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
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A video chat with Craig Carpenter CEO and founder of Relay on Blab
I first saw Craig on a Blab and decided to try his business graphic creation system. I was impressed and so arranged this chat
During the course of the chat we explored how Relay has grown from an idea to a full blown graphics creation package.
We talked about how Relay works , the benefits of using the system , the creation of shareable high quality business graphics using the 300 + templates
Craig’s knowledge of the industry and enthusiasm shone through and with help from enthusiastic existing users of the system we explored Relay.
Craig answered questions from participants in the #Blab and explained in full the company’s strategy , the power of the system , and how it can be used on Twitter , Facebook , Linkedin and other major online networks.
Each show features an introduction to Blab and the latest features .
To show you how you can use Blab in your business and your networking activities.
Our goal is to help you to host your own Blab and take part live in other peoples Blabs.
The atmosphere will be informal and you will discover how easy to use and useful Blab is .
What is Blab ?
Blab is a public video conference with up to four participants live streaming . The system integrates with Twitter and it has its own comments system for viewers to interact and ask questions which the video panel can answer.
Blab requires only a video camera , a microphone and earphones. There is nothing to download for hosts or viewers . It works on Windows , Mac .there is an Iphone app and on Android it works in your browser
And while there are already group video chats services like Google Hangouts and Skype’s group video call feature, what makes Blab attractive is its focus on social networking and bringing the Twitter community closer together through video. It’s also (at least so far) a lot easier to use than the aforementioned services. Source Mashable
There are many different ways to use Blab. We’ve created a platform, and our users guide the content. Sometimes it’s tricky to know which type of format fits your Blab, so I’ve mapped out some ideas.
On twitter the size of your audience matters , the more people who see your tweets the better chance you have of being noticed . The aim should be to engage an increasing number of people in your interests and business expertise.This applies especially when you are building your online reputation using Twitter.
I promoted the blog post in two tweets and monitored their progress using the dashboard
This is the first tweet
As you can see the tweet was viewed a reasonable number of times but there was no further activity.
The second tweet was sent out moments later
As you can see the text in the tweet is similar to the first one , the reaction however is markedly different
What made such a difference between reactions to the two tweets ?
Why did the second tweet have 7164 views compared to 149 for the first tweet , after all they were both promoting the same blog post and tweeted from the same account.
The second tweet was retweeted by 49 people ; 48 people actually clicked the link , 35 people favourited the tweet , 4 people replied to me and most rewarding 5 people followed me.
The reason is simple ‘the Empire Avenue’ effect . On Empire Avenue you can create a mission asking people to visit a tweet and read it , they are then free to take any other action they wish . I ran a mission 64 people visited the tweet from Empire Avenue and 49 people took further action.
This signifies at least three major points ..
1 If you tweet once and do nothing else you will attract a reasonable number of views. That is the end of the story.
2 The real benefit comes from encouraging interaction on the tweet.
The more people who RT (retweet) you , the larger your audience and the bigger the reaction.
3 Having systems in place that encourage people to promote you.
The key to this is investing time in interacting with people building relationships and trust. This is also known as networking
It really is about engagement and I am still learning daily on how to improve , which is why I joined the #klout70 inititative .
If you have any questions about Empire Avenue or #klout70 then please ask.
Note #IALTY is the tag for ‘Is Anyone Listening to You’ which is the theme of this series of blog posts.