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Meilani MacDonald

Meilani MacDonald 

Brand identity and outreach strategy consultant serving small business, entrepreneurs, public agencies and non-profits.

Occupation: Brand Identity & Outreach Strategy Consultant. Also graphic designer, workshop presenter, public speaker and host of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout on Air. Woot! (Brand Identity & Outreach Strategy Consultant)

Location: in the SoCal desert near Palm Springs, oh yeah! :D

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Zara Altair4,633+Craig Fifield  of +Circloscope   joins the Midweek Zap  to share his wisdom on Google+ presence. How to manage it. How to start correctly. Manage those pesky notifications under Mr. Jingles. It’s a control freak dream show.Watch live on YouTube:  Midweek Zap - Circle RoundWatch live at Actation Now!: http://actationnow.com/?p=379Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.)*Hashtag: #MWZ * Please use for your tweets and when sharing out the show.Like the topic? Know someone that will enjoy it? Invite your friends!About Craig: (long version as example of great Profile about intro)TaglineSEO & Social Media Smarty PantsIntroductionTHE BORING BIOI've been in the Internet Marketing space for 18 years now. During that time I've helped businesses with all aspects of Web Marketing, run my own successful site network, designed groundbreaking marketing apps for Microsoft... and quite a bit more...CONNECT WITH MEHere on the plus I spend my time helping people with SEO, Social Media Strategy,Personal Branding, Content Marketing, WordPress, E-commerce and pretty much everything else Internet Marketing related. Circle me (or hire me) if you'd like to know more about those topics, or just like dog pictures because I share pics of mine pretty often! You've been warned :)STREET CREDCo-founded Circloscope, the most powerful way to manage your circles here on G+I actually have a degree in Marketing which is rare in this industry of 'experts'Actively consulted businesses on web marketing since 1995 (18yrs real experience)Considered a 'founding father' of SEO - The industry didn't have a name back then & there were very few prosDesigned the first ever web apps for SEO, Affiliate Marketing, and Email MarketingPast speaker at Search Engine Strategies, the only major SEO conference at the timeTechnical editor of two of the first books on SEO & SEMCreated and ran the largest X-Files discussion list of it's time #nerd (35k subscribers)Created one of the most popular business directories onlineWorked with the founders of PayPal, Zappos & PandoraDeveloped a blog that Midweek Zap - Circle Round2014-08-20 21:00:0056G+
Zara Altair4,633+Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales communication authority talks about the how, why, and what of marketing communication. What is important about your message? Does how you say it make a difference? Who are you talking to? Communication: She goes by Alex.Watch live at Actation Now!:  http://actationnow.com/this-weeks-zap/Watch live on YouTube: Midweek Zap - Communicate!Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.)*Hashtag: #MWZ * Please use for your tweets and when sharing out the show.Like the topic? Know someone that will enjoy it? Invite your friends!About Alex:My roles keep changing! And as frustrating as it is when I attempt to pinpoint exactly what I do, it makes perfect sense: I work on the web! Of course my roles are going to constantly change. If I wasn’t evolving as not only the Web evolves but Google+ evolves, then I would be worried.I am a full-time graduate student at Kent State University and a Teaching Assistant. With such an extensive background in education I am the kind of person who grabs an idea and runs with it…Host +Zara Altair  created *The Midweek Zap*to help you develop an online strategy that works for you and your business. You are here!For more about Zara and YOU Plus training visit actationnow.com.Zara AltairActation Now!zara@actationnow.comGoogle MeCatch past Midweek Zap shows:http://goo.gl/IgYCRKMidweek Zap - Communicate!2014-08-13 21:00:0050G+
Google Enterprise2,247,524Learn how an international hotel management company with a portfolio of over 50 boutique hotels and resorts uses Google Drive to power growth and innovation across their business.  Commune Hotels and Resorts is a San Francisco-based hotel management company with a portfolio of transformative, boldly innovative boutique hotel, and resort brands including Joie De Vivre, Thompson Hotels, and Tommie.  Commune has a distributed, global team that needed simple, mobile-friendly tools to collaborate and share information quickly. Hear from Mike Blake, CIO, about how Commune uses Google Drive to speed up site development, acquisitions and sales.Ask questions before and during the event by clicking the Q&A button.Join the live broadcast at 11 am Pacific on Tuesday, August 12. We will also share the recording after the event.Enabling Teams with Google Drive2014-08-12 20:00:001G+
John Jurkiewicz283One of my mentors calls it “finding your tribe,” but honestly I conjure up this image of me making a wrong turn and being put in a boiling vat of water with a few potatoes, some carrots and an onion with a group of really scary people dancing around me while I boil. I’ve heard it called a “niche.” I automatically start scratching myself every time I hear or read that word. It reminds me of when I had the chiggers Yeah, I know, I have issues. Whatever you want to call it I think it’s the universal slip on the banana peel, whether you are looking to change career directions, start your own business, coach, consult or save the world, if you don’t have a road map of how you’re going to connect with these people well, shoot fire, you are just not going to connect. “We ain't one-at-a-timin' here. We're MASS communicating!”On top of being really good looking I read minds. “John,  I use every social media tool known to man, read all the latest, techniques and blogs about how to expand my base……..”Yeah I know, me too.  Come close to your monitor. I want to whisper this so the whole world doesn’t hear it. “You don’t know what you don’t know.”No finger pointingNo phenomenological (I love that word. )indictments. Simply put whether you are seeking to climb that ever wobbly corporate ladder or strike out all on your own and conquer the biosphere, “You don’t know what you don’t know.”That’s okayAnd I’m here to help ya. Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 8pm central time. You Don't Know What You Don't Know2014-08-08 03:00:0018G+
Christopher Vogelmann1,806Behavioral Science is Sexy - How to Create Engagement on a Grand Scale Scientist+Strategist+Sassy = +Clarissa Silva That's the formula that describes our special guest this week who was featured in Times Square this year (See Trailer Photo).Clarissa Silva is a behavioral scientist and clinician with 16 years of experience in mental health, behavioral science, and public health. She created “You’re Just a Dumbass,” as a very tongue-in-cheek relationship wellness blog to help people select and maintain healthy relationships and avoid some of the difficult life lessons that one encounters in suboptimal relationships. On the blog, Clarisa shares techniques that she developed to help clients with creating relationship wellness in their lives from 16 years of practice.Join us for a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the scientific blogging strategies that Clarissa Silva employs in order to create Massive Engagement.A frequent guest on Fox, NBC and Huffington Post, Clarissa, is an in-demand guest on the talk show circuit.  Get ready to learn about the scientific side of blogging and how you can engage your readers for greater responsiveness.Clarissa's PR Newswire Link:  http://prnewswiremedia.wordpress.com/tag/clarissa-silva/ #behavioralmarketing   #behavioralscience   #bloggingtips   #influencers   #engagement   #relationshipmarketing  Behavioral Science is Sexy - How to Create Engagement on a Grand Scale2014-08-07 21:00:00114G+
Zara Altair4,633Market DataWhat data? Which data? How do I measure? What does it mean? How do I use the results? +Carmen Rojas joins us this week with answers to these questions. Watch live at Actation Now! : http://actationnow.com/start/?p=379Watch live on You Tube: Midweek Zap - Measure Your MarketResponding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.)*Hashtag: #MWZ * Please use for your tweets and when sharing out the show.Catch past Midweek Zap shows:http://goo.gl/IgYCRKLike the topic? Know someone that will enjoy it? Invite your friends!About Carmen:I am proud to be obsessed with helping businesses gain profitability by learning more about the wants and needs of their customers through digital marketing.Analytics, Metrics, Split Testing, Social Media, Website Design, Content Management, and logic are what I love working with. It is my mission to help you learn so much about your customers that you design products that sell themselves. I can help business save money, improve revenues, and gain valuable insight into their products and services. My greatest skills lie in theinterpretation of analytics and split testing results and translating them to actionable marketing and sales techniques. Host +Zara Altair  created *The Midweek Zap*to help you develop an online strategy that works for you and your business. You are here!For more about Zara and YOU Plus training visit actationnow.com.Zara AltairActation Now!zara@actationnow.comGoogle MeMidweek Zap - Measure Your Market2014-08-06 21:00:0042G+
Jason West Jones8,172Remember folks, this Hang Out On Air is open to everyone. You are all welcome to come and go as you please. There is no set format. I am working hard so anyone can come in, and have fun. Maybe say what is on their mind ect. This is a whole new concept for the HOAThanks to everyone who is checking this out, and or is coming on. Though this is pretty much a newer HOA. The concept behind it has been around for a long time. A no stress, very free flowing appreciation of people who love to play music in any form or style. And if you are new to Hang Outs On Air? You could not ask for a better group with more patience.If anyone is wondering what this is? This is an HOA jam for musicians. There is no set format. This is  a blank  canvas. No one is running the show, not even me. The only rule is respect for the creative process.JWJ is Part of " PANGAEA'S PEOPLE (Global Arts Network) TM. 2014 "http://www.reverbnation.com/page_object/page_object_bio/534632http://www.reverbnation.com/label/label_releases/19996Disclaimer. http://www.reverbnation.com/c/fr5/label_19996?eid=L19996_13551398_ http://tinyurl.com/nk5mqwo        My free music on Google Playhttp://reverbnation.com/drivenmadness      My free music on ReverbnationMy youtube channel     http://youtube.com/drivenmadnessbandI like to jam on Fridays. That is what I am doing, and I have over 170 non profit songs that I have written to choose from.  You can ask questions or make request if you know my music. More over, chances are I will be very spontaneous blah blah blah. Have a great blah... I do welcome other musicians!! You need to have decent audio gear though, or at least something you would want to use, if you wanted to go back and listen to yourself. Thanks. - JWJThe Milk Jam *Show 6* HOA2014-08-02 05:00:0027G+
Meilani MacDonald13,220This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest, videographer +Gene Shaw, owner of Heirloom Productions Video Services, discussing professional video creation for small businesses.Welcome Special Guest Gene Shaw  Gene Shaw is a fellow #CoachellaValley  local who started his video services business in 2005. We met at a networking event hosted by a group we both belong to, and I was impressed by two things that made me want him on as a guest on TGIF:1 - he gave a great presentation about creating professional videos at one of our networking mixers2 - he is new to Google+ but has really jumped right in, and I see him really putting effort learning more about G+ and HOAs, and practicing what he's learning!  A lot has changed since he began his biz 9 years ago and he is recognizing change and adapting to it, which I think is an important trait in today's small business owners when doing business in a world where rapidly changing technologies abound. What We'll Be DiscussingGene will tell us a little about his business, which has two sides to it:1. capturing and preserving family histories by creating video memory archives and video diaries, and2. creating well thought out, professional promotional videos for small businessesThis excerpt from Gene's web site summarizes it nicely:"With current technology, the fact is anybody can make a video. But having a video that is not well thought out, well produced, and aimed at identifiable and specific business goals can be worse than having no video at all. Heirloom Productions partners with each of our clients to help them identify their specific goals and create a media production to meet those goals while working with the available budget."I'm always talking about having Objectives and Goals for your social outreach, so that point really resonated with me. After all, what good is a fancy, professionally produced video if it is just aimless rambling?Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!Participate in the live discussion using the Q&A feature, or leave your questions and comments here in the event listing. You can leave them before the show even!  Please share this event with your friends and colleagues who would also find this topic interesting and useful. Use the "Invite More" button just below this text box to invite your friends and colleagues. Would You Like To Join Us Inside The Hangout?Select YES or MAYBETGIF Business Networking Hangout - Professional Video Creation Tips for Small Business2014-08-01 18:00:0012G+
191Take you mind to the place when you last attended a LIVE in-person event.  Now, try to  remember the attendees who specifically drew you attention to how they seemed to be glued to their electronic devices -- tap-tap-tapping away doing, what looked like, to be Tweeting! Maybe your first impression was, “Really?  You can’t put that stuff down for one minute?  You’re at a conference, for tweet’s sake!” (like Pete’s sake). But if you were able to take a closer look at what was really going on, you may have noticed that they were tweeting so intently because they had a real purpose in mind.  In fact, those on the receiving end of all of those live tweets were eagerly anticipating the next 140-characters-or-less notifications complete with specific event hash tags!  Find out the reasons behind this LIVE tweeting energetic action as Women in Business Today talks with +Bridget Willard about why and how it all works well for marketing your small business.  This is truly something that will raise your eyebrow, and you’ll begin to think of ways in which you can start doing this too!  Meet +Bridget Willard  -- Secretary by Trade, Teacher by Degree, and Marketer by Instinct!  As part of her bio, Bridget writes: “Remember that old commercial that said “when E.F. Hutton talks, people listen?” Well, I’m no @UNMarketing, @GuyKawasaki, @GaryVee, or @MariSmith(some of the only people that qualify for the guru title), but I do have some experience.I get annoyed a bit when I hear the term “guru” because it’s overused. As a term of endearment, however, friends have referred to me as a guru, office goddess, or other some such nonsense. I just love “computers.” I have been dabbling on the internet since the early 90′s. I even blogged before blogging was popular (each post was a separate html page, crazy right).I graduated college with a BA in Liberal Studies, got my Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, and after one year my path took another route. That combination of skills has presented opportunities to tutor others and help get accounts started.”Find out more information about Bridget from her website:http://youtoocanbeaguru.wordpress.com/my-street-cred/We are looking forward to exploring this idea with all of you!  As a reminder, our Spotlight shows go beyond the standard half-hour, so we hope you’ll schedule some time to stick around with us for the show’s entirety (45 minutes to one hour).  Select YES or MAYBE if you want to be sure tSpecial Spotlight Guest: Bridget Willard; The Many Ways to include LIVE Tweeting at in-person Events2014-07-29 00:00:0036G+
Meloney Hall2,673“Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is the……” you know the rest of the line, don’t you (Snow White’s mother was obsessed with it)?  On Monday, July 28 at 4p ET / 1p PT, we’ll be twisting that mirror thing up just a bit by asking our Color Wheel about which colors enhance us the best on an HOA.  This idea was generated by +Sheila Strover  as she observed many women on HOA broadcasts who happen to wear scarves during their broadcasts.  I am one of those scarf-wearers.  I told her that it was one of the ways that I could discover which colors would help me look my best on camera.  Some colors do not go well with my skin tone.  But as I have been learning, I can wear some of my no-no colors when I am in front of the camera because my background and lighting are always the same.  This opened my world up a bit; and I think it will open up your color possibilities too!In preparation for this upcoming LIVE event, we would like to invite everyone (guests and viewers) to be ready to tell us about their own color wheel experiments!  For example, have you found out that stripes are a good or bad choice for you?  Or do polka-dots work for or against you?  If you have dark hair, do you tend to wear dark colors?  We are interested in knowing what you are doing with your Color Wheel choices while on HOA’s.  Do you know that I have a scarf that has both stripes and polka-dots on it?  Strange combo, indeed!  And to my surprise, it turns out to be my favorite one now!  Is there a color or pattern that has surprised you too?  Let us know!And to the men --  maybe you don’t wear scarves, but you can still tell us about why and how you select the certain shirts, jackets, and hats that you do during an HOA.  What’s your story?  Everyone has their own unique skin tone --  so let’s help each other with something that makes them look their best on camera!  Remember:  All you need is Practice Time on LIVE-Camera when you first begin; and that's exactly why I am offering this FREE venue!Please watch the Instructions and Requirements video to determine if you are ready to receive the JOIN HANGOUT button for the live broadcast on a future Monday.  WATCH 10-MINUTE VIDEO HERE:   http://bigupticksocial.com/overcome-live-camera-shyness-introducing-lights-camera-hoa/If you would like to be on any future shows, please email us a note here on this event page or send an email our way – Meloney Hall at Meloney@bigupticksocial.com OR  Rayne Dowell at  info@socialmediastrategynow.comEach week, three (3) different people can be on the LIVE broadcast to gain their experiences.  Five (5) biggest benLights, Camera, HOA! Oh Color Wheel, Oh Color Wheel; Which Colors Enhance Me?2014-07-28 22:00:0030G+
Network Round Table Small Biz Happy Hour HOA138Network RoundTable: Inspiration, Motivation and Education during your Small Biz Happy HourFriday, July 25 20142:42 pm MST (4:42 pm EST, 3:42 pm CST, and 1:42 pm PST)This Weeks Guest +Mark H.O.A. Seydel Let us know what you think about "Courage" by filling in this quick questionaire. http://goo.gl/3guCSjMobile Link: http://goo.gl/7Y1BhtWatch on Google+: http://goo.gl/St74pLWatch on YouTube: http://goo.gl/7Y1BhtWatch on my Blog: http://goo.gl/HGg81CNetwork Round Table, your #SmallBizHappyHour  , is back for the Season of Movement! From now until the end of 2014, we’ll be talking with our guests about the different aspects of movement and how movement (in all its forms) impacts your business. We’ll inspire and motivate you at the beginning of the show, so that your energy is up and your stress is down. Then, it’s time to get educated – by our guest and by YOU, our #HappyTribe  . We believe that sharing experiences is one of the most powerful ways to learn, so we want to hear from you about your experience with this week’s subject:  COURAGE Is courage important in starting a business? In keeping a business? In selling a business? Do your employees need courage? What about your clients?Get the conversation started on the event page, and of course, post any questions you’d like to have answered during the show! And don’t forget the Lightning Round! It’s up to YOU to tell us how this week’s show moved you. Did you have an “aha” moment, were you able to identify with something that was said? We want to hear all about it with the hashtag #LightningRound  after the show. We’re thrilled to have +Mark H.O.A. Seydel  as this week's PlusOne Guest!Find Mark on Google+: http://goo.gl/ERgJuiTaglineH.O.A. Enthusiast/Promoter/ConsultantIntroductionHangouts On AirMy siHow To Use Courage in Small Business with Mark Seydel on Network Round Table2014-07-25 22:42:00124G+
John Jurkiewicz283This week we are going to explore how personal branding can have a positive impact for The Solo Entrepreneur and The Small Business Owner and to share her insight and experience I've invited as this weeks special guess Meilani MacDonald.Meilani is a brand identity and social outreach consultant living in the beautiful desert near Palm Springs, CA. Like so many others, in the down economy Meilani was laid off from her job where she was the Public Information Associate for a public service agency. With so many people losing their jobs and starting their own businesses, Meilani found opportunity in helping those new business owners define, cultivate and nurture the brand identity and reputation they wanted to earn for their business, and to market their businesses online and offline. Meilani was an early adopter of Google+ and has been hosting the TGIF Business Networking Hangout to nurture her own reputation and to break out beyond local borders since Hangouts were first introduced, even before they were available as Hangouts on Air. Now, through workshops held via HOA, and a private G+ community for her membership club, called Meilani's Blooming Business Club, she is teaching small business owners and solopreneurs on a budget everything she has learned about branding, public and social outreach, and using Google's powerful and free social and internal organization tools, including Hangouts, Google Drive, and the document creation apps found inside Drive.I'm excited and I know you're excited to hear what Meilani has to share. Your Personal Branding: The Solopreneurs and The Small Business Owner2014-07-25 02:30:0014G+
Zara Altair4,633Midweek Zap - What's Your Worth?2014-07-23 21:11:0824G+
Zara Altair4,633Finance consultant +Stephanie Sims brings her investment banker experience to business. She has developed a tool Finance-Ability to help business owners know their worth.If you don't know how to think about creating a business plan or even a budget for your business, this is a do not miss event.She’ll be answering questions and giving tips on getting building your business financial knowledge.Watch live on Actation Now! Blog: http://actationnow.com/start/this-weeks-zap/Watch live on YouTube: Midweek Zap - What's Your Worth?Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.)*Hashtag: #MWZ * Please use for your tweets and when sharing out the show.Like the topic? Know someone that will enjoy it? Invite your friends!About Stephanie:TaglineRecovering investment banker, champion of business owners, lover of the written word, wife of a Frenchman, mom of threeIntroductionAs a small business owner, you probably don't want to hear about finance until you absolutely have to.Do any one of these sound like you?You’re wondering what you need to do to get your business off the ground, but you need information about funding your business that you can understand without a 500-page dictionary that makes your eyes cross.ORYou know that you’ll need some additional capital soon for your growing business, and since you’re not thrilled about asking for a loan, there’s no way you want a banker to think you’re a sucker. But where can you get objective info about your options?ORYou’ve stuck it out and worked hard, gotten your business profitable and are ready to reap the rewards. But everyone has a different idea of how to sell your business, and you’re beginning to wonder if you’ll be able to get anything at all out of your years of hard work.  In each case, you’re hitting a roadblock. And when it comes to your money and your future, that’s not a great way to get where you want to go.So how can I help?I’ve created a unique way to measure the value of your business, which I callFinance-Ability. The current measures of value talk strictly about dollars, and more dollar value always means more value – which doesn’t exactly favor the small business owner.Finance-Ability works whether you're a hometown pizzeria or a fast-growing international software company. It measures your value not against other companies, but against your own potential. Instead of putting a price on your business, it measures how well you:- Identify and understand the Abilities you already have that create value within your company,- Expand your AbilitiMidweek Zap - What's Your Worth?2014-07-23 21:00:0051G+
191This topic came about because someone (maybe you know her) in the Women in Business Today Panel made the point in a recent pre-show green room that she (gender revealed) has a challenge when it comes to saying goodbye.  Sometimes the goodbye is too abrupt, or sometimes it is far too long.  Is there a better way to say goodbye when you are at an event in person or on an HOA?  As long as we are talking about goodbyes, maybe we should also include talking about our Hellos? Do you also find these two types of messages a challenge?  What smooth ways do you have to get through your coming-and-going messages? To gain a very funny insight from Ellen Degeneres, watch her memorable monologue.  You’ll get an idea what we mean.  She basically makes you laugh as soon as you recognize these obvious patterns of talking too much:  http://youtu.be/ZHrpFrjEXCQTell us some of the successful and cautious suggestions that you would like to share.  Chances are, there will be somebody who will greatly benefit from what you have to offer (read paragraph one again as a reference).  Select YES or MAYBE if you want to be sure to get the reminder from your G+ Event Calendar. In addition, all YES and MAYBE responses will receive invites to join the panel. We want to connect with you!+Meloney Hall with http://bigupticksocial.com/+Jessica Dewell with http://reddirection.com/+Kittie Walker with http://www.avidmode.com/create+Carol Stephen with http://yoursocialmediaworks.com/+What time will this broadcast be in YOUR time zone?*http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/The recorded replay will be available here, from the event page.*Missed last weeks show or want to find a past show? Visit The Women in Business Today Youtube Channel: Your Coming-and-Going Messages; How Good (or badly) Do You Do It?2014-07-22 00:00:0040G+
Meilani MacDonald13,220Hi Peeps! The next TGIF features special guests +Jim Ault and +Jessica Dewell discussing the many benefits of Collaboration and Team Building.Welcome Special Guests Jim Ault and Jessica Dewell  Jim Ault is a master collaborator who reminds me a little bit of the Pied Piper. He seems to gather the most interesting folks on Google+, and has become a valuable team member on many interesting projects as a result. Jim’s business is helping others who host Hangouts to use their resulting rich library of video footage to create great short promos for their business.Jessica Dewell is a business consultant who has partnered with an awesome team of mighty women to bring us the Women In Business Today weekly Hangout. It's a great Hangout and it is where I first got exposed and then connected to some very awesome ladies here on the Plus, which just goes to show you that Hangouts on Air really do help to build a great reputation and expose you to new audiences! What We'll Be DiscussingWe will be discussing Collaborations and Team Building. There are lots of great benefits to collaborating on a project with a great team. Each team member has valuable skills and experience that they bring to the collaborative effort, and they also have their own set of resources they can bring to the table. The result is a nice library of resources and skill sets that the project leaders can call on to make their project great!Both Jim and Jessica will share with us real life examples of this in action, sharing their stories about collaborative projects they are working on and how they've helped to build a great team for their project.Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!Participate in the live discussion using the Q&A feature, or leave your questions and comments here in the event listing. You can leave them before the show even!  Please share this event with your friends and colleagues who would also find this topic interesting and useful. Use the "Invite More" button just below this text box to invite your friends and colleagues. Would You Like To Join Us Inside The Hangout?Select YES or MAYBE if you want to get a reminder from your G+ Event Calendar.  If you'd like to join us INSIDE the HOA, leave a comment below with your request for an invite!  I'll add you to my TGIF notify and invite circle, and you'll receive invitations to join us in TGIF.  Camera Shy? First Timer? No Problem! TGIF is Newbie Friendly! :)If you want to joTGIF Business Networking Hangout: Collaborations and Team Building w/Jim Ault and Jessica Dewell2014-07-18 18:00:0019G+
Network Round Table Small Biz Happy Hour HOA138Network RoundTable: Inspiration, Motivation and Education during your Small Biz Happy HourFriday, July 11 20142:42 pm MST (4:42 pm EST, 3:42 pm CST, and 1:42 pm PST)This Weeks Guest +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales from +SEOWiSE Mobile Link: http://goo.gl/rsGYcmWatch on Google+: http://goo.gl/b52o1AWatch on YouTube: http://goo.gl/rsGYcmWatch on my Blog: http://goo.gl/9aPSciNetwork Round Table, your #SmallBizHappyHour  , is back for the Season of Movement! From now until the end of 2014, we’ll be talking with our guests about the different aspects of movement and how movement (in all its forms) impacts your business. We’ll inspire and motivate you at the beginning of the show, so that your energy is up and your stress is down. Then, it’s time to get educated – by our guest and by YOU, our #HappyTribe  . We believe that sharing experiences is one of the most powerful ways to learn, so we want to hear from you about your experience with this week’s subject:  INCEPTION What does it mean to you, and does it apply to your business? If so, how? Get the conversation started on the event page, and of course, post any questions you’d like to have answered during the show! And don’t forget the Lightning Round! It’s up to YOU to tell us how this week’s show moved you. Did you have an “aha” moment, were you able to identify with something that was said? We want to hear all about it with the hashtag #LightningRound  after the show. We’re thrilled to welcome back our PlusOne Guest +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales:Find Alex on Google+: http://goo.gl/WI5D37TaglineAuthority Marketer | Student & TeacherIntroductionMy roles keep changing! And as frustrating as it is when I attempt to pinpoint exactly what I How To Use Inception in Small Business with Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales on Network Round Table2014-07-11 22:42:0036G+
Adelheid Hörnlein0That's why we need to develop emotional intelligence:we all get triggered and every now and then do things which our more adult self wouldn't want to do. In past times we could ask for forgiveness, leave the area where it has happened and go on in the appropriate conviction that sooner or later the event would be forgotten.This has changed drastically today. Smartphones are everywhere and you can be sure that someone will take a video while you are behaving badly and post it in Internet - where it will stay forever! No hope that what you did will be forgotten. Someone will dig it out and confront you with your past even when you have made amends and developed to highest stages of maturity. For older people like myself it might not be a big problem if somebody took a video from me in a inconvenient situation.But the Youth of Today risks to be targeted for their whole life by having done even only a single wrong step Whoever is filmed in an outburst of anger or violence, in a  precarious sexual situation, or on a manifestation for the "wrong" party - this will be checked out before somebody applies for certain jobs and careers.What can we do? What can the parent generation do to protect their kids from a stigmatized future? In our show we will discuss possible answers.Our special guest this week is +Meloney Hall  She is owner and CEO of Big Uptick Social Marketing, has a sincere concern for the digital dignity of our youth. The digitally-recorded moments of young people should be to their advantage for future success, rather than serving as barriers to it. She enjoys helping others in developing a deeper appreciation and understanding of their online behaviors.And we have 2 other special guests in the filmstrip: +Sue Aston mother of 2 boys and musician - if you haven't watched the #sueastonshow  i highly recommend to do so - who will share her experience.and a 17 year old Italian guy, +Paolo Destilo , for the first time in a hangout, who will tell you how he and his friends handle social media.In case you didn't know:if you are interested in this hangout to respond 'yes' even if you can't attend live.  When you respond 'yes' to the event, google will send you a notifiWhat you do today will be seen forever with special guest Meloney Hall2014-07-03 15:00:0073G+
Zara Altair4,633+Mark Pierce back for more very strategic advice on backing up.  The bottom line of back up is...are you able to restore your site? Back up without restoration is like filing a piece of paper in the wrong folder. It just doesn't work when you need it.Out and about? Watch live on YouTube: Midweek Zap - Restore: The Final FrontierResponding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.)*Hashtag: #MWZ * Please use for your tweets and when sharing out the show.Catch past Midweek Zap shows:http://goo.gl/IgYCRKLike the topic? Know someone that will enjoy it? Invite your friends!About Mark:TaglineSpecialized WordPress Services with The Hands on Human Touch!IntroductionSpecialized WordPress Services is owned and operated by Starrtech Marketing, LLC located in Beaverton, Oregon in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We are proud to say we are a USA based company. I provide WordPress Backup & Specialty Services for Self-Hosted Business and blog owners.We can provide you with the peace of mind that all of your WordPress Services are taken care of so you can focus on your business.Host +Zara Altair  created *The Midweek Zap*to help people develop an online strategy that works for you and your business.For more about Zara and YOU Plus training visit actationnow.com.Midweek Zap - Restore: The Final Frontier2014-07-02 21:00:0039G+
ISOOSI Research Engine3,425Identity and Tone of Voice in Copywriting - How words shape brands with +Carolyn Capern and +Michelle Lowery First impressions count. This is just as true online as offline, and possibly even more so.  In the real world, we often have many more contextual references to frame a first impression, such as how we've met, where, and when.Online, our first impression of a website may be the landing page after we clicked on a search result, or some article we arrived at from a link elsewhere.  There's less real-world context in many cases, and we seek to judge whether we can trust a page and site very quickly.Professional design surely plays a part, just like appearances matter in the real world.  But even more important is how this person, or website speaks to us.  The way we connect, or not, with the words on the website are a huge part of how we will feel about the website itself, and the business behind it.Of course, its not just about first impressions, either.  Brand is largely about consistent qualities.  Style, tone of voice, clarity, and many more aspects of copywriting become the ways we assess the 'personality' of a business.This week we'll discuss copywriting in the context of brand, identity and tone of voice.  Expect our usual mix of looking at both the philosophical ideas, and the practical tips.Join our wonderful guests +Carolyn Capern and +Michelle Lowery, the  #isoosichat regulars +Ammon Johns, +Bill Slawski, and +ISOOSI Research Engine for this discussion. #coHow Words Shape Brands2014-06-24 21:00:0090G+
James Fierce17,573Over $5B Has Been Raised Through Crowdfunding in 2013 alone New platforms are popping up every day bringing business owners more and more opportunities to raise cash in creative and innovative ways. But just because they exist doesn't mean that they are right for your situation. In addition if you decide to embark on a campaign it's important that you do it the right way so that you achieve your goals. +Manolis Sfinarolakis founder of RealityCrowdTV.com will be joining us this week and we are going to talk with him about the many different platforms that are available, how to select the one that will work best in your situation, and how to execute it effectively. Did you know that you can use crowdfunding to raise money for Real Estate deals? There are specific crowdfunding platforms for nonprofits, personal situations, and almost any other type of business you can imagine.  Join us on Tuesday where we'll explore all things Crowdfunding Related. Can You Crowdfund Your Way To Prosperity?2014-06-24 17:00:0075G+
191Your clients and customers seem to be spending too much leisure time during the summer while you, a business owner, is still sweating out normal activities at the office.  Does that seem fair?  Don’t your clients and customers realize that their time away impacts your cash flow?  Unless you’re in the water-sport industry or support vacation travel destinations, summer just isn’t your peak season.  In fact, it’s the opposite of feasting – it’s the annual famine cycle for your business once again.We will discuss what business owners could (or should) be doing when there is a summertime lull in business.  Are there solutions, or do business owners take a vacation away too?  What kind of things can business owners do during the lonely business hours when everyone else seems to be playing outside?  When do WE get to go out and play?  One solution we will discuss is to think of the upcoming quarter and plan ahead, so that when your clients and customers are done with summer, you will not miss a beat in meeting their needs again.  You will be ready because they expect you to be ready for them.  Another activity during business lull times is to update your website with current and relevant images.  What ideas do you suggest?  Do you have any examples of how the summertime slow down benefits your business?Select YES or MAYBE if you want to be sure to get the reminder from your G+ Event Calendar. In addition, all YES and MAYBE responses will receive invites to join the panel. We want to connect with you!+Meloney Hall with http://bigupticksocial.com/+Jessica Dewell with http://reddirection.com/+Kittie Walker with http://www.avidmode.com/create+Carol Stephen with http://yoursocialmediaworks.com/+What time will this broadcast be in YOUR time zone?*http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/The recorded replay willGot a Summertime Slowdown in Business?2014-06-24 00:00:0038G+
Meloney Hall2,673It’s like learning how to ride a bike …. (you know the rest of this saying)…If you learned how to ride a bike as a young child, then you almost have to laugh about how fearful you were when you realized you were balancing all on your own.  In case you don’t recall that momentous event in your life, take a look at this little girl who screams her way to independent balance on her bike:  VIDEO:  http://youtu.be/HU-MMWPzcyIMany times, a Newbie to a Hangout-on-Air (HOA) guest appearance will feel the same emotions as that little girl on her bike.  Despite the screaming that simultaneously goes with the first realization of success, it takes a bit for the mind to catch up with the proof of survival.  Think about this:  Every person who you now consider to be an HOA success was once a screaming inner-child whose fears almost caused them to quit pursuing their goals for HOA’s.  It’s true!  Just ask them – or better yet, take a look at their first few HOA’s and see the evidence of personal growth for yourself! We hope you’ll soon be putting on your “riding helmet” and gain your HOA experiences with us!On Monday, June 23 at 4p ET / 1p PT, we have a really special broadcast for you!  Our guests will be the “seasoned” +Larry Fournillier  and the “beginner" +Jennifer Scott   This will prove to be an inspiring time for all HOA newbies because Larry will share his interesting paths that took him to his international HOA success that he has today!  Jennifer will have opportunities to ask Larry about his ups and downs of his HOA history, and Larry will look back upon his challenges fondly as he shares his experiences.   +Adelheid Hörnlein will be gaining more experiences with the comment tracker with +Sheila Strover.   Also during this same broadcast, you’ll meet the newest MEMBER of the #lightscamerahoa Team, who is +Rayne Dowell.  She has graciously and eagerly accepted tLights, Camera, HOA! You Did Awesome – You Didn’t Fall Down!2014-06-23 22:00:0038G+
iStock35,867If you have big plans for your small business that aren’t quite coming together, we want to help. Join us to find out if you’re making one or more of the 5 big branding mistakes that could be holding you back — or even putting you in legal hot water.Send us your questions starting now by clicking the Q&A button, and vote for the questions you’d like answered by clicking +1.You also have a chance to win one of 10 free Brand Health Checks with BrandTwist’s Julie Cottineau. Just fill out this form to enter: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BrandHealthCheck_IStock_GoogleHangout  Co-hosts:Julie Cottineau, Founder/CEO of BrandTwist & former VP of Brand for VirginTerry Byford, Director, Corporate Counsel at Getty ImagesTop 5 Small Business Branding Mistakes with BrandTwist and iStock2014-06-23 17:00:002251G+
Meilani MacDonald13,220Hi There Folks! Please join me and fellow empowered business women in a panel discussion of Business Women's Empowerment Groups: Can Business Women's Empowerment Groups Become a Crutch? - Friday, June 20th, at 9am PST.Welcome TGIF Special Guests!  Joining in this panel discussion are:+Dr. Simone Ravicz, brain psychologist turned business coach who helps her clients change their neural pathways and thinking habits, identifying negative thinking habits and replacing them with positive thoughts. She said the brain has "plasticity" and can be trained to work for you instead of against you!  +Lisa Voncino is a social media consultant with a business development and marketing background who helps her clients create and maintain online visibility using a variety of social media platforms. Lisa is on the Steering Committee of the Women's Collaborative for Colorado and has worked in collaboration with the White House Office of Public Engagement on women's empowerment issues. +Kittie Walker is a business consultant, strategist and trainer who helps small businesses take advantage of the digital world. As if that wasn't enough, she is also working on a BA in Journalism and Media!+Meloney Hall is a business consultant and trainer who helps businesses and individuals to create and increase positive online presence and brand awareness. Meloney is a Certified Social Marketing Associate (CSMA), and she also holds a Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.What an AWESOME panel of empowered women we have joining us for this TGIF! You will be sure to learn a lot from this episode!What We'll Be DiscussingThis topic was born from my own experiences looking for empowered business women's groups. I joined a few such groups, thinking "awesome, there will be some great tips, advice, and links to tools and info I can use to help me as a businesswoman!" I was instead disappointed to find that a large majority of the posts in these groups were feel-good rah-rah memes, such as "Give yourself permission to fly and you will find your wings." Huh? While it's a nice sentiment, and goodTGIF Business Networking Hangout - Business Women's Empowerment Groups: Can They Become a Crutch?2014-06-20 18:00:0022G+
GetBizy63From Tech To Chef - The +Larry Fournillier  Story I'm extremely easy-going and have an insatiable appetite for knowledge.  I also have a burning passion for cooking and because of it, I currently own and operate a small private catering business - Island Cuisine in Trinidad & Tobago.With the help of Google +'s premiere feature, Hangouts On Air(HOA), I'm able to spread my food knowledge and teach the rest of the world how to cook Caribbean cuisine.  Watch my HOA show Learning How To Cook Caribbean with Larry Fournillier where I present cooking with a twist.  I have also embarked on a new cooking HOA, Food Stories, where there is a story behind each dish.  This is the premise of my Caribbean cooking show: Imagine me, in Trinidad, sitting in front of my computer and giving detailed cooking instructions to regular home-cooks who are thousands of miles away - definitely a novel approach in helping them create tasty Caribbean dishes.Sojourn with us this week to Trinidad and Tobago and experience the island culture inspired by carnival, calypso, and a light Caribbean Breeze. Turning Tasty Island Fare Into A Successful Business2014-06-17 17:00:0039G+
Chef Dennis Littley597,982It's Always a Good Day on Google+  when you get to spend time chatting with your friends, and this week we have a great line-up of Guests on the show.   So pull up a chair and enjoy the show!+Ryan Hanley Director of Marketing, Author, Speaker, Blogger, Social Media Strategist and  Content Warrior+Maggie Unzueta Food & Wine blogger, Recipe Developer, Food & Wine Writer, and Social Media Consultant+Jeff Sieh Creative brain for hire, Visual storyteller, Social media consultant, Speaker and Creator of The Manly Pinterest Show+Joanna Liberty  Blogger, Mamavation Brand Campaign Manager, Organic Gardening and Eco-friendly living Enthusiast. Good Day Google+ is the perfect way to wind down your work week with some great conversation in a relaxing atmosphere where you'll make new friends and come away with quite a bit of information. You won't find any controversy on Good Day just some of your favorite plussers interacting and engaging like real people. Bring your lunch or bring a friend just do not miss the best weekly HOA on Google+! Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! Friday, June 13th  at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12pm CST | 1 pm ESTCheck your time zone here -> http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions during The shows broadcast live. But if you can not watch it live you do not worry can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/3iukbR#GoodDayGooglePlus   #rockthegplushouse       #askchefdennis Good Day Google Plus - Friday the 13th Edition!2014-06-13 19:00:0096G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262Just how do we go about measuring the Reach of a Hangout on Air?Join us for a discussion about the total reach that your Google Plus HOA Event can have and the impact it can have on those that follow you and those that interact with the Event.We'll be discussing this with the creators of the HOA Event measurement tool www.plusmyreach.com +Michael Mason & +Laurie Laizure along with a couple of PR experts +Irene Williams & +Brandon Smith to get their view on what is common 'out there' when it comes to measuring potential reach, especially when talking to advertisers.Join us as we pull apart the data, explore the numbers and detail how you can influence and engage with more and more users through the medium of Google Plus Hangouts on Air (HOA).Keep up with all this HOA stuff and surrounding tools by joining the Hangout Mastery membership group... details at bit.ly/HangoutMastery=== === #HangoutsOnAir   #HOAevents   #HOAreach   #HOAtools   #PlusMyReach   #EventsTips  Your HOA Event's Reach... how do we measure that?2014-06-03 22:30:00140G+
191It’s not easy to make it in this world, is it?  We need to provide for ourselves, our families, and everyone’s futures to the best of our abilities.  About a decade ago, it seemed vital for everyone to gain a college education if they wanted to get a great job with fantastic benefits.  But what we are experiencing today is a shift in circumstances, where many more people have to seriously consider if a college degree is financially feasible to them, as well as providing a promising and successful career from the education.  Current headlines reveal stories about the pros and cons of getting a college education during such tumultuous times as these.  Some people are asking if they should even go if/when it is feasible in their lifetime to get a college degree.  In a world of lucky breaks and wealthy inheritance, and all the way down to poverty-stricken situations and serious health issues, is it any wonder that we question whether or not going to college is a waste of time!+Sherry Nouraini is a social media blogger, an educator, a consultant, a Biology instructor, and a HelpOuts by Google Provider.  She can tell us what is happening inside the college classrooms, as well as the chatter that goes on outside of the classrooms about the entire college process. Her unique viewpoints will definitely give us a clue as to where this dilemma is trending. As we all have a great spirit of entrepreneurship because we are business owners, it’s important for us to know about the future degree or non-degree employees we might be hiring in the future. We also have to consider if we, ourselves, should be returning back to college when we need to advance our knowledge within our given industries.  Now you can understand how necessary this discussion is to everyone!   Please remember, this show will be 45-60 minutes - we look forward to you watching the broadcast LIVE to get your questions answered during the broadcast.Select YES or MAYBE if you want to be sure to get the reminder from your G+ Event Calendar. In addition, all YES and MAYBE responses will receive invites to join the panel. We want to connect with you!+Meloney Hall with http://bigupticksocial.com/+Jessica Dewell with http://reddirection.com/Sherry Nouraini Will Discuss if Going to College is a Waste of Time2014-06-03 00:00:0045G+
Christopher Vogelmann1,806Semantic Engagement and the Science of Influencing BehaviorIn our next episode of Epic Influencers, we have a conversation with +David Amerland about his story of becoming an influencer and how you can use your unique message to become an epic influencer yourself.As most of you know, David is a major force on Google+, a prolific author and an in-demand consultant to major corporations.  His engaging style and sincere desire to help others are palpable in the online world.  Many viewers have expressed the notion that they can listen to him for hours on end.Mark your calendars for this very special conversation with a humble, humorous, informative and powerful visionary - +David Amerland.Say "YES" to this event and please share it with your circles and friends.  It is guaranteed to be memorable.Mobile/YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/fr66h5vovJo=================================================#influence #influencer #engagement #gamification #BehavioralMarketing #BehavioralGuidance #LoyaltyMarketing  Semantic Engagement and the Science of Influencing Behavior2014-05-28 21:00:00158G+
Geoffrey X Lane156Many people believe the "Myth" about Public Speaking, that it is difficult, hard to learn and failure is guaranteed! We are "Myth Busters" -  Geoffrey with a panel of graduates from the Presentation Power program deconstruct the myth and offer tips, guidance and benefits in being an authentic speaker. Learn how to get over the fear and take your next step to become a powerful speaker.When: Tuesday May 2th at 9am on "HangoutWithGeoffrey.com"Join us May 27th 9am PT - HangoutWithGeoffreyAre Your FEARS of Public Speaking Hurting Your Career?2014-05-27 18:00:0012G+
191At your request - we're digging deeper into the world of networking - in real life.  A few weeks ago, the #WIBT  - Women in Business Today - Broadcast discussed in-person faux pas that business people sometimes do when they attend networking events (catch a replay: http://goo.gl/cu3yWz).> Why is attending in-person networking events difficult?> How can we overcome the personal obstacles?> Where does networking rank on the list of business building activities?> Is it nervousness, or is it something else?With a panel of introverts and extroverts and an amazing community, let's explore this more and find SOLUTIONS to help us achieve our networking goals.This funny short video is a classic example why some of us dread real in-person networking events.  As you’ll discover, the woman begins as a wallflower and the man is far too pushy and all about himself.  His inattentiveness is humorous as a skit, and absolutely useless as an event attendee.  WATCH the Video How not to network - http://goo.gl/ZtGhioShare your networking experiences, as well as your helpful advice. Together, we can find the equilibrium between the extremes of the wallflower and the over-pushy person!Select YES or MAYBE if you want to be sure to get the reminder from your G+ Event Calendar. In addition, all YES and MAYBE responses will receive invites to join the panel. We want to connect with you!+Meloney Hall  with http://bigupticksocial.com/+Jessica Dewell  with http://reddirection.com/+Kittie Walker   with http://www.avidmode.com/create+Carol Stephen  with http://yoursocialmediaworks.com/+What time will this broadcast be in YOUR time zone?*From Wallflower to Pushiness, Attending a Networking Event is Painful!2014-05-20 00:00:0049G+
Meilani MacDonald13,220Hey Peeps!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout is about Google+ Communities and FB Groups.  During this ep we'll take a tour of some FB Groups and Google Communities, and see both from the perspective of members and admins/owners.If you've ever thought about whether you might want to start a FB Group or a G+ Community, this is a nice introduction to what you will see as an admin/owner, what features are available, and how useful they can be.This tour will be led by your lovable host...me!  However if you are a member, admin or owner of a G+ Community or FB Group, please do come in and share your experiences with us!  What We'll Be DiscussingWhat are some of the nifty features inside the Community/Group?What do you use your Community for? Is it public or private, and what are the pros and cons of each?Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!Participate in the live discussion using the Q&A feature, or leave your questions and comments here in the event listing. You can leave them before the show even!  Please share this event with your friends and colleagues who would also find this topic interesting and useful. Use the "Invite More" button just below this text box to invite your friends and colleagues. Would You Like To Join Us Inside The Hangout?Select YES or MAYBE if you want to get a reminder from your G+ Event Calendar.  If you'd like to join us INSIDE the HOA, leave a comment below with your request for an invite!  I'll add you to my TGIF notify and invite circle, and you'll receive invitations to join us in TGIF.  Camera Shy? First Timer? No Problem! TGIF is Newbie Friendly! :)If you want to join in, and this is your first time, be sure to come into the "green room" (ie, come in before we go live) and I'll show you how to turn off your camera, mute and unmute, how to turn on your Lower Third banner (name stripe at the bottom of the screen), and generally make you feel comfy before we go on-air.  I usually open the Green Room around 3pm-ish, and first -timers should come in by 3:30pm. TGIF is a business networking Hangout, not just an interview show, so if you want to come in and share your own experiences, or come in early to do some networking before the show airs, please do :)The Other Good StuffOur web sites, which of course you really ought to check out :D+Meilani MacDonald   http://MeilaniMacDonald.com  You can find past episodes of TGIF archived on Meilani's web site - look in the top menus under Community Gardens–TGIF BusinTGIF Business Networking Hangout - A Tour of Google+ Communities and FB Groups2014-05-17 01:00:0012G+
James Fierce17,573But With All The Recent Changes Is The Investment Worth It?We are going across the pond this week to welcome special guest, from the UK, +Rick Eliason. He's an SEO guy, from London, with a twist :)THE 'PERSONAL' MEI love travelling & seeing new places, I love doing things outside the limits of day-to-day life, I love seeing my friends, going to gigs and snowboarding. Then at the end of a long day, I love to collapse in bed with DVDs!I play guitar (questionably), drink Red Bull (continuously), listen to Blink 182 & Anberlin (loud) currently have an obsession with Pinterest (who doesn't). Bragging rightsI Was about 3ft from dying several years ago when I snowboarded off a cliff ...luckily I landed on a small patch of deep snow as opposed to the surrounding rocks! I have met the lead singers from my 3 favourite bands...only one was a let-down. I have written on the real Facebook Wall & ridden a Google bike.Wondering if he will tell us who the letdown was or plead the fifth (can they even do that in the UK?) Oh and we'll even talk about Google Plus and some ways entrepreneurs and small businesses can innovate with the platform. We'll also rant about the demise of Vic G and debate the future of G+ and it's impact on small business owners considering investing in the platform. Join us and as +Mia Voss always says #GetYourLearnOn  Small Businesses Can Be A Disruptive Force Using Google Plus2014-05-13 17:00:0077G+
191Maybe you have experienced something like this:  You have spent a little bit of time (or maybe even a lot of time) courting your client/customer toward the point when it’s nearing the time to ask them to purchase your product or service.  This juncture is known as “Closing the Sale.”  If you are successful in doing this, it will mean that you have done a fantastic job!  You also will feel that you have the power to repeat this type of success over and over again, and you’re very eager to do just that with the very next sales challenge.  But wait -- something must be very wrong with the next sales challenge you tried to do, because it didn’t work!  What went wrong?  You did exactly as you did before with the previous sale; but you have failed to "sell it” this time.This stumble means that you’re not a real salesperson, right?  WRONG!  What it really means is that every single sales closing is uniquely different because you’re working with uniquely different people every single time!  Join us as we discuss the mysteries of Closing the Sale.  While we cannot claim to have all of the answers for you, what we can say is that we can have a conversation about methods that have worked, as well as methods that will guarantee missing the mark.  As business owners, closing the sale matters in so many vital ways!  We hope you’ll join us and share some tips about asking your client/customer to say YES to purchasing.  We offer these five elements of closing the sale as part of our discussion:1. Recognize that selling is a step-by-step process.2. Plan ahead for the direction the next meeting may go, like mapping out what steps will follow.3. Ask revealing questions to determine if the client/customer is nearing the time to decide to purchase.4. Timing is key; wait, wait, Okay NOW!5. Have no regrets about asking for the sale; it’s expected that you want to make the sale. Select YES or MAYBE if you want to be sure to get the reminder from your G+ Event Calendar. In addition, all YES and MAYBE responses will receive invites to join the panel. We want to connect with you!+Meloney Hall   with http://bigupticksocial.com/+Jessica Dewell with http://reddirection.com/+Kittie Walker    with http://www.avidmode.com/create+Carol Stephen   with http://yoursocialmediaworks.com/+What time will this broadcast be in YOUR time zone?*http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/*Missed last weeks show or want to find a past show? Visit The Women in Business Today Youtube Channel: Can You Sell It? Don’t Fear Closing the Sale!2014-05-13 00:00:0027G+
Michelle Hedgecock28Honor your "mother" nature and learn from the women of your family during this Mother’s Day inspired workshop. Each divine goddess leaf of your personal family tree is a part of your own growth and personal insight to be found in the Community Suit of your SoulCollage® deck. What better way to pay tribute to the women in your life (both living and in spirit) than by creating a SoulCollage® card in their honor?Come play in the creative process of collage, using imagery symbolizing each woman’s unique inspiration or contribution to your growth.A brief introduction to the SoulCollage® process will be provided. No artistic experience required. Anyone can make and enjoy SoulCollage® cards.All materials provided. In addition, participants each receive their own card-making supply pack (a $17 value!) for you to continue your SoulCollage® journey: • 12 quality blank mat board cards (5"x 8")• 24 plastic card sleeves• archival/acid free Pioneer dual-edge glue stick• SoulCollage pen and the hand mini-frame.You may wish to bring photos of the women in your family for whom you would like to create a card. Mother Nature w/SoulCollage®Saturday, May 10, 20141 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.$30 per personSpace is limited.Call or email to register: Michelle 1-760-832-0105   mousehouseart@earthlink.netMother Nature w/SoulCollage®2014-05-10 22:00:002G+
191“Women are not making it to the top of any profession anywhere in the world” is how +Sheryl Sandberg starts her TEDTalk called Why we have too few women leaders.What is your reaction to this statement? Is it surprise? Is it acceptance? Is it anger? Dig a bit deeper and explore where that emotion comes from. If you are willing to share, we’d like to know.Any reaction starts with how we see ourselves. Actually, it starts with how the women that came before us view themselves how others viewed them, and in turn how they all view us (which shapes how we view ourselves and the girls that are becoming women after us). As a community, we have a responsibility for what we accept and what we don’t. One of the facts shared by Sheryl Sandberg is that “success and likability are positively correlated for men and negatively correlated for women.”  When women seek out opportunity, they may be seen as political or dramatic or hard to get along with. How can we make a change so that women decide to WANT TO stay in the game, get comfortable NEGOTIATING and STAY until they are ready to leave? How can women be liked for their accomplishments?We invite you to watch the talk before the show: Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leadersWhat are your thoughts and ideas on this topic?Select YES or MAYBE if you want to be sure to get the reminder from your G+ Event Calendar. In addition, all YES and MAYBE responses will receive invites to join the panel. We want to connect with you!+Meloney Hall  with http://bigupticksocial.com/+Jessica Dewell  with http://reddirection.com/+Kittie Walker   with http://www.avidmode.com/create+Carol Stephen  with httBe Liked For Your Accomplishments2014-05-06 00:00:0032G+
Chef Dennis Littley597,982Join me for a special edition of Good Day Google+ as we discuss life  as one of Google's Glass Explorers -the Good, the Bad and the Challenges they've faced when out in public with Glass!This weeks guests are - +Jen Vargas - TV/Film Producer, Social Media Advocate, Google Glass Explorer & Shorty Awards Finalist +Greg Trujillo - Marketing Technologist ,Social Media Strategist , Web Analyst, Technology Consultant, Glass Explorer and Co-host of Zombies on Air+Carolyn Capern -  Star-Spangled Canadian, Developing Social Media Strategy for Businesses, Partner at CT Social, Glass Explorer and Co-Host of Zombies on Air+Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales - Social Media Developer, Educator, Student, Voice of SEOWISE, Glass Explorer and Authority Marketer.Good Day Google+ is the perfect way to wind down your work week with some great conversation in a relaxing atmosphere where you'll make new friends and come away with quite a bit of information. You won't find any controversy on Good Day just some of your favorite plussers interacting and engaging like real people. Bring your lunch or bring a friend just do not miss the best weekly HOA on Google+! Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF!  Friday, May 2nd at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12pm CST | 1pm ESTCheck your time zone here -> http://goo.gl/sa8CdP   Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions during The shows broadcast live. But if you can not watch it live you do not worry can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/3iukbR#GoodDayGooglePlus   #rockthegplushouse       #askchefdennis Good Day Google+ - Seeing the World Through Google Glass2014-05-02 19:00:00113G+
GPLUSSPOTLIGHT772Google+ Business Spotlight (4/30/2014)This week’s guest on Google+ Business Spotlight is one of the only companies we’ve had on the show that actually makes something you can hold in your hands. But don’t drop it!+Bernard Katz and +Katie Katz  of Philadelphia-based +Bernard Katz Glass  have built themselves a solid reputation here on Google+ and other areas of digital marketing. Their industry (glass blowing) is fragmented across the entire world, yet relies on in-person events and traditional marketing channels to grow.In our discussion, we are going to show you how Bernard and Katie have taken charge of bringing their industry closer together by interacting with them online. If you are in the brick and mortar world of business, this will be insightful and useful to you.Help us get the word out about this show to other brick and mortar businesses using the hashtag #gplusspotlight  Blog post: http://gplusspotlight.com/transitioning-brick-mortar-digital-marketing-bernard-katz-glass/Pin it: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/259097784786914767/Remember to join our email list at http://gplusspotlight.com to stay up to date on all the current and upcoming guests for our show, plus some Google+ insights from co-hosts +Ben Fisher and +Stephan Hovnanian  #googleplus   #googleplusbusiness   #hangoutsonair  Google+ Business Spotlight - Bernard Katz Glass2014-04-30 18:30:0080G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262What are the Roles People Play in a HOA?Join us to learn about the various tech roles that people play when in a Hangout on Air... a HOA.You might be the Host, or the co-Host, or a Guest, or a Featured Guest, or a Moderator, a Producer, a Director, an Assistant, a Cheerleader, a Comment Wrangler, a Wingman, or you name it!Let's talk about it and see what we come up with live. Invite your friends and associates to join in the comments, what I call NVG (Non Video Guests) and be a part of the show!Keep up with all the good stuff about Hangouts and HOA by entering into the Hangout Mastery membership area... check it out here www.bit.ly/HangoutMastery - OR if you know an existing member, ask them for their affiliate link; they get paid a little and it costs you not a dime more! See you on the inside.=== === #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #HangoutMastery   #TheHangoutHelper  Roles People Play in a HOA (Hangout on Air)2014-04-30 18:00:00142G+
Meloney Hall2,673Lights, Camera, HOA – Ready?  You’re LIVE!All you need is Practice Time on LIVE-Camera when you first begin; and that's exactly why I am offering this FREE venue!Please watch my Instructions and Requirements video to determine if you are ready to receive the JOIN HANGOUT button for the live broadcast on Monday, April 28.  WATCH THIS (10 minutes): http://bigupticksocial.com/overcome-live-camera-shyness-introducing-lights-camera-hoa/If you would like to be on Monday's show (or any of the future shows that will always be on Monday at 4:00pm ET), please email me a note here on this event page or email me at meloney@bigupticisksocial.com. I will then be in touch with you to confirm.  Each week, three (3) different people can be on the LIVE broadcast to gain their experiences.  Five (5) biggest benefits to YOU1. You will gain LIVE on-air camera experience2. You will be creating some digital video content that contains your name, image, and great personality3. This can increase your personal brand awareness to help you with finding your next big thing4. Your friends and family will be able to share the recorded YouTube video of you on the show and brag about how you’re becoming a “rising star”5. You will always cherish your first moment on an HOA because you will have conquered your fearIt is so exciting for me to provide this FREE service as a way to pay-it-forward to others.   We all start somewhere and need a helping hand to take that first step.  Will you be taking your first step with me?Guests who have requested to be on the show will receive the JOIN HOA notification 20 minutes before we go LIVE on-air to prep inside the “green room” (pre-show area).  They will also be invited to stay with me after the show for a quick “WOW, I Did It” release-of-joy moment!  What time will this broadcast be in YOUR time zone?http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/If you’re not connected to me yet on Google+, connect with me athttps://plus.google.com/+MeloneyHall/postsI’m on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/hallmeloney I’m also on Twitter https://twitter.com/MeloneyHallIf you would like to be a member to this G+ Community, use this LINK to take a look inside.  I hope you’ll JOIN the community! https://plus.google.com/communities/115113287844606968734Select YES or MAYBE so this event is placLights, Camera, HOA – Ready? You’re LIVE!2014-04-28 22:00:0025G+
191“Oh, No She Didn't!  Did that business professional just lean over that person’s plate and cut up their food for them?  I can’t believe I just saw that!”  Sure, that’s a funny visual to imagine someone all dressed up in business attire at a public networking event, and they are physically taking a fork and knife to someone else’s food at the table!  But maybe it’s not funny to you if you have ever done it!  If you have done that before, do you know that you really looked out-of-place and probably caused some embarrassment to the grown-up who was perfectly capable of cutting his/her own food?We will be brave and share some of our own faux pas that we have done, and we hope you will share some of yours too.  This is how we learn!  We will also share some tips in helping you recover from those embarrassing moments, as well as how to help your companions “save-face” when they are right in the middle of doing something that will raise the eyebrows of others who are witnessing it.  We always aim to present ourselves and others within our organizations in the best light possible, right?  Sometimes, it can go badly.  Yet, there are some ways to avoid them.  But you can only avoid them when you know about them.  This is our mission.Sorting through what is expected from professionals could prove to be a humorous show, don’t you think?  Prepare for some laughter among the important tips you’ll learn!Select YES or MAYBE if you want to be sure to get the reminder from your G+ Event Calendar. In addition, all YES and MAYBE responses will receive invites to join the panel. We want to connect with you!+Meloney Hall  with http://bigupticksocial.com/+Jessica Dewell  with http://reddirection.com/+Kittie Walker  with http://www.avidmode.com/create+Carol Stephen   with http://yoursocialmediaworks.com/+What time will this broadcast be in YOUR time zone?*Don’t Cut Their Meat for Them (& other in-person business faux pas)2014-04-22 00:00:0030G+
Meloney Hall2,673Up, Up, UP we go!  After the Launch Event on April 14th, we are now in the stage of LIFT-OFF into ever-increasing altitude above and beyond where we have may have never gone before!  Are YOU coming along for the journey into Hangouts-on-Air?  All you need is Practice Time on LIVE-Camera when you first begin; and that's exactly why I am offering this FREE venue!Please watch my Instructions and Requirements video to determine if you are ready to receive the JOIN HANGOUT button for the  live broadcast on Monday, April 21.  WATCH THIS: http://bigupticksocial.com/overcome-live-camera-shyness-introducing-lights-camera-hoa/If you would like to be on Monday's show (or any of the future shows that will always be on Monday at 4:00pm ET), please email send me a note here on this event page or email me at meloney@bigupticisksocial.com.  I will then be in touch with you to confirm.  If you would like to watch the Launch Event, this is the LINK: Lights, Camera, HOA! The LAUNCH Event.Each week, three (3) different people can be on the LIVE broadcast to gain their experiences.  Five (5) biggest benefits to YOU1. You will gain LIVE on-air camera experience2. You will be creating some digital video content that contains your name, image, and great personality3. This can increase your personal brand awareness to help you with finding your next big thing4. Your friends and family will be able to share the recorded YouTube video of you on the show and brag about how you’re becoming a “rising star”5. You will always cherish your first moment on an HOA because you will have conquered your fearIt is so exciting for me to provide this FREE service as a way to pay-it-forward to others.   We all start somewhere and need a helping hand to take that first step.  Will you be taking your first step with me?Guests who have requested to be on the show will receive the JOIN HOA notification 20 minutes before we go LIVE on-air to prep inside the “green room” (pre-show area).  They will also be invited to stay with me after the show for a quick “WOW, I Did It” release-of-joy moment!  What time will this broadcast be in YOUR time zone?http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/If you’re not connected to me yet on Google+, connect with me at https://plus.google.com/+MeloneyHall/postsI’m on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/hallmeloney I’m also on Twitter After the Launch, Lift-Off! Lights, Camera, HOA!2014-04-21 22:00:0017G+
191Have you ever asked a fisherman where he is going to fish for the day?  The usual and most logical response that you’ll hear in return is, “Well, I’m going to fish where the fish are.”  Eureka!  Doesn't this make perfect sense?  Certainly!   Why would you even consider baiting your hook and going where there are no fish to catch? As unreasonable as that sounds, there are some people who do exactly that – they go fishing in areas where there are no fish!  Why?It may have something to do with any of these basic five failures:1. They don’t know how to lure in their potential buyers2. They don’t do any research to find out where the good fishing might be3. They just use "any old bait” and think it doesn't matter to the fish4. Their resources (pole, hook, bait, etc.) are not adequate for the fishing expedition 5. They don’t know what to do next once they have caught the fish Come and join the discussion of this problem: bad fishing habits (sales tactics) that do not bring in a good catch (sales results) that will keep our businesses afloat.  How can we learn that it is a real waste of bait when you do not fish where the fish are?  Please join us as we discuss better methods of converting “tasters of the bait” into actually sinking their teeth into loving what we are offering them, then wanting more of it.  We are looking forward to hearing about some of your successful techniques! IMAGE to include inside the event page; http://bigupticksocial.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Fish-Where-the-Fish-Are.jpgSelect YES or MAYBE if you want to be sure to get the reminder from your G+ Event Calendar. In addition, all YES and MAYBE responses will receive invites to join the panel. We want to connect with you!+Meloney Hall   with http://bigupticksocial.com/+Jessica Dewell with  http://reddirection.com/+Kittie Walker with http://www.avidmode.com/create+In Business, You Must Fish Where the Fish Are!2014-04-15 00:00:0031G+
191Back in January, we had a very popular HOA broadcast titled, Turned Out She Suffered from Burnout ("Turned Out She Suffered from Burnout!" Can YOU Avoid Burnout?)  We received a lot of feedback that requested we revisit this topic again in the near future --  well, the near future has arrived!We will be treated by two spotlight guest speakers --  +Nora Whalen  and +Tim Brownson!  Both Nora and Tim are Life Coaches, and they will be offering us some solutions to how we can face our challenges of burnout.  What makes this event extra special is that, for the first time, #WIBT  will be having two guests!  History in the making right here, folks!  We' are very sure that the topic of burnout will be explored on a deeper level since we will have the guidance of these two Life Coaches.  What is a nail-biter for us is finding out if Tim's perspective on burnout will match or not match Nora's perspective.  What do you anticipate will be the results of this discussion?  We encourage you to take a look at the Google+ Profiles of our guest speakers so you will have an additional appreciation for what they'll be bringing to the program.  Also, consider adding them to your G+ Circles so you can keep current with their great posts.  Share this event with others you may know who could use an extra little boost to the challenges they are facing right now in their lives.  Sharing is caring!     This HOA broadcast will go beyond the normal half-hour and go for 45-60 minutes.  Select YES or MAYBE if you want to be sure to get the reminder from your G+ Event Calendar. In addition, all YES and MAYBE responses will receive invites to join the panel. We want to connect with you!+Meloney Hall  with http://bigupticksocial.com/+Jessica Dewell   http://reddirection.com/+Burnout Challenges: How's the Battle Going for You?2014-04-08 00:00:0036G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262The Best Place to Perfect your Hangout Skills... Hangout MasteryThe monthly membership to Hangout Mastery has proven to be quite valuable to many people using Hangouts and Hangouts on Air. Come watch a presentation on how you can help others in the area of Hangouts while helping yourself as well.This HOA will be an overview on how to use the Affiliate System setup for The Hangout Mastery Membership. You can get paid to refer new members to the group. If you are a member yourself, you can have your monthly investment paid for via the affiliate system.Membership in Hangout Mastery is paid for on a month-to-month basis. Members can cancel at any time, but are invoiced via a monthly subscription. The affiliate system pays you 20% for each month your referral remains a paying member.Prior to April, 2014 only members could participate in the membership's affiliate system, but starting in April, 2014 the system is available for anyone - member or not.You can get started via www.bit.ly/StartMasteryAffiliateThe link above will only work for signed in members until April, then it will be open for all to access.Feel free to invite others to this event and leave questions in the comments.=== === #HangoutMastery   #HangoutsOnAir   #HOAtips   #TheHangoutHelper   #Affiliate  Hangout Mastery monthly membership affiliate options2014-04-07 19:00:00145G+
191Sounds like a controversy -- the Power of Introverts, right? We found out during our February Spotlight Guest show with +Dorothy Tannahill Moran that it's really true about Introverts; they can really be powerful influences in our daily lives! As part of a follow-up of that show, we believe that we should introduce our viewers to +Susan Cain, the author of, "QUIET -- the Power of Introverts." Nearly eight million people have viewed her YouTube presentation of her TEDtalk!We encourage everyone to watch her 19-minute video prior to our broadcast:http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introvertsJoin us as we discuss our thoughts and take-away gems of Susan's #brilliance !If you would like to include your questions to us (the panel) prior to the show, just post them right here! We want to incorporate as many questions as possible! If you know any Introverts, please share this with them. They probably will thank you for thinking about then! We are really looking forward to this topic because, as we discovered, there are some very powerful quiet leaders! Are you one? Select YES or MAYBE if you want to be sure to get the reminder from your G+ Event Calendar. In addition, all YES and MAYBE responses will receive invites to join the panel. We want to connect with you!+Meloney Hall   with http://bigupticksocial.com/+Jessica Dewell  http://reddirection.com/+Kittie Walker   with http://www.avidmode.com/create+Carol StepThe #WIBT Commentary of Susan Cain's TEDtalk: The Power of Introverts2014-04-01 00:00:0046G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262Identifying Influencers with NOD3xMonday, March 24th -http://www.NOD3x.comDive into data mining with +Lee Smallwood from +NOD3x to learn how this powerful tool can be used to identify influencers across Google+, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube based on keywords and hashtags and how Klout, Kred and PeerIndex are being used along with NOD3x to measure influence.Check out this video: Creating Your First Project on NOD3x™The NOD3x Dashboard training: http://goo.gl/W67IecFind additional Training help for NOD3x here http://www.snaphix.comChristine & Ronnie launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members:http://bit.ly/MhiA4xUpcoming Shows in the SeriesMonday, April 7thA review of the tools covered to date and an introduction to the second part of our series, the techniques of influence marketing. Christine & Ronnie will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which techniques work and why.Influencer Feedback - The Next set of events will feature suggested techniques when reaching out to influencers. Stories of the good and bad ways people have done so.Monday, April 21stAn interview with: +David Amerland Monday, May 5thAn interview with: +Eric EngeMonday, May 19thAn interview with: +#TNTBootcamp Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques - NOD3x Focus2014-03-24 19:30:00239G+
Larry Fournillier1,209,756Make it, Snap it, Eat it!  That's Australian, +Alice Lau (Girl In A Food Frenzy)'s motto and she will be featured on a special presentation of Food Stories.   Alice is very unique, in that, she mixes her passions food and the arts to create fun and imaginative videos.  Look at a sample of her work - How to make Savoury Bread & Butter Puddings.   You can also get some of Alice's wonderful recipes from her teriffic blog: http://girlinafoodfrenzy.comOn Saturday's show Alice will be sharing with us her Homemade Ricotta Cheese recipe and the story behind that easy to make dish. So join us LIVE at a special day and time : Saturday 22 at 7:00PM(EDT & AST)  In Australia it will be Sunday 23 at 10:AM(AEDT)As usual, don't forget to bring your favorite beverage and sense of humor to the HOA :)Food Stories is being brought to you in part by +2 Degrees Food.   Please Buy A Bar and Feed A Hungry Child.  Visit www.twodegreesfood.com and use the promo code FOODSTORIES15 to get 15% off your purchase. #foodstories   #hoa   #homemaderecipe   #ricottacheese  Food Stories - featuring Alice Lau | Homemade Ricotta Cheese (S01E07)2014-03-23 00:00:0059G+
Meilani MacDonald13,220This ep of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Joseph Giacalone, Criminal Investigator and Cold Case Expert seen on the +Investigation Discovery show #Tabloid , which is hosted by Jerry Springer.  In addition to being a go-to expert for Tabloid, Joe is an Adjunct Professor at John Jay College and the author of Criminal Investigative Function: A Guide for New Investigators, published by Looseleaf Law, Inc.  Joe also has a blog at http://joegiacalone.net/cold-case-squad/ and enjoys robust activity on Twitter.Joe is going to share with us his experiences on Tabloid, and how he started doing Live Tweets during the show's broadcast times to get people interested in and chatting about what was happening on the show.Joe's Twitter activities have opened many doors for him, garnering him new connections that are leading to future opportunities and reinforcing his brand identity as an expert criminal investigator.Joe is also a retired NYPD Detective Sergeant and recipient of the NYPD Medal for Valor!  Woohoo!He's been a guest expert for several media outlets, including NBC Nightly News w/Brian Williams, ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News, A&E, the Investigation Discovery Channel, and al Jazeera English, as well as a variety of newspapers and radio stations.This is going to be such a fun and interesting episode!  If you would like to join us INSIDE the Hangout, leave a request for invite in the comments below to be added to my TGIF Business Networking Hangout invite circle. TGIF Business Networking Hangout - TV and Twitter w/Joseph Giacalone2014-03-22 00:00:0011G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262Mobile HOA Broadcasting as of March 2014 Learn from our experienceWe just finished 5 days of Live Broadcasting via a Mobile Phone at SXSW in Austin Texas. Come learn what worked well, what we struggled with, and also get a behind the scenes look at the process needed to pull something like this off.Mobile Broadcasting via Hangouts on Air at events like this or any other place worth sharing with the world is getting more accessible to more people via HOA.There were many members of the Hangout Mastery group involved... this was a Team Effort, and it ended up quite well. We had 32 live broadcasts over 6 days... check them out via this playlist link: http://goo.gl/wJLhTZSpecial thanks go out to +Jeff Sieh who came 'in real life' to help make this all possible and the awesome assistance remotely from many members of the Hangout Mastery membership group.We'll be following this Public wrap-up show with a Private HOA; which will be a more in-depth look at the process and the equipment for the membership group a day after this show is broadcast. You can gain access to that level of information by becoming a member. Do so now at the lower price as the monthly rate will go up in April 2014. Signup here: bit.ly/HangoutMastery or via any of our member's affiliate links to the membership program.=== === #MobileHOA   #SXSWmobileHOA   #HOAtips   #MobileBroadcasting  Mobile Hangouts on Air (HOA) wrap up after SXSW2014 live mobile broadcasts2014-03-20 17:00:00186G+
191 As winter slowly melts away, we begin to see signs of fresh growth around us.  But have you ever wondered how a plant can somehow grow despite extreme or difficult circumstances? Like a flower can grow in the crack of a sidewalk, and a tree can grow while clinging on the edge of a cliff side, there is something about blooming where you are planted.  We don’t see these examples often, but we do notice them when they occur.Have you observed people in your life who seem to grow under the most stressful and uncertain conditions, and you are simply amazed about how they are able to overcome such tough challenges? How does that happen for them and not for everyone?  Perhaps you are feeling that you have been put in an awful spot (either by choice or design), and you are trying to figure out what you can do about it.  Owning and/or operating a business is a lot like planting seeds - waiting to see if they will grow into something that has been worth the effort. Selecting the best fertile ground matters; but maybe someone else has already claimed the richest and fruitful ground in the garden, and you’re stuck with a less-than-ideal area and expected to blossom.  *What should you do when your growth seems so sluggish compared to the lushness around you?*  If you were not around the other plants before they become lush and beautiful, you really don’t know how hard they may have had it.  They could have started out just like you and had to decide between two choices: they either decided to bloom where they were planted, or they decided to transplant themselves in more fertile ground in order to grow!  We have the same two choices.  On this #WIBT show +Meloney Hall  +Jessica Dewell  +Kittie Walker  and +Carol Stephen will  discuss how we can choose to bloom where we are planted, or transplant ourselves into more fertile ground, and talk about what this philosophical outlook means in our lives and to our businesses.  To help get you into the mindset of the broadcast, we invite you to think of some examples of things that started out as mistakes, yet grew into iconic brands.  Consider Sticky-notes as one example of what happeneBloom Where You Are Planted, or Transplant Yourself2014-03-17 23:00:0053G+
Chef Dennis Littley597,982 Join me for this weeks episode of Good Day Google+ with my very special guests and a Very Special Announcement about the First Google+ Conference that is planned for this fall!      +John Dietrich Web Developer/SEO & Social Media Technician, and Moderator in the  Google Authorship and Author Rank Community. +Ray Hiltz  Social Media Strategy, Social Business Consulting, Google Plus Coach , Blogger and HOA Host+Pepper Ferguson Blogger, Graphic Designer and Healthy Mom+James Dearsley Digital marketing, property and beekeeping specialist, also a technology lover keen to discover the next big thing+Good Day Google Plus  is the perfect way to wind down your work week with some great conversation in a relaxing atmosphere where you'll come away with new friends and quite a bit of information. You won't find any controversy just some of your favorite plussers interacting and engaging as real people.Bring your lunch or bring a friend just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF!Friday, February 28th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST  Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP  Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/3iukbR#gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow #rockthegplushouse   #askchefdennis  Good Day Google+ - Design, Development, and Strategies2014-02-28 19:00:00168G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262Learn How to Start a HOA (Hangout on Air) best practices mid-Feb '14It is no secret that things change a lot here on Google Plus... come learn the latest suggested way to start up a Live HOA Broadcast.This live training event will take you step-by-step through the process for setting up and starting your own Hangout on Air (HOA) using Google Plus and the Hangouts Menu.There are other ways as well, but this one is the way that Google is wanting us to use, so I'll treat it as the 'best way' to start things up for now. Things have recently changed to make this method better than it was before for marketing your HOA Event.This training event will go through the steps you'll need to take to get going and after the slides have been shown there will be some time for Q&A. Invite your friends and leave questions in the comments for us to address... we'll get to them if they relate to the Hangouts menu method we'll be covering here.Find out much more about Hangouts and HOA by becoming a part of the Hangout Mastery membership group. Details here www.bit.ly/HangoutMastery=== ===#HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #ScheduledHOAEvents   #HOAevents   #EventsTips   #HangoutMastery   #TheHangoutHelper  How do I start a Hangout on Air? Best practices mid Feb 20142014-02-13 19:00:00262G+
191Viewing on a mobile device? Watch here:http://youtu.be/EFxdkMF8BV8Case Scenario – you are expected to attend a huge business conference, and the bad news is that you’ll have to attend it alone.  The more terrifying thought for you is that you know how this anxiety can become overwhelming.  You can actually feel yourself begin to sweat just at the thought of having to walk into a big room, select a seat among strangers, and somehow, look as if you belong there.  Attendance is your responsibility,  but you want to blame someone for putting you into the situation.  You’re very good at what you do – but this is truly outside of your comfort zone!   Why do you feel that you don’t have the “stuff” to be a leader?  Isn’t it true that leaders must be Extroverts?  Can you name one person you know who you consider to be an introvert who is also a leader?  Very confusing!On the first Monday of each month, our LIVE HOA #WIBT Broadcast will feature a Remarkable Woman in Business Today.  Today's spotlight is on +Dorothy Tannahill Moran, who is an author and known expert regarding Introvert Leadership.  Please review her Google+ Profile to gain a glimpse into the excellent knowledge she will share with everyone during the show.As it will be rich with insights, we will be extending the broadcast to 45-60 minutes (instead of a half-hour).  We encourage you to offer your comments and questions prior to the broadcast via the event page begin the conversations.  Dorothy may be able to address some of your concerns even before the show.  The main Introvert Leadership topics that we want to cover are:1. How do you know if you are an introvert or have the tendencies? Should you care about knowing?2. What are common career issues, and why is introvert leadership particularly challenging?3. What role does assertion play in Leadership, and is it something missing in introvert leaders?4. Self-promotion without cringing; it’s a weak spot for introverts, so can it be done authentically?5. If introverts had to network like their career depended on it, can this weak spot be overcome? Share this even with everyone you know (men as well) who could benefit from learning how introverts can, indeed, be comfortable as leaders within their world!  Don’t be shy about it! Select YES or MAYBE if you want to be sure to get the reminder from your G+ Event Calendar. In addition, all YES and MAYBE responses will receive invites to join the panel. We want to connect with you!Dear Introvert Leader: Claim Your Destiny!2014-02-04 00:00:0081G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262Come and learn how the CircleCount tool can help you identify Influencers in your area of interest on Google Plus. Join +Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer on Monday, February 3rd for an interview with +Nils Tschampel from +CircleCount.  Nils will teach us how to use CircleCount to find influencers to connect with as well as to learn about an exciting new CircleCount feature launching during the show! Last week, Christine & Ronnie launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4xUpcoming Shows in the SeriesMonday, February 3rd - www.circlecount.com +Nils Tschampel from +CircleCount will announce the release of an exciting new special integration feature that helps visualize how you are connected to others. CircleCount has over 25 Million Google+ profiles indexed in their database and can be searched by tags and filtered by country, topic and gender to help you target top engagers. Monday, February 17th - www.circloscope.com+Craig Fifield former Product Development Manager at Microsoft and now a partner at +Circloscope discusses how Circloscope is being used to identify engagers on Google+ and will provide a sneak peak at the new features that will be released in the new version of the tool. Monday, March 3rd - www.steadydemand.com/tool/+Ben Fisher from +Steady Demand discusses how Steady Demand's Pro Tool provides special engagement tools for both Profiles and Pages including some unique alert features and a scoring system to measure post quality and social signals to post ratio. It can be used to identify top engagers on your pages' posts as well analyze competitors' engagement and posts. Learn how to increase engagement by improving the quality of your posts and to gauge the impact of your SEO and social efforts over a given time period.Monday, March 17th - http://www.NOD3x.com Dive into data mining with +Lee Smallwood from +NOD3x to learn how this powerful tool can be used to identify influencers across Google+, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube based on keywords and hashtags and how Klout, Kred and PeerIndex are being used along with NOD3x to measure influence. #TNTBootcamp - Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques - CircleCount2014-02-03 20:30:00334G+
Eli Fennell65,232Social Media and Internet MarketingThere are many ways to use social media and internet marketing successfully.  Our panel of guests +Mark Traphagen, +Pam Adger, and +Christine DeGraff will be talking about how they use these online tools in their careers and in their daily lives, and how to establish an online presence.  Are you reaching the right people, and are you achieving your goals?The show will take place at 8 PM ET, Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  We will paste the link to the YouTube event here 15 minutes before show time.Please feel free to join us and to share and invite others to this event!Hashtag: #digitalmediaconnectionsDigital Media Connections Show #12014-01-30 02:00:0059G+
191The word “Selfie” is now an official word included into the dictionary.  We see evidence behind the why for the inclusion almost every time we participate on our social media networks.  Selfies are fun to do – or are they?   The reality is that it may take a person more than five selfie-shots before they become satisfied with actually posting it to share with others.  Why is that?  Isn't it the intent of s selfie to show the spontaneous- as-is “you?”  Why are we in the habit of rejecting our own image so often?  Our parents and all of our grandparents never had the opportunities for so many do-overs that we seem to be taking advantage of in our times!  Perhaps this will become the age of redefining beauty for all future generations.  We will discuss the issue of “liking your selfie.”  But before you tune in to watch, we invite you to first view this short film as produced for the Dove “Redefine Beauty” Project (#BeautyIs).  In only eight minutes, you’ll begin to question your own selfie confidence. (VIDEO: http://youtu.be/BFkm1Hg4dTI)Take caution: the short film might  cause a tear or two as you wonder why our lovely young women of today feel so insecure about their selfies. The bigger surprise comes when the mothers of these teenage girls volunteer to face their own securities, which seems to be something that is subliminally passed down to the daughters.  Will the Women in Business Tomorrow be far different from the Women in Business Today?  That’s what we want to explore.  We encourage you to begin the conversation here on the event page before the broadcast, as we know this could be a show that generates a lot of selfie conversations.#WIBT #Selfie #DoveBeauty #RedefineBeauty=========Participate in the conversation! 
Join our conversation right here on the event page!Select YES or MAYBE if you want to be sure to get the broadcast reminder included in your Google Calendar. Selecting “no” will not send you any reminders.  We want to connect with you!+Meloney Hall   with http://bigupticksocial.com/+Jessica DeweLiking Your Selfie; A Commentary on Dove’s Redefine Beauty Project2014-01-28 00:00:0040G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262Join co-hosts +Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer to learn more about various Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques in a new Live HOA series #TNTBootcamp! This episode will be the kick-off to the series, we'll let you know what's up and what the show is all about. Each show will last 30 minutes. They'll be happening on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 11:30am PST / 2:30pm EST.#TNTBootcamp will help you learn to identify and engage with key influencers in your industry and to understand how to "get on the radar" and become influential yourself.Every industry has way to measure value, trust and influence. Social Media is no different. We will discuss what matters to us and how we think you may want to use various tools to uncover some gems you may not have found otherwise. We’ll also chime in on some basic etiquette that will make things go better for you while on Google Plus.Monday, January 20th - Overview of #TNTBootcampJoin Christine & Ronnie in a discussion about the concept of influence marketing, which tools can be used to help identify influencers and how to become one. Come with your questions and comments for a lively 30 minute interactive show.Monday, February 3rd - +CircleCount +Nils Tschampel from CircleCount will announce the release of an exciting new special integration feature that helps visualize how you are connected to others. CircleCount has over 25 Million Google+ profiles indexed in their database and can be searched by tags and filtered by country, topic and gender to help you target top engagers. Monday, February 17th - +Circloscope +Craig Fifield former Product Development Manager at Microsoft and now a partner at Circloscope discusses how Circloscope is being used to identify engagers on Google+ and will provide a sneak peak at the new features that will be released in the new version of the tool.Monday, March 3rd - +Steady Demand +Ben Fisher from Steady Demand discusses how Steady Demand's Pro Tool provides special engagement tools for both Profiles and Pages including some unique alert features and a scoring system to measure post quality and social signals to post ratio. It can be used to identify top engagers on your pages' posts as well analyze competitors' engagement and posts. Learn how to increase engagement by improving the quality of your posts and to gauge the impact of your SEO and social efforts over a given time period.Monday, March 17th - +NOD3x Dive into data mining with +Lee Smallwood from NOD3x to learn how this powerful tool can be used to identify influencers across Google+, Twitter, Facebook and Y#TNTBootcamp - Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques2014-01-20 20:30:00324G+
Chef Dennis Littley597,982Join me this Friday for the  This week my guests will be:+Lany Sullivan *Social Media Go 2 Girl, Blogger, Online Outreach Marketer and Google Plus Training Specialist*+Kelly Senyei *Founder of Just a Taste, On-Camera Host, Author of Food Blogging For Dummies and Professionally Trained Chef*+Mark Seydel *Self proclaimed Blogtrovert and Mental Health Advocate, H.O.A. Junkie, and HOAShows.com*+Lynn Abate-Johnson *Business Consulting, Brand Evangelism, Kick-ass Community Building, Blogger and Foodie*Stop by Friday as we chat about Google+, HOA's, Marketing, Blogging and anything that happens to spark our interest.   You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions!Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF!Friday, January 17th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST  Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP  Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennisSubscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.comFollow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennisFollow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis#gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow #mustseehoafriday     #askchefdennis Good Day Google Plus - Blogging, Branding and Marketing Oh my!2014-01-17 19:00:00179G+
191Have you ever suddenly found yourself looking at a deadline date, scrambled to find your calendar, and nearly fell to the ground in shock?  As your heart races and sweat droplets begin to drip from your forehead, you get stuck in a state of frozen disbelief!  What an awful way to find out that something in your planning and execution went terribly wrong!+Women in Business Today, on Monday, January 13th, will discuss the potential pitfalls and terrific triumphs of #TimeManagement and #Productivity Techniques.   This weekly live HangOuts on Air broadcast might just be the most important HOA for you right now in your life – especially if you are well-aware of your upcoming deadlines and are already experiencing anxieties about them.  We can offer some ideas for taking advantage of time crunches while not ignoring all of the other things that are on your must-do plate. Participate in the conversation!
 Join our conversation right here on the event page! On Twitter, use hashtag #WIBT.Select YES or MAYBE if you want to be sure to get the broadcast reminder included in your Google Calendar. Selecting “no” will not send you any reminders.  We want to connect with you!+Meloney Hall  with http://bigupticksocial.com/+Jessica Dewell    http://reddirection.com/+Kittie Walker    with http://www.avidmode.com/create+Carol Stephen     with http://yoursocialmediaworks.com/What time will this broadcast be in YOUR time zone?http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/The recorded replay will be available here, from the event page.View on Youtube: http://youtu.be/T4T4nRIWTc8“When Did That Deadline Get Here?” and Other Time Management/Productivity Surprises2014-01-14 00:00:0049G+
Larry Fournillier1,209,756Have you ever wondered how the constellations of Pisces and Cancer made it into the sky?  According to the ancient folklore of the Nvong Nvong tribe of Cameroon, Africa, this story unravels with friendship, betrayal and revenge when a  fishing expedition goes awry.  See what happens when you add three generations of family, home cooking and spiritual songs to the mix.Join +Hermine Ngnomire , her daughter,  Arianna Ngnomire, and the family's matriarch, Therese Mpoumedjol on Sunday 22nd at 3:00PM(EST) as they fry plantains (staple Cameroonian food) and relate this intriguing story.Also joining us will be +MoringaConnect's +Emily Cunningham and +Kwami Williams  who will be telling us all about their Ghanan Moringa project which involves improving lives there with the many uses of this 'miracle' tropical plant.#hoa   #foodstories   #hangoutsonair   #plantains  Food Stories – featuring Pisces and Cancer2013-12-22 21:00:0055G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - Where do I start?If that is your question, then watch this live HOA recording to get some answers. We discussed the options and gave tips on what your best choices will be moving forward. Invite others to come, and leave questions in the comments.If you want the latest info and guidance on what really matters, join in with the members at bit.ly/HangoutMastery - this live show will give you a taste of the training/help Hangout Mastery members have been getting for a while now.As a Reference post on the New Scheduled HOA Event tool, check out my recent post on that here: http://goo.gl/0CY0BaWe'll also address the fact that we now have the ability to do Limited Broadcasts via Private HOAs - Real ones, not the kind you have to try to fake out the system.This means that every business/person has their own Private Broadcasting Channel... Your own Private TV Channel... ground breaking stuff - For Free! The key is to know how to use the stuff properly... this session will get you started.If you have not watched my Hangouts Tutorial video re. Being a Great Hangout / HOA Guest check it out here: http://goo.gl/pEqRJP=== ===#HOAtips   #HOAbroadcasting   #HangotusOnAir   #ScheduledHOA   #PrivateHOA   #GooglePlusTips   #EventsTips  Keep up with Hangouts via bit.ly/HangoutMastery ...So Many Ways to use Hangouts on Air - where do I start?2013-12-17 21:00:00397G+
Jessica Dewell1,730We'll be on at 715p PT!Different Production Styles of Video2013-12-17 03:11:4413G+
Chef Dennis Littley597,982Join me for this weeks special Friday the 13th edition of Good Day Google+ !My guests this week  will be Social Media Advisor and KUPD on air Personality - The Shan-Man himself+Shannon Hernandez : Mom - Blogger and Social Media Advisor +Holly Homer :  and  *Micro Entrepreneur Specialist and Author* +Kenneth Manesse Sr. Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! 1:00 pm ET (New York Time) Friday December 13th Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP  #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow   #gplustips   #askchefdennis  Good Day Google+ - Friday the 13th Edition2013-12-13 19:00:00125G+
Larry Fournillier1,209,756Everyone has a story, they want to tell it and I want to share it. This is the second installment in my new series of food/cooking HOAs where I will introduce you to some great folks who, like me, have a passion for fun, food and cooking.Allow me to introduce you to G+er +Sheedia Jansen   a Curacaoan who loves her country so much, she is considered the unofficial Cultural Ambassador of Curacao.  Sheedia has a great blog, Curacao Vacation Blog( http://curacaovacationblog.com) and an awesome G+ Page +Curacao 411  Sheedia is no stranger to the kitchen, she began cooking at age 18 and on Sunday's show she will be telling us her story, while preparing a local dish of Arepa di Pampuna, or Pumpkin Pancakes.So, join us on Sunday 24th, at 4:00PM(AST) 3:00PM(EST), 12:00PM(PST) and 2:00PM(CST) to hear Sheedia's fascinating story and watch her make one of her favorite snacks.Here is the recipe : http://curacaovacationblog.com/post/pumpkin-pancakes/#foodstories   #pumpkinpancakes   #hoa   #hangoutsonair  Food Stories Episode 2 - featuring Sheedia Jansen2013-11-24 21:00:0085G+
Chef Dennis Littley597,982Join me for this weeks edition of Good Day Google+My guests this week will be +Eric Enge (Content Marketing and SEO) +Bill Gassett (Realtor and Social Media) and +Giselle Achecar (+EcoRico TV  -healthy food and lifestyle network).  Bring your lunch or bring a beverage and definitely being your questions!Just don't forget to join us for this weeks edition of Good Day Google+ 1:00 pm ET (New York Time) Friday November 1stCheck your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP  #gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow   #gplustips   #askchefdennis   Good Day Google+2013-11-01 18:00:00120G+
Yifat Cohen68,910You share such valuable content on your Hangouts, can you monetize it?Of course you can! Don't be fooled by +Nathalie Lussier's cute video here. Nathalie is my kind of tech-geek who has put in her 10,000-plus hours of programming time while earning her Bachelors Degree in Software Engineering.But rather than accepting a stable position with a Wall Street firm, Nathalie launched her business witch's hat in her videos - all about healthy eating.STARTING A BUSINESS IN A SATURATED NICHEHer parents and peers thought she was crazy but Nathalie built a website that now boasts 750,000 yearly visitors and over 1 million page views.HER SECOND BUSINESS IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUTNathalie's second business quickly grew to a six figure consulting company started with a small list of about 100 people!HERE'S WHAT WE'LL COVER Time permitsA Blueprint for Growing a Popular Blog from the Ground UpLaunching a Product with an Email List of 50-100 PeopleTaking a Free Content Piece and Turning It into a Paid ProductThe Power of Doing 1-on-1 Work for Market ResearchA Step-by-Step Walkthrough of Creating a Compelling Opt-InMaking the Transition to Higher Price Point ProgramsLooking at the Assets You Have to Create a Business ModelTaking Your Business Off the Charts and Reinventing Your BusinessA Look at Putting Together High-End Mastermind GroupGET STARTED BEFORE THE HANGOUT STARTSJoin me and get access to Nathalie's FREE 30 Day List Building Challenge that shows you how to grow your email list more in the next 30 days than you have in the past 3 months... one easy step at a time!"http://goo.gl/N73Mmn--------------#hangoutsonair   #productlaunch   #mailinglist   #paidcontent   #repurposing   #mastermind   #marketresearch   #salespagecreation   #unscripted   #gplusgotogalAnd how to do it all with a tiny email list.2013-10-24 18:00:00136G+
martin shervington625,654We plan to cover as much of the following as we can in an hour:Want to watch on a mobile?http://youtu.be/WeCZ-Z9us7MHow to properly Create a HOA EventUse the "Details" area of the Event to achieve your goalsProperly Invite people and communities to the EventEncourage Event Comments and Sharing of the Event Before the showSend out Reminders to Guest based on Attendance StatusConnect the HOA Video feed to the Event (making is a HOA Event)Use Hangout Toolbox v.2 to self identify and Guide the Focus of the ShowUtilize the Event Comments as part of the showBring Comments on screen with Comment Tracker stand-alone AppSave Comments for later reviewEngage After the EventIdentify people via comments that fit your target audienceEngage with them in comments, add to circlesInvite to future events, via circlesInvite to future events and Event’s Message OptionsRepeat to build valuable relationships using HOA EventsWhy are we doing all this for free?This is a promotion for Ronnie's Hangout Helper Mastery programme which you may like to know I've joined myself as a paying member as I need to keep up my skills too.And no, I am not on commission :)See you then!How to build valuable relationships using HOA events!2013-10-11 18:00:00357G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262Learn about the New HOA Q&A App - bring more interaction to HOAsHangouts on Air can be very interactive - It is like "Yelling at the TV" and The TV can answer back to paraphrase a friend. This new Q&A app adds another element to the back and forth conversation with Hangouts on Air.As noted in the intro video, this live session will use the Q&A app to address your questions and will NOT likely use the comments you might enter in the Event. Here is the link to the Referenced intro video so you can watch it after the Q&A interface auto-replaces the video in the event: Intro to the Q&A App with Google+ Events - HOA Questions & AnswersThis Event's start time will translate into your local time (unless you are on mobile) - as a reference point, the start time is 9am PT/12pm ET.We will not only discuss how people are using this Q&A app but will likely compare this method of interaction with prior methods and rate the pros and cons of each.Please invite others and/or share this Event with others that may be interested in the new Q&A app for Hangouts on Air. Bring your Questions!Here is a reference post for the official help guide re. the Q&A App: http://goo.gl/BRYkSM and this is a link to my last Event test using the same Q&A App: http://goo.gl/17i4ypLearn even more about Hangouts and HOAs here bit.ly/HangoutMastery- - - #HOAtips   #QandAapp   #QuestionsApp   #GooglePlusTips   #TheHangoutHelper   #HangoutMastery  Questions and Answers re. the Q&A app - live HOA discussion2013-09-18 18:00:00115G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262Learn how to make Google Drive Presentations for Google PlusThis live HOA Discussion will walk you through the process of making Google Drive Presentations that can be easily posted in Google Plus and be used as part of your Hangout On Air presentations. +Michael Bennett is our featured guest.Those watching on Mobile use this YouTube Link:Making Google Drive Presentations for Google+The live show will be visible just to the left... when you see a Play Arrow in a video player, Click on the Play Arrow to watch. Mobile viewers will be given a YouTube Link to use just before showtime.Feel free to invite others to this event. And leave questions/comments for us to address as part of the show.- - - #HOAtips   #GoogleDrive   #PresentationTips   #GooglePlusTips  Making Google Drive Presentations for Google+2013-09-09 19:00:00148G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262Join +Ronnie Bincer The Hangout Helper and 3 featured guests: +Mark Traphagen +martin shervington & +Dave Williams for a Live Q & A session about Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air.Mobile Viewers can watch via this link on YouTube: Google+ Hangouts - Live Questions and AnswersThose interested in the Hangout Mastery membership, click this link to learn more: www.TheHangoutHelper.com/membersI've had many requests to do a Public Q & A session regarding how to best use Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air (HOA). Here is your chance to ask and get answers to your most pressing questions/concerns.Please leave your questions (make them short if possible) in the comments of this event. We'll try to get to as many as we can in our 45 min. time-frame.Feel free to invite others here to the Event...More Special Links and help info will be added after we go live... see you soon!- - - #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #GooglePlusTips   #HVCtips   #HangoutsTips   #GooglePlusHangouts   #SocialMediaMarketing   #TheHangoutHelper   #EventsTips  Google+ Hangouts - Live Questions and Answers event2013-08-21 18:00:43190G+
Meilani MacDonald13,220Hey Peeps please join me this Friday for a Google+ Success Story profile, starring the ever charming Mr. +Ronnie Bincer, aka The Hangout Helper.I'm always telling people I meet at networking mixers how awesome Google+ is for business, enabling small biz owners to reach out to and connect with their niche audience, to promote their biz services and events, to plan and organize and collaborate.  Well Ronnie has done all of that!  Ronnie has taken advantage of all the tools that Google provides for free, and he has expertly used them to reach a great market with an in-demand product and build a thriving business for himself at http://www.thehangouthelper.com/.  Trust me folks this new site is so different from his old one, and I love it. It's a great example of a new business model that appeals to entrepreneurs and solopreneurs and small business owners.Solopreneurs often hear terms like content marketing and receive advice to make themselves valuable to their audience, and to become their go-to resource.  Ronnie is such an excellent example of someone who creates tons of content and has made himself so valuable that people regularly call him names. Names like guru and rockstar (that's my personal fave).  Not a bad reputation to have, is it!   In summary, Ronnie has worked it, and it has worked! And Ronnie's going to share all his secrets of How He Did It with us this Friday!Disclaimer: This episode is NOT about How to Do a Hangout.  Don't say I didn't warn ya :DYou'll be able to watch here on the event listing, or on my web site at http://meilanimacdonald.com/tgif-business-networking-hangout/ronnie-bincer-the-hangout-helper/#HOA   #google    #success   #business   #marketing  TGIF Business Networking Hangout - G+ Success Story: Ronnie Bincer, The Hangout Helper2013-08-17 01:00:0016G+
martin shervington625,654I will be doing an interview with +Mark Traphagen this Friday to look at 'how to' set up authorship.This session will only quickly cover the 'why to' and dive into the differences between rel= author and rel=publisher, and what you need to make sure you have in place.Hope to see you then!All about the 'How to' of Google Authorship, with Mark Traphagen2013-07-05 18:00:00136G+
Meilani MacDonald13,220CircleCount.com - What is it and how can we use the information +CircleCount provides to help us get the most out of the time we spend in Google+?CircleCount is a great resource for active plussers, providing statistics such as growth rate and projected growth rate in terms of numbers of followers, which posts you've made are most popular or most shared, demographic statistics and more.CircleCount's +Nils Tschampel will be joining us on Friday to show us how to use CircleCount to get the best results for our time spent on Google+!TGIF Business Networking Hangout - How to Use CircleCount - June 7, 20132013-06-08 01:00:0014G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262What's New with the New  Google Plus Hangouts?+martin shervington & +Ronnie Bincer discuss the latest changes to Google Plus and focus on the New Hangouts.The time shown should be your time... Scroll down to read moreThe Live Broadcast will be displayed here, inside the Event... if you press the play arrow before the event starts, you should be fine... however if you see the play arrow re-appear, press it again and the show will begin for you automatically once the stream goes live.On May 15, 2013... Google Plus had a BIG Update! One area that seems to have changed a lot is Hangouts. Ronnie is known as The Hangout Helper and Martin just wrote up a fantastic overview of what happened to Hangouts inside Google Plus:http://www.martinshervington.com/google-hangouts-the-ultimate-guide/I just made a bunch of time stamp notes on a short but helpful explainer video from Google here: http://goo.gl/EoIgMJoin us for a live discussion on how Hangouts have changed, and how we can best use them to continue to communicate as well as help our journey on Google Plus.Feel free to invite others to this event, and also leave questions/comments in the Event stream... see you soon!- - - #Hangouts   #HOAtips   #HangoutsTips   #GooglePlusTips   #GooglePlusUpdate   #TheHangoutHelper   #HVCtips  New Google Plus Hangouts - what are they? Live Discussion2013-05-24 18:00:00173G+
Helpdesk Hangouts814And we're back! The main topic for this Hangout will be new feature demos and Q&A.Agenda: http://goo.gl/pQ17jHave questions about Google Docs or Google Drive? Come ask us!This Hangout will begin at 430pm Central US Time.  See the link below for times across the world.We will talk about Google Docs and Google Drive topics while addressing any questions from the community.This Hangout On Air will be hosted by Google Docs and Google Drive Top Contributors.Once the Hangout On Air link is available we will post it below.For World Times: http://goo.gl/uB9TX(Note that you will have to be a follower of the Helpdesk Hangout Page in order to get an invite, since G+ Brand Pages/Hangouts on Air are treated differently from ordinary accounts.)Docs/Drive Helpdesk Hangout #42013-05-22 23:30:2657G+
Collectors Hangout580,050The latest Star Trek movie launched last week and we are going to talk about the movie, and Star Trek collectibles. +Anthony Ackerman will be showing us some of his Star Trek collection! As always come and bring whatever collectibles you have to show and/or that you are selling. We look forward to seeing what you have to share. Remember you are our most important guest! Due to technical difficulties this isn't showing as an On Air event, but you will be able to join us and watch us live!If you are one of the following, +Collectors Hangout is for you!- A collector- A seller of collectibles and antiques- A picker- An artisan or creator of collectible items- An appraiser of collectibles or antiques- Enjoy watching shows about antiques or what others collectCome share with us your collections and why you collect what you do. Come tell us what you as a seller of collectibles or antiques have to offer this week. Come show us your latest creations that are for sale. Our show is here to serve you!+Collectors Hangout is a weekly (every Tuesday 8pm-9pm EST / 5pm-6pm PST) Hangout On Air (HOA) show that brings together collectors, sellers, artisans, and appraisers. Our aim is to help collectors find pieces to add to their collection, help sellers to connect to a larger audience of potential buyers, and help all to have a better appreciation for collections of all kinds by guest hosting appraisers and artisans on a regular basis.- The HOA video will be added above when the show goes live. You can watch it later or join our live discussion here in the Event. Please add your comments and we'll try to address them live on air.- To showcase items you'd like to sell or to let our network of collectors and sellers know what you are looking to buy, circle +Collectors Hangout so we can send you an invite!Subscribe to us on http://YouTube.com/CollectorsHangoutFollow us on http://twitter.com/collectorsHOAFollow our collecting boards at http://pinterest.com/collectorshoa/Like us on http://facebook.com/CollectorsHangout#CHOA29#hangoutsonairStar Trek Collecting | Collectors Hangout - Episode: 292013-05-22 02:00:4821G+
Collectors Hangout580,050This episode I'll be reviewing Iron Man 3 and also looking back at the past episodes that we've done here on +Collectors Hangout. As always come and bring whatever collectibles you have to show and/or that you are selling. We look forward to seeing what you have to share!If you are one of the following, +Collectors Hangout is for you!- A collector- A seller of collectibles and antiques- A picker- An artisan or creator of collectible items- An appraiser of collectibles or antiques- Enjoy watching shows about antiques or what others collectCome share with us your collections and why you collect what you do. Come tell us what you as a seller of collectibles or antiques have to offer this week. Come show us your latest creations that are for sale. Our show is here to serve you!+Collectors Hangout is a weekly (every Tuesday 8pm-9pm EST / 5pm-6pm PST) Hangout On Air (HOA) show that brings together collectors, sellers, artisans, and appraisers. Our aim is to help collectors find pieces to add to their collection, help sellers to connect to a larger audience of potential buyers, and help all to have a better appreciation for collections of all kinds by guest hosting appraisers and artisans on a regular basis.- The HOA video will be added above when the show goes live. You can watch it later or join our live discussion here in the Event. Please add your comments and we'll try to address them live on air.- To showcase items you'd like to sell or to let our network of collectors and sellers know what you are looking to buy, circle +Collectors Hangout so we can send you an invite!Subscribe to us on http://YouTube.com/CollectorsHangoutFollow us on http://twitter.com/collectorsHOAFollow our collecting boards at http://pinterest.com/collectorshoa/Like us on http://facebook.com/CollectorsHangout#CHOA27Iron Man 3 and Episode Reviews | Collectors Hangout - Episode: 272013-05-08 02:00:4714G+
Collectors Hangout580,050This episode we will be visiting with +Scott Brown who has been collecting comic books since the age of 12 and has quite the collection of comic books along with some action figures! Scott is going to be sharing some of his favorite books, his background in collecting comic books, tools he uses to keep is collection categorized and in good condition, along with so much more! As always come and bring whatever collectibles you have to show and/or that you are selling. We look forward to seeing what you have to share!If you are one of the following, +Collectors Hangout is for you!- A collector- A seller of collectibles and antiques- A picker- An artisan or creator of collectible items- An appraiser of collectibles or antiquesCome share with us your collections and why you collect what you do. Come tell us what you as a seller of collectibles or antiques have to offer this week. Come show us your latest creations that are for sale. Our show is here to serve you!+Collectors Hangout is a weekly (every Tuesday 8pm-9pm EST / 5pm-6pm PST) Hangout On Air (HOA) show that brings together collectors, sellers, artisans, and appraisers. Our aim is to help collectors find pieces to add to their collection, help sellers to connect to a larger audience of potential buyers, and help all to have a better appreciation for collections of all kinds by guest hosting appraisers and artisans on a regular basis.- The HOA video will be added above when the show goes live. You can watch it later or join our live discussion here in the Event. Please add your comments and we'll try to address them live on air.- To showcase items you'd like to sell or to let our network of collectors and sellers know what you are looking to buy, circle +Collectors Hangout so we can send you an invite!Subscribe to us on http://YouTube.com/CollectorsHangoutFollow us on http://twitter.com/collectorsHOALike us on http://facebook.com/CollectorsHangout#CHOA26Comic Books with Scott Brown | Collectors Hangout - Episode: 262013-05-01 02:00:5830G+
Collectors Hangout580,050We are taking stamps, stamps and more stamps with +Pablo Davidov! Come join us to learn more about the art of stamp collecting, also known as philately. Remember, you are our most important guest so come join us to talk about what you collect, what you've collected in the past, what you might have that other collectors might be interested in, or simply come on the show and learn more about collecting with our other guests!If you like to join us on the show please go to www.CollectorsHangout.tv and click the Join us LIVE button (this will be active shortly before and during our broadcast)If you are one of the following, +Collectors Hangout is for you!- A collector- A seller of collectibles and antiques- A picker- An artisan or creator of collectible items- An appraiser of collectibles or antiques- Enjoy watching shows about antiques or what others collectCome share with us your collections and why you collect what you do. Come tell us what you as a seller of collectibles or antiques have to offer this week. Come show us your latest creations that are for sale. Our show is here to serve you!+Collectors Hangout is a weekly (every Tuesday 8pm-9pm EST / 5pm-6pm PST) Hangout On Air (HOA) show that brings together collectors, sellers, artisans, and appraisers. Our aim is to help collectors find pieces to add to their collection, help sellers to connect to a larger audience of potential buyers, and help all to have a better appreciation for collections of all kinds by guest hosting appraisers and artisans on a regular basis.- The HOA video will be added above when the show goes live. You can watch it later or join our live discussion here in the Event. Please add your comments and we'll try to address them live on air.- To showcase items you'd like to sell or to let our network of collectors and sellers know what you are looking to buy, circle +Collectors Hangout so we can send you an invite!#CHOA25Stamp Collecting with Pablo Davidov | Collectors Hangout - Episode: 252013-04-24 02:00:1515G+
Larry Fournillier1,209,756On Sunday's show, we will be hanging out in +WIIMK   kitchen in Paris, France.   There my good friend, +Thierry Delabre's three children Lola, Maceo and Jules will cooking a simple, delicious and healthy dish.  An interpreter will also be in the Hangout translating from French to English and vice versa.Here is the link to the recipe: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G11RgdFhs-duntlML53a47NPl1imkKQLGgTSKJ6JEl4/edit                                                                            **********Le spectacle de dimanche, nous allons traîner dans la cuisine de +WIIMK   dans Paris, France. Là, mon bon ami, les trois enfants de +Thierry Delabre    Lola, Maceo et Jules se faire cuire un plat simple, délicieux et très sain.   sera également la traduction du français vers l'anglais et vice-versa.Here is the link to the recipe in French: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1meO1luMsEIAHTV2zfV4Ox1sHi4zPN_Xf7kgwuUq8lVA/edit?usp=sharing So join us on Sunday April 21st at a very special time - 1:00PM(EST) 7:00PM(CET) for lots of fun and cooking entertainment.Watch the Event LIVE right here or on +Larry Fournillier's profile.#hoacook   #hoa    #hangoutsonair   #healthykids   #kidsinthekitchen  KIds In The Kitchen S01E05 - Cannelés2013-04-21 19:00:0025G+
Collectors Hangout580,050We are looking forward to sitting down with retired Lieutenant Colonel Gareth (Nick) Nicholson. Nick is going to share with us some military memorabilia from his personal collection and stories surrounding the items themselves. As always come and bring whatever collectibles you have to show and/or that you are selling. We look forward to seeing what you have to share!If you like to join us on the show please go to www.CollectorsHangout.tv and click the Join us LIVE buttonIf you are one of the following, +Collectors Hangout is for you!- A collector- A seller of collectibles and antiques- A picker- An artisan or creator of collectible items- An appraiser of collectibles or antiques- Enjoy watching shows about antiques or what others collectCome share with us your collections and why you collect what you do. Come tell us what you as a seller of collectibles or antiques have to offer this week. Come show us your latest creations that are for sale. Our show is here to serve you!+Collectors Hangout is a weekly (every Tuesday 8pm-9pm EST / 5pm-6pm PST) Hangout On Air (HOA) show that brings together collectors, sellers, artisans, and appraisers. Our aim is to help collectors find pieces to add to their collection, help sellers to connect to a larger audience of potential buyers, and help all to have a better appreciation for collections of all kinds by guest hosting appraisers and artisans on a regular basis.- The HOA video will be added above when the show goes live. You can watch it later or join our live discussion here in the Event. Please add your comments and we'll try to address them live on air.- To showcase items you'd like to sell or to let our network of collectors and sellers know what you are looking to buy, circle +Collectors Hangout so we can send you an invite!#CHOA24Military Memorabilia with retired LTC Gareth (Nick) Nicholson | Collectors Hangout - Episode: 242013-04-17 02:00:3841G+
Collectors Hangout580,050This episode we have a +Andreas Steude (Andy) who is the artisan and toy creator at +Rocking Frog. Andy will be talking about his business and his design process around his different carefully crafted wooden toys that can be passed down for generations to come.Along with our interview with Andy, we'll take a look at "classical" rocking-horses that people collect from the late 19th and early 20th Century. As always come and bring whatever collectibles you have to show and/or that you are selling. We look forward to seeing what you have to share!If you are one of the following, +Collectors Hangout is for you!- A collector- A seller of collectibles and antiques- A picker- An artisan or creator of collectible items- An appraiser of collectibles or antiquesCome share with us your collections and why you collect what you do. Come tell us what you as a seller of collectibles or antiques have to offer this week. Come show us your latest creations that are for sale. Our show is here to serve you!+Collectors Hangout is a weekly (every Tuesday 8pm-9pm EST / 5pm-6pm PST) Hangout On Air (HOA) show that brings together collectors, sellers, artisans, and appraisers. Our aim is to help collectors find pieces to add to their collection, help sellers to connect to a larger audience of potential buyers, and help all to have a better appreciation for collections of all kinds by guest hosting appraisers and artisans on a regular basis.- The HOA video will be added above when the show goes live. You can watch it later or join our live discussion here in the Event. Please add your comments and we'll try to address them live on air.- To showcase items you'd like to sell or to let our network of collectors and sellers know what you are looking to buy, circle +Collectors Hangout so we can send you an invite!#CHOA23Artisan and Toy Creator, Andreas Steude | Collectors Hangout - Episode: 232013-04-10 02:00:0028G+
Sheila B. DuBois38,675Tune in on Tuesday April 9th at  3 pm Pacific, 4:00 Pm Mountain, 5:00 pm Central6:00 pm Eastern+Maurice DiMino  IS  The Sicilian Mentor.  Maurice is an award winning speaker, author and mentor.  He created the Sicilian Mentor Speaking and Presentation Template.  Executives, entrepreneurs and celebrities have used his template and they have turned their Number #1 fear into their number one asset.  Across the business spectrum, Maurice’s clients have sold more products, converted more prospects into raving fans, and they have raised the awareness of causes and charities across America.Maurice would be the first to tell you that he has been doing public speaking all his life.  He has been in the sales field for over twenty years.  His last sales experience was renting and selling post production equipment in Hollywood.  He was called the “Million Dollar Man”, doing over a million dollars worth of business per month.  He made deals with such clients as Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, and “Big Brother”.Interview with Maurice DiMino on Public Speaking2013-04-10 00:00:0031G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262Google Plus profiles, pages and communities all have PageRank! What's that mean to you and why you should care are the main topics for discussion here. Authorship, PageRank, Algorithms; all SEO stuff you should know more about.Join +Mark Traphagen +Joshua Berg & +Ronnie Bincer as they break this stuff down into manageable concepts and tactics.This HOA Discussion will attempt to de-mystify some of this if you are new to it, and help you know the facts if you are familiar with these terms. More and more attention should be given to what happens with our activity on Google Plus and this HOA will help you know where to focus your attention if Google Search Results mean anything to you and your work on Google Plus.Some points to ponder are:1. PageRank is actually about quality, not quantity.2. Why engaging with your own experts is better than many others.3. For Numbers, look at followers, But for results, look at PageRank.4. Why Google's updates are trying to perfect PR, not replace it.5. Why PR in verified profiles is Google's purest authorship ranking system to date.Much of this discussion has come about from +Joshua Berg's interesting mini-series on Google Plus PageRank here are some links if you have not read them:Pt 1: Is Google+ Page Rank the culprit behind the current... http://goo.gl/R4TZMPt 2: How PageRank in Google+ is Earned. G+ Link Myths... http://goo.gl/0YcDpPt 3: Why PR in G+ Matters To You & Your Connections... http://goo.gl/zHKhxPt 4: PR in G+. PageRank is Still The Guts of Google Search http://goo.gl/uMcuoPt 5: PageRank, Link Juice & SEO for G+ Communities  http://goo.gl/ViTocAlso read up on Mark's recent post on Google+ SEO: http://goo.gl/41CNnFor those wanting to check your "Toolbar" PageRank via an online tool, this is the one we have seen show PR for most items inside Google Plus: http://www.prchecker.net/ Copy the URL to your ProfilGoogle Plus PageRank - HOA discussion: What's it mean?2013-04-03 00:00:00107G+
Collectors Hangout580,050Posters have been around for over 200 years and we're going to take a look at some of the posters fetching the most interest and money online as of this broadcast. As always come and bring whatever collectibles you have to show and/or that you are selling. We look forward to seeing what you have to share!To join the show on air, go to: http://goo.gl/DNjgzYou can also comment via twitter: http://www.twitter.com/collectorshoaor use #CHOA19We'll also be monitoring the comments here and on YouTube!If you are one of the following, +Collectors Hangout is for you! - A collector - A seller of collectibles and antiques - A picker - An artisan or creator of collectible items - An appraiser of collectibles or antiquesCome share with us your collections and why you collect what you do. Come tell us what you as a seller of collectibles or antiques have to offer this week. Come show us your latest creations that are for sale. Our show is here to serve you!+Collectors Hangout is a weekly (every Tuesday 8pm-9pm EST / 5pm-6pm PST) Hangout On Air (HOA) show that brings together collectors, sellers, artisans, and appraisers. Our aim is to help collectors find pieces to add to their collection, help sellers to connect to a larger audience of potential buyers, and help all to have a better appreciation for collections of all kinds by guest hosting appraisers and artisans on a regular basis.- The HOA video will be added above when the show goes live. You can watch it later or join our live discussion here in the Event. Please add your comments and we'll try to address them live on air.- To showcase items you'd like to sell or to let our network of collectors and sellers know what you are looking to buy, circle +Collectors Hangout so we can send you an invite!Also follow us on twitter.com/collectorsHOA#CHOA19Collectible Posters | Collectors Hangout - Episode: 192013-03-20 01:00:369G+
NASA1,531,340Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station---------Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth.During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions.SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONSTo ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event.WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUTTo join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA.During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008357G+
Collectors Hangout580,050We're giving away the Ingress invite tonight and talking about antiques and statues! However, as always come and bring whatever collectibles you have to show and/or that you are selling!To join the show on air, go to: goo.gl/3Q5md (new link)You can also comment via twitter: http://www.twitter.com/collectorshoaor use #CHOA15We'll also be monitoring the comments here and on YouTube!If you are one of the following, +Collectors Hangout is for you! - A collector - A seller of collectibles and antiques - A picker - An artisan or creator of collectible items - An appraiser of collectibles or antiquesCome share with us your collections and why you collect what you do. Come tell us what you as a seller of collectibles or antiques have to offer this week. Come show us your latest creations that are for sale. Our show is here to serve you!+Collectors Hangout is a weekly (every Tuesday 8pm-9pm EST / 5pm-6pm PST) Hangout On Air (HOA) show that brings together collectors, sellers, artisans, and appraisers. Our aim is to help collectors find pieces to add to their collection, help sellers to connect to a larger audience of potential buyers, and help all to have a better appreciation for collections of all kinds by guest hosting appraisers and artisans on a regular basis.- The HOA video will be added above when the show goes live. You can watch it later or join our live discussion here in the Event. Please add your comments and we'll try to address them live on air.- To showcase items you'd like to sell or to let our network of collectors and sellers know what you are looking to buy, circle +Collectors Hangout so we can send you an invite!Also follow us on twitter.com/collectorsHOA#CHOA15Antiques, Statues & Ingress | Collectors Hangout - Episode: 152013-02-20 02:00:008G+
Sheila B. DuBois38,675I want to do a  Hangout On Air about what drew folks to Google+. I know many have been here since day one. and many waited for their invite to tell them they can join.. Many have  have  joined since the beta days.... Some have found Google plus by just checking this platform out.  I want to  show people what an awesome community this is.What drew you to Google+?2012-11-30 03:00:0043G+
Tim Utzig13,613Thought it might be fun to post a pic of your country, city or state this week, now through Wednesday - as many or as few as you'd like. Just thought it would be a fun way to share a little bit about your country, experiences and some of your favorite destinations and maybe meet a new person. Just take a pic and post it here. Open to invite friends as well.  #YourFavoritePlace  Your Favorite Place2012-11-17 18:00:00193G+
Collectors Hangout580,050+Collectors Hangout is a weekly (every Tuesday 8pm-9pm EST) Hangout On Air (HOA) show that brings together collectors, sellers, artisans, and appraisers. Our aim is to help collectors find pieces to add to their collection, help sellers to connect to a larger audience of potential buyers, and help all to have a better appreciation for collections of all kinds by guest hosting appraisers and artisans on a regular basis.- The HOA video will be added above when the show goes live. You can watch it later or join our live discussion here in the Event. Please add your comments and we'll try to address them live on air.- To showcase items you'd like to sell or to let our network of collectors and sellers know what you are looking to buy, circle +Collectors Hangout so we can send you an invite! Also follow us on twitter.com/collectorsHOA+Collectors Hangout is a part of the hangout10.com networkCollectors Hangout - Episode: 32012-11-14 02:00:0010G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262Come Join in the Int'l Talk Like a Pirate Day Hangout...Put on yer Pirate Hat (via Google Effects)... and say Arrrgh!Upload yer favorite photos and Videos to commemorate the day.Inspired by this site: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/I set up a Hangout that lasts all day... join in the merriment. Invite yer friends & mates, share and share alike! Arrrgh - ye Scurvy Dog!Use these Blue link videos to spice up your comments (right/ctrl-click on them, copy/paste into the comments in the event and elsewhere on Google+):Arrrgh!  •  Where's Me Treasure?!?  •  Arrrgh - ye Scurvy Dog!I'll be in and out all day... Carry on without me! Arrrgh! ... #TalkLikeAPirateDay   #InternationalTalkLikeAPirateDay  International Talk Like a Pirate Day! ...join in Arrgh!2012-09-19 08:00:0017G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262The last discussion re. New Posting Strategies for Google Plus was very well received. Some folks wanted to Continue the Conversation a bit more, so we are putting up Round 2 of the discussion/debate and plan on addressing other related concerns.Main Focus for Part 2:How to Change our Circle Management and How to Stay Social while adapting to the new Notification changes rolled out last week on 8/22/12.The initial HOA (Part 1) Event & Video are here: http://goo.gl/vMkqLWhen we go live this time, again, the Live Video Feed will be visible as part of this Event Announcement... but will not show up until just before start time.     »» Continues below, please scroll down »»More folks will be in the filmstrip this time... please let us know you are "Going" and that you want in if possible right here in the Event area. If not invited into the show, please participate like last time in the comments as that helps us make it a Great Show overall... Interaction is what makes this HOA stuff Magical.Google + Notification Changes HOA Discussion... Back at it for Round 22012-08-27 20:00:0041G+
Ronnie Bincer85,262Google Plus is a Brave New World Now... Certain Tools (i.e. Circle Level Notifications) have been removed from our toolbox. We had a lively discussion on what and how to post now that things have changed.And don't be fooled, they have changed...Watch part 1 above and watch part 2 here: http://goo.gl/N07RN ..+Mark Traphagen & +Ronnie Bincer host the discussion... Join in via comments or make a request here in the Event (and say you are "Going") to get a possible Invite to join in the HOA Filmstrip discussion.The HOA video will be streamed live right here when we start - and after the show for your viewing pleasure.Google Plus New Posting Strategy Discussion - HOA2012-08-24 20:00:0072G+

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James Honzik20,444Sharers Meta-circle VII:  This is a super circle, a meta circle of active , circle sharers, focusing on photography and art. This is version VII, bigger,  better, faster, wilder.  It's the only circle I share, and it's a good one. (and if you could, please look at my art and photography, that's why I do this - scroll down, I have lots of new and old good things)Thanks to everyone who looked, shared, and commented.Special kudos out to those who not only share, but post their own good things.I am trying out informing those included in this one, so if you have concerns please comment.Peace. James#circlesharer  #circle     #circles   #circlefreaks      #publiccircle     #circleshare     #circlesharing       #sharedcircles       #sharedcircle     #morefollowers      #sharingcircles      #circleshare      #endlesscircle   #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedpublicircles       #sharedcircle      #AddCircle       #FindCircles    #AwesomeCircle       #addcircle       #addpeople      #circlemeup     #circlesdiscovery      #circleshare       #circlesharing       #publiccircle      #SharedCircles   #photography #landscape   #photograph   2014-08-10 21:04:10456803582CC G+
Jade Turner0#seo  #online  #marketing  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #cir2014-08-08 11:33:26501889CC G+
Jade Turner0#seo   #online   #marketing  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #c2014-08-01 15:07:07500437CC G+
Doug Hyatt5,572THIS IS MEGA CIRCLE 12  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING I AM GETTING 1,000+ FOLLOWERS A WEEK FROM THIS!  1) ADD THE CIRCLE2) RESHARE THE CIRCLE AND BE SURE TO REMEMBER TO CHECK THE BOX WHICH INCLUDES YOURSELF.3)RESHARE TO PUBLIC EVERY DAY!BE SURE TO COPY THE HASHTAG LIST AND ADD IN YOUR COMMENTS LIKE I HAVE!  IT WILL GIVE YOU MAXIMUM RESULTS#doughyattcirclesharing#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   2014-07-19 21:28:01462429CC G+
Raffaele Romeo Arena44,430Influencer Circle #googlepluscircles  This is an important circle with important people about Social Media Marketing, particulary Google Plus.If you want to know all secrets of Web communication, Social Media, Google Plus, follow this circle.Special thanks to:+martin shervington +Plus Your Business! +Dustin W. Stout +dustn.tv +Peg Fitzpatrick +Mark Traphagen +Rand Fishkin +Guy Kawasaki +Denis Labelle +Ana Hoffman +Gianluca Fiorelli +Rick Eliason +Ronnie Bincer +Amanda Blain +Ryan Crowe +Brian Jensen +Canva +Copyblogger 2014-07-15 21:44:381488421CC G+
Harry Day3,861If your looking for amazing people that might share your circle..add the ones that share this circleIN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not.#circlesharing   #circleshare #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #socialmedia #SEO #socialmediamarketing   #socialnetworking   2014-07-15 12:23:45493394057CC G+
James Honzik19,841Sharers Meta-circle VI:  This is a super circle, a meta circle of circle sharers, focusing on photography and art. This is version VI, bigger, (actually, a little smaller, I checked and deleted more inactives than I added actives) better, faster, wilder. (ha) It's the only circle I share, and it's a good one.(and if you could, please look at my art and photography, that's why I do this - scroll down, I have lots of new and old good things)Thanks to everyone who shared me, and looked and commented on my photography and art.Special kudos out to those who not only share, but post there own good things.Peace. James#circlesharer  #circle     #circles   #circlefreaks      #publiccircle     #circleshare     #circlesharing       #sharedcircles       #sharedcircle     #morefollowers      #sharingcircles      #circleshare      #endlesscircle   #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedpublicircles       #sharedcircle      #AddCircle       #FindCircles    #AwesomeCircle       #addcircle       #addpeople      #circlemeup     #circlesdiscovery      #circleshare       #circlesharing       #publiccircle      #SharedCircles   #photography #landscape   #photograph   2014-07-14 22:10:1743620929CC G+
Becky Collins12,812Small Business Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-08 05:12:1542311513CC G+
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303CC G+
James Wilson245Sharing Sunday. Hope everyone has a great week. Add, plus and share#Circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #shared   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpublicircles   #sharing   #sharingcircles 2014-06-29 14:58:28473424CC G+
AyJay Schibig65,081NEW HORIZONS CIRCLE   6.27.14 by  +AyJay Schibig RESHARE  if you wish to be included.Take your Circles to New Horizons  by adding this mix of interesting and active G Plussers! #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #circlesbyayjay  2014-06-28 03:56:34462544253CC G+
Shivakant Tripathi1,827IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle   2014-06-23 14:14:30501415CC G+
John Wood8,050Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles (If you haven't already)2 - Share the circle (Publicly) - (cc) me ( ) in the comments on the share and I can add you to the next circle immediately.    _ Otherwise I may not notice your activity!_3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-06-20 10:26:17472211938CC G+
James Honzik18,824Sharers Meta-circle V:  This is a meta circle of circle sharers,  focusing on photography and art. This is version V, even bigger and better. It's the only circle I share, and it's a good one.(and if you could, please look at my art and photography, that's why I do this - scroll down, I have lots of new and old good things)Thanks to everyone who shared me, and looked and commented on my photography and art.Peace. James#circlesharer #circle   #circles #circlefreaks    #publiccircle   #circleshare   #circlesharing     #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #morefollowers    #sharingcircles    #circleshare    #endlesscircle #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedpublicircles     #sharedcircle    #AddCircle     #FindCircles  #AwesomeCircle     #addcircle     #addpeople    #circlemeup   #circlesdiscovery    #circleshare     #circlesharing     #publiccircle    #SharedCircles #photography#art #landscape #photograph #kickstarter   #circlemania #circlingtheglobe#director 2014-06-18 17:12:31458302338CC G+
Dina Tika355Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post2014-06-16 10:19:174935012CC G+
Dina Tika166Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post2014-06-11 11:31:414936210CC G+
Jan Koncewicz1,595check this circle and share it please2014-06-04 04:17:07428000CC G+
Ryan Johnson5,301MY BEST OF THE BEST CIRCLETo add yourself to the circle or stay in the circle:Add me and reshare the circle PUBLICOptional: Add the circle, plus or comment the post. :)#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #thursdaycircle   #thursdaycircleshared   #thursdaycircleshare   #circlethursday   #circlethursdaycircle 2014-05-21 12:34:0943016917CC G+
Ryan Johnson4,790Awesome circle with amazing photographers you want to have in your circlesRe-share this circle in your stream Plus and comment#sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #holidays #vacation #views #trekking #tourist #tour #honeymoon #cruise #landscape #sea #weekend 2014-05-12 09:51:28465114104139CC G+
James Honzik17,567Sharers Meta-circle IV:  This is a meta circle of circle sharers,  focusing on photography and art. This is version IV, even bigger and better. It's the only circle I share, and it's a good one.(and if you could, please look at my art and photography that's why I do this - scroll down, I have lots of new and old good things) Peace. James#circlesharer #circle   #circles #circlefreaks    #publiccircle   #circleshare    #circlesharing     #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #morefollowers     #sharingcircles    #circleshare    #endlesscircle #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedpublicircles     #sharedcircle    #AddCircle     #FindCircles   #AwesomeCircle     #addcircle     #addpeople    #circlemeup   #circlesdiscovery     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #publiccircle    #SharedCircles #photography #art #landscape #photograph #kickstarter   #circlemania #circlingtheglobe 2014-05-06 18:45:56439261631CC G+
Tourej Ansari16,188My new Worldwide circle of travelerPlease plus, comment add and share! These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content you produce. This circle contains people who have Plussed my posts within the last few weeks.#CircleShare #SharedCircles #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #SharedPublicCircles #GooglePlusTips #Google+ #Google #teamelitecircle #Hearingaids #Hearing #PublicCircle #SocialMedia #Engagers #TeamElite #Circles #EliteInnerCircle #HearingLoss 2014-05-05 10:00:50483241745CC G+
AyJay Schibig58,195NEW HORIZONS CIRCLE   4.28.14Take your Circles to New Horizons  by adding this mix of interesting and active G Plussers!  SHARE  to be included in my next edition.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2014-04-29 05:37:54496373752CC G+
vita spira0For creative people Creative Snow Ball Circle ! This is a good game to expand your circles of friends.+ Plus: Click +1 this post.+ Comment+ Add circle into your circles+ if you creative person !!! Add yourself when will share the circle !+ Share#artists   #indonesia #circlesharing   #circleshare #creative2014-04-26 23:29:53447191841CC G+
Shinta putri anggun229- This is a game to expand the circle of friends.- If you see this message and you want to participate. Just perform the following actions:+ Plus: Click +1 this post.+ Comment: You note that any comments.+ Share: You share this comment to more people.+ Add: Select to add the button to connect with 500 people following, including me.The way to [Super Circle Part 2]: If you do all the steps above, of course, you have your bot acc add 1, and based on the number of people I will add up round [Super Circle Part 2], in addition to the many shared, and a new positive ..Thank you for reading.#artists   #indonesia #circlesharing   #circleshare #adult   #tourism2014-04-26 13:14:54446251545CC G+
andi steven0- This is a game to expand the circle of friends.- If you see this message and you want to participate. Just perform the following actions:+ Plus: Click +1 this post.+ Comment: You note that any comments.+ Share: You share this comment to more people.+ Add: Select to add the button to connect with 500 people following, including me.The way to [Super Circle Part 2]: If you do all the steps above, of course, you have your bot acc add 1, and based on the number of people I will add up round [Super Circle Part 2], in addition to the many shared, and a new positive ..Thank you for reading.#indonesia #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circles2014-04-26 09:26:094786211CC G+
Shashi S6,305SOME GREAT PHILOSOPHER'S AT GOOGLE PLUS____________________________________________________This is some of the most interesting Philosopher's I found at Google Plus, selected over the years, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and share Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...With this team, you will be able to find fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plusThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   2014-04-21 08:26:26310114CC G+
John Nuntiatio33,516#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-13 13:34:431395137CC G+
Shashi S5,439PHILOSOPHY AND CREATIVE THINKERS_________________________________________This is the circle of people who have a modern out look of spirituality and thoughts. They have inspired me, engaged me over the years at Google+.If you have received this message, then you are already in the circle. If came to it through browsing, please add to find some real gem of creative people in your timeline. To be included in this circle, you need to be an engager with an attitude to share interesting thoughts, comments and ...1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare #circlesharing  #fullcircleshare 2014-04-08 09:37:39111205CC G+
Shashi S5,439POWER OF EVE_______________This is the circle of women (I am the exception there, being a man - sorry about that), who have inspired me, engaged me over the years at Google+.If you have received this message, then you are already in the circle. If came to it through browsing, please add to find some real gem of thoughts in your timeline. To be included in this circle, you need to be an engager with an attitude to share interesting thoughts, comments and ...1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare #circlesharing  #fullcircleshare 2014-04-08 09:31:41118002CC G+
James Honzik16,565Sharers Meta-circle III: A circle of circle sharers, centered around photography and art. This is version III, bigger and better. (ha!)(and if you could, please look at my art and photography - scroll down, I have lots of new and old good things) Peace. James#circlesharer #circle     #circles     #publiccircle   #circleshare    #circlesharing     #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #morefollowers     #sharingcircles    #circleshare     #sharedpubliccircles         #sharedpublicircles     #sharedcircle    #AddCircle     #FindCircles   #AwesomeCircle     #addcircle     #addpeople    #circlemeup   #circlesdiscovery     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #publiccircle    #SharedCircles #photography #art #landscape #photograph #kickstarter  2014-04-02 20:39:40424281831CC G+
AyJay Schibig53,216NEW HORIZONS CIRCLE   3.20.14Take your Circles to New Horizons  by adding this mix of interesting and active G Plussers!  SHARE  to be included in my next edition. See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2014-03-21 00:34:11491847487CC G+
Bob Mulholland20,590Haven't done a  #FollowFriday  in a while. Beam these mofos into your Circles , Scotty!Nothin' but a buncha  #StarTrek  nerds in here.... #SharedCircles  2014-03-07 20:06:14486519CC G+
Larry Chuon74I'm new to Google+.  My circle of PlusOne is for those who are leveraging Google+ to grow their circle and business.2014-02-08 04:36:20236304CC G+
James Honzik14,359Sharers Meta-circle: A circle of circle sharers, centered around photography and art.(and if you could, please look at my art and photography - scroll down, I have lots of good things) Peace. James#circlesharer #circle     #circles     #publiccircle   #circleshare    #circlesharing     #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #morefollowers     #sharingcircles    #circleshare     #sharedpubliccircles         #sharedpublicircles     #sharedcircle    #AddCircle     #FindCircles   #AwesomeCircle     #addcircle     #addpeople    #circlemeup   #circlesdiscovery     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #publiccircle    #SharedCircles 2014-02-03 16:09:09407423246CC G+
AyJay Schibig47,386NEW HORIZONS CIRCLE   1.30.14Take your Circles to New Horizons  by adding this mix of interesting and active G Plussers!  SHARE  to be included in my next edition. See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2014-01-31 06:40:43455323257CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky62,708Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-21 02:56:05499411872CC G+
Jack C Crawford83,338Here's a modest 300 person circle for those that are new and want to get a jumpstart here on Google+  AND, I did add myself, because I wear Google Glass and the circle looks cooler with it.  lolRequested by my good friend and circle member +Islegrooves Sherrie 2014-01-17 23:40:32300442443CC G+
Artur M.35,061A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-14 07:40:03498391557CC G+
Jack Humphrey13,608Helpful Google geeks circle.  Share and add any helpful Google geeks you know to the circle!   #sharedcircles  If you ever need help figuring out something with Google+ or general Googliness, this would be a good circle of people to refer to!  (Or, to which to refer, whichever you wish.)2014-01-14 07:33:431026211CC G+
AyJay Schibig44,416NEW HORIZONS CIRCLE   1.13.14Take your Circles to New Horizons  by adding this mix of interesting and active G Plussers!  ReShare to be included in my next edition. See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy   and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2014-01-13 21:41:13497282753CC G+
Denis Labelle537,425New Google+ User? Need Help?Google+ Help 1011. Circle these G+ Helpers2. Join Google+ Help community here: goo.gl/Yei7cl3. Help Center: support.google.com/plus/4. Circle +Google+ Help 5. Complete User Guide to Google+: goo.gl/KkOHzh6. G+ For Business and Individuals: goo.gl/AFo68S7. 50 Google+ Tips: goo.gl/nFVI2wMy Top/Best Google+'s posts -> goo.gl/pgO5fWAbout +Denis Labelle -> goo.gl/namV1b   #DenisLabelle  2014-01-11 00:35:4010138698CC G+
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my High Content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet, and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters  #Activism  #Agriculture  #Analysis  #Art  #Artist #Bicycle  #Biodiesel  #Biofuel  #Biogas  #Biomass  #Business #BusinessDevelopment  #Change  #Christian #CivilDisobedience  #CivilLiberties  #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange  #Coaching  #Cogeneration  #Collaborate #Collaboration  #Communications  #Consulting  #Cooperative #Creative  #Creativity  #CRM  #Crowdfunding  2014-01-01 20:54:42500191628CC G+
Christy Sandhoff25,496HNY 2014 Jason Hurtado Daniels==============Jason Hurtado Daniels originally shared: High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my high content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters #Activism #Agriculture #Analysis #Art #Artist #Bicycle #Biodiesel #Biofuel #Biogas #Biomass #Business #BusinessDevelopment #Change #Christian #CivilDisobedience #CivilLiberties #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange #Coaching #Cogeneration #Collaborate #Collaboration #Communications #Consulting #Cooperative #Creative #Creativity #CRM 2014-01-01 20:09:414975412CC G+
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my high content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters #Activism #Agriculture #Analysis #Art #Artist #Bicycle #Biodiesel #Biofuel #Biogas #Biomass #Business #BusinessDevelopment #Change #Christian #CivilDisobedience #CivilLiberties #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange #Coaching #Cogeneration #Collaborate #Collaboration #Communications #Consulting #Cooperative #Creative #Creativity #CRM #Crowdfu2014-01-01 18:56:4250016519CC G+
Jaana Nyström488,335Testing...With a very nice circle of ladies. :-)Circlecount link of the circle:http://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z134gztoosm4vvjox04cd1ea5yric3njxj0 #Circleshare  2014-01-01 11:12:56425220CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Saturday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 01:27:44490123CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Sharing my CIRCL #1. Add +Best Cars for new daily circles.Welcome to the newest version of my #Active   #Engagers   #Circle  Please add and share this circle and you will be guaranteed to grow your own following. Be open to commenting, sharing, and plussing posts from people in this circle. Most will respond, and in turn it will make your experience on Google + better.If you are NOT in this circle and would like to be added, just let me know in the comments below, and share this circle. Thank you!#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown  2013-12-15 05:36:17489000CC G+
Vladimir Samsonov23,928Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-09 13:27:00439453170CC G+
AyJay Schibig38,546NEW HORIZONS CIRCLE   12.8.13Take your Circles to New Horizons  by adding this mix of interesting and active G Plussers!  ReShare to be included in my next edition. See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2013-12-09 02:28:51479473965CC G+
Andrey Mashnich103,517Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-11-30 16:02:04441573482CC G+

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2014-07-31 21:36:11 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)

This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest, videographer +Gene Shaw, owner of Heirloom Productions Video Services, discussing professional video creation for small businesses.

Welcome Special Guest Gene Shaw  
Gene Shaw is a fellow #CoachellaValley  local who started his video services business in 2005. We met at a networking event hosted by a group we both belong to, and I was impressed by two things that made me want him on as a guest on TGIF:

1 - he gave a great presentation about creating professional videos at one of our networking mixers

2 - he is new to Google+ but has really jumped right in, and I see him really putting effort learning more about G+ and HOAs, and practicing what he's learning!  A lot has changed since he began his biz 9 years ago and he is recognizing change and adapting to it, whichI ... more »

Most reshares: 4

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2014-08-30 20:08:59 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)

This is a topic I'm very interested in: Deciphering Pet Food Ingredients and Ads.  We are very conscientious of the foods we eat, mostly home cooked, fresh organic and gmo free. The treats we give our darling Tots are not generally off the shelf pet treats but things like organic frozen blueberries and mango (she loves those, esp when it's so hot out), and gourmet treats from the pet store that have organic healthy ingredients - yes I read the labels on everything, lol.

Great episode. My eyes were opened when my poor kitty got cancer, and his cancer doc told me that commercial pet products and household cleaners (animals eat off the floor - what else is on that floor?) are big culprits in the rise in our animal companions who are dying of cancer. 

May thanks to +June Stoyer and +TheOrganicView for bringing us great information from +Susan Thixton about the foods wefeed... more »

Most plusones: 16

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2014-08-26 14:56:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

I love that I can take this pic from my bedroom when I get up in the morning. I am blessed indeed. Good morning, Plussers!

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2014-08-30 20:08:59 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)

This is a topic I'm very interested in: Deciphering Pet Food Ingredients and Ads.  We are very conscientious of the foods we eat, mostly home cooked, fresh organic and gmo free. The treats we give our darling Tots are not generally off the shelf pet treats but things like organic frozen blueberries and mango (she loves those, esp when it's so hot out), and gourmet treats from the pet store that have organic healthy ingredients - yes I read the labels on everything, lol.

Great episode. My eyes were opened when my poor kitty got cancer, and his cancer doc told me that commercial pet products and household cleaners (animals eat off the floor - what else is on that floor?) are big culprits in the rise in our animal companions who are dying of cancer. 

May thanks to +June Stoyer and +TheOrganicView for bringing us great information from +Susan Thixton about the foods wefeed... more »

This is a topic I'm very interested in: Deciphering Pet Food Ingredients and Ads.  We are very conscientious of the foods we eat, mostly home cooked, fresh organic and gmo free. The treats we give our darling Tots are not generally off the shelf pet treats but things like organic frozen blueberries and mango (she loves those, esp when it's so hot out), and gourmet treats from the pet store that have organic healthy ingredients - yes I read the labels on everything, lol.

Great episode. My eyes were opened when my poor kitty got cancer, and his cancer doc told me that commercial pet products and household cleaners (animals eat off the floor - what else is on that floor?) are big culprits in the rise in our animal companions who are dying of cancer. 

May thanks to +June Stoyer and +TheOrganicView for bringing us great information from +Susan Thixton about the foods we feed our beloved companions!

+Andy K. Stanik ___

2014-08-30 03:47:29 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Hi Peeps!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Stephanie Sims discussing How to Assess Your Business’s Finance-Ability.

Welcome Special Guest Stephanie Sims  
+Stephanie Sims writes in her profile that she is a “Recovering investment banker, champion of business owners, lover of the written word, wife of a Frenchman, mom of three.” Stephanie has created a way for business owners to measure the value of their business, which she calls its Finance-Ability.

What We'll Be Discussing
We will be discussing Stephanie’s Finance-Ability method of measuring the value of your business. She’ll share with us how Finance-Ability works and what factors are considered when measuring your business’s Finance-Ability, including:

• Identifing and understanding the Abilitiesyou already have ... more »

Hi Peeps!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Stephanie Sims discussing How to Assess Your Business’s Finance-Ability.

Welcome Special Guest Stephanie Sims  
+Stephanie Sims writes in her profile that she is a “Recovering investment banker, champion of business owners, lover of the written word, wife of a Frenchman, mom of three.” Stephanie has created a way for business owners to measure the value of their business, which she calls its Finance-Ability.

What We'll Be Discussing
We will be discussing Stephanie’s Finance-Ability method of measuring the value of your business. She’ll share with us how Finance-Ability works and what factors are considered when measuring your business’s Finance-Ability, including:

• Identifing and understanding the Abilities you already have that create value within your company,

• Expanding your Abilities to add value in areas you might not have anticipated, and

• Describing your value (Abilities) to those who will compensate you for it in a way that they will understand.

Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!
Participate in the live discussion using the Q&A feature, or leave your questions and comments here in the event listing. You can leave them before the show even!  

Please share this event with your friends and colleagues who would also find this topic interesting and useful. Use the "Invite More" button just below this text box to invite your friends and colleagues. 

Would You Like To Join Us Inside The Hangout?
Select YES or MAYBE if you want to get a reminder from your G+ Event Calendar.  If you'd like to join us INSIDE the HOA, leave a comment below with your request for an invite!  I'll add you to my TGIF notify and invite circle, and you'll receive invitations to join us in TGIF.  

Camera Shy? First Timer? No Problem! TGIF is Newbie Friendly! :)
If you want to join in, and this is your first time, be sure to come into the "green room" (ie, come in before we go live) and I'll show you how to turn off your camera, mute and unmute, how to turn on your Lower Third banner (name stripe at the bottom of the screen), and generally make you feel comfy before we go on-air.  I usually open the Green Room around 8:15am-ish pst, and first -timers should come in by 8:30am.
 
TGIF is a business networking Hangout, not just an interview show, so if you want to come in and share your own experiences, ask questions, or just come in early to do some networking before the show airs, please do :)


The Other Good Stuff
Our web sites, which of course you really ought to check out :D

+Meilani MacDonald   http://MeilaniMacDonald.com  
You can find past episodes of TGIF archived on Meilani's web site - look in the top menus under Community Gardens–TGIF Business Networking Hangout.  You can also find them on my TGIF Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/meilanim/tgif-business-networking-hangout/

+Stephanie Sims   http://finance-ability.com/
Check out the Finance-Ability web site and take the Finance-Ability quiz under the “Assessment Tool” link!

Anyone else who is planning to join us, please do leave a self introduction in the comments, and be sure to include a link to your web site! Do some networking :)

What time will this broadcast be in YOUR time zone?
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Well that's it for now, mark your calendars for Friday, Sept. 5th, and we'll see you live at 9am pst!!

#TGIFBNH #TGIF #Networking #Hangoutsonair #finances #Business #FinanceAbility  ___

2014-08-29 18:19:30 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Please join host Coachella Valley Women's Business Center and guest speaker +Meilani MacDonald for a presentation on Social Media Etiquette: How to Make Positive Connections and Avoid Burning Bridges.

Technology makes communication easy, instant and global...but no 
pressure!  When the whole world can watch what you say, chat, text, share and post, it’s a good idea to practice positive internet etiquette and learn how to fend off the trolls.

During this presentation you’ll have fun learning while we discuss: 

• the proper way to share
• how to be a good house guest
• why name dropping is good
• "oh no she didn't say that!"

WHEN: Wed., September 3rd from 5:30pm - 6:30pm pst
WHERE: Workforce Development Center
                 44199 Monroe S... more »

Please join host Coachella Valley Women's Business Center and guest speaker +Meilani MacDonald for a presentation on Social Media Etiquette: How to Make Positive Connections and Avoid Burning Bridges.

Technology makes communication easy, instant and global...but no 
pressure!  When the whole world can watch what you say, chat, text, share and post, it’s a good idea to practice positive internet etiquette and learn how to fend off the trolls.

During this presentation you’ll have fun learning while we discuss: 

• the proper way to share
• how to be a good house guest
• why name dropping is good
• "oh no she didn't say that!"

WHEN: Wed., September 3rd from 5:30pm - 6:30pm pst
WHERE: Workforce Development Center
                  44199 Monroe Street, Room 424
                  Indio, CA 92201  
COST:  $15 with online registration / $20 at the door
Please RSVP to CVWBC at 760.345.9200

Please note this is NOT a Hangout event, it is on location in the Coachella Valley, hosted by the CVWBC.

#CoachellaValley #Indio #SocialMedia #Presentation #etiquette   #CVWBC   #workforcedevelopment  ___

2014-08-27 19:25:17 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

No, Google, I do not like the new Hangouts upgrade in gmail. It took away my simple phone pad dialer and forces me to answer calls via Hangout, which is a real drag. It takes so long for the Hangout window to open that my phone calls go to voicemail before I can actually answer them.  Switching back to get the simple phone dialer back.

#googlevoice   #newgmailhangouts  

No, Google, I do not like the new Hangouts upgrade in gmail. It took away my simple phone pad dialer and forces me to answer calls via Hangout, which is a real drag. It takes so long for the Hangout window to open that my phone calls go to voicemail before I can actually answer them.  Switching back to get the simple phone dialer back.

#googlevoice   #newgmailhangouts  ___

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2014-08-26 21:25:26 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Just love these calming, soothing sounds. Thank you for sharing them with us, +Soft Music & Yoga ~ YogaYak. I had this playing for two days straight in the background while I worked, and it actually put me in such a better mental and emotional state, I'm really rather amazed. 

Just love these calming, soothing sounds. Thank you for sharing them with us, +Soft Music & Yoga ~ YogaYak. I had this playing for two days straight in the background while I worked, and it actually put me in such a better mental and emotional state, I'm really rather amazed. ___

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2014-08-26 18:24:02 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Hey Plussers!  In 2014, I am on a never ending quest to get more organized and to improve time management in order to get more stuff done. So I've finally started using that wonderful resource I signed up for over a year ago and didn't start taking advantage of until recently. 

Yeah, yeah, I know, I know, but hey that's why organization is a never ending quest for me.

Anyway now that I am in the realm of inner "what is wrong with you, shoulda been using this all along!" dialogue, I am happy to say I am yes, finally, using Hootsuite and loving it. So much so that I went and made a little Introduction to Hootsuite video and listed a bunch of great resources that will help me and you to become better Hootsuite users.

Special hat tip of awesomeness goes to +Mike Allton, whose series of posts on how to use Hootsuite arei... more »

Hey Plussers!  In 2014, I am on a never ending quest to get more organized and to improve time management in order to get more stuff done. So I've finally started using that wonderful resource I signed up for over a year ago and didn't start taking advantage of until recently. 

Yeah, yeah, I know, I know, but hey that's why organization is a never ending quest for me.

Anyway now that I am in the realm of inner "what is wrong with you, shoulda been using this all along!" dialogue, I am happy to say I am yes, finally, using Hootsuite and loving it. So much so that I went and made a little Introduction to Hootsuite video and listed a bunch of great resources that will help me and you to become better Hootsuite users.

Special hat tip of awesomeness goes to +Mike Allton, whose series of posts on how to use Hootsuite are incredibly helpful!___

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2014-08-26 14:56:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

I love that I can take this pic from my bedroom when I get up in the morning. I am blessed indeed. Good morning, Plussers!

I love that I can take this pic from my bedroom when I get up in the morning. I am blessed indeed. Good morning, Plussers!___

2014-08-26 00:21:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This Hangout on Air is starting at 5:30pm pst, just about 10 minutes from now - come on over and  join us! Hosted by the lovely +Sheila B. DuBois.  Great topic, Social Media and Interacting.

#hangoutsonair   #socialmedia   #interaction  

Let's talk about the Social Media Platforms and  why it is important to interact with the people who comment on your posts.  ___This Hangout on Air is starting at 5:30pm pst, just about 10 minutes from now - come on over and  join us! Hosted by the lovely +Sheila B. DuBois.  Great topic, Social Media and Interacting.

#hangoutsonair   #socialmedia   #interaction  

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2014-08-21 01:12:54 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Just for a moment, I got the urge to share this with no intro, just for a laugh! But then I came to my senses :)  

Do you share links without writing an intro?
I see a lot of links that are shared without any introduction in the post. But if you are using social media for business, you want to make your shares count towards cultivating and reinforcing your own brand identity, whether you are sharing your own post, or someone else's. After all, the reason you're sharing is usually because you found the article interesting, or you think your audience will find it interesting, and it reinforces the messages or lessons that you've been providing all along. Yeah, this post is about all of that stuff, and it even gives an example to illustrate the concepts. 

Just for a moment, I got the urge to share this with no intro, just for a laugh! But then I came to my senses :)  

Do you share links without writing an intro?
I see a lot of links that are shared without any introduction in the post. But if you are using social media for business, you want to make your shares count towards cultivating and reinforcing your own brand identity, whether you are sharing your own post, or someone else's. After all, the reason you're sharing is usually because you found the article interesting, or you think your audience will find it interesting, and it reinforces the messages or lessons that you've been providing all along. Yeah, this post is about all of that stuff, and it even gives an example to illustrate the concepts. ___

2014-08-20 20:01:34 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

+Google +Google+ +Googlehelp +Ronnie Bincer +Jim Ault I'm looking for a better quality of #video feed for my #Hangouts  and #HOAs . They used to come in quite nicely until a few months ago (about the same time the Draw tool was introduced). Now it's all pixelated and my lower third and custom overlays are barely readable.

I tried using line instead of wifi, no difference. When I use Zoom, FaceTime, or any other video app the quality of my feed looks great, but in Hangouts it's just crap. Any advice or fixes?

Thanks! in advance for any advice you have to offer.  Mac Mavericks Chrome

+Google +Google+ +Googlehelp +Ronnie Bincer +Jim Ault I'm looking for a better quality of #video feed for my #Hangouts  and #HOAs . They used to come in quite nicely until a few months ago (about the same time the Draw tool was introduced). Now it's all pixelated and my lower third and custom overlays are barely readable.

I tried using line instead of wifi, no difference. When I use Zoom, FaceTime, or any other video app the quality of my feed looks great, but in Hangouts it's just crap. Any advice or fixes?

Thanks! in advance for any advice you have to offer.  Mac Mavericks Chrome___

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2014-08-15 17:41:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Courtesy of Hangout Superstar +Mia Voss, here is a great list of HOAs on hot topics, all happening today.

How am I gonna get any work done? Thank you so much for including TGIF, Mia!  Have a great day!!

It's #MustSeeHOAFriday  and I'll be throwing in some must-not-miss upcoming shows too!

10am MT - TGIF Business Networking Hangout: Podcasting and Turning Your Passion Into Your Business with +Meilani MacDonald  & Guest @june stoyer-  Podcasting is DEFINITELY the hot topic over here!  http://bit.ly/1BjRkHp

10am MT - +The Mia Connect Power Chat - Join me and guest Dr. +Marc Gafni as we dive into the topic of Digital Intimacy. Dr. Gafni is co-writing a book on the subject with my favorite GPlus Smarty Pants +Yifat Cohen - join us on this buzz topic!  http://bit.ly/TMCPC-DigitalIntimacy

11am MT - Good Day Google Plus with my brotha +Chef Dennis Littley  - The Dogs Days of Summer Episode with guests +Maggie Unzueta  +Charles Payet +Sherrill Duce & +Zara Altair - this may be another one of those shows where Cheffie just sits back & watches the fun! http://bit.ly/1m1tvu1

12pm MT - Clearing the Clutter Inside & Out - The Afterlife of your Digital Assets  with +Julie Coraccio - this should be good - I need some decluttering!   #TakingNotes   http://bit.ly/1m1tGWr

1pm MT - SATHOA CGI Friday with +Donald Brant  & +Susan Arango  - they'll be setting up a website live #ForReals  
http://bit.ly/1m1u4E9

2pm MT - My girl +Laurie Laizure is hosting the Exclusive First Look at Hot New Show, #Designerlebrity  with +Barbara Viteri for +Interior Design Community. This looks fun!  - http://bit.ly/1m1uo5X  

8pm MT Plusword Episode #12 8.15.2014 with +Michael Daniels  (WHO??)  and guests +Sandy Barnett  +Andrew Hatchett  +Terry Leigh Britton  +Sherrill Duce - http://bit.ly/1m1uCtD

Also, check out the Online Summit this weekend with hosts +Jessica Dewell  & +Nora Whalen and a cast of speakers that will blow your mind including +David Amerland +Stephanie Sims +Kenneth Manesse Sr. and more !  http://bit.ly/1BjObr3

And don't miss +Jason T. Wiser i-Tunes Podcast Launch Party on Monday - I'll be joining in on the fun along with +Shannon Hernandez & helping my brotha launch +On Track Tips | Wiser Sites into the stratosphere! 
http://bit.ly/1BjOBO9  - (it's not a Big Red Button but click that link anyway)

Go forth, #GetYourLearnOn  & have a great weekend!___Courtesy of Hangout Superstar +Mia Voss, here is a great list of HOAs on hot topics, all happening today.

How am I gonna get any work done? Thank you so much for including TGIF, Mia!  Have a great day!!

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2014-08-15 03:09:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Great article share by +Sarah Denholm! I've experienced all four of the obstacles outlined in the article. As a public speaker, I appreciate Sarah's share, the advice given is practical and spot on! Thanks for the great share, Sarah, so glad you are in my circles!

As a public speaking coach, clients and I frequently discuss issues around fear. Here's a useful article around anxiety and resistance to change in organisations, and what leaders need to be aware of; relevant to presenting. ___Great article share by +Sarah Denholm! I've experienced all four of the obstacles outlined in the article. As a public speaker, I appreciate Sarah's share, the advice given is practical and spot on! Thanks for the great share, Sarah, so glad you are in my circles!

2014-08-15 01:12:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Added photos to TGIF Business Networking Hangout: Podcasting and Turning Your Passion Into Your Business w/June Stoyer.

Added photos to TGIF Business Networking Hangout: Podcasting and Turning Your Passion Into Your Business w/June Stoyer.___

2014-08-15 00:32:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Well crumbs, seems my TGIF event page for tomorrow's HOA just up and disappeared, but never fear, I am creating a new on and will post it shortly. In the meantime, check out featured guest +June Stoyer's TweetChat happening right now on Twitter, using the hashtag #SaveOurBees. Get a taste of how June uses Twitter to engage her audiences for her podcast shows found at http://TheOrganicView.com

Well crumbs, seems my TGIF event page for tomorrow's HOA just up and disappeared, but never fear, I am creating a new on and will post it shortly. In the meantime, check out featured guest +June Stoyer's TweetChat happening right now on Twitter, using the hashtag #SaveOurBees. Get a taste of how June uses Twitter to engage her audiences for her podcast shows found at http://TheOrganicView.com___

2014-08-13 23:15:24 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Woohoo You've Got This! with +Jessica Dewell and +Nora Whalen presented and hosted by the lovely +Christine L Bowen is this Saturday, August 16th at 7am pst! 

I'm delighted and honored to be participating in an incredible panel in the peanut gallery, along with:

+Stephanie Sims 
+Ande Lyons 
+Ray Hiltz 
+Dave Moore 
+Lany Sullivan 
+Krithika Rangarajan  

Wow it's gonna be a great time and a great discussion with a great group of people. Did I say great yet?! It's early in the a.m. on my sleep-in day but I am so glad to be a part of it that I will be coffee ready and rarin' to go!

Which made me wonder...where exactly did that phrase, "raring to go" come from? Here's what I found on the EnglishClub.com web site: "Origin: Possibly relatedto the f... more »

MEET JESS & NORA
Two cool people sat down for tea across the country from each other. Immediate feeling of connection and that we found something that together we could bring into the world. Bringing boards to business. Businesses with boards are more successful, go further, and contribute more to personal and community well being. Trusted advisors bring immense value. Conferences bring people together and integrate ideas and spark new ones! The energy found in coming together around a common idea uplifts everyone. Combine the two and Infusion Principle was born. We’re doing more of what we love – every single day.
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+Jessica Dewell & +Nora Whalen, founders of +Infusion Principle, entered my life in April 2014. After joining me as guest panelists on the first episode of #CLBLive™ , they immediately embraced me and have been showing me the ropes when it comes to joint ventures, taking risks, and having FUN as entrepreneurs.

They are well known, respected, and loved by many and on a personal note, I am eternally grateful for these two women being in my life. True to the spirit of the #CreateLiveBe  Mindset Movement, they truly demonstrate what it means to tap into our creative mindset to achieve excellence in business and in life!

To my delight, they have agreed to be the featured guests for this episode of #CLBLive  and I am super excited! Not only have they graciously allowed me to play a role on their core JV team, they are also kicking off the official launch of #InfusionPrinciple  and their  #YouveGotThis Online Summit on this weekend starting with this show!

I invite you to join us for an hour that is guaranteed to challenge your thinking and shift your perspectives on business & life!

Looking forward! 
CLB, Host #CLBLive  
Inspiring Entrepreneurs To Reset Their Creative Mindsets For Success
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EVENT LINKS
GPlus > christinelbowen.com/clblive
YouTube > christinelbowen.com/youtube
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EVENT HASHTAGS — #InfusionPrinciple  |  #CLBLive  
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Meet Jessica Dewell
The dot finder - create the framework. Purposer. Structure. Brilliant. Sparkly. Truth. Deep Breather. Grabs chaos by the hand. Instinct Truster. Helps you rediscover yourself. Nora’s mirror.
 
Jessica Dewell is Founder and CEO of Red Direction, powered by Elastic Rock, LLC. Since 1999, Jessica has been working with companies to stay competitive, to open the door to conversations (online marketing – socially), and to utilizing existing resources to expand effectively online. What you’ll see on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/jessicadewell) illustrates that she has worked with business owners. Together they created the best practices around programs and technology to help create opportunity for active communication. By that – she means sharing information on the internet specifically and deliberately so that when people are ready to buy they will easily find, research, and ask questions.

It seems harder than creating message and pushing them out – however she thinks it’s much easier that people realize. Both avenues are hard work. Both can be tricky to effectively measure results. Both create brand and product awareness. However, in a time where purchase influences come from many different places and the fact that there is so much noise online, focusing on the conversation and content takes the lead.

As you get to know Jessica, you will find that she:
* believes that hard work doesn’t have to be life-consuming or require sacrifice.
* loves to listen and understand what makes you, your business, your product so unique.
* is passionate about setting expectations for what a customer will experience.
* believes something will always come up working on a project, some expected and some unexpected.

Regardless of the project she starts, Jessica finds herself in a place to help bring people together in meaningful ways. You can find Jessica on Google Plus, Twitter, and her blog Red Direction. Oh, she is also on air – Hangouts on Air. Check out +Jess + Scott + You and +Women in Business Today.

reddirection.com
infusionprinciple.com

MEET NORA WHALEN
The dot connector - reframe perspective. Uplifter. Transformer. Sound. Fun. Reach. Jess’s Biggest Fan (next to her family). Discovers cool people.

I am energized by helping people, their businesses, if they have one, and connecting the dots. I love to find, create, and explore win-win-wins!
For the last four years, I have been coaching service based, female entrepreneurs at Nora Whalen International, LLC. (Some times going with easy and simple is the best way to go.) Together, my clients and I figure out ways for them to expand, shine, and do more of what they love and less of what they do. Cool right?

Before that I worked on a $15 million dollar U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED
I co-founded Women for Change Coaching Community so that there would be an awesome place for women, who couldn't afford coaching to get some. Plus, it is a really fun way to connect coaches, provide continuing education for them, and help new coaches gain some experience. You should totally check it out. Although I am not longer involved over there, I am proud of W4C3 and their mission!

norawhalen.com
infusionprinciple.com
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MEET THE PANELISTS
I'm equally excited to have these stellar peeps and respected entrepreneurs join us for the show!

+Stephanie Sims 
+Ande Lyons 
+Ray Hiltz 
+Dave Moore 
+Lany Sullivan 
+Krithika Rangarajan 
+Meilani MacDonald ___Woohoo You've Got This! with +Jessica Dewell and +Nora Whalen presented and hosted by the lovely +Christine L Bowen is this Saturday, August 16th at 7am pst! 

I'm delighted and honored to be participating in an incredible panel in the peanut gallery, along with:

+Stephanie Sims 
+Ande Lyons 
+Ray Hiltz 
+Dave Moore 
+Lany Sullivan 
+Krithika Rangarajan  

Wow it's gonna be a great time and a great discussion with a great group of people. Did I say great yet?! It's early in the a.m. on my sleep-in day but I am so glad to be a part of it that I will be coffee ready and rarin' to go!

Which made me wonder...where exactly did that phrase, "raring to go" come from? Here's what I found on the EnglishClub.com web site: "Origin: Possibly related to the fact that a horse "rears up" or lifts its front legs off the ground and stands on its hind legs when it's excited or it wants to run off. "Raring" could be an older form of the word "rearing", as in "rearing up".

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2014-08-12 01:05:36 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Quick Tip: How to Plus-Mention Someone to Get a Live Link
First type a plus sign (+) in front of their name. While typing, you'll get a pop-up box. Click on the person or page in the pop-up box to get the live link. If you are trying to live link and it doesn't always come out, click on the pop-up for best results. Cheers!

#HowTo   #quicktips   #HowtoLink  

Quick Tip: How to Plus-Mention Someone to Get a Live Link
First type a plus sign (+) in front of their name. While typing, you'll get a pop-up box. Click on the person or page in the pop-up box to get the live link. If you are trying to live link and it doesn't always come out, click on the pop-up for best results. Cheers!

#HowTo   #quicktips   #HowtoLink  ___

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2014-08-09 04:58:30 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)

I've posted a few things recently on the topic of using social sites to organize and find your stuff - which brings me to Pinterest. Pinterest is great for bookmarking blog posts by topic. For example, I have a "How to Use Google Stuff" Pinterest Board where I pin any blog posts I write about - you guessed it - how to use Google stuff.

I love business topic Pinterest Boards. Please leave a link to your business topic Pinterest boards in the comments below. I want to follow them! Cheers :)

I've posted a few things recently on the topic of using social sites to organize and find your stuff - which brings me to Pinterest. Pinterest is great for bookmarking blog posts by topic. For example, I have a "How to Use Google Stuff" Pinterest Board where I pin any blog posts I write about - you guessed it - how to use Google stuff.

I love business topic Pinterest Boards. Please leave a link to your business topic Pinterest boards in the comments below. I want to follow them! Cheers :)___

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2014-08-08 21:40:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Hi Plussers!  This post has a short 5 minute video lesson for How to Use Circles for Bookmarking Your Stuff. 

I like to use socials for internal organization - I have bookmark circles for a variety of topics, and I even have a personal private community with just me in it, that I use to save and organize stuff I want to find later.

In this lesson video, you'll learn how to make a bookmark circle for your Google+ testimonials. When you get some nice shout outs on Google+, wouldn't it be nice to have them all stored on one place?

There's a plethora of ways to do this - Hashtags, Circles, Communities - there's LOTS of great ideas out there. This post has a pic that shows how to make a new empty circle, and a short video that shows how to use that circle to store and find your testimonials and shout outs.

Do you useh... more »

Hi Plussers!  This post has a short 5 minute video lesson for How to Use Circles for Bookmarking Your Stuff. 

I like to use socials for internal organization - I have bookmark circles for a variety of topics, and I even have a personal private community with just me in it, that I use to save and organize stuff I want to find later.

In this lesson video, you'll learn how to make a bookmark circle for your Google+ testimonials. When you get some nice shout outs on Google+, wouldn't it be nice to have them all stored on one place?

There's a plethora of ways to do this - Hashtags, Circles, Communities - there's LOTS of great ideas out there. This post has a pic that shows how to make a new empty circle, and a short video that shows how to use that circle to store and find your testimonials and shout outs.

Do you use hashtags, circles or communities for internal organization? 
Please share your favorite tips and tricks in the comments!___

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2014-08-08 21:28:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Is it just me, or does anyone else wish they could get this man's voice on Siri? Lol!

#Siri   #Wishlist   #benedictcumberbatch  

Is it just me, or does anyone else wish they could get this man's voice on Siri? Lol!

#Siri   #Wishlist   #benedictcumberbatch  ___

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2014-08-08 21:20:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Sweet! Pinterest adds Messaging!
One small step for Pinterest, one giant leap for the Pinning kind.
Is anyone else happy about this? I just love Pinterest so I'm happy :D

#Pinterest  

Sweet! Pinterest adds Messaging!
One small step for Pinterest, one giant leap for the Pinning kind.
Is anyone else happy about this? I just love Pinterest so I'm happy :D

#Pinterest  ___

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2014-08-07 19:58:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Why Share This Post Publicly? Aren't you tooting your own horn just a little much?  Weeellll, yes, but I do have a good reason that makes it worth the tooting, and here's what it is:

Here's Why
First, to say thanks to +Gene Shaw for such a sweet testimonial!

Second, because when I make this post a public share, I get the ability to embed it in my web site!

Because I shared this post to the public, now when I click on the little arrow in the upper right corner of this post, I get the option to embed post.

Even though I don't get that option on the original post by Gene, when I share it publicly I get the embed option, and the embed pulls not only my post, but also the post that I shared. So now I can go embed this nice little testimonial at my web site, where people can sign up to join Meilani'sB... more »

Just had a terrifically helpful one on one hangout with Meilani MacDonald.  Becoming a member of her Blooming Business Club has helped me accomplish more in the last week and a half that I had in the last two years on my own.  Check it out at meilanimacdonald.com.___Why Share This Post Publicly? Aren't you tooting your own horn just a little much?  Weeellll, yes, but I do have a good reason that makes it worth the tooting, and here's what it is:

Here's Why
First, to say thanks to +Gene Shaw for such a sweet testimonial!

Second, because when I make this post a public share, I get the ability to embed it in my web site!

Because I shared this post to the public, now when I click on the little arrow in the upper right corner of this post, I get the option to embed post.

Even though I don't get that option on the original post by Gene, when I share it publicly I get the embed option, and the embed pulls not only my post, but also the post that I shared. So now I can go embed this nice little testimonial at my web site, where people can sign up to join Meilani's Blooming Business Club.

This is such a great testimonial because it really gives the answer to "why should I join?" and because Gene was sincere in giving it. It's the very best form of validation not only to the prospective club member, but also for me - reading this just makes my day, and lets me know that I'm doing a good job for my club members. I am so honored and grateful, thank you +Gene Shaw!

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2014-08-06 13:58:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Good morning, Plussers. It's beautiful out there! This view each morning helps put things into perspective. Never lose sight of nature and the awe in life. Problems and challenges come and go, but the sun rises every day and it's always beautiful! I love living near mountains, being on or surrounded by them. They make me feel grounded and secure and calm. What keeps you grounded?

Good morning, Plussers. It's beautiful out there! This view each morning helps put things into perspective. Never lose sight of nature and the awe in life. Problems and challenges come and go, but the sun rises every day and it's always beautiful! I love living near mountains, being on or surrounded by them. They make me feel grounded and secure and calm. What keeps you grounded?___

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2014-08-06 13:40:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This comet mission is so cool. I've been watching great animations and pics of this mission on Vine. Esa is vining from their conference but the captions are all in German, darnit lol. Still it's cool to see. #comet67p #science #space #rosetta 

This comet mission is so cool. I've been watching great animations and pics of this mission on Vine. Esa is vining from their conference but the captions are all in German, darnit lol. Still it's cool to see. #comet67p #science #space #rosetta ___

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2014-08-01 17:26:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

#CoachellaValley  locals, if your biz or org is planning any community events this fall, here's a great discount offer on a professional PA sound system from local biz +Desert Vibe Web Media.

These speakers are not big ugly, clunky box speakers that take up a lot of space. They are tall and slim, as you can see in the photo - which means your photos of your featured speakers means the person speaking, not the big box speakers :)

Cochella Valley Locals MEDIA SPECIAL OFFER
$30 off first rental professional Sound System P.A.

Get $30 off your first rental of our 500 watt professional sound system p.a. rental. Great for audiences up to at least 250 people. This is our summer special running for another 53 days. Must give code: PD30 when booking.

This is a package offer that comes with onsite audio tech to setup and run the system during your event. This is great for corporate / professional events that don't want the extra overhead of doing everything themselves.

We also have our 100 watt do-it-yourself system, good for audiences up to 50 people. This is great for parties and events where you can plug in your ipod or computer to play music audio, and blast away for your guests for the entire day/night!

Contact Us For Up To Date Quote

Get your quote for your Coachella Valley event. Our primary cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, and Palm Desert sound system p.a. rental!
http://www.desertvibeweb.com/media/

Do You Need A Landing Page For Your Event?

Let us help you with our primary Desert Vibe Web Development services! We can help you get started through every step of you entire online marketing, including our local social media associate +Meilani MacDonald, who will work with you for your direct social media connections!___ #CoachellaValley  locals, if your biz or org is planning any community events this fall, here's a great discount offer on a professional PA sound system from local biz +Desert Vibe Web Media.

These speakers are not big ugly, clunky box speakers that take up a lot of space. They are tall and slim, as you can see in the photo - which means your photos of your featured speakers means the person speaking, not the big box speakers :)

2014-07-31 21:56:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Hi All, Please join me tomorrow, Aug. 1, 2014 at 9am pst for the TGIF Business Networking Hangout. Featured guest +Gene Shaw will discuss Professional Video Creation Tips for Small Businesses, including:

• the importance of good storytelling
• having set goals in mind
• the strategy behind your video:
      - what do you want people to do when they see your video?
      - why do you need a video?
      - what are the advantages of having a professionally produced video on your web site?

If you are a small business owner or solopreneur thinking about incorporating videos into your web site, please do join us. Post your questions in the comments of the Event page linked below. 

A "YES" RSVP will automagically add the HOA to your Google+ calendar, and send you a reminder when the HOA is about to begin.

Sofire up your qu... more »

This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest, videographer +Gene Shaw, owner of Heirloom Productions Video Services, discussing professional video creation for small businesses.

Welcome Special Guest Gene Shaw  
Gene Shaw is a fellow #CoachellaValley  local who started his video services business in 2005. We met at a networking event hosted by a group we both belong to, and I was impressed by two things that made me want him on as a guest on TGIF:

1 - he gave a great presentation about creating professional videos at one of our networking mixers

2 - he is new to Google+ but has really jumped right in, and I see him really putting effort learning more about G+ and HOAs, and practicing what he's learning!  A lot has changed since he began his biz 9 years ago and he is recognizing change and adapting to it, which I think is an important trait in today's small business owners when doing business in a world where rapidly changing technologies abound.
 

What We'll Be Discussing
Gene will tell us a little about his business, which has two sides to it:

1. capturing and preserving family histories by creating video memory archives and video diaries, and

2. creating well thought out, professional promotional videos for small businesses

This excerpt from Gene's web site summarizes it nicely:
"With current technology, the fact is anybody can make a video. But having a video that is not well thought out, well produced, and aimed at identifiable and specific business goals can be worse than having no video at all. Heirloom Productions partners with each of our clients to help them identify their specific goals and create a media production to meet those goals while working with the available budget."

I'm always talking about having Objectives and Goals for your social outreach, so that point really resonated with me. After all, what good is a fancy, professionally produced video if it is just aimless rambling?

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TGIF is a business networking Hangout, not just an interview show, so if you want to come in and share your own experiences, or come in early to do some networking before the show airs, please do :)


The Other Good Stuff
Our web sites, which of course you really ought to check out :D

Your Host +Meilani MacDonald http://MeilaniMacDonald.com  
You can find past episodes of TGIF archived on Meilani's web site - look in the top menus under Community Gardens–TGIF Business Networking Hangout.  

Special Guest +Gene Shaw http://heirloomprod.com/
Example of Gene's work - I love this one because of the opening scenes from the frozen north, lol, they make me laugh and with all the snowbirds we get here, it is a perfect capture of the reason people come here in winter:  Outdoor Resort Indio - Come Join The Fun!

Anyone who is planning to join us, please do leave a self introduction in the comments, and be sure to include a link to your web site :)

What time will this broadcast be in YOUR time zone?
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Well that's it for now, mark your calendars for Friday, August 1, and we'll see you live at 9am pst!!

#TGIFBNH #TGIF #Networking #Hangoutsonair   #VideoProduction #smallbusiness___Hi All, Please join me tomorrow, Aug. 1, 2014 at 9am pst for the TGIF Business Networking Hangout. Featured guest +Gene Shaw will discuss Professional Video Creation Tips for Small Businesses, including:

• the importance of good storytelling
• having set goals in mind
• the strategy behind your video:
      - what do you want people to do when they see your video?
      - why do you need a video?
      - what are the advantages of having a professionally produced video on your web site?

If you are a small business owner or solopreneur thinking about incorporating videos into your web site, please do join us. Post your questions in the comments of the Event page linked below. 

A "YES" RSVP will automagically add the HOA to your Google+ calendar, and send you a reminder when the HOA is about to begin.

So fire up your questions and start thinking about what story you want to tell about your business using video as the medium, and come check out tomorrow's TGIF!

TGIF is newbie friendly, and the green room will be open early to welcome newbies and first timers before the broadcast begins! Just be sure to come in early if you are new so we can get you settled in before we go live!

2014-07-31 21:36:11 (19 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)

This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest, videographer +Gene Shaw, owner of Heirloom Productions Video Services, discussing professional video creation for small businesses.

Welcome Special Guest Gene Shaw  
Gene Shaw is a fellow #CoachellaValley  local who started his video services business in 2005. We met at a networking event hosted by a group we both belong to, and I was impressed by two things that made me want him on as a guest on TGIF:

1 - he gave a great presentation about creating professional videos at one of our networking mixers

2 - he is new to Google+ but has really jumped right in, and I see him really putting effort learning more about G+ and HOAs, and practicing what he's learning!  A lot has changed since he began his biz 9 years ago and he is recognizing change and adapting to it, whichI ... more »

This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest, videographer +Gene Shaw, owner of Heirloom Productions Video Services, discussing professional video creation for small businesses.

Welcome Special Guest Gene Shaw  
Gene Shaw is a fellow #CoachellaValley  local who started his video services business in 2005. We met at a networking event hosted by a group we both belong to, and I was impressed by two things that made me want him on as a guest on TGIF:

1 - he gave a great presentation about creating professional videos at one of our networking mixers

2 - he is new to Google+ but has really jumped right in, and I see him really putting effort learning more about G+ and HOAs, and practicing what he's learning!  A lot has changed since he began his biz 9 years ago and he is recognizing change and adapting to it, which I think is an important trait in today's small business owners when doing business in a world where rapidly changing technologies abound.
 

What We'll Be Discussing
Gene will tell us a little about his business, which has two sides to it:

1. capturing and preserving family histories by creating video memory archives and video diaries, and

2. creating well thought out, professional promotional videos for small businesses

This excerpt from Gene's web site summarizes it nicely:
"With current technology, the fact is anybody can make a video. But having a video that is not well thought out, well produced, and aimed at identifiable and specific business goals can be worse than having no video at all. Heirloom Productions partners with each of our clients to help them identify their specific goals and create a media production to meet those goals while working with the available budget."

I'm always talking about having Objectives and Goals for your social outreach, so that point really resonated with me. After all, what good is a fancy, professionally produced video if it is just aimless rambling?

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Select YES or MAYBE if you want to get a reminder from your G+ Event Calendar.  If you'd like to join us INSIDE the HOA, leave a comment below with your request for an invite!  I'll add you to my TGIF notify and invite circle, and you'll receive invitations to join us in TGIF.  

Camera Shy? First Timer? No Problem! TGIF is Newbie Friendly! :)
If you want to join in, and this is your first time, be sure to come into the "green room" (ie, come in before we go live) and I'll show you how to turn off your camera, mute and unmute, how to turn on your Lower Third banner (name stripe at the bottom of the screen), and generally make you feel comfy before we go on-air.  I usually open the Green Room around 8am-ish, and first -timers should come in by 8:30am.
 
TGIF is a business networking Hangout, not just an interview show, so if you want to come in and share your own experiences, or come in early to do some networking before the show airs, please do :)


The Other Good Stuff
Our web sites, which of course you really ought to check out :D

Your Host +Meilani MacDonald http://MeilaniMacDonald.com  
You can find past episodes of TGIF archived on Meilani's web site - look in the top menus under Community Gardens–TGIF Business Networking Hangout.  

Special Guest +Gene Shaw http://heirloomprod.com/
Example of Gene's work - I love this one because of the opening scenes from the frozen north, lol, they make me laugh and with all the snowbirds we get here, it is a perfect capture of the reason people come here in winter:  Outdoor Resort Indio - Come Join The Fun!

Anyone who is planning to join us, please do leave a self introduction in the comments, and be sure to include a link to your web site :)

What time will this broadcast be in YOUR time zone?
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Well that's it for now, mark your calendars for Friday, August 1, and we'll see you live at 9am pst!!

#TGIFBNH #TGIF #Networking #Hangoutsonair   #VideoProduction #smallbusiness___

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2014-07-31 02:07:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

This month I had the honor of giving a #presentation on Social Media Etiquette to the local Palm Desert Trendsetters chapter of the American Business Women's Association ( #ABWA ). This 4 minute clip shows the first segment, which was about Sharing.

Many thanks to the fine ladies and gents in the ABWA for the welcome and making me feel at home!

If you need a speaker for your business group, please add me to your roster of resources and send me a message any time :). I have a variety of presentations ready and available on branding and social media topics, so even if you need a last minute rescue from a cancellation I can be of service! Presentations are all available online as well, via Google Hangout, so distant location is not a problem.

#CoachellaValley locals, my next presentation booked is on Creating Your Social Media Strategy, at... more »

This month I had the honor of giving a #presentation on Social Media Etiquette to the local Palm Desert Trendsetters chapter of the American Business Women's Association ( #ABWA ). This 4 minute clip shows the first segment, which was about Sharing.

Many thanks to the fine ladies and gents in the ABWA for the welcome and making me feel at home!

If you need a speaker for your business group, please add me to your roster of resources and send me a message any time :). I have a variety of presentations ready and available on branding and social media topics, so even if you need a last minute rescue from a cancellation I can be of service! Presentations are all available online as well, via Google Hangout, so distant location is not a problem.

#CoachellaValley locals, my next presentation booked is on Creating Your Social Media Strategy, at the Coachella Valley Women's Business Center ( #CVWBC ) on Wed., Sept. 3rd. stay tuned for more details closer to the date.

Cheers!

#publicspeaking #presentations #socialmedia #branding #etiquette___

2014-07-28 21:53:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Added photos to Lights, Camera, HOA! Oh Color Wheel, Oh Color Wheel; Which Colors Enhance Me?.

Added photos to Lights, Camera, HOA! Oh Color Wheel, Oh Color Wheel; Which Colors Enhance Me?.___

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2014-07-28 02:48:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

#SunsetSunday in the desert. Mostly skies because I cropped out the neighbor's roof. I was really hoping for rain today, alas all we got was 'muggy.' But the clouds were pretty :) Have a lovely evening, Plussers!

#SunsetSunday in the desert. Mostly skies because I cropped out the neighbor's roof. I was really hoping for rain today, alas all we got was 'muggy.' But the clouds were pretty :) Have a lovely evening, Plussers!___

2014-07-27 19:33:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Great topical post by +Gene Shaw about #CustomerService  in today's #SocialMedia  world.

Gene wrote:
"The issues of why a customer service agent was following twitter at the same time she was taking care of customers and the apparently vindictive nature of her reaction aside, I can't help but think of this as an excellent opportunity to think about my own customer service."

Why was she following Twitter?
Well, I have a couple of thoughts on that. For many businesses, large and small, social media is an avenue of customer service. So the reason why she was following #Twitter  could be because as a #SWairlines  employee, watching hashtags related to her company and its customer service may be part of her job duties.

Vindictive is as vindictive does
When it comes to vindictive reaction, why are so many posts I see quick topoin... more »

I'm sure many of you've heard about the recent occurrence of Southwest Airlines where a customer service agent had a man and his two daughters kicked off of the flight for tweeting a post saying that that particular Southwest Airlines customer service agent was the rudest in the city and that he was very unhappy. The issues of why a customer service agent was following twitter at the same time she was taking care of customers and the apparently vindictive nature of her reaction aside, I can't help but think of this as an excellent opportunity to think about my own customer service. While I strive in my business to always provide the finest care and environment for my customers it really is critical to remember that in today's socially connected environment our every action when interacting with our customers can become a do or die situation. It used to be that if you were foolish enough to mis-treat a customer somehow it would take quite a while for the word-of-mouth to get around and even then the reach would be fairly limited. Now, however, it takes just a few seconds and thousands of potential customers can be turned away from our doors. It doesn't evoke some of the "Big Brother is watching" feeling but it is a constant reminder that even on those days when my personal life may suck, and I may not feel very friendly, when the customer walks through the door there are potentially thousands more standing right behind them waiting to hear what they say. Let me know what you think about this.___Great topical post by +Gene Shaw about #CustomerService  in today's #SocialMedia  world.

Gene wrote:
"The issues of why a customer service agent was following twitter at the same time she was taking care of customers and the apparently vindictive nature of her reaction aside, I can't help but think of this as an excellent opportunity to think about my own customer service."

Why was she following Twitter?
Well, I have a couple of thoughts on that. For many businesses, large and small, social media is an avenue of customer service. So the reason why she was following #Twitter  could be because as a #SWairlines  employee, watching hashtags related to her company and its customer service may be part of her job duties.

Vindictive is as vindictive does
When it comes to vindictive reaction, why are so many posts I see quick to point out the airline employee's reaction as vindictive while ignoring the customer's public posting of her name and location? I personally see the customer's action here as also being vindictive. He poster her name and location in a public post that was a big complaint. I don't blame her for feeling her safety may have been put at risk, with so many crazy things happening these days.

Now he may have had a very legitimate complaint about the seating policy. But if that was the company policy, and she as an employee was following it, then making his public complaint tweet personal about her was not really the right way to go about it. Even if she wasn't following company policy and was just doing a bad job of her job and providing crappy customer service, her name could have been mentioned in a private correspondence to SW Corporate. But instead he wanted it so he could mention it publicly on Twitter, in the heat of his angry displeasure.

What was the purpose?
Honestly when I read about this (and forgive me it was a few days ago so I have no idea which publication's article I read it's been in many pubs) to be honest I thought the guy's handling of it was not a good example to set for his kids. That handling being singling out this one worker and posting her name and location publicly on Twitter with what, hopes that she would be publicly shamed? That she would receive an influx of hate Tweets? That the others coming to her counter would berate her? This is why I don't blame her for wanting that Tweet removed.

And of course the "news" (that term loosely used) today is all written with intent to stoke people's emotions and indignation, because that's what gets them the readership comments on their articles. Look through the many comments under any news post and see how many are well thought out, polite, sticking to the topic comments vs. how many involve insults and name calling. All the while the publishers and editors sit back and feel satisfied they have achieved the goal of getting a lot of comments on their article.

Is this a case of cyber bullying?
The line between legitimate customer complaint and cyber-bullying seems to me to be a bit thin in this particular instance. The man could have tagged Southwest's corporate or customer service division in his Tweet without naming her personally. He could have named her, and sent a private message. Both are totally acceptable ways of getting attention to his issue.

Instead, he named the employee in a public Tweet that anyone and everyone in the public that she came into contact with during the rest of her shift that day and for the next few days might have seen. And being the quick to jump to conclusions and quick to judgement from fleeting info kind of society that we have become, this might have encouraged bad behavior towards her personally, from people made mad at her before they even ever stepped up to her counter, because they read some stranger's public Tweet.

What I see is a lot of people saying they don't agree with what she did, while simultaneously saying they wouldn't want it to happen to them.

Thanks for a great topic of discussion, Gene
Even Gene's thoughtful and eye opening post about customer service, where he observes this happening and turns it into a lesson and reminder of another reason to provide excellent customer service, does this to some degree when he questions why the agent was following Twitter in the beginning and then wisely notes at the end, "when the customer walks through the door there are potentially thousands more standing right behind them waiting to hear what they say."

Am I the only one who thinks this way about this situation?

Do you think the agent was wrong in demanding the public Tweet naming her be deleted? 

I suspect she will face some repercussions from the airline for her customer service skills in general, but I support her insistence on deleting the public Tweet. She wouldn't have been able to demand the Tweet be deleted if it instead were a communication sent in private to the corporate HQ or customer service dept. She wouldn't have even seen it.

 

2014-07-25 23:56:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Oooh Golfers check it out!   #CoachellaValley  local #GolfPro s +Jeff Harrison and +amy anderson are doing a series of HOAs to help you improve your game!

Heard it from a little "birdie" heehee.  I don't even know what that means, just that it's a golf term. ( #sadlyuninformed  about #golf )

http://www.golfetiquette.tv  Join golf professionals, Jeff Harrison and Amy Anderson each week as they take audience questions and while live on the driving range, tee or course answers questions so you can play better...today___Oooh Golfers check it out!   #CoachellaValley  local #GolfPro s +Jeff Harrison and +amy anderson are doing a series of HOAs to help you improve your game!

Heard it from a little "birdie" heehee.  I don't even know what that means, just that it's a golf term. ( #sadlyuninformed  about #golf )

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2014-07-25 21:41:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

More clarification on the new Showcase app for HOAs. Click on the photo to see the caption with explanation. +Google+ also includes some links to HOAs that used the app really well to show us how it's done. 

Home shopping HOAs, anyone?  That's just one use though. It's exciting to see how solopreneurs and small business owners will use it. Great way to highlight a sale or clearance item, or advertise a 3 day sale event maybe. 

For crafters, it might be a nice way to provide your crafting audience with links to where they can get the supplies needed for the crafting project. That's an example of someone not necessarily selling those products themselves but finding links to them useful because they are needed supplies for the project. Now I wonder if affiliate links work for that?

+Bess McCarty what do you think this might mean for network marketers?

Showcase content in Hangouts On Air

Hosting a Hangout On Air is a great way to connect with your audience. While viewers are tuned in, this is the perfect time to share or promote something related to the conversation. Using the new Showcase app, hosts can now direct viewers to websites, merchandise, YouTube videos, your Google+ profile and Google Play content, all in a rich display on the right-hand side of the Hangout broadcast. 

Now, anyone can host a live conversation and connect their viewers to a variety of related content. Take a look at how the cast of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes used the Showcase app to link to exclusive footage, movie tickets, and more (http://goo.gl/GngZvv). Also, check out how Common used the Showcase app to promote his new music video and to drive fans directly to the Play Store to purchase his new album in real-time (http://goo.gl/4QGi7O).

There are all kinds of ways to enrich your live conversations using Showcase. We’re excited to see what you’ll share in your next Hangout On Air. Give it a try today: http://goo.gl/oMXG1M!

Update: For quick tips on how to use Showcase, check out the guide: http://goo.gl/SbAsft 

#googleplusupdate #hangouts___More clarification on the new Showcase app for HOAs. Click on the photo to see the caption with explanation. +Google+ also includes some links to HOAs that used the app really well to show us how it's done. 

Home shopping HOAs, anyone?  That's just one use though. It's exciting to see how solopreneurs and small business owners will use it. Great way to highlight a sale or clearance item, or advertise a 3 day sale event maybe. 

For crafters, it might be a nice way to provide your crafting audience with links to where they can get the supplies needed for the crafting project. That's an example of someone not necessarily selling those products themselves but finding links to them useful because they are needed supplies for the project. Now I wonder if affiliate links work for that?

+Bess McCarty what do you think this might mean for network marketers?

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2014-07-25 01:56:37 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Hey #CoachellaValley locals!  If you are interested in improving your public speaking skills, please come down to my #Toastmasters Club's Open House next Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 7:15 - 8:30am.

This will not be a typical meeting however, we actually have our District 12 Champion Speaker, +Cindy Carpenter, joining us to deliver two fabulous speeches!

Cindy will honor us with the winning speech she gave that garnered her our local District Championship, and then she'll give us the World Championship Contest speech that she will be presenting as a contestant in the World Champion Speech Contest in Malaysia this August!  YES I said Malaysia - how exciting is that! Cindy will be traveling to that beautiful, exotic land to participate in the contest!

Since we'll be having such a high calibers... more »

Hey #CoachellaValley locals!  If you are interested in improving your public speaking skills, please come down to my #Toastmasters Club's Open House next Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 7:15 - 8:30am.

This will not be a typical meeting however, we actually have our District 12 Champion Speaker, +Cindy Carpenter, joining us to deliver two fabulous speeches!

Cindy will honor us with the winning speech she gave that garnered her our local District Championship, and then she'll give us the World Championship Contest speech that she will be presenting as a contestant in the World Champion Speech Contest in Malaysia this August!  YES I said Malaysia - how exciting is that! Cindy will be traveling to that beautiful, exotic land to participate in the contest!

Since we'll be having such a high caliber speaker that day, my club will also hold its own Evaluator contest.  Evaluators listen to the speaker and then provide feedback after the speech. Evaluator feedback is on the presentation of the speech, not the content. For example, how well did the speaker use body language, how well did they connect with the audience, how did their vocals sound - not "I wish you had spoken about this instead of that." The Evaluator's role is to point out what the speaker did really well, and then to give the speaker positively worded suggestions for improvement. Having such an accomplished speaker deliver the speech will give those in the Evaluator contest a great speech to work from, and will also prove challenging when it comes to finding suggestions for improvement, but in the contest that is required.

I hope you will join us at the Desert Sunrise Speakers Toastmasters Club on Thurs., July 31, 7:15 - 8:30am, meeting at the Portola Community Center located south of the 111 on the corner of Portola Ave. and Shadow Mountain Drive.  Parking lot entrance is off Shadow Mountain Drive. If the lot is full, there is a larger church lot across the street (shadow mtn) that is unused at that time, and is available for overflow parking.

I hope you don't mind I sent a notification for this one. As we are having a championship caliber speaker, I thought it might be of interest to my fellow CV locals! There is no cost to attend and you don't have to buy anything. But if you do any public speaking for your business, it might be a valuable experience for improving your skills :)  Cheers!___

2014-07-25 00:09:01 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Hi Folks, I'm pleased to be joining +John Jurkiewicz in just about 30 minutes from now to discuss personal branding for solopreneurs and small businesses!

If you'd like to join the discussion, please RSVP YES at the event page linked below, and get your questions and comments about personal branding posted on the event page!  We'd love to have you join the discussion. 

Getting ready for the green room :D  Cheers!

This week we are going to explore how personal branding can have a positive impact for The Solo Entrepreneur and The Small Business Owner and to share her insight and experience I've invited as this weeks special guess Meilani MacDonald.

Meilani is a brand identity and social outreach consultant living in the beautiful desert near Palm Springs, CA. Like so many others, in the down economy Meilani was laid off from her job where she was the Public Information Associate for a public service agency. With so many people losing their jobs and starting their own businesses, Meilani found opportunity in helping those new business owners define, cultivate and nurture the brand identity and reputation they wanted to earn for their business, and to market their businesses online and offline. Meilani was an early adopter of Google+ and has been hosting the TGIF Business Networking Hangout to nurture her own reputation and to break out beyond local borders since Hangouts were first introduced, even before they were available as Hangouts on Air. Now, through workshops held via HOA, and a private G+ community for her membership club, called Meilani's Blooming Business Club, she is teaching small business owners and solopreneurs on a budget everything she has learned about branding, public and social outreach, and using Google's powerful and free social and internal organization tools, including Hangouts, Google Drive, and the document creation apps found inside Drive.

I'm excited and I know you're excited to hear what Meilani has to share. ___Hi Folks, I'm pleased to be joining +John Jurkiewicz in just about 30 minutes from now to discuss personal branding for solopreneurs and small businesses!

If you'd like to join the discussion, please RSVP YES at the event page linked below, and get your questions and comments about personal branding posted on the event page!  We'd love to have you join the discussion. 

Getting ready for the green room :D  Cheers!

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2014-07-24 23:48:36 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

More YouTube and HOA news courtesy of the ever helpful Hangout Helper, +Ronnie Bincer.

Looks like the Showcase app does a nice job of bringing live links to the audience during HOAs, which might be very useful during presentations.

I haven't had time to check it out yet, but I wonder if this will be a nice alternative to screenshare for presentations. During screenshare, the viewers see only the screen shared, and lose sight of the speaker. Will this instead direct viewers to the web site in a separate window, so they see the example, while the speaker is still visible in the Hangout window?

From the pic in Ronnie's post, it looks that way. But again, I haven't had time to check it out. Looking forward to doing so though.  

New bells and whistles, yay :)

YouTube and the HOA Showcase App
Even if YouTube viewers discover your Hangout on Air (HOA) broadcast which uses the new Showcase app, they can still see the links that the Showcase app is showing off if they get into that interface via a single click on the automatic annotation.

There are loads of uses for the Showcase app when doing HOA Presentations. The new app allows you to showcase live links to online content as part of your video presentation (live or recorded).

Many people may discover your HOA videos while on YouTube. There is a simple click (1) they must do on the automated annotation shown and then they end up in the expanded player view and can see the HOA video (2) with all the added links due to the Showcase app.

We'll be covering many of the ins and outs of this brand new HOA app in the Membership group called Hangout Mastery, come join us via www.bit.ly/HangoutMastery (it is a paid membership).

Announcement post re. Showcase App: http://goo.gl/rw3L09
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#ShowcaseApp   #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #HangoutMastery   #YouTubeTips   #SocialMediaMarketing  ___More YouTube and HOA news courtesy of the ever helpful Hangout Helper, +Ronnie Bincer.

Looks like the Showcase app does a nice job of bringing live links to the audience during HOAs, which might be very useful during presentations.

I haven't had time to check it out yet, but I wonder if this will be a nice alternative to screenshare for presentations. During screenshare, the viewers see only the screen shared, and lose sight of the speaker. Will this instead direct viewers to the web site in a separate window, so they see the example, while the speaker is still visible in the Hangout window?

From the pic in Ronnie's post, it looks that way. But again, I haven't had time to check it out. Looking forward to doing so though.  

New bells and whistles, yay :)

2014-07-23 23:21:49 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Hi Folks!  Please join me tomorrow night, Thurs. 7/24 at 5:30pm pst / 8:30pm est as I join in on wonderful host +John Jurkiewicz's Hangout on Air in a conversation about Personal Branding for Solopreneurs and Small Business Owners.  

For Solopreneurs and Small Business Owners, there's a lot of self-marketing involved. You go to lots of networking mixers, meet and greets, chamber events, community events, anywhere that gets a good crowd of people who might be interested in your business. 

My friend Dom is always saying, "People don't do business with businesses, they do business with people." Your personal brand and reputation will in turn affect your business's brand and reputation. 

This will be a fun and informative discussion, and I hope you'll join in! Click the Event page below and RSVP "Yes" to get the HOA added toyour... more »

This week we are going to explore how personal branding can have a positive impact for The Solo Entrepreneur and The Small Business Owner and to share her insight and experience I've invited as this weeks special guess Meilani MacDonald.

Meilani is a brand identity and social outreach consultant living in the beautiful desert near Palm Springs, CA. Like so many others, in the down economy Meilani was laid off from her job where she was the Public Information Associate for a public service agency. With so many people losing their jobs and starting their own businesses, Meilani found opportunity in helping those new business owners define, cultivate and nurture the brand identity and reputation they wanted to earn for their business, and to market their businesses online and offline. Meilani was an early adopter of Google+ and has been hosting the TGIF Business Networking Hangout to nurture her own reputation and to break out beyond local borders since Hangouts were first introduced, even before they were available as Hangouts on Air. Now, through workshops held via HOA, and a private G+ community for her membership club, called Meilani's Blooming Business Club, she is teaching small business owners and solopreneurs on a budget everything she has learned about branding, public and social outreach, and using Google's powerful and free social and internal organization tools, including Hangouts, Google Drive, and the document creation apps found inside Drive.

I'm excited and I know you're excited to hear what Meilani has to share. ___Hi Folks!  Please join me tomorrow night, Thurs. 7/24 at 5:30pm pst / 8:30pm est as I join in on wonderful host +John Jurkiewicz's Hangout on Air in a conversation about Personal Branding for Solopreneurs and Small Business Owners.  

For Solopreneurs and Small Business Owners, there's a lot of self-marketing involved. You go to lots of networking mixers, meet and greets, chamber events, community events, anywhere that gets a good crowd of people who might be interested in your business. 

My friend Dom is always saying, "People don't do business with businesses, they do business with people." Your personal brand and reputation will in turn affect your business's brand and reputation. 

This will be a fun and informative discussion, and I hope you'll join in! Click the Event page below and RSVP "Yes" to get the HOA added to your Google Calendar, and to get a reminder in your notifications when the HOA is about to begin.

Start the conversation early by posting your questions and comments in the event listing!  We'll address your questions during the HOA :)

Cheers!

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2014-07-22 20:03:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

+Andy Ks check these out!   For the Container Gardeners out there - great ideas, some take a little more DIY effort, some are very easy. I'm digging numbers 3, 4 and 5, for tomatoes and beans.

The tomatoes handle the desert heat well, but the beans are struggling to adjust to summer temps and I have to go out in the 100+ degrees to water them more than I really want to. They are hooked up to irrigation system but it needs supplemental, can't turn up the beans water area without overwatering other areas hooked up to same line.

Found this post by +The Self-Suficient Living in +Annie Cholakian's stream, am loving all the stuff Annie's posting or sharing, from patient care to earth care. 

12 creative and innovative self watering planters

In container gardening one of the big issue is, your plant's soil dry out too quickly or you've to water it two or three times a day; It may be a problem if you're living a busy life.This is especially true for veggies that need a lot of water in hot days like tomatoes,runner beans...Self watering planter is a system in which plants get regular supply of water from water reservoir that is below the planter.It allows the gardener to save time and water thus resulting in more yield.
#containergardening #gardening #urbangardening ___+Andy Ks check these out!   For the Container Gardeners out there - great ideas, some take a little more DIY effort, some are very easy. I'm digging numbers 3, 4 and 5, for tomatoes and beans.

The tomatoes handle the desert heat well, but the beans are struggling to adjust to summer temps and I have to go out in the 100+ degrees to water them more than I really want to. They are hooked up to irrigation system but it needs supplemental, can't turn up the beans water area without overwatering other areas hooked up to same line.

Found this post by +The Self-Suficient Living in +Annie Cholakian's stream, am loving all the stuff Annie's posting or sharing, from patient care to earth care. 

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2014-07-22 14:26:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

ooh some exciting news from +Google by way of +Ronnie Bincer!  Read this to find out more about your HOAs and Google Search.

Your Live Hangout on Air Broadcast displayed on Google.com Search!
This is experimental... This is rolling out... Two phrases that mean you may or may not see this happen in your online world. But the idea that Google.com may show your Live HOA Broadcast when people search for relevant terms is quite wonderful!

Here is the official announcement page:
https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/6034440?hl=en

...And some text summarized from that page:
A live event will start to show up in search up to 3 hours before it starts.
Click "Watch Live Event" and you'll be taken to the Event Page. If the event is live, press the play arrow to watch, if it will be live later on, then choose "Yes" to the Are you going to watch? question and the event will be added to your Google Calendar along with some reminders.

So what can we do to help this happen for our broadcasts?
► Use HOA Titles that are relevant to searchers
► Schedule your HOA activity ahead of time so Google can find it
► Early on (before you broadcast) Edit/Add meta data to your HOA events via the YouTube Live Event interface... more relevant info helps Google surface your HOA in search... Video SEO tactics apply

To learn what you need to know about the HOA tools, join us in the membership community called Hangout Mastery... details at www.bit.ly/HangoutMastery
=== ===
#HOAtips   #VideoSEO   #HangoutsOnAir   #HOAseo   #SocialMediaMarketing   #SEOtips  
h/t: +Peter Lunn +Kath Dawson +Bern Rexer +Craig Long for the find___ooh some exciting news from +Google by way of +Ronnie Bincer!  Read this to find out more about your HOAs and Google Search.

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2014-07-21 21:56:05 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

For +Patrick Sharpe :)

For +Patrick Sharpe :)___

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2014-07-21 03:13:51 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Do you remember the moon landing?
Thanks to +Andy Ks for sharing these awesome moon landing rebroadcast and tweet links! I'm following along and it's very cool.

I remember my family being gathered around the old black and white tv set watching the landing. I was so young, I don't remember knowing what was going on, but I do remember wondering why they were all watching it and what was going on.

did you watch the original?

Happy Moon Day 2014
45th anniversary of first moon landing.

Listed below are a few event links celebrating.

Phase of the Moon on 20 July 2014:   waning crescent with 32% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Moonset 1:49 p.m. on preceding day
Moonrise 12:59 a.m.
Moon transit 7:51 a.m.
Moonset 2:47 p.m.
Moonrise 1:41 a.m. on following day
Pacific Daylight Time

NASA TV Restored Footage
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#.U8v817Ea3Mw

NASA TV will follow the actual time it happened in '69 starting with the opening of the Eagle's hatch. Starts 7:39/p PDT tonight.

Tweets Recreating Apollo 11 Mission
https://twitter.com/ReliveApollo11

The Twitter feed follows the entire mission, liftoff, to splashdown. Last Tweet: Apollo 11 is just now preparing to separate Eagle from Columbia.

Live Stream High-def Lunar Surface And Panel Talk
http://live.slooh.com/

The hi-def live stream starts 5:30/p PDT.___Do you remember the moon landing?
Thanks to +Andy Ks for sharing these awesome moon landing rebroadcast and tweet links! I'm following along and it's very cool.

I remember my family being gathered around the old black and white tv set watching the landing. I was so young, I don't remember knowing what was going on, but I do remember wondering why they were all watching it and what was going on.

did you watch the original?

2014-07-20 18:50:39 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

How Start and End at Networking Events and HOAs 

It's no secret I'm a fan of the +Women in Business Today HOA, and I've had WIBT panel members +Meloney Hall, +Kittie Walker  and +Jessica Dewell as featured guests in my own HOA, the TGIF Business Networking Hangout.

Well the fine ladies of WIBT (the ladies listed above and their lovely cohort +Carol Stephen) have come up with yet another great topic for their next episode, which airs tomorrow, and that topic is your Coming and Going Messages.

This is going to be a good one for anyone who has ever wondered how to gracefully enter or exit an HOA, or how to enter or exit a conversation at an in-person networking mixer.

I'm looking forward to this one!

#networking #HangoutsOnAir #hello   #goodbye   #business  

This topic came about because someone (maybe you know her) in the Women in Business Today Panel made the point in a recent pre-show green room that she (gender revealed) has a challenge when it comes to saying goodbye.  Sometimes the goodbye is too abrupt, or sometimes it is far too long.  Is there a better way to say goodbye when you are at an event in person or on an HOA?  

As long as we are talking about goodbyes, maybe we should also include talking about our Hellos? Do you also find these two types of messages a challenge?  What smooth ways do you have to get through your coming-and-going messages? 

To gain a very funny insight from Ellen Degeneres, watch her memorable monologue.  You’ll get an idea what we mean.  She basically makes you laugh as soon as you recognize these obvious patterns of talking too much:  http://youtu.be/ZHrpFrjEXCQ

Tell us some of the successful and cautious suggestions that you would like to share.  Chances are, there will be somebody who will greatly benefit from what you have to offer (read paragraph one again as a reference).  

Select YES or MAYBE if you want to be sure to get the reminder from your G+ Event Calendar. In addition, all YES and MAYBE responses will receive invites to join the panel. 

We want to connect with you!
+Meloney Hall with http://bigupticksocial.com/
+Jessica Dewell with http://reddirection.com/
+Kittie Walker with http://www.avidmode.com/create
+Carol Stephen with http://yoursocialmediaworks.com/

+What time will this broadcast be in YOUR time zone?*
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

The recorded replay will be available here, from the event page.
*Missed last weeks show or want to find a past show? Visit The Women in Business Today Youtube Channel: http://goo.gl/0HrsXz*

Participate in the conversation!
Join the conversation right here on the event page!

Don’t wait to join in the conversation – you can begin commenting right now here on the event page. And then keep that conversation going during the broadcast and afterward. It makes for a more interactive experience, as well as brings interesting thoughts into the mix.

Oh, and if you know someone that you think would be interested in this show, please use the Invite More button just below this text to invite your friends and colleagues.___How Start and End at Networking Events and HOAs 

It's no secret I'm a fan of the +Women in Business Today HOA, and I've had WIBT panel members +Meloney Hall, +Kittie Walker  and +Jessica Dewell as featured guests in my own HOA, the TGIF Business Networking Hangout.

Well the fine ladies of WIBT (the ladies listed above and their lovely cohort +Carol Stephen) have come up with yet another great topic for their next episode, which airs tomorrow, and that topic is your Coming and Going Messages.

This is going to be a good one for anyone who has ever wondered how to gracefully enter or exit an HOA, or how to enter or exit a conversation at an in-person networking mixer.

I'm looking forward to this one!

#networking #HangoutsOnAir #hello   #goodbye   #business  

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2014-07-18 19:10:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Oooh this is handy!  Thanks to +Mia Voss for putting together this list of great HOAs to catch today, and for turning us on to +Mark H.O.A. Seydel's HOA guide list!  

#MustSeeHOAFriday  is here! Check out all the fun programming - that you can watch at ANY time!   #TheBeautyOfGooglePlusHOAs  

10am MT - +Meilani MacDonald is serving up the TGIF Business Networking Hangout: Collaborations and Team Building and featuring guests +Jim Ault and my dancing queen friend +Jessica Dewell  - the topic this week: the many benefits of Collaboration and Team Building.   #YesPlease   http://bit.ly/1yBlDqD

10am MT - +The Mia Connect Power Chat - I'm trying out another remote broadcast with the help of the amazing +Debi Davis! I'll be broadcasting live from #BeyondTheArena  with guests +Devon Combs +Fawn Weaver +Les Dossey and +Adelheid Hörnlein ! Want to get more 411 on harnessing (ha!) your feelings, tapping into your intuition & communicating more clearly? TUNE IN!  http://bit.ly/TMCPC7-18-14

10:30am MT  - Leverage the Power of the VA Home Loan - hosted by +Veterans United with host +Michael Frueh national director of the program, and John Bell, a Navy veteran and assistant director of the program. They’ll be talking about this historic home loan benefit and answering your VA loan questions live from our studio at the Veterans United Home Loans headquarters in Columbia, Mo.
http://bit.ly/1niHWPn

11am MT - #GoodDayGooglePlus  with my brotha +Chef Dennis Littley and guests +Christine DeGraff (my sistah!)  +Nazim Beltran (my otha brotha!) +Ryan Hanley - #fistbump  and +Kristoffer Howes  - oh, and +Ars Nova ! #GetYourJamOn  
http://bit.ly/1niIpkN

8pm MT - Plusword Game Show Hangout 7.18.2014 with +Michael Daniels and witty contestants +Heather Kraafter +Andrew Hatchett +Terry Leigh Britton & +Sheila Hensley 
http://bit.ly/1niISDs

Check out all programming on the plus over at hoashows.com - shout of thanks to +Mark H.O.A. Seydel for being the TV Guide of HOA's!___Oooh this is handy!  Thanks to +Mia Voss for putting together this list of great HOAs to catch today, and for turning us on to +Mark H.O.A. Seydel's HOA guide list!  

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2014-07-18 19:03:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Wow I like surfing too much...just found this cool science experiment you can do in the classroom or at home - make a cloud.  Ok now I have to get back to work. Really.

Very Cool Science Experiments (Playlist)

Make a Cloud at Home - Cool Science Experiment!


#scienceexperiment   #science   #sciencevideos  ___Wow I like surfing too much...just found this cool science experiment you can do in the classroom or at home - make a cloud.  Ok now I have to get back to work. Really.

2014-07-18 00:15:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

woohoo it's almost TGIF time!  Tomorrow's 9am pst episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout is all about Collaboration and Team Building, and features special guests +Jim Ault and +Jessica Dewell! 

Check out the event page for more info, and if you'd like to join us inside the HOA just click RSVP YES to get an invite, or leave a comment and let me know you'd like to be invited!

In the meantime, you can leave any questions and comments on the topic in the event listing and we'll address them during tomorrow's broadcast. Woot woot!

#TGIFBNH #Collaboration #Teambuilding   #HOA   #Hangoutsonair  

Hi Peeps! The next TGIF features special guests +Jim Ault and +Jessica Dewell discussing the many benefits of Collaboration and Team Building.

Welcome Special Guests Jim Ault and Jessica Dewell  
Jim Ault is a master collaborator who reminds me a little bit of the Pied Piper. He seems to gather the most interesting folks on Google+, and has become a valuable team member on many interesting projects as a result. Jim’s business is helping others who host Hangouts to use their resulting rich library of video footage to create great short promos for their business.

Jessica Dewell is a business consultant who has partnered with an awesome team of mighty women to bring us the Women In Business Today weekly Hangout. It's a great Hangout and it is where I first got exposed and then connected to some very awesome ladies here on the Plus, which just goes to show you that Hangouts on Air really do help to build a great reputation and expose you to new audiences!
 

What We'll Be Discussing
We will be discussing Collaborations and Team Building. There are lots of great benefits to collaborating on a project with a great team. Each team member has valuable skills and experience that they bring to the collaborative effort, and they also have their own set of resources they can bring to the table. The result is a nice library of resources and skill sets that the project leaders can call on to make their project great!

Both Jim and Jessica will share with us real life examples of this in action, sharing their stories about collaborative projects they are working on and how they've helped to build a great team for their project.

Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!
Participate in the live discussion using the Q&A feature, or leave your questions and comments here in the event listing. You can leave them before the show even!  

Please share this event with your friends and colleagues who would also find this topic interesting and useful. Use the "Invite More" button just below this text box to invite your friends and colleagues. 

Would You Like To Join Us Inside The Hangout?
Select YES or MAYBE if you want to get a reminder from your G+ Event Calendar.  If you'd like to join us INSIDE the HOA, leave a comment below with your request for an invite!  I'll add you to my TGIF notify and invite circle, and you'll receive invitations to join us in TGIF.  

Camera Shy? First Timer? No Problem! TGIF is Newbie Friendly! :)
If you want to join in, and this is your first time, be sure to come into the "green room" (ie, come in before we go live) and I'll show you how to turn off your camera, mute and unmute, how to turn on your Lower Third banner (name stripe at the bottom of the screen), and generally make you feel comfy before we go on-air.  I usually open the Green Room around 8am-ish, and first -timers should come in by 8:30am.
 
TGIF is a business networking Hangout, not just an interview show, so if you want to come in and share your own experiences, or come in early to do some networking before the show airs, please do :)


The Other Good Stuff
Our web sites, which of course you really ought to check out :D

+Meilani MacDonald   http://MeilaniMacDonald.com  
You can find past episodes of TGIF archived on Meilani's web site - look in the top menus under Community Gardens–TGIF Business Networking Hangout.  

+Jim Ault  http://LettuceAdoreYou.com - ok quirky name but I LOVE it, love the play on words there! 

+Jessica Dewell - check out the +Women in Business Today page at https://plus.google.com/108267022547461402570/posts

Anyone else who is planning to join us, please do leave a self introduction in the comments, and be sure to include a link to your web site :)

What time will this broadcast be in YOUR time zone?
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Well that's it for now, mark your calendars for Friday, July 18th, and we'll see you live at 9am pst!!

#TGIFBNH #TGIF #Networking #Hangoutsonair     #Collaboration   #teambuilding  ___woohoo it's almost TGIF time!  Tomorrow's 9am pst episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout is all about Collaboration and Team Building, and features special guests +Jim Ault and +Jessica Dewell! 

Check out the event page for more info, and if you'd like to join us inside the HOA just click RSVP YES to get an invite, or leave a comment and let me know you'd like to be invited!

In the meantime, you can leave any questions and comments on the topic in the event listing and we'll address them during tomorrow's broadcast. Woot woot!

#TGIFBNH #Collaboration #Teambuilding   #HOA   #Hangoutsonair  

2014-07-17 00:18:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

TGIF in 2 days, woohoo!  Please join me this Friday, July 18 at 9am pst for the TGIF Business Networking Hangout! This episode features special guests +Jessica Dewell and +Jim Ault and we'll be discussing the topic of Collaboration and Team Building. 

Please go to the Event page and RSVP yes if you would like to be invited to join in, or to receive a reminder when this HOA is to be broadcast.

TGIF is newbie friendly and it is a networking event, so all are welcome to join in and give yourself and your business a nice introduction, and join in the discussion! If you would like to receive regular invites to join in this twice monthly HOA, please let me know in the comments below and I'll add you to my TGIF invite circle.

#TGIFBNH   #marketing   #Networking   #Teambuilding   #Collaboration  

Hi Peeps! The next TGIF features special guests +Jim Ault and +Jessica Dewell discussing the many benefits of Collaboration and Team Building.

Welcome Special Guests Jim Ault and Jessica Dewell  
Jim Ault is a master collaborator who reminds me a little bit of the Pied Piper. He seems to gather the most interesting folks on Google+, and has become a valuable team member on many interesting projects as a result. Jim’s business is helping others who host Hangouts to use their resulting rich library of video footage to create great short promos for their business.

Jessica Dewell is a business consultant who has partnered with an awesome team of mighty women to bring us the Women In Business Today weekly Hangout. It's a great Hangout and it is where I first got exposed and then connected to some very awesome ladies here on the Plus, which just goes to show you that Hangouts on Air really do help to build a great reputation and expose you to new audiences!
 

What We'll Be Discussing
We will be discussing Collaborations and Team Building. There are lots of great benefits to collaborating on a project with a great team. Each team member has valuable skills and experience that they bring to the collaborative effort, and they also have their own set of resources they can bring to the table. The result is a nice library of resources and skill sets that the project leaders can call on to make their project great!

Both Jim and Jessica will share with us real life examples of this in action, sharing their stories about collaborative projects they are working on and how they've helped to build a great team for their project.

Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!
Participate in the live discussion using the Q&A feature, or leave your questions and comments here in the event listing. You can leave them before the show even!  

Please share this event with your friends and colleagues who would also find this topic interesting and useful. Use the "Invite More" button just below this text box to invite your friends and colleagues. 

Would You Like To Join Us Inside The Hangout?
Select YES or MAYBE if you want to get a reminder from your G+ Event Calendar.  If you'd like to join us INSIDE the HOA, leave a comment below with your request for an invite!  I'll add you to my TGIF notify and invite circle, and you'll receive invitations to join us in TGIF.  

Camera Shy? First Timer? No Problem! TGIF is Newbie Friendly! :)
If you want to join in, and this is your first time, be sure to come into the "green room" (ie, come in before we go live) and I'll show you how to turn off your camera, mute and unmute, how to turn on your Lower Third banner (name stripe at the bottom of the screen), and generally make you feel comfy before we go on-air.  I usually open the Green Room around 8am-ish, and first -timers should come in by 8:30am.
 
TGIF is a business networking Hangout, not just an interview show, so if you want to come in and share your own experiences, or come in early to do some networking before the show airs, please do :)


The Other Good Stuff
Our web sites, which of course you really ought to check out :D

+Meilani MacDonald   http://MeilaniMacDonald.com  
You can find past episodes of TGIF archived on Meilani's web site - look in the top menus under Community Gardens–TGIF Business Networking Hangout.  

+Jim Ault  http://LettuceAdoreYou.com - ok quirky name but I LOVE it, love the play on words there! 

+Jessica Dewell - check out the +Women in Business Today page at https://plus.google.com/108267022547461402570/posts

Anyone else who is planning to join us, please do leave a self introduction in the comments, and be sure to include a link to your web site :)

What time will this broadcast be in YOUR time zone?
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Well that's it for now, mark your calendars for Friday, July 18th, and we'll see you live at 9am pst!!

#TGIFBNH #TGIF #Networking #Hangoutsonair     #Collaboration   #teambuilding  ___TGIF in 2 days, woohoo!  Please join me this Friday, July 18 at 9am pst for the TGIF Business Networking Hangout! This episode features special guests +Jessica Dewell and +Jim Ault and we'll be discussing the topic of Collaboration and Team Building. 

Please go to the Event page and RSVP yes if you would like to be invited to join in, or to receive a reminder when this HOA is to be broadcast.

TGIF is newbie friendly and it is a networking event, so all are welcome to join in and give yourself and your business a nice introduction, and join in the discussion! If you would like to receive regular invites to join in this twice monthly HOA, please let me know in the comments below and I'll add you to my TGIF invite circle.

#TGIFBNH   #marketing   #Networking   #Teambuilding   #Collaboration  

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2014-07-16 19:59:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Hey Peeps in just a little over an hour from now at 2pm pst, +Dr. Simone Ravicz will be the guest, interviewed on the Empowering Women, Transforming Lives radio show hosted by Rebecca Hall Gruyter. They will be discussing the topic of harnessing positive brain power to the benefit of your business.

I can tell you from first hand experience that Dr. Simone is really good, she knows her stuff and can teach you how to retrain your brain to dump ingrained negativity and replace it with positive thinking.

Dr. Simone was also a featured guest on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout last October (has it been that long already? whew!) and she shared some fantastic insights into how our brain works, and how to properly harness its positive thinking power! If you'd like to check out that TGIF episode, please go... more »

Hey Peeps in just a little over an hour from now at 2pm pst, +Dr. Simone Ravicz will be the guest, interviewed on the Empowering Women, Transforming Lives radio show hosted by Rebecca Hall Gruyter. They will be discussing the topic of harnessing positive brain power to the benefit of your business.

I can tell you from first hand experience that Dr. Simone is really good, she knows her stuff and can teach you how to retrain your brain to dump ingrained negativity and replace it with positive thinking.

Dr. Simone was also a featured guest on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout last October (has it been that long already? whew!) and she shared some fantastic insights into how our brain works, and how to properly harness its positive thinking power! If you'd like to check out that TGIF episode, please go to http://meilanimacdonald.com/tgif-business-networking-hangout/how-to-combat-work-stress-withdr-simone-ravicz/

I'll be tuning in today at 2pm to hear her on Rebecca's show. If you do too, please let me know what you think of it in the comments below. Cheers!___

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2014-07-12 00:38:03 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Smokin' Monkeys Batman I have been Hanging Out for 4 hours now and whew I'm a little tuckered out, but oh so jazzed at the same time!

I was fortunate enough to get sort of accidentally caught up in the +Network Round Table Small Biz Happy Hour HOA today with +DENNIS N. DUCE +Stephanie Sims +Gina Dominica and +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales, discussing the topic Inception. We also discussed Communication and I especially loved everything Alexandra had to say about the importance of communication. She's impressive!  Here's the link to that HOA: 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1glrpslmknf5ifadfm0nrol888


We also spoke about the benefits of collaboration and finding great team members whose skills and talents complement our own. That was especially fun, since collaboration and team building will be the subject of thenext ... more »

Smokin' Monkeys Batman I have been Hanging Out for 4 hours now and whew I'm a little tuckered out, but oh so jazzed at the same time!

I was fortunate enough to get sort of accidentally caught up in the +Network Round Table Small Biz Happy Hour HOA today with +DENNIS N. DUCE +Stephanie Sims +Gina Dominica and +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales, discussing the topic Inception. We also discussed Communication and I especially loved everything Alexandra had to say about the importance of communication. She's impressive!  Here's the link to that HOA: 
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1glrpslmknf5ifadfm0nrol888


We also spoke about the benefits of collaboration and finding great team members whose skills and talents complement our own. That was especially fun, since collaboration and team building will be the subject of the next TGIF Business Networking Hangout, next Friday, July 18th at 9am pst.  My special guests will be +Jessica Dewell and +Jim Ault!  

Here's the link to the TGIF event page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cqhjpf5njlm03nnq1iojm938gqg

Round Table esteemed panel peeps, if any of you are available then please do come on over and join in! :)

Immediately after the Round Table HOA, I had a very productive meeting with my own wonderful team about our collaborative project, now in the planning and building stage. That team is comprised of +Janice Hurlburt, a Super VA (virtual assistant), and +Cyndi Fleming-Alton, a very creative and talented web mistress! We are doing great things together!

For anyone that happened to catch the Round Table HOA today, you'll know what I mean when I say Janice is our Stephanie, lol!

But no more Hangouts today... my tummy is grumbling something about it's time for dinner. I hope you are all enjoying a nice end to your work days!  

And those of you just beginning your work day....I hope your days are as awesome and productive as mine was today, woot woot!!

#Teamwork   #Collaboration   #TGIFBNH   #RoundTable   #Networking  ___

2014-07-11 16:32:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Woohoo TGIF!  No Hangout this week, but next week's TGIF Business Networking Hangout is all about Collaboration and Team Building and features special guests +Jessica Dewell and +Jim Ault!  Both of these wonderful peeps enjoy beneficial collaborations with team members that contribute their time, skills and talents to projects that benefit them all.  Read the Event listing to find out more, and hit that YES button to get a reminder for the HOA next Friday!

TGIF Business Networking Hangout brings great info especially for small biz owners, solopreneurs, and non-profit entities. All are welcome to join in!

Hi Peeps! The next TGIF features special guests +Jim Ault and +Jessica Dewell discussing the many benefits of Collaboration and Team Building.

Welcome Special Guests Jim Ault and Jessica Dewell  
Jim Ault is a master collaborator who reminds me a little bit of the Pied Piper. He seems to gather the most interesting folks on Google+, and has become a valuable team member on many interesting projects as a result. Jim’s business is helping others who host Hangouts to use their resulting rich library of video footage to create great short promos for their business.

Jessica Dewell is a business consultant who has partnered with an awesome team of mighty women to bring us the Women In Business Today weekly Hangout. It's a great Hangout and it is where I first got exposed and then connected to some very awesome ladies here on the Plus, which just goes to show you that Hangouts on Air really do help to build a great reputation and expose you to new audiences!
 

What We'll Be Discussing
We will be discussing Collaborations and Team Building. There are lots of great benefits to collaborating on a project with a great team. Each team member has valuable skills and experience that they bring to the collaborative effort, and they also have their own set of resources they can bring to the table. The result is a nice library of resources and skill sets that the project leaders can call on to make their project great!

Both Jim and Jessica will share with us real life examples of this in action, sharing their stories about collaborative projects they are working on and how they've helped to build a great team for their project.

Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!
Participate in the live discussion using the Q&A feature, or leave your questions and comments here in the event listing. You can leave them before the show even!  

Please share this event with your friends and colleagues who would also find this topic interesting and useful. Use the "Invite More" button just below this text box to invite your friends and colleagues. 

Would You Like To Join Us Inside The Hangout?
Select YES or MAYBE if you want to get a reminder from your G+ Event Calendar.  If you'd like to join us INSIDE the HOA, leave a comment below with your request for an invite!  I'll add you to my TGIF notify and invite circle, and you'll receive invitations to join us in TGIF.  

Camera Shy? First Timer? No Problem! TGIF is Newbie Friendly! :)
If you want to join in, and this is your first time, be sure to come into the "green room" (ie, come in before we go live) and I'll show you how to turn off your camera, mute and unmute, how to turn on your Lower Third banner (name stripe at the bottom of the screen), and generally make you feel comfy before we go on-air.  I usually open the Green Room around 8am-ish, and first -timers should come in by 8:30am.
 
TGIF is a business networking Hangout, not just an interview show, so if you want to come in and share your own experiences, or come in early to do some networking before the show airs, please do :)


The Other Good Stuff
Our web sites, which of course you really ought to check out :D

+Meilani MacDonald   http://MeilaniMacDonald.com  
You can find past episodes of TGIF archived on Meilani's web site - look in the top menus under Community Gardens–TGIF Business Networking Hangout.  

+Jim Ault  http://LettuceAdoreYou.com - ok quirky name but I LOVE it, love the play on words there! 

+Jessica Dewell - check out the +Women in Business Today page at https://plus.google.com/108267022547461402570/posts

Anyone else who is planning to join us, please do leave a self introduction in the comments, and be sure to include a link to your web site :)

What time will this broadcast be in YOUR time zone?
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Well that's it for now, mark your calendars for Friday, July 18th, and we'll see you live at 9am pst!!

#TGIFBNH #TGIF #Networking #Hangoutsonair     #Collaboration   #teambuilding  ___Woohoo TGIF!  No Hangout this week, but next week's TGIF Business Networking Hangout is all about Collaboration and Team Building and features special guests +Jessica Dewell and +Jim Ault!  Both of these wonderful peeps enjoy beneficial collaborations with team members that contribute their time, skills and talents to projects that benefit them all.  Read the Event listing to find out more, and hit that YES button to get a reminder for the HOA next Friday!

TGIF Business Networking Hangout brings great info especially for small biz owners, solopreneurs, and non-profit entities. All are welcome to join in!

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2014-07-10 22:04:58 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

My Desert Rat Cooling System
I overheard a computer repair businessperson tell someone to keep their hot running laptop cool temporarily by putting one of those fake ice pack things under it, along with a waterproof barrier such as a sheet of plastic, until she could come later that morning to pick up the laptop to give it a tune up. 

I thought what a great idea. I live in the desert and in the summer the temps are crazy - for the past few weeks it's been between 111 - 115 F (about 40-45C) regularly. During the hottest part of day, even with the a/c on and a fan blowing on my computer, it just plain gets hot in my home office, and the imac gets very hot. I usually take a break for an hour or two around this time because I just don't like running the machine that hot, but I decided to give that cooling thing a try. Why didn't I think of that before? Either I'm not... more »

My Desert Rat Cooling System
I overheard a computer repair businessperson tell someone to keep their hot running laptop cool temporarily by putting one of those fake ice pack things under it, along with a waterproof barrier such as a sheet of plastic, until she could come later that morning to pick up the laptop to give it a tune up. 

I thought what a great idea. I live in the desert and in the summer the temps are crazy - for the past few weeks it's been between 111 - 115 F (about 40-45C) regularly. During the hottest part of day, even with the a/c on and a fan blowing on my computer, it just plain gets hot in my home office, and the imac gets very hot. I usually take a break for an hour or two around this time because I just don't like running the machine that hot, but I decided to give that cooling thing a try. Why didn't I think of that before? Either I'm not techie enough or not redneck enough, lol!

Anyway, it's been working surprisingly well! Not only has the machine been cooler, there's a fringe benefit that the air that gets blown to me, which was hot before because it was hot air coming from the computer, is now a nice cool breeze. I'm much more comfy in general. 

Also note my high-tech computer lift. It's a wonderful science fiction short story anthology. If I do much more of this DIY fixit stuff my neck will most certainly turn red.  

#DesertRat #Redneck  ___

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2014-07-09 18:14:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

oooh just randomly came across this stuff by +Marc Allante / +Marc Allante Art, and I am IN LOVE with this art!

#beautiful   #art   

oooh just randomly came across this stuff by +Marc Allante / +Marc Allante Art, and I am IN LOVE with this art!

#beautiful   #art   ___

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