Google Video Hangouts, Hangouts on Air and YouTube Live: A How-To Guide

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Whether your goal is collaboration, client meetings, live streaming conference content or community outreach, Google Hangouts are an excellent (and free) option that could replace webinar and video-conferencing platforms. Learn how to use this exciting new technology, and its marketing, broadcast and collaboration tools while avoiding some of its hang-ups.

To join the PYM+ G+ community and receive regular invites to hangouts, visit http://Ez.com/pymhangout. For more advice, best practices and meeting planning tools, visit http://www.planyourmeetings.com.

To view the video archive of this session go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4-N2f9XLGs&feature=share. This session has been CIC-reviewed and is worth 1.5 CMP-IS clock hours in Strategic Domain A: Strategic Planning.

Plan well & prosper, friends! #yaypym

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Google Video Hangouts, Hangouts on Air and YouTube Live: A How-To Guide

  1. 1. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Google Hangouts & HOAs Tips, troubleshooting and best practices with @PYMLive (aka Kristi Casey Sanders)
  2. 2. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Why do you want to learn about Hangouts? Tweet or Q&A me.
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  6. 6. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Why do you want to learn about Hangouts?
  7. 7. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive There are really 3 kinds …
  8. 8. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive 1. Video Hangout 2. Hangout on Air 3. YouTube Live
  9. 9. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Video Hangouts Free videoconferencing technology.
  10. 10. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Hangouts on Air (HOA) Broadcast live and archived on your YouTube Channel.
  11. 11. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive YouTube Live Professional quality broadcast with multiple audio and video feeds, streamed live and archived on YouTube.
  12. 12. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive What you need…
  13. 13. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Hangout needs Internet (wired is best) On mobile: Download Hangouts app On desktop/laptop: Download Google Voice and Video plugin (the first time you Hangout, follow the prompts)
  14. 14. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive HOA needs Internet (wired is best) On desktop/laptop: Google Voice and Video Gmail/Google Plus account YouTube Channel linked to your G+ account
  15. 15. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive YouTube Live needs Internet (wired. period. minimum speed of 5 MB) Everything you need for HOA (if broadcasting that way) Going pro? You need an encoder (like Wirecast for YouTube) Plus, firewire/cables to external camera & audio
  16. 16. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Here’s how to link your page to YouTube (and your personal account).
  17. 17. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive
  18. 18. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive YouTube Set Up 1. Log into YouTube with your page’s email. 2. Go to Channel settings-> Features -> Enable live events. 3. Link to your G+ page.
  19. 19. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Before you link G+ page to YouTube, heed this!
  20. 20. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive A cautionary tale of two channels Will the real 
 Encore Atlanta, 
 please stand up?
  21. 21. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Don’t let 
 this happen to you. … there’s no way to reverse it.
  22. 22. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Make it easy on yourself Link all your pages to your main personal account so you don’t have to log out.
  23. 23. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Questions so far?
  24. 24. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive OK, now that you know the difference, let’s create an event.
  25. 25. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Email, G+ page & menu
  26. 26. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Hangout home page
  27. 27. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Schedule a Hangout
  28. 28. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Schedule an HOA There are two ways. Here’s the difference. G+ menu YouTube page
  29. 29. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive G+ page Can start now 
 or schedule for later. When you invite 
 people, they’re 
 invited to watch 
 and sent to a page. Event page is easy 
 to edit & operate when you go live.
  30. 30. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive YouTube 
 Live Event page Can start now 
 or schedule for later. Allows greater technical control. There’s no event page, just a watch page. Best for YouTube Live Events.
  31. 31. Text Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive BTW your HOAs are Live Events
  32. 32. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Don’t forget to test speed speedtest.net ! PS: The tests are of same venue!
  33. 33. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Question for you Which would you use more: Video Hangouts, HOAs or YouTube Live?
  34. 34. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Let’s talk about practical applications.
  35. 35. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Video Hangouts Use instead of conference calls. Conduct training. Collaborate with teams. Hangout privately with VIPs, fans, friends or family members. Hangout Apps
  36. 36. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Hangouts on Air Webinars Hybrid educational sessions Speaker interviews/event teasers Community engagement Talk shows
  37. 37. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive YouTube Live Broadcasting multi-day conference content Toggling from action on a stage to a virtual moderator Creating professional quality talk shows Sharing concerts and other live events in real time
  38. 38. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Your plans?
  39. 39. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Let’s take a look under the hood, shall we?
  40. 40. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive These 3 buttons are magic! Your G+ event page… Add a 
 video teaser! Let people 
 ask questions! Hit start to begin!
  41. 41. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Don’t worry you’re not broadcasting yet.
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  43. 43. Text Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Let’s talk settings
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  46. 46. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Invite people! At start … Once in…
  47. 47. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Tech speakers early. Leave time on game day.
  48. 48. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive But don’t leave your window open for more than 45 min. before broadcasting.
  49. 49. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive No. 1 reason you can’t hear them? Their audio settings need work.
  50. 50. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive No. 1 reason they can’t hear you? Their computer’s on mute.
  51. 51. Text Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Let’s talk apps
  52. 52. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Create IDs & overlays Click to mirror. Turn off to edit. Name & save! Canvas size: 640x360
  53. 53. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive
  54. 54. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive The Q&A app rocks Hover over corner to delete spam See questions in real time
  55. 55. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive
  56. 56. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Handy for muting guests in noisy environments
  57. 57. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive But you can also
 do it this way
  58. 58. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Chat window Screenshare Take pictures
  59. 59. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive More apps… YouTube Google Drive UberConference, to name a few ! Remember, anyone you want to participate has to also load/allow the app.
  60. 60. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive When you’re ready, hit this button.
  61. 61. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Don’t forget to hit it again to go off the air …
  62. 62. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Questions?
  63. 63. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Prepping tips Make sure you’ve filled out all the details in your event. Schedule a tech-thru with all participants. Sign on the day of early to troubleshoot. Read this: ez.com/hoatips.
  64. 64. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive What happens after?
  65. 65. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Your video’s on YouTube! But you still have an event page and a community to engage.
  66. 66. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Edit description, title, add tags Share on social networks Make edits, add music, enhancements
  67. 67. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Add videos to playlists
  68. 68. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Add viewers to your circles
  69. 69. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Questions?
  70. 70. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Don’t forget your virtuals! Invite them in. Give them a voice. Connect them to in- person audience. Add virtual event design. Eliminate dead time.
  71. 71. Tweet thoughts/questions to @PYMLive Now we practice! Plan well & prosper, friends!

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