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  • Feb 20, 2021

11:00 - 12:00 pm est Bosworth Spindles

Shop for charkhas, boat shuttles and more!

  • Feb 20, 2021

1:00 - 2:30 pm est Bosworth Spindles

Shop for top-whorl spindles and niddy noddies

  • Feb 20, 2021

5:00 - 6:00 pm est Destash to Restash

Sell, buy, and/or trade tools, equipment, fiber, and yarn

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Event Format Options

BlueJeans Meeting Room

If your goal is to interact face to face through conversation this is the best option. This option is great if you are looking for a virtual location to host a meeting where viewers shop in person, ask questions and get recommendations face to face.

  • What is BlueJeans? This is a virtual meeting room (like Zoom) where you can see, hear, and interact with live viewers.
  • Do I need a subscription? No, you do not need a subscription. 48 Hours prior to your event Camp Yarnsie will email you a link to your BlueJeans Virtual Meeting Room. Click on the link to enter the room – easy breezy!
  • Do I need to download the BlueJeans application? Yes, Click here to download for your computer and/or mobile devices.
  • Do I need an internet connection? Yes, you will need an internet connection with a speed of 5 mbps or higher.
  • How do I test my internet connection speed? Click Here.
  • What is the room capacity? 150 attendees
BlueJeans Meeting Room with Live Stream to Facebook

This format allows for a live audience you can hear, see, and interact face to face. 

  • What is BlueJeans? This is a virtual meeting room (like Zoom) where you can see, hear, and interact with live viewers.
  • Do I need a subscription? No, you do not need a subscription. 48 Hours prior to your event Camp Yarnsie will email you a link to your BlueJeans Virtual Meeting Room. Click on the link to enter the room – easy breezy!
  • Do I need to download the BlueJeans application? Yes, Click here to download for your computer and/or mobile devices.
  • Do I need an internet connection? Yes, you will need an internet connection with a speed of 5 mbps or higher.
  • How do I test my internet connection speed? Click Here.
  • Is this a live stream? Yes, this option will be live streamed to Facebook.**
  • **What if my format might violate Facebook Live’s rules (example licensed music): Please note if Camp Yarnsie determines your format may violate Facebook Live rules, your event will still be held in a BlueJeans virtual meeting room but the room will not be live streamed for viewing on Facebook. 
  • What is the room capacity? 150 attendees
  • Do I have the option of setting the room capacity to a specific number? Yes, you have the option of setting a room capacity (for example, you might want to have under 50 people for a scavenger hunt activity). If the room is full, those who are not in the room can watch the activity through Facebook Live (although they cannot participate in the activity, they can still see and hear what is happening in the room).
BlueJeans Meeting Room PLUS

Get the benefits of a face to face shopping event and the following added features:

  • PLUS! Have the session recorded. This is a great option if you are looking to add a video of your sales presentation onto your Facebook Business Page, in addition to the exposure through Camp Yarnsie. So people who follow your Facebook Page can see what you currently have available, etc.
  • PLUS! Get promote your business through a live stream broadcast. Have the recording broadcasted as live stream on Cyber, Monday November 29, 2021. The live stream will include Camp Yarnsie Facebook Page, Camp Yarnsie Virtual Classes & Festival Facebook Group, and Camp Yarnsie YouTube channel. Additionally, you can request to have your Facebook Business Page added to the streaming locations. 
Prerecorded Video

If your goal is to present information to your audience, then a pre-recorded video is the way to go. Anytime you have very specific information you want to deliver, and you don’t want to ramble, or get lost, or sidetracked by questions, it’s best to prepare a script and record your video. 

This is a great option for those who would like to get your “virtual” feet wet. If you have a camera (or an iphone/android, ipad/tablet, laptop, webcam, etc) you can record a video. Click here to learn how to make a video on an iphone.

BENEFITS:

  1. Weak or spotty internet connection: You do not have to depend on your internet connection/bandwidth (especially if you live in a rural area).
  2. What is Facebook Live? If you have never connected to a live stream on Facebook – don’t worry! With this option you don’t need to know how to start a live stream on Facebook. Camp Yarnsie broadcasts your live stream video for you.
  3. Higher video quality. For a live stream broadcast your device(s) are working hard and allocating resources to to collect audio and video, condense those signals into smaller packets that can be sent, and then receive information which has to be decoded all at the same time. For a prerecorded broadcast your devices are not having to pull 3 different jobs at once. This means the quality of your video is not being sacrificed due to the memory load, etc. of your device(s).
  4. Technical glitches: Don’t worry about audio issues, blurry videos or other random technical glitches ruining a live broadcast.
  5. Human moments: Those human errors like slipups, fumbling, etc. – its natural – you don’t have to beat yourself up about that. When recording you can have as many “do-overs” as you would like. 
  6. Potential interruptions: If you don’t have a guaranteed  quiet space 100% free from unexpected visitors (kids, pets, random people) interrupting I highly recommend a prerecorded video. Now, some of your viewers may be forgiving. But many may be put off by these interruptions. And, you may lose a chunk of them if your live event is not well planned and executed.
  7. Be in two places at once. Put your business in auto drive and spend time with family & friends. Record your presentation, Camp Yarnsie will broadcast your live stream video for your. During your event, monitor the chat to engage with viewers – which you can do from any location on the go.

FAQS:

  • Where can viewers watch my video? Your video will be live simultaneously streamed through our website (yarnsie.com), Camp Yarnsie Facebook Page, Camp Yarnsie Virtual Classes & Festival Facebook Group, and Camp Yarnsie YouTube channel. We can also send your video live stream to your Facebook Business Page. If you would like to connect your Facebook Business Page click here to send us an email request.
  • How do viewers interact?  Viewers can interact with the live stream by posting comments/questions in the chat. You can post responses to your viewers posts in real time through the chat. 
  • Do I need to be present at the time of my video? It is not required. However, we highly recommend that you attend your event, just like a viewer, in the chat to answer questions/comments and engage with your viewers. Great customer service leads to more repeat sales, etc. If you have a mobile device and can get on Facebook, you can monitor the chat from almost anywhere. 
  • Will the live stream of my prerecorded video look different from a “live in person” live stream? No – it will look exactly the same as if you were “live” in person. Your prerecorded video live stream will have the “live” logo and will send notifications to viewers alerting them to the live stream event. The video description will indicate this is a live premiere of a prerecorded video. Unless you mention during your video, that this is a prerecorded video, most viewers will think you are “live” in person.
  • Want your video to air more than once during our event? No problem! Just purchase additional sessions. 
  • What are the video requirements? Length: 30 minutes OR 1 hour (you select this option above);  Format: MP4; Maximum file size: 1 GB (which is a huge file size…most are smaller than this).
  • How do I share my recorded video with Camp Yarnsie? You will upload your video to Camp Yarnsie’s Google Drive. How do I get access to Camp Yarnsie’s Google Drive? Once we receive payment you will receive an email (approximately 48 to 72 hours). This email has a link to our Google Drive and step by step directions on how to load your video (if you have never done it before – don’t worry! Its easy! There is also a video tutorial included in the email).
  • Is there a deadline? Your video must be uploaded to Camp Yarnsie’s Google Drive by Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 12 pm eastern. If you miss this deadline you will forfeit your event time.
Live Streaming

What is live streaming? Live-streaming content is being filmed as it is being streamed electronically to viewers who are watching it. There is little to no significant delay from the time that the video content is being filmed to the time when viewers are watching it. This makes the video content “raw” and “unedited”, which may provide viewers a chance to connect more intimately with the content.

If your goal is to interact with your audience and have a limited dialogue in real-time then live streaming is the way to go. Live streams are great for gaining insight into your audience members such as learning what’s on their minds, what they are looking for, and what products they find appealing. The key is to take time to say hello and get your audience involved with engagement tools, such as polls and games. This style works best for those with engaging personalities. Comedians, musicians, entrepreneurs, motivational speakers, podcasters and small business owners are just some examples of the variety of marketers who can use this format to really engage with the consumers.

BENEFITS:

  1. Allow viewers backstage or a glimpse into the personalities of those who are a part of the brand. 
  2. As you create more interaction opportunities with your audience, you’ll see increases in participation and the number of viewers. This is because you are tapping into a specific market of people who prefer live streaming over other types of content. 

FAQs:

  • Where can viewers watch my live stream? Your video will be live streamed through your Facebook Business Page, the Camp Yarnsie Facebook Page and the Camp Yarnsie Virtual Classes & Festival Facebook Group. 
  • How do viewers interact?  Viewers can interact with the live stream by posting comments/questions in the chat. In real time you can respond verbally to your viewers posted questions/comments.
  • Need help keeping up with the chat during your event? Then consider the Live Streaming Plus option below, which provides support managing and responding to the chat in real time.
  • How do I stream live to Facebook? There are a variety of ways. If you are new to live streaming on Facebook click here for basic instructionsIf you are looking for a tutorial approach to how to live stream like a pro click here for our Virtual Vendor Course.
  • I know how to connect to Facebook Live and stream through my Facebook Business Page – how do I stream simultaneously to the Camp Yarnsie Facebook Page and the Camp Yarnsie Virtual Classes & Festival Group? Camp Yarnsie will send you step-by step directions. It is easy to get connected.
  • Can I present more than one live stream event? No problem! Just purchase additional sessions. 
  • I’m connecting my devices and I’m having a tech issue is there anyone I can contact? We have trained and experienced technology support staff which can assist you with your devices. Click here to purchase a live tech support session.
  • Do I need an internet connection? Yes, you will need an internet connection with a speed of 5 mbps or higher. If your internet connection speed is lower than 5 mbps you will be unable to connect to Facebook Live and/or you run the risk of being disconnected.
  • How do I test my internet connection speed? Click Here.
  • What happens if during my event – I am disconnected? Reconnect and continue on if there is time remaining in your time slot. You many not carry over into another vendor’s time slot.
  • What happens if I miss my time slot? Unfortunately, you forfeit your event time. Make sure to set a friendly calendar reminder and practice connecting your devices before the day of the event.
  • What if I have questions? Questions related to the event such as schedule, format, etc. click here to send an email. Post all other questions in the Camp Yarnsie Private Vendor Group. 
Live Streaming PLUS

If your goal is to actively engage your audience in a conversation, then this is the way to go. This is the super model of live streaming options. If you want an event where you direct the flow of your presentation based upon the viewer’s posts in the chats, this is the option for you.

This event type is be perfect for those vendors who use the chat comments & direct invoicing for their sales format (i.e., commenting “sold” with an item #). Let the moderator keep up with your numbers or assign a number to each item and post that number across the chats. No more struggling to remember which number you are on.

This event type is also a great fit for a real live auction with real time bidding. You start the bidding off at a certain number (example: $5.00) and then let the moderator direct the bidding and announce the winner. Easy to invoice the winners later – after each item the moderator can type the item number and the name of the winner in the chat.

Get the all the benefits of the Live Streaming option with the following added features:

  • PLUS Youtube LIVE: Increase your exposure even further by streaming live to YouTube (that’s a total of 5 locations your presentation will be streaming on)
  • PLUS Live Moderator. The moderator handles the live stream broadcast of your event across Facebook PLUS Camp Yarnsie’s YouTube channel. All you have to do is click a link and the moderator will bring you into the live stream.
  • PLUS Real Time Chat Support: Respond in LIVE – real time to questions and/or comments posted from viewers. How? The moderator monitors the live stream and the chat across Facebook and YouTube. As viewers post in the chats the moderator will select questions & or comments for you to respond to. When selected the question/comment from the viewer will appear will appear on a banner on the bottom of the screen, which you and your viewers can see (just like a sports ticker or news channel). If you can’t see your screen or you do not notice the question/comment appear the moderator will direct your attention by verbally reading the question/comment to you.

FAQS:

  • Do I need an internet connection? Yes, you will need an internet connection with a speed of 5 mbps or higher. If your internet connection speed is lower than 5 mbps you will be unable to connect to Facebook Live and/or you run the risk of being disconnected.
  • What happens if during my event – I am disconnected? The moderator will appear on the stream and announce to the viewers there has been an unanticipated interruption in your feed and will request for viewers to be patient as we anticipate your speedy return. As soon as you are able to reconnect the moderator will bring you back into the feed, and you will continue your event until the end of your time slot. If you are unable to reconnect within 10 minutes the moderator will close the live broadcast. 
  • Can I carry over the time I was disconnected into another  vendor’s time slot? No. Unfortunately live happens. We recommend practicing how to connect to a live stream at least 7 business days prior to your event. It is always best practice to check on your internet speed by running a speed test at least 14 days prior to your event so you have adequate time to make adjustments (if needed). While the moderator is technically broadcasting the stream for you, you still need an internet connection strong enough (at or above 5 mbps) and consistent to support joining the stream.
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