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What Kind of Music do you Listen to when you're working?
If I need to focus, it's usually some West Coast Jazz like Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan.
If I REALLY have to focus; it's the sound of silence... not the S&G song.

As the day progresses so does my need to up the energy until I'm "Walking On Sunshine" by the end of the day.

#musictoworkby  
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Have You Done Your Online Spring Cleaning Yet?
You know what Mr. Franklin said:
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
 
Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Online Properties
Time for Social Media Spring Cleaning

When was the last time you got to your Twitter account to check how many “bots” were following you?

Like the cleaning supplies under our kitchen sinks, there’s no shortage of products that will help us “clean house”.

Trouble is – cleaning’s right up there with biannual Dental visits among the things we procrastinate.

But if we don’t take time to maintain our digital properties, we could end up with the equivalent of a root canal instead of a relatively painless cleaning.

What are some of the rooms in our digital house that need cleaning?

Apps – Do you know what third party apps have permission to access your account?

Security – When was the last time you changed your passwords?  I use LastPass to generate new passwords ( and remember) them regularly.

Branding - Have you made changes to your profile photo. updated your bio, changed your logo? Have they been implemented across all your properties?

Contact Info - Updated?

Images & other media – Computer feeling sluggish? Spend hours flipping through blog images you don’t need anymore. If you don’t use them, toss them.

Go to the original post to view teh #RayBunch  show and the 2 minute excerpts from each of the LunchBunch responding to:

What platform do you feel is most challenging to maintain?

What’s an example of something that happened that could have been avoided had you “cleaned house”?

Show bonus: The RayLunchBunch TakeOut
This week:
1. Circloscope YouTube Playlist for Cleaning Your Circles http://goo.gl/7gLG6w

2. Duplicate Annihilator app that removes duplicates from iPhoto. http://goo.gl/P6tVV5

3. The Power of the Quarterly Business Review http://goo.gl/703Y38

4. Crowdfireapp Twitter & Instagram manager.

5. The Ultimate Digital Clutter Solution by +Scott Scowcroft 


The #RayBunch  are:

Business strategist, +Jessica Dewell 
Branding & Marketing specialist, +Randy Bowden 
CEO of The Scott Treatment, +Scott Scowcroft 
Digital Strategist & Google+ Coach, +B.L. Ochman 
Social Media & Google+ Strategist, +Ray Hiltz  


#socialmedia   #security   #digitalmarketing  
The internet is not magic. It just may seem so. Like your real house, your digital property needs regular Spring cleaning and maintenance.
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The Ultimate Guide to Google+
Pretty well says it all.
from +Android Central via +Jaana Nyström 
Jaana Nyström originally shared:
 
This is everything you need to know about Google+, in one handy guide

"Even if you're not looking for a new social network, that little red logo for Google+ does a lot of things for you.

You use it to log into websites without filling out the same 20 questions every time you want to comment on a blog. It unifies your experience across the Google platform, from commenting on YouTube videos to leaving a bad review on the Play Store or Google Maps to bringing in results from your circles whenever you do a Google web search.

And here's how to get the most out of it..."

Read on: http://www.androidcentral.com/ultimate-guide-google

#Googleplustips     #Jaanatip     #Android  
This is everything you need to know about Google+, in one handy guide. Google+ is the social backbone of the Google platform and a pretty decent social network for the millions of users who inhabit it. Thanks to its ties to Hangouts, Google+ can also become your own personal podcast, meeting space, or impromptu concert. Google+ Photos's freedoms and features have attracted...
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Can you be a generalist, but work as a specialist?
That's what we explored on the #RayBunch  show ep.70 with +Ryan Hanley and the "Bunch".

h/t +Jessica Dewell 
 
Within a generalist constellation of skills, dial into that specific talent setting you apart, advises +Ryan Hanley… because consumers search for "the one” specialist who suits their needs exactly! An enlightening #RayLunchBunch. http://goo.gl/UTC5qC (pin for later: http://goo.gl/74Roqj)

+Ray Hiltz
+Scott Scowcroft
+Randy Bowden
+Vivekananda Baindoor Rao
+B.L. Ochman

#generalist #specialist #onespecificskill
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Can we really, truly have 2 top priorities that are equally weighted?  (that is rhetorical...)
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Cabanes à sucre/Sugar Shacks an Early Spring Tradition
-So early this year, it's still winter!_

If you have a sweet tooth and an appetite for some robust food, drop into a Sugar Shack".
We went to Haut Bois Normand, one of the "Cabane à sucre" listed in this article.
Had a great time. It's also economical since you won't have to eat for the rest of the day. :-)

#maplesyrup   #montreal   #quebec  
Maple season is finally upon us. Quebec is home to hundreds of the best cabanes à sucres (aka sugar shacks) in the world and supplies about 80% of its maple syrup. Selecting the ultimate best sugar shack can be a difficult task, thankfully we lined up the top 5 destinations you must try out. Whichever you …
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Tools To Help You Spring Clean Your Online House
This is the Take Out segment of our latest #RayBunch  show: Spring Cleaning Your Digital House.  http://goo.gl/1u6bEX

1. Circloscope YouTube Playlist for Cleaning Your Circles* http://goo.gl/7gLG6w +Circloscope 

2. Duplicate Annihilator app that removes duplicates from iPhoto. http://goo.gl/P6tVV5

3. The Power of the Quarterly Business Review http://goo.gl/703Y38

4. Crowdfireapp  Twitter & Instagram manager. +Crowdfire 

5. The Ultimate Digital Clutter Solution by +Scott Scowcroft http://goo.gl/mlwGei

#socialmediamarketing  
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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Online Properties
Time for Social Media Spring Cleaning

When was the last time you got to your Twitter account to check how many “bots” were following you?

Like the cleaning supplies under our kitchen sinks, there’s no shortage of products that will help us “clean house”.

Trouble is – cleaning’s right up there with biannual Dental visits among the things we procrastinate.

But if we don’t take time to maintain our digital properties, we could end up with the equivalent of a root canal instead of a relatively painless cleaning.

What are some of the rooms in our digital house that need cleaning?

Apps – Do you know what third party apps have permission to access your account?

Security – When was the last time you changed your passwords?  I use LastPass to generate new passwords ( and remember) them regularly.

Branding - Have you made changes to your profile photo. updated your bio, changed your logo? Have they been implemented across all your properties?

Contact Info - Updated?

Images & other media – Computer feeling sluggish? Spend hours flipping through blog images you don’t need anymore. If you don’t use them, toss them.

Go to the original post to view the  #RayBunch  show and the 2 minute excerpts from each of the LunchBunch responding to:

What platform do you feel is most challenging to maintain?

What’s an example of something that happened that could have been avoided had you “cleaned house”?

Show bonus: The RayLunchBunch TakeOut
This week:
1. Circloscope YouTube Playlist for Cleaning Your Circles http://goo.gl/7gLG6w

2. Duplicate Annihilator app that removes duplicates from iPhoto. http://goo.gl/P6tVV5

3. The Power of the Quarterly Business Review http://goo.gl/703Y38

4. Crowdfireapp Twitter & Instagram manager.

5. The Ultimate Digital Clutter Solution by +Scott Scowcroft 


The #RayBunch  are:

Business strategist, +Jessica Dewell 
Branding & Marketing specialist, +Randy Bowden 
CEO of The Scott Treatment, +Scott Scowcroft 
Digital Strategist & Google+ Coach, +B.L. Ochman 
Social Media & Google+ Strategist, +Ray Hiltz  


#socialmedia   #security   #digitalmarketing  
The internet is not magic. It just may seem so. Like your real house, your digital property needs regular Spring cleaning and maintenance.
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Ever Wonder What Drives Mild-Mannered Scott Crazy?
Check out +Scott Scowcroft in this short excerpt from our last #RayBunch  show. :-)

Who would have thought under that smooth Seattle exterior...
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I guess you now know what pushes my buttons! I have two good friends who will hit "reply" on any old email in order to start a new conversation ... and I can't say anything to them because they're already on the edge of hating this technology as it is. Drives me Craaazy.
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Do Your Digital Properties Need a Cleaning?
h/t +Marc-André Beauchamp 
Join us today at 12:15 PM ET as we share stories, advice and tips for cleaning up your social media and other digital houses.
http://goo.gl/zfYuZW

#RayBunch   #socialmedia  
 
Did you make a spring cleanup?

Sometimes people which you have subscribed during the year does post really the type of publications that are interested in or are simply inactive?

No problem, joining +Ray Hiltz team to talk about it!
March 24 at 12:15 (UTC-5)
https://plus.google.com/events/cu0frk0l8ht9a0at43si70a4amg

#googleplustips   #onlineidentity   #springcleaning  
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Good Friends & Food at Cabane à Sucre, Haute Bois Normand
Though the weather said winter, maple syrup ran through our veins as we enjoyed traditional Québecois music and food this weekend with friends & family from Maine.

#sugarshack  
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+Nel Pa Thanks, Nel :-)
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This week in the PYB community!
curated by +Mary Stovall h/t +martin shervington 
 
‘Plus Your Business’ Community - Weekly Roundup!
Check out the top stories, questions and announcements from your fellow PYB Community members. Read more…

Message from Martin: 
This week I am heading to San Diego for the SMMW15 conference, speaking on how to find your 100 Brand Evangelists using Google+! The crew will be manning the helm, so reach out to any of the moderators in PYB if you need any extra support. Stay safe and enjoy the ride...

“The PYB Show”! Even Newer 30 minute Format…. An Important Conversation “How To Become An Authority”with +Brian Clark and +martin shervington  
http://plusyourbiz.com/pu

FEATURED STORIES
Three posts you may have missed from the PYB team

1. Google+ for Business. (NEW INTERVIEW) ... by +David Bain and +martin shervington  http://plusyourbiz.com/pv

2. Understanding Online Behavior is Key for a Website Owner...by +David Amerland  http://plusyourbiz.com/ph

3. Digital Marketing Agency: Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring One +Brian Jensen http://plusyourbiz.com/pn

HINTS & TIPS
For the entire thread see post link...

1. "YouTube Card Visible during Live HOA Broadcast - a demonstration” from   +Ronnie Bincer
Post - http://plusyourbiz.com/pi

2. ”Can I put a link on my website, so when someone is on my website they just have to press a button to have a hangout with me (video call), instead of calling me”? +Jeffrey Tobian  A.+martin shervington “Yes, you can add a Hangout button. Here is the code page:”  http://plusyourbiz.com/pr

3. “Using Comment Tracker & the Lower Third Together” from   +Ronnie Bincer
http://plusyourbiz.com/ps

ANNOUNCEMENTS
And some exciting things from the past week include...

1. A New Group of Level 2 Trailblazers Begins on Monday Are you ready to take it to the next Level?! 
Private Community and Mentorship helps you achieve increased engagement & circle management. 
http://plusyourbiz.com/lm

2. Visit our PYB Social Media Channels: 
Join thriving conversations & network with other G+ community members  

LinkedIn  http://plusyourbiz.com/ez
Facebook http://plusyourbiz.com/fb
Twitter https://twitter.com/PlusYourBiz

3. Must read or watch articles you may have missed from PYB Collaborators recently!

a.“Have you tried a Google Plus Hangout Video Call as an Alternative to Skype?” +Melinda Samson  http://plusyourbiz.com/pl

b.“Google” Called You About Your Business Listing from +Molly Youngblood Geiger with +Russ Cote
Post - http://plusyourbiz.com/pk

c.”Social Media Psychology” +Wade Harman http://plusyourbiz.com/po

 
JUST FOR FUN

“LEGO Jurassic Park” (VIDEO 3:30)  by +Paul Hollingsworth and +digitalwizardz
http://plusyourbiz.com/pq

commentary The blockbuster hit Jurassic Park is brought to life in LEGO as a father, daughter and all their friends combine over $100,000 of LEGO pieces to make this epic stop-motion production.

That’s our week in review! Great to see you all this week and can’t wait to see what the next 7 has in store. Cheers!

#plusyourbusiness
#plusyourbusinessroundup 
#plusyourbusinessnewsletter
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You'll find I post a lot about Google Plus, Social Media, Business and Marketing.

I also like to share posts of funny memes (love puns), do crazy hangouts with old and new friends, share iPhone photos and other stuff that grabs my attention. 

If you want to get down to social business & Google+, then I invite you to circle my G+ Business Page: +NewRayCom and visit to my website: rayhiltz.com where you can subscribe to my weekly Google+ Newsletter.

We hold a weekly Google+ Tips & Topics Lunch Hangout each Tuesday at 12:15pm.

I'm someone who is inspired by people who care about other people. I'm inspired by the creativity process and people who march to their own drummer.

I'm passionate about equal rights civil conversations.

I abhor fundamentalism, ethnic and political nationalism and intolerance.  

My personal interests include:
 -  reading (fiction & non)
 -  music (anything but Opera and harpsichords),
 -  musical theatre,
 -  politics (especially Canadian)
 -  history
 -  human rights
 -  arts (performing & visual)
 -  nature 

I'm originally from Moncton NB and now live in Montréal QC

I'm married to a great guy, have four great kids (he's not the mom).

If you want to know more about Ray Hiltz, you know where to find me. :-)
 
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Google+ and Hangouts On Air Coach / Social Media Consultant
Skills
Social Media Strategy, Social Business Consulting, Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing, Google Plus Strategy, Speaking, Blogging, Training, Project management
Employment
  • Communications NewRayCom
    Social Media & Google+ Specialist, present
    Google Plus Coach, Social Media Consultant, Strategist
  • l'Hôtel Le Meridien-Versailles
    Accounts, 2009 - 2010
    Accounting
  • Repercussion Theatre
    Executive Director, 2000 - 2009
    Responsible for operations of Theatre Company including, Board Development, Fundraising, production, marketing etc.
  • School of Toronto Dance Theatre
    Aministrator, 1998 - 1999
  • Restaurant Le Charolais
    Manager, 1996 - 1998
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NewRayCom, Alexander Hiltz, NewRay