Double your Viewers by Eating the Dessert First

Unfortunately, many broadcasters on Periscope tend to save the best part of their stream until the end. Their reason is to keep their viewers as long as possible to gain more hearts, but they forget 3 important points:

  1. Each viewer can only give you 500 hearts, as long as he does not leave your stream and comes in again to give you another 500 hearts. (Not many know this, and I don’t recommend to ask your viewers to leave your stream and come in again only to give you more hearts)
  2. You will lose viewers over time, especially when they realize you just milk them like a cow. It is a waste of their time and contra-productive to your main goal: Adding value to their lives with your informative and entertaining content.
  3. Hearts are overrated, as they won’t bring you more followers and viewers, as long as you are not part of Periscope’s Most Loved List (As of today, you need at least 22 MILLION hearts to enter this list).

So what’s the real metric you should focus on, and how can you constantly increase it?

It’s viewers and followers, and this is why I want to share with you a simple tip:

Let your viewers eat your dessert first, which means, start your stream with your best tip. At the beginning, you will have the most people watching your stream, especially when you follow my 3 T’s of Success and my perfect intro pitch. After you have revealed your best information, you should ask your audience if they think this is useful by entering a thumbs up or entering the word “yes.”As it was your best tip, you will see positive feedback, which everyone can see, and this gives you credibility and trust. Now is the perfect moment to ask your viewers to share your stream with their followers on Periscope and Twitter, which will increase your reach and bring more people to your future streams.
The best way to ask your followers for a share, and the advantages and disadvantages of the different sharing possibilities, I will publish at the end of this week, so make sure to come back soon. If you like my free content, please share it with your friends and followers. Thank you!

4 responses to “Double your Viewers by Eating the Dessert First”

  1. Alex hello your periscope really rocks

    and can you advise

    1) what to do when periscope “connection poor” but (speedtest show more than 3 mb upload)

    2) how to make skype spleetscreen broadcast?
    3) where to watch your old recordings? youtube?

  2. Hi Alex Ayvengo,

    Thank you for your comment & feedback.

    1) If the connection is poor, there is not much you can do but trying it again. 3MB upload should be anyway enough. I did streams with 1MB upload streams.

    2) I will do a blog post about it but I use this program: https://obsproject.com/

    3) Katch.me is showing my previous streams here: http://katch.me/1alexkhan

    Have a great weekend.


  3. Thanks Alex. This is great info. I have just started scoping and although I have some great followers that engage I am getting some “less than polite” men saying some inappropriate things. Any chance you could advise me on how to keep this from happening as much? I teach wellness and business to practitioners. Best, Nickie
    @NickieKnight on Twitter and Periscope

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