A big basket of Easter goodies+Mia Voss
predicted that 2014 would be the year of the kickass. Mia’s not wrong!
There seems to be a surge of activity at the moment, a quickening, an increased positivity. It’s fitting then to start with the Saturday edition of +The Mia Connect Power Chat
). Always worth watching for +Dustin W. Stout
, just don’t mention Facebook or Snapchat.
Mia was also joined by +David Amerland
, +Ileane Smith
, +Debi Davis
and +Rebekah Radice
who gave their predictions for the next few months. Always #BatCrapCrazy
this show broke the comments limit again and apparently also broke Instagram! It might be something to do with Dustin’s posted image - you have been warned!
Obviously one of the big topics of the last week is +David Amerland
’s new book Google+ Hangouts for Business
and there were a couple of HOAs (in addition to the Power Chat above) that are well worth viewing for some background to the book and some further pearls of wisdom. In How to Use Hangouts to improve Brand Impact
) +Yifat Cohen
looks at how HOAs can be an important element of any business strategy. The second half of the show was driven by guest questions and is well worth staying the course. Good job Yifat
In G+ Hangouts for Business - The Book
) the guys from +Stone Temple Consulting
, +Eric Enge
and +Mark Traphagen
were joined by +David Amerland
and the master of the HOA, +Ronnie Bincer
. Lots of information as you would expect from these G+ giants including a strategy for coping with the huge growth in the number of available HOAs competing for our time and the lessons we have to learn to effectively use Hangouts. Some humour thrown in for good measure - I’ve now refined my strategy to four words: Sell turnips, buy beer
. Thanks guys.
Between these three HOAs you should have enough information to know that you should go and buy the book!Back to school
David was also centre stage alongside +martin shervington
at an innovative HOA organised by +Jim Shankle
at +John Brown University
) Discussions about the challenges that face businesses in today’s attention economy - it’s all about the trust. Some excellent questions from the students and the usual great responses from David and Martin.
As ever the event comments are well worth a read and I make no apologies for borrowing
this insight from +Kristin Drysdale
that distils an important aspect of this platform.The invisible layer of Google Plus is gratitude. It's infectious and overwhelming. We jump at the chance to help others because we are truly, honestly, sincerely grateful...
Many thanks Kristin.
I really enjoy these classroom HOAs - they give an extra dimension to an already great medium for sharing knowledge. Glass in the Class Episode 5: The importance of Group communication
) is another great example with +John Ellis
providing the technical wizardry to put guest educators in front of +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales
’s Kent State University class. This week’s expert was +martin shervington
sharing his experience of Google services as he has developed Plus Your Business. I could only dream of this kind of information flow when I was but a lad in Academia. Top marks to all for taking this tool to another level.Adios to the Online Money Show
The final Online Money Show: Earn $100,000 Blogging! Monetize Your Blog!
) was everything you could hope for as a swan song. Always full of top tips for making money +David Oldenburg
and +Christine DeGraff
welcomed +Henneke Duistermaat
, +Nicholas Cardot
and +Randy Brown
to share their money-making tips. You’ll take away a lot from this show and it stands as a testament to the value given by this show and hosts David and Christine. I’m sure we all wish David well in his new venture the Real Estate Power Show
.Social Media: Is it Changing You?+Gina Fiedel
is one storyteller here on Google Plus for whom I always have time. Social Media: Who Are You Becoming?
) takes a look at how Google Plus has changed all of us, given us a new landscape to explore and pushed boundaries aside. This thoughtful piece will have you nodding as you see elements of your own development on this platform - I was frequently
. Gina also anticipates the coming possibilities, the growth and support of the community, the inspiration, the confidence to venture forward. All of this conveyed in her own inimitable style. I, for one, will never tire of Gina’s Google Plus Mantra (one that I’m sure we all share anyway). Take the time to enjoy this
Those of you who have followed these #FridayFavourites
will know I like posts that make you think. It might be a little self indulgent but I’m going to include a couple of posts every week that get you thinking.
This post I missed last week. It is +Bruce Marko
’s Denting the Universe
). Bruce makes the connection between the content we create and gravitational forces in the Universe. Quality over quantity is something that I try to apply to everything I do. I think it’s the most rewarding in the long term. Go ahead and start creating your brightest stars.
Quality also provides a running thread through issue 21 of the disseminating seeds
series from +Owen Ellis
. Continuing Lessons
) makes the statement that Writing matters
. You've probably guessed that I’m in total agreement (or this weekly review would be an HOA!) but you may be thinking it’s not that relevant to you. Well read through and you may change that view.And finally…
I’ve been in a few offices where the plants have provided the camouflage. Crack a smile at this one from +Craig Chamberlin
, When Your Boss Is Coming
). Then take a look at the Craig and Chris Show
) - I think you’ll agree that Gary Busey does have taste :-)Have a great weekend wherever you are#WeeklyRoundUp #WeekInReview #Google