Google+: Creative Ways to Use Hangouts
Google+ has created Hangouts which is a place where you and like minded-individuals can broadcast, video conference, record the event, and if you don’t have a computer handy you can dial in with your mobile device to connect with others.
There are endless possibilities with Google+ Hangouts for your business.
You can host a Google+ Hangout to teach a lesson about something. By choosing the Hangout On Air option while only 15 people can take part, the public can watch it, many businesses have over 100 people viewing the Hangout.
Want to present something to others you can use a Google On Air Hangout to present, and let others present too. Simply invite them into the Hangout before clicking “start broadcast”. You can have up to 15 people “presenting”. This can be exciting because you can record the event, edit it later, and use it in other venues.
Have a Team Meeting
Do you outsource work to contractors or have employees? If you want to do a brainstorming session that you can record and provide each attendee with a copy of the recording Google Hangouts is the perfect place to do it. Just make it private via the “Restrict Hangouts” link.
Have a Webinar
That’s right, you don’t need to invest in expensive webinar software to have a free webinar on Google+ Hangouts. You can share your expertise with many people using Google Hangouts On Air, allowing you to broadcast the webinar to many. What’s more is that it’s recorded and ready for you to edit immediately after your webinar is over.
You can run a restricted Google+ Hangout for one to 15 people enabling you to host a private coaching session for only those who are invited. This can be something you’ve charged for in advance as part of a coaching package. Sessions can be recorded and shared with the client for them to refer back to.
Give a Press Conference
That’s right, you can use Google+ Hangout to announce new events and products as well as answer questions. This can be a great way to get out any news that your company has.
Create Recorded Video Interviews
The technology easily enables you to create recordings of video interviews. You can then upload the video to your page, as well as to YouTube.com seamlessly. This can be content for a blog, a book, or to use in a private membership site. It’s up to you.
Talk to Your Clients
Many people are used to using Skype to chat with clients or would-be clients, but sometimes Skype doesn’t work well, but Google+ Hangouts work well and is another place you can talk to clients before you start working for them or as a way to provide client support as you complete their project.
There are many ways to use Google+ Hangouts for business. It’s important to go try out the technology. If you’re already using service such as Skype, GoToWebinar, and others you might be surprised to learn what Google+ has in store for your business needs.