Google Hangouts | How to Use the Free Google Hangouts for Your Online Webinars and Internet Meetings

Google Hangouts | How to Use the Free Google Hangouts for Your Online Webinars and Internet Meetings


This is a short tutorial about the really
amazing service from Google, called Google Hangouts
It’s absolutely FREE And lets you hold online meetings with a few
people and full-presentations to an unlimited number
of people Like a SKYPE call with easy screen sharing
– so you can show people a webcam image of your
face, powerpoint presentations, or just about anything else you can show on
your computer You can have up to 10 presenters
An unlimited number of viewers in your audience And your presentations can be easily recorded
for viewing or sharing later. For requirements
You’ll need a microphone that you hook up to your computer,
if you don’t already have one. You could also use a webcam to show your face
during your presentations But it’s not required.
You will need a Google account, which is free And you’ll need to activate a Google+ account,
which is really easy. I’ll show you how to do it in a few minutes in a couple of minutes. Google Hangouts has 2 different services
1st is Google hangouts Where you can meet online with up to 10 friends
or co-workers or collaborators For an online meeting
#2 is Google Hangouts On-Air Almost the same as Google hangouts
But it records the presentation for up to 4 hours
You can have up to 10 presenters, like Google hangouts
But also – you can have an unlimited number of viewers – with a live streaming Presenter Requirements are—
All presenters will need a Google+ account If someone doesn’t have a Google+ account
You can phone them and get them into your meeting that way
For Google Hangouts On-Air – where you’re doing a presentation to many visitors
The main presenter needs a YouTube account – because the video that’s created needs to
be stored there Your audience doesn’t need any of that. — All
they need is an Internet connection and they can watch and listen to your presentation
online That YouTube account needs to UNLOCK the account’s
15-minute barrier When you set up a YouTube account, they set
a video limit to 15 minutes To unlock it, go to the SETTINGS area
It says – Want to upload videos longer than 15 minutes – click here.
Then simply follow their directions, And you’ll be able to record your full presentations
up to 4 hours. Google Hangouts On-Air can record your presentation,
which is really great. It does a live stream, with about a 20 second
delay to your audience The live stream is public as you’re doing
the presentation But once the video is created, you could make
it private, or you could download and edit it if you like. For the presenters
You can have up to 10 hosts or participants Each with the ability to share their screen
or simply have a webcam view of them Like SKYPE When presenting
Google Hangouts is just seen by the people in your meeting
But for Hangouts-On-Air Your audience can see the presentation
On your YouTube channel On your Google+ page or
You can embed the presentation window on any page on your website the same way you embed
a YouTube video on your website. The main apps for Hangouts on-Air are
Screen share Invite people – where you can add presenters
to your call Chat where your audience can ppost questions
and comments in a chat box And Effects, with sound effects like audience
clapping, and other fun stuff And there’s one more important app – the Cameraman
app It lets you decide who gets seen by everyone
And who gets heard or muted What gets seen by your audience?
The webcam view lets your audience see who’s talking,
If you have a webcam on your computer You can also show static programs, like Word
or Powerpoint. I’m not sure you could show a video
Because you’d be showing a stream of a stream, and that could get very choppy. If yo don’t habe a Google+ acct
Go to Google and type Google+ – with a plus sign
That will take you to Google+ sign-in At the sign-in, if you have any Google account,
a gmail, YouTube or any other Google acct, simple sign in. Your one password will work.
If you don’t have a google account, click the CREATE ACCOUNT button
and follow the instructions Once you have a Google+ account
To open a Google Hangout session, where you have an online meeting with up to 10 people
Get into your account. On the top right, click the green comma thing
that says HANGOUTS It’ll open the +New Hangout box –
When you click on this box, start typing who you’re inviting. As soon as you start typing, it’ll show the
names of Google+ members Check the box for who you want in your meeting When you’re ready to begin your meeting,
click the camera to start your hangout You’ll hear a phone dialing as it attempts
to contact your invited people. If they’re logged into Google+, a popup alerts
them to join the meeting. Once the meeting starts, a window opens with
a control panel. Click the PHONE HANGUP button when your meeting
is finished. To start a Hangouts-On-Air, where you present
to an unlimited audience In Google+ HOVER over the HOME button This menu pops up.
Click HANGOUTS ON-AIR It takes you to this page – which is PLUS.GOOGLE.com/hangouts
CLICK the blue button, START HANGOUT ON AIR and it opens Google Hangouts-On-Air so here’s a sample of the google
hangouts on air screens which is almost exactly the same as google hang
on screen except it has just a few more controls
so on the top left you’ve got a uh… click this button here and you can expand out
the controls the first one is invite people click on this and lets you invite
people and a little screen opens up as you go down here
click this you’ve got screen share and it allows you to click on any one of
these screens and then you can share a different image with the people that
you have on the call then you go down here you have your cameraman
setting where you click on this and it gives you control over
what people can see on the call itself you want to make sure that
the default is uh… change here it says broadcast a large video that I see to my
audience blah blah what this basically means is do you want to be in control of
what people see or not you want to say yes on this which is a second button up
from the bottom and that allows you to be in control if you’re not in control
then whoever is speaking the camera will shift to that person
it’s much better for you as from a control standpoint and you can actually
control what people see
the bottom but here is google effects you click on this and actually gives you fun
effects like audience applause and some other ones
across the top you’ve got a button that says… you’ve got a a link that says
embed if you click on this here opens up the link
and you just copy this and you paste it on whatever your web page that you want to
show the presentation on and it will embed just
like it does uh… embeds a video on your page and then when you’re ready to
just click here to start broadcast and then you click again to end
broadcast And that’s it!
Hopefully this was helpful. If you do presentations, this is an awesome
tool and the best part is, it’s FREE If you have any questions or comments, feel
free to leave them below. And if you’re a coach, consultant or marketer,
visit our website for more tips and tools… at
Marketing For Top Coaches.com

Danny Hutson

48 thoughts on “Google Hangouts | How to Use the Free Google Hangouts for Your Online Webinars and Internet Meetings

  1. Thanks for your video. Regarding inviting attendees to Hangouts on air, is there a way to post an invitation URL in advance to my website? In other words, can I direct people to visit my website where they would see a list of times I am planning on doing a presentation and allow them to click on a URL to register?

  2. Very helpful tutorial, thanks! Just one question – how to bring people in by phone? What happens if they lose their connection? How to troubleshoot?

  3. i am n.kalyan u.s.citizen i am living outside usa, i want to contact my father mr.andhoremgabasst who is living in newmexico state,white person,i am used google hangouts using free to contact him through webcam cam,please help me how to use and how can i contact my father living in usa through web cam using google hangouts air,i dont have enoug money at this time, i need of credit card for talking to my father through phone to usa,i lost his address, i am trying through internet search. i need

  4. Is it possible to make the hangout on air accessible to viewers that only have a password? Or am I able to do that with YouTube somehow?

  5. Yes. Make the video private or unlisted on YouTube (I forget which one, but one allows everyone to see it – but makes it difficult to find), then embed the video on a password protected page on your website.

  6. I use Google Hangouts for personal & social interactions. For business meetings, I need more security; hence I use RHUB web conferencing appliances.

  7. I have 355 contacts in Constant Contact program.  Is there some way to invite all those member to Google Hangout On-Air without retyping each email sperately?

  8. Thank You! Very Informative and clear overview! On questions is that I could not find the "unlock" option for 15 min barrier on YouTube – has this changed? Thanks!

  9. Here's the answer to my ? https://support.google.com/plus/answer/2553119?hl=en

    Once you've verified your account, you will be able to upload videos longer than 15 minutes,

  10. Awsome at last someone who's explains Google's webinar platform instead of plugging their own wares under the misdirection of explaining Google+ functions and application.

    Eventually I knew someone to show me on YouTube that was with it.

    I just killed an hour on a presentation on everything but how to host a Google+ on air Hangout.

    Which was the only thing I wanted to know but I guess that's what happens if your anti-progressive and belong to an old boys club – not that his content wasn't interesting it just didn't reflect his video subject – Masonics!

  11. Thanks for the overview.  I'm looking for a webinar platform and this might fit the bill!  For FREE to boot!

  12. hi there.can i create an on air hang out for later? for example schedule it for another time and send my recipients a link to that hangout?

  13. Hi guys,

    I am thinking about starting a on-line tutoring service but I am a bit intimidated by all this technology. I was wondering if you guys give me advise on how to share my lecture notes as well as how to collect fees from students via website.

    Thanks!!

  14. Very useful! Thanks so much for sharing! You mentioned it's not recommended to show a video from your computer, but can we show our Webinar viewers a short online video to YouTube? Will the quality be affected?

  15. Thank you for doing this. It is a very helpful introductory. Do you have any others that you would recommend?

  16. Hi, thanks for this video.

    I would like to do a audio only group coaching call with my students, where they can hear me but not see me, and they can chat with me.

    Would the idea be using Google Hangouts or Google Hangouts on Air? And which settings do I use to prevent their video and audio to show up, and prevent my video to show up, but still allow chat?

  17. Thank you this was very useful! Just an update for after 2015, we have to visit hangouts.google.com to access hangouts on air.

  18. Outstanding tutorial (never did get your name, otherwise I would call you by name when I thanked you) … you did an excellent job … it was straight forward, to the point ( no techie stuff … and thank you for that!!), and most important of all, I (as well as people like me) could understand it … I plan to start using Google Hangouts (mostly because of your tutorial), so if you know if anybody I can contact to try out "Hangouts", I would appreciate it!! … in any event, tremendous job … and by all means, please KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
    Many Thanks,
    John Kone

  19. Hey si it possible to do thé same un an iPad is it thé same applications ??? I Try to find with difficulties. Many thanks

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