As I mentioned yesterday, I am becoming more and more interested and excited about Google Hangouts and its applications for small businesses In fact, last night I had a hangout with a friend for over an hour brainstorming some business ideas. First of all, I’m in Nice, France, my friend was in the U.S., and it was like we were sitting across the table from each other. Granted, I’ve been a Skype user for a long time, and experienced the same type of meeting (most of the time) through their platform, but the Google Hangout has a different feel to it, and there is something a little special.
One unique feature is that you can have up to nine (9) people online with video cameras at one time, (unlimited can watch by a broadcast) for free, which gives the Hangout a new dimension.
As a practicing real estate broker, if you recruit four new sales associates this month, and you want to cover some specific details about your company policy or general sales orientation questions, a Google Hangout is a perfect platform for you to use! Plus, you can record this session so that the team members can re-watch this again if need be, or, allow new recruits coming in next month to watch what you covered. You can leave the recorded Hangout online until you feel it’s time to record a new one
You could also do a Google Hangout (event or broadcast) and cover a sales meeting topic. (For sales meeting assistance, visit www.EasySalesMeetings.com), record the sales meeting, and again, archive this for your team and members of your Google Circles to watch at a later time. (I am going to discuss Google Circles in a future blog).
If you’re covering a sales meeting topic like RESPA, you probably want to address this topic once a year, so any new recruits who come in after you presented the RESPA topic would have access to watch this important information 24/7, 365 days a year, freeing you up from having to cover the topic 12 times a year.
Think about how incorporating a FREE video conferencing system like Google Hangouts for your team, and ways you can now communicate and collaborate in the future. I have lot’s of future blogs on this topic, so be sure and come back to find out more as we dive deeper and deeper into Google +, Google Hangouts and more.
I realize this can be a little challenging by reading the information without visuals, but hopefully you will explore Google + and the Hangouts section to learn more. Tomorrow I hope to have a short video to post on this subject.
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