Periscope is a great speaking tool. If you haven’t spoke before, practice, practice, practice. Be sure and check last weeks Techie Tip on this subject. Periscope is a pretty straight-forward application, but we will point out the 3 Need-To-Know Periscope tools that are sure to enhance your experience. Let’s get started.
1. Flipping the Camera
Knowing how to use the camera is key with this app. Practice this tip in a private session before going live because it can be difficult to get it to work for you. Double tap the screen to flip the camera, and double tap for the screen to flip to you talking. This way you can share an option or demonstrate how to do something on your computer.
2. Sharing the Broadcast
It’s important to always ask viewers to tweet your scope out your scope, they can do it without leaving Periscope app.
They can swipe up on Android or Swipe left on iPhone. Then, click Share on Twitter and replace the text with the pre-populated information. Start with @ then add your twitter handle followed by your message.
This allows you to tweet without leaving the broadcast. This is very useful especially when chat rooms get full.
Katch.me is a free service that automatically records your scopes for future viewing. All you have to do is put #Katch in your title. This will automatically trigger your post to save on Katch.me. Later, after the broadcast, you can put a link in social media to the location so people can watch your scope after the fact.
Start to implement these tools during your scoping sessions to enhance the experience your audience receives. And, don’t be afraid to explore Periscope more. There is plenty to see and learn! In fact, we challenge you to go out and scope today.