How Much Does Live Streaming Cost?

June 04, 2018

This post talks about the price of starting to live stream. It breaks down different things to consider when beginning to look at your budget. It's part of our series on how to start live streaming.

If your organization is thinking about live streaming its events, one of the first questions that will undoubtedly come up is “So, how much does it cost?”

Let's break it down. This post will outline three main factors to consider when determining your budget.  

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6 Important Things You Need to Host an Awesome Graduation Ceremony

March 27, 2018

This post talks about how to create a great graduation event by thinking about dress code, speakers, awards, entertainment, refreshments, and streaming. It's part of our series on live streaming events.

It’s that time of year again: colleges, high schools, junior highs, elementary schools and pre-schools are gearing up for their graduation ceremonies.

These ceremonies, though entirely symbolic, are often included in the list of people’s most important life moments. They celebrate the culmination of tireless work, late nights, some failures, more successes, and individual growth.

That means that as an organizer or a host of a graduation ceremony, there's a lot riding on your shoulders. Below are certain things you should consider to ensure your graduation ceremony is flawless.

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4 Reasons Your Organization Needs a Strong Social Media Presence

February 26, 2018

This post addresses why having a social media presence is a crucial  part of growing your organization. It's part of our series on live streaming events.

There may be nothing in history that has revolutionized our online behavior as much as social media.

What started as a fun way to stay in touch with friends and family has grown into a medium by which organizations can share, learn from, and interact with their online audiences. Social media platforms have the power to increase brand awareness, drive prospects, convert leads and delight customers. Failure to leverage these platforms runs the risk of your organization becoming irrelevant online.

Below are four things your organization can do when it puts adequate time into building a strong social media presence: 

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5 Steps to Promoting Your Biggest Game of the Year

February 20, 2018

This post talks about how to promote your athletic events and maximize engagement for your sports fans. It's the main post in our series on sports engagement.

Rivalries. Every school knows which opponents they love to hate. And each year, teams work hard preparing for the big game when - in front of screaming crowds - they’ll face off to declare that year’s victory.

While coaches and players put in hours in the gym, on the courts and fields, there are several things you can do as an athletic director to ensure you successfully promote the big game:

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3 Easy Ways to Grow Your Church

February 16, 2018

Here are three ways you can continue to grow your ministry and reach new audiences for your church. It's the centerpiece of our series on church growth.

If you have fewer than 100 members attend your church on a given weekend, you’re in the majority. In fact, 60% of Protestant churches fall into this category.¹

Though becoming a mega-church (church bodies that typically attract more than 1,000 adults each weekend) is in no way the goal for most pastors, you probably want your ministry to touch as many people as it can. 

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Live Streaming Spotlight: The Cathedral Church of St. Peter

February 16, 2018

Customer: The Cathedral Church of St. Peter, St. Petersburg, FL

What they stream: Church services

Live Streaming Goals: Engage congregation and reach those who cannot attend service in person

The Setup: Single camera into the BoxCaster

Destinations: Website

 

We were recently lucky enough to speak with John V. DiPietro of Cathedral Church of St. Peter, an Episcopal cathedral in St. Petersburg, Florida. He talked to us about his BoxCast experience as well as how he was able to convince his church to stream.

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3 Ways to Grow Your Team’s Fan Base

February 13, 2018

This post discusses different ways to grow your team's fan base. It's part of our series on sports engagement.

We all know there are few things more enjoyable than being in the stands of a great game. Emotions run high and the strangers who fill the arena seem suddenly to be best friends, brought together by the love for your team.

However, generating this enthusiasm for your team doesn’t happen automatically.

Here are three things you can do to build your fan base and foster a community that people are excited to be a part of.

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5 Easy Ways to Improve the Audio of your Church's Live Streams

January 15, 2018

This post covers the best cameras, switchers, tripods, and encoders for streaming your church or ministry. It's part of our series on church live streaming.

Live video streaming is taking off. Churches around the country are realizing that when they stream, they can connect with their communities in new ways and engage members when they can’t make it in person.

Still, even the most devout believer is going to have a hard time watching with a live stream if the sound quality is poor.

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How to Keep Your Church Relevant in the 21st Century

January 10, 2018

This post talks about how technology can be harnessed to improve engagement with your church's members. It's the main post in our series on church engagement.

How many times a day do you check your phone?

Though many of us hesitate to admit it, a recent study shows that average users actually check their phone an amazing 110 times a day.  

There’s no hiding it - we live in a mobile society. We've grown accustomed to sending an email and getting a response almost immediately. Social media makes pictures of all of our closest friends – and distant acquaintances – instantaneously accessible in the palms of our hands. And with text messages, we can get quick answers to our pressing questions without having to take time to make a phone call.

What does all of this mean for the church?

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8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Live Video Stream

December 21, 2017

This talks about the steps to makes sure that you have a successful stream each time you broadcast. It breaks down different things to consider when beginning to look at your budget. It's part of our series on how to start live streaming.

If you are trying to increase the production quality of your broadcast instead, check out this guide. Otherwise, read on to learn about the checklist you should create to ensure that your broadcast goes off without a hitch.

Below are eight ways that you can really take your stream to the next level.  

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