13 Comments

  1. Kimberly
    January 24, 2017 @ 10:34 am

    I just did my very first Facebook Live on Saturday! I posted that morning that I would be going live and what I would be talking about. That made it real! I knew at that point I couldn’t back out. I also posted a reminder 30 minutes before I went live. I had 100 live viewers and as of this morning, 350 views! I ended up going 45 minutes, so I’m not sure how many actually stayed until the end. I haven’t started my blog yet, but this just showed me the power of video.

  2. Sheena
    January 25, 2017 @ 12:16 am

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Facebook Live. It seems like it would be a good way to practice being in front of the camera without the headache of editing only to chicken out and never post it.

  3. Angela @ Setting My Intention
    January 25, 2017 @ 5:04 pm

    That’s one of my goals is to do FB live this year! Thanks for the helpful tips.

  4. Jennifer@TheIntentionalMom
    January 25, 2017 @ 7:54 pm

    I so agree with all your tips. I started broadcasting on Periscope almost right when it came out, and really, my heart is still there. I also do broadcasts on Facebook Live, and with all the live broadcasting I’ve done, it has made me totally comfortable when I speak in person, when I do videos for courses I am creating, and really in just talking to people out in the world. I always tell people that it is scary at first, but it does get easier. I can live broadcast in my sleep now. But like you say, I still use an outline every time. One last thing, the only way to get over that fear is just to jump in there and do it. So, just do it 🙂

  5. Jennifer @ Practical Family
    January 26, 2017 @ 4:08 pm

    Thank you for writing this out! I’ve experimented for the past few months with this feature and you are completely right, it does get easier as you go. My audience loves it! Yes, have an outline. It helps me to keep my thoughts together. Doing it over and over helps me to keep my thoughts concise. Watching myself reminds me that I say ummmm a lot and it drives me nuts! Haha Thank you for confirming that FB live is in fact a great way to engage the audience. I’ll have to start scheduling them to let people know ahead of time. XOXO

  6. Kia Stephens
    January 26, 2017 @ 10:07 pm

    Okay so this is crazy because I have been telling all my blogging friends that I don’t want to do Facebook Live even though I am planning to do one next month. It just gives me the willies. I think it is the fear of getting on there and no one watches. That feels embarrassing and lonely. If that happens I will feel like I’m standing on a stage in my birthday suit all exposed for the world to see. I am gonna bite the bullet and get out there. I’m shakin’ in my boots though but I’m going. Thanks for this post. I’m sure this is some kind of divine intervention so that I don’t talk myself out of it. Thanks for the tips to make my first FB Live a good one.

  7. Rebecca
    January 27, 2017 @ 1:34 am

    Thank you so much for yet ANOTHER valuable post, Ruth! I have been wondering about this Facebook Live stuff and really want to try it. Your tips and advice have taken a lot of the angst out of it for me now. I am just starting out and don’t have many followers, so now is the perfect time to get started with it. At least I won’t embarrass myself in front of too many people!

    • Darlene at HerCountryMusic
      February 26, 2017 @ 11:09 am

      Kia, my niece is ready to go live and she’s also concerned no one will watch.

      I suggested she reach out to 7-9 peeps who want to go live and ask if they’ll collaborate.

      Everyone agrees to pop in and like/comment.

      Maybe y’all agree on a one week commitment. So everyone plans their “live” week, and then the 7-9 (or whatever the number) support each other during that time.

      xo, darlene 🙂

    • Darlene at HerCountryMusic
      February 26, 2017 @ 11:10 am

      Shoot Kia, I was trying to reply to your comment but hit the “reply” for the comment below, if you want to check it out.

      darlene 🙂

  8. Emmanuel Ezioghene
    January 27, 2017 @ 4:45 pm

    Thank for incredible teaching on to make maximum profit o Facebook.

  9. Rebecca
    January 29, 2017 @ 11:42 am

    Facebook Live started as a challenge and is now my favorite time of the week. I was terrified and awkward the first time (and still am) but it has given me the opportunity to stretch myself and prayerfully connect people with my heart.
    I have two tips.
    – Elevate the camera to eye height. I tape notes to the side of my phone/iPad so that I don’t have to look down to break eye contact.
    – Review comments to answer any questions missed during the live broadcast.
    I love what you said about jumping in and have fun with it. It is loads of fun to interact in real time!

  10. Debbie
    March 16, 2017 @ 9:03 pm

    phone horizontal or vertical?
    Do you just push the button and it starts???

  11. Menangsilig S kastai
    March 23, 2017 @ 3:46 pm

    Thank for opportunities to help me