How To Ustream Like A Rockstar

by Justin

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Earlier this week, John Carlton, a legend in the copywriting industry had what I believe was his first Ustream show. A few VERY loyal fans say that it went well, but what I watched was a marketing catastrophe.

John’s booboo inspired me to write this post to help others not make the same mistakes.

There are 7 things I try to keep in mind whenever I’m planning a Ustream show. You can also see most of these elements in other successful Ustream shows. They aren’t laws, but they are some guide lines to help make sure you don’t run a show that sucks and leaves people with negative thoughts about you.

Keep It Short Like Danny Devito

We used to run an hour long show and what would happen is we’d run out of things to talk about on our topic for that show. It’s not like writing a blog post where you can stop, do some quick research, and resume your conversation without anyone knowing.

When you’re on live video the worst thing you can have is dead air… 30 seconds of dead air can feel like 5 minutes of intense boredom for your viewers. This is why we try to keep our shows confined to 20 minutes now.

Not all shows have to be short though, you just have to be entertaining or engaging to your audience for the whole time period that your visitors expected to watch. If you have to tell everyone you are stopping early because you’re out of things to say, you’re letting down your audience.

There are popular shows that run for hours though, most of them have hot spots of high entertainment though. When it’s a longer show people come and go, after all they have lives to live. That’s why I prefer to let my audience expect a 20 minute show and then if things are going great I’ll stretch it out until it starts to drop off.

When you have to extend your show because it was just sooo good, it leaves your viewers with a sense of “over delivery.” Which if you know anything about marketing is exactly the type of thoughts that you want your audience to be thinking when they think of you.

Be As Consistent As The Sunrise

The biggest question most people have is how do I get a lot of viewers to my show. Now obviously you could advertise your show just like you would a product. However, if you want to grow a natural following for free then all you have to do is pick a time when your market will most likely be able to watch and then have a consistent schedule.

We break the first rule with our show as it’s at a time when the majority of our audience is working. We’re ok with this though since we record the shows and send them out to our subscribers. We sacrifice a little on the live viewers in order to make sure we can follow the second rule of consistency.

For us it’s very inconvienent to run our shows at night when most people are off work. That’s the time when we want to relax and enjoy family time. But since it’s at a good time for us it helps us stay consistent with always having a show at the same time every week.

The best scenario is to balance both good timing and consistency. In our eyes consistency has been much more important since it creates anticipation in our subscribers.

On Tuesday nights a lot of our subscribers are just waiting for us to send them a message telling them where to watch our recorded episode. There is so much anticipation from our consistency that some viewers have told us that they are watching from work and looking over their shoulder to make sure no one finds out! haha

When you are consistent with your show your audience starts to realize that they can count on you. If they think they can count on you they will start adapting their schedules to make sure they can catch your show. They do want to make sure they aren’t wasting their time though.

The next two elements of a good ustream show are the most important to making sure the show goes well while airing. These are in my eyes what went wrong with John Carlton’s show earlier this week.

Be Interested In Your Viewers

Ustream shows are a lot like TV in many ways, however, where it’s different is in the interactivity that Ustream provides. Your viewers are able to chat in the chat box, leave comments, send messages, and even private message you during the show.

It’s very important that your viewers don’t feel like you aren’t interacting with them. Nothing will kill a live Ustream faster then your viewers feeling like you might as well have just used a recorded video. That’s just not why they show up to Ustream events.

Keep your chat box visible to you, possibly even have someone sitting next to you helping you keep up with the chat. It can get hard to keep up with the chat while talking so it does help alot to have a partner with you. Your viewers are absolutely going to want to see that interaction though.

On John’s show he wasn’t watching the chat room, instead his assistants in another part of the room (off camera) wer watching it and handing him written questions that were being asked. Yes, it was interaction but it just felt a little impersonal.

My good buddy, Alejandro, told me a quote he once hear that says “You have to stop trying to be interesting and instead be interested.” If you can allow your Ustream show to be flexible and adapt to whats going on in the chat room then things should go fine.

Bring A Bodyguard To Deal With The Trolls

The great part about Ustream is that it’s free to the public, but that’s also one of the worst parts. You will without a doubt have assholes show up to your show at one time or another. There are just people out there on the Internet who find it entertaining to piss off other people, for them it’s like a video game.

Don’t play into it though as that is exactly what they want to see. If they can’t get a rise out of you then they get bored and go find someone else. Depending on how popular your show is determines how many of these trolls will find your show. If it’s really popular and you hit the front page you’ll get a rash of these mongrels.

It’s best to have a partner or a couple loyal fans as moderators in your shows chat room. You can do this easily by right clicking on their name in the chat room and then selecting “Mod.” Then that person has the ability of right clicking on other peoples names in the chat room and selecting things like “kick” and “ban.”

Kicking a person is really ust like a warning, it will bump them off the show but they can come right back. IF you want them to not be able to come back then you have to ban them. Banning blocks that username from coming back on.

Moderating a show can actually be kinda fun and stress relieving as it feels a little like playing “Whackamole” as you kick and ban people out of the chat room for being mischievious.

Another good tip that is up to your personal preference is whether you allow people who don’t have a Ustream account to watch your show or not (as well as those not logged in). If someone is not logged into Ustream or doesn’t have a [free] account then they will show up as ustreamer-12345 or some other random number combination.

If you leave the default settings on these “ustreamers” can participate in your show. Most often trolls are usually found as ustreamers, so it can be helpful to flip the setting that only allows logged in users to chat. This also helps you see who is in the chat room and build relationships, because if they are logged in you’ll start noticing usernames that show up frequently.

People Like Parties More Then Funerals

There’s not a whole lot to say about this one so I’m not gunna fluff it up. Basically, just let the passion come out. Be yourself and be aware of how your voice or facial expressions are coming across to the viewers.

Two things people don’t want to watch is something boring and something with fake enthusiasm.

Some People Will Never Read A Book Twice

I would think it’s pretty obvious but I have seen some shows where the host just talks about the same two or three things over and over again.

Pull out a calendar and plan out the next months worth of shows. This will make sure that you don’t end up talking about the same things over and over or worse NOT have something to talk about on your show. Also theres more then just one type of show.

For example you can have an educational show where you just lecture about a topic, you can have a resources show where you talk about different tools or websites your viewers might like, you can have a trivia show where you interact with the audience asking them questions and calling out winners, and many other types of shows… Get creative and spice things up.

One thing I do to find hot topics for my show is to look at popular blogs in my niche and then look for popular blog posts within that blog. This is usually a pretty good indicator that the topic will be recieved well.

Another great way for you to change up the type of shows you are having is to do a co-hosted show. You can do this with the built in co-host tool in Ustream (kind of clunky) as long as the other person has a webcam. Or you can use a software called CamTwist along with skype video. Camtwist will let you show any other source of video feed, even your desktop if you wanted to do like a powerpoint presentation.

But Does It Make Money???

Honestly, if all you are going into Ustream with is to make more money then you just won’t last. People are not wanting to show up to an entertainment based website to watch a sales pitch. That doesn’t mean there is no money in it though.

We’ve found a couple different ways to monetize our shows…

1.) In show advertisements and endorsements:
If you get enough traction with your show you can charge others to have their product or website advertised in the background of your video frame while streaming. Or you can charge others to say a brief message about their product… or you can do both!

2.) Charge for access to the shows:
You can password protect your shows and then place them behind a membership site software. This will let you have private shows that you can then charge people for access too.

3.) Paid forum:
This is our favorite way because it comes across the least intrusive. You basically just end every show with “If you want to continue this conversation just go… here” and then let that “here” place be in a paid forum.

Wrap Up

There is still so much to cover about Ustream, but if you follow these 7 guidelines you will have very successful Ustream episodes. Don’t forget to record them as they make great content for use later on and they are embedable anywhere like your social media profiles!

Do you have any questions? If so ask them in the comments below or just say hi. And flattery by compliment works well on us too!

Go Bigger,
Justin Brooke

P.S. Here’s a question for you… How should I end these blog posts? Can you help me think of a good one or two lines that I can use at the end of my posts to say goodbye, leave a comment, and I hope you enjoyed this post??? Love to hear your suggestions!

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Jason Benfield April 8, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Do exactly what you just did… Ask us our opinions, questions, or concerns about what you just wrote about…

Encourage the feedback, and let us get questions answered…

This will help with the sense of community… which is one of the biggest things you guys got going for ya…

Great post again!

Jason Benfield
http://www.twitter.com/jasonbenfield

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Justin Brooke April 8, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Thanks J, we’ll keep the community thang happening ;-)

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Shawn Horwood April 8, 2009 at 8:33 pm

This was a very informative post Justin. I have never used Ustream, and I have always been kind of scared to because when I get in front of a camera or in front of a bunch of people I begin to stutter and forget what I am saying. I am also afraid that people won’t like what I am doing and I will end up being the guy that gets laughed at for screwing everything up.

I will definitely follow these steps once I get around to doing a Ustream broadcast. I like your broadcasts and they flow really nicely, so I know that you know what you are talking about. (Ending by telling people to visit the forum is a great idea)

As for your question of how to end your blog post, I liked what you were doing before, but it does get kind of old. I personally think you should vary it. I also think it would be great to add a question for everyone to try to answer, one that makes us actually think about the blog post and how to implement the information you shared in our businesses. That way we are more likely to actually implement what you teach, and hopefully more of us will become more successful.

I personally love it when people ask questions at the end of the post, and it encourages user interaction, which helps build relationships, and you know what happens from there. :)

Shawn

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Justin Brooke April 8, 2009 at 10:03 pm

We weren’t always able to just sit in front of a camera and do a good video. It took practice. I remember when I first started doing video it would sometimes take me 5 takes to get it right. But like anything else in life practice makes perfect.

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Jason Benfield April 9, 2009 at 6:59 am

lol – Ain’t that the truth… the first time I tried to do a video lead capture page I was so nervous! It was like Angelina Jolie was standing right in front of me… I froze…

But 6 hours, and a pack of Marlboro’s later I finally got it done… Great learning experience though…

Now I’m able to get in front of a camera no problem…

Jason Benfield’s last blog post..JasonBenfield: RT @tweetmeme How To Ustream Like A Rockstar — | SiteFling.com Blog http://bit.ly/vUtgZ

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Bill White April 8, 2009 at 8:35 pm

This is probably one of the best pieces on UStream that I’ve read yet. As a Mafia member it’s great to see that you’re consistent with good material wherever I find you.

Keep the good stuff coming…

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Justin Brooke April 8, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Thanks man, Chaunna and I do our best to try and create quality everywhere we go. It’s paying off quite well too ;-)

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jp moses April 8, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Dude, AWESOME blog post. And thanks for that CamTwist tip. I was just wondering how to go about doing that.

I was there for John’s epic fail…or about 15 minutes of it. That’s all I could take. It was really sad. He’s a nice guy, but you’re right…it crumbled before our eyes and he was clueless about it.

Thanks again!

…jp

jp moses’s last blog post..“Go Be Productive” Training Released (A Back Porch Review)

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Justin Brooke April 8, 2009 at 10:29 pm

I wonder if any of his assistants had the balls to tell him about it yet… Like is he just going about life like nothing ever happened. Does he know? Has he heard? Is he going to make another go at it to fix things… Curious minds want to know, I look up to him and want to see him do well.

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Doug McIsaac April 8, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Thanks for the great UStream info,

I’m sorry to hear about Carlton’s dump. I had a bad UStream experience with a class I was doing live once. Everything worked fine when I was testing and then when the class started the video froze. Luckily everyone in the class was just as happy NOT to have to stare at my ugly mug. :-) and we charged forward with the class.

Have you had any issues with freezing and / do you have any recomendations on equipment to use for your videos?

I would end the posts with a question related to the post to get us to leave comments,

Doug

Doug McIsaac’s last blog post..Twitter in Plain English

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Justin Brooke April 8, 2009 at 10:31 pm

It’s tough using Ustream because some days it can be quite buggy. Usually it’s not your fault that it’s freezing up it’s just too much bandwidth or a server problem on their side. That’s what you get for free though sometimes its awesome sometimes it sucks. They do have a paid version now but it’s wicked expensive.

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Anthony (Anteck) Wakefield April 8, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Again, great content. In regards to those recent ‘launches’ of products by ‘gurus’… i quickly had a look at them, looked at the price, and thought …. hmmm, i’ll stick with sitefling, they teach enough already for a fraction of the price.

How to end your posts? Well… that’s a bit of comment bait right there ;) How about inviting people to the Mafia… ‘see you in the mafia’ or go the exclusive ‘belonging’ pitcj – ‘hello to all my Mafia crew’

Now, will my gravitar work this time…. let’s see….

Anthony (Anteck) Wakefield’s last blog post..Day By Day – Original Acoustic Song

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Justin Brooke April 8, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Nah don’t want to pitch at the end everytime, maybe once in awhile when it makes sense too or something. But I am liking everyone’s talk about doing what I did at the end of this one here with the question as you called “comment bait.”

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ScottBechtel April 8, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Justin,
Bravo!

If you are doing a regular weekly show then it becomes a format that your fans come to expect. This does two things. First it gives you lots of practice being on camera and presenting in that format. Second if you do decide to use ustream to launch a product then you “Fans” will show up and provide lots of social proof, defend the speaker, ask for banning of twits, etc. They will be ready to see you in that format.

Doing a weekly show can really create a WIN for your business and popularity. But it’s purpose should be to entertain and connect with your followers. Almost like a live version of twitter. Similar rules apply. You can’t be selling ALL the time. When you do use it for selling then people will be primed and excited about it. Like wise iIt would be easy to loose your customers and fans if you mess this approach up by being inconsistent, not being prepared, or not showing up consistently when you have a show scheduled.

In looking for weekly shows in the IM niche lately I’ve been seeing how most people just aren’t consistent in their show schedules. Just like TV, if a show misses two weeks it’s hard to get the fans to remember and watch again. So many shows have died out that had a decent start.

If you are in the middle of a product launch and are not doing a live video stream and your ordering server crashes then make sure you put the video in your sales letter and keep your customers up to date what is happening. Potential customers are VERY finicky and need the reassurance that you are worthy of their business.

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Justin Brooke April 8, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Everyone should really check out Scott’s website http://www.IMVideoGuide.com he has some real potential their if we can help him get more shows listed.

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Ray La Foy April 8, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Justin,
You forgot to mention the actors rule
don’t follow puppies or cute babies…..
They will steal the show every time…..

Excellent points made – that is one of the very cool
things about the internet is a persons ability
to be everything from
a writer to a podcaster to a video personality.

That is an amazing opportunity that is available to
nearly anyone – never in the history of the world
have these media methods been so readily available
to anyone who wants to be heard or seen.

Your “list” is a great guide to those who want to
Go Live!

Appreciate you candidness.

Ray

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Justin Brooke April 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm

YEah I agree the technology today really puts the world at your finger tips. People just got to forget about the pipe dream of over night riches, roll up their sleeves, and work hard like any other artist until they create a large following.

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Ron Valdivia April 8, 2009 at 9:54 pm

let me think…what is something you can say as a “goodbye”… if you wanna be fun you could say ” In case I don’t see ya… Good Afternoon, Good Evening and Goodnight” :-)

Or if you want to be motivational you could give it to us real by saying..
“Remember…only you are in control of your life and results will happen if you only take Action and stay focused on your goals….take care”

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Justin Brooke April 8, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Hmm wonder if those are copyrighted… haha j/k

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MLM Training April 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Hey Justin,

I liked your comment about email being like baseball…3 pitches
in a row with no valuable content and you’re out. That’s a good
one.

As a marketer, I’m on a lot of the “gurus” mailing lists just to study
what others are doing. It’s getting pretty annoying that all most of
them do any more is pitch there buddy’s product launches and throw
in their “super bonus” so you’ll buy through their affiliate link.

It was refreshing to actually get an email that wasn’t promoting Ryan’s
Deiss’s Continuity blueprint but instead actually gave some great content.

Thanks.

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Justin Brooke April 8, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Yeah one side of me is like wanting to rant and rave about how badly some of these guys are doing with their marketing and then the other side of me is like shut up and clean house around these sucka’s hahaha lol… Shit hope they’re not listening LMAO

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David King April 8, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Great post… it’s funny as I start slowing down with my ustream to focus on other things this blog post shows up! lol :) It will be useful for when I really want to kick ass when my show come’s back… The point you made about making your show shorter and then extending it is so true! I realized that and agree with you… when you extend the show it is more value to the user… it’s a better way to position yourself when you are live.
Thanks for the great post! this blog is really awesome and resourceful… thanks so much!

David King,

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Justin Brooke April 9, 2009 at 9:44 am

Don’t slow down mang… Keep rockin’ and rollin’ – Fire on all 6 cylinders

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shane April 8, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Here is a suggestion on how you can finish your blog posts. You say, “To infinity and beyond!” all the while standing in a superman pose. lol

Seriously though I like the way you end your blog posts with “Go Bigger” and then asking us to leave a comment.

like others have said already it creates a sense of community. Your blogs and Marlon Sanders blogs are the only two blogs I would reply to. A part of that is you guys are the only ones who ask my opinion. And I feel that you guys actually care about what my response would be to your guys blog posts.

Or you could end your posts with a Paris Hilton thing, “That’s Hot!” haha.

Actually no.

haha. Have a good day.

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Justin Brooke April 9, 2009 at 9:45 am

LoL @ “To Infinity And Beyond” and yeah you’re right… Marlon Sanders is a pretty cool cat.

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dougdownunder April 9, 2009 at 12:41 am

Justin … You’ve blitzed me again Dude!!
Here you are creating involvement to the extent that it naturally breeds reader ownership.
Human nature is such that we will always VERY highly cherish that which we are involved in to the point of OWNERSHIP !! …. MINE !! …. MINE !!
My early marketing training was gained with a couple of international companies who placed “Theme” at the head of their list and I notice that lately you have theme coming across loud, clear and crisp…. you can only prosper!!
On that note, my input to your signature invitation (for your consideration/adaption ) would be ” Prospering Together”….. Hooroo for now….Doug

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Justin Brooke April 9, 2009 at 9:47 am

Chaunna and I just sat down last night and planned out the rest of the months blog posts… Prepare for more blitzing! ;-)

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Tony Finbarr-Smith April 9, 2009 at 1:34 am

hey all, great post, Justin -
for those who wanna know more about adding graphics to your stream, ustream help center has a page on it: http://www.ustream.tv/helpcenter/advancedhowto#id1

Tony Finbarr-Smith’s last blog post..Knowing your outcome is NOT all there is to it!

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Justin Brooke April 9, 2009 at 9:48 am

Great tip bud and thanks for stopping by as usual

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setyo April 9, 2009 at 2:35 am

Dear Justin Brooke,

Thank you for your support to me, but Im sorry because up to now can not meet your desires. I feel content that I still lack a lot. This raises doubt on me. However I always try to improve it. And until now I did not have confidence in my blog to introduce a very simple to the world. This is because financial conditions that I have not been supported.

Once again I very grateful to you.

setyo,
Special Force Of Indonesian Air force
Hercules Street 04, Sulaiman, Bandung, West Java 40229

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Justin Brooke April 9, 2009 at 9:49 am

No worries buddy… Just glad you’re around and that you’re liking what I’m creating.

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DaveDuBose April 9, 2009 at 3:02 am

Great post Justin! I missed the Ustream show and I am glad I did now judging on what you said in this post. I always look forward to your posts lately.

You have really stepped up the content and we really appreciate that dude!!

Bravo

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Justin Brooke April 9, 2009 at 9:50 am

More to come… more to come… Thanks for the compliments, flattery really works well on us ;-)

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Sarah April 9, 2009 at 3:47 am

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Sarah

Sarah’s last blog post..How Do you Use Craigslist?

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Justin Brooke April 9, 2009 at 9:53 am

Thanks for stopping by with a comment and I hope to see you around more in future posts. (I had to edit out one of your links, name field and blog mention are plenty, no need for three links in one comment)

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Professional Website Design April 9, 2009 at 3:49 am

I’m on lots of different ‘guru’ email lists to see more about how they do what they do. It is frustrating that most of them are just a sales link to another product with a few free bonuses thrown in. Nothing really exceptional. Using your three strikes theory most of them would be lucky to get a start in the minor leagues!!

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Justin Brooke April 9, 2009 at 9:55 am

Yeah… IT would be pretty cool if we could seriously rally up a lot of people and enforce the 3 strikes rule. Maybe then they’d finally make the change.

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Richard April 9, 2009 at 3:52 am

Wow, good read Justin. I take note of your regular viewer needs for UStream broadcasting and totally see the value in consistency for broadcasts. I being in Australia do have time difference but as you say I can catch up with recordings.

As always your experience is great insight, can I ask if you could do an ebook for us fans on UStreaming as I found everything above very informative and would appreciate a keepsake. Thanks again for your blog…..Richard

P.S. This note is just for fun “If at first you don’t succeed try again, after that give up , whats the point of making yourself out to be a dumb ass” W.C.Fields.

Comments on “John Carlton” only joking Justin.

Richard’s last blog post..The Rich Jerk Review

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Justin Brooke April 9, 2009 at 9:56 am

We do have an ebook about it that we sold as a WSO a long time ago. If you email my wife (sitefling[at]gmail[dot]com) she can prolly help you get a copy.

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Normal Joe April 9, 2009 at 4:54 am

Good stuff man, I watched Carlton the other day, it was rough. Good guy though, just didn’t work out.

I plan to do a show one of these days man lol, you MUST interact with the viewers.

I’d definitely require a login to watch cuz I hate the random ustream users lol, I like to know who I’m talking to.

As for how to end your blog, you already know you sneaky ninja you, do just what you did, always try to end with a question or something that causes interaction.

peace

Normal Joe’s last blog post..Amazon.com NOT Paying Affiliates That Use PPC Traffic Anymore. Killing Their Affiliates?

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Justin Brooke April 9, 2009 at 9:58 am

No man, there’s no sneaky ninjas here ::Chaunna says to Justin “Honey I’m done polishing your throwing stars”::

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Normal Joe April 9, 2009 at 10:10 am

Remember…I saw your black ninja suit, jumpin through windows…yeah son! lol

peace.

Normal Joe’s last blog post..Exposing Dean Hunt–Making The Top Buzz Marketer Cry Home To Mommy

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Andreas Guibeb April 9, 2009 at 5:14 am

Justin thanks for the short and informative Ustream Tutorial. I have never done a Ustream or live broadcast session so it is good to have the pointers you provide as even the big boys can mess it up. Kinda confirms that not all Ustreams are made equal and we all can take lessons from the ones that gel with the audience like you point out. As far as your closing line is concerned, how about ” hope you enjoyed the post – if you are interested in honing your Ustream (or whatever) skills why not sign-up below. If sufficient people show interest in the subject we may dedicate our next 20minute Ustream session on the topic.” Kudos for consistent great content.

Andreas Guibeb’s last blog post..Topranked Wellness: Tuning Our Sleep in the Key of Life

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Justin Brooke April 9, 2009 at 9:59 am

Ustream’s a lot of fun and really helps you connect with your target market. It’s so interactive that sometimes you feel like you were in the room with that person.

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Dan.InBoise April 9, 2009 at 5:39 am

The essence of what you are saying is:

Be real
Be honest
Be authentic
Give more than you take
Empower others, so they can empower themselves
In doing so . . .you will richly be rewarded

If (most) of the IM Gurus taught sky diving . . most ALL of there students would be dead

Thank you Justin for being real, honest & authentic

One great way to add to or end your blog posts . . .every so often. Is highlight a Mafia Family member / student who has and is doing well

The “in” and “outs” of their journey

Seeing others successes drives and helps us all

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Justin Brooke April 9, 2009 at 10:00 am

Good idea… I can just pull out some of the success stories from inside our forum. Thanks

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Cassandra April 9, 2009 at 6:39 am

Love It! Love It! Love It! You are one of only about 2 or 3 people that I can count on for great and relevant content. I swear if I see one more email for the Continuity Blueprint, I’m gonna scream. How can these “gurus” teach me to market and make money online when all I see is them hawking each others products. I’m still new to this and their tactics are a bit disconcerting. I’m not saying that their products aren’t valuable, just the marketing leaves much to be desired.
Thank you for showing me how to do things the right way.
BTW….How can I sign up for Sitefling? I went to your page but I wasn’t able to sign up.

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Justin Brooke April 9, 2009 at 10:04 am

Yeah, I sorrowfully admit that I was once one of them and wanted to do exactly as they do. Then someone smacked me in the face and woke me up from the stupor!
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Next I wanna know who the other 2 guys are that are wooing you… It must only be me! haha not competitive at all
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About the sitefling thing… I’m assuming you mean TheSiteFlingMafia.com and if you are not able to sign up please email us (sitefling[at]gmail[dot]com)

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Guy April 9, 2009 at 6:41 am

Dude,

Whatever you do in your sign-offs, don”t do the ALT +FX thingie.
It’s so confusing and unnecessary, I don’t know what gotten into you in the first place.

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Justin Brooke April 9, 2009 at 10:05 am

Confusing? Yeah, I thought that was getting a little stale so looking for something new that I can use. Something evergreen.

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Mike Scott April 9, 2009 at 8:19 am

As for your sign-off, I have a suggestion. It may not make a lot of sense without a small explanation so I will give you that first.

There is lots of great information in your blog and in the other marketing products being “given away” or otherwise schlepped on the Internet today about making money on-line. Each has its strong points and each is valuable in its own right, but they are all missing one key ingredient that will absolutely determine the success or failure as of a newbee marketer.

That simple ingredient is action. Nothing happens until someone takes some kind of action. Even if it’s the wrong action, taking action is the key. If it’s wrong you learn a valuable lesson from it and if it’s right you make some money.

So, here is my sign off line for you.

“As always, Batteries are NOT included with this post.”

Mike Scott (jemke1)

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Justin Brooke April 9, 2009 at 10:07 am

That’s an effen KILLER sign off! One of the ones we use in our membership site is “All It Takes Is Action & Action Builds Confidence.” I will be talking with the wifey about yours though.

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Lisa Marie Mary April 9, 2009 at 3:02 pm

I love that sign off, too! I hadn’t even read his explanation yet and I loved it and knew where he was coming from with it! So it’s definitely good! :)

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DonovanMc April 11, 2009 at 6:55 am

Justin,
As usual loved the content. This was a mini course on the do’s and don’t in using UStream. Since you are always asking your readers for their questions, comment’s, suggestions… Here are a couple suggestions to end your post with:
1 – Diga mi – Which in Spanish translates to “Tell me”.
2- Keep flinging until it sticks!

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Jason Stanley Marshall April 11, 2009 at 10:56 am

Hey Justin,

Love the post! As you know Heather and
I have been using Ustream to do a LIVE
episode of our video devotional.

Our first LIVE show had over 4o logged
in viewers and 70 actual viewers. That’s
was in our crazy small niche. It has since
dropped to about 10-12 viewers. Which
attribute that to the consistency aspect.

We love the interaction! Your tips will
definitely come in handy.

Jason
http://NOfearYEAR.com/fealress/live
(Next live episode – 4/13 8:00 PM EST)

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Jason Stanley Marshall April 11, 2009 at 9:30 pm

ooops! I totally made a mistake in my link… here is the correct one.

http://NOfearYEAR.com/fearless/live

Thanks!

Jason

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Rufor September 18, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Hi there,
Thanks for article. Everytime like to read you.

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