Sale Biz Group have become the 1st networking group in Greater Manchester to utilize Twitter’s new Live Video Streaming App Periscope
On their very 1st broadcast this week the networking group broadcast live from Cafe Bianco in Sale and attracted an international audience with 50 live viewers from Spain, Turkey, Germany and Ireland as well as more local in Altrincham and Knutsford
Periscope was launched by Twitter last month and allows users to live stream to the world via their iPhones. The App has been at the upper echelons of the App Store Chart since it was released.
Famous users of Periscope include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Oliver and Roger Federer – but a local business networking group in Sale have decided to use the app to help local businesses here in Trafford
Alex McCann of Altrincham HQ who streamed the Sale Biz Group event to the world explained the reason behind the streaming
“Being an Altrincham based business the reason I attend Sale Biz Group is to meet local businesses from Sale. Altrincham and Sale are 2 of the largest towns in Trafford and I think it’s important to open that dialogue between the leading businesses from each town.
In networking there’s the motto that you’re not just networking with those in the room, but the extended network outside of the room. Periscope is the extreme of that idea and the broadcast allowed the local businesses that attended to talk to camera and be seen not just by those that attended the networking meeting, but from 50 viewers from around the world
It’s really exciting times with technology and it’s great to add innovation to a traditional networking meeting
Our first broadcast was just the start of endless possibilities and some of the extra value we are able to provide at Sale Biz Group for local businesses that attend.
The live audience is only going to grow with each month we stream – so it’s a real benefit to turn up for the face 2 face networking meeting”
Sale Biz Group meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 4pm at Cafe Bianco. The next meetings are 6th May, 3rd June and 1st July
For more info on Sale Biz Group check out http://mylocalbizgroup.co.uk/