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Ronnie Bincer

Hangouts On Air  - 
 
Hangouts on Air and Your G+ Community...
Used properly, Community Centered HOAs can add great value to your community.

Read more below and watch the linked free broadcast to see what we're talking about utilizing a valuable/unique implementation of HOAs in a Public Community setting.
Ronnie Bincer originally shared to Google Hangouts Help:
 
Do you use Hangouts on Air as part of your Community Strategy?
Why would you want to use Community Centered HOAs?

Is your Google+ Public Community growing like you'd want it to be, or as engaged as you'd like? If not, utilizing Community Centered HOAs (CCHOAs) can make a big difference towards those goals.

When you utilize Community Centered Hangouts on Air you can:
► Increase the Size of your community
► Add value to your Brand
► Improve your community's Engagement
► Increase the Value of your community
► Help Focus the community
► Fully realize the Relationship Opportunities communities offer

Hangouts on Air (HOA) can add great value to the relationships we are fostering within Google Plus Communities. That value can be helpful to existing and new members of the community.

Live Discussion on Why CCHOAs are so Powerful
We'll be having a live video broadcast (HOA) discussing the use of CCHOAs within a community and why they seem to add so much momentum to a community on Tuesday April 28, 2015 @ 4pm EDT. Here's the link to sign up to view the free broadcast (either live or the recorded version) http://goo.gl/I8V3UA

Hope you can make it live and will add questions/comments for us to feature as part of the broadcast, but if you must miss the live event, you can always watch the free video replay on that same HOA Event page: http://goo.gl/I8V3UA

Add the Community Centered HOA concept to your Community!
Turn your Google+ Community into the thriving place it was meant to be by employing the techniques and concepts we'll be highlighting in this Scheduled HOA Event: http://goo.gl/I8V3UA RSVP there.
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#CCHOA   #HOAtips   #CommunityTips   #CommunityGrowth  
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Ronnie Bincer

Hangout Apps  - 
 
Hangouts on Air Hosts can use the Cameraman App to help control what live viewers see and what the recorded video shows.
Ronnie Bincer originally shared to Google Hangouts Help:
 
Controlling the Broadcast Camera for Hangouts on Air
There are many ways that the Hangout on Air (HOA) Host can control what the live viewers see and what the recorded video shows for their HOA Broadcasts.

Using the Cameraman App is just one of them, but it is an option that gives HOA Hosts important controls like showing the filmstrip or not and hiding or showing guests at certain times. The Cameraman app is working behind the scenes when you use the highlighted thumbnail menus in the attached screenshot to show or hide guests in the broadcast.

To understand all the various options for controlling the HOA Broadcast Camera, you'll want to watch both hour long presentations (part 1 & part 2) made for Hangout Mastery members.

For only $47/month Hangout Mastery members gain access to scores of private training videos like Controlling the HOA Camera.

Members can get access to this series by clicking this link:
http://www.mastery.thehangouthelper.com/controlling-the-hoa-camera-part-1/

To join us in the membership community for fast and accurate answers to your Hangouts questions as well as access to live & recorded training sessions, signup at www.bit.ly/HangoutMastery

May your HOA presentations be a wonderful way for you to communicate your message... they can be that for you once you master the technology which is why we made the Hangout Mastery membership. Hope to see you there!
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Lon McClure

Hangout Hardware  - 
 
Is it possible you received a defective unit? If you are able to, test your device on a PC and see if it behaves differently. Return/exchange if the problem follows the camera.
 
Hi Everyone
To improve my appearance in Hangouts I bought a Logitech c930e webcam for my Macmini. However when I tried it the image quality is poor, even though it should be HD. I've reviewed the Logitech forum and Mac info in terms of downloading software etc but haven't been able to improve it.
Any tips for making the most of this webcam on my MacMini which is running OS 10.10.2?
Thanks in advance
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Thanks +Niilo Alhovaara 
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Hi there, When I go to start a hangout on my business page (this one) it gives me the error "Couldn't start the video call because of an error.
Please try again in a few moments."  when I start on my personal account it works.  Any ideas or suggestions? 
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Did you manage to figure this out? We are having the same issue.
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Ronnie Bincer
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Hangout Apps  - 
 
Important tip if you use Comment Tracker and the Lower Third together for your Hangouts on Air.
 
Using Comment Tracker & the Lower Third Together
The Hangout Toolbox's Lower Third app is commonly used together with the stand-alone Comment Tracker app. Here's a tip for using them together well.

The Comment Tracker adds great value to your HOA by allowing you to bring live viewer's comments into your show.

The stand-alone Comment Tracker tool (the green 'double bubble' version, not the one from the Toolbox) is used a lot since it allows the comments from HOA Events to be tracked where the version of the Comment Tracker that is part of the Hangout Toolbox does not.

The Comment Tracker Tip - load up the (1) Toolbox/Lower Third 1st and then turn on the (2) Stand-alone Comment Tracker tool. When done in this order, the display of the Comments (as shown here) will not include the lower third image.

If you want to add the branding of your lower third on top of the comments displayed, then turn on the comment tracker first, and there is a good chance the comments displayed will also show the lower third graphic as well (but it may cover up some of the comments).

Thanks to +Denise Wakeman for her cameo here ;-)
You can get the stand-alone comment tracker from this link:
http://www.allmyplus.com/comment-tracker/ it is created by +Gerwin Sturm ... Thanks Gerwin!

We offer full training on how to Master the Comment Tracker App (it can get kinda tricky making it work with events) as part of the many training sessions offered to Hangout Mastery members.

Join us in the Hangout Mastery membership to get the Comment Tracker training and much more by visiting www.bit.ly/HangoutMastery and signing up for membership.

Get the training you want from the large list of recorded and live training sessions, and join into the included private Community. Stay around as long as you like with our monthly membership model & you can cancel at any time. Hope to see you on the inside!
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#HOAtips   #CommentTracker   #LowerThird   #HangoutMastery  
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Jamie Boggeln

Hangouts On Air  - 
 
I have lots of crackling in the sound.  Do I need to get a microphone?  Is my laptop speakers not working?  Is there a sound that I need to turn down?  
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I would agree head phones and mic will improve sound quality especially background crackling etc.

If you have newer iPhone the ear buds have a microphone.  I think if you plug into headsets on laptop then they will be head phones.  If you plug into mic I think they will work as microphone.

Best is to buy a inexpensive boom mic/headset
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Ronnie Bincer
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Hangouts On Air  - 
 
Take your Hangout on Air (HOA) broadcasts and Embed the HOA Video on your Website - learn how plus a few tips with this easy to follow article.
 
How to Embed HOA Videos on Your Website
You work hard to make your Hangout on Air (HOA) broadcasts worth watching... why not use them to drive traffic to your website?

People watching videos on your website increases 'time on site' - a good factor to improve your website's ranking. And when visitors stay on your site, there is a better chance they'll look around and find more of the things you want them to find there!

Check out the detailed steps in the linked article for locating the HOA video embed code so you can easily include your HOA videos right on your site. We cover multiple ways to find the embed code no matter which method you used to create your Hangout on Air broadcast.

One Embed Code, 3 Uses
It is the same video embed code that is used to display the pre-show countdown (pictured here) as well as the live broadcast and the recorded version of the show... all depending on when the viewer clicks the play arrow.

I've even shared a little known tip that makes it easier to modify the HOA video embed code for the next video you want added to your site.

Get More Mileage from your HOA Videos
Not everyone watches your Hangouts on Air live so get some extra value from your HOAs by adding them to your website so they can 'live on' well into the future.

Here's the direct link to the article:
http://allabouthangouts.com/how-to-embed-hoa-videos-on-your-website/
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Learn how to find the code and embed HOA videos on your website. Hangouts on Air broadcasts automatically make videos which can be embedded on your website.
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Ronnie Bincer
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Hangouts On Air  - 
 
Joining into a Hangout on Air filmstrip? Part of the process gives you a chance to look around and make sure you are ready.
 
HOA Tip... Check your surroundings before joining
When you are invited as a Hangout on Air (HOA) guest there are a couple screens you see before you Join Into a HOA filmstrip.

The first one you see requires you to agree to the terms and conditions of the Hangout on Air... things like you agree you may be broadcast and recorded, etc.

The next screen you'll see after agreeing to the terms is the one pictured here. It has a big Green Join Button so you can enter the HOA interface and interact with the other members of the call inside the HOA interface.

You may not know if the HOA has started broadcasting or not, so it is a good idea to take a moment here and look at what you see around you. Is what you are showing what you want others to see?

You may want to move things around a bit (papers on the desk, drinks on the table, etc.) before you press the Join button. Once you press "Join", your view won't be as focused on you as this screen shows, but if you like, you can pin your own thumbnail to see a similar view again once inside the filmstrip.

Learn more about the Hangout Interface so you are ready to handle all it offers you.

For a step-by-step way to learn Hangouts...
Visit http://AllAboutHangouts.com
Are you ready to take your Hangouts to the next level?
Visit www.bit.ly/HangoutMastery
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Hangout Help - Where members of the Google+ community can help each other get the most out of Hangouts.

Ronnie Bincer

Hangouts On Air  - 
 
Google+ Communities and Hangouts on Air (HOA) can work quite well together... watch this HOA on the topic to learn more.
 
Community Centered Hangouts on Air - why you'll want to use them
This public HOA training session will take a close look at proven techniques to build an engaged community utilizing the power of Hangouts on Air (HOA).

We'll be joined by +Pat Richley-Erickson &+Russ Worthington who have taken this technique to a fine art and increased engagement and numbers of members in their DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Community using the power of Community Centered Hangouts on Air.

Also in the filmstrip will be +Heather Kraafter &+Michael Daniels, both of whom are part of the team that developed the methods this Public Community started out with before they fully refined it for their own purposes.

All those listed above are part of the Hangout Mastery private membership community where wonderful things like this are developed and tested. To join us in the private membership visit www.bit.ly/HangoutMastery

By the time this HOA goes live we will have completed our private training on the why and how to make this work inside the Hangout Mastery areas and the video of that session will be archived for all existing and future members to watch as often as they like.

To take a look at the referenced Public Genealogy Community click this link: http://goo.gl/aELc2K

And if you're interested in taking your Hangouts to the next level, please join us in the month to month membership community by visiting:
www.bit.ly/HangoutMastery
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#HangoutsOnAir   #HOAtips   #CommunityCenteredHOA   #CommunityTips  
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Erna Seaberry

Hangouts On Air  - 
 
How do I create this...... when a person types in my web address the recorded hangout video comes up.
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Alix Barclay

Hangouts For Business  - 
 
Hi Everyone,

 I've been using skype for business voice-only conference calls but we're beginning to hit the upper limit of user numbers (25). I have found that Google Hangout video calls have a maximum of 10 (or 15 for business) but I can't find any limits for voice-only calls. Is there one? Is it the same as video calls? And finally, if there is a limit and I need more than 25 participants, can anyone recommend an option to handle this?

  Thank you!
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https://www.uberconference.com/pricing the Uber Conference free version adds up to ten audio only callers to be added to a Hang Out. The download is free,.
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Melinda Samson

Hangout Hardware  - 
 
Hi Everyone
To improve my appearance in Hangouts I bought a Logitech c930e webcam for my Macmini. However when I tried it the image quality is poor, even though it should be HD. I've reviewed the Logitech forum and Mac info in terms of downloading software etc but haven't been able to improve it.
Any tips for making the most of this webcam on my MacMini which is running OS 10.10.2?
Thanks in advance
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Andy Mann

Hangouts On Air  - 
 
Hi, I'm presenting on Using Google Hangouts in the classroom at the MACUL Educational Conference in Detroit on Friday morning, 3-20-15 at 8:30 - 9:30 EST.  I'm looking for a classroom, educator, or other person  to Hangout with as a short demo (a few minutes.)  Ideally I'd connect with someone typical of whom educators might want to connect with (like a park ranger, or another elementary classroom.)   I'm involved with the conference today; it might be best to email me directly if you are available and what to help.  Thanks!  amann@muskegonisd.org
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Theo Drei C

Hangout Apps  - 
 
Does anyone knows how to make the hangouts chat box transparent with a short code??? I am using a PC .. :) thanks .. :)
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Thank you !! :')
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Niilo Alhovaara
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Hangouts On Air  - 
 
How long time in advance can you fire up a #HOA before going On Air? Sometimes, I would need to get everything up and running more than one hour before airing the show. Would this work ok? 
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I usually invite my guest a half-hour in advance. We adjust our lighting and camera positioning, and go over the Lower Third if necessary. We casually discuss what the interview's going to be about—not in detail, however. Just enough to put the guest at ease. Then we both part company to grab some water, check makeup, make announcements on Facebook and Twitter, and agree to return to our respective sets 5 minutes before show time. 
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Niilo Alhovaara
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Hangouts On Air  - 
 
Anyone tried firing up a #HOA  on WiFi, then plugging in Ethernet afterwards for more bandwidth and stability? I did this - in order to have everything set when I got to my room with the wired connection available - but apparently it's not a very good idea. Everything was smooth right after plugging in the cable but later the HOA crashed. Should this work, theoretically speaking, moving from WiFi to wired connection with the #HOA  is up and running?

Another thing: should WiFi be switched off on the computer when using a wired connection? I think I've not even though about this earlier and it's apparently been smooth sailing anyway.
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Yup, makes sense alright :)
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Ronnie Bincer
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Discussion  - 
 
You may have heard that Google Helpouts are shutting down... but you can still have private consulting sessions using the Google Hangouts and Hangouts on Air tools.
 
Google Helpouts Replacement
The Google Helpouts tool/system is scheduled to shut down on April 20, 2015. If you are a helpouts provider, you can run your own...

I created a way to do private online consultations using Hangouts and Hangouts on Air long before Helpouts ever existed ...and it still works today.

My Hangout Mastery membership group has had access to this method for quite some time and you can too. I've got a 1 hr. training session showing you all the steps required and it includes other member's Q&A as well as their other ideas on what works for them.

Here is the link to get right to the training:
http://www.mastery.thehangouthelper.com/how-to-record-private-online-coaching-sessions/

As a member, you gain access to the above and much more
Besides that training session there are many more you'll have instant access to as a member. Plus you'll be able to join into a wonderful private community of HOA professionals that exists to help each other keep up to date on various items all related to Hangouts and Hangouts on Air (HOA).

The membership is a month to month system which you can cancel at any time. Right now the investment is $47/month. Check out some testimonials from members here: http://goo.gl/TvCvGE or ask anyone you know about Hangout Mastery. Learn more at the home page via www.bit.ly/HangoutMastery

You can do your own private training sessions using Private HOAs. The systems you relied on via Helpouts are going away so why not learn how to use what we already have from Google for free. BTW, I use Paypal to collect payment for my training sessions and that is also discussed in the training referenced above. The one thing that is missing is the 'directory' site where people come to find you.
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Leon Redfield (Bhavya)

Mobile Hangouts  - 
 
Can some one tell me why does turning last seen off shows u offline even if your online on app ?
Y is Google forcing to switch last seen. This is way beyond pathetic than whatsapp.
Is there a way that I look online even if I have my last seen hidden ?
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Ronnie Bincer
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Hangouts On Air  - 
 
Building an Audience for your HOA? Here's a proven method that is great for networking as well... Quick Tip Video.
 
Hangouts on Air Audience Building - quick tip video
Watch part of a proven Hangouts on Air Audience Building Strategy.

This insightful video outtake gives a quick but useful overview of a proven HOA - Hangout on Air Audience Building Strategy. This 1.5 minute video snippet is pulled from part 9 of the http://AllAboutHangouts.com Hangout Foundations Training Series.

View the other Free Preview videos we've made for you and see a bulleted summary of what else is included when you purchase the complete Hangout Foundations Training series by visiting the Product Tour page at http://allabouthangouts.com/tour/

Part 9, or Module 9 is called Your Step-By-Step to Hangout Confidence and includes a 5-Step plan for Hangout Success!

Through Feb. 16th you can still get all 9 modules of training where I take you from Hangout basics to Total Hangout confidence for only $79 (that's $100 off the $179 price). And I back it up with a money-back satisfaction guarantee.

Each Video Training Module contains a full length video, a printable study guide (with fill in the blanks questions & answer key) plus other items to assist you in learning the way that works best for you. All at your own pace... All on your own schedule.

All at AllAboutHangouts.com where We take you from Hangout Basics to Total Hangout Confidence. http://AllAboutHangouts.com
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