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August 18, 2015

Americas: To Fear or Not to Fear Periscope

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by Holly Duckworth, CEO, Leadership Solutions International

Two words often bring fear into the hearts and minds of many meeting professionals: new technology.

Today I did the unthinkable. I created and distributed a live broadcast for free. Yes, a 10-minute video broadcast worldwide from my iPad. I used a tool you too can use: www.periscope.tv.

I can just hear meeting planners freaking out. Could that mean people will livestream my speakers and no longer attend events? I say: Stare fear of change in the eye and go forward anyway! Technology will never replace face-to-face meetings. Never. In fact, at the last two face-to-face meetings I attended, I was there in part to meet someone I had never met in “real” life. Social media is social leverage for your events.

Three Thoughts on Periscope
1. Recognize that it’s not for everyone. Earlier adopters will play with the platform and, yes, they will broadcast live from your events. 

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