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Good Day GooglePlus

Tomorrow +Chef Dennis Littley hosts +Wayne Meador , +Lonni Lattie , +Kristin Drysdale (!) and myself as he introduces us to each other helps us engage in a friendly chat for an hour.

I know this will the the highlight of my week. Hope you can join us, live or in replay.
Join me this week for a stellar cast of plussers from different walks of life as we discuss how we can improve our lives in this crazy world we live in, Google + and anything else that happens to come up in conversation.

This weeks guests are-

+Scott Scowcroft Social Media Specialist, Video and HOA Recording Specialist, Reviving, Re-packaging and Re-purposing great content with an emphasis on video and HOAs.

+Wayne Meador  Visionary and Entrepreneur, creator of AWorld4ChangeTV, on a mission to make a difference and change the world around him, gardening, aquaponics, and hydroponics Specialist.

+Lonni Lattie Nutrition + Fitness Coaching, Public Speaking, Custom Worksite Wellness Programs working with businesses to develop a culture that supports total health by improving productivity  and morale.

+Kristin Drysdale Exploratory Specialist and Social Rights advocate, skilled in diplomacy, pragmatics, and research. Passionate about domestic violence survivors, Google, and Global citizenship.

Google+ Good Day is the perfect way to wind down your work week with some great conversation in a relaxing atmosphere where you'll eat away with new friends and quite a bit of information. You will not find any controversy just some of your favorite plussers interacting and engaging the real people. 

Bring your lunch or bring a friend just do not miss the best weekly HOA on Google+! Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF! 

Saturday, April 18th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12pm CST | 1pm EST
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Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions during The shows broadcast live. 

But if you can not watch it live you do not worry can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:

#GoodDayGooglePlus   #rockthegplushouse       #askchefdennis
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Good Day Google+ - Improving Life in Our Crazy World
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looking forward to today's epic show +Scott Scowcroft 
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Overcoming HOA Resistance

Companies that have had experiences with teleconferencing tend to exhibit much resistance to Hangouts on Air. 

Recognizing this, by first taking small confidence building steps, it really is possible to convince companies of the value of GPlus and Hangouts.

Title: G+ Hangouts for Business - The Book
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Event Page description:  +Eric Enge  and +Mark Traphagen  host +David Amerland  the author of the G+ Hangouts for Business book, and +Ronnie Bincer  the Hangout Helper.
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This is so true: "Companies that have had experiences with teleconferencing tend to exhibit much resistance to Hangouts on Air." I'd say Hangouts, period, based on my experiences. Added this Hangout to my watch list. Thanks for sharing, +Scott Scowcroft!
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Lifelong Learning
If you know someone who is fresh out of college and set for life, please introduce that person, I'd like to meet him/her. Apologies for such an awkward way of making the point, but if recent college graduates are looking forward to life of continual learning, what does that mean for the rest of us?

Formal education provides a snapshot in time, and for a moment graduates may be on the leading edge, but for how long. Maybe the true value of college is developing the skills and habit of learning, the "teaching a person how to fish" model.

Join me and my cohost +Jessica Dewell as we welcome +Stephanie Sims and +Terry Leigh Britton ,  two wonderful panelists who not only are life long learners in their own right, but who have made this topic one of their passions. 

I invite you to become informed and be inspired by joining us via the comment stream (live or in replay) to become part of the show.
Lifelong learning is here to stay. Once we leave a formal education or extended learning program it’s up to us. We all know most of us will change careers at least once during our lifetime (some say 5 to 7 times!). Even if you stay within your chosen field for study, you still have to keep up in order to not fall behind.

Watching those in high school and college today, they are preparing for a different world than people found entering the world as young adults even just a few years ago. The idea that we continue to learn is prevalent and encouraged generation to generation...yet it is more necessary today than ever before. And, we believe the learning curve continues throughout our careers - in fact every single day we choose to participate in society today. 

The attention we put into choosing to increase knowledge (or making the choice not to) is ours. Someone is always watching us, and we are always being a model to others. Knowing that role we carry into our communities can be fun and stimulating and at the same time offer a look into a bigger picture by looking at those that have gone before and those that will be coming.

+Terry Leigh Britton  and +Stephanie Sims will join +Jessica Dewell   and +Scott Scowcroft  to define what lifelong learning is, explore why it matters to us today, and how the heck we know we’re learning (versus, just doing).  More about our guests:

+Terry Leigh Britton  is an enthusiastic promoter of new educational technologies and approaches, and actively pursues learning. See for yourself by visiting Terry’s active YouTube channel ( offering tutorials, ideas for Abundance, live compositionconceptual-music,  and Terry’s Tech and Photoshop shows. He’s a guru of learning something - really learning something, and using his ideas to continue exploring, sharing, and most of all - having fun!

+Stephanie Sims   gives owners a new way to measure the value of their business, using a method called Finance-Ability. She helps owners understand the value of their organization before they get involved in any financial decisions, so they are dealing from a position of strength. Knowing your worth is always a good thing - in life and in business!

YOU (the Y in JSY) matter - come and explore this topic with us. Start the conversation now - how do you continue learning?

(We are a LATE show. Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.)

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No thank you +Stephanie Sims, honoured that someone awesome like you would borrow from my show. 
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One of the best Hangouts on Air of the year to date, RAy's G+ LunchBunch and +Brendan Tully Walsh explore Holocracies, a 21st Century way companies such as +Zappos Moda are reorganizing themselves.

What I especially like about +Jessica Dewell 's review of this HOA is how accessible she makes it. She's distilled the HOA into three take-aways and linked to host +Ray Hiltz's superb summary that includes time stamp entries. And, of course, you always have the option of watching/enjoying the original half hour HOA.

What is an Holocracy? Read on ...
+Brendan Tully Walsh tells us why his marketing agency is now a Holacracy.

We're very pleased to have Brendan join our  #GPlusLunchBunch table to discuss this controversial organizational structure.

Brendan is co founder of +Brendan & Brendan and is a marketing communications consultant with a decade and a half of experience as a national broadcast journalist, writer, public speaker and marcom strategist.
He's the recipient of an Edward R. Murrow award and two AP awards for regional political and business coverage.  

Holacracy = Distributed Authority

I first heard of Holacracy when social media reported that Tony Hsieh brought the system to +Zappos Moda 

The gist of what I was hearing was: "every company needs a boss!"

"The idea is to structure the company around the work that needs to be done rather than the people who do it." - Tony Hsieh, Zappos.

"Holacracy is a distributed authority system – a set of “rules of the game” that bake empowerment into the core of the organization.

Unlike conventional top-down or progressive bottom-up approaches, it integrates the benefits of both without relying on parental heroic leaders.
Everyone becomes a leader of their roles and a follower of others’, processing tensions with real authority and real responsibility, through dynamic governance and transparent operations."

Now that's a mouthful. And Brendan is going to help us digest it.

Is Holacracy the love child of social & business? Is it easily transposed onto different types of businesses?

Stay tuned to this page as I continue to research this very interesting work model.

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Thanks +Sheila Hensley!
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G+ Opportunities for Entrepreneurs...JBU Seminar on Entrepreneurialism Presents "Hangouts, Helpouts, Hirls and Mobile Hangouts On Air"

Hangouts on Air are providing growing entrepreneurial opportunities,  but it's really hard to keep current. Here's your chance to get a snapshot of what today's MBA students are learning from industry leaders +Ronnie Bincer, +Chef Dennis Littley and +Larry Fournillier.

TODAY, April 11th 5:00pm EDT / 2:00pm PDT

Hosted by +Jim Shankle and +Maxie Carpenter in association with John Brown University.
John Brown University is pleased to welcome @113055030863291439319 , @100948891249021511115 and @108210288375340023376 (in a return engagement to an HOA at JBU) to discuss important capabilities of Google+ as a platform for Entrepreneurs and Brands. In this session, @108402756538374871470 and @117130452445930022312 will lead a discussion covering current and upcoming _"Activities & Experiences"_ they are developing on the exciting, ever-evolving...
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Thanks for sharing this +Scott Scowcroft It was a special day that should pay dividends for many of us in the G+ community when we do the #gplusedutainment  project at #razorfest  in a couple of weeks - up by some other fun "activities, experiences & stories" this Summer in "NWA - The world's largest concentration of Brands." 

All the best.
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If you're "fatigued" about social media for marketing, then this half hour HOA is for you. Should we call it something else, or is social media incompatible with marketing?
Should we care less about the technology and more about what it can do for you.

Speaking to many consultants who have been on the social media beat for awhile, I can sense their fatigue.
They're  running on a hamster wheel keeping up with new platforms, new apps, new tools and at the same time struggling to convince their clients why they should care.

Is it time to accept that people aren't interested in how the message is communicated as much as they are on what the message is.

The #GPLusLunchBunch  tackles the question, "Are we ready for a post social media world?"

This may seem weird since it seems obvious so many just don't "get it". But will they ever?

“You didn’t need a telephone strategy when the telephone was invented,”  - productivity coach Philippe le Baron.

What do you think?
Are we focussed on the wrong word in "social media"?

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Enough with the Social Media, Already!
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Great hangout, very insightful.  It was good to finally hear something about social media that was actually different from what everyone else is saying.  Thanks
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If you follow me, you're likely interested in HOAs. In a half hour, +David Amerland will be joined by +Ronnie Bincer for special +Stone Temple Consulting presentation GOOGLE+ HANGOUTS FOR BUSINESS - THE BOOK.

Interviewing David and Ronnie will be +Eric Enge and +Mark Traphagen . 

It just doesn't get better than that.
Google+ Hangouts for Business

Without you it would have been a different book entirely: +Ronnie Bincer +Scott Scowcroft +Marianne Howell Wright +Lee Smallwood +martin shervington +Keith McMean +Yifat Cohen and then everyone who simply continued with their feedback, suggestions and ideas. (From the Acknowledgements page:

We're having a HOA to discuss some of this in half an hour:
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+Scott Scowcroft Oh yeesh. Email? That one can tip backwards as far as I'm concerned. Just kidding. But you know how clearing the inbox is a never ending struggle.
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An amazing story of prenatal surgery.
A picture began circulating in November. It should be "The Picture of the Year," or perhaps, "Picture of the Decade." It won't be. In fact, unless you obtained a copy of the U.S. paper which published it, you probably would never have seen it. The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother's womb. Little Samuel's mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb. During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon's finger. Dr. Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile. The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, "Hand of Hope. Little Samuel's mother said they "wept for days" when they saw the picture. She said, "The photo reminds us pregnancy isn't about disability or an illness, it's about a little person" Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful. Now see the actual picture, and it is awesome...incredible....and hey, pass it on! The world needs to see this one!
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Incredible and necessary.
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The Power of Dominoes (2 : 28)
Did you know that in theory, you could make it to the moon by knocking down just 57 dominoes? The metaphor is powerful when you apply it to growing your business, especially as +Jessica Dewell engages  The ONE Thing trainer extraordinaire +Shon Kokoszka in this 2-1/2 minute  The SCOTT Treatment  from a recent +Jess + Scott + You Show.

To view comments and check out the entire program, visit

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+Scott Scowcroft It's a great show. I have it in my to watch playlist. And I must read "The One" if only to stay au courant 
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The great Wayne Gretzky once said, “Skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”

With that in mind, I took a year to listen & learn about social media. It took about nine months to feel as if I really “got it” (and another three to figure out my "niche”).

So, here is what I learned.

  • Secrets of social media for small business
  • Give it the best you’ve got and give it away freely.
  • As in real life, it takes time to build trusting relationships.
  • Also just as in real life, sincerity, honesty and an open heart help.
  • When the customer/client/patient is ready to buy/act/choose,
  • You’ will already be there, ready to sell/provide/serve.
  • Consider it the “Universal Principle of Reciprocity.”
In other words,  ”Skate to where the puck is going to be.

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Managed Seattle/King County's Public Access cable channel 29/72 for most of the 1980's and 1990's. What I didn't learn about "building community" then, I'm making up for now with Google Plus and Hangouts on Air.
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