Gourmet S'mores with Smith's

Didn't get to make it the Live in the Mountains Party at HELLO LIVE? No worries. I put together a list of delicious Gourmet S'more combinations so you can make them at home with your family. 

The Lemon Meringue Pie S'more:

  • Graham Crackers
  • Toasted Marshmallow
  • Lemon Curd 

The Coconut Macaroon S'more:

  • Graham Crackers
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Toasted Marshmallow
  • Roll in Toasted Coconut

The Grasshopper:

  • Graham Crackers
  • Peppermint Patty
  • Toasted Marshmallow

The Nutty Buddy

  • Graham Crackers
  • Peanut Butter Cup
  • Toasted Marshmallow

The German Chocolate:

  • Graham Crackers
  • Toasted Marshmallow
  • Toasted Almonds
  • Milk Chocolate

The Sweet Hazel

  • Graham Crackers
  • Toasted Marshmallow
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Nutella
  • Raspberry Preserves

The Birthday Cake

  • Graham Crackers
  • Toasted Marshmallow
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • White Chocolate
  • Rainbow Sprinkles

 

Thanks so much to Smith's for sponsoring these amazing treats at the party!

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Authenticity is the safe path to success for a humanized brand #HelloLive16

INFLUENCER TIP #6:

Humanizing is making an organization look and feel more like a person or a group of people and less like a heartless block of stone with a neat logo. Why should you do it? Because, attached to the humanized brand identity is a natural inclination to feel that the brand deserves to be treated with a certain degree of empathy and respect. They deserve the benefit of the doubt. They deserve a second chance. They understand you and can relate to your situation. They reciprocate your feelings and are trying to make sure you get treated with the same degree of empathy and respect.

Humanizing is absolutely key to influencer marketing success. In fact, humanizing is exactly why interactive live streaming is so valuable to brands. But beware, false humanization is one of the most dangerous things a brand can do. Because, if a person who knows nothing about you said they loved you, you'd hardly care. You might even be concerned about their intentions. But, if a close friend sincerely says they love you, it makes you feel great! Well, the same thing can also happen in reverse. Nobody can hurt you more than those you love and respect most. Love requires and creates real vulnerability. As a brand, the lesson isn't to avoid humanizing, it is to always humanize with the deepest sincerity. As an influencer, sometimes that means you're better off refusing to represent certain brands.  Because, authenticity is the only safe path to success for a humanized brand. That's why "be yourself" is the theme of the HELLO LIVE 2016 conference.

So, in addition to providing that great content, get real with people! Get vulnerable and express your sincerest opinions. Some people won't like it, and that's okay because the rest will absolutely love it! And they will become the most loyal fans and community a brand can have, because they know the real you.

We can help with that.

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Let your eccentricity amaze the world!

INFLUENCER TIP #5:

Are you afraid of success? One of the biggest things that will stop influencers from achieving monetized success is their own self-consciousness. Right before they start their first interactive live broadcast (on Periscope, Facebook, YouTube or Busker) they are flooded with feelings of inadequacy. They wonder if people will think that they are boring, or unprofessional, or strange. And, sadly, sometimes they let that fear stop them.

Will people think that you're strange? I sure hope so! It's much better to be strange than boring. But, what if you were aiming for being professional? I certainly believe there's value in trying to maintain a degree of professionalism. But, even in those situations, unprofessional is STILL better than boring! By now you're wondering, why should that mean that you should want to be strange? Because, anything worth watching is different from what you've seen a million times! And anything that is substantially different is then either strange... or amazing.

If your following is large enough, you will find that when you do anything different, innovative or crazy, it will be viewed as both strange and amazing. That's okay! It is better to be both loved and hated than for nobody to care about you either way. Most importantly, anything adequately strange or amazing will never be boring. And in social media marketing, boring is the ultimate unprofessionalism. So, don't hide from the strange. Let your eccentricity amaze the world! We will all be better for it.

Interactive Live Streaming Video Can Be... Benjamin and Kirsten Tyrrel

Live Video Can Be… (Scope train):  Benjamin and Kirsten Tyrrel

@Marvelous_Moms   @benjamintyrrel

Interactive Live Streaming Video Can Be Lucrative

Summary:

As business owners, every time you get on Periscope you should be making some money. Or, you should have a plan that is going to lead you to making some money. I’m not saying you don’t have to be genuine and authentic and bring personal things to the table, but also, you should have an end goal.

Our business is passive income. We talk about Amazon and how we sell on Amazon. I have marvelous mom’s academy. I sell courses. I have an ebook. So there’s all kinds of different things that, whenever I’m scoping, I talk about at least one of those things. There have been times where I’ve sold doTERRA products and ebooks in the same scope.

We’ve made $1600 from one periscope. Every time we Periscope, we make money. It wasn’t always that way, but it is now. We are so passionate about what we do. And, we can use live streaming to show people that passion without being "salesy" and without being fake. It’s just our lifestyle.

Most of my podcast guests, in the last couple of months, have been from connections I’ve made on Periscope. Those connections have made me connections to even more people. I mean, things like doing this conference and being able to chat with Holly Homer, who’s going to be at HELLO LIVE, and getting all of her amazing advice. Holly also monetizes. She has retired her husband who is a doctor. I spoke with her today and I was mind blown.

We’re just starting, and we’ve already made money from live streaming. And if it weren’t for live streaming, we wouldn’t have grown as much as we have by now.

More likely than not, you’re a business owner wanting to make money, and want to know how to leverage live streaming to build your business. What we’re going to be talking about at the HELLO LIVE conference is how to monetize your live stream, specifically through Amazon FBA. So, we’re really excited to be sharing some tools to help you leverage Amazon to build your business.

You work hard, and you deserve to be making some passive income as you’re building your online presence. Periscope will help you monetize early. So whether you’re small or you’re large, you don’t want to miss out on opportunities to monetize yourself by hiding behind excuses. We were terrible the first time we went on Periscope. But, you’re missing out on money if you don’t use live streaming.

You are valuable before you become successful

Influencer tip #4:

When we see successful people, we are seeing the end product of substantial time and effort. Many successful people would have been written off as unimportant not long before their success. But, the point of this tip isn't to think about how nobody cared who Mark Zuckerberg was in 2004. The point is to realize that if they could see his future, they would have cared about who he was in 1984. People aren't born with success, but they are born with value.

You too have great value, though the world may not have realized it yet. It is your work ethic, your confidence, your resourcefulness and your individuality that has always made you valuable. You aren't missing any of the pieces required to become successful, you just need to put them together. So, if your life's legacy is still a work in progress, remember that you don't become a different person the day you become successful. You are that valuable person right now.

Interactive Live Streaming Video Can Be... Jenna Wood @HelloFab

Live Video Can Be… (Scope train):  Jenna Wood @HelloFab

Interactive Live Streaming Video Can Be Unlike Any Other Social Media Platform

Summary:

People get to know you so much better through interactive live streaming.

Other social media platforms are edited. With Periscope, what you see is what you get. I think people like that; they get to know you.

I have found that when I go to events, people know me through Periscope. And they feel like they know me, which is kind of cool. The Instagram followers will be like, “Hey! I follow you on Instagram.” The Periscope followers come and give you a big hug.

As an influencer, you’re trying to reach people, and be authentic. Live streaming video gives you that “in” and it’s so natural.

I don’t have time to make polished, perfect YouTube videos. I don’t have the equipment, the time, the energy, the talent… I’m not tech savvy, and in this platform you just need a phone. Compared with other platforms, so much more work has to go into Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. If you’re thinking, “I can’t take on another thing,” then live streaming video is the easy way to add something that will be so influential to your business and take the least amount of time and effort.

If you’re wanting to be an influencer (whatever it is, even if it’s just your passion) and you want to get your message across then Periscope is a great place to do it. If you want to make friends and meet people and connect, Periscope is great.

I had zero followers when I did my first Periscope, and I was actually pretty glad about that. But if you’re trying to grow your account, then get on other people’s scopes, and share them, and comment and be active.

Interactive live streaming video is a crazy combination of so many things. It’s all of these marketing tactics, but really you’re just here to connect. It’s word of mouth, but without being “salesy.” You’re just sharing what you love. And then it’s an infomercial, a testimonial, all of these things wrapped in one. If I were a brand, you bet I would be investing in live streaming video. And I already have a ton of companies requesting for me to represent them with live streaming video.

Interactive live streaming video is definitely a good place to start being an influencer or start marketing your brand. There are very few big brands and influencers on here so far. You just need to get in here.

On Periscope and other live streaming video platforms, you can talk about whatever you want. On Instagram, you kind of have to stay in your niche. You want your feed to be pretty. You want it to flow. And, you want it to be consistent. But, you can get on Periscope and talk about being a mom. You can share your story or talk about your hard day. And hopefully, you’re also sharing valuable content. Because they are giving you their undivided attention, give them the best content you can. People will keep coming back for more.

Supporting your competition actually helps!

INFLUENCER TIP #3:

Backstabbers and manipulators are often shunned by the blogging community and influencer marketing community. So, an overly competitive inclination can actually hurt you as an influencer. In practice, one of the best things you can do to be successful is to support your direct competition. The good will goes very far in the influencer community. So, spam those Periscope hearts when you see your competitor doing it right. Share that viral worthy meme on Facebook.  Retweet the articles and infographics that agree with what you teach. You will find that the algorithms love you almost as much as the community that you belong to.

The Best Hello Giveaway VIP Ticket Winner!

We love it!  We weren't even asking for this much, but the random winner was amazing!  Not only will Ashley join us in person, but we're covering her hotel room, travel expenses, meals, activities and special VIP Golden Ticket holder swag!!!

VIP GOLDEN TICKET

Congrats to our winner of the HELLO LIVE VIP golden ticket giveaway!!! Ashley from Modestly Hot will be one of the very few that gets to join us in person for the 2016 conference. The winner was selected at random, but we LOVE this cute video she made!

Nobody is perfect. But, the good news is that you don't have to be!

INFLUENCER TIP #2:

Influencer marketing works because influence increases as your relationship gap closes.  So, obviously, you need to be the sort of person that people want to be friends with.  But what does that mean?  Are people expecting you to have guitar skills and nun-chuck skills before they will be your friend?  Will you have more friends because you're pretty good with a bow staff?  No, people just want to feel safe and accepted around you.  So, stop worrying about how nervous you sounded in your first broadcast. Just don't be the person scoffing at others when they are nervous too.

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I've got a Golden Ticket

I've got a VIP GOLDEN Ticket to giveaway!! 

 

Get all the details on how you can win one of our coveted very limited VIP GOLDEN Tickets to attend the HELLO LIVE Conference in person in Park City, Utah Aug 26th & 27th. 

The one thing that nobody else can offer is you!

Influencer tip #1:

You are the defining element of your brand.  Don't be afraid of standing out, being quirky, or loving Justin Bieber.  It's what makes you different that people will love you for.