Are you new to #Periscope?
Maybe you still think it’s part of a submarine. Join the crowd! Periscope is the latest hot sensation for personal live broadcast via the internet. Many companies, public personalities and everyday folks are already avidly using this new technology.
Put simply it’s a fun way to broadcast what you are doing at the present moment from your Smartphone. Say you’re at a event and want to share what’s happening with your friends and followers or maybe you have a training session you want to share. Start your broadcast and live feed the happenings #in real-time. Anyone can join you, post comments or questions and send you love (in the form of hearts on the screen), the more they tap the screen the more love you get! Once completed your broadcast will go into replay mode and will stay active for 24 hours, after which it self-destructs.
Here are 5 #tips that will help you get started
- There are most likely many more accounts than actual scoping at this point, but take heart in know that it’s fairly easy to get started and not that scary. I recommend watching a few broadcasts first to get the hang of it, them jump in and try one yourself. It’s a little intimidating to push the red button and go live, but everyone gets nervous and it will pass, just have some fun!
- Put your phone in airplane mode or do not disturb before starting a broadcast. This will eliminate the possibility of ruining your broadcast should you get a call during the event.
- Comments & questions can only be left during the live broadcast, A nice work around for this would be to include that others watching later during the replay they can tweet you questions or comments if needed.
- Engage your audience by asking questions, for feedback and hearts is OK too. Most people love to share and express their 2 cents. Be sure to thank everyone for joining and let them know you’d love their feedback.
- Discover like-minded people using Periscope by using hashtags. Various communities are already using Periscope, find them by looking through hashtags. You can also share your broadcast via #Twitter where hashtags will also be very useful.
With 15 million (yes… MILLION) users, Periscope is the place to be. Whether you are building a personal brand, have a #small business or an established #business, or simply enjoy engaging in online communities, you need to join Periscope.
I have only done one broadcast, so far, and a number of people I didn’t’ even know joined and asked questions; I even got 17 hears on #my first broadcast which was only about 4 minutes long. It really was quite fun!
Join me on Periscope here.