Live Streaming Pros https://livestreamingpros.com Create Professional LIVE Streams! Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:33:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 https://livestreamingpros.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/lsp-icon-169x169.png Live Streaming Pros https://livestreamingpros.com 32 32 Creating a show that engages, with Social Media Marketing podcast https://livestreamingpros.com/creating-a-show-that-engages-with-social-media-marketing-podcast/ https://livestreamingpros.com/creating-a-show-that-engages-with-social-media-marketing-podcast/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:48:20 +0000 https://livestreamingpros.com/?p=8295 read more]]>
If you’re in the social media marketing world then you know all about Social Media Examiner. If you don’t know about it, do yourself a favor and check them out! I joined them for an episode of their show, the Social Media Marketing podcast, to talk about ways people doing video can engage their audience to create a more successful show! Check it out!

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3 Things You Need to Know BEFORE You Go LIVE https://livestreamingpros.com/3-things-you-need-to-know-before-you-go-live/ https://livestreamingpros.com/3-things-you-need-to-know-before-you-go-live/#respond Sat, 17 Jun 2017 02:00:07 +0000 https://livestreamingpros.com/?p=7638 read more]]> [This post contains video, click to play]

Want to get into LIVE streaming, but haven’t really started yet? Maybe you’re just figuring out where and how to start? This one is all about what you need to think about before you go LIVE!

Know your WHY

You want to go LIVE – that’s AWESOME! But… why? Why do you want to go LIVE? What are you trying to accomplish? What can LIVE do for you or your business? Knowing WHY you are doing this is so key to making it all work correctly. You have to have a fix on your goal to know if you’ve reached it.

Get over the FEAR

The reason I hear most often from people about why they don’t go LIVE is FEAR. And I totally get that. LIVE can be scary. It’s unknown and it’s vulnerable. Even if you’re used to doing video, if it hasn’t been LIVE you can always fix things in editing. LIVE doesn’t give you that option (although you can always clean stuff up before you post your video for later viewing). I still feel that burst of adrenaline when I’m about to go LIVE. That feeling never goes away. What you have to do is harness that feeling and turn it into onscreen energy. The fear is about you. Don’t think about you, think about the audience.

You are going to make MISTAKES

There’s no way to avoid making mistakes on LIVE. It will happen. It’s a part of LIVE and a big reason why people love to watch. Mistakes are REAL and making them, in front of an audience, makes you real to them. And it makes them like and bond with you. It might not be how you’d choose to connect with your audience, but it’s at the heart of LIVE and key to why it works so well when you are trying to connect to people. Give yourself permission to make mistakes – and move on!

What have your experiences been with these points? Have you tackled one – or all – of them? Share your stories in the comments!

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Michael Hyatt’s LIVE video strategy for Content & Marketing! https://livestreamingpros.com/michael-hyatts-live-video-strategy-for-content-marketing/ https://livestreamingpros.com/michael-hyatts-live-video-strategy-for-content-marketing/#respond Sat, 03 Jun 2017 02:00:51 +0000 https://livestreamingpros.com/?p=7080 read more]]> [This post contains video, click to play]

Michael Hyatt is a two-time best selling author and the top marketing expert to follow. On top of all his accomplishments, he’s a fantastic guy and that comes through in all his advice to entrepreneurs and marketers. He credits LIVE with giving him four gifts: Authenticity, Relevance, Engagement, and Trust.

Michael shared all the ways he is using LIVE to connect with his audience, and even shared the unexpected value of a show that doesn’t go the way you planned. He also talked about all the different ways he uses his Level 4 studio, many of them ones he hadn’t considered before he had it available.

There’s a ton of value in this show, so make sure you watch it all!

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Mobile LIVE Video Q&A! https://livestreamingpros.com/mobile-live-video-qa/ https://livestreamingpros.com/mobile-live-video-qa/#comments Tue, 30 May 2017 02:00:52 +0000 https://livestreamingpros.com/?p=7052 read more]]> [This post contains video, click to play]

Have questions about mobile LIVE video? Going live from your phone, as so many people do? Even if you do your main LIVE show from a Level 3 or Level 4 setup, you need to be using your phone as well, for those out in the world Life Streams that are so important for building a bond with your community. So whether you do all your streams from your phone, or just your Life Streams, you want them to look and sound their best. And people’s questions about how to do that are what we’re tackling in this show.

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3 Tips for Pro Level Mobile LIVE Video! https://livestreamingpros.com/3-tips-for-pro-level-mobile-live-video/ https://livestreamingpros.com/3-tips-for-pro-level-mobile-live-video/#respond Sat, 27 May 2017 02:00:14 +0000 https://livestreamingpros.com/?p=7040 read more]]> [This post contains video, click to play]

Is your primary camera for LIVE your mobile phone? That’s the case for a lot of people, for a lot of reasons. The big thing to know is that even if your phone is your entire studio, you can still send out a very professional looking stream! This time we’re going to be looking at 3 ways to make your mobile streams look their best.

Think about your viewers’ experience

You want people to enjoy and benefit from watching your LIVE streams. Before you even get to the content, you should be thinking about how you are delivering it. How are you framing shots and how are you holding and moving the phone (your camera). Don’t be constantly swinging it around, or you’ll make your audience start to feel motion sick! Phone are small, and that makes it easy to move them quickly – but remember someone is on the other end of that fast camera move.

The Formula

FIRST – don’t ask, “Can you hear me?” as soon as you’re LIVE. It’s very natural, but very unnecessary. Watch your comments. If no one can hear you, they’ll let you know in comments. If only one person can’t hear you, it’s probably on their end. And your community will step up to help them. So don’t distract from your content by asking. (If they can’t hear you, they can’t hear that question anyway! 🙂 )

After that… the formula is…

Tease

Tell people what they’ll be getting by hanging around.

Intro

Tell them who you are and why you’re talking about your subject.

Ask for a social share

This can make a huge difference in the number of people who get to see your video, particularly on Facebook.

Engage

Talk with the people in your audience, get them involved in a back and forth conversation.

Restate your topic

Tell them what you told them. This is important for people who came in late and just generally reaffirming your point.

Launch into your main content

NOW you can start talking about your stated reason for the video.

Gear

Even if your phone is your camera, you can still add on a bunch of stuff to improve the technical quality of your videos. Start with a holder, like an iOgrapher or a Beast Grip, that you can hold on both sides for better stabilization. Then you can add on things like an external mic, special lenses, even a light! That will really boost the quality of stuff you’re shooting with your phone!

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REALITY CHECK! How you become THE BEST… https://livestreamingpros.com/reality-check-how-you-become-the-best/ https://livestreamingpros.com/reality-check-how-you-become-the-best/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 02:00:10 +0000 https://livestreamingpros.com/?p=6850 read more]]>

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This is a little bit of a rant.

Do you want to be the best at what you’re trying to do (like LIVE streaming)? It’s natural to want to be great at the things you take on, but there’s more to it than just wanting it. You need to be willing to DO THE WORK and NOT CUT CORNERS.

When people come to me to help them become great LIVE streamers, I know what to do, what advice to give them, and how to guide them down the road. But when they want to do it for free or cut corners, I don’t have answers. Because that’s not how it works. Excellence takes investment. Getting where you want to be costs time and money. That’s not always what people want to hear, but it’s the truth. You can absolutely achieve your goals, but you probably won’t reach them tomorrow.

But there are ways to make the required step less intimidating and more sure to succeed. That’s what this one is all about.

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Talking LIVE gear with PhotoJoseph https://livestreamingpros.com/talking-live-gear-with-photojoseph/ https://livestreamingpros.com/talking-live-gear-with-photojoseph/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 19:45:46 +0000 https://livestreamingpros.com/?p=6847 read more]]>

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Do you love talk about cameras and production gear? Well, get ready, because that’s what this one is all about! We teamed up with PhotoJoseph of PhotoJoseph’s Photo Moment to get geeky about the stuff near to our hearts, the cameras, mics and everything else that goes into LIVE streaming.

For more of PhotoJoseph check out our interview with him at NAB Show, and his YouTube channel.

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NAB 2017: The importance of getting great audio, with Audio Technica https://livestreamingpros.com/nab-2017-the-importance-of-getting-great-audio-with-audio-technica/ https://livestreamingpros.com/nab-2017-the-importance-of-getting-great-audio-with-audio-technica/#respond Thu, 18 May 2017 23:11:51 +0000 https://livestreamingpros.com/?p=6601 read more]]>

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I’ve said it over and over: Audio is the most important part of a video, whether it’s recorded or LIVE. Bad audio will turn off an audience faster than anything else. So I was super happy to welcome Gary Boss of Audio Technica to our NAB stream to talk about the audio options they offer for pulling in awesome sound.

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