All About Google Tools – #BYOC20210406

All About Google Tools

“All About Google Tools “ April 6th-2021@ 9:00 am PT We’ll share our observations  Notes: Watch Vivek Rao’s short video explaining why Google for Business is best: Collaboration Collaboration   What is the difference between Gmail and Google Workspace? Google Tools Mail, Contacts, Calendar Drive Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms Keep Our Operating Principles: * Relationships …

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Business Promotion Ideas – #BYOC20210330

Business Promotion Ideas

“Business Promotion Ideas“ March 30 th-2021@ 9:00 am PT Let’s look at what Meera  Kothand recommends  Notes:  Promotional ideas – lost leader, email promo, social media, especially Pinterest & Twitter, Sending cards, sending chocolates.  Focus on the benefits to the client. Links That Were Shared Selling The Intangible https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08XX82ZJB/ Dean Jackson https://breakthroughdna.com/ Send Out Cards https://www.sendoutcards.com/app   …

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Moving From Me to We – #BYOC20210323

Moving From Me to We

“Moving From Me to We“ March 23rd-2021@ 9:00 am PT Looking at Bounce Back Higher by Jim Lord – a presentation by LowellAnn  Notes: The words that give members positive energy – inclusion, collaboration, hope, empathy, encouragement, compassion, being joyful, positive psychology. Links That Were Shared: What Kind Of World Do You Want  By Jim …

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Achieving Your Fullest Potential – #BYOC20210316

Achieving Your Fullest Potential

“Achieving Your Fullest Potential “ March 16-2021@ 9:00 am PT Using the AWE  communication traits – Fred Jones shares info from Don’t Take Yes for An Answer by Steve Herz  Notes: We looked at continual self-improvement being dependent on communication skills.  The impression we leave is much more important than our technical knowledge.  AWE stands …

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Writing Product Reviews – #BYOC20210302

Writing Product Reviews

“Writing Product Reviews  “ March 2nd @ 9:00 am PT Make them organized and easy to follow.  Notes: We discuss our experiences while writing product reviews.  We consider tangible products, service and apps in our definition of “product”.  Being clear about why we are doing it and who we want to connect with.  We …

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Online Course Writing – #BYOC202102023

Online Course Writing

“Online Course Writing “ Feb.23rd @ 9:00 am PT Vivek and LA share their “Of Course Course” experience.  Notes: We have created the Of Course Course for small online business owners who manage their own website and who would like to host a course they provide to their viewers.  You design the course content; we …

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SEO for YouTube – #BYOC202102016

SEO For YouTube

“SEO for YouTube “ Feb.16th @ 9:00 am PT How to get your video to show  up  Notes: BEST PRACTICES Title Keyword Searched Keyword in Video Description Keyword as First Tag High Res. Thumbnail Info Cards Added End Screen Added Comment Pinned Liked on Facebook Captions Added Comment Hearted Chapters Added  Links Provide by Participants David …

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Socializing via Computer -#BYOC20210209

Socializing via Computer

“Socializing via Computer  “ Feb. 9th @ 9:00 am PT How often do we hear the phrase “I’m zoomed out”  Notes: We discuss the various ways that we stay in touch with family, friends, colleagues and clients.    We notice that online gatherings require some learning and accepting that it’s one voice at a …

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Create Compelling Content: Tips & Tricks of the Trade – #BYOC20210202Content

Create Compelling Content

“Create Compelling Content: Tips & Tricks of the Trade “ Feb 2@ 9:00 am PT A presentation by Mathieu Powell  Notes: Mathieu Powell’s tips and tricks: *  Tell a story: *  Don’t wait for inspiration – just write; *  Do lots of research first to raise your interest in the topic; *  Don’t cut and …

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Facebook Basics for Solopreneurs- #BYOC20210126

Facebook Basics For Solopreneurs

“ Facebook Basics for Solopreneurs “ Jan. 26-2021@ 9:00 am PT  Bethany Bland shares her extensive knowledge of Facebook  Notes: Business Page Advice: Always an enticing image Linking to something Text the shorter the better No links to your website Create events from page Make the text inviting using bolding etc. Start with a question that …

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All About Streamyard – #BYOC20210119

All About Streamyard

“All About Streamyard “ Jan. 19-2021@ 9:00 am PT LA, David & Vivek exploring simulcasting   Notes: https://streamyard.com/ Our observations: Browser-based – best with Chrome Maximum 10 participants Live Streams to 3 sites simultaneously – your choice Comments from all 3 sites are shown in the dashboard Add your own branding Save recording Invitation link to …

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Google A B Testing – #BYOC20210112

Google A B Testing

“ Google A B Testing “ Jan.12-2021@ 9:00 am PT Alanna Birmingham shares her discoveries  Notes: About  A  B Testing Another term for A B Testing:  Split Testing – Comparing two versions of something on your website to determine which your audience relates to best. When would you use A B testing?  After your site has …

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Favourite WP Plugins – #BYOC20201222

Favourite WP Plugins

“Favourite WP Plugins “ Dec. 22nd – 2020@ 9:00 am PT What are the good ones?  Notes: Participants requested a list of the plugins discussed. Our Operating Principles: * Relationships before business (LA) * You can get everything in life & business if you help enough people get what they want (Zig Zigler) * Be …

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How to Find Blog Ideas – #BYOC20201215

How To Find Blog Ideas

“How to Find Blog Ideas “ Dec. 15th – 2020@ 9:00 am PT When you need to write more content  Notes:  Here’s the list I created before the show: Visualize who you are writing for.  Consult your avatar and ask: “what would be helpful right now?” Do Keyword Research – Jaaxy and Hrefs Research Social …

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Using Filmora 10 – #BYOC20201208

Using Filmora 10

“Using Filmora 10 “ Dec. 8th – 2020@ 9:00 am PT David & LA discuss the basics  Notes: Now that we have looked at filing testimonials, it seemed natural to look at filming a presentation that can be used to support our website & blogging activities.  There are numerous on and offline places to record …

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Filming the Testimonial – #BYOC20201201

Filming The Testimonial

“Filming the Testimonial “ Dec. 1st – 2020@ 9:00 am PT David shares what happens next.  Notes: David used his smartphone and tripod to film the actual testimonial.  He used a second smartphone to film himself doing it.  In both phones, he did not use any app – just the camera function that comes with …

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Discord Community For Solopreneurs

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Many solopreneurs have made use of Google Hangouts to stay in touch with people they have met online over the years.  But since Hangouts is going away soon, we have been looking around for a platform that could replace it.  Discord looks like a great place to build a community.  Welcome to Discord Community For Solopreneurs where we will guide you through all that you need to know to get started.

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The Testimonial Process – #BYOC20201124

The Testimonial Process

“The Testimonial Process “ Nov. 24th – 2020@ 9:00 am PT David Flannery will share his process  Notes: David’s Presentation content: Why you would want to record a testimonial Choosing your customer What to record with Make an intro and exit card Find some background music Edit the video Upload to YouTube Advertise it Fred …

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Overcome Camera Shyness- #BYOC20201117

Overcome Camera Shyness

“Overcome Camera Shyness “ Nov. 17 – 2020@ 9:00 am PT Everyone feels uncomfortable at first  Notes: “The things that we see in ourselves are never the things others people see” – Jay Neill There are many reasons why people would rather avoid being filmed in video groups such as Zoom or Google Meet: They …

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Discover Discord – #BYOC20201110

Discover Discord

“Discover Discord  “ Nov. 10th – 2020@ 9:00 am PT Would Discord be a suitable community home?  Notes: Discord can be accessed via your browser or Windows app that you download to your computer.   You can join other’s servers and/or create one of your own.  Your server should be set up in the name …

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An Interview With  Solopreneur Mathieu Powell – #BYOC20201103

Interview with Mathieu Powell

“An Interview With  Solopreneur Mathieu Powell” Nov. 3rd-2020@ 9:00 am PT Discovering Mathieu’s journey into solopreneurship  Notes: Mathieu grew up in northern BC and came to Victoria in his 20’s.  He attended Camosun College and immediately got involved in writing.  One of his first projects was Senior Living Magazine (now known as Inspired – …

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What Is Online Community #BYOC20201027

What Is Online Community?

“What Is Online Community? “ October 27-2020@ 9:00 am PT This will be a group discussion  Notes: Online communities can contain members from different countries, different versions of English and different cultures.  They are diverse.  Members develop friendships, share information, learn, teach and engage, but most important is a common interest.  Online communities depend …

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Meetings Suck Review – #BYOC20201020

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“Meetings Suck Review“ Oct. 20-2020@ 9:00 am PT Fred Jones reviews this book  Notes: Review of book Meetings Suck by Cameron Herald.  Most people hate going to meetings because they have attended so many that were run by the hierarchical boss who just wanted to tell them what to do.  For meetings to be …

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The Chimp Paradox Review Part 2- #BYOC20201013

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“The Chimp Paradox Review Part 2 “ Oct. 13-2020@ 9:00 am PT Vivek Rao will complete the review.  Notes: The Brain as a divided planet.  Parts include:  Chimp, Human & Computer (according to Dr Peters) The Computer is the reference source that stores items that were inherited, and the result of exposure to our environment …

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The Chimp Paradox Review Part 1 – #BYOC20201006

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“The Chimp Paradox Review Part 1 “ October 6-2020@ 9:00 am PT Vivek Rao  provides this book review  Notes: The book “The Chimp Paradox”  by Dr Steve Peters tells us that our chimp brain is the part of the brain where our emotions are, and the human brain is where our ability to think things …

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How to Create An Online Community – #BYOC2020929

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“How to Create An Online Community“ Sept. 29-2020@ 9:00 am PT LowellAnn will share her experiences    Our Operating Principles: * Relationships before business (LA) * You can get everything in life & business if you help enough people get what they want (Zig Zigler) * Be helpful – with no expectations (Bill) * …

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