The Google Pixel #BYOC20211130

The Google Pixel

“The Google Pixel  “ Nov. 30-2021@ 9:00 am PT What do you know about this great smartphone? Vivek Rao will tell us all about his new one.  Notes: Key Features of Google Pixel Magic Eraser – Remove part of  a picture without affecting the photo negatively; Split Screen – So you can have what …

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Our Future Metaverse- #BYOC20211123

Our Future Metaverse

“Our Future Metaverse “ Nov. 23-2021@ 9:00 am PT Our VR Friend Shani Thomson will join our  discussion  Notes: The Pros You can show up the way you want to be and in the surroundings that you can create; You can live out your fantasies; You can educate yourself by visiting other parts of the …

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Using Linux Ubuntu- #BYOC20211116

Using Linux Ubuntu

“Using Linux Ubuntu “ Nov. 16-2021@ 9:00 am PT It’s a lot easier than you might think!  LA & Vivek Rao will do some demo.  Notes: 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) * …

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Thoughts About Change – #BYOC20211109

Thoughts About Change

“Thoughts About Change  “ Nov. 9th@ 9:00 am PT How will current changes affect solopreneurship?  Notes: We have a need for consciousness-raising An awakening is needed Systems thinking/acting Creativity to overcome complexity Learn to navigate the loss of the old as well as support the new Get out of our comfort zone – Use …

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About Zorin OS and Ubunto Mate- #BYOC2021102

About Linux Systems

“About Zorin OS and Ubunto Mate “ Nov. 2nd@ 9:00 am PT The Pros and Cons of choosing Linux systems to replace Microsoft  Notes: Linux has many flavours:  Zorin,  Kabuntu, Labuntu, Ubuntu Mate and others.  All are open source. How to Download and Install Ubuntu Mate Start with an empty USB stick; Download Rufus Downloader …

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About Google Chromebooks- #BYOC20211026

About Chromebooks

“About Google Chromebooks “ Oct. 26th@ 9:00 am PT The Pros and Cons of choosing Google Chromebooks to replace Microsoft  Notes: What to consider before buying a Chromebook –  How old is the CPU? When does Google support end? RAM – 4 GB or 8GB Storage capacity – 64 GB or 128 GB Your Budget …

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About Apple Laptops- #BYOC20211019

About Apple Laptops

“About Apple Laptops  “ Oct. 19th@ 9:00 am PT The Pros and Cons of choosing Apple products to replace Microsoft  Notes: Which is best?  Apple walled garden or Google fenced garden?  Interesting to discover how many systems are based on Linux – AppleOS, Android, Google OS.   Our Operating Principles: * Relationships before business (LA) …

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What about the new Windows 11- #BYOC20211012

What about the new Windows 11?

“What about the new Windows 11?  “ Oct. 12-2021@ 9:00 am PT It’s time to wake up and get prepared.  LA will share what she has discovered.  Notes: Major Update: Updated design – refreshed Start Menu More attention to apps & widgets Free if you meet system requirements Need Microsoft account Must have internet access …

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What Did We Learn- #BYOC20211005

What Did We Learn

“What Did We Learn “ Oct. 5th@ 9:00 am PT We’ve all had some unique experiences last month – let’s do some group processing  Notes: Our Key Learnings It’s hard to be both presenter & moderator; Multitasking is difficult, especially when you need to problem-solve; Checklists help to ensure everything is set up properly; Need …

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Secure Chat- #BYOC20210921

Secure Chat

“Secure Chat “ Sept. 21st @ 9:00 am PT Vivek Rao will host and present some valuable knowledge that we may not be aware of.  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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What Are The Benefits Of LinkedIn Premium- #BYOC20210914

What Are The Benefits Of LinkedIn Premium

“What Are The Benefits Of LinkedIn Premium “ Sept. 14th @ 9:00 am PT LowellAnn shares her research on this  Notes: Site Shared in the Session: Transform Your Page Our Operating Principles: * Relationships before business (LA) * You can get everything in life & business if you help enough people get what they want …

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Impact of Disposable Email Addresses – #BYOC20210907

Impact of Disposable Email Addresses

“ Impact of Disposable Email Addresses “ Sept. 7th @ 9:00 am PT LowellAnn  and Group discussion about going forward in online business  Notes: We all have our frustrations with spam and our own ways of dealing with it. Resources Mentioned: Simpletivity 10 Minute Mail Otter Transcriber Our Operating Principles: * Relationships before business (LA) …

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Zoom Apps- #BYOC20210831

Zoom Apps

“Zoom Apps “ Aug. 31st @ 9:00 am PT Group experiences – Vivek, LA, etc.  Notes: Apps that we discussed: Sesh Virtual Backgrounds Colibri Otter Survey Monkey Heyyo Chat #Ask Away AI Notetaker Ai Business Cards Google Calendar Our Operating Principles: * Relationships before business (LA) * You can get everything in life & business …

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The Best Copywriting Course – #BYOC20210824

The Best Copywriting Course

“The Best Copywriting Course  “ Date@ 9:00 am PT Alanna, David & LowellAnn share their observations  Notes: An In-depth Review of The Complete Copywriting Course:  Write To Sell Like A Pro Tamsen Henderson’s website:  Copy Kooks Club Copy Kooks on Facebook Book –  $100M Offers: How To Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying …

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A Simple Approach To Course Development- #BYOC20210817

A Simple Approach To Course Development

“A Simple Approach To Course Development “ Aug. 17th@ 9:00 am PT LowellAnn, Vivek and Fred share their techniques  Notes: Steps in the Process Identify Target Audience Determine Learning Needs & Wants What Can I Teach That Will Help Them? Set Goals & List Learning Objectives Narrow Down Learning Objectives To The Most Critical Decide …

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Dream – Learn – Do – Become – #BYOC20210810


“Dream – Learn – Do – Become “ August 10th@ 9:00 am PT A Creative Leadership presentation by Fred Jones  Notes Favourite Quotes: ” If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader!” Nobody knows who originated this quote, though many have used it:  Simon …

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How To Write Blogs- #BYOC20210803

How To Write Blogs

“How To Write Blogs “ Aug. 3-2021@ 9:00 am PT Mathieu Powell shares ways to stay on top of it.  Notes:   The Formula: Decide what you want to write about Do some research – Google and Bing Decide on your objective (this becomes your title) Brainstorm the points you want to cover (your bullet points …

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Staying In Touch With Your Clients- #BYOC20210720

Staying In Touch With Your Clients

“Staying In Touch With Your Clients “ July 20-2021@ 9:00 am PT You’ve finished the project, now how do you stay connected?  Notes: Platforms and Tools Mentioned VidYard:  Less Annoying CRM:  Evernote:  What is Clubhouse:  Discord:  Jacquie Lawson Cards:  Zoom:  LinkedIn:  Facebook:  What’s App: Our …

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Google Core Vitals- #BYOC20210629

Google Core Vitals

“Google Core Vitals “ June 29-2021@ 9:00 am PT What factors are most important now? (load speed, SSL, image size, what else?)  Notes: Servers Recommended Cloud Ways for hosting Cloud Flare for CDN Mainsheet for email Themes GeneratePress Cadence Elementor Divi Measuring Tools Google Page Insights Google Lighthouse G T Matrix See the  Google Slides …

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Understanding Yoga Concepts- #BYOC20210622

Understanding Yoga Concepts

“Understanding Yoga Concepts “ June 22-2021@ 9:00 am PT Vivek Rao  shares his Yoga Week  experience  Notes: This session some important questions about Yoga. Questions: What is Yoga?  Who does Yoga? Why do Yoga? What are the benefits? – Good health, a cool head, increase in flexibility (both mind & body), reduction of stress; What …

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Blog Styles- – #BYOC20210615

Blog Styles

“Blog Styles “ June 15@ 9:00 am PT How many are there and what are they best used for?  Notes: How to Begin  Start with the end in mind.  Why write this blog?  Then think about the best style to use. Blog Styles Informational – gives lots of content and sources; Reviews – books, colleges, …

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Getting Started With – #BYOC20210608

Getting Started With

“Getting Started With – “ June 8th-2021@ 9:00 am PT The group shares their experiences  Notes: There are two main ways to make use of the content bot – On their website Using their WP Plugin on your website  Lots of tools in two main categories Copywriting Marketing Find my experiments hosted on my …

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What Is Engagement? – #BYOC20210601

What Is Engagement?

“What Is Engagement? “ June 1st-2021@ 9:00 am PT Starting a conversation with a prospect you don’t know  Notes: How to Engage Connect with those that you see on a regular basis – whether that’s in a webinar, on social media, or face-to-face event; Connect with individuals on a personal, informal level; Find common ground; …

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How To Create CTAs- #BYOC20210525

How To Create CTAs

“How To Create CTAs “ May 25th-2021@ 9:00 am PT   What are CTAs?  Why use them?  When and How to use them.  Notes: Yes, we agree that every page and post should contain some sort of CTA.   It is important to be clear about the page purpose and what you want the viewer to …

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Reduce Image File Size For Online – #BYOC20210518

Reduce Image File Size For Online

“ Reduce Image File Size For Online“ May 18th-2021@ 9:00 am PT David Flannery will show us how he does it.  Notes: What David Recommends Gimp for cropping and resizing Caesium for compressing Smush Plugin for more compressing Kraken Image Optimzer plugin Suggested Website Changes No more hero images  No more featured images unless …

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The Importance of SEO- #BYOC20210511

The Importance of SEO

“The Importance of SEO “ May 11-2021@ 9:00 am PT Jay Neill demonstrates how and where SEO happens  Notes: Google Algorithm Notes Page experience Render time of the largest image or text block. Maximum load time 2.5 seconds Interactivity. User must click or open something on your website. Engagement and CTAs Visual stability. Remove anything …

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Blog Layout for 2021- #BYOC20210504

Blog Layout for 2021

“Blog Layout for 2021 “ May 4-2021@ 9:00 am PT The group and Jay Neill share their observations  Notes:  The elements we consider as we decide on blog and website layout: The niche – Sale of product or service or just information; Target viewer – Especially age – youth favour mobile; How to engage with …

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