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Audiovisual Upgrade (Johnny Beirne)

  • Episode #49

Johnny Beirne created a thriving business in the saturated industry of teaching course creation. In this episode, he talks with Danny and Abe about equipment needs, costs and production tips for delivering exceptional training videos.

Johnny Beirne is an expert mentor who teaches entrepreneurs to make more efficient presentations and online courses.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Standing out in a saturated market.
  • Selection and filtering of target customers.
  • Why it’s important to consider how you look and sound on video.
  • Teaching technical material to tech-averse students.
  • Creating ways to have students practice the skills you’re teaching.
  • Hardware and software to create the most professional videos.
  • Real-time video editing tips that reduce post-production time.
“You know that saying, ‘what you see is what you get’; if they don’t like what they see, they may feel like they won’t like what they get.”

Johnny Beirne

Johnny Beirne mentors experts on building a freedom business through launching their online training business.

Beirne helps experts have more freedom by turning their expertise into an online course. He typically works with speakers, trainers, authors and coaches. But he can work with anyone that has expertise that somebody else is willing to pay for. He helps people create, launch and sell online courses.

He has a degree in Quality Management from Sligo IT. Beirne says he always wanted to work for himself even before he graduated. His first attempt at being an entrepreneur was at 28. He started in management consultancy and quality systems and then moved more into IT and web design.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Mirasee
Johnny’s website
Johnny’s LinkedIn

Credits:
Guest: Johnny Beirne
Hosts: Danny Iny & Abe Crystal 
Producer: Cynthia Lamb 
Executive producer: Danny Iny
Assembled by: Geoff Govertsen
Audio Post Supervisor: Evan Miles, Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
Music soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

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Music and SFX credits: 
Track Title: Bossa BB
Artist Name(s): Marie
Writer Name: Chelsea McGough
Publisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTION

Track Title: Grace
Artist Name(s): Shimmer
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton
Publisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONS

Track Title: Carousel Lights
Artist Name(s): Chelsea McGough
Writer Name: Chelsea McGough
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton
Publisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTION
Publisher Name: BOSS SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTIONS

Track Title: Coo Coos
Artist Name(s): Dresden, The Flamingo
Writer Name: Matthew Wigton
Publisher Name: A SOUNDSTRIPE PRODUCTION

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Ever wondered how online courses could be even better? What would that next level look like? Those are the questions driving online course experts Danny Iny (founder of Mirasee) and Abe Crystal (co-founder of Ruzuku) in Course Lab. In each episode, they bring on an innovative course creator and deconstruct what makes their course (and course business) work for them and their students.