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Great marketing starts with great stories.
Be unique, inspire and connect.
— Ann Handley

What ARE short talks?

Short Talks is the ManMade way of providing cost-effective and accessible videography services to individuals and organisations of all shapes and sizes, whether local in the Berkshire area or nationwide. 

We firmly believe that everyone should have access to high end video production services, without any of the heavy cost that is typically associated with it. And so we introduce to you: Short Talks.

With our monthly Short Talks events based in Reading, Berkshire, alongside our additional Short Talks events in collaboration with The Great British Expos, we're bringing high quality, affordable videography services directly to you! 

Who are SHORT TALKS for?

Short Talks are perfect for:

Small Businesses or Businesses with no fixed office location
Individuals with a story
Sole Traders or One Man Bands
Content Creators

If you want to upgrade your video afterwards by having us come on site, that's possible. The flexibility and longevity of what we create is really important to both you and us.

short talks for co-working spaces and influencers

By 2020, approximately 40% of the global workforce will be freelancers, temps, independent contractors, and solopreneurs. But personal and individual brands no matter their size - all need videos in order to maximise their reach.

By collaborating with co-working spaces and other agencies or influencers that work or house a number of start-ups, freelancers and solopreneurs, then our goal as a company and for Short Talks will certainly be met. To help make high-quality video production services accessible to any individual or company.

If you’re a co-working space, influencer or agency, and are interested in collaborating with us to run Short Talks, please email


about your business

Whether it be talking heads or documentary style, Short Talks gives you the flexibility. We can incorporate existing footage to help build your story or simply shoot a talking heads to explain who you are and what you do.


Bring in your own props and products and speak about them or your services. Whether it be a demonstration of how your product works, or simply a video of you talking about how superior it is, Short Talks can help.



Arrange for your clients to come in with you and supply testimonials or a specific case study you have in mind. Mix it in with your main video or have it as a standalone piece.  Short Talks gives you that flexibility.


The way that Short Talks works is like this: 

  • We book out a venue near you or setup at your co-working location

  • You register a 1 hour time slot that works for you*

  • Turn up and film

  • Receive your edited work within 10 working days (most likely sooner!)**

  • *£299 per hour time slot

  • Add £100 for headshots and behind the scenes photos

  • Add £125 for graphics and titles

  • Add £600 for a 30 second animation

It's as simple as that!  No need to fork out extra travel costs or for time that you may not necessarily need.  Just turn up, deliver what you need to and get filmed while you do it.  



Short Talks - South Central - Reading - The Blade
Date: 25th January 2019 - 9AM until 5PM
Location: The Blade, Reading
Price:  £299 for edited video
(+£125 for every extra edited video)
(+£125 for headshots & behind the scenes) 
(+£125 for titles/graphics)
(+£600 for 30 second animation)
Pricing Excludes VAT

HOW To prepare for your short talk

To make sure you make the most of your available time, make sure you do the following:

  1. Script - put together a script and in a way that you normally speak. Videos look best when delivered naturally, so you may want to assemble some questions for us to ask you instead. Feel free to send it over to us and we'll be happy to give you our thoughts and feedback before your session.

  2. List - make a list of all the things that may be useful to bring. Talking about your business? Bring in your leaflets and business cards. Talking about a product? Bring the product in! By ensuring you bring the right props and products you know that we can capture it and add it into your video itself.

  3. Prepare - prepare and prepare some more. Make sure you know the script like the back of your hand or make sure you know what you're going to say or deliver. It's important that you take the time to prepare, otherwise you may run out of time. If you have any specific requirements for us, please let us know in advance so we can get it ready!

  4. Questions - if you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch and speak with us. We'll do our best to answer any that you throw this way, and we'll support you the best we can to ensure that everything goes smoothly.

I love the enthusiasm and ‘can-do’ approach, the confidence and feeling of professional ManMade project. We will be actively looking for opportunities to work on more video content
— Peter Foster (Danziger Watches)