To start a broadcast, tap the room name and select Prepare for Broadcasting. We designed LexGo broadcasts to fix some of the things we observed when doing our virtual Town Halls in other online meeting tools.
Essentially, broadcasts give people a small-group feel when attending a larger event. Instead of everyone sitting in one giant room, people break up into smaller groups. The analogy we like to use are "tables" of between 5-8 people.
How It Works
The set-up is simple:
Prepare for broadcasting
Tap the room name and select Prepare for Broadcasting. This effectively turns the room you're in into a stage that others can see.
Select room(s) to broadcast to
Tap the "Start Broadcast" button in the upper right to select rooms to broadcast to.
Once rooms are selected, you'll see those selected rooms noted with an icon. Everyone in those "audience" rooms will see whatever you're sharing on stage.
People in "audience" rooms will be able to talk to each other, but folks on stage won't be able to hear anyone in the audience unless they are invited onto the stage.
Once you're done with the broadcast, tap "Stop Broadcast" and you're all done.
To ensure flawless broadcasts:
- Rehearse! Since broadcast is a two-step process, you can get everything set up in advance.
- Give those in the audience a way to interact with those on stage. For example, in our Town Hall events, we have an "I Have a Question" room we monitor for anyone wanting to ask us a question.
- Commercial breaks: Give people in the audience little breaks of time so they can talk amongst themselves during the broadcast.
- Ideally, keep audience rooms small so people can talk comfortably while watching the broadcast. We recommend audience room sizes of 5-8 people in most cases.
- Make sure presenters have reliable internet connections, as that is key to making sure your broadcast doesn't falter.