Periscope: How to Improve Your Scopes and Grow Followers

A personable guide by an experienced Periscoper to help you amp up your professionalism and following in the platform.
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 44 mins
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

If you have been broadcasting in the live streaming app, Periscope, and are ready to amp up your use of the channel for sharing content and growing your following, you have found the right course. In this course, featured in the Udemy blog, experienced social media strategist, author, and online course creator, Vickie Maris, shares her experiences from 8 months of using the channel to better connect with her followers and to grow her email list. Talking direct to the camera in the course videos, she shares insights from her experience of scoping at least once a day and often several times a day. During the week, she provides tips for online course designers and Periscopers. On the weekend, she scopes from her farm - often with her llamas, rabbits or pony on the scopes.

You will want to have a few scopes under you belt before you take this course. This isn't a step-by-step walk through the process of downloading the app and tweaking the settings for getting started. But if you're ready for over 20 videos (approximately 1 hour of content) full of tips, tools and techniques for improving the quality of your broadcasts with the goals of increasing your following and growing your email list, you've found the right course!

Join the over 1000 students who have already chosen to take one of Vickie's courses.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need to have Periscope downloaded and functioning on your mobile device.
  • You should be comfortable in the basic operation of Periscope, and it will help if you have already done at least a few scopes.
  • The following are nice-to-haves but not required: a tripod (small, tabletop style of tripod works great), an external mic (earbud mic that came with your phone will suffice, or a higher end mic that connects to your mobile device), and an external light source.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Demonstrate alignment in style of broadcasting and type of content being delivered.
  • Gain knowledge of simple techniques that can be readily applied to upcoming Periscope broadcasts for growing a Periscope following and an email list.
  • Learn methods for delivering content in a Periscope broadcast that improve ability to connect with followers and to share content in a more memorable way.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for Periscope broadcasters who have already downloaded the app to a mobile device and have done at least a few broadcasts. The tips in the course will help a broadcaster improve the quality of scopes and help amp up the level of professionalism. This is not a course for someone who hasn't yet downloaded the app and tried it out. An assumption is made that you're generally familiar with the settings and the operations of the app.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the Course

Welcome to the course, Periscope: How to Improve the Quality of Your Scopes & Grow Your Following


Jump over to the discussion forum and introduce yourself. Feel free to share your Periscope handle.


It's nice to meet you! Thank you for being here in the course. Please post in the discussion forum so we can get acquainted.

Section 2: Improve Quality of Your Periscope Broadcasts

Join me for these next videos in which I'll share methods for improving the quality of your Periscope broadcasts.


It's so important to be authentic in Periscope. When people can tell you're being authentic, they will know right away if they want to follow you to learn more of your content or not.


Make it easy for potential followers to decide whether or not they should become followers - keep your profile in Periscope current.


When you conduct a broadcast, don't wait for people to join the scope. The latecomers have the option of coming back and watching the replay. If you delay, it makes it very awkward for the people who have already joined the scope or who are already watching on the web.


One way to use Periscope to grow your following and increase your email list is to keep your social media content current. When your tweets and posts support the topics you're scoping about, they can serve as additional resources for your followers.


Including a "call to action" in your Periscope broadcasts is an important step for growing your following in Periscope and for driving followers to the places you would like for them to visit.


Watching other scopers' broadcasts is a great way to learn new techniques. It also provides a view into habits and techniques that you might not want to emulate in your scopes.


Thanks for watching this section of the course on improving the quality of your broadcasts.

3 questions

Take this quiz about content in Section 2.

Section 3: Tools and Techniques to Improve Your Periscope Broadcasts

In this section, you'll learn tools and techniques for improving your broadcasts and for making it easier for followers to connect with you.


Take the lead from a television news anchor - have your hair, clothing and accessories adjusted before you push the broadcast button.

Shoot a Still Photo to Frame Your Scene
Look Into the Lens

Consider using your scene for more than a Periscope. You could also shoot a short video for Instagram or Facebook, or create a video for an online training course.


Keep the link in your Periscope bio current, and don't hesitate to change it frequently to keep it aligning with whatever you are scoping about.


Consider use of simple tools like a whiteboard or index cards to share web addresses, Periscope handles and other information that will help your followers as well as help grow your following.


Thank you for being in this course on Periscope. I hope you have found this course content helpful as you grow in your use of Periscope and capitalize on the opportunity it presents for growing your following.

3 questions

Take this quiz to refresh your memory of the content in Section 3.

Section 4: Bonus Material

An example of scene that has a lot of ambient sound. This wouldn't be a good time to record a course video or a Periscope broadcast in which you would be teaching (unless it's a walk-n-scope to show a location).

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Instructor Biography

Vickie Maris, MS Ed; instructional designer, speaker, podcaster, author

Award-winning for team leadership and course design in a Big 10 university, Vickie's courses in the college have helped 1000s of people learn new skills, earn certifications and continue a path of lifelong learning. You can join those ranks when you enroll in one of her Udemy courses.

She is an instructional designer, instructor, keynote speaker, and author helping people communicate their message within their teams and among customers - through in-person events and digital media. 

Vickie's latest course, which features tips on livestreaming using the social media platform, Periscope, has been featured in the Udemy blog. Vickie also teaches a course in taking a simple approach to creating your first online video course. 

If you're interested in creating a documentary-style course or in recording your family history, then check out Vickie's course about life during World War 2. She interviews her 93-year-old mom, Lucille, about life married to a B-24 pilot during the 1940s as the war was raging. 

Vickie is a fanatic about creating and teaching with digital content and social media tools. You'll have opportunity to learn from her podcast and blog, as well as through interactions in Udemy course discussion forums, or live video streams on Facebook Live, Periscope, or Blab.

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