Tinsel Town: Livestreaming Tips #ConnectHer16 @Tenminitt

Posted on August 23rd, 2016 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz

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Tinsel Town: Livestreaming Tips #ConnectHer16

First and foremost, I want to thank Laura Filipowicz, Carolyn West and Aubrye Foote for producing such a beautiful event. Even as a presenter (round table session leader) I got so much out of this conference! The supportive community of ConnectHer as a whole has made the experience extra special since day one. Yes, I believe that Connect Her Media Conference wasn’t a one day event, and it isn’t over. The Facebook group and the friendships made will continue on with sharing and announcements and gratitude until ConnectHer17 and beyond!

In the Live video above, I quickly went through the points that I made at my session that I presented for Livestreaming Tips for Business. They are really great tips for anyone who wants to try live streaming or recording video online.

Here I will share the slides and the tips as well as the resources for those of you who would like to have access to them.

On Tinsel Town: Livestreaming Tips #ConnectHer16 Part 2,  I will share my photos and comments from the ConnectHer Conference. It was a fabulous event! I am already registered for next year, and I will be submitting an application to present again. It was such an honor to share my passion project with other women who are passionate about making a difference in their own journey.

Con2016-08-20 18.10.00nectHer is a networking opportunity. It is what we do. I remember the first blogging event I attended, and everyone passed around their business card. It is a status symbol. I have made something of myself, I am representing my business, I have arrived!

I collected the cards from all the attendees at my table, and I used them to draw winners for prizes that I brought with me. That was fun! And now, I can follow up with each of them!


2016-08-20 18.11.27The Self Interview is what I use for an introduction on live stream and video. It is important to introduce yourself often so new followers learn who you are and what you are about. We need to make it fresh and interesting for those who have been watching us online for a long time, too. So, with the standard introduction memorized, add a little tidbit of what you are doing in your personal life to add some zest to the presentation.

Answer these questions and memorize your responses. Say it a few times and then record it and watch it. See how you look and sound.

What is your name? Why are you here? What do you do?

In our group2016-08-20 18.13.11 discussions, I asked each participant to introduce themselves to the person sitting next to them using the information they wrote down on a 3 x 5 card. They also chatted a few moments about why they are attending the conference.




2016-08-20 18.14.19Then, I asked them to trade cards and fill in between the lines – what they remembered the other person shared about themselves that made an impression. They gave the cards back and I explained that they should add comments like that when they introduce themselves online. This is the first step in sharing who you are with your audience. This is how they get to know you.



2016-08-20 18.15.41You guessed it! I talked about how I always put on red lipstick before I go on camera. That is like my uniform. It makes me feel like I am ready to present myself, and I am ready to “BE” Miz Meliz. When we feel confident about how we look we can put our “best face” forward. This helps our audience to like us. There will always be someone else who is successful on livestream broadcasting who has worse hair, teeth, and lighting. Maybe they don’t care about those things because they are so fired up about what they are telling you. A little lipstick goes along way for me to get over myself and get online. For you, it might be a cup of coffee, a bouquet of flowers, a scarf, or a hat. Just add a little flair and show the beautiful person you are on the inside.


2016-08-20 18.16.45There are many platforms to choose from these days for live streaming and online video. I have used and watch all of these (and more!) – –

  1. Facebook Live
  2. Google Hangouts
  3. Skype
  4. Blab
  5. Spreecast
  6. Firetalk
  7. Huzza
  8. Crowdcast
  9. Zoom
  10. Periscope
  11. Meerkat
  12. Instagram
  13. Twitter
  14. Snapchat
  15. YouTube

There are so many options. It is a little ridiculous, isn’t it? How could I possibly decide what I like best and tell you what you should use. There is no way. Each one offers different features and are good for different reasons. Some of these aren’t even available anymore or are not supported. If you are truly new and nervous about live video, I suggest trying Meerkat first. It is easy and a good place to get some feedback. That is where I started and it worked for me.

My best advice for starting a live stream or vlog, is to use the platform where you spend the most time. Go to where you feel most comfortable and where your followers and supporters are. For me, that’s Facebook. That is why I am so excited that Facebook has livestreaming with chat now, and is soon there will be the option of meeting with other live streamers and have a two person online experience. That is my bag baby! I love to interact with my friends and interview people to get to know them!

2016-08-20 18.18.30I asked each participant to write down any questions they had about live streaming and online video. They turned in their cards and I promised I would share the answers on my blog. See Tinsel Town: Livestreaming Tips #ConnectHer16 Part 2 to see all the questions and answers from the sessions that I lead.



2016-08-20 18.28.35I learned about the six or seven word sentence when I went to my very first blogger conference years ago. It was Bloggy Boot Camp. This stayed with me because it is so important to create well thought out and concise titles for all of our content. It helps when choosing key words or tags for our posts, it helps when sharing and tweeting, it helps with clarity and professionalism. Keep it simple. Use six or seven main words to describe your content. Have it at the ready to make it easy to enter a title when you are live streaming on the fly!

Think of a phrase or sentence that describes you and/or your business using a maximum of seven words. Practice saying that sentence out loud. Memorize it. Record yourself saying it. This is your “intention statement.” This is the basis for all of your titles of content going forward. You can change it up for different themes and subjects.

Some examples:

  • Tinsel Town Live is Where You Can Shine
  • Paint with Heart Brings Out Your Inner VanGoh
  • Miz Meliz Presents Life’s Passionate Journey
  • Create, Connect, and Sparkle Goals for a Bright Future

2016-08-20 18.31.46At this time I reviewed the questions with the group and did my best to answer each one. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below, or email me at mizmeliz @ yahoo . com

Another tidbit I shared is something I do to keep things fresh while consistent. Every week I set an intention or share a theme for the week. I encourage you to plan your themes in advance and keep up with sharing them. List as many terms, phrases, concepts, or adjectives that describe you and/or your business. Get your calendar and plot out what you will be talking about each week. (Year, Season, Month, Week, Day, Hour!)

When it is time to share the theme for the week, share what that word means to you. Say it a few times. Memorize it. Share it live and on all your social media platforms throughout the week. Come up with ways to incorporate your theme in everything you do all week.

I use oracle cards or conversation cards to randomly select topics and issues that I want to discuss for each week. I write them in my planner. I snapchat on Mondays and share what the theme is for that week. I draw or color something, write a poem, create a meme, post a photo, write a blog post, make a video – – every day I use that theme to help me share a story or a message on all the social media platforms. Same message. Different package. Consistent. Fresh. That’s how I do it! Let me know what works for YOU.

If you are interested in learning about the Elevator Speech (commonly known as the Elevator Pitch) check out the video above. I talked about it and gave examples.

2016-08-20 18.33.05I made some hand-painted glass bubble magnets and brought along some necklaces with handcrafted glass pendants that I gave to the participants in my sessions. It was fun to share what I have accomplished and made using my creativity and sparkle! I encourage you to check out my designs here on mizmeliz as well as on Instagram, Twitter, and Etsy. I also have my artwork on RedBubble where you can order items like phone covers, posters, t-shirts, bags, and pillows with my designs!

All in all, it was a lovely day and a great way to meet people! I am happy with the presentation I gave and I hope I inspired you to try livestreaming for your business. Be sure to read my post on ConnectHer Media.com about the Top Five Reasons Live Streaming Works for Business.


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45 responses to “Tinsel Town: Livestreaming Tips #ConnectHer16 @Tenminitt”

  1. Bye bye see you soon dear dear Ms M

  2. Thank you Barbara Tomlin.

  3. You and Cindy are a winning combination!

  4. You are ROCKIN’ it!

  5. my 11 year old came up to say hi to me while here at gymnastics and she sees your live feed and says – hey thats miz meliz! lol

  6. Gotta go get some dinner 💗

  7. Melissa is an AWESOME teacher of social media platforms

  8. I am only on the same few platforms

  9. oh my, you are so far ahead of me, Melissa Reyes

  10. Conceive, Believe, Achieve 😏

  11. I’m here for a bit!

  12. Which platform is you rfavorite?

  13. Getting camera-ready builds confidence and reduces wrinkles. 😊

  14. Kevin Wayne says:

    Live streaming is so cool

  15. Looked like tons of fun!

  16. Kevin Wayne says:

    San Jose representing

  17. I knoooow… it’s about time – I think we are going on 3 years, what a social media courtship – LOL

  18. You need to come east to meet your New England Friends!

  19. Greenville, Sc – East coast – it’s already 9:00 pm but that’s OK, I am a night owl

  20. Hello Melissa Reyes, good evening

  21. can not see your smile

  22. You’re making me seasick!

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