One of the things that has resulted from doing a Periscope broadcast on a daily basis is that it is nudging me to keep my other digital content fresh and very available for you! I’ve started setting goals for each Periscope broadcast as part of my overall Periscope strategy. Here is the list. I like to accomplish at least one of the following:
- Provide a useful tip, recommendation of a tool, or news about an upcoming event or course that could help you advance your business
- Learn from my own mistakes during a broadcast and then create a video to help you avoid making that same mistake (this is helping me expand the content in my newest online course in Udemy on Course Creation Basics, as well as allowing me to further develop the content on my YouTube channel, Instagram account and Facebook page.
- Have fun while broadcasting and enjoy the time engaging with followers!
In the following short video, I provide a tip about looking into the lens of your smartphone and not the center of your screen while doing a Periscope broadcast. This holds true for recording videos with a smartphone for your online course or YouTube channel too.
Setting Goals for Periscope Broadcasts
I encourage you to write down your goals for your Periscope broadcasts, or your blog posts, or whatever type of content you are creating for your tribe. It will help you stay focused and your followers will benefit!
Since I have started working towards at least one of the above goals in each Periscope broadcast (and since I’ve started doing at least one if not more scope per day), I’ve seen the following results …
- Increase in followers on Periscope
- Increase in followers on Twitter and Instagram
- More engagement with followers in Periscope and Twitter
- Email list is growing
- Followers are responding to my survey about my new podcast, Online Course Connections
- And, I am having so much more fun because my followers now have faces and names rather than just email addresses! Periscope is so powerful for enriching your connections with your tribe!
Share Your Tips About Periscope
Please use the comments to share your tips about using Periscope for live streaming. I would love to know what you’re learning from your use of the platform.
Vickie Maris is an online course designer, instructor and coach. She is also a university administrator and program designer. In her eclectic life, she plays acoustic guitar and piano accordion, is a singer/songwriter, and performs in the band Scott Greeson and Trouble With Monday. She and her hubby, Scott Greeson, live on a hobby farm in Indiana with llamas, rabbits, a Jack Russell Terrier, Connemara pony and one, in-charge, cat. Vickie also has an Etsy shop in which she sells llama roving, yarn and Angora rabbit fluff.