Wondering how to get over your fear of going live on Facebook? Here's a roundup of 24 Facebook Live tips for business professionals. Going live on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram (and many other platforms) can be seriously nerve wrecking for many people, especially when just starting out. Many people are concerned about their appearance, if their content will be worthy of people's time, if they speak in a silly way, etc.
Why go live on Facebook?
Today I'm here to share with you that it's not as bad as you may be thinking. In fact, going live on Facebook is a great way to connect with your audience in real time! It's like hosting a workshop without having to leave the house, or popping up for a conversation at any time of day.
I've searched social media and below are my favorite anonymous quotes, from fellow business women, of encouragement for getting over the Facebook LIVE jitters. Have any Facebook tips for business professionals of your own? Please share them in the comments below! Below are anonymous quotes from people.
24 Facebook Live for business tips
Be yourself and quit worrying ????
You don't have to be live for a whole video. If you're delivering content do it as intro and then use slides for the rest.
Honestly the more you do it the better and easier it is. 🙂 It took me about 5 lives to feel better.
Take 5 minutes to relax before you go live.
Create a secret group with you and a couple friends who are willing to help you out. Go live in that group and have your friends ask you certain questions and you can practice that way. Just keep in mind Facebook lives can make or break you.
Relax and think about talking to a great friend about something you are passionate about, when we speak from the heart all turns out well!
I did emotional freedom technique around it, it helped a lot.
I started by just doing prerecorded videos. Then once I was ready to go live – I would make sure a few of my friends were available to come support me and engage!
Just do it! Accept that they won’t be perfect but that is what makes you human and what others will relate to. ????
The more you do it the easier it gets. Start with just documenting small things. Don’t do big topics or have to focus on what will I talk about. Just start by documenting something that you are doing or do that is relative to your page and you.
Do it afraid. Just remember if you were sitting in front of them they would be seeing the same thing. That thought right there helps me do them!
Practice practice practice! You have to get used to talking to yourself. But its fun to interact with the people, and remember to ask them to like and share your live. That helps you get more views!
Figure out what exactly your aversion is about…public speaking, fear of not enough engagement, etc. Go from there.
Keep doing them until you feel comfortable that's what I had to do.
Look up Mel Robbins and the 5 Second Rule. Do it scared, your audience loves it when you're REAL. So Let your audience know you're scared. Have a dance party right before you go live to get fired up and enthusiastic and hit that button!
Record yourself every day. “Ok guys I’m here today to talk about … “ talk about anything. Watch it. Delete it. Eventually you feel more comfortable to do one that matters.
Start right away, smile, have good lighting (natural is best), be enthusiastic and have energy (do jumping jacks or run in place beforehand ????), just press the start button and go for it! ????
The thing that helped me the most was realizing I was making it about me. I was only afraid to do it because of what people might think of ME, but when I shifted my focus to thinking about the people who needed to hear what I’ve learned, it got a lot easier!
Write a brief outline, tip of the day, who you are and call to action. Practice and just have fun!
Make notes, stick to one topic per video, chat like you would if they were in the room with you, and do one daily. Depending on your audience, make sure the video fits their timeline. So 1-10 minutes fits majority.
Always ask them to share, or ask questions to get feed back.
Just give yourself one point you'd like to make in your video. That's it. Make it easier for yourself.
Knowing that you can always delete takes the pressure off. Have fun.
It gets easier every time. Write down what you want to say. Practice it and then go for it! Just please don't do it in your bathroom. I don't understand why people do them in their bathrooms.
Just be YOU.
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