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Tips and tricks for your talk on Contrast

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Written by Luuk de Jonge
Updated over a week ago

🎉 Congrats on having your talk!

We're excited to welcome you to an Contrast webinar.

We'll give you all the tips and tricks to host an incredible talk. If this is your first time hearing about Contrast, we're a platform for better webinars.

You can find out more on our website.

🎬 The basics for a great talk

Here are some quick tips and tricks that will add that little bit of magic to your talk:

1️⃣ Move close to your router, or even better use a cable

2️⃣ We recommend to use Google Chrome for the smoothest experience
3️⃣ Test out different webcam angles and use a professional microphone

4️⃣ Check your bluetooth device's battery before going live

5️⃣ Natural light looks best, so sit close to a window if possible

6️⃣ Reduce the number of tabs you've opened, your computer will thank you

7️⃣ Use two screens so you can open chat and your screenshare at the same time

8️⃣ Don't switch or unplug devices while live

9️⃣ Test the studio ahead of time, just don't go live yet

🔟 Don't forget to smile!

Now that we've covered the basics, let's move on to the actual studio.

👏 Let's get started with Contrast Studio

Make sure you got the right link

You should have received a link from the organizer to Contrast Studio. Links should start with https://studio.getcontrast.io followed by a unique number.

The link is unique to each webinar, so if you're speaking at multiple webinars, make sure you're using the right link.

Giving access permissions and setting things up

Before you enter the studio, you'll see a setup screen where you can configure your setup. Your browser should ask for the permissions automatically. If it doesn't, you can read here how to troubleshoot it.

Now fill in your name and you're good to go. Click on enter studio to enter the studio. No sweat, you won't go live yet.

🎙 Inside the studio

Speaker panel

On the left hand side you'll find the speaker panel, you should see yourself here. This is also where you will find other speakers. Using the green plus button, you can add yourself, others or a screenshare to the stream. The stream is the big square in the middle of your screen. Only things on stream are visible to the audience.

To remove something from screen, you can go to the speaker panel and hover on the tile you want to remove. Now click on the minus to remove yourself, someone else or screenshare from the stream.

💡The spotlight feature allows you to put just one person or screen on the stream.

Changing your webcam or microphone

On the bottom you have the ability to turn on and off your microphone or webcam, if you need to. If you want to change your microphone or webcam, simply click on the 'settings' icon.

Sharing your screen

Make sure that you've allowed your browser to record your screen.

Click the screenshare button and select what you want to share. Remember, if you want others to view your screen you need to add it on stream using the + icon.

  • If you want to share multiple windows on your screen, use 'share entire screen'

  • If you want to share one application (like a powerpoint), use 'share window'

  • If you want to share just a tab or audio, use 'share a tab'

Choosing your layout

You can select different types of layout to best engage your audience. Based on the number of people and screens shared in the studio, we'll recommend a layout. Of course, you can also pick your own.

Play around before going live and see what you like best.

💡The spotlight feature allows you to put just one person or screen on the stream.

Public audience and private speaker chat

Finally, on the right hand side you'll find chat. There's a private chat that only people in the studio will have access to. You can recognize this chat by the purple color.

If you want to see the general chat, click on the audience chat. This chat is white. Here you see all incoming messages and have the ability to chat with your audience.

🔴 Going live

Before going live, your audience will not be able to see you. This gives you the perfect opportunity to set things up so that you'll look great from moment one.

If you've set things up to your liking, go to the 'Go LIVE' button. It's big, red and you can't miss it.

Now that you're live, it's all up to you. Good luck!

💡Don't forget to click 'End stream' when you're done streaming

⛔️ If you see a warning, make sure to double check your start time. If you go live before the start time you will affect the event's programming and visitors will be able to see you live or on recording.

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