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Joining Studio as a Speaker
Joining Studio as a Speaker

How to join a Studio session as a speaker

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Written by Ashish Thomas
Updated over a week ago

Preparing to be a speaker

  • Studio is optimized for Google Chrome

  • Video streams require lots of data but your current ISP should do fine. We recommend hard wiring into your router via ethernet if possible, and if that isn't an option, try to set up your computer near your wifi hotspot.

  • Avoid having light sources behind you. Instead, move the light source in front of you, illuminating your face for the video. Avoid direct overhead lighting. This will cause unflattering shadows on your face.

  • Please consider your background as this will be on video along with you. Find a private space and close the door to avoid interruptions from pets, family members, or roommates.

  • Try to keep yourself centered on the video frame.

  • If you intend to share your screen, we recommend having a second monitor and sharing that screen. This will make it easier to manage what you are sharing and still stay active within Shoflo Studio on your primary screen.

  • If you want to play a video, please share the video files with the host ahead of the call. Video playback on a screen share will have suboptimal audio and video framerate.

  • Be early, show up at least 10 minutes before the start of your live stream so that you can do an A/V check

Joining as a Speaker

To join Speaker View, you must be invited to the session by receiving the Speaker Invite link. Opening this join link in Google Chrome will display the welcome screen and ask you to provide your name. Then, click "Ask to enter" and wait for the Host to accept your request.

Note: Studio is currently optimized for Google Chrome

Readiness checker

In Studio, a Readiness Checker will appear to check the streaming setup. When you hear the test sound, click Yes to confirm your speaker is working, or No to troubleshoot further. To test a screen share, click Start test, then select the screen you want to test. Or click Skip to continue without testing.

Follow these steps to allow access to your device's camera and microphone in Studio.

When all areas have been connected successfully, click Continue. You will then enter a waiting room.

Camera and Mic setup

After you've made sure that your browser has permission to access your camera and mic (more info here on cam/mic permissions) and the Host has accepted your request to join, you'll enter Speaker View. Enter your name, and title, and adjust the selected camera and microphone as needed, then click Enter.

User-added image

Clicking the small arrow to the right of the current device will display a drop-down and let you select a different device. Once the correct devices are selected, click "Save" and you'll be brought into Speaker View.

You can also click on the related articles to get acquainted with different Speaker View settings and controls.

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