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As part of my video presentation coaching work, I see a lot of people who are nervous about appearing on camera. Often they try to compensate either by being very serious and not smiling at all, or they overcompensate by forcing their emotions. Neither which looks great on video.
Get emotionally involved in your subject matter and “feel” the content of your message. If you are not feeling it – your audience won’t be either.
Video is Intimate. Stage is Not. In my experience, many people who are used to presenting on stage (or in front of a room), are not aware of how they need to adapt their presentation style to the technical requirements and demands of the camera.
When presenting to camera it’s more like having your viewer standing 4 feet away from you – but in reality you are actually under a microscope!
When you are filming your video presentations, the aim is to create a positive viewer experience (of you) on video so that your audience will be more receptive to your messaging.
Discover how you can reduce anything that could create an audio or visual barrier (consciously or subconsciously) between you and your audience.
While speaking, avoid any hand to face gestures. You will note that most public officials have been trained to avoid such things when addressing their audience or in interview situations – very rarely will you ever see them…
When filming your online videos it is important for you to know the effect of using different camera angles, so you can choose to use them in the most persuasive way.