The Periscope Episode

The Periscope Episode

August 4, 2015 by

In this episode Dave Shrein chats with Ryan Bilello about networking and live streaming through social media, and how to use those tools to connect with your audience better.  For most people networking takes place at events, but Ryan encourages us to expand that to our everyday experiences within social media.

More About This Episode

Often someone will bring an idea or passion to your church, asking for support.  These ideas are often good, but might not be good for your church as a whole or align with your mission. Ryan offers thoughts on how your church can share a story that is outside of your church focus without creating a new ministry or just saying “no.”  He shares ideas on how to connect people with similar interests and passions through social media, creating a big winning “yes” for everyone involved.

Ryan challenges us to show real stories and not worry about being scripted.  The real, honest stories showing the messiness of life is what shares the complete story of who Jesus is and what he’s done for us. Being real is what draws people into your church.

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Also in this Episode

  • How can you facilitate connections between people?
  • Stop one way conversations.
  • Learn how Periscope is helping the church.
  • Understand why we as Christians should be using social media.
  • And much more…

Ryan Bilello’s final piece of advice? Don’t worry about being a pro, just start using it! It’s rare to get in on a platform like Periscope when it’s so new.  Take advantage of this time with some trial and error.

About Our Guest

Ryan Bilello is from the Milwaukee area and passionately bringing people together through social media.  He is an active frontrunner on Periscope, providing nuggets of wisdom to  practically put to use daily. Ryan is a goldmine tips to help you improve your social media presence.  Besides social media, he’s also a big supporter of foster care and adoption.

Show Notes


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2 Responses to “The Periscope Episode”

  • Phillip Swindall
    August 11, 2015

    I like the Blab platform ( better than Periscope… no more portrait shaped video and more one to many discussions.

    Additionally, we need to develop a parallel or connected Church Podcasters Conference in conjunction with the Podcast Movement 2016 in Chicago…. interested?

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  • Jared Brandon
    August 11, 2015

    In my church Facebook is the go-to social network. Instagram is next up and Twitter is a distant third. Because of such a weak following on Twitter, taking the time to implement live video, however easy, just doesn’t make sense. But with the recent release of Facebook Mention (the live video answer to Periscope and Meerkat), there is now much more motivation to look seriously at live video as a means of connecting with our audiences. Plus, it uses the square aspect ratio (like instagram), which lets it fit nicely into the timeline. I think in the future we’ll see more and more live video in our Facebook feeds. People get ready!

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