Going live is exhilarating. With platforms designed to appeal to the attention of your audience, they do put you on the edge.
You have only one shot at it and the feedback is instantaneous. Your adrenaline does kick in! For most, it’s too much to handle. While some thrive on it, many steer away from it.
Going live is a double-edged sword. It only gets complicated when multiple individuals are involved.
5 pointers to make it work for you:
1: Before you begin, Take a few deep breaths and speak with your guest for 15 – 20 minutes. You’ll need to ease into the conversation with the guest.
2: Look into the camera lens as you speak. Cause if you are looking at yourself, you lose eye contact with the audience (and the guest)
3: Your face must be the major part of the screen. If the audience is focused on your background then you are doing something wrong!
4: Test your audio, video, data and battery levels. I have a limited data connection and I always keep a buffer 10Gb data that kicks in once my daily data exhausts.
5: Always, always, always save the video before publishing. It’s so easy to miss this and repent for days.