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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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8 Replacements for Google Notebook

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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