The most important social date in the Face Painting World!
Come and join us for an evening of wine, cake, candy floss and hotdogs, special offers, paint and of course our legendary goody bags to celebrate our 3rd birthday.
Every year we love to mix it up and this year we have done that! so get ready for a fun filled evening with your painting freinds .
Everyone is welcome - including little people
From 5.30pm at The Face Painting Shop
With the every evolving world of social media growing so quickly, getting peoples attention has become as difficult as ever. One social media platform that does seem to be working a treat when it comes to engaging with your audience is Periscope. Of course given the nature of the platform it is easy to see why. In spite of its relative early days compared to the likes of Facebook and Twitter, Periscope is still a crowed place and grabbing the attention of it’s users is still a problem for many. I’ve said that said I have some Periscope tips and tricks that will help get the exposure you are looking for.
For those of you who have looked at periscope and thought “nah it’s not for me!”, you really are missing out. If you are not already using the live broadcasting app to get your message in front of perspective clients and customers, then you need to re-evaluate.
As you can see by the stats above, they are pretty impressive Periscope looks like it is here to stay, so its time to jump on board.
My top Periscope Tips
1- Sort out your bio
When you initially set up Periscope it automatically puts your Twitter bio in and uses it for your Periscope bio.(If you haven’t got a Twitter account – get one now) While this may be acceptable, you will need to make sure it contains the following.
2- Think about what your going to say or do
Plan out your scopes, if you are covering a topic in a scope, bullet point it. Keep that in your eye line so that you can refer to it as you go along. This way you can not only provide the best value to your audience, but it makes sure you cover all the points you want to get across.
3- Make your title interesting
Here are four Periscope tips when it comes to putting together your headline:
4 – Spread the word everywhere
Periscope will automatically send out a tweet on your twitter account once your scope goes live, which is great. However, then you have to wait for people to turn up. So why not send out a tweet five minutes before going live, telling people you will be on in five minutes.
5 - Repurpose your Scopes
Save your scopes to your camera roll, then upload your scope to YouTube, this way when it disappears from Periscope you will still be able to direct viewers to your videos.
6 – Remember those coming later
When you are live it is great, there are people on and they are interacting with you, asking questions, commenting and it’s brilliant. One thing to keep in mind is those people who are watching later (I’m always that person who replays). That could be on Periscope itself or on Youtube if you follow the advice above.
So when you get on the call thank those who are on live for joining you and also thank those watching the replay and give them a way to interact with you even if they are watching the recording. Tell them where they can contact you with comments or questions you have discussed on the scope. You would be surprised how many people fail to do this and potentially lose out on valuable interactions with potential customers or clients.
7 – Ask for Love!
Periscope operates on the power of love! Okay, not entirely true they are hearts actually. When people tap on the screen while watching a recording live or the replay on the app, it sends hearts you way. These hearts are used as a ranking system and the more hearts you have, the higher your rank. So don’t be afraid to ask for hearts.
For an added bonus ask people to tap on the screen at the points they like within the scope. That way you can receive instant feedback and see what is working and what it not.
8 – Remember it’s interactive
Don’t forget, there are real people on the other end of the line, so interact with them. Ask some questions, find out where they are from, do some research, even just ask them when do they think the best time for you to do your next scope is?
While you are teaching and preaching, they want to be entertained! – throw in some light heartedness
I hope this has helped you all, and look forward to atching all your scopes, dont forget to follow us here https://www.periscope.tv/t.hefacepaintingshop
Friday night see the return of the Thurrock Business Awards, the awards were organised by the Gazette’s parent company, Newsquest, and sponsored by the Thurrock Gazette and DP World. The entertainment for the evening was provided by the magician Michael Fitch – who was extremely funny and amazing to watch.
We were treated to a beautiful three course meal, but our table had a hard time trying to eat due to our nerves, the dinner ran over so our nerves were even worse by the time the awards got started, and on top of all that we streamed live via our Periscope too (just to make it easy on ourselves)
The business awards recognise the very best businesses in Thurrock
The first award we were up for was Best use of Social Media, both Dupe Magazine and The Face Painting Shop was finalists in this category and we are delighted that Dupe Magazine won! The magazine has been going for just over a year now and going from strength to strength, we have amazing support on Dupe's social media from artists all over the world, so this was the icing on the cake for us to win the award, both Anna and I are extremely proud, thank you to the sponsor of the award Danielle Evert from Final Checks for sponsoring the award
You can see the video of Anna and I (beware of the screaming) below
The next award we were waiting for was the prestigious Business Woman of the year award, I could feel myself feeling physically sick when Andrea Ince, who was the judge took to the stage to announce the finalists. Andrea come to visit me at the shop and interview me a few weeks back for the award, Andrea is the Managing Director Of Orsett Hall and also Ince PR, she also won the award in 2014 so she knows just what it takes and knows just how prestigious the award is.
The other finalists had amazing business, but I am please to say I won, I am extremely proud of this award and am also proud that someone from outside of our industry recognised how successful The Face Painting Shop is not only in the UK, but around the world.
You can see the video of Andrea announcing the finalists and the winner (me) below - again turn your volume down!
Here are the other winners from the night:
New Company: Sportsquest
Small Business: Howgates
Excellent Customer Service (small): Warmer Homes
Excellent Customer Service (Medium): Crafty Arts
Excellent Customer Service (Large): Specsavers Grays
Growing Business: Grays Tuition Centre Best use of Social Media: Dupe magazine
Excellence in Marketing: James Latham Plc
Community Charity: Royal Opera House
Community Private: Tai Chi 4 Health Essex
Business to Business: Estuary Waste Management
Apprentice of the Year: Pippa Cox - Evans Insurance Brokers
Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Roice Gummer - Supreme Being Fitness
Highly Commended: Essex Laser Clinic
All in all it was a fantastic night, the atmosphere was amazing, the entertainment was brilliant and the food looked stunning (nerves have a lot to answer for)
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