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Success with google+ on air [UPDATED]

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Sharing helpful tips on how to succeed with Google+ Hangouts On Air and to avoid the mistakes I have made. This presentation was updated July 7, 2012.

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Success with google+ on air [UPDATED]

  1. 1. Never-Miss Guide toGoogle+ Hangouts On AirMichael Netzley, PhD@communicateasia V3, Revised April 7, 2013
  2. 2. So You’re Thinking To Use Google+ Hangout On Air? !   Interview anyone around the world !   Conduct and document a group meeting !   Produce a video podcast !   Add creative options to student projects !   Deliver an online press conferenceImage source
  3. 3. Avoid the Mistakes I MadeImage Source
  4. 4. #1 Begin with a Speedy Hard Wire ConnectionImage Source
  5. 5. #2 Use a Speedy Processor (not your ancient laptop)Image Source
  6. 6. #3 Turn Off All Other Applications…..Image Source & Dedicate Your Processor
  7. 7. #4 Require Everyone to Use a Headset and MicImage Source
  8. 8. #5 Favor a High Quality Camera over Built-in OptionsImage Source
  9. 9. #6 Mic Mute is Your FriendFor Reducing Background Noise
  10. 10. Mic mute can be especially important whenmore people join the Hangout. With six oreight mics picking up background noises, theability to mute a mic is essential.Also, ask participants to choose a quietlocation to reduce background noise.Finally, for those who only listen, invitepeople to follow the broadcast instead ofjoining the hangout.
  11. 11. Where to Mute Your Mic
  12. 12. #7 Starting the BroadcastIncludes a Several-Second Delay
  13. 13. #8 Go to YouTube Video Manager ImmediatelyIf You Want A Private Video
  14. 14. What Problems are Solved?!   Fuzzy video images!   Echo in your audio track!   Jumpy video!   Dropped hangout and lost discussion!   Opening comments no longer cut off!   Excessive background noise in the video!   Disappointment of a project gone wrong
  15. 15. Resources I Find Useful! Tips and Tricks for Hangouts On Air! Five Tips for Conducting a Successful Google+ Hangout! How to Host a Successful Hangout on Air and Change the World
  16. 16. Michael Netzley, PhD !   Faculty member at Singapore Management University !   Research Fellow, 2010 & 2011, Society for New Communication Research !   Heard each week on the For Immediate Release podcast !   @communicateasia

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