Endorsements by Clients
|"We wanted a fresh and professional makeover for our brand and website, but didn't want to over-extend our time and financial resources on this.
I'm amazed how simple and easy the process was working with Sherman. It was great to have it done for us, quickly and smoothly with Sherman's expertise. We now have the professional look and new fresh perspective we need to move forward with our company. What a huge relief!
If you need it done for you as you don't have much time to work on your website and marketing for your business, I recommend Sherman. He went above and beyond what I needed him to do with our branding, website makeover, layouts and copywriting! It was great to have his professional marketing wisdom to improve our company's presence, but also keeping who we are as a company in mind. Highly recommended."
Ryan & Angela Block, Chilliwack Construction and Interior Design company
|"Sherman Hu is a consummate professional and an artist. He completely revamped my website, making it attractive, inviting, easy to navigate and with a strong visual authority. It simply feels right. Finally, I have something that represents me accurately.
Sherman is a joy to work with -- able to give you what you want while gently talking you out of some of your bad ideas. He was a terrific partner in the process. He works quickly and is there to serve. I can't say enough good things about him."
Michael Nankin, Award-winning Director/Writer/Executive Producer
|"I would have loved to have had a longer coaching arrangement with Sherman, but budget and time held that back.
So contracting Sherman's blog and video service was perfect for me as it helped me get a jump start. I was nervous about doing my own video, and watching Sherman go through the process, even though I KNEW the process, made me much more comfortable and eager to get started. I got a better understanding of what went into the video process, and more important, how manageable it is to make your own video.
I loved working with Sherman. I consider it the beginning of a valuable relationship, not the end. I had some particular challenges that prolonged my project and I am so grateful to him for never getting frustrated or making me feel bad about it.
What I liked most is the time Sherman takes in learning about you and your business, and it really shows in the end product. His patience in working with me to make sure the end result was as good as it could be made a big difference, and a big impression on me! He gave me a wonderful product to use for my business, and I learned alot in the process.
Sherman is quick thinking, extremely knowledgeable and quite frank. He has no problem telling you like it is. My best advice is for you to LISTEN!
Just talking with Sherman and hearing his point of view on different aspects of my business was invaluable. In some cases it gave me a fresh perspective, and I saw things through new eyes. In other cases, it was just the reassurance and positive reinforcement I needed to know I was headed in the right direction.
Sherman's one hip dude! There's no doubt that this man keeps his finger on the pulse of new media, social and video marketing. You can learn more in a 30 minute conversation than some folks can teach you in six months.
In addition, Sherman's a patient teacher, trusted advisor and seasoned marketer who'll put your business on the path to quick success!
I would absolutely recommend Sherman, and I have! Part of me doesn't want him getting too many new customers, just so he'll have time for me! But seriously, I encourage anyone ready to take that next step in their business to consult with Sherman.
Sherman rocks! Let him get you on the path to marketing your products and services to the right customers, at the right time, and in the right channel!"
Annemarie O'Bea, CEO
Social-Mark.com | Social Media, Copywriting & Branding
|"As an artist, I tend to waffle about my readiness to launch - and financially, I was unsure if I was "ready" to take things to another level with my website.
Thanks to Sherman for being more than just a web designer, as he - in the funniest philosophical way - prodded me into jumping off my proverbial fence to embrace my new professional brand.
As a result, I now have a site that I feel proud to share with the corporate world as well as the artistic world. And I found Sherman to display great professionalism with many useful resources up his sleeve.
I feel I've had a professional make-over! What I liked most about Sherman's service is how he intently listened to my thoughts and implemented them perfectly. I love the unexpected style that grew from our talks, infused with Sherman's ideas.
Now, I have a new site that represents more of what I want to portray as a professional, a new logo for my brand, and new website features I didn't have before. I feel proud of the look now!
I would highly recommend Sherman's service as a website/blog builder. He is easy to work with, accommodating, gently assertive (when you need it) and has valuable initiative. Sherman also finds the fun, and passion in the work, which becomes infectious!
Sherman goes beyond the call of duty because he cares. He is prompt when he says he is going to change something, or do something for you. His unexpected creativity is... well, unexpected, and great!"
Trilby Jeeves, Acting Coach
|"Sherman, you are the super rock star of Wordpress blog site setup. I'm so happy with the site you put up for me and proud to show it. Not only that, you took time to tutor me on how to update the site myself. Plus, you were fun and easy to work with. Most importantly, you were relaxed and patient with me and my non-techie skills. - priceless! Many thanks."
Ariana Attie, Musician
|"As an online teacher still learning how to present online, I thought Sherman's presentation of how I can craft my video messages using his 1-2-3 act outline very helpful to organize my presentations and to keep them short and to the point.
Seeing Sherman demonstrate what he was encouraging us to try in a group setting first, and then getting involved right away in the task he set up, broke down a lot of barriers, I think, about learning new technology. Learning the technology seemed doable after the initial group session.
Having a group online forum set up for the team where we could post our projects and view others' was really helpful to me. It allowed me to see what others were doing and also offer feedback about my process, so that others could benefit from what I learned through trying out these technologies. It also offered a collaborative element. One outcome of that team post is that, after viewing another teacher's project, I saw how the information she was presenting could also be useful in my course. I will be collaborating with this teacher on a shared video presentation we can both use in our online classes.
The personal, 1-1 coaching session was also helpful. Actually having a date set on my calendar for a personal coaching session motivated me to experiment with the technology and get working models ready to discuss with Sherman. I probably would have procrastinated on this for a long while longer if it hadn't been for this set date.
Sherman's ease and assurance with the technology put me at ease in the 1-1 coaching session. We had a video-conference session through Skype for our sesson. This was not a barrier at all. He was able to demonstrate a technique by sharing his desktop with me and doing what he was describing, which made it easy for me to grasp. It's true, a picture IS worth a 1000 words!
Sherman's feedback on my first projects was helpful and encouraging as well as to the point. I felt he could pick out suggestions that would make sense without getting bogged in the theory about why (a true gift!). After our 1-1 conference I felt I could easily use this information to make the changes he suggested to my current projects or to make new ones a little more accessible.
The whole experience, in fact, from beginning to end, felt empowering for me. I would recommend this service to anyone who wants to tweak their video presentation skills for online presentations - from the neophyte to the experienced presenter. We all have something to learn and I'm sure Sherman could find something to make anyone's presentation shine that much brighter.
CJ MacKinnon Scott, English Teacher
|"I had zero experience working with video. Frankly, I was downright scared, but Sherman gave me a step-by-step roadmap, helped me fine tune my topic and really put me at ease on how to appear on video. That was really important for me as I'm very unsure of how I should appear on video.
With Sherman's encouragement, training and methodology, I was able to put together 3 videos on my own. His system works for me because I know that I can follow a step by step process and get consistent results. Be ready to rock the house because Sherman plays full on and he loves it when his clients win."
Shirley Tan, eCommerce Marketing Specialist
|“Sherman's coaching guided us as we launched YourBusinessIgnited.com and helped us mold the business model that we use with great success today. Sherman can help any business owner at any level of growth. I highly recommend Sherman's coaching programs. And his TV show is pretty cool too. Thanks Sherman!”
Rodney Grubbs, CEO
|“Sherman is hands down THE blogging, podcasting and video expert in my book. His ability to think creatively is truly astounding. He can take mundane subject matter and transform it (using his winning personality) into fascinating subject matter. Best of all his techniques get me conversions from my website visitors and that's what we're all after.
I enthusiastically recommend Sherman to anyone who has a blog or wants to learn how to easily create loyalty in the marketplace.”
Darrin Mish, President
Law Offices of Darrin T. Mish, P.A.
Nationally Recognized Tax Attorney
|“I first met Sherman at the System Seminar in 2006. I went to his class on how to use Wordpress blogs as part of an online marketing strategy. I implemented what I learned from him that day and in less than 6 months went from not listed to #1 spot for my keywords in Google search listings for my blog. He's not only an expert, he knows how to make learning fun! If you want to know how to blog, Sherman is the guy you want to learn from.”
Direct Response Copywriter and Marketing Strategist
Founder at Revenue Engineering
|“Sherman is an insightful entrepreneur with a gift for discerning people's needs and meeting them. He is a delight to work with, quick with ideas and solutions, and widely experienced in his field. His video tutorials are simple, easy to follow, and thorough.
Sherman is not only excellent at what he does but also enjoyable to be around and collaborate with. I highly recommend his products and services to anyone who values quality, efficiency and a great working relationship.”
Sarah Asaftei, Assistant Director
Centre for Secular & Postmodern Studies
|“Sherman really understands the world of social marketing, including the technical side, and knows how to break things down so that the "non-techie" can also understand how to negotiate the world of blogs, podcasting, social networking, etc. Not only is he smart, but he's also a really nice guy with a great sense of humor and tons of integrity.
I've been lucky enough to receive teachings from Sherman in several different forums, including his wordpress tutorials forum. Without that, I wouldn't have known how to set up and manage my Wordpress site, and I'm sure I would have had to hire expensive help to set it up. He took the mystery out of it for me, as I'd never put up a website on my own before.
I've also learned lots of great things about using the newer aspects of the social networking world and using video through Sherman's teachings. Thank you so much, Sherman, I'm looking forward to learning more!”
Sandra Sinclair, Owner
Sandra Sinclair Coaching
|“Great work on helping people get the most from WordPress. Using that as a base he has given out great advice for developing audio and video to help promote our business.”
Roger Hutchison, Online Video Specialist
|“I learned from Sherman's WordPress Tutorials to assist me and my own clients with their blogging. I implemented one small strategy which he called permalinks setup within my blog and my client's site immediately jumped to the top of the Searh Engines.
This was a valuable lesson, because it showed me just when I thought I had the "correct" information, Sherman showed me there is still some more to learn. Thanks Sherman.”
Mark Archer, San Diego Real Estate Consultant
Keller Williams, La Jolla UTC
|“I learned of Sherman through a friend of mine. I have to tell you after reviewing Sherman's material (I was particularly interested in what he has been doing with video), this guy is awesome and on the leading edge. You need to watch what he is doing and listen to him!”
Frank Girard, President
Marketing Consultant - Girard Group
|“Sherman Hu is extremely innovative. He is the best podcaster, producer and vlogger I have met. He is also a lot of fun. I highly recommend him.”
Joyce Bone, Founder
|“Sherman was recommended to me by a business partner because of his expertise in all things blog and wordpress oriented. I was not disappointed. Sherman is a true expert in these areas.
What's more, he is personable, easy to talk to and business savvy as well. Unlike some IT experts that I have worked with Sherman, understands how what he does integrates with your business and can add real value fast. Sherman asks insightful business (as well as technical) questions and makes powerful suggestions.
I would highly recommend Sherman as a business partner and as someone with integrity, expertise and personality.”
Gavin Ingham, Sales Author & Speaker
Gavin Ingham Ltd
|“Sherman is the person I turn to when I need help with anything Web 2.0. Especially anything having to do with Video, Mobile blogging, or Podcasting. He is a valuable resource, always has a quick answer, and explains things so that even a newbie can understand and implement.”
Jeff Madison, Service Advisor
|“Sherman is the Answer to Social Marketing Overload. The information and advice he offers is always easy to understand and simple to implement. When I need to decipher Web 2.0 Sherman is ALWAYS the guy I call!"
John Jaworski, Special Effects Artist, X-Streamers.com
Confetti & Streamer Effects for National Television Shows, Rock Concerts, Corporate Events
|“Sherman is an expert at his craft. He cares about relaying the best information in a manner that will create results. He will tell you the truth, even if that is not what you want hear. When something has been outside his expertise, he has easily recommended other sources.”
Dan Snyder, President
Association of Private Lenders
|"Sherman is an exceptionally helpful and intelligent businessman. When it comes to needing expert help with blogging and video (Amongst many areas of New Media) Sherman is the 'go to guy'. Sherman is very passionate about using New Media to interact with your audience and is at the 'cutting edge' of the ever changing market place. I would not hesitate to suggest Sherman as anything else but an incredible resource of knowledge, not to mention being one of the nicest guys you will meet."
Andrew Edwards, Queensland Government Business Strategy Consultant
Endorsements By Industry Professionals
|“Sherman is a genius at making social media work for business owners. We have some clients in common so I've seen him in action. He shares cutting-edge information and insighftul suggestions ... all done with kindness and humor, while making his clients feel valued. You can't help but love Sherman and appreciate his expertise.”
Colleen McGunnigle, Principal & Creative Director
Design by Muse
|“Sherman has an incredibly high level of dedication to teaching with no strings attached. Through his work on ShermanLive.com, he has successfully elevated awareness of Web 2.0 strategies among numerous businesses and individuals.
Sherman has the ability to give a full understanding of his subject without bamboozling the student with loads of jargon and complexities. His understanding of blog marketing and the rest of social media is second to none as is his ability to make it simple to understand.
I highly recommend Sherman to any one who wants to further their knowledge of the entire Web 2.0 world. Any purchase of Sherman’s products, training programs or services is money well spent and is sure to give you a huge return on your investment and a dramatic increase in your bottom line.”
Sharon Vaz, Web Strategist
Internet Marketing Angel, LLC
|“Sherman is at the top of his field in helping entrepreneurs and business owners build and maintain successful, very successful, Wordpress blogs!”
Elsom Eldridge, Jr., Executive Director
Centerpoint Foundation International, Inc.
|“Sherman is a gifted presenter and a very talented marketer who enjoys working with others. Sherman's training materials are first class and he is a sought after speaker.”
James Martell, President/CEO
Net Guides Publishing Inc.
|“Sherman is THE man when it comes to web 2.0 social marketing software, methods and mechanics. As a Producer, Blogger, Podcaster, Vlogger, Sherman is way ahead of the curve when it comes to staying on top of what's new and what works. When I need advice or help when it comes creating web 2.0 strategy, Sherman is the very first name on my speed dial. Get more info about him at ShermanLive.com”
Don Scott Schnure, CEO
Cyber Samurai Marketing, Inc.
|“Sherman provides great service and information to the internet marketing, promotion and POD Casting worlds. When it comes to cutting edge techniques and technology, Sherman is your best resource bar none!"
Lennie Appelquist, Film Industry Pro
|“Sherman is an amazingly prolific, energetic and positive media specialist who will prove an asset to any team or project. I enjoy our opportunities to work together and consider him a good friend.”
Chief Blogger, AskDaveTaylor.com
Columnist, The Boulder Daily Camera
Columnist, Linux Journal
|“Branding. Online Branding. That is what Sherman will do for you. He is an expert at Blogging, doing podcasts, and is a great producer. I have worked with Sherman and he knows what he is doing. Good branding has to be done online as well as offline, and Sherman can take you there. As far as his producing skills, I know a little about that. I am a 4 time Emmy Award winning producer and writer, and Sherman will do for you online, what I spent years doing offline for networks, syndication and cable.”
Larry Emsweller, Owner, LCE GROUP, LLC
Media Executive in Broadcasting, Publishing & New Media
|“I interviewed Sherman about the ins and outs of blogging for SEO, and was impressed not only by his vast knowledge, but by how easygoing he was and how much fun we had on the call!
Often interviews with technical geniuses can become very dry, but in Sherman's case it was upbeat, lively, and informative, and the value to the audience never stopped for the full 90 minutes.”
Heather Vale Goss
Media Interviewer, Host and Writer