Connecting The Dots Around The World In South Africa .
Welcome to the Cosmic Cow Pie Blogtalkradio series connecting the dots around the world. Thursday, April 19, 2012 9:00 a.m. MDT we will have international guest, Johan Horak from South Africa. Learn how Johan is connecting daily with people from around the globe on Google+. Set a reminder here to join us online, ask questions in the chat room, call in during the show 347-994-1903 or post anything you would like discussed in the comments for discussion on Thursdays, live show.
Johan has a wonderful story with his family evolving from visions of being a CEO in the metal industry to owning one of the top producing second hand stores in South Africa and now helping people build relationships and enrich lives through social media.
Johan published a post on google+ that went "cosmic" with over 168 comments on "14 ways to Learn How to Helpfully Ride The Coattails of Google+ influencers" We will be discussing his strategy and how it worked out. My initial contact with Johan came from a Pinterest conversation on Google+ where we were talking with Guy Kawasaki of former Apple fame currently "What The Plus" e-book , Enchantment and Alltop notoriety, about the status of Pinteresst in the social media hierarchy. Conversations on Google+ have now turned global and we are connecting the social media dots on blogtalkradio.
Johan will share the trials and practice it has taken to be able to communicate with anyone around the world on Google+ This is what he says about the platform "Never in my life have I come across such an resistant free platform. I am able to communicate with the most influential to the latest newbie…..
This is a social media principle I ascribe to: Before you sell you need to create cultivation pools where you can nature long term trusting relationships…..The focus for me was not on return on investment anymore. Input vs output bull. I became like an artist. I did what I love first. At all cost before I chase anything. Now the fun started….
I am challenged by new methods. How do I use these tools to brand businesses and individuals. I tend see communication opportunities in a strategy and branding way. This means that I easily identify new technology that solves these problems. Internal and external. It's natural for me to package various communications solution in a user friendly way."
This interview starts our series with people from around the world where we can discuss the countries and cities we visited on our journey around the world. Talking with local people puts a new perspective on the things we saw and experienced. Johan has cleared up many of my questions in our e-mail and skype conversations getting to know one another as global connectors.
Johan and his family live in Simonstown which is about 45 minutes outside Cape Town, South Africa. Some may not know much about Cape Town or South Africa. Cricket, famous golfers, Camps Beach, Nelson Mandela, Apartheid are a few things you might think about when someone says, South Africa. There is so much more like world class shopping, diving with the sharks, safaris with the big five and elephant rides on the reserve are things that make this destination a place you want to put on your radar or even your bucket list. Johan's wife Elmarie and daughter Nandi are very busy managing their vacation rental business, Cape Holiday Home Rentals with over 300 beautiful properties and might be able to help you make a dream come true. Check out some of the beautiful homes for rent in the Cape Town, South Africa area on Pinterest .
Connect with Johan Horvak on your global journey in social media.
Cape Town Holiday Rentals Google+ page
Having experienced South Africa on our recent voyage around the world, I want to encourage you to check out the photos and think about making a trip to this extraordinary place. There is so much history and there still continues to be history in the making. You will want to see Table mountain become covered with clouds that looks like a table cloth, and the harbor at night. Have a "sundowners" party in the bush with your tracker and hear the roar of the big cats as they settle down at night.
Hope to see you on line in the chat room or call in live 347-994-1903 to ask questions of Johan Horak as we discover how to connect globally on Blogtalkradio Thursday, April 19, 2012 9:00 a.m. MDT
You now have a global connection with Johan Horak and his family so what are you waiting for? Connect with Johan all over cyberspace…. circle him in Google+, follow him on twitter and Pinterest and connect on linkedin.
The weather is beautiful, the sea breeze is blowing and South Africa could be the place you have been waiting to visit and just didn't know it!
Take a world class trip to Cape Town, South Africa and who knows you could have your own "Global meet up" with new friends you can cultivate using social media.
We ARE having a Global "meet up" in London, October 5, 2012 and maybe a photo walk with photographers from around the world so stay tuned for more details and post a comment if you are interested in connecting with us.
It's fun connecting the dots in the Cosmic Cow Pie!
Become a Global connector and listen to Johan Horak Thursday about how he does it on Google+!