Our Weekly Live Video Viewing schedule on Facebook from the Be Live in Five team on #BeliveTV #FacebookLive

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Our weekly live broadcast schedule on Facebook from Belive.tv – watch us LIVE HERE

Or watch the replays on Youtube

Our Team are Tina Shang , David Vaughan , David Burrows , Adaire Palmer , Bridgetti Lim Banda , April Roga and Steven Healey

Monday Broadcasting for Your Local Community David Burrows and Steven 12pm ET

Tuesday Be Live in Five Talk Show Tina Shang and Steven 12pm ET

Wednesday Social Media Adaire Palmer 1:30am ET



Thursday Grow Your Live Tribe Steven Healey and Tina 12pm ET

Friday Bridgetti and Steven in Conversation Bridgetti Lim Banda and Steven 1pm ET

 Monday LVS17 David Vaughan and Steven 11am ET (Ocasionally)

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Belive.tv Making Good Connections on Facebook Live

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Belive.tv is a great way to broadcast live on Facebook to make new connections and strengthen ties with friends.

There are ways that you can improve the experience for your guests , your viewers and yourself.

Before you broadcast live check the following.

Network Speed

Use Speedtest.net http://www.speedtest.net/

The important figure is upload speed .

The minimum upload speed is 1.5 . If you have lower than that then the video and sound quality will fluctuate.

 

Mobile

If your guest is connecting to Belive via mobile then their connection and signal may be subject to fluctuation . This will impact the quality of the video.

Both your internet speed and your guests are important .

Your guest can have a beautiful clear picture with great sound whilst yours may be acceptable but not great. Simply their broadband connection is better then yours.

You as host may have a beautiful clear picture with great sound whilst your guest does not , your broadband connection is better than theirs.

Hopefully most of the time you and your guest(s) will have equally good connections.

Before a Show

1 Restart your computer . This is sound advice – if you have been running your computer for hours before the broadcast then a number of processes you do not need when broadcasting may be running.

2 Start Chrome

3 Open a tab  for Belive.tv , locate and enter your show .

4 Open Facebook Messenger (or similar) to stay in contact with guests before they join the show.

Everything you need to broadcast is on the Belive.tv screen.

You may open a Facebook tab to check that you are live on Facebook after you start the show , however remember there are transmission/processing delays and the video on Facebook will be behind your live show. I always close the tab after checking . Leaving it open means your desktop is performing unnecessary processing.

Please invite your guest into the show 15-20 minutes before you go live. Then you can check audio and video , go through the agenda and make everyone comfortable.

Connecting camera and microphone

Belive.tv can use any camera or microphone that you have installed on your desktop .

If your system is not displaying your camera or microphone – Belive.tv will not see it and cannot use it.

On the left you can see my microphone choices , on the right connecting camera and microphone on Belive . You must click the cog top right BEFORE you press [Connect Camera] and join the show.

 

If you are the host of the show , you can re-select your camera and microphone without leaving the show.

 



If you cannot see all three buttons in Belive.tv then please make sure that Chrome is up to date , clear your cache and try again.

If the guest has a problem then ask them to refresh their browser and re-connect camera and microphone

Note Using an external microphone will improve both the quality of the sound and the syncing between video and audio. Remember that many people listen to a live broadcast whilst looking at another page , sound is important . On the replay good sound is crucial , viewers will accept reasonable quality video but if the sound is poor (crackly) then they will not watch.

This is the internet at it’s best

Belive.tv makes broadcasting easy to do . Create your show , invite your guest and go live.

This is amazing given the complexity of the underlying technology.

Just think what is happening

Your camera and microphone are broadcasting . Your video and sound travel on the internet separately and are re combined by Belive and Facebook.
Your guests  camera and microphone are broadcasting . Their video and sound travel on the internet separately and are re combined by Belive and Facebook.

If you have two guests then there are six feeds (video + audio) travelling the internet. On Talk Show when you have guests in the lobby then their video and audio feeds are being processed too.

Belive.tv brings together all the feeds so you can see them on the Belive.tv screen

The resulting image is then transmitted to Facebook using the display you have chosen in your output panel.

Belive then reads the Facebook comments in real time and displays them on the Belive Production Centre. You can feature the comments on screen

You can share pictures from your Facebook albums

You can share your desktop.

Now we can understand how much organisation and processing takes place in each and every show .

You can sign up for a 14 day free trial here


A simple browser refresh will clear most problems when broadcasting.

 

Steven is the author of The Complete Belive TV Facebook Live Course (Updated July )

This discount coupon will give you full lifetime access to the course for £10   Click here

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Repurposing (your content) hosted by Tina Shang and Steven Healey – A New Show – Tuesday on #Belive.tv

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A new weekly informational show on repurposing your content with hosts Steven Healey and Tina Shang on Tuesdays 12 PM ET, 5 PM BST.

Tina and Steven first connected on Belive.tv and they are both moderators of the official Belivers group on Facebook. Now they are working together to share their passion for LIVE video and explore the ways you can take the awesome content you have created and give it a second life on different social media platforms.

Learn creative ways to repurpose your live video and other content. We will keep you informed about the software which can help you , we use Repurpose.io which saves you valuable time by automating the distribution of your content across channels and platforms.

We are conducting a Twitter poll about Repurposing and will share the results in our first show together with our road map for future shows. We want to share our ideas , listen to your ideas and suggestions and help improve the online visibility of everyone who joins us on our journey.

Join us LIVE on camera and ask questions and make suggestions here

You can watch the live show/recording here

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Book Talented Live Broadcasters from around the world via The #OneStop.LIve Show Episode 01

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Please visit the OneStop.Live Facebook Page here for details of this free landing page offer to LIVE broadcasters.

This was the frirst Onestop.live show on BeLive.tv . ‘Basic and Advanced Toolsto Produce a Great Facebook Live Show’

The Onestop mission is to help live streamers find another way to monetize their live streams.

I was joined by Stephen O’Donnell , Leah Finlay , Peter Stewart , Robert C Stern and Irene Enriquez Chan co-owner of OneStop.Live.

I thank each and everyone of you and your input is valued.

To everyone who watched , liked , commented and asked questions – thank you.

The resulting show was a blast to host : We will see you next week , same day , same time

Todays Links

OneStop.live : http://onestop.live/
Belive.tv https://belive.tv/
Steven’s Course http://ift.tt/2qz6xYc

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Steven on Video Introduction May 2017 #Belive.tv

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The video below is my new introduction to my channel on Youtube.

I have been fortunate to make many new friends who feature in the videos on the channel and have enjoyed hosting and co-hosting over 300 LIVE video shows.

 

My favourite platforms to broadcast to Facebook LIVE are Belive.tv and Smiletime.

I appear in a #TeatimeWithSteven ‘Live video Tips and Tricks’  spot on the official #BeliveWeekly hosted by Jeff Adams . Every Monday at 3pm ET , 8pm GMT here

I am honoured to be a moderator in the official Belivers group on Facebook with a team of good friends and fellow broadcasters . You can join us here.

At the time of writing the group has over 900 members 🙂

If you have any questions about Facebook Live please ask me in Live Video Streaming 2017 (LVS17).

Do check out the Facebook Group LVS17 which I run with David Vaughan and Jon Upton

‘To help every group member create their own video chat show on a platform of their choice , to cross promote the shows and have fun .To explore this ever changing live video chat scene.’

Link http://ift.tt/2hlICGD

If you have are thinking about broadcasting on Facebook using Belive.tv , Smiletime or Firetalk and have questions contact me.

If you like to be interviewed please ask 🙂

I have several courses about Live Video on Udemy
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If you would like to see my Skillshare Courses about LIve Video Click here
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If you enjoy the videos please subscribe to my channel 🙂

Thank you

I love live video interviews and hope that you will join me

 

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Repurpose.io with Hani Mourra – automatically transfer your Facebook videos to Youtube & Soundcloud

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This was Hani Mourra and Steven Healey talking about Repurpose.io

In a lively session Hani answered questions on how you can automatically transfer your Facebook videos to Youtube , Soundcloud, Dropbox and Google Drive.

I have been using the software for 5 weeks and as I do 6 to 8 videos per week it saves me time and improves my own workflow.

You have created awesome content on Facebook using video. I have too 🙂

Does the story stop there or can you take the video and show it to a wider audience.

I have downloaded them and then uploaded them to Youtube and it is a laborious, time consuming task.

What if there was an application that could do this and more ?

Since I have started using ‘Repurpose’ I have been blown away by how powerful the system is. ‘Repurpose’ gives our live videos a second life as we can use them to reach an even wider audience.

Since the moment I started using it I have saved hours each and every week.

My NEW Udemy Course ‘Repurpose your Facebook Videos on Youtube and SoundCloud’ Discount Coupon $10
http://ift.tt/2p5B4IQ

If you would like a Free Trial of Repurpose http://ift.tt/2oUywkS

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Repurpose your Facebook Videos on Youtube and SoundCloud

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You have created awesome content on Facebook using video. I have too 🙂

Does the story stop there or can you take the video and show it to a wider audience.

Why should you do that ? What can you achieve ?

I create live video on Facebook almost every day and have now over 300 shows since I started.

I have downloaded them and then uploaded them to Youtube and it is a laborious, time consuming task.

What if there was an application that could do this and more ?

Since I have started using ‘Repurpose’ I have been blown away by how powerful the system is.

‘Repurpose’ gives our live videos a second life as we can use them to reach an even wider audience. Since the moment I started using it i have saved hours each and every week.

Udemy Course Discount Coupon $10

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Free Trial of Repurpose http://ift.tt/2oUywkS

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GE2017 Show Announcement #LVS17 #B4B #GE2017

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Our Latest Episode from Faceboook

Link for updates http://stevenjhealey.com/sign-up-for-blab-interview-updates/

This was a short broadcast to Facebook Live talking about the show which will run every week until the election on June 8th in the UK.

Every Thursday at 9:30 AM BST https://www.facebook.com/pg/BlabbingForBritain/videos

I am also creating content for an upcoming Udemy course about REPURPOSING your Facebook videos to Youtube , Dropbox, Google Drive and SoundCloud #RepurposeGE2017

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The Visionary Visioners’ with Rabail Rabia and Steven Healey live on BeLive.tv uniting Pakistan and England.

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Rabail and I connected as part of the initiative created by Rehan Allahwala on Facebook

Rabail had an idea for a live video show The Visionary Visioners’ which would discuss daily motivation and an optimistic life and invited me to co-host the show.

Two days later the show launched , we did not know what would happen. In the event friends viewed, liked, commented and supported The Visionary Visioners’.

We will now broadcast weekly on Thursday at 4pm BST 8pm in Pakistan

Thank you Rehan 🙂

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The Complete Belive.TV Facebook Live Course on Udemy #Belive.tv

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You can buy the course on special offer for $10/£10 here

Belive.tv is changing the way in which we broadcast on Facebook Live

I have created a course covering Belive.tv on Udemy containing 6 + hours of video all you need to create a successful show.

In this course I will show you how to go LIVE on Facebook with features that are not available when going live using the Native Facebook system

Belive TV gives you additional resources when you go live and I will show you how the maximise the potential of your live broadcasting.

Broadcasting with Belive is fun and a great experience for show host, guest and audience.

The ability to feature audience comments on screen and talk about them transforms viewers into participants. People become involved in the show experience and as host you can publicise their profiles, questions and comments giving them free marketing.

The ability to switch between five screen layouts contributes to the show feel , you can feature you or your guest or combinations of the two of you.

You will notice that I said ‘the two of you’ . Facebook LIVE is currently limited to one person on screen, with Belive you can double the fun by having two people on screen. Now in beta test and covered in the course is Talk Show with 3 people on screen

Recent Belive.tv Shows

 

You can buy the course on special offer for $10/£10 here

 

 

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Steven on Video including #Manycam Feature Overview #LVS17 #OnSmiletime

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Monday’s shows from Smiletime

This was a short 10 minute chat that lasted nearly an hour.

I have just upgraded my ManyCam and showed some of the features in the first part of the show. Manycam works with Smiletime BeLive.tv and Youtube amongst others.

You can try Manycam for free manycam.com , if you do let me know before you upgrade

Thank you to Ileane Smith , Michelle D Harris , Alfredo Tigolo and Rana M Imran Khan for joining me on air.

Thank you to everyone who watched . commented and asked questions.

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Would you like to be interviewed on Facebook Live ? #Belive

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Use Live Video to Promote Your Product or Service . Interviews last between 15 to 30 minutes and are broadcast on your Facebook Business page if you wish.

You supply the first three questions and they form the basis of the interview. We can practice the day before so that you have your chance to familiarise yourself with the process and check out your camera and sound.

I have conducted over 90 interviews over the last year, meeting interesting people from around the globe and have made many new friends !!

Social media is the place to market your services and goods.

Interacting on social networks builds rapport, you become known for sharing your expertise and by helping others they are more likely to listen when you have something to say.The most immediate impact on these networks is via video.

Belive TV gives you additional resources when you go live and I will show you how the maximise the potential of your live broadcasting.

Broadcasting with Belive is fun and a great experience for show host, guest and audience.

The ability to feature audience comments on screen and talk about them transforms viewers into participants. People become involved in the show experience and as host you can publicise their profiles, questions and comments giving them free marketing.

 

 

 

To arrange an interview on Belive.tv simply check out my diary below and book a time


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Tzafrir Rehan CTO of Belive.tv Chats with Leland Best and Steven Healey #AcrossThePondLive Today

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On Tuesday 18th April there was a very special edition of ‘Across the Pond’ when Leland Best and I chat with Tzafrir Rehan , CTO of Belive.tv .

This was an ideal opportunity to join Tzafrir on screen and seek answers to your questions about Belive.

Since launching in public Beta in October 2016 Belive.tv have gone from strength to strength.

Belive TV gives you additional resources when you go live to Facebook and we will show you how the maximise the potential of your live broadcasting.

Broadcasting with Belive is fun and a great experience for show host, guest and audience.

The ability to feature audience comments on screen and talk about them transforms viewers into participants. People become involved in the show experience and as host you can publicise their profiles, questions and comments giving them free marketing.

The ability to switch between five screen layouts contributes to the show feel , you can feature you or your guest or combinations of the two of you.

You will notice that I said ‘the two of you’ . Facebook LIVE is currently limited to one person on screen, with Belive you can double the fun by having two people on screen.

Now with the upcoming release of the ‘Talk Show’ format 3 people can appear on screen with a further 10 in the green room ready to come on screen.

There are more new features to be launched in the coming weeks – perhaps Tzafrir will tell us more 🙂

You can watch live on this page . or on the Across the Pond Facebook page here

To set the scene for Tuesday’s Broadcast

My Interview with Daniel Mayer , CEO of Belive.tv in the week of the launch (October 2016)

Caren Taubman Glasser interviewed both Tzafrir and Daniel in January 2017

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Belive.tv Weekly Tips and Tricks by Steven Healey [Updated 20 April] #Belive

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Every Monday Jeff Adams hosts the #BeliveWeekly Show on Belive.tv at 3pm ET (8:PM BST) here

Jeff says

‘New #BeLiveWeekly It’s BeLiveWeekly free for all! We talk live streaming and everything BeLive.tv! Join host Jeff Adams as special Weekly guest Ross Brand and Steven Healey. Be a part of the program as well! by getting on screen and asking questions! ‘

I am featured on the show every show giving. Tips and Tricks on how to succeed at live broadcasting on Belive.tv. Ways to improve your presence , your reach and attract new audiences.

If you would like to try Belive.tv then

To go live on your own https://belive.tv/qa

To go live with two people on screen https://belive.tv/face

You can watch #BeliveWeekly here 3pm ET 8pm GMT on Monday https://www.facebook.com/pg/BeLiveTvA…

This video below contains all my tips from the shows.

The Tips and Tricks from the Weekly Show

1 Thinking about Broadcasting – Just Go Live #BeliveWeekly

2 Using the Agenda to improve your broadcast #BeliveWeekly

3 Engaging the Audience

4 Finding Guests for your Show

5 Conducting an Interview

 

 

 

You can buy my Belive.tv course on special offer for $10/£10 here

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Blabbing for Britain was Live on #Belive.tv

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Blabbing for Britain Episode 71

The B4B team are Jon Upton , Stephen Silk , Peter Stewart and Steven Healey.

We discuss anything and everything as the mood takes including stories of the day and Burnley’s win last night.

Watch here or Join us at on Facebook 🙂

This was Blabbing for Britain Episode 71 on BeLive.tv

Thank you to everyone who watched us live , commented and support the show 🙂 You Rock !!

The B4B team are Jon Upton , Stephen Silk , Peter Stewart and Steven Healey

We discussed anything and everything as the mood took us including stories of the day and Burnley FCs win earlier in the week
You can watch us every Thursday at 10:00 AM GMT (5:00 AM ET)

Link https://www.facebook.com/pg/BlabbingForBritain/videos/

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Across the Pond Live Video with Leland Best and Steven Healey

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Steven and Leland discuss current events from both sides of the big blue expanse that separates the UK from the US. Join in on the conversation by becoming part of the show!

We have travelled a long way , via Blab , Firetalk and Smiletime . Now Leland produces the show on Vmix live to Facebook.

You can join us live every Tuesday at 5pm BST 12pm ET HERE

Last Weeks Episode

 

 

Our First Episode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Across the Pond with Leland Best and Steven Healey

Leland and Steven will be discussing events of recent days and weeks in both the USA and UK . We invite you to join us as we try to explain and explore the bac…

Leland was using Vmix to broadcast

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Planning for 2017 ? Check out the Skillshare Classes you can take for only $0.99

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If you join Skillshare using any one of the links in this article then you can take all these classes and more and have 3 months access for only $0.99 !!

Courses by Seth Godin , Simon Sinek , Gary Vaynerchuk , Allyson Van Houten and Jeff Staple.

That is not all –

You can also enroll in classes created and run by me and Angelika Davey .

Plus there are thousands of other great courses to choose from !!

 

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VIdeo Shows to watch and join on Firetalk this week

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

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

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

Tuesday

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

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

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

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

Cendrine and Steven Interview Anthony Carranza

08:00 PM BST 3:00 PM EDT

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

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

About Anthony Carranza

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

Wednesday

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

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

The show will include:

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

Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every month we interview a member of the group

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

Simply click Channel Info Bar on the left

Shows on Firetalk

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We are moving to Firetalk’s free LIVE video chat

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

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

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

So please join us over at Firetalk 🙂

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

Blabbing for Britain Thursday 21st July 10:00 AM

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

Our first morning FireTalk Show !!

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

Firetalk is about getting involved and enjoying good humoured chats.

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

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

We are succeeding.

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

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

Direct Link here

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct Link here

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

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

About Mike Wood

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

Direct Link here

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

SEE YOU ON FIRETALK SOON HERE

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

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Cendrine and Steven Interview Marketer and Wikipedia Expert Mike Wood

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

About Mike Wood

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

For more background read Cendrine’s interview here

Join us Tuesday 28th June at 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Labour MP David Lammy Tweeted lammy

 

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

Ages

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

They have no desire to leave.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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We successfully launched RawChoc.TV on 15th June 2016

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

Plus our No-fail Raw Chocolate Recipe!

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

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

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

Enjoy the replay


 

 

 

Here’s some useful links:

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

==- Facebook page – rawchoc.tv/fb

==- Website – elementsforlife.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://firetalk.com/events/SJWRnr24

Leland was using Vmix to broadcast

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

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

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

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Holiday Planning with Clare and Steven

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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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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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Business Interviews on Blab in May 2016 [Updated]

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

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

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

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

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

About Mike

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are succeeding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mindy says

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a members event organised and run by members

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

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

Lilach says

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

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

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

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

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

About Clare

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Scoop.it

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

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

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

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

Central to our discussio will be the Domino Effect

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

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

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

Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

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

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

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

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Social Media for Bloggers with Mike Allton [Updated]

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Mike

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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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The Thryyve Social Media Engagement Show with Paul and Steven

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

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

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

Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are succeeding

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

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

#DontStreamAndDrive 8th April 10:00 AM

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SgtTCS says

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

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

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

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

Jon and I will be Blabbing for the cause on Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maya says :

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

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

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

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

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

We also discussed the inbuilt survey facility.

This looks like becoming a regular monthly chat


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WHAT BENEFITS HAS CURATION BROUGHT YOU?

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

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

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

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

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

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Promoting your WordPress Blogs – Announcing BlogBOOSTER Beta Testing

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

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

This is a waste

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

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

Enter BlogBOOSTER

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

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

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

Step 3 Switch the Booster ON and leave it running

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Find out more in the Blab today

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If you would like a copy of BlogBOOSTER please register

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Interview with Phil Hendy and Roland Millward of Wiltshire Business Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

or on Blab here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

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

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

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

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

or on Blab here

Social Media show with Ani Alexander and Steven Healey

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

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

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

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

or on Blab here


Interview with Phil Hendy and Roland Millward of Wiltshire Business Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

or on Blab here

Blabbing for Britain Episode 18 Every Thursday 10:00 AM

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

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

We are succeeding

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

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

New friends

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

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

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

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

or on Blab here

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

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

Babs and I will be discussing how to promote your blog

or on Blab here


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

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

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

Format

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

or on Blab here

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

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

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

About Clare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are both looking forward to a second chat

Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

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

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

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

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

or on Blab here

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

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

Babs and I will be discussing WordPress Plugins

or on Blab here

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

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

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

About Kelly

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

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

or on Blab here

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

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

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

I connected with Ani in one of the first ‘Blabbing for Britain’ Thursday shows before she moved with her family to London and we have become good friends over the months

In a very enjoyable chat we talked about

Blogging which is where Ani’s writing journey began.

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

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

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

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

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About Ani

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

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

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

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

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Interview with Brian Murray of CoTap THE workplace mobile messaging app

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

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

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

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

In a wide range chat we discussed

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

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

Cotap

About Cotap

Cotap-Overview

 

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

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

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

All your communication, together in one place.

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

Know when messages are delivered and seen.

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

Call across the world, no long distance charges.

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

Send photos and files instantly

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

You can view the replay below

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You can discover Cotap here

Join my Cotap Group here

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Blogging : How To Define Your Target Blog Audience

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“If you build it, they will come.” That line may have worked for Kevin Costner’s character in Field of Dreams, but such advice may prove disastrous for you if you’re serious about starting a successful blog to stand the test of time.

My Own Blog Journey

In 1995 I founded one of the very first hair and beauty sites on the Web. It eventually transitioned to HairBoutique.com, which is still alive and well as we approach 2016.

Hairboutique.com intially consisted of articles, product reviews, advice columns and forums. In 2002 I created my first blog, which currently contains over 5,000 active topics.

One of the most challenging aspects of running HairBoutique.com and the HB Blog has been clearly understanding the target audience.

Not only has it been an ongoing task, our audience is constantly changing due to a variety of factors.

Why Are You Writing A Blog?

If you’re writing a blog just to have fun, exercise your writing muscles, or as a creative outlet, it probably doesn’t matter if you know who to write for.

However, if you’re trying to build traffic to a blog, or sell products or services, successfully defining your target blog audience will be the difference between success and failure.

Defining Your Target Audience Is The Cornerstoe Of Any Marketing Campaign

Without a well-defined target audience the most fascinating topics or well written content will be completely wasted.

Defining your target audience is the cornerstone of any marketing campaign you develop or launch.

Steps To Define Your Target Audience

How do you definine your target audience? Ask yourself the following four key questions:

1. Who is your target blog reader? Are they male, or female, or both? What is their age range, marital status, educational background, careers and likely political beliefs? Achieving a crystal clear definition of the demographics of your target audience will go a very long way towards helping you to craft custom content to blog about with consistently successful results.

2. What is your target audience’s current pain? In the case of HairBoutique.com the biggest pain for our visitors is problem hair. There are many subcategories of problem hair which can be further defined and categorized. This is the case with most target audiences. With some careful analysis you can find very clear niches to exploit.

3. Where is my target audience hanging out on Social Media? Are they on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Pinterest or a combination? Since all of the various Social Media platforms have a different appeal, not all people will hang out on all of the platforms. Some may not hang out on Social Mediak depending upon their age or interests.

Facebook has 1 billion users. As a result, it’s a great resource to start looking for your target blog audience. Facebook fans tend to be willing to read longer content than Twitter fanatics. Historically Twitter fans have been proven to have a much shorter attention span.

4. How can you help your target audience? This is a key question to ask when designing your Call To Actions (CTAs) in your blogs. Do you want your blog visitors to visit your site, purchase recommended products or share your content across all the Social Media platforms? What goals are you trying to accomplish with your blogs?

Attract A Blog Audience Who Stays

If you’re not able to provide helpful information to your audience, you may initially be able to attract them, but they won’t stay or ever return.

One of the questions I always ask myself before writing a new blog is what’s happening in the news related to hair and beauty. Once I find out the latest news I ask myself, who would really care about that? Is there new or interesting information I could share with my blog visitors related to hot news items? Would that information help them solve a problem or ease some pain they are experiencing?

Depending upon the answers, I may or may not have discovered new content to develop.

Summary – How To Define Your Target Blog Audience

One of the biggest challenges in learning how to define your target blog audience is to remember you can’t appeal to all of the people all of the time.

Even if you build it, no matter how cool it is, if you didn’t first define your target audience, no one will show up.

Guest post by 

Karen Marie Shelton – CEO/Hairboutique.

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Interview with Barbara Saul about web design , online marketing and WordPress

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I interviewed Babs Saul via text as my sound failed in the first five minutes
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Barbara took control though and in an interesting 30 minute talk gave insights into WordPress, themes , plugins , blogging , collaborative blogs and her plans for the future
We are grateful to Simon Raybould who hopped in to ask questions live and to Lynn Tulip who asked questions tooe

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 web design , online marketing and of course WordPress .

Wednesday 27Th January 10:00 AM GMT

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.

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Software Challenge – The Problem and the Idea

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Ideally software should be designed and written to solve a real world problem , far too often we see new software launched and puzzle at it’s usefulness .

The problem should come before the idea , that way you have already discovered your target market .

If you solution takes away the pain at an equitable price then you can starting designing

Before you do though ask around , find out how commonplace the problem is , this helps you define the size of the potential market.

Over the next few weeks I am developing a solution to a real world problem , you can follow me as the new software evolves

I am looking for alpha testers , constructive suggestions and help .

The problem .

You have written the most amazing blog post ever and you want to promote .

You have an awesome back catalog of old blog posts which are timeless and want promoting.

You want to promote your Blabs , your meetings and your seminars

Next you do not want to restrict promotion to your own works , you want to include friends blogs and activities , both to help them and vary the output on your own channels.

You want also to add interesting posts found while surfing.

Finally you want to set it up quickly and maintain it easily and you want your friends to do the same .

The idea

To create a powerful easy to use Promotion system that can do everything outlined in the problem.

It will export all your WordPress blogs from your websites and import them into the program . you decide which ones to promote, adding hashtags to titles without affecting your blog posts/

The system will then take care of all the promotion.

How can you get involved (and earn a free copy) ?

Please tweet this blog post and I will get in touch.

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

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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 \ Email and Text Marketing \ Blogging \ An integrated approach to Social Media Marketing \ Facebook Pay per Click

The importance of Facebook and Facebook groups was discussed at length.

If you are looking for an insightful practical hands on approach on the subject of Conference Organisation , you have found it.

Thank you Jim.

Jim’s website http://www.internetbattleplan.com/

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

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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 and coach.

Jacqui is an established author who encourages others to write through her online courses and writing workshops in the UK and Spain.

We hope you enjoy the chat as much as we did 🙂

Jacqui’s website http://www.jacquimalpass.com/

The book on which the chat is based ‘Plan your non-fiction book in a weekend (The pathway to publication)’  is here 

Jacqui says

‘I have been described in many ways – enthusiastic, high energy, inspirational, motivation and fun. I have also been described as beautifully eccentric, which I do indeed take as a compliment. What you get is what you see. What I want for you, is to own who you are and to share your gifts with the world. Personal branding strategy and coaching (this is always part of a book coaching conversation) Book coaching and mentoring (personal story, non-fiction & legacy stories) Product and service development (workshops, online courses, membership sites)’

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

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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 game

Better Writing / KickStarter and Job Hunting / Indie Music / Catalonia / Publishing your Book /  Presentation Genius / Marketing LARGE Conferences

You can subscribe and watch direct from this page 🙂

If you would like to be interviewed in January 2016 please click HERE and enter your details.

Chat with Suzan St Maur author of How To Write Brilliant Business Blogs 2nd December at 4:00 pm . Visit Suzan’s  Website

Suzan says ‘Talking about the importance of the written word in today’s business communications…hope you’ll be able to join us.’

Suzan is a qualified journalist and advertising copywriter Suzan St Maur has written across an extremely wide range of media in her career and brings that experience and skill now mainly to online applications of the written and spoken word. With a core service offering of bespoke writing for business clients, she is also – increasingly – being asked to train business owners to write their own content via her workshops which are very popular in the UK and Suzan’s native Canada .

Her award-winning website, “HowToWriteBetter.net,” despite being a niche site has recently hit the 2 million page view mark after just over 4 years, with more than 1,000 articles and tutorials available for readers to access for free. In addition Suzan has written 31 published nonfiction books on business, self-help and humour topics.

 

Chat with Julie Bishop of #Jobhop about her #KickStarter Campaign 4th December at 10:30 am . Visit Julie’s Website

Juie is a keynote speaker about social media, social recruiting, digital natives and digital immigrants, the future workplace, empowering students with social media

Social recruiting ..working with companies and helping them to create talent communities, helping them to become the preferred employer so they naturally attract talent. When I work with you we’ll work together to build a great employer brand, to make sure everyone you recruit is an ambassador , to attract top talent,to cut recruitment costs and to retain talent.

Job Hoppers are ambitious, strategically job hopping to climb the career ladder fast. They’re focused, determined and are adaptable to change, something that’s required in this era of technology. Hoppers are usually well connected within their industry because they add to their network of contacts and social capital with each job hop. A hopper should bring to the table, abilities to change with technology, speed, hyper-connectivity, ambition and a new network of contacts.

 

 

Chatting with JoeJoe Keys of Indie Music Plus , playing music from Indie Artists 4th December at 6:00 pm . Visit JoeJoe’s Website

JoeJoeKeys is a professional musician who has been active in the industry for over 15 years. He has appeared on numerous albums, and has extensive experience writing music in addition to recording and performing.

Digital Marketer/Songwriter/Label Owner  Owner of (e)INDIEMUSICPL http://www.indiemusicplus.com

 

 

Interview with Simon Harris author of #Catalonia Is Not #Spain 7th December at 7:00 pm , Visit Simon’s Website

Simon says ‘I will be talking about The Political Situation in Catalonia and the exciting and often frustrating process of creating a new independent state.’

Lived in Barcelona since 1988. Author of Going Native in Catalonia and Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective

 

 

Chat with Jacqui Malpass , book writing coach and word alchemist 10th December at 6:00 pm . Visit Jacqui’s Website

I have been described in many ways – enthusiastic, high energy, inspirational, motivation and fun. I have also been described as beautifully eccentric, which I do indeed take as a compliment. What you get is what you see. What I want for you, is to own who you are and to share your gifts with the world. Personal branding strategy and coaching (this is always part of a book coaching conversation) Book coaching and mentoring (personal story, non-fiction & legacy stories) Product and service development (workshops, online courses, membership sites)

 

 

Interview with Dr Simon Raybould author of #Presentation Genius 11 December 10:00 am . Visit Simon’s Website

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

 

 

Interview with James A Ziegler,Techniques / Marketing to produce large conferences 18th December 8:00PM (2:00 PM Eastern)  , Visit Jim’s Website

Jim says ‘I am looking forward to being your guest on our broadcast December 18th. We will be discussing how to produce large, high-dollar conferences and seminars. JIM ‘

Starting his business on the kitchen table in 1986; he became a self-made millionaire within five years. His seminars, speeches, books and educational materials center on the retail automobile industry.

 

 

Summary

Chat with Suzan St Maur author of How To Write Brilliant Business Blogs 2nd December at 4:00 pm . Visit Suzan’s  Website

Chat with Julie Bishop of #Jobhop about her #KickStarter Campaign 4th December at 10:30 am . Visit Julie’s Website

Chatting with JoeJoe Keys of Indie Music Plus , playing music from Indie Artists 4th December at 6:00 pm . Visit JoeJoe’s Website

Interview with Simon Harris author of #Catalonia Is Not #Spain 7th December at 7:00 pm , Visit Simon’s Website

Chat with Jacqui Malpass , book writing coach and word alchemist 10th December at 6:00 pm . Visit Jacqui’s Website

Interview with Dr Simon Raybould author of #Presentation Genius 11 December 10:00 am (2:00 PM Eastern) . Visit Simon’s Website

Interview with James A Ziegler,Techniques / Marketing to produce large conferences 18th December 8:00PM (2:00 PM Eastern)  .Visit Jim’s Website

Better Writing / KickStarter and Job Hunting / Indie Music / Catalonia / Publishing your Book /  Presentation Genius / Marketing LARGE Conferences

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