Technical Advice for Event Planners & Presenters

Across the world, event planners are turning their live events into virtual events, especially in the midst of COVID-19, the Coronavirus.  It seems like every day there are more meetings, virtual summits, and webinars being offered online. Whether you’re an event planner or speaker, this trend has may cause you to turn a room in your house into a makeshift home studio.  Perhaps you’ve considered live-streaming but are unsure where to start or maybe want to give your broadcast a more professional look.  In this article, I’m going to outline my preferred hardware, software, and special tips so that you can start broadcasting almost immediately, with little to no investment.

Live-streaming can feel overwhelming, especially if you’ve never done it before.  I remember feeling very anxious about my first broadcasts. As a professional speaker and event planner, I wanted my virtual training to have the same impact as my in-person events.  But how?  Over time, I learned several tricks that made going live a breeze.  It’s been a joy to consult with several professionals and share this knowledge with our clients at Veley Productions.

Most basic livestreams are shot from a single camera angle and hosted on ZOOM or Facebook . This is the common the setup that you most often see on a webinar or virtual meeting. While this gets the job done, it leaves plenty of room for growth.  There is often little to no production value, in these setups. In fact, it’s usually pretty boring.  If you desire to put on a ticketed event or want your brand to stand out, up-level to a multi-camera setup and on-screen graphics.