The music college that my wife and I teach at has moved completely over to remote learning. And many businesses are sending their employees home to work remotely.
In a series of live shows, I'm covering tips and techniques on how you can work effectively from home, or stream events or church services remotely.
Zoom is an amazing video conferencing tool which allows up to 100 participants in the free and pro versions. You can share your screen too and present slides. The CEO of Zoom has recently removed their 40 minute limit on free plans for schools, colleges and universities affected by the virus. See here: Zoom for schools, colleges and universities.
StreamYard is an amazing live video tool (and sponsor of this website). You can use it for virtual meetings too and be able to stream to multiple platforms at the same time.
In this episode, I'll share how to use each tool as well as share other tools, and tips to stay productive and sane when working from home.
Watch Episode 45
It’s a mad time at the moment since many of the worlds’ countries are in lockdown due to COVID-19. So, many of us are home working or trying to.
- It can feel challenging
I love this video from Mark Schaefer where he encourages to send people flowers to lift their spirits:
Here are some other ideas to keep you sane!
- Have a space where you can work.
- Make it look bright and colourful - flowers and plants
- Open your windows - get daylight
- If you can go for a walk, go for a walk.
- Get exercise. YouTube videos - PilatesAnytime.com
- Structure your day - plan
- Read - sing - have fun
- Speak with people regularly.
- Have a plan to restructure the way you work to totally online
This is why I love the video conferencing tool, Zoom. It works for Macs, PCs, iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets. Here is how you install Zoom:
Zoom can have -
- Free and $14.99 per month
- Up to 100 participants - (and add up to 1,000 for extra)
- 40 min cap on free plan for groups
- Live streaming
- Webinar capabilities
- Share screen
- Green room
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StreamYard is my top recommended live video streaming web app tool. Because it works in your web browser it works for both Mac and PC users.
It's so incredibly simple to use and has so many amazing features such as:
- Being able to highlight comments on the screen and add your own titles
- Have up to 5 guests on your show without any extra software
- Being able to share your screen
- Add your own brand colours
- You can stream to Facebook, Periscope, LinkedIn Live and YouTube
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The Confident Live Marketing Show
The Confident Live Marketing Show is a weekly live video show and podcast. It’s aimed at established entrepreneurs who want to level up their impact, authority and profits through the power of live video, webinars and podcasts. We’ll focus on knocking down the 3 main barriers these entrepreneurs face when creating live content - camera confidence/mindset, tech/gear and content marketing.
It’s hosted by Ian Anderson Gray. He is the founder of the Confident Live Marketing Academy and is the host of the Confident Live Marketing Podcast. He helps entrepreneurs to level up their impact, authority and profits by using live video confidently. He’s founder of Seriously Social - a blog focused on live video and social media tools. He’s an international speaker, trainer, teacher and consultant. He has a passion for making the techno-babble of live video and social media marketing easy to understand. As well as being a geek, husband, and dad to two kids, Ian is also a professional singer and lives near Manchester in the UK.