Are you thinking about taking the leap and go live on Facebook? Because for most of us, it is a leap. A leap of confidence and faith. Let’s face it, few of us are comfortable ‘on screen.’
Here are some useful tips to make your Facebook live a success:
Plan to go live at a time that’s right for you. Allow breathing space either side so you won’t rush to or from the live. Before going live you might read over your notes, take a few breaths or go to the bathroom. After the live, take a moment to reflect on what went well or what you can improve.
Think about what you will talk about during your live. Jot down a few bullet points to avoid a live ramble. Will you inform, educate or entertain your audience? Could you share examples to make your live more relatable? Prepare answers to possible audience questions.
Practice out loud. Is your voice clear? Do you waffle or not share enough? Where do you need to pause for emphasis or to catch your breath? Maybe the content order needs to shuffle around.
Decide where you will go live. Will it be away from outside or household noise? Your audience needs to be able to hear you.
Take a look at your background. Remove sensitive documents or items that you prefer your audience not see.
Check the level of your computer or phone camera so that you’re not too close or far away.
Make sure the lighting is pleasant. Try to avoid going live in a gloomy space or where the sun hits your face.
So, there you have it. 5 helpful tips for going live on Facebook. Now you’re ready to take that leap and go live. Go for it, you can do it. I know you can.