“StevenHealey” on Smiletime

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My second attempt at broadcasting from SmileTime which broadcasts directly to Facebook Live

Big thank you to Patricia A for discovering the site and thank you to Leland for technical help, Also great information in your show earlier today.
First impressions are good , the video is good quality and the site is easy to use with lots of useful features I look forward to exploring.

Jump in to “StevenHealey” and influence what happens live on stage. https://smiletime.com/channel/stevenhealey

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Empire.Kred LIVE , The recordings

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

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

01 Build Your Audience with Empire.Kred Missions

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

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

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

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

Hosted by Steven Healey

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

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

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

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

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

Hosted by Steven Healey

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

03  Social Media + Social Selling = RESULTS

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

Hosted by Miles Austin

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

04 Talking Twitter Masterclass with Nicky Kriel and Gary Loper

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

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

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

Thank you both 🙂

Hosted by Steven Healey

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

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

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

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

 

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Holiday Planning with Clare and Steven

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

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

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

About Clare

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

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

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

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Wiltshire Business Club – Member Interview with Tim Coe

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

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

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

Business is about standing out , not blending in

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

Please join us LIVE

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

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

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

You even have a chance to appear live onscreen!

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

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

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

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

Join us Wednesday June 15 at 7:00 PM BST

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

or learn how Dan and Paula started

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

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

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

Blab is about getting involved and enjoying good humoured chats.

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

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

We are succeeding.

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

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

You can replay any of our first 29 shows here

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

This weeks show is here

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Hurrah for Huzza Live Video Chat

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

At a glance

Up to four video chat seats

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

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

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

Advertising by chat Host

Recording after show

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

About Scoop.it

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

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

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WordPress Blogs and Empire.Kred with Barbara and Steven

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

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

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

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

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Homeopathy works for everybody with Giovanna Giraud-Saunders of WBC

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

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

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

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The new thinking that is Crowdify with Michael Q Todd

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

I am looking forward to our chat.

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

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Make your Social Media Count with Lilach Bullock

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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
Parkfield
What is Homoeopathy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Scoop.it

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

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

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

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

Central to our discussio will be the Domino Effect

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

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

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

Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

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

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

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

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Social Media for Bloggers with Mike Allton [Updated]

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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

May Mike Allton

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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.

Watch the replay

EmpireKred

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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Our Last chat with Kelly Hungerford

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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

The Youtube replay

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

And of course anyone who loves great tastes.

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

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

You can subscribe and watch the show here

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

BACKGROUND

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

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

Format

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

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

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

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The Thryyve Social Media Engagement Show with Paul and Steven

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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?

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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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Empire.Kred Beginners Guide

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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

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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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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

or on Youtube

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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

You can watch the Blab replay below

or visit Blab here

or watch on Youtube

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Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Friday 12th 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.

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

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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 see each of your tweets as a general rule . So if you have 2000 followers , between 20 and 40 people will see your tweet.

If you are retweeted by someone then your potential reach increases. The excellent Tweetreach ( http://tweetreach.com/ ) can measure the potential audience for your Tweets.

Twitter analytics takes this one step further – it gives you all the statistics on each tweet you have sent in the Tweet activity dashboard

You can register for your own Tweet activity dashboard here and there is a full explanation here

The system starts measuring from the day you register , so you may have to wait to see some action.

I have been using the system for several months and below are the daily views of all my tweets over the last 28 days

TwitAn-Summary

The chart shows the number of views day by day , for each tweet you send further information is available . This tweet was promoted using my friends on Empire Avenue

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The graphic shows the tweet was seen 6005 times , retweeted by 59 people , 35 people favourited it , 12 people responded in my timeline , 9 clicked on my profile and of those 3 followed me

The other interesting point is that the tweet was posted on Tuesday and was still being seen on Saturday

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The life of a tweet was researched by Peter Bray in his blog When Is My Tweet’s Prime of Life?

The Tweet activity dashboard proves you do have an audience . In following blog posts I will look behind the statistics and show how we can use them to improve the level of our readership and can increase both response and interaction.

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Empire Avenue Beginners Guide

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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)

Invitation to Join

When you

click ‘Accept Invite’ , you will be taken to the Empire Avenue webpage

Press ‘Get Started’ (1)

When you

Registering on Empire Avenue

The blank registration screen

Registering on Empire Avenue

Enter your details

(1) Your Email Address
(2) Your Name
(3) The ‘ticker’ or ID you would like to use.

Everyones 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

Enter your details

Tell us how you want to use Empire Avenue

At this stage you may not know, so select the closest match.

Tell us how you want to use Empire Avenue

After registering

A quick tour of the system starts

After registering

Follow the tour

it only takes a few minutes and it will help you .. honest

Follow the tour

The main

features of the system are explained

The main

First steps .. your mission is to ..

There are several small missions which you can perform to familiarize yourself with Empire Avenue

Each one will earn you eaves , which are Empire Avenues virtual reward currency , As a new player you need every eave you can earn.

You need not complete all the missions one after the other , you can return at any time and pick up where you left off.

The first mission is to confirm the email address you used when registering

Click the complete mission button (1)

First steps .. your mission is to ..

Activating your Email Address

The mission description is shown.

Now check your email account for a message from Empire Avenue

Activating your Email Address

Your Confirmation Email

Click the link (1) to confirm your email address and activate your account

Your Confirmation Email

Uploading your picture

This is the second mission .. to upload a picture of yourself.

Remember Empire Avenue is a social network with forums and people like to know who you are , so use a recent photo .. perhaps the one from Facebook.

There are of course always exceptions and I will introduce you to Fenya later 🙂

(1) Choose a file from your computer

(2) Upload the file.

Uploading your picture

Your uploaded picture

will then appear.

Your uploaded picture

Connecting your social networks .. Facebook/Twitter/G +

Connecting your Facebook and Twitter accounts is straightforward . Just click each connect button in turn.

As soon as each account is connected EAv (Empire Avenue) will begin is measure your success on those networks and will provide network scores and give you recent trends and posts.

When you undertake missions the links to your accounts enable easy manual posting to each network

Connecting your social networks .. Facebook/Twitter/G +

Connecting Facebook

Empire Avenue requests several permissions in order to function at its best. This task has been undertaken by thousands of players without any problems.

Empire Avenue does not post on your behalf.

If you are happy with this press OK (1)

Connecting Facebook

Connecting LinkedIn

Empire Avenue requests several permissions in order to function at its best. This task has been undertaken by thousands of players without any problems.

Empire Avenue does not post on your behalf.

If you are happy with this press OK (1)

Connecting LinkedIn

At Last your profile page is ready

(1) Your Name and Ticker (ID)

(2) Location .. EAv has taken a best guess , you can change this later if you wish.

(3) Network Scores .. each network is given a score based amongst other things on your activity.

It will take 4/5 days for your scores to show . I always track the tend of the scores .. daily fluctuations will happen but it is a great general guide.

(4) As soon as your profile is visible someone will notice you and send you a message and buy your shares.

EAv is a friendly place and the more you interact , the more fun you will have getting to know people.

(5) Wealth , you have already been paid Eaves for he missions you took earlier in setting up your profile..

At Last your profile page is ready

Buying your first share

On the screen above you can see a search (spyglass) icon (6)

Use it to find the account of the person who invited you or someone you already know.

In this case Angelika searched and found me.

Click the Invest button (1)

Buying your first share

The Buy Shares Screen

is displayed ..

It shows more information .. and says you can buy up to 200 shares (1)

DO NOT BUY 200 SHARES … you will have no virtual money left .

Buy 1 share to get started ..

It will tell the person that you have joined Empire Avenue and they will probably buy shares in you.

At this stage do not worry if someone buys more of your shares than you did of theirs , in time you will catch up.

Empire Avenue is after all a social stockmarket where members invest in each other.

NOTE

In the first 7 days of running your account there are limits to the number of shares people can buy in you ranging from 200 to 400 depending on how they are operating their account.

When the 7 days are up everyone can buy more shares in you , up to 2800 .

So you need to be active in the first week to encourage people to buy and invest further.

Be aware that people can buy and SELL your shares at any time . That said if you create an active presence few people will sell.

 

The Buy Shares Screen

After buying the share (s)

You can post a personal message .which will appear on the users personal profile page.

Enter your message and press Post on Profile (1)

At this stage leave a message when you buy shares , not only are you investing but you are getting to know people

After buying the share (s)

Update your Status

Enter a short message in you profile status and press post (1)

Update your Status

This will encourage

members to get in touch 🙂

This will encourage

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This is the first in a series to guide you through Empire Avenue.

You are being guided by (e)StevenJH and (e)Angelika

 

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An Ode to Currys

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We bought a new oven last week , which should not be too difficult  , this is the story of what happened
with Angelika venting her frustration in rhyme.

 

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Content Curation For Everyone – Support Your Friends

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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.

The reason for doing this is two fold .. it helps your friends , it helps your online visibility and it builds up  a hopefully mutual supportive group of people. Even if they do not promote you straight away when they see one of your posts that interests them they are more likely to share.

There is but one problem , in normal circumstances you see your contacts’ posts only when you are online . The odds are you see less than 20% of everything they do . So how are you going to promote them , you may not see their best content when you are online.

The answer is simple and easy to do ..

1 Create a Twitter List of the contacts whose work you are going to promote .

There is no need to include everyone , start with around 20 of your more active contacts and add to the list gradually..

2 Visit Paper.li and create a free account , start a newspaper and add the new twitter list as a source.

3  Paper.li creates a daily newspaper from the tweets (which contain links) made by your contacts about topics of interest to them

Simply read this newspaper and you will find items posted by your contacts and you can share them from within the paper.

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You can also embed the newspaper into your website (free of charge)  and as the newspaper is updated daily  so is your website.

This is how I created the Prospect Networking Daily and embedded it into my website .

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Software that makes Android Rock

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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 currently on my Samsung tablet , they allow me to stay in touch and to work wherever I am. I may well have  missed your favourite apps and would love to hear about them.

If you are getting started with Android , I hope that you will find some of the apps listed of interest . I

The list is editable , so if you have apps on your Android that you find extremely useful , could you add them to the list please .

We can then share the best of the best .

[Update] I came across this blog post on the Joy of Android The Fastest Browser for Android: 17 Android Browsers Tested link https://joyofandroid.com/fastest-browsers-for-android/

 

PS In fact the only thing I cannot do on my Android  is code Delphi applications.

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Software that makes Android Rock

Comprehensive list of must have apps for your Android device.

Links are direct to the Google Play Store

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 104
Chrome Browser - Google - Android Apps on Google Play

Browse fast with the Chrome web browser on your Android phone and tablet. Sign in to sync your Chrome browser experience from your computer to bring it with you anywhe...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 107
AntiVirus Security - FREE - Android Apps on Google Play

Free, top-rated, real-time antivirus and anti-theft protection for Android™ devices. AVG AntiVirus FREE for Android™ protects you from harmful viruses, malwar...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 97
BBC iPlayer - Android Apps on Google Play

Features include: - Watch live TV - Watch over Wi-Fi and cellular networks - Download TV programmes to watch later (only on popular devices) - Scroll throug...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 109
Buffer (Twitter, Facebook) - Android Apps on Google Play

Buffer is the best way to share on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and App.net from one place. It work from news apps like Flipboard, Zite, Taptu, TweetDeck, E...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 95
Dropbox - Android Apps on Google Play

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 91
Facebook - Android Apps on Google Play

Keeping up with friends is faster than ever. * See what friends are up to * Share updates, photos and videos * Get notified when friends like and comment on yo...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 77
Feedly News Reader. Blogs. RSS - Android Apps on Google Play

"Feedly is what you needly" - David Pogue, New York Times. Feedly is a new way to browse the content of your favorite news sites, rss feeds, tumblr blogs a...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 82
Flipboard: Your News Magazine - Android Apps on Google Play

Flipboard brings together world news and social news in a beautiful magazine designed for your Android phone and tablet. Once you pick a few topics, your Flipboard is ...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 99
Foursquare - Android Apps on Google Play

Over 40 million people use Foursquare to keep up and meet up with friends on-the-go. Join Foursquare to: · Keep up with your friends' adventures · Never miss a...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 103
Gmail - Android Apps on Google Play

Gmail is built on the idea that email can be more intuitive, efficient, and useful. And maybe even fun. Get your email instantly via push notifications, read and respo...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 104
Goodreads - Android Apps on Google Play

Tap into the world's largest social network for readers with the Goodreads Android app! Read thousands of book reviews by your friends and other Goodreads members,...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 104
Google Earth - Android Apps on Google Play

Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for Android. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Integrated Goog...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 99
Google+ - Android Apps on Google Play

FEATURES: - Follow what friends, family, and interesting people around the world are sharing - Join communities to explore interests and find people with similar...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 107
Street View on Google Maps - Android Apps on Google Play

With Google Maps Street View, you can explore the world at street level. See popular landmarks, check out places you want to visit in your hometown or far away, and ta...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 103
2x Battery - Battery Saver - Android Apps on Google Play

Does the phone run out of battery quickly? Does the phone always die at crucial moment? This app extends many extra hours to the battery life by ...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 96
Instagram - Android Apps on Google Play

Over 150 million users love Instagram! It's a simple way to capture and share the world's moments on your Android. Customize your photos and videos with o...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 103
YouTube - Android Apps on Google Play

YouTube your way. Get the official YouTube app for Android. Instantly become the DJ, learn Kung Fu and easily share with friends. Catch up on your favorite videos and ...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 78
LinkedIn - Android Apps on Google Play

In the know. On the go. The smarter LinkedIn app for Android. Redesigned with you in mind! The new Android app makes it even easier to connect and grow your network,...

Nov 28, 2013 by Angelika Davey - play.google.com - 88
Pinterest - Android Apps on Google Play

Pinterest is a tool to find your inspiration and share it with others. Use it to collect things you love, organize and plan important projects, and more. Features<br...

Aug 21, 2014 by Maulik Shah - biztechconsultancy.com - 88
Magento Go to Magento Community Edition Migration Services

Biztech offer online Magento Go store owner to Migrate from Magento go to Magento community or enterprise platform in a smoothly and effective manner.

*http://bit.ly/1oV4liF *

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 77
Puffin Web Browser Free - Android Apps on Google Play

Puffin Web Browser is a wicked fast Mobile Flash Browser. Once users experience the thrill of using Puffin, regular Mobile Internet just feels like torture. Puffin Fre...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 103
Firefox Browser for Android - Android Apps on Google Play

Firefox for Android is the free web browser that puts the power of the open web in your hands. The official Mozilla Firefox android browser is fast, easy to use, &...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 78
Adobe Reader - Android Apps on Google Play

Adobe® Reader® is the free, trusted leader for reliably viewing and interacting with PDF documents across platforms and devices. Install the free Adobe Reader mobile a...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 102
Adobe Photoshop Express - Android Apps on Google Play

Edit and share photos virtually anywhere. Touch to crop, rotate, adjust color, and add artistic effects. Quickly share with family and friends. Requires SD card. By do...

Nov 27, 2013 - play.google.com - 94
Chess Genius - Android Apps on Google Play

ChessGenius, award winning chess program. The author's chess programs have won ten World Championships. -Display of thinking -Hint -Tutor -Full take bac...

 

 

 

 

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101 Things to do with a Brick

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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 blog is the latter.

I am inspired by two recent happenings , being invited to guest blog on a very sociable blogging network and my use of the wonderful software created by Nick Kellet and his team at List.ly .

Many of us like to make lists , to do lists , shopping lists and reminder lists .

Then there are the bloggers who write posts which are essentially lists giving 101 useful Twitter applications , 7 places to source content for your blog .. the lists are endless.

The genius of a list blog is that we are attracted by the use of numbers in a title and we are ever hopeful of finding just one gem in the list that will be extremely useful.

Now I have started a list grandly entitled ‘101 Things to do with a Brick ‘ and it is a list with a difference , at the moment it is incomplete and I have left it so that you can add your own ideas . You will be helping to create this blog post and your ideas will be promoted.

For this is no ordinary blog post , it is an interactive blog and in addition to commenting you can  help build a list

Of course this is not a really useful list , but it is an experiment in blogging .

Please add your uses for a brick in the list by pressing the [Add to List] button below on the right at the top of the list .. looking for some inspired ideas 🙂

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1

Mashing garlic . . .

Nov 27, 2013 by Andreas Wiedow
Mashing garlic . . .

Brick substitutes BIG Chinese knife and keeps vampires off the house if used to set up a wall later 🙂

2

Make a bookshelf

Nov 27, 2013 by Barbara Saul
Make a bookshelf

Something I've done in my young and carefree days... Well, you need more than one brick, and a plank of wood, but...

3

Build a wall

Nov 27, 2013
Build a wall

This is of course why bricks were invented

4

Sell it on Ebay 🙂

Nov 27, 2013 by Angelika Davey
Sell it on Ebay :-)
Nov 27, 2013 by Jake Oliver - jakeoliveronline.com - 1991
ABOUT JAKE

"Life is always beautiful and exciting, giving us opportunities and lessons at every step we take. Failures and victories are nothing but two sides of the same coin. In order to be successful, we need to take charge of our lives and learn to treat every moment as a challenge and a blessing."

6

Book End

Nov 27, 2013 by Nick Kellet
Book End
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Use in highspeed chase

Nov 28, 2013 by Shawn Manaher
Use in highspeed chase

When driving along and your enemy comes for you, use the brick to keep the gas pedal down allowing you to leap from your vehicle to safety.

Dec 07, 2013 by Chantal Harvey - flickr.com - 1883
Lay them ..

coffeeshop!

9

Use it as a paperweight

Nov 27, 2013
Use it as a paperweight

Suggested by Rok Sprogar

10

Castrating Bulls

Nov 27, 2013 by Nick Kellet
Castrating Bulls
11

Bric a brac

Nov 28, 2013 by shahidul alam
Bric a brac

Add to your growing list of bric a brac

12

Landscape Border

Nov 28, 2013 by Harold Gardner
Landscape Border
Nov 29, 2013 by Jim Green - img2-2.timeinc.net - 2123
Cook Out

Build a Fire Pit

14

Brick

Nov 29, 2013 by Rene Ruiz - taniafuentez.files.wordpress.com - 1799
Brick

Use for art creation

15

Making a name for yourself

Dec 07, 2013 by Jack Baldwin
Making a name for yourself

Whats in a name

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BRICK ROAD MAKING MACHINE

Dec 09, 2013 by Erik van Erne - youtube.com - 1561
BRICK ROAD MAKING MACHINE

BRICK ROAD MAKING MACHINE

17

SEO

Dec 09, 2013 by Shahidull Hassan Mithu
SEO

Steven

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Water Saving Brick

Dec 11, 2013 by Tina Golden
Water Saving Brick

Put the brick in the toilet tank and it will save on water.

 

 

 

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