By: Amelia Morse Kolkmeyer, MFA - Founder & Lead Instructor/Coach
So you’re going to do a Facebook Live, but you’re maybe struggling a bit. Here are some tips we’d like to share with you to help your next Facebook Live and future Lives a success.
Know what you’re going to talk about.
Write it out. Whether it be bullet points or a written out script.
Rehearse it outloud! Doing this allows you to hear what you’re going to say, feel the words in your mouth, and be able to make any changes.
Include keywords and phrases that your audience will understand.
Do a test run.
Many people choose to use various platforms that link to their Facebook page or group. Do a mini-introduction live to try out a new platform. That way you know how it functions and can fix any hiccups that may occur.
Get a Stage Manager (aka Moderator)
Ask someone to be on the other end to watch your Live happening.
Have them keep track of the questions and alert you to the ones of most importance. That way you’re not distracted and are able to focus on delivering your message.
Lay out what you’re going to be talking about so they have a clear idea of what sort of things to look out for during your Live.
Pay this person. They are working for you and deserve to be compensated for their time and work.
Record your Live.
Go back and watch your Live. This will allow you to learn from what happened. You can circle back and answer any questions in future Lives or in posts.
Take notes from your Live to learn from not only what you presented, but from your audience.
Yes, these can be scary, but you’re doing them for a reason. They are a way to connect and serve your audience. Don’t make them feel like this is a burden, make them feel that you’re excited to be there for them.
If you’re wanting to polish up your on-camera presence, or get some 1:1 help, we’re here to help you! We do private 1:1 coaching for Digital Public Speakers. We’re here to help work with you directly to deliver your message that works and reflects you and your brand. Reach out today to set up your free mini-coaching session today!
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