If you’re a speaker, you should be doing live broadcasts on platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
But…. I hear you say in your head, I don’t like to see myself on video … I don’t have time … I don’t know what to say.
These are all things I’ve said to myself.
Even though I’ve been on TV dozens of times, have hosted over a hundred webinars over the years, and speak in person often, I’ve shied away from doing live broadcasting.
However, as media consumption is changing and people are spending more and more time on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, we have to go where our audience wants us.
My guest today is Jenny Melrose, a live broadcasting expert who helps influencers pitch brands and monetize their content.
In this episode, we focus on why you should be doing live broadcasts and easy ways for you to start (dip the toe in!).
Jenny’s coaches me on what I should be with live broadcasting, so you may see some announcements soon. 🙂
We also talk about Jenny’s visibility strategy and what she’s learned from speaking at conferences this year as far as her preferred format and style.
Get Jenny’s live broadcasting cheat sheet at https://jennymelrose.com/live.
My challenge to you: Come into the Speaking Your Brand Facebook group (it’s free) and do a very short live video, sharing with us what you took away from this episode or you can just introduce yourself and tell us what you do.
The SYB Facebook group is a safe, welcoming, and supportive space for you to press “Go Live.”
You can get access by going to https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/join/ or text the word SPEAKING to 444-999.
About My Guest: Jenny Melrose is a former reading specialist who “retired” from her teaching career when her blogging income far exceeded her salary. Through her unique pitching system, her lifestyle blog, The Melrose Family, became regularly sought out by nationally recognized brands such as Neutrogena, Smuckers, Glad, Costco, Stanley Steamer, Sara Lee and many more. Now, she’s made it her mission to use her teaching skills and extensive experience as a successful influencer to share her strategies with thousands of other entrepreneurs via her podcast, Influencer Entrepreneurs and her website, JennyMelrose.com.
The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs and workshops at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com.
I’m thrilled that this episode is being sponsored by Book Launchers.
I met Julie Broad, the founder, at a conference earlier this year, attended her session on Writing, Publishing, and Promoting Your Book, and invited her on this podcast in episode 65.
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- The benefits of doing Facebook Live (more reasons than you think)
- What platforms to do live broadcasting on
- The difference between Instagram video and IGTV
- The recommended length for live videos
- Why you need to have a consistent date and time
- Broadcasting to your Facebook page vs. group
- How to get engagement from viewers
- What you get out of doing live broadcasting as a speaker
- Jenny’s visibility strategy
Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/88
Get Jenny’s live broadcasting cheat sheet at https://jennymelrose.com/live
Visit Jenny’s website at https://jennymelrose.com/
Follow Jenny on Instagram @jenny_melrose
Listen to Jenny’s podcast “Influencer Entrepreneurs”
Join the free Speaking Your Brand community at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/join/ or text the word SPEAKING to 444-999.
Sign up for a Strategy Session at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/strategy.
Links and Related Podcast Episodes:
- Episode 53: What It’s Like to be an Influencer with Jeanette Johnson
- Episode 81: Be a Better Speaker: Top Takeaways from Watching Presenters at Podcast Movement