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!
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  • Contents Video: 9 hours
    Other: 3 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2013 English

Course 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

What are the requirements?

  • internet connection (should be high speed).
  • web camera.
  • headphones (optional, but advisable).

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to host/produce quality G+ Hangouts (personal or professional)

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Before You Take Hangout Queen Training
00:57

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.

03:36

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).

>> Step by Step with the newer Hangout Interface <<
Article
Section 2: Creative Uses for G+ Hangouts
27:21

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.

Article

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!

Article

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

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, but also contains some level of how-to, as it relates to webinars.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

54:51

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 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.

Article

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.

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 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.

02:23

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.

3 questions

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 :)

Section 3: Getting Started
Article

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 (Video)
06:39
02:56

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

03:32

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

Section 4: Planning Your Hangout (Objectives, Goals)
Article

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.

Basic Branding
06:24
Martha Giffen Talks About Engaging Your Audience with Social Media
Preview
27:58
05:39

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

Section 5: Soft Skills
Article

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.

How a Young Student Addressed His Fears
03:31
Article

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.

Section 6: Hangout Preparation (Event Planning, Web Site, Studio)
Article

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 (Video)
03:26
Social Event Planning
Article
Social Event Planning (Video)
08:32
YouTube Associated (Connecting Associate Site to YouTube Channel)
Article
YouTube Associated (Video)
02:07
Website Integration
Article
Website Integration (Video)
05:44
Your "Studio" Setup
Article
Lighting For Your Hangout (Video)
09:05
Some Gear and Gadgets
Article
Section 7: Hangout Out
Setting Up The Hangout
Article
Setting Up The Hangout (Video)
04:48
G+ Fun
Article
G+ Fun (Video)
15:34
03:22

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

03:49

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

04:02

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

02:56

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

03:40

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

03:23

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

02:32

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

02:56

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

03:13

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

Deborah’s Hangout Workflow
Article
00:56

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).

Section 8: Packaging (Post Production)
Recording and Video Perspectives
Article
Packaging Your Hangout Product
Article
YouTube Packaging
Article
Example of Raw Hangout (No Production)
01:00:04
Section 9: Promotion
Article

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

Article Promotion
Article
Content Marketing & Advertising
Article
PPC A/B Testing (John Rampton, Managing Editor of SEJ)
01:33
Sharing Your Posts on G+
Article
Getting the Buzz
Article
Article Promotion (Video)
07:19
Social Buzz Club (Buzz Platform)
33:56
Viral Content Buzz (Buzz Platform)
27:30
Section 10: Monetization and Looking To Your Future Benefits
Article

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.

Expanding Your Expertise and Monetizing
Article
Extending YOU with Podcasting
Article
42:28

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.

Section 11: Finally...
Final Lecture
00:19

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Instructor Biography

Deborah Anderson, 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.

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