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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

steven

Designer of SQL Azure Databases in the clouds ,Blabista on Blab.im, Admin of Prospect Networking , #EngagORS

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Steven’s Recent Firetalk Business Video Chat Shows

In recent weeks I have had the pleasure of chatting with many great people.

Live video chat brings networking to life , being able to chat with a live audience Is magic .

I am lucky to have an amazing group of co-hosts on the shows – thank you to Jon Upton , Leland Best (USA) , Cendrine Marrouat (Canada) and Dan Knowlson . As you can see we are truly international.

Then there are our guests – Angelika Davey, Anthony Carranza , Jay Saunders , Katrina Moody, Mike Wood , Nicky Kriel , Gary Loper , Ruud Reimerink , Tim Coe , Kevin Arrow , Guillaume Decugis , Barbara Saul , Clare Evans , Lilach Bullock, Mindy Gibbins-Klein and Mike Allton

Thank you everyone

The shows each month
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Blabbing for Britain (weekly)
Across the Pond (weekly)
RawChoc.Tv
Wiltshire Business Club Interviews
Clare Evans talks Time Management
Cendrine and Steven Interview
Empire.Kred Live
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I also enjoy interviewing business people for around the globe in my Business Interviews

Enjoy the videos

You can also watch the videos , register for upcoming shows and watch LIVE on my Firetalk channel

Remember Every Tuesday at 5:00 PM ‘Across the Pond’ with Leland Best , Thursday at 10:00 AM ‘Blabbing for Britain’ with Jon Upton

steven healey on Firetalk

Steven is a software designer ,business chat show host on Firetalk and open networker based in Wiltshire. He has designed , coded and implemented two major software systems which have been used b…

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VIdeo Shows to watch and join on Firetalk this week

A busy week on Firetalk and I hope you can join us.

You can get your free ticket and reserve your seat by clicking the title of each show.

If you want help with creating your own video chats please ask 😉

Tuesday

Across the Pond 5:00 PM MST 12:00 PM EDT

Leland and Steven will be discussing events of recent days and weeks in both the USA and UK .

We invite you to join us as we try to explain and explore the back story of the events

We have much in common but sometime manage to baffle and bemuse

Cendrine and Steven Interview Anthony Carranza

08:00 PM BST 3:00 PM EDT

Cendrine and Steven are looking forward to talking to Anthony Carranza
about digital journalism

Every month we enjoy interviewing people who are at the ‘top of their game’ and have a tale to tell and good advice to impart

About Anthony Carranza

Digital Media Journalist! Existing contributor for Social Media Today, Epoch Times and others with a track record for web news. A former freelance writer for CBS Local Minnesota. Writing and reporting on the latest social media and business happenings.

Wednesday

Episode 3 of RawChocTV 7:00 PM BST 2:00 PM EDT

For episode 3, Steven & Dan will be joined by Alison Nixon, a UK based Health Coach.

The show will include:

the health benefits of raw chocolate and how it can fit in to a happy, healthy lifestyle
another new raw chocolate recipe video
our monthly competition

Thursday

Blabbing for Britain – News , Views and Chat with Jon and Steven Episode 39

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM BST

This week sees Jon and me host our 39 th ‘Blabbing for Britain’ show

We discuss everything under the sun and are joined by people from around the globe

A special mention to both Stephen Silk and Peter Stewart who have become good friends and discussed hundreds of topics of interest with us over the weeks

Wiltshire Business Club Interview 7:00 PM BST 2:00 PM EST

Every month we interview a member of the group

You can be notified of upcoming event and when they go LIVE by subscribing to my channel (thank you to the 73 people who already have)

Simply click Channel Info Bar on the left

Shows on Firetalk

 

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Blab.im Closes . The alternative sites you can try

Blab closed on August 12th 2016

There will I think be fond memories of Blab for many of us, they introduced us to live video and for the most part got everything right.We have so much to thank them for , not the least of which is building a community which will live on in Facebook groups.

One door closes and others  are OPEN

We now have to look for new sites which offer similar facilities.

There are at least three platforms to consider Firetalk , Huzza.io and Crowdcast.io .

We have moved our shows to Firetalk and I use Huzza to broadcast to Facebook Live

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Firetalk

is an always-on interactive video platform empowering a new generation of broadcasters around the world to engage with and monetize their audiences. Firetalk is built by the team behind Paltalk,

Firetalk is a place for all types of content creators to keep their audiences engaged and with all of the options for non-stop interaction and monetization, we’re hopeful that they will find tremendous value in using the app on a daily basis.”

Key app features include :

  • Video Playlists – The fun doesn’t end when a broadcaster goes off-air; their channels can be programmed with video playlists that keep audiences chatting and interacting.
  • Push Notification Alerts – Fans can subscribe to their favorite channels and receive alerts when broadcaster goes live. Broadcasters can receive in app alerts when they receive new gifts and subscribers.
  • Gifting – Fans can send their favorite channels fun gifts to show their support. Broadcasters will soon be able to earn additional income from virtual gifts received.
  • Episode Archiving and YouTube Integration – Firetalk gives broadcasters the ability to archive episodes, download them and distribute to other sites including YouTube and personal blogs. With one click, broadcasters can add archived episodes to their YouTube channel.
  • CRM tools – Broadcasters can track fans, keep in touch with them, learn what they like and reward them
  • At a glance

    Website  https://firetalk.com/
    Login  : Twitter . Facebook , Google +  , Email
    Twitter https://twitter.com/firetalkapp
    Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/Firetalk/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/firetalkapp/
    Blog          https://firetalkapp.wordpress.com/
    Video Seats  : 4
    Live Chat    : Yes
                          Highlighted Links : Yes
                          Viewer Links         Yes
    Monetize      :  Yes . Charge per Show via Stripe
    Free Version : Whole system is free to use
    Recording     : Yes  , starts on requests
                          Maximum Length 90 Minutes
    Green Room  : No
    Screenshare  : Yes
    Dropins          : No
    Moderator Controls : Yes
    Download Recording :Yes

     Huzza
    Huzza.io

    Huzza is the live-video tool that creators and personalities are using to connect and engage with their followers

    Founded by Justin Womersley and Nick Smit in 2015.The original goal was to enable musicians to create authentic and fun experiences for their fans.

    In early 2016 when Blab show hosts moved to Huzza.io they pivoted to enable an enhanced chat show experience

    Key Features

    Easy, Effortless Set up and Scheduling

    Set up and schedule your live-video events in seconds. Make it public or offer it exclusively to your top followers. The choice is yours each time you stream

    Chat, Discuss, Have fun

    Huzza lives-streams are fun & interactive! Chat, discuss, answer questions and just hangout with your followers.

    Instant Replay and Sharing

    Replays are instantly available with dynamic chat and interaction. Share with those who couldn’t make it.

    At a glance

    Website  https://huzza.io/
    Login : Twitter or Patreon
    Twitter   https://twitter.com/Huzza_Live
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HuzzaApp/
    Video Seats  : Up to 6
    Live Chat      : Yes
    Monetize      : Yes via Patreon
    Free Version : Limited to 25 viewers and one host on screen
    Recording     : Yes
    Green Room  : Yes
    Screenshare  : Yes
    Dropins          : No
    Moderator Controls : Yes
    Download Recording :Yes

    Special Features

    Facebook Live : Relay a Huzza show to Facebook Live without any third party software

    I tested this on release July 28th 2016

    Link https://www.facebook.com/stevenjhealey/videos/vb.583098351/10154675490183352/?type=2&theater

     Crowdcast

    Crowdcast.io

    Crowdcast is a new and easy way for you to connect with a live online audience. Use it for live Q&As, engaging webinars, run your live online course, hold your coaching calls, host giant online summits, and more.

    1. Schedule
    Create your event, public or unlisted. Invite your audience to join. Crowdcast automatically handles registration.
    2. Go Live
    Engage your audience in realtime with Polls, Chat & Q&A. There’s no video delay so you can have dynamic conversations.
    3. Replay and Share
    The replay is instantly available in the same location. Viewers can continue registering and even jump to the best moments in the video. Use the data & analytics to continuously improve

    Jump to answers.  Click on an answered question to auto-magically jump to the answer in the video

    Robust analytics & data. Know the names, locations and more about your viewers

    Follow up   Email the viewers and answer remaining questions

    At a glance

    Website https://www.crowdcast.io/

    Login  : Twitter . Facebook , Google +  , Email
    Twitter      https://twitter.com/crowdcst
    Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/crowdcast.io/
    Blog         http://blog.crowdcast.io/
    Video Seats  : 4
    Live Chat      : Yes
                          Highlighted Links : Yes
                          Viewer Links         Yes

    Monetize      :  Yes . Charge per Show
    Free Version : No . Prices from $29 per month
    Recording     : Yes  , starts on requests
                          Maximum Length 120 Minutes
    Green Room  : No
    Screenshare  : Yes
    Dropins          : No
    Moderator Controls : Yes
    Download Recording :Yes

    MeeMee

    Finally if you are looking just to chat for free then I discovered this platform last week .

    Welcome to MeeMee.tv – our site is a live streaming and video sharing platform, built with the aim to give content creators more control over their live broadcasts and content. Our live broadcast player enables face to face video engagement between the broadcaster and their unlimited viewing audience. Up to five viewers at any one time can be invited on to the broadcasters live video stage whilst streaming live to an unlimited audience.

    At a Glance

    Website http://meemee.tv/
    Login  : Facebook or  Email
    Twitter     https://twitter.com/meemeetv
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/meemeetv/
    Video Seats  :  Up to 6 (Select Template on Creating Show)
    Live Chat      : Yes
                        Highlighted Links : Yes
                        Viewer Links         Yes
    Monetize      :  Yes . Charge per Show
    Free Version :  Live Shows are Free
    Recording     : Yes  , starts on requests
                         Maximum Length 90 Minutes
    Green Room  : No
    Screenshare  : No
    Dropins          : No
    Moderator Controls : Yes
    Download Recording :No

    I am on MeeMee,tv exploring the site as I write http://meemee.tv/channel/stevenhealey

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    We are moving to Firetalk’s free LIVE video chat

    After 10 months on Blab Jon , me and the team have served our video chatting apprenticeships and have decided to move all our shows to Firetalk.

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time on Blab and have met and chatted with hundreds of people , many of whom have become friends. The Blab team provided an excellent platform and we wish them well as they move forward with their Bebo mobile app.

    Firetalk provides new opportunities including video which is excellent quality , great sound and best of all the platform is free . In addition to our FREE shows we can also use the system for paid events in the future.

    So please join us over at Firetalk 🙂

    You can subscribe to Steven’s channel and you will be informed when he goes live

    Blabbing for Britain Thursday 21st July 10:00 AM

    This week sees Jon and me host our 36 th ‘Blabbing for Britain’ show

    Our first morning FireTalk Show !!

    We discuss everything under the sun and are joined by people from around the globe

    Firetalk is about getting involved and enjoying good humoured chats.

    Firetalk is ideal for interviews , group discussions , tuition and promoting your cause

    When we started our aim was to explore live video ourselves , to promote a site we both enjoy using and encourage people to join us on camera .

    We are succeeding.

    We would like to thank the hundreds of people who have joined us over the weeks especially those who appear on camera .

    A special mention to both Stephen Silk and Peter Stewart who have become good friends and discussed hundreds of topics of interest with us over the weeks

    Direct Link here

    Wiltshire Business Club Interview with Angelika Davey Thursday 21st July 7:00 PM

    In our monthly series of interviews with Wiltshire Business Club members I am looking forward to chatting with Angelika Davey .

    We will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of her business ‘Angelika’s German Tuition and Translation’

    Over the years Angelika has enjoyed teaching German to people from 3 to 80 years old of varying aptitudes

    As one of her students I can attest that her lessons are informative and fun . In fact you are learning whilst exploring and enjoying getting to grips with the language.

    Over the last five years Angelika has branched out publishing four books on Amazon and creating six courses on Udemy (All of which I can recommend) .

    Direct Link here

    Cendrine and Steven Interview Wikipedia Expert Mike Wood Fruday 22nd July 8:00 PM

    This months interview hosted by myself and Cendrine is with Mike Wood and we are really looking forward to chatting (and learning)

    About Mike Wood

    MIKE WOOD is an online marketer, author, and Wikipedia expert. He is the founder of Legalmorning.com, an online marketing agency that specializes in content writing, brand management, and professional Wikipedia editing. He is a regular contributor to many online publications that have included AllBusiness, Business Insider, Content Marketing Institute, Social Media Today, and many more. He is also the host of the Marketing Impact podcast available on Stitcher and iTunes.

    Direct Link here

    You can subscribe to Steven’s channel and you will be informed when he goes live

    SEE YOU ON FIRETALK SOON HERE

    PS You do not need to be logged in to watch the show , you can watch the replay anytime and all shows are uploaded to Youtube

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    Firetalk Video Chat – Building Community

    Firetalk- Building Community

    Firetalk

    Firetalk is an always-on interactive video platform that empowers a new generation of broadcasters to engage with and monetize their audiences.

    Firetalk is the new broadcasting home of many friends I made on Blab and we need a way to find each other and to discover new shows.

    The Firetalk community is growing and everyone can enjoy free to air broadcasting.

    You can watch your favorite shows , interact in chat and take one of the four video seats to join in live.

     

    Firetalk

    Building Community

    This is the first step in building our community on Firetalk

    A community in which everyone interested in video chat can be involved.

    Every broadcaster has their own profile page showing

    Contact details

    Bio

    Chat with host

    Video Playlist where you can watch selected recorded shows.

    We should subscribe to the channels that interest us and support each others shows

    Building Community

    Profile Pages – Steven

    Link https://firetalk.com/stevenhealey

    Steven is a software designer ,business chat show host on Firetalk and open networker based in Wiltshire.

    He has designed , coded and implemented two major software systems which have been used by clients throughout the UK

    Website http://stevenjhealey.com/

    Profile Pages - Steven

    Profile Page Ileane

    Link https://firetalk.com/ileane

    I’m a Blogger, Podcaster, YouTuber, Social Media Diva!

    http://ileanesmith.com

    YouTube: https://youtube.com/msileanespeaks

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/ileane

    I will help you find your voice so that you can create meaningful content that motivates your audience to take action.

    Profile Page Ileane

    Profile Page Barb

    Link https://firetalk.com/barbtusa

    Experiential Storyteller/Speaker/Live Video Show Producer ? Born to Stream LIVE – Techniques, Tips & Tricks for Live Audio/Video Show Broadcast Production, Promotion ? Barbi.LIVE – Life Streaming Adventures with Online Pioneer/Entrepreneur/Trainer @BarbTUSA

    Profile Page Barb

    Profile Page David

    Link https://firetalk.com/iamdavidvaughan

    Tech – Media – Marketing & More I am the Entrepreneurs Geek and I am here to give you what you need. Get Your Tech Travel Resource Guide FREE http://bit.ly/tttcc

    Profile Page David

    Profile Page Leland / BCB LIve

    Link https://firetalk.com/bcblive and https://firetalk.com/lelandbest

    a.k.a. The Megabit Affiliate™, Digital Footprint Developer, Vlogger, Website Designer, Video Producer, SEO Dude, Producer of BCB Live! and The NOTHING Show!

    • This channel is my outreach to the world through LIVE broadcasting •

    Profile Page  Leland / BCB LIve

    Profile Page Patricia

    Link https://firetalk.com/patriciaamurray

    All about media … Durham Skywriter online community paper, TV Skywriter interview program, photographer, videographer, and musician.

    Profile Page Patricia

    Profile Page Jonathan

    Link https://firetalk.com/jonathan-tripp-live

    LiveStream Broadcaster | Coffee Believer | Startup Advocate | Social Media Consultant

    Profile Page Jonathan

    Profile Page Ross

    Link https://firetalk.com/livestream-universe

    #LivestreamStars airs Mondays at 7pm ET. Hosted by Ross Brand, the show features talented broadcasters delivering high-quality content across livestream platforms. More info at http://livestreamstars.tv/. Monthly shows include #LivestreamSports, #AskTheExpert and #LivestreamNews. Website: http://livestreamuniverse.com/

    Profile Page Ross

    Profile Page BeuatyBubble

    Link https://firetalk.com/beautybubblenow

    Host: BeautyBubbleNOW.

    Pinterest. Instagram.YouNow.Facebook.Blab.Periscope.YouTube.Twitter.Snapchat.

    Profile Page BeuatyBubble

    Profile JoeJoe Keys

    Link https://firetalk.com/joejoekeys

    Musician – Owner of @IndieMusicPlus I love to tweet with my followers and talk about #Music. So, let’s tweet! My album is on #Spotify https://t.co/1ypE2YAoK5

    Profile JoeJoe Keys

    Profile Page Alfredo

    Link https://firetalk.com/alfredo-tigolo

    Audio Video @iSouthsidecc @churchITSupport (#ENFP Personality) Software Developer by Day = https://t.co/sOWMfdcxCc https://t.co/pRS0DX46ae

    Profile Page Alfredo

    Profile Page Nazim – Casa Chiesi

    Link https://firetalk.com/casa-chiesi

    Welcome to the Casa Chiesi adventure! Italian Lifestyle by Elisabetta Chiesi and Nazim Beltran. Our Blog site http://www.casachiesi.com

     

    Profile Page Nazim - Casa Chiesi

    Profile J S Gilbert

    Link https://firetalk.com/jsgilbert

    writer, ad creative, voice actor, told I know more about social media than most Gurus – the voice of Mundo, Gragas, Udyr, Sion in League of Legends .

    Profile J S Gilbert

    Profile Frank

    Link https://firetalk.com/frank-clark

    Co-Founder-CytoSorbents*Raised millions for startup companies*Business Transformation Strategy*Speaking, Consulting and Coaching*NY based Entrepreneur Mentor

     

    Profile Frank

    Profile BlogAid

    Link https://firetalk.com/BLOGAID

    What Every Site Owner Should Know could save you months of frustration and hundreds of dollars Get your free copy http://t.co/SJy6IGhnEg

    Profile BlogAid

    Profile Page Bonnie

    Link https://firetalk.com/bonnie-frank

    Speaker, Business Coach and Livestreaming Coach. I help entrepreneurs build businesses and make money online. Get my free Biz Start and Grow Mini Course: http://bit.ly/BizMiniCourse

    Profile Page Bonnie

    Profile Page Sandra

    Link https://firetalk.com/sandracentorino

    CEO @ Say it International I help business owners bring their words to life! I am FUN-ENERGETIC-CREATIVE Follow me on Snapchat @Sayitforward I started a movement #SNAPITFORWARD Visit: sayitinternational.com "Sprinkle a little positivity"

    Profile Page Sandra

    Profile Live Stream Insiders

    Link https://firetalk.com/lsinsiders

    The Live Stream Insiders Show is hosted by @KrishnaDe and @TweeterStewart. Each week in our 30 minute show we cover the latest live video adn live stream news, technology and case studies to help you integrate live streaming into your communications #LiveStreamInsiders

    Profile Live Stream Insiders

    Profile Krishna

    Link https://firetalk.com/KRISHNADE

    Visual marketing, social media, online reputation, speaker and strategist – let’s connect at Twitter.com/KrishnaDe

    Profile Krishna

    And Finally

    This is the first edition of the FireTalk community

    I have enjoyed watching shows created by everyone listed and I hope you do to

    If you would like to be included in future versions subscribe to my shows https://firetalk.com/stevenhealey

    Please leave a message too 🙂

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    Empire.Kred LIVE , The recordings

    Empire.Kred members shared their thoughts and expertise in our first LIVE event which took place on both Blab and Firetalk video chat systems.

    The live events were well attended and viewers interacted with our knowledgeable guests.

    01 Build Your Audience with Empire.Kred Missions

    in this first session of the Empire.Kred LIVE weekend Ruud Reijmerink and I discussed Missions.

    We started with an explanation missions and their place in promoting you business or cause

    We chatted about creating good missions which will be well received , Ruud gave plenty of insights into strategy and shared a wealth of tips and tricks.

    Great content needs a great audience. Ruud Reijmerink shares proven strategies he uses to reach new people and keep followers engaging.

    Hosted by Steven Healey

    Ruud on Empire.Kred http://empire.kred/RREIJMERINK

    02 The A,B,C’s of Empire.Kred Missions 

    In this second very enjoyable Empire.Kred LIVE event Knikkolette discussed the best approach to missions for new players.

    In the video you will find many hints and tips which will help you make a good start on Empire.Kred

    Start at the beginning. What is a mission? Why would you run one? Who does them? How do you stand out? Knikkolette Church introduces you to the Empire.Kred “mission” – a powerful tool for introducing your content to people who share your interests.

    Hosted by Steven Healey

    Knikkolette on Empire.Kred http://empire.kred/KNIKKOLETTEFI

    03  Social Media + Social Selling = RESULTS

    Weekend conversation with Keith Gill and several guests exploring the impact of Social Media on the sales profession. We covered some innovative ideas about LinkedIn, Twitter and how using Empire.Kred can and should be an integral part of your social selling activities.

    Hosted by Miles Austin

    Keith Gill on Empire.Kred  https://www.empire.kred/DIGITALKEITH

    04 Talking Twitter Masterclass with Nicky Kriel and Gary Loper

    Hosting a show you want to create an entertaining informative fun show for your guests and everyone watching .. this is the closest i have been to that goal

    Nicky and Gary over the course of the talk became so involved in the converation that they brought Twitter to life

    If you are looking how you can make Twtter part of your marketing mix then Nicky and Gary have created the perfect masterclass here

    Thank you both 🙂

    Hosted by Steven Healey

    Nicky Kriel on Empire.Kred http://empire.kred/NICKYKRIEL

    Gary Loper on Empire.Kred http://empire.kred/GLL

    Our thanks go to our hosts , our guests , our wonderful engaged audience and to the team who organised and promoted the weekends events

    We will be back , if you would like to be involved in future shows contact Steven or Nance

     

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    Cendrine and Steven Interview Marketer and Wikipedia Expert Mike Wood

    This months interview hosted by myself and Cendrine is with Mike Wood and we are really looking forward to chatting (and learning)

    About Mike Wood

    MIKE WOOD is an online marketer, author, and Wikipedia expert. He is the founder of Legalmorning.com, an online marketing agency that specializes in content writing, brand management, and professional Wikipedia editing. He is a regular contributor to many online publications that have included AllBusiness, Business Insider, Content Marketing Institute, Social Media Today, and many more. He is also the host of the Marketing Impact podcast available on Stitcher and iTunes.

    For more background read Cendrine’s interview here

    Join us Tuesday 28th June at 8:00 PM

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    Should the British Parliament Vote to REMAIN in the EU ? #Brexit

    On Thursday 23rd June there was a referendum in Great Britain and overall the vote to Leave the EU was taken by 52% of voters.

    This is a very small majority to decide such an important issue.

    There has been no dancing in the streets , no parties . nobody shouting from the rooftops that GB plans to leave the EU.

    The referendum was only advisory and does not of itself trigger Brexit , only Parliament can decide by voting in the House of Commons in the coming days.

    People who woke up on Friday morning were genuinely shocked that the majority had voted to Leave the EU , even those who had voted leave were bemused at the folly of it all.

    The people who voted Leave did so on false information given to them by the Leave Campaign

    Labour MP David Lammy Tweeted lammy

     

    Now let’s look at the voting as reported by the BBC

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    As you can see those under the age of 45 voted to REMAIN . The overall decision is against their wishes. These people are the future of Great Britain , they saw themselves staying in the EU .

    They have no desire to leave.

    The people of Scotland voted to remain by 62% to 38% . They want to remain in the EU . Wheels are being put in motion which could see Scotland vote for Independence for a second time. Having been let down by the politicians in Westminster they could indeed vote for Independence and then apply to join the EU .

    We are now hearing that some of the ‘facts’ and promises made by the Leave campaign may be illusory .

    350-million

    As I write this post our Prime Minister has resigned and will step down in October and the aftershocks are being felt around the world.

    Background to the vote and the aftermath was discussed by the ‘Blabbing for Britain’ last Friday .

    Houses of Parliament Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

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    The Launch of RawChoc.TV Episode 01 with Dan Knowlson and Steven Healey

    We successfully launched RawChoc.TV on 15th June 2016

    The launch episode of RAWCHOC.TV where Dan & Steven discuss that ultimate question ‘What is Raw Chocolate?’  is below

    Plus our No-fail Raw Chocolate Recipe!

    During the course of the show we chatted about all things Raw Chocolate , showed videos , were joined on screen by guests including Barb Tomlin who asked questions and took questions via text from everyone watching.

    BIG thank you to everyone who joined this first ever episode. There was even a surprise gift for everyone who watched LIVE.

    There was also a competition announced during the show – about the 31min mark – where you can Win 1 of 3 Raw Chocolate Making Kits. Closing date was 8am, Wed 22nd June.

    Enjoy the replay


     

     

     

    Here’s some useful links:

    ==- No-fail recipe – rawchoc.tv/nofail

    ==- Facebook page – rawchoc.tv/fb

    ==- Website – elementsforlife.co.uk

    We’d love to hear your feedback and please please comment and share!

    Next episode is 7pm BST, Wed 13th July – subcribe at rawchoc.tv

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    Across the Pond with Leland Best and Steven Healey on #FireTalk

    This is the first episode of a joint venture between myself and Leland Best. I am based in Wiltshire England and Leland is in Michigan USA .

    Leland and I first connected on Blab,im , enjoyed each others company and created shows together.

    We decided that we should launch ‘Across the Pond’ to share news and stories from both sides of the Atlantic.

    We start with serious topics of the day then progress through areas which unite our two countries and explored social topics in a light hearted way.

    We explored the British EU vote scheduled for Thursday and I tried to explain why the vote was taking place .

    Leland shared his views on the US Election and the people currently involved in the run up to November’s election.

    We enjoyed chatting about and highlighting some of the differences between our countries as seen from the British point of view , which was definitely tongue in cheek .

    The show was broadcast on FireTalk which we selected for the video quality and stability.

    https://firetalk.com/events/SJWRnr24

    Leland was using Vmix to broadcast

    Enjoy the replay

    Leland hosts BCBLIve bcb-logo-2016-2

    BCB Live! was born out of my desire to help others get their message out to those that need or want to hear it. In a modern world of technical advance and the push to bring internet access to the entire planet, it has become obvious to me that everyone has a right to be heard.

    Most people would have you believe that you need all kinds of high end equipment in order to broadcast out to the world, when in fact you can do so on even a very “shoestring” type of budget.

    Let me show you how you can enter the live streaming community, build your very own broadcasting network on the internet so that you can build out a brand for yourself or your company and take your business to heights you never imagined!

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    Holiday Planning with Clare and Steven

    In this enjoyable session Clare Evans shared the best ways to plan for your vacation when you are in business .

    Clare covered business and personal planning so that you can enjoy your holiday knowing everything has been organised.

    If you have a holiday soon, watch the video and you should pick up several helpful tips

    About Clare

    I’m a Time Management and Productivity Coach and the Author of “Time Management For Dummies”.

    My clients include Executives, Business Directors, CEOs and Partners who want to reduce their stress, improve their time management, productivity and organisational skills, change career and improve their business and personal balance.

    I specialise in Time Management and Leadership Development applying both business and personal coaching techniques to support, challenge and motivate you to maximise your potential and use your strengths to achieve success.

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    Wiltshire Business Club – Member Interview with Tim Coe

    In our monthly series of interviews with Wiltshire Business Club members I am looking forward to chatting with Tim Coe .

    Tim is the author of ‘Your Utterly Seductive Proposal‘.

    Every business wants more new clients followed by long-term happy clients. I’m sure you’re no different.

    Business is about standing out , not blending in

    Tim’s aims for his clients are simple – get more new clients and keep old clients happy. Standing-out and following-up are not new concepts, but who actually pays serious attention to these key areas? With eye-catching branding, promotions, wording, design and imagery that is discussable, unforgettable, distinctive and unique it’s easy to become the talk of the town [if you want to]. Tim Coe is author of ‘Your Utterly Seductive Proposal’ and will discuss all things marketing with me on Thursday evening …….

    Please join us LIVE

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    Rawchoc.tv with Dan Knowlson Launches this week ? on #Blab

    Join Dan & Steven live online for a new monthly interactive show for all things raw chocolate related.

    Using the Blab platform, there’ll be lively discussion, interactive Q&A, raw chocolate recipes and a viewers competition.

    You even have a chance to appear live onscreen!

    Note, you’ll need a Twitter account to log in to Blab.

    For more details and an advanced special offer, signup at www.rawchoc.tv

    A recording of the show will be posted to our Elements for Life YouTube channel if you can’t make it.

    Don’t forget to share details and Keep Spreading the Raw Chocolate Love!

    Join us Wednesday June 15 at 7:00 PM BST

    Whilst you are waiting , enjoy Steven’s interview with Dan

    or learn how Dan and Paula started

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    Blabbing for Britain , Celebrating our 30th Weekly Video Chat on Blab

    This week sees Jon and me host our 30th ‘Blabbing for Britain’ show (Thursday 9th June at 10:00 AM)

    We discuss everything under the sun and are joined by people from around the globe

    Blab is about getting involved and enjoying good humoured chats.

    Blab is ideal for interviews , group discussions , tuition and promoting your cause

    When we started our aim was to explore Blab ourselves , to promote a site we both enjoy using and encourage people to join us on camera .

    We are succeeding.

    We would like to thank the hundreds of people who have joined us over the weeks especially those who appear on camera .

    A special mention to both Stephen Silk and Peter Stewart who have become good friends and discussed hundreds of topics of interest with us over the weeks 🙂

    You can replay any of our first 29 shows here

    In the photo top row Steven Healey , Stephen Silk / second row Jon Upton and Peter Stewart with ‘Norman Wisdom’ in the background

    This weeks show is here

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    Hurrah for Huzza Live Video Chat

    I am on a mission to discover and test the best live business video chat systems , this week we are looking at Huzza , a Vancouver based video chat system.

    At a glance

    Up to four video chat seats

    Huzza live-streams are highly interactive and immersive. Chat with your followers. Answer their questions. Respond to their selfie video contributions!

    Read and discuss topics with your audience using Huzza’s live text-chat

    Live Q&A – stimulate discussion by showing viewers’ questions & your answers

    Advertising by chat Host

    Recording after show

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    BIG Thank you to Patricia A Murray , Barbara Tomlin , Melody Lane and friends for introducing us to the system.

     

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    JOIN US as we explore Huzza . Thursday at 1:00 PM

    The replay is below , please start watching at the 6 minute mark (we had problems before this)

     

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    Interview with Guillaume Decugis ,CEO & Co-Founder at Scoop.it

    Cendrine and I are really looking forward to talking with Guillame . We are both avid Scoopiteers and have been for years.Scoop2

    About Scoop.it

    We all need to become media. Scoop.it helps millions of professionals as well as thousands of businesses and enterprise clients discover, curate and publish great content to increase their visibility online.

    By combining a big data semantic technology that helps them quickly find relevant content with an easy-to-use social publishing platform, we help them show their expertise, develop their online visibility, enrich their blogs or web sites, save time managing their social media channels and build their communities of interests.

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    WordPress Blogs and Empire.Kred with Barbara and Steven

    In this chat we will be exploring Empire.Kred and missions as a way to promote your blog posts

    ‘ Hello. I’m a bit blown away by what happened as a result of that one small Empire.Kred mission. Will be writing a post on it but would love to refer people to the basics of getting started themselves. Can you suggest where is best ?

    Barbara and I have known each other for over 10 years , in her role as BlogMistress she hosts websites for Angelika and me and many of our friends , She is always there to lend a helping hand when we manage to break the sites , resolving problems without fuss and showing endless patience

    Join here on Friday May 20th at 2:00 PM

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    Homeopathy works for everybody with Giovanna Giraud-Saunders of WBC

    This is the monthly Wiltshire Businnes Club online meeting and this month’s guest is Giovanna Giraud-Saunders of Giovanna Giraud-Saunders
    Parkfield
    What is Homoeopathy?

    Homoeopathy is a natural system of medicine. It is effective and gentle.
    Minute doses of substances derived from minerals and from the animal and the plant kingdom are used to stimulate the healing process within the individual.

    It is safe for people of all ages including babies, and during pregnancy.
    It is safe to use alongside other forms of medical treatment.
    It does not cause any side effects and it is not addictive.

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    The new thinking that is Crowdify with Michael Q Todd

    Michael and I have known each other for over 10 years , having first connected on the UK networking site Ecademy.
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    In this Blab session Michael will explore his latest venture Crowdify , talking about the link with Ethereum and hopefully explaining Bitcoin

    I am looking forward to our chat.

    You can subscribe to the Blab below . Friday 13th May 13:00 PM

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    Make your Social Media Count with Lilach Bullock

    Lilach and I have known each other over 10 years and it was a pleasure to finally meet on Blab.

    Over the course of an enjoyable informative chat Lilach shared some of the ways she Makes Social Media Count for her clients around the globe.

    We were joined by Nicola Gaughan and an engaged audience

    Thank you to everyone who watched live , enjoy the replay !!

    Lilach says

    If your social media isn’t adding to your business – adding profile, reach, leads, sales, then stop what you’re doing. Because, you’re doing it wrong.

    Social media done right can open up those opportunities for you. Done wrong and it drains your time, energy and resources – and can be pretty stressy too..

    Want to build connections, generate leads and sales with social media? Great! But, social media stinks, doesn’t it? Yep, it sure does – if you’ve tried it and not got the results you wanted, or you feel overwhelmed with where to start or how to get it all done.

    I get rid of the overwhelm, the hassle, the time suck and the endless posting and tweeting with no results. Because. Results. Count. And, quite frankly, let’s not dress this up – that’s what you are interested in, isn’t it?

    Now, let’s get one thing straight – I work with solo entrepreneurs, small and medium sized enterprises and charities which are doing fabulous work and want to make a difference in this world.

    Wednesday May 11 at 5:00 PM

     

    Link to the show https://blab.im/steven-healey-make-your-social-media-count-with-lilach-bullock

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    Helping aspiring authors get their books out of their heads and into the world

    Mindy Gibbins-Klein and I have known each other over 10 years and she has helped many aspiring authors to publish their books.

    Mindy is currently expanding her business by using Vmboom to fund raise (see https://www.vmbvoom.com/pitches/the-book-midwife )

    We will be discussing the fundraising and how you can get your own book published

    You can watch the replay on Youtube

    Mindy says

    2.87 billion people want to write a book, but 2.58 billion of them will never do it, without the guidance and support of The Book Midwife.
    At The Book Midwife, we help aspiring authors get their books out of their heads and into the world.

    Most people who want to write a book never even start. They don’t know where to start or how to start. They have massive self-doubt about their ability to write a book, and they don’t know if their idea is any good. Some people start writing a book, but never get to the finish line. That self-doubt creeps in, they get lost or run out of ideas, or life just gets in the way.

    May Mindy

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    Business Interviews on Blab in May 2016 [Updated]

    This month I have a stellar line up of guests on Blab , all ready to share their expertise and answer your questions LIVE on Blab.

    Social Media for Bloggers with Mike Allton Tuesday May 3 9:00 PM GMT 4:00PM EST

    Mike and I first connected on the Empire.Kred social networking and business game site several years ago .

    Since then I have enjoyed reading the articles published on the Social Media Hat and totally changed the way I use Hootsuite after reading The Unofficial Book on HootSuite .

    Mike has recently returned from attending SMMW16 in San Diego and I am looking forward to chatting about Social Media for Bloggers

    About Mike

    I love to help small businesses and organizations that are interested in using the Internet more effectively. I provide a comprehensive set of consulting services, which include Social Media, Blogging, SEO and Internet marketing.

    I provide my business clients with ongoing marketing advice and assistance. I can tell them exactly what they need to do, or just do it for them, depending on how involved they wish to be. These ongoing activities can include blogging, creating and updating social network profiles, interacting with followers and readers, and managing online advertising campaigns.

    I will teach you how to leverage content to increase traffic to your website, generate leads, nurture leads through your sales cycle, and convert those leads into sales and customers.

    I am the editor at The Social Media Hat (http://www.TheSocialMediaHat.com) where I regularly share articles discussing Social Media, SEO, Blogging, Internet Marketing and Business Technology.

    I am also a HootSuite Certified Professional and educator, which means that if you’re using HootSuite to manage your social media accounts, or want to, I can help you learn how to use and configure the tool. I wrote the book on Hootsuite, “The Unofficial Book on HootSuite” – http://TheSMH.co/hootbook

    You can subscribe and watch here May 3 9:00 PM GMT 4:00PM EST

    Blabbing for Britain , news , questions and chat Episode 25 Thursday May 5/12/19/26 at 10:00 AM

    This week sees our 25th ‘Blabbing for Britain’ show and we thought we would take a moment to look back and thank the people who have taken part.

    We discuss everything under the sun and are joined by people from around the globe

    Blab is about getting involved , networking , chatting with people from around the globe.

    Blab is ideal for interviews , group discussions , tuition and promoting your cause

    When we started our aim was to explore Blab ourselves , to promote a site we both enjoy using and encourage people to join us on camera .

    We are succeeding

    Over the weeks we have made many new friends around the globe and met up on video with people we have known online for years but never spoken to directly.

    Blab is more than a video chat site , there is a real sense of community.

    If you want to try out the site in friendly surroundings with hosts who never take themselves too seriously , bring you the latest Blab updates , UK news of the week and an opprtunity to join in on camera or simply just to watch THEN

    Helping aspiring authors get their books out of their heads and into the world Friday May 6 at 1:00PM

    Mindy and I have known each other over 10 years and she has helped many aspiring authors to publish their books.

    Mindy is currently expanding her business by using Vmboom to fundraise (see https://www.vmbvoom.com/pitches/the-book-midwife )

    We will be discussing the fundraising and how you can get your own book published

    Mindy says

    2.87 billion people want to write a book, but 2.58 billion of them will never do it, without the guidance and support of The Book Midwife.
    At The Book Midwife, we help aspiring authors get their books out of their heads and into the world.

    Most people who want to write a book never even start. They don’t know where to start or how to start. They have massive self-doubt about their ability to write a book, and they don’t know if their idea is any good. Some people start writing a book, but never get to the finish line. That self-doubt creeps in, they get lost or run out of ideas, or life just gets in the way.

    Empire.Kred Open Chat Tuesday May 10 at 5:00 PM

    In this second Open Chat on Blab we will be talking about how to maximise the benefit of the Leaders packagen and about how to thrive on Empire.Kred
    Already 12 EK members will be there , can you join us ? ..

    You can watch live , ask questions via text or appear on camera.

    It is an opportunity to bring Empire.Kred to life , to see and talk with the people who you have connected to on Empire.Kred.

    The event is open to all . If you have questions please ask

    This is a members event organised and run by members

    Make your Social Media Count with Lilach Bullock Wednesday May 11 at 5:00 PM

    Lilach and I connected over 10 years ago and have helped and supported each other over the years.

    Lilach says

    If your social media isn’t adding to your business – adding profile, reach, leads, sales, then stop what you’re doing. Because, you’re doing it wrong.

    Social media done right can open up those opportunities for you. Done wrong and it drains your time, energy and resources – and can be pretty stressy too..

    Time Management with Clare Evans Monday 16th May at 2:00 PM

    Clare Evans (author of Time Management for Dummies) and I will be exploring the above topic and welcome your questions.

    Clare , Mindy and Lilach and I all connected on UK networking site many years ago. I enjoyed reading Clare’s book and refer to it often

    About Clare

    I’m a Time Management and Productivity Coach and the Author of “Time Management For Dummies”.

    My clients include Executives, Business Directors, CEOs and Partners who want to reduce their stress, improve their time management, productivity and organisational skills, change career and improve their business and personal balance.

    I specialise in Time Management and Leadership Development applying both business and personal coaching techniques to support, challenge and motivate you to maximise your potential and use your strengths to achieve success.



    Homeopathy works for everybody with Giovanna Giraud-Saunders of WBC Thursday 19th May at 7:00 PM

    This is the monthly Wiltshire Businnes Club online meeting and this month’s guest is Giovanna Giraud-Saunders of Giovanna Giraud-Saunders
    Parkfield
    What is Homoeopathy?

    Homoeopathy is a natural system of medicine. It is effective and gentle.
    Minute doses of substances derived from minerals and from the animal and the plant kingdom are used to stimulate the healing process within the individual.

    It is safe for people of all ages including babies, and during pregnancy.
    It is safe to use alongside other forms of medical treatment.
    It does not cause any side effects and it is not addictive.

    WordPress Blogs with Barbara and Steven Friday May 20th at 2:00 PM

    Barbara and I have known each other for over 10 years , in her role as BlogMistress she hosts websites for Angelika and me and many of our friends , She is always there to lend a helping hand when we manage to break the sites , resolving problems without fuss and showing endless patience

    Interview with Guillaume Decugis ,CEO & Co-Founder at Scoop.it Tuesday May 24th at 8:00 PM

    Cendrine and I are really looking forward to talking with Guillame . We are both avid Scoopiteers and have been for years.Scoop2

    About Scoop.it

    We all need to become media. Scoop.it helps millions of professionals as well as thousands of businesses and enterprise clients discover, curate and publish great content to increase their visibility online.

    By combining a big data semantic technology that helps them quickly find relevant content with an easy-to-use social publishing platform, we help them show their expertise, develop their online visibility, enrich their blogs or web sites, save time managing their social media channels and build their communities of interests.

    Discover Yourself! Love Your Life Effectively with Elsabe Smit Wednesday May 25th 5:00 PM

    Elsabe and I connected after an introduction by Fraser Hay and I am looking forward to an interesting chat.

    Central to our discussio will be the Domino Effect

    The domino effect where you do something right and it opens doors for you in other areas of your life were you least expect results, e.g. you help a friend and win something on the lottery

    Increase your Social Media Engagement Using THRYYVE with Paul Ince Thursday May 25th 5:00 PM

    I am looking forward to my next chat with Paul Ince as we explore how Thryyve can help you increase Social Media engagement .

    Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

    How do you find relevant people that are interested in your brand without having to sift through masses of irrelevant data?

    With Thryyve you can take control of your social engagement and allow our intelligent system to automatically provide you with the closest matches based on what they talk about.

    These people love your products, are ready to advocate your brand, and buy. Don’t waste time, start talking to them!

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    Social Media for Bloggers with Mike Allton [Updated]

    In this informative and entertaining chat Mike delivered sound advice on how we bloggers can make an impact and grow our audience .

    Personally I now have many action points to undertake to improve my social media presence and our audience watching live also enthused about the advice given.

    If you are looking to engage a wider audience for your blog posts then please watch the video.

    Mike and I first connected on the Empire.Kred social networking and business game site several years ago .

    Since then I have enjoyed reading the articles published on the Social Media Hat and totally changed the way I use Hootsuite after reading The Unofficial Book on HootSuite .

    Mike has recently returned from attending SMMW16 in San Diego and I am looking forward to chatting about Social Media for Bloggers

    About Mike

    I love to help small businesses and organizations that are interested in using the Internet more effectively. I provide a comprehensive set of consulting services, which include Social Media, Blogging, SEO and Internet marketing.

    I provide my business clients with ongoing marketing advice and assistance. I can tell them exactly what they need to do, or just do it for them, depending on how involved they wish to be. These ongoing activities can include blogging, creating and updating social network profiles, interacting with followers and readers, and managing online advertising campaigns.

    I will teach you how to leverage content to increase traffic to your website, generate leads, nurture leads through your sales cycle, and convert those leads into sales and customers.

    I am the editor at The Social Media Hat (http://www.TheSocialMediaHat.com) where I regularly share articles discussing Social Media, SEO, Blogging, Internet Marketing and Business Technology.

    I am also a HootSuite Certified Professional and educator, which means that if you’re using HootSuite to manage your social media accounts, or want to, I can help you learn how to use and configure the tool. I wrote the book on Hootsuite, “The Unofficial Book on HootSuite” – http://TheSMH.co/hootbook

    You can subscribe and watch here May 3 9:00 PM GMT 4:00PM EST

    May Mike Allton

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    Empire.Kred First Ever Video Chat on @Blab

    When Wednesday 27th April 12:00 PM EST 5:00 PM GMT
    Where Blab.im
    What to bring

    To take part live .. Twitter Account , Video Camera , Microphone and earbuds
    To watch ..             visit the URL

    As this is the first ever video chat , anything can happen.

    Watch the replay

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    Up to four people can join in on camera at any one time and we will rotate the seats so that everyone gets a chance to have their say

    It is an opportunity to meet fellow Empire.Kred players , put faces to names and discuss the game.

    I have had the pleasure of hosting over 60 Blab shows and the time is right to bring Empire.Kred and Blab together.

    Please join us on the day here

    This is a members open event run by Empire.Kred members

    REPLAY

    In the first ever Empire.Kred open chat hosted by Jon and Ishared hints and tips on improving your presence on the site with help from Skip Bieber

    We were joined by Lisa and Stephen , both relatively new to the site and we discussed ways to make progress on the site.

    We covered setting up your profile , buying shares and taking missions.

    There is a slideshare overview here http://www.slideshare.net/stevenjhealey/empirekred-introduction

    The replay is on Youtube

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    Martin W Smith chats about Content Curation with Cendrine and Steven

    In an enthralling enjoyable conversation with Cendrine and me , Marty Smith gave an extensive overview of Content Curation

    Marty covered best practice in Content creation and took us through the platforms .

    Marty believes in building community and conversation using content and the power of story telling.

    After our amazing chat with Kelly Hungerford in March , Cendrine and I are now looking forward to chatting with Martin W Smith of Curigami . Curagami works with e-commerce clients to develop creative apps to engage, involve and thrill customers.

     

    Tuesday 26th April at 8:00 pm

     

    WHAT BENEFITS HAS CURATION BROUGHT YOU?

    Beyond the numbers, content curation creates connection and learning. I’ve learned more from Ana Cristina Pratas, Brian Yanish, Jan Gordon, Cendrine, Kelly Hungerford, Karen Dietz, Malek and others than attending expensive conferences, reading preaching white papers or listening to self-serving podcasts.

    Being a member of the “curator community” is one of the biggest perks.

    Curation is more of a journey than a destination for me. I read something every day I want to STOP THE WORLD and share (lol). I’m honestly all in all the time and that stance is important and why my tribe grows.

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    From Couch to 24K and beyond

    [This is a repost of a blog written in 2013 ] 3 minute Read [Via Readism]

    Catchy title for a blog post, don’t you think ? It came to me whilst Angelika and I were ending our final training session in preparation for walking 15 miles of the Sarsen Trail between Avebury and Stonehenge in two weeks time.

    It suddenly occurred to me that twelve months ago I could never have contemplated such a venture as walking 15 miles in a good cause.

    Back then I smoked , drove everywhere and the farthest I went under my own steam was a four mile round trip by bike to the nearest village.Medal

    So you may be asking – what has changed to make me a non smoker , two stone lighter and fitter than I have been in years.
    The answer is simple .. I moved to Devizes to be with Angelika.

    It all began with being introduced to Angelika’s allotment on the outskirts of town . At first I was simply the apprentice – painting the shed and mowing the grass .. this year I have played a more active part in preparing the beds making them ready for planting .

    The walk and the work combined to make me trimmer , the reward of course was eating the fresh vegetables grown on the allotment.

    That was only the beginning , Angelika has had a pedometer for years but last year discovered the Fitbit . Essentially this wifi linked device measures every step you take and records it . So good is it that I was treated to one at the beginning of this year. We have not looked back , there is friendly rivalry not only between the two of us but in an online community including Sally and Stuart. The great thing is that when the stats are published a different person is leading the table each time. I will let Sally tell the story of when she zoomed into the lead after 170 mile drive with her fitbit in her luggage measuring each step 🙂

    When Angelika was writing her book ‘Wiltshire von A bis Z’ last year we toured the wonderful county of Wiltshire armed with our National Trust cards and boy did we do a lot of walking ! This year we have been given English Heritage membership , who knows where our walking boots will take us ?
    Earlier this year Angelika won a competition and among the prizes was a years membership of the local gym. During the winter months we were able to work out 2 or 3 times per week.

    And so it is that we are both in fine fettle and looking forward to the Sarsen Trail in two weeks time and we would welcome some encouragement if you would sponsor us.

    Thank you Angelika .

    Steven

    The Sarsen Trail

    It’s a fun-filled, fabulous fundraising day out for the family – a multi-terrain running, walking and mountain biking event, taking you through the Vale of Pewsey, the Avon Valley and then across the beautiful ancient landscape of Salisbury Plain between Avebury and Stonehenge.

    UPDATE

    And now to the present day , next Sunday will be our fourth Sarsen Trail together and will be the third time I am walking the full 26 miles . I am still so grateful to Angelika for making our lives together awesome .

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    Promoting your Blog Posts with Barbara and Steven

    In this session we will discuss promoting your blog posts and welcome your involvement via questions and taking part in our chat

    You spend hours drafting and redrafting your blog post , select the perfect images , do all the SEO and publish the result.

    What happens next ? Unless you have an email list to tell about your new post , few people will see your post. We all deserve a wide audience for our blogs – to achieve our goal there is work to be done.

    The replay on Youtube

    Barbara and I have known each other for over 10 years , in her role as BlogMistress she hosts websites for Angelika and me and many of our friends , She is always there to lend a helping hand when we manage to break the sites , resolving problems without fuss and showing endless patience .

    The replay

    Friday 22nd April 2:00 PM

    Our video chat on images is here

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    Wiltshire Business Club – Member Interview with Dan Knowlson of Elements for Life

    Elements for Life , chocolatiers, based in Wiltshire owned by Dan and Paul Knowlson celebrated 5 years in business on November 1st 2015. Dan is a longtime member of the Wiltshire Business Club

    I am looking forward to hearing about their business since they created their first Raw Chocolate kit and invented Yummy Scrummys and their best selling hot chocolate drink

    Dan and Paula are passionate about their craft , love their customers and take pride in producing a quality product.
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    NOT ALL CHOCOLATE IS CREATED EQUAL

    The Youtube replay

    Raw chocolate products are dairy, gluten and soya free, free of refined sugar, with no artificial additives and packed full of goodness. Raw chocolate is ideal for vegans, diabetics, lactose intolerance and coeliacs.

    And of course anyone who loves great tastes.

    At Elements for Life, we specialise in fantastic raw chocolate goodies, and we know you’re gonna love enjoying them, every bit as much we do making them!

    Visit http://www.elementsforlife.co.uk/ for more information

    You can subscribe and watch the show here

    One of my first ever Blab interviews was with Dan and Paula (I have done over 40 now) , the replay is below

    BACKGROUND

    After the success of the Blab with Phil and Roland of Wiltshire Business Club we decided to run a WBC Blab Session every month.

    On the Third Thursday of each month there is now a members Blab

    Format

    1 Interview with featured WBC members
    2 Question and Answer session with members watching live
    3 Open session to discuss the topics of the day

    The Wiltshire Business Club is a FREE to join Business Network to promote business in Wiltshire. We have regular meetings and webinars and aim to help each other find new customers and suppliers. You can join at http://wiltsbizclub.co.uk/

    The Wiltshire Business Club supports, advises, connects and grows thousands of businesses across Wiltshire (and the surrounding areas). Please connect with us across all major social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. Follow the hashtag #wiltsbc’

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    The Thryyve Social Media Engagement Show with Paul and Steven

    In our third chat Paul will cover every aspect of using Thryyve to fully engage your audience on Twitter and Facebook.

    We are changing from an interview format which be used to becoming The Thryyve Social Media Engagement Show with Paul Ince and myself

    We will journey through the extensive search and discovery facilities , the profile system . building lists , message lists either via DM or @ message .

    Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

    How do you find relevant people that are interested in your brand without having to sift through masses of irrelevant data?

    With Thryyve you can take control of your social engagement and allow our intelligent system to automatically provide you with the closest matches based on what they talk about.

    These people love your products, are ready to advocate your brand, and buy. Don’t waste time, start talking to them!

    Visit http://www.thryyve.com/ The software is FREE and Paul would love you to try it

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    THE PARTICIPANT PRINCIPLE with Maya Middlemiss

    A guide to getting the best recruitment for your user testing and qualitative research

    Maya says :

    ‘We’ve been recruiting research participants for so long, it was time we wrote the book.

    Published in Spring 2016, The Participant Principle: A guide to getting the best recruitment for your user testing and qualitative research by Maya Middlemiss distills the experience and expertise of recruiting well over 25,000 participants for projects all over the UK – ranging from focus groups to eye tracking, food tasting to family ethnography, and everything in between.;

    Watch the Youtube replay


    Maya’s company Saros Research

    Saros Research is the UK’s leading database-driven market research and user experience participant recruitment company, recruiting participants for a diverse range of qualitative, social and technical projects across all consumer and B2B market sectors. I am a proactive and progressive project manager, with a fantastic team here at Saros, passionate about excellence in customer service and project delivery. Extensive market research fieldwork experience combined with a background in community development and diversity allow me to offer expert consultancy on any research recruitment project from social to usability to commercial, and this can-do attitude and alignment with our clients’ values and objectives extends throughout the Saros organisation.

    Why people should take part in paid research events like focus groups and user testing – it’s not all about the money!

    19th April 2:00PM

    Maya and I talked about Market Research late last year

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    Take Control of Your Inbox’ … ‘Manage Your Email More Effectively

    Clare Evans (author of Time Management for Dummies) and I will be exploring the above topic and welcome your questions.

    Are you constantly checking your inbox for new messages throughout the day?

    Are you tempted to go and read new email when you hear that alert go?

    Emails can be a great time waster and provide a constant distraction throughout the day. If you’re going to make the most of your day then one way to increase your productivity is to limit the amount of time you spend on emails and use the time that you do more effectively.

    About Clare

    I’m a Time Management and Productivity Coach and the Author of “Time Management For Dummies”.

    My clients include Executives, Business Directors, CEOs and Partners who want to reduce their stress, improve their time management, productivity and organisational skills, change career and improve their business and personal balance.

    I specialise in Time Management and Leadership Development applying both business and personal coaching techniques to support, challenge and motivate you to maximise your potential and use your strengths to achieve success.

    April 18 5:00 PM

    You can watch the replay here

    Or on YouTube

    If you missed our previous chat , you can watch it here

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    Handling Presentation Nerves with Dr Simon Raybould author of ‘Presentation Genius’

    Nerves are something that affect everyone who presents to a live audience.

    In this second session Simon discussed methods to improve handling nerves . Simon is a presentation skills trainer and author of ‘Presentation Genius’

    In fact in a light hearted conversation Simon gives a master class in dealing with presentation nerves , covering ‘ties and flies’ , preparation , rehearsing (or not) ,anchoring , black slides , changing the world , measuring success , good high energy , confidence , being excited , peripheral vision ,being in control and being prepared.

    Simon and I have been friends for over 10 years and it always a pleasure to video chat on Blab .

    Replay is below Tuesday 12th April 2:00 PM GMT

    or on Youtube

    Simon says

    ‘I started life as a research scientist: I looked at the causes of childhood leukaemia. After 24 years as a researcher I gradually became more interested in how science is communicated (or not) because what people act on is very different from what researchers *know*. Then I got more and more into understanding how *anything* was communicated, not just science. I’ve also worked as a lighting designer for dance companies, written a few books and plays, been a teacher, been a fire-eater and other things I’ve forgotten….. :)’

    Our previous chat on Presenting

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    Please Support #DontStreamandDrive Day Friday April 8th

    Jon and I are honoured to be hosting a ‘Blabbing for Britain’ Special on Friday at 10:00 AM with Sergeant Neil aka SgtTCS

    The Campaign

    The Campaign

    Background

    In the news this week, the latest fad of recording or streaming video from mobile phones while driving is being discouraged by Neil, a serving police sergeant, in an unofficial social media campaign.

    Neil, a prolific Twitter user also known as @SgtTCS (who does not wish his surname to be known), used a driving simulator at the Transport Research Laboratory in Berkshire to demonstrate the effects of streaming and driving and the dangers caused to other road users as a result.

    During the driving simulation, Neil recorded a video on a smartphone stuck to the windscreen, looking at the phone and not the motorway, which caused the car to drift dangerously out of lane while travelling at speeds in excess of 70mph. In addition, his reaction times were impaired.

    Neil has organised an unofficial online campaign called #dontstreamanddrive to highlight the dangers of streaming and driving.

    Source http://www.motoringlawyersonline.com/%23dontstreamanddrive

    The mission

    Friends. I need your help.

    Driving is a complex operation. A blending of eye, hand and foot coordination that can propel a vehicle down a road at incredible speed. A process that requires skill, judgement, responsibility and places upon you, as a driver, a duty of care to yourself and every other road user.

    If done correctly, driving a car fully occupies your attention. Listen to my simple commentary here as I drive down country lanes. Now consider that in a city with pedestrians, cyclists, pedestrian crossings, more traffic, buses, more road signs, junctions and hazards. If you are fully focussed on your driving you have zero time to do anything else.

    The use of mobile phones by drivers has been in existence since the devices were introduced. The specific offences were introduced to UK legislation in 2003.

    As phones have become an essential part of day to day life the use of them by drivers has increased. Stand at any busy junction for 5 minutes and count how many drivers you see using a phone. You will be appalled. Studies have shown that driving ability is clearly impaired by using a mobile phone and that talking on a hand-held mobile phone impairs driving more than driving above the drink drive limit. Just think about that for a moment

    Source https://thecustodyrecord.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/dontstreamanddrive-day/

     

    The mission

    How you can support – Thunderclap

    Click https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/37699-dontstreamanddrive and support with your Twitter , FaceBook or Tumblr Account

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    Video Chat on Friday 8th April on Blab

    You are invited to join us as Sgt Neial chats with Jon and Steven about #DontStreamandDrive

    10:00 AM Friday https://blab.im/steven-healey-dontstreamanddrive-day-april-8th-blabbing-for-britain-special

    You can ask questions and join us live on camera .

    Log in with your Twitter account

    We wish the campaign every success

    as do all the organisations who support the Sgt Nei’ls campaign

    We wish the campaign every success
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    These are the shows I make a point of watching every week

    Jonathan Tripp Live

    The show runs daily Monday through Friday at 3:00 PM (10:00 AM EST) . Link https://blab.im/jonathantripp

    Jonathan has gained a loyal following with a mix of guest interviews and topics of interest to all .

    Facebok group BlabNation https://www.facebook.com/groups/blabnation/

    ‘What this group is for: Anything BLABNATION! Which includes: Asking BlabNation oriented questions, Answering BlabNation oriented questions, Asking online marketing questions, Sharing what strategies are working for you, Sharing positive results, Welcoming people to the community.

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    Behind The Scenes Live (BTS)

    Behind The Scenes Live, a weekly talk show live streamed on blab.im, Mondays is hosted 2PM EST by Marty McPadden and Mark Rogers . Link https://blab.im/MartyMcPadden

    BTS Live is your weekly behind the scenes look at all thing video production related both in front and behind the camera.

    Join Marty McPadden and Mark Rogers here every Monday at 2pm ET/ 11am PT as we talk video production and take your questions LIVE!

    Excellent information about Live Streaming on every show

    Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/BTSLive/

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    Indie Music Plus Podcast and Featured Artist Interview:

    JoeJoeKeys (Joe Liedtke) is a good friend and one I interviewed on my first Blab Link https://blab.im/JoeJoeKeys

    Joe runs two shows each week on Blab , both promoting Indie music

    Indie Music Plus (IMP) was founded in August, 2015, with the mission to become the “Home of the Indie Musician”. Our aim is to provide the best services and creative solutions for Indie Artists worldwide. We highlight artists through our Podcast, YouTube videos, Blab Roundtables, and blog reviews. In addition, we circulate all of our media content through our multi-faceted Social Media channels where our following has grown to over 160,000 fans to date.

    Link http://indiemusicplus.com/

    Indie Music Plus Podcast and Featured Artist Interview:

    Product Hunt LIVE

    Since Product Hunt started, it’s been a place for makers to geek out with their audience, get feedback, and share their story directly with the community but it’s always been limited to a product launch event. Link https://blab.im/ProductHunt

    For the last few weeks we’ve been scheduling an awesome lineup of founders, investors, authors, game creators, entertainers, and makers in preparation for today’s launch. Aileen Lee, Ashton Kutcher, Ben Horowitz, B.J. Novak, Casey Neistat, Chris Sacca, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jacob Jaber, Nas, Tony Robbins, Veronica Belmont, and some of the most diehard Product Hunt community members along with over 100 others. Check out the full schedule.

    Website https://www.producthunt.com/live

    Product Hunt LIVE

    Bonnie Frank

    Bonnie talks social media in a very approachable way . Link https://blab.im/bonnielfrank

    ‘I built my business on livestreaming, specifically Periscope, Blab, and MeVee, and I’ve helped thousands of men and women from all over the world start and grow their businesses! Through my multiple daily broadcasts, eight-week masterminds, 1:1 private coaching, courses and other products, I am making a difference in people’s lives and businesses every single day.’

    Bonnie’s website http://www.bonnielfrank.com/

     

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    Morning Social Media Marketing TALK from @smexaminer

    Excellent weekly show pulling together everything happening in social media . Link https://blab.im/Mike_Stelzner

    The world’s largest social media marketing resource, Social Media Examiner® helps millions of businesses discover how to best use social media to connect with customers, drive traffic, generate awareness and increase sales.

    Our mission is to help you navigate the constantly changing social media jungle.

    Our media outlets bring you original and comprehensive articles, expert interviews, reviews of the latest industry research and the news you need to improve your social media marketing.

    Our large events and training opportunities provide you access to the industry’s top experts so you can remain on the leading edge of social media.

    Website http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/

     

    Morning Social Media Marketing TALK from @smexaminer

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    Live Business Video Interviews on #Blab in April 2016 . [Updated]

    Introducing another great series of Blab interviews with a group of people I know well and respect.

    Many I have been connected to over the last ten years , several I have met , all are friends

    Topics .. real world practical advice from people at the top of their game

    Blabbing for Britain \ DontStreamandDrive \Taking Care of your Inbox \ The Participant Principle \ Thryyve Social Media Engagement Show \ Wiltshire Business Club \ Promoting your Blog Posts \Content Curation \New Software Launch

    Blabbing for Britain with Jon reaches show 21 . Join us for video chat in a relaxed atmosphere 7th April 10:00 AM

    We discuss everything under the sun and are joined by people from around the globe

    Blab is about getting involved , networking , chatting with people from around the globe.

    Blab is ideal for interviews , group discussions , tuition and promoting your cause

    When we started our aim was to explore Blab ourselves , to promote a site we both enjoy using and encourage people to join us on camera .

    We are succeeding

    Over the weeks we have made many new friends around the globe and met up on video with people we have known online for years but never spoken to directly.

    Blab is more than a video chat site , there is a real sense of community.

    #DontStreamAndDrive 8th April 10:00 AM

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    SgtTCS says

    ‘2016 is reportedly the year of livestreaming video. The rise in the number of platforms that facilitate this service has seen a rapid increase in live video.

    Driving is a complex operation and needs your full concentration all the time. Livestreaming video has spread into the world of driving. Motorists are livestreaming video as they drive, interacting with comments and essentially taking their focus from where it should be.

    The consequences can be fatal. #DontStreamAndDrive day has been set up to encourage the livestream community to pledge to never stream and drive, to encourage others not to and to never watch a broadcast where the host is driving.

    Please support me on April 8th.’ You can help by clicking here THUNDERCLAP

    Jon and I will be Blabbing for the cause on Friday

    Handling Presentation Nerves with Simon Raybould 12th April 7:00 PM

    Simon and I have been good friends for over 10 years and he is the author of ‘Presentation Genius’

    In our last Blab we covered presenting in general , this time Simon is focusing on ‘Handling Presentation Nerves’ which is something the majority of presenters feel before (and possibly during) a LIVE presentation .

    We hope to have as much fun on this Blab as we did the previous one
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    Simon says

    ‘I started life as a research scientist: I looked at the causes of childhood leukaemia. After 24 years as a researcher I gradually became more interested in how science is communicated (or not) because what people act on is very different from what researchers *know*. Then I got more and more into understanding how *anything* was communicated, not just science. I’ve also worked as a lighting designer for dance companies, written a few books and plays, been a teacher, been a fire-eater and other things I’ve forgotten….. :)’

    ‘Take Control of Your Inbox’ … ‘Manage Your Email More Effectively’ April 18 5:00 PM

    Clare Evans (author of Time Management for Dummies) and I will be exploring the above topic and welcome your questions.

    Are you constantly checking your inbox for new messages throughout the day?

    Are you tempted to go and read new email when you hear that alert go?

    Emails can be a great time waster and provide a constant distraction throughout the day. If you’re going to make the most of your day then one way to increase your productivity is to limit the amount of time you spend on emails and use the time that you do more effectively.

    THE PARTICIPANT PRINCIPLE: with Maya Middlemiss 19th April 2:00PM

    A guide to getting the best recruitment for your user testing and qualitative research

    Maya says :

    ‘We’ve been recruiting research participants for so long, it was time we wrote the book.

    Published in Spring 2016, The Participant Principle: A guide to getting the best recruitment for your user testing and qualitative research by Maya Middlemiss distills the experience and expertise of recruiting well over 25,000 participants for projects all over the UK – ranging from focus groups to eye tracking, food tasting to family ethnography, and everything in between.;

    The Thryyve Social Media Engagement Show with Paul and Steven 20th April 5:00PM

    In our third chat Paul will cove every aspect of using Thryyve to fully engage your audience on Twitter and Facebook.

    We will journey through the extensive search and discovery facilities , the profile system . building lists , message lists either via DM or @ message .

    We also discussed the inbuilt survey facility.

    This looks like becoming a regular monthly chat


    Wiltshire Business Club – Member Interview with Dan Knowlson of Elements for Life
    21st April 7:00 PM

    Elements for Life , chocolatiers, based in Wiltshire owned by Dan and Paul Knowlson celebrated 5 years in business on November 1st 2015.

    I am looking forward to hearing about their business since they created their first Raw Chocolate kit and invented Yummy Scrummys and their best selling hot chocolate drink

    Dan and Paula are passionate about their craft , love their customers and take pride in producing a quality product.

    After the success of the Blab with Phil and Roland of Wiltshire Business Club we decided to run a WBC Blab Session every month.

    On the Third Thursday of each month there is now a members Blab
    Format

    1 Interview with featured WBC members
    2 Question and Answer session with members watching live
    3 Open session to discuss the topics of the day

    The Wiltshire Business Club is a FREE to join Business Network to promote business in Wiltshire. We have regular meetings and webinars and aim to help each other find new customers and suppliers. You can join at http://wiltsbizclub.co.uk/

    The Wiltshire Business Club supports, advises, connects and grows thousands of businesses across Wiltshire (and the surrounding areas). Please connect with us across all major social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. Follow the hashtag #wiltsbc’

    Promoting your Blog Posts with Barbara and Steven 22nd April 2:00 PM

    Barbara and I have known each other for over 10 years , in her role as BlogMistress she hosts websites for Angelika and me and many of our friends , She is always there to lend a helping hand when we manage to break the sites , resolving problems without fuss and showing endless patience .

    In this session we will discuss promoting your blog posts and welcome your involvement via questions and taking part in our chat

    Cendrine and Steven chat with Martin W Smith about Content Curation April 26th 8:00 PM

    After our amazing chat with Kelly Hungerford in March , Cendrine and I are now looking forward to chatting with Martin W Smith.

    WHAT BENEFITS HAS CURATION BROUGHT YOU?

    Beyond the numbers, content curation creates connection and learning. I’ve learned more from Ana Cristina Pratas, Brian Yanish, Jan Gordon, Cendrine, Kelly Hungerford, Karen Dietz, Malek and others than attending expensive conferences, reading preaching white papers or listening to self-serving podcasts.

    Being a member of the “curator community” is one of the biggest perks.

    Curation is more of a journey than a destination for me. I read something every day I want to STOP THE WORLD and share (lol). I’m honestly all in all the time and that stance is important and why my tribe grows.

    Conversation with Michael Szerencsy 27th April 2016 5:00 PM

    I cannot say too much at this stage as Michael prepares for the launch of the software , however I will say I have used the Alpha version whilst watching the T20 cricket .. and it rocks !!

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    Blabbing for Britain , Celebrating our 20th Video Chat

    This week sees our 20th ‘Blabbing for Britain’ show and we thought we would take a moment to look back and thank the people who have taken part.

    We discuss everything under the sun and are joined by people from around the globe

    Blab is about getting involved , networking , chatting with people from around the globe.

    Blab is ideal for interviews , group discussions , tuition and promoting your cause

    When we started our aim was to explore Blab ourselves , to promote a site we both enjoy using and encourage people to join us on camera .

    We are succeeding

    Over the weeks we have made many new friends around the globe and met up on video with people we have known online for years but never spoken to directly.

    Blab is more than a video chat site , there is a real sense of community.

    If you want to try out the site in friendly surroundings with hosts who never take themselves too seriously , bring you the latest Blab updates , UK news of the week and an opprtunity to join in on camera or simply just to watch THEN

    You can view all our shows

     

    You can watch and subscribe to our 20th show here

    or on Blab here

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    Cendrine and Steven chat with Kelly Hungerford about Community Building


    The biggest problem any business faces on Social Media is building community.

    In this fascinating informative chat with Cendrine and me , Kelly Hungerford gave a masterclass of how to build a community online,

    If you are looking for insights into how you can build a community then this Blab chat is a great place to begin

    Kelly gave real world examples of building online communities from scratch , the trial and error we must go through to ensure we build on the right platform for our business ,
    how to engage an audience and grow your community.

    You really need to embrace and applaud the people who are active in your community and Kelly gave simple steps to achieve this.

    By the end of the chat both Cendrine and I felt that embrace and we are now members of a growing community on Blab.

    We thank Kelly for sharing her expertise in a thoroughly enjoyable course in community building practice .

    About Kelly

    Kelly’s a digital marketer and community builder creating ‘customer-first’ strategies that grow brand awareness, customer loyalty and revenue. She is the founder, moderator and Community Manager of #BizHeroes, one of Twitter’s fastest-growing chats.

    In her previous position as Head of Marketing for Paper.li, Kelly was tasked with building customer facing organization from the ground up. Taking an “every customer counts” approach, she built Paper.li community and user feedback into operations to build a customer-activated organization, continuously improve Customer Care, Marketing, Communications and Product Development and drive growth, revenue, product development, and customer satisfaction.

    Kelly’s website http://kellyhungerford.com/.

    View the replay 8:00PM Wednesday 30th March

    or on YouTube

    Next month we will be interviewing another of Cendrine’s friends

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    Improving your Engagement on Twitter , an interview with Paul Ince of @Thryyve

    In our second chat Paul covered every aspect of using Thryyve to fully engage your audience on Twitter and Facebook.

    He took us on a journey through the extensive search and discovery facilities , the profile system . building lists , message lists either via DM or @ message .

    We also discussed the inbuilt survey facility.

    We were joined by Jon Upton who has been using the system for the last three weeks and Jon was effusive in his praise of the system . He has used the system to discover potential new useful contacts for his catering clients.

    Peter Stewart joined us in the after show to learn from Paul how he could use Thryyve in his own business of rodent control and public speaking.

    Also in the LIVE Blab we watched several of the videos Thryyve have prepared for those learning to use the system

    This is British software at it’s best , it is powerful yet easy to use and is FREE to all

    Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

    How do you find relevant people that are interested in your brand without having to sift through masses of irrelevant data?

    With Thryyve you can take control of your social engagement and allow our intelligent system to automatically provide you with the closest matches based on what they talk about.

    These people love your products, are ready to advocate your brand, and buy. Don’t waste time, start talking to them!

    Visit http://www.thryyve.com/ The software is FREE and Paul would love you to try it

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    Promoting your WordPress Blogs – Announcing BlogBOOSTER Beta Testing

    What if there was an easy way to promote your catalogue of blog posts ?

    You spend countless hours writing , crafting and designing them . When you are finished you promote them by sending out a couple of tweets then you and your readers forget them.

    This is a waste

    Many of your blog posts are timeless and worthy of promoting to a wider audience , with promotion at different times of the day.

    Now normally this would take time to set up and maintain .

    Enter BlogBOOSTER

    The aim is simple to PROMOTE the Blog Posts you select from your WordPress site(s) on Twitter WITHOUT your entering data

    Step 1 Export your Blogs from WordPress (using a plugin) to an Excel spreadsheet and IMPORT into BlogBOOSTER

    Step 2 From the blog list you have imported , select the Blog Posts you want to promote

    Step 3 Switch the Booster ON and leave it running

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    Find out more in the Blab today

    or on Blab here

    If you would like a copy of BlogBOOSTER please register

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    Blabbing for Britain Episode 18

    Join Jon and I for an informal chat and a gentle introduction to Blab .

    When we started our aim was to explore Blab ourselves , to promote a site we both enjoy using and encourage people to join us on camera

    .

    We are succeeding

    Over the weeks we have made many new friends around the globe and met up on video with people we have known online for years but never spoken to directly.
    Blab is more than a video chat site , there is a real sense of community.

    If you want to try out the site in friendly surroundings with hosts who never take themselves too seriously , bring you the latest Blab updates , UK news of the week and an opprtunity to join in on camera or simply just to watch THEN

    or on Blab here

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    Clare Evans author of Time Management for Dummies talks time with Steven

    Clare and I are good friends and have met several times over the years .

    I have a prized signed copy of Time Management for Dummies on my bookshelf and have enjoyed taking part in Clare’s courses.

    Clare and I enjoyed discussing Time Management , The Princes Trust in which Clare is involved and her upcoming charity cycle ride to Paris ,

    Clare gave insights into Working from Home , Planning , Team Work and getting the most from your day.

    We also talked about Clare’s Time Audit which together with a course with Clare helped me manage my time much better.

    We decided to Blab again together again in late April 🙂

    About Clare

    I’m a Time Management and Productivity Coach and the Author of “Time Management For Dummies”.

    My clients include Executives, Business Directors, CEOs and Partners who want to reduce their stress, improve their time management, productivity and organisational skills, change career and improve their business and personal balance.

    I specialise in Time Management and Leadership Development applying both business and personal coaching techniques to support, challenge and motivate you to maximise your potential and use your strengths to achieve success.

    You can watch the replay here

    or on Youtube

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    Wiltshire Business Club – Member Interview with Sarah and James Watts Of Design Sheep

    Last evening I had the pleasure of talking to Sarah and James Watts of Design Sheep.

    We discussed how they started their business and the web design and video services that they offer as a teamDesign Sheep

    Sarah shared the web design process from first meeting to the site going live whilst James enthused about the video service which they provide and can be used on the website , for promotion.

    James and Sarah’s talent and enthusiasm can be seen in the in the interview

    On web design Sarah says

    ‘In today’s digital world, a website is your ‘Number 1’ marketing tool. Whether you are a new business looking for your first website, or looking to improve your online presence and sales through a redesign, we can help.

    Our websites are designed to meet your business goals, and optimised to help them perform well in search engines.’

    James on Video

    ‘If a picture says a hundred words, then a video says a million. Video marketing is the perfect way to advertise your business, showcase your products, promote an event and build trust with your customers.

    YouTube is the second biggest search engine, after Google. Can your business be found on there?’

     

    or on Blab here

    Or on YouTube

     

     

    After the success of the Blab with Phil and Roland of Wiltshire Business Club we decided to run a WBC Blab Session every month.

    On the Third Thursday of each month there is now a members Blab

    Format

    1 Interview with featured WBC members
    2 Question and Answer session with members watching live
    3 Open session to discuss the topics of the day

    The Wiltshire Business Club is a FREE to join Business Network to promote business in Wiltshire. We have regular meetings and webinars and aim to help each other find new customers and suppliers. You can join at http://wiltsbizclub.co.uk/

    The Wiltshire Business Club supports, advises, connects and grows thousands of businesses across Wiltshire (and the surrounding areas). Please connect with us across all major social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. Follow the hashtag #wiltsbc’

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    Babs Blabs about Blogs with Steven – Using Images in Posts

    Barbara and I have known each other for over 10 years , in her role as BlogMistress she hosts websites for Angelika and me and many of our friends , She is always there to lend a helping hand when we manage to break the sites , resolving problems without fuss and showing endless patience .

    Babs and I will be discussing Using Images in Blog Posts 24/03/2016 2:00 PM

    The replay

    Please join us , we welcome your questions on any WordPress related topic

    or on Blab here

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    Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Friday 11th March @Blab

    Listed below are a selection of Blab.im sessions we can watch live today or catch the replay

    If you see them live you can get involved by asking text questions or appearing on camera if you are invited.

    30 Day Blogging Challenge Graduate Interview With Wendy Tomlinson 12:00PM

    Hot Topics for Online Entrepreneurs with @TheStartersClub 3:00PM

    The Community Blab Lounge All Day

    25 MINUTE CASUAL FRIDAY. TOTAL BLABBUS INTERRUPTUS. #THECIRCADIANS #LEARNBLAB 3:00PM

    REPLAY

    Interview with Paul Ince of Thryyve – Discover. Engage. Thryyve on social media Recorded

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    Interview with Phil Hendy and Roland Millward of Wiltshire Business Club

    I have been a member of Wiltshire Business Club since I moved to Devizes nearly four years ago .

    The group is run by Phil Hendy and Roland Millward and after being introduced by Angelika we have become friends.

    This session will explore the origins of the group , how members can benefit and their plans looking forward.

    Replay

    The Wiltshire Business Club is a FREE to join Business Network to promote business in Wiltshire. We have regular meetings and webinars and aim to help each other find new customers and suppliers. You can join at http://wiltsbizclub.co.uk/

    The Wiltshire Business Club supports, advises, connects and grows thousands of businesses across Wiltshire (and the surrounding areas). Please connect with us across all major social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. Follow the hashtag #wiltsbc’

    Watch us here ( Wednesday 09/03/2016 7:00PM GMT )

    or on Blab here

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    Quick Guide to current Blab.im Home Screen

    There have been major changes to the opening screen on Blab.im in recent days

    The following screenshots show and explain the major changes

    Sign up screen

    New explanation of the types of shows on Blab every day.

    Sign up screen

    Start Screen

    (1) Your account . You can decide whether to be show as online or offline

    (2) The number of people you follow who are online now. Their accounts are listed below.

    (3) A green dot signifies the person named is watching a show

    (4) A camera icon shows that the person is live on camera

    Start Screen

    Recommended

    (1) Shows recommended for you , based on the tags you selected when creating your account and also shows which people you follow are engaged in

    (2)  Who is watching that you follow

    (3) Number of people signed in and watching live

    (4) How long the show has been running

    Recommended

    Live

    Shows that are live now

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    Interview with Paul Ince of Thryyve – Discover. Engage. Thryyve on social media

    An enjoyable informative interview with Paul Ince founder of British software house Thryyve. I connected with Paul after one of our ‘Blabbing for Britain’ sessions .

    Paul is joint owner of Thryyve a social media engagement system that works , I have been exploring the system for the last two weeks and want to know more .

    In a session which fully engaged our live audience Paul and I enthused about this effective Twitter engagement tool

    We covered the extensive Twitter and Facebook search facilities , creating lists , messaging , interacting , the inbuilt Social CRM system and the future of Thryyve.

    During the course of the show viewers signed up to try out the free software !!

    There were many questions from our involved audience and Steve , Jon and Barb appeared on camera to ask questions of Paul

    Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

    How do you find relevant people that are interested in your brand without having to sift through masses of irrelevant data?

    With Thryyve you can take control of your social engagement and allow our intelligent system to automatically provide you with the closest matches based on what they talk about.

    These people love your products, are ready to advocate your brand, and buy. Don’t waste time, start talking to them!

    Visit http://www.thryyve.com/ The software is FREE and Paul would love you to try it

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    Watch the replay here of our show at ( Tuesday 08/03/2016 2:00PM GMT )

    or on Blab here

    or on YouTube

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    Live Video Interviews on #Blab in March 2016 Subscribe Now ! [Updated]

    Introducing another great series of Blab interviews with a group of people I know well and respect.

    Many I have been connected to over the last ten years , several I have met , all are friends

    Topics .. real world practical advice from people at the top of their game

    Thryyve Software\ Social Media \ Wiltshire Business Club \ Blabbing for Britain \ Blogging \Time Management \ More about Blogging \ Community Building

    Interview with Paul Ince of Thryyve – Discover. Engage. Thryyve on social media

    I connected with Paul Ince after one of our ‘Blabbing for Britain’ sessions .

    Paul is joint owner of Thryyve a social media engagement system that works , I have been exploring the system for the last two weeks and want to know more .

    Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

    How do you find relevant people that are interested in your brand without having to sift through masses of irrelevant data?

    With Thryyve you can take control of your social engagement and allow our intelligent system to automatically provide you with the closest matches based on what they talk about.

    These people love your products, are ready to advocate your brand, and buy. Don’t waste time, start talking to them!

    Watch us here ( Tuesday 08/03/2016 2:00PM GMT )

    or on Blab here

    Social Media show with Ani Alexander and Steven Healey

    This is a first, Ani and I are teaming up to discuss Social Media. I connected with Ani in one of the first ‘Blabbing for Britain’ Thursday shows before she moved with her family to London and we have become good friends over the months

    It is a show where you can ask questions and join in on camera to explore the days topics.

    We will be discussing ‘Building Commmunity’ a topic we both have years of experience in and Blab training.

    Watch us here ( Tuesday 08/03/2016 8:00PM GMT )

    or on Blab here


    Interview with Phil Hendy and Roland Millward of Wiltshire Business Club

    I have been a member of Wiltshire Business Club since I moved to Devizes nearly four years ago .

    The group is run by Phil Hendy and Roland Millward and after being introduced by Angelika we have become friends.

    This session will explore the origins of the group , how members can benefit and their plans looking forward.

    The Wiltshire Business Club is a FREE to join Business Network to promote business in Wiltshire. We have regular meetings and webinars and aim to help each other find new customers and suppliers. You can join at http://wiltsbizclub.co.uk/

    The Wiltshire Business Club supports, advises, connects and grows thousands of businesses across Wiltshire (and the surrounding areas). Please connect with us across all major social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. Follow the hashtag #wiltsbc’

    Watch us here ( Wednesday 09/03/2016 7:00PM GMT )

    or on Blab here

    Blabbing for Britain Episode 18 Every Thursday 10:00 AM

    Join Jon and I for an informal chat and a gentle introduction to Blab .

    When we started our aim was to explore Blab ourselves , to promote a site we both enjoy using and encourage people to join us on camera .

    We are succeeding

    Over the weeks we have made many new friends around the globe and met up on video with people we have known online for years but never spoken to directly.

    From our existing online friends we have chatted to Andrew Wilcox , Stephen Bray , Alan Rae , Laurence Lowne, Kevin Arrow . Rod Sloane and Su Butcher

    New friends

    We have really enjoyed ‘Blabbing for Britain’ and connecting with new friends . among them are

    Kelvin Fagan, Steven Bate, Ani Alexander, Peter Stewart , Kevin Scullion , Saul Fleischman,Liam O’Gogain ,Wendy,Sharlene Ryle ,Paul Deach ,Ileane Smith ,Stephen Silk ,Steve Lawson ,CJ Sohal and Nathyn Gibson

    Blab is more than a video chat site , there is a real sense of community.

    If you want to try out the site in friendly surroundings with hosts who never take themselves too seriously , bring you the latest Blab updates , UK news of the week and an opprtunity to join in on camera or simply just to watch THEN

    or on Blab here

    Babs Blabs about Blogs with Steven 16/03/2016 Thursday 2:00PM

    Barbara and I have known each other for over 10 years , in her role as BlogMistress she hosts websites for Angelika and me and many of our friends , She is always there to lend a helping hand when we manage to break the sites , resolving problems without fuss and showing endless patience .

    Babs and I will be discussing how to promote your blog

    or on Blab here


    Wiltshire Business Club – Member Interview and Online meeting
    17/03/2016 Thursday 7:00PM

    After the success of the Blab with Phil and Roland of Wiltshire Business Club we decided the run a Blab Session every month.

    On the Third Thursday of each month there is now a members Blab

    Format

    1 Interview with featured WBC members
    2 Question and Answer session with members watching live
    3 Open session to discuss the topics of the day

    or on Blab here

    Clare Evans (Time Management for Dummies) talks time with Steven Friday 18/03/2016 10:00 AM

    Clare and I have been firm friends since we connected on UK networking site Ecademy 1O years ago .

    We have met several times over the years and I have a prized signed copy of Time Management for Dummies on my bookshelf and have ejoyed taking part in Clare’s courses.

    About Clare

    I’m a Time Management and Productivity Coach and the Author of “Time Management For Dummies”.

    My clients include Executives, Business Directors, CEOs and Partners who want to reduce their stress, improve their time management, productivity and organisational skills, change career and improve their business and personal balance.

    I specialise in Time Management and Leadership Development applying both business and personal coaching techniques to support, challenge and motivate you to maximise your potential and use your strengths to achieve success.

    Interview with Paul Ince of Thryyve – Discover. Engage. Thryyve on social media

    My second interview with Paul Ince founder of British software house Thryyve. I connected with Paul after one of our ‘Blabbing for Britain’ sessions .

    Paul is joint owner of Thryyve a social media engagement system that works , I have been exploring the system for the last two weeks and want to know more .

    In our first session we fully engaged our live audience Paul and I enthused about this effective Twitter engagement tool

    We covered the extensive Twitter and Facebook search facilities , creating lists , messaging , interacting , the inbuilt Social CRM system and the future of Thryyve.

    During the course of the show viewers signed up to try out the free software !!

    There were many questions from our involved audience and Steve , Jon and Barb appeared on camera to ask questions of Paul

    We are both looking forward to a second chat

    Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

    How do you find relevant people that are interested in your brand without having to sift through masses of irrelevant data?

    With Thryyve you can take control of your social engagement and allow our intelligent system to automatically provide you with the closest matches based on what they talk about.

    These people love your products, are ready to advocate your brand, and buy. Don’t waste time, start talking to them!

    Watch us here ( Tuesday 21/03/2016 7:00PM GMT )

    or on Blab here

    Babs Blabs about Blogs with Steven Episode 3 24/03/2016 Thursday 2:00PM

    Barbara and I have known each other for over 10 years , in her role as BlogMistress she hosts websites for Angelika and me and many of our friends , She is always there to lend a helping hand when we manage to break the sites , resolving problems without fuss and showing endless patience .

    Babs and I will be discussing WordPress Plugins

    or on Blab here

    Cendrine and Steven chat with Kelly Hungerford about Community Building Thursday 30/03/2016 8:00PM

    Two months ago I interviewed Cendrine and we got along famously and had a blast . So this month we teamed up to co-host and chat with a very special guest about social media,

    Our special guest this month is Kelly Hungerford . Cendrine and Kelly have worked together and are good friends

    About Kelly

    Kelly’s a digital marketer and community builder creating ‘customer-first’ strategies that grow brand awareness, customer loyalty and revenue. She is the founder, moderator and Community Manager of #BizHeroes, one of Twitter’s fastest-growing chats.

    In her previous position as Head of Marketing for Paper.li, Kelly was tasked with building customer facing organization from the ground up. Taking an “every customer counts” approach, she built Paper.li community and user feedback into operations to build a customer-activated organization, continuously improve Customer Care, Marketing, Communications and Product Development and drive growth, revenue, product development, and customer satisfaction.

    or on Blab here

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