7 Steps to Crushing Your 1st Scope for Introverts
Periscope is shaping up to be the social media source for connecting with potential customers.
My wife and I were fortunate enough to make thousands of dollars with Youtube, and I see some of the same opportunities with Periscope.
At the time of this post, Periscope is well on its way to 20 million users compared to Youtube with over 1 Billion. My prediction is that Periscope will create several millionaires by early 2016!
1. Define Your Why
Just because Periscope is an excellent marketing opportunity does not mean YOU have to do it.
There are plenty of other social media options to attract customers that are more “introvert-friendly”. You have to be crystal clear on your objectives, and why you want to do this, or you won’t stick with the work.
Many introverts are having success with the Periscope platform like @ChaleneJohnson @KimGarst and @kellyjamespro (Me) to name a few. You can totally do this if you are willing to do some work. You ready?
2. Write it Out!
Write an outline of what you want to say before you turn on the camera. Taking the time to write out and structure your thoughts will keep your scope on topic and reduce your stress of forgetting something important.
“We are masters at meaningful conversation and content. Use your creativity and ability to stick to what’s important to keep the message clear and concise.”
3. Practice! Practice! Practice!
Practicing anything repetitively improves performance and changes your brain’s programming. Practice what you wrote ten times out loud. (Alone of course) By the time you repeat it a 5th time you will begin to memorize most of it.
“The anxiety of speaking to hundreds of strangers all over the world is an introvert’s biggest nightmare. Just remember it’s just you and a camera. Just like practicing off camera you will get better practicing on camera with repetition. “
4. It’s Showtime (Well sort of)
Now that you have practiced ten times off camera use the recording function on your phone and practice ten more times on camera. Record yourself and watch it. You will notice things you want to improve with every recording, but it will get better with repetition.
If you want to take it to the next level invite feedback from someone you trust. Taking the time for feedback will accelerate your learning process. “
5. Invest in your setup
Thinking about whether or not you are going to have a quality broadcast will only add to your anxiety. My initial setup was less than $100. I have since made a few upgrades, but the point is you don’t have the break the bank to get started.
“We are natural planners. Your brain will not be able to get over the fact that you did not plan and prepare properly before turning on that camera.”
6. “Whatever you do, don’t look down!”
This a common phrase that I hear in movies when they tell the person walking across a bridge thousands of feet in the air “Don’t look down.” I have found this to be true for Periscope as well. Greet people as they come into the scope, and at the end , but while giving your message make eye contact with the lens.
“Introverts have a natural ability to focus, but if we notice there is only one person in the scope or see a weird comment our focus can quickly be overpowered by anxiety and fear.”
7. Do it Again! Do it Again!
See that wasn’t so bad. If you are like most first-time scopers, you won’t break the internet with your 1st scope.Remember repetition is the mother of skill. Follow the same regimen and do ten scopes even if you don’t have a large audience.
“We are very focused and patient(at times) . It takes time to build an audience with consistency, repetition and patience you will be a Periscope Rockstar in no time.”
The cool thing about this information is that I have already tested it with several of the people I coach on Periscope and it works! Leave a comment and let me know what you are going to scope about?