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Make your Social Media Count with Lilach Bullock

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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

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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]

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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
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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]

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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

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Empire.Kred First Ever Video Chat on @Blab

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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.

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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

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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

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[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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.;

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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….. :)’

Our previous chat on Presenting

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Please Support #DontStreamandDrive Day Friday April 8th

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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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My Favourite Shows on Blab

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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.

You must have an active blab account to be accepted into the group.’

Jonathan Tripp Live

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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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or on Blab here

If you would like a copy of BlogBOOSTER please register

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Blabbing for Britain Episode 18

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

(1) Show title

(2) Number of people watching

(3)  How long the show has been on air

(4) People live on camera now

 

Live

Shows you may have missed

Based on your settings and site usage

(1) Show title

(2) Number of replays

(3) When the show ended

(4) Who was involved in the show.

Shows you may have missed

Upcoming

(1) Show Title

(2) Number of current subscribers

(3) When the show starts

(4) SUBSCRIBE to the show

Upcoming

Replays

(1) Show title

(2) Number of replays

(3) When the show ended

(4) Who was involved in the show.

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

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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 )

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

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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 )

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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

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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.

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Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Friday 4th March @Blab

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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.

Wk 8. Friday 15m Video Blab – Why Voice Matters on Video w @PhoneAssassin 3:00PM

Growing a Super Niche Community #blabnation 3:00PM

#WhatsNext In Accounting with Thriveal & Going Concern- Let’s Talk Dress Codes 6:00PM

Blogging Challenge Interview With Julie Bishop 8:00PM

5 Ways to Get New Clients as a #SocialMedia Manager #SocialTalkLIVE 9:00PM

Social Chatter – What’s Cooking In Social Media for February 29 – March 6 10:00PM

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Social Media show with Ani Alexander and Steven Healey @Blab

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This was a first, Ani and I teamed 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

Our first two topics were creating and maintaining groups as a viable addition to maintaining email lists and Blab training. Ani shared her experience of running a 14000+ member group on Facebook especially how to manage the problems which can arise with a large group.

We both enjoy running groups and shared insights into our experience.

We also took Social Media questions from our audience and discussed podcasting , twitter , facebook

Finally we discussed Blab itself and offered our view on the current site.

Thank you to everyone who watched

Watch the replay of the show below ( Tuesday 08/03/2016 8:00PM GMT )

or on Blab here

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Introduction

This is the first in a series to guide you through Empire.Kred when you first start

You are being guided by (e)StevenJH and (e)Angelika  long time members of  Empire.Kred

On Empire.Kred you can host your profile , trade shares , networking in groups , view your social media analytics and run missions.(and make friends)

Registering on Empire.Kred

The blank registration screen

Registering on Empire.Kred

Enter your details

(1) Your Email Address

(2) Your Name

(3) The ‘ticker’ or ID you would like to use.

Everyone’s ticker should be unique , the system will check whether the one you choose is already in use . If it is simply choose another one

(4) and (5) enter the password you want to use . Both fields need to be the same

(6) Subscribe to the Empire.Kred Newsletter

Finally (7) Create My Profile

Enter your details

What are Eaves

Eaves are Empire.Kred’s virtual currency , you start with 100,000 eaves.

The aim is to increase your wealth

You gain eaves when

(1) You received daily dividends from players who you have bought shares in

(2) As a reward for completing missions

(3) Buying them from the shop.

(4) By selling shares at a profit.

What are Eaves

What is your share price ?

You start at a share price of 10 eaves.

One aim on Empire.Kred is to increase your share price , this will happen naturally as people buy your shares and connect with you.

Enjoy playing the game , getting involved in missions , forums and in supporting others .

What is your share price ?

What is your Empire.Kred Score ?

What is your Empire.Kred Score ?

How many players do you own shares in ?

How many players do you own shares in ?

How many players have bought your shares ?

How many players have bought your shares ?

First steps

(1) Please confirm your email address (we will give you eaves)

(2) Join your first community – The Welcome Wagon – here you will be able to connect with other players and ask questions about Empire.Kred

Again will will give you Eaves if you join

First steps

The sign up email

After you sign up , you will receive and email asking the following.

(1) Simply click the link

The sign up email

Your First Missions – Setting up your account

Your First Missions - Setting up your account

Joining Welcome Wagon

Welcome Wagon is an official Empire.Kred forum staffed by knowledgeable , friendly volunteers.

(1) Press join this community

Joining Welcome Wagon

Your first achievement

When you join Welcome Wagon you will in addition to your eaves earn your first achievement badge.

Badges are awarded for actions taken throughout the game and help you track your progress.

Your first achievement

Second Achievement

As soon as you have confirmed your email address , your shares can be traded on the Empire.Kred stockmarket.

You will be able to make new connections as people see your new account and buy your shares.

How many they buy is up to them , but in the first week the maximum anyone can buy is 400 .

After your first week , players can buy up to 5000 + of your shares.

This is key .. if you are active in your first week , saying hello and buying shares in others – your share price and your eaves balance can sky rocket.

Conversely if you join , confirm your email and do nothing else then people lose interest and nothing happens

Second Achievement

Your Biography

This is your permanent space on your profile to tell people what you do,

Some profiles biographies encourage people to connect with them

Your Biography

Activate Progress

At any time you can check which of the initial missions / tasks you have completed.

You do not have to do them all at once but if you can do them in your first week your progress in the game will be faster and more enjoyable

Activate Progress

Your Interests

You can log your interests .

The immediate benefit is that when you start taking missions – the Recommended missions will be full of missions about topics you are interested in

Your Interests

Activate Progress

We have now completed the first five missions.

You have confirmed your email address , uploaded a photo , written your bio and stated your interests

You also have more eaves . time to explore

Activate Progress

Jumpstart your game

If you press the Jumpstart your game button you can watch this short video which explains one of Empire.Kreds facilities.

In the beginning you can take other peoples missions later you can run your own.

Jumpstart your game

Playing the Game

Each of the missions in this section introduces a different aspect of the game

You need not do all the steps in one go , you can do them when you wish.

If you want to simply get going you can leave this overview and start playing , return when you have questions (or need eaves)

Playing the Game

Playing the Game :Share Prices and Dividends

This short video explains how the Empire.Kred stock market works

Playing the Game :Share Prices and Dividends

Playing the Game :Empire.Kred Stats

As you have only just started playing there is nothing much to see

You can return here at any time to track your progress

Playing the Game :Empire.Kred Stats

Playing the Game :Check out your Eaves Balance

Eaves are needed to buy shares , run missions and other things

You can check your eaves balance here

Playing the Game :Check out your Eaves Balance

Invest

The invest steps you can do anytime you wish

If you like the game you can invite your friends and earn more eaves (1)

Joining the Empire.Kred Tactics and Tech Community to more advice on tactics for getting the most from the site. (2)

Invest

Invest : Empire.Kred Tactics and Tech Community

Invest : Empire.Kred Tactics and Tech Community

Invest : Empire.Kred Tactics and Tech Community after joining

Invest : Empire.Kred Tactics and Tech Community after joining

invest : Steps Review

Check back here to see your progress

invest : Steps Review

Promote

Each of the steps here gains you Eaves

Steps 1 , 2 and 3 will enhance your visibility on the game.

Promote

Your First Investments

You can buy shares in any Empire,Kred account.

There are many strategies which are discussed in the groups.

I am going to buy my first share and have chose my friend Nance .

I found her by typing Nance in the search box which is on all Empire.Kred pages

This is her profile page

You can see the invest button (1)

Your First Investments

Buying Shares

When you click the invest button , the buy screen is displayed

Buying Shares

How many shares to buy ?

I could invest all my eaves in Nance , all 457,000 of them

That would not be a good idea

I could not then buy shares in anyone else.

When you are starting out I suggest you only buy 5 shares in everyone.

However this is your game – you decide how many – it can be from 1 to 200

Note If you buy shares in existing players , they will probably buy your shares too

So the more people you buy , the more will buy you … and they have lots of eaves to spend

 

How many shares to buy ?

Say hello

After you buy shares you can leave a short message which will appear on the profile of your buy

You can use this opportunity to make first contact

Please try to keep the message personal and do not try to sell anything to them , you only just got here 🙂

Say hello

Investment Achievement

Yay , another badge – you are rocking

Badges help you track your progress 🙂

Investment Achievement

Buying more shares

You can by shares every day until you run out of funds.

Each new day you will receive dividends and can earn more eaves by doing missions.

The more shares you own , the greater your dividends.

I am now going to buy Angelikas shares

So I find her profile and click the Invest button (1)

Buying more shares

How many shares to buy ?

Yes the answer at this stage is 5

Enter the 5 (1) and press Invest (2)

How many shares to buy ?

Leave a message

You can also use this opportunity to get help

You will be notified when Angelika replies

Leave a message

My message on Angelika's profile

My message on Angelika's profile

Connecting your Networks.

This is important .

Empire.Kred provides FREE Networking Analytics.

Every day your activity on your connected networks is measured and shown on your profile.

Some people say this is an improvement on Klout.

Bonus

If you connect your Twitter Account you can do twitter missions

If you connect your Facebook account you can do Facebook missions.

 

Connecting your Networks.

Your Profile

As you progress through the game your Profile page becomes more interesting and useful

Your Profile

My investments

I can see the two players who i have invested in

My investments

My shareholders

Players have started investing in me

My shareholders

Buying Back

If someone buys shares in you , you should buy some in them

You do not have to but it is the neighborly thing to do

I pressed invest on Alex’s listing above.

You guessed it .. I am buying 5 shares

Buying Back

Another email from Empire.Kred

You will not get too many emails from Empire.Kred , but the welcome email is helpful

Another email from  Empire.Kred

After Buying Back

I now have 5 investments – the two I made originally and the 3 buy backs

After Buying Back

Missions

Visit the missions tab to view current missions.

It is time to earn some eaves , so I can buy more shares

Missions

Gift missions

As a new player GIft missions are great.

You are given FREE eaves .

Gift missions

Select the mission

and the mission page is shown

Select the mission

Mission Description

Simply press complete mission (1) and 10,000 eaves are yours

Mission Description

After completing

You are taken to the donors profile page.

After completing

Saying thank you

Empire.Kred is a social network.

You can take just a minute to say thank you.

As you are new , this is a great way to connect with people

Saying thank you

Investment missions

Some folks like you to buy shares in them

The best thing is – they will give you the eaves

There is no catch

The number of people you own shares in goes up , your value goes up , you make a new connection and they might also buy your shares

 

Investment missions

The Investment Mission

The Investment Mission

Mission Description

Simply click Complete.

You are now 25,000 Eaves better off and you have invested them wisely and you have met Dan .:)

Mission Description

After Completion

You are taken to the profile and you can see you own 25 shares (1)

After Completion

Do not forget

to say ‘Thank you’

Do not forget

Your profile

is getting busier.

Your profile

Finally

We hope you enjoy playing on Empire.Kred as much as we do and  look forward to connecting with you.

We have met hundreds of people over the years , many are now friends , some we collaborate with .

To all of them we say thank you

If you have questions please ask and also visit the Welcome Wagon

 

Steven and Angelika

END

 

 

 

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Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Friday 26th February @Blab

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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.

Tell Me What You Do #sayitforward #blabnation 3:00PM

Media, Marketing and Wow! 4:00PM

Interview with Carlos Romero of ikohaus about avante-garde art! 5:00PM

Self-Publishing Podcast #201 8:00PM

3 Tips to Creating #Instagram Ads that Get Results 9:00PM

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Second Interview with Carlos Romero of ikohaus about avante-garde art

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Second time around and Carlos and I nailed it.

In a humorous , informative and enjoyable chat we discussed ART and ikohaus and the upcoming event in Greenville NC.

Carlos is a great story teller who brings his artists world to life on the Blab

I first spoke with Carlos Romero of ikohaus when Jon and I were interviewing JoeJoe Keys on Blab and were new to the platform , his help and advice were the beginnings of a good friendship. We are also all members of social networking site Empire.Kred

The core of our chat today is Avant-garde art and a new project. Our chat promises to interesting and thought provoking

Examples of work featured on ikohaus

Friday 26/02/2016 at 5:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM EST

You can watch the replay below

or on YouTube


You can see Carlos’ website here

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Cendrine and Steven chat about Social Media with Ani Alexander @Blab

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Last month 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 first special guest was Ani Alexander , best selling author , well respected podcaster and Blabber

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

In a very enjoyable chat we talked about

Blogging which is where Ani’s writing journey began.

The path to becoming a best selling author on Amazon starting from Ani’s first book with useful practical information on writing and publishing

Starting and establishing the Write 2B Read podcst in which Ani interviews many people well known in social media

Ani gave insights into her way of writing and working and explained how you can become appreciated for your works providing you are genuine , hard working and focused.

You can contact Ani at http://www.anialexander.com

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About Ani

My corporate career includes extensive management experience of 10+ years and covers different areas such as banking, development projects, media agency and telecom.

I have also created a personal brand, self-published my fiction books and as a result became #1 Amazon bestselling fiction author.

Launched the Write to be Read podcast in 3 weeks, which was chosen by Apple as #1 New & Noteworthy podcast and featured New York Times bestselling authors and influential online entrepreneurs, such as James Altucher, Peter Shankman, Pat Flynn, Tucker Max, Chris Brogan and others.

Watch us here (Recorded Tuesday 23/02/2016 )

or on Blab here

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Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Friday 19th February @Blab

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

Snapchat: Fun, Business & Social #blabnation 3:00PM



Morning Social Media Marketing TALK from @smexaminer
4:00PM

Make Awesome Networking Connections! #Support #Collaboration #Networking #Blab 5:30 PM



Twitter #RonR Is Taking Us To Ireland! #NoLetUp @TedRubin @isocialfanz
8:00 PM

VA’s Chat on Top Reasons to Delegate your Social Media Marketing 10:30 PM

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How can I – Improve the sound quality on videos I create ?

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Improving Video Sound Quality

We are going to use three programs to improve the sound qualties on your video

Free Video to MP3 Converter from DVDVideoSoft https://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-Video-to-MP3-Converter.htm

Audacity http://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/

Windows MovieMaker http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-live/movie-maker

Please download these free programs and then take the steps outlined below.

Background

When you create videos using your mobile or pc microphone the sound quality will not be perfect.

There will be background noises and sometimes the volume setting will be too low.

We are going to use the three applications listed above to create and attach a new soundtrack to your video.

 

The original file

is FDP-Database-1

The original file

Step 1

We want to create a copy of the audio for the movie using Free Video to MP3 Converter

Step 1

Open the file

Open the file

Convert the file to MP3

Convert the file to MP3

File converted

File converted

Step 2

Clean the file using Audacity

Step 2

Load the MP3 File

Load the MP3 File

After Loading

After Loading

To increase the volume

Select Effect (1)

Followed by Amplify

To increase the volume

The amplify menu opens

At this point you can experiment by moving the slider (1) and then Preview (2)

When you are happy with the volume level , press OK (3) and the audio file will be updated.

The amplify menu opens

Locate a Quiet Passage

Locate a Quiet Passage

Select Noise Removal

Select Noise Removal

Removing the Noise

Removing the Noise

After Noise Removal

After Noise Removal

Export the edited file

Export the edited file

Export and Rename

Export and Rename

Enter Audio File Details (Optional)

Close the program . There is no need to save the file , it has already been exported

Enter Audio File Details (Optional)

Step 3

Step 3

Open the Original Movie File

Open the Original Movie File

The uploaded original movie

The uploaded original movie

Muting the original Audio

Select FILE followed by Video Volume

Muting the original Audio

Turn the volume off

by moving slider to the extreme left

Turn the volume off

Adding the Audacity soundtrack

select Add Music (1) followed by Add music (2)

Adding the Audacity soundtrack

Locate the Audacity Track

Open the track

Locate the Audacity Track

The combined

original movie with the new soundtrack

The combined

Exporting the Final edit

Select Save Movie (1)

Followed by [for high definition display)

 

Exporting the Final edit

Edit the file name

to show the original + Final Edit

You can of course adopt your own naming conventions , I have simply used these for clarity (and so I can find them later)

Edit the file name

MovieMaker then exports

the file

MovieMaker then exports

END.

The Moviemaker file can then be uploaded wherever you wish with clearer sound , not studio quality but better than before .

My video which has just gone through the processes above

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Join us on every Thursday on ‘Blabbing for Britain’ with Jon and Steven

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This week sees our 14th ‘Blabbing for Britain’ show and we thought we would take a moment to look back and thank the people who have taken part.

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.

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

You can subscribe here

or on Blab here

or on YouTube

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Our next Blab

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Babs Blabs about Blogs (with Steven ) – Starting your own Blog

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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 discussed how to get started with your Blog.

We were joined by our lively engaged audience enthusiastically helping and contributing

We covered the following topics

Hosting your website
Installing WordPress
Writing your first Blog post (s)
Blogging Ideas
Finding photos for your blog
Copyright
Publishing your blog
Posting blogs and getting good at writing
Guest writing
Email Lists
Pop-Ups
Facebook Instant Articles

About Barbara

In a nutshell: having worked my way through from office junior when I left school at 16 (computers were rare and huge then – we used manual typewriters and log tables!) to management accounting, regional management for a security firm into a great role in the food ingredients industry, then up to London and computer support for some great blue chips, and finally settling in Kent to build my own business and focus on the Internet.

Now I’ve brought together my century-spanning (ok, so that’s just a lucky timing thing, but does add up to well over 15 years) experience of the web together with commercial experience, and focus on Internet marketing strategy – both enabling others to do their own and doing it for them with the team.

The rest of the time, I run the Blogmistress which offers every kind of WordPress help you might want.

You can watch the replay of our show on Thursday 18th February 2pm here

or on Blab here

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Chat with Kevin Arrow of Sarkemedia talking about the 30 Day Webinar Challenge

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Kevin and I are long time real life good friends and over the last 10 years and more we have supported each other in many projects.

A very informative session explaining many aspects of Webinars and an overview of the 30 day course.

You may know Kevin from SarkeMedia and the 30 Day Blogging Challenge which he runs with Sarah.

Since Periscope appeared he has been running his own shows and has attracted quite an audience and an in depth knowledge of the system.

Kevin unveiled the NEW 30 day Webinar challenge on the show .

The course takes anyone from Webinar novice through to creating and running your first webinar either live on camera or using slides.

The method has been tried and tested and sales are already beng made by people who are just testing the system

There will be more information here

Webinars are an incredibly powerful way of connecting with your audience.

Monday at 7:00 pm

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Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Friday 12th February @Blab

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

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

Interview with BlackCaesarX about Avant-garde art projects 5:00PM

Networking! Make Authentic Connections! #Support #Collaboration #LetsDoThis 5:30 PM

30 Day Blogging Challenege Graduate Interview With Sue Fleckenstein 8:00pm

The Live Video Show: Guest Ryan A. Bell of #SummitLive 9:00 pm

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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.

Product Creation Made Easy TV 4:00PM

Chat w/@Jonathan Tripp – Host of BlabNation on Startups & Social Everything 5:00PM



Easy Ways to Increase Twitter Followers, Leads and Engagement
7:00PM



The Biggest Misconceptions on Marketing Your Business Online #MomentumTribeMojo
10:00 PM

Snapchat for Business. How & Why? w/ Johnathan Christian @jdgem 11:00 PM

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Interview with BlackCaesarX about Avant-garde art projects

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I first spoke with Carlos Romero of ikohaus when Jon and I were interviewing JoeJoe Keys on Blab and were new to the platform , his help and advice were the beginnings of a good friendship. We are also all members of social networking site Empire.Kred

The core of our chat today is Avant-garde art and project using people as paint. Our chat promises to interesting and thought provoking

Examples of work featured on ikohaus

Friday 12/02/2016 at 5:00 pm GMT

You can subscribe below and watch us when we go live

You can see Carlos’ website here

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How to be a good host on Blab.im – Part 1 @Blab

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In the last five + months on Blab I have had more fun than a host of other networks , I have joined in as a guest and talked with people around the globe.

I have also hosted over 30 shows and this week Jon Upton and I will be running our 13th ‘Blabbing for Britain’ show .

There are three sets of people involved in any Blab

Primary Host who arranges the Blab and controls the live show

Guests  Up to 3 guests may also appear live on camera

Audience Who can view the Blab live or watch the replay. If watching live they can appear on camera (see guests) and make comments and ask questions

 

To host a show NOW.

 

Creating A Blab

 

(1)  Choose your Blab title . 

Make it as meaningful as you can , if you have  a guest – name your guest and your topic

(2) Select up to three Tags

These will be used by potential viewers when searching for a Blab.

(3) Select an image

If you have a guest use their picture

If you are running a series of Blabs create a show card . I create mine using Relay  (Interview with Craig Carpenter CEO is here )

(4) To host the show at once press [Now]

Finally press [Start Now]

 

Hosting a Planned Show (with a guest)

The start steps are the same as hosting a show on the spur of the moment , simply set the Blab to start a future date,

Promoting

After you have booked the show you need to build your audience

From within the Blab

1 You can promote on Twitter .  You can edit the tweet and remember to Check the time and edit to your own time zone.

2 You can promote on Facebook . You can edit the text.

3 You can embed the Blab on your website in a blog . Copy the code and paste into your blog post.

When I have create a planned Blab I write a blog post on the topic of the blab and the guest and then embed the Blab within the post. This means people can subscribe to the blab and watch it live on my webpage.

In the run up to the Blab I promote the blog on Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn.

On the Day of the Blab

Keeping contact with your guest is important especially if it is their first time on Blab . I create a chat on Facebook messenger to enable me to talk to the guest before and during the blab if problems arrive.

On the morning of the Blab I greet them and post the following message

‘I will start the event five minutes early to give people a chance to take their seats and we can check out our settings and promote the Blab as it goes live. We can use Facebook chat as a back channel to communicate during the live event in case of problems . Of course now we are fully prepared we should not have any .

I will make you co-host of the Blab . This has two effects , if I have problems and need to leave the Blab and come back there will still be a live Blab to return to . The second benefit is that the Blab will appear on your own Blab profile page around 20 minutes after the event , you can then repurpose it if you wish by sending out links.

I answer any questions they may have

Then 15 minutes before we start I connect again and we just chat .

I start the Blab 10 minutes before the start time and post the link in the Facebook Messenger chat and tell my guest to click the link and press the Call In button next to my picture

This gives us 10 minutes to

1 Check out sound
2 Check out video
3 I explain the Blab interface to my guest and to everyone watching .
4 We promote the LIVE Blab by Twitter and Facebook.

This warm up period is essential .

Then we can go live and start recording on time .

Interview Blabs

If you have invited someone to be a guest on your show then they are the the person your viewers have come to watch.

To me this means that my job is to lead the discussion and prompt with questions as the interview progresses. I want to hear what my guest has to say and so do the audience.

The job of the host is to make sure everything runs smoothly , we will discuss how to do this in my next blog post.

In the meantime check out Blab yourself by clicking here

Finally .. what do people talk about on BLAB ? EVERYTHING !!

 

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Interview with Brian Murray of CoTap THE workplace mobile messaging app

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An enjoyable informative interview with Brian Murray of Cotap I have been using Cotap for the last three weeks and appreciate the clear cross platform interface , the speed and security and the sharing capabilities

I first connected with Brian when Thomas Power introduced a group of us to the Cotap messaging system.

We went from Yammer , Microsoft buying Yammer , the change in culture and vision which led to the creation of a new independent company Cotap.inc and of the new corporate messaging application app Cotap.

It was fascinating to discover how Cotap has developed and the range of facilities that are available to users.

In a wide range chat we discussed

Cotaps beginnings
Company Message systems
The need for speed
Security
Ease of registration
Messaging
File Transfer
Integrated phone and video calling (Individual and group)
Group Messaging
System Integrations

Wednesday 10/02/2016 at 6:00 pm .

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About Cotap

Cotap-Overview

 

All-in-one communication. Group texting, voice & video calling and file sharing on any device, all in one place. Brought to you by people passionate about making communication at work easier, faster and more human.

Despite the numerous tools intended to help people communicate at work, we’re still a lot better at communicating in our personal lives. Cotap Co-Founders Jim Patterson and Zack Parker set out to change that by empowering employees to communicate in a way they already love — with their mobile devices.

Founded in May 2013, Cotap was born so everyone from the breakroom to the boardroom could easily have the conversations that drive work forward — fast, active, dynamic dialogue that’s meaningful. We’re obsessed with fixing communication at work. Since Cotap launched its first app in October 2013, workers everywhere now have access to real time, secure and easy-to-use mobile communication.

All your communication, together in one place.

Cotap lets employees seamlessly communicate via text, voice and video from any device

Know when messages are delivered and seen.

Keep everyone in the loop and increase accountability. Make groups for departments, projects, office locations or anything your team needs to coordinate around. See when messages are delivered and who’s seen them, in real time.

Call across the world, no long distance charges.

No more swapping phone numbers or searching for dial-in codes. With voice and video calling from desktop or mobile, you can have face-to-face conversations wherever you are.
Launch instant global conference calls with up to 1000 participants.

Send photos and files instantly

With a built-in camera, Cotap lets you snap a photo or shoot a video the moment something happens. Drag-and-drop files from desktop to mobile.

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You can discover Cotap here

Join my Cotap Group here

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Interview with Jeroen Geut ,helping digital businesses to grow their efficiency

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Last night was an enjoyable chat with Jeroen Geut about Digital Business Support .

Jeroen and I connected on Facebook and I have joined his group Digital Business Support

Jeroen explained the group was for anyone who did business online from selling on Amazon , running Udemy Courses ti running Webinars

We covered the creation of the group , its aims and the current members

This was followed by a chat about social media in general.

You can find the Facebook group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/digibizsupport/

Jeroen Geut, a finance and accounting professional with broad experience in business. His sector and industry range from hotel and catering, financial services and information and communication technology, to name a few.

Having recently been described as a new generation accounting professional, Jeroen has proven to enhance businesses efficiency and effectiveness, taking accounting and finance away from SME owners/managers daily worries.

His key question: “How much is it going to cost if you don’t do it?” instead of saying: “Don’t do it, it will cost too much.”, allows him to work successfully with numerous clients, who also get to benefit from his broad, multi-lingual network and international focus

Monday 08/02/2016 at 8:00 pm .

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Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Friday 5th February @Blab

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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.

Easy-to-Use Twitter Tips! w/@bonnielfrank @NancyMyrland 5:00PM GMT

Reducing your blog’s bounce rate with @TheKimSixFix & @SimplePinMedia #PinClass 6:00 pm

24 Hours of World Peace Livestream- WTCQD 9:00 pm

Social Chatter – What’s Cooking In Social Media for February 1 – February 7 10:00 pm

Digital Transformation: corporate imperative or urban legend? #SB50Disrupt 11:00 pm

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Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Thursday 4th February @Blab

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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.

How to get booked as a podcast guest with Jessica Rhodes on Mimika TV 5:00PM

Product Hunt LIVE with Jason Fried, Founder & CEO at Basecamp 6:00 PM

HR’s Journey to the Cloud w/ @SMC_Kellie @itelligence_US #SB50Disrupt 7:00 PM

The Content Marketing Podcast Episode 21 : Create A Content Editorial Plan 9:00 PM

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Live Video Interviews on #Blab in February 2016 Subscribe Now !

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

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

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

Sales Management \ Digital Business Growth \ Avant-garde ART \ 30 day Periscope Challenge \Blogging\ Social Media in Business

Interview with Marcus Cauchi Sandler Sales Management Trainer 05/02/2016 at 2:00 PM GMT

Marcus and I have known each other for over 10 years since we connected on UK Networing site Ecademy. I am so looking forward to talking , it will be a very lively action packed informative session.

Gerry Millington UK Country Sales Manager, Beaver-Visitec International says :

‘His lecture livened up the room, shocked some of us a little with his rather direct approach, but make complete and utter sense to me – particularly when he asked if we had ever recruited the best sales person ever in the World, who bowled over everyone at interview and yet turned out to be a complete lemon. ‘

 

Interview with Jeroen Geut ,helping digital businesses to grow their efficiency 08/02/2016 at 8:00 pm .

Jeroen and I connected on Facebook and I have joined his group Digital Business Support

I am looking forward to exploring Jeroen’s innovative approach to Digital Business

Jeroen Geut, a finance and accounting professional with broad experience in business. His sector and industry range from hotel and catering, financial services and information and communication technology, to name a few.

Having recently been described as a new generation accounting professional, Jeroen has proven to enhance businesses efficiency and effectiveness, taking accounting and finance away from SME owners/managers daily worries.

His key question: “How much is it going to cost if you don’t do it?” instead of saying: “Don’t do it, it will cost too much.”, allows him to work successfully with numerous clients, who also get to benefit from his broad, multi-lingual network and international focus

Interview with Brian Murray of CoTap THE workplace mobile messaging app 10/02/2016 at 6:00 pm .

I first connected with Brian when Thomas Power introduced a group of us to the Cotap messaging system.

I am looking forward to discovering more about how Cotap can help in our businesses

Cotap

All your communication, together in one place.

Cotap lets employees seamlessly communicate via text, voice and video from any device

Know when messages are delivered and seen.

Keep everyone in the loop and increase accountability. Make groups for departments, projects, office locations or anything your team needs to coordinate around. See when messages are delivered and who’s seen them, in real time.

Call across the world, no long distance charges.

No more swapping phone numbers or searching for dial-in codes. With voice and video calling from desktop or mobile, you can have face-to-face conversations wherever you are.
Launch instant global conference calls with up to 1000 participants.

Send photos and files instantly

With a built-in camera, Cotap lets you snap a photo or shoot a video the moment something happens. Drag-and-drop files from desktop to mobile.

 

Interview with BlackCaesarX about Avant-garde art projects 12/02/2016 at 5:00 pm

I first connected with Carlos Romero of ikohaus when Jon and I were interviewing JoeJoe Keys on Blab and were new to the platform , his help and advice were the beginnings of a good friendship.

The core of our chat today is Avant-garde art and project using people as paint. Our chat promises to interesting and thought provoking

 

Chat with Kevin Arrow of Sarkemedia Founder of the 30 Day Perisope Challenge 15/02/2016 at 7:00 pm

Kevin and I are long time real life good friends and over the last 10 years and more we have supported each other in many projects.

You may know Kevin from SarkeMedia and the 30 Day Blogging Challenge which he runs with Sarah.

Since Periscope appeared he has been running his own shows and has attracted quite an audience and an in depth knowledge of the system.

This show is to discover more about the ’30 Day Periscope Challenge’ and there will be an opportunity to talk to Kevin on air

Kevin says

‘The truth is, we’ve spent a lifetime building up up our business and tweaking and testing things, not unlike yourself. When you’re using a platform like Periscope demonstrating your expertise is how you generate leads for your business. Let me show you how.’



Babs Blabs about Blogs (with Steven )
18/02/2016 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 .

We will be discussing blogs

Last time we chatted I lost sound and Babs took control as I did the interview via text (Sorry Babs) . This time round we are co-hosting , my sound is working and we are good to go .

About Barbara

In a nutshell: having worked my way through from office junior when I left school at 16 (computers were rare and huge then – we used manual typewriters and log tables!) to management accounting, regional management for a security firm into a great role in the food ingredients industry, then up to London and computer support for some great blue chips, and finally settling in Kent to build my own business and focus on the Internet.

Now I’ve brought together my century-spanning (ok, so that’s just a lucky timing thing, but does add up to well over 15 years) experience of the web together with commercial experience, and focus on Internet marketing strategy – both enabling others to do their own and doing it for them with the team.

The rest of the time, I run the Blogmistress which offers every kind of WordPress help you might want.

 

Cendrine and Steven chat about Social Media for business with a special guest. 23/02/2016 at 8:00 pm

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

Cendrine Marrouat is a social media blogger & coach, curator, author, and photographer living in Canada. She is the founder of Social Media Slant, a blog helping small business owners and solo-entrepreneurs to figure out the basics of social media.

In 2015, Cendrine was recognized a Top 100 Business Blogger by BuzzHUMM. Social Media Slant also made Fit Small Business’ Best Small Business Blogs of 2015 list.

Cendrine contributes regular content for B2B News Network, and guest posts on several other blogs. She has authored two books.

The Little Big eBook on Social Media Audiences: Build Yours, Keep It, and Win was awarded a 2015 Small Business Book Award in the Social Media Category.

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