Maybe you’ve seen some of my interviews, or perhaps you’ve thought about doing a Google Hangout video yourself, well…
If you’ve ever wanted to know how to set up a Google Hangout…don’t fret…I’m going to walk you through the process. Just follow the nine steps below and soon you’ll be a Google Hangout master.
Select Hangout from the pull down menu under the Google+ logo
Click the “Create Hangout On Air” button
Describe your Hangout…then decide if your Hangout will be “live” to the public or “private” just to a few people.
Add a Google+ member – I usually add my secondary Google+ account just to satisfy the field and to keep the Hangout private until I’m ready for it to go public.
Press the “Start” button
Invite guests using their email address or skip to Step 7
Select the person icon to add people to your Hangout
You will be given a link to share – copy and paste it into an email to send out or put into a Facebook chat to invite and remind the people you want on the Hangout
Press the “Start Broadcast” to begin
Starting a broadcast does not record the Hangout and you are not under any obligation to record it. You can just use it to communicate freely with another person. Now if you want to record it, it’s very simple and you just need to find the “record” button, press it and begin recording…you can stop the recording at anytime.
The recorded video can be found in your YouTube account linked to your Google+ email…in most cases it will be marked “draft” and not ready for primetime. All you have to do is go to your YouTube account and add a description, links and any pertinent information you want people to know.
Hangouts are easy and if done correctly can add to your credibility and authority in your field.