My Quick Facebook Live Checklist

My Quick Facebook Live Checklist

Don’t think you have enough time to show up on Facebook live?
Aren’t really sure where to begin?

Well, there’s no reason to let these hesitations stop you from connecting with your people and sharing your message. And while there’s no secret formula I can share with you today, there are some key steps you can follow to ensure your Facebook live is not only well-thought-out but also valuable for your audience. So, without further ado, here’s my quick checklist for brilliant Facebook lives.

1. Always Consider The Length Of Facebook Live In Advance

Think about how much time it will take to share your message in advance. You don’t have to know exactly, however, an approximate time frame is helpful. For a one or two minute Facebook live choose a tiny topic. E.g. I would choose: “3 Topics you can talk about on Facebook live your audience will love.” For longer Facebook lives, 20 to 30 mins, the topic can be bigger. E.g ‘I would choose a more general topic: ‘How to get over your nerves on Facebook live with ease’

2. Choose Your Topic Wisely To Prevent Black-Outs

Now that you know how long your Facebook live will be, it’s time to decide on the topic. Choose wisely! Choose something that you’ve talked about a lot in the past. That will help prevent black-outs as you’re already confident with this topic.

3. Write Down Bullet Points To Calm Your Crazy Nerves

It’s so important to have a concept and an idea of what you’re going to say. Nothing feels worse than going live and then looking like a deer in headlights. Your bullet points will save you. It’s totally ok to look at your bullet points when you’re live. That doesn’t make you look unprofessional. The opposite is true. It shows that you care about your people because you are well prepared.

4. Choose Portrait Or Landscape Mode

Both are fine. You’ll find a lot of opinions online that say that landscape is the best. But really, I don’t care. Because the only thing that is really important is that you share your message to help your people. And they will love you no matter which format you choose. I usually choose portrait mode when my living room is a bit messy 😉 And when I’m outdoors I love landscape mode because that adds a lovely atmosphere to my performance.

5. Always Add Captions To Make Your Viewers Happy

With Facebook lives you have to types of audiences. The ones that watch live. And the ones that watch the replay. And chances are that the replay viewers are in an environment where they can’t turn on the sound. So, the best Facebook lives are the ones that can be consumed by everyone. And not only that, but captions can also help you get your message across more effectively, regardless of where or when someone is watching your video.

And Your Take Away…

You’re all set to get started! Keep this checklist with you and remember that practice makes perfect (and have fun with it!). So what are you waiting for?

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3 Steps to Creating Facebook Live Habits

3 Steps to Creating Facebook Live Habits

Let’s talk about forming new habits. We all have times in our lives where we intentionally want to change our behavior for the better and create new habits for ourselves. This could be getting in the habit of eating healthier and drinking more water. Or it could be moving more and taking the dog for a daily walk. Or it could be work related, or spiritual, or… There are so many areas in our lives that could be improved and made easier if we created new habits.

3 Steps to Creating New Habits

Getting into the habit of doing something is often easier said than done. We seem to acquire bad habits without any effort, but getting into a “good” habit can be a little more challenging.

Let’s break it down into a three step process that makes it easy to follow until we’ve internalized the new behavior and made it a true habit – something we do automatically without having to think about, like brushing our teeth.

#1 Decide What You Want To Do

The first step is to decide what you want that new habit to be. Be as specific as possible. Don’t just tell yourself you want to show up on Facebook Live more. Instead say something like “I will go live on Facebook on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday ”.  Deciding what your new habit will be and committing to when and how you’re going to do it, is half the battle..

#2 Remind Yourself To Get It Done

The next few weeks should be smooth sailing. You’re motivated and excited to get this done. Sticking to your new habit isn’t an issue. But a few weeks in you’ll notice that it’s easy to slip back into old habits. Maybe you’re tired and don’t feel like showing up. Or maybe your day just gets away from you. This is when it’s important to have a reminder. Set an alert on your phone or add the new habit to your weekly to-do list for a while.

#3 Make It Part Of Your Routine Until It Becomes A Habit

Which brings us to the last step. It takes some time before a new behavior becomes a true habit. Until then, a routine will work to your best advantage. Even before the new behavior becomes automatic, a routine will help you get it done without having to spend a lot of willpower or relying on reminders. Make showing up on Monday a part of your after-lunch routine, or change from showing up when you feel like it to showing up exactly at 10:00 in the morning.

Congratulations! Decide to create the new Facebook Live habit, practice the routine until it’s second nature and you’ll be well on your way to getting visible for your dream clients.

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Ooops… My brain went blank during an interview

Ooops… My brain went blank during an interview

A few weeks ago I was interviewed by the amazing Tash Corbin from Australia for her Heart-centred Business Podcast. We talked ALLL things Facebook live…

  • how I help women become more visible and use Facebook live as a free marketing tool effectively
  • about mindset and body language on video
  • 3 tips on how to get started
  • and why it’s so difficult for shy women or introverts to get started and be visible
  • and so much more…

Everything went smoothly and I enjoyed being on camera until… in the middle of the interview…




This interview is for you if you also want to learn how to deal with blackouts 🙂


How To Grow Your Confidence On Facebook Live

How To Grow Your Confidence On Facebook Live

Are you a shy entrepreneur who feels that showing up on facebook life is extra hard?

Does freaking out prevent you from showing up live?

I want you to know that Facebook live videos are watched three times longer than regular pre-recorded videos.

>> That’s a good reason to show up on Facebook live, right?

Because chances are your dream paying clients are among those viewers.


In this video I share with you how to grow your confidence on Facebook live as a shy entrepreneur.

This worked very well for me to get started. Enjoy watching.




hello hello Andrea here. are you a shy entrepreneur who feels that showing up on facebook life is extra hard? so you
kind of freak out when you want to hit the live button and.. maybe this freak out prevents you from showing up live.

well you should know that Facebook live videos are watched three times longer than regular pre-recorded videos.

that’s a good reason to show up on Facebook live because chances are your dream paying clients are on Facebook live and enjoy watching Facebook lives too.

I want to share with you two simple tips on how you can grow your confidence on Facebook live and on livestream in general. that’s also the way how I got started. it’s not a magic pill but it works. it really works but it is a bit of an unsexy tip because it’s all about practice. and to practice your facebook lives there are two easy ways to grow your confidence.

the first way is… on your Facebook profile you can set your settings to private. so that only you can see your  Facebook live and no one else! so you can practice without being seen by other people. you can make mistakes.

you can’t forget what you want to say. you can start over and over and over again. no one will see you. no one will
judge you. but there is one thing to this tip – the privacy settings, I don’t use them. I don’t do that because I think I would always forget to change the privacy settings and all people on my profile will see the live videos I practice.

but you should know about this because maybe you like this tip and you can give it a try.

the second one is… tada… that’s a great tip! I do that all the time, is to create a secret Facebook group just for you. so
there’s no one else in the group. you have a group all for yourself and there you can again practice your Facebook live videos.

you can get familiar with the settings, how to edit text before the video, how long it takes to start the live video, so you get comfortable with all the technical stuff around. that’s really great. and in this Facebook group you cannot forget about the privacy setting or changing something because there’s only you in the group and that’s perfect.

I do that all the time. that’s the way I got started because I was afraid of public speaking and Facebook life too as
a shy person and it really helped me to grow my confidence and also get confident with all the technical stuff.

and I have to admit I still do that. I still practice in my secret Facebook group because sometimes I want to try something new. I want to talk about a topic I haven’t talked about before. so that doesn’t come so easily to me.

I practice in my secret Facebook group and that really helps. well I hope you like these two tips.

so let’s recap. the first was to set your privacy setting on your profile to private so no one else can see the Facebook live you practice. and the second one, that I really recommend, is creating a secret Facebook group just for you.

well I hope you like my tips and I cannot wait to see you next time. so…


Until next time… Remember the world needs your voice ♥



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What makes a great Facebook Live?

What makes a great Facebook Live?

When you think about Facebook live does your mind automatically jump to everything that could possibly go wrong?

Do your mindset wobbles show up if you’re thinking about Facebook live?

Maybe you think you’re too old, you have a bad hair day or maybe you think it’s not enough to be an introvert or a shy person, you have to show up as a bubbly person, you have to entertain people or you worry… will they think I’m stupid when there is an awkward pause when you forget what you want to say and you freeze and your brain goes blank?


These fears might keep you from showing up on Facebook live.

You put a lot of pressure on yourself because you want to add value and you want to make it perfect!


But what do your viewers really want from you?

On the other side of the camera, there is a real person watching! it’s not a statistic that says 1000 views. there’s a real person with real feelings and emotions and they have their desires and they have their expectations of a great Facebook live.


The best way to find that out is to ask them. I did that for you.

I asked in Facebook groups: “What do you think makes a great Facebook live? When do you enjoy watching?


Surprise, surprise!

The answers are really great because they have nothing to do with what I talked about before. They have nothing to do with your mindset wobbles.

Your viewers focus on completely different things.

I promise you, you will be happy about that.


Here are the answers:

“I enjoy watching when I have a deep level of trust and respect for the person if I feel aligned with their values and what they share on social media and if they have a relevant headline.”

“Being authentic, adding value.”

“value and not being too long unless it is super super valuable.”

“Length! If it’s too long I put it off for a better time and forget about it.”

“Short videos with something actionable. Oh and the promos at the end instead of in the beginning”

“It honestly doesn’t matter what topic it is, I’ve watched all sorts of videos. The thing that keeps me going is when somebody is absolutely in love with what they are doing. Doesn’t matter if they are new to doing Facebook live if they are nervous, or whatever. If they are looking at the camera, talking about what they love and I’m learning a little bit. Then I’m excited to watch.

The one thing I’ve seen repeatedly that can put viewers off is when video hosts let engaging with the audience take over the whole video. There is nothing worse for me than joining a video where someone is just pissing around or there’s music playing and nobody’s there or they’re like oh I’m just going to wait till some more people join. You know what? I’m gone.”



I hope you feel encouraged to show up on Facebook live because it’s totally enough to look at the camera, be yourself and be in love with what you talk about.


>> Let me know in the comments: What do you think makes a great Facebook live? When do YOU enjoy watching?


Until next time… Remember the world needs your voice ♥



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