Podcasting on Twitch: How to Grow Your Community [TwitchCon 2016 Panel]

Podcasting on Twitch TwitchCon 2016

For the complete list of panels, check out the main TwitchCon 2016 panel recap post.

VoD link: https://www.twitch.tv/twitchconsandstorm/v/93345956
Sandstorm Theater Day One
Moderator: DjTyrant
Participants: KickedTripod, MissAvacyn, Tristarae

  • What does Twitch bring to Podcasting?
    • Video: being able to see the co-hosts and show what you are talking about
    • Directly connecting with a live audience
  • The Visual factor
    • DnD and roleplaying with a visual map
    • The audience being able to see the reactions of the participants
    • Adds a whole other dimension to discussion
  • Twitch chat – assisting with roleplaying rulesets, reminding the show of events
    • Useful for getting instant feedback. If they like/hate something, they’ll say it
    • Not all feedback from Twitch chat is helpful. Don’t let trolls define your stream
  • How to get promotion
    • Provide cool content, professional and high-quality stream
    • Tag important and relevant companies in tweets
      • Going live with an Overwatch related show? Tag Blizzard, Overwatch
    • Charity events
    • Bring on guests
      • Asking never hurts
    • If you live stream on Twitch, export your shows to YouTube
  • Challenges
    • Production juggling: getting everyone together, making sure overlays are correct, scene switching, etc)
    • Balancing audio and video portions
      • Recording and distributing audio separately as a podcast
    • What category to stream under?
      • If it’s about a certain game, choose that game as the category
      • Broader topic: Gaming Talk Shows
      • Can try flip-flopping between the specific game category and Gaming Talk Shows depending on the best positioning opportunities and where to grow best
  • Video Feed
    • Zoom
    • Skype (free, but often drops people from the call or has poor quality)
  • QnA
    • Hardware recommendations
    • Software recommendations
    • Professionalism and consistency is important for growing and maintaining your audience
    • Doing your show around a game or eSports? Plan your show schedule around new content updates, events
    • Be consistent on your show length, viewers like structure

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