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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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Todd Hartley11,348While YouTube is a great hosting platform for all kinds of video, it's not ideal for every application. There are many other options available, but how do you know which one is right for you?Join hosts +Todd Hartley and +Marcus Krieg as they discuss video hosting options. Tweet during the event using the hashtag  #TWIVM . We're listening! The show will air at 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST on Friday January 9, 2014.  Say YES to the event invite to get access to the video for live viewing or watch it on demand.  We will also share the YouTube link here before show time for mobile viewers.Invite your friends and business associates for a very compelling conversation.Video Hosting: When To Use YouTube vs. Other Hosting Platforms2015-01-15 19:00:0052 
Zara Altair5,397+Vivekananda Baindoor Rao  brings peacefulness and calm amidst the engineer’s life. How does he get to the heart of his business? We explore the avenues to human potential and your business success.Watch live at Actation Now!: http://actationnow.com/this-weeks-zap/Watch live on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hROmDL51UVkResponding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.)*Hashtag: #MWZlive * Please use for your tweets and when sharing out the show.Like the topic? Know someone that will enjoy it? Invite your friends! About Vivek:TaglineIntegrate Simplify Life.IntroductionWake Technology Integrators LtdMy EmailI believe in living a simple life, I believe in thinking differently.I am proud to share my belief with Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci who said: "Simplicity is the Ultimate in Sophistication".Avoid the cowboys, work with the Indian.Let the Indian handle technology and you live an integrated simple life.If you are struggling to find someone who can integrate and simplify your projects and life, you have found the right person!Project Management (PRINCE2), Embedded Linux/Android Software Development, C/C++ Development, Technology Integration and Joomla Website DevelopmentGo ahead check out my LinkedIn Profile, YouTube Channel, website and twitter - all links are elsewhere on this page.To know a bit more about me in 6 minutes, click and watch my Video CV  Click and watch YouTube Playlist: HOA Series PRINCE2 for Small BusinessesBragging rightsAn Indian who encourages you to avoid the cowboys.Host +Zara Altair  created *The Midweek Zap*to help you develop an online strategy that works for you and your business. You are here!Go to Actation Now! website to view all original events plus articles to help you create and sustain your web presence.Love the show? Become a patron for just $1 a month.http://www.patreon.com/ZaraAltairFor more about Zara and YOU Plus training visit actationnow.com.Midweek Zap - Human Potential2015-01-07 21:00:0053 
Carrie Roldan1,073Why Video is a Business MUST in 2015- And How Not to Suck at it!WOOHOO!  It is the first #carrieroldanshow of 2015!!  Like many of you #mompreneurs out there, I’ve been on Holiday break with my children for the past two weeks… which is such a great reminder for me about WHY I choose to be an entrepreneur.  BUT, taking a break from the day to day of my business also give me a chance to reflect, to re-evaluate, and to work a bit ON my business, rather than IN it!  :)While I have some pretty freaking awesome goals for 2015 (and I am hoping that you guys do too),  one of the things that I noticed about 2014 is the HUUGE role that video has played in the current momentum and success of my business!At first, the idea of creating videos for a faceless audience that I was trying to build felt weird and intimidating.  And making those videos PUBLIC… like actually getting people to watch them was downright terrifying.  But, I had been told by enough people that I respected that I had better start using videos to serve, communicate with, and market to my audience.  And lo and behold, it worked!I met +Dawn Andrews  in June of 2014 on a mastermind call that we were both on, and was immediately intimidated by her credentials as a Hollywood coach who had made it all the way to Oprah! (Hello… you guys know that is my dream!!!!).  But as we became peers, we started helping each other out… becoming business BFFs!  She was asking my advice with creating and marketing her new product (which I cannot wait to tell you guys about), and I was asking hers on the idea of a Google hangout on air!  In fact, if it wasn’t for Dawmn this show might still be an idea in my head… but sometime last summer, she challenged me to “start next week”... and the rest is history!I am excited to have Dawn as a guest not only because she gave me the kick in the ass I needed to start my show, but because I believe that she can give each of us just the push we need to get over our fears and hangups around using video in our businesses in 2015. Dawn will draw upon her experience in Hollywood, a women’s empowerment expert, AND a business strategist to serve us  this week, and I cannot wait to get the conversation started!So tell us your journey with video!  Is it working for you?  How are you using videos in your business to date?  If you aren't using video yet, what is stopping you?Soooooo, if whether you are currently using video on your website, in social media, to create products, or you have your own hangout on air, I promise that you will get some gWhy Video is a Business MUST in 2015- And How Not to Suck at it!2015-01-07 19:30:0021 
80Watch on YouTube if you prefer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jioZNdawNVAIt’s true!  We have now entered into the New Year of 2015, and we are eager to be again a major part of your Google+ Hangouts-on-Air Journey!  This is the Place to Practice!On Monday, January 5th, the focus will be on YOU telling us what you could use some help in along your HOA goals.  We know that some people seek to gain Comment Tracking practice, Hosting practice, and Co-Hosting practice.  We also have heard that you would like more details in how to set things up for a LIVE HOA Broadcast.  Are there any other ideas you have in mind?+Jim Ault  will be gaining some Comment Tracking experience during this show.  Please join us! Remember:  Select YES or MAYBE so this event is placed into your Calendar as a placeholder as a reminder.  Selecting NO will not give you any reminder notifications.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.  If you would like to be on any future shows, please send an email our way – Meloney Hall at Meloney@bigupticksocial.com OR Rayne Dowell at  info@socialmediastrategynow.comEach week, we’ll have one or two guests 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 us 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 us?Guests who have requested to be on the show will receive the JOIN HOA notification 15-20 minutes before we GO-LIVE on-air to prep inside the “green room” (pre-show area).  Guests will also be invited to stay with us after the show for a quick “WOW, I Did It” release-of-joy moment!  We launch our HOA’s from a G+ Business Page, which means you will have to “circle” it (add it).  This is the link to the page:  Lights, Camera, HOA! The First in 2015!2015-01-05 22:30:0016 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Jim Ault discussing his SEO Recipe for Social Success: Web Site, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest!What We’ll Be Discussing  SEO - everyone wants to know what it is and what it means. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and basically it means doing things that will make your name and business brand search results friendly. When someone is searching for info on the kinds of goods and services you provide, what can you do to increase the chances that YOUR links will show up in their search results? In most cases, people want to drive traffic to their web sites. In Jim’s special recipe, it isn’t necessarily about your web site itself that needs to show up in the search results, but rather your content, posted across various social sites, because that content will in turn send viewers to your web site. About the Special GuestsJoining us will be +Jim Ault who is someone who really just loves working with video and visual media to create cool content that is fun to create and helps people build their reputation, brand identity, and audience. I have personally learned a lot of really good tips from Jim, and he’s been on TGIF a few times when we’ve discussed video marketing topics in particular. Jim will be discussing how we can take advantage of video and graphics technology that is now readily available to anyone, to benefit our businesses in 2015!About the Host +Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. Meilani serves solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits with online and in-person trainings in creating effective outreach strategies and using Google’s powerful tools, as well as providing graphic design services. Meilani also runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to help members spend their social outreach marketing time on purpose, with purpose. Club resources are all made available to members via a private community right here on Google+!Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!Participate in the live discussion by joining us inside the Hangout! If you are camera shy, participate by posting your questions and comments here in the event listing. You can leave them before tTGIF Business Networking Hangout - SEO Recipe for Success 20152015-01-02 18:00:0015 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guests +Pamir Kiciman, +Amiee Wyant, and possibly, if we're lucky, +Diane Cobb, discussing Beating Depression So We Can Get Back to Business!What We’ll Be Discussing  ”Tis the Season to be Jolly…” So the song goes, however for many of us the holiday season brings extra pressures, stress and sadness. What better time to discuss mood swings, depression, the effects they have on our well-being and thus our businesses, and tips for fighting the down swings. Please note this is not a medical show, and we won’t be covering illnesses such as bi-polar and other syndromes that require professional treatment. But the everyday stresses that are enhanced by the holidays, the emotions that can be brought on by what we think the holidays should be like vs. what they are like, and even the effect that cold, cloudy, overcast days on end can have on our psyches are all up for discussion. We’ll also discuss what we can do to take extra care of ourselves during this time, how to keep our spirits calmer, our meals healthier, and our bodies and minds better able to deal with all those emotions.About the Special GuestsJoining us will be: +Pamir Kiciman, a Reiki instructor who focuses on helping people find balance and healing through meditation, spirituality, and mind-body connection. He believes in self-empowerment through conscious living, and when we are empowered, we are able to face our challenges with confidence, calm, and success. Pamir will bring to the discussion his insights into how getting in touch with our spirituality soothes our souls.+Amiee Wyant has a background in massage therapy, and that led her on a path to creating organic, herbal remedy products - such as balms and teas - that help people in a variety of ways, from breathing better to sleeping better to soothing sore muscle aches and pains. Restful sleep and healthful diet are so important in battling the seasonal blues, and Amiee’s experience in massage therapy and holistic health principles will bring great insights to this discussion!About the Host +Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. As someone who worked as a public outreach associate for a water agency, this episode is particTGIF Business Networking Hangout - Beating Depression So We Can Get Back To Business2014-12-19 18:00:0017 
Yifat Cohen71,888What if....Google+ is not a social network at all - never intended to be a Facebook killer, nor a Twitter wanna-be and definitely not in a rush to keep up with everything else out there...?What if....Google+ is Google's way of analyzing our personal relationships across all their products (because relationships can't be faked) and use that knowledge to fuel services like Google Now, Nest, Home automation and Driveless cars...?"So what the fuck is Google+ for anyway?"+Chris Messina is an ex-Google employee who helped design the UX of Google+ before he left Google a year ago, and whose name came up again on the Plus stream when he shared his Thoughts on Google+ asking [quote] "So what the fuck is Google+ for anyway?" and got the community talking.SO LET'S TALK HANGOUT ABOUT IT.Chris is very disappointed with Google+ because he expects better from Google.But maybe he's expecting the wrong things?+Mike Elgan rebutted Chris' post and defended Google+ in a Google+ post that was shared 524 time and sparked conversations across the Plus (https://www.gplusgotogal.com/MikeElganRebuttal1) Chris responded - https://www.gplusgotogal.com/ChrisMessinaRebutalAnd Mike claimed that Chris lost the argument because he didn't answer the main questions:"What site has1) a better community;2) better troll control;3) better photo tools;4) better integration with a leading wearables platform;5) better conversations;6) better monetization;7) better search?"(https://www.gplusgotogal.com/MikeElganRebuttal2)Basically, comparing Google+ to Facebook again. (sigh)IS CHRIS USING GOOGLE+ WRONG?Chris, who was an integral part in the development of Google+ for 3.5 years was told by +Jaana Nyström that he was using Google+ wrong. He should have been talking and listening to Top Contributors (which Jaana is one) who have their ears to the ground:"Which is the direction it's taking? That depends. Also on us, the users.  GooGoogle Rebuttal - Chris Messina's Perspective.2014-12-11 19:00:00174 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features as special guests, YOU! It’s year end Business Networking Mixer time on TGIF!About the Special GuestThat’s right, this is something I like to do in December, which is provide an online forum to just have a plain old Business Networking Mixer - except it’s even better, because you don’t have to bundle up or drive through the snow to get there! So go grab yourself a nice hot cuppa whatever - coffee, tea, hot chocolate, mmmm - and come on in to the TGIF Business Networking Hangout on Air to do some casual mixing and mingling! This is also a great opportunity for newbies to test the waters of joining in a Hangout and being on camera, without the pressure of being in a formal interview.What We’ll Be Discussing  Brush up on that 30 second elevator speech you want to practice, get your best upcoming event promo pitch on, and then just be ready to enjoy the mixer. Fear not, for your fearless host has some great ice breaker tricks up her sleeve in case the shy folks come on out. In fact, we can talk about how to handle those open networking mixers for the folks who have a hard time just walking up to strangers and introducing themselves. With this hosted event, you will be invited to introduce yourself, and I’ll have a few questions for everyone that comes in so  you can feel good and comfy and right at home. In fact, you may actually BE at home, lol, but you’ll still get to join a business mixer! Seriously, it just doesn’t get better than that!  So do come in and join us!About the Host+Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. Now serving solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits, she runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to take their business branding, strategy planning and social outreach to the next level, to help small businesses connect with their customer using social avenues. Club resources are all made available via a private community right here on Google+.Do You Want to Do Some Business Networking? Got Questions? Chime in!Participate in the live discussion by joining us inside the Hangout! If you are camera shy, participate by posting 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. UsTGIF Business Networking Hangout - Year End Business Networking Mixer!2014-12-05 18:00:0014 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features as special guests, YOU! It’s year end Business Networking Mixer time on TGIF!About the Special GuestThat’s right, this is something I like to do in December, which is provide an online forum to just have a plain old Business Networking Mixer - except it’s even better, because you don’t have to bundle up or drive through the snow to get there! So go grab yourself a nice hot cuppa whatever - coffee, tea, hot chocolate, mmmm - and come on in to the TGIF Business Networking Hangout on Air to do some casual mixing and mingling! This is also a great opportunity for newbies to test the waters of joining in a Hangout and being on camera, without the pressure of being in a formal interview.What We’ll Be Discussing  Brush up on that 30 second elevator speech you want to practice, get your best upcoming event promo pitch on, and then just be ready to enjoy the mixer. Fear not, for your fearless host has some great ice breaker tricks up her sleeve in case the shy folks come on out. In fact, we can talk about how to handle those open networking mixers for the folks who have a hard time just walking up to strangers and introducing themselves. With this hosted event, you will be invited to introduce yourself, and I’ll have a few questions for everyone that comes in so  you can feel good and comfy and right at home. In fact, you may actually BE at home, lol, but you’ll still get to join a business mixer! Seriously, it just doesn’t get better than that!  So do come in and join us!About the Host+Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. Now serving solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits, she runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to take their business branding, strategy planning and social outreach to the next level, to help small businesses connect with their customer using social avenues. Club resources are all made available via a private community right here on Google+.Do You Want to Do Some Business Networking? Got Questions? Chime in!Participate in the live discussion by joining us inside the Hangout! If you are camera shy, participate by posting 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. UsTGIF Business Networking Hangout - Year End Business Networking Mixer!2014-12-05 18:00:0014 
antonio velez596Come Join Me as I bang out some amazing tunes but the think Is you will never know what I will spin it is a surprise.. Hope to see you all there. Just Click this Link to Enter..>> http://www.mixify.com/klubhouseradio <<DJ UnderDInfluence Soundz For All Sessionz2014-11-27 01:00:008 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Cat Shrier discussing Web Summits and Water Innovators!About the Special GuestWater issues awareness is growing - and Cat Shrier is on a mission to make water awareness, water stakeholders collaboration, and water news her business! To that end, Cat created http://WaterCitizenNews.com, a clearinghouse for the latest news and info having to do with water management, wise water use in industry, and public awareness of water issues and innovations.In the course of this mission, I had the pleasure of being Cat’s behind the scenes co-pilot for her recent WaterCitizen Veterans Day Hangout with Water Vetrepreneurs, where she brought a prestigious panel of water warriors together to discuss how their military backgrounds or experiences have influenced and prepared them for becoming public or private industry waterpreneurs.What We’ll Be Discussing  Cat is planning a 5 day Water Innovators Websummit to be held via Google Hangouts on Air and taking place from Dec. 15 - 19, 2014. We’ll be answering the question “What is a Websummit Anyway?” and discussing the challenges of planning such an event, and the triumphs and payoff that comes from the event - in other words, why a websummit?I’m pretty sure there will be some water topics in there too! After all, water is life... we can’t live without it, and keeping it clean and flowing is a necessity in our homes and businesses. And being the responsible, conscientious business people and solopreneurs that we are, I’m guessing YOU might have some questions about what you can do to help make that happen!About the Host+Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. As someone who worked as a public outreach associate for a water agency, this episode is particularly exciting to her! Now serving solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits, she runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to take their business branding, strategy planning and social outreach to the next level. These resources are all made available via a private community right here on GoogTGIF Business Networking Hangout - Websummits and Water Innovators2014-11-21 18:00:0016 
Elaine Nieberding1,048#holyshiftshow EPISODE 5  -  F* Words: Family on the G+ FrontierTUES November 18th -   2 pm EST   (Time Converter -  http://goo.gl/x3CftE )MOBILE ACCESS (YouTube)#holyshiftshow Episode 5 - F*Words: Feeling Family on the G+ FrontierNovember, with the US Thanksgiving approaching, is when opening to receiving and extending gratitude, and thanks, seems easier.  +Dave Moore, guest on the premier #holyshiftshow , and again this one, calls it F*anks.Let's explore the blessings of Finding Family (resonant connections) on the Google+ Frontier.  Can social media friendships even feel "like family?"   How about inviting - luring our Facebook friends and followers over here  to experience and feel the F*amily and explore the F*rontier!The Holy ShiFt Show   #holyshifthow -  "Finding unifying solutions through play."  Spend 45 minutes of renewal time here to help you get through these "Holy ShiFt times."  Word-play, laughter, heart-opening conversation to shiFt you, lift you, reconnect you to your Why, your wise-self.  In the comment stream, play, share, question, greet the other viewers.  Come into the post-broadcast "after party" hangout room too (if the link is provided, and you have a little bit of "hanging out" experience.)HOSTESS:  +Elaine Nieberding  https://www.google.com/+ElaineNieberdingYou Tube (show archives) http://goo.gl/ulrQpKTHE GUEST PANEL DAVE MOORE -  creator of Human Potential Technology, is a transformation evangelist, development, advancement & growth catalyst, iconoclast and critical thinker.   For individuals, companies or work teams ready to transform, the HPT system aims to elegantly strip negativity and disempowering belief systems away. It utilizes state of the art techniques from NLP, Hypnosis, Persuasion, Influence, Zen, Psycho-Cybernetics and Neuro- Science.  Elaine Nieberding says "Get curious about what Dave Moore learned from Aristotle Onassis."  Learn more at http://www.mooreconsortium.com  and his HPT Transformation Community on G+. ZARA ALTAIR, creator and hostess for The Midweek Zap #MWZ live broadcast series, helps individuals  "develop an online strategy#holyshiftshow Episode 5 - F*Words: Feeling Family on the G+ Frontier2014-11-18 20:00:0054 
Carrie Roldan1,073How To live In Alignment With The Call of Your Soul; 4 keys to living in your sweet spot- Episode 3 with Trisha SavoviaSo far, in our special hangout series about living in alignment with the call of your soul (aka your #sweetspot ), we've spoken +Kelly Jo Murphy  who helped us shift from "doing" to "being", and +Cindia Carrere , who  enlightened us to the reality that intuition is not the voice - the call of our soul, but rather how we interpret it!  That was a total #holyshift  moment for me!  BTW, thanks for that phrase +Elaine Nieberding ! ;)As we delve further into the 4 keys to living in our sweet spot, +Trisha Savoia  will be our guide!In case you forgot, I've defined the four keys to living in alignment with the call of your soul as:1. Hear it2. Listen to it3. Act on it4. Live from itBut it is the #HOW of these four keys that seems to trip most of us up.   And that is why I am excited to have this conversation with +Trisha Savoia .I met Trisha via skype (this was before I was a total #hangoutwhore  - thanks for that term +Lisa Engles ) as a result of a friend telling me that I simply had to know this woman, and she was right!  Not only is Trisha a #mompreneur  , but the author of the Soulful parent; How to nurture your child's true self 7 set the stage for growth &fulfillment.  It is FREAKY-DEEKY how much her story resonates with my owHow To live In Alignment With The Call of Your Soul; 4 keys to living in your sweet spot- Episode 3 with Trisha Savovia2014-11-17 19:30:0010 
Carrie Roldan1,073How to Live in Alignment With the Call of Your Soul: 4 keys to living in your sweet spot! -Episode 1 with Kelly Jo MurphyDo you suffer from “I’ll be Happy When…”Syndrome?  You know!  I’ll be happy whenI lose 10 lbsI double my incomeI find the perfect mateI get marriedI have kidsI get my kids to behaveI have enough clientsI finally pay off debtthe house is picked upI finally achieve work-life balance….And while we’re on the subject, what is happiness, really?  We have an intuitive knowing that happiness isn’t the the things I’ve just mentioned, and yet be too often believe that achieving this “I’ll be happy when…” list will bring it to us.But it won’t.   #arewenuts ?  Why do we keep chasing these things if we already know that none of them are the key to happiness? I believe it is because they seduce us into believing that they HOLD the key... that elusive feeling we’re all searching for.  The sweet spot where we are on purpose, in our groove, and in complete alignment with the call of our soul!When we can find and sustain that alignment, miracles occur in our lives, businesses, families, health, and relationships!   So how do we do it?  How do we live in alignment with the call of our soul? This question has been my driving force for several years, and has lead me to many an expert, but since I support #mompreneurs in body, mind, and business, I’ve decided to interview a panel of intuitive female experts in body, mind, business, and (as a sweet bonus), parenting!  Serioulsy, how badly do you wish you could stay in the parenting sweet spot?!?!Let's Kick off Episode 1 where the #carrieroldanshow   left off last week with Expertmaker, +Kelly Jo Murphy, shall we?+Kelly Jo Murphy  said last week: "Each of us has one thread ... but it can translate into numerous things. When you're coming from that one place, everything doesn't have to happen at once." And it is that "one place" that I want to explore this week.  Kelly Jo helps people come from this one place, find their one thing, and become the go-to expert at it. She helps experts become known, but more importantly (to me anyway), she helps them to create a life where they're living in alignment with the call of theiHow to Live in Alignment With the Call of Your Soul: 4 keys to living in your sweet spot! -Episode 1 with Kelly Jo Murphy2014-11-11 19:30:0012 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Pamela Ziemann discussing Healthy Eating for Better Business!What We'll Be DiscussingFood awareness is growing - more and more healthy recipes are finding their way to our Pinterest boards, more posts shedding light on GMOs, farm animal welfare and the virtues of organic fruits and vegetables are making the social media rounds. In this episode of TGIF we'll learn about the positive effects that healthy eating has on our bodies, our brains, and in turn, our business. When we are better able to focus on tasks at hand, think more clearly, and feel good while we work, both our mood and our work quality improves.About the Special Guest  +Pamela Ziemann teaches people how to nourish their soul and connect with nature by eating real food, through her Elemental Cuisine courses.Pamela is a Certified Raw Food Chef, Licensed Avatar Master, World Peace Diet Facilitator, and Distinguished Toastmaster, and these are just a few of her titles. She has been a speaker at the Portland Vegfestand Chicago Veganmania, and is author of Giving Voice to Your Cause: Speaking Tips for Nonprofit Professionals and Can You Be A Vegan: And Still Have Friends...Over for Dinner. Pamela also volunteers for a local CSA and a reading program for kids.About the Host+Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. Now serving solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits, she runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to help them take their business branding, strategy planning and social outreach to the next level. These resources are all made available via a private community right here on Google+.Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!Participate in the live discussion by joining us inside the Hangout! If you are camera shy, participate by posting 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 tTGIF Business Networking Hangout - Healthy Eating for Better Business w/Pamela Ziemann2014-11-07 18:00:0018 
John Jurkiewicz583During this HOA I am going to show you how easy it is to use the screen sharing option in Google Hangouts to enhance your presentations and I'll  discuss how the use of animation on your slides can create greater value in your presentations when used correctly .when used correctly. This presentation should last 30 to 45 minutesScreen Sharing & HOA's Part 2: Setting up a Screen Share and the Use of Animation2014-11-06 17:30:0013 
Jess + Scott + You309Anytime is the time to start documenting and building systems. The benefits are understood, yet the rewards may not be realized … until we find ourselves desiring time away from our business. Right now, we’re on the cusp of festivities from Octoberfest to Groundhog’s day (with several in between). Times like this crop up all year long for usIf the answer is yes, by choice - coolio. If the answer is yes out of necessity … you can choose a different outcome. It’s never too late to start building systems. There may be varying levels of overwhelm though and what pushes us forward into action.+Stephanie Sims will join +Jessica Dewell and +Scott Scowcroft  to talk about discovering how to empower our businesses through small steps that become permanent, leverageable systems over time.We’ll be exploring questions with Stephanie like:What are baby steps, I only see a complete ideas in place (not part of one…)What does leverage mean when it comes to systems and processes?What makes a system permanent, and how does that actually help us get what we want out of our business?How can my business give me more of a life?Instinctually, overwhelm (another expression of fight or flight) exists to protect us. The emotional and mental fuel behind overwhelm can transform the path we’re building for ourselves. And, don’t forget: YOU (the Y in JSY) matter! The conversation has started - over on Youtube! (The link is: Baby-step Lasting Leveraged Systems)More about Stephanie: finance-ability.comBring a friend! Share this show out to 2 people you know that would be interested - invite them personally and let them know you’re thinking about them!(We are a LATE show. Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay Wednesday!)*Hashtag: #JSY * Please use for your tweets and when sharing out the show. Want to share, but don’t know what to say?:---Want something to share? Here’s a start!---Tweet:#JSY 11-4-14 @ 715p PT > http://gBaby-step Lasting Leveraged Systems2014-11-05 04:15:0047 
Hangout With Geoffrey39I get questions by email, on the phone and in social situations about Public Speaking, this Thursday I will answer the best and the worst questions and any your may have. Just reply to this and I will get them or if you would like to be on the panel, let me know GeoffreyQuestions & Answers2014-10-30 17:00:003 
Carrie Roldan1,073Struggling Entrepreneurs, Do You Have SOS (Shiny Object Syndrome)?Let's just cut the crap and get right to the point.  I am recovering from Shiny Object Syndrome!Allow me to explain:  As a new coach, and a stay at home mom, I was determined to earn 6 figures (or more)  working from home.  For me, this meant learning about how to leverage more than my 1:1 time, create information products , and gain an online presence.  So, i began scourinte internet fr information on how to do this. and suddenly, i was bombarded with free information... free video series', webinars, and telecasses from well respected 6 and 7 figure business owners who were doing exactly what i wanted to do,and were willing to teach me how to do it too... if i would enroll in their program.So I did, but one program lead to another.  Each bit of new business advice seemed to lead me down the rabbit hole of other programs and services that I needed to invest in if I wanted to achieve my goals. The solution to my business dreams always seemed to be one program away.  And I simply got to the point where I felt like a fool.I felt like some kind of business/self help sucker.  I was thousands of dollars in debt, and and more confused than ever.  My problem, of course, was Shiny Object Syndrome!  Thank goodness for my friend, and expert coach,  +Kelly Jo Murphy  who gave me a virtual slap upside the head and reminded me that I didn't need another program,  I just needed to stop letting really good fear-based marketing get to me!  I met Kelly Jo a little over a year ago where she was an active member in a joint venture community that I had joined. She too was a busy mompreneur with a dream of doing business on line, and a passion for fitness, fun, and authenticity. We became friends, and have supported each other in growing our businesses through the roller coaster that is home-based mompreneurhood!.  One of the things that I continue to be impressed by in Kelly Jo is her ability to quickly cut through the crap and get to what matters most at the moment. She has a knack for helping people figure out their niche and their unique offer.  What started out as Kelly Jo just trying to help her fellow coaches, has turned into her full time coaching business.  Kelly Jo has quickly become the go to expert in becoming the go to expert!  I know she doesn't like to be called the expertmaker, because she insists that her clients were already experts, but KJ helps her clients become known as experts, and there is an important distinction!So, if you are a coach, author, speaker, or mompreneur who want to become known as the go-to expert,  you won't want to miss this week's episode of the  Struggling Mompreneurs, Do You Have SOS (Shiny Object Syndrome)?2014-10-29 18:30:0025 
Jess + Scott + You309From socks to voice inflection to presence we make a statement about ourselves. With multi-media becoming the new norm … visuals create impact. (No, today we’re not talking about profile pictures - but it can make for a great conversation!) We will talk about supportive elements to add context and depth to messages.  Whether still graphics, animation, video, even …. slide decks.For those of you that are unfamiliar with the term, a slide deck may also be known as Powerpoint, Keynote, Slideshare, Prezi, and a host of other applications that allow for the creation of a series of slides to use in conjunction with a speech or presentation (that includes free content too).Helping us explore keeping ourselves front and center, confident, and in a way that ensures our message is received: +Gary Rogers  +Michelle Mazur  +Geoffrey X Lane.How does this relate to the supreme unselfishness? YOU telling a story with a specific purpose using a slide deck that serves as the outline focuses attention on the slides. Effective use of visuals ADD to your message keeping you the focal point.---Please share the show! Here’s starter text for you:---Tweet:#JSY 10-28-14 @ 715p PT http://goo.gl/sNVTqi < YOU: The Total Package. Join @Jess_Dewell& #ScottScowcroft … & ME!Google+ / Facebook Share:Add Context and Depth to Your Message +Jessica Dewell  and +Scott Scowcroft  dive into the use of slide decks while keeping the attention and focus of sales conversation on us. Joining the panel: +Gary Rogers +YOU: The Total Package2014-10-29 03:15:0047 
Manly Pinterest Tips380Join us each week for The Manly Pinterest Tips Show and PodcastOur mission, (and we choose to accept it) is to give practical tips to help you succeed on +Pinterest Join us for this episode as we talk to +Susan Wenner Jackson about Changes on Pinterest, The New Smart Feed & More.Susan Wenner Jackson is a working mom of two kids (5 and 8) and wife to a consumer tech journalist and photographer, Jerry Jackson. They live in West Chester, Ohio, where Susan grew up.Susan is the VP of content partnerships for +Ahalogy, a content marketing startup company focused on delivering results from Pinterest. She heads up the Ahalogy Content Network, a partnership with the web’s top bloggers, writers, photographers and designers creating amazing content.Susan cofounded the blog Working Moms Against Guilt and is a regular contributor to iBlog Magazine.She earned a master’s degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Miami University. She’s worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, PR professional, copywriter and social media consultant.Susan's Contact Info & Social Links:susan@ahalogy.comhttp://www.facebook.com/susanwennerjacksonhttps://twitter.com/SusanWJackson    https://plus.google.com/+SusanWennerJacksonhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/swjacksonhttp://pinterest.com/susanwjacksonAhalogy Links:http://www.ahalogy.com/https://twitter.com/ahalogyhttps://www.facebook.com/Ahalogyhttp://www.pinterest.com/ahalogy/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjzOAMCgwoz4cQ-naVlmgDwMake sure to aThe Manly Pinterest Tips Show - With Special Guest Susan Wenner Jackson2014-10-23 21:00:0054 
Zara Altair5,397Audience driven data diving!+William Rock, #GeekAholic , returns and takes it to the max to hold open forum on the Midweek Zap. Want to know more? Where do I go to…..? What does the data mean? Post your questions.Very excited to open up topic discussion to the Zapster audience!+Lee Rickler  is our guest question poser.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 William:TaglineComplete #GeekAholic of Internet Marketing / Security / OtherIntroductionTrue Geek in every way possible, I enjoy technology and feel it is my destiny to keep companies not only SAFE ONLINE but to help them GROW their Internet Traffic into qualified leads. I have worked with some of the largest technology names including Microsoft, Cisco and enjoy any challenge presented ... Just don't let me catch you being a SPAMMERAs for Skills:TrainingSeminarsInternet Marketing Strategy AdvisementWeb Site / Off Site ForensicsVideo / Editingand Much MoreBragging rightsSince 1998 I have been Studying Google and Marketing with the Best of the Best.Host +Zara Altair  created *The Midweek Zap*to help you develop an online strategy that works for you and your business. You are here!Go to Actation Now! website to view all original events plus articles to help you create and sustain your web presence.For more about Zara and YOU Plus training visit actationnow.com.Catch past Midweek Zap shows:http://goo.gl/IgYCRKMidweek Zap - Data Dive Live2014-10-22 21:00:0040 
John Jurkiewicz583Did you ever wonder why some HOA's just keep you coming back for more? What’s the secret? What makes a really great Hangout on Air? This Monday, October 20, 2014 our panel will give you their thoughts and insights on creating and delivering great Hang Out’s on Air. Our lineup includes:From GetBizy with Jim and Kit we have The Innovation Coach, James Fierce and social media marketing strategist Krithika Rangarajan.The Creator of the Business Besties Community, author, coach, speaker, runner, HOA host and mompreneur Carrie Roldan. Meilani MacDonald, Brand Identity& Outreach Strategy Consultants, the host of the TGIF Business Networking HangoutJoin us and learn what helped them to create effective and informative HOA’sWhat Makes a Great Hangout on Air2014-10-20 18:00:0031 
DENNIS N. DUCE2,104Daily Quick Tips on HOA'sMonday Through Friday at 2:02 pm Mountain, 4:02 pm EDT, 3:02 pm CDT, and 1:02 pm PDT*HOA Tips Episode Four: Title and Importing Your Banner into the "Old Method" of creating an HOA.I will be touching on how to get a good title and inporting the Banner we created in Episode One.YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/R5-h9MV8UvYGoogle+ Link: http://goo.gl/Fj1Gb2YouTube Feed: http://goo.gl/TakW0RThe Project Training HOA: http://goo.gl/vh3bGEDennis N. Duce HOA How Too Feed: http://goo.gl/Z44PozEach day I will go live for 2 minutes to explain different tips on how to make the most out of your HOA. Join me this week as I explain how to set up your banner image and other graphics for maximum benefit to your business, cause, or personal brand.HOA Tips Episode One:How do I create a banner that is best suited to my Hangout On Air? This short video will show you the first step I take in creating a banner for a new Hangout On Air.YouTube Link: http://goo.gl/ECFhinHOA Tips Episode Two Giving Your Banner Graphic a Searchable Title:Why is it important to create a good title for the banner of your HOA/Hangout On AIr.Mobile Link: http://goo.gl/9KYVHaHOA Tips Episode Three Setting Up The "Old Way" for maximum Search ValueStep one for setting up your HOA using the "Old Method" 1. Go to Events2. Set up eventI will get into more details tomorrow.YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/R5-h9MV8UvYGoogle+ Link: http://goo.gl/Fj1Gb2 #AskTheDuce     #GombocMe     #HOATips   #HOATricks   #HOABanding   #HOAEngagement   #hangoutsonair  Daily HOA Engagement Tips and Tricks - Dennis N. Duce - Week One2014-10-17 22:02:0031 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hi Peeps!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Travis Taylor discussing The Future of Hangouts, Interactive TV, and Storytelling!What We'll Be DiscussingWe will be discussing Google's plans to take over the world, mwuahahaha! Ok maybe not, but we will be having an interesting discussion speculating on the future of Hangouts on Air and Interactive TV, as in are Hangouts on Air the future of Interactive TV? We'll also discuss Storytelling and how important it is in creating any kind of show, from a Hangout on Air to your favorite murder mystery show to a great corporate or small business promotional video.About the Special Guest  +Travis Taylor is a self proclaimed passionate filmmaker raising awareness through digital media, and owner of http://www.digividmedia.com digital video creation services.Travis has an extensive background in the film production industry, having worked in many production related fields from rental equipment to production assistant to location manager. He used all his knowledge and experience to create his own digital video production company in San Diego, and now helps people and businesses tell their stories.I had a great discussion with Travis in a Hangout not too long ago and he is really so interesting and knowledgeable - this is going to be a great episode!About the Host +Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. Now serving solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits, she runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, and inspiration and motivation to take their social media strategy planning and social networking to the next level. These resources are all made available via a private Google+ community, where members can learn at their own pace, and take advantage of regular opportunities to Hangout with Meilani and get help creating their social media strategy plans and learning how to put them into action.Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!Participate in the live discussion using the Q&A feature, or leave your questionsTGIF Business Networking Hangout - Storytelling, Hangouts On Air, and Interactive TV with Travis Taylor2014-10-17 18:00:0023 
Women in Business Today243Please contribute to the conversation!  When anyone asks you if you are a leader, do you hesitate answering that question because your idea of what a leader does is something that you don’t do quite that way?  If a leader is to change the world, then you probably would answer that question as, “No, I haven’t changed the world, so I’m not a leader.”Oops --  think a little bit more about your answer!  Did you give valuable  advice to someone that totally changed the direction in which they were going? Have you stepped in to fill a gap in an emergency situation, which later saved the entire day?  As you can see, these examples are not things you did that changed the world; but they changed someone’s world!  That’s the best kind of leadership!   If we keep thinking that our type of leadership will never change the world, then we are thinking far too big about it, which in the end, hinders us.  Instead, we need to think about our type of leadership as just one moment at a time to  allow  each single moment to bloom into something grander than ever imagined.  The type of leadership we’ll be discussing on October 6 at #WIBT  isn’t about doing fabulous things for the purpose of receiving a plaque with our name and accomplishments on it. While that sometimes happens, those moments are few and far between.  We will discuss how we can impact those around us with little, yet powerful,  small “lollypop” moments, as mentioned in the TED Talk.  Please watch this small 5-minute video prior to our broadcast to gain an insight into this type of leadership.  It’s a fantastic talk! With nearly 1.5 million viewers of this video, you know there has to be something great about it! Drew Dudley is an excellent speaker! VIDEO: http://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership?language=enSelect 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.“Lollypop Moment” Leadership2014-10-07 00:00:0019 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hi Peeps!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Annie Cholakian discussing taking a product from idea to market #2!What We'll Be DiscussingWe will be discussing Annie’s experiences from how she came up with the designer hospital gown concept to how she is marketing it. In our discussions, Annie shared with me how she started out as a wholesale business, and then switched to an online business with retail market sales. We'll learn what influenced her to make that decision, and what she learned about creating and managing her online marketing campaigns, including how she figured out what were the best key words and phrases for her web site traffic and marketing efforts, and what clues to look for that would help her finesse those efforts. About the Special Guest  +Annie Cholakian  is owner of http://SilverMoonBay.com, creator of designer patient wear that cares - personal hospital gowns that feature pretty and comfortable fabrics, full back coverage, and arm snaps to make it easy to reach what they need to reach, for example i.v. tubes.Annie is a fellow #CoachellaValley  local, who is also interested in native plants and teaching other locals about the edible native plants that we never knew were used as food supplies for the native peoples that lived in the area long ago. She runs a public community on Google+ called "Western Desert Communities Wild Food", where she shares interesting info about and recipes featuring the local native edibles. About the Host+Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and social outreach consultant serving solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits. Meilani’s Blooming Business Club is a membership club through which Meilani provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, and inspiration and motivation to take their social media strategy planning and social networking to the next level. These resources are all made available via a private Google+ community, where members can learn at their own pace, and take advantage of regular opportunities to Hangout with Meilani and get help creating their social media strategy plans and learning how to put thTGIF Business Networking Hangout - Taking Your Product to Market #22014-10-03 18:00:0013 
Women in Business Today243This week we’re going to have a little fun with one of Kittie’s favourite words!Curmudgeon; a crusty, ill-tempered, and usually old person.You know us well by now and will have noticed we are all about positive energy. However, in our lives we can’t always give off positive energy and nor do we always receive it. We can’t, our biorhythms just don’t flow that way. And in fact, it would be a tragedy if we felt the need to censor ourselves to project a perfect image to outside world. Can you imagine how tiring that would be?It should be an enlightening conversation:We’ll talk about embracing the “Grumpy Cat” in us in a way it helps us to accept and process our negativity, whilst being somewhat useful to those around us.Look at ways to work out whether someone is in permanent curmudgeon mode or being pragmatic, which can be extremely useful if you’re surrounded by people who only say “yes” to you!Why overoptimism might make us even more fearful of failure and how it can have a negative impact on us moving forwards.Carol wrote a great article on the subject: http://yoursocialmediaworks.com/facebook-how-to-channel-your-inner-grumpy-catIt’s one of those topics we shy away from in a world that teaches us to be all sunlight and laughter 24/7, are you ready to tackle 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!+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?*Get in Touch with your Inner Curmudgeon2014-09-23 00:00:0014 
Jason West Jones8,907Every Friday @ 8pm West Coast Time*Remember 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 13* HOA2014-09-20 05:00:0019 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hi Peeps!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Linda Fritz, from +Sun Sugar Farms discussing taking a product from idea to market!Welcome Special Guest +Linda Fritz  Linda Fritz is owner of Sun Sugar Farms, LLC, creator of the collapsible CRESBI® crate and other reusables, video marketer specializing in business-to-business marketing, and a farmer who grows edamame and Sun Sugar Tomatoes. Wow - sounds like Superwoman to me, and we're going to find out how she manages to do all that!What We'll Be DiscussingWe will be discussing Linda's various businesses, in particular the Cresbi Crates company, how she came up with the idea to create the crate, and how she is marketing it. The CRESBI® Crate web site at https://www.cresbicrate.com/ makes really great use of promotional videos to effectively present the products available for sale.In June 2014, competing agains two other start-up companies, CRESBI Crates won the Dream Big America competition, a modern day platform for entrepreneurs across America to learn, interact, and discover the resources needed to get great ideas to the market. ​​Also in June 2014, CRESBI Crates won for the second time on the My Cool Inventions Radio Network, garnering the top radio personalities and audience votes. On that show, the hosts provide their over 60 years of expert advice on inventing products and how to successfully produce products from inception to retail.  After they interview an inventor, the audience gets to vote THUMBSUP or THUMBSDOWN on that inventor's new product.In July 2014, Linda Fritz made it to the* top 5 finalists* with a 90 second pitch for her CRESBI® Crates in the National Urban League Small Business Administration Pitch Competition (NUL-SBA).Wow there is so much to discuss and learn from this one, and we will fit as much of it in the hour as we can!  So post your questions in the comments even before the show begins, because there's a lot to cover in this episode!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 TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Taking a Product from Idea to Market w/Linda Fritz2014-09-19 18:00:0014 
Zara Altair5,397Relationship marketer +Wade Harman  helps people create action from social media posts. Learn how to get those engaged responses that bring you money. We’ll talk bottom line.Watch live on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPW7ltHekqw ActationNow.com is going through a revamp this week. This week only, there is no direct connect to the show.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 Wade:TaglineG+ Nerd & Relationship EnthusiastIntroductionHey my name is Wade and I'm a full time social media marketing blogger!  I have a Psychology degree and I use it to help people create action from their updates on social media.  I love helping newbie's at my social media marketing website.  I have also recently started another blog at WadeHarman.com that I will share more of the relationship marketing and Google Plus side of things.I'm all about building relationships online.  People these days have a twisted sense of how marketing is done and I'm here to set them straight!  Become a Hero to one individual at a time and stop marketing to the masses!  One on one, investment in time and personalize everything you do, and that is going to help you!  I can show you more Relationship Marketing tips through my coaching too. My social media marketing blogs are dedicated to helping people succeed with social media through techniques such as creating a social presence, building relationships, and driving traffic!  I use Psychology to prompt action from the reader and I can help you to do the same.  You see emotion plays a big part in what we see on social media.  Learning how to pull an emotion that creates action out of the reader can be a pretty powerful thing to do! Most of my posts relate to the tips on how to build interaction with your updates on social media and the power of relationships and what you can do to build them on Google Plus.  I also have a weekly Hangout on Air called Relationship Marketingwhere I have different guests appear each week to show you how to build your marketing from this aspect. Let me show you how this is done to create profits, build readership, and a bigger following online!  I have a coaching program below dedicated around the people following you because people make up your business either online or offline and they are a very important part of your success.Let Me Show You How Relationship MarketiMidweek Zap - Create Action2014-09-17 21:00:0044 
Network Round Table: The Softer Side of Business478Network RoundTable: Inspiration, Motivation and Education during your Small Biz Happy HourFriday, September 5 201412:42 pm MST (2:42 pm EST, 1:42 pm CST, and 11:42 pm PST)This Weeks Guest: +Wade Harman   Let us know what you think about "Flow" by filling in this quick survey: Mobile Link: http://goo.gl/50yfnOWatch on Google+: http://goo.gl/83sVTkWatch on YouTube: http://goo.gl/50yfnOWatch on my Blog: Network 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:  FLOW What is flow as it relates to business? Is flow something that we experience on our own, or can it happen in teams? And what role do relationships play in our ability to achieve flow?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 +Wade Harman  as this week's #plusonesuperhero !TaglineG+ Nerd & Relationship EnthusiastIntroductionHey my name is Wade and I'm a full time social media marketing blogger!  I have a Psychology degree and I use it to help people create action from their updates on social media.  I lHow To Use Flow in Small Business with Wade Harman on Network Round Table2014-09-05 20:42:0044 
Helpdesk Hangouts910Moving to Sept 5th for scheduling issues. If you have a site, want to talk about a site you know, or even talk about a site you are thinking of building come join us. Tell your friends. We are gonna take SEO questions as well and dig into what makes a good site. Gonna talk about technical SEO and some other interesting issues. #SEO +Matt Storms will be the host this week.Webmaster / Search Helpdesk Hangout #1062014-09-05 20:00:0031 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hi 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 DiscussingWe 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 TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Assessing Your Business's Finance-Ability w/guest Stephanie Sims2014-09-05 18:00:0018 
Network Round Table: The Softer Side of Business478Join +Wade Harman  , +DENNIS N. DUCE, and +Stephanie Sims as we create this week's invitation video for our Network Round Table..."All About Flow!"Don't forget to catch the full show this Friday at 4:42pm EDT, 2:42 pm MDT, 1:42pm PDT!RSVP or start the discussion here: http://goo.gl/DA42Zl #SmallBizHappyHour  An Invitation to Learn About Flow from Wade Harman2014-09-02 08:42:0018 
Sheila B. DuBois42,447Let's talk about the Social Media Platforms and  why it is important to interact with the people who comment on your posts.  Social Media and Interacting2014-08-26 02:30:0015 
Zara Altair5,397+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 21:00:0055 
Hangout With Geoffrey39I will be interviewing Michael Losier to find out what is behind this phenom?  Is is content, is it marketing or is it Michael?  What can we learn from this amazing story?1.8 Miilion Books Sold - Michael Losier2014-08-19 18:00:006 
Christine L Bowen (CLB)4,331MEET JESS & NORATwo 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.---+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---"You've Got This!" with Jess & Nora — #CLBLive HOA2014-08-16 16:00:0074 
Meilani MacDonald13,719This Friday, August 15th the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +June Stoyer, owner of http://TheOrganicView.com and host of 4 radio show podcasts.About June Stoyer June is an environmentalist, educator and activist in the organic movement. She is a Master Composter certified through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and participates in the Master Gardener program at Cornell’s Cooperative Extension.In 2006, June was invited to go to China by Titan International to introduce some of the modern composting techniques used in her home state of NY, and to help educate the government officials about organic standards.June's podcasts focus on health, energy and the environment and all have a focus on organics and sustainability. She attracts high profile guests and has high follower counts on her various Twitter profiles for the shows (ranging from 35k to over 70k), and is considered an influencer in organics, renewable energy and sustainability industries.What We'll Be DiscussingWe will be discussing June's passion for the environment and sustainability, and how she found a way to turn those passions into her business. We'll also discuss the podcast process - how did she get started doing podcasts, how does she record them, how does she deliver them to her audience, and how does she build her audience.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 at 8:15am-ish, and first -timers should come in by 8:30am.TGIF Business Networking Hangout: Podcasting and Turning Your Passion Into Your Business w/June Stoyer2014-08-15 18:00:0013 
Zara Altair5,397+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 21:00:0050 
Google for Work3,129,707Learn 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 20:00:001 
John Jurkiewicz583One 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 03:00:0017 
Christopher Vogelmann2,030Behavioral 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 21:00:00113 
Zara Altair5,397Market 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 21:00:0042 
Jason West Jones8,907Remember 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 05:00:0026 
Meilani MacDonald13,719This 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 18:00:0012 
Women in Business Today243Take 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 00:00:0035 
Meloney Hall3,289“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 22:00:0029 
Network Round Table: The Softer Side of Business478Network 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 22:42:00122 
John Jurkiewicz583This 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 02:30:0014 
Zara Altair5,397Midweek Zap - What's Your Worth?2014-07-23 21:11:0824 
Zara Altair5,397Finance 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 21:00:0050 
Women in Business Today243This 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 00:00:0038 
Network Round Table: The Softer Side of Business478Network RoundTable: Inspiration, Motivation and Education during your Small Biz Happy HourFriday, July 18 20142:42 pm MST (4:42 pm EST, 3:42 pm CST, and 1:42 pm PST)This Weeks Guest +Shawndra Higgins Mobile Link: http://goo.gl/OPgUbzWatch on Google+: http://goo.gl/G4bnArWatch on YouTube: http://goo.gl/OPgUbzWatch on my Blog: http://goo.gl/Lyel0TNetwork 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:  ENERGY Do you need more energy when you are "getting going" than later in your business? Are there different types of energy? And is there such a thing as putting too much energy into your business?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 +Shawndra Higgins as this week's PlusOne Guest!Find Shawndra on Google+: http://goo.gl/skTFXdTaglineNonTrinitarian Christian Wife & Mother of 5 | Have Hosted Hangouts/HOAs & Soon Will Again so stay tuned | LOVE God and His Son Jesus Christ my Lord | Google+, Tigers, and the color pink are awesome | Don't HATE on anHow To Use Energy in Small Business with Shawndra Higgins on Network Round Table2014-07-18 22:42:0039 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hi 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 18:00:0018 
Network Round Table: The Softer Side of Business478Network 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 22:42:0036 
Adelheid Hörnlein3,893That'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 15:00:0071 
Zara Altair5,397+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 21:00:0038 
ISOOSI Research Engine3,474Identity 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 21:00:0088 
James Fierce17,976Over $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 17:00:0073 
Women in Business Today243Your 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 00:00:0035 
Meloney Hall3,289It’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 22:00:0036 
iStock36,040If 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 17:00:002226 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hi 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 18:00:0021 
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 17:00:0038 
Chef Dennis Littley695,554It'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 19:00:0093 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hi Peeps!  This Friday's TGIF features special guest +Michelle Hedgecock, artist extraordinaire, who will share with us the challenges and triumphs she's experienced as she markets her #art pieces and #creativity workshops.Welcome Special Guest Michelle Hedgecock  Michelle is, as she puts it in her profile, an "artist, nature groupie, creativity junkie." Coachella Valley locals also fondly know her as The Nature Muse. Michelle has studied anthropology and botany, and for many years has been involved in local environmental education programs. Nature is the inspiration she uses to guide those of us lucky enough to experience her creativity workshops, which range from guided photo hikes where she gives us photo or sketch assignments to fulfill during the hike, to her current endeavors as a SoulCollage® Facilitator. What is SoulCollage®? We'll let Michelle answer that during the show!What We'll Be DiscussingMichelle has been creative since the day she was born. Like many creatives, she faces the challenge of turning her creative pursuits into a self-sustaining business. We'll discuss how she is working on monetizing her passion, what avenues she's using to promote her business online and offline, and how she uses social media to build interest in her art and workshops. We'll also learn a little more about ATCs and SoulCollage, what they are and how she would like to expand her SoulCollage workshops beyond local borders using  Google Hangouts.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 unmuteTGIF Business Networking Hangout - Turning Your Art Into Your Business2014-06-06 18:00:0010 
Ronnie Bincer99,078Just 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 22:30:00138 
Women in Business Today243It’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 00:00:0045 
Christopher Vogelmann2,030Semantic 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 21:00:00158 
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 18:00:0012 
Women in Business Today243At 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 00:00:0048 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hey 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 01:00:0012 
James Fierce17,976But 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 17:00:0076 
Women in Business Today243Maybe 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 00:00:0023 
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 22:00:002 
Jeff Harrison139Sunrise Business Mastermind, a resource and guidance from industry leading professionals to help you drive your business successfully forwardSunrise Business Mastermind -Secrets of Blogging2014-05-06 16:30:002 
Women in Business Today243“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 00:00:0030 
Chef Dennis Littley695,554Join 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 19:00:00112 
GPLUSSPOTLIGHT950Google+ 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 18:30:0079 
Ronnie Bincer99,078What 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 18:00:00140 
Meloney Hall3,289Lights, 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 22:00:0026 
Women in Business Today243“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 00:00:0029 
Meloney Hall3,289Up, 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 22:00:0017 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hey there peeps!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout is all about how to be social successfully in the internet age, when your public interactions are truly public, and communications are global, encompassing many cultures and traditions.  In some places, a thumb to forefinger "OK" sign is a good thing and means everything is OK, in some other places though, it has a very different and not so positive meaning.  _Want to find out what that is?_  Join us on Friday, April 18th, at 4pm pst!Welcome Special Guest Meloney HallI am very excited to have +Meloney Hall joining as special guest, as I've seen a few of her Hangout shows and not only are her shows' topics really good, Meloney's event listings and promos are great examples of how to do it right!    +Meloney Hall is a great addition to your business circles - please do go check out her profile and her Hangouts!What we'll be discussingThis show came about based on conversation Meloney and I had during a Hangout, when we shared our own stories and lessons learned about communication in the internet age, and particularly between the generations born before the internet age and those born into it.This is sure to be a lively, fun and insightful Hangout, where we can learn how not to accidentally piss off our new global connections, and get some sound advice on how to navigate the waters of global communication successfully.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" (it's a movie industry term, lol) and I'll show you how to turn off your camera so your profile icon shows (TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Global Etiquette in the Internet Age2014-04-19 01:00:0018 
Women in Business Today243Have 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 00:00:0030 
Women in Business Today243Back 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 00:00:0035 
Ronnie Bincer99,078The 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 19:00:00143 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hey Peeps!  This ep of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout is all about writing, getting published, and promoting your book release.  I am very excited to have special guests +Edward Lopatin and +Arlene Morgan joining us to share their experiences, tips and lessons learned as they navigate the waters of authorship, self publishing, and marketing their words and works.About Edward LopatinEdward Lopatin's books are based on his life experiences, and with his love of and gift for storytelling, it's only natural that he loves to write.Edward has authored and self-published 3 books. The latest is titled "How to Survive Your Vacation," and tells us true tales of the author's harrowing travel adventures to 53 countries on four continents. The book also offers readers 80 surefire recommendations for how to have a great time and get home in one piece.Edward is also an accomplished Toastmaster DTM who is a familiar face in public speaking contests, with many trophies making his shelves shiny. I've heard Ed speak and been to a few of those contests, and let me tell you it is always a treat to hear Ed speak!  He's really good.   So if you are a local in the #PalmSprings  area and want to book a great speaker, or just want to catch him in action giving a presentation, be sure you connect with +Edward Lopatin here, or via his FB profile at https://www.facebook.com/edward.lopatin, where he is doing a great job of promoting his book, with pre-release posts like the one you'll see below.  First, here's a link to the book on Amazon :  http://amzn.to/1jVy8KhAnd here's the example of pre-release teasers over on FB:(Apologies to the folks who ~gasp~ don't have a FB account, as you may not be able to see these posts. FB is like that.)When he changed his cover photo to this: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202513134202846&set=a.3774089824021.156911.1030062785&type=1&stream_ref=10ThiTGIF Business Networking Hangout - Writing & Publishing & Promoting, Oh My!2014-04-05 01:00:0012 
Women in Business Today243Sounds 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 00:00:0045 
Ronnie Bincer99,078Identifying 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 19:30:00236 
Larry Fournillier1,300,649Make 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 00:00:0058 
Meilani MacDonald13,719This 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 00:00:0010 
Ronnie Bincer99,078Mobile 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 17:00:00184 
Women in Business Today243 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 23:00:0051 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hey There Business Bloomers! Please join me for Meilani's Blooming Business Club's March Open House!You are invited to join us tomorrow for a complimentary Meilani's Blooming Business Hangout workshop on Google Analytics: What do they tell me and how can I use that info to benefit my business?This fabulous workshop will be led by special guest +Bill Sanderson, a real techie codey kinda guy who will take us on a tour of Google Analytics and tell us, in plain language, what kind of info we can glean from them and how that info can be useful to us as we strive to improve our business web sites.This Google Analytics workshop is for beginners. We will see how to add Analytics to our web sites, and then get an overview of the info we'll get and what we can tell about viewers' actions when they visit our sites.  There is much, much more that can be done with Analytics, but one workshop is not enough to cover it all. For those who wish to learn about Analytics in-depth, check out Google's Analytics Academy at https://analyticsacademy.withgoogle.com/explorer, where you can take Google's Analytics courses and earn a certificate. In the meantime, to find out what these Analytics are and get a well rounded beginner's introduction to them, please join us tomorrow, March 12, 2014, at 9am for the Meilani's Blooming Business Hangout workshop on Google Analytics, led by special guest Bill Sanderson!If you would like to join us INSIDE the Hangout, please leave a comment requesting an invite, and you shall receive one!  I will open the Hangout room at 8:30am for anyone who wants to come in and do some pre-workshop business networking, or for first-timers who want to come in and learn how to turn on their Lower Third (a name stripe at bottom of your screen), or might need to work out any technical glitches. Broadcast begins at 9am pst.Hope to see you then... Cheers!Meilani's Blooming Business Hangout - Google Analytics: What do they tell me and how can I use the info to benefit my business?2014-03-12 17:00:008 
GomBoc.Me305I Get Asked This All The Time!Watch Live on YouTube: Watch Live on Google+: Watch Live on My Blog: Watch Live on Facebook: http://goo.gl/95TkUsI started a weekly Hangout On Air with +Sandra Watson   called the ABC's of Google+ and yet I still get people asking me for the most basic of starting points on Google+.Once you have watched this you can go check out past episode of ABCs here: http://goo.gl/3J47sxYou can also see the ABC's Playlist on YouTube: http://goo.gl/epPM68My long time friend and HOA client +Kirk Sherrod   (Owner of +Jerks Bike Shop  ) asked me for help with two questions.1. What is a Hover Card?2. How do I update my About Page after +Sandra Watson   and +Craig Fifield   gave me this advice. Some of the TECH TALK is over my head.Let me show you where the second questions came from, here is the link to his original post... http://goo.gl/3DnWQdHere is what was in that post:Kirk Sherrod originally shared: +Sandra Watson +Craig Fifield talked about the value of a good about page on the  #ABC  s of google plus HOA I would love your feedback on my about page!  Plus this post if you like my page otherwise give me some constructive criticism.  This will help me out a bunch thank you!+Zara Altair   Yesterday 7:56 PM +Kirk Sherrod This was the first  #HOA    I attended. +Sandra Watson and +Craig Fifield gave so much value. Highly recommend this information. THELP! What is a Hover Card on G+ and How Do I Update My About Page2014-03-08 17:00:0015 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hi There Peeps!  This week the TGIF Business Networking Hangout will feature a panel of #Toastmasters , who will be sharing with us the many benefits of being a Toastmaster, especially when it comes to their business.Have you ever been to a networking mixer, had a microphone handed to you, and suddenly broke out in a shaky kneed, sweaty palmed panic at the thought of addressing the entire room?Have you ever been caught off guard with a question you weren't prepared for?These are just a couple of examples of situations where the public speaking and leadership skills honed at weekly Toastmasters meetings really come in handy.  On Friday, we'll hear about the many benefits of being a Toastmaster.The purpose of this Toastmasters episode is:• to highlight to a small business and solopreneur audience the many benefits of honing public speaking and leadership skills, and the benefits of joining a Toastmaster club• to share with to the audience, through personal stories and anecdotes, how beneficial being a Toastmaster has been to our panelists and their businesses• to have a fun time, and maybe do one or two Table Topics demonstrations for the audience, if time allows• to have this episode posted publicly on YouTube, so fellow Toastmasters can share it, embed it in their web pages,  use it in their social posts, etc. -  anywhere it can be useful to TM clubs.• to provide my fellow Toastmasters with the Google Hangout experience, introducing them to a great new tool that can be very helpful in their club's social outreach efforts.I hope to see you all back here on Friday, March 7th, at 4pm pst! #MeilaniTMprez   #District12   #Toastmasters   #Hangouts  TGIF Business Networking Hangout - The Toastmasters Episode!2014-03-08 01:00:009 
Chef Dennis Littley695,554 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 19:00:00165 
Meilani MacDonald13,719*Officer Makeup Training via Hangout!*  You won't even have to leave the comfort of your home or office to attend this Toastmaster Officer Make-up Training! *We'll be holding this District 12 Officer Makeup Training via Hangout*, a face-to-face video conference app that accommodates up to 10 people _inside_ the Hangout.   This training session will be a *Hangout on Air* - a Hangout on Air (HOA) is streamed live, so those who didn't get a seat inside the Hangout can watch the live broadcast right here in this event listing, and can participate using the Q & A app, which allows viewers to submit questions to our fearless trainer, @105537974736262373357, and the other toastmasters inside the Hangout, right from this event listing!  Please note, priority is given to the folks who have a seat inside the Hangout, as they are the ones getting their official officers training. The folks who are just watching the broadcast will not receive training credits. However, you will learn a lot that will help you participate as a leader in your club, and you will have a nice preview of what you'll learn in your own club's official training sessions! Afterwards, the Toastmasters District 12 Officers Makeup Training Hangout on Air (HOA) will be archived as a public YouTube post, so your clubs can even pass the link around to their members, post it to their social pages, or even embed it in their web sites, and use it to encourage your club's members to attend their club's official officer training session. *How to PARTICIPATE in this OFFICERS MAKEUP TRAINING HOA*  Anyone who has the link to this event listing can watch the video. First priority for seats _inside_ the Hangout goes to Toastmasters from District 12, Area D3, then other areas of District 12, and then all others. Only the participants inside the actual Hangout will receive credit for the officers training.  However, *in order to participate* _(come into the Hangout, or submit a question via the Q&A app, or leave a comment in this event listing)_, *you must have a Google account!*  Here's what you'll need to do: 1. Create your Google account, or sign into your existing account 2. Send a private message to @106203314085966263136, who will be creating the HOA and sending out the invites to join in. *You must include in your private message that you wish to be invited into the Toastmasters Officer Makeup Training on Feb. 15.* Meilani hosts a lot of Hangouts and will need to know which one you wish to attend. 3. Meilani will add you to her invite circle and send you an invite to join in the Hangout.  You will find the invite to join on her Google+ page at https://plus.google.com/+MeilaniMacDonald/posts *For easy, step-by-step instructions* for 1) How to Create Your Google Account, 2) How to Send Meilani a Private Message on Google+, and 3) How to Get Into the Hangout, please visit this post:   http://meilanimacdonald.com/business-blog/how-to-create-a-free-google-account-and-get-into-my-hangouts/Toastmasters District 12 Officer Makeup Training with Robert Stempler2014-02-15 19:00:0010 
Ronnie Bincer99,078Learn 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 19:00:00262 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hey Peeps, just in time for tax season, join me this Friday, Feb 7th at 4pm pst, on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout with special guests +Rick Scarms and +Cathy Scarms from Scarms Financial, Inc.Rick and Cathy are small business owners themselves, and they provide tax consulting and tax preparation services to other small business owners and self-employed people. In their own words:“By reviewing previous tax returns, we help our clients recognize tax deductions that they may not be aware of and show them how to take advantage of the tax rules that reduce their future taxes.  We also set up corporations and LLCs for clients who want to further reduce their tax.”Rick and Cathy are locals here in the Coachella Valley, CA (Palm Springs area). They serve clients throughout the United States & Europe, Asia and Australia.  They have clients who are small business owners in a variety of industries including retail, physical therapy, IT, music/entertainment, manufacturing, transportation, shipping, and financial.Visit their web site at http://www.scarmsfinancial.com/So get your tax time questions ready and join us at 4pm this Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.  Submit questions in the comments here, or leave a request to be invited to join us inside the Hangout!#taxes   #CoachellaValley   #TGIF   #hangoutsonair   #TGIFBNH    #PalmSprings  Please share if you know any small business owners or self employed folks who might benefit from this great just in time for tax time episode.TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Tax Tips for Self Employed w/Scarms Financial, Inc.2014-02-08 01:00:0012 
Women in Business Today243Viewing 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 00:00:0080 
Ronnie Bincer99,078Come 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 20:30:00333 
Eli Fennell65,903Social 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 02:00:0058 
Women in Business Today243The 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 00:00:0039 
Ronnie Bincer99,078Join 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 20:30:00323 
Meilani MacDonald13,719On today's TGIF Business Networking Hangout we'll be discussing Point of Purchase / Proximity Mobile App Marketing, an advertising trend that effectively takes advantage of mobile app marketing to provide targeted advertising to customers near or inside your store.With proximity marketing, a customer walks by or into your store, and an ad or coupon for a featured item in your store pops up on their smart phone or other mobile device.  Impulse buyers, fans of your brand, discount lovers, groupon shoppers ... all great audiences for this kind of targeted marketing.+Bill Sanderson from http://InRoomDeals.com will be joining us today on TGIF and will give us a nice slideshow presentation on this kind of Mobile App marketing.  He’ll explain how it works, what technologies it uses, and more!If you would like to be invited to join in today's Hangout, please leave a comment below with your request to join in and I'll add you to my TGIF invite circle :)  TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Proximity Mobile App Marketing w/Bill Sanderson2014-01-18 01:00:006 
Chef Dennis Littley695,554Join 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 19:00:00177 
Women in Business Today243Have 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 00:00:0048 
David F “SmallBizDavid” Leopold2,249International Executive Chef and Food Blogger with 400,000 followers, "Chef Dennis" is not only a leading Food Expert, he has fantastic insight on how to make Google+ work for any business.                  "Life is good when you're able to do what you love!"                                          Chef Dennis Littley"Dreaming With Entrepreneurs"-- CHEF DENNIS LITTLEY2014-01-07 18:30:0079 
Meilani MacDonald13,719On Friday, Jan 3rd, 2014, the TGIF Business Networking Hangout will be +Stephen Dimmick  to discuss letting your inner star shine like a social media celebrity. It's not always about having a bazillion followers. Sometimes it's about how fanatically they love you. There is an art to keeping them coming back for more and Stephen's posts never lack interaction, and the interaction they get is just filled with Stephen love.Stephen is very outspoken and holds nothing back in his public posting. We'll learn why he chose to go so public, and what benefits doing so has reaped him. We'll also find out what impact his social openness has had on his career as a high fashion makeup artist.Check out Stephen's work at:http://stephendimmick.com/ - Stephen's beautiful makeup artist portfolio sitehttp://dailydimmick.com/ - Stephen's vlog siteTGIF Business Networking Hangout - Finding Your Own Star Power w/Stephen Dimmick2014-01-04 01:00:0014 
Larry Fournillier1,300,649Have 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 21:00:0055 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Please join me on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout with special guest +Win Charles!  We'll be discussing branding and rebranding and Win's story is a great one for this topic.Win is an inspirational young woman, who decided not to let her physical disability (CP) prevent her from becoming an artist, writer, and even triathlete!  All of this makes for a great inspirational speaker, and Win has found this to be her overall passion.We'll be talking to Win about how her focus has changed from being an artist first, opening her online store and selling artwork all by the time she was 20, to writing an autobiography and being a triathlete!Once Win had a different social profile and website for each facet, and now she is consolidating them all into one profile and one website that positions her as an inspirational figure and speaker first, while highlighting the art, writing and athletic endeavors as adventures that serve to provide Win with the experiences that make her such a compelling inspirational speaker.Please come check out this very special guest on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout this Friday, Dec. 20th at 4pm pst!The video link will be embedded in this Event listing when it starts, so you can come back right here to watch it, or go to my website at http://MeilaniMacDonald.comCheck out Win's web site at http://authorwincharles.comTGIF Business Networking Hangout - Branding & Rebranding w/Win Charles2013-12-21 01:00:0014 
Meilani MacDonald13,719TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Branding and Rebranding w/special guest Win Charles2013-12-21 00:20:4611 
Ronnie Bincer99,078So 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 21:00:00393 
Chef Dennis Littley695,554Join 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 19:00:00125 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Have you looked at Pinterest and thought it might be fun, but didn't really see how it could be helpful in marketing your business?Have you wished someone would just give you a little tour already, and explain why Pinterest is so darned powerful?Well here's your lucky post!  I'll be hosting a Free Introduction to Pinterest for Business every Friday in December, from 9am - 10am pst.You must have a Google account in order to join in this free Hangout class.  To learn how to create a free Google account and get into my Hangouts, read this post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cknkae4tphi3eecnld0i14tmodcWhat we'll do on this tour:• Learn the Pinterest page layout, including how to find your account settings, profile, search, etc.• Learn the principles behind marketing with Pinterest, including the reason why you should include a photo with ever blog post• Learn how to make a board and pin something to it• Learn how to make a secret board and why you might want one• Learn how to make a community board and invite someone to add pins to it• Learn how to make a map board and why, from a marketing perspective.This is going to be a private Hangout, NOT a Hangout on Air, so if you would like to join in, be sure to leave a comment here with your request to be invited.I'll add you to my Hangout invite circles and invite you to join in.*Ten minutes before the Hangout begins, start looking for the invite to join in, posted on my posts page at https://plus.google.com/+MeilaniMacDonald/posts*Disclosure: This Hangout will be recorded using ScreenFlow, and made available for viewing in the members section of my web site.#Pinterest   #Business   #Hangouts   #FreeClass   #lessons   #marketing  Free Hangout Class: Introduction to Pinterest for Business2013-12-13 18:00:0010 
Meilani MacDonald13,719This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Carla Wynn, a self-described stay at home mom and woopreneur.  Carla's inner strength was forged in fire, but she made it through the fire and came out stronger than before and with a clear direction: to empower other women entrepreneurs by helping them develop web sites that provide a strategic pageflow that leads prospects right to the programs and services they need and encourages conversions.But Meilani, you may ask, what are these Pageflow and Conversions you speak of?Pageflow is all about getting visitors to your site to go to the pages you want them to go to, but it's also more. In marketing terms, it's leading them to stop one, where they take Action A, then to stop two, where they take Action B, etc., until you've reached the ultimate goal of attracting another customer who purchases your goods or services.  Conversion is the term for when the viewer takes the action you want them to take. For example, sign up on the subscriber list, or purchase a product or membership.Carla has helped many women take their web sites from one that doesn't really know what to do with the visitors who arrive there to one that takes the visitors on a purposeful journey through the web site that ends up with the visitor taking a positive action, generating income for the web site owner.  She will share with us best practices, tips and advice for how to get your web site organized into an effective customer funnel!Visit Carla's web site at http://enchantinc.com/TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Pageflow and Conversions on WP sites w/Carla Wynn2013-12-07 01:00:0012 
Larry Fournillier1,300,649Everyone 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 21:00:0084 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hello #TGIFBNH peeps!   Well the awesome guest I had lined up had to cancel out at the last minute (he had a really good reason:), but we will reschedule Mobile Apps Marketing, part 2, for a date in 2014.   In the meantime, after some mighty acrobatic scrambling I managed to line up another fantastic guest for today's show!If you are on mobile you can watch here:  http://youtu.be/StKeb3DSbtEToday on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout we'll be discussing Creating a Web Presence for Your Biz with very special guest +Andy K. Stanik from +Desert Vibe Web Media!  Desert Vibe Media is local to those of us here in the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs to the non-locals, lol) and I'm super happy he agreed to come on today!Do you wonder if a small biz really needs a web presence in order to be effective today? What if there is no web presence?Have you ever thought about hiring a web developer, but had no idea where to begin, what to ask them, what you need to bring to them?Do you want to know how much ongoing maintenance is involved when you hire a web developer to create your web presence? What do the business owners have to do to keep their sites relevant to their audience?These are a few of the topics we'll be discussing today!  So please join us at 4pm pst, right here on this event or you can watch at my web site http://meilanimacdonald.com/tgif-business-networking-hangout/creating-a-web-presence-for-your-business/.#WebDevelopment   #TGIF   #business   #hangoutsonair   #TGIFBNH  TGIF Business Networking Hangout2013-11-16 01:00:0010 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Have you ever received a welcome basket? Do you prefer personal recommendations and warm greetings to Yellow Pages and CraigsList?Would your business benefit from being included in a new homeowner's welcome basket, given to them by a friendly, smiling local?This Friday, November 1 at 4pm, +Tim Bloom and +Greg Jones from Desert Welcome / Locals Choice will be my special guests on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout!The live video feed will be shown on this Event listing at 4pm pst today, Friday, Nov.1, 2013. Tim, Greg and Mario, another partner, did some beautiful brainstorming during the down economy.  The market was saturated with empty homes, but in the Coachella Valley the lower housing prices enabled a lot of people to purchase a home, and those reduced price homes were selling.  The partners recognized a thriving niche market of new homeowners that could be served by a lot of local businesses, including theirs.The Desert Welcome service has been very effective in increasing business for its participating member businesses. I attend their monthly networking luncheons and often hear testimonials by local businesses about new jobs and clients they've gained with their participation in the welcome wagon program.  Watch here on the Event listing, or:- on YouTube at http://youtu.be/eAL-HZyS6Kc- on Meilani's web site at http://meilanimacdonald.com/tgif-business-networking-hangout/welcome-wagon-marketing/TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Welcome Wagon Marketing w/Desert Welcome2013-11-02 00:00:008 
Chef Dennis Littley695,554Join 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 18:00:00120 
Yifat Cohen71,888You 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 18:00:00137 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Have you ever felt stressed out from your work?Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your business?If you answered yes to either of these questions, this episode is for you! This Friday, October 18 at 4pm, psychologist and coach +Dr. Simone Ravicz will be joining us to discuss stress related to our work lives.  We'll be discussing questions such as:• Which aspect of work is the biggest source of job stress?• What is the difference between acute and chronic stress?• What stressor would you (participants) most like to eliminate?So, if your career aspirations and your work are causing you stress, and you would like to get some great advice on how to handle it, please join me and Simone this Friday, October 4 at 4pm for the TGIF Business Networking Hangout!About the GuestSimone Ravicz is overly educated with an MA and PhD in Psychology and an MBA from UCLA and a BA in Psychology from Brown University. She has been working in the area of stress for 25 years and has authored several books, including "High on Stress: A Woman's Mind-Body Guide," which is actually very beneficial for both women and men.  Her forthcoming book, "Brain Bliss: Seven Steps to Help Your Brain Help Yourself," offers a look at cutting-edge neuroscience discoveries about the brain and how they can be utilized with self-help techniques to get rid of psychological difficulties affecting many and to enhance psychological and physical health and performance.Visit Dr. Simone's web site at http://essentialscoaching.net/About the Host+Meilani MacDonald is a Brand Identity and Outreach Strategy Consultant helping small business owners and solopreneurs define their services in terms of their benefits to the clients (ie, not "my widget is so shiny" but rather "using my widget will cut your housework time in half!), create and cultivate a positive brand identity, and create a social media outreach strategy that means their social time and efforts will be spent on purpose, with purpose, because their time is too valuable to waste!Sessions with Meilani leave participants with clear Objectives and Goals, and an Action Plan to reach them!Visit Meilani's site at http://meilanimacdonald.com to find tips, tools and resources for small business owners and solopreneurs!#stress   #workstress   #business   TGIF Business Networking Hangout - How to Reduce Work Related Stress w/Dr. Simone Ravicz2013-10-19 01:00:0011 
martin shervington889,278We 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 18:00:00354 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Musician +Rob Michael is living his dream, making a career of making sweet music, teaching, and generally doing what he loves to do.  Rob has skillfully navigated the online world, using a myriad of tools to promote both his #music  and his services as a musician, and successfully built a strong following and business.Rob will be joining us fresh from a music lesson hangout (woohoo!) and sharing with us how he fused the worlds of music and online marketing and achieved his dream.Be sure you click through to +Rob Michael's profile and visit his web site at http://www.atmosmusic.com/wordpress/ so you can be impressed and inspired, and then come on down and join us on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout! TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Rob Michael - Another Google+ Success Story2013-10-05 01:00:0019 
Ronnie Bincer99,078Learn 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 18:00:00114 
Ronnie Bincer99,078Learn 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 19:00:00147 
Meilani MacDonald13,719This Friday on the TGIFBNH, +Darius Lahoutifard will be joining to give us an overview of the new webcasting services provided by +Business Hangouts.   https://business-hangouts.com/ uses Hangouts technology to create a user friendly and affordable webinar experience for both the host and guests. I was lucky enough to catch a live demo of this service just last week and as a hangout host I'm excited about it.  What draws me is the ability to have participants all in one chat room, and not be limited to Googlers. Viewers and chat participants can come in from other sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. And all the chat is in one room!  Nice. Please join us this Friday and learn all about +Business Hangouts!If you would like an invite to join us inside this hangout on air, leave a request  in this event listing or send a pm request to +Meilani MacDonald #TGIF   #business   #entrepreneurs   #hangoutsonair   #webinars   #TGIFBNH  TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Business Hangouts webcasting2013-09-07 01:00:006 
Ronnie Bincer99,078Join +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 18:00:43186 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hey 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 01:00:0015 
Meilani MacDonald13,719This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout is all about mobile app development and marketing!  Woohoo!  Have you ever wondered:What is a mobile app?I have a great idea for a mobile app, where do I begin?What goes into the process of developing a mobile app?How much does it cost?How can a mobile app benefit my business?What are some types of apps that a small business could use?I have a mobile app...how do I market it?If you have ever asked yourself any of those questions, then this is going to be a great TGIF episode for you!  +Jon Stroz is VP of Marketing at Accella.net, an Interactive Agency specializing in the Design and Development of Mobile Applications and Websites. He'll be sharing his industry experience and insights with us this Friday, August 2nd, at 4pm pst, right here on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout!You'll be able to watch TGIF live here on this event listing, or at my website at MeilaniMacDonald.com.About the HostI'm +Meilani MacDonald, identity branding and business outreach consultant.  I had a dream job doing public outreach for a public service agency, but then I became a statistic when I was laid off in 2010.  Now I use my experience in strategy planning and public outreach to help small business owners and entrepreneurs identify their business outreach objectives and goals, identify their niche and target markets, craft effective messages and create their action strategy plan for getting those messages to their markets.  I am also a public speaker who gives presentations and workshops on Identity Branding and using Google+ For Business. I give in-person presentations and workshops on location as well as  via Hangout to those outside my local community! My next presentation,  _WHY Social Media?_, will be on August 19 at the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors. Why TGIF?Face to face networking is still one of the most effective networking avenues around! Hangouts on air enable us now to do face to face networking with folks outside our local areas!  I created the TGIF Business Networking Hangout to bring such networking opportunities to small business owners and entrepreneurs from around the world, woot!  TGIF is a great place for small biz owners to practice giving their 30 second elevator speech and being on camera in general.  Videos are publicly hosted on my web site at MeilaniMacDonald.com.Would you like to showcase your business on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout?Do you have information and advice that will be valuable to small business owners and entrepreneurs? Would you like to be a featured guest on TGIF?  Please plus mention me in a comment below or send an email to MeilaniMacDonald at gmail.com with TGIF in the subject line!TGIF Sponsorship OpportTGIF Business Networking Hangout - Mobile App Development & Marketing2013-08-03 01:00:007 
Meilani MacDonald13,719This Friday's on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout we'll be joined by special guest +Christine L Bowen, cofounder and coo of  +RAW Telecom Network LLC RTN is a growing telecommunications company that sells its products and services through independent marketing reps.  This provides RTN the opportunity to create customized packages for small businesses, giving them services and pricing that suits small business needs on a small business budget.Please join us to learn more about how Christine started her telecom company, how she reaches out to business owners, and how she helps them save money on utility programs! #TGIFBNH   #TGIF   #Networking   #Hangout   #Hangoutsonair  TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Utility Plans for Small Business2013-07-20 01:00:0010 
martin shervington889,278I 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 18:00:00135 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hey Folks!  Due to schedule conflict my originally scheduled guest for this Friday, +Christine L Bowen, had to reschedule to July 19.   It just so happens I've been thinking about doing an open session episode for a little while now, so this seems the perfect opportunity!Why an Open Session?Whenever I have a new small business client, they usually don't know what to expect during a consulting session.  So I thought I'd shed a little light on the experience.  Want To Get Some Free Consulting? Maybe you need some help identifying and reaching out to your target markets, or maybe you need some help figuring out your niche.  Maybe you want help with setting Objectives and Goals, and finding the Action steps to take to reach them. Maybe you have encountered a challenge that could benefit from a little directed brainstorming session.Well then come on down and join me in the TGIF Business Networking Hangout!  You must be in my TGIF circle to receive an invite to join in the live HOA, so please leave a request in the comments if you would like to come in.Want to Show Off How Awesome You Are?Are you a consultant or other b2b service provider who wants to show off how valuable your services are? Is your target market small business owners and entrepreneurs? Do you have some great stuff to share with them?Well then come on down and join me in the TGIF Business Networking Hangout!  You must be in my TGIF circle to receive an invite to join in the live HOA, so please leave a request in the comments if you would like to come in.And remember, Christine is rescheduled to July 19, so mark your calendars now for that episode too :)TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Open Session!2013-06-22 01:00:009 
Meilani MacDonald13,719CircleCount.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 01:00:0014 
Ronnie Bincer99,078What'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 18:00:00173 
Helpdesk Hangouts910And 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 23:30:2657 
Collectors Hangout576,161The 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 02:00:4821 
Meilani MacDonald13,719This Friday, May 17th on TGIF we have the unbeatable +win charles joining us to share her story and I tell you now, it is inspirational!   Win has cerebral palsy, but she has not let that stop her from reaching many achievements as a young disabled woman living in a non-disabled world.  By the time Win was 20 she had already started her own business, selling her artwork online.  Win wanted to bring awareness and understanding of cerebral palsy to the community so she went and wrote and self published a book which has the awesome title, "I, Win: my journey as a disabled woman in a non-disabled world"Win will tell us her story, and share some insights into how she earns a living using today's tools and technology to run her online business and promote her book.Check out "I, Win" on amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Win-journey-disabled-living-non-disabled/dp/1478209992TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Get Inspired! 05.17.20132013-05-18 01:00:006 
Collectors Hangout576,161This 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 02:00:4714 
Collectors Hangout576,161This 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 02:00:5830 
Collectors Hangout576,161We 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 02:00:1515 
Larry Fournillier1,300,649On 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 19:00:0025 
Meilani MacDonald13,719This episode of TGIF is all about using Hangouts and Hangouts on Air!   We will be discussing the How To and the Why of using Hangouts and Hangouts on Air for business, and also what happens when the HOA is over - how to use those videos in your marketing and outreach efforts!Special guests for this episode are +Domingo Rogers  and +Sheila B. DuBois,  who are both active Hangout hosts and participants.  Also joining us is +Jim Ault, who will be discussing what we can do after the HOA is done - how the videos can be a powerful component in your business marketing and outreach toolbox.  Woot woot!!Sheila hosts interview style Hangouts that feature a wide variety of guests, some that are business related and some that are just really fun and interesting. Sheila will add a great perspective for those that are doing Hangouts for fun and love!Domingo hosts the +Collectors Hangout every Tuesday night at 5pm pst / 8pm est.  This is one of my favorite hangouts, even though I'm not a collector myself. But wow!  The fabulous guests Domingo brings in and the really cool stuff they share with us - and mostly the stories behind them - keep me coming back to his show!  Domingo does a great job of promoting his Hangout and monetizing it with affiliate programs.Jim is the consultant that helps people use those videos effectively after the Hangout is done, and he will be sharing with us great strategies for putting those videos to good use!This is a great episode for anyone who wants to learn more about using Hangouts and Hangouts on Air, and especially for using them as a business marketing and branding tool!#smallbusiness   #marketing   #branding   #brandidentity   #video   #videomarketing   #hangoutsonair   #business   #networking  TGiF Business Networking Hangout - HOs, HOAs, & Video Marketing - 04.19.20132013-04-20 01:00:0014 
Collectors Hangout576,161We 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 02:00:3840 
Collectors Hangout576,161This 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 02:00:0028 
Sheila B. DuBois42,447Tune 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 00:00:0031 
Ronnie Bincer99,078Google 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 00:00:00106 
Collectors Hangout576,161Posters 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 01:00:369 
Meilani MacDonald13,719This episode of TGIF features special guest +Dan Weisenbach, owner of http://WeisenbachRecycledProducts.com, discussing how to use promotional products effectively to market your business.When to give away promotional products?  Why give away promotional products?  What kinds of promo products will your customers hold on to?  How can you be environmentally responsible while you are giving away all this junk?  These are some of the questions Dan will be answering this Friday, March 15, 2013 on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout!+Dan Weisenbach has an impressive bio, having served six terms (since 1992) as Governor Appointee on the Ohio Department of Natural Resources–Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention Advisory Council, representing wholesale and retail business.  His company is a sponsor of Keep Ohio Beautiful and Green Columbus, and actively participates in several industry organizations dedicated to recycling and green business practices.Along with discussing how to use Promotional Products effectively, Dan will be sharing some best practices for making our businesses more environmentally friendly!  In my previous job I ordered our promo items from http://WeisenbachRecycledProducts.com because I wanted to ensure that I was buying items that contained recycled materials, to lighten my department's environmental footprint. I LOVE their products, and the service was always top notch too. I'm very excited now to be featuring Dan Weisenbach as a special guest on TGIF. I'm a big fan of his business, of how he runs his business, and his involvement in leading businesses toward a greener future. This is going to be a great episode!About the HostI'm +Meilani MacDonald, identity branding and business outreach consultant.  I had a dream job doing public outreach for a public service agency, but became a statistic when I was laid off in 2010.  Now I use my experience in strategy planning and public outreach to help small business owners and entrepreneurs identify their business outreach objectives and goals, identify their niche and target markets, craft effective messages and create their action strategy plan for getting those messages to their markets.  I am also a public speaker who gives presentations and workshops on Identity Branding and using Google+ For Business. I give in-person presentations and workshops on location as well as  via Hangout to those outside my local community!  To learn more about me, check out my profile here on Google+ or visit my web site at http://www.MeiWorksConsulting.com!Why TGIF?Face to face networking is still one of the most effective networking avenueTGIF Business Networking Hangout - Marketing with Promotional Products2013-03-16 00:00:006 
Meilani MacDonald13,719This Friday on TGIF we'll be discussing the care and maintenance of your business computers. +Dominique Fruchtman, owner of Desert Cow Computers, and +Brian Rouley, owner of Rouzell Enterprises, will be joining us to share their expert advice.  Both Dom and Brian own computer service, repair and maintenance companies, and they'll be discussing topics like how to protect against viruses, what to do if you get a computer virus, data backup systems, and what are some of the most common problems that their business owner customers run into and how can we prevent them from happening.About the HostI'm +Meilani MacDonald, business branding and outreach consultant.  I had a dream job doing public outreach for a public service agency, but became a statistic when I was laid off in 2010.  Now I use my experience in strategy planning and public outreach to help small business owners and entrepreneurs identify their business outreach objectives and goals, and create their action strategy plan for reaching them.  I am also a public speaker who gives presentations and workshops on Identity Branding and using Google+ For Business. I give in-person presentations and workshops on location as well as  via Hangout to those outside my local community!  To learn more about me, check out my profile here on Google+ or visit my web site atwww.MeiWorksConsulting.com!Why TGIF?Face to face networking is still one of the most effective networking avenues around! Hangouts on air enable us now to do face to face networking with folks outside our local areas!  I created the TGIF Business Networking Hangout to bring such networking opportunities to small business owners and entrepreneurs from around the world, woot!  TGIF is a great place for small biz owners to practice giving their 30 second elevator speech and being on camera in general.  Videos are publicly hosted on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/MeiWorksConsulting/videosWould you like to showcase your business on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout?Do you have information and advice that will be valuable to small business owners and entrepreneurs? Would you like to be a featured guest on TGIF?  Please plus mention me in a comment below or send an email to MeilaniMacDonald at gmail.com with TGIF in the subject line!TGIF Sponsorship OpportunitiesCan't join us live, but still want to promote your business on TGIF? Sponsorship opportunities now available! Contact me by email for more info.#TGIF   TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Care & Maintenance of Your Business Computers2013-03-02 01:00:007 
NASA2,036,893Having 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 16:30:008344 
Collectors Hangout576,161We'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 02:00:008 
Meilani MacDonald13,719This week on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout, please welcome special guest +David Kutcher speaking on the topic of creating your online business presence!  Some of the things we'll talk about are:Why a web site for your business?  What do you need to ask yourself when creating a web site, or hiring a company to create your site?What other avenues are there for creating your online presence?    ~ for example, social media, blogs, forums, etc.What role do those other avenues play in promoting your business?    ~ what is the purpose of your blog? of your social media profiles? How do you figure out what their purpose should be?What is an RFP?  How can I use the internet to find RFP's for projects my business could take on? How do I submit a Request for Proposal?There are so many ways to reach out to customers online. Today we'll discuss many of those ways, what they are, when and how to use them, and why.About the Special Guest +David Kutcher  is co-owner of Confluent Forms LLC, a boutique branding, graphic design, web design, Blogger development and custom software development company that helps their clients, small and large, develop their online brand and presence.  http://www.confluentforms.com/Confluent Forms LLC is also the owner and developer of the RFP Database, one of the largest sites/exchanges for Requests for Proposals with ~120,000 registered users. http://www.rfpdb.com/About the HostI'm +Meilani MacDonald, business branding and outreach consultant.  I had a dream job doing public outreach for a public service agency, but became a statistic when I was laid off in 2010.  Now I use my experience in strategy planning and public outreach to help small business owners and entrepreneurs identify their business outreach objectives and goals, and create their action strategy plan for reaching them.  I am also a public speaker who gives presentations and workshops on Identity Branding and using Google+ For Business. I give in-person presentations and workshops on location as well as  via Hangout to those outside my local community!  To learn more about me, check out my profile here on Google+ or visit my web site at www.MeiWorksConsulting.com!Why TGIF?I created the TGIF Business Networking Hangout to bring more face-to-face networking opportunities to small business owners and entrepreneurs. We are now able to do effective, face to face networking with other business people from outside our local areas, woot!  Also it's a great place for small biz owners to practice giving their 30 second elevator speech and being on camera in general.  Videos are publicly hosted on YouTube at TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Creating Your Online Business Presence2013-02-16 01:00:0011 
Meilani MacDonald13,719This Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout special guest +Holly Homer will be discussing Blogging for Business!Special guest Holly Homer has successfully branded herself as the Mom Blogger. In addition to running several successful blog sites, Holly has created a Google plus community called The Mom Blog where she shares tips through posts, hangouts and vlogs on how to be a successful blogger. Visit the Mom Blog community at http://bit.ly/WRhQCdThere are a lot of reasons to blog, but there's always the big question that passional bloggers face - how can I use my passion for blogging to create income?  Holly has successfully turned her passions into her business, and she will share her experience, advice and tips with us!  We will discuss things like:Why blog?  How does blogging benefit me and my business?Can blogging itself be a business?Where do I find opportunities to get paid to blog?Blogging and seoHolly's blogs include:+Kids Activities Blog -- http://kidsactivitiesblog.com+Business 2 Blogger -- http://business2blogger.comClick through to +Holly Homer's profile for more great links! About the HostI'm +Meilani MacDonald, business branding and outreach consultant.  Like many people over the past few years I was laid off from my dream job doing public outreach for a public service agency. Now I use my experience in public outreach and marketing strategy planning to benefit small business owners and entrepreneurs.  I am also a public speaker available to give presentations and workshops to small business audiences on identity branding and Google+ For Business. I give in-person presentations locally as well as presentations via Hangout to those outside my local community!  To learn more about me, check out my profile here on Google+ or visit my web site at www.MeiWorksConsulting.com!I created the TGIF Business Networking Hangout to bring more face-to-face networking opportunities to small business owners and entrepreneurs. We are now able to do effective, face to face networking with other business people from around the world, woot!  Also it's a great place for small biz owners to practice giving their 30 second elevator speech and being on camera in general.  Videos are publicly hosted on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/MeiWorksConsulting/videosParticipants who give themselves a great promo can even purchase a clip of  their promo to use in their own marketing and promos!!Would you like to showcase your business onTGIF Business Networking Hangout - Blogging For Business2013-02-02 01:00:0013 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Coming up this Friday on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout, special guests +Tara Geissinger  and +Christine OKelly will discuss how to write a powerful press release and how to distribute it widely online!  These lovely ladies are the owners of OnlinePRMedia.com and they will share their tips and advice on how to get the most bang out of your press release - how to write your release to: maximise seo benefits, capture your audience's interest, and drive traffic to your web sites. Please join us this Friday, Jan. 18th at 4pm pst on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout!To find out what time this will air in your locale, check http://bit.ly/XbnqOo #TGIFBNH   #TGIF   #Networking   #Hangoutsonair  TGIF Business Networking Hangout - How to Use Press Releases to Benefit Your Biz!2013-01-19 01:00:009 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Hi Folks, and welcome to 2013!  I hope you all had an awesome new year's eve, and that 2013 will bring you much happiness and also business success!  My aim with TGIF is to help provide small business owners and entrepreneurs with solid, valuable advice and tips from coaches, consultants and experts who serve small businesses and help them grow!This Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 on TGIFMy very first special guest in 2013 is Dr. Brian Grossman, a sales scripting expert and coach.  Brian will share some great advice on how to create effective scripts for a variety of situations where you have an opportunity to promote yourself and your biz. For example, at business networking meetings, presentations you give, any time you might find yourself in front of an audience.  Also for that one on one interaction with potential clients.  Brian will be telling us about different communication styles and how to recognize them and then customize your scripts to suite those styles.  All this an more, this Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, beginning at 4pm pst! How to Join InIf you would like to be invited to come into the hangout, please leave a comment below.  Invites to come into the hangout go out only to people in my circles, so if you have received an invite before, you are already in my circles and will continue receiving invites.  If you've never received an invite, please leave a message below and I'll be sure to add you to my circles :)    Invites go out at 3:45pm on Friday!About Your HostI'm +Meilani MacDonald, a brand identity and business outreach consultant.  Business outreach is more than just marketing, while still being a part of marketing.  But it also includes building a great reputation within your community, reaching out to your community, so that you will be recognized and thought of whenever someone in your community needs the service your biz provides.  _People like to support businesses that support their community!_ I am also a graphic designer, and you can view sample of my work in my photo albums - https://plus.google.com/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561Why do I TGIF?Because face to face networking is still the most powerful kind of networking we can do.  This awesome place we call the G+ provides us with this awesome little tool called Hangouts On Air that enable us to do face to face networking with people all around the globe!  How cool is that!  I found myself laid off, going into biz on my own in the down economy.  I know a lot about what I did (public outreach, marketing, outreach strategy planning) but not so much about all the other things it takes to run a business or be a successful entrepreneur.  The G+ community is filled with so many awesome, talented people who all know a whole lot about TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Scripting for Success! - Jan. 4, 20132013-01-05 01:00:009 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Please join me for this special Holiday episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout!  This will be the last TGIF of 2012!  There is no formal theme, just a casual, fun, festive holiday gathering of small business people and entrepreneurs, networking and sharing holiday cheer!It's a great opportunity to practice your 30 second elevator speech, get feedback, meet other business owners, or just have some fun.  Have questions about identity branding or planning your business outreach strategy for 2013?  Bring 'em with you!I want to hear from YOU what you would like to see on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout in 2013!  What topics are important to you and your biz?  What kinds of guests would you like to see?  Do you want more just open networking, without a set theme?  Let me know what would make TGIF valuable to you!I also have an idea I'm going to run by you all, to see if it's something you might be interested in.  There's a lot to hosting a Hangout, especially a Hangout on Air!  It can be daunting to someone new to it.  I was thinking about having an occasional Guest Co-Host episode, where those who are interested can come in and test the waters, before jumping in and doing their own.  You can get a taste of what it's like to be a host, how to keep track of comments, how to control what happens in the Hangout, etc.  I want the TGIF Business Networking Hangout to be a fun, casual environment where you can feel comfortable while getting your toes wet. Is this idea at all appealing?  Come on in and let me know what you think... should the Guest Co-Host be a feature of TGiF in 2013?Hope to see you there, this Friday, Dec. 21st at 4pm pst!  Dec. 21st also happens to be Yule, so it will be a Merry Yule episode, woot!TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Last TGIF of 2012!2012-12-22 01:00:0010 
Sheila B. DuBois42,447I 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 03:00:0042 
Tim Utzig14,392Thought 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 18:00:00191 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Meilani MacDonald's TGIF Business Networking Hangout on Nov. 16, 2012Woohoo folks TGIF is going to be great this week!  Check out my special guests:+Lee Grafton, Instructional Technology Specialist for the Palm Springs United School District and creator of the DigiCom Film Festival  http://www.digicomfilmfestival.com/+Jessica Pack, a Palm Springs United School District Teacher who specializes in using movie making as a teaching tool and author of  http://www.packwomantech.com, which features resources for technology and movie making in education +Kristina von Hoffmann, SoCal Regional Manager of ACE Alliance for Climate Education. ACE's mission is to educate high school students on the science behind climate change and inspire them to take action. http://www.acespace.org/We'll be talking about how volunteering in your community benefits your business!Many non-profit and educational organizations are in need of community partners willing to donate time, energy, volunteers, in-kind services, facilities, equipment, or funds to their cause.  So often, the companies that give also receive. From building positive community relations and business networks to receiving a free audit of their waste stream and advice on how to decrease the stream and save money, there are a myriad of benefits to being a community partner of an organization with a worthy cause!TGIF - Community Partnerships: How Volunteering Benefits Your Biz2012-11-17 01:00:0010 
Collectors Hangout576,161+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 02:00:0010 
Meilani MacDonald13,719This Friday, Oct. 18 on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout special guest @107500552172171368292 will join us to talk about using Pinterest for business!  Mary will share her successful strategies for using Pinterest to promote her self and her web site!About the Special Guest, Mary LiuMary is a successful motivational speaker, trainer and business coach who specializes in serving women entrepreneurs, helping them increase their visibility and credibility and position themselves as the expert in their field.Please join us!How to Join This Hangout on AirIf you would like to participate in the hangout panel, you must be in my circles to receive an invite.  That means I have you circled (not you have me circled, though you really should ;)   If you would like to be invited, please leave a comment below or RSVP yes and I will add you to my Hangout Invites circle!  Hangout invites go out at 3:45pm!Where to Find the Invite to JoinIf your stream goes by fast you'll want to check my posts from my profile page for the invite notice so you don't miss it!  To do that go to my profile page and then click the "Posts" button just below the gears pictures in my profile header image, or click this link: https://plus.google.com/106203314085966263136/posts About the Host+Meilani MacDonald is a business brand identity consultant offering private, one-on-one consulting as well as discounted workshops for groups, both via Hangouts.  By the end of our first private or group session you will have a completed worksheet full of the information needed to create your small business marketing outreach strategy and build the business brand identity you want for your biz! Meilani is also a graphic designer with over 15 years of experience and you can see her portfolio here on Google+ at  https://plus.google.com/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561#business   #marketing   #TGIF   #organization   #timemanagement   #homeoffice   #smallbiz   TGIF Business Networking Networking Hangout2012-10-20 01:00:008 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Photographers @104355888553035365377 and @118390125072182346579 have built a thriving business for their StuStuStudio. Their activity on Google+ has played a big role in the growth of the studio over the past couple of years.  Mike and Nicole will be joining us to share their success story and tell us how they used Google+ to promote their business.  Many photographers who are getting into social media have questions about whether they should share their photos over social media sites.  Is the risk of people using their photos without purchasing them worth the wide audience potential?  Does it devalue their beautiful work?These are some of the topics that will be discussed as Mike and Nicole take us along on their journey to success!The TGIF Business Networking Hangout is for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to network, give themselves a little promo time on air, share questions and advice, and learn from their peers.  Won't you join us?Please rsvp "Yes" if you want Google+ to add this event to your calendar and send you a reminder.How To Join This Hangout on AirYou MUST send me a request if you would like to be invited into the peanut gallery! If you are interested in participating, please let me know in a comment below and I'll add you to my TGIF Hangouts notification circle :)  Hangout invites go out at 3:45pm, if you'd like to be in the peanut gallery when we start broadcasting please don't be late.Where to Find the Invite to JoinIf your stream goes by fast you'll want to check my posts from my profile page for the invite notice so you don't miss it!  To do that go to my profile page and then click the "Posts" button just below the gears pictures in my profile header image, or click this link: https://plus.google.com/106203314085966263136/posts About the Host+Meilani MacDonald is a business brand identity consultant offering private, one-on-one consulting as well as discounted workshops for groups, both via Hangouts.  By the end of our first private or group session you will have a completed worksheet full of the information needed to create your small business marketing outreach strategy and build the business brand identity you want for your biz! Meilani is also a graphic designer with over 15 years of experience and you can see her portfolio here on Google+ at  https://plus.google.com/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561Where to Find Past Episodes There is a past episode in this event listing, you can find all past episodes at:http://www.youtube.com/usTGIF Business Networking Hangout2012-10-06 01:00:0014 
Ronnie Bincer99,078Come 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 08:00:0017 
Ronnie Bincer99,078The 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 20:00:0041 
Ronnie Bincer99,078Google 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 20:00:0072 
Meilani MacDonald13,719Are you a busy business owner who wants to learn how to use the great tools Google+ offers, but doesn’t have the time to figure out how to do so on your own?If your answer is yes, then this workshop is for you! Invite your friends and colleagues too!Let us save you time and teach you the best practices right off the bat! Join Ronnie and Meilani for this 2 hour workshop where we will cover the basics of Google+ for Newbies, including:• Navigation - where are you and what are you doing? • Creating and Editing your Profile - what to put in it and how• How to Make a Post - formatting and controlling interaction                  ~ scroll down for more ~• Public Posts vs. Private Posts - strategies and how-tos• Etiquette & Politics - comes with the territory• Circles - what are they and how to use them  • Hashtags - what are they and why you need them  • Hangouts & Events - an overview• Other Tools & ResourcesWorkshop fee is only $50! Only 8 seats available, so Register Now! Reserve your seat for this private hangout workshop by registering at the link below. Only registered attendees will be able to join this hangout.  Please share this post with your business circles!Google+ for Newbies Workshop via Hangout2012-08-20 19:00:0011 
Meilani MacDonald13,719* TGIF Business Networking Hangout - This week: Home Office Organization and Time Management*Working from home can be a challenge!  Why is it that when I was working at a regular job I was organized and efficient, and managed to get all tasks done on time, but working from home sometimes feels like such a challenge?  Distractions, flexible schedule, no one to hold me accountable but myself (uh-oh!).  I need a better system!Tomorrow my special guest will be +Marie Leslie, who is an expert at organization and time management!  Boy do I ever need to hear what she will be sharing with us!  Please join us as she shares great tips and advice on how to create a home workspace and schedule that will keep us on track and focused on our business!How To Join This HangoutRSVP YES and I will add you to my "My Hangouts" circle, which gets the first invites at 3:45pm pst. At 3:55pm pst invites go to out to all my circles if any seats are open, and show begins at 4pm pst!  *This is not a public hangout, so you MUST rsvp yes or ping me in a message with a request to be invited!* Where to Find the Invite to JoinIf your stream goes by fast you'll want to check my posts from my profile page for the invite notice so you don't miss it!  To do that go to my profile page and then click the "Posts" button just below the gears pictures in my profile header image, or click this link: https://plus.google.com/106203314085966263136/posts Remember, you must be in my circles to receive the invite to join in the hangout, so rsvp yes, or leave a comment below requesting an invite!About the Host@106203314085966263136 is a business brand identity consultant offering private, one-on-one consulting as well as discounted workshops for groups, both via Hangouts.  By the end of our first private or group session you will have a completed worksheet full of the information needed to create your small business marketing outreach strategy and build the business brand identity you want for your biz! Meilani is also a graphic designer with over 15 years of experience and you can see her portfolio here on Google+ at  https://plus.google.com/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561#business   #marketing   #TGIF   #organization   TGIF Business Networking Hangout2012-08-04 01:00:007 

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James Honzik29,199Sharers Meta-circle X:  This is a super circle, a meta circle of active  circle sharers, focusing on photography and art. This is version X. Leaner,  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. (especially those who told me my last share could not be shared, sorry.)Special kudos out to those who not only share, but post their own good things.Some of my best work is now up for sale on http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/james-honzik.htmlThanks, everybody.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   2015-01-21 20:33:27471704
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James Honzik29,009Sharers Meta-circle IX:  This is a super circle, a meta circle of active  circle sharers, focusing on photography and art. This is version IX, Leaner,  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 also selling prints of my best work on Fine Art America http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/james-honzik.html so if you are interested, take a look.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   2015-01-17 17:34:20471000
Михаил Пушкарев420#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2015-01-01 08:18:30500003
Daniel Mihai Popescu67,133Music, Twitter and SFMy most recent circle! I hope you don't mind if I mention you in comments, since my notification system doesn't seem to work.It is the first round, I'm not sure this will be the definitive version.Best wishes :)Lately I developed a fixation for Tsu, and if you don't have a profile there, this is my invitation:http://www.tsu.co/DanielMihaiPopescuIf you already have one, let's be friends and help each other grow!It'll be awesome to meet you there too! #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance  A "+1" will be greatly appreciated :) 2014-12-16 20:37:1549811559142
Михаил Пушкарев0#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddPeople #artcircles #artistcircle #AuthorCircle #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #beautiful #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures #belarus #Best #bestcircle #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers #bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus #BestShared #BestSharedCircle #BestSnowball #BlackSndwhitePhotography #blogger #bloggers 2014-12-13 08:06:48496213
John Nuntiatio53,313#newcircle #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-12-08 18:01:29178010
James Honzik26,264 Sharers Meta-circle VIII:  This is a super circle, a meta circle of active  circle sharers, focusing on photography and art. This is version VIII, Leaner,  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 informing those included,, 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   2014-12-02 17:04:10387562568
Obat Anda4Cara Cepat Menambahkan 500 Follower dan Otomatis akan bertambah...Caranya cukup mudah ,1) Beri +1 pos ini 2) Berikan Komentar dan tambahkan id +G anda3) Share post ini agar semakin bertambah banyak Follower Anda4) Pilih Tambahkan Orang (Otomatis Menambahkan circle)2014-12-01 10:09:28501339
Bearman Cartoons77,214Thanksgiving Thank You CircleThis circle would probably be of no importance to anyone but me but I appreciate everyone in it.  These are the people that have shared me in a circle and more importantly many of them engage with me regularly.  To them and to all of you who continue to put up with me.  Thanks and hope this holiday brings lots of love and happiness.2014-11-27 23:04:21295641787
TeamLazR728Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles  #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles2014-11-19 06:58:33483134
TeamLazR494Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles  #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle  #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles2014-11-14 23:20:41483011
TeamLazR408Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday2014-11-13 23:03:01483002
TeamLazR0This circle contains people WHO are very active on Google+ If you Received a notification, please reshare to your circles If you'd like to be Added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post #circle #Sharedcircles #circleshare #publiccircle #followme #public #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleall #circlecircle #circleday #circleme #circlenetwork #circleoftheweek #Alexandria #Cairo #Hurghada #Luxor #Sharm #El #Sheikh #Equatorial #Guinea #Malabo #Ethiopia #Addis #Ababa #Gabon #Libreville #Gambia #Banjul #Ghana #Accra #Guinea #Conakry #Kenya #Mombasa #Liberia 2014-11-08 09:34:53484102
Nolan Harvey218More friend today #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #morefollowers  2014-11-05 16:59:40501138
JITS Jasa Penerjemah Resmi dan Tersumpah38Cara Menambah Follower Google Plus Indonesia Pengen Punya banyak Follower di Google plus, coba ikut Share Circle khusus Indonesia ini yuk.Dengan Share CIrcle kita akan dapat banyak teman dan nantinya tentu akan banyak juga yang follow akun google plus kita.Kalau kamu pengen banyakfollower google plus ii cara mudah untuk dapat Follower Google plus.Syaratnya1. Follow Kami2. Beri Plus dan Share public status ini4. Add seluruh orang yang ada di Lingkaran ini5. Berikan Komentar di bawah status ini agar dengan mudah dapat kami masukkan kamu dalam lingkaran.6. Pastikan kamu memberikan plus, reshare dan komentar di postingan asli di https://plus.google.com/b/103813820956570532442/2014-11-01 08:10:034499214
Penerjemah Tersumpah0Cara Menambah Follower Google Plus Indonesia Pengen Punya banyak Follower di Google plus, coba ikut Share Circle khusus Indonesia ini yuk.Dengan Share CIrcle kita akan dapat banyak teman dan nantinya tentu akan banyak juga yang follow akun google plus kita.Kalau kamu pengen banyakfollower google plus ii cara mudah untuk dapat Follower Google plus.Syaratnya1. Follow Kami2. Beri Plus dan Share public status ini4. Add seluruh orang yang ada di Lingkaran ini5. Berikan Komentar di bawah status ini agar dengan mudah dapat kami masukkan kamu dalam lingkaran.6. Pastikan kamu memberikan plus, reshare dan komentar di postingan asli di https://plus.google.com/b/103813820956570532442/2014-10-30 01:55:18449538
Becky Collins17,572Social Media Solutions & Platforms 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 ?2014-10-14 09:14:42500115
Becky Collins17,256Entrepreneurs & Freelancers 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 ?2014-10-07 05:03:534473015
George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:53486372240
John Wood14,677This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf 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 circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-09-25 08:04:124928479120
AyJay Schibig71,918NEW HORIZONS CIRCLE   9.9.14  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  2014-09-09 07:12:03479575066
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 21:04:10456853888
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 11:33:26501889
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 15:07:07500437
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 21:28:014624210
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 21:44:381488421
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 12:23:45493383856
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 22:10:1743620928
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 05:12:1542311513
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303
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 14:58:28473424
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 03:56:34462544253
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 14:14:30501417
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 10:26:17472211838
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 17:12:31458302138
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 10:19:174935012
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 11:31:414936210
Jan Koncewicz1,595check this circle and share it please2014-06-04 04:17:07428000
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 12:34:0943016916
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 09:51:28465114104139
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 18:45:56439251530
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 10:00:50483241545
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 05:37:54496373652
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 23:29:53447191841
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 13:14:54446261545
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2015-01-13 18:19:19 (58 comments, 6 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Geoffrey X Lane discussing Public Speaking and Your Business

What We’ll Be Discussing  
When you are a small business owner or solopreneur, you are the face of your company. You want to be able to represent your brand well and put your best business face forward. There are so many occasions when you will be asked to speak: at business mixers, giving your best 30 second elevator speech, at networking groups when it’s your turn to give the group a presentation on your business, or you may be asked to to give presentations to local business or industry groups as an expert in your field. Honing your public speaking skills will prepare you to put your best face forward so you can really harness those occasions and use them to build a strong and positive reputation in yourcommun... more »

Most reshares: 6

2015-01-13 18:19:19 (58 comments, 6 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Geoffrey X Lane discussing Public Speaking and Your Business

What We’ll Be Discussing  
When you are a small business owner or solopreneur, you are the face of your company. You want to be able to represent your brand well and put your best business face forward. There are so many occasions when you will be asked to speak: at business mixers, giving your best 30 second elevator speech, at networking groups when it’s your turn to give the group a presentation on your business, or you may be asked to to give presentations to local business or industry groups as an expert in your field. Honing your public speaking skills will prepare you to put your best face forward so you can really harness those occasions and use them to build a strong and positive reputation in yourcommun... more »

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2014-12-23 00:58:53 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Wishing you all the Happiest of Holidays!
Remember to keep a healthy work / life balance. Take some time off during the holidays. And then let's meet again in 2015!!
And now I go to start my own vacation, woohoo!

#HappyHolidays   #WithLove  

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2015-01-26 19:50:54 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How to Use Google Drive and Forms - Presentation for Coachella Valley Locals

Are you local to the #CoachellaValley? Would you like to learn how to use Google #Drive  and Google's free and easy #Forms  app? 

Please join me tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 27th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at the Indio Workforce Development Center.

Registration is required. You can sign up here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eaajwinkdf6a58e3&oseq=&c=&ch=

All proceeds go to the #CVWBC  (Coachella Valley Women's Business Center) to help fund their fabulous programs that help small business startups.

Come and join me, say hi, and let's have some fun learning How to Use Google Drive and Forms! Bring your laptop and have a Google Account to follow along!

#PalmSprings  #Palm... more »

How to Use Google Drive and Forms - Presentation for Coachella Valley Locals

Are you local to the #CoachellaValley? Would you like to learn how to use Google #Drive  and Google's free and easy #Forms  app? 

Please join me tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 27th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm at the Indio Workforce Development Center.

Registration is required. You can sign up here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eaajwinkdf6a58e3&oseq=&c=&ch=

All proceeds go to the #CVWBC  (Coachella Valley Women's Business Center) to help fund their fabulous programs that help small business startups.

Come and join me, say hi, and let's have some fun learning How to Use Google Drive and Forms! Bring your laptop and have a Google Account to follow along!

#PalmSprings   #PalmDesert   #Indio   #GoogleDrive   #presentation  ___

2015-01-21 18:40:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

You are what you eat. 
Educate yourself about what you are eating. 
This is going to be great!  Host +Pamela Ziemann and guest +Robert Grillo helm this HOA.

And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but because he must do it because conscience tells him it is right. - Martin Luther King
 
What is right? Direct experience will lead you to your conscious decision. There’s more to your food choice than the picture on the box. Gaining knowledge may reveal more than you want to know, but ultimately will affect your peace of mind and overall well-being. My guest Robert Grillo has a professional background in marketing and communications and leverages his 20 years of experience to strengthen his animal advocacy work.

Have you spent time caring for, interacting with, and observing animals? Robert says the insights he received from being with animals extend far beyond merely understanding them. He gained a “big picture” perspective on all animals, including the human ones and himself.

Direct experience forced him to grapple with two starkly different realities: the new reality based on current, first-hand experiences with animals and the old reality, the fictional world perpetuated by popular culture. The world you and I were taught to accept without question stifles our critical thinking. He’ll provide a snapshot of these two different worlds, convinced that it is in witnessing the contrasts that we uncover and fully grasp the truth about animals, ourselves, our relationship with other animals and our rightful place in the natural world. We don’t have to be estranged from this world any longer.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:

- The power of knowledge from direct experience versus
mainstream news or even the internet

- How to move from the old reality to the new reality
with eyes wide open
 
- Learn the truth that’s been hidden from the masses
and set yourself free

More about our guest:

Robert Grillo is the founder and director of Free from Harm, a 501 (c) (3) non profit that promotes farmed animal rescue, education and advocacy. Free from Harm strives to be a leader in online activism by building a strong online community and publishing content that empowers and informs activists as well as institutions and the general public. A typical day involves things like organizing events, coordinating rescues, writing articles or a letter to the editor, brainstorming ways to enhance the FFH website and looking for the next viral video idea. He enjoys the outdoors, hiking, biking, gardening, cooking and the company of good friends.

Just respond “Yes” to this event, bookmark the page and come back at show time.

No need to wait until the show, let’s get the discussion going now… leave your thoughts and questions for +Robert Grillo  here.

Many thanks for your +1, mentions and shares : )

Pamela Ziemann is the host of “How Your Food Choices Affect You and Your World” Visit her at:
www.ElementalCuisine.com
https://plus.google.com/communities/106923096249185288066

#ElementalCuisine   #WhereYourFoodComesFrom   #Media   #Animals   #FreeFromHarm  ___You are what you eat. 
Educate yourself about what you are eating. 
This is going to be great!  Host +Pamela Ziemann and guest +Robert Grillo helm this HOA.

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2015-01-21 18:17:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Healthy lunch recipe in just 6 seconds :) you can touch the video to pause it.

#recipe #healthy

Healthy lunch recipe in just 6 seconds :) you can touch the video to pause it.

#recipe #healthy___

2015-01-21 16:59:16 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Plussers! Do you think winter is cold where you live?
Well, check out the replay of this fabulous +Lights, Camera, HOA Hangout, and you may get a new perspective, lol.

This was such a fun Hangout, with the guest, +Myste Lyn, joining us all the way from waaaay up in the arctic! She pointed her camera out the window for a view of what winter is like in her neck of the tundra, and it was sooooo interesting and fun to learn about life on the ice.

This Hangout is only about a half hour long, but it was def one of the most fun and interesting Hangouts I've ever enjoyed. Hosted by the fabulous +Meloney Hall and her HOA helper +Sheila Strover. Thank you, ladies, for bringing such a fascinating Hangout to us :)

Watch this LIVE on YouTube if you prefer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3P0QYIOJP8

Just when you think it can’t get any colder in the month of January, you think about people who live in the Arctic.  You suddenly understand that you live where it’s not quite so wintery, after all!

Please join us for a very special HOA on Monday, January 19th as we welcome +Myste Lyn  as our guest!  She will be LIVE on-air with us, direct from Klugluktuk Nunavut, which is very, VERY north! This HOA show will be Uniquely Arctic!  Myste will share a little bit about what it’s like to live among the snow and ice.  She has plans in the making to be more involved with HOA’s, and we are so happy that we can be a part of her journey! 

Ask Myste your questions --  we are sure you’ll have plenty!  If you want to learn more about the area where Myste lives, this link offers basic information:  http://www.katilvik.com/home/western-arctic-region/  
Share this event with those you know who would enjoy this Uniquely Arctic HOA Event!  

Select YES or MAYBE so this event is placed into your Calendar as a placeholder as a reminder.  Selecting NO will not give you any reminder notifications.

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.  


If you would like to be on any future shows, please send an email our way – Meloney Hall at Meloney@bigupticksocial.com OR Rayne Dowell at  info@socialmediastrategynow.com

Each week, we’ll have one or two guests on the LIVE broadcast to gain their experiences.  

Five (5) biggest benefits to YOU

1. You will gain LIVE on-air camera experience
2. You will be creating some digital video content that contains your name, image, and great personality
3. This can increase your personal brand awareness to help you with finding your next big thing
4. 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 fear

It is so exciting for us 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 us?

Guests who have requested to be on the show will receive the JOIN HOA notification 15-20 minutes before we GO-LIVE on-air to prep inside the “green room” (pre-show area).  Guests will also be invited to stay with us after the show for a quick “WOW, I Did It” release-of-joy moment!  

We launch our HOA’s from a G+ Business Page, which means you will have to “circle” it (add it).  This is the link to the page:  
https://plus.google.com/+Bigupticksociallightscamerahoa/posts

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

Become connected with the #lightscamerahoa Team Members today on Google Plus!

HOST:  Connect with Meloney Hall on G+
https://plus.google.com/+MeloneyHall


CO-HOST:  Connect with Rayne Dowell on G+
https://plus.google.com/+RayneDowellSocialMediaStrategyNow/about

COMMENT TRACKER:  Connect with Sheila Strover on G+
https://plus.google.com/+SheilaStrover


Circle/Join our Google+ Page where we launch each broadcast: https://plus.google.com/+Bigupticksociallightscamerahoa/posts

If you would like to be a member to our G+ Community, use this LINK to take a look inside.  I hope you’ll JOIN the community!https://plus.google.com/communities/115113287844606968734

For those who would like more technical training with HOA’s, there is a great G+ Community that is well-suited for exactly that.   Consider http://bit.ly/User2User___Good Morning Plussers! Do you think winter is cold where you live?
Well, check out the replay of this fabulous +Lights, Camera, HOA Hangout, and you may get a new perspective, lol.

This was such a fun Hangout, with the guest, +Myste Lyn, joining us all the way from waaaay up in the arctic! She pointed her camera out the window for a view of what winter is like in her neck of the tundra, and it was sooooo interesting and fun to learn about life on the ice.

This Hangout is only about a half hour long, but it was def one of the most fun and interesting Hangouts I've ever enjoyed. Hosted by the fabulous +Meloney Hall and her HOA helper +Sheila Strover. Thank you, ladies, for bringing such a fascinating Hangout to us :)

2015-01-16 22:17:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

AAAGH so many great Hangouts to watch, not enough time to watch them all. What's a Hangout junkie to do?

AAAGH so many great Hangouts to watch, not enough time to watch them all. What's a Hangout junkie to do?___

2015-01-15 19:31:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Are you curious about public speaking?
Are you one of those people who equates public speaking to torture, sweaty hands, shaky knees, and dentist visits?

Well you are not alone! It is one of the biggest fears people have, and yet it is such an important skill for business owners and professionals to own.

Please join me and special guest +Geoffrey X Lane tomorrow on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout as we discuss Public Speaking and Your Business. 

You really can conquer your fear and be a top notch speaker!

#publicspeaking   #TGIF   #TGIFBNH   #Toastmasters   #business   #networking   #Hangoutsonair   #Hangouts  

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Geoffrey X Lane discussing Public Speaking and Your Business

What We’ll Be Discussing  
When you are a small business owner or solopreneur, you are the face of your company. You want to be able to represent your brand well and put your best business face forward. There are so many occasions when you will be asked to speak: at business mixers, giving your best 30 second elevator speech, at networking groups when it’s your turn to give the group a presentation on your business, or you may be asked to to give presentations to local business or industry groups as an expert in your field. Honing your public speaking skills will prepare you to put your best face forward so you can really harness those occasions and use them to build a strong and positive reputation in your community.

About the Special Guests
Joining us will be +Geoffrey X Lane, one of Canada’s leading coaches for communication, presentation and media training. He knows his craft - his skills got him the honor of being the official Presentation Skills Coach to the successful Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid Committee. He’s been an international Keynote Speaker, speaking in the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK. Geoffrey is the author of “Presentation Power: become a powerful speaker” and currently conducts the “Essentials Public Speaking Workshop,” which he provides via Google Hangouts. 

About the Host
+Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. Meilani serves solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits with online and in-person trainings in creating effective outreach strategies and using Google’s powerful tools, as well as providing graphic design services. Meilani also runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to help members spend their social outreach marketing time on purpose, with purpose. Club resources are all made available to members via a private community right here on Google+!

Possible Guest Host
There is a possibility that your regular host will be called in to serve on jury duty, in that event a special guest host has been arranged and you will be treated to +John Jurkiewicz hosting this episode of TGIF! John is a semi regular participant in the TGIF peanut gallery and hosts his own fabulous Hangouts too, so you will all be in good hands should Meilani be unable to attend. Hopefully, John will decide to join us even if Meilani is free to do her regular hosting duties this week :)


Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!
Participate in the live discussion by joining us inside the Hangout! If you are camera shy, participate by posting 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 in this event listing 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 inside the hangout! Then check your notifications bell for the invite starting about 8:45am pst!


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 by 8:30am, and newbies and first timers should come in as early as they can.
 
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

Your Host Meilani MacDonald - http://MeilaniMacDonald.com  
TGIF archives on Meilani's web site - http://meilanimacdonald.com/category/tgif-business-networking-hangout/  
TGIF archives on Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/meilanim/tgif-business-networking-hangout/  
Meilani's Graphic Design Portfolio - bit.ly/MeilaniDesign

Special Guest Geoffrey Lane - http://www.presentationpower.com
Geoffrey’s Hangouts archive - http://hangoutwithgeoffrey.com
Goeffrey’s YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBJrRvjNKXXOF58Y9qiHDsw


Joining Us? Introduce Yourself!
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, January 16th at 9am pst, and we'll see you then!!

Would you like to be notified of upcoming episodes of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout?
Please leave a comment and you'll be added to the TGIF notify and invite to join circle!___Are you curious about public speaking?
Are you one of those people who equates public speaking to torture, sweaty hands, shaky knees, and dentist visits?

Well you are not alone! It is one of the biggest fears people have, and yet it is such an important skill for business owners and professionals to own.

Please join me and special guest +Geoffrey X Lane tomorrow on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout as we discuss Public Speaking and Your Business. 

You really can conquer your fear and be a top notch speaker!

#publicspeaking   #TGIF   #TGIFBNH   #Toastmasters   #business   #networking   #Hangoutsonair   #Hangouts  

2015-01-13 18:19:19 (58 comments, 6 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Geoffrey X Lane discussing Public Speaking and Your Business

What We’ll Be Discussing  
When you are a small business owner or solopreneur, you are the face of your company. You want to be able to represent your brand well and put your best business face forward. There are so many occasions when you will be asked to speak: at business mixers, giving your best 30 second elevator speech, at networking groups when it’s your turn to give the group a presentation on your business, or you may be asked to to give presentations to local business or industry groups as an expert in your field. Honing your public speaking skills will prepare you to put your best face forward so you can really harness those occasions and use them to build a strong and positive reputation in yourcommun... more »

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Geoffrey X Lane discussing Public Speaking and Your Business

What We’ll Be Discussing  
When you are a small business owner or solopreneur, you are the face of your company. You want to be able to represent your brand well and put your best business face forward. There are so many occasions when you will be asked to speak: at business mixers, giving your best 30 second elevator speech, at networking groups when it’s your turn to give the group a presentation on your business, or you may be asked to to give presentations to local business or industry groups as an expert in your field. Honing your public speaking skills will prepare you to put your best face forward so you can really harness those occasions and use them to build a strong and positive reputation in your community.

About the Special Guests
Joining us will be +Geoffrey X Lane, one of Canada’s leading coaches for communication, presentation and media training. He knows his craft - his skills got him the honor of being the official Presentation Skills Coach to the successful Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid Committee. He’s been an international Keynote Speaker, speaking in the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK. Geoffrey is the author of “Presentation Power: become a powerful speaker” and currently conducts the “Essentials Public Speaking Workshop,” which he provides via Google Hangouts. 

About the Host
+Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. Meilani serves solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits with online and in-person trainings in creating effective outreach strategies and using Google’s powerful tools, as well as providing graphic design services. Meilani also runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to help members spend their social outreach marketing time on purpose, with purpose. Club resources are all made available to members via a private community right here on Google+!

Possible Guest Host
There is a possibility that your regular host will be called in to serve on jury duty, in that event a special guest host has been arranged and you will be treated to +John Jurkiewicz hosting this episode of TGIF! John is a semi regular participant in the TGIF peanut gallery and hosts his own fabulous Hangouts too, so you will all be in good hands should Meilani be unable to attend. Hopefully, John will decide to join us even if Meilani is free to do her regular hosting duties this week :)


Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!
Participate in the live discussion by joining us inside the Hangout! If you are camera shy, participate by posting 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 in this event listing 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 inside the hangout! Then check your notifications bell for the invite starting about 8:45am pst!


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 by 8:30am, and newbies and first timers should come in as early as they can.
 
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

Your Host Meilani MacDonald - http://MeilaniMacDonald.com  
TGIF archives on Meilani's web site - http://meilanimacdonald.com/category/tgif-business-networking-hangout/  
TGIF archives on Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/meilanim/tgif-business-networking-hangout/  
Meilani's Graphic Design Portfolio - bit.ly/MeilaniDesign

Special Guest Geoffrey Lane - http://www.presentationpower.com
Geoffrey’s Hangouts archive - http://hangoutwithgeoffrey.com
Goeffrey’s YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBJrRvjNKXXOF58Y9qiHDsw


Joining Us? Introduce Yourself!
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, January 16th at 9am pst, and we'll see you then!!

Would you like to be notified of upcoming episodes of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout?
Please leave a comment and you'll be added to the TGIF notify and invite to join circle!___

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2015-01-11 02:00:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Great #scenery from today. Pretty cold weather stuff. But not freezing my ass off stuff. I love #SoCal!

Great #scenery from today. Pretty cold weather stuff. But not freezing my ass off stuff. I love #SoCal!___

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2015-01-11 01:53:45 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Heehee hamming it up a little trying to look like my profile pic before my presentation on Google #Drive at the #District12 #Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) training event in #Riverside today. A satisfying end to a long but rewarding day. I'm tired, but I'm happy :)

#GladToBeHome

Heehee hamming it up a little trying to look like my profile pic before my presentation on Google #Drive at the #District12 #Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) training event in #Riverside today. A satisfying end to a long but rewarding day. I'm tired, but I'm happy :)

#GladToBeHome___

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2015-01-10 17:38:01 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Speaking to a room full of accomplished public speakers...but no pressure. Lol!

#publicspeaking #Toastmasters 

Speaking to a room full of accomplished public speakers...but no pressure. Lol!

#publicspeaking #Toastmasters ___

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2015-01-10 17:30:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Today I am at a day long #District12 #Toastmasters training called TLI - Toastmasters Leadership Institute. Loving being in chilly #Riverside County, where I get to see trees with pretty orange leaves!

Great topics, speakers and training sessions all day, and this afternoon I get to present "How to Use Google Drive!" #woohoo!

#publicSpeaking #Drive #presentation #leadership

Today I am at a day long #District12 #Toastmasters training called TLI - Toastmasters Leadership Institute. Loving being in chilly #Riverside County, where I get to see trees with pretty orange leaves!

Great topics, speakers and training sessions all day, and this afternoon I get to present "How to Use Google Drive!" #woohoo!

#publicSpeaking #Drive #presentation #leadership___

2015-01-10 04:33:16 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

HOA host and guest Poll - feedback on UMs?

Wow I just watched a Hangout (replay) that had a really friendly, easy to like host and a stellar guest, discussing an interesting and relevant topic. 

Boy I tell you I am so glad I am a #Toastmaster . 

By the end of the show, despite the fact I really liked the host and the show's regular topics, I don't know that I will be able to watch/listen to it again in the near future. The host said "um" so many times, every single sentence spoken by the host the last ten minutes of the show was peppered with them. It was really distracting and painful to listen to. 

So I have a poll for you folks out there who are HOA hosts and guests: 

Would you welcome a friendly private message from someone that asks you to count the number of time you said&qu... more »

HOA host and guest Poll - feedback on UMs?

Wow I just watched a Hangout (replay) that had a really friendly, easy to like host and a stellar guest, discussing an interesting and relevant topic. 

Boy I tell you I am so glad I am a #Toastmaster . 

By the end of the show, despite the fact I really liked the host and the show's regular topics, I don't know that I will be able to watch/listen to it again in the near future. The host said "um" so many times, every single sentence spoken by the host the last ten minutes of the show was peppered with them. It was really distracting and painful to listen to. 

So I have a poll for you folks out there who are HOA hosts and guests: 

Would you welcome a friendly private message from someone that asks you to count the number of time you said "uhm" or "uh" during your show?

Would you be able to take that as constructive, helpful feedback, or would it make you feel bad? I want so much to send a private message that is friendly in tone and is meant to be in the spirit of one HOA host being helpful to another, because if the host could get a hold of their runaway ums it would really improve the listenability of the show. On the other hand, I don't want to inadvertently discourage any host.

Now I'm not talking about just a few ums, we all say it, I'm not being ultra nitpicky. There were a lot, enough that even as a fan of the host, it was really distracting and made it hard to listen to them.

How I beat the habit
The Toastmasters Club I go to in #PalmDesert  is one that attracts small business owners and employed professionals as members, and we are a little more serious about really wanting to improve our speaking and presentation skills. 

Toastmasters meetings have an "ah and um" counter at every meeting. Some clubs just mark down the number of "ums" and "uhs" members say throughout the course of the meeting and report them at the end. Some clubs, like mine, have a "dinger" - the "ah" counter who dings a bell whenever someone says "um," except for the featured speakers. The rest of the meeting is fair game. 

My fellow club members are great because we don't fear the "ding!" In fact, we cajole our most aggressive dinger to be the ah counter, lol. Let me tell ya, NOTHING cures you of the habit of saying "um" a lot like getting dinged every time you say it! 

This is apparent in area and district contests, when we see members from clubs that don't ding competing against members from clubs that do ding. The members from clubs that don't ding still say "um," and that will be points against them in contests, and in getting speaking gigs. 

Want to face the dinger?
If you are in the #CoachellaValley  area, are an #earlybird , and want to improve your presentations, please come check out my club, the Desert Sunrise Speakers. We meet every Thursday from 7:15am - 8:30am at the Portola Community Center in #PalmDesert .

It doesn't cost a thing to come check out a meeting, as many times as you want to come check it out. You just don't get to have a speaking slot unless you become a member. But you can come observe us in action as many times as you want without a fee. In fact, we encourage it, lol. We love an audience to practice in front of!

If you are interested in this topic, btw, my next TGIF Business Networking Hangout on Friday, Jan. 16th at 9am pst features special guest +Geoffrey X Lane, an expert public speaker, and we'll be discussing... public speaking! If you want to get a reminder leave a comment below requesting to be added to my TGIF Notify Circle. That circle gets reminders of the twice a month episodes as well as invites to come join us inside the Hangout :)  TGIF is newbie friendly!

#hangouts   #hangoutsonair   #hangouttips   #poll   #PublicSpeaking  ___

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2015-01-10 01:09:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Just shared this to the fun The Mobile Photography Community created by +Jacob Dix. Check it out sometime, it's amazing what people can capture with their phones and tablets! This is nothing fancy in the taking, just sharing the beautiful #desert #sunset I'm seeing from my back patio tonight :)

Hope you all have a lovely evening! early to bed for me tonight, getting up super early to go to my #Toastmasters District officer training event tomorrow, where I will be presenting "How to Use Google Drive." Woot!

Here's a link to that community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105166208033929947593

Just shared this to the fun The Mobile Photography Community created by +Jacob Dix. Check it out sometime, it's amazing what people can capture with their phones and tablets! This is nothing fancy in the taking, just sharing the beautiful #desert #sunset I'm seeing from my back patio tonight :)

Hope you all have a lovely evening! early to bed for me tonight, getting up super early to go to my #Toastmasters District officer training event tomorrow, where I will be presenting "How to Use Google Drive." Woot!

Here's a link to that community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105166208033929947593___

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2015-01-10 01:04:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

We have a beautiful #sunset here in the #SoCal #desert tonight! Hope you all are having a beautiful sunset kind of day :)

We have a beautiful #sunset here in the #SoCal #desert tonight! Hope you all are having a beautiful sunset kind of day :)___

2015-01-07 20:35:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

If you are job hunting, this is the Hangout for you! When so many people are looking for jobs, how will you make your resume stand out, and how will you increase your chances that your resume will even be seen?  

+John Jurkiewicz presents his tips for making that happen. 

#resumetips   #resume   #hangouts   #career   #jobsearch  

A new year, a new beginning and a new approach to finding the career that's right for you. Have you been getting so close to the career you have always desired, so close you can taste feel and smell it only to get one of those "Thank you for applying with XYZ. While we value your experience.........."

I'm going to give you some tips and techniques that are real life techniques that have helped people I've had the pleasure of working with find fulfillment and success by doing a few simple things.

This is not your traditional human resource approach. It's the psychology of creating a living document that creates a buzz.

If you are tired of hitting your head against the wall you do not want to miss this HOA .

John Jurkiewicz is a certified life and career development coach who accumulated 40 years of experience in management, operations, human resources, and training before launching his own business in 1999. ​

​He realized in that time that no two businesses are alike, and that cookie-cutter approaches aren't always effective. 

As a result, John uses the tools and techniques that he developed over the course of his own career to help his clients develop business strategies that are tailor-made for their situations, whether they are solopreneurs just starting out, or establishments that have been in 
business for a long time.___If you are job hunting, this is the Hangout for you! When so many people are looking for jobs, how will you make your resume stand out, and how will you increase your chances that your resume will even be seen?  

+John Jurkiewicz presents his tips for making that happen. 

#resumetips   #resume   #hangouts   #career   #jobsearch  

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2015-01-07 00:28:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Love this clever and humorous video that explains YouTube copyright issues!!


H/T to +Rayne Dowell and +Meloney Hall for sharing this post by +YouTube Creators.  Great share, ladies!

#youtube   #video   #copyright  

Nobody knows more about copyright issues than these two puppets. http://goo.gl/naEFJg___Love this clever and humorous video that explains YouTube copyright issues!!


H/T to +Rayne Dowell and +Meloney Hall for sharing this post by +YouTube Creators.  Great share, ladies!

#youtube   #video   #copyright  

2015-01-05 21:21:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

oooh +Meloney Hall's Lights, Camera, HOA is going to be a good one today! +Jim Ault will be in there getting some Comment Tracker tips, and who doesn't need those!  If you are at all interested in hosting HOAs, add this one to your circles.

Watch on YouTube if you prefer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jioZNdawNVA

It’s true!  We have now entered into the New Year of 2015, and we are eager to be again a major part of your Google+ Hangouts-on-Air Journey!  This is the Place to Practice!

On Monday, January 5th, the focus will be on YOU telling us what you could use some help in along your HOA goals.  We know that some people seek to gain Comment Tracking practice, Hosting practice, and Co-Hosting practice.  We also have heard that you would like more details in how to set things up for a LIVE HOA Broadcast.  Are there any other ideas you have in mind?

+Jim Ault  will be gaining some Comment Tracking experience during this show.  Please join us! 

Remember:  Select YES or MAYBE so this event is placed into your Calendar as a placeholder as a reminder.  Selecting NO will not give you any reminder notifications.

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.  


If you would like to be on any future shows, please send an email our way – Meloney Hall at Meloney@bigupticksocial.com OR Rayne Dowell at  info@socialmediastrategynow.com

Each week, we’ll have one or two guests on the LIVE broadcast to gain their experiences.  

Five (5) biggest benefits to YOU

1. You will gain LIVE on-air camera experience
2. You will be creating some digital video content that contains your name, image, and great personality
3. This can increase your personal brand awareness to help you with finding your next big thing
4. 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 fear

It is so exciting for us 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 us?

Guests who have requested to be on the show will receive the JOIN HOA notification 15-20 minutes before we GO-LIVE on-air to prep inside the “green room” (pre-show area).  Guests will also be invited to stay with us after the show for a quick “WOW, I Did It” release-of-joy moment!  

We launch our HOA’s from a G+ Business Page, which means you will have to “circle” it (add it).  This is the link to the page:  
https://plus.google.com/+Bigupticksociallightscamerahoa/posts

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

Become connected with the #lightscamerahoa Team Members today on Google Plus!

HOST:  Connect with Meloney Hall on G+
https://plus.google.com/+MeloneyHall


CO-HOST:  Connect with Rayne Dowell on G+
https://plus.google.com/+RayneDowellSocialMediaStrategyNow/about

COMMENT TRACKER:  Connect with Sheila Strover on G+
https://plus.google.com/+SheilaStrover


Circle/Join our Google+ Page where we launch each broadcast: https://plus.google.com/+Bigupticksociallightscamerahoa/posts

If you would like to be a member to our G+ Community, use this LINK to take a look inside.  I hope you’ll JOIN the community!https://plus.google.com/communities/115113287844606968734

For those who would like more technical training with HOA’s, there is a great G+ Community that is well-suited for exactly that.   Consider http://bit.ly/User2User___oooh +Meloney Hall's Lights, Camera, HOA is going to be a good one today! +Jim Ault will be in there getting some Comment Tracker tips, and who doesn't need those!  If you are at all interested in hosting HOAs, add this one to your circles.

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2015-01-05 21:06:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Heehee just a little humor break in the work day. My kitty Eli - she's very pretty, but she just gets into everything and goes where we don't want her to go, usually knocking things over in the process. Like the picture frame behind her that was, apparently, "in her way."

Heehee just a little humor break in the work day. My kitty Eli - she's very pretty, but she just gets into everything and goes where we don't want her to go, usually knocking things over in the process. Like the picture frame behind her that was, apparently, "in her way."___

2015-01-02 16:30:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Good Morning!  *The TGIF Green Room is Open!*  Please leave a request for invite in the comments under the event page (not this post) if you'd like to join us for some early pre-broadcast networking or help getting settled into the Hangout :) Cheers!

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Jim Ault discussing his SEO Recipe for Social Success: Web Site, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest!

What We’ll Be Discussing  
SEO - everyone wants to know what it is and what it means. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and basically it means doing things that will make your name and business brand search results friendly. When someone is searching for info on the kinds of goods and services you provide, what can you do to increase the chances that YOUR links will show up in their search results? In most cases, people want to drive traffic to their web sites. In Jim’s special recipe, it isn’t necessarily about your web site itself that needs to show up in the search results, but rather your content, posted across various social sites, because that content will in turn send viewers to your web site

About the Special Guests
Joining us will be +Jim Ault who is someone who really just loves working with video and visual media to create cool content that is fun to create and helps people build their reputation, brand identity, and audience. I have personally learned a lot of really good tips from Jim, and he’s been on TGIF a few times when we’ve discussed video marketing topics in particular. Jim will be discussing how we can take advantage of video and graphics technology that is now readily available to anyone, to benefit our businesses in 2015!


About the Host
 +Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. Meilani serves solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits with online and in-person trainings in creating effective outreach strategies and using Google’s powerful tools, as well as providing graphic design services. Meilani also runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to help members spend their social outreach marketing time on purpose, with purpose. Club resources are all made available to members via a private community right here on Google+!


Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!
Participate in the live discussion by joining us inside the Hangout! If you are camera shy, participate by posting 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 in this event listing 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 inside the hangout! Then check your notifications bell for the invite starting about 8:45am pst!

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 by 8:30am, and newbies and first timers should come in as early as they can.
 
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

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.  

TGIF episodes are also pinned to Meilani’s TGIF Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/meilanim/tgif-business-networking-hangout/  Check out Meilani's Graphic Design Portfolio at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561

Check out Jim's web site, which will be remodeled in the coming months, at http://wowfactorstudios.com

Joining Us? Introduce Yourself!
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, Dec. 19th at 9am pst, and we'll see you then!!

Would you like to be notified of upcoming episodes of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout?
Please leave a comment and you'll be added to the TGIF notify and invite to join circle!

#business #hangouts #SEO #success #TGIF Business Networking Hangout #TGIFBNH

Beautiful fireworks photo by Paul Polichronakis - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulpoli/14534183324___Good Morning!  *The TGIF Green Room is Open!*  Please leave a request for invite in the comments under the event page (not this post) if you'd like to join us for some early pre-broadcast networking or help getting settled into the Hangout :) Cheers!

2015-01-02 02:21:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Happy New Year!  Welllll tomorrow will be my official first day back to work after a nice winter holiday & new year vacation, woohoo! This is the first real vacation I've taken in a few years and boy oh boy what a great boost it has been, to spirit, mind, energy, and attitude :)  So expect a fun TGIF tomorrow morning and please join me and special guest +Jim Ault as we ease back into work mode, all starting with a live online networking event, the TGIF Business Networking Hangout! That's Friday, Jan. 2nd, at 9am pst!

Please do join us inside the Hangout - just leave a comment in the event page listing if you'd like an invite to join us in the Hangout! We're newbie friendly, and we'll help you feel comfy in front of your cam.  Cheers!

#TGIF #Hangouts #SEO  

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Jim Ault discussing his SEO Recipe for Social Success: Web Site, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest!

What We’ll Be Discussing  
SEO - everyone wants to know what it is and what it means. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and basically it means doing things that will make your name and business brand search results friendly. When someone is searching for info on the kinds of goods and services you provide, what can you do to increase the chances that YOUR links will show up in their search results? In most cases, people want to drive traffic to their web sites. In Jim’s special recipe, it isn’t necessarily about your web site itself that needs to show up in the search results, but rather your content, posted across various social sites, because that content will in turn send viewers to your web site

About the Special Guests
Joining us will be +Jim Ault who is someone who really just loves working with video and visual media to create cool content that is fun to create and helps people build their reputation, brand identity, and audience. I have personally learned a lot of really good tips from Jim, and he’s been on TGIF a few times when we’ve discussed video marketing topics in particular. Jim will be discussing how we can take advantage of video and graphics technology that is now readily available to anyone, to benefit our businesses in 2015!


About the Host
 +Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. Meilani serves solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits with online and in-person trainings in creating effective outreach strategies and using Google’s powerful tools, as well as providing graphic design services. Meilani also runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to help members spend their social outreach marketing time on purpose, with purpose. Club resources are all made available to members via a private community right here on Google+!


Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!
Participate in the live discussion by joining us inside the Hangout! If you are camera shy, participate by posting 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 in this event listing 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 inside the hangout! Then check your notifications bell for the invite starting about 8:45am pst!

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 by 8:30am, and newbies and first timers should come in as early as they can.
 
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

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.  

TGIF episodes are also pinned to Meilani’s TGIF Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/meilanim/tgif-business-networking-hangout/  Check out Meilani's Graphic Design Portfolio at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561

Check out Jim's web site, which will be remodeled in the coming months, at http://wowfactorstudios.com

Joining Us? Introduce Yourself!
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, Dec. 19th at 9am pst, and we'll see you then!!

Would you like to be notified of upcoming episodes of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout?
Please leave a comment and you'll be added to the TGIF notify and invite to join circle!

#business #hangouts #SEO #success #TGIF Business Networking Hangout #TGIFBNH

Beautiful fireworks photo by Paul Polichronakis - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulpoli/14534183324___Happy New Year!  Welllll tomorrow will be my official first day back to work after a nice winter holiday & new year vacation, woohoo! This is the first real vacation I've taken in a few years and boy oh boy what a great boost it has been, to spirit, mind, energy, and attitude :)  So expect a fun TGIF tomorrow morning and please join me and special guest +Jim Ault as we ease back into work mode, all starting with a live online networking event, the TGIF Business Networking Hangout! That's Friday, Jan. 2nd, at 9am pst!

Please do join us inside the Hangout - just leave a comment in the event page listing if you'd like an invite to join us in the Hangout! We're newbie friendly, and we'll help you feel comfy in front of your cam.  Cheers!

#TGIF #Hangouts #SEO  

2015-01-01 02:21:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Added photos to TGIF Business Networking Hangout - SEO Recipe for Success 2015.

Added photos to TGIF Business Networking Hangout - SEO Recipe for Success 2015.___

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2015-01-01 01:59:25 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Happy New Year!
What a beautiful way to send out 2014 and welcome in 2015. This is the view I woke up to this morning, after a cold and rainy day yesterday, when the mountains were hidden in clouds. I love winter in the desert! I love our snowcapped mountains, and feeling the shivers brought on by the cold temps, after a long, too hot summer.

I hope your New Year's Day gives you beautiful views, happiness, good health, and love <3

Happy New Year!
What a beautiful way to send out 2014 and welcome in 2015. This is the view I woke up to this morning, after a cold and rainy day yesterday, when the mountains were hidden in clouds. I love winter in the desert! I love our snowcapped mountains, and feeling the shivers brought on by the cold temps, after a long, too hot summer.

I hope your New Year's Day gives you beautiful views, happiness, good health, and love <3___

2015-01-01 01:13:07 (57 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Jim Ault discussing his SEO Recipe for Social Success: Web Site, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest!

What We’ll Be Discussing  
SEO - everyone wants to know what it is and what it means. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and basically it means doing things that will make your name and business brand search results friendly. When someone is searching for info on the kinds of goods and services you provide, what can you do to increase the chances that YOUR links will show up in their search results? In most cases, people want to drive traffic to their web sites. In Jim’s special recipe, it isn’t necessarily about your web site itself that needs to show up in the search results, but rather your content, posted across various social sites, because that content will inturn sen... more »

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Jim Ault discussing his SEO Recipe for Social Success: Web Site, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest!

What We’ll Be Discussing  
SEO - everyone wants to know what it is and what it means. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and basically it means doing things that will make your name and business brand search results friendly. When someone is searching for info on the kinds of goods and services you provide, what can you do to increase the chances that YOUR links will show up in their search results? In most cases, people want to drive traffic to their web sites. In Jim’s special recipe, it isn’t necessarily about your web site itself that needs to show up in the search results, but rather your content, posted across various social sites, because that content will in turn send viewers to your web site

About the Special Guests
Joining us will be +Jim Ault who is someone who really just loves working with video and visual media to create cool content that is fun to create and helps people build their reputation, brand identity, and audience. I have personally learned a lot of really good tips from Jim, and he’s been on TGIF a few times when we’ve discussed video marketing topics in particular. Jim will be discussing how we can take advantage of video and graphics technology that is now readily available to anyone, to benefit our businesses in 2015!


About the Host
 +Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. Meilani serves solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits with online and in-person trainings in creating effective outreach strategies and using Google’s powerful tools, as well as providing graphic design services. Meilani also runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to help members spend their social outreach marketing time on purpose, with purpose. Club resources are all made available to members via a private community right here on Google+!


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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 in this event listing 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 inside the hangout! Then check your notifications bell for the invite starting about 8:45am pst!

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 by 8:30am, and newbies and first timers should come in as early as they can.
 
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

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.  

TGIF episodes are also pinned to Meilani’s TGIF Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/meilanim/tgif-business-networking-hangout/  Check out Meilani's Graphic Design Portfolio at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561

Check out Jim's web site, which will be remodeled in the coming months, at http://wowfactorstudios.com

Joining Us? Introduce Yourself!
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, Dec. 19th at 9am pst, and we'll see you then!!

Would you like to be notified of upcoming episodes of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout?
Please leave a comment and you'll be added to the TGIF notify and invite to join circle!

#business #hangouts #SEO #success #TGIF Business Networking Hangout #TGIFBNH

Beautiful fireworks photo by Paul Polichronakis - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/paulpoli/14534183324___

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2014-12-24 21:23:49 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Heeheehee hohoho happy holidays!

Heeheehee hohoho happy holidays!___

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2014-12-23 00:58:53 (8 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Wishing you all the Happiest of Holidays!
Remember to keep a healthy work / life balance. Take some time off during the holidays. And then let's meet again in 2015!!
And now I go to start my own vacation, woohoo!

#HappyHolidays   #WithLove  

Wishing you all the Happiest of Holidays!
Remember to keep a healthy work / life balance. Take some time off during the holidays. And then let's meet again in 2015!!
And now I go to start my own vacation, woohoo!

#HappyHolidays   #WithLove  ___

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2014-12-22 17:50:56 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Oh, so that is what the mysterious "what is that cat getting into now?" sound was.

Because every day is #Caturday.


Oh, so that is what the mysterious "what is that cat getting into now?" sound was.

Because every day is #Caturday.
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2014-12-19 22:17:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Just another handy "Where Are My...?" graphic to help newbies find things they want to find. This one shows where to find your Account settings, Notification settings, and your Biz Pages.

There are a lot more great #tips  and #resources to be found on the +TeamCOPP page :)

#GoogleTips   #Notifications   #Settings  

Hey There Plussers, TeamCOPP member +Meilani MacDonald here with a handy "Where Are My Settings" graphic. This graphic shows you where to find your Account Privacy settings, which include your password, recovery phone number, devices with permission to use your account. It also shows you where to find your Business Pages listed, and your Notifications Settings, which are where you set what you want to be notified about, for example being tagged in photos, and how you want to receive that notification, such as by email or phone push notification.

This is helpful to #newbies aaaaand just as an every so often reminder, because things change a lot here on the Plus, lol. One day you log in and things are in a different place.

But that's ok, the +Google+ peeps are great at listening to user feedback and they like tweaking things to make them better for us, so if you can't find something, just take a deep breath and watch your stream - there will be lots of folks posting about it.

Please take a look at the +TeamCOPP page for lots of great resources, tips, tricks and tools posted by TeamCOPP members +Janice Hurlburt (our time and task management goddess) and +Cyndi Fleming-Alton (our WordPress web site goddess), and of course me, +Meilani MacDonald (the resident training and workshops via Hangouts goddess)!

If you find these posts useful, please add +TeamCOPP to your circles, or better yet, leave a request in the comments to be added to our Notifications circle. That means you will get a notice in your Notifications Bell (at top right of your Google pages) when we post something useful to small business owners and solopreneurs!

#Settings   #GoogleTips   #Business   #Notifications   #privacy   #Pages  ___Just another handy "Where Are My...?" graphic to help newbies find things they want to find. This one shows where to find your Account settings, Notification settings, and your Biz Pages.

There are a lot more great #tips  and #resources to be found on the +TeamCOPP page :)

#GoogleTips   #Notifications   #Settings  

2014-12-19 03:39:03 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

As a solopreneur, I've battled a few bouts of depression. There are so many obligations, pressures, duties and new tasks that come with being self employed, and new business owners and entrepreneurs often are not prepared for, or even know what they will be until they face them.

A strong support network is so important, as is taking care of our minds and bodies, when we face the sometimes overwhelming bouts of depression that can come with being a new DIY business owner.

What do you do to beat the blues? Please join us tomorrow as we tackle this topic on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout, at 9am pst.

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guests +Pamir Kiciman, +Amiee Wyant, and possibly, if we're lucky, +Diane Cobb, discussing Beating Depression So We Can Get Back to Business!

What We’ll Be Discussing  
”Tis the Season to be Jolly…” So the song goes, however for many of us the holiday season brings extra pressures, stress and sadness. What better time to discuss mood swings, depression, the effects they have on our well-being and thus our businesses, and tips for fighting the down swings. Please note this is not a medical show, and we won’t be covering illnesses such as bi-polar and other syndromes that require professional treatment. But the everyday stresses that are enhanced by the holidays, the emotions that can be brought on by what we think the holidays should be like vs. what they are like, and even the effect that cold, cloudy, overcast days on end can have on our psyches are all up for discussion. We’ll also discuss what we can do to take extra care of ourselves during this time, how to keep our spirits calmer, our meals healthier, and our bodies and minds better able to deal with all those emotions.

About the Special Guests
Joining us will be:

 +Pamir Kiciman, a Reiki instructor who focuses on helping people find balance and healing through meditation, spirituality, and mind-body connection. He believes in self-empowerment through conscious living, and when we are empowered, we are able to face our challenges with confidence, calm, and success. Pamir will bring to the discussion his insights into how getting in touch with our spirituality soothes our souls.

+Amiee Wyant has a background in massage therapy, and that led her on a path to creating organic, herbal remedy products - such as balms and teas - that help people in a variety of ways, from breathing better to sleeping better to soothing sore muscle aches and pains. Restful sleep and healthful diet are so important in battling the seasonal blues, and Amiee’s experience in massage therapy and holistic health principles will bring great insights to this discussion!



About the Host
 +Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. As someone who worked as a public outreach associate for a water agency, this episode is particularly exciting to her! Now serving solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits, she runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to take their business branding, strategy planning and social outreach to the next level. These resources are all made available via a private community right here on Google+.


Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!
Participate in the live discussion by joining us inside the Hangout! If you are camera shy, participate by posting 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 in this event listing 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 inside the hangout! Then check your notifications bell for the invite starting about 8:45am pst!

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 by 8:30am, and newbies and first timers should come in as early as they can.
 
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

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.  TGIF episodes are also pinned to Meilani’s Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/meilanim/tgif-business-networking-hangout/  Check out Meilani's Graphic Design Portfolio at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561

Learn more about Pamir Kimican at http://reikihelp.com/blog/about/

Read Amiee Wyant’s story at http://loveisawayoflife.com/our-story/

Joining Us? Introduce Yourself!
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, Dec. 19th at 9am pst, and we'll see you then!!

Would you like to be notified of upcoming episodes of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout?
Please leave a comment and you'll be added to the TGIF notify and invite to join circle!

#health #wellness #depression #holidays #TGIF #TGIFBNH #business #networking #Hangouts___As a solopreneur, I've battled a few bouts of depression. There are so many obligations, pressures, duties and new tasks that come with being self employed, and new business owners and entrepreneurs often are not prepared for, or even know what they will be until they face them.

A strong support network is so important, as is taking care of our minds and bodies, when we face the sometimes overwhelming bouts of depression that can come with being a new DIY business owner.

What do you do to beat the blues? Please join us tomorrow as we tackle this topic on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout, at 9am pst.

2014-12-18 02:35:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Woot Woot TWO great Hangouts coming up!

Water Innovation Nation Celebration
Check it out folks there's another great +WaterCitizen Hangout happening tomorrow morning, Thursday at 9am pst / noon est!  The topic is entrepreneurship and water innovations, a great topic of interest especially here in CA where we have been in drought for so long.

I'll be in the Hangout helping host +Cat Shrier keep things running smoothly and keeping an eye on comments and questions!  So come on in and join in the discussion :)

TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Beating Depression So We Can Get Back to Business
Also catch another timely topic on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout this Friday, Dec. 19th at 9am pst / noon est when we'll be discussing depression, particularly the holiday related sort, with guests +Pamir Kiciman and +AmieeWyan... more »

Please join us on Thursday, Dec. 18th, at 1pm  EST as we host a Water Innovation Nation Celebration!

This discussion will be hosted by Dr. +Cat Shrier, CEO WaterCitizen.Com, who  keeps people informed in what's happening in water all year with her Water Citizen News site at http://watercitizen.com – and the new http://Waterpreneurs.com program to support entrepreneurs who are bringing water innovations to market!

Joining Cat will be prestigious panelists who are at the front lines of water entrepreneurship – all leaders of programs that support innovative water ventures. 

Who Will Be Joining Us
We have an impressive panel lined up to participate in the discussion, including:

Sally Gutierrez
Director, Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development and Support Program, EPA Office of Research and Development
Having services with the EPA for over 13 years, Sally left her position as Director of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Cincinnati to head EPA’s Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development and Support Program. Sally's work there supports the development of environmental technology innovation clusters, which are regional collaborations that promote economic growth and innovation. 

Check out this great interview of Sally Gutierrez by WaterCitizen.com at http://bit.ly/1swdQvQ

Ian Fisk
Executive Director, Mentor Capital Network
The Mentor Capital Network (formerly the William James Foundation) is a non-profit organization that connects mentors and sponsors to sustainable businesses. By making and coordinating these connections, Mentor Capital Network supports entrepreneurs growing companies that are solving social and environmental challenges throughout the world through profitable business models.

Check out the Mentor Capital Network's Sustainable Business Plan Competition! January 15th is the application deadline. Find out more at http://bit.ly/1yGO6Oq

Elizabeth Thelen
Director of Entrepreneurship and Talent, The Water Council
Elizabeth leads, monitors and coordinates all parts and partners with The BREW (Business, Research, Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin) - a unique, place-based accelerator that is mentor-driven and strictly focused on addressing global freshwater challenges.  She is also a Board Trustee at Waukesha County Technical College, quiet partner with Slinger Super Speedway and her own consulting business, Be! Since 2008, she has worked with The Water Council, one of the nation’s first regional water technology clusters. 
*Learn more about BREW at http://www.thebrew-mke.com/*

What We’ll Be Discussing
What was the State of Water Innovation in 2014? How are opportunities for Water entrepreneurship being driven by issues such as aging infrastructure, climate change, drought, population, and so forth?  What new support is available for water entrepreneurs through supply, government agencies, environmental agencies and business/corporate entities all tied together by water? How do all these come together to create the innovations we've seen in 2014? 

SPECIAL FEATURE: MASTERCLASS WITH WATER ENTREPRENEURS During the second half of the program, we'll be joined by water entrepreneurs for a real-time on-air Masterclass with our speakers - a chance for water entrepreneurs to hear from some of the best in the business.

About the Host - Cat Shrier and WaterCitizen
WaterCitizen.com / WaterCitizenNews.com was created by Cat Shrier, Ph.D, P.G., who has 20 years experience working in water planning and management, communications, education and outreach. Her work spans sectors, involving government and non-profit agencies as well as for profit businesses - the common denominator in all of it has been water.

To create Water Citizen News - News for People Passionate about Water, Cat brought together a team of water and journalism professionals and students to deliver the water news via her web site, http://WaterCitizen.com (also http://WaterCitizenNews.com).

Cat has found another outlet for this information in Google's Hangouts on Air, which she is embracing whole-heartedly to introduce YOU to the exciting world of water, and the people who are making waves!

You can see the first WaterCitizen Hangout, a Veteran's Day "Vetrepreneurs" Hangout featuring veterans who shared how their military experiences inspired their innovations and prepared them for entrepreneurship. Check out the replay at http://bit.ly/137aNxM

Make sure you don't miss this great event!
RSVP "YES" to get automatic reminders in your notifications bell when this event is ready to start. Your notifications bell is in the upper right of the page, next to your profile icon. Bookmark this event page so you can easily find it again later.

Join in the discussion!
If you would like to submit a question to our panelists, please post your question in a comment here in the Event listing - include your name and title so we know who to announce on air. We'll watch this event page for comments and questions! 

Note: You need a Google+ account in order to post a comment. You can Get your free Google+ account at https://accounts.google.com.  If you have an existing gmail address or YouTube account, you can sign in using that info.


Panelists - How to Get Into the Hangout

1. Sign in to your Google Account. 
See bullets above if you don't have an account yet. For best Hangout results, close all other apps besides the Chrome browser (or whatever browser you are using).

2. Click on the Hangouts App icon at upper right of page. It looks like a quotation mark. 
This will open your Hangouts App sidebar. When you are invited to join in you’ll get a pop-up box with your invitation. You'll also find your invite in the notifications bell icon at top right of page.

To make it even easier to find your Hangout invites, use the Hangouts Extension (available for Chrome browsers only). It puts a popup window on your desktop, on top of all your other windows, when you get an HOA invite. You can get that extension at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hangouts/nckgahadagoaajjgafhacjanaoiihapd?hl=en. Be sure you are getting the Extension, not the App.

3. Accept the Invitation to Join the Hangout
Once you accept, a new browser window for the Hangout will open. You will be prompted to allow Google+ to use your mic and camera. You must allow it. Once you allow it, you'll be brought into the Hangout!

We will also email the join Hangout link to you, in case you have trouble finding your invitation to join in. Please note you must have a Google account to join us inside the Hangout, and we must have your gmail address that is associated with your Google+ account to invite you in!

Panelists - Be Ready to Join the Green Room no later than 12:30pm EST!

Before we go live on air, we call it the "Green Room" - we'll use this time to get you settled in and give you other tips for being on camera. The Green Room will be opened at 12:20pm EST. Please come in early if this is your first Hangout.

The Hangout Goes Live at 1pm EST!
We have several panelists, so getting there on time between 12:20pm - 12:30pm EST will make the your Hangout experience go smoothly!

#watercitizen #water #innovation #news #sustainability #entrepreneurs #business___Woot Woot TWO great Hangouts coming up!

Water Innovation Nation Celebration
Check it out folks there's another great +WaterCitizen Hangout happening tomorrow morning, Thursday at 9am pst / noon est!  The topic is entrepreneurship and water innovations, a great topic of interest especially here in CA where we have been in drought for so long.

I'll be in the Hangout helping host +Cat Shrier keep things running smoothly and keeping an eye on comments and questions!  So come on in and join in the discussion :)

TGIF Business Networking Hangout - Beating Depression So We Can Get Back to Business
Also catch another timely topic on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout this Friday, Dec. 19th at 9am pst / noon est when we'll be discussing depression, particularly the holiday related sort, with guests +Pamir Kiciman and +Amiee Wyant sharing tips for beating the blues so we can get back to business! You can find that event page and start posting your comments and questions at https://plus.google.com/events/c1mj6v4th1vbasavjhm23fqp1gk

2014-12-16 21:43:03 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Tis the Season to Be Jolly
But what if you're not feeling so jolly right now? For many of us, the holiday season means we're singing the Christmas Blues instead of "Happy Jolly Holiday".   What better topic then, than Beating Depression So We Can Get Back to Business (or vacation!) for the last episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout this year!

Please mark your calendars for this Friday, Dec. 19th at 9am pst and join us to learn some great tips on how to beat the blues and get your jolly back.

#TGIF   #TGIFBNH   #business   #networking   #Hangouts   #depression   #blues   #holidays   #Christmas   #Yule   #Season  

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guests +Pamir Kiciman, +Amiee Wyant, and possibly, if we're lucky, +Diane Cobb, discussing Beating Depression So We Can Get Back to Business!

What We’ll Be Discussing  
”Tis the Season to be Jolly…” So the song goes, however for many of us the holiday season brings extra pressures, stress and sadness. What better time to discuss mood swings, depression, the effects they have on our well-being and thus our businesses, and tips for fighting the down swings. Please note this is not a medical show, and we won’t be covering illnesses such as bi-polar and other syndromes that require professional treatment. But the everyday stresses that are enhanced by the holidays, the emotions that can be brought on by what we think the holidays should be like vs. what they are like, and even the effect that cold, cloudy, overcast days on end can have on our psyches are all up for discussion. We’ll also discuss what we can do to take extra care of ourselves during this time, how to keep our spirits calmer, our meals healthier, and our bodies and minds better able to deal with all those emotions.

About the Special Guests
Joining us will be:

 +Pamir Kiciman, a Reiki instructor who focuses on helping people find balance and healing through meditation, spirituality, and mind-body connection. He believes in self-empowerment through conscious living, and when we are empowered, we are able to face our challenges with confidence, calm, and success. Pamir will bring to the discussion his insights into how getting in touch with our spirituality soothes our souls.

+Amiee Wyant has a background in massage therapy, and that led her on a path to creating organic, herbal remedy products - such as balms and teas - that help people in a variety of ways, from breathing better to sleeping better to soothing sore muscle aches and pains. Restful sleep and healthful diet are so important in battling the seasonal blues, and Amiee’s experience in massage therapy and holistic health principles will bring great insights to this discussion!



About the Host
 +Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. As someone who worked as a public outreach associate for a water agency, this episode is particularly exciting to her! Now serving solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits, she runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to take their business branding, strategy planning and social outreach to the next level. These resources are all made available via a private community right here on Google+.


Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!
Participate in the live discussion by joining us inside the Hangout! If you are camera shy, participate by posting 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 in this event listing 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 inside the hangout! Then check your notifications bell for the invite starting about 8:45am pst!

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 by 8:30am, and newbies and first timers should come in as early as they can.
 
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

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.  TGIF episodes are also pinned to Meilani’s Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/meilanim/tgif-business-networking-hangout/  Check out Meilani's Graphic Design Portfolio at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561

Learn more about Pamir Kimican at http://reikihelp.com/blog/about/

Read Amiee Wyant’s story at http://loveisawayoflife.com/our-story/

Joining Us? Introduce Yourself!
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, Dec. 19th at 9am pst, and we'll see you then!!

Would you like to be notified of upcoming episodes of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout?
Please leave a comment and you'll be added to the TGIF notify and invite to join circle!

#health #wellness #depression #holidays #TGIF #TGIFBNH #business #networking #Hangouts___Tis the Season to Be Jolly
But what if you're not feeling so jolly right now? For many of us, the holiday season means we're singing the Christmas Blues instead of "Happy Jolly Holiday".   What better topic then, than Beating Depression So We Can Get Back to Business (or vacation!) for the last episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout this year!

Please mark your calendars for this Friday, Dec. 19th at 9am pst and join us to learn some great tips on how to beat the blues and get your jolly back.

#TGIF   #TGIFBNH   #business   #networking   #Hangouts   #depression   #blues   #holidays   #Christmas   #Yule   #Season  

2014-12-16 21:36:13 (30 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guests +Pamir Kiciman, +Amiee Wyant, and possibly, if we're lucky, +Diane Cobb, discussing Beating Depression So We Can Get Back to Business!

What We’ll Be Discussing  
”Tis the Season to be Jolly…” So the song goes, however for many of us the holiday season brings extra pressures, stress and sadness. What better time to discuss mood swings, depression, the effects they have on our well-being and thus our businesses, and tips for fighting the down swings. Please note this is not a medical show, and we won’t be covering illnesses such as bi-polar and other syndromes that require professional treatment. But the everyday stresses that are enhanced by the holidays, the emotions that can be brought on by what we think the holidays should be like vs. what they are like, andeven the effec... more »

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guests +Pamir Kiciman, +Amiee Wyant, and possibly, if we're lucky, +Diane Cobb, discussing Beating Depression So We Can Get Back to Business!

What We’ll Be Discussing  
”Tis the Season to be Jolly…” So the song goes, however for many of us the holiday season brings extra pressures, stress and sadness. What better time to discuss mood swings, depression, the effects they have on our well-being and thus our businesses, and tips for fighting the down swings. Please note this is not a medical show, and we won’t be covering illnesses such as bi-polar and other syndromes that require professional treatment. But the everyday stresses that are enhanced by the holidays, the emotions that can be brought on by what we think the holidays should be like vs. what they are like, and even the effect that cold, cloudy, overcast days on end can have on our psyches are all up for discussion. We’ll also discuss what we can do to take extra care of ourselves during this time, how to keep our spirits calmer, our meals healthier, and our bodies and minds better able to deal with all those emotions.

About the Special Guests
Joining us will be:

 +Pamir Kiciman, a Reiki instructor who focuses on helping people find balance and healing through meditation, spirituality, and mind-body connection. He believes in self-empowerment through conscious living, and when we are empowered, we are able to face our challenges with confidence, calm, and success. Pamir will bring to the discussion his insights into how getting in touch with our spirituality soothes our souls.

+Amiee Wyant has a background in massage therapy, and that led her on a path to creating organic, herbal remedy products - such as balms and teas - that help people in a variety of ways, from breathing better to sleeping better to soothing sore muscle aches and pains. Restful sleep and healthful diet are so important in battling the seasonal blues, and Amiee’s experience in massage therapy and holistic health principles will bring great insights to this discussion!



About the Host
 +Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. As someone who worked as a public outreach associate for a water agency, this episode is particularly exciting to her! Now serving solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits, she runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to take their business branding, strategy planning and social outreach to the next level. These resources are all made available via a private community right here on Google+.


Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!
Participate in the live discussion by joining us inside the Hangout! If you are camera shy, participate by posting 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 in this event listing 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 inside the hangout! Then check your notifications bell for the invite starting about 8:45am pst!

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 by 8:30am, and newbies and first timers should come in as early as they can.
 
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

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.  TGIF episodes are also pinned to Meilani’s Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/meilanim/tgif-business-networking-hangout/  Check out Meilani's Graphic Design Portfolio at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561

Learn more about Pamir Kimican at http://reikihelp.com/blog/about/

Read Amiee Wyant’s story at http://loveisawayoflife.com/our-story/

Joining Us? Introduce Yourself!
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, Dec. 19th at 9am pst, and we'll see you then!!

Would you like to be notified of upcoming episodes of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout?
Please leave a comment and you'll be added to the TGIF notify and invite to join circle!

#health #wellness #depression #holidays #TGIF #TGIFBNH #business #networking #Hangouts___

2014-12-13 03:10:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Silly me. Working on a Google Form with lots of pathways. When will I ever learn? Make a darn Mind Map first!!! Written outlines just don't do it for me. I neeeeeed that visual. Yes, I use both outlines and mind maps, but I find I work more efficiently and grasp relationships so much better when I can work from a mind map.

Are you a written outline or mind map kinda person? 
What kind of work do you do?
Now I'm just curious.

And on another completely different topic rant... Google WHY you give me "we experienced an error, so this page refreshed" message 3 times while I try to write this post? Lose post and rewrite each time. Gah. Time to say enough for tonight and go get my frustrations out by battling some nemesis or other in my current video game.

Silly me. Working on a Google Form with lots of pathways. When will I ever learn? Make a darn Mind Map first!!! Written outlines just don't do it for me. I neeeeeed that visual. Yes, I use both outlines and mind maps, but I find I work more efficiently and grasp relationships so much better when I can work from a mind map.

Are you a written outline or mind map kinda person? 
What kind of work do you do?
Now I'm just curious.

And on another completely different topic rant... Google WHY you give me "we experienced an error, so this page refreshed" message 3 times while I try to write this post? Lose post and rewrite each time. Gah. Time to say enough for tonight and go get my frustrations out by battling some nemesis or other in my current video game.___

2014-12-11 22:15:25 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Hey There Plussers!  Are you a #holistic #health practitioner who helps people battle #depression  and #moodswings , helps women challenged by #menopause  find balance again, via holistic means?  Good food, healthy cruelty-free diet (vegan preferred), proper exercise? 

I want to interview you on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout! 

I have a Friday, Dec. 19th, 9am - 10am pst slot open and would really like to discuss "Beating Depression So You Can Get Back to Business". I think this is a really great topic in the holiday season, as so many people suffer at this time.

If you are an expert in this field, if your business is helping people battle the blues holistically, I want you on the panel!

Please leave a comment below if you, or someone you know, are interested in being featured on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout onFrida... more »

Hey There Plussers!  Are you a #holistic #health practitioner who helps people battle #depression  and #moodswings , helps women challenged by #menopause  find balance again, via holistic means?  Good food, healthy cruelty-free diet (vegan preferred), proper exercise? 

I want to interview you on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout! 

I have a Friday, Dec. 19th, 9am - 10am pst slot open and would really like to discuss "Beating Depression So You Can Get Back to Business". I think this is a really great topic in the holiday season, as so many people suffer at this time.

If you are an expert in this field, if your business is helping people battle the blues holistically, I want you on the panel!

Please leave a comment below if you, or someone you know, are interested in being featured on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout on Friday, Dec. 19th from 9am - 10am pst!

+Diane Cobb +Michele Broad +Holistic Solutions +Cyndi Fleming-Alton ___

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2014-12-11 00:47:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Great blog with great advice for keeping your credit ratings healthy, by +Blair Warner, whose business it is to help people repair their bad credit and keep their good credit healthy.

5 Things You Should Stop Doing Right Now For Better Credit Scores

There are things to do and things not to do in order to have the best credit score possible. 3-5 min. read....

Upgrade My Credit G+ Page : +Upgrade My Credit 


#creditrepairwithblair   #credittips   #tips   #blogposts  ___Great blog with great advice for keeping your credit ratings healthy, by +Blair Warner, whose business it is to help people repair their bad credit and keep their good credit healthy.

2014-12-11 00:38:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Woot Woot +Pamela Ziemann has joined the rank of Hangout Host with her very own Hangout on Air this evening, coming up in just a half an hour at 5pm pst!  Pamela was a recent guest on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout and she was a big hit! She has great energy, and great advice for creating healthy, wholesome eating habits. 

Please do check out this great show :)

If you want to see the TGIF that featured Pamela as special guest, you can do so here: https://plus.google.com/events/clbc5qmpis63abitqukp7gdh3f0

And the biggest reason to catch Pamela's show, well, that would be +Christopher Pearsall and his heartwarming testimonial to what he's learned from her and how it has impacted his life, which you can find here: https://plus.google.com/113992685386417834537/posts/GfNP7GEe4s2

#healthyeating   #healthy   #foods   #Hangoutsonair  

Pamela Ziemann, founder of Elemental Cuisine presents 
challenges and solutions to eating whole, #plant -based foods.
Most of us were raised in a society of fast, convenient and overly-processed food that leave us tired and often, uninspired.

Many people have regained their #health , ideal weight and higher levels of energy by eating higher vibrational #foods .

In this hangout you’ll get to meet +Cat Shrier +Christopher Pearsall and +John Jurkiewicz  Learn the difficulties they face as well as solutions to incorporating more whole, plant-based foods in their diets.

Pamela Ziemann will share tips she learned at the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute that will help you:

- learn to crave and find pleasure in foods that are good for you
- incorporate greens in your diet even if you don’t like salads
- make sure you’re getting nutrient-dense, alkaline foods for optimal energy and health

Respond YES to join this event, bookmark the page and come back at show time.

If you leave a comment or question, I’ll respond and notify you for the next event.

Thank you for your 1+, mentions and reshares.

To find out more go to www.ElementalCuisine.com
#PamelaZiemann  ___Woot Woot +Pamela Ziemann has joined the rank of Hangout Host with her very own Hangout on Air this evening, coming up in just a half an hour at 5pm pst!  Pamela was a recent guest on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout and she was a big hit! She has great energy, and great advice for creating healthy, wholesome eating habits. 

Please do check out this great show :)

If you want to see the TGIF that featured Pamela as special guest, you can do so here: https://plus.google.com/events/clbc5qmpis63abitqukp7gdh3f0

And the biggest reason to catch Pamela's show, well, that would be +Christopher Pearsall and his heartwarming testimonial to what he's learned from her and how it has impacted his life, which you can find here: https://plus.google.com/113992685386417834537/posts/GfNP7GEe4s2

#healthyeating   #healthy   #foods   #Hangoutsonair  

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2014-12-10 22:40:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

WOW!!! Thank you +Christopher Pearsall for sharing your amazing update with us! I am really grateful I got to be a part of your journey, and that the TGIF Business Networking Hangout turned out to be a vehicle for making great connections and inspiring your success.

+Pamela Ziemann what a great testimonial! Of course I have to thank you again for giving your time to be on TGIF!

I think I may just have a little heartfelt cry of happiness from this lovely post by Christopher!  What a blessing to have so many wonderful connections here on the Plus! :::sniffle sniffle:::

+Meilani MacDonald I was thrilled to be part of this hangout.  Since the date of this hangout I am implemented many of the suggestions I received from +Pamela Ziemann and the rest of the panel and I am amazed at the results of eating healthier by a change in my eating habits and simple mind shift.  Since the date of the show to today I have lost over 20 lbs and have accidentally reached a goal weight that I have been trying to reach for over 20 years.  *I am thrilled!*  Just being on that one show has made a huge difference in my life physically, mentally and emotionally.  What a difference!  I just wanted to thank you +Meilani MacDonald  +Pamela Ziemann +Blair Warner and +Diane Cobb for all the great participation and suggestion.  I never would have thought that one show could make such a difference in my life.  Keep up the Great Hangout!___WOW!!! Thank you +Christopher Pearsall for sharing your amazing update with us! I am really grateful I got to be a part of your journey, and that the TGIF Business Networking Hangout turned out to be a vehicle for making great connections and inspiring your success.

+Pamela Ziemann what a great testimonial! Of course I have to thank you again for giving your time to be on TGIF!

I think I may just have a little heartfelt cry of happiness from this lovely post by Christopher!  What a blessing to have so many wonderful connections here on the Plus! :::sniffle sniffle:::

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2014-12-09 03:42:38 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

How to Create Private Hangouts and Hangouts on Air to Practice Being on Cam Without Streaming Live to Public

Have you ever wanted to practice using the tools inside a Hangout or Hangout on Air, without actually going live on air?  

This quick start video shows you how to start a private Hangout or Hangout on Air with just yourself in it, so you can get in there and learn the Hangout tools and apps, get your best camera angles down, practice your 30 second elevator speech, or just get comfy on cam without anyone else watching.

Recording yourself for playback is a GREAT way to practice for and perfect that big client presentation or award-winning speech! 

If you find this post useful, please give it a +1. If you'd like to be added to my notify circle for when I post How-To and small business related topics, please let me know in the commentsb... more »

How to Create Private Hangouts and Hangouts on Air to Practice Being on Cam Without Streaming Live to Public

Have you ever wanted to practice using the tools inside a Hangout or Hangout on Air, without actually going live on air?  

This quick start video shows you how to start a private Hangout or Hangout on Air with just yourself in it, so you can get in there and learn the Hangout tools and apps, get your best camera angles down, practice your 30 second elevator speech, or just get comfy on cam without anyone else watching.

Recording yourself for playback is a GREAT way to practice for and perfect that big client presentation or award-winning speech! 

If you find this post useful, please give it a +1. If you'd like to be added to my notify circle for when I post How-To and small business related topics, please let me know in the comments below and I'll add you :)  

#business   #HowTo   #HangoutTips  ___

2014-12-04 23:31:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Hey There Plussers - Happy December! I like to host an open networking mixer at the end of the year, so guess what...tomorrow's TGIF Business Networking Hangout is an open business networking mixer, featuring special guests, YOU!  

That's right, it's a perfect opportunity to reflect on the year passing, take a look at the year ahead, and make some new business connections and maybe even some new friends. TGIF is newbie friendly, so don't be shy, why not join us and give Hangouts a try!

Just RSVP "YES" to receive an invite to join us inside the Hangout, or post an invite request in the comments on the event page. Bring you digital business cards and business links to share in the chat box or in the comments and get your networking on!

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features as special guests, YOU! It’s year end Business Networking Mixer time on TGIF!

About the Special Guest
That’s right, this is something I like to do in December, which is provide an online forum to just have a plain old Business Networking Mixer - except it’s even better, because you don’t have to bundle up or drive through the snow to get there! So go grab yourself a nice hot cuppa whatever - coffee, tea, hot chocolate, mmmm - and come on in to the TGIF Business Networking Hangout on Air to do some casual mixing and mingling! This is also a great opportunity for newbies to test the waters of joining in a Hangout and being on camera, without the pressure of being in a formal interview.

What We’ll Be Discussing  
Brush up on that 30 second elevator speech you want to practice, get your best upcoming event promo pitch on, and then just be ready to enjoy the mixer. Fear not, for your fearless host has some great ice breaker tricks up her sleeve in case the shy folks come on out. In fact, we can talk about how to handle those open networking mixers for the folks who have a hard time just walking up to strangers and introducing themselves. With this hosted event, you will be invited to introduce yourself, and I’ll have a few questions for everyone that comes in so  you can feel good and comfy and right at home. In fact, you may actually BE at home, lol, but you’ll still get to join a business mixer! Seriously, it just doesn’t get better than that!  So do come in and join us!


About the Host
+Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. Now serving solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits, she runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to take their business branding, strategy planning and social outreach to the next level, to help small businesses connect with their customer using social avenues. Club resources are all made available via a private community right here on Google+.


Do You Want to Do Some Business Networking? Got Questions? Chime in!
Participate in the live discussion by joining us inside the Hangout! If you are camera shy, participate by posting 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 in this event listing 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 inside the hangout! Then check your notifications bell for the invite starting about 8:45am pst!

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 by 8:30am, and newbies and first timers should come in as early as they can.
 
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

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.  TGIF episodes are also pinned to Meilani’s Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/meilanim/tgif-business-networking-hangout/  Check out Meilani's Graphic Design Portfolio at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561

 
Joining Us? Introduce Yourself!
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, Dec. 5th at 9am pst, and we'll see you then!!

Would you like to be notified of upcoming episodes of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout?
Please leave a comment and you'll be added to the TGIF notify and invite to join circle!

#TGIFBNH   #Business   #Networking   #Mixer   #TGIF        ___Hey There Plussers - Happy December! I like to host an open networking mixer at the end of the year, so guess what...tomorrow's TGIF Business Networking Hangout is an open business networking mixer, featuring special guests, YOU!  

That's right, it's a perfect opportunity to reflect on the year passing, take a look at the year ahead, and make some new business connections and maybe even some new friends. TGIF is newbie friendly, so don't be shy, why not join us and give Hangouts a try!

Just RSVP "YES" to receive an invite to join us inside the Hangout, or post an invite request in the comments on the event page. Bring you digital business cards and business links to share in the chat box or in the comments and get your networking on!

2014-12-04 23:23:51 (23 comments, 4 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features as special guests, YOU! It’s year end Business Networking Mixer time on TGIF!

About the Special Guest
That’s right, this is something I like to do in December, which is provide an online forum to just have a plain old Business Networking Mixer - except it’s even better, because you don’t have to bundle up or drive through the snow to get there! So go grab yourself a nice hot cuppa whatever - coffee, tea, hot chocolate, mmmm - and come on in to the TGIF Business Networking Hangout on Air to do some casual mixing and mingling! This is also a great opportunity for newbies to test the waters of joining in a Hangout and being on camera, without the pressure of being in a formal interview.

What We’ll Be Discussing  
Brush up on that 30second elev... more »

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features as special guests, YOU! It’s year end Business Networking Mixer time on TGIF!

About the Special Guest
That’s right, this is something I like to do in December, which is provide an online forum to just have a plain old Business Networking Mixer - except it’s even better, because you don’t have to bundle up or drive through the snow to get there! So go grab yourself a nice hot cuppa whatever - coffee, tea, hot chocolate, mmmm - and come on in to the TGIF Business Networking Hangout on Air to do some casual mixing and mingling! This is also a great opportunity for newbies to test the waters of joining in a Hangout and being on camera, without the pressure of being in a formal interview.

What We’ll Be Discussing  
Brush up on that 30 second elevator speech you want to practice, get your best upcoming event promo pitch on, and then just be ready to enjoy the mixer. Fear not, for your fearless host has some great ice breaker tricks up her sleeve in case the shy folks come on out. In fact, we can talk about how to handle those open networking mixers for the folks who have a hard time just walking up to strangers and introducing themselves. With this hosted event, you will be invited to introduce yourself, and I’ll have a few questions for everyone that comes in so  you can feel good and comfy and right at home. In fact, you may actually BE at home, lol, but you’ll still get to join a business mixer! Seriously, it just doesn’t get better than that!  So do come in and join us!


About the Host
+Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. Now serving solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits, she runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to take their business branding, strategy planning and social outreach to the next level, to help small businesses connect with their customer using social avenues. Club resources are all made available via a private community right here on Google+.


Do You Want to Do Some Business Networking? Got Questions? Chime in!
Participate in the live discussion by joining us inside the Hangout! If you are camera shy, participate by posting 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 in this event listing 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 inside the hangout! Then check your notifications bell for the invite starting about 8:45am pst!

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 by 8:30am, and newbies and first timers should come in as early as they can.
 
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

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.  TGIF episodes are also pinned to Meilani’s Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/meilanim/tgif-business-networking-hangout/  Check out Meilani's Graphic Design Portfolio at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561

 
Joining Us? Introduce Yourself!
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, Dec. 5th at 9am pst, and we'll see you then!!

Would you like to be notified of upcoming episodes of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout?
Please leave a comment and you'll be added to the TGIF notify and invite to join circle!

#TGIFBNH   #Business   #Networking   #Mixer   #TGIF        ___

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2014-11-28 01:32:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Happy Thanksgiving all!
I add the wonderful connections I've made here on the Plus to the blessings I am grateful for today and every day. Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Happy Thanksgiving all!
I add the wonderful connections I've made here on the Plus to the blessings I am grateful for today and every day. Hope you are all having a wonderful day!___

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2014-11-25 20:44:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Oooh cute penguin pic quote contest! Who can resist sharing that :)  Please don't add your contest entries under my post, but go to +Janice Hurlburt's original post, she is the person holding the contest. I just love the #penguins  pic and wanted to pass it on. Plus I don't think I am eligible to enter the #contest, lol.

Share a quote that resonates with you and the penguins. Happy thoughts, Business related quotes, it is open for you to fill in. The person with the most likes of their quote will win a personalize FB postcard using this image. Your Super VA +Janice Hurlburt a part of the TeamCOPP +Meilani MacDonald +Cyndi Fleming-Alton 
#Bizybizvatips   #Bizybizvafreebies  ___Oooh cute penguin pic quote contest! Who can resist sharing that :)  Please don't add your contest entries under my post, but go to +Janice Hurlburt's original post, she is the person holding the contest. I just love the #penguins  pic and wanted to pass it on. Plus I don't think I am eligible to enter the #contest, lol.

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2014-11-22 20:29:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

WOW Comet Song!
This is so cool! A remake of the Beatles "Across the Universe" using comet sounds recorded from Comet 67P, recorded by the Rosetta Space Probe.

What a way to reuse and repurpose, from +Andrew Huang  :D

Many thanks to +Jennifer Ouellette, I found this from her post!

WOW Comet Song!
This is so cool! A remake of the Beatles "Across the Universe" using comet sounds recorded from Comet 67P, recorded by the Rosetta Space Probe.

What a way to reuse and repurpose, from +Andrew Huang  :D

Many thanks to +Jennifer Ouellette, I found this from her post!___

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2014-11-22 02:59:38 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Quick and Easy "Start a Hangout on Air" Link courtesy of the ever helpful Hangout Helper himself, Mr. +Ronnie Bincer!

Ronnie's link will open up a Hangout on Air window, you will not need to schedule in advance and no event page is automatically created for it. 

Thanks for always keeping us in the HOALoop, Ronnie!

Starting Up a Hangout on Air via a link works like it used to again
For a short time, starting up a Hangout on Air (HOA) via a link was requiring us to use the Scheduled HOA Event format... now it has returned to its former status.

Due to user feedback it appears, we are able to use links to start up Public HOA broadcasts without needing to use the Scheduled HOA Event format (SHOAE).

The link format is used by many of us to create an Event-less Public HOA broadcast. Many 3rd Party tools were also using a similar method to start up HOAs... and they have struggled since approx Nov. 6, 2014 because it forced the use of the extra tools and options with the SHOAE format (like the Applause app, Showcase or Q&A app).

Now we are able to just use the link and start up the HOA as we could prior to 11/6/14.

I created a bitly link that many use: www.bit.ly/StartMyHOA and have helped many build specific shortcut links for Page run HOAs as well.

My bitly link points to this official Google Link: http://hangouts.google.com/onair

Thanks for sending feedback to Google, and thank you to Google for listening. More details in the Hangout Mastery community www.bit.ly/HangoutMastery
=== ===
#HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #HOAlink   #HOAstartup  ___Quick and Easy "Start a Hangout on Air" Link courtesy of the ever helpful Hangout Helper himself, Mr. +Ronnie Bincer!

Ronnie's link will open up a Hangout on Air window, you will not need to schedule in advance and no event page is automatically created for it. 

Thanks for always keeping us in the HOALoop, Ronnie!

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2014-11-21 20:31:19 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Buried in Snow - Snow Door
Wow, being a desert critter, this is so foreign, and cool, and a teensy bit scary to me. I have #NoClues  about adapting to such conditions.

Got Snow?
So if your house gets completely buried in snow, what are some of the consequences of that?

Is your air supply cut off? 
Are you just stuck inside until someone outside digs you out?
Does it mean an automatic, no penalties, paid day off from work? 
Is your home just nicely insulated from all the cold outside?
How long does it take before you can get outside?
How do you get outside? Assuming you'd want to go outside, lol.
Do all your water pipes freeze?
Does that mean you have no running water? 
Can you still open your door?
Is it light so you can just push it out of the way?
Is it just build up against the house but the rest ofthe... more »

Buried in Snow - Snow Door
Wow, being a desert critter, this is so foreign, and cool, and a teensy bit scary to me. I have #NoClues  about adapting to such conditions.

Got Snow?
So if your house gets completely buried in snow, what are some of the consequences of that?

Is your air supply cut off? 
Are you just stuck inside until someone outside digs you out?
Does it mean an automatic, no penalties, paid day off from work? 
Is your home just nicely insulated from all the cold outside?
How long does it take before you can get outside?
How do you get outside? Assuming you'd want to go outside, lol.
Do all your water pipes freeze?
Does that mean you have no running water? 
Can you still open your door?
Is it light so you can just push it out of the way?
Is it just build up against the house but the rest of the snow isn't really that high, so you can easily push it aside?

Yeah, go ahead and laugh at my stupid questions. But they are the questions that come to my mind.___

2014-11-21 16:45:24 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Good Morning Plussers!  The TGIF Business Networking Hangout begins in just 15 minutes, at 9am pst!  *Would you like to join us inside the Hangout?* Please leave your request for an invite in the comments under the event listing!

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Cat Shrier discussing Web Summits and Water Innovators!

About the Special Guest
Water issues awareness is growing - and Cat Shrier is on a mission to make water awareness, water stakeholders collaboration, and water news her business! To that end, Cat created http://WaterCitizenNews.com, a clearinghouse for the latest news and info having to do with water management, wise water use in industry, and public awareness of water issues and innovations.

In the course of this mission, I had the pleasure of being Cat’s behind the scenes co-pilot for her recent WaterCitizen Veterans Day Hangout with Water Vetrepreneurs, where she brought a prestigious panel of water warriors together to discuss how their military backgrounds or experiences have influenced and prepared them for becoming public or private industry waterpreneurs.

What We’ll Be Discussing  
Cat is planning a 5 day Water Innovators Websummit to be held via Google Hangouts on Air and taking place from Dec. 15 - 19, 2014. We’ll be answering the question “What is a Websummit Anyway?” and discussing the challenges of planning such an event, and the triumphs and payoff that comes from the event - in other words, why a websummit?

I’m pretty sure there will be some water topics in there too! After all, water is life... we can’t live without it, and keeping it clean and flowing is a necessity in our homes and businesses. And being the responsible, conscientious business people and solopreneurs that we are, I’m guessing YOU might have some questions about what you can do to help make that happen!


About the Host
+Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. As someone who worked as a public outreach associate for a water agency, this episode is particularly exciting to her! Now serving solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits, she runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to take their business branding, strategy planning and social outreach to the next level. These resources are all made available via a private community right here on Google+.


Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!
Participate in the live discussion by joining us inside the Hangout! If you are camera shy, participate by posting 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 in this event listing 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 inside the hangout! Then check your notifications bell for the invite starting about 8:45am pst!

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 by 8:30am, and newbies and first timers should come in as early as they can.
 
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

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.  TGIF episodes are also pinned to Meilani’s Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/meilanim/tgif-business-networking-hangout/  Check out Meilani's Graphic Design Portfolio at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561

 http://WaterCitizenNews.com - news for people passionate about water

+WaterCitizen G+ biz page - https://plus.google.com/113090194484505283564/posts

WaterCitizen.com Veterans Day Hangout with Water Vetrepreneurs - catch the replay at https://plus.google.com/events/c8sm3oatgnignbeohnph2t14ab8

Joining Us? Introduce Yourself!
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, Nov. 21st at 9am pst, and we'll see you then!!

Would you like to be notified of upcoming episodes of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout?
Please leave a comment and you'll be added to the TGIF notify and invite to join circle!


#TGIFBNH   #Hangoutsonair   #Business   #websummit   #water    #HOAs  ___Good Morning Plussers!  The TGIF Business Networking Hangout begins in just 15 minutes, at 9am pst!  *Would you like to join us inside the Hangout?* Please leave your request for an invite in the comments under the event listing!

2014-11-20 21:20:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Hi Plussers! Two questions:
 
Are you concerned with what's happening in the world of Water?

Have you ever heard of Websummits, and wanted to learn more about them?

Then this episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout will be a good one for you :)  

Please join me and special guest +Cat Shrier aka +WaterCitizen  tomorrow morning, Friday, 11/21 at 9am pst.

Cat will be discussing the triumphs and challenges of planning her upcoming WaterCitizen Water Innovations Websummit.

If you'd like to join us inside the Hangout, see the event page linked below for info on how to do that and then come on in and join us in the Hangout!

#water   #Environment   #sustainability   #hangoutsonair   #TGIFBNH   #TGIF   #websummit   #WaterCitizen   #business   #planning   

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Cat Shrier discussing Web Summits and Water Innovators!

About the Special Guest
Water issues awareness is growing - and Cat Shrier is on a mission to make water awareness, water stakeholders collaboration, and water news her business! To that end, Cat created http://WaterCitizenNews.com, a clearinghouse for the latest news and info having to do with water management, wise water use in industry, and public awareness of water issues and innovations.

In the course of this mission, I had the pleasure of being Cat’s behind the scenes co-pilot for her recent WaterCitizen Veterans Day Hangout with Water Vetrepreneurs, where she brought a prestigious panel of water warriors together to discuss how their military backgrounds or experiences have influenced and prepared them for becoming public or private industry waterpreneurs.

What We’ll Be Discussing  
Cat is planning a 5 day Water Innovators Websummit to be held via Google Hangouts on Air and taking place from Dec. 15 - 19, 2014. We’ll be answering the question “What is a Websummit Anyway?” and discussing the challenges of planning such an event, and the triumphs and payoff that comes from the event - in other words, why a websummit?

I’m pretty sure there will be some water topics in there too! After all, water is life... we can’t live without it, and keeping it clean and flowing is a necessity in our homes and businesses. And being the responsible, conscientious business people and solopreneurs that we are, I’m guessing YOU might have some questions about what you can do to help make that happen!


About the Host
+Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. As someone who worked as a public outreach associate for a water agency, this episode is particularly exciting to her! Now serving solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits, she runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to take their business branding, strategy planning and social outreach to the next level. These resources are all made available via a private community right here on Google+.


Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!
Participate in the live discussion by joining us inside the Hangout! If you are camera shy, participate by posting 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 in this event listing 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 inside the hangout! Then check your notifications bell for the invite starting about 8:45am pst!

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 by 8:30am, and newbies and first timers should come in as early as they can.
 
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

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.  TGIF episodes are also pinned to Meilani’s Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/meilanim/tgif-business-networking-hangout/  Check out Meilani's Graphic Design Portfolio at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561

 http://WaterCitizenNews.com - news for people passionate about water

+WaterCitizen G+ biz page - https://plus.google.com/113090194484505283564/posts

WaterCitizen.com Veterans Day Hangout with Water Vetrepreneurs - catch the replay at https://plus.google.com/events/c8sm3oatgnignbeohnph2t14ab8

Joining Us? Introduce Yourself!
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, Nov. 21st at 9am pst, and we'll see you then!!

Would you like to be notified of upcoming episodes of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout?
Please leave a comment and you'll be added to the TGIF notify and invite to join circle!


#TGIFBNH   #Hangoutsonair   #Business   #websummit   #water    #HOAs  ___Hi Plussers! Two questions:
 
Are you concerned with what's happening in the world of Water?

Have you ever heard of Websummits, and wanted to learn more about them?

Then this episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout will be a good one for you :)  

Please join me and special guest +Cat Shrier aka +WaterCitizen  tomorrow morning, Friday, 11/21 at 9am pst.

Cat will be discussing the triumphs and challenges of planning her upcoming WaterCitizen Water Innovations Websummit.

If you'd like to join us inside the Hangout, see the event page linked below for info on how to do that and then come on in and join us in the Hangout!

#water   #Environment   #sustainability   #hangoutsonair   #TGIFBNH   #TGIF   #websummit   #WaterCitizen   #business   #planning   

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2014-11-18 15:47:24 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Mmmmm last night's delicious #healthy #vegan dinner #recipe - I need names for these dishes - suggestions, anyone?

Recipe - recipes are just loose guidelines! If you are fortunate as we are here in SoCal to find all #organic ingredients, then go organic!

1 red beet with tops
1 carrot with tops
4 large garlic cloves
1 stalk celery
About a quarter of an average sized onion
Some lemon juice
Dash of almond milk
1/2 can garbanzo beans
Some leeks
2 leaves of chard
2Tbsp flour
Bit o' Salt and pepper
Little bit of olive or safflower oil for cooking

Slice beets and sauté them lightly while you are cutting up the other veggies.

Dice the carrot and celery.

Put diced carrot, garlic, and sauteed beet in a mini food processor, add a little lemon juice and just enough almond milk for easy... more »

Mmmmm last night's delicious #healthy #vegan dinner #recipe - I need names for these dishes - suggestions, anyone?

Recipe - recipes are just loose guidelines! If you are fortunate as we are here in SoCal to find all #organic ingredients, then go organic!

1 red beet with tops
1 carrot with tops
4 large garlic cloves
1 stalk celery
About a quarter of an average sized onion
Some lemon juice
Dash of almond milk
1/2 can garbanzo beans
Some leeks
2 leaves of chard
2Tbsp flour
Bit o' Salt and pepper
Little bit of olive or safflower oil for cooking

Slice beets and sauté them lightly while you are cutting up the other veggies.

Dice the carrot and celery.

Put diced carrot, garlic, and sauteed beet in a mini food processor, add a little lemon juice and just enough almond milk for easy blending and blend until finely ground.

Add garbanzo beans and blend just enough for beans to be crushed in ( not finely ground)

Put mixture in bowl and add thinly sliced onion and celery plus the 2 tbsp flour and mix together with a fork. You'll have a nice patty consistency.

Sauté it up in a pan as patties. Then saute theleeks , carrot tops and beet tops.

Serve patties on chard leaves, topped with the greens, add salt and pepper, and roll it up for a yummy sandwich wrap. #Yummy!___

2014-11-18 00:52:11 (31 comments, 4 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Cat Shrier discussing Web Summits and Water Innovators!

About the Special Guest
Water issues awareness is growing - and Cat Shrier is on a mission to make water awareness, water stakeholders collaboration, and water news her business! To that end, Cat created http://WaterCitizenNews.com, a clearinghouse for the latest news and info having to do with water management, wise water use in industry, and public awareness of water issues and innovations.

In the course of this mission, I had the pleasure of being Cat’s behind the scenes co-pilot for her recent WaterCitizen Veterans Day Hangout with Water Vetrepreneurs, where she brought a prestigious panel of water warriors together to discuss how their military backgrounds or experiences haveinf... more »

Hi Plussers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest +Cat Shrier discussing Web Summits and Water Innovators!

About the Special Guest
Water issues awareness is growing - and Cat Shrier is on a mission to make water awareness, water stakeholders collaboration, and water news her business! To that end, Cat created http://WaterCitizenNews.com, a clearinghouse for the latest news and info having to do with water management, wise water use in industry, and public awareness of water issues and innovations.

In the course of this mission, I had the pleasure of being Cat’s behind the scenes co-pilot for her recent WaterCitizen Veterans Day Hangout with Water Vetrepreneurs, where she brought a prestigious panel of water warriors together to discuss how their military backgrounds or experiences have influenced and prepared them for becoming public or private industry waterpreneurs.

What We’ll Be Discussing  
Cat is planning a 5 day Water Innovators Websummit to be held via Google Hangouts on Air and taking place from Dec. 15 - 19, 2014. We’ll be answering the question “What is a Websummit Anyway?” and discussing the challenges of planning such an event, and the triumphs and payoff that comes from the event - in other words, why a websummit?

I’m pretty sure there will be some water topics in there too! After all, water is life... we can’t live without it, and keeping it clean and flowing is a necessity in our homes and businesses. And being the responsible, conscientious business people and solopreneurs that we are, I’m guessing YOU might have some questions about what you can do to help make that happen!


About the Host
+Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant with a background in public outreach and graphic design. As someone who worked as a public outreach associate for a water agency, this episode is particularly exciting to her! Now serving solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits, she runs Meilani’s Blooming Business Club, a membership club which provides members with live and recorded workshops, video lessons, resources, homework assignments, inspiration and motivation, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions to take their business branding, strategy planning and social outreach to the next level. These resources are all made available via a private community right here on Google+.


Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion!
Participate in the live discussion by joining us inside the Hangout! If you are camera shy, participate by posting 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 in this event listing 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 inside the hangout! Then check your notifications bell for the invite starting about 8:45am pst!

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 by 8:30am, and newbies and first timers should come in as early as they can.
 
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

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.  TGIF episodes are also pinned to Meilani’s Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/meilanim/tgif-business-networking-hangout/  Check out Meilani's Graphic Design Portfolio at https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561

 http://WaterCitizenNews.com - news for people passionate about water

+WaterCitizen G+ biz page - https://plus.google.com/113090194484505283564/posts

WaterCitizen.com Veterans Day Hangout with Water Vetrepreneurs - catch the replay at https://plus.google.com/events/c8sm3oatgnignbeohnph2t14ab8

Joining Us? Introduce Yourself!
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, Nov. 21st at 9am pst, and we'll see you then!!

Would you like to be notified of upcoming episodes of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout?
Please leave a comment and you'll be added to the TGIF notify and invite to join circle!


#TGIFBNH   #Hangoutsonair   #Business   #websummit   #water    #HOAs  ___

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2014-11-18 00:16:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Facebook's New Privacy Tutorial
Well look at that, FB went and made their privacy settings instructions all fancy and easy to follow. Nice move, FB.

Thanks to +Cyndi Fleming-Alton for the info and link!

#facebook   #privacy   #fbtips  

Seems like Facebook is constantly updating its privacy policies.This time the change comes in the form basic language we can all understand. Even I (+Cyndi Fleming-Alton) can grasp it :)___Facebook's New Privacy Tutorial
Well look at that, FB went and made their privacy settings instructions all fancy and easy to follow. Nice move, FB.

Thanks to +Cyndi Fleming-Alton for the info and link!

#facebook   #privacy   #fbtips  

2014-11-14 20:32:12 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Hi All, I have a youtube copyright related question. I attended a Toastmasters event where we had a lovely lady performing bagpipes music during the intermission.

She was fine with us pulling out our phones and taking photos and videos. I uploaded a video (just a little over a minute long) as a private video on YouTube (I'm the only one with access to it) and it got a copyright notice for 15 seconds of the song that she played on bagpipes.

Although I followed the notice links the info wasn't very clear, 15 seconds worth of the song she played matched a couple of copyrighted, specific artist recorded versions of an old scottish bagpipe tune. I don't think the tune itself is copyrighted, just a couple of recordings of it.

I still don't know whether my video is considered a copyright infringement. The lovely woman playing the bagpipes live, it was not the... more »

Hi All, I have a youtube copyright related question. I attended a Toastmasters event where we had a lovely lady performing bagpipes music during the intermission.

She was fine with us pulling out our phones and taking photos and videos. I uploaded a video (just a little over a minute long) as a private video on YouTube (I'm the only one with access to it) and it got a copyright notice for 15 seconds of the song that she played on bagpipes.

Although I followed the notice links the info wasn't very clear, 15 seconds worth of the song she played matched a couple of copyrighted, specific artist recorded versions of an old scottish bagpipe tune. I don't think the tune itself is copyrighted, just a couple of recordings of it.

I still don't know whether my video is considered a copyright infringement. The lovely woman playing the bagpipes live, it was not the copyrighted recorded version by a particular artist being used in my video. Not selling anything, it's not even a public video.

However, I do want to make it unlisted or public so I can post it to my Toastmaster club group, whose members are the folks who were at that event. I have no idea whether having that video posted to YouTube is a violation of anything or not. I've read the help pages re copyright stuff, and although it mentions videos of a band performing something at a public event, for example, that's really referring to a signed record label type band at a paid concert performance.

This situation is not like that. This young lady is a fellow toastmaster who happens to play bagpipes and she played some lovely music for us.

Any guidance or advice is appreciated:

Do I need to remove that video?

Is having it on posted on YouTube privately, so I'm the only person who sees it, some kind of violation?

Will my account be flagged if I make it unlisted and share the link to my Toastmasters group?___

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