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Egotistical opinion of man that he is king of nature was created by man himself to justify his wrong decisions. #EarthDay2015
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Looking forward to Tuesday...
 
What's Our Lines?

The #RayBunch show is celebrating it’s 75th broadcast by turning the digital lunch table around and putting the “Bunch” on the hot-seat.

The original TV Show, What’s My Line appeared on CBS from 1950 to 1967. It had a panel whose goal was to guess the guest’s occupation.

If you’ve been watching the the #RayBunch for awhile, you'll know that we all have something to do with marketing. 

But what do you really know about us?
Is Scotty a boxer or brief guy?
IfJess was a tree, what kind of tree would that be? #joke  

Some questions we might get...
Why are we doing what we’re doing?
What was our journey to get here?
What other things did we do?
Who are our influencers?
What do we love most and hate most about what we do?

Get the picture?

My goal is starting the Lunch Bunch show 75 episodes ago was to have a place where friends could gather around a virtual lunch table each week.
We'd chat as we would around an office launch table.
Sometimes it’s about work and sometimes we just rant.

What’s different about our table is that it extends across the internet.
It's a virtual table that welcomes people from around the world.

And before our lunch mates go back to their cubicle or basement office, we hope we've left you something to think about.

This week, we hope you’ll see your story in our stories. 
Bring along your questions, comments, stories.

We’ll do our best in 30 minutes to respond to them all. If not, we’ll do so in the Event comments.

Join us on Tuesday, April 14th at 12:15pm 

Watching on mobile? Here's the YouTube link:  - https://youtu.be/MH9IMdFASLM

The #RayBunch  are:
+Scott Scowcroft - The ScottTreatment: www.theSCOTTtreatment.com

+Randy Bowden - Bowden2Bowden marketing & branding virtual consultancy firm: http://bowden2bowden.com - Twitter:@bowden2bowden

+Jessica Dewell - Business Consulting Advisory Board: http://infusionprinciple.com  - Twitter:@jess_dewell

+B.L. Ochman - Google+ Events, Coaching, Digital Strategist: http://www.whatsnextblog.com/ -  Twitter:@whatsnext

+Ray Hiltz - Social Strategist & Google+ Specialist - Power Your Business With Google Plus: Visit:  rayhiltz.com - Twitter:@rayhiltz

Here's a sample of our recent shows:

- *How to Create Compelling Images for Your Content w/+Dustin W. Stout - https://youtu.be/MH9IMdFASLM?list=PLvdaW-uAxRClPLy8eBDnPc0s4L1C3CVHt

- Is Social Media a Mobocracy? - https://youtu.be/de5glX1qmXQ

- Spring Cleaning Your Digital House - https://youtu.be/IVZ7NqEezBc

- It Ain't Easy Being Evergreen - https://youtu.be/pQtFaki1tGg

- Generalist or Specialist? With Ryan Hanley -  https://youtu.be/hoXxt-WSn1k

View other past Lunch Bunch shows on my YouTube Playlist: -http://goo.gl/6841cD

Subscribe here for my weekly Newsletter: http://goo.gl/EbWkOa

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If you attended the show and commented in the events page, you will be put in a notification circle to be invited to future shows. If you don't wish to be included in this notification circle, let me know and I'll remove you from it.  :-) 
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Another platform on life support? Could marketers have f*cked it up or snooty celebrities?
via +Mack Collier 
Gary is wrong on this one.  Twitter's problem isn't noise, it's a lack of organic conversations.  The one thing that attracted many of Twitter's hardcore users from 2006-2008, is now all but dead in 2015.  The beauty of Twitter in those early days was that it was an incredible discovery tool.  You could meet new people seamlessly, and you could expand your network (personal or professional) all at the same time via simply chatting with people on ...
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Timeless advise from +Mark Schaefer ... 

In real life power is determined through our title, by where we went to school, who we married, how much money we have and where we show up on an organizational chart.

On the web there is no organizational chart. On the web, you create influence and power through your content.

This is new. Influence has now been democratized because you don't have to go to Oxford and it doesn't matter who you marry.

Create your voice/audience through the web and find your own power and influence. This in an energizing/uplifting time. This is an opportunity that you can grab.

For the entire +Randy Bowden   #Marketer2Marketer  interview, please visit ... http://bit.ly/1cmAPgk
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Another good #RayBunch lunch show is coming, you are invited!
 
Is it better to be a Generalist or a Specialist?
The debate about which is better, to be a generalist or a specialist has been going on for a long time.
But it hasn't been until the rise of the internet and content marketing that it seems to be on everyone's lips.
(Ok, maybe not your Aunt Bertha's)

I had planned on having this topic on our lunch menu since I read our special guest,+Ryan Hanley' post last summer: Google Has Killed the Generalist and No One Cares http://goo.gl/OH6lch

When I first saw the title, I thought Ryan was bemoaning the death of the “Generalist” and sad that no one cared. Wrong!

In the intro to his Google+ share of his post he wrote:

"We all want to rank for everyone thing we could ever possibly sell someone. That's the dream, right?

Unfortunately it's not a reality and over and over again I see businesses with good intentions diluting their digital marketing results while trying to be everything to everyone.

Stop. Now. Google hates you for it.”

...Well, that seems pretty clear.

I've been a fan of Ryan for some time having followed him on social, as well as being a regular listener to his Content Warfare podcast.
I just purchased his new book - Content Warfare. http://goo.gl/1xqhlM

Join Ryan and the #RayBunch  and leave your questions and comments about whether you think being Generalists are an endangered species.

Be sure to stick around for the last 5 minutes of the show when we'll be serving our Lunch Bunch Take-Out - tips and links to resources relating to the day's topic.

Watching on mobile? Here's the YouTube link: ....

*The #RayBunch  are:

+Scott Scowcroft - The ScottTreatment: www.theSCOTTtreatment.com

+Randy Bowden - Bowden2Bowden marketing & branding virtual consultancy firm: http://bowden2bowden.com - Twitter:@bowden2bowden

+Jessica Dewell - Business Consulting Advisory Board: http://infusionprinciple.com  - Twitter:@jess_dewell

+B.L. Ochman - Google+ Events, Coaching, Digital Strategist: http://www.whatsnextblog.com/  Twitter:@whatsnext

+Ray Hiltz - Power Your Business With Google Plus: Visit:  rayhiltz.com - Twitter:@rayhiltz

Watch our last show here:  http://youtu.be/sYjtRMczvTQ

For past Lunch Bunch shows, check out my YouTube Playlist: http://goo.gl/6841cD

This is a Google+ Tips & Topics Community presentation: Join us :-)
http://goo.gl/uJh80a

Subscribe here for my weekly Google+ Tips Newsletter: http://goo.gl/EbWkOa

Heads Up: If you attended the show and commented in the events page, you will be put in a notification circle to be invited to future shows. If you don't wish to be included in this notification circle, let me know and I'll remove you from it.  :-) 
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+Randy Bowden Another big topic, Randy that will be a challenge to cover in 30 minutes. :-)
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Busy prepping for today's #RayBunch  where +Scott Scowcroft  +Jessica Dewell +Randy Bowden and I will be answering questions from each other and our audience about...us.

Going for an "old School" look today - not surprisingly, not so hard for me to do. 

We covered a lot of topics on the LunchBunch - for some reason, this one makes me nervous. ;-)

Hope you can join us at 12:15pm ET at How To Build An Audience On Google+​ http://goo.gl/L5z3Ug
or on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/qBWFWocmOWE
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Image is everything!
 
The Ray Bunch TakeOut Ep. 74 - What's in an Image w/ Dustin w. Stout
The #RayBunch  was thrilled to have +Dustin W. Stout join us this week.

Check out the full 30 min. video replay herehttp://goo.gl/eVZWFB 

A big thank you to Dustin for being so generous in sharing his graphic design & communications expertise.

And as usual, at the end of each who, the "bunch" was also generous in sharing their links to articles that help you dig deeper into the day's topic.

This show in particular holds a wealth of help for creating and optimizing your content images.

Here's the day's takeout:

1. How to Make Visual Content That Doesn’t Suck - by Dustin, this post includes the three basic tenets of good design: Balance, Framing, and Contrast.  - http://goo.gl/lVb0ic

2. 123rf - Over 38 Million Stock Images, Vectors, Footage and Audio Clips - http://goo.gl/JUaCo9

3. SubtlePatterns.com - Background graphics. http://goo.gl/JFSrzM

4. 8 Types of CTAs You Should Absolutely Try on Your Bloghttp://goo.gl/8utNi7

5. The big web design trends for 2015 - If you're a designer, you'll enjoy this. - http://goo.gl/qMqvv8

Thank you, +Jessica Dewell +Randy Bowden +Scott Scowcroft and +B.L. Ochman fro sharing these great tips.

#content   #graphics   #socialmedia  
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What this guy said...
#RayBunch
 
What is Evergreen Content with Randy Bowden

A founding member of the #RayBunch , Marketing and Branding expert, +Randy Bowden shares his definition of  Evergreen Content and how it benefits businesses.
View the full broadvast here: It Ain't Easy Being Evergreen  https://youtu.be/pQtFaki1tGg

#Branding   #marketing   #Content  
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We had +Ryan Hanley (author of Content Warfare) join the #RayBunch lunch table yesterday. Generalist or Specialist, which are you?
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+Randy Bowden Of course, Randy. +Ryan Hanley lived up to his well earned reputation for being generous, passionate and informative.
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Join the #RayBunch  for lunch on Tuesday at 12:15pm EST and find out what +Ryan Hanley has to say about the need to be a "Specialist."
 
Is it better to be a Generalist or a Specialist?
The debate about which is better, to be a generalist or a specialist has been going on for a long time.
But it hasn't been until the rise of the internet and content marketing that it seems to be on everyone's lips.
(Ok, maybe not your Aunt Bertha's)

I had planned on having this topic on our lunch menu since I read our special guest,+Ryan Hanley' post last summer: Google Has Killed the Generalist and No One Cares http://goo.gl/OH6lch

When I first saw the title, I thought Ryan was bemoaning the death of the “Generalist” and sad that no one cared. Wrong!

In the intro to his Google+ share of his post he wrote:

"We all want to rank for everyone thing we could ever possibly sell someone. That's the dream, right?

Unfortunately it's not a reality and over and over again I see businesses with good intentions diluting their digital marketing results while trying to be everything to everyone.

Stop. Now. Google hates you for it.”

...Well, that seems pretty clear.

I've been a fan of Ryan for some time having followed him on social, as well as being a regular listener to his Content Warfare podcast.
I just purchased his new book - Content Warfare. http://goo.gl/1xqhlM

Join Ryan and the #RayBunch  and leave your questions and comments about whether you think being Generalists are an endangered species.

Be sure to stick around for the last 5 minutes of the show when we'll be serving our Lunch Bunch Take-Out - tips and links to resources relating to the day's topic.

Watching on mobile? Here's the YouTube link: ....

*The #RayBunch  are:

+Scott Scowcroft - The ScottTreatment: www.theSCOTTtreatment.com

+Randy Bowden - Bowden2Bowden marketing & branding virtual consultancy firm: http://bowden2bowden.com - Twitter:@bowden2bowden

+Jessica Dewell - Business Consulting Advisory Board: http://infusionprinciple.com  - Twitter:@jess_dewell

+B.L. Ochman - Google+ Events, Coaching, Digital Strategist: http://www.whatsnextblog.com/  Twitter:@whatsnext

+Ray Hiltz - Power Your Business With Google Plus: Visit:  rayhiltz.com - Twitter:@rayhiltz

Watch our last show here:  http://youtu.be/sYjtRMczvTQ

For past Lunch Bunch shows, check out my YouTube Playlist: http://goo.gl/6841cD

This is a Google+ Tips & Topics Community presentation: Join us :-)
http://goo.gl/uJh80a

Subscribe here for my weekly Google+ Tips Newsletter: http://goo.gl/EbWkOa

Heads Up: If you attended the show and commented in the events page, you will be put in a notification circle to be invited to future shows. If you don't wish to be included in this notification circle, let me know and I'll remove you from it.  :-) 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Ray Hiltz. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Generalist or Specialist? with Ryan Hanley
Tue, March 10, 12:15 PM
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"I learn everyday because stuff changes everyday" - Randy Bowden on "Do You Call Yourself An Expert?" #RayLunchBunch show.
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Just written a blog encouraging people to claim to be an Expert  so really interested to see Ray Lunch Bunch discussing it http://www.boxquoteclever.com/?p=269 
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