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I'm on Blab. My handle is @dnewman. You should add me, and I'll tell you why in a second.

Frankly - I believe Blab will change how you interact with your fans, prospects, and customers for the better.

But at first, I thought it was the dumbest thing in the world. Another fad or shiny object. "Who cares about Blab?" I asked a few weeks ago.  

Here's the full story:

If you're unfamiliar with Blab, this platform allows you to livestream video with up to 3 other people and to invite guests - viewers - onto your broadcast at any time by clicking the "Call in" button as you see below:


Here's a link to my very first Blab broadcast - Episode #000 - coming up TODAY 4/29/16 at 10:30am Eastern so you can hop on and get a feel for what it's like.

And YOUR fans, prospects, and customers can tune in to watch you on video, and interact with you (and other people watching), LIVE.

At first, I thought this was stupid. Who would watch some rough, off the cuff, badly lit live video with a bunch of nerds sitting around in their basements?

In fact, for my first Blab at 10:30am Eastern today (linked above) I am co-hosting with the amazing Catherine Bernard and there will be open seats for YOU to join us via live video, just using the webcam built into your laptop or phone.

When you go live on Blab, your followers get an alert, and you can follow your favorite Blabbers and also "subscribe" to an upcoming scheduled Blab [without needing to follow that Blab's particular host.]

So we scheduled this for 10:30am today. I had my doubts.

I mean, would anyone actually show up?

Is this actually valuable?

Who would show up for a broadcast with very little notice?

We'll see, right? ;o)

People schedule teleseminars and webinars in their calendars days and weeks ahead and they can't even show up to those.

Why would they show up to this?

Captain obvious here - it turns out that not only do people show up, they actually LOVE taking part in live video on Blab.

Because it's a conversation platform - NOT a broadcast platform. 

And that's why I believe this is a GAME CHANGER for speakers, authors, coaches, consultants and thought-leading professionals who are looking to grow their business.

Plus - right now, it's early.

Have you ever had the thought, "I sure wish I had started my business when..." 

Well, now's the time. Blab is less than a year old, and YOU can be one of the first few people who do it in your industry or niche.

You can watch it on the web, on a link like this, or you could download the app on your iPhone and interact, and get notifications when a Blab goes live. 

I suggest you join here - or download the app now.

And I suggest you follow me @dnewman

Here's why:

For the next few months, I'll be "Blabbing" regularly — "Blabbing" is what the cool kids call going on Blab - and I'll share all-new training material that you won't be able to get anywhere else. Totally free.

Then I've got some cool things lined up for you about how to get more speaking gigs, how to write killer copy that converts, how to grow your email list, how to write and monetize your first (or next) book, and how to maximize your influence, impact, and income as a thought-leading executive or entrepreneur.

The name of my show? The Cool People Show - of course ;o) 

To ensure you don't miss these, go add me on Blab right now. My handle is @dnewman.

That's all for now. "See" you at 10:30am Eastern this morning.

And if you're feeling brave, click the "Call in" button when you see it onscreen and hop in to join us via live video!!

-- David (and Catherine)







p.s. Here's a great infographic straight from my friends at Blab that will give you an overview of all the different ways you can use Blab - where it came from - and why it could be the gamechanger in your business that you've been looking for to boost your reach and revenue...



Tags: social media, marketing, blab, video marketing, live streaming