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This Is How Startups Can Make Use Of Live Streaming In 2017

This Is How Startups Can Make Use Of Live Streaming In 2017

When you manage a startup you have to engage the customers as soon as possible and this is quite challenging. Owning a startup these days faces you with a bunch of bored customers, who’ve “been there, done that”. This means you have to go beyond everything what was made and you have to do something that will “wake up” your audience and will make them remember your brand.

Live streaming is the answer for all of your marketing struggles, or, at least, for most of them, as it provides audiences with the memorable experience they are looking for. Here is how to use live streaming as a marketing tool.

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Take them behind the curtain

People love to be engaged in what happens behind the scene and the proof are all the behind the scenes shows made for the most popular series on TV. Being able to see how a product is made or how a service comes to your house is addictive and makes people remember your company.

Follow the lead of all the movie streaming apps and make your own live streaming app or use an already-made one to show audiences that real humans work behind the screens and emails. Connect with your potential clients by showing them relatable situations. You can take it to the next level and actually make live streaming interactive by answering your audience’s questions.

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Broadcast live events

This is a great way to reach your audience and build that important bridge between you and them. Each time you attend a business event, announce it on your website and on your social media channels. Then, live stream it, making sure to answer any questions from your viewers. Live streaming events is a great way to engage the targeted audience, as only those people who are really interested in your niche will watch the streaming sessions.

Real time interactions

Apart from events, you can live stream interactions with your products or services. For example, if you have a new makeup product, you can live stream someone using the product in real time. If that person is an influencer, you are definitely going to standout from your competition.

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Another way to show people how your products work is to have someone review them in real time. For example, you can ask a tech guru to review a site builder and live-stream the entire session. This way, your audience is going to be able to ask questions and see how to use the product/service you provide.

Troubleshooting live

These days we can find company contact numbers where robots ask you to press different buttons. If you are lucky, you might be put in line with a call center officer. But if you really want to reach people, offer them what they want and conduct a troubleshooting live session.

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This will give people the opportunity to interact with real humans, which is exactly what they want. You can promote these sessions and have them once, twice, etc. per week, so people can become accustomed to these hours. This way, you can also gather real time feedback from your clients, which is another important thing for a startup.

Live streaming the training sessions

When you come up with a new product or a new way to use a product or service, you can teach your audience how to use it by live streaming training sessions. To make sure everyone manages to watch these training live sessions, you can advertise them and ask your audience for their preferred time. Another good idea to connect with your audience is to pick some of your loyal customers and invite them to receive this training.

There are many ways one can use live streaming for boosting their brand awareness and connecting with their audience. Just pay attention to what your audience wants and offer it to them. Live-streaming offers the recognition and the sense of belonging humans lack these days.

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5 Killer Online Journal Tools That Make Journaling Easier and More Fun

5 Killer Online Journal Tools That Make Journaling Easier and More Fun

Journaling is one of the most useful personal development tools around. Not only does it help us process emotions and experiences, work through internal conflicts and improve our self-awareness, it also provides us with a way to keep a day-to-day record of our lives. Traditionally an activity limited to pen and paper, the expansion of consumer technology has enabled journaling to go digital.

Saving your journaling entries online enables you to access them from anywhere, without having to carry a notebook and pen around, and provides you with digital features, like tagging and search functions.

Here are a list of five online journaling tools you can use to bring your practice into the modern age:

1. 750words

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750 words

    750words is a free online journaling tool created by Buster Benson. The site is based on the idea of “Morning Pages”; a journaling tool Julia Cameron suggests in her creativity course The Artist’s Way. Cameron advises aspiring creatives to start each morning with three pages of stream-of-consciousness writing to clear away the mental clutter, leaving you with a clearer mind to face the day.

    750 words is the three-page digital equivalent (assuming the average person writes 250 words per page) and lets you store all your journaling online. Each morning, you’ll receive a prompt asking you to write your 750 words, and the site keeps track of various statistics associated with your entries. The site uses a Regressive Imagery Dictionary to calculate the emotional content from your posts and provides feedback on features like your mood, and most commonly used words.

    750 words is simple to set up and is ideal for anyone who finds it challenging to maintain a consistent journaling practice. The site uses a number of incentives to motivate users, including animal badges awarded to journalers who complete a certain number of days in a row, leader boards, and opt-in monthly challenges.

    2. Ohlife

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      Ohlife is designed to make online journaling as easy as possible. Once you’ve signed up for your free account, the website will send you an email each day asking “How did your day go?” Simply reply to the email with as much or as little detail as you like, and your response will be stored on your account, ready to view next time you log in.

      Ohlife’s appeal lies in its simplicity: no stats, no social sharing, no complicated organisational systems—the site is designed to provide you with a private, online space. Simply respond to the email each day (or skip the days you’re busy) and Ohlife will do the rest.

      3. Oneword

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        OneWord is a fun online tool that provides you with a single word as a prompt and gives you sixty seconds to write about it. The concept’s aim is to help writers learn how to flow, and the prompts range from the everyday mundane to the profound.

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        Oneword is not a private journaling tool: if you sign up, your answers will be published on the site’s daily blog, which contains a stream of users’ answers, and might be used by Oneword in the future. If you’d rather keep your answers to yourself, you can still use the tool for fun without giving out any personal details.

        4. Penzu

          Penzu is a journaling tool that allows you to store your journaling notes online. The service also offers mobile apps for iOS, Android and Blackberry, so you can journal on the go and save your notes to your account. The basic service is free, however you can upgrade to Penzu Pro and get access to additional features, including military-grade encryption and the ability to save and sync data through your mobile, for $19 per year.

          With either version of Penzu, you can insert pictures, and add tags and comments to entries, as well as search for older entries. You can set your posts to be private and viewable by you only, or share them with others.

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          5. Evernote

          Evernote isn’t a purpose-built journaling tool, however its features make it perfect for keeping your journaling notes in one safe place. With the ability to keep separate “notebooks”, tag your entries, include pictures, audio and web clipping, Evernote will appeal to journalers who want to include more formats than just text in their entries.

          Available online within a web browser, and as a stand-alone desktop app, the service also comes with a series of mobile apps covering almost every device available. These allow you to make notes on the go and sync between the mobile and browser versions of the app.

          For additional features, including text recognition and the ability to collaborate on Notebooks, you can upgrade to Evernote’s premium service, which costs $5 per month.

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