In the era of COVID-19 it’s obvious for many companies to move big meetings into a video-conference mode. It’s pretty clear. You set up a video call, send dial in numbers or a link to all participants, everyone meets via a web application to run an efficient meeting ;-) All great… but this is not always working well. Let’s just imagine a town hall meeting for 2.000 people… well, it would not be easy or even possible with a simple video conference software. A live streaming solution sounds like a better idea. But how to make it work well? Let’s try to set up a solution with few assumptions in mind:
Let’s see how this could work. We want a fast and cost efficient solution. It is possible with the use of just 3 tools that are fully integrated with each other: Facebook, Sparkly and Facebook Messenger.
We need a platform to host everybody. Facebook and groups sound like a fast and good solution. Why?
Sparkly is a SAAS service that offers you a set of ready to use creative widgets that will help you with your task. Let’s see what do we have here.
Sparkly offers you a set of easy to use creative widgets. Let’s see how it can help us with our conference meeting:
Use „coming up next’ widget to present the meeting agenda and keynote speakers.
Whoever is speaking, use „comment - manual input” widget to present the speaker.
Viewers will ask you questions. They will post comments below your Facebook live video. Select the most valuable ones (Sparkly will help you with that) and display them in your video. Answer them.
Some people would like to talk to you. Choose such a person and give him/her a call via Facebook Messenger (or any other video call app like Skype, MS Teams, ZOOM, anything). When you are connected, you can share a call to all Facebook live viewers. Both audio and video calls can be shared.
If you want to ask your viewers about their opinion, let them poll! Just ask a questions and let them comment with #answer. All such comments will be automatically collected, so that you can see a result and display it on your video.
Sounds simple? It really is!
All set? Your scenario is ready? Just press „start streaming” button and have fun! And remember to register at Sparkly.