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

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 How do I Make Streaming on Twitch EASIER? - SKP 023 ft. GrindheadJim | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4103

Looking for ways to make the process of hitting "go live" easier?Want to get more involved on social media, but just don't have the time?Trying to figure out how to best use your Discord server to connect with your regulars?I sat down with GrindheadJim this week on Stream Key to talk about ways to increase EFFICIENCY as a Twitch Streamer. Learn how you can make your life easier when it comes to streaming, time balance, and more!Resources mentioned in video:IFTTT - - - OBS/Bot - with GrindheadJim!https://grindheadjim.comTwitch - - with TRUgaming/GreenChord!Twitch (TRU) - (GC) - - - - thanks to viewers who asked questions this week!MrPureinstinct:

 How to Grow on Twitch as an OVERWATCH Streamer (Going Deep) - SKP022 ft. ICrazyJI | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4177

Are you an Overwatch streamer?Looking for ways to stand out in the sea of OW casters on Twitch?Struggling to balance gameplay with team chat, Twitch chat, etc?This week, I spoke with ICrazyJI about ways to stand out as an OVERWATCH streamer in particular! This is our first episode of "Going Deep," where we talk about how to grow in ONE specific game per episode. Crazy is a diamond tier tank main in Overwatch, and was recently hosted by Iddqd for over 2000 viewers. Learn about his experiences in the OW directory!

 FAKE vs. REAL Positivity as a Twitch Streamer - SKP 021 ft. JimWats | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4177

Have you ever gotten the sense that a someone's positive attitude seemed "forced" or exaggerated?Struggle to find ways to bring life and energy to your streams consistently?Looking for ways to deal with problematic viewers that use mental illness, age, and other excuses to justify their behavior?These are the questions I dove into this week in my interview with JimWats, a new TRUgaming Sponsored Streamer. Jim has a lot to say about "fake" and "real" positivity on Twitch, why it matters, and how we can make sure we are being authentic. Thanks to all the viewers who asked questions this week!MaliciousAdvice: with JimWats!Twitch - - with TRUgaming/GreenChord!Twitch (TRU) - (GC) - - - -

 Building Your UNIQUE Community on Twitch - SKP 020 ft. Diasean | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3013

How do we build personal communities around our Twitch channels?Why is it important to use both PERSONAL and SHARED communities as a streamer?What platforms are best for building community outside Twitch?This week, I chatted with Diasean about these questions and more related to Community Building. Learn how to build your very own branded group, one person at a time. Plus, learn the benefits of shared Discord communities, platforms to use, networking, and more.Thanks to all the viewers who asked questions during the live Twitch show!MrPureinstinct: 
TheSmolPanda: with Diasean!Twitch - - with TRUgaming/GreenChord!Twitch (TRU) - (GC) - - - -

 Why Do YOU Stream? - SKP 019 (Green Talk) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 483

Why do you stream on Twitch?What's your motivation as a streamer?Are you casual or hardcore?What should you expect out of your stream?These are all questions that have been hot on my mind lately, and in episode 19 of Stream Key, I break down my thoughts behind each question.Learn how to set realistic expectations for yourself as a streamer, and how to stay motivated to achieve your goals.

 ENGAGING Viewers On Twitch - SKP 018 ft. Gamer_Dad_NC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3369

This week on the Stream Key Podcast for Twitch Streamers, we unpacked what it means to "engage" with viewers on the platform. I sat down with new TRUgaming Sponsored Streamer Gamer_Dad_NC to talk about ways to keep Twitch viewers engaged, whether they're on the channel for an hour, or a year. How do we keep viewers present for long streams, and how do we keep them interested in our channel for years to come?Thanks to all the viewers who asked questions during the live Twitch show!MrPureinstinct: : with Gamer Dad!Twitch - - with TRUgaming/GreenChord!Twitch (TRU) - (GC) - - - -

 Maintaining ENERGY as a Twitch Streamer - SKP 017 ft. Velokk_TV | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2922

Looking for ways to amp up the HYPE on your streams?This week, I spoke with Velokk_TV, a TRU Sponsored Streamer known for crazy levels of energy, humor, and of course, memes. If you found this episode helpful, please consider leaving us a review, and subscribe!Connect with Velokk_TV!Twitch - - with TRUgaming/GreenChord!Twitch (TRU) - (GC) - - - -

 Stream TECH: Hardware, A/V, and Peripherals - SKP 016 ft. Whiteshadow_001 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3553

Looking to level-up your stream setup? Check out my interview with Whiteshadow001, resident tech expert for the TRUgaming community. We talk hardware, audio, peripherals, and more in this special LIVE episode of Stream Key. ------------------------(More Below)------------------------Connect with Whiteshadow!Twitch - - with TRUgaming/GreenChord!Twitch (TRU) - (GC) - - - -

 Finding SPONSORSHIPS on Twitch - SKP 015 ft. TaintedRumbler | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3977

Looking to find sponsorships to level-up your streaming game? Check out our discussion with TaintedRumbler, a TRUgaming Sponsored Streamer who has mastered a "formula" for finding sponsorship success. ------------------------(More Below)------------------------Special Thanks to the Live Twitch viewers who asked questions!MrPureinstinct - - - - - - - - - - - - with TaintedRumbler!Twitch - - with TRUgaming/GreenChord!Twitch (TRU) - (GC) - - - -

 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 - - Below)------------------------Special Thanks to the Live Twitch viewers who asked questions!Gamer_Dad_NC - - - - - - with Anatlus!Twitch - - with TRUgaming/GreenChord!Twitch (TRU) - (GC) - - - -

 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 - Below)------------------------Special Thanks to the Live Twitch viewers who asked questions!Kygaming98 - - - - - - with Caribou!Twitch - - with TRUgaming/GreenChord!Twitch (TRU) - (GC) - - - -

 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 - MrPureinstinct - Bam_Bam - - TDC_Weiss- Gamer_Dad_NC - - Pokeflag11 - - REPnKnight- up with Stream Key/TRUgaming- Twitter: Facebook:

 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 - TimTimmah - MrPureinstinct - Sadomi_ - Gamer_Dad_NC - REPnKnight - silentghost73 - TrueEbag - D_Money-, 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: Kaos on Twitter: Kaos on Instagram: with TRUgamingOn Twitch: Twitter: Discord: Facebook: 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.


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