This is my first ever blog, so let's hope that you find it interesting and get something out of it. I am going to try and blog about something at least once a week, so lets see if I can live up to that promise.
I'm hoping that I can make my blogs useful to the reader, so that you can learn something, and take it away to apply to your own business.
The other day I sat down at my desk and had a Skype chat with a colleague, John Young from Young Digital Group http://youngdigitalgroup.com.au/. John is an expert in Digital Media, which is useful, because I'm definitely no expert when it comes to the on-line stuff, but I'm learning and experimenting and keeping my mind open to the endless possibilities that online communication can do to help your business.
John was teaching me how to set up Google + and Google Hangouts, and the benefits that having these tools can have for your business. I was surprised to see what it could do. I assumed it was much like Skype, and it is similar in some ways, but it allows you to do so much more.
For example, you can have up to 10 people in your Google Hangout online chat. You can have a couple of people presenting, whilst the others listen and post questions to the presenters. You can share documents, or videos, allowing viewers to see the documents or videos as you talk through it. You can also live stream your video to You Tube, or record it and post it later.
It's a little daunting for non tech heads like myself, however I found it interesting, and feel that it could be very useful in effectively communicating with clients in other states or countries.
Have a look at the You Tube video John created, which talks you through how to create a Google + account and how to use the different functions available to you.
Let me know if this is useful to you, and perhaps let me know what you would like me to discuss in my next blog post.
Until then - let the endless possibilities of communication expand your mind!