If you do, you know it’s an app owned by Twitter that lets anyone do a live stream broadcast from their mobile device. It’s fun, fast, interactive and a great way to connect instantly with your family, peeps, tribe, whoever you want to share your content with.
If not, download the Periscope app onto your IOS or Android device — right now. Go ahead … I’ll wait…
Next, click on the little TV icon at the bottom left corner of your screen. A list of replays will show up on your screen. Now just scroll down, click on a topic and start watching. Cool huh?
But, you may be thinking… “Drat! Not another social media platform I need to keep up with.” I thought the same thing, but imagine if you got onto Facebook when it was in its infancy and built a following that bought stuff from you. Would you even be here now looking for ways to increase your bottom line?
Probably not, and that’s why this is such a great opportunity for all of us! We get to create a following and practice our on-camera skills at the same time. “But why do I need to improve my on-camera skills,” you ask?
Top marketers are predicting that by 2017, 74% of all Internet traffic will be video. It’s a trend that can’t be ignored. So if you’re scared to death to talk in front of a camera, “Scoping” (what the well-initiated call their broadcasts on Periscope) is an easy way to get over that stage freight. Plus you’ll build a following with people who love you in the process. Since I help you to get more clients by selling to a group, this new social media platform makes a lot of sense to me. Now I hope it makes sense to you.
Ready to dip your toe into this new social media pool? Then connect with me on Periscope – just three steps:
- Download the app (see above if you haven’t done it already).
- Find my “Scopes” by touching the little people icon in the lower right corner.
- Touch the magnifying glass in the upper left corner and type “Jan Maresh” in the search bar. I’d love to “see” you there.
And to read more about Periscope and tips to get your own Scopes going, read more about it here.
Then, when you’ve done your first broadcast, let me know how to follow you by putting in your Twitter Handle or name in the comments below!