5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BE ON PERISCOPE!
We thank God for technology, it has definitely made life for a lot of people. I am so grateful for innovative ways for people to get by. We know there are social media channels-so many that some of us argue that it is too much to handle...but don't look at it that way. Choose the ones that will be most productive for you. Also stop looking at these social media channels as just entertainment channels-find creative ways you can use them to your benefit. Which brings me to this brand new social media channel.
In case you don't know what Periscope is , let me ja you si. Periscope is an app you can download and it lets you stream LIVE from your phone, anywhere you are! You can be in your kitchen showing how to turn be, how to make Jollof Rice. You can show people how a restaurant you're visiting looks. LIVE. No pause, no edit, LIVE! People all over the world can find your scope just by looking at the world map - and they can tune in! It's scary I know but think of all the awesome ways you can use it!
It is FREE!
The first time I did it I had viewers all over telling me to show them what Lagos looks like. WOW! I made friends with a mommy in America who was showing her baby's first steps. So how can YOU use Periscope? It's not limited to the following:
A lot of you my readers have businesses, small side hustles. You're probably on instagram showcasing your products. Do you know you can do that much better on periscope? Periscope is LIVE so you can get people from all over the WORLD viewing your products! How awesome is that? You can put up a post on instagram telling your followers that you'll showcase the items from your container e.g shoes, bags, jewellery on periscope and they can tune in. I've been thinking of how awesome this app is for estate agents-instead of physically showing prospects your property why don't you do it live and they can watch wherever they are ?
Are you a makeup artiste? A chef? or your business involves teaching people "how-tos"? Then you need to consider using periscope for some tutorials. Maybe you can trying showing how to do a smokey eye, people all over will tune in and you can get feedback immediately. I think it's great!
BEHIND THE SCENES
If you have a business and you want to relate more with your fans, customers, you should be on periscope. A quick 2 minute of behind the scenes will create more engagement with your audience. I once watched an artiste practicing with his band mates and i connected with the song, I even followed another user to choir practice!
I've searched periscopes around the world and followed some users to their church for evening service in America. LOL. The girl just placed her phone on a table and I could see and hear everything going on in her Church. I told you this Periscope is such a fantastic tool! If you are a pastor you don't need to wait to get a TV slot which is very expensive-spread the gospel through periscope and you will reach much more worldwide-no limits! If you are a teacher too-you can teach LIVE on periscope!
I've not seen any Nigerian channel doing this buts radio and TV stations can use Periscope to share Breaking News! Bloggers you need to plug in to this! If you have an event coming up, scope it! If you business is running any deal/promotion, scope it!
Nigerian's especially, please try and use Periscope. I know it has has it's disadvantages too but the advantages are more. Every time I log in I search if anyone is scoping in Africa and barely anyone is. Just maybe 1 or 2 people. We need to share Africa, Nigeria with the world! Scope that!
Are you on Periscope? You can login easily via your twitter account. I'm still Sisi _Yemmie on Periscope!
Posted by Sisi Yemmie at Wednesday, September 02, 2015