Personal development coaches can help people improve their life by encouraging positive change. That includes sharing excellent tips on how to create more engaging live videos! Here are ten fantastic tips from personal development coaches to help you create live videos that viewers will love!
1. Videos need not be perfect, but they need to be raw, real, and relatable.
One of his tips was to make sure your live streams show who you are as a person. Of course, you still need to have an outline of what you’re going to talk about during the stream, but it’s also important to show who you are beyond the script you prepared.
If you don’t show your real self on camera, your audience will know, and they’ll have a hard time connecting with you.
2. Be authentic.
Like Coach Fryer, Maria Flynn of One Wise Life also believes in showing your true self during your live broadcasts. Being authentic will give you more credibility and, in turn, will attract more engagement with your audience.
Show real reactions to your viewers’ comments and share your own experiences. That way, you become an actual person to your audience and not just someone they see on the screen.
3. Believe that your story is important.
As world-renowned success strategist and all-around awesome person Gloria Mayfield Banks says, if you care, then share. And that’s true if you want to engage with your audience during a live stream.
If you have a story to share, believe that it’s important enough for people to know about it. If they become invested in that story, then they will naturally ask questions, share their thoughts, and engage with you during the broadcast and even beyond it!
4. Get right to the point.
Going live doesn’t just mean you like talking in front of a camera. Most people use this mode of communication because they want to be helpful and useful to other people. To do that, you must immediately get to the point during broadcasts. That’s what John Tesh, musician and inspirational speaker, believes.
Your viewers are busy, and if they don’t get what they need in the first few minutes of your show, they’ll eventually move on to another activity.
Make sure your viewers know what you’ll be talking about before and during the live stream.
5. Let go of your ego and serve, share, and shine.
Lottie Hearn is not only a personal development coach, she also knows how to live LIVE and survive! And she uses the issues she faced to help other people overcome their struggles.
You may feel embarrassed about sharing a weakness to your viewers but doing so will encourage them to share their own challenges and success stories with you.
6. Make sure your passion and drive come through.
Aside from being authentic, real, and raw on your live streams, it’s also important to share your energy with your audience as shared by Steve Aitchison. You set the tone of your broadcast, and if you have very little energy, your audience will move on to something else.
7. Create a challenge for your audience to participate in.
Kary Oberbrunner, who shares both inspirational and practical messages to inspire entrepreneurs, successfully made his audience engage with his live streams for several weeks by creating an irresistible challenge.
Your activity doesn’t have to go on for weeks like Kary’s. You can start with one then reward them by the end of the broadcast. This will encourage them to participate during the show and not just become a silent bystander.
8. Talk to your audience during a show, call them by their names and ask them questions.
During LiveCon 2019, Alicia Couri and Szebastian Onne G. S. of Dreamaniac were able to share some tips to make live streams more engaging. Highlighting your viewers’ comments on screen is a great way to make them feel special but go beyond that and actually talk to them while you’re live.
Ask questions to encourage them to comment and call them by their names to make them feel the connection you want to have
9. Set a weekly schedule and stick to it!
Molly Mahoney, The Prepared Performer, swears by consistency to grow your community!
Set up a schedule for your stream, once or twice a week and publicize it. Send reminders and let your entire community know when exactly they’ll expect you to turn up. This way, they’ll anticipate and look forward to your next live stream.
10. Use a tool that will allow you to share your message with clarity.
When you go live, you need to make sure your audience understands your message clearly. Gloria Mayfield Banks recommends using tools to share your story and engage with your audience in the best way!
Be.Live allows you to create professional-looking videos with just a short learning curve. You can also invite guests to interview for topics that you need assistance in explaining.
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Pam Amantiad is a Content Writer in BeLive’s Marketing Team. With a degree in Creative Writing, she has nearly a decade of experience in digital marketing, particularly in content creation as a copywriter and a freelance blog writer. Not contented with producing written outputs, she dove into the world of live video marketing in 2019 and hasn’t left since.