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07May

Tricks and Tips Before You ‘Go Live’ on Facebook!

Nothing beats a live performance, nothing. Remember watching a live match or a live dance performance on a stage, the thrill and the excitement that is not replicable elsewhere. But for a performer, anything can be a stage.

Social media allows us to do more than we can imagine and going live on facebook is another enthralling feature that the  social media giant (?) has invented for all those who are looking for a platform to share their stories and experiences through a real-time broadcast. . What makes it so exciting?  It’s easy, it’s in the moment and it can go viral at  the drop of a hat.  It’s not just for celebrities or famous personalities, it is for you and I too and, well, we can have fans too!

So what are you waiting for? Go live and bring out the entertainer in you. Wait! You think you lack confidence or the swag, or you’re feeling a little nervous. Perhaps this is your first time? This article  will hopefully help to bring you out of  your shell. Like Shakespeare rightly said, “All the world’s a stage”. So it’s time for you to stage your life experiences and  show your followers that there is never a dull moment in your life. But before you go live, here are some quick tricks to reach more and more fans and gain popularity through live streaming.

  1. Build it up- There must be a reason for you to go live, whether you’re launching a new product in your company or just made the best deal, or you’re simply trying something new and adventurous. Remember to build it up. Tell your viewers why are you live, give them a little background but don’t reveal too much too soon either.
  2. Spontaneity- Be ready for practically anything to happen, just remember you are live after all! You need to be on your toes at all times and should never appear lost or stuck for words. Sounds tough, right? Well, actually,  it’s as easy as pie — just stay natural and don’t try  too hard. People find reality far more appealing than anything fake or made up.
  3. Look cool– Okay! Going live does not mean that you need to be too serious or critical, you might have to face some reactions by your viewers but then that’s the most exciting thing about live streaming. Basically the more you try to pretend, the more you will find it hard to grab viewers’ attention.

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  1. Improvise and play along-If something is not going according to plan, create something in the moment; crack a joke or perhaps ask for reactions or opinions.
  2. Warm up a bit- It’s not a bad idea to rehearse a little before going live. Knowing what you are going to say or do works like an instant, confidence-boosting pill.
  3. Be a hero– After all, it’s your live video, so you are the hero of your own film. Talk about yourself; bring your narcissistic side out. Share your achievements. Choose your best attire from your wardrobe,  decide on a  beautiful location, and look happy and smart; keep responding to the comments warmly.

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  1. No Blabbering- Whether you are promoting your company or sharing important information with your audience, you can’t take them for a ride. Blabbering or simply saying anything for no reason might backfire. Beware of rattling on and don’t get carried away.
  2. Do not forget to promote– Endorse your live broadcast before you actually go live, create some mystery and anticipation around it. Share a little teaser and some headlines about the fact that you’re going live soon. Let them wait for you and keep them guessing.

Live streaming trivia-

  1. According to research, people who go live more often stay in the viewers’ memories for a longer period of time.
  2. Viewers pay more attention to a live video as compared to a pre-recorded one. Going live is the most effective way to gain instant popularity and followers.
  3. It is the cheapest way to advertise your company or business. Share your progress immediately.

There is no reason for you  not to go live, if you haven’t done so yet . For those who have experienced it before, you already know the feeling. It will take you to cloud nine. Don’t wait for the right time to come. It is time for you to perform.