What an amazing week this has been! Last week, I issued a 7-day live streaming challenge to my Facebook friends. So many are afraid of live video, I wanted to help them conquer that fear. As I’ve said before, and I’ll say it again, Live Streaming is liquid gold for your business. We began the challenge on Monday and it will run through tomorrow. I am thrilled to report that it has been amazingly successful!
These are the rules of the challenge:
Everyone must take the #networking live stream oath.
1. I will use the title: Live Stream #Networking 7 Day Challenge.
2. I will watch at least 5 live streams per day of others in the challenge. Live streams can be watched live or in replays.
3. I will make a minimum of 2 comments on each live stream I watch.
Because one of the biggest reasons people DON’T live stream is finding something to talk about, I posted a different topic each day. This helped spark the conversation and make sure everyone had something to talk about. We created a Facebook group for everyone to post their Live Streams in, and boy is it full! All Live Streams have been tagged with #livestream7daychallenge if you’d like to find them easily.
Support has been huge!! This group began building bonds from day 1. We laughed and we cried together. Shared our business struggles and our favorite childhood memories. If you scroll through, you’ll see a community forming. One that provides support and encouragement to its members. You’ll see friendships being made, business connections happening, and 39 different people across the world finding out how much fun Live Streaming can be.
I have personally watched every live stream each day. I have seen amazing growth and confidence. No more sweaty palms and pounding chests is what I am told!! I am extremely proud of everyone’s commitment to themselves and to each other.
Here’s what a few of our members had to say about this experience:
“This challenge has been a huge jump toward “real” networking. Karen Joseph I am so grateful to you for doing this. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to meet such amazing women. This has been a wonderful experience.” Diana Anderson
“Thank you Karen Joseph for this Live Stream experience. It has been a great experience and I love connecting and meeting new people from around the world. I have learned so much from everyone and will totally miss it when it is over. I am glad I did it.” Carolyn Leff
“I went on a live streaming hiatus. This has reminded me how much I love it and how easy it really can be! Plus, this group has given me insights into what I need to do for my business as well as a few more networking buddies.” Lydia Steele Richmond
“Being a part of this challenge has made me realize that we are all perfectly & beautifully imperfect- just as we should be. Striving for perfection is futile. It’s more important that we be present, not perfect, and that’s what we did! We are all quite awesome, aren’t we?” Traci Adams
“Since I have started this live stream challenge I have received so much positive feedback and messages from people wanting to help my cause and confiding in me. A news station even contacted me yesterday which was the meeting I had today that I put in my video today. I will definitely continue doing live streaming. I hope everyone else continues theirs as well!!!” Tessa Milne
There are a ton more, and you can find them in our Facebook Group. When the challenge is over, the fun won’t end. The group wants to stay together so future plans for support, growth and of course live streaming fun will be announced real soon!