What if you could go to the movie with your whole team and engage and interact with everyone on a group chat and actually get to see the movie and chat at the same time?
Well, now you can with Facebook Watch Parties! You can watch videos together inside a Facebook group so it does not have to be done publicly.
In this Episode, I am going to explain what a Facebook Watch party is, how to create one, and how they can INCREASE the engagement in YOUR Facebook Group.
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Facebook Watch Parties were just recently released on July 25, 2018. In Facebook Groups, you can now watch LIVE or pre-recorded videos together. They do have to be on Facebook and not content from Instagram, YouTube or other video streaming websites (for now). This awesome feature also allows you to chat while the video is playing!
Let’s admit it, we all love a good movie or show, why not utilize these new features to freakin’ crush it with your Facebook groups and increase your engagement. “But Marina, how the HECK do you do this watch party thing?”
It’s not too complicated, I promise LOL! Here are the 8 quick steps in creating your very own Watch Party.
Step 1- Select the Group of your choice
Step 2- Create a post, and select “Watch Party”
Step 3- Write a title for your Watch Party, make sure it POPS and grabs the viewer attention
Step 4- Click, “Add video” and Search for a Pre recorded or Live video to add to your Queue
Step 5- Add a description to your Watch Party
Step 6 – Click ‘Post’ and a screen will pop up saying “Your watch party is about to begin”
Step 7- Invite friends to join you. The members in the group will get notified when the watch party begins
Step 8 – Use the chat to add comments during the watch party and engage with your viewers
Let’s get into some of the most common FAQs on Facebook Watch Parties.
Q: Who can create a Watch Party?
A: The answer is anyone really but I definitely recommend turning the “Post approval” setting on to only allow a group Moderator and/or Admin create a watch party.
Q: Are these the same as Facebook Events?
A: No, Facebook events are not the same as Facebook Watch Parties.
Q: Do the live videos and pre recorded videos have to be Public Videos?
A: Yes. The videos have to be Public in order to be able to select them for viewing. You can only watch public videos from pages or videos inside a group.
Q: Will members of the Facebook Group get notified when a Watch Party begins?
A: Yes, members of the group will get notified as long as they still have their notification settings turned on for the group that you are doing the Watch Party in.
Q: Does the Facebook Group have to be a Closed group or Secret Group?
A: The Watch Party can happen in either type of group, but I definitely recommend using a Closed Group over a Secret Group so the Group can be found and drive more traffic to your group.
Why? It allows your viewers to share you video to their friends and allows their friends to share to their friends…catch my drift here?
Public videos can go VIRAL!
What does this mean for all of the Network Marketers, Direct Sales, or entrepreneurs out there? This is HUGE for product trainings, presentations, or even business trainings! This creates a culture and really bonds your tribe. Here are some more tips on creating your Watch Party.
Imagine…being able to bring more eyeballs and drive more customers, prospects, team members into your Facebook Group.
Here is an example post to create, make sure you add a couple emojis to it to make it more welcoming.
“Watch these new videos on x with me and learn how x can do x for you”
When you make these posts you want to be able to promote it ahead of time so you can bring as many humans in your group before the watch party. Check out this week’s freebie! I have 5 Proved posts to create some curiosity. Use these as an example and have fun with it!
Remember, when you create this cover photo, you DO NOT want to include your company name on it or product name. This is what really build the curiosity and piques the interest of those wanting to learn more. One of my favorite tools to use when creating a cover photo or any type of Social Media image, is Canva.
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K.I.S.S, Keep It Super Simple! I suggest doing at most, 2 videos, one of a specific product and the other about the business/opportunity. Keep the video to around 8-11 minutes each! If you go past that, people will lose interest and find something else to do.
Use 3 way chats with your upline/sideline to close your prospect. If they are not interested in the opportunity or the product right now, invite them to the next watch party! Make sure you set a specific time every week to remain consistent and keep you accountable.
Facebook watch Parties are the new HOT way to engage with your tribe. It's going to create more engagement in your group which can generate more leads! Just remember these 5 Simple Heelers Tips when starting your very own watch party.
1. Create a word document with the video URL and have people share it.
2. Create a Curiosity post
3. Design a cover photo
4. Beware of lengthy videos
5. Close like a boss with 3 way chats
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✔️ No complaining or negativity
✔️ Find positivity everywhere you can
✔️Share with your friends and team so they can join the challenge with you
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