How to go live on Facebook and Youtube utilising Udemy courses by Steven (and much more)

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I enjoy creating courses on Udemy and invite you to take a look at my current catalog.

Thank you to over 4000 students who have taken the courses and left reviews 🙂

If you comment on this post I will send you a discount coupon !!

Click any of the pictures to discover more about each course.

Discount Coupons  Currently $10 or £10 for each course

Going Live on Facebook for Beginners https://rebrand.ly/going7bf1

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Repurpose your Facebook Videos on Youtube and SoundCloud https://rebrand.ly/repur8294

The Complete Lightstream to Youtube Live Course  https://rebrand.ly/theco9af4

How to create your own online course step by step /Productize your Knowledge https://rebrand.ly/howtobcaf

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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
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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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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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Firetalk Video Chat – Building Community

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

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

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

You even have a chance to appear live onscreen!

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

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

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

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

Join us Wednesday June 15 at 7:00 PM BST

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

or learn how Dan and Paula started

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Hurrah for Huzza Live Video Chat

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

At a glance

Up to four video chat seats

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

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

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

Advertising by chat Host

Recording after show

Website Embedding

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

 

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

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

 

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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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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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Blabbing for Britain , Celebrating our 20th Video Chat

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This week sees our 20th ‘Blabbing for Britain’ show and we thought we would take a moment to look back and thank the people who have taken part.

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

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

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

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

We are succeeding

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

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

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

You can view all our shows

 

You can watch and subscribe to our 20th show here

or on Blab here

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Promoting your WordPress Blogs – Announcing BlogBOOSTER Beta Testing

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

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

This is a waste

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

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

Enter BlogBOOSTER

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

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

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

Step 3 Switch the Booster ON and leave it running

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or on Blab here

If you would like a copy of BlogBOOSTER please register

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Clare Evans author of Time Management for Dummies talks time with Steven

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Clare and I are good friends and have met several times over the years .

I have a prized signed copy of Time Management for Dummies on my bookshelf and have enjoyed taking part in Clare’s courses.

Clare and I enjoyed discussing Time Management , The Princes Trust in which Clare is involved and her upcoming charity cycle ride to Paris ,

Clare gave insights into Working from Home , Planning , Team Work and getting the most from your day.

We also talked about Clare’s Time Audit which together with a course with Clare helped me manage my time much better.

We decided to Blab again together again in late April 🙂

About Clare

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

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

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

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

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Last evening I had the pleasure of talking to Sarah and James Watts of Design Sheep.

We discussed how they started their business and the web design and video services that they offer as a teamDesign Sheep

Sarah shared the web design process from first meeting to the site going live whilst James enthused about the video service which they provide and can be used on the website , for promotion.

James and Sarah’s talent and enthusiasm can be seen in the in the interview

On web design Sarah says

‘In today’s digital world, a website is your ‘Number 1’ marketing tool. Whether you are a new business looking for your first website, or looking to improve your online presence and sales through a redesign, we can help.

Our websites are designed to meet your business goals, and optimised to help them perform well in search engines.’

James on Video

‘If a picture says a hundred words, then a video says a million. Video marketing is the perfect way to advertise your business, showcase your products, promote an event and build trust with your customers.

YouTube is the second biggest search engine, after Google. Can your business be found on there?’

 

or on Blab here

Or on YouTube

 

 

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

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

Format

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

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

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

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Babs Blabs about Blogs with Steven – Using Images in Posts

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

Babs and I will be discussing Using Images in Blog Posts 24/03/2016 2:00 PM

The replay

Please join us , we welcome your questions on any WordPress related topic

or on Blab here

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Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Friday 11th March @Blab

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Listed below are a selection of Blab.im sessions we can watch live today or catch the replay

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

30 Day Blogging Challenge Graduate Interview With Wendy Tomlinson 12:00PM

Hot Topics for Online Entrepreneurs with @TheStartersClub 3:00PM

The Community Blab Lounge All Day

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

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

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Interview with Phil Hendy and Roland Millward of Wiltshire Business Club

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

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

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

Replay

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

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

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

or on Blab here

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Quick Guide to current Blab.im Home Screen

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There have been major changes to the opening screen on Blab.im in recent days

The following screenshots show and explain the major changes

Sign up screen

New explanation of the types of shows on Blab every day.

Sign up screen

Start Screen

(1) Your account . You can decide whether to be show as online or offline

(2) The number of people you follow who are online now. Their accounts are listed below.

(3) A green dot signifies the person named is watching a show

(4) A camera icon shows that the person is live on camera

Start Screen

Recommended

(1) Shows recommended for you , based on the tags you selected when creating your account and also shows which people you follow are engaged in

(2)  Who is watching that you follow

(3) Number of people signed in and watching live

(4) How long the show has been running

Recommended

Live

Shows that are live now

(1) Show title

(2) Number of people watching

(3)  How long the show has been on air

(4) People live on camera now

 

Live

Shows you may have missed

Based on your settings and site usage

(1) Show title

(2) Number of replays

(3) When the show ended

(4) Who was involved in the show.

Shows you may have missed

Upcoming

(1) Show Title

(2) Number of current subscribers

(3) When the show starts

(4) SUBSCRIBE to the show

Upcoming

Replays

(1) Show title

(2) Number of replays

(3) When the show ended

(4) Who was involved in the show.

Replays
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Empire.Kred Beginners Guide

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Introduction

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

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

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

Registering on Empire.Kred

The blank registration screen

Registering on Empire.Kred

Enter your details

(1) Your Email Address

(2) Your Name

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

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

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

(6) Subscribe to the Empire.Kred Newsletter

Finally (7) Create My Profile

Enter your details

What are Eaves

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

The aim is to increase your wealth

You gain eaves when

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

(2) As a reward for completing missions

(3) Buying them from the shop.

(4) By selling shares at a profit.

What are Eaves

What is your share price ?

You start at a share price of 10 eaves.

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

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

What is your share price ?

What is your Empire.Kred Score ?

What is your Empire.Kred Score ?

How many players do you own shares in ?

How many players do you own shares in ?

How many players have bought your shares ?

How many players have bought your shares ?

First steps

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

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

Again will will give you Eaves if you join

First steps

The sign up email

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

(1) Simply click the link

The sign up email

Your First Missions – Setting up your account

Your First Missions - Setting up your account

Joining Welcome Wagon

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

(1) Press join this community

Joining Welcome Wagon

Your first achievement

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

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

Your first achievement

Second Achievement

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

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

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

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

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

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

Second Achievement

Your Biography

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

Some profiles biographies encourage people to connect with them

Your Biography

Activate Progress

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

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

Activate Progress

Your Interests

You can log your interests .

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

Your Interests

Activate Progress

We have now completed the first five missions.

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

You also have more eaves . time to explore

Activate Progress

Jumpstart your game

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

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

Jumpstart your game

Playing the Game

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

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

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

Playing the Game

Playing the Game :Share Prices and Dividends

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

Playing the Game :Share Prices and Dividends

Playing the Game :Empire.Kred Stats

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

You can return here at any time to track your progress

Playing the Game :Empire.Kred Stats

Playing the Game :Check out your Eaves Balance

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

You can check your eaves balance here

Playing the Game :Check out your Eaves Balance

Invest

The invest steps you can do anytime you wish

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

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

Invest

Invest : Empire.Kred Tactics and Tech Community

Invest : Empire.Kred Tactics and Tech Community

Invest : Empire.Kred Tactics and Tech Community after joining

Invest : Empire.Kred Tactics and Tech Community after joining

invest : Steps Review

Check back here to see your progress

invest : Steps Review

Promote

Each of the steps here gains you Eaves

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

Promote

Your First Investments

You can buy shares in any Empire,Kred account.

There are many strategies which are discussed in the groups.

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

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

This is her profile page

You can see the invest button (1)

Your First Investments

Buying Shares

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

Buying Shares

How many shares to buy ?

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

That would not be a good idea

I could not then buy shares in anyone else.

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

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

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

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

 

How many shares to buy ?

Say hello

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

You can use this opportunity to make first contact

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

Say hello

Investment Achievement

Yay , another badge – you are rocking

Badges help you track your progress 🙂

Investment Achievement

Buying more shares

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

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

The more shares you own , the greater your dividends.

I am now going to buy Angelikas shares

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

Buying more shares

How many shares to buy ?

Yes the answer at this stage is 5

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

How many shares to buy ?

Leave a message

You can also use this opportunity to get help

You will be notified when Angelika replies

Leave a message

My message on Angelika's profile

My message on Angelika's profile

Connecting your Networks.

This is important .

Empire.Kred provides FREE Networking Analytics.

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

Some people say this is an improvement on Klout.

Bonus

If you connect your Twitter Account you can do twitter missions

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

 

Connecting your Networks.

Your Profile

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

Your Profile

My investments

I can see the two players who i have invested in

My investments

My shareholders

Players have started investing in me

My shareholders

Buying Back

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

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

I pressed invest on Alex’s listing above.

You guessed it .. I am buying 5 shares

Buying Back

Another email from Empire.Kred

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

Another email from  Empire.Kred

After Buying Back

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

After Buying Back

Missions

Visit the missions tab to view current missions.

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

Missions

Gift missions

As a new player GIft missions are great.

You are given FREE eaves .

Gift missions

Select the mission

and the mission page is shown

Select the mission

Mission Description

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

Mission Description

After completing

You are taken to the donors profile page.

After completing

Saying thank you

Empire.Kred is a social network.

You can take just a minute to say thank you.

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

Saying thank you

Investment missions

Some folks like you to buy shares in them

The best thing is – they will give you the eaves

There is no catch

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

 

Investment missions

The Investment Mission

The Investment Mission

Mission Description

Simply click Complete.

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

Mission Description

After Completion

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

After Completion

Do not forget

to say ‘Thank you’

Do not forget

Your profile

is getting busier.

Your profile

Finally

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

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

To all of them we say thank you

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

 

Steven and Angelika

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

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Listed below are a selection of Blab.im sessions we can watch live today or catch the replay

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

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

Media, Marketing and Wow! 4:00PM

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

Self-Publishing Podcast #201 8:00PM

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

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

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

Babs and I discussed how to get started with your Blog.

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

We covered the following topics

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

About Barbara

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

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

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

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

or on Blab here

or on Youtube

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

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

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

There are three sets of people involved in any Blab

Primary Host who arranges the Blab and controls the live show

Guests  Up to 3 guests may also appear live on camera

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

 

To host a show NOW.

 

Creating A Blab

 

(1)  Choose your Blab title . 

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

(2) Select up to three Tags

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

(3) Select an image

If you have a guest use their picture

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

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

Finally press [Start Now]

 

Hosting a Planned Show (with a guest)

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

Promoting

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

From within the Blab

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

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

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

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

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

On the Day of the Blab

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

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

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

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

I answer any questions they may have

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

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

This gives us 10 minutes to

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

This warm up period is essential .

Then we can go live and start recording on time .

Interview Blabs

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

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

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

In the meantime check out Blab yourself by clicking here

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

 

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Interview with Brian Murray of CoTap THE workplace mobile messaging app

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

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

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

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

In a wide range chat we discussed

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

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

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

or on Youtube

You can discover Cotap here

Join my Cotap Group here

Cotap

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

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Listed below are a selection of Blab.im sessions we can watch live today or catch the replay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Listed below are a selection of Blab.im sessions we can watch live today or catch the replay

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

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

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

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

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

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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 Marcus Cauchi Sandler Sales Management Trainer

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Marcus and I have known each other for over 10 years since we connected on UK Networing site Ecademy.

The session is designed for OWNERS, CEOs, professionals, ambitious and even reluctant salespeople

A very enjoyable , informative masterclass in sales by Marcus Cauchi .

Topics covered

What is selling?

Where do the problems start with sales?

We’ve all received cold calls and generally don’t like them. How do salespeople do that all day?

What are the kind of questions a business owner or CEO needs to be asking themselves and their sales manager?

Who is in control of the sale, the buyer or the seller?

We’ve all been asked to complete a proposal or some kind of tender document. What advice can you give to people who get asked to do this?

What are the most common mistakes salespeople make?

All in all a very entertaining and instructive session

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

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

About Marcus

Marcus Cauchi is a seller who teaches selling, not a trainer who teaches sales. He has made £millions of pounds ….. of mistakes. He suffered much scar tissue in front of prospects and clients. He believes most salespeople make their own lives harder than they need to because they fixate on money as being the issue, they put the customer on a pedestal and treat prospects and suspects as if they are doing them a favour instead of realising that they have the problem which the seller can fix. Prospects don’t object unless the salesperson takes them there!

Marcus has been successfully serving his clients with Sandler Training since 2004. He used to struggle for the previous 17. He made all the mistakes you and your salespeople are probably making today; free consulting, putting the prospect in the driving seat, thinking the customer is king (a big fat lie!), by offering unilateral discounts and concessions which meant he was giving away his employers’ profits. Not for cissies!

Date 05/02/2016 at 2:00 PM GMT

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Or on YouTube

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Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Thursday 28th January @Blab

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Listed below are a selection of Blab.im sessions we can watch live today or catch the replay

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

The Value of LinkedIn & Blogging w/ @RickCooper #blabnation 3:00PM GMT

List Building Strategies with Andy Beveridge and the IM Rebels 4:00PM GMT

Collaboration the key to digital disruption! #CloudTalk #SB50disrupt 5:00PM GMT

Why Customer Experience Matters – Joel Comm Show w/@BrianSolis 9:00PM GMT

Speaker, Actress, Comedian, Kim Coles shares how speaking healed her, plus more 10:00PM GMT

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Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Wednesday 27th January @Blab

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Listed below are a selection of Blab.im sessions we can watch live today or catch the replay

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

Building Your Business Through Public Relations & Marketing: Guest Shaan Puri

Time 5:00PM GMT

Create & Multiply Your Content for 7 Social Media Profiles in 30 Mins Daily…

9PM GMT



How to COLLABORATE to create, market, and sell digital products online

10:00PM GMT

Leveraging Audio for Business: 2016 Trends to build your audience

Midnight GMT

Blabbing for Britain with Jon and Steven , your questions answered Episode 11

Thursday 10:00 AM GMT

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Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Friday 22nd January @Blab

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Listed below are a selection of Blab.im sessions we can watch live today or catch the replay

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

The #SocialRecruiting Show Ep 13. It’s Time To #TwitterSmarter w/ @MadalynSklar

Time 3:00PM GMT Direct Link here

 

Make at Least 2-3 Authentic Connections! @TheSmartChic #Networking #Blab

Time 5:30 GMT Direct Link here

 

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

Time 8:00PM GMT Direct Link here

 

Let’s Argue About Technology EP.1 #VirtualReality

Time 10:00 PM Direct Link here

 

 

Whilst you are waiting for the Blabs , please enjoy the interviews where we enjoyed chatting and learning about business

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Interview with Fraser Hay , Business Coach, Speaker, Author of 14 small business books & Founder of Grow Your Business® Club

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A most excellent chat with Fraser on Blab.im this morning .

It is a tour de force by Fraser as he brings ‘Grow Your Business’ to life in his very own energetic style .

As Fraser says ‘In case you missed it – A video of my interview with Steven Healey aka “Parky”. Stick the kettle on and watch the video below. Feel free to share the link with your network(s) & claim your FREE membership at http://growyourbusiness.club

I have known Fraser for about 10 years , over that time we have chatted and helped each other many times. If you are looking for a helping hand with your business then Fraser is your man , he has helped countless numbers of our mutual contacts to create plans AND follow them through.

Fraser is the Founder of Grow Your Business® Club & Principal of Grow Your Business® School

In addition to his coaching and business forum Fraser is a best selling Amazon author

Fraser-Book

Fraser says

What’s the next goal or objective that you’d like to achieve?

Are you…

• Struggling with your entrepreneurial mojo?
• Struggling to generate leads, enquiries, prospects, sales or referrals?
• Struggling to increase exposure, awareness or results – online?
• Struggling to document your model, vision or strategy?
• Struggling to grow your business?
• Struggling to find a Keynote Speaker?

If any of the above describe your current situation, then read on.

As a Business Coach, for over 10+ years, I’ve helped business owners from around the globe to identify & address the issues, challenges & obstacles that have been holding them back & preventing them from achieving their goals & objectives.

Many small business owners are just too busy dealing with the symptoms of reactive, unplanned, unstructured approaches to identify & address the root cause of their frustrations or lack of results.

Many just need a new plan of action.

You can watch the replay of the interview here

or on Youtube

GYOB

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