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How to ... host a successful Facebook 'Live'

By Dane Thomson

· Tips

Facebook ‘Live’ has been the talk of social media for months now, but what is it? I hear you ask …

Facebook ‘Live’ is where you can live stream what you’re doing at that EXACT moment for your friends and followers to see in real time.

For those of you who haven’t gone ‘Live’ before, it can be a bit daunting … but once you click the button, start chatting and see your friends watching and the ‘likes’ and ‘hearts’ flying, you soon settle and the conversation flows …

How do I go ‘Live?’

Personal Profile

Click on ‘What’s on your mind?’ and then second down on the list you will see the option ‘Go Live.'

You then write a quick, but engaging status on your ‘add an optional description’ and then … click that big red video icon to start the 'Live' ...

... you’re all set!

Business Page

Click on ‘Write something’ and then second down on the list you will see the option ‘Go Live.'

 

You then write a quick, but engaging status on your ‘add an optional description’ and then … click that big red video icon to start the 'Live'…

... you’re all set!

When would I go ‘Live?’

Whether for yourself or your business, going ‘Live’ works best when you’ve got something you’re bursting at the seams to share …

Something that a status, a pre-recorded video or photo just won’t cut!

As this is ‘Live’ your friends/audience will be alerted that you’re going ‘Live’, therefore, it’s important that you have something worthwhile to share with them. You can instantly annoy your audience by pinging them notifications of ‘Live’ for silly reasons. For example, … your ‘Live’ video just shows you eating a sandwich with no explanation attached ...

Facebook ‘Live’ like a pro with these tips …

  • Tell people in advance that you’re hosting a ‘Live’ session in advance. For example, … “Pop back here at 7pm where I will go LIVE and share with you tips on how to make the perfect chocolate biscuit”
  •  Make sure the lighting is good so that your audience can see you clearly
  • Ensure you’re connected to a strong WI-FI network - to avoid your 'Live' being interrupted
  • Write an eye-catching description to get people interested in joining you 'Live'

Thank you for reading my blog.

Do you have any of your own Facebook ‘Live’ tips to add?

If you’d like anymore tips or a hand to help make your next Facebook ‘Live’ a success, get in touch with me today!

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