My Audio Mistake in My Live Video to Give Away a Book About… Mistakes


The book giveaway contest that I'm running ends Friday at about 3 pm ET.

ENTER TO WIN a set of all six books that I've written or co-authored over the past 15 years.

I made a mistake today in my attempt to do an unplanned LinkedIn Live video to promote the contest. See more about that below in this post.

The Giveaway Books:

Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement

Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements

The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen: Leadership for a Continuously Learning and Improving Organization

Practicing Lean: Learning How to Learn How to Get Better… Better

Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More

The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation

My Video Mistake… and Correction

It's ironic and fitting that I'd make a mistake in my first attempt to do the LinkedIn Live.

I got the Streamyard platform set up, and I clicked “Go Live.”

I talked for about five minutes. I was wrapping up when I looked at the comments. There were a bunch of comments like “NO AUDIO” and “Can't hear you.”

That was totally my mistake.

I checked the Streamyard audio settings and my external microphone wasn't selected. And apparently my MacBook Pro's internal mic doesn't work when the lid is closed at my desk setup. So why can Streamyard select an inactive microphone?

But the mistake is on me. It was my fault. I should have checked the settings.

When I've done LinkedIn Lives previously with a co-host, I can detect a microphone problem before going live. But for this solo broadcast, I blew it.

Here's the last 30 seconds of that video where I discovered and apologized for the mistake after selecting the correct mic.

Here is the “Take Two” video:

Again you can ENTER TO WIN.

Not “Ente to win:” as the typo on screen in both videos says…

At the end of the second video, I referenced this coffee mug with some helpful mantras… and there's a mistake story about that too!

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Mark Graban
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


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