A guide to live-streaming and webinars
In August 2018, 'Reaching an audience' was published, providing an introductory guide to digital live-streaming events and presentations.
As a growing number of organisations, professionals and individuals connect remotely to give talks, presentations, events and ceremonies, this book can help you to connect digitally from the comfort of your home, enhance your skills and run online events, which can enrich and support your community.
The skills and knowledge shared are vital for communities to connect remotely, it is a modern life-skill that has become ever more important for people to remain connected.
After a lent lecture series was streamed live online as a trial, reaching a further audience who weren't present was such a rewarding experience for both the audience and presenters, the knowledge and skills had to be shared.
In demonstrating some technical skill and understanding, a main aim of this book is to allow events, ceremonies, webinars and presentations to be easily accessible. In helping others achieve these results, bring an experience personal to them to others connecting from their home, is incredibly valuable for communities to remain connected and support one another.
This book was inspired by the authors' experience of successfully providing live-streaming of an illustrated talk from a village hall in rural Herefordshire.
During this live stream, the authors used 'GoToWebinar' software to complete this stream which worked well for them. A total of 50 virtual guests attended, but as this was a trial there was no subscription taken. The presentation was streamed through a 4G connection, and this is one very important consideration to make before selecting a venue and the live-streaming service. As this was a trial that was appropriate, but if this were to be adopted as a lengthy series, this would not have been the most cost effective way to have done things.
The book outlines everything you need to know to prepare for a live stream, but in completing your own live-stream it is important to research what software is available to work best for you, your venue and your audience.
If you would like to hear more from the people who experienced the trial that inspired this book, please get in touch at: email@example.com
Jack currently works as Marine Licensing Casework Officer and is also self-employed under his brand 'Holtography'. In learning essential storytelling skills during his masters degree in Wildlife Documentary Production, he has applied these skills in effective digital communication in his current role, external consultation and on many creative projects. ...
Jack has also been commissioned for an architectural photography project and has a great passion for landscape, long-exposure and wildlife photography. Jack created the cover, design and writing style for this book.
Kevin has worked extensively as a specialist in data connectivity, managing the delivery of complex I.T. projects in both the commercial and non-profit sectors both in the UK and beyond. ...
He sees the power of live-streaming technology as a positive force for good, bringing together communities and enabling participation in events by those who would not otherwise be able to take part.
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Currently the book is only available printed in English and German. If you would like to discuss production of a translation please do get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
English Edition ISBN: 978-1-5272-2521-3
German Edition ISBN: 978-1-5272-3107-8
Suddenly the doors are locked, we can’t meet in church, we’re isolated in our homes and the news channel is carrying stories of big churches live streaming services; great idea, but I have not got any ideas about how to even start doing that. Then in my Facebook stream comes a post about this book! The hand of God or a lucky break? Probably a lucky break, but what luck! I ordered a copy, it got delivered, I unpacked it; my first thought was ‘oh, it’s rather thin’! Don’t be fooled, this book packs a mighty punch. Clear, simple, concise and even I could understand it! It is full of tips to avoid common mistakes and guidance on what to check off to get streaming. We now come together on Sundays almost like usual, multiple people contribute to our worship just as they would in church and we feel connected. It is great to ‘be together’, while not being together! But that’s not the end of it! Now we’re hooked! Live streamed bible study group, live streamed kids ‘Sunday School’ on a Saturday (yeah, don’t ask!), I am even considering live streaming a prayer session every morning. Right now far more people are joining in than ordinarily come to church. From lock down isolation to strong community bonding, all thanks to this one book. I can’t thank the authors enough!
I was not convinced by the idea of live streaming our monthly talks at our nature conservation group. We are a small group in an isolated part of Scotland, and I didn’t see the point, but people wanted to “move with the times”. I bought this small book and it was the best choice. The book is easy to follow and turns what I thought would be a hard subject in to easy tasks and things to think about. The advice in the book is sound and well presented, the proof is we now have more people joining our talks online than come to our meetings, and the number that come to our meetings has gone up too.
It is remarkable how much information is packed into this short book while keeping it easy to understand and a pleasure to read.
One evening every month we run an “open evening” in our community bookshop to profile some selected items of new stock and we often have a speaker as well. I had not thought of live-streaming until I got an email promoting this book, but the idea immediately appealed to me. Due to the small size of the shop, and our location in the Highlands of Scotland, I think this the perfect way to open up our evenings to more people.
Everything in this beginner’s guide makes good sense, and after just a few days I am ready to start advertising this new way of joining our events. I recommend this book to everyone who runs any type of community group where there are speakers and who likes the thought of live-streaming, these are exactly the people this book is for. It is the perfect how-to guide to get you started, including good tips and practical advice for providing a great online experience for the audience. This is not a guide on how to install and set up computers and other equipment, but it does provide excellent detail of what is required. I could not be more impressed and have ordered additional copies for the shop stock.