Webcasting an event and viewing the webcast are the two main components of Event-Cast. With that in mind, recognize that Sharing the Webcast is integral
to a successful webcast. Without sharing, your audience will not know how or when to view the webcast.
This guide is intended for:
Event-Cast supports sharing events by generating a link to view the webcast using a variety of media: Facebook, Twitter, Email, Text Message, Blog, and Website. Sharing via facebook allows you to post a webcast that can be viewed by your friends right in the Facebook news feed. Twitter allows you to tweet a single webcast announcement that all your followers can immediately see. Email and Text Message allow you to select individuals to share. By sharing on your Blog or Website, you can embed the live webcast or a list of upcoming webcasts, allowing anyone who visits your site to view the webcast...right on your website or blog.
The method or methods you use to share will depend on the event and the target audience. Following are a few common-use scenarios along with some best practices in sharing webcasts.
In this scenario, you did not realize ahead of time that you would be webcasting the event, so you did not schedule or share the webcast. Now you are webcasting and need a way to inform an audience of the live webcast.
Click the camera screen. Remember, you do not have to quit webcasting to share. Now you will see the which allows you to select the method of sharing: Facebook, Twitter, Email, Text Message, Blog, or Website. At this point you will select media that best matches your audience to the event. You might also want to pick media that allows viewers to be notified fairly quickly.in the lower, left-hand corner of the
If the event is a school play or similar function, you might have a group email list of relatives to use. Facebook, Twitter, and Text Message are also good options here; you do not have to restrict yourself to one method of sharing. If the event is your child's baseball game, perhaps you have a group email list of parents to notify. Or your team might communicate mostly via Facebook or Twitter. You can also pick a group of people to notify via Text Message.
Keep in mind that, while Text Message is likely the most immediate form of sharing, today's smart phones also allow quick notification via Email, Facebook, and Twitter. Posting information to your blog or website might be the least convenient method of sharing in this situation because that method relies on people visiting your site to get the notification.
You have planned ahead and scheduled a webcast for later. Now you want to notify potential audience members of the webcast.
On the Event-Cast App home screen, tap the My Webcasts button. Now the My Webcasts list will appear. Notice a Share button next to each webcast in the list. Tap the next the webcast you want to share and the will appear. As above, pick the methods of sharing that are a good fit for your event and audience. However, in this scenario, you might also want to try the Blog or Website option. Since you have scheduled your webcast in advance, your audience might visit your blog or website to obtain information about the webcast.
When you share using either the Blog or the Website method, you have the option to embed the live webcast into your Blog or Website's page or embed a list of webcasts into your Blog or Website's page. Select Blog or Website, then copy and past the auto-generated code into your page. That's it. Now visitors to your Blog or Website can view the live webcast.
Parents, players, and relatives routinely visit your site not only to register, but also to get team information, and check the team's schedule. This is an excellent opportunity to place the webcast schedule and the live webcast viewer on your site so people who cannot get to the games can see the live webcast of the games.
On the Event-Cast App home screen, tap the My Webcasts button. Now the My Webcasts list will appear. Notice a Share button next to each webcast in the list. Tap the next the webcast you want to share and the will appear. Select the Blog or Website option. You have the option to embed the live webcast into your Blog or Website's page or embed a list of webcasts into your Blog or Website's page. Copy and past the auto-generated code into your page. That's it. Now visitors to your Blog or Website can view the live webcast.
Now before each game webcast, you can also Email or Text a reminder to the group list or share on Facebook or Twitter.
When you watch a webcast in the Event-Cast viewer, you are given the option to share this webcast with your friends. Whether you are viewing on a PC, Mac, or Mobile browser, select a sharing option from the column of share buttons directly to the left of the player.
Event-Cast is compatible with: