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Recording and marketing chat on air

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Hi, I'm Jess Stratton, and welcome to Monday Productivity Pointers. This week we're talking about Google Hangouts. Now, I already showed you how to do a remote meeting with you and up to nine of your co-workers. This video we're going to take a step further, we're going to have a Google hangout on air which streams live so that anybody can stop by virtually and watch the discussion. When it's all done, it's going to hang around on your YouTube channel to be watched whatever by any whomever. To do a hangout, we talked about how you needed in internet connection, a browser, and a microphone and a webcam.

Recording and marketing chat on air

Hi, I'm Jess Stratton, and welcome to Monday Productivity Pointers. This week we're talking about Google Hangouts. Now, I already showed you how to do a remote meeting with you and up to nine of your co-workers. This video we're going to take a step further, we're going to have a Google hangout on air which streams live so that anybody can stop by virtually and watch the discussion. When it's all done, it's going to hang around on your YouTube channel to be watched whatever by any whomever. To do a hangout, we talked about how you needed in internet connection, a browser, and a microphone and a webcam.

To do a hangout on air, you need one more thing: you need a YouTube account that's linked to your Google account. This is quick and easy, and in fact the first time you go to do a hangout on air, you're going to get prompted to do it. Now, I like to first create an event in Google. I can invite my customers and clients to the event and when I'm ready to do a hangout on air, I can simply paste the URL right into that event. It makes me look more professional, and the best part is any customers and clients who said their attending my virtual event will get a reminder and a link right before it's about to start.

I'm going to show you how to do that right now. I'm on my Google site, and I'm going to click the Plus beside my name to get into Google+. Before I even start my hangout, I'm first going to create an event by clicking Events on the left-hand side and choosing CREATE EVENT, which is the big red button at the top. Now, I'm going to change the theme because it's a hangout on air, and I just don't like what they have there.

I'm going to choose Other, I can browse these. Pick one that matches the type of event you're doing. In this case, because I'm doing hangout on air, down at the bottom there's a little video camera. I can choose Set As Theme, and now that's the picture. Make your event title what the actual hangout is. I can set the date and the time for when I'm going to have my hangout on air. And for Event options, I need to click advanced.

Now, you may be tempted to select Google+ Hangout, because after all, that's what it is, but if you select Google+ Hangout, what's going to happen is that for every person that says that they're going to attend this event, it's actually going to invite them into the hangout, not just to watch it. So we're going to select Make this an event on air so that anybody can view the event. We don't want our customers becoming part of the panel, we just want them to watch the panel. I also need to choose Show additional fields.

It's going to give us a bunch more fields, including a YouTube URL, and that's what we're going to use later. For the location field, I'm simply going to type online because it's an online event, and I can put any details I want. All right, when we're all ready, we can invite the people that we want to watch. For now I'm going to invite my producer, Shea, and when we're ready, click the green Invite button.

Our event has been created. Now we can just sit back and wait for it to happen. Once we're ready and it's time to have the actual hangout on air, I'm going to click Start a hangout, invite the people for my panel, I can name it. This time I'm going to select Enable Hangouts On Air.

It's going to be broadcast in both my Google+ screen and my YouTube channel, and because I've already linked it I can just click Okay, got it! This is where if this was the first time you're doing it you would have to enter in a code. I'm going to click the blue Hangout button, and we're in Google Hangout, but we're not on the air yet. I can see on the top left of the screen it still says off air, and that's good. Hi, Shea! Shea: Hi! Jess: All right, we have our panelists, but we're not quite ready to broadcast live just yet.

There's one more thing I want to do. I want to use an app called the Hangout Toolbox. I'm going to click on the Hangout Toolbox, and it's going to let me bring up something called a lower third. A lower third is that neat banner that you see at the bottom of the screen that helps people know who everybody is in the panel. I clicked the headphone icon, and here's where I can put in a lower third. Shea, why don't you put in lower third too? All right, it's just to identify yourself.

You can put in your Twitter address. You have two lines to use. When you're ready to use it, click the ON button. Now, you'll notice it's backwards. Shea's is correct, mine's backwards. This is how it looks to the audience, they'll see it the right way. If I want to see at the right way, I can select Mirror my own video, and this is what everybody sees when they're watching me on screen. We're almost done. I'm going to click Hangout Toolbox to make that disappear. Before I start my broadcast, I want to embed this.

Now that we're actually starting our panel, we have a YouTube URL. Nobody knows about it yet, but that's going to change right now. I'm going to click this Embed button, and here's where I have a URL. I can click on that YouTube URL, right-click, select Copy, and now while this is still going, I'm going to come back to my event, and I'm going to edit it by clicking this little pencil, come back to my Event options, click Advanced, click Show additional fields, and in this YouTube URL, I'm going to right-click and choose Paste.

I can save it, and now right in my event we are going to be streaming live once I start broadcasting my hangout. The best part about it is is that people who've said they were going will get a reminder, so they can just come right into this event, click the play button, and start watching. Now we're ready to go. We've got our lower third, we've got our YouTube URL embedded right in the discussion, and now I can click START BROADCAST.

Once I click that, I can choose OK, and it's going to remind me that I'm broadcasting live on Google+ and YouTube. We have a couple of seconds to make sure we're really ready and then our hangout starts. Three, two, one, and now Google's telling us that we're broadcasting live. So here's where our panel would talk. I could introduce myself, talk about what we're doing, ask some questions, and the neat thing is is that when people start talking, they will become live on the screen.

What I can do is click people if I want them to immediately have focus, or I can click the focus back to myself. However, if they start talking, it will automatically go to them. There's some other things I can do too. I can you mute my own microphone, and I can hide myself from the broadcast by clicking this. If I want to put myself back, I just check that button again. Now, when I'm done with the broadcast, it still doesn't mean I'm done with the hangout. When we're finally ready to be finished off air, I can select END BROADCAST.

Now we're officially off the air. We can still go, we can talk about how it went, we can relax a little bit and talk to each other 'cause our hangout's not done, but we're not on air anymore. When we're all ready to finish, we can do just what we did the last time, click the Exit button, bye Shea. And we are officially out. What it's going to tell me now is that a recording of the broadcast we just did is going to be kept on my YouTube channel. I can hit Close, and we've successfully had our first hangout on air.

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Monday Productivity Pointers

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  1. 3m 3s
    1. Get your Google Calendar schedule by email every morning
      3m 3s
  2. 10h 14m
    1. Welcome to the series
      1m 13s
    2. Running a group meeting with coworkers
      7m 19s
    3. Recording and marketing chat on air
      8m 30s
    4. Creating a quick presentation
      5m 37s
    5. Presenting from an iPad or computer
      3m 36s
    6. Migrating your accounts to Mint.com
      9m 55s
    7. Setting budgets and goals
      7m 4s
    8. Collaborating on team documents
      5m 53s
    9. Creating an online photo gallery
      4m 58s
    10. Kickstarter: Setting up your project
      10m 41s
    11. Driving traffic to your project
      5m 48s
    12. Conducting a voice call with a virtual team
      6m 40s
    13. Adding video and chat notifications
      4m 7s
    14. Accepting a payment with Square
      4m 35s
    15. Using the Square Wallet
      2m 32s
    16. Setting up shop on Etsy
      6m 31s
    17. Tracking your Etsy sales with Shop Stats
      4m 9s
    18. Raising your Klout score
      7m 3s
    19. Earning Klout perks
      4m 55s
    20. Skydrive: Collaborating on team documents
      4m 56s
    21. Skydrive: Accessing files on the go
      2m 57s
    22. Setting up Google alerts to track your data
      5m 5s
    23. Removing a page from the Google search index
      4m 42s
    24. Browsing privately in public
      4m 38s
    25. Cleaning up your session before logging out
      5m 8s
    26. Troubleshooting a remote computer with TeamViewer
      3m 42s
    27. Taking screenshots from a PC
      4m 12s
    28. Taking screenshots from a Mac
      3m 36s
    29. Setting up Find My iPhone
      3m 36s
    30. Using iCloud to find an iPhone
      3m 49s
    31. Sampling color from the screen
      5m 27s
    32. Using ColourLovers.com for inspiration
      3m 22s
    33. Get an audio clip onto YouTube using iPhoto
      5m 49s
    34. Creating playlists and customizing your YouTube channel
      5m 41s
    35. Record your screen using QuickTime
      3m 14s
    36. Record your screen using CamStudio
      2m 34s
    37. Using Tempo Smart Calendar when you are going to be late
      3m 9s
    38. Using Twist to let your customers know where you are
      3m 38s
    39. Using Wunderlist to track multiple projects
      9m 0s
    40. Use the Wunderlist browser extension to create tasks on the web
      5m 46s
    41. Using Smart Mailboxes with Mac Mail
      6m 52s
    42. Customizing the Mac Mail View
      7m 13s
    43. What's a firewall?
      7m 36s
    44. What is the Cloud?
      4m 42s
    45. Creating your own recipe with IFTTT
      7m 19s
    46. Browsing existing recipes with IFTTT
      5m 7s
    47. Installing the Feedly browser extension
      6m 34s
    48. Customizing Feedly
      6m 53s
    49. Understanding the basics of Twitter
      9m 9s
    50. Using Tweetdeck to handle multiple accounts
      9m 14s
    51. Working with URL Shorteners
      5m 45s
    52. Using bit.ly
      8m 31s
    53. Creating Quick Parts to re-use text
      6m 19s
    54. Moving your Autotext to a new computer
      6m 7s
    55. Shutting off access to social networks
      6m 18s
    56. Hiding taskbars
      2m 36s
    57. Exploring the iOS 7 Update
      10m 7s
    58. Running a productive online meeting
      3m 44s
    59. Getting meeting minutes faster
      6m 47s
    60. TextExpander for Mac
      7m 6s
    61. Breevy for Windows
      3m 44s
    62. Using Smart Folders on a Mac
      5m 52s
    63. Using Windows Libraries
      4m 25s
    64. Finding large attachments in your email apps
      5m 13s
    65. Use Ninite to install all your PC apps at once
      3m 30s
    66. Use Get Mac Apps to install your Mac apps at once
      2m 56s
    67. Creating a disposable email address with Guerrilla mail
      4m 7s
    68. Creating an email address that lasts only 10 minutes
      3m 16s
    69. Finding and adding local vendors to enhance your iOS reminders
      3m 45s
    70. Adding geofencing to Find My Friends
      3m 20s
    71. Turning a Word document contract into a PDF
      4m 1s
    72. Turning a PowerPoint presentation into a PDF
      4m 10s
    73. Resetting browser site passwords
      7m 11s
    74. Disabling toolbars, resizing screens, and accidentally closed tabs
      7m 42s
    75. Identifying your wifi's weakest link
      7m 59s
    76. Setting up dual band speed on your router
      7m 36s
    77. Add your social media activity to your website
      8m 54s
    78. Using WordPress mobile to update on the go
      4m 48s
    79. Matching the header row on your spreadsheet files
      8m 20s
    80. Using a formula to merge first and last name columns
      5m 58s
    81. Using JoliDrive to browse cloud app data
      5m 11s
    82. Using JoliDrive on an iPad
      4m 31s
    83. Finding deals on eBay using misspelled listings
      4m 18s
    84. Searching for promotional and coupon codes online
      5m 52s
    85. Sending real postcards from your computer with Postagram
      4m 25s
    86. Using Postagram to send a real postcard from your smartphone
      3m 55s
    87. Getting to Inbox Zero
      11m 4s
    88. Using existing GMail labels with Mailbox
      3m 19s
    89. Adding 2-step authentication
      3m 39s
    90. Enabling in-app PIN codes
      3m 31s
    91. Accessing your digital movies
      5m 20s
    92. Copying movies onto a device
      3m 25s
    93. Using Genius Scan to scan your documents
      3m 34s
    94. Sending your scans
      2m 41s
    95. Using Acrobat to ink sign a PDF
      4m 49s
    96. Writing a letter of recommendation
      7m 49s
    97. Constructing a successful press release
      4m 48s
    98. Troubleshooting wireless security
      4m 48s
    99. Writing a claim letter
      5m 22s
    100. The best reasons to try online chat customer service
      5m 9s
    101. How to do a firmware update
      6m 34s
    102. Siri, your iPhone assistant
      4m 48s
    103. Writing an email that gets read
      4m 51s
    104. Writing an email that requires action
      2m 54s
    105. Your Blu-ray questions answered
      3m 50s
    106. Using LittleBit to photograph your goal progress
      3m 9s
    107. Exporting WordPress blog entries
      3m 28s
    108. Understanding how Office 365 works
      5m 9s
    109. Using Waze for crowdsourced GPS
      2m 58s
    110. Downloading your Facebook timeline
      3m 10s
    111. Scheduling email with Boomerang
      4m 24s
    112. Google Labs for Calendar
      2m 58s
    113. Finding missing songs in iTunes on your iPhone
      2m 10s
    114. Requesting your Twitter archive
      2m 59s
    115. Using Doodle for easy group scheduling
      4m 59s
    116. Easily remote to another computer with Join.me
      3m 47s
    117. Keyboard shortcuts for YouTube
      2m 58s
    118. Easily annotate images with Skitch
      6m 4s

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