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By now you have probably heard of Periscope! It’s live streaming where anyone from around the world can tune in! This is great if you have a global product or service! You can share your story, what you are passionate about, tips on a subject, stream an event and much, much more!!
To start, you will go to www.periscope.tv to sign up. If you have a Twitter account you can create your Periscope with your Twitter (Twitter owns Periscope). This way all your broadcasts will notify your Twitter following. This can be turned off however. If you don’t want them linked or you don’t have Twitter you can use your mobile number to sign up.
Make sure to learn what about the functions of Periscope before starting as well. You can have public or private scopes so make sure to learn the functions.
I could go on and on about everything I know but I want to give you my BEST TIPS on “SCOPING”!!!
Make sure your profile tells about you and or your business. You can use hashtags and emojis as well. Also have your URL with the http:// so people can go to your website from Periscope.
Start out by searching for your favorite people and following them. See what they do and soak in all the free info. You can also follow new people from around the world who intrigue you. Spend some time learning about Periscope and see what others do before you begin broadcasting.
When you feel you are ready to start broadcasting make sure you have your topic or story picked. Since you won't see anyone it’s good to have an idea of what you want to talk to viewers about.
Title your broadcast something related to what you will be scoping about. Use relevant hashtags and emojis too! Emojis can make your broadcast stand out!
Periscope captures a thumbnail image when you first begin your scope so make sure you focus your camera on something eye catching and not your feet or floor!! Also, make sure you have good lighting and are in a quiet atmosphere (unless filming and event or something where there is just going to be noise).
Take about 30 seconds to a minute to welcome people, ask for them to share where they are from and interact with them a bit. You can also welcome the “replay viewers” since some will be seeing the replay.
Keep your broadcasts on the shorter side to hold attention. I think between 10 and 15 minutes is great. If you are holding the attention of viewers then use your best judgment.
You may have seen hearts flying around and this means people like what you are saying or are supporting you. When someone double taps the screen they are giving you hearts. You may want to say something during the broadcast such as “If you love this info I am sharing feel free to give me hearts or double tap the screen”. The more hearts you have the better you are ranked but go for authentic hearts and don’t worry too much about this.
Ask your followers to share with their viewers. This is a great way to get more people tuning in! Ask them to swipe right for iOs and swipe up on Android.
If you are using your broadcasts for business feel free to promote yourself but do it in a less salesy way. Share a lot of valuable content and then let viewers know where they can find you. Share your website or FB business page with them. You should have your URL linked to your profile so people can easily find your site.
If you are using Periscope for your business and really focusing on growing your following then be consistent just like you would any other platform! Decide when you can commit to Scoping and stick to it. You can always increase your scoping but stick to a plan. You may decide to scope every M,W,F at 3:00pm. When you have a plan you can also tell your viewers this is when they can expect you!
So those are my top 10 tips for a solid Periscope foundation. There is a ton of information out there so educate yourself and relax and have fun! Remember, it can sometimes start slow so don’t get discouraged!
Make sure to create a Katch.me account so you will be able to save your broadcast (only last 24 hours on Periscope) and be able to share them on your other social media platforms.
If you have any questions feel free to submit your questions on my contact form on my website: www.strawberrysocial.media