Stream Key Podcast: Twitch Streaming Tips show

Stream Key Podcast: Twitch Streaming Tips

Summary: Finding streaming success is hard. But you don't have to do it alone.Join GreenChord and special streaming guests each week as we dive into the secrets behind growth on your stream! Stream Key is your source for in-depth guides on improving your Twitch stream, covering everything from identity, to developer relations, to branding. We also cover important news events in the streaming world that you should know about.Have a question or topic you want help with?Send us a tweet at https://twitter.com/stream_key

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 Using INSTAGRAM as a Twitch Streamer - SKP 014 ft. Anatlus89 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3765

Looking for specific strategies for using Instagram to grow as a Twitch streamer?Check out our interview with Anatlus89, resident Instagram expert, to learn how she grew to over 10,000 followers on the platform!Later - https://later.comUnion Metrics - https://unionmetrics.com/free-tools/instagram-account-checkup/Gramblr - http://gramblr.com/uploader/#home------------------------(More Below)------------------------Special Thanks to the Live Twitch viewers who asked questions!Gamer_Dad_NC - https://www.twitch.tv/Gamer_Dad_NCMrPureinstinct - https://www.twitch.tv/MrPureinstinctMaliciousAdvice - https://www.twitch.tv/MaliciousAdviceWildDunion - https://www.twitch.tv/WildDunionDarcTurtlee - https://www.twitch.tv/DarcTurtleeRedsPoison- https://www.twitch.tv/RedsPoisonKenziees - https://www.twitch.tv/Kenziees-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Connect with Anatlus!Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/anatlus89Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/anatlus89Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/anatlus89Connect with TRUgaming/GreenChord!Twitch (TRU) - https://twitch.tv/trugamingTwitch (GC) - https://twitch.tv/greenchordTwitter - https://twitter.com/trugamingllcInstagram - https://instagram.com/trugamingllcDiscord - https://discord.gg/trugaming

 Is Being a VARIETY Twitch Streamer Worth It? - SKP 013 ft. SuperV1d | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3765

What are the pros and cons of being a Variety Streamer on Twitch? How does it compare to single-game streaming?This week, I talked with Sponsored Streamer SuperV1d about the variety streaming lifestyle on Twitch, and what kinds of things to consider when looking to try variety casting. SuperV1d also shares his thoughts on the common advice "just stream for fun," and why that can be misleading.

 How to Stream MOBILE Games on Twitch - SKP 012 ft. CaribouLive | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3291

Interested in Mobile Game streaming on Twitch?Check out our podcast interview with CaribouLive, a TRUgaming Sponsored Streamer that specializes in streaming mobile games like Summoner’s War. Learn about software needs, advantages & disadvantages, and networking specific to mobile game streaming!PC/Mobile Mirroring Software - https://www.airserver.com/------------------------(More Below)------------------------Special Thanks to the Live Twitch viewers who asked questions!Kygaming98 - https://www.twitch.tv/kygaming98Dreadredbloog - https://www.twitch.tv/dreadredbloodSiliconSentry - https://www.twitch.tv/siliconsentryMistahGreen - https://www.twitch.tv/mistahgreenGoodGuyEsports - https://www.twitch.tv/goodguyesportsAdmiredPlague - https://www.twitch.tv/admiredplague-------------------------------------------------------------------Connect with Caribou!Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/caribouliveTwitter - https://www.twitter.com/caribouliveConnect with TRUgaming/GreenChord!Twitch (TRU) - https://twitch.tv/trugamingTwitch (GC) - https://twitch.tv/greenchordTwitter - https://twitter.com/trugamingllcInstagram - https://instagram.com/trugamingllcDiscord - https://discord.gg/trugaming

 Running EVENT Streams on Twitch - SKP 011 ft. DanTheDapper | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3196

Thinking about hosting your own Event on Twitch? Check out our discussion with DanTheDapper, who has hosted dozens of events on his channel over the years. Charity streams, marathon streams, and holiday streams are just a few of the things we get into!Big thanks to the viewers that asked questions in chat this week! Those are:- OhZeeTV - https://twitch.tv/OhZeeTV- MrPureinstinct - https://twitch.tv/MrPureinstinct- Bam_Bam - https://twitch.tv/Bam_Bam - TDC_Weiss- https://twitch.tv/TDC_Weiss- Gamer_Dad_NC - https://twitch.tv/Gamer_Dad_NC - Pokeflag11 - https://twitch.tv/Pokeflag11 - REPnKnight- https://twitch.tv/REPnKnightKeep up with Stream Key/TRUgaming- Twitter: https://twitter.com/trugamingllc- Facebook: https://facebook.com/trugamingllc- https://trugaming.com

 Setting GOALS on Twitch - Affiliate, Partner, and Beyond as a Streamer - Twitch Thursdays | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 771

There’s a lot of advice out there about Twitch Goals.With 2018 in full swing, I’ve noticed a lot of talk about setting new Twitch goals from big and small streamers alike.I’ve also noticed a lot of different opinions on what “good” goal-setting looks like, and debate over whether setting goals even matters at all. Just the other day, #ResolutionsGuaranteedToFail and #ResolutionsAreMayhem were trending on Twitter.With so many different ideas out there, I set out to find out a few things:Does goal-setting matter?If so, what kinds of goals are best?What kinds of goals are best for Twitch Streamers in particular?After looking through a ton of scientific studies on goal-setting, I came to the following conclusion:Everybody’s kinda right, and everybody’s also pretty wrong. Does Goal Setting Matter?In a word – yes.Actually, it matters a lot.Hundreds of studies have shown conclusively that people who set goals outperform those who don’t, in every environment. School, athletics, business – setting goals is helpful to every area.In fact, the most accepted piece of research I found through this whole study was that, if nothing else, you should at least set SOME goal, regardless of what it is. Even vague goals are more helpful then no goals at all.With that said, the types of goals you set do make a difference. What Types of Goals Are Most Effective?Research shows that when setting goals for yourself, you will be most successful with goals that are:Long-Term AND Short-TermStudies have found that long-term and short-term goals are both effective for motivation. The best solution is to incorporate both types of goals into your strategy (and even medium-term, if you’re feeling frisky).Make sure to use both types! With only short-term goals, you’ll feel like you aren’t going anywhere in the future; with only long-term goals, you’ll feel like you’re not making any notable progress.ControllableTo sum up this idea, researchers say that you have to be able to answer the “how.” How are you going to accomplish your goal? What specifically can you control?If you have a goal based on numbers like followers or friends, be sure to work out how you can reach that goal with actionable strategies, not blind hope. More on this later.Meaningful“Even though the goals may be SMART, if [subjects] don’t perceive them as meaningful or valued, their engagement with goal attainment progress will diminish” (Turkay)Be sure that your goal means something to you. Think about the why behind the what!SpecificIn many studies, researchers found that specific, measurable goals were far more effective than broad generalizations. Additionally, the more specific a goal, the more (generally) that it was likely to be completed.For example, consider these three goals:Okay – I will stream moreBetter – I will stream once a weekBest – I will stream every Wednesday ChallengingThis one was my favorite. There are a good number of studies that stress the importance of a challenge for making meaningful goals.It’s all about the payoff! Researchers found that when subjects set goals slightly outside their comfort range (but not absurd), subjects were both more motivated and more likely to achieve those goals. Plus, they were happier when they succeeded. Okay, but how does this relate to Twitch?Good question. Let’s take two extremely common Twitch Goals, and look at how they line up with these ideas. Goal #1: I want to be a partnerThis is by far the biggest goal I see for Twitch streamers, and with good cause. Partnership is sweet.If you’re looking to really push for partner, you need to think of partnership as more of a vision...

 CREATIVE Streaming Tips on Twitch - SKP 009 ft. PureKaos26 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3468

Curious about the creative side of Twitch? Join us for discussion with PureKaos26 (a TRUgaming Sponsored Streamer) about the unique aspects of the creative directory! How can we stand out as creative streamers?Big thanks to the viewers that asked questions in chat this week! Those are:- anatlus89 - https://twitch.tv/anatlus89- TimTimmah - https://twitch.tv/TimTimmah- MrPureinstinct - https://twitch.tv/MrPureinstinct- Sadomi_ - https://twitch.tv/Sadomi_- Gamer_Dad_NC - https://twitch.tv/Gamer_Dad_NC- REPnKnight - https://twitch.tv/REPnKnight- silentghost73 - https://twitch.tv/silentghost73- TrueEbag - https://twitch.tv/TrueEbag- D_Money- https://twitch.tv/D_MoneyLastly, be sure to check out Kaos if you're looking for more feedback on how to grow as a creative streamer!--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Connect with PureKaos26Follow Kaos on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/PureKaos26Follow Kaos on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PureKaos26Follow Kaos on Instagram: https://instagram.com/PureKaos26Connect with TRUgamingOn Twitch: https://twitch.tv/trugamingOn Twitter: https://twitter.com/TRUgamingLLCOn Discord: discord.gg/trugamingOn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRUgamingLLCVisit our website: https://trugaming.comAbout The Stream Key Podcast"Stream Key" is a bi-weekly TRUgaming podcast that premieres on Mondays with exclusive interviews featuring successful streamers on Twitch, Mixer, YouTube, and other game streaming platforms. Join host Ben "GreenChord" Green for insights and tips and how to grow your own channel, and hear amazing stories and lessons along the way.

 How NOT to Grow Your Twitch Stream - SKP 008 ft. MelaciousMel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4300

There's a lot of advice out there for how to grow on Twitch, but not all of it's great. How do we sift through generic buzzwords to find real, actionable advice?Join Green and special guest MelaciousMel for a discussion on how to find advice for growth that is useful and practical.Big thanks to the viewers that asked questions in chat this week! Those are:- Treasure_Hunter_Tom - https://twitch.tv/Treasure_Hunter_Tom- Drizz_TV - https://twitch.tv/Drizz_TV- thestep - https://twitch.tv/thestepLastly, be sure to check out Mel if you're looking for more feedback on how to grow as a streamer!--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Connect with MelaciousMelFollow Mel on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/MelaciousMelFollow Mel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelaciousMelFollow Mel on Instagram: https://instagram.com/MelaciousMelConnect with TRUgamingOn Twitch: https://twitch.tv/trugamingOn Twitter: https://twitter.com/TRUgamingLLCOn Discord: discord.gg/trugamingOn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRUgamingLLCVisit our website: https://trugaming.comAbout The Stream Key Podcast"Stream Key" is a bi-weekly TRUgaming podcast that premieres on Mondays with exclusive interviews featuring successful streamers on Twitch, Mixer, YouTube, and other game streaming platforms. Join host Ben "GreenChord" Green for insights and tips and how to grow your own channel, and hear amazing stories and lessons along the way.

 Operation Supply Drop - How to ROCK Your Charity Stream - SKP 007 ft. Slightly Original | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3642

Thinking of running your own charity stream? Check out our interview with PJ and Scott of Operation Supply Drop to learn the best practices for making your event a success!PJ and Scott also host their own podcast, Slightly Original, and have a lot of experience when it comes to charity streams (the've done "more than they can count.") Find links to all of their social media and streams at https://slightlyoriginal.com.Big thanks to the viewers that asked questions in chat this week! Those are:- StilterFish - https://twitch.tv/stilterfish- Regicelle - https://twitch.tv/regicelle- Spartandave7 - https://twitch.tv/spartandave7- Robofallgames - https://twitch.tv/robofallgamesLastly, be sure to check out Operation Supply Drop if you're looking for a fantastic charity to support - https://operationsupplydrop.org/--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Connect with SlightlyOriginalFollow SO on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/slightly_originalFollow SO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/slightoriginalVisit Slightly Original's Website: https://slightlyoriginal.comConnect with TRUgamingOn Twitch: https://twitch.tv/trugamingOn Twitter: https://twitter.com/TRUgamingLLCOn Discord: discord.gg/trugamingOn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRUgamingLLCVisit our website: https://trugaming.comAbout The Stream Key Podcast"Stream Key" is a bi-weekly TRUgaming podcast that premieres on Mondays with exclusive interviews featuring successful streamers on Twitch, Mixer, YouTube, and other game streaming platforms. Join host Ben "GreenChord" Green for insights and tips and how to grow your own channel, and hear amazing stories and lessons along the way.

 Finding Your Unique IDENTITY as a Twitch Streamer - SKP 006 ft. Pimz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3044

In episode 6 of The Stream Key Podcast, I (GreenChord) chat with Sponsored Streamer Pimz about what it means to find an "Identity" as a streamer on Twitch. With over 2 million monthly streamers on Twitch, how do we stand out from the crowd? Get some practical tips for creating a unique identity on Twitch, Mixer, and YouTube that viewers will come to love. Got a question about streaming? Send me an email at bgreen@trugaming.com and I'll give you custom feedback on our show! ------------------------------(MORE BELOW)---------------------------------Connect with PimzFollow Pimz on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/pimzFollow Pimz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pimzdigitalConnect with TRUgamingOn Twitch: https://twitch.tv/trugamingOn Twitter: https://twitter.com/TRUgamingLLCOn Discord: discord.gg/trugamingVisit our website: https://trugaming.comAbout The Stream Key Podcast"Stream Key" is a bi-weekly TRUgaming podcast that premieres on Mondays with exclusive interviews featuring successful streamers on Twitch, Mixer, YouTube, and other game streaming platforms. Join host Ben "GreenChord" Green for insights and tips and how to grow your own channel, and hear amazing stories and lessons along the way.

 Why You Should STEAL Ideas on Twitch - SKP 005 ft. Sadomi_ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3368

In episode 5 of The Stream Key Podcast, I chat with NEW Sponsored Streamer SadomiWertyo about his 7+ years of streaming experience on Twitch. Find out how taking ideas from other casters can be a powerful method for improving your own channel. Sadomi also shares his tips for bouncing back from breaks, and his personal inspiration to start streaming.

 The Art of AUDIO on Twitch - SKP 004 ft. ShadyPyro | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2871

In this episode of The Stream Key Podcast, I chat with Sponsored Streamer ShadyPyro about his time on Twitch, and his expertise in the world of audio. Learn some great tips on microphones, filters, software, and more that can help you take your stream audio to the next level!

 Streaming on a NETWORK Twitch Channel - SKP 003 ft. DNLinkman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3894

In this episode of The Stream Key Podcast, I chat with Sponsored Streamer DNLinkman about his success on Twitch.tv and his experiences with "Network Streaming." Hear his tips on the advantages and pitfalls of streaming as part of a network on Twitch.

 Funcom Studios - Working With DEVELOPERS on Twitch - SKP 002 ft. Jens Erik Vaaler & Whiteshadow_001 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3588

In episode 2 of the Stream Key Podcast, we talk with Jens Erik Vaaler (Community Manager of Funcom) and Whiteshadow001 (TRU Sponsored Streamer) about the Do's and Don'ts of what to do when looking to work with developers as a streamer.New episodes every few weeks!Looking to level-up your stream game? Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/trugamingPlus, check out streaming resources on our website - https://trugaming.com-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This week’s topic is about the Do’s and Don’ts of Working with Developers as a Streamer. DO: Be AmbitiousOne of the biggest tips I think broadcasters should know, is that you don’t have to be scared about contacting developers to ask about partnership opportunities. The worst that can happen is they say no! If you’re smart about your pitch, and have reasonable expectations, then feel free to reach out to your dream organizations. You never know what could happen!DON’T: Be DesperateWhile you should feel confident enough to reach out to developers, you need to be careful how you word your pitch. You don’t want to come off as someone who is desperate for the opportunity. Make a convincing case for yourself, but keep it concise. The worst thing you can do is make it seem like you don’t deserve the opportunity, because if you believe that, so will the developer.DO: Your ResearchWhen making your pitch, make sure you show the developer that you know their game or product. It’s extremely easy to tell the difference between someone who is really passionate about your product, versus someone who is just looking for freebies. Why are you the best candidate to represent this company?DO: Make it EasyAnother important point to remember when looking to work with developers and other organizations, is to make it easy for them to see what you’re about. Be sure to include links to all the social sites you want to be considered, and also be sure that the email you are sending from is attached to those sites. The less work that the developer has to do to find out what you do, the better.DON’T: Be SelfishPerhaps the most important part of your pitch is to consider what you can offer the developer. Many streamers get caught up in how a beta key or a free product could help them add status to their streams, but don’t stop to consider what they can give in return to the developers. If you don’t prove to the developer that they can get some sort of return on investment, they won’t want to work with you. It’s as simple as that.DO: Think Long-TermOur last tip for broadcasters is to think beyond the near future in developer relationships. So, you just landed your first developer partnership - great! Don’t let it stop there. Continue to develop that relationship over time, and be sure to constantly think about ways in which you can help that developer in the future.

 Epic Games, Inc - The 5 Types of VIEWERS You'll Meet on Twitch - SPK 001 ft. UnrealAlexander & Velokk_TV | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2364

For our very first episode, special guests Alexander Paschall of Epic Games and Sponsored Streamer Velokk_TV join us as we discuss the 5 types of viewers that you'll meet in chat while streaming:1. The Lurkers2. The Experts3. The Self-Promoters4. The Giveaway-Grabbers5. The FoundationsWe also respond to a number of viewer questions from the live Twitch broadcast of the podcast!If you've got a streaming-related topic you'd like us to discuss, send us an email at media@trugaming.com or leave a suggestion in the comments!Twitch Stream Links:TRUgamingllc - https://twitch.tv/trugamingllcILxDOTTORE - https://twitch.tv/ilxdottoreUnrealAlexander - https://twitch.tv/unrealalexander Velokk_TV - https://twitch.tv/velokk_TV

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