Best of IWT: Watch these videos

Life is not just about the words you use -- it’s about how you present them. Here are some of my favorite videos.

Ramit Sethi

When I was about to publish my book in 2009, I called my publisher and asked if they’d send me to media training. “Why?” they responded. “We’ve seen you on TV and we think you’re quite good.”

I nodded, letting my ego grow to even more untenable levels of enormity. I told them that I wanted to improve and perfect my media presence, which was true. It also happened to be true that I wanted to do media training on their dime since it is really goddamn expensive.

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They agreed, and I walked in to Clarity Media Group, where they trained me on subtle areas of media presentation, like body language, tonality, ending a sentence emphatically, and condensing a complicated idea down to 15 seconds.

Since then, I’ve appeared on a bunch of TV/media sites, including morning shows, ABC, PBS, NPR, etc. I’ve also taught my Dream Job students some of the more sophisticated strategies I learned and tested to communicate effectively — whether in a job interview or at a bar. I love video because life is not just about the words you use — it’s about how you present them.

Here are a few of my favorite videos:

Ramit’s 12-minute guide to automating your finances
In this 12-minute video, one of my most popular ones, I show you how to set up your bulletproof personal-finance system to automate your accounts. I cover the entire system in extreme detail in my book.

CNBC’s “On the Money”
How to make the most of your credit card perks, including trip cancellation insurance and collision insurance for your rental car. (One of my earliest videos.)

It was a big honor to speak at Google. This 46-minute video is a good introduction to many of the basic tenets behind I Will Teach You To Be Rich.

And finally, here’s a whole series of off-the-cuff Q&A’s on personal finance, earning more, finding a Dream Job, and negotiation. (Warning: I’m not always polite.)

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If you like these, sometimes I release videos to my private Insider’s List (not publicly on this blog), including:

  • The 3 biggest interviewing mistakes
  • How to write a winning resume (including a personal tour of the resume that got me job offers from companies like Google, Intuit and others)
  • The actual words to use in a negotiation — from a master negotiator

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  1. CL

    I’ve watched all of them. I wish that you had linked to your Google talk earlier! It has everything that people need to know in order to get started with the basic setup. I sent it immediately to my older sister, whose finances I handle. I’m hoping that by the time she’s married, she’ll be able to handle her own money.

  2. Cherleen @ My Personal Finance Journey

    Great videos. I remember seeing that TV guesting on CNBC but I never had any idea that it was you. I want to see the Google video but I cannot afford it today. I have some free time tomorrow after lunch and I have made a note to watch it. I am sure I will learn a lot from it.


    You’re good bro.

  4. ma pla

    Who had the idea first?

  5. Financial Advice for Young Professionals

    Just watched them, good advice.

  6. George

    Thanks for this post Ramit,
    I found your videos very useful, particularly the first one.
    With all the bills that I have to pay, it can also be difficult and time consuming to manage my finances, but I think by following your tips I will be able to make this process far less time consuming.

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