The Professional’s Guide to Google Hangouts on Air

by Steven Washer on July 16, 2013

The whole world of business is about to change. Google Hangouts on Air is the future. You can get in early this time if you’re willing to learn now.

Take just an hour with Ronnie Bincer and me and we’ll have you feeling like a pro, hosting your own Google Hangouts on Air.

Believe me, you don’t want to do this on your own. The pitfalls and tarpits make the Slough of Despond look like a playground.

But if you follow Ronnie’s wise advice, you’ll stay out of the quicksand and lead your tribe to high ground!

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Stacie "Foxy" Cole July 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Thanks so much for this video Steven! Google HOA has so much potential and you are correct…is isn’t that easy to run one, due to technical glitches. And I am tech savvy! Things that should be easy to do are not, at least not yet. And with Google’s constantly changing algorithms, it’s like every week is a new learning curve. What worked last week in a test, no longer works this week, etc. But, wow, the potential for Google HOA is incredible, so I pursue it like a dog with a bone. Persistence will pay off! I signed up for your kit and am looking forward to learning more.


Steven Washer July 16, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Well, they may keep changing the rules till they find some they like, but so as long as we don’t get stuck thinking that “this is it forever” we should be fine.


jeff Harrison July 16, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Thank you so much, I am looking forward to watching and participating in this very special GHO. One question,,,
how or can I use an external camera versus just the webcam..if so how? I have a couple different cameras and one has firewire, but laptop, even though it is new does not?
Do i have options, thanks Steve for all your help and advice, you are the best


Steve July 16, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Hangouts doesn’t allow a firewire connection. You can use a USB camera. There are some webcams that shoot 720p, so they have great resolution, or you can get a special HDMI card for your desktop computer so that you can use a nicer video camera.


Jeff Harrison July 16, 2013 at 6:09 pm

So if my camera and my laptop both have HDMI connections I can use my camera? If so I am good to go with equipment, which would be great Steve!
Thank you so much for being so quick to respond…you are one of a kind!


Steve July 16, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Well, the answer is “maybe”. Not all cards are compatible, so you’ll have to test it first. I wish it was more cut and dried, but it’s always good to test anyway. Thanks!!


Wiz Withers July 16, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Hey Steve!

Great rebound, guy! 🙂

Looking forward to this.



Steve July 16, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Thanks, Wiz! You know, one foot in front of the other 🙂


jeff Harrison July 16, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Thanks again Steve…I will give it a shot and see what happens before I attempt to go live and give you feedback.
Looking forward to GHO!


Steve Chipman July 16, 2013 at 10:52 pm

I’m in the technology industry and a big fan of Google Apps. However, enabling Hangouts for our Google Apps domain is proving to be the single greatest navigational challenge I’ve faced in 30 years in the technology industry.

Google has made the new admin UI so incredibly simple, that it’s almost impossible find anything that isn’t associated with one of the nine, large icon options in the Admin Options screen.


Steven Washer July 16, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Fortunately most of us don’t have those same challenges, as we’re only using Hangouts to have meetings and webinars. I think if I had to navigate Google’s UI, I might lose my mind…


Ronnie Bincer July 17, 2013 at 4:30 am

Looking forward to our show… The interactive part is the best part of hangouts. It makes it a real ‘conversation’ This Will be Fun!


Susan July 17, 2013 at 5:37 am

Choices choices which replay do I watch. They have moved the Video Genesis livestream forward a few hours so that we Brits can watch it and still get some sleep. Live with no replay starting at 2 am meant it was starting to get light before I went to bed. Their day of rest meant some of us could catch up on sleep both in the afternoon and at night. A 10 pm start is a lot easier to cope with.

There again I can win whatever I do because I bought VG though your link. I know you are not a fan of what they call read and speak but the things they covered in that module on producing audio can be used whatever style of video you are narrating. Not just audio for video either but podcasts or audio books.

I want to make more use of hangouts hence my confusion on what to do tonight. Why is life so complicated!


Steve July 17, 2013 at 5:41 am

if it helps, our live broadcast is next week, on the 23rd at 5PM ET. and there will be a permanent replay.
Also, since you bought VG, know that all those live broadcasts they are doing now will be put into the members area. So you’re well-cared for either way 🙂


Corina July 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Hi Steve,

saw your newsletter for this, how do get the recording as your link takes me to google sign in page of which I do not have an account for google plus yet etc.



Steven Washer July 17, 2013 at 9:23 pm

No problem. You can just wait for the replay to show up on the blog. That will happen next Tuesday or Wednesday.


Michelle July 31, 2013 at 1:20 am

Hi Steve! Love your take on Gmail’s value-added service to its customers—seeing it as one more good reason to be consistent on our publishing days…and I really love your (new?) angled screen in the background of your video. Thanks for your perspective.


Jeremy October 11, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I am enjoying your videos! As this event about how to host your own Google Hangout is now over, is it possible to get a recording of it for those of us that missed it?



Jeremy October 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Actually I just found it here:



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