If you have not already cottoned on by now, I adore Periscope.
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After I had done my daily Business PeriShow (The Truth About Being A Pet Lovin’ Entrepreneur) … I checked out if anyone else I was following was live … another local … @SoniaCarroll ! (click here to learn more about Sonia)
I popped into her Periscope broadcast (aka PeriShow) to say hi. I also informed her of the Gold Coast Pet and Animal Expo happening today (and tomorrow). That was it – it was a PeriDate !
Lesson: Be open to opportunities to connect with people !
Eventually we connected at The Expo.
Lesson: Be bold. Say HI. We are all human in the end.
I could’ve easily shy-ed away and never tried to connect with her as she is one of the Superstars of Periscope (at least for Australia!)…. yet I didn’t as I genuinely wanted to meet her as I admire her for being authentically herself.
Whilst we were chatting we happened upon another person who we both had an inkling looked like he was a doing a live PeriShow … we were right ! We had just met Ron Pia (click here to view his PeriShows).. another local Periscope broadcaster !
Lesson: Be spontaneous.
Lesson: What you think of you is more important than what others think !
This is when the above lessons comes into play:
Due to this random happenstance, we were featured on Ron’s PeriShow! I highly doubt he was expecting THAT .. and from there Sonia started her live PeriShow at the same time! (My phone had died so I couldn’t join in.) We possibly looked a little ridiculous to a lot of other people around us … NONE OF US CARED !
We were having fun.
You want to know what I feel are Sonia’s secrets for having such a popular PeriShow ?
Sonia is authentic: the lady I met today (when she wasn’t broadcasting) is the exact same person who you view when she is broadcasting.
Sonia has fun: Whether it is a more random PeriShow or something that she has set up a bit for her viewers … it is plainly obvious she is having fun each and every time.
Sonia is vulnerable: This is in relation to the fact that she does a lot of PeriShows. You do not have to do as many and as frequent as she does ! Nope. If that isn’t your style – find what works for you and do it. People love you for you. Where she is vulnerable is the fact that she does share her life with us all – often.
You don’t need to be perfect for Periscope !
Just be YOU!
Who have you met with thanks to Periscope ?