Welcome!

So glad you're going to be a part of this show. I can't wait to talk about your journey as an artist. 

This page has a few helpful instructions to prepare for our show together. 

The First Thing to Understand:

I'm a staunch believer in being prepared. I have a feeling you are, too.

That's why we'll have a "rehearsal" meeting to ensure:

  1. Everything is working from a technical stand point. (The instructions below will help.)

  2. We have a structure for the show that covers what we both want to discuss.

About  the structure:

Prior to our rehearsal meeting, I will send you a Google doc with my draft of the show's structure. 

  • It will include questions that are designed to spark an interesting discussion. 

  • I encourage you to add to this doc and include any topics you'd like to cover.

While I am a fan of your work and familiar with some if not a lot of it, I certainly don't don't know everything about you! Use the doc to add anything you think might be interesting. 

Like jazz musicians, we may be well-rehearsed...but the fun is in improvisation. 

 

The structure is NOT rigid. It is a guide to keep the show flowing. So don't be afraid to stretch yourself when you express yourself. That's what makes shows like this captivating. 

In the end, the rehearsal is a chance for you to become familiar with the platform and for us to become familiar with each other. 

The Platform:

The Show will be broadcast live to Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube on my accounts, but I encourage you to promote your episode to your fans, friends, and followers, too!

Live attendees have the opportunity to comment and ask questions in real-time. 

We will be using the Streamyard Video platform for our show. It is cloud-based (no software required) and is very easy to use. 

Below are a list of easy-to-follow instructions on accessing and using the Streamyard platform. 

What you will need:

  • A laptop or desktop with a webcam and mic.

    • An external cam and mic are preferable but not required.​

    • Mac or PC are fine

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  • A recent version of Chrome or Firefox.

    • It's always a good idea to keep your browser updated, anyway.​

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  • A strong internet connection.

    •  As with Skype, Zoom or MS Teams, you must have a strong internet connection for Streamyard to be its most effective.

      • If possible, connect to your router with an ethernet cable instead of using WiFi.

      • I will be "hard wired" for our episode, because I have the means and feel it is much more reliable and effective to avoid wi-fi in this kind of broadcast.

      • That said, if your WiFi is strong, use it. 

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  • We recommend wearing earbuds or headphones to prevent audio echoes.

    • Echoes occur when the audio from your computer speakers is picked up by your mic. ​

    • Headphones eliminate this problem. 

To Join the Show's Broadcast:

When the time comes, follow these steps to enter the broadcast studio:

  • I will provide you with a link before the show. ​​​​

    • Click the link and you’ll be taken to the broadcast studio.

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  • Allow StreamYard to access your camera and mic.

    • This will likely be done in your system's preferences.​

    • I will help you set this up during the rehearsal.

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  • Make sure you have the correct camera and mic selected. 

    • This process is a lot like that of any other live video streamer.​

    • The image below offers a glimpse into how you will set up for the Streamyard platform. 

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  • Enter a "display name:.

    • Use your actual name as this exact phrasing will appear in the show's graphics that identify you.

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  • Enter the studio.

  • I will be able to see and hear you and you will be able to see and hear him. 

    • If there are any tech difficulties, we will solve them BEFORE the show begins. ​

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  • When all is well, it's Showtime!​

    • Have fun.​

    • That's why we do what we do.

         -Fred