The Tella Blog

Articles about Tella, its community, and all things video-communication. Because sometimes words are just fine. 📚

20 January, 2022

Tella vs Vidyard

Vidyard is the elder statesman for sales video. It's the bloke in the suit with the headset mic. But Tella is the new kid in Sales Video Town, and we're taking a different approach to video for sales. It's bright, colourful, and ready to be remixed.

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Grant Shaddick

5 January, 2022

3 Content Marketing Tips for Founders by Christina Pashialis

Every founder and indie maker is constantly hearing how critical content marketing is to building an audience for their product. There's lots of detailed, confusing and conflicting information out there — here's how you can start.

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Grant Shaddick

31 December, 2021

Best Product Hunt Videos of 2021

A great product video can make or break a product launch. Product videos are a chance for lines of code and MRR to take a back seat and give the spotlight to storytelling, humour, and clever production. And it's high time that product videos had their own awards.

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Grant Shaddick

12 December, 2021

Product Update Videos

If you ship a feature but don't do a demo, have you really shipped? When you're building a startup your product is your greatest source of content. Turn all those iterations, improvements, and new features into short, informative videos to keep current and potential users in the loop.

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Grant Shaddick

13 December, 2021

Educational Course Videos

If you're creating an online course or educational videos as part of your content marketing, then you're probably focussed on delivering high quality and engaging content. So how can Tella help?

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Grant Shaddick

13 December, 2021

Product Launch Videos

Launching a new product? Then make sure your users are as excited as you are. A well-made product launch can create stronger product usage and retention, and lower churn. So how do you get it right?

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Grant Shaddick

13 December, 2021

Knowledge Base Videos

Your users want fast support and self-service so they don't have to wait. Knowledge Base videos are a great way to help users learn about your product and a fast way for you to share advice.

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Grant Shaddick

13 December, 2021

Videos for your startup

Tella helps you make videos that leave an impression. Whether you're building a startup or hacking independently you want your product and content to be noticed. Here are some common startup video types you can record, edit, and share with Tella.

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Grant Shaddick

4 December, 2021

Create and Sell Your First Course with Tella and Teachable

The only way to know if you like something is to try it. But some things require a lot of effort even just to try. Creating a course can feel a bit like that. In this short guide you'll learn how to create a course that won't feel like a lot of work.

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Grant Shaddick

1 December, 2021

🥞 My Stack: Polly from Murch

Polly runs a startup, designs games, and streams on twitch Learn about the apps essential to her workday.

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Grant Shaddick

18 November, 2021

🥞 My Stack: Zach from Zacht Studios

Zach is the presentation design guru. His agency has designed decks that have helped top startups raise billions. Check out the apps he uses to make that happen.

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Grant Shaddick

16 November, 2021

🥞 My Stack: Lenny from Milk Video

Lenny from Milk Video shares his stack for smashing through tasks, testing APIs, and doing math 'til the sun comes up!

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Grant Shaddick

2 November, 2021

How to Talk to Users

Talking to users is one of the most important things you can do as a startup founder. But how do you actually get users to talk to you? Here's 10 ideas from startup founders on how to talk to more users.

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Grant Shaddick

20 October, 2021

3 Ways to Convert Slides to Video

Convert your slides to video using Tella. Use PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, PDFs, or images. Great for simple screen recordings, polished video presentations, or basic slideshows.

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Grant Shaddick

17 September, 2021

How to create a video knowledge base for your MVP

You've hacked together an MVP. Now it's time to hack together some help docs. But writing a bunch of detailed docs for a fledgling product is overkill. Learn how video-based documentation can help instead.

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Grant Shaddick

1 September, 2021

How to Create and Sell a Course with Tella & Podia

Course creation is all the rage right now. And today's tools mean you can launch a course in half a day. Learn how to record lessons in Tella and how to create and publish a course website on Podia. 💸

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Grant Shaddick

13 July, 2021

How to Record Your Screen on Chromebook

Screen recording has become an essential way for teachers to communicate with students. The rise in popularity of remote and virtual learning has meant that teachers need to start wearing another hat: video content creator. Learn how about the different ways to record your screen on a Chromebook.

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Grant Shaddick

29 January, 2021

How Open Scout Onboarded 50 People Across 6 Timezones

Learn how Open Scout onboarded a 50+ person team across 6 timezones, using async videos in Tella. Before last year's launch, Adam and his team needed to onboard scouts across six different timezones. For the new recruits, joining Open Scout meant getting familiar with the company, and learning about the world of venture capital and startups. With such a big group and so much content Adam's team was faced with a challenge more akin to online education than VC.

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Grant Shaddick

21 January, 2021

How Draftbit Scaled User Onboarding with a Video Knowledge Base

Learn how Draftbit built a video knowledge base on Tella to scale their onboarding and activate new users.

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Grant Shaddick

12 August, 2020

Tips to improve your home video setup

Free tips, tricks, and gear suggestions to optimise your home video setup for 2021. Lighting, cameras, mics, and more. For content creators, startup founders, and remote workers to look, sound, and present better on video.

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Grant Shaddick

20 August, 2020

Tella Participates in YC Summer 2020

We've got some pretty cool news to share: Tella has been part of the latest Y Combinator batch! Yup, the first fully remote batch. There weren't many dinners in Mountain View, instead there was a lot of Zoom. 😄

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Grant Shaddick

12 August, 2020

Tella for Sales Teams

Sending cold emails can be rough. Learn how using video can improve your conversion, and scale your outreach.

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Grant Shaddick