Tips to build excitement in your live streams

Tips to Build Excitement in your Live Streams

Live Streaming Jul 26, 2022

Live streaming is a fool’s errand if it fails to captivate your audience. If there’s no element of surprise and excitement, viewers will most likely scroll past your video to more attractive and engaging content. The most effective live streams are full of excitement and keep the audience tuned in and hooked. This blog unveils the secrets of building excitement around your live videos, so you have a stirred viewer base coming back for more.

Tips to build excitement in your live streams

🪧 Promote in Advance

Share teasers for your streams well in advance and promote them on all your social media platforms. Share intriguing content with your audience to spur curiosity and create some mystery. Make sure you time your teasers well. Posts too far in advance will likely be forgotten; those too close to the stream might get missed.

💡 Pro-Tip: Promote your live streams in your podcasts. Podcasts are a powerful source of lead generation.
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🌟 Post Stories

You can use stories to build anticipation for your upcoming live streams. That’s another way to skyrocket your views and increase the excitement for your content. You can share behind-the-scenes from your upcoming broadcasts or share teasers to entice your audience.

💡 Pro-Tip: Try Reels for bite-sized content to create a buzz of excitement for your live streams.

🛍️ Offer Exclusivity

Ever tried drop marketing? The idea is to drop a product/service/offer in a limited run. And this particularly hits the bull’s eye in live commerce streams. You can use this gimmick to build hype around your offering and drive sales.

💡 Pro-Tip: Drop marketing is super-duper-effective for brands that enjoy a loyal customer base.
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⌛ Create a Sense of Urgency

The idea behind this is fairly simple and straightforward; create the Fear-of-Missing-Out (FOMO) amongst your viewers. You can do this by promoting limited-time offers and projecting products as scarce.

💡 Pro-Tip: Phrases like ‘Only 2 products left’ and ‘Hurry! Sale ends in 1 hour’ create a sense of urgency amongst your audience to avail your offer.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Engage with your Audience

Encourage your viewers to interact with you during your live streams. Ask questions and seek opinions. Conduct polls and value feedback. Announce surprise giveaways. Make your audience feel invested.

💡 Pro-Tip: Taking real-time questions on your live shows is one tested hack for building excitement and interest in your content. Try hosting a Q&A session with your viewers and build on their energy levels.
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🎁 Bring Surprise Guests

Adding guests (especially surprise guests) can significantly boost the energy in your live streams. Your viewers will find it more fun to watch.

💡 Pro-Tip: Partner with influencers or invite celebrities to your live shows and see your live stream’s excitement level skyrocket.

🎮 Play Games

Another way to interact with your audience and build on the excitement levels is to engage with them through games. How about introducing challenges of bets in exchange for gifts and rewards or exclusive rights to your content? How about a speed run where you try to complete a certain level in a game within a certain time limit? How about a cosplay stream?

💡 Pro-Tip: Experiment with putting up a spin-wheel in the background with different prizes. Spin the wheel in case of pre-defined events, such as when someone from the audience puts up a wrong answer.

💻 Do Live Product Demos

Live streams are the best method to showcase your products and show off the best features. Hosting shows with product demos are an excellent technique to build audience interest, regardless of the product being sold.

💡 Pro-Tip: These product demos essentially act as tutorials for new and potential customers. You can share useful tips, advice, and product reviews to inspire excitement.
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🤩 Add Visual Appeal

People are generally more attracted to visual elements of your live streams. Factors like your studio setup, background, graphics, and live stream branding help build the excitement levels of your audience. The color pallet plays an equally important role – from pastels to nudes and neons, set colors that match the mood of your live streams.

💡 Pro-Tip: Create enticing thumbnails, use creative intros and outros, and play around with overlays and backgrounds to add that exciting visual appeal to your live streams.

👍 And That’s a Wrap

If you follow the tips above, you’re sure to bank a highly engaged audience base that’s full of excitement and exhilaration. Keep the spark in your live streams alive.

Happy Streaming!

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Saba Mohsin

Saba is the Lead Digital Content Writer at OneStream Live. She is a progressive researcher and an ardent blogger with a keen eye on ground-breaking technologies.