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Second #Interview with Simon Harris author of #Catalonia Is Not #Spain

Second #Interview with Simon Harris author of #Catalonia Is Not #Spain

In this second interview with Simon we looked at the last century of political Catalanism and then bring it right up to date by reviewing the recent Spanish election In an interesting informative chat Simon gave an in depth master class on the history of Catalonia and the Push for Independence A very enjoyable hour…

Interview James A Ziegler,Techniques / Marketing to produce large conferences

Interview James A Ziegler,Techniques / Marketing to produce large conferences

Jim and I spent an enjoyable hour on Blab.im as Jim gave a Master Class in Conference planning and Marketing. We first connected 10 years ago and have remained firm friends ever since In a wide ranging chat Jim explained his extremely successful approach . He covered Choosing event locations\Finding Sponsors \ Selecting speakers \…

Interview with Dr Simon Raybould author of Presentation Genius

Interview with Dr Simon Raybould author of Presentation Genius

Simon Raybould and I really enjoyed chatting about Presentations. We have known each other for the last 10 years and Simon explored : Presentation Techniques \ Practicing \ Repetition \Clarity and overloading. The session will give you an overview of the art and science of presenting and you should enjoy some laughs along the way….

Chat with Jacqui Malpass on ‘Planning to write your own non fiction book’

Chat with Jacqui Malpass on ‘Planning to write your own non fiction book’

During the course of a lively entertaining chat Jacqui and I discussed Why write a book / Getting Ideas / Who is your Reader / How to Publish and Creating Outlines If you are thinking of publishing your own non fiction book then listen in for some great insights and tips from an established author…

Interview with Simon Harris author of #Catalonia Is Not #Spain

Interview with Simon Harris author of #Catalonia Is Not #Spain

A fascinating interview with Simon Harris author of #Catalonia Is Not #Spain. Over the course of an hour Simon covered the history of Catalonia from it’s beginnings to the present day A history lesson bringing the struggles and triumphs to life. The book on which the interview is based ‘Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical…

Live Video Interviews on #Blab in December 2015   Subscribe Now !

Live Video Interviews on #Blab in December 2015 Subscribe Now !

I have been fortunate to arrange a great series of Blab interviews with 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…

Video Chat with Suzan St Maur author of How To Write Brilliant Business Blogs

Video Chat with Suzan St Maur author of How To Write Brilliant Business Blogs

On Wednesday 2nd December at 4pm I am looking forward to chatting to my friend Suzan St Maur whom I have known for the last 10 years on the topic of ‘How to Write Better’ which coincidentally is the name of her website here We will be talking about ‘Why the written word is so…

Chat with Julie Bishop of #Jobhop about her #KickStarter Campaign

Chat with Julie Bishop of #Jobhop about her #KickStarter Campaign

On Friday at 10:30 I had the pleasure of chatting with Julie Bishop of Jobhop about her current fundraising campaign on KickStarter We covered the Jobhop site , how it started and Julie’s mission in creating and expanding the site and explained the current Kickstart er campaign to provide communities which can be run by…

Interview with Craig Carpenter of Relay , a new way create business graphics

Interview with Craig Carpenter of Relay , a new way create business graphics

A video chat with Craig Carpenter CEO and founder of Relay on Blab I first saw Craig on a Blab and decided to try his business graphic creation system. I was impressed and so arranged this chat During the course of the chat we explored how Relay has grown from an idea to a full…

Interview with Sarah Arrow of Sarkemedia , author of Zero to Blogger

Interview with Sarah Arrow of Sarkemedia , author of Zero to Blogger

We thoroughly enjoyed video interviewing our long time good friend Sarah Arrow of Sarkemedia , author of Zero to Blogger , and with Kevin creator of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge . Sarah , Jon and I have known each other for 10 years since our days on UK based social networking site Ecademy ….

Blabbing for Britain using #Blab Hints, Tips and Questions Answered by Steven and Jon [Updated 02 February]

Blabbing for Britain using #Blab Hints, Tips and Questions Answered by Steven and Jon [Updated 02 February]

Every Thursday Jon Upton and Steven Healey host Video shows on Blab. We have both hosted Blabs and are enthusiastic Blabistas . Each show features an introduction to Blab and the latest features . The Aim To show you how you can use Blab in your business and your networking activities. Our goal is to help…

Interview with Dan and Paula Knowlson of Elements for Life (chocolatiers)

Interview with Dan and Paula Knowlson of Elements for Life (chocolatiers)

Elements for Life , chocolatiers, based in Wiltshire owned by Dan and Paul Knowlson celebrated 5 years in business on November 1st 2015. We had the opportunity to get together on Blab and review everything that has happened since they created their first Raw Chocolate kit and invented Yummy Scrummys and their best selling hot…

Interview with Jon Upton of THINK! and do about Digital Marketing

Interview with Jon Upton of THINK! and do about Digital Marketing

On Wednesday I interviewed my long time friend Jon Upton on the subject of Digital Marketing . It promises to be an interesting insight into the online world but may drift into other topics. You are most welcome to join us and participate by asking questions or joining us online , all you need do…

Interview wth Nicky Kriel , author of How To Twitter For Business Success #Empire.Kred

Interview wth Nicky Kriel , author of How To Twitter For Business Success #Empire.Kred

On Wednesday I have the pleasure of interviewing Nicky (e)NickyKriel about her book ‘How to Twitter for Business Success’ and Social Media including Empire.Kred You are most welcome to join us , all you need do is login with your Twitter Account If you subscribe you can watch live or watch the replay . PS…

Blab : Now you can embed your #Blab into your website.

Blab : Now you can embed your #Blab into your website.

Announcement from the Blab Blog by Brittany Brittany says … Live Embeds! Seriously, this is a big one. You can now just embed anywhere! You can even jump in from another site! You can now put this in your space! CAN’T STOP YELLING! This is amazing. The Blab team hasn’t slept for a while, so…

The Top 4 Rated Social Media Management Tools of 2015 (via Iag.Me)

The Top 4 Rated Social Media Management Tools of 2015 (via Iag.Me)

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Steven’s Short Twitter Survey – The Results – Part 1

Steven’s Short Twitter Survey – The Results – Part 1

In April I decided to test Google Forms by creating a poll based on Twitter. I asked a series of multiple choice questions and also asked for comments. I then embedded the form in my WordPress blog. To encourage people to take part in the survey I ran missions on Empire Avenue , tweeted of…

Direct Messaging changes on Twitter

Direct Messaging changes on Twitter

Twitter Changes to Direct Messaging The default setting is OFF , the box is not ticked Receive Direct Messages from anyone Twitter has upgraded  its popular direct message feature to allow users to receive messages from other users regardless if they follow each other. The default setting is OFF , if you do want to…

Steven’s Short Twitter Survey

Steven’s Short Twitter Survey

Twitter recently celebrated its ninth birthday and there is no doubt that Twitter plays a big part in the online interaction of many of us. Since Twitter began our ways of using the system have changed and with the release of comments on retweets are about to change again. This survey is designed to give…

A Tale of Two Tweets (why some tweets are read more than others)   #EmpireAvenue #IALTY

A Tale of Two Tweets (why some tweets are read more than others) #EmpireAvenue #IALTY

On twitter the size of your audience matters , the more people who see your tweets the better chance you have of being noticed . The aim should be to engage an increasing number of people in your interests and business expertise.This applies especially when you are building your online reputation using Twitter. In my…

Is anyone listening to you ? .. The Tweet activity dashboard will tell you

Is anyone listening to you ? .. The Tweet activity dashboard will tell you

In an ideal world every time you tweet every single one of your Twitter followers has the possibility of seeing it. Simply put your total reach (audience) is your number of followers. Reach is not the same as the number people reading your tweet. In fact only 1 or 2% of your followers will be…

Empire Avenue Beginners Guide

Empire Avenue Beginners Guide

Empire Avenue Introduction This is the first in a series to guide you through Empire Avenue when you first start You are being guided by (e)StevenJH and (e)Angelika Invitation to Join     If someone you know invited you to join Empire Avenue , the invitation will look like this Simply click ‘Accept Invite’ (1)…

Sun Park Lanzarote ,a home in the sun

Sun Park Lanzarote ,a home in the sun

Imagine living just five minutes walk away from sun kissed sandy beaches and clear blue seas , walking along a six mile promenade from the port to the best beaches on the island. Imagine living in an apartment overlooking two swimming pools within a 5 star hotel complex. Venturing out of your door in a…

Who are you ? Are you on About.me ?

Who are you ? Are you on About.me ?

Several years ago I was a member of a UK based networking site and when people asked about me I simply gave them a link to my profile page on the site Unfortunately that website no longer exists and so my search has been for a new home for my profile. The key to the…

Klout hits the Buffer and still goes steaming down the track.

Klout hits the Buffer and still goes steaming down the track.

If you are on twitter you have probably heard of Klout and  love it , hate it or ignore it. Until now Klout has simply monitored your online activity and given you a Klout score based on how effective it thinks you are . There are arguments for and against how accurate the score is…

Who are you ?  Are you on Xeeme ?

Who are you ? Are you on Xeeme ?

Several years ago I was a member of a UK based networking site and when people asked about me I simply gave them a link to my profile page on the site Unfortunately that website no longer exists and so my search has been for a new home for my profile. Ideallly you want a…

Google Authorship for your blog in 3 Easy steps

Google Authorship for your blog in 3 Easy steps

Google is piloting the display of author information in search results to help users discover great content Step 1 On your blog home page add the following code <a href=”https://plus.google.com/+XXXXXXXX” rel=”publisher”>Find us on Google+</a> Place your google + page reference where I have typed XXXXXXXXX Save your home page , take a quick look and…

Content Curation For Everyone – Support Your Friends

Content Curation For Everyone – Support Your Friends

In the previous blog post I suggested you could use Scoop.it to discover content that is of interest to you (and your friends) which you can then publish using Twitter and Facebook. The next step is to curate and promote your friends and contacts by promoting the content they post daily on their blogs and on Twitter….

Letters from Wiltshire

Letters from Wiltshire

Dear Reader Most weekends Angelika and I go for a walk in the wonderful countryside around Wiltshire , there are so many places to explore and although we visited 26 (and more) of them last year when Angelika wrote her book ‘Wiltshire von A bis Z ‘ there are still many places to see ….

Content Curation For Everyone Step 1

Content Curation For Everyone Step 1

  Visit Scoop.it here My Scoop.it ‘Blogging Effectively’ , ‘ Google + Applications’  and of course ‘One Man and his Wok’  Send to Kindle

List.ly brings your Twitter lists to life

List.ly brings your Twitter lists to life

Twitter lists help us to make sense out of the chaos and noise on Twitter We can add people we are interested in to lists allowing us to focus, making Twitter more manageable and useful.Instead of reading the tweets of everyone we follow in one continuous stream we can simply follow several Twitter lists in…

Content Creation and Curation for Everyone

Once you have taken the decision to create an online presence the first hurdle you face is – ‘How are you going to create the Content people will want to read ?’ . There are of course people who output totally self penned content and having crafted it publish and promote it daily. I am…

Software that makes Android Rock

Software that makes Android Rock

Whether you use an Android phone or a tablet the key to maximising use and benefits  of the device is having the right software. The Google Play store makes it easy to discover and download applications and many of them are free . Below is a list of the must have Android apps which are…

101 Things to do with a Brick

101 Things to do with a Brick

This is my first blog post on my new site and my first blog for a while since I have been busy writing software for distributors and manufacturers for the last six months. Blogs posts can be planned , created as a result of hard work and perspiration or can simply be inspired . This…

CRM Systems

You want to effectively manage your contacts and interactions , then you need a CRM system. The list below highlights the ones currently available .     Send to Kindle

Social Media Metrics

When we publish on Twitter and Facebook and write blogs , are we reaching our target audience ? The applications listed below can help you answer that question     Send to Kindle

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