Never has it been easier, more fun and effortless to do live streams and videos. Right? Well, actually many people still dread it, fear it and often avoid it. The usual responses are – I am no good at it, I am an introvert, and I am camera shy. But we know that visibility is key for your Biz-Niz, whether you are a coach, entrepreneur, speaker, or mentor. We want to see the face behind the Biz-Niz. and need to see the expressions, the smile and the gestures before we sign up and pay up. How you come across during your 15 minutes of fame, on video or Live stream depends entirely on your personality. Your personality is the lynch pin for your sales and connections. So, Don’t Be Camera Shy, Be Camera Brave!
-Be bold be brave, enough to be your true self – Queen Latifa
We all know that the first time is the hardest! But then with practise we become proud! And, practise is the first step. The thing is, I have learnt having a few simple, strategic action moves, gives you the boost to be bold and brave – to face that camera with a confident smile and gleam in the eye.
Here are 7 Super Moves To Shake off the Shy Stuff
One. My beautiful grandmother told me; dress like a million dollars and you will get a million dollars. Yes, put your best face forward. Lippy for the Girls, Smart shave for the Boys.
Two. How’s your smile looking these days? Remember to show and shine your personality through that gorgeous smile of yours.
Three. Keep it sweet and short. Get to the point. Who has 60 or even 90 minutes to listen to you?
Four. No pre-ambles or long intros. Don’t start with an apology or explain why you are late or early or what you were doing five minutes ago – it is distracting for you and your viewers.
Five. Keep your eyes on the green lens, on your audience. They want to see that you are looking at them. Let them into your eyes.
Six. Keep the focus, a fine blend between knowing your material and still ready to handle anything spontaneous.
Seven. Let the light shine on you. Make sure your audience can see you and hear you. Check your gear and your lighting before you start.
Don’t Be Camera Shy, Be Camera Brave!
-Freedom lies in being Bold – Robert Frost
Most of this you will agree is just common sense – but we often need to be reminded of these simple yet important action steps. They are not rules but guidelines to make your public appearances smoother and more watchable. Visibility is key to your success and letting your hair down in front of any camera is the name of this game!
If you are looking for Stand Out Solutions for Your Speaking Career – don’t hesitate to contact me. With my wealth of experience – wisdom and know how I can show you how to Step Up & Stand Out.
Sometimes we just need a little outside stimulation to get those excellent brain juices of ours flowing.
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Thank you Georgia.
I so need to do this – practising like crazy in front of mirror – I will get there!!
Very valuable tips! Love the 7 super moves 🙂
Yes, … genuinely to be yourself is an art on its own. The truth is, to share it with others is also a serious challenge. To bring together these two, is a serious test of intelligence. The camera and the mic. is a “dual carriageway” to a listening audience mind and heart. To drive on this road safely and successfully on it takes plenty of courage, confidence and skill.
Great advises for anybody who lives in this epoch of virtual world, which stuffed with social connectivity and technical gadgets and want to start or manage business. Thank you for your handy ideas.