Taking G+ Hangouts To The Next Level
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Taking G+ Hangouts To The Next Level

Learn how to take your G+ Hangout On Air (and private hangouts) to a whole new level of professionalism!
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
159 students enrolled
Created by Deborah Anderson
Last updated 9/2013
English
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Includes:
  • 9 hours on-demand video
  • 28 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course, you will understand what G+ Hangouts are (private and on air) and how to host them.
  • In this course, you will learn how to plan a hangout that meets your objectives, how to host it, record it, manage it, and package the video. You will also learn how to promote your hangout on air before the event and the recorded video after the event.
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Requirements
  • internet connection (should be high speed).
  • web camera.
  • headphones (optional, but advisable).
Description

This course is for anyone who wants to take their G+ Hangout to the next level. This can be for personal reasons or for professional reasons, with the desire to monetize the hangouts. No prior knowledge of G+ Hangouts is required as this course will walk you through start-to-finish. This is not an average course about G+ hangouts as it also covers identifying your objectives, planning your hangout, announcing it, hosting it, and packaging it. Worksheets are available in most text lectures, guiding you through the inventory process and helping you to identify your objectives. The course is set out for beginners and those who are advanced and everyone in between. The amount of time depends on if you require every lecture. It is also dependent on the objectives that you define for your hangouts (with the guidance of this course). However the course is approached, it aids in taking those G+ Hangouts to the next level.

Many of the lectures include worksheets to help you work through the process, as you learn, identifying what works for YOU and not just a cookie cutter replication.

There are also many full-length videos of actual hangouts. The beauty is that you can watch them to get ideas, but, if you are short on time, you can skip them and come back laters. Section 2, "Creative Uses" is a section on examples, to get you thinking HOW you want to use hangouts. You can pop back and forth to that section, or skip the uses that do not apply to you and go directly to the following sections to find out HOW to do what you want to do.

Deborah's Commitment:
My commitment, as your instructor, is to provide the information that you need, to be a success. So, utilize the questions section to ask for more information. Working in a video studio/sound studio provides the luxury of being able to put together more material to help you out, in your learning process. Being a full-time video editor (yeah, while being a full-time host and socialpreneur and charting Jazz Singer!) allows me to get those turned-around to you. Your questions and feedback help me to target exactly what YOU want to learn. This course is more like affordably-priced, personalized coaching. So, ask away and I'll answer you.
-Deborah

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to host/produce quality G+ Hangouts (personal or professional)
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Curriculum For This Course
69 Lectures
12:19:46
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Before You Take Hangout Queen Training
3 Lectures 05:42

Deborah introduces this Hangout training course and what to expect to learn. This class goes beyond the basics, with an objective of teaching you how to have the professional edge in your hangouts, and yet, still keeping them fun.

Preview 00:57

An entertaining mock-up of a classroom discussion of the value of Hangouts for Webinars. What would you like to use G+ Hangouts for, and what would you like to learn in this course?

Note: There is a reference to purchase of software for webinars. This only applies to webinars and will be covered in the "Offer Webinars" lecture. For everything else, using G+ Hangouts, all you need is you and the internet connection (and this course, of course. lol).

Preview 03:36

>> Step by Step with the newer Hangout Interface <<
01:09
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Creative Uses for G+ Hangouts
11 Lectures 04:10:29

This section: "Creative Uses for G+ Hangouts" is a section of examples and idea-generating videos and does not contain actual instruction on the how-to aspect. That is found in later sections of this course.

This video is an example of the use of hangouts in a Social Event (a.k.a. Social Party that involves more than one social media platform), as well as a discussion on different uses for hangouts.

Please do not feel you need to watch the entire video for the instruction. The purpose of this video is to inspire ideas. For example, if you have already decided that you want to use hangouts for webinars, this video may be helpful in helping you to identify other uses for hangouts, but it may not be helpful if you only want to do webinars. In that case, I recommend that you skip this video and go on to the video about webinars, or one of the following sections, which contain how-to training.

Why Have a G+ Hangout? (#SocialCafe Event)
27:21

An introductory lesson (and accompanying worksheet) to get you thinking about what you want to do with your hangout(s). Remember, you don't have to choose just one. You can be creative!

Creative Uses for Hangouts (Idea Starter)
04:01

This article (and accompanying worksheet) describes two different ways to offer webinars using G+ hangouts.

IDEA 1: Offer Webinars
04:39

This section: "Creative Uses for G+ Hangouts" is a section of examples and idea-generating videos and does not contain actual instruction on the how-to aspect. That is found in later sections of this course.

This video is an example, but also contains some level of how-to, as it relates to webinars.

Two Different Ways of Offering Webinars
03:11

This section: "Creative Uses for G+ Hangouts" is a section of examples and idea-generating videos and does not contain actual instruction on the how-to aspect. That is found in later sections of this course.

This video is an example of how to use G+ Hangouts for expert interviews, with Ileane Smith as the interviewee in this particular episode.

Please do not feel you need to watch the entire video for the instruction. The purpose of this video is to inspire ideas. For example, if you have already decided that you want to use hangouts for webinars, this video may be helpful in helping you to identify other uses for hangouts, but it may not be helpful if you only want to do webinars. In that case, I recommend that you skip this video and go on to the video about webinars, or one of the following sections, which contain how-to training.

IDEA 2: Expert Interviews
31:14

This section: "Creative Uses for G+ Hangouts" is a section of examples and idea-generating videos and does not contain actual instruction on the how-to aspect. That is found in later sections of this course.

This video is an example of the use of hangouts in a Social Event (a.k.a. Social Party that involves more than one social media platform).

Please do not feel you need to watch the entire video for the instruction. The purpose of this video is to inspire ideas. For example, if you have already decided that you want to use hangouts for webinars, this video may be helpful in helping you to identify other uses for hangouts, but it may not be helpful if you only want to do webinars. In that case, I recommend that you skip this video and go on to the video about webinars, or one of the following sections, which contain how-to training.

Preview 31:20

This section: "Creative Uses for G+ Hangouts" is a section of examples and idea-generating videos and does not contain actual instruction on the how-to aspect. That is found in later sections of this course.

This video is an example of the use of hangouts as a web show, or exported out to a talk show (like "Marketing Momentum w/Charles and Deborah," the talk show on iHeart Radio). It is also a discussion about actionable authority, which is another area where hangouts can help out, in helping you to become an expert in your field.

Please do not feel you need to watch the entire video for the instruction. The purpose of this video is to inspire ideas. For example, if you have already decided that you want to use hangouts for webinars, this video may be helpful in helping you to identify other uses for hangouts, but it may not be helpful if you only want to do webinars. In that case, I recommend that you skip this video and go on to the video about webinars, or one of the following sections, which contain how-to training.

IDEA 4: Building Your Authority As An Expert
32:02

This section: "Creative Uses for G+ Hangouts" is a section of examples and idea-generating videos and does not contain actual instruction on the how-to aspect. That is found in later sections of this course.

This video is an interview with Tea Silvestre, as she talks about how she uses hangouts for her reality web shows. It is a long video, so do not feel you need to watch/listen to every minute. It is included to help inspire you to uses of hangouts as entertainment, just like Tea Silvestre did with Prosperity's Kitchen.

Please do not feel you need to watch the entire video for the instruction. The purpose of this video is to inspire ideas. For example, if you have already decided that you want to use hangouts for webinars, this video may be helpful in helping you to identify other uses for hangouts, but it may not be helpful if you only want to do webinars. In that case, I recommend that you skip this video and go on to the video about webinars, or one of the following sections, which contain how-to training.

IDEA 5: Reality Web Show
54:51

This article (and accompanying worksheet) talks about the idea of using G+ Hangouts to help you get your feet wet (or fine tune your game) in the arena of public speaking. It has been used by Key Note Speaker, Patrick Schwerdtfeger and is a great playground and portfolio building option for those who want to get paid $3k and up for speaking.

IDEA 6: Springboard for Public Speaking
02:51

This section: "Creative Uses for G+ Hangouts" is a section of examples and idea-generating videos and does not contain actual instruction on the how-to aspect. That is found in later sections of this course.

This video is an interview with Patrick Schwerdtfeger, a Keynote speaker. If you are taking this course to become a keynote speaker, then this interview will be inspiring and helpful. Otherwise, the hangout itself is an example of an expert interview but contains examples, from Patrick himself, on how he uses video for his public speaking portfolio. In the same way, you can take it a step further and use G+ hangouts to create your own public speaking portfolio. Need some ideas? Ask me in the question area and I'll help you! -Deborah

Please do not feel you need to watch the entire video for the instruction. The purpose of this video is to inspire ideas. For example, if you have already decided that you want to use hangouts for webinars, this video may be helpful in helping you to identify other uses for hangouts, but it may not be helpful if you only want to do webinars. In that case, I recommend that you skip this video and go on to the video about webinars, or one of the following sections, which contain how-to training.

Preview 56:36

This section: "Creative Uses for G+ Hangouts" is a section of examples and idea-generating videos and does not contain actual instruction on the how-to aspect. That is found in later sections of this course.

This video is an example of the use of hangouts for obtaining testimonials. The example would be if someone wants to give a testimonial, but doesn't have the means or know-how. You could start a campaign to get testimonials from those willing participants. Hey, you could even get 9 in one sitting, one hangout. This particular video demonstrates a video production technique with the testimonials interjected. You can also watch the testimonials "live" in the hangout (though it isn't shown to public viewers). These are examples of re-purposing the content in many different ways (and promoting other people's wonderful statements about you (a.k.a. testimonials) at the same time. Need more ideas? Ask me :) -Deborah

Please do not feel you need to watch the entire video for the instruction. The purpose of this video is to inspire ideas. For example, if you have already decided that you want to use hangouts for webinars, this video may be helpful in helping you to identify other uses for hangouts, but it may not be helpful if you only want to do webinars. In that case, I recommend that you skip this video and go on to the video about webinars, or one of the following sections, which contain how-to training.

IDEA 7: Viewing Testimonials As A Group Commentary Session
02:23

This "quiz" (or assessment) is meant to help you work through the concept(s) for your future hangout(s) and how you may want to use them.

If the correct answers confuse you (especially on the true/false questions, please do ask me in the "Ask" section of this curriculum and I am happy to explain it. The T/F questions may seem like trick questions (and are, somewhat), but are meant to help you think through the differences. So, again, if you need explanations, please do ask me. -Deborah :)

Understanding Public versus Private Hangouts
3 questions
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Getting Started
4 Lectures 16:08

An introductory lesson (and accompanying worksheet) on some G+ basics. This doesn't cover everything about G+, but should get you going on the G+ profile so that you can navigate to where you need to go throughout this course.

G+ Basics
03:01

G+ Basics (Video)
06:39

Charles Terrence Harper narrates this video. Charles is Deborah's Marketing Momentum (iHeart Radio Talk Show) co-host.

Setting Up G+
02:56

Charles Terrence Harper narrates this video. Charles is Deborah's Marketing Momentum (iHeart Radio Talk Show) co-host.

Preview 03:32
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Planning Your Hangout (Objectives, Goals)
4 Lectures 43:37

This lecture, along with the two accompanying worksheets, serves the purpose of helping you to think through your branding hierarchy and the target audience. This is a very general overview to get you thinking. The reason for its inclusion in a hangout class is that it may relate to how you setup your G+ Brand Page, your G+ Cover, your events, etc. It may even define how you want to set up your "lower third" in the hangout. If you are interested in more information on these topics, you may want to consider searching for classes on Udemy that cover branding and general business topics.

Branding and Defining Your Target Audience
03:36

Basic Branding
06:24


Charles Terrence Harper narrates this video. Charles is Deborah's Marketing Momentum (iHeart Radio Talk Show) co-host.

Planning a Hangout
05:39
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Soft Skills
3 Lectures 11:57

An introductory lesson (and accompanying worksheet) to get you thinking about ways to start mitigating the fear, step by step. The best advice, is to practice, practice, practice.

Dealing With Fear
03:46

How a Young Student Addressed His Fears
03:31

A lecture (and accompanying worksheet) that provides tips on how to handle the G+ Hangout and the panelists that participate in one. This is dependent on your style and your objectives, but that doesn't mean that it has to be a free-for-all (unless that is your objective). This lesson helps you to evaluate the style and flow of the hangout and how you can keep to your own defined objectives.

How To Be An Effective Host
04:40
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Hangout Preparation (Event Planning, Web Site, Studio)
11 Lectures 57:14

This lesson (and accompanying worksheet) covers how to set up your G+ Covers, for your pages, and ultimately, an understanding of how to use them for events. This is helpful in creating cohesive, consistent branding when announcing your hangout event and sharing your posts form a consistently branded profile or page.

G+ Pages and Covers
03:28

G+ Pages and Covers (Video)
03:26

Social Event Planning
02:56

Social Event Planning (Video)
08:32

YouTube Associated (Connecting Associate Site to YouTube Channel)
02:08

YouTube Associated (Video)
02:07

Website Integration
03:36

Website Integration (Video)
05:44

Your "Studio" Setup
11:56

Lighting For Your Hangout (Video)
09:05

Some Gear and Gadgets
04:13
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Hangout Out
15 Lectures 01:02:07
Setting Up The Hangout
02:22

Setting Up The Hangout (Video)
04:48

G+ Fun
03:55

G+ Fun (Video)
15:34

Charles Terrence Harper narrates this video. Charles is Deborah's Marketing Momentum (iHeart Radio Talk Show) co-host.

Step by Step: Starting the Hangout
03:22

Charles Terrence Harper narrates this video. Charles is Deborah's Marketing Momentum (iHeart Radio Talk Show) co-host.

Step by Step: Inviting People
03:49

Charles Terrence Harper narrates this video. Charles is Deborah's Marketing Momentum (iHeart Radio Talk Show) co-host.

Step by Step: Hangout Settings
04:02

Charles Terrence Harper narrates this video. Charles is Deborah's Marketing Momentum (iHeart Radio Talk Show) co-host.

Step by Step: Hangout Camera Man
02:56

Charles Terrence Harper narrates this video. Charles is Deborah's Marketing Momentum (iHeart Radio Talk Show) co-host.

Step by Step: The Hangout Toolbox
03:40

Charles Terrence Harper narrates this video. Charles is Deborah's Marketing Momentum (iHeart Radio Talk Show) co-host.

Step by Step: The Hangout Chat Feature
03:23

Charles Terrence Harper narrates this video. Charles is Deborah's Marketing Momentum (iHeart Radio Talk Show) co-host.

Step by Step: Why Use Hangout Capture?
02:32

Charles Terrence Harper narrates this video. Charles is Deborah's Marketing Momentum (iHeart Radio Talk Show) co-host.

Step by Step: Hangout Screen Share
02:56

Charles Terrence Harper narrates this video. Charles is Deborah's Marketing Momentum (iHeart Radio Talk Show) co-host.

Step by Step: Starting the Broadcast
03:13

Deborah’s Hangout Workflow
04:39

This is a visual representation of the previous lecture's workflow discussion, complete with characters to visualize the different team roles (or the different "hats" that one person may wear).

Watch The Workflow
00:56
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Packaging (Post Production)
4 Lectures 01:10:34
Recording and Video Perspectives
03:56

Packaging Your Hangout Product
02:52

YouTube Packaging
03:41

Example of Raw Hangout (No Production)
01:00:04
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Promotion
9 Lectures 01:25:18

The purpose of the "virtual coaching" is to help you identfy coaching goals.

Join a Networking Group
03:39

Article Promotion
03:53

Content Marketing & Advertising
02:35

PPC A/B Testing (John Rampton, Managing Editor of SEJ)
01:33

Sharing Your Posts on G+
02:13

Getting the Buzz
02:38

Article Promotion (Video)
07:19

Social Buzz Club (Buzz Platform)
33:56

Viral Content Buzz (Buzz Platform)
27:30
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Monetization and Looking To Your Future Benefits
4 Lectures 01:11:28

A really long article that highlights some of the benefits of G+ hangouts, from a business perspective. It also demonstrates areas for growth and monetization.

Preview 24:41

Expanding Your Expertise and Monetizing
01:44

Extending YOU with Podcasting
02:34

Charles Terrence Harper chatted with our friend about how he encourages the use of hangouts for business. Charles is Deborah's Marketing Momentum (iHeart Radio Talk Show) co-host.

Hangouts for Business
42:28
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About the Instructor
Deborah Anderson
5.0 Average rating
2 Reviews
184 Students
2 Courses
Socialpreneur and Social Web Cafe TV Host

Deborah Anderson has been teaching for over a decade, having taught with Skillpath Seminars / Compumaster, as well as her own curriculum in a Community Education capacity. She also hosts Social Web Cafe TV, and when she is not teaching or hosting multiple shows, enjoys her role as Jazz singer, having held the #1 position on the RN Los Angeles charts for a year.