How to be more confident on camera

Last updated on March 16, 2021 by Austin





How to be more confident on camera

Effective communication is the foundation of every successful business. Having the ability to concisely communicate your thoughts and ideas will always be one of the most transferable and sought after skills… aka public speaking.


Video technology is the not new but it’s growing in popularity on every platform and to be successful, you need to master it.


Technology has changed the game of public speaking.

… and live videos are the king.

In today’s age, It’s not uncommon to present to thousands of people from the comfort of your own couch.

And I’m here to tell you that even though public speaking may look a little different, the foundations remain the same.

So here are my top 3 tips for everyone, but especially for my fellow introverts, that are finding it difficult to speak infront of the virtual crowd.


1. Plan your content.

Have the general structure of your video planned out before ever jumping in front of the camera.

A good plan includes bullet points (or in my case, I like a thought-web), but not a script – you don’t want to sound too rehearsed… because you will lose your essence, your little quirks make you unique and enjoyable to watch.

And remember it’s not about you, it’s about what you have to say. If you focus on the value of your message, your viewers will too.


2. Practise out loud.

A. Talk to yourself… yes out loud… so you can get used to hearing yourself when you speak. It’s super weird talking to a phone screen for the first time, so the quicker you get used to it, the better.

B. Do a test run and record it. Are you happy with the lighting? How is your body language? Where are your eyes looking?

Pro Tip: When you are recording look directly into your camera lens. If you are recording on a front facing camera then look at your own forehead instead of your mouth. I get this tip from @brtineybartla and it’s a game changer!


3. Just do it already!

It’s okay if you mess up.

No one expects you to be perfect on a live video. Actually, if you were ‘perfect’ every time it would be super freaky.

Recently, I’ve had the hardest time saying the word ‘specification’ on my live video calls… I have no idea why. Everyone chuckles and we move on, no big deal. We are all human and mistake are inventible.

Your viewers want authenticity and they want to see you and feel like they can connect and relate to you. Flaws and all. So just be you!


Final Thoughts

Public speaking can be scary but the sooner you start doing it – the more comfortable it becomes.

So the next time you are typing a text message to a friend, jump on a live video call, or record a video instead.

It’s a way more personable message and it will help with your public speaking.


What was your most embarrassing public speaking moment?

How did you get past it?

Let me know in the comments below.


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Last updated on March 16, 2021 by Austin

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