12 Tips on How NOT to host a 30-minute #Podcast, #Radio Show or #Google+/#Youtube #HOA

Good advice for hosting a Google #Hangout or #Podcast. Love what NOT to do posts.

Sally Ember, Ed.D.

12 Tips on How NOT to host a 30-minute #Podcast, #Radio Show or #Google+/#Youtube #HOA

Based on my having attended, listened to and/or watched many such shows in the past eighteen months that could have been SO MUCH BETTER, I give you this list of DON’Ts:

  1. Do not waste your show’s time. That means you cannot spend the first 5 or more minutes reading the names of everyone who is attending when you only have 30 minutes for your show. I know there is a prevailing “wisdom” that “everyone likes to hear their name said,” but, honestly: when you have dozens or hundreds of viewers and only 30 minutes, it’s just not practical or useful for your overall broadcast. Furthermore, audience members can go to the event page and see everyone’s names for ourselves, in most cases. Similarly, don’t spend time making announcements you can post. If you only have…

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3 Ways to Use Canva for Presentations

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3 ways to use canvaHave you heard of Canva yet?  Canva has been making its rounds through social media and causing quite a stir with its newest Kindle cover and Google+ Header design.   Canva is a FREE image design tool for blog posts, social media posts, and more!  Canva has many designs that have precise dimensions needed for each social media platform and other awesome designs.  Canva actually has a design just for presentations.

Now if you’re a PowerPoint, Keynote or a Slideshare person you’re going to definitely like Canva.

PowerPoint and Keynote templates can get old and if you’re looking to customize your templates for your business or organization Canva may work for you.

Canva.Start a new designIt’s so exciting to see so many new designs. I’m a Canva geek, what can I say….

At Canva, when you click on the Presentation design you’ll see the presentation layouts on the left of the live…

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’99 Red Balloons’ Played on Actual Red Balloons Is the Most Meta Cover You’ll Ever See


Flannel hoodie wearing musical genius Andrew Huang has realized the dream we never knew we had: He has recorded a version of German hit “99 Red Balloons” using actual red balloons.

“Thought about using 99 balloons but it worked with 4 so mehhh,” he wrote on his YouTube page.

Fair enough.

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