If you think back to the beginning of 2020, when the world started locking down for the pandemic, you might remember all of the people who were suddenly hopping on live streams to entertain us while we were stuck at home.
Some played games, some mixed cocktails, DJs played live sets, actors read poetry, and cooks gave us cooking classes on their live streams.
Fun live streams opened up a whole new way of connecting that people loved to see, and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere soon.
Even though we're coming out of the pandemic and the world is opening up again, it's important not to lose the joy of some fun live streaming.
Here are some ideas for things you can do on a live stream that will entertain your viewers, maybe even teach them something new, and help you to connect with them.
- Show your talent. Do you have any hidden talents the world doesn't know about? Are there any magic tricks up your sleeve or any surprising musical instruments in your closet? Any secret art skills? Now is the time to share them! It can bring a lot of fun into the session and show everyone a more playful side of you.
- Start a dance party. If you're a DJ, this one is easy. But even if you're not, you can put on some of your favorite tunes and get people moving. This is an excellent way to get people's energy up, and the party started. Plus, it's an excuse to show off your dance moves!
- Play dress-up. Put on a costume, or dress up as a character from your favorite tv show. It can be something very serious and professional, with hours of makeup going into your look, or you can just fashion a quick costume with random household objects you might have. The more you get into character, the better!
- Do a cooking show. Cook along with your favorite recipes, or make up your own. You can even do a live stream where you cook with a guest chef. If you're handy in the kitchen, this will let you show off your skills. And if you're not... don't take yourself too seriously and go for the entertainment factor! Bloopers here get extra brownie points!
- Play truth or dare. Get your viewers in on this classic game, and let them ask you questions. You can let them set your dares too, or to make the logistics easier, try having a plate of chilies on hand as a penalty for any question you don't want to answer.
- Share your hobbies. Do you have any interesting hobbies that you think other people would enjoy? Share them on your live stream! You never know; you might inspire someone to pick up a new hobby too.
- Take your viewers on a date. You don't have to be single to take your viewers on a virtual date. You can go to a restaurant or just set dinner up at home. Pour yourself some wine (but not too much, you don't want to lose control of your words!) and have some back-and-forth conversations getting to know each other.
- Do a "day in the life" stream. This is a fantastic way to show your viewers your day-to-day life. Give them a tour of your house, introduce them to your pets, and show them how you make your coffee in the morning. It doesn't have to be exciting things; the idea is to let them get an honest glimpse into your world.
- Bring a friend. Or even your mama! Everyone loves meeting the people in our lives that we talk about all the time. It's a wonderful way to add some personality to the live stream, and it can be fun to see how your dynamic changes when you're not alone.
- Do a Q&A. Let your viewers ask you questions, and answer them as best you can. This is a great way to connect with your audience and let them get to know you better. To spice things up beyond the most common questions, try to brainstorm some fun themes for them to ask around.
- Get sweaty. Get those endorphins flowing with a workout session that your viewers can do along with you. If you have a solid fitness routine, you can share it with them so they can get an idea of how you look after yourself. And if you have no workout routines whatsoever, you can always give them a glimpse into your journey to find a sport that suits you, the first time you try yoga, your first session with a personal trainer, or following an online workout.
- Play some games. Plenty of live streaming platforms have built-in games that you can play with your viewers, or you can bring in some other games to play as well. This is a great way to interact with people and have some fun while you're doing it.
Whatever you do on your live stream, make sure you don't take yourself too seriously and that you're having fun with it. Your viewers will see a different side of you, and your joy will be contagious. They are sure to love it!