4 Benefits of Hosting a Guest on Your Live Broadcast

When you’re just starting out with live-broadcasting, the camera can seem quite intimidating. And developing a solid strategy? DAUNTING. What do you talk about? What if no one tunes in? What if you completely blank and can’t come back from it?
These are things that we all initially think, have no doubts.
If you would have told me a year ago that I would have my own regular schedule of two Facebook Live shows a week, I would have laughed hysterically. At that point, I hated the sound of voice on recording and I felt sooo awkward when the camera was rolling.
So, with all of that being said, how did I get comfortable with broadcasting live? The answer is easy, but might not be what you want to hear: BY PRESSING THE "LIVE" BUTTON. Many times. It took several broadcasts before I finally felt completely comfortable. It’s like I’ve mentioned in past posts; you need to talk past the camera! If you’re broadcasting alone, engage your audience. Ask them questions. Answer their questions thoroughly…this could lead to even more discussion!
However, there is a secret to expediting this process: host a guest!
Hosting a guest can break the uneasiness of the situation, simply by the contribution of a conversation. That potential for awkward silence falls away, and is potentially filled instead with laughter or clever banter. See the example below of my most recent "Midweek (ish) Talk" featuring Tim Lewis, Host of the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast: