple recording options.
Another option is, I guess, for me to stand at my desk and kind of look back, maybe in an angle like this and look towards the camera. Do some sort of a recording show that I’m working on the computer.
Another one is where basically I’ll place the camera in pretty much this kind of position, maybe zoomed in more. Something like this. So that I’ll be sitting on the chair or a couch and have the nice bookcase as the background.
So there are now three different recording scenarios that I can have here. And a fourth one… This is something that I still need to build in. It’s once again on the couch (let’s just zoom out a bit), but this time have a nice background.
I’m looking for a nice background that I can put here, maybe like a brick background or some sort of nature scene, or something that will look nice while I’m sitting on the couch as a background.
That’s it! Back to me sitting on this chair, recording in the third position.
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So, what did you think? Do you think this is something that you can implement in your own home? Perhaps at your own office, perhaps you could set aside an area in your home or at your office where you can dedicate it to content creation; whether it’s content for YouTube, content for products, content for marketing.
Think about it. If you have a dedicated space like this, how much easier it will be for you to just dominate.
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Talk to you soon!