7 Tips for Creating Better Facebook Live

7 Tips for Creating Better Facebook Live

Here are six tips for creating better Facebook Live. Try making better Facebook Live with these six tips.

  1. Promote before you broadcast

Before you broadcast your live video, you need to let the audience know about your upcoming live broadcast such as time and contents of your broadcast. You can promote your upcoming live broadcast with texts, images or even short video clips. You can create an event for your live broadcast on Facebook and when you are on live, the event alarm will be sent to your followers.

  1. Pick the right time

Choosing the right time is important for creating a live broadcast. Find out the time when many of your broadcast viewers or followers are online through your Facebook page’s Insights section and broadcast at that time which would attract a lot of viewers or followers.

  1. Prepare

Preparing for your live broadcast is very important. You should check the broadcasting location, audio environment and decide your live streaming contents and how you will live stream before your live broadcast.

  • Location: First, choose a spot that has a strong network connection since you don’t want your broadcast to be interrupted. Also, pick a spot with good lighting or go outside, but don’t have the light directly behind you (it’ll wash you out).
  • Audio: Check your audio environment before you broadcast. Try to minimize background and ambient noise. While users will expect the production quality to be a bit raw and unrehearsed, be sure that they can see and hear you without undue distractions. If you’re in a loud space, you’re going to need some kind of external microphone to make sure your viewers can actually hear anything.
  • Strong Connection: Make sure you have strong network connection before going live. Check your network connection with network speed monitor app and live stream in a strong network environment, raising the quality of your live broadcast.
  • Contents: Don’t go into a broadcast without a plan — know what you want to do and say in the video, whether it’s a few key talking points or to have a few questions ready ahead of time in a Q&A, in case the comments slow down.
  • How you will live stream: Decide whether to hold the phone yourself or use some type of mount. You could also delegate the job to a co-worker. For the live video, you can use either the front- or rear-facing camera.
  1. Practice

Have plenty of time for you to practice before the actual broadcast. You may do a practice run of your broadcast by setting the privacy setting to Only Me. In this way, only you can see your practice broadcast and check what needs to be added or taken out for your actual live broadcast.

  1. Use CameraFi Live app
  • External cameraYou can broaden your use of live broadcast by connecting an external camera to your Android phone. With CameraFi Live, you can live stream on Facebook using external cameras such as DSLR, camcorder, drone, 360-degree VR camera, wearable camera, action cam, etc. By using external cameras, you can make your live broadcast more professional.

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  • Edit in real timeWith CameraFi Live, you can edit your broadcast in real time by adding images, texts and applying filters. Also, you can draw or write on your broadcast
    with pen drawing feature. With these editing effects, you can make much more professional and better live broadcast.
  • Multi-camera switcherYou can also choose to live stream from diverse video and audio sources with CameraFi Live. While live streaming, you can switch to live stream through other video and audio sources. Also, there is PIP(picture in picture) feature, which allows you to live stream a small video of your another video source inside your broadcast.
  1. Say hello to commenters by name; respond to their comments live

Say hello to viewers or commenters by name and respond to their comments. Your audience will be thrilled to hear you mention their name and answer their questions when you are live. It’ll make everyone feel more part of the live broadcast.

  1. Broadcast for longer time and frequently

If you broadcast for a longer time, more people will likely see your broadcast and share your video with their friends on Facebook. We suggest you to go live for at least 10 minutes and you can live stream for up to 90 minutes on Facebook. Also, if you live stream frequently, more people will have chance to see your broadcast.