Last night we ran an impromptu test with Google+ now that I have the “On Air” capability! Woohoo!
It was a great test with a lot of goofing around, but we learned a few things about how to handle these broadcasts for sure.
One thing that came up that I’d love your feedback on… as you probably know, the idea behind the “On Air” broadcast is that you can watch it live, then it’s recorded by Google and posted on YouTube right after. My original intention was to immediately kill that YouTube file, since as you know I sell these recordings for $2 each.
However it turns out the free re-broadcast isn’t that great of quality. I’ve embedded the test video below, and as you can see it’s enough to follow along, sort of, but it’s certainly not great.
So here’s what I’m thinking… I’ll leave this one up for free, for those who really can’t pay the $2, but for those who do want to, you can still download the high quality version just as you always have been able to.
What are your thoughts on that? I’ll try it for a few sessions and see how it affects sales, but I’d love your opinions.
More of a podcast…
What’s quite cool about this is that since I can invite people in, we can have a conversation. Which turns this into a podcast as well. I really like that idea; I do the Live Training as always, but also include guests for Q&A and to just chat. Maybe I strive for a few “expert” guests, and then fill the remaining slots (I can have nine guests total) with anyone else who wants to join.
In fact, I can make that something where you ask to participate in the comments when I announce it and I invite a pile of people in. I love it! Or I know… I’ll make an ApertureExpert Live circle and invite that, then it’s first-come-first-serve.
Let me know what you think… we’re off to something really cool and exciting here!