Personal Intro to Your Business Website - Gizmoz

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I try not to blog too much about what has already been talked about, but could only find one article on, and since I have been playing with it extensively this morning, thought I would share a bit, and hopefully solicit some feedback.

So to start, what is gizmoz? In short - it is a service that will allow you to generate a talking avatar. You can upload a picture of your face and it will build a 3-D image. It also allows you to put voice to your digital communications. Personal service to the comical extreme.

For most of us, once you complete the easy process of building your first (what they call) character-based visual expression, it may come out looking like a dysfunctional mini-clone; eerily reminiscent of the 80's pop culture icon Max Headroom. So can their be a legitimate business application to this.

I have decided to experiment.

I have produced a short 20 second video clip (see the sidebar to the right) that can be played upon entering my website. From this point on, for the next month or so, I will monitor my analytics account to see if I can keeping more people on my site for longer. Take a look:




Now - I didn't use myself, since I was trying to give this a hint of professionalism and no matter how many different pictures I used, I couldn't get it to a point that didn't make me want to reconsider this experiment. Maybe I am just digitally self conscious, but I'd rather use one of the provided (and admittedly better looking) provided pictures. Does does this work? We shall see.

I will have statistics next month, but in the mean time, take a look, let me know what you think, and if you could ever see using this as an application in your business.


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Comments (5)

Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT

It's different:)  I would use my own photo and voice if I was advertising to the public. I do have an avatar here on my active rain blog.  Just fun!

It's a Good Life!



Jan 21, 2008 06:40 AM
Bill Cherry, Realtor - Dallas, TX
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Jan 21, 2008 07:04 AM
Take 5 Team
Take 5 Team, Illustrated Properties - Jupiter, FL

What a cool idea!  I'm going to check it out right now!

Jan 21, 2008 07:09 AM
Roland Woodworth
Blue Cord Realty - Clarksville, TN
Blue Cord Realty
Justin.. this is way there a cost to this..... Guess I will look at the site.
Jan 21, 2008 03:48 PM
Justin Johnson
inspiring design, llc. - Urbana, MD

Roland, this is free, much like many other web 2.0 applications.


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Jan 22, 2008 10:44 PM