Here are two videos which are a lot of fun but should also make us pause and think. They are by Weird Al Yankovic who is a music parody-artist and satirist. If you don’t know him, here is his web site.
The first video below is a collection of business buzz words done in a whiteboard style video. Clever and engaging but the entire video says nothing, yet, I feel the need to watch. Speaks to the technique and to the “emptiness” of much of our business jargon. One phrase which I would have liked to have seen was “do more with less.” The song is in the style of Crosby, Stills & Nash.
And here is what I might call the “School House Rock” update. A few tips on grammar in this “word play” video.
Also, Al’s marketing plan of a different video every day for 8 days during the release week was genius as was his ability to get the web portals to fund the development of the video (so they could have original content). A win-win. Al always seems to understand the latest distribution media. He got MTV (back when it played music) and he “gets” web content distribution and marketing–his album made it to the top of the Bill Board Charts. Clever guy for someone who claims to be “weird.” Maybe we could all benefit from a little “weirdness” in our design and delivery of instruction or even on our outlook on life.
Here he explains the strategy.
Enjoy your weekend.