Making Good Connections on Facebook Live

Share is a great way to broadcast live on Facebook to make new connections and strengthen ties with friends.

There are ways that you can improve the experience for your guests , your viewers and yourself.

Before you broadcast live check the following.

Network Speed


The important figure is upload speed .

The minimum upload speed is 1.5 . If you have lower than that then the video and sound quality will fluctuate.



If your guest is connecting to Belive via mobile then their connection and signal may be subject to fluctuation . This will impact the quality of the video.

Both your internet speed and your guests are important .

Your guest can have a beautiful clear picture with great sound whilst yours may be acceptable but not great. Simply their broadband connection is better then yours.

You as host may have a beautiful clear picture with great sound whilst your guest does not , your broadband connection is better than theirs.

Hopefully most of the time you and your guest(s) will have equally good connections.

Before a Show

1 Restart your computer . This is sound advice – if you have been running your computer for hours before the broadcast then a number of processes you do not need when broadcasting may be running.

2 Start Chrome

3 Open a tab  for , locate and enter your show .

4 Open Facebook Messenger (or similar) to stay in contact with guests before they join the show.

Everything you need to broadcast is on the screen.

You may open a Facebook tab to check that you are live on Facebook after you start the show , however remember there are transmission/processing delays and the video on Facebook will be behind your live show. I always close the tab after checking . Leaving it open means your desktop is performing unnecessary processing.

Please invite your guest into the show 15-20 minutes before you go live. Then you can check audio and video , go through the agenda and make everyone comfortable.

Connecting camera and microphone can use any camera or microphone that you have installed on your desktop .

If your system is not displaying your camera or microphone – will not see it and cannot use it.

On the left you can see my microphone choices , on the right connecting camera and microphone on Belive . You must click the cog top right BEFORE you press [Connect Camera] and join the show.


If you are the host of the show , you can re-select your camera and microphone without leaving the show.


If you cannot see all three buttons in then please make sure that Chrome is up to date , clear your cache and try again.

If the guest has a problem then ask them to refresh their browser and re-connect camera and microphone

Note Using an external microphone will improve both the quality of the sound and the syncing between video and audio. Remember that many people listen to a live broadcast whilst looking at another page , sound is important . On the replay good sound is crucial , viewers will accept reasonable quality video but if the sound is poor (crackly) then they will not watch.

This is the internet at it’s best makes broadcasting easy to do . Create your show , invite your guest and go live.

This is amazing given the complexity of the underlying technology.

Just think what is happening

Your camera and microphone are broadcasting . Your video and sound travel on the internet separately and are re combined by Belive and Facebook.
Your guests  camera and microphone are broadcasting . Their video and sound travel on the internet separately and are re combined by Belive and Facebook.

If you have two guests then there are six feeds (video + audio) travelling the internet. On Talk Show when you have guests in the lobby then their video and audio feeds are being processed too. brings together all the feeds so you can see them on the screen

The resulting image is then transmitted to Facebook using the display you have chosen in your output panel.

Belive then reads the Facebook comments in real time and displays them on the Belive Production Centre. You can feature the comments on screen

You can share pictures from your Facebook albums

You can share your desktop.

Now we can understand how much organisation and processing takes place in each and every show .

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A simple browser refresh will clear most problems when broadcasting.


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Repurposing (your content) hosted by Tina Shang and Steven Healey – A New Show – Tuesday on


A new weekly informational show on repurposing your content with hosts Steven Healey and Tina Shang on Tuesdays 12 PM ET, 5 PM BST.

Tina and Steven first connected on and they are both moderators of the official Belivers group on Facebook. Now they are working together to share their passion for LIVE video and explore the ways you can take the awesome content you have created and give it a second life on different social media platforms.

Learn creative ways to repurpose your live video and other content. We will keep you informed about the software which can help you , we use which saves you valuable time by automating the distribution of your content across channels and platforms.

We are conducting a Twitter poll about Repurposing and will share the results in our first show together with our road map for future shows. We want to share our ideas , listen to your ideas and suggestions and help improve the online visibility of everyone who joins us on our journey.

Join us LIVE on camera and ask questions and make suggestions here

You can watch the live show/recording here

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Book Talented Live Broadcasters from around the world via The #OneStop.LIve Show Episode 01


Please visit the OneStop.Live Facebook Page here for details of this free landing page offer to LIVE broadcasters.

This was the frirst show on . ‘Basic and Advanced Toolsto Produce a Great Facebook Live Show’

The Onestop mission is to help live streamers find another way to monetize their live streams.

I was joined by Stephen O’Donnell , Leah Finlay , Peter Stewart , Robert C Stern and Irene Enriquez Chan co-owner of OneStop.Live.

I thank each and everyone of you and your input is valued.

To everyone who watched , liked , commented and asked questions – thank you.

The resulting show was a blast to host : We will see you next week , same day , same time

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Belive tv ‘Do not ignore your Audience’ on #BeliveWeekly #TeaTimeSteven


This is the seventh in a series of weekly broadcasting tips on the official show hosted by Jeff Adams.

This weeks topic was ‘Audience Engagement’

Every week at 3pm ET 8pm GMT on Monday the show is broadcast LIVE on Facebook using the ‘Talk Show’ format of

Jeff has a special guest each week for an in depth informative and entertaining chat. The guest this week was Meredith Masony and and audience of 35000 + watched live

You can watch the FULL show here

The show is the way to keep up to date and get the inside track on what is happening and how you can Just Go Live.

You can go live to your facebook profile , your business page and groups of which you are admin.

To go live on your own
To go live with two people on screen

You can watch #BeliveWeekly here 3pm ET 8pm GMT on Monday here .

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Share – New Belive Gallery Feature demonstrated by Leland and Steven #AcrossthePondLive

Share Talk Show allows 3 people on screen broadcasting to Facebook Live from desktop or mobile.

There is a new feature in called Belive Gallery which displays photos from your Facebook Profile.

We explored how the new feature works as we went behind the scenes.

Not only can you use profile photos you can use photos from your business page

This opens up a new realm of broadcasting options as you can mix photos with people on screen.

Watch the video and discover this extremely useful facility.

The new feature will be available to Talk Show users from May 1st.


The Complete Belive.TV Facebook Live Course – with Discount Coupon

Belive TV gives you additional resources when you go live and I will show you how the maximise the potential of your live broadcasting.

Broadcasting with Belive is fun and a great experience for show host, guest and audience.

The ability to feature audience comments on screen and talk about them transforms viewers into participants. People become involved in the show experience and as host you can publicise their profiles, questions and comments giving them free marketing.

The ability to switch between five screen layouts contributes to the show feel , you can feature you or your guest or combinations of the two of you.

You will notice that I said ‘the two of you’ . Facebook LIVE is currently limited to one person on screen, with Belive you can double the fun by having two people on screen.

UPDATE ‘Talk Show’ broadcasts with 3 people on screen to Facebook Live.

The course has been updated to reflect this

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Weekly Live Video Shows on Facebook – via and #Smiletime [Updated 07 May 2017]


Every week  I host and co-host live video shows on Facebook with my good friends , you are invited to join us live – you can comment , ask questions and join us live on air.


#LVS17 VideoSteaming Advice 4pm BST 11am ET on Smiletime

David Vaughan and I answer your LiveStreaming questions. We can help you with camera and microphone advice , videostreaming platforms and have our own ‘Tips and Tricks’ to help you with broadcasting

Join us here


The official Weekly Show hosted by Jeff Adams 8pm BST 3pm ET

This is the one show you should try to catch as Jeff tells everyone the news and updates from . He is joined by myself in a ‘Tips and Tricks’ feature and by Ross Brand who gives advice on ‘Marketing and Promoting your Live Video’ . Each week Jeff chats with a special guest .

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Across the Pond 5pm BST 12pm ET on Vmix and

Leland Best and I cover news and events from the UK and USA. We are now in the second season of the show discussing topics which unite our countries, the things we have in common and the things that bemuse us. The show is light hearted , we travel around both countries featuring the areas in which we live.

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Steven on Video 2pm BST 9am ET on

Starting in April I will be running weekly shows for those new to broadcasting. Centred around we will discuss everything you need to know to go live in 2017.

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Blabbing for Britain 10am BST on

We are now in our 72nd week !! Jon , Peter , Stephen and I discuss every topic under the sun . We talk politics , UK News , tech updates , football (occasionally cricket) , news and events in the areas in which we live.

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Thursday 4pm BST 11am ET 8PM Pakistan

The Visionary Visioneries are Rabail Rabia and Steven Healey  building bridges and linking continents together,

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Ask Angelika 2pm BST 9am ET on

Join Angelika Davey and me as Angelika teaches German LIVE. During the course of the 20 minute show Angelika discuus a new topic and then gives me a German language lesson which you are welcome to join. If you are interested in learning German then join the Ask Angelika group on Facebook here
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2Gents and a Topic 5pm BST 12Pm ET on

Aaron Griggs and I discuss Social Media topics of the day. Our weekly chats centre around making good connections , teamwork , promoting others and sharing your expertise. you are welcome to join us on screen and tell us how you use live video , facebook and twitter

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