Firetalk Video Chat – Building Community

Firetalk- Building Community

Firetalk

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

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

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

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

 

Firetalk

Building Community

This is the first step in building our community on Firetalk

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

Every broadcaster has their own profile page showing

Contact details

Bio

Chat with host

Video Playlist where you can watch selected recorded shows.

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

Building Community

Profile Pages – Steven

Link https://firetalk.com/stevenhealey

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

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

Website http://stevenjhealey.com/

Profile Pages - Steven

Profile Page Ileane

Link https://firetalk.com/ileane

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

http://ileanesmith.com

YouTube: https://youtube.com/msileanespeaks

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ileane

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

Profile Page Ileane

Profile Page Barb

Link https://firetalk.com/barbtusa

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

Profile Page Barb

Profile Page David

Link https://firetalk.com/iamdavidvaughan

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

Profile Page David

Profile Page Leland / BCB LIve

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

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

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

Profile Page  Leland / BCB LIve

Profile Page Patricia

Link https://firetalk.com/patriciaamurray

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

Profile Page Patricia

Profile Page Jonathan

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

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

Profile Page Jonathan

Profile Page Ross

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

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

Profile Page Ross

Profile Page BeuatyBubble

Link https://firetalk.com/beautybubblenow

Host: BeautyBubbleNOW.

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

Profile Page BeuatyBubble

Profile JoeJoe Keys

Link https://firetalk.com/joejoekeys

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

Profile JoeJoe Keys

Profile Page Alfredo

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

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

Profile Page Alfredo

Profile Page Nazim – Casa Chiesi

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

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

 

Profile Page Nazim - Casa Chiesi

Profile J S Gilbert

Link https://firetalk.com/jsgilbert

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

Profile J S Gilbert

Profile Frank

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

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

 

Profile Frank

Profile BlogAid

Link https://firetalk.com/BLOGAID

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

Profile BlogAid

Profile Page Bonnie

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

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

Profile Page Bonnie

Profile Page Sandra

Link https://firetalk.com/sandracentorino

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

Profile Page Sandra

Profile Live Stream Insiders

Link https://firetalk.com/lsinsiders

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

Profile Live Stream Insiders

Profile Krishna

Link https://firetalk.com/KRISHNADE

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

Profile Krishna

And Finally

This is the first edition of the FireTalk community

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

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

Please leave a message too 🙂

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

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

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

Blab is about getting involved and enjoying good humoured chats.

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

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

We are succeeding.

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

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

You can replay any of our first 29 shows here

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

This weeks show is here

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Martin W Smith chats about Content Curation with Cendrine and Steven

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

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

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

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

 

Tuesday 26th April at 8:00 pm

 

WHAT BENEFITS HAS CURATION BROUGHT YOU?

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

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

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

Blab  Cendrine Martin April

Our Last chat with Kelly Hungerford

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Interview with Cendrine Marrouat author of The Little Big eBook on Social Media

A thoroughly enjoyable chat with Cendrine as we discussed all things social media .

Cendrine’s depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for social media shone through and we covered from a business perspective

Getting started on Social Media
Tracking and learning from your competition
Engaging your audience
Dealing with complaints
Content Creation
Blogging

We connected over a year ago when Suzan St Maur introduced Cendrine on my Prospect Networking Facebook group

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

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

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

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

You can watch the replay here

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or on YouTube

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

On Wednesday I have the pleasure of interviewing Nicky (e)NickyKriel about her book ‘How to Twitter for Business Success’ and Social Media including Empire.Kred

You are most welcome to join us , all you need do is login with your Twitter Account

If you subscribe you can watch live or watch the replay .

PS If you would like also to be interviewed , at a time to suit you ,please message me .

You can also watch LIVE here

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

Announcement from the Blab Blog by Brittany

Brittany says …

Live Embeds!

Seriously, this is a big one. You can now just embed anywhere! You can even jump in from another site! You can now put this in your space! CAN’T STOP YELLING! This is amazing. The Blab team hasn’t slept for a while, so we hope you love it.

My Recorded Blabs

Blabs I featured in

My upcoming Blabs

You can subscribe just by clicking the button


How to do it ?

Simply paste the code when creating or editing the Blab

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or for Blabs you have already recorded copy the text below

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Simply replace https://blab.im/steven-healey-interview-with-dan-knowlson-of-elements-for-life-chocolatier with your own Blab URL

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Empire Avenue Beginners Guide

Empire Avenue

Introduction

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

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

Invitation to Join

 

 

If someone you know invited you to join Empire Avenue , the invitation will look like this

Simply click ‘Accept Invite’ (1)

Invitation to Join

When you

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

Press ‘Get Started’ (1)

When you

Registering on Empire Avenue

The blank registration screen

Registering on Empire Avenue

Enter your details

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

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

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

Enter your details

Tell us how you want to use Empire Avenue

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

Tell us how you want to use Empire Avenue

After registering

A quick tour of the system starts

After registering

Follow the tour

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

Follow the tour

The main

features of the system are explained

The main

First steps .. your mission is to ..

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

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

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

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

Click the complete mission button (1)

First steps .. your mission is to ..

Activating your Email Address

The mission description is shown.

Now check your email account for a message from Empire Avenue

Activating your Email Address

Your Confirmation Email

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

Your Confirmation Email

Uploading your picture

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

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

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

(1) Choose a file from your computer

(2) Upload the file.

Uploading your picture

Your uploaded picture

will then appear.

Your uploaded picture

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

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

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

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

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

Connecting Facebook

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

Empire Avenue does not post on your behalf.

If you are happy with this press OK (1)

Connecting Facebook

Connecting LinkedIn

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

Empire Avenue does not post on your behalf.

If you are happy with this press OK (1)

Connecting LinkedIn

At Last your profile page is ready

(1) Your Name and Ticker (ID)

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

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

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

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

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

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

At Last your profile page is ready

Buying your first share

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

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

In this case Angelika searched and found me.

Click the Invest button (1)

Buying your first share

The Buy Shares Screen

is displayed ..

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

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

Buy 1 share to get started ..

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

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

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

NOTE

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

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

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

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

 

The Buy Shares Screen

After buying the share (s)

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

Enter your message and press Post on Profile (1)

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

After buying the share (s)

Update your Status

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

Update your Status

This will encourage

members to get in touch 🙂

This will encourage

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

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

 

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

If you are on twitter you have probably heard of Klout and  love it , hate it or ignore it.

Until now Klout has simply monitored your online activity and given you a Klout score based on how effective it thinks you are . There are arguments for and against how accurate the score is but Klout is well established and I use it not to monitor my score , but the trend  over the months .

Now Klout has had a revamp and has extended the facilities available on the site , which may make it more useful .

Scheduling Posts

Buffer has been the de facto standard for scheduling posts for release at any time of day on any day of the week . In this global village in which we live posting is now a 24 hour a day activity if you want to reach people in all continents. It is very handy if you manage more than one Twitter or Facebook account .

Enter Klout ,

Klout Scheduled Sharing

Your Klout Profile

now shows suggested content to share . You can scroll through the list and select an item by pressing the share button

Your Klout Profile

The share screen is then displayed

and you can set to share on Facebook and/or Twitter (after authorising them)

When you press the schedule button , you can select date and time to share . I set this item to post on my timeline at 2pm Saturday.

The share screen is then displayed

You can review

all your scheduled items .

You can review

As you can see Klout is not as sophisticated as Buffer , you can only at this point in time share content they suggest

They will be providing a metrics system to show you how the Klout sourced content has been received on Twitter and Facebook . So not only are they measuring your performance ,they are helping you to create content.

The interesting thing is the way they have been able to use all those +K you have received from your friends over the years to display content which is relevant to you.

In terms of finding content relevant to your audience this is a good start . Swayy started up last year and do an excellent job in
finding fresh content for you to schedule and share with their free to use package. I wonder if Swayy and Klout might be a good fit.

Mind you both have a long way to go before they can rival Scoop.it . Scoop.it is the best and most cost effective way to gather and share content for your audience . Daily updated content from sources you choose , in topics you choose , a superb page to display it on and a development team which listens to their customers.

These are certainly interesting times in content curation and Klout’s initiative is to be welcomed.

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Content Curation For Everyone – Support Your Friends

In the previous blog post I suggested you could use Scoop.it to discover content that is of interest to you (and your friends) which you can then publish using Twitter and Facebook.

The next step is to curate and promote your friends and contacts by promoting the content they post daily on their blogs and on Twitter.

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

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

The answer is simple and easy to do ..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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