Session 258: Tips on Creating a Professional Livestream, Melvin Varghese, Ph.D.

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Today’s show is the first of a two-part series about livestreaming. I jumped somewhat hesitantly into this world a few months ago, and surprisingly, I’ve enjoyed this new outlet. Join me as I share what I’ve learned about livestreaming.

I was nervous about starting The STC Online Income Stream because I am usually self-conscious on video. I’ve become more comfortable and more familiar with being in front of the camera over these months of livestreaming. My livestream focuses on podcasting and online courses, but I have plans to expand into other content areas. The current format is set for 15-minute talks about growing our impact and income beyond the therapy room, sharing tips and strategies that have proven to be successful. Today’s episode is all about the technical gear needed to set up a livestream, and next week’s Part 2 will focus on livestream content creation.

What We’ll Learn

    • How livestreaming has seen huge growth since the pandemic began
    • How livestreaming helps create video content for future use and helps hone my skills and strengths
    • Why pushing beyond the safe and familiar leads to increased confidence and courage
    • Why technology is a big challenge when starting any livestream
    • Essential gear for a pro-quality livestream: (see link in Resources for more information about the specific gear that I use)
      • Digital SLR camera
      • 24-70 mm wide angle lens
      • Capture card
      • Microphone
      • Softbox light
      • Stream deck
      • Royalty-free music
      • Software
    • For a behind-the-scenes look at my gear and set up, see the Learning Library link in Resources

Resources Mentioned

For specific information and links to the gear that I use: STC Livestreaming Kit

For the behind-the-scenes look at my gear:  STC Learning

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