Free Tour of Google Hangouts for Windermere RE Palm Desert

Hangouts are Google’s face-to-face video conferencing app. You can have up to ten people in a Hangout at once. There are a number of tools and apps included in the Hangout interface which make Hangouts a powerful tool for collaborating with another person or a Project Team (think never having to drive to a meeting in another town again!), for providing customer service, and for marketing your business! This video takes you through the basics of being in a Hangout.

Video Lesson: How to Use the Draw Tool to Brand Your Hangouts

Video Lesson: How to Use the Draw Tool to Brand Your Hangouts

Video Lesson: How to Use the Draw Tool to Brand Your Hangouts Hey There Business Bloomers!  If you use or watch Google’s Hangouts or Hangouts on Air, you already know how important it is to add a name stripe across the bottom of your screen. You can use the built-in Hangouts Toolbox to create your Lower Third stripe, or if you have an image editing app such as Adobe Photoshop you can create a custom stripe and fit in more info than the built in app allows.     Q: But I don’t have Photoshop, am I just S.O.L.? A: No – now there is a built in tool to help you, yay! For people who don’t have Photoshop or another fancy image editing app, there is now a tool built right into Hangouts that enables you to add more info to your screen, such as a phone number, tagline, or testimonial that will strengthen and reinforce your brand. It’s cleverly disguised as a “fun” app, but provides a very practical tool for business as well.     Introducing the DRAW app! Check out this short video (less than 5 minutes long!) which shows you how to use the Draw tool to brand your Hangouts by enabling you to add more info to your Hangout video screen! . . If you found this video helpful, please share it with your friends and colleagues who might find it useful too. Please leave a comment and let me know what other quick tips would be useful to you.    Check out this Google+ post for more info and a great example of how...
Video Quick Intro to Google Drive and Apps

Video Quick Intro to Google Drive and Apps

Video Quick Intro to Google Drive and Apps Hey There Business Bloomers! This 5 minute video, Quick Intro to Google Drive and Apps, is a handy quick lesson that will teach you the basics of using Google Drive. You’ll learn: how to easily get to your Drive how to create and organize your folders on Drive how to find files that were recently created how to find files that have been shared with you   You’ll also learn where to find your document creation apps, including: Google Docs (word processing) Presentation (slideshow, similar to PowerPoint) Spreadsheets Forms Draw As this is a quick intro video only 5 minutes long, you won’t be learning all the details of how to use those apps listed above, but you will know where to find them when you want to use them.   . If you found this video helpful, please share it with your friends and colleagues who might find it useful too. Please leave a comment and let me know what other quick tips would be useful to you.    Want More Great Video Lessons and Live Workshops? Check Out Meilani’s Blooming Business Club! Meilani’s Blooming Business Club provides members with a wealth of workshops, lesson videos, resources, and a private community on Google+ where members can get ongoing training and support from Meilani. Click Meilani’s Blooming Business Club for more...
How to Pin a Google Post to Pinterest

How to Pin a Google Post to Pinterest

How to Pin a Google Post to Pinterest Hey there Business Bloomers, have you ever come across or written a really great post on Google+, just full of useful info, and wished you could pin it to your Pinterest boards? Guess what…you can! This video shows you how to pin a Google post to Pinterest. Woot!   Be sure to read the important note below the video too! . . Important Note About Sharing to Twitter When Pinning When I wrote the comment for the pin starting at 1:55 in the video, I did two things: 1. I made Michelle’s name and my name live links to our Pinterest profiles 2. I checked the “Post to Twitter” box, which sent out a Tweet of this Pin from my Twitter account Now I did #1 because the comment for the Pinterest pin now has nifty live links to my and to Michelle’s Pinterest profiles. However, those live links got carried over to the Twitter post. BUT they were not links to our Twitter profiles, or back to our Pinterest pages!   Because our Twitter names are not the same as our Pinterest names, the comments ended up having live links to some other lucky ladies who scored our names for their Twitter profiles. I am @1Meilani on Twitter, and @Meilani is someone completely different, who happens to share the same first name. Lucky girl!   So, since there is no way to edit a Tweet once it is sent, I ended up having to delete that Tweet, and when I’m done writing here, I will  send out a Tweet of...