Favorite Tools & Products

These are a handful of products that our team uses every day in our company. We hope you find them useful.

Google Hangout Products:

If you are joining us for a Google Hangout, please consider looking through these items to ensure you have the right setup. We strongly encourage all of our video guests to have a direct ethernet connection for the fastest internet speeds. Wifi Google Hangouts are very low quality and ethernet is the new standard for two-way video.


Ethernet Adapter
If you have a Macbook without an ethernet connection, please use this type of adapter to directly connect to ethernet.


Affordable Webcam ~$36
This is one of the highest rated Logitech webcams for under $35.


Professional Webcam ~$70
This is one of the highest rated Logitech webcams for under $100.


50ft Ethernet Cable
This is a very highly rated ethernet cable you can use to connect your laptop directly to your router.

Software:

These are an assortment of the software tools we use to run our businesses.

WPEngine WordPress Hosting

We run our sites on WP Engine Manage Hosting. The servers are FAST, customer service is friendly and they keep us secure.

MailChimp

Our email marketing is powered by MailChimp. Earn $30 in free credits.

Our team uses HootSuite to manage all of our social media networks for clients.

Our team uses HootSuite to manage all of our social media networks for clients.

99designs

We used this as a way to get a fresh book cover for our Light, Bright and Polite books.

We use Uberx to go to meetings. Get $20 off your first ride on Uberx by registering here.

We use Uberx to go to meetings. Get $10 off your first ride on Uberx.

Refollow helps us to find our audience on Twitter, so we can engage and help more people.

Refollow helps us to find our audience on Twitter, so we can engage and help more people.

We love having Boomerang for Google Apps and Gmail remind us when a client forgets to respond to an email by a deadline. Try it for free.

Boomerang and Gmail remind us when a client forgets to respond to an email by a deadline. Try it for free.

We use Camtasia Studio 8 to record all of our videos


Liquid Web WordPress hosting

We used to run MediaLeaders.com on Liquid Web Dedicated SSD 16 Gig servers. These are fast servers and Liquid Web has AMAZING customer service.

Optimizely AB Testing

We use Optimizely to run AB Testing on MediaLeaders.com to get the best conversion rates for visitors. Try them out for a 30 day trial.

We use Yesware to track our sales emails. It works in Google Apps and works seamlessly.

We use Yesware to track our sales emails. It works in Google Apps and works seamlessly.

Positionly

We use Positionly to track what SEO keywords we best rank for. Try it for free for 14 days.

Our whole company used to run on Infusionsoft. It's the all in one marketing and sales system.

Our whole company used to run on Infusionsoft. It’s the all in one marketing system.

Electronics:

These are some of the tools and products we use for our content marketing and presentations.
Apple TV for watching Netflix and sending iPhone and iPad videos to the TV screen

Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone
This is the mic I use for most of my webinars and videos. The audio is great and the price is perfect.

Gunnar Glasses to wear while I’m on the computer for long periods of time. They increase contrast ratios and slightly magnify the screen.

Car USB Charger (with dual outputs). This product is really small (almost hides itself) and works great in my car.

iPhone and iPad backup battery. This is very helpful at a conference when there’s limited outlets. Also it’s nice when traveling.

Gel mousepad by Belkin. This is a lifesaver. My wrist used to hurt because I had no support. With this product I feel great.

Logitech Professional Presenter R800 with Green Laser Pointer

Logitech Wireless Presenter R800. I use this for EVERY presentation. I love it.

Canon PowerShot SX260

We use this Telescoping Mini-Boom with our Snowball Blue Mic to easily attach it to our desk while we’re on the computer.


We use this Table Microphone Clamp with our Snowball Blue Mic to easily attach it to our desk while we’re on the computer.

We use this Rode VideoMic Pro with our HD camera to record expert interviews and events. This mic is perfect to pick up voices and get rid of background noise.

Manfrotto Lightweight Fluid Video Tripod

Manfrotto MVK500AM Lightweight Fluid Video System with Twin Legs and Middle Spreader

Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder

Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder

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