On my bio I decided to use a link to shorten my website link – it makes it much easer to say during a broadcast: Ask yourself this: what do you like to broadcast about (or talk about)?Add THAT to the bio along with your website URL and some emojis to catch attention (see #4) If you are ready to jump in, then do so.

Lock Symbol – You can organise a private broadcast by inviting only those that you follow that you wish to broadcast with.

Most broadcasts are usually public but this might be useful for some sort of special bonus or small group that you wish to speak with.

It’s like letting everyone come into the room to sit down. By all means love the hearts, thank your followers for giving you hearts (as it means they love your broadcast) but …

Announce that you will be starting soon but you are just welcoming people in – this can help people to know that you are just at the start of your broadcast, while acknowledging those that want to say hi. If you find it hard to have two conversations at once you will struggle with responding to comments talking or trying to make a point. Those people you give hearts to will often notice and reciprocate on one of your broadcasts. don’t beg for them or ask people to give them to you to reveal information. Hearts shouldn’t be your primary goal on Periscope!

If and when you do it depends on how comfortable you feel. From what you wear to the phrasing you use (that should come naturally), to where you scope from… Dustin Stout is consistent about his red v-neck t-shirts and his awesome tips for periscope and marketing: Consistency breeds familiarity and we crave a sense of belonging.

I know I said don’t beg for hearts, but this IS something I do think you should do. You will feel less like you are presenting and more like you are chatting with a friend. The Scopers that are doing well have something special that is shining through – they are starting their scopes in a consistent way…or giving tips about a consistent topic, wearing the same hat or glasses, or using similar welcome phrases and questions each time. People will tune in like they tune into their favourite TV show…

Take your time and check that you have the settings how you want them.

These 4 settings can be seen on the screen below and they are: Location Arrow – if you have location services on, with this arrow checked, then your location will be broadcast.

Trust me, when you are juggling an iphone key points bunch of fun people wanting to interact with you, you will be glad you wrote down some notes! Or perhaps holding your camera on a teaser view like i did here before going on a mystery walk to my “happy place” .any nice view will do. of course I ended up on my favourite beach here on the Sunshine Coast: Why have a “placeholder image?

This can be a simple graphic on your screen like the one below from Kim Garst (@Kim Garst). Because the camera defaults to the view that you see.

But if you are hesitant, start by watching some broadcasts while you wait to take the leap.