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Does Periscope Live Up To The Hype?

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If you read the tech blogs then you will know that live streaming is the current darling of social media types, but what if you’re not a bearded hipster who drinks craft beer from a jam jar?

About a month ago I was listening to some business podcasts and decided to take the plunge and installed the periscope app on my android smartphone. It’s backed by twitter, so it automatically connected me with the early adapters and as I’m writing this post I’m learning from Darren Rowse of ProBlogger giving out tips on how to write a killer first sentence.

So far I’ve only done 3 scopes, but having watched a load it’s easy to work out what to do / say, and watching people like Michael Cheney make it easy to get the basics of becoming an engaging scoper. It was awesome to listen to his advice on what not to do on your scopes, and it helps that he makes me laugh with his comments, he must have the same book of dad jokes!

You need to think of each scope like a blog post, where you have a good headline, the main bullet points for your content, and then actually try to engage with your audience.

For example if your broadcasting and see someone join the scope, give them a shout out. You need to remember that your replay is online for 24 hours, so even if you have no live viewers it’s worth telling people to tap the screen and give you hearts and share if they got value from the content.

Most of all you should integrating with a site called fullscope.tv so you can get exact details of your audience, including their twitter details so you can thank them for taking the time to watch you.

How Can I Get The Most From Periscope?

Hopefully I’ve convinced you that Periscope is a great way to interact with like minded people who want to share and talk about their passions.

Find, watch, follow and get to know the mavern’s of your niche, and then once you get the courage to get on camera good things will happen.

Lastly here’s a link to some basic training that helped me get started with Periscope.

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About the author: Andrew is a scientist who happens to know a lot about the technical aspects of blogging and listbuilding. If you have an issue with wordpress or your autoresponder and setting up squeezepages please get in touch via email / twitter or hire him on fiverr.

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