Have you been hesitant to try Google+? I admit I haven’t been as active on the service as I would like. I’ve been to a few meetings using Google+ hangout (and they were nice – the camera moves from person to person so you get an intimiate feeling in the room and the video seems more stable than Skype). I recently saw this video put out by Google about a young musician who build a global fan base (over 200,000 people attended her last concert.)
Here’s the video that tells the story:
Are you inspired? I certainly was. I plan on using Google+ more in the future. Here are some ideas that came up with for using Google+ in various businesses.
- I think Google+ is a natural for small group coaching. It is great to see everyone’s faces — and you can share your screen has part of the meeting. Google+ doesn’t provide a recording service – but you can record your videos using Camtasia or another service.
- Google+ is also a great venue for demonstrations — this could be either for physical classes – I’ve heard of both yoga and cooking classes — or you could demonstrate how to use a software product (this would be great for affiliate marketing)
- Google+ would also be great for classes – think foreign language, learning a musical instrument and more.
- If you are planning on doing more video for your blog anyway – why not do some segments as hangouts with an audience.
The great thing is the tool is free. You can invest in higher quality microphones and cameras if you like – but you can get a great head start just by opening a google account, joining a few hangouts to get a feel for them (there is a fairly extensive list of open to everyone hangouts at http://gphangouts.com/), then announcing and holding your own.© Copyright 2012 Michele A Scism