Like it or not, Google+ is most likely going to be the next big social media hit. Although starting slow, the machine that is Google offers too many awesome services for people to ignore it for much longer. One of these is Google Hangouts (which is really, really cool). I'm going to take you through Google Hangouts -- what it is, why you should use it, and how it can effectively enhance your marketing and business efforts.
This resource comes right from the belly of the beast. Google takes you through what Hangouts is, including the different features it offers and a downloadable link to get you started. Edit Remove Move
Todd Wasserman (<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/ToddWasserman">@ToddWasserman</a>), the business editor at Mashable, gives Google+ and Hangouts a clear competitive advantage over Facebook -- while Facebook links with Skype for one-on-one calls, Hangouts allows up to 15 people to participate. Edit Remove Move
Beth Hayden (<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/bethjhayden">@bethjhayden</a>) offers 12 ways to <b>connect, create and collaborate </b>w<b></b>ith Hangouts. Once you start diving into what you can do with Hangouts, it becomes apparent how useful it can be (especially if you're in a remote area). Edit Remove Move
Kimberly Deas covers a couple effective ways to utilize Hangouts for your business. Edit Remove Move
This is a really cool resource that explains how to use Hangouts for direct interaction with your customer on the mobile level. Edit Remove Move
Alennah Westlund (<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/lennerswest">@lennerswest</a>) from Social Nicole lays it down on how helpful Hangouts can be to a business. Not only does it make your business transparent, she says, but also gives your customer a face to connect with the product. Edit Remove Move
Jason Miller (<a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/Jasonmillerca">@JasonMillerCA</a>) eliminates the muck and gives you five clear steps that pertains how to best optimize your Google Hangouts session. Set up, promotion, day of, during and after. Edit Remove Move