Learn English Live is not easy
Another day, another live stream. I teach live English classes on my channel every night. It is quite the challenge to prepare a live stream. I need to spend a few hours making a script and images for every live stream. I am not sure why I am making live streams these days, but hopefully someday I will benefit from my effort.
Tonight’s live stream was a game. In an attempt to engage my viewers, I think a game format is fun and entertaining. I had prepared the game in the afternoon, so I had everything ready by 6 p.m. At around 10:15 p.m., I start to advertise the live stream on various social media sites until 10:27 p.m. This is the usual live stream preparation schedule.
Well, today at 10:27 p.m., I noticed that my microphone wasn’t working. I started to panic! I had to go live at 10:30 p.pm, and I could already see people waiting in the chat room for the live stream. I had to hurry to find out what the problem was for the live stream settings. I noticed that there were two problems. First, the microphone wasn’t set up properly. I fixed it quickly. Second, the video setting was wrong. It was already 10:33 p.m.! My live stream was late. I had to start with the wrong video setting. I didn’t think the video setting mattered much, but during the live stream many people complained about a delay. I felt terrible that I could not fix it for them. Nothing can be fixed once I go live.
We played the game. I had 10 words and my students had to guess the words through the clues I gave them. I thought the game would be a little harder, but my students were clever. Carrie Page got 2 of the words. I was impressed.
Please check out the live stream here: https://youtu.be/YeQV9vAPU3A
I am always amazed that students come out to watch my live streams. The people give their precious time to listen to me. I do hope I make a difference with my free English classes and help people truly improve their English.