Now that you are using Facebook Live, I thought it might be a great idea to give you some tips to help you “Rock” your “live” events.
Using Facebook live is easy. But a few little things will make your live presentations much more engaging.
Tips for Using Facebook Live
- Look at the camera. Don’t look over in the corner or up in the air. Look at the camera just like you would look at a person. Your goal is to make eye contact with the camera. If you do that, when a person is watching your video, they will feel like you are making eye contact with them.
- Talk like you are talking to a friend. Don’t be overly formal or stiff. Just talk naturally like you would if you met them at the grocery store, etc.
- Try to hold the camera fairly still. A tripod or selfie stick can help. Or just propping the camera somewhere will work.
- Consider a microphone. If you plan to do a lot of moving or will have to turn your face away from the camera you may want to use a microphone for improved audio. A lapel microphone works best. They are inexpensive and available in any audio store or Amazon.com
- Use the front-facing camera when possible. Using the front-facing camera will give you better quality video than the back-facing camera.
- Lighting. No special lighting is necessary, but you need to make sure you have sufficient lighting to illuminate your face so people can see you.
- Multiple people on FB Live. If you want more than one person to be part of your Facebook Live, then you might want to use a program like Zoom. I use Zoom all the time to interview authors, etc. We usually have at least 3 or 4 people on the Facebook Live and all can be seen and heard when running it through Zoom.
My Facebook Live
Below is a Facebook Live I did with multiple people. This was done using Zoom.
If you need to start at the beginning, check out our post, How to Get Started with Facebook Live. In this post, I provide step-by-step instructions for using Facebook Live.
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