5 Tips For Doing A Facebook Live Video

5 Tips For Doing A Facebook Live Video

Have you hopped on the Facebook Live train yet?  If not, just know that FB is definitely giving preference to those who use it (which ultimately gives you an advantage). 

So today, I’m going to be sharing 5 tips when doing a Facebook Live

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This is a previous FB Live that I did and I want to add that since doing this video, you are now able to go LIVE from a desktop!!  

🔥5 Tips When Using FB Live🔥


Posted by Sherri Brown Coaching on Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Tip #1. Get right into the content.
Do not announce that you’re gonna sit here and wait for people to hop on before you get into the content.  Also realize that when it comes to live video, the majority of your views are going to be replays.  Keep in mind too, that you have about 8 seconds to capture somebody’s attention before they decide whether they’re going to watch you or move on.

The real deal is, people literally have the natural attention span of a fish (I totally read that somewhere but can’t remember where) so get straight into the content, otherwise, you will lose people.

Tip #2. Keep your FB Lives to 10 minutes or less.
Keep your Facebook Lives around 10 minutes or under. Why? Because nobody wants to sit here and watch a movie on Facebook. Get your content, get it out there, keep it concise, to the point and then end it.  The exception to this is if you’re doing some type of training on a particular topic, in that case, it can be longer but ultimately, try to keep them shorter. 

Tip #3. Ask questions.
I love asking questions and the reason I do this is to increase engagement with my viewers.  Another perk to asking questions is that when people are commenting, it also increases the weight of my video and Facebook says, “Hey, people are liking this,” (so it’s a double hack) and they’ll push it out into more people’s newsfeed. So there is a reason to engage, ask questions and interact with people.  

Tip #4. Look at the camera dot on your phone and not yourself.
If you have a phone, you have a little camera dot, and that’s what you need to be looking at.  When you’re looking and talking to the camera dot on your phone then to your viewers, it looks as if you’re looking straight at them.  However, if you’re looking at yourself during the video, it looks like you’re staring off into space and you’re not able to get that connection with your viewers. Soo…. stop looking at yourself and look at the dot! 🙂  

Tip #5. Have a call-to-action at the end of your video.
You always want to give people that next step they can take in the process, right? And it needs to be congruent with whatever you’re talking about.  So for instance, I’m sitting here giving you more marketing tips. If you want to learn how you can stand out on social media and become a better marketer, and attract people to you, hop on over to SherriBrownCoaching.com and there, you get more information about the free trainings and services I offer.  See how I did that?  So just think about whatever topic you’re talking about and have a call to action that aligns with your message.  If I’m talking about marketing tips, I wouldn’t send someone to a prospecting training because it’s not congruent with my topic.  Make sense?

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  • Chondra Rankin

    Reply Reply November 28, 2016

    Some GREAT tips!! Some that seem like common sense, but that I hadn’t thought of. 🙂 Thank you for these tips, they will help everyone reading and applying them!

  • Jelena Ostrovska

    Reply Reply November 28, 2016

    This reminds me about the time limit I should be doing on my FB Live. Sometimes, I go beyond ten minutes without realizing that not everyone has a long attention span. Thank you for sharing.

  • Dr. Lisa Thompson

    Reply Reply November 28, 2016

    Love doing FB lives! Great engagement and I see more traffic driven to my blog.

    Great tips Sherri as always 🙂

    Dr. Lisa

  • Theresa Lovelace

    Reply Reply November 28, 2016

    I love these tips, Sherri! I often wonder why people have such long Lives…they really don’t hold your attention after a few minutes. By the way, it was Mark Harbert who said get right into the content. That was when he spoke at LTD. 🙂

  • Nathan Lucas

    Reply Reply November 28, 2016

    LIVE LIVE LIVE!! This is the biggest hit of this year and probably years to come. Great tips on using Facebook live Sherri! You’re a rockstar! I have a problem with #1 lol But I really like tips #3 and #4. I see people doing lives that are not looking at the camera so it looks like they’re looking somewhere else. ANNNNND I love tips #5. ALWAYS have a call to action!
    Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  • Demetri Benton

    Reply Reply November 28, 2016

    These are awesome tips Sherri! I haven’t jumped on the FaceBook train yet, but your tips are very helpful. Bookmarked! Thanks for sharing!

  • Loetta Paulsen

    Reply Reply November 29, 2016

    Great 5 tips on Facebook Live Video. This stuff is HOT nowadays. Thanks for sharing!

  • Gordon Attard

    Reply Reply November 29, 2016

    Love the time limit one! I always keep them below 10mins. Like you said Sherri, nobody want to sit down for more than that. Thanks

  • Julie Cooper

    Reply Reply November 30, 2016

    Great tips Sherri, still trying to figure out how to get better at #1… I think I need a VA to share my Facebook live for me 🙂

    I was listening to Chalene Johnson as well and one her tips was to have a little bonus tip at the beginning of your Live and encourage people who hop on later to watch the beginning of the Live to found out where to find the bonus tip. I thought it was a good idea too.

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