Years ago, you would need complicated software and expensive equipment to learn how to live stream successfully. Today, you only need a laptop, browser, and strong internet to broadcast professional-looking videos in the comfort of your home. Here’s how!
There’s no need to purchase every live streaming equipment or software you can find. You can properly and safely go live with the gears you already have at home thanks to BeLive!
You just have to log in to your account through your Facebook, YouTube, or Gmail account and you’ll be good to go!
Before going live, however, you need to set up a few things for a flawless live broadcast. Here are some things to prepare.
Sure, you don’t need to download any sophisticated software to go live with BeLive, but you do need a few stuff on your checklist.
Here’s a cool post on how to make your live stream look more professional.
Now that you’ve set up your camera and sound, you can check if everything’s working fine through the Test Broadcast option, which is free to use in BeLive! You can record and download several practice videos to check how you look on camera, your audio feed, and your video transitions without broadcasting them to the public.
Follow this helpful article on how to test your broadcast. Try it for yourself now!
You are now ready to live stream!
Go live on your Facebook profile, a page or group you manage, or Youtube channel; or on any two of these options simultaneously! Check out this blog post for more detailed instructions on how to live stream using BeLive.
Can you imagine going live and panicking because you have no idea what you’re supposed to say? Viewers won’t appreciate hours of pointless rambling!
You do need to give value to your viewers in order to catch their attention and retain their interest.
According to best-selling author and live streamer Davante Goins’ SLAB Method, you need to figure out these five basic elements before going live.
Once you’ve figured these out, then you can move on to the type of live show to do. It can be an interview, live selling, product demo, or tutorial. After a few lives, you’ll naturally figure out which ones work best for you.
I personally LOVE doing tutorials. It’s a great way to give value to your viewers and you can interact freely with them by answering questions.
You know what’s the best thing about public speaking? You can learn and teach it! That’s what BeLive’s own Camera Confidence Coach Molly Mahoney believes in!
Most people don’t want to face the camera because they’re afraid of making mistakes. But even the most experienced hosts have blundered a couple of times in the past.
Mishaps won’t kill you. In fact, it can build trust. Viewers will see how human you are and will relate better with you. You just have to take note of those mistakes and improve in future shows.
Here are some tips on how to be more confident when doing a live show:
There are a lot of ways to benefit from live streaming. Check out a few of them here:
Find out what you need to know about live streaming with this BeLive Weekly video with host Owen Hemsath.
You don’t need to be scared. Just log into your BeLive account now, take the plunge, and improve as you go!
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Pam is part of BeLive’s marketing team as a content writer. Living in the Philippines, she loves the comfort of home but jumps at the chance to travel anywhere new! This means exploring new places (particularly restaurants) makes her happy! She’s eager to try cuisine from around the world, but a lot of times her palate prefers Filipino food made with love. Overall, she lives in awe of everything new and tries to live life in the most exciting way she can.