If you are using Periscope for business you may want to use more than one device to join your live stream so that a member of your team can moderate the live stream comments and reply to questions when you are delivering content.
In a recent live stream on Periscope I demonstrated how you could start a Periscope on one device, open up your live stream on another device with the same account and therefore someone would be able to reply and comment to questions.
This could be especially important for customer support and also lead generation.
I cover tips on how to moderate your live streams relating to how I manage events for clients using pre-prepared content cards, however you may not wish to take this approach if you want to retain the video that is saved to your camera roll with minimal distractions.
I also demonstrated the ability to quickly reply to comments as a moderator of a Periscope broadcast using a bluetooth keyboard. The product I used is an inexpensive Caseflex Ultra Slim Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard – at the time of purchasing this it was reduced to under £13 (versus the usual price of £29.99) on Amazon.co.uk and had some very good reviews. (Note this is not an affiliate link).
Using a blue tooth keyboard with a mobile device does have some limitations however. This is essentially related to not being able to copy and paste comments when using the keyboard. This is a useful feature if you have to repeat content and replies to people. You also can not access the access to the emoji keyboard when using the bluetooth keyboard. I cover these tips in the video replay of the event
I should add that using the bluetooth keyboard when watching a live stream may also be helpful (despite the limitations I mention) to be able to respond quickly yo the host.
So if you are experimenting with taking your periscope live streams to the next level for your business you may want to invest in a low cost blue tooth keyboard to explore if this is a useful addition to your live stream tool kit.
If you found this article of assistance in taking your Periscope marketing to the next level you may be interested in the article where I cover a low cost lens kit to enhance your live streams.
I also recommend this page with more resources about how to use Periscope for business which has details of the Periscope training and mentoring programmes and training that I offer.