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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Blab.im Closes . The alternative sites you can try

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Blab closed on August 12th 2016

There will I think be fond memories of Blab for many of us, they introduced us to live video and for the most part got everything right.We have so much to thank them for , not the least of which is building a community which will live on in Facebook groups.

One door closes and others  are OPEN

We now have to look for new sites which offer similar facilities.

There are at least three platforms to consider Firetalk , Huzza.io and Crowdcast.io .

We have moved our shows to Firetalk and I use Huzza to broadcast to Facebook Live

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Firetalk

is an always-on interactive video platform empowering a new generation of broadcasters around the world to engage with and monetize their audiences. Firetalk is built by the team behind Paltalk,

Firetalk is a place for all types of content creators to keep their audiences engaged and with all of the options for non-stop interaction and monetization, we’re hopeful that they will find tremendous value in using the app on a daily basis.”

Key app features include :

  • Video Playlists – The fun doesn’t end when a broadcaster goes off-air; their channels can be programmed with video playlists that keep audiences chatting and interacting.
  • Push Notification Alerts – Fans can subscribe to their favorite channels and receive alerts when broadcaster goes live. Broadcasters can receive in app alerts when they receive new gifts and subscribers.
  • Gifting – Fans can send their favorite channels fun gifts to show their support. Broadcasters will soon be able to earn additional income from virtual gifts received.
  • Episode Archiving and YouTube Integration – Firetalk gives broadcasters the ability to archive episodes, download them and distribute to other sites including YouTube and personal blogs. With one click, broadcasters can add archived episodes to their YouTube channel.
  • CRM tools – Broadcasters can track fans, keep in touch with them, learn what they like and reward them
  • At a glance

    Website  https://firetalk.com/
    Login  : Twitter . Facebook , Google +  , Email
    Twitter https://twitter.com/firetalkapp
    Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/Firetalk/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/firetalkapp/
    Blog          https://firetalkapp.wordpress.com/
    Video Seats  : 4
    Live Chat    : Yes
                          Highlighted Links : Yes
                          Viewer Links         Yes
    Monetize      :  Yes . Charge per Show via Stripe
    Free Version : Whole system is free to use
    Recording     : Yes  , starts on requests
                          Maximum Length 90 Minutes
    Green Room  : No
    Screenshare  : Yes
    Dropins          : No
    Moderator Controls : Yes
    Download Recording :Yes

     Crowdcast

    Crowdcast.io

    Crowdcast is a new and easy way for you to connect with a live online audience. Use it for live Q&As, engaging webinars, run your live online course, hold your coaching calls, host giant online summits, and more.

    1. Schedule
    Create your event, public or unlisted. Invite your audience to join. Crowdcast automatically handles registration.
    2. Go Live
    Engage your audience in realtime with Polls, Chat & Q&A. There’s no video delay so you can have dynamic conversations.
    3. Replay and Share
    The replay is instantly available in the same location. Viewers can continue registering and even jump to the best moments in the video. Use the data & analytics to continuously improve

    Jump to answers.  Click on an answered question to auto-magically jump to the answer in the video

    Robust analytics & data. Know the names, locations and more about your viewers

    Follow up   Email the viewers and answer remaining questions

    At a glance

    Website https://www.crowdcast.io/

    Login  : Twitter . Facebook , Google +  , Email
    Twitter      https://twitter.com/crowdcst
    Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/crowdcast.io/
    Blog         http://blog.crowdcast.io/
    Video Seats  : 4
    Live Chat      : Yes
                          Highlighted Links : Yes
                          Viewer Links         Yes

    Monetize      :  Yes . Charge per Show
    Free Version : No . Prices from $29 per month
    Recording     : Yes  , starts on requests
                          Maximum Length 120 Minutes
    Green Room  : No
    Screenshare  : Yes
    Dropins          : No
    Moderator Controls : Yes
    Download Recording :Yes

    MeeMee

    Finally if you are looking just to chat for free then I discovered this platform last week .

    Welcome to MeeMee.tv – our site is a live streaming and video sharing platform, built with the aim to give content creators more control over their live broadcasts and content. Our live broadcast player enables face to face video engagement between the broadcaster and their unlimited viewing audience. Up to five viewers at any one time can be invited on to the broadcasters live video stage whilst streaming live to an unlimited audience.

    At a Glance

    Website http://meemee.tv/
    Login  : Facebook or  Email
    Twitter     https://twitter.com/meemeetv
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/meemeetv/
    Video Seats  :  Up to 6 (Select Template on Creating Show)
    Live Chat      : Yes
                        Highlighted Links : Yes
                        Viewer Links         Yes
    Monetize      :  Yes . Charge per Show
    Free Version :  Live Shows are Free
    Recording     : Yes  , starts on requests
                         Maximum Length 90 Minutes
    Green Room  : No
    Screenshare  : No
    Dropins          : No
    Moderator Controls : Yes
    Download Recording :No

    I am on MeeMee,tv exploring the site as I write http://meemee.tv/channel/stevenhealey

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

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

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

    You even have a chance to appear live onscreen!

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

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

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

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

    Join us Wednesday June 15 at 7:00 PM BST

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

    or learn how Dan and Paula started

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

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

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

    Blab is about getting involved and enjoying good humoured chats.

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

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

    We are succeeding.

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

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

    You can replay any of our first 29 shows here

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

    This weeks show is here

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

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

    About Scoop.it

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

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

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    Homeopathy works for everybody with Giovanna Giraud-Saunders of WBC

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

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

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

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    The new thinking that is Crowdify with Michael Q Todd

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    Michael and I have known each other for over 10 years , having first connected on the UK networking site Ecademy.
    MQT

    In this Blab session Michael will explore his latest venture Crowdify , talking about the link with Ethereum and hopefully explaining Bitcoin

    I am looking forward to our chat.

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

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    Make your Social Media Count with Lilach Bullock

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    Lilach and I have known each other over 10 years and it was a pleasure to finally meet on Blab.

    Over the course of an enjoyable informative chat Lilach shared some of the ways she Makes Social Media Count for her clients around the globe.

    We were joined by Nicola Gaughan and an engaged audience

    Thank you to everyone who watched live , enjoy the replay !!

    Lilach says

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

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

    Want to build connections, generate leads and sales with social media? Great! But, social media stinks, doesn’t it? Yep, it sure does – if you’ve tried it and not got the results you wanted, or you feel overwhelmed with where to start or how to get it all done.

    I get rid of the overwhelm, the hassle, the time suck and the endless posting and tweeting with no results. Because. Results. Count. And, quite frankly, let’s not dress this up – that’s what you are interested in, isn’t it?

    Now, let’s get one thing straight – I work with solo entrepreneurs, small and medium sized enterprises and charities which are doing fabulous work and want to make a difference in this world.

    Wednesday May 11 at 5:00 PM

     

    Link to the show https://blab.im/steven-healey-make-your-social-media-count-with-lilach-bullock

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    Helping aspiring authors get their books out of their heads and into the world

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

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

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

    You can watch the replay on Youtube

    Mindy says

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

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

    May Mindy

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    Business Interviews on Blab in May 2016 [Updated]

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

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

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

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

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

    About Mike

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    We are succeeding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Mindy says

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    This is a members event organised and run by members

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

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

    Lilach says

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

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

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

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

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

    About Clare

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    About Scoop.it

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

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

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

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

    Central to our discussio will be the Domino Effect

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

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

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

    Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

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

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

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

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    Social Media for Bloggers with Mike Allton [Updated]

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

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

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

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

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

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

    About Mike

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

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

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

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

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

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

    May Mike Allton

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    Empire.Kred First Ever Video Chat on @Blab

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    When Wednesday 27th April 12:00 PM EST 5:00 PM GMT
    Where Blab.im
    What to bring

    To take part live .. Twitter Account , Video Camera , Microphone and earbuds
    To watch ..             visit the URL

    As this is the first ever video chat , anything can happen.

    Watch the replay

    EmpireKred

    Up to four people can join in on camera at any one time and we will rotate the seats so that everyone gets a chance to have their say

    It is an opportunity to meet fellow Empire.Kred players , put faces to names and discuss the game.

    I have had the pleasure of hosting over 60 Blab shows and the time is right to bring Empire.Kred and Blab together.

    Please join us on the day here

    This is a members open event run by Empire.Kred members

    REPLAY

    In the first ever Empire.Kred open chat hosted by Jon and Ishared hints and tips on improving your presence on the site with help from Skip Bieber

    We were joined by Lisa and Stephen , both relatively new to the site and we discussed ways to make progress on the site.

    We covered setting up your profile , buying shares and taking missions.

    There is a slideshare overview here http://www.slideshare.net/stevenjhealey/empirekred-introduction

    The replay is on Youtube

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    Martin W Smith chats about Content Curation with Cendrine and Steven

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

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

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

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

     

    Tuesday 26th April at 8:00 pm

     

    WHAT BENEFITS HAS CURATION BROUGHT YOU?

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

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

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

    Blab  Cendrine Martin April

    Our Last chat with Kelly Hungerford

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    Promoting your Blog Posts with Barbara and Steven

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

    You spend hours drafting and redrafting your blog post , select the perfect images , do all the SEO and publish the result.

    What happens next ? Unless you have an email list to tell about your new post , few people will see your post. We all deserve a wide audience for our blogs – to achieve our goal there is work to be done.

    The replay on Youtube

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

    The replay

    Friday 22nd April 2:00 PM

    Our video chat on images is here

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    Wiltshire Business Club – Member Interview with Dan Knowlson of Elements for Life

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    Elements for Life , chocolatiers, based in Wiltshire owned by Dan and Paul Knowlson celebrated 5 years in business on November 1st 2015. Dan is a longtime member of the Wiltshire Business Club

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

    Dan and Paula are passionate about their craft , love their customers and take pride in producing a quality product.
    Elements
    NOT ALL CHOCOLATE IS CREATED EQUAL

    The Youtube replay

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

    And of course anyone who loves great tastes.

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

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

    You can subscribe and watch the show here

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

    BACKGROUND

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

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

    Format

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

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

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

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    The Thryyve Social Media Engagement Show with Paul and Steven

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

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

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

    Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

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

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

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

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

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    THE PARTICIPANT PRINCIPLE with Maya Middlemiss

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

    Maya says :

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

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

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    Maya’s company Saros Research

    Saros Research is the UK’s leading database-driven market research and user experience participant recruitment company, recruiting participants for a diverse range of qualitative, social and technical projects across all consumer and B2B market sectors. I am a proactive and progressive project manager, with a fantastic team here at Saros, passionate about excellence in customer service and project delivery. Extensive market research fieldwork experience combined with a background in community development and diversity allow me to offer expert consultancy on any research recruitment project from social to usability to commercial, and this can-do attitude and alignment with our clients’ values and objectives extends throughout the Saros organisation.

    Why people should take part in paid research events like focus groups and user testing – it’s not all about the money!

    19th April 2:00PM

    Maya and I talked about Market Research late last year

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    Take Control of Your Inbox’ … ‘Manage Your Email More Effectively

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    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.

    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.

    April 18 5:00 PM

    You can watch the replay here

    Or on YouTube

    If you missed our previous chat , you can watch it here

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    Handling Presentation Nerves with Dr Simon Raybould author of ‘Presentation Genius’

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    Nerves are something that affect everyone who presents to a live audience.

    In this second session Simon discussed methods to improve handling nerves . Simon is a presentation skills trainer and author of ‘Presentation Genius’

    In fact in a light hearted conversation Simon gives a master class in dealing with presentation nerves , covering ‘ties and flies’ , preparation , rehearsing (or not) ,anchoring , black slides , changing the world , measuring success , good high energy , confidence , being excited , peripheral vision ,being in control and being prepared.

    Simon and I have been friends for over 10 years and it always a pleasure to video chat on Blab .

    Replay is below Tuesday 12th April 2:00 PM GMT

    or on Youtube

    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….. :)’

    Our previous chat on Presenting

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    Please Support #DontStreamandDrive Day Friday April 8th

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    Jon and I are honoured to be hosting a ‘Blabbing for Britain’ Special on Friday at 10:00 AM with Sergeant Neil aka SgtTCS

    The Campaign

    The Campaign

    Background

    In the news this week, the latest fad of recording or streaming video from mobile phones while driving is being discouraged by Neil, a serving police sergeant, in an unofficial social media campaign.

    Neil, a prolific Twitter user also known as @SgtTCS (who does not wish his surname to be known), used a driving simulator at the Transport Research Laboratory in Berkshire to demonstrate the effects of streaming and driving and the dangers caused to other road users as a result.

    During the driving simulation, Neil recorded a video on a smartphone stuck to the windscreen, looking at the phone and not the motorway, which caused the car to drift dangerously out of lane while travelling at speeds in excess of 70mph. In addition, his reaction times were impaired.

    Neil has organised an unofficial online campaign called #dontstreamanddrive to highlight the dangers of streaming and driving.

    Source http://www.motoringlawyersonline.com/%23dontstreamanddrive

    The mission

    Friends. I need your help.

    Driving is a complex operation. A blending of eye, hand and foot coordination that can propel a vehicle down a road at incredible speed. A process that requires skill, judgement, responsibility and places upon you, as a driver, a duty of care to yourself and every other road user.

    If done correctly, driving a car fully occupies your attention. Listen to my simple commentary here as I drive down country lanes. Now consider that in a city with pedestrians, cyclists, pedestrian crossings, more traffic, buses, more road signs, junctions and hazards. If you are fully focussed on your driving you have zero time to do anything else.

    The use of mobile phones by drivers has been in existence since the devices were introduced. The specific offences were introduced to UK legislation in 2003.

    As phones have become an essential part of day to day life the use of them by drivers has increased. Stand at any busy junction for 5 minutes and count how many drivers you see using a phone. You will be appalled. Studies have shown that driving ability is clearly impaired by using a mobile phone and that talking on a hand-held mobile phone impairs driving more than driving above the drink drive limit. Just think about that for a moment

    Source https://thecustodyrecord.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/dontstreamanddrive-day/

     

    The mission

    How you can support – Thunderclap

    Click https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/37699-dontstreamanddrive and support with your Twitter , FaceBook or Tumblr Account

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    Video Chat on Friday 8th April on Blab

    You are invited to join us as Sgt Neial chats with Jon and Steven about #DontStreamandDrive

    10:00 AM Friday https://blab.im/steven-healey-dontstreamanddrive-day-april-8th-blabbing-for-britain-special

    You can ask questions and join us live on camera .

    Log in with your Twitter account

    We wish the campaign every success

    as do all the organisations who support the Sgt Nei’ls campaign

    We wish the campaign every success
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    Vote for your Favorite Shows on Blab

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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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    Cendrine and Steven chat with Kelly Hungerford about Community Building

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    The biggest problem any business faces on Social Media is building community.

    In this fascinating informative chat with Cendrine and me , Kelly Hungerford gave a masterclass of how to build a community online,

    If you are looking for insights into how you can build a community then this Blab chat is a great place to begin

    Kelly gave real world examples of building online communities from scratch , the trial and error we must go through to ensure we build on the right platform for our business ,
    how to engage an audience and grow your community.

    You really need to embrace and applaud the people who are active in your community and Kelly gave simple steps to achieve this.

    By the end of the chat both Cendrine and I felt that embrace and we are now members of a growing community on Blab.

    We thank Kelly for sharing her expertise in a thoroughly enjoyable course in community building practice .

    About Kelly

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

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

    Kelly’s website http://kellyhungerford.com/.

    View the replay 8:00PM Wednesday 30th March

    or on YouTube

    Next month we will be interviewing another of Cendrine’s friends

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    Improving your Engagement on Twitter , an interview with Paul Ince of @Thryyve

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    In our second chat Paul covered every aspect of using Thryyve to fully engage your audience on Twitter and Facebook.

    He took us on a 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.

    We were joined by Jon Upton who has been using the system for the last three weeks and Jon was effusive in his praise of the system . He has used the system to discover potential new useful contacts for his catering clients.

    Peter Stewart joined us in the after show to learn from Paul how he could use Thryyve in his own business of rodent control and public speaking.

    Also in the LIVE Blab we watched several of the videos Thryyve have prepared for those learning to use the system

    This is British software at it’s best , it is powerful yet easy to use and is FREE to all

    Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

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

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

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

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

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    Promoting your WordPress Blogs – Announcing BlogBOOSTER Beta Testing

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

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

    This is a waste

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

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

    Enter BlogBOOSTER

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

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

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

    Step 3 Switch the Booster ON and leave it running

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    Find out more in the Blab today

    or on Blab here

    If you would like a copy of BlogBOOSTER please register

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    Blabbing for Britain Episode 18

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

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

    .

    We are succeeding

    Over the weeks we have made many new friends around the globe and met up on video with people we have known online for years but never spoken to directly.
    Blab is more than a video chat site , there is a real sense of community.

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

    or on Blab here

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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.

    You can watch the replay here

    or on Youtube

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

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

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

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

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

    or on Blab here

    Social Media show with Ani Alexander and Steven Healey

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

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

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

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

    or on Blab here


    Interview with Phil Hendy and Roland Millward of Wiltshire Business Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

    or on Blab here

    Blabbing for Britain Episode 18 Every Thursday 10:00 AM

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

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

    We are succeeding

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

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

    New friends

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

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

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

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

    or on Blab here

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

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

    Babs and I will be discussing how to promote your blog

    or on Blab here


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

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

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

    Format

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

    or on Blab here

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

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

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

    About Clare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    We are both looking forward to a second chat

    Thryyve Social engagement made easyy.

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

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

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

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

    or on Blab here

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

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

    Babs and I will be discussing WordPress Plugins

    or on Blab here

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

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

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

    About Kelly

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

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

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    Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Friday 4th 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.

    Wk 8. Friday 15m Video Blab – Why Voice Matters on Video w @PhoneAssassin 3:00PM

    Growing a Super Niche Community #blabnation 3:00PM

    #WhatsNext In Accounting with Thriveal & Going Concern- Let’s Talk Dress Codes 6:00PM

    Blogging Challenge Interview With Julie Bishop 8:00PM

    5 Ways to Get New Clients as a #SocialMedia Manager #SocialTalkLIVE 9:00PM

    Social Chatter – What’s Cooking In Social Media for February 29 – March 6 10:00PM

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    Social Media show with Ani Alexander and Steven Healey @Blab

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    This was a first, Ani and I teamed up to discuss Social Media.

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

    Our first two topics were creating and maintaining groups as a viable addition to maintaining email lists and Blab training. Ani shared her experience of running a 14000+ member group on Facebook especially how to manage the problems which can arise with a large group.

    We both enjoy running groups and shared insights into our experience.

    We also took Social Media questions from our audience and discussed podcasting , twitter , facebook

    Finally we discussed Blab itself and offered our view on the current site.

    Thank you to everyone who watched

    Watch the replay of the show below ( Tuesday 08/03/2016 8:00PM GMT )

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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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    Second Interview with Carlos Romero of ikohaus about avante-garde art

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    Second time around and Carlos and I nailed it.

    In a humorous , informative and enjoyable chat we discussed ART and ikohaus and the upcoming event in Greenville NC.

    Carlos is a great story teller who brings his artists world to life on the Blab

    I first spoke with Carlos Romero of ikohaus when Jon and I were interviewing JoeJoe Keys on Blab and were new to the platform , his help and advice were the beginnings of a good friendship. We are also all members of social networking site Empire.Kred

    The core of our chat today is Avant-garde art and a new project. Our chat promises to interesting and thought provoking

    Examples of work featured on ikohaus

    Friday 26/02/2016 at 5:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM EST

    You can watch the replay below

    or on YouTube


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

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

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

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

    In a very enjoyable chat we talked about

    Blogging which is where Ani’s writing journey began.

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

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

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

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

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    About Ani

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

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

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

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

    or on Blab here

    or on Youtube

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    Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Friday 19th 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.

    Snapchat: Fun, Business & Social #blabnation 3:00PM



    Morning Social Media Marketing TALK from @smexaminer
    4:00PM

    Make Awesome Networking Connections! #Support #Collaboration #Networking #Blab 5:30 PM



    Twitter #RonR Is Taking Us To Ireland! #NoLetUp @TedRubin @isocialfanz
    8:00 PM

    VA’s Chat on Top Reasons to Delegate your Social Media Marketing 10:30 PM

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    How can I – Improve the sound quality on videos I create ?

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    Improving Video Sound Quality

    We are going to use three programs to improve the sound qualties on your video

    Free Video to MP3 Converter from DVDVideoSoft https://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/Free-Video-to-MP3-Converter.htm

    Audacity http://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/

    Windows MovieMaker http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-live/movie-maker

    Please download these free programs and then take the steps outlined below.

    Background

    When you create videos using your mobile or pc microphone the sound quality will not be perfect.

    There will be background noises and sometimes the volume setting will be too low.

    We are going to use the three applications listed above to create and attach a new soundtrack to your video.

     

    The original file

    is FDP-Database-1

    The original file

    Step 1

    We want to create a copy of the audio for the movie using Free Video to MP3 Converter

    Step 1

    Open the file

    Open the file

    Convert the file to MP3

    Convert the file to MP3

    File converted

    File converted

    Step 2

    Clean the file using Audacity

    Step 2

    Load the MP3 File

    Load the MP3 File

    After Loading

    After Loading

    To increase the volume

    Select Effect (1)

    Followed by Amplify

    To increase the volume

    The amplify menu opens

    At this point you can experiment by moving the slider (1) and then Preview (2)

    When you are happy with the volume level , press OK (3) and the audio file will be updated.

    The amplify menu opens

    Locate a Quiet Passage

    Locate a Quiet Passage

    Select Noise Removal

    Select Noise Removal

    Removing the Noise

    Removing the Noise

    After Noise Removal

    After Noise Removal

    Export the edited file

    Export the edited file

    Export and Rename

    Export and Rename

    Enter Audio File Details (Optional)

    Close the program . There is no need to save the file , it has already been exported

    Enter Audio File Details (Optional)

    Step 3

    Step 3

    Open the Original Movie File

    Open the Original Movie File

    The uploaded original movie

    The uploaded original movie

    Muting the original Audio

    Select FILE followed by Video Volume

    Muting the original Audio

    Turn the volume off

    by moving slider to the extreme left

    Turn the volume off

    Adding the Audacity soundtrack

    select Add Music (1) followed by Add music (2)

    Adding the Audacity soundtrack

    Locate the Audacity Track

    Open the track

    Locate the Audacity Track

    The combined

    original movie with the new soundtrack

    The combined

    Exporting the Final edit

    Select Save Movie (1)

    Followed by [for high definition display)

     

    Exporting the Final edit

    Edit the file name

    to show the original + Final Edit

    You can of course adopt your own naming conventions , I have simply used these for clarity (and so I can find them later)

    Edit the file name

    MovieMaker then exports

    the file

    MovieMaker then exports

    END.

    The Moviemaker file can then be uploaded wherever you wish with clearer sound , not studio quality but better than before .

    My video which has just gone through the processes above

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    Join us on every Thursday on ‘Blabbing for Britain’ with Jon and Steven

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    This week sees our 14th ‘Blabbing for Britain’ show and we thought we would take a moment to look back and thank the people who have taken part.

    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.

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

    New friends

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

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

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

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

    You can subscribe here

    or on Blab here

    or on YouTube

    AND

    Our next Blab

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

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

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

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

    We covered the following topics

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

    About Barbara

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

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

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

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

    or on Blab here

    or on Youtube

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    Chat with Kevin Arrow of Sarkemedia talking about the 30 Day Webinar Challenge

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    Kevin and I are long time real life good friends and over the last 10 years and more we have supported each other in many projects.

    A very informative session explaining many aspects of Webinars and an overview of the 30 day course.

    You may know Kevin from SarkeMedia and the 30 Day Blogging Challenge which he runs with Sarah.

    Since Periscope appeared he has been running his own shows and has attracted quite an audience and an in depth knowledge of the system.

    Kevin unveiled the NEW 30 day Webinar challenge on the show .

    The course takes anyone from Webinar novice through to creating and running your first webinar either live on camera or using slides.

    The method has been tried and tested and sales are already beng made by people who are just testing the system

    There will be more information here

    Webinars are an incredibly powerful way of connecting with your audience.

    Monday at 7:00 pm

    You can watch the Blab replay below

    or visit Blab here

    or watch on Youtube

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    Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Friday 12th February @Blab

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

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

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

    Interview with BlackCaesarX about Avant-garde art projects 5:00PM

    Networking! Make Authentic Connections! #Support #Collaboration #LetsDoThis 5:30 PM

    30 Day Blogging Challenege Graduate Interview With Sue Fleckenstein 8:00pm

    The Live Video Show: Guest Ryan A. Bell of #SummitLive 9:00 pm

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    Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Thursday 11th 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.

    Product Creation Made Easy TV 4:00PM

    Chat w/@Jonathan Tripp – Host of BlabNation on Startups & Social Everything 5:00PM



    Easy Ways to Increase Twitter Followers, Leads and Engagement
    7:00PM



    The Biggest Misconceptions on Marketing Your Business Online #MomentumTribeMojo
    10:00 PM

    Snapchat for Business. How & Why? w/ Johnathan Christian @jdgem 11:00 PM

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    Interview with BlackCaesarX about Avant-garde art projects

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    I first spoke with Carlos Romero of ikohaus when Jon and I were interviewing JoeJoe Keys on Blab and were new to the platform , his help and advice were the beginnings of a good friendship. We are also all members of social networking site Empire.Kred

    The core of our chat today is Avant-garde art and project using people as paint. Our chat promises to interesting and thought provoking

    Examples of work featured on ikohaus

    Friday 12/02/2016 at 5:00 pm GMT

    You can subscribe below and watch us when we go live

    You can see Carlos’ website here

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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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