Read the latest news, gossip and ponderings from Sarah and the Zing team …

  • 14 Tips to Put People at Ease on Camera

    14 Tips to Put People at Ease on Camera

    At Zing, we make films for businesses. This means we often film real people (management, employees, customers, etc) talking about their experiences.

    Some are naturals in front of a camera. Others can find it difficult.

    To help overcome this, we’ve pulled together 14 top tips to help put people at ease on camera.

  • The Power of Video (Thriving's Mark Mulligan talks about working with Zing)

    We know it’s crucial to ensure teams feel connected and supported, and to help manage stress and anxiety.

    But how is your business managing its health & wellbeing programme with a WFH or hybrid workforce?

    In this video, Mark Mulligan, Executive Coach and Founder of Thriving, tells us how he has tapped into the power of video to communicate his ideas and tips on this very topic.

  • Making it look easy isn’t  as easy as it looks . . . (especially during a global pandemic)

    Making it look easy isn’t as easy as it looks . . . (especially during a global pandemic)

    At Zing, we love making films. It’s so rewarding to apply our creative process to clients’ objectives - delivering their message in an exciting and engaging way, whilst making the whole process as painless as possible for them.

    But what goes on behind the scenes?

    We’re all learning and adapting as we go in this strange new world, so we’re happy to share some insights and tips from a recent project …

  • Behind the Mask

    Behind the Mask

    Last week we started filming again. It was good to get back to work, even if it was far from ‘business as usual’ with facemasks & social distancing (etc) being the order of the day. A key part of my role as producer is to make sure that everyone feels relaxed and comfortable. Of course, this is still a worrying time and returning to work is a cause of anxiety for many, so it’s more important than ever to be sensitive to people’s wellbeing. But now, we face new challenges that make it harder to tell if people are OK…

  • Be Kind. To Yourself.

    Be Kind. To Yourself.

    It’s now nearly two months since lockdown started.

    Are you fluent in Spanish yet? How about those online guitar lessons? And are those DIY jobs ticked off your to-do list?

    No, me neither.

  • The Milk of Human Kindness

    The Milk of Human Kindness

    So how are we all doing? Of course, for many, the impact of this virus has been devastating. My heart goes out to those who are sick or grieving, and to all the heroic NHS staff and key workers who are keeping the nation alive and afloat. But even those of us who are simply stuck at home need to make sure we’re looking after our physical and mental health, and one of the things that lifts my spirits is hearing stories of kindness, support and generosity …

  • "What was that you said?” How to make learning and development more memorable.

    A significant number of the programmes that Zing produce are for organisations who are committed to learning, so it would be a bit weird if as a team we weren’t committed to our own development. We do like to practice what we preach …

  • What's the point of Corporate Communications?

    What's the point of Corporate Communications?

    “What’s the point?”

    It’s a question we hear all the time in life: perhaps most often aimed at a remake of an old movie that doesn’t bring anything new to the party or alcohol-free lager, likely to make us want to leave the party …

  • Why trust is at the heart of what we see on screen

    Why trust is at the heart of what we see on screen

    At Zing, we’ve worked with many of our clients for years now and over the last couple of days, I’ve been reflecting on why that is. Sure, we produce quality programmes and I like to think we’re a nice bunch of people. But what else?

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