Are you really an “Influencer” : Periscope Community Summit Sept 22-24th NYC

Periscope SummitThere are a lot of social networks out there. A LOT of them. I collect social media accounts like playing cards. Oh, you too? No judgement here. After all, that’s what it means to be an “Influencer” right? Gain an active following on every platform imaginable, systematically aim dynamically charged content, see where it gains the most traction and promote the heck out of it. Part of me says there are times where I ‘ve been getting it wrong.

I dare to say that being an influencer is about much more than that. So, I’m re-evaluating.

I believe being an Influencer means that you’re part of a community where you motivate, encourage, and enable others to grow. If you’re lucky, you allow yourself grow in the process too. You are able to create a space for people to express themselves without trepidation. It means we share compelling thoughts, ideas, sometimes we even respectfully disagree, and at the end of the day we have collectively produced change on the actions, behavior, or opinions of others. If we are really successful, our collective voice will produce a positive effect on things that matter. Being an Influencer means helping people to do life better.

Recently, I became part of a community that is doing just that.

Periscope Community Summit

Quite honestly, in the beginning, I joined because it was cool. There was buzz surrounding live streaming as the future of social networking. I’ll be the first to tell you my first few broadcasts were …shall we say….interesting? Full disclosure:  I may/may not have once live-streamed a group tutorial entitled “How to use a Bidet” while at the Ritz-Carlton (To avoid any misinterpretation, everyone was fully clothed).

My scopes have become much classier since, I assure you ( as long as you understand the term “much” is relative). Thank goodness streams are only live for 24 hrs. Am I right??

Quality content, people. Remember, quality content.

Then, I started checking out other broadcasters to see what was out there. You know what I discovered? People just like you and me sharing their part of the world. Maybe they live across town or across an ocean. On any given day or hour, in any country, people are broadcasting and making connection via the Periscope Community.  Given that this is a global application, I now am literally worldwide. Just like PitBull. OK, maybe not just like…. but it has made the world feel significantly smaller. People are commenting live, sharing thoughts, offering encouragement, or asking questions and receiving and immediate response. It is connection that no other social network can offer. In real time, you can see what the broadcaster sees, hear their laughter or empathize with them if they are having a rough time.

All of this was more than intriguing to say the least. It didn’t take long to find a circle of scopers I connected with. I am discovering more everyday and adding to that circle. We tune in to see what each other has to say or even sing at that moment. After all, it isn’t just a lot of talking heads. The talent being showcased is mind blowing. There are artists, musicians, celebrities, and silliness (i.e. people giving tutorials on using a bidet…or so I’ve heard).

There is something about this face to face connection that has created a bond, mobilizing a strong supportive community. It’s silly, and serious. We celebrate when someone has a huge announcement and we uplift when the moments are not as great. It’s OK to be real with your community. You don’t have to show up perfect & polished.

Wanna know the best part? It’s inclusive, not exclusive. There is always room for more great humans. Some of us DO wear pink on Wednesdays but we always make room at table for you to sit with us. Just don’t be a jerk. In the words of my new friend, Africa “Don’t be gross on the scope”.

The other thing that makes it different than other social networks you may currently be part of is that this community doesn’t exist within the boundaries of the interweb. You aren’t part of the club because you have a certain career or  professional designation. You don’t have to be exceptionally educated or well-spoken, but do speak nicely. Come and add to the conversation. Whatever you are good at, share it. Whoever you are, it IS enough.

The inaugural Periscope Community Summit will kick off Sept 22-24. Hundreds of scopers from all walks of life and from all across the globe are arriving in NYC for New York Scope Week. I am so excited to be a part of it!! it truly is community like no other.  I’m kind of terrible about self promotion but I can tell you, Randall and I are playing a supporting role. He’s much better about shameless plugs, so if you are curious about what we are doing connect with him. 😉

Become a VIP at Periscope Community Summit

Most importantly, I want you to become part of this community. I want to see YOU at Periscope Community Summit in September! So, right now I am  officially inviting YOU to come as a VIP.

  • Go to and register for theVIP ticket.
  • Enter code PERISCOPEALICE to recieve $30 off.
  • That will give you access to VIP Admission covering all events on the 22nd, 23nd and 24rd EXCEPT THE VIP CLOSING PARTY.

I hope to see a TON of you there!! Feel free to email me with questions

If you are already active on Periscope, tell me what you scope about & how to follow you in the comments below!

You can follow me on Periscope @ 6Chases


  1. Catherine S says

    This sounds like it is going to be a great event. I will have to check into this.

  2. I still haven’t downloaded periscope yet. I need to look into it!

  3. Sounds like a great event. I have not downloaded Periscope, I have not found a use for it yet.

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I don’t know a lot about Periscope. I really want to learn more and get into it!

  5. I am so excited about the Summit since I am trying to learn more about how to use Periscope to reach my audience. I look forward to learning more from you about Periscope strategies.
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  6. I haven’t gotten the hang of Periscope yet but it certainly look promising and I can’t wait to see what it brings in the future! Hopefully I’ll enjoy it more with some practice.
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  7. I was just using periscope as a way to share events at work but have been toying with the idea of using it for more. I love the idea of getting more out of this new network.
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  8. I’ve been hearing a lot about Periscope. I have to check it out.

  9. I haven’t gotten Periscope yet. I don’t know that I want even more social media to maintain and deal with but I keep hearing about it so I may check it out. This sounds neat.
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  10. I’ll have to check out your scopes. I’ve broadcasted once. Of course, it wasn’t of me. LOL. I’ll start following you.! I’m at @theaprilnoelle
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  11. This sounds like an amazing conference. I have just started periscoping and I still have a lot to learn.
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  12. I’ve heard of Periscope, but I have not downloaded it yet. This sounds like a super fun event.
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  13. Rachelle J says

    I just started using periscope and it’s super fun! Sounds like a really fun event!

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