I’ll admit. I avoided Periscope for the longest time because there’s nothing I hate more than jumping on a bandwagon because all the cool kids are doing it. But, I have to say.. It’s pretty fun and I’ll tell you why:
1. There’s only real talk because it’s only in real time.
There isn’t the capability of censoring yourself or re-doing or re-shooting (unless you delete your replay scopes). This means you get an uncensored perspective that’s as authentic as you can get besides being in the room with someone.
2. There’s community.
More and more people are joining Periscope every day and I can’t say I blame them. It’s a fun way of staying in touch with people and its really easy to invite others to watch what you’re watching almost as if you’re in the same room watching the same show.
3. It’s a great way to practice public speaking.
I did my first scope on Wednesday, the day before I was to give my first presentation after a few months off. Being live on periscope prepared me for being in front of a crowd and gathering my thoughts on the spot, just like I do when I’m speaking live in person. I felt better prepared for my presentation and it went great, by the way!!
So, what are you waiting for? Join me on Periscope and see all the fumbles and bumbles that happen in real life and join the community that’s tuning in live!
I’ll see you there and you can find me at @megan3hale.