I did it! Facebook live that is.
There were a couple of clangers, like forgetting to put my lippy on, and forgetting half the products that I wanted to show.
I started by explaining how I made armwarmers when I first started woolly pedlaring, but forgot to have pair handy to show folk. Same with the bedpsreads I had hoped to show – oh well, I’ll just have to do another one another time.
Someone told me to talk as if you were talking to a friend. I had planned to do that. But actually once I started talking I felt far more as if I were on stage or in front of a class.
It was awesome seeing the comments coming in, and I especially enjoyed seeing that folk had tuned in all the way from Canada, the United States and Hungary.
I had propped my ipad up on an old painting easel, and put it to landscape, which worked well. What I didn’t get right was my hand written sign with the website on. I hadn’t reckoned on the mirror image, so it was all back to front!
The main purpose of the Facebook Live was to let people know the SALE is ending on 31st January. It paid off, and straight after the video went out, orders came in via the website. I’m thrilled this blue bedspread now has a new home. There are still some lovely bedspreads for sale though, and I hope someone makes the most of the SALE with them.
I also gave a couple of cashmere neckwarmers away, and asked a couple of questions which were answered correctly by Cathy and Pauline. I’ll be doing the same in the next Facebook Live I do. I asked:
‘What was my dog’s name? – Lucy
‘Where does the Wool Clip cooperative have it’s shop? – Caldbeck
I’m planning on doing one once a month, to give me the chance to showcase new designs, but also to use it as a video newsletter. Hopefully it will bring plenty of folk to The Woolly Pedlar Facebook page, and I can get ahead of the changes to Facebook that are occurring. I plan to give something away with every Facebook Live to make it worth the while watching.
If you watched my Facebook Live, then thank you! I really appreciate the support.
If you didn’t, then here hopefully (if my tecchie skills are up to it) is the VIDEO: