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Meet Award-Winning Filmmaker Mira Nair | 04.24.13

‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ Filmmaker Mira Nair & Actor Riz ahmed

by SAJA HQ in MOVIES

Acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair‘s newest film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, opens in selected cities this weekend. Meet the director who brought you such hits as Monsoon Wedding and The Namesake.


TED Talks star carl honore heads up amazing author lineup

by The Halli Casser-Jayne Show in BOOKS

TED Talks regular and journalist Carl Honoré‘s book In Praise of Slowness dissects our speed-obsessed society. Dr. Victoria Sweet authored the transcendent book on healthcare, God’s Hotel. Rounding out the lineup is leading spirituality and psychology expert Dr. Jennifer Howard, author of Your Ultimate Life Plan.


GRammy-winner Sandi Patty on faith & music

by Life Beats Radio in SPIRITUALITY

The most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history who’s released over 30 albums, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice. Hear about her faith, her new album and tour.


Immigration reform: a Washington Insider roundtable

by Backroom Politics in NEWS

Immigration Analyst Alex Nowrasteh, from CATO Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, talks about immigration legislation. Plus, more on the Boston bombings and the failed gun controll bill.


JUNGLE JACK Talks to the Animals

by World Footprints in TRAVEL

Ellen Show regular Jack Hanna, nicknamed “Jungle Jack,” talks about animal conservation. This travel show also explores the beautiful island of Cuba.


The World According to Guy: Stop Pimping and Start Growing Your G+ Circles

Best-selling author Guy Kawasaki believes Google+ will ultimately win the social networking game. “This is Google, after all,” he said on BlogTalkRadio University earlier this week, noting that we shouldn’t underestimate the power of the No. 1 search engine.

Guy shared ready-to-apply tips from his book with the BTR community. Select the image above to listen to the podcast.

Guy’s chat with us was not only informative — he answered a bunch of BTR listener and host questions — but also super entertaining. At one point, he likened himself to the Pope! Listen to the full interview for a fun breakdown of this important social networking tool.

OUR BURNING GOOGLE+ QUESTIONS

Besides buying his new book (on Amazon as both softcover and ebook versions, in the iBooks store, at Barnes & Noble as both Nook and softcover versions), we asked Guy the best way our BTR community can get started on G+.

Q: Should our hosts create a personal page or a branded page?

Guy: Branded pages have limitations because the person has to follow you before you can follow that person back. Your hosts are people first, brands second. If you’re representing Boeing or Porsche or Procter & Gamble, then yes, create a brand page. But for most solo practitioners, create a personal page.

Q: What sets Google+ apart from Twitter and Facebook?

Guy: Twitter is about gaining perspective, such as how long the line is at Starbucks, there’s an earthquake in Peru, etc. And Facebook is for pre-existing friends — people you know enough to care about their baby, their cat rolling over, etc. — you’re connected by blood or history. Google+ is about passions. For instance, very few of my Facebook friends share my passion for photography, so I can share those posts on Google+, which is for finding people you don’t know yet who share a common interest with you.

Listen to Google+ Expert Guy Kawasaki Share Google Plus Tips on BlogTalkRadio

 

 

 

Q: Can you talk about the power of Google behind G+?

Guy: No one knows search like Google. Let’s say you’re interested in SXSW but can’t go this year, so during it, you want to know what’s happening. If type SXSW into Google, you’ll see standard coverage by the New York Times, Mashable, CNet, etc. All the journalistic entities. But if you type the same keyword into Google+, you’ll see posts by people you know — insider posts that are remarkably different from, say, the Christian Science Monitor‘s posts on it. Google+ gives you more personalized results.

Q: Since many of our BTR hosts have shows on topics they’re passionate about, what’s the simplest way to grow their audience on G+?

[Guy’s answer to this one was short and smart. Listen to the interview online to find out this simple-yet-powerful tip.]

Google+ is one of the most powerful ways BTR hosts can grow their listening audience.

Q: What’s the best way to use G+ for self-promotion?

Guy: I use what I call The NPR Model: NPR provides good content 365 days a year. Every so often, they run the telethons to fundraise. We tolerate them because we feel a sense of obligation. So what you should do is become a sector expert and promote good content all the time, so that when you want to promote your stuff, people won’t be offended. The community doesn’t tolerate pimping all the time.

[Listen to the full interview for a real-life example on how to market your local business.]

Q: How often should we post?

Guy: I post 10 times a day, 365 days a year. But that’s what works for me. 10 times a day is only too much if you post crap. I don’t post crap. I post between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. PT, the prime time for posting. I use tools for scheduling posts. [To find out which ones, listen in.]

Q: Should we make all our posts public?

Guy: 100% of my posts are completely public. I understand the utility of posting to a specific circle, but I’m trying to post to my followers. Every post goes to my closest 2.8 million friends.

Listen to Google+ Expert Guy Kawasaki Share Tips on BlogTalkRadio

Installing Guy-approved tools will optimize your G+ experience. Listen to our interview to find out which ones.

GUY’S TOP 3 G+ TOOLS

There are 3 tools Guy considers indispensable for optimizing your G+ experience. Listen to the complete interview to find out which ones are Guy-approved.

TALKBACK

Are you on Google+? If so, comment below with your profile so we can add you to our Circles!

And feel free to share some of your favorite G+ tips!

Visit Guy’s G+ profile and add him to your Circles.

 

Curious About Google Plus? Submit Questions for Tomorrow’s Show with Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki's new book, What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us

For newbies and advanced users, with tools to optimize G+

Show of hands: How many of you started your G+ profile but couldn’t get the hang of it or find the energy for another social network?

Tech entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki will change all that.

On Tuesday 8/28 at 1PM EST, Guy will answer questions from the BTR community and turn doubters into believers.

The best-selling author of What The Plus, Google+ For The Rest of Us, Guy calls G+ the “better social network,” for anyone looking to meet others who share their interests, because it’s simpler to use.

Best-Selling Author and Google Plus Expert Guy Kawasaki Shares G+ Tips on BlogTalkRadio

G+ expert Guy Kawasaki will answer your questions on Tues., 8/28, at 1PM ET on BTR.

 

Ask Guy Your Google+ Questions!

5 ways to send us your questions:

Online: Listen live and join the chatroom.

Twitter: Follow hashtag #GuyKOnBTR during the show or visit our twebevent.

Facebook: Ask questions and chat.

G+: Use hashtag #GuyKOnBTR or add your question or comment here.

Phone: Call in, ask a question and listen to the show at 323-843-6062.

To Review: You. Guy. Tomorrow. Tuesday. 1PM ET. Ready your questions for this special show!

 

 

Our Go-to Guy: Guy Kawasaki to Share His Google+ Know-How

Best-Selling Author Guy Kawasaki to Guest on BTR

Guy Kawasaki shares G+ tips on BTR on Tue., 8/28, at 1 PM ET.

Isn’t it cool to live in a world where tech industry superstars can enjoy a fan base comparable to those on the red carpet?

Original Apple employee, thought leader and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki has 2.8 million followers on Google+, 1.1 million Twitter followers and a combined 300K Facebook likes. Next week, he’ll tell BlogTalkRadio University why Google+ outperforms all other social networks. Hint: It’s not just a numbers game.

To Guy, Google+ — or G+ to the initiated — is as special as Macintosh. The author of 10 books (including Enchantment, The Art of the Start, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy and The Macintosh Way), Guy felt compelled to write his latest go-to guide, What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us, because he considers G+ the better social network. With simpler tools and built-in search capabilities, G+ makes it incredibly easy to connect with others based on shared interests.

On Aug. 28, Guy will talk tips with the BTR community, so we all can learn how to get the most out of this rapidly growing social network.

Guy Kawasaki's new book, What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us

Guy’s new book is loaded with tips for G+ newbies.

Get in the Conversation, Get on G+

If you haven’t taken a dip in the G+ swimming pool yet, mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 28, at 1 p.m. ET, when you can test the waters and get simple, ready-to-apply tips from Guy.

Tune in to learn valuable G+ tips like:

•  How to circle (follow) people

•  How to perfect your profile

•  How to craft effective posts

•  How to respond to comments

•  How to share photos

BTR hosts: Learn about a powerful marketing platform for growing your show’s followers.

BTR listeners: Find out how much fun can be had expanding your circle of friends.

QUEUE UP YOUR G+ QUESTIONS

Submit Your Google+ Questions for Guy Kawasaki on BTR's Social Media PagesIf you listen live, you can submit questions in the BTR chatroom or call-in at 323-843-6062 to ask a question and listen! Or you can submit your questions ahead of time on social media: Use hashtag #GuyKOnBTR to submit your question on Google+ or on Twitter, or post one on our Facebook page. Or, you can comment below!

Remember, Guy’s book is aimed at newbies, so no question is too small.

This value-packed show begins at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Get informed and get in the G+ inner circle!

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Guest Dr. Graham Erickson has studied the impact of vision on sports performance, and has worked with hundreds of athletes to maximize their vision for individual sports and lifestyle. On Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones, he offers insight  on the different vision skills required for different sports and shares some simple eye exercises that families can do at home to improve their vision. Also, Olympic Sprinter Allyson Felix explains how good vision helps her cross the finish line ahead of the pack.  Tune in now to the new episode, Vision and Performance in Sports.

On the latest edition of The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank welcomes Ahmed Hassan, host of Yard Crashers on the DIY Network.  He’s an all-around outdoorsy type of guy, with over 20 years experience in ornamental horticulture and irrigation.  In the Craftsmanship segment, inventor Ryan Rusnak calls in to tell Frank all about his BeerBot app. With this device you can pick your favorite beer via phone, and have your fridge shoot the beer directly at you while you stay stationary on the couch. Tune in now to hear how this app was made by the inventor himself.

Hachette Book Group Radio welcomes New York Times Bestselling Author Debbie Viguie, author of Kiss of Night. Debbie discusses with her editor about  the book, vampires in Christian fiction, and what’s next for the author.   Much of Debbie’s writing has a dark edge to it, as seen through her retold fairy tales including her book Violet Eyes: A Retelling of the “Princess and the Pea”.

Seeing the Future with Cory Doctorow

What will the future look like?cory

Poised to answer this question are the folks at Fast Foward Radio, who examine the convergence of emerging technologies and emerging possibilities, said to usher in the greatest period of transformation in human history.

To this end, the show invites authors, futurists, scholars, inventors, software developers, and journalists to share their take on the fascinating topics surrounding how life will change for humans in the coming years.

Cory Doctorow, science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger, joins tonight’s episode, part two of a series on the new economy, to talk about his book, MakersMakers tells the story of the next great economic boom and bust cycle, and the ways in which increased individual control will impact our economy and society.

makersCory is a co-editor of popular blog Boing Boing,  blogger at craphound.com, and contributor to Wired, Popular Science, Make, and the New York Times.

Tune in to the interview at 10pm ET.

Paulo Coehlo's The Alchemist Celebrates 20 Years

Internationally bestselling author Paulo Coehlo will broadcast the 20th anniversary of his novel The Alchemist live from Spain using BlogTalkRadio.

The Alchemist is one of the bestselling books in history. First published in Brazil in 1988, the book has since been translated into 56 languages and has sold over 65 million copies.

Paulo will broadcast his Alchemist Anniversary segments live on May 29th and 30th from a very symbolic place: Aviles, a small town in Asturias, Spain. The broadcast will be conducted primarily in Spanish.

Check out the show live at 2pm ET.

Check out Paulo Coehlo’s site.

Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist Celebrates 20 Years

Internationally bestselling author Paulo Coehlo will broadcast the 20th anniversary of his novel The Alchemist live from Spain using BlogTalkRadio.

The Alchemist is one of the bestselling books in history. First published in Brazil in 1988, the book has since been translated into 56 languages and has sold over 65 million copies.

Paulo will broadcast his Alchemist Anniversary segments live on May 29th and 30th from a very symbolic place: Aviles, a small town in Asturias, Spain. The broadcast will be conducted primarily in Spanish.

Check out the show live at 2pm ET.

Check out Paulo Coehlo’s site.