In less than two years the role of live-streaming moved from being a nice-to-have and quickly became the modus operandi for many who wanted to stay in touch with their communities and continue hosting events. Even though we’re more than 18 months into “new-normal” the sound of hosting an event, workshop or discussion via live-stream may sound daunting.
That’s why we decided to chat to poet, voice over artist and motivational speaker, Emma Mabye about her tips on how to host consistent, high-quality live streams.
Know your content and what it is that you're trying to achieve.
Often the host comes online unprepared and ends up falling over their words. Coming prepared shows a great deal of respect to your audience. When you know what it is that you want to achieve, it’ll make it easier for you to package your message.
Communicate it with Confidence
When you are confident about your intention you are able to communicate it better. Always brief your guests on what you want to talk about, and maybe even have a conversation with them before you go Live.
Invest in the tools
When you invest in yourself and your production, it makes all the difference. This doesn’t mean spending money. You can invest time and energy into learning new (free) tools, upgrade your backdrop or environment with things around the house and ask friends to help. Be open to taking criticism and try to improve your stream with every edition.
If you want to learn more from Emmah, and her Live Streaming tips, watch this episode of The Creators Guide.