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Joan Stewart
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"But I'm in LinkedIn Groups...Why Do I Need Google+ Communities?

If you're new here, that's what you might be asking yourself. Somebody smart told you to come here, and we're glad you did. But it's important to know why your time might be better spent here than in LinkedIn Groups.

5  Important Reasons:

1. Google indexes your content shared in public Communities and elsewhere on Google+ almost immediately, which means it shows up in search results within minutes.

2. You can take advantage of Hangouts either as a host or a participant. Use them to present compelling content and build a raving fan base of followers, some of whom turn into customers and clients. 

3. You can create Events and invite a Community. LinkedIn killed its Events app months ago, much to the chagrin of users.

4.  Google+ Communities, like the rest of Google+, integrate seamlessly with other Google features that make up the Google ecosystem.  Not so with LinkedIn.

5. Within Communities, you can communicate with others as a brand and have conversations with influential thought leaders and other industry experts.

Check out my blog post that lists a total of 19 reasons on how Google+ Communities can help build your small business. It's at  http://publicityhound.com/blog/19-ways-google-communities-can-help-grow-your-business

Do you disagree? If so, tell us why.
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Egg Jokes & Yolks, Just in Time for Easter

'Tis the season for some egg jokes. Hippity hop on over to the Pinterest board LOL Funny Egg Jokes/Yolks at http://www.pinterest.com/shaddiff/lol-funny-egg-jokesyolks/

Lots of really clever eggs decorated to look like people. Your kids will love these.   #eggjokes   #egghumor  
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If you're at all confused about how to use Google+ you're in the right place. Join me and +B.L. Ochman for a webinar filled with Tips & Tricks on how to use Google Plus Communities to connect with influencers.
 
If you need to connect with influential people as part of your PR strategy, no other social media property will give you better traction and results than Google+. Its Communities are teeming with important business leaders, experts and people in your target audience.

+B.L. Ochman CEO of Maximum-Plus.com and a Google-certified coach who teaches Google+ strategy to big PR firms, brands and entrepreneurs, will save you hours of time learning.

In this one-hour live webinar, she’ll show you step-by-step how to make Google+ Communities your most powerful networking tool so you’re confident and on your game when connecting with influential people.

This is a private, paid event. Details and registration are at http://publicityhound.com/shop/how-to-use-google-communities-to-connect-with-influencers
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I'm curious, +Jaana Nyström, about how you think we should let people know about our invitations.
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Romance Author Admits to Barbie Porn

She actually stages sex and group sex scenes for her books by "practicing" on Barbie and Ken dolls.  Thanks, +Christina George, for the best laugh of the day.

#barbie   #barbieporn   #fiftyshadesofgrey  
 
Nothing could have prepared me for my recent discovery. I was at a romance conference where an author announced, at a networking dinner, that she practices her sex and group sex scenes (from her books) on her Barbie dolls to make sure that, eh, the positions are ok.

I just can’t make this stuff up. I looked at her, sipped my wine (ok, gulped it) and said, “So, you practice sex scenes with your Barbie dolls?”

“Yes,” she chirped enthusiastically, “I do it all the time. In fact in one scene Ken got so excited he broke his leg!”

#blogpost #barbiedoll #erotica #fiftyshades  
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Thank you +Joan Stewart for sharing!
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Small Business DIY Publicity Is Easier with These Tips

With all the emphasis on social media, it's easy to forget about traditional media. Don't! These tips will give you ideas on how to pitch the media with clever angles and timely hooks.   
 
#publicrelations is small businesses' most effective and cost-efficient tool for creating consumer awareness and marketing. The following advice from PR thought leaders on Entrepreneur.com offers PR tips for small businesses looking to land in the media spotlight: 
Public relations is small businesses’ most effective and cost-efficient tool for creating consumer awareness and marketing.
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"But I'm in LinkedIn Groups...Why Do I Need Google+ Communities?"

If you're new here, that's what you might be asking yourself. Somebody smart told you to come here, and we're glad you did. But it's important to know why your time might be better spent here than in LinkedIn Groups.

5  Important Reasons:

1. Google indexes your content shared in public Communities and elsewhere on Google+ almost immediately, which means it shows up in search results within minutes.

2. You can take advantage of Hangouts either as a host or a participant. Use them to present compelling content and build a raving fan base of followers, some of whom turn into customers and clients. 

3. You can create Events and invite a Community. LinkedIn killed its Events app months ago, much to the chagrin of users.

4.  Google+ Communities, like the rest of Google+, integrate seamlessly with other Google features that make up the Google ecosystem.  Not so with LinkedIn.

5. Within Communities, you can communicate with others as a brand and have conversations with influential thought leaders and other industry experts.

Check out my blog post that lists a total of 19 reasons on how Google+ Communities can help build your small business. It's at  http://publicityhound.com/blog/19-ways-google-communities-can-help-grow-your-business

Do you disagree? If so, tell us why. #googleplustips   #googlecommunities   #linkedingroups  
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Please join me and Google+ coach +B.L. Ochman for a one-hour webinar on How to Use Google+ Communities to Connect with Influencers on Thursday, April 17 at 4 PM EDT.
 
If you need to connect with influential people as part of your PR strategy, no other social media property will give you better traction and results than Google+. Its Communities are teeming with important business leaders, experts and people in your target audience.

+B.L. Ochman CEO of Maximum-Plus.com and a Google-certified coach who teaches Google+ strategy to big PR firms, brands and entrepreneurs, will save you hours of time learning.

In this one-hour live webinar, she’ll show you step-by-step how to make Google+ Communities your most powerful networking tool so you’re confident and on your game when connecting with influential people.

This is a private, paid event. Details and registration are at http://publicityhound.com/shop/how-to-use-google-communities-to-connect-with-influencers
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If you need to connect with influential people as part of your PR strategy, no other social media property will give you better traction and results than Google+. Its Communities are teeming with important business leaders, experts and people in your target audience.

+B.L. Ochman CEO of Maximum-Plus.com and a Google-certified coach who teaches Google+ strategy to big PR firms, brands and entrepreneurs, will save you hours of time learning.

In this one-hour live webinar, she’ll show you step-by-step how to make Google+ Communities your most powerful networking tool so you’re confident and on your game when connecting with influential people.

This is a private, paid event. Details and registration are at http://publicityhound.com/shop/how-to-use-google-communities-to-connect-with-influencers

How to Use Google+ Communities to Connect with Influencers
BL_new headshotFormat: A live webinar on Google Hangouts

Guest Expert: BL Ochman, CEO of Maximum-Plus Workshops for Google Plus Success and a Google-certified  GooglePlus Helpouts Coach

Time and Date:

4 to 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, April 17

Registration: $97 which includes the giant bonus package


This webinar will be presented as a Google Hangout. If you’re unfamiliar with the technology, don’t worry. You do not currently have to be using Google+.  

After you register, you will get an email with instructions on three ways to participate. If you’d rather just watch the video replay afterward, that’s fine too. If you don’t get the email after you register, check your spam folders. If you still don’t see it, email Christine Buffaloe.

Registration: $97 which includes the giant bonus package
http://publicityhound.com/shop/how-to-use-google-communities-to-connect-with-influencers

You will learn:

- Why Google+ communities are your ace in the hole for PR success

- The difference between Communities and Circles

- How to find Communities that are hungry for your tips and advice and other Communities that will make you smarter

- How to create a killer profile and use it to promote your expertise 

- How to properly introduce yourself to each Community with fanfare instead of squandering this opportunity like most people do

- Why you must NOT pitch…and what to do instead to win people’s hearts

- The important 12 to 1 rule that will let others on Google+ know you’re a smart, savvy networker and a helpful, credible and approachable expert

- The etiquette of sharing and resharing content, one of the biggest compliments you can give someone on Google+

- How to determine fairly quickly if a Community you’ve joined is worth the time and effort so you don’t waste energy 

- How to lead total strangers in Google+ Communities to your blog where you’re showcasing your best content   

- Tips for starting your own branded Community and how to know when the time is right

…and plenty of time for answering your questions

Register here http://publicityhound.com/shop/how-to-use-google-communities-to-connect-with-influencers
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+Caroline Cameron So glad the webinar was helpful!
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How to Get Major Companies and Nonprofits to Sponsor the Promotion of Your Book, Product or Service

How many times have you said to yourself, "If I only had a corporate sponsor..."  Brendon Burchard teaches a simple method that any author, entrepreneur or expert can use--even if they aren't famous--to get major Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits to promote what they're doing.

He has teamed up with companies like Wachovia, Coke, Toyota and Sony Pictures to promote and sponsor his book, publicity and speaking tours. At my blog, read about 9 Things Corporate Sponsors Can Help You Promote and find out how to register for a free call at 2 and 7 PM Eastern tomorrow, April 10, and hear Brendon explain how he does it. Go to http://publicityhound.com/blog/9-things-corporate-sponsors-can-help-you-promote

#freePR #boookmarketing
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Publicity Expert, PR Mentor, Small Business Promotion Coach
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Publicity, Media Relations, Public Relations, Content Creation, Small Business Promotion, Book Publicity
Employment
  • PublicityHound.com
    President, 1996 - present
    Publicity expert works with small business owners, authors, speakers, experts and nonprofits who want to promote their expertise, enhance their credibility and tell their story to the world.
  • The Business Journal (Milwaukee, Wis)
    Editor, 1994 - 1996
    Managed editorial department of Milwaukee's largest business publication.
  • The Express-Times (Easton, Pa.)
    Editor, 1991 - 1993
    Managed editorial department of this daily newspaper.
  • The Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, Wis.)
    Editor, 1988 - 1991
    Managed editorial department of this daily newspaper.
  • The Lake County News-Herald (Willoughby, Oh.)
    Managing Editor, 1974 - 1988
    Managed editorial department and served as writing coach for this daily newspaper in northeast Ohio.
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Milwaukee, WI area
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Bangor, Pa. - Maple Hts., Ohio - Belgium, WI
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Tips, Tricks & Tools for Free Publicity
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Publicity and PR expert, aka The Publicity Hound.  I share self-promotion tips and online visibility strategies to small businesses and nonprofits that want to self-promote.
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Frequent #1 spot on Google for "free publicity." Named one of The 40 Most Approachable Social Media A-Listers on Twitter. Named to Writer's Digest's 101 Best Websites for Writers. Named Top Website for Self-Publishers by Alliance of Independent Authors.
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  • Lumen Cordium High School (Bedford, Oh.)
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