said 1 year, 5 months ago:
Google Hangouts are an awesome way to connect. Consider using them for the following:
1. Business meetings. Hangouts with extras allow you to access Google Docs right in the hangout. This is “Killer” because you can follow an agenda, give a presentation, share screen, use the sketchpad for brainstorming…
2. Meet with vendors, customers, potential customers, etc
3. Use hangouts as a venue to train vendors, train clients, teach classes, lectures and more.
4. Have casual hangouts where you get to know your customers better and learn more about them.
5. Focus groups
The uses are only limited by your imagination. The really cool thing is you can livestream the hangout so many people can watch and participate that way.
They are extremely user friendly so I recommend hanging out with friends at first just to get a feel for how they work.
People can be muted and blocked but everyone in the hangout must block them before they are booted. There is no “Moderator” tool yet but I hear it’s coming.