Leadership and Civic Engagement

Facebook Live Tips and Tricks

by Sarah Nichols on Sep 20, 2018

As many of you know, WREN has been streaming Facebook Live content every Friday since the start of July. We use these #FacebookLiveFridays (and sometimes additional days, too) to highlight the great work our partners are doing and discuss relevant issues facing the women and girls of South Carolina.

Doing our Facebook live videos has been a learning experience, and we have had some people reach out to us for tips and tricks on how to create Facebook live content that we thought we would share with you all.

First, let’s give credit where it’s due. Roshanda Pratt – storytelling and live streaming strategist and heartfelt producer of “The Rosho Live”—set us up for success with some great advice on building your livestreaming content and audience. Here are some of our takeaways from her:

For split-screen broadcasting with a remote party, we use a website called BeLive.tv. This is a service that requires a monthly subscription if you want split-screening and other capabilities, but there is a 2-week free trial available to see if you want to purchase the service. BeLive is a great way to interview someone remotely, add your personal branding, write on-screen updates and show comments in real time.

Also, don’t be afraid to have fun with your content! It will keep your followers engaged and having fun as well.

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