Instagram Reels: 3 steps to get started

Instagram Reels is a fast and fun way to grow the your business online using video. But for many communications teams and business owners, it’s hard to know where to begin or even if there is a place for your organisation with this new format. In the video below I suggest 3 steps to take before you create any Reels. Moving through these stages will ensure you have the right Instagram set up for Reels, Read more…

Start Your Own Podcast – Live Webinar

Podcasting is at the heart of what we do here at Comsteria. With our roots in radio broadcasting, it’s natural that we’d enjoy publishing our own regular podcast as well as helping organisations and brands of all shapes and sizes with theirs. Now, on Wednesday 28 April 2021, you can Join Colin Kelly for a live, 3 hour podcasting workshop. This session is aimed at beginners and those who recently started a podcast. You’ll learn Read more…

New webinar dates for your diary

We’ve added new dates to our growing schedule of Open Webinars giving individuals and smaller businesses the chance to dip into some of the topics we regularly cover in our bespoke training for larger teams. All our webinars run live, are packed with 2 hours of valuable content, and we keep numbers small so you can be sure you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions. The webinars are tailored for small businesses and suitable for Read more…

Colin Kelly voiceover

Do you need a VoiceOver?

As businesses and organisations create more content, there’s a need for professional voiceovers on podcasts, commercials, corporate videos, telephone ‘on hold’ systems and much more. Comsteria’s Colin Kelly is a highly experienced professional VoiceOver and presenter with his own studio facilities in Renfrewshire, Scotland. Colin delivers high impact, fast turnaround voiceovers for a wide variety of clients in all sorts of sectors. To find out more, visit the VoiceOver page where you can listen to Read more…

Media training for small businesses

Make Your Business Media Friendly, webinar

Check out our ‘Events‘ page for full details of all our upcoming open courses. We have tickets available now for sessions on Instagram and TikTok Reels, An Introduction To Live Streaming, and this course, our 2 hour evening session to help your business achieve free, positive publicity in newspapers and on TV and radio. Former journalist Colin Kelly, founder and Managing Director of Comsteria is your host for this down to earth live webinar that Read more…

Instagram Reels and TikTok training

Webinar: Instagram Reels And TikTok

If you’re not using Instagram Reels and TikTok as part of your business communication strategy you might be missing out. All sorts of businesses from many sectors are getting increased reach, new levels of engagement and having fun from these emerging platforms. In this 2 hour webinar, Comsteria’s Emma Baker will share her essential guide to help you get results from Instagram Reels and TikTok. Digital marketing is moving away from platforms where organisations ‘say Read more…

Live streaming training course

Get Started With Live Streaming – new webinar

Join Comsteria’s Colin Kelly on Thursday 30 August 2021 from 2pm-4pm (UK) for a live webinar to help your business get started with live streaming. It’s down to earth, jargon free and will provide equipment advice for any budget. Whatever sector your business is in, and no matter how simple or complex you would like your live stream to be, you’ll get lots out of this session. We’ll explore the various live streaming platforms, show Read more…

Hype Short Video Guide

Quick Guide To Hyper Short Video

Instagram Reels, TikTok and YouTube Shorts are having a big impact on the way we consume video content. They are an obvious content option for influencers, creators and younger users – but can they be used by small businesses, communications professionals and so called ‘B2B’ or ‘serious’ businesses? We think they can! And you can find out how it al works by watching this episode of our Smartphone Video Show. The programme includes everything you Read more…

3 Reasons your business should create videos for Instagram Reels

I’ve been experimenting with Instagram Reels lately and I love it!  I think you will too. My series giving tips for how to appear relaxed on camera was really easy to create and has had plenty of engagement.  Although I created them for Reels I’ve now also used the videos on YouTube , IGTV and LinkedIn so it’s been well worth the time spent. I’d really encourage you to give Reels a try to promote your business.  If you Read more…

Presentation skills training tip

A vital piece of presentation skills advice

Watch this video where Comsteria’s Colin Kelly shares what he considers the most important piece of presentation skills advice. Something you can do that makes a significant impact on how your speeches, talks, interviews and contributions at meetings are perceived. Like this and want more? Take your presentation skills to the next level with our full Presenting With Confidence video on demand course. Watch the free preview here and buy from just £24.99.