As a remote communications specialist, I help companies who are conducting business online to perform as well, or even better, than they were when all business was conducted synchronously.
I bring more than 20 years of production expertise in unscripted TV for networks including ABC, Discovery, Food, Logo, History, HGTV, CBS, MTV, VH1 and OWN.
Produce Original Video Content
Produce TV quality remote interviews and stories for external and internal communications.
Create original video content for brands with high-end production value, from a profile video on the landing page of a website, to integrated site video and social content.
Provide tailored Zoom training to all employees to elevate presentation and professionalism via webinars. Includes technology recommendations, audio assessment, camera needs, setup of background, and basic presentation skills. This training will result in a polished and cohesive appearance that extends throughout the company.
Transform Live Events into Virtual Experiences
Use my TV production expertise to transform live corporate events and celebrations into impactful remote experiences that go well beyond the average virtual happy hour.
Executive Zoom Training
Offer targeted, individual Zoom consultations and media training with key employees to improve their physical and technological Zoom setup and elevate their Zoom presentation skills.
Branded Zoom Strategy
Analyse current Zoom practices and establish goals and parameters to create high-quality, consistent, and professional presentation representative of the brand.
Zoom Technology Packages
Create a custom technology package to be delivered to employees to ensure consistent, professional lighting and audio while working from home.
Dynamic Zoom Presentations
Consult and advise on best protocols to enhance interaction and engagement from clients while sharing materials via Zoom (slide decks, presentations, PDfs, graphs, etc).
Convert Company Assets into Shareable Video
Harness existing company content to create inexpensive, impactful, TV-quality video branding and storytelling via website, LinkedIn and social media. Using content from webinars, Zoom sessions, and interviews, videos are turned into brand stories, expanding viewership and engagement from new and existing clients.
Strategic Media Consultant
Comprehensive video strategy development for companies
Some of my video chat tips in "How to Zoom Like a TV Producer"
Hacks to up your video chat game
How to Ace Your Video Interview
More tips for your remote job interview
I teach “How to Zoom Like a Producer,” to executives, businesses and celebrities, and have worked for networks including ABC, Discovery, Food, HGTV, CBS, MTV, VH1 and OWN. I'm leveraging my production skills to offer virtual consultations with companies and employees to help them set up their video chat appearance and strategy so they project professionalism and confidence.
Founder, The Hivery
I learned so much from Karen's "How to Zoom Like a Pro" class. Her tips were actionable and could be implemented right away. The take-aways made me feel more confident on Zoom right away and I was able to better represent my brand. LOVED this class!
Needing to influence a disparate audience, I was able to rely on Karen’s expertise to produce a high-impact but concise video. She helped distill content and execute on a high-quality production within a modest budget.
March 15, 2020 · work from home,video conference,zoom,video,coronavirus
1. Background. Take a look at what is behind you when you see yourself on screen. Plants growing out of your head? Cheesy off-the-rack art? Overflowing garbage can and kids toys strewn about? It’s time to clear the clutter and present your most filtered self. Don’t give them a reason to doubt...
Karen Ripenburg is from Vancouver, BC, Canada, but she and her family now reside in the Bay Area where she's lucky enough to have passports from both of her home countries.
She lives for entertaining, traveling, rocking out, getting involved and making things happen.