As the popularity of live streaming and webcasting continues to grow in the business world, we receive inquiries about our services and how an Orlando Webcasts live stream can be incorporated into conferences, town halls, workshops, employee meetings, promotions and other events. In this post, we'll answer the most common questions when preparing for a live streaming event.
Nearly any event can be live streamed with the primary factor being the availability of a high-speed Internet connection with a minimum upload speed of 5Mbps, though higher speeds could be required for certain events. Contacting the venue IT department and confirming the connection speeds, along with any associated costs, is the first step toward a live stream event.
Once the internet access has been verified, there are several possible routes to live streaming your event. First, you need to determine how your live event will reach it's intended audience.
Will a free service like Facebook, YouTube or Twitter/Periscope reach your target audience? These outlets can reach tens of thousands of people, can be replayed on the platform for additional views that can sometimes be larger than the live audience.
Is a paid service like WebEx, UStream, Vimeo or GoToWebinar a better choice? We stream to those platforms, plus LiveStream, Zoom, Skype and other hosting providers that cater to the corporate market. These platforms can be password-protected, allowing only those you choose to view the live stream.
Your third option is a webcasting service which allows even more security, better integration with PowerPoint slides, presenter Q&A, detailed analytics, custom branding, access to past events and other benefits. This option can also be the most expensive depending on the size of the audience and length of the event.
Choosing the correct distribution method is an important decision. You want to ensure that the live stream reaches the stakeholders who need to see it. Orlando Webcasts works with all of the options listed above and can help you determine the best solution for your event.
Now that you've determined how you want to reach your audience, it's time to decide how the video and audio are going to be filmed at the event site.
Depending on where the event is held, you may need to work with the in-house Audio/Visual company to secure wireless microphones, a camera, lighting and other gear they are contracted to provide conferences and meetings at that site. Large events may already have IMAG (image magnification) cameras in the general session rooms. In those cases, we work with the A/V company and receive a feed from the camera and use that feed as the source for the live stream event.
In other locations, such as office buildings or smaller hotels/venues, we can supply the camera, microphones and lighting. Each event is unique, so we offer customized solutions to fit the needs of each project.
If you're needing webcast and live streaming services in Orlando, or anywhere in Florida, we're available to answer your calls by phone or email.
You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions page on the Orlando Webcasts website. It's an easy way to learn a bit more about webcasts and live streaming when you're not sure what questions to ask! One of our most important tasks is to educate and inform our clients about options, services and capabilities.
Give us a call or send an email with your questions. We're here to help! Call 407-362-9490, Monday to Friday, 9AM-5PM Eastern Time, or visit our website at https://www.orlandowebcasts.com.
Orlando Corporate Media, Inc., dba Orlando Webcasts is an Orlando-based video live streaming, webcasting and video production company. We provide corporate communications tools to businesses and brands that allow them to efficiently and effectively reach their audience. Call Orlando Webcasts today for a free consultation and quote. Reach us at 407-362-9490.
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