Live streaming video platforms like Periscope offer professionals an excellent way to add value and build new relationships around the world. This guide is designed to help you quickly start and properly use the Periscope platform.
Please keep in mind that there is usually more than one way to do many of the things I describe in this post. Because this is a quick guide and I want you to get started as fast as possible, simply follow my specific instructions to avoid complicating the process. After all, I want to see you “live” on Periscope sooner rather than later.
First Things First
Before you download and begin using Periscope, there are a few things you need to know when it comes to engaging on social media and the live streaming platforms. While I could write an entire chapter on each of these items (actually I did here), I think I’ll save sharing the full logic behind this specific advice for an upcoming live stream show. For the time being just remember to:
Be honest and truthful
Professionals need to leave the attitude back at the office and show their human side on all the social and live streaming platforms. Relax, relate to and engage your audience as you would a good friend or neighbor.
Feel free to follow me and watch my Periscopes if you want to see how I try and do this. I try and model some of the best Periscopers in the world and while I don’t always get things right, I do try and keep improving on a daily basis. I’m @MitchJackson on Periscope.
Periscope is owned by Twitter, and the two platforms go hand in hand. Although you don’t need a Twitter account to use Periscope, I think using Periscope without Twitter is like driving a Lamborghini all day in first gear (what’s the point right?). I’ll explain in more detail below.
I’ve set up a new group for professionals who enjoy using live streaming to exchange ideas and build their businesses and companies. This new group tool allows for smaller communities with similar interests and passions to enjoy Periscope in a more controlled environment.
Shama Hyder is a friend and CEO of The Marketing Zen Group and author of the new book “Momentum”. Watch today’s show (recorded) and begin to learn the Five Principles of Momentum when bringing your company and brand on to the digital platform. Learn why the concept of customer focus is critical to your success and why you need to become the “go to” resource in your industry.
Dorie Clark, author of Stand Out, has this to say about Shama’s new book, “In the fact moving world of digital strategy, Shama Hyder stands out as a true expert… If you want to harness the true power of marketing in the digital age for your business, read this book.” [watch Dorie’s interview here]
Jay Baer, president of Convince and Convert and NYT bestselling author of Youtility says, “Timely and on target, Momentum shows you precisely how to use today’s modern marketing to outflank your competition. Great examples throughout and highly recommended!” [RSVP for Jay’s interview on June 20th here!]