Interview with Jane Ellen : Women of G+ Professional Women Series

Women of Google+ is hosting Google+ Hangouts to provide an opportunity to discuss issues and topics that matter to you with others that find it important also.

Date & Time:

Monday January 23, 2012 @ 9 pm (Eastern Time US)

Hangout Topic : Interview with Jane Ellen

The Women of G+ Professional Women Series is designed for professional and entrepreneurial women to learn and support each other while thriving in business.

Jane Ellen, PublicistI will be interviewing Jane Ellen, publicist and professional stylist, on tips and tricks for the best way to present yourself online. So many of us are using Hangouts now, and becoming more visible on social media platforms like Google+. Like it or not, how you look, talk, what your environment is like and a million other things affect people’s first impression of you as well as their ongoing opinion. If I’m lucky, we can get her to chat a bit about Pinterest also!

Disclaimer: When I first approached Jane to do the interview a few weeks back, I had no idea I would later bring her on to my team as my publicist (and stylist – I needed that!) She’s been keeping my speaking and public calendar crammed full ever since.

Hangout Status : “Hangout On Air”

To view this Hangout, at 9 pm EST (or your local time equivalent) go to Lynette’s Google+ stream and look for the video player. Just click PLAY to watch the hangout LIVE! Depending on the topic, we will be inviting in viewers to participate in the hangout as well.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it in the Hangout or carve an hour out at this time. Because there is limited room for participants in a Google+ Hangout, we will be streaming live – called Hangout On Air. The show will also be recorded for future viewing and available on the Women of Google+ YouTube channel.

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Time Zones:

Monday January 23rd @ 9 pm (Eastern Time US)

NEWARK, United States, New Jersey
9:00p Mon, Jan 23 2012

SYDNEY, Australia
1:00p Tues, Jan 24 2012

TOKYO, Japan
11:00a Tues, Jan 24 2012

LONDON, United Kingdom, England
2:00a Tues, Jan 24 2012

LOS ANGELES, United States, California
6:00pMon, Jan 23 2012

To find your time zone, please check out Worldtimebuddy.com

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Sunday Sitdown : New Year’s Resolutions

New Years ResolutionsWomen of Google+ is hosting Google+ Hangouts to provide an opportunity to discuss issues and topics that matter to you with others that find it important also.

Date & Time:

Sunday December 18th @ 10 pm (Eastern Time US)

Hangout Topic : New Year’s Resolutions

Regardless of what you have planned this holiday season, it’s always nice to take some time out for yourself and chat with friends! There is nothing ‘formal’ on tonight’s agenda, just some time to grab your beverage of choice and come meet some other wonderful women using Google+.

PS – This graphic came from the New Year’s Resolution Generator – check it out!

Hangout Status : “Hangout On Air”

To view this Hangout, at 10 pm EST (or your local time equivalent) go to Lynette’s Google+ stream and look for the video player. Just click PLAY to watch the hangout LIVE! Depending on the topic, we will be inviting in viewers to participate in the hangout as well.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it in the Hangout or carve an hour out at this time. Because there is limited room for participants in a Google+ Hangout, we will be streaming live – called Hangout On Air. The show will also be recorded for future viewing and available on the Women of Google+ YouTube channel.

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Time Zones:

Sunday December 18th @ 10 pm (Eastern Time US)
East Coast USA
10:00pSun, Dec 18 2011

West Coast USA
7:00pSun, Dec 18 2011

SYDNEY, Australia
2:00pMon, Dec 19 2011

TOKYO, Japan
12:00pMon, Dec 19 2011

LONDON, UK, England
3:00aMon, Dec 19 2011

To find your time zone, please check out Worldtimebuddy.com

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Goal Setting for Professional Women : Women of G+ Professional Women Series

Women of Google+ is hosting Google+ Hangouts to provide an opportunity to discuss issues and topics that matter to you with others that find it important also.

Date & Time:

Monday December 26th @ 9 pm (Eastern Time US)

Hangout Topic : Goal Setting for Professional Women

The Women of G+ Professional Women Series is designed for professional and entrepreneurial women to learn and support each other while thriving in business.

Our topic Goal Setting for Professional Women is designed to discuss and identify the types of goals we as professional women should be setting for ourselves – without feeling guilt or becoming overwhelmed. Juggling our professional lives, businesses, families, significant others and multiple other responsibilities seems to leave very little time for US. Let’s have an open and honest discussion about the things we need to be paying attention to, the things we really can let slip, and how to juggle it all without kicking ourselves.

Hangout Status : “Hangout On Air”

To view this Hangout, at 9 pm EST (or your local time equivalent) go to Lynette’s Google+ stream and look for the video player. Just click PLAY to watch the hangout LIVE! Depending on the topic, we will be inviting in viewers to participate in the hangout as well.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it in the Hangout or carve an hour out at this time. Because there is limited room for participants in a Google+ Hangout, we will be streaming live – called Hangout On Air. The show will also be recorded for future viewing and available on the Women of Google+ YouTube channel.

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Time Zones:

Monday December 26th @ 9 pm (Eastern Time US)

NEWARK, United States, New Jersey
9:00p Mon, Dec 26 2011

SYDNEY, Australia
1:00p Tue, Dec 27 2011

TOKYO, Japan
11:00a Tue, Dec 27 2011

LONDON, United Kingdom, England
2:00a Tue, Dec 27 2011

LOS ANGELES, United States, California
6:00p Mon, Dec 26 2011

To find your time zone, please check out Worldtimebuddy.com

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Beatweek Magazine – The Zuck Strikes Back

Beatweek Magazine just published an article covering a bit of today’s Facebook product announcement (Facebook Video Calling) and the inevitable comparison to Google+.  The article has a good point about video chat programs living in a web browser, but in reality it’s even a more narrow focus – the video chat lives within a website run inside a browser.

Unfortunately, the actual Facebook product announcements were as misguided as they were outdated. Group chat and video phone calls belong in a web browser about as much as a jet engine belongs in a Ford Focus

As long as the feature eventually works its way into mobile platforms and applications, I’m not sure where the software comes from is important. Facebook obviously has a larger user population, and not all people will want video chats with up to 10 people (which is the current limit in Google+ Hangouts).  On the flip side, current users of video chat programs such as ooVoo or Skype (which is what has been integrated into Facebook) have had to pay for the privilege of more than one to one video calls.  Google+ is opening it up for free.  Money (or lack of payment required) may be the driving force behind the adoption of multi-person video chats in a social platform more so than the desire to only video chat with one other person.

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