This is the Google+ "What is it" presentation I made to the Nevada County Online Business Strategies Group Meetup in September 2011. Brenda Horton emcee'd and Marlon Jefferson from CopperRiverBags.com was there to give away beautiful leather cases and bags to two lucky recipients!
Google+ presentation at the Nevada County Online Business Strategies Meetup Sept 27
GOOGLE+Nevada County Online Business Strategies Group Meetup September 27, 2011
TIPS FOR TODAY• I’ll take questions any time - interrupt if necessary...I talk a lot.• I’m not an expert - I only play one at work!• Box on the left is resource link on Bit.ly, a URL shortener service Use it like this: http://bit.ly/alpha-num-string
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FEATURES• Social stream like Facebook & Twitter combined• Status updates: posting websites, videos, photos, commentary• Hangouts like TWIT.tv or Skype Group Chat• Games like Farmville, Maﬁa wars• Search your stream, Google+• .....And Circles.
HANGOUT • Hangout is similar to Skype group chat • You start a Hangout and invite either individuals, or entire circles • Google on Circles privacy and visibility:mYEog7 “Since the hangout youre in is visible by the circles of the other hangout participants, people you dont know may learn that youre hanging out.”G+ Help • Invite through Circles for public hangouts • Invite each person individually for private hangouts
TELL YOUR STORY• You ALL have a unique story about yourself, your life, your business• Use the tools to tell that story• Keep it real, authentic, genuine. Don’t be someone you’re not.• Marlon was in a line at an Apple store in Van Nuys....• His handmade Leather bag - it ﬁt the iPad• Demand grew, he had his business, and his story...
WHAT IS A STORY? pgoUB9 C + AQ = Story 2 Webinar S Character + Active Quest / Stakes2 = Storyfrom Michael JorgensenEmmy award-winning documentary ﬁlmmakerCinematic Storytelling webinar on FilmmakingWebinars.com
BREAKING NEWS• Google+ WILL be open for businesses very shortly• Not to worry, not a land grab like Twitter• Veriﬁcation will roll out to people gradually, celebrities ﬁrst
PREDICTIONSI believe Google+ for Business will include: • Measurement tools on a dashboard - clicks, Circle adds, follows • Ability to target your Circles demographically • Ability to upload your contact list from a database ﬁle • Unlimited audiences for Hangouts (now limited to 25?)
firstname.lastname@example.org Next time.....craigburgessvideo - Storytelling for Businesscraigbphoto Thanks to our sponsor/in/craigburgess Copper River Bag Co.craig_burgess/channel/craig3r