Good morning everybody and a special shout out to my loyal readers ( big cashers). It’s Darrell back at you .
I just got back in from my vacation from sunny St. Croix U.S Virgin Islands to rainy cold Urbandale Iowa. Ugh ! Let’s Roll.
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I have been getting a lot of questions and comments the last couple weeks about Facebook Live and how it’s helping bloggers outreach so I’m really happy and proud of you guys.
There was a time when broadcasting live video meant you were one of the “big dogs” or you had deep pockets.
But things have changed in the blogosphere with the likes of Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook’s Facebook Live. These days you can reach millions from your smartphone or computer live…….. instantly.
In this post I’ve researched and come up with ” 21 Smart Tips to Elevate Your Facebook Live Broadcast”.
1. Know Your Strategy
Why are you doing a video with Facebook Live ? Because it’s Fun Well cool ! (just make sure you know WHY !)
It could be to connect better with your audience or a way to reach your Facebook fans more quickly know your strategy, do your thing with your live videos and achieve your goals.
2. Familiarize yourself with the platform
If you have never used Facebook Live before take time to understand it. It’s not complicated make sure you’re familiar with the layout and features.
Definitely know how to navigate everything because if you don’t it will impact the quality of your stream.
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3. Choose a Descriptive Headline or Title
You definitely want to capture as many viewers attention so that they will want to engage with you. The title should inform visitors what to expect.
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4. Inform people ahead of time when you will be broadcasting
Build excitement and anticipation by informing people when you’ll be broadcasting live.
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5. Make a plan
Know what you will do during the broadcast and what you will talk about. A structured stream is easier and definitely leads to better content.
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6. Stick to your plan
You might feel tempted to wing it, change or extend your plan during the broadcast but guys stick to your game plan.
7. Be frequent and consistent
Like anything else the only way to get better and improve is to keep doing them, learn from your mistakes and your brand will become more visible.
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8. Promote it
Promote your live video through Facebook ads, through your social accounts and with the help of your followers.
9. Broadcast your Live video at the best time
Because I average 1200 visitors a day I’m able to get a decent audience at most times of the day but there are certain times that will work better.
10. Syndicate your live video feed
If you own multiple Facebook fan pages there is a tool called Live Leap that makes it possible to go live on all of your pages and Facebook groups at the same time.
11.Engage with live viewers
Be sure to engage any live viewers whether it’s giving them a shout out when they join or answering their questions in the chat.
To be able to ask viewers questions and get immediate feedback is really cool.
12. Selfie sticks and iPhone stabilizers
Using a selfie stick or a smartphone stabilizer will greatly increase the stability and quality of your videos and make your broadcast much more professional.
13. Be Aware of your audio quality
Stay in a quiet area when you broadcast. These days people expect and demand great audio quality. An external microphone will greatly improve the audio quality of your live broadcast.
14. It’s really important to signal right from the beginning of your live video that you want to engage.
- Greet people who comment by name inject your personality (let it shine).
- Ask your readers where they’re watching from ( send them a shoutout).
- Be ready to talk about who you are and how’s your life going.
- Have some questions to ask your viewers . Have a question and answer session.
19.Ask those watching to share ( call to action)
Ask those watching to share your video. This will help you reach more people. They can share it to their personal profile or a page.
20. Have people follow your page
One call to action that is worth doing is to call people to follow your page. I usually do it at the end of a video.
21. Be Your Authentic Self (no matter how weird or nerdy)
Nobody likes phony people. Be warm, down to earth and relatable, show your personality. That’s what Facebook Live is all about.
Follow these 21 tips everybody you will feel empowered, like a Lion among sheep.
Bonus tip: Stay Positive
That’s gonna be it for today everybody just a short share. That’s 21 smart tips that will help you elevate your Facebook Live broadcast immediately.
What Facebook Live broadcast tips do you have? Let me know ,leave comments below and don’t forget to recommend my post to friends and family.
And don’t forget to share this post. Stay positive. Thanks and have a great week