You may not think you have anything to say or no one would care what you thought. The truth is there are plenty of people want to hear from you – you just need to find them. Getting started on Periscope comes down to confidence and there are three tips you’ll appreciate when you finally decide to launch!
Three Tips to Rock It On Periscope
Tip number 1 is to figure out what you’re really good at and talk about that on Periscope. When selecting your topic you want to make sure that it’s something you’re passionate about which comes naturally for you. The more natural it comes to you, the easier it will be for you to talk about it.
Tip number 2 is to know exactly what you want to say before you launch your stream. It’s easy to launch and then think about what you want to say because it’s a natural progression. Do step one and then proceed to step two. But really what you want to do is be clear on step two before you even start step one. Pick one sub-topic from your primary passion or skill and talk about that.
Tip number 3 is to acknowledge people as they arrive but get right into your content. Too many broadcasters “wait” for others to arrive before talking. What I do not like about waiting is that you place a higher value on the ones who have not arrived vs the ones who arrived right away. If you want to “wait” for people to arrive, have something prepared to say immediately that is in preparation for your main topic.
The Best Way to Get More Followers
You may hold off on broadcasting for fear that the room will be empty and you’ll be talking to yourself – both valid reasons, but neither are anything you should be fearful of. Both are a blessing. The best way to get more followers is to begin broadcasting and start honing your presentation skills. If you wait to get serious about broadcasting on Periscope only when you’ve accumulated an audience, on top of the fact that you won’t gather an audience by waiting, you will be unprepared and unrefined in your message for when people do arrive. So get started and just be prepared for silence on the other end… it will help you learn to speak without breaking for questions and keep one thought going.
Bottom line, be considerate of others, value the skills and advice that you have to contribute and be willing to start from the bottom (cause everyone does).
So what are you waiting for, start broadcasting!