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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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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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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Google’s New Product Keen – #BYOC2020922

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“Google’s New Product Keen “ Sept. 22-2020@ 9:00 am PT A discovery presentation & discussion  Notes: Find Keen here: https://staykeen.com To sign up, you must have a Google account.  You begin by suggesting an area of interest (keyword).  Keen offers other keyword suggestions as well.  Easy to add items using the Bookmarklet and selecting the …

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Emotions in Communication – #BYOC2020915

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“Emotions in Communication “ Sept. 15-2020@ 9:00 am PT Nathan Segal will lead our discussion – Notice change in topic  Notes: We must place all our focus on the other person – what is their story?  This means asking great open questions and engaging in very active listening.  Letting go of your own story.   …

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Let’s Learn Something About VR – #BYOC2020908

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“Let’s Learn Something About Virtual Reality“ Sept. 8-2020 @ 9:00 am PT Shani Thomson shares her VR experience.  Notes: We got to view of the  Oculus Quest device  that can be purchased here: Oculus Quest All-in-one VR Gaming Headset – 64GB https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P6RJ39C/ To get started people begin by playing games and then discover Social …

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How To Create Templates in Google Docs – #BYOC2020901

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“How To Create Templates In Google Docs  “ Sept. 1-2020@ 9:00 am PT Vivek Rao has provided instruction  Notes: Google Templates save time and preserve the desired branding for your business.  The creation of templates is available only in G Suite accounts; not Gmail. First, you create the document, using the settings you desire …

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Improve Your Content Writing Skills – #BYOC2020825

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“ Improve Your Content Writing Skills“ Aug. 25-2020@ 9:00 am PT Always room for improvement- Alanna Birmingham will share her discoveries  Notes: How do we feel about our content writing? There is usually room for improvement; Writing good copy takes a lot of practice; Most of us are copywriting because we usually include a CTA …

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Emerging Fields of Work – #BYOC2020818

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“Emerging Fields of Work “ Aug. 18-2020@ 9:00 am PT Do we have some predictions?  Notes: Fred Jones gave us a thought-provoking presentation.  You can read some of his thoughts and find a link to the recording on his blog site:   EMERGING FIELDS OF WORK -The Future of Jobs. Some Potential Job Market Opportunities (2030) …

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Tips On Keyword Searching – #BYOC2020728

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“Tips On Keyword Searching “ July 28-2020@ 9:00 am PT Without A Specialized Tool  Notes: Bootstrap approach  as outlined in David’s presentation How To Do Brand Plan Without A Keyword Tool Find your passion Determine your categories Do your research – Use alphabet soup method Check your competition – Look to see who is …

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How To Build a Course on Your Website – #BYOC2020721

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“How To Build a Course on Your Website“ July 21-2020@ 9:00 am PT Keeping it simple and affordable  Notes from the Presentation: Our Why: Keep visitors on your own real estate so they will constantly return to your website Automate progress through the course Keep track of participant progress Automate tracking their progress Computer …

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Build A New Website- #BYOC2020714

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“Build A New Website-“ July 14-2020 @ 9:00 am PT What choices must be made? What theme?  Gutenberg?  Page Builders? What branding?  Notes: This session is especially for newbies.  Decisions to be made before you do anything:  What is the purpose of this website?   Who is it for?  Make note of everything you …

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Upgrade An Old Website – #BYOC2020707

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“Upgrade an Old Website“ July 7-2020@ 9:00 am PT What choices must be made? What theme?  Gutenberg?  Page Builders?  Notes: Upgrading a website should be an ongoing process.  That means we are all considering an upgrade right now.  Reasons why we should consider doing it: Outdated layout/visuals Business fennel is changing The audience has …

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What’s On Your Reading List- #BYOC2020630

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“What’s On Your Reading List“ June 30-2020 @ 9:00 am PT Let’s look at books and online – fiction and non-fiction  Our Recommendations: Launch – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1630470171/ Inner Engineering –  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078RV7YW3/ ​Tools of Titans  – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082VKY29Q/ Book Summaries – https://www.blinkist.com/ The Alchemist – https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062315005/ Atomic Habits https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RFSSYBH/ How To Write Copy That Sells- https://www.amazon.com/dp/161448502X/ Start With …

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Making Peace – #BYOC2020623

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“Making Peace“ June 23-2020@ 9:00 am PT With Yourself, With People, With Community, With the Planet  Notes: Covid isolation seems to have brought up some things for people now that they have time for reflection.  Which of these sectors come up for you?  Yourself, People, Community, Planet?  We each had something of our own …

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How To Stop The Spammers – #BYOC2020616

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“How To Stop The Spammers“ June 16-2020 @ 9:00 am PT Steps and Plugins to keep them out  Notes:  Know the difference between spam and hacking because each requires a different approach.  It’s very important to stay informed because things online change rapidly. Spam:  Use a decoy email address for testing and joining.  Never …

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How To Discover What You Want – #BYOC2020609

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“How To Discover What You Want“ June 9-2020 @ 9:00 am PT Many of us know what we don’t want – but that comes from our experience & knowledge – We don’t want what we don’t know.  Resources: Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs Spiral Dynamics Enneagram   Our Operating Principles: * Relationships before business (LA) …

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Why Do You Want A Leader? – #BYOC2020602

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“Why Do You Want A Leader?“ June 2-2020 @ 9:00 am PT How to recognize a leader  Notes: Our definitions of Leaders –   Leaders have followers They have ideas and are passionate about them They pose an issue and then listen carefully to what people are saying about it They help people dream more, …

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