Why Bloggers Should Use Google+ Hangouts to their advantage
Google’s Hangout is an AMAZING tool that is less explored and is slowly turning out into a product that is changing the way how people collaborate and learn as a team in REAL. Unlike a broadcast on YouTube, there is an element of interaction here that makes it very special.
In addition to collaboration and discussion, the Hangout has ability to air it as a live program and auto publish to YouTube to add icing on the cake. The free broadcast system is especially an advantage to bloggers and website owners which allows them to form a closed group and share information that’s restricted to only a special few. Its also interesting to see how even Governments, film stars, politicians, celebs all have started using Hangouts to interact with the world!
How to start a Hangout and make it big?
Starting a Hangout is very easy and only takes a couple of seconds by clicking on “Start a Hangout” Button on your Google+ account. Its recommended that you do a bit of publicizing and preparation before starting off the Hangout by informing and briefing your closed group of bloggers or mastermind group members about the agenda.
Further create a Google+ public event announcement few days prior to your Hangout. In addition to this ensure to open a “Hangout on Air” as these hangouts stream live on YouTube and are automatically added to your YT channel after you hit “end broadcast”.
[highlight color=”eg. yellow, black”]Do a little research on how to use Hangout, invite members, stream it live and make the content available on YT for your members who could not attend the live Hangout.[/highlight] I guess by now you might have felt how powerful this awesome feature can become. As of now, a live hangout can be only attended by 10 people, hope Google will upscale this in near future. Till then you can do Hangouts for the special 10 mastermind group members / bloggers and publish the content for other.