27 Oct Video Tips: How to Be Comfortable in Front of the Camera
Who Needs This?
Welcome to my blog series on Video Tips, How to be Comfortable in Front of the Camera. So many people have asked me lately about to work out the nerves, feel confident and look good in on video. In the wake of our new lifestyle of the 2020 pandemic, people all across the country are communicating in new ways or on platforms they’ve never before used. So I’m here to share about tips and tricks I‘ve picked up over the last 20 years and 20,000 hours in front of the camera in hopes you will find something useful to help you feel comfortable as well.
Whether you want to get comfortable in front of the camera for Zoom or Skype or just feel better about jumping on FaceTime with the family, these video tips are for you. If you want to feel confident delivering your message in a business presentation or meeting or sell your product, these videos are for you.
I realized so many people are now asking the questions I started asking myself 20+ years ago when I first started on tv. And I’m hoping some of my answers will be helpful for you. Questions like: Why do I feel nervous? What the heck do I do with my hands? How can I be more credible? How can I stop obsessing about how I look?
So What’s It All About?
First this video series will start with the basics–very simple ideas and physical tips for feeling comfortable in video presentations. Topics like: breathing, not judging yourself too harshly, having fun, smiling. Then in the 2nd part of the series we will move on to strategies-techniques I’ve picked up or developed from over 20,000 hours of live tv, commercials, infomercials and web videos.
And later I’ll share tactical advice on presentations, detailed tips on specific product categories.
Take What is Useful and Leave the Rest Behind
This is for you if you want to get comfortable in front of the camera, be seen and share your message. These lessons are simple, but not easy. Practicing them can be a lifetime of learning. Take what feels useful for you and leave the rest behind.