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Ronnie Bincer

The Hangout Helper: Coach & Trainer for Hangouts of all types, Google+ tactics & strategy
May 15, 2015 1 comments 2 shares 15 plus ones
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This podcast and Article have a lot of ideas worth checking out if you do Marketing of any kind. Great examples referenced in the article text.

Here's a quote pulled from the article:
“We are classically trained as marketing people to describe value,” Robert says. “The new muscle is to create value.”

He says that the future is in creating Useful Experiences as we transition from Relationship Marketing (what's going on now).

Thanks for the podcast & article +Social Media Examiner 
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#Marketing   #MarketingTips  

Experiences: How to Stand Out in a New Age of Marketing

Social Media Marketing Podcast 145, in this episode Robert Rose will explore how creating experiences can help you stand out in a noisy world.

May 07, 2015 12 comments 12 shares 41 plus ones
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This is a handy guide to using Google+ Collections with step by step screen shots throughout.

+martin shervington made this for us. He also hosted a 30 minute Hangout on Air discussion today about using Collections. These 2 items should help you get your Collections activity moving with less effort.
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#Collections   #GooglePlusTips   #Tutorial  

A Guide to Google+ Collections - Plus Your Business

Google+ Collections are a new awesome feature from Google and here is a guide covering just about everything you'll need to know!

May 06, 2015 4 comments 13 shares 39 plus ones
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The folks at +Social Media Examiner have posted 6 Ways/Ideas on how businesses can take advantage of live video streaming.

The focus of the article is on why live video helps you connect with your audience, and they highlight some of the newer players in this live streaming area: Meerkat & Periscope.

Many of us also know that live streaming like this (from a mobile phone) can also be done via Google Hangouts on Air (HOA). For info regarding HOA from Mobile devices including an equipment list you'll want to check out, check out this post & video on the topic:

The Equipment list featured on the link above can be used for Meerkat, Periscope and Hangouts on Air, so check it out after reading this article on 6 ideas for using Live Streaming Video for Business.
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#HOAtips   #MobileHOA   #Meerkat   #Periscope   #LiveVideo   #LiveStreaming   #TwitterVideo  

6 Ways to Use Live Streaming Video for Business |

Have you considered apps, like Meerkat and Periscope? In this article you'll discover six ways live streaming video helps you connect with your audience.

May 04, 2015 0 comments 1 shares 25 plus ones
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Just getting started with Google+ Collections.

Here is one I pulled together that contains some helpful posts related to Google Hangouts Help postings. Collections makes it possible for me to gather similar posts (mine and from other people) into one place - kind of like a great Curation Tool.

If you choose to "Follow" a collection, you'll get back to it easier and get updated when new items are added to it (from what I understand).
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#GoogleHangoutsHelp   #Collections   #HangoutsHelp  

April 29, 2015 2 comments 5 shares 23 plus ones
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This main article discusses 5 ways that you can utilize YouTube Cards to send traffic to your website.

There are other "types" of Cards that do other things (like linking to another video or a playlist of videos), but sending people to your associated website is a very powerful use for Cards.

After you check out the article published by +Social Media Examiner you may want to return here to get more info on HOW to set them up and make them work.

Here is a link to an intro post I made when YouTube Cards first came out which includes the official help page from YouTube: and another link to where I was testing out if Cards work during a Hangout on Air broadcast (while it is live)... - they do!
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#YouTubeCards   #YouTubeAnnotations   #InteractiveVideo  

How to Use YouTube Cards to Promote Your Business |

Is YouTube a part of your social media marketing? In this article, I'll explain how to use YouTube cards to promote your business, products and services.

April 26, 2015 4 comments 21 shares 82 plus ones
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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)

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:

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: RSVP there.
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#CCHOA   #HOAtips   #CommunityTips   #CommunityGrowth  

April 17, 2015 9 comments 3 shares 40 plus ones
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Well, this is Spring Time in the Rockies!

Photo taken last night when it just started snowing in Colorado Springs, Colorado USA. 

April 13, 2015 7 comments 9 shares 54 plus ones
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Fake it 'till you make it?

Practicing Power Poses for 2 minutes can change who you are says Social Scientist Amy Cuddy in this Inspiring 21 minute Ted Talk video.

We know that our Body Language changes what other people feel about us, but can our Body Language change how we feel about ourselves?

Watch the inspiring video to see the path Amy Cuddy shows us in discovering:

Our bodies change our minds…
…and our minds change our behavior
…and our behavior changes our outcomes.

Near the end of the video, Amy changes the "Fake it 'till you make it" phrase to become "Fake it 'till you ….. (watch the video to know what comes next).
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#Inspiration   #BodyLanguage   #PowerPoses  

April 12, 2015 2 comments 7 shares 31 plus ones
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The ways of SEO are constantly changing and the path to get found and valued includes Trust, Reputation & Authority.

Read the article linked here by +martin shervington of +Plus Your Business! where he references a lot of helpful information put forth by Semantic Search Expert +David Amerland.

Worth the read if you are trying to make an impact online.
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#SEO   #SemanticSearch   #OnlineMarketing  

Google Plus SEO: Trust, Reputation and Authority - Plus Your Business

With the Semantic web, the new currency is 'trust'. This article explores the challenges for businesses and individuals, and how to overcome them.

April 06, 2015 11 comments 33 shares 102 plus ones
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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:

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

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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