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Rare Blue Moon Comes Friday
via +CNN

The July 31 appearance of the month's second full moon will be the first such occurrence in the Americas since August 2012... because the lunar cycle and the calendar year aren't perfectly synched, about every three years we wind up with two in the same calendar month.
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I haven't heard this version before, +Mary Stovall Big fan of Chris Isaak.
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JARDINS GAMELIN at Place Émilie Gamelin, Montrèal.
A beautiful example of repurposing a neglected urban space by designing a green space with actual vegetable garden and encouraging meeting spaces with the addition of a café and abundance of seating areas.

This is right beside one of the busiest Métros in the city - Métro Berrie-UQUAM
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Love the urban farming. Can't get any fresher. 
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Don’t Panic, But This Article Was Written by an Algorithm
by +Demian Farnworth for +Copyblogger 

Learn what  Natural Language Generation (NLG) machines are and why you shouldn't fear them.

Who will win the battle of human versus machine? Demian Farnworth explores five ways content creators can actually thrive by embracing machine automation.
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Are You An Expert? - RayBunch Summer ReRun
What do you consider yourself an expert in?
This is +Jessica Dewell's response...

Watch the full show tomorrow at 12:15PM ET.  We'll be in the audience with you. :-)
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Looking forward to joining +B.L. Ochman and sitting in +David Erickson's chair today at 12:30 PM ET for episode 105 of +Beyond Social Media Show 

I'm not hosting, so all bets are off! :-)
+Ray Hiltz producer of Ray Lunch Bunch, will be our special guest for episode 105 of BEYOND SOCIAL MEDIA SHOW, while co-host +David Erickson takes a week off. 

We’ll bring you the digital communications news of the week, and also find out what Ray is up to this summer.


The Beyond Social Media Show format:
*  Worst marketing stories of the week
*  Best marketing stories of the week
*  Shiny new tools
*  The Daily Numbers

Thanks to +Marketwired  for including us in their list of 10 Productivity-Inspiring Podcasts for PR and Marketing Pros. Here's what they say:

"Hosted by accomplished business strategists +B.L. Ochman and +David Erickson, the weekly show is a fun, funny, and fast-paced look at how marketing and social media are affecting business, brands, and people. It covers must-know news and current events, highlights the best and worst marketing stories of the week, and looks at shiny new tools. Though delivered in an irreverent style, the hosts dive deep into big-brand hits and misses and provide great insight into why some campaigns work, and others don’t. Enjoy."


Follow us on Twitter:@BSMediaShow 

We're on iTunes & Stitcher now! Please Review and Subscribe to Beyond Social Media Show Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher  

Beyond Social Media is an award-winning weekly video podcast, broadcast live on Google Hangouts every Saturday at 1130 AM CST/12:30 PM EST.

The playlists for all of our shows, with links to the sources of all the stories we shared, are on our blog at

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* What's Next Blog: 
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 +David Erickson 
 Twitter:                                     e-Strategy Blog:  e-Strategy Trends:  YouTube:     
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Beyond Social Media Show. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
*Beyond Social Media Show # 105*
Sat, July 25, 12:30 PM
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 *What is an expert?*

According to the dictionary, an expert is someone who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area.

Does this describe you?
If it does, are you shy to claim your badge?

In this rerun broadcast of one of our most popular shows, the #RayBunch discussed the "experts" label - what they are, who they are, and why some won't admit to being one.

Does calling yourself an expert have more to do with branding than hubris?

As +Robert Caruso says:
" I say let others define you as an expert. You define the things that you execute professionally..."

Join us for this replay of another popular and informative HOA.

These replays gives us the chance to engage with you in the Event comments - something that is nearly impossible to do when broadcasting live.

Bonuses include links to resources and quote highlights from the show.

The #RayBunch  are:

+Scott Scowcroft- The ScottTreatment:

+Randy Bowden- Bowden2Bowden marketing & branding virtual consultancy firm: - Twitter:@bowden2bowden

+Jessica Dewell- Business Consulting Advisory Board:  - Twitter:@jess_dewell

+B.L. Ochman- Google+ Events, Coaching, Digital Strategist: -  Twitter:@whatsnext

+Ray Hiltz- Social Strategist, Google+ Specialist: - Twitter:@rayhiltz

View other past Lunch Bunch shows on my YouTube Playlist: -

Subscribe here for my weekly Newsletter:
Are You An Expert? - RayBunch Summer ReRun
Tue, July 28, 12:15 PM
YouTube, Google+

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+Deborah Rock - I do - braces on for 4 months now - 18 months left!
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What Does Freedom Feel Like?
This is what it feels like to Nina Simone, who said in the +Netflix documentary, "What Happened, Miss Simone?":

"I'll tell you what freedom is to me—No Fear!"  

What is freedom to you?
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Never Stop Reaching for the Stars
I used this image for my latest _Ray2Go Marketing Takeout Newsletter ( this weekend because this list of marketing resources gave me pause to think how easy it is to bury our heads in day to day tasks._

The daily challenge of keeping up with and executing endless marketing choices can cause us to lose focus on our goals - the why we do what we do. 

Idealism gives way to pragmatism, strategy gives way to tactics.

In this week' newsletter:

Google NewsGoodbye Google+ Photos, Hello Google Photos

SEO5 Ways To Use What Consumers Want To Boost Local SEO Strategy
What Are Long Tail Keywords And How Do I Use Them?

VideoYouTube Offers a Solution to the Vertical Video Problem

Content MarketingFacebook, Twitter followers a multi-million-dollar business
8 Ways to Get More Social Shares Without Annoying Readers 

HOAs#RayBunch Summer Rerun Series

Podcast of the Week - The Marketing Companion with +Mark Schaefer and +Jay Baer (Sitting in for +Tom Webster
In this week's Ray2Go Marketing Takeout - Goodbye Google+ Photos, Boost Local SEO, Youtube VVS solution, Get More Social Shares, featured HOAs & podcasts.
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Important Changes Coming to Google+
+Bradley Horowitz posted on the official Google+ blog that Google will be making some major changes to the Google+ platform in the coming months.
Everything in its right place
When we launched Google+, we set out to help people discover, share and connect across Google like they do in real life. While we got certain things right, we made a few choices that, in hindsight, we’ve needed to rethink. So over the next few months, we’re going to be making some important changes. Here’s more about what you can expect:
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Had a great time sharing host duties with +B.L. Ochman today on the +Beyond Social Media Show.

There<s a lot of content squeezed into 30 minutes - and a few laughs!
Where did your Twitter page's background go? Find at at 7mins 40 seconds on today's Beyond Social Media Show 105 

Our guest host today was +Ray Hiltz 
+David Erickson had the day off. He'll be back Sat Aug1 at at 12:30pm EDT for episode 106, which you can watch on G+
or YouTube
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The Non-Original Approach to Originality
+Danny Brown has a gift for cutting through the marketing fog with topics that grab your attention because you feel he's speaking directly to you.
This post is indicative of that.
There's no such thing as real originality anymore - but there are ways for you to be originally non-original.
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+Mallie Hart The best always make it look so simple. :-)
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Power Your Business with Social. Boost it with Google.
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: 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. :-)
Google+ and Hangouts On Air Coach / Social Media Consultant
Social Media Strategy, Social Business Consulting, Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing, Google Plus Strategy, Speaking, Blogging, Training, Project management
  • Communications NewRayCom
    Social Media & Google+ Specialist, present
    Google Plus Coach, Social Media Consultant, Strategist
  • l'Hôtel Le Meridien-Versailles
    Accounts, 2009 - 2010
  • 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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