Live Streaming Etiquette: Avoid These 4 Common Live Streaming Mistakes

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January 15, 2021

Live Streaming Etiquette: Avoid these 4 common live streaming mistakes

Now that your church is ready to start live streaming your services and events, it’s time to start thinking about live streaming etiquette. What are the do’s and don’ts of being on camera in front of a live audience? 

Our team at LiveControl put together a list of common mistakes that you can easily avoid:

Mistake 1: Poor lighting

An easy pitfall to avoid during your live stream is being over or under lit. An easy way to avoid this is by setting up your camera in front of a window with light, or in front of a different light source. We help our clients find the perfect spots to place our two PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras in their worship space so that lighting does not end up being a problem during your live stream.

Mistake 2: Ignoring audio quality

Your congregants attend your service because they want to be able to hear your message. A lot of people make the mistake of being too far or too close from the microphone, discouraging your viewers from watching a live stream with low quality audio. In order to improve this, make sure that you are using a good quality microphone that is near your audio source.

Mistake 3: No visuals

Our team recommends incorporating lower thirds, pre-recorded videos, or other graphics into your lives tream to keep your audience engaged. This might also make your services easier to follow for folks at home by allowing you to show lyrics for worship songs or bible passages alongside your live stream.

Mistake 4: Not interacting with your audience

Even though we are all separated due to stay-at-home orders, that doesn’t mean that you can’t interact with your congregation. Make sure that you are engaging with your congregants during a live service. We can help you do this with our Zoom integration, allowing your congregants to chat with you, and with each other during your live stream. 

Do you still have questions on what you can do to step up your church’s live streams? Speak to someone on our team by scheduling a free demo with us today.

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