I also did another live stream on Drush and Drupal Console and had loads of fun.
But I’ve decided to change my live stream/webinar strategy, again. 🙂
I’m focusing on webinars (which users register for) and then live stream the webinar to YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, and Twitter.
The biggest difference for me regarding live streams or webinars is that I can collect email addresses if viewers register for a webinar. Getting emails from viewers on a live stream is much harder.
I spent the whole week recording the new Webform course for WebWash. I was hoping to record during the day but couldn’t because there was too much background noise.
Protip: when buying mics make sure you understand the difference between condenser and dynamic mics.
So I recorded during the night and edited and prepared videos during the day.
Preparation plays an important part when you record screencasts. By the end of the week, I had significant momentum. Prepare by day; record by night.
I spent half the week finishing a contract and the last two days outlining a new course on Webform for WebWash.
In the past, I’ve been terrible at sticking to deadlines while producing courses. So I gave myself two days to outline the course and made sure I was prepared to start recording it ASAP.
My goal was to start recording the following week instead I decided to start recording the videos on Friday. One thing I’ve learned is that if you give yourself 2 or 5 days to complete a task then it’ll take that long. So give yourself a tight deadline that you’re not comfortable with and sprint to get it finished.
On Tuesday I did my first WebWash live stream. I’ve done test live streams in the past but this is an official one. It was to practice a presentation which I was to give on Thursday night remotely to the Sydney Drupal User’s Group.
The presentation was on using the core Media module in Drupal 8.
The live stream went well and I had a great time doing it. I’m pretty impressed with OBS Studio which is an open source live streaming software. It didn’t take that long to get working.
You need good internet with decent upload speeds.