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Sennheiser e835 Mic Review

Sennheiser e835 Microphone Review

Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update. Today we look at another strong candidate for best microphone under $100.

The Sennheiser e835 is dynamic, cardioid vocal microphone that is designed for on-stage use. That means it will reject noise from other speakers or band members in live or recording environments. For hosting a remote livestream or podcast, or conducting interviews at events, the e835 enables the speaker to cut through the background noise.

At $99, the e835 is also a good option as a primary host or guest mic for anyone looking for an affordable solution. While the Shure SM7B remains my studio broadcast mic of choice, I will be taking the e835 with me to events and other broadcasting environments outside the studio. It’s a durable mic that sounds good right of the box on many voices, making the Sennheiser e835 an excellent microphone for remote livestreams, mobile podcasts and on-stage speaking engagements.

For LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a great day!

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Shure SM58: A Podcast Microphone That’s Affordable, Versatile and Durable

Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update for Tuesday, February 19th, 2019.

Our discussion of podcasting microphones tends to focus on either inexpensive USB mics for beginners or those heavier, more expensive studio mics in the $300+ range.

But there are good microphone options available for those who have a mixer, audio interface or recorder…and don’t want to spend over $100 on a microphone.

Mike Murphy works on the support team at Simplecast and sings the praises of the affordable, versatile and durable Shure SM58.

Thanks Mike. You can learn more about Mike Murphy and his gear recommendations at MikeMurphy.co.

Later this week, we will look at another solid option in the same microphone class: the Sennheiser e835.

Updates on Tuesdays and Fridays. For LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a great day!

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105 Predictions for Live Streaming and Digital Media in 2019

Live Streaming & Digital Media: 105 Predictions for 2019 Our All-Star Panel Peers into the Future of Digital Media 105 featured predictions for 2019 plus bonus content: Jennifer Quinn on video’s real ROI  Jon Burk on the leading video platform for content activation and talent Daniel Newman on live streaming in the enterprise and big media   Sue B. Zimmerman on […]

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VidSummit Launches Virtual Pass Website

Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update for Thursday, October 4th, 2018.

VidSummit is launching it’s Virtual Pass website today. The event for video creators will be held next week in Los Angeles. If you can’t attend in person, the Virtual Pass enables you to watch the sessions live on your computer or phone. It also includes the recorded videos from each session. Featured speakers include Gary Vaynerchuk, Pete McKinnon, Shaun McBride aka Shonduras and many more of the top 1% of video influencers. They’ll be sharing their secrets for quickly growing an audience and turning videos into sales.

VidSummit founder Derral Eves joins us on #LivestreamDeals, tonight at 7pm ET, to talk about the conference and the virtual ticket. Also on tonight’s Facebook Live show:

LiveU VP of Marketing Claudia Barberio — She’ll be on the live video panel at VidSummit and will talk tonight about the latest updates to the LiveU Solo

Vicki Fitch — direct sales expert and author of 12 books in 12 months including covering topics such as social media and live streaming

Jennifer Crawford, co-founder of DC Podfest, talking about the upcoming event in November for podcasters and podcast fanatics

#LivestreamDeals starts at 7pm ET tonight on the Livestream Universe Facebook page. RossBrand.Live takes you there.

Also on today’s schedule…

At 2pm ET – It’s The Bot Signal with RJ Redden. Learn all about messenger bots from one of the leading experts and practitioners. That’s on the Black Belt Bots Facebook page.

At 5:30pm ET – It’s the Red Carpet Guide to Visibility and Influence. Hollywood Insider Joie Gharrity welcomes Caren Glasser of The Little White Lie Show. They’ll share a special announcement. Watch it on the 113 Branding Facebook page.

At 9pm ET – Jim Collison hosts Home Gadget Geeks. View at theaverageguy.tv/live.

For LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a great day!

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Livestreaming for Business

Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update for Tuesday, October 2nd and Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018.

Mobile chat host Anh Nguyen is launching a new show called Women Who Mean Business. Her first guest is luxury travel blogger and live streamer Mia Voss. View the debut episode Wednesday at 12pm ET on the Anh Nguyen — Amplified Marketing Facebook page.

Jumping back to Tuesday’s schedule…

At 3pm ET – Best-selling author Dorie Clark talks about standing out as the expert on The Jenny Q Show, hosted by Jennifer Quinn. Dorie’s books include Reinventing You, Stand Out and Entrepreneurial You. That’s on The JennyQ Show Facebook page.

At 4pm ET – It’s Training Tuesday with Jessika Phillips and Mike Gingerich. Discover how to Enhance your Word of Mouth Business. That’s on the Magnet Marketers Facebook page.

Also, Mike Gingerich has a new book available on Amazon. Check out “Making the Miles Count: Living Beyond The Daily Grind. 21 Days to a life of impact.

On Wednesday…

At 5pm ET – I have the honor of being the guest on #ClassroomWithoutWalls hosted by Ai Addyson-Zhang. We’ll discuss using live streaming to grow communities and generate leads. Join us Wednesday at 5pm ET on the Ai Addyson-Zhang Facebook page.

For LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a day!

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Brilliance and Badassery Coach Jennie

Helping Solopreneurs Grow Their Businesses

Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update for Monday, September 17th, 2018.

Solopreneurs face unique challenges that arise, in part, from spending so much time working alone. The events and conferences they attend have them doing more listening than sharing ideas and taking action. Coach Jennie — along with her partners Annie P Ruggles, Tamsen Horton, Carrie Smith Nicholson and Jenn Vasquez — are hosting Brilliance & Badassery October 21-22 in Chicago to provide a different experience for solopreneurs.

On LivestreamDeals, Coach Jennie talked about the upcoming event.

Jennie says the exchanges between attendees will help them avoid the mistakes made by other solopreneurs.

You can learn more about Brilliance & Badassery at LivestreamDeals.com. Tell them ROSS sent you when you purchase your ticket.

Catch the full interview with Coach Jennie as well as conversations with Rudy J Ellis of Switchboard Live and Mike Wilkerson of Voice Farm on the LivestreamUniverse Facebook page.

On today’s viewing schedule…

8pm ET, It’s #NezNation Live with Professor Nez. His guest is “Talking in Pictures” author Chelsea Peitz. Chelsea shares tips and strategies for mastering your presence on camera. View on the Nez Nation Live Facebook page.

For LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a great day!

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Livestream to Multiple Social Media Channels with Switchboard Live

Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update for Friday, September 14th, 2018.

How to you take one livestream and send it to multiple social channels? Switchboard Live has been providing a highly-regarded multi-platform streaming solution for years, starting out as Joicaster. On Livestream Deals, Switchboard CEO Rudy J Ellis talked about how the launch of Facebook Live led to the development of Switchboard Cloud.

For LivestreamDeals one-year anniversary, Rudy and Switchboard are offering a special discount of 50 percent off your first month of Switchboard Cloud. Click the link at LivestreamDeals.com and enter promo code LivestreamDeals at checkout.

You can catch the full LivestreamDeals interview with Rudy J Ellis on the Livestream Universe Facebook page, The show includes conversations with Coach Jennie about her Business and Badassery event and Mike Wilkerson on opportunities to make money with voiceovers through Voice Farm. Also check out a separate video interview on the Facebook page with Jim Collison about his work with Gallup’s CliftonStrengths and the value of the StrengthsFinder assessment. More info on all products from the show at LivestreamDeals.com.

On the weekend viewing schedule…

Saturday at 9am ET is Nimmin Live with Nick and Dee helping you grow your YouTube channel. View at YouTube.com/NickNimmin.

10:30am ET is Ask The Podcast Coach – Dave Jackson and Jim Collison take your questions at askthepodcastcoach.com/live.

At 11am ET, it’s Fork It Over Radio with Leslie Nance of go2kitchens and her husband/sidekick Robin. Improve your health through your kitchen. View on Periscope or on the Fork It Over Radio Facebook page.

12pm ET, it’s the New Media Show with Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee. View at NewMediaShow.com/live.

And Sunday at 2pm ET, it’s the Live Stream Insiders. Krishna De and Peter Stewart discuss developments in live streaming on the Live Stream Insiders Facebook page.

For LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a great weekend!

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Livestream Deals Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update for Thursday, September 13th, 2018.

It’s the one-year anniversary show for LivestreamDeals tonight at 7pm ET. Join us to celebrate 12 months of connecting live streamers and podcasters with the products and services they need to create high-quality content.

Guests include: Rudy J Ellis of Switchboard Live, Coach Jennie, co-founder of the Brilliance and Badassery conference, Jim Collison of Gallup CliftonStrengths (aka StrengthsFinder), Mike Wilkerson of Voice Farm and Tiffany Yarde joining us live from her book launch party in NYC.

View on the Livestream Universe Facebook page at 7pm ET. RossBrand.Live takes you there.

On today’s viewing schedule…

At 2pm ET, it’s the Bot Signal hosted by RJ Redden. That’s on the Black Belt Bots Facebook page.

At 3pm ET, Jennifer Quinn hosts the JennyQ Show. Her guest is Attorney Allison, a criminal defense attorney who will talk about how she gets clients on social media. View on the JennyQ Show Facebook page.

At 5pm ET, catch the Red Carpet Guide to Visibility and Influence with Joie Gharrity and guest Caren Glasser. That’s on the 113 Branding Facebook page.

At 9pm ET, It’s Home Gadget Geeks with Jim Collison. His guest is podcast host and editor Emily Peck Prokop. View at TheAverageGuy.tv/live.

At 10pm ET, It’s Social Chatter with Christian Karasiewicz, Nick Rishwain and guest Dorien Morin-van Dam. Get the latest social media news and app discoveries. That’s on the Social Chefs Facebook page.

Don’t forget to join us for the one-year anniversary special of LivestreamDeals tonight, 7pm ET on the Livestream Universe Facebook page.

For LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a great day!

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LinkedIn Video Strategy

Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update for Wednesday, September 12th, 2018.

Dr Ai Addyson-Zhang kicks off a new season of Classroom Without Walls today at 5pm ET. Returning for her third guest appearance is content marketing expert, author and Express Writers CEO Julia McCoy. View on the Ai Addyson-Zhang Facebook page.

Also on today’s schedule…

At 12pm ET – Owen Video and Nick Nimmin talk about making LinkedIn part of your video strategy. Anthony Ambriz joins the Business of Video Podcast. Catch it on the Owen Video X Facebook page.

At 5pm ET — It’s BradsLive hosted by Brad Friedman. His guest is YouTuber Gord Isman. View on The Friedman Group Facebook page.

At 8pm ET – Wagner dos Stantos hosts Wagner Live. The “Voice of Generation Z” Morissa Schwartz joins Wagner on the Wagner Live Show Facebook page.

For LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a great day!

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