This Week on Livestream | February 6, 2017

Have you ever wanted to view Earth from Space? Watch live on Friday morning with Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from ESA Web-TV virtual studios.

Black Fashion Designers Symposium | FIT
Monday, February 6
10 AM ET
“The Black Fashion Designers Symposium features talks by designers, models, journalists, and scholars on African diasporic culture and fashion. The exhibition is on display through May 16, 2017. #BlackFashionDesigners”

Salesforce in Focus | CXO Talk
Monday, February 6
“Salesforce is one of the most important SaaS leaders in the digital economy. What makes this company significant and can it sustain that leadership position? Michael Krigsman talks with three top industry analysts to get the inside story on”

Wine and Chocolate Pairing with Jacques Torres | The Greene Space
Monday, February 6
“Join WNYC’s Leonard Lopate for a fun night of wine, chocolate, and conversation with chocolatier and New York City treasure Jacques Torres.”

“Show up, dive in, stay at it”: Post-Election Community Gathering at Royce Hall | Hammer Museum
Monday, February 6
10:30 PM ET
“Jessica Yellin, former chief White House correspondent for CNN, moderates a panel of organization and community leaders who will share their respective points of view about consequences of the election and offer suggestions to those who are interested in taking action.”

The Lost Eleven: The Forgotten Story of Black American Soldiers in World War II | The National WWII Museum
Tuesday, February 7
The Lost Eleven coauthor Robert Child tells the individual stories of these artillerymen, the Belgian family that took them in, and the boy who couldn’t forget the courageous men who died in the field.”

2017 Chicago Auto Show | Toyota
Thursday, February 9
10:30 AM ET
“Watch vehicle lineup announcements live from the #CAS17 floor.”

Women’s and Girls’ Lives Matter | Schomburg Center
Thursday, February 9
6:30 PM ET
“Talks at the Schomburg presents a close look at the roles, needs, and contributions of black women and girls in the context of the Black Lives Matter Movement.”

Michelle Buteau’s Low-Budget Talk Show | The Greene Space
Thursday, February 9
7:30 PM ET
“An unpredictable, irreverent take on the late night talk show format. You know Michelle’s work from the premiere episode of 2 Dope Queens, along with Key and Peele, The Eric Andre Show, VH1’s Best Week Ever and Big Morning Buzz. Featured guests include fashion designer and stylist Carson Kressley, comedian and actress Janeane Garofalo, and rising star Jo Firestone.”

Modo Live at the Foundry | Gnomon
Thursday, February 9
10 PM ET
“Experts in 3D content creation for games, animation, product design, and industrial design show how they rely on Modo to achieve their creative visions.”

Earth from Space | European Space Agency
Friday, February 10
“Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Join the European Space Agency every Friday at for an 800 km-high tour of our planet.”

New Horizons and The Exploration of Pluto with Dr. S. Alan Stern | Griffith Observatory TV
Sunday, February 12
“Meet Dr. Alan Stern and learn about NASA’s historic mission to Pluto and beyond. The fastest spacecraft ever launched, New Horizons left Earth in January 2006, and, after a journey of over nine years and 3 billion miles, flew past Pluto an astonishing 7800 miles above its surface.”

How to Stream a Webinar With Mevo

On this week’s webinar, we pulled back the curtain for a behind-the-scenes look at how we produce and stream a webinar.

In this video:

  • How to Plan a Live Webinar
  • How to Set Up Webinar Equipment
  • How to Build Your Audience

Content Director Amber van Moessner and Mevo Producer Nathan Lundie share a crash course in webinar production. Our hosts cover everything from equipment testing and setup to content and distribution strategy. Throughout the show, they answer questions live on-air from audiences tuning in on Livestream and Facebook Live.

How to Stream a Webinar

Think about your content:

  • What does your viewer want to see?
  • What topics will you cover?
  • Outline your show.

Amber covers why content planning is so important for any live broadcast. Having a great topic, and rehearsing the discussion before you go live, keeps a show moving. She also shares why broadcasting a live show to different channels is so important. Streaming to two destinations, like Facebook Live and Livestream, can increase your viewership.

Preparation is key:

  • Check your internet speed.
  • Test your cameras and audio gear.
  • Budget time for rehearsal.

See Livestream’s new Three Camera Kit, which includes everything you need to stream a webinar. Nathan demonstrates how easy it is to cut between a live camera on your host – or hosts – and a slide deck. He also shows how he uses a Mevo camera and Studio software to add graphics and lower thirds.

Webinar Equipment Checklist

Here is what we use:

  • 2 Mevo Cameras from Livestream
  • 2 Mevo Boost Battery Packs
  • 2 Mevo Camera Stands
  • 2 Wireless Microphones
  • Livestream Studio Software
  • Livestream Surface Go Controller
  • Livestream Studio Keyboard
  • Apple iPad for Mevo Control
  • Wireless Router

Watch our full show below, where we answer the following questions:

  • Why does interesting content set you apart?
  • Why should a rehearsal always be part of your strategy?
  • If you stream it, will they watch?