Instagram Live: PUA Tricks

I wrote recently about the new Instagram Stories feature. If you haven’t read that yet, you can do so here. In this article I describe the Instagram Live feature that is included under Instagram Stories, along with how best to use it.

As you may already know, a big part of Instagram Seduction is building yourself up as a sort of Instagram celebrity. To get to that point, of course, you need to build a number of followers. But equally important to that end is keeping your existing fangirls engaged and interested. Doing a live Instagram Story is a great way to do that.

Instagram Live is rather similar to Facebook Live, if you’ve ever used that. Basically you just live stream whatever you want to show your followers via your phone video camera. To do this, open Instagram, go to your Home screen, then touch the circle icon in the upper left that says “Your Story”. Then swipe right towards the bottom of the screen so that the button in the middle says “Start Live Video.” Push that button. After a few seconds, you will be streaming live.

When you are streaming live, your followers will see your live Instagram Stories icon as first in line at the top of their Instagram homepages. This is great because it basically gives you priority over all other content competing for their attention.

Now for the million dollar question: what on Earth am I supposed to do for my live video? I recommend just talking. If you’re doing something cool and have someone to hold the phone for you while you do it, that might work as well. But I like to use the Instagram live feature as sort of like an AMA (“ask me anything”) segment that celebrities do on Reddit. Give your fans a chance to interact with you and ask you the questions that they’re interested in.

I’ve done this several times, and my fangirls love it. I start out by just making some small talk and wait for some users to join the session. Talking to a phone without hearing anyone’s voice in return does feel a little weird, so you’re going to have to get used to that. I think it’s great practice for in-person pickup, in which it’s basically your job to do all the talking yourself for the first minute or two.

I like to go for a walk while I’m doing the live session. Walking is great, because it gets your mind moving and gives you bits of scenery to talk about and show your viewers as you’re walking by. If you can find a cool, interesting place to walk around, that’s perfect; but even a walk around your regular, boring neighborhood is better than sitting in your living room.

Viewers of your live session will be able to ask you questions or make comments that show up as text on the bottom of the screen. I like to use this as an opportunity to have a conversation with my followers. Answer the questions in the most colorful, engaging way possible (this is a big part of learning to communicate effectively with women), and ask them questions in return. Your fans will love it.

You will probably have moments where you run out of things to say. This is not the end of the world. You can walk in silence for a few seconds here and there. Don’t make it awkward and it won’t be awkward. If none of your followers fill the gaps with questions or comments, start talking about the scenery, or talk about something that interests you. The more personality you show, the better.

As a final note, keep in mind that a confident demeanor and masculine presence is important here. You’re showing yourself in real time, which is in some ways more difficult than posting carefully curated images and sending planned messages. But unlike cold approach pickup, your Instagram Live audience will be girls that are already interested in you and will try to help you succeed. Show them a strong, confident presence and an interesting, thoughtful personality and they will fall all the more in love with you.

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